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A new train service between South Africa’s north-east growing region and Cape Town, on the south-west coast, looks set to give the country’s citrus logistics industry a welcome boost.

Delegates at Cool Logistics Africa heard last week that from mid-May a weekly fruit train will run between Tzaneen, north-east of Pretoria, to Cape Town. The route bypasses the congested south-east port of Durban and slashes days from the overall transit time to Europe.

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