INTL FERRO-ALLOYS CONF: South African manganese producers likely to cut trucked export volumes, Gantsho says

South African manganese ore producers will be forced to cut production, starting with volumes transported by road, due to high stocks of material being held at Chinese ports and the slow recovery of demand in other regions, according to Thembelani Gantsho, chief executive officer of South African miner Kudumane Manganese Resources.

Speaking at Fastmarkets’ International Ferro-alloys conference, which is taking place online, Gantsho pointed to the large increase in manganese volumes being transported by trucks to work around the logistical constraints imposed on rail and port systems by measures to control the Covid-19 pandemic.

“I think, given where volumes are in ports, it will get to the point that the likes of South Africa will have to start thinking about the volumes they are pushing out. I think the...

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Janie Davies

November 11, 2020

13:02 GMT

London