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Zimbabwe under threat of losing Copperbelt-Durban truck traffic
With congestion at the Beitbridge border post between Zimbabwe and South Africa recently worse than ever, the Kazungula Bridge between Zambia and Botswana has just been completed, opening up a new direct route between the Copperbelt and the port of Durban. [...]
Truckers in the Copperbelt forced to re-enact Mad Max at the hands of the Chinese
The arrival of Chinese companies at copper-cobalt deposits in the DRC and Zambia has upset traffic on mineral evacuation routes. They are forcing road transporters to contend with extremely low prices, leaving them no choice but to fight the terms of each new contract and redistribute market shares among the African ports. [...]