Johannesburg - Freight logistics group
Transnet plans to develop a new pricing strategy for ports that is expected to
be adopted in March 2012, Business Report newspaper reported on Tuesday.
State-owned Transnet is in charge of South Africa's major
freight rail, ports and pipelines.
The paper said Transnet would review the pricing strategy
after it completes an international ports benchmarking study.
Transnet spokesperson Mboniso Sigonyela is quoted as saying
its port unit, Transnet National Ports Authority, was yet to know whether
tariffs for the port users would be reduced or increased.
"It will not affect the current tariff book but we will
make the announcement to our customers in March on what they will be
paying," Sigonyela is quoted as saying.
Sigonyela could not immediately comment when contacted by
The paper also said Transnet has applied for an 18.06% rise in port tariffs for 2012/13.
Transnet is investing billions of rand to upgrade its
rail and port infrastructure to boost capacity.