Transnet cyberattack impacts delivery of goods

Concerns are mounting over the effects of the sabotage of Transnet’s security systems. A cyber attack has forced the entity to declare a force majeure, affecting the transport of goods including perishables. But a recovery plan is in place. eNCA's Monique Mortlock reports. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The recent cyberattack at Transnet continues to be a concern.

It is impacting the delivery of perishable food, which is stuck in containers and freight trucks.

READ: Transnet facing backlog following cyber attack

The delay will push companies into looking at other ports in neighbouring countries as alternatives.

Transnet says authorities are still investigating the cause of the IT disruptions.

READ: Transnet working on restoring systems after force majeure

On Monday, the company declared a force majeure with immediate effect at its terminals in Cape Town, Durban, Gqeberha and Ngqura.

On Tuesday evening, Transnet announced an increase in the volume of containers in and out of the ports as the supply chain started working again.


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