RBCT to take seven weeks to clear backlog

Johannesburg - South Africa's Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) will take seven weeks to clear a backlog in coal shipping following a week-long power outage, the company said.

Africa's largest coal exporter said power was restored to the coal terminal at the weekend.

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The station will scramble to clear millions of tons of coal after the longest shut down in the terminal's history.

A company spokesman said last week the terminal had 250 million rand ($22.4 million) a day in revenue. - Reuters