It’s currently, Hajj (annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia), Eid holiday in the Middle East. Therefore, we won’t be adding any market prices or feedback to the market report because we are getting no feedback from our customer base.
Operations at the port of Durban have picked up somewhat after the recent unrest/looting in KwaZulu-Natal/Gauteng. Cold stores, depots, and trucking operations in Durban have opened up again. Citrus Growers can start picking/packing and sending fruit down to port again, BUT then … early yesterday morning, South Africa’s entire port and rail network was shut down by the biggest cyber breach in Transnet’s history after hackers broke into the state-owned company’s country-wide system used for the movement of cargo. All the country’s ports and railways have been affected and are not operating at the moment.
Just another average week in the South African 2021 fruit season…
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