SOUTH African exporters of low value items, notably steel and coal, are reported to be negotiating with the National Ports Authority (NPA) for reductions in the cargo dues that have resulted from recent tariff increases. Steel maker Iscor's corporate affairs executive Phaldie Kalam said that it was concerned that they would still be paying more, despite the relief offered by the NPA.

The parties involved are said to be moving towards agreeing on a wharfage rate of Rand2 per tonne down from the Rand 30 per tonne originally set by the ...

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