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Mar 11, 2015
• Barloworld Equipment exhibiting for the first time • Bell Equipment takes up more space • Other big players in the sectors are already signed up • Plans for International Pavilions from nine countries and regions The market for construction and mining machinery in...
Mar 10, 2015
Most of Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA’s) ports projects would be launched within the next two to five years, in what TNPA general manager for strategy Nico Walters on Tuesday described as “exciting times” for the authority. Transnet’s 2012 Market Demand...
Mar 09, 2015
Matthew Conroy
Total exports and imports from South Africa shrunk by 3% last year, says Maersk Line in its latest South African trade report. The shipping company says this is largely owing to the “significant volatility” experienced in the South African market in 2014.
Mar 09, 2015
The OTTI innovation prize jury chose to award KACO new energy GmbH for a new generation of solar PV inverters, the Ultraverters blueplanet flex and blueplanet flexgate. The technological concept of the Ultraverters can basically be classified as MLPE (Module Level...
Mar 05, 2015
• Throughput grew 18% to 7.4 million TEUs; revenues increased 24% to US$1.1 billion; EBITDA improved 17% to US$443.0 million • Net Income up 6% to US$182 million International Container Terminal Services,reported audited consolidated financial results for the year...
Mar 05, 2015
The mining sector was one of the largest contributors to Australia’s 0.5% growth in gross domestic product (GDP) during the December quarter, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) revealed this week. Figures from the ABS showed iron-ore mining added about...
Mar 05, 2015
Alistair Hewitt
The recycling of gold, which fell to a seven-year low in 2014, is expected to remain low this year, and possibly decrease further owing to substantial near-market supply being flushed out, the World Gold Council (WGC) reported on Thursday. “The decline in recycling...
Mar 04, 2015
A total of 1,700 managers, engineers and buyers visited the highly successful Fastener Fair Turkey 2014, which took place at the IFM - Istanbul Expo Centre on 20 and 21 November last year. This was the second of these events to take place in Turkey, setting a pattern...
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Feb 27, 2015
Tenders are being prepared for the Saldanha oil-services hub roll-out in the deep-water Port of Saldanha.
Feb 26, 2015
Seifsa chief economist Henk Langenhoven
The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) is worried that some of the tax increases announced by Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene in his budget speech on Wednesday, will negatively impact on the productive sectors of the South African...
Feb 26, 2015
The Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with German company Mitteldeutsche Airport Holding. The MoU was signed at the Air Cargo Africa 2015 conference, next to OR Tambo International Airport. "This has been two...
Feb 23, 2015
Goscor Power Products (Pty) Ltd, part of the Goscor Group of Companies and a leading Southern African distributor of a quality range of generators, engines and pumps, was recently appointed as the exclusive distributor of H-Power. This new range of world-class light...
Feb 23, 2015
The Queensland and New South Wales coal industries delivered more than A$66-billion to the local economies and supported 381 000 jobs in 2013/14, new data has revealed. The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) pointed out on Monday that coal miners spent about...
Feb 20, 2015
In response to growing container volumes coming in and out of the island of Luzon, International Container Terminal Services, Inc. recently deployed new generation reach stackers in its Manila and Subic operations. The four new units of the mobile container handling...
Feb 20, 2015
JOE ANDREW, NOOR KAPDI AND ELLIOTT PORTNOY Dentons will create jobs, support a transformation in the legal services industry and transfer an international skill-set that can contribute towards the local economy
Global law firm Dentons is opening its second office in South Africa and makes Dentons the first global law firm to be broad-based black economic-empowerment level 1 qualified in South Africa. “Our expansion in South Africa underscores our commitment to bring clients...
Feb 20, 2015
THE AGE OF THE CUSTOMER Customers like to have some control over the final product, particularly in terms of customisation
Providing a platform for the development of future technologies, information and communication technology (ICT) could enable automotive companies to meet current industry challenges, which include the rise of new growth markets, changing consumer behaviour and the...
Feb 18, 2015
ICTSI Oregon, Inc. issued the following statement on the future of the Port of Portland’s Terminal 6:  Retaining and attracting new carriers to Terminal 6 is ICTSI Oregon’s number one priority.  We know that there is substantial market demand in this region for...
Feb 17, 2015
Kobus Verster
Construction and engineering group Aveng was faced with weak markets almost everywhere it turned, said CEO Kobus Verster on Tuesday. Continued softness in the local construction sector made it particularly difficult for the still-struggling Grinaker-LTA to regain its...
 
 
 
 
Feb 16, 2015
SAA acting CEO Nico Bezuidenhout
South African Airways (SAA) confirmed on Monday that some R600-million in yearly savings would arise as a direct result of a decision to cull lossmaking services to Beijing, China, and Mumbai, India, as from the end of March. The cessation of the long-haul routes,...
Feb 13, 2015
Transnet aims to rail 76-million tonnes of export coal in 2015, however, much will depend on coal availability from coal mining companies.
Feb 13, 2015
While it is acknowledged there is no direct, or proportional, link between foreign direct investment (FDI) flows and development, it is nevertheless still an important indicator of a country’s prospects. FDI flows also offer insight into the changing investor...
Feb 13, 2015
The establishment of a customs control area (CCA), or free port, within the newly designated Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone (SBIDZ) is being held up as a major drawcard for potential oil and gas services investors into the 330 ha site, situated alongside...
Feb 13, 2015
While it is understood that Africa is not a homogeneous entity and that each country has its own dynamics, there are overarching challenges and developments facing the continent. Enterprise software and software-related services company SAP CFO Deena Pillay states...
Feb 13, 2015
Oil prices can bounce back to $65, $70 a barrel, with the price already strengthening in February to above $50 a barrel, says Econometrix director and chief economist Dr Azar Jammine. He says collapsing oil prices have seen the cost of domestic fuel come down by...
Feb 12, 2015
Following a year of “record-breaking” levels of buying within the gold market in 2013 and the subsequent stabilisation during 2014, the World Gold Council (WGC) said it was reasonably optimistic of a positive outlook for the industry for this year. Gold demand –...
Feb 11, 2015
Investors in the mining industry say oversupply has weighed heavily on prices in the iron-ore and coal sectors, while the fall in the oil price is expected to bring relief to several mining projects across Africa. “With oversupply, the market is not in sync in...
Feb 10, 2015
Former UK PM Tony Blair
The mining industry remained absolutely vital for Africa’s economic future, former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair told the Mining Indaba on Tuesday. Even with the sharp declines in commodity prices, tremendous opportunities  remained for an adjustment and a reshaping...
Feb 10, 2015
Wacker Neuson was represented at the seventh international trade fair Bauma China from November 25th to 28th, 2014. The manufacturer of compact equipment, compaction, worksite, and concrete technology presented new products for the Chinese at their outdoor Stand and...
 
 
 
 
Feb 10, 2015
Bauxite developer Queensland Bauxite has inked a heads of agreement (HOA) with the Far North Queensland Ports Corporation to secure port capacity for its planned South Johnstone project. The junior said on Tuesday that the HOA gave a commitment of port capacity for...
Feb 06, 2015
Global diamond output is expected to hit 135.5-million carats this year, analysis of the world's 54 largest diamond mines has shown. Independent industry analyst and consultant Paul Zimnisky, who undertook the research, said three new diamond mines expected to start...
Feb 03, 2015
Oil prices could bounce back to $65, $70 a barrel, with the price already strengthening in February to above $50 a barrel, said Econometrix director and chief economist Dr Azar Jammine on Tuesday. Speaking at a breakfast meeting in Pretoria, hosted by Ford, he said...
Feb 03, 2015
Giam Swiegers will join Aurecon as Global Chief Executive Officer on Monday, 2 February 2015. “Monday will be my first day as the Global CEO of Aurecon and it’s very exciting. The engineering and professional services markets are experiencing unprecedented change and...
Feb 02, 2015
• Antitrust authorities approve acquisition with certain conditions • Worldwide industrial business strengthened and global presence enhanced • ContiTech recorded sales of 5.4 billion euros in 2013 on pro forma basis 15. Continental has concluded its acquisition of...
Jan 30, 2015
South Africa's cumulative trade deficit was R95.3-billion in 2014, the South African Revenue Service (Sars) said on Friday. In 2013, it was R71.4-billion, Sars said in a statement.
Jan 29, 2015
Foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows to Africa fell by 3% to around $55-billion in 2014, amid an 8% fall in global inflows to an estimated $1.26-trillion, from $1.36-trillion in 2013. In its Global Investment Trends Monitor, the United Nations Conference on Trade...
Jan 27, 2015
Port of Saldanha
The establishment of a customs control area (CCA), or free port, within the newly designated Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone (SBIDZ) is being held up as a major drawcard for potential oil and gas services investors into the 330 ha site, situated alongside...
Jan 26, 2015
Keith Fenner, Senior Vice President Sales for Sage ERP X3 AAMEA (Australia, Asia, Middle East and Africa). A vertical ERP solution supports specific business processes and aims to more accurately serve users who have specific skill sets and job responsibilities...
Jan 26, 2015
Tenders are being prepared for two major oil-services infrastructure projects, collectively valued at around R10-billion, for the deep-water Port of Saldanha, on South Africa’s west coast. The developments are being packaged as build, own, operate and transfer...
 
 
 
 
Jan 22, 2015
Global crude steel production rose 1.2% year-on-year to 1.66-billion tonnes in 2014, the World Steel Association (worldsteel) revealed on Thursday. While crude steel production in the European Union (EU), North America and Asia expanded by a modest 1.7%, 2% and 1.4%...
Jan 22, 2015
As the human resources function in most companies becomes more tech-driven and automated, so does the business partnership between the Chief Information Officer and the HR director become increasingly important. That’s the word from Fanie Jansen, CIO at Sage AAMEA...
Jan 20, 2015
Nosipho Siwisa-Damasane
South Africa’s Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT), which exported an all-time record 71.3-million tons of coal in 2014, is targeting 74-million tons for 2015. RBCT CEO Nosipho Siwisa-Damasane told the media here on Tuesday that last year’s export performance was the...
Jan 19, 2015
AVEVA today announced that Eversendai Offshore, a brand new customer, has made a significant investment in AVEVA’s Integrated Engineering & Design solutions through its deployment of AVEVA Marine. The agreement includes the full suite of AVEVA Marine engineering and...
Jan 19, 2015
Global demand for coal sourced from New South Wales remains strong, with new data released by industry-owned Coal Services indicating an 8% increase in exports during 2013/14. New South Wales exported about 167-million tonnes of coal in the financial year, up from...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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