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Kumba Iron Ore says Transnet strike will hit exports

Kumba Iron Ore’s manufacturing and exports will probably be hampered by means of a strike at state-owned logistics corporate Transnet, the miner stated on Monday.

Transnet, which operates South Africa’s freight rail community and all the nation’s ports, declared drive majeure at its ports on Thursday after some employees started a strike over wages.

“Because of the disruption to Transnet’s rail and port services and products, the estimated affect on manufacturing is roughly 50 000 tonnes according to day for the primary seven days and thereafter roughly 90 000 tonnes according to day. Export gross sales will probably be impacted by means of roughly 120 000 tonnes according to day,” Kumba stated in a commentary.

Kumba, which exports the majority of its iron ore to China, Europe, Japan and South Korea, expects to provide and export between 38 million and 40 million tonnes of the mineral this yr.

The corporate’s manufacturing and exports have been 40.9 million tonnes and 40.2 million tonnes respectively in 2021.

The United Nationwide Delivery Union (UNTU) and the South African Delivery and Allied Employees’ Union (SATAWU), which in combination constitute maximum Transnet employees, final week became down Transnet’s be offering of a three% to 4% salary upward thrust, announcing it was once under South Africa’s annual inflation fee, which was once 7.6% in August.

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