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Second train derails on SA’s coal-export line

The incidents threaten the steady transport of more than 70 million tons of coal a year to Richards Bay.
Image: Suren Naidoo, Moneyweb

South Africa’s state-owned rail company Transnet is investigating a second derailment in as many weeks on the nation’s main coal-export line.

A locomotive traveling from Richards Bay, the site of Africa’s biggest coal terminal, derailed on July 11, shutting the route until the following day, the company said by email. Just eight days earlier, a coal train had run off the tracks on its way to the terminal, interrupting service.

The incidents threaten the steady transport of more than 70 million tons of coal a year to Richards Bay. Transnet has said it plans to reduce its dependence on outside contractors on concern they may benefit from emergency procurement connected to the derailments.

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The CTA, Coal Truckers Association, might be very well behind this.
SA is run by mobsters, gangsters and looters.

SA would be running a nationwide distribution network using 30% of the fuel and reducing road maintenance and emissions by upto 80% if we were using our rail network optimally.

That’s not even thinking about the leverage we could gain into the rest of Africa continental marketplace… but wait!

Oh No!

It’s the Trucker F*ck*rs!

Rather spend >R10billion bailing out SAA – even though the majority of SA residents will never fly, and the ones that can fly won’t fly SAA.

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