PE port repairs progressing smoothly

An aerial view of Port Elizabeth’s harbour with the soon-to-be-reopened tanker berth top right. Source: TNPA

The tanker berth in Port Elizabeth harbour that was closed for repairs around three weeks ago will reopen on March 25, Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has announced.

“TNPA is very pleased with the progress that the contactor has made, despite some delays experienced due to weather conditions affecting the ability to complete underwater works,” said PE’s port manager Rajesh Dana in a recent statement.

Siganeko Magafela of the South African Petroleum Industry Association has confirmed that the berth closure has not had any negative effect on fuel supply into Nelson Mandela Bay.

“The oil companies ensured that contingencies were in place to deliver continuous supply to the region.”

The berth was closed to make way for repairs to the corroded steel structures supporting the access walkway.



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