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South African Port Strike Toll Grows as Operator Meets Labor

  • Strike that started Oct. 6 threatens coal and fruit exports
  • State-owned Transnet’s latest offer rejected by union
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South Africa’s state-owned port and rail logistics company and labor unions met on Wednesday in the latest effort to end a strike over wages that’s progressively slowing the flow of goods in and out of the nation.

The industrial action at Transnet SOC Ltd. that started Oct. 6 has severely reduced staff at key ports that export iron ore and coal from South African mines. Shipments of agricultural goods are also at risk, with fruit farmers raising concerns about the limited shelf life of their products.