Transnet says it has started increasing supplies of jet fuel to the OR Tambo International Airport to address the shortage currently being experienced at the airport.
Dwindling supplies of jet fuel have affected several international flights, with airlines having to divert flights to other airports to refuel.
Spokesperson, Ayanda Shezi says the repair of Transnet infrastructure, damaged in the recent KwaZulu-Natal floods, is being fast-tracked to ensure the increased delivery of fuel to facilities in Gauteng.
She says they hope to have the shortages addressed as soon as possible.
Read Transnet’s full statement here.
- Transnet urges residents to not buy fuel from unregistered fuel traders.
- AA: Fuel Price shock expected for June, government needs to intervene.
Media Statement: UPDATE ON TRANSNET’S SUPPLY OF JET FUEL TO O.R TAMBO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT pic.twitter.com/CtRLbBuvK6
— Transnet SOC Ltd (@follow_transnet) May 14, 2022
Transnet has urged residents not to buy fuel from unregistered fuel traders in order to curb the theft of fuel from its pipelines.
The operator says it has started seeing an increase in incidences of fuel theft, recording 70 such incidents in the past financial year.
Transnet Pipelines spokesperson Saret Knoetze says that last week alone, 3 incidences of theft were reported from the Durban to Heidelberg multiproduct pipeline.
Knoetze urges residents to report incidences of fuel theft to authorities.
Read more here.
- R3-billion allocated to improve the Western Cape’s road infrastructure.
- An additional R28-million allocated to improve electricity delivery to Mother City residents.
Transnet says it is working with law enforcement agencies to tighten security at its pipelines after thieves tampered with a block valve chamber, resulting in a massive diesel spillage. https://t.co/Oqsmh9FiZs
— Times LIVE (@TimesLIVE) March 11, 2022
Transnet has announced the immediate suspension of all Blue Train services.
The suspension came into effect yesterday.
Last week, operations were also halted after a fire broke out in one of the coaches of the Blue Train.
Services were also halted late last year after the train was involved in an accident.
Transnet spokesperson Ayanda Shezi says the aim is to reinstate services as soon as possible.
Get the latest updates here.
- MyCiTi N2 Express bus service to resume on 19 February 2022.
- R7 billion to be invested in improving train services.
- PRASA Western Cape to refurbish 39 train stations in the current financial year.
Indulge in exotic delicacies of afternoon tea while you enjoy the glorious South African landscape seen through the panoramic windows of the lounge carriage.#TheBlueTrainExpereince #AfricanTravel #SouthAfricanTourism pic.twitter.com/52p0PM8mHG
— The Blue Train (@TheBlueTrainSA) February 3, 2022