Reassurance over maize import logistics

Will the massive volume of maize imports expected this year lead to a complete logistics disaster, as much of the private sector freight industry fears, or will it be plain sailing, as Transnet predicts? Certainly, if the total maize required is the six million tonnes figure that has been doing the rounds, and most of it enters SA through Durban (which most freight experts still expect), then the pressures on the port’s grain handling facilities and outbound transport links will be pretty high. Mitchell Brooke, logistics development manager of the Citrus Growers’ Association (CGA), was the first to express his […]

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