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Apr 18, 2014
MORE IN SA Phase 2 should see local content on the mainline locomotive increase from 65% to 80% by the end of 2014
Updated 7 hours ago The world’s lowest-cost diesel-electric locomotive is not made in China, but in Pretoria, at RRL Grindrod Locomotives’ newly upgraded 30 000 m2 plant. The company’s locomotive pricing is “more competitive than any other original-equipment manufacturer (OEM)...
Apr 18, 2014
TEAMWORK The 65 t container straddle carriers were loaded onto low-bed trailers using two mobile cranes
Updated 7 hours ago Machine moving and abnormal load specialist company Lovemore Bros successfully transported two cumbersome container straddle carriers from the Port of Durban to the city’s former major airport, Durban International Airport on February 11 and 12.
Apr 18, 2014
Updated 7 hours ago AltX-listed engineering technology company Ansys has been awarded an R188-million contract by Transnet to supply integrated dashboard display systems to the freight rail utility’s locomotives. Black-owned and controlled Ansys developed the bespoke integrated system...
Apr 18, 2014
Updated 7 hours ago As part of Goscor Group, Goscor Lift Truck Company (GLTC) has been providing best practice in industrial warehousing equipment solutions for the past 30 years. The company provides a range of market-leading products, including Crown, Doosan, Bendi and Hubtex. This...
Apr 18, 2014
BACK FROM THE DEAD The expected life span of the Pacific trucks was 25 years, but a rebuild extended its life span a further ten years
Updated 7 hours ago South Africa’s growth and development rely significantly on services and solutions from the heavy-hauling industry, State-owned power utility Eskom subsidiary Rotek and Roshcon head of multi-axles logistics services Dennis Child says.
Apr 18, 2014
UNDER CONTROL The Taylor Electronic Loaded Container series of container handlers is designed with a more stable platform than that of previous models
Updated 7 hours ago New design features of the Taylor Electronic Loaded Container (TXLC) handler, such as a tilting cabin and improved layout, have improved its handling and ease of workflow, reports materials handling company Big Lift Trucks South Africa (BLT SA).
Apr 17, 2014
More than 600 engineering students from the University of Cape Town (UCT) have come up with suggestions for what do with the city's infamous unfinished Foreshore freeway, together with the Foreshore precinct.  They range from demolishing the unfinished freeway to...
Apr 16, 2014
Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi are looking for an adviser to help them secure financing for a $4.13-billion railway project aimed at boosting cross-border trade in the region. The railway will link Tanzania's port city of Dar es Salaam with the capital cities of...
Apr 16, 2014
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Apr 15, 2014
 
 
 
Apr 14, 2014
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Concrete steps are being taken to overcome the “historic neglect” of the commuter rail system in South Africa’s most populous province as the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) moves to prioritise corridors and stations for revamping in the short...
Apr 14, 2014
Taxis had no reason to boycott e-tolls because public transport vehicles were exempt from these fees, the South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) said on Monday. "Santaco wishes to distance itself from any statements purported to have been made by the...
Apr 11, 2014
South African State-owned company Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) and the Swaziland Civil Aviation Authority (SWACAA) have signed a commercial agreement that will see ATNS supply a billing service to SWACAA for all over-flights that included commercial,...
Apr 11, 2014
Although State-owned freight rail operator Transnet’s R300-billion Market Demand Strategy (MDS) will provide greater infrastructure for high traffic-density operations, such as transporting mining commodities and minerals, the agriculture sector finds itself...
Apr 11, 2014
GAUTENG NERVE CENTRE Once completed, the Gauteng Nerve Centre will enable operators to monitor all passenger train activity on a 52-m-wide video wall
Construction of the Gauteng Nerve Centre (GNC), which will act as the signalling control centre of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s (PRASA’s) Gauteng passenger rail network, is under way, says South African arm of global engineering company Siemens...
Apr 11, 2014
KEEPING AFLOAT The South African rail sector needs large rail projects to keep it buoyant, which require substantial capital investment to fund
Owing to poor economic conditions, the South African rail sector is under strain, says engineering, management and specialist technical services company Aurecon railway engineering technical director Francois Heyns. However, State-owned rail services provider...
Apr 11, 2014
South Africa-based engineering consultancy Mott MacDonald PDNA (MMPDNA) states that it is currently finalising the feasibility stage of State-owned rail operator Transnet’s R17-billion Swaziland link railway project. The project entails the construction of 146 km...
Apr 11, 2014
South African engineering firm Delberg Engineering secured a contract last month for the manufacture and supply of piping-related work, such as handrails and hydraulic pipe systems, which will be fitted onto the locomotives and coaches being supplied to the Passenger...
Apr 11, 2014
A coded map system enables anyone to get a unique location code for any 5 m x 5 m area on earth. Each 25-m2 block reference is generated independently using algorithms developed by the Mapcode Foundation. This reference system is called Mapcode and can be used to...
Apr 11, 2014
 
 
 
 
Apr 11, 2014
The proposed R300-billion investment programme by Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) is set to not only streamline South Africa's railway capabilities but also potentially create business opportunities and job sustainability for sufficiently prepared local private-sector...
Apr 11, 2014
Audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG notes that State-owned rail operators Transnet and the Passenger Rail Association of South Africa’s (PRASA’s) investments, collectively valued at more than R430-billion, offer significant localisation opportunities for South...
Apr 11, 2014
IMPROVED DYNO DCD Metpro completed the installation of the Gautrain brake pad rig onto its dynamometer in November 2013
Pretoria-based on-tread composite railway brake-blocks designer and manufacturer DCD Metpro completed the installation of the Gautrain brake pad rig onto its existing dynamometer facility in November 2013. A dynamometer, commonly known as a dyno, is designed to...
Apr 11, 2014
Pretoria-based RRL Grindrod Locomotives is involved in the design, engineering, manufacturing, refurbishment, leasing, maintenance and parts supply to the locomotive industry. The company, which has a 45 000 m2 production facility at 1 Frikkie Meyer road, Pretoria...
Apr 11, 2014
Container exports from South Africa are expected to record 5% to 10% growth in 2014, following the more than 10% growth seen in 2013, says Maersk Line South Africa trade executive Matthew Conroy. Imported containerised cargo grew 5% in 2013 in South Africa. However,...
Apr 09, 2014
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Transnet would spend R7-billion on training and upskilling young South Africans as part of its commitment to economic transformation, Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba told guests at a graduation ceremony for 84 graduates from the Transnet Maritime School of...
Apr 08, 2014
OR Tambo International Airport
Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) on Monday appointed OR Tambo International Airport GM Tebogo Mekgoe its first COO with immediate effect. This appointment followed ACSA’s decision to create a new leadership structure and was a strategic decision by the business...
Apr 08, 2014
Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe
Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has officially unveiled the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) e-toll central operations centre in Midrand. The Deputy President said while over 1.2-million motorists have e-tags, more road users were still...
Apr 07, 2014
HMS Portland
British warship, HMS Portland, has docked in Cape Town after three months in West African waters patrolling the coastline for piracy, illegal fishing and drug smuggling. The ship docked in Cape Town harbour before heading to Simon’s Town, where the ship’s company...
Apr 07, 2014
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People must approach the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Programme (GFIP) e-toll system as a means of contributing to society as a whole, South African National Roads Agency CEO Nazir Alli said on Monday. Speaking as part of a panel discussion at the 2014 Civilution...
 
 
 
 
Apr 04, 2014
The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) is satisfied with registrations and payments made by nonregistered Gauteng e-toll road users, Sanral financial officer Inge Mulder said in a statement on Thursday. The statement was sent out by Sanral after...
Apr 04, 2014
The South African Navy (SAN) has confirmed that South African defence procurement (and disposals and research and development) agency Armscor has been granted the authority to start the acquisition process for three new offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) and three new...
Apr 04, 2014
The Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) will start feasibility studies on the 200 km of proposed extensions to the Gautrain route, as approved by the Gauteng government, by the end of June, says Gauteng Road and Transport MEC Dr Ismail Vadi. The extensions will include...
Apr 04, 2014
South African airline group Comair has ordered eight future generation Boeing 737MAX airliners, for delivery in the period 2019/2021, and has taken options on eight more. The eight aircraft are worth $830-million, but the South African company, which operates two...
Apr 03, 2014
Industry advocacy organisation Manufacturing Circle has slammed as “unwelcome” the move by Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) to increase tariffs by 9.25%. Executive director Coenraad Bezuidenhout said TPT should review the increase in light of the impact on...
Apr 02, 2014
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The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) on Tuesday said it was not surprised by the low amount of payments received by the South African National Roads Agency Limited’s (Sanral’s) Violations Processing Centre (VPC), stating that this confirmed the...
Apr 02, 2014
The ship-to-shore helicopter services at the ports of Durban and Richards Bay have been restored after a R65-million tender was awarded to Denel Aviation to maintain helicopters, transport pilots between the quayside and vessels and provide practical experience for...
Apr 02, 2014
This publication contains insight into progress at the delayed Medupi and Kusile coal-fired projects, in Mpumalanga and Limpopo respectively, as well as at the Ingula pumped-storage scheme, which is under construction on the border between the Free State and...
Apr 01, 2014
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As of March 1, R543-million worth of Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project e-toll invoices had been transferred to the South African National Roads Agency’s Violations Processing Centre (VPC), with only R50-million, or 9.21%, of these having been paid, Transport...
Mar 31, 2014
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Mar 31, 2014
AltX-listed engineering technology company Ansys on Monday said it had been awarded an R188-million contract by Transnet to supply integrated dashboard display systems to the freight rail utility’s locomotives. Black-owned and controlled Ansys developed the bespoke...
Mar 31, 2014
The Ports Regulator of South Africa has rejected the Transnet National Ports Authority’s request for a 14.39% tariff increase for services and facilities offered by the authority for the period April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015. After considering the application and...
Mar 28, 2014
The board of freight and logistics service provider Grindrod has approved an equity capital raising process that will lead to the total issue of Grindrod shares of up to R4-billion, with net cash proceeds to Grindrod of R3-billion to fund capital projects and to...
Mar 28, 2014
Transport parastatal Transnet has secured a R3-billion loan for its rail contract to manufacture 1064 locomotives, it said on Friday. "Transnet successfully concluded a loan facility amounting to R3-billion early this week with FirstRand Bank, Rand Merchant Bank,...
Mar 28, 2014
The Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) this week imposed a 15 km/h speed restriction on the Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) and Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) rail lines outside Bellville station, in the Western Cape, as well as on all the Prasa main lines...
 
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