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Transnet Sees South African Coal Exports Safer on Diesel Trains

South Africa’s state-owned port and rail company Transnet SOC Ltd. proposed switching to diesel trains to avoid disruptions to coal exports caused by the theft of power cables that disable electric locomotives.

At least 1,500 kilometers (932 miles) of cable was stolen in the current financial year, according to Transnet Chief Executive Officer Portia Derby. That’s compounded delays to exports caused by other factors including a recent derailment, a labor strike and unrest that hindered shipments. 

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2022-12-05 01:59:00

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