Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) has said in a statement that its recovery plan is making good progress after the July 22 cyberattack that paralysed its Navis cargo processing system, bringing throughput to a standstill across the utility’s ports and railways network.
Customer interfaces had largely returned to normal, TPT said.
“We are aware that there have been short periods of downtime experienced on Navis over the past week – and these have been repaired as quickly as possible.
“We are hopeful that interventions put in place will quickly resolve any glitches which are experienced. Transnet is urgently working on the spotlight application (notably the Android version).”
Delving into recovery status from port to port, TPT said the Durban Container Terminals (Pier 1 and Pier 2), where the import volume pressure was most evident, had done well, despite considerable time lost due to weather delays this past week.
“The terminals are still being impacted by delays in evacuation of imports. The terminals are feeling this congestion on the landside which is now creating delays on the waterside. Currently, as at August 16, Pier 1 had two vessels at anchorage awaiting a berth. Pier 2 had six vessels, with an average berthing delay of four days.
“The pressure will continue this week as we expect a number of additional vessels to arrive for their windows.”
In the Mother City it appears that recovery has been decidedly better.
TPT said that Cape Town Container Terminal had minimal delays, and a balanced yard.
The ports of Ngqura and Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha) are also recovering well.
“The former has only one vessel awaiting transhipments outside the terminal, while the terminal itself is discharging containers and we will continue to monitor yard capacity and work with the shipping lines to evacuate in an efficient manner.”
Plans are for the terminal to operate three berths.
As for Port of Gqeberha, TPT said at the time the statement was issued that it was doing well “and currently on a load cycle of reefers”.
Source: FTW Online – By Staff Reporter