We have good news! The shipment arrived in Durban on Wednesday as predicted in the last update. It was processed and cleared without delay as we had all documents in place and payments done.
However, we were notified by Transnet that their staff would be going on strike the next day, which they did. The container can't be moved onto a truck until they are back online, but when they do, we should receive the cargo in JHB the next day, and deliveries will start the day after that.
This may add a few days to the planned delivery date, so our revised expected date is a conservative 31 Oct. But we hope the strike will end soon and all parties will come out happy, including our iCompost customers.
At least the cargo is only at the other end of the N3, not the other end of the ocean!