Strike Action at South African Ports

Port/sDurban, Cape Town, Richards Bay & Port Elizabeth
Issue TypeStrike

South African Ports (Transnet) remain on strike but to a lesser degree:

Terminals affected:

  • All TPT terminals
  • Maydon Wharf MPT & Agri-Bulk Terminal:
  • Durban Container terminal (Pier 1 & 2)
  • Durban Car terminal
  • Saldanha Bay
  • Port Elizabeth MPT
  • Cape Town MPT

Not affected / still operational:

Marine services (tugs, pilots & linesman): Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Richards Bay

  • Richards Bay RBCT
  • Richards Bay BTT
  • Cape Town tanker basin
  • Durban SAPREF
  • BTT & VOPAK terminals (Island View) Durban
  • Engen terminal
  • Port Of Nguara

Transnet SOC Limited (“Transnet”) and the company’s majority union UNTU have reached a three-year wage agreement, applicable for the period 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2025, in a process mediated by the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA). This ends the current industrial action by UNTU members with immediate effect.

TPT’s focus areas are the return to work, addressing the backlog across the terminals and the implementation of recovery plans. Please contact your local key accounts team, who will be able to assist with any further information.