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In South Africa Regulator rejects call for port tariff rise

Thaba Mufamadi, Chairman of the Ports Regulator of South Africa, also said as part of efforts to limit the impact of a severe drought, maize would receive a 50 percent discount on cargo dues, capped at 5 million tonnes.

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Grain is loaded aboard ships for export in Durban, Africa's busiest port, in this file photo. play Grain is loaded aboard ships for export in Durban, Africa's busiest port, in this file photo. (Reuters)
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South Africa's cargo ship tariffs will remain unchanged for the 2016/17 year, regulators said on Thursday, rejecting a request from ports to increase levies by an average of 5.9 percent.

Thaba Mufamadi, Chairman of the Ports Regulator of South Africa, also said as part of efforts to limit the impact of a severe drought, maize would receive a 50 percent discount on cargo dues, capped at 5 million tonnes.

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