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Watch: No access to Durban Container Terminal after Bayhead Road is washed away by floods

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Part of Bayhead Road has been washed away by floods effectively blocking off truck access to Durban Container Terminal (DCT) Pier 1, 2 and Island View Storage (IVS).

The only access available for these crucial freight hubs will be from the Bluff but heavy vehicles are not allowed to use it.

Following the heavy rains, Bayhead Road curved in at the intersection with Rotterdam road just about a 600m to DCT Pier 2.

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The whole intersection and the nearby Siyakha Logistics Warehouse and Westmead Logistics have been affected. Trucks cannot pass the intersection until it is fixed.

On Monday, Transnet Port Terminals put operations on standby at all terminals in Durban due to the adverse whether.

TPT advised transporters not to send trucks to the terminals until they advise on the next step.

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Several other trucking companies have been affected by the floods around the city.

Unitrans premises in Clairwood was flooded and trucks not able to move in and out.

Virannas Transport and Wardens Cartage which are situated in Sea Cowlake were also flooded.

eThekwini mayor Mxolisi Kaunda says they are not yet able to quantify the extent of the damage caused by the heavy rains in the city.

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