n 13 October 2021, Transnet National Ports Authority informed, that at approximately 19h00 was a fire incident at the Port which affected the conveyor system for Transnet Port Terminals (TPT). This will affect TPT’s ability to service its customers. It was a second incident, thus Transnet is investigating these incidents to determine the cause.
The firefighters immediately responded, supported by the City and the Industry on-site and they are doing their best to extinguish the flames. The cause of the fire has not yet been identified. No injuries have been reported and Transnet is currently engaging affected parties at the Port.
In the interim, for safety purposes, we kindly urge Port users within the Bayvue Precinct (along Newark Road) to take safety precautionary measures by avoiding the area and ensuring proper usage of personal protective equipment to avoid inhaling fumes. Port users must use the East Gate access until further notice. There is no impact on the South Dunes Precinct and its entrance, therefore only the west gate entrance is temporarily unavailable. The Business Continuity Plan (BCP) has been activated by TNPA working in collaboration with TPT. Further details will be provided as more information becomes available.
For more information: WSS Richards Bay