Johannesburg - South Africa's Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) can export coal for now despite an ongoing transport strike in the country, its chief executive Raymond Chirwa said.
"We have not been affected. We are ok for now," Chirwa told Reuters, but declined to disclose for how long coal stockpiles at the port would last if the strike continued beyond this week.
A union at logistics group Transnet , which represents 39% of the company's 54 000 workers, rejected a revised pay deal, meaning the strike was likely to continue.
Members of a second and bigger union at Transnet accepted the deal, and could return to work on Monday.