AFRICA LOGISTICS ROUNDUP: Bad weather puts shipments under force majeure limits

Fastmarkets rounds up the latest logistical issues affecting supplies of metal, ores and alloys from African countries, in the period ended Thursday February 11.

February 4
Fastmarkets reports that South32 has declared force majeure on some manganese shipments after rail lines to its Hotazel Manganese Mines consortium were suspended under state transportation provider Transnet’s force majeure notice issued on January 29.
February 2

Transnet declares force majeure at its Richards Bay Terminal, saying that Storm Elouise had brought heavy rains and strong winds. Loading of vessels has slowed as a result of flooded stockpiles, the transport provider added, and offloading has been disrupted due to flooded rail lines, while berthing of vessels has been affected by...


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February 11, 2021

18:36 GMT