TPT boosts PE port handling volumes, rail use

Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) achieved higher than forecast automotive and container handling volumes at the Port Elizabeth port in December, which it attributes to greater demand from local and international markets, along with automotive investments made in the region, TPT Eastern Cape GM Siya Mhlaluka said in a statement on Tuesday. Automotive volumes of 5 133 units were forecast, and 10 574 units were handled. Similarly, the Port Elizabeth container terminal handled 13 906 units, about 43% higher than the 9 735 that had been expected for the month.