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Vale, partner Mitsui ink $2.7bn Nacala coal corridor funding

By: Henry Lazenby     28th November 2017 Brazil’s largest diversified miner Vale has announced that it, together with its Japanese partner Mitsui & Co, has signed a $2.73-billion funding deal to finance the Nacala Logistics Corridor (NLC), that will connect the Mozambique-based Moatize coal mine, to the Nacala port. Vale said in a press... 

Gulf of Suez Wind Farm, Egypt

By: Sheila Barradas     24th November 2017 ENGIE and its joint venture partners are building a 250 MW wind farm in Rhas Gharib. 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     19th August 2016 Fourteen Terberg haulers have entered operations at Pier 1 at Transnet Port Terminal's Durban Container Terminal. 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     1st July 2016 Having postponed any immediate development of the Durban Dig-Out Port, Transnet National Ports Authority is progressing with two more modest projects to expand the container capacity at the Port of Durban. 

South Atlantic Cable System, Angola and Brazil

By: Sheila Barradas     20th May 2016 The project involves the construction of the world’s first submarine cable system across the South Atlantic. 

Japanese firms loan millions to build Angola–Brazil undersea link

By: African News Agency      31st March 2016 The Development Bank of Angola (BDA) has signed US$109.7-million loan agreements with Japanese firms as part of a deal that looks set to make the oil-rich African nation one of the main telecommunication hubs on the continent. The agreement, which is backed by a sovereign guarantee from the... 

Panama Canal expansion project

By: Sheila Barradas     18th March 2016 The testing of the Atlantic-facing Agua Clara locks’ water-saving basins has been completed. 

Panama Canal expansion project

By: Sheila Barradas     22nd January 2016 The Panama Canal is another step closer to opening this year. 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     4th December 2015 The Transnet National Ports Authority is pressing ahead with its investment under Transnet’s MDS, despite poor economic growth. 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     6th November 2015 Transnet National Ports Authority is reconstructing the quay walls at Maydon Wharf. 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     16th October 2015 The Transnet National Ports Authority has reinstated several berths at Durban port back to their original permissible draughts. 

Panama Canal expansion project

By: Sheila Barradas     2nd October 2015 The expansion project has reached 93% completion. 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     4th September 2015 The timelines timelines for Transnet National Ports Authority's repair project at the Prince Edward Graving dry dock, in Durban, have been adjusted. 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     14th August 2015 Durban’s ageing dry dock will be closed for two months while repairs worth R30-million on its badly corroded outer caisson are being completed. 

Panama Canal expansion project

By: Sheila Barradas     26th June 2015 The canal expansion programme has begun filling the Cocolis’ locks, on the Pacific side, following a similar and successful endeavor on the Atlantic side earlier this month. 

Panama Canal expansion project

By: Sheila Barradas     19th June 2015 The Autoridad del Canal de Panamá has begun to fill the lower chamber of its new Atlantic locks.  

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     22nd May 2015 The completion date for construction at Maydon Wharf has been set for December 2016.  

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     25th July 2014 The project to increase the capacity of the container terminal in Durban is complete, with only a few work packages outstanding. 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

25th April 2014 Transnet has awarded a contract to a joint venture comprising Stefanutti Stocks and Axsys for the reconstruction of the steel sheet pile quay walls at Maydon Wharf, in Durban. 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th November 2013 Transnet aims to finalise an engineering solution for the relocation of the single buoy mooring oil loading facility by early next year. 

Japan is moving to implement Tokyo conference aid commitments

By: Keith Campbell     1st November 2013 Japan is currently developing programmes to implement the undertakings it made at the fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (Ticad V), held in Yokohama in June. The country is open to suggestions about how best to go about this. “Our approach to African countries is based on... 

Al Ghubrah independent water project, Oman

By: Sheila Barradas     25th October 2013 The independent water project will supply 191 000 m3/d of drinking water over 20 years to 800 000 people in Muscat. 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     20th September 2013 Transnet is moving ahead with the second phase of its plan to reconstruct and deepen berths at Maydon Wharf. 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th July 2013 Prefeasibility work that will deliver the final spatial design and plan for Durban’s R100-billion-plus dig-out port has begun. 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th May 2013 Seven ship-to-shore cranes have been unveiled at the Durban Container Terminal. 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      26th April 2013 Transnet has concluded the first in a series of stakeholder-engagement sessions on the proposed Dig-Out Port project. 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     1st March 2013 The Durban Container Terminal Pier 2 has received the last consignment of four tandem lift ship-to-shore cranes. 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     25th January 2013 State-owned freight logistics group Transnet has reiterated that funding for the proposed R75-billion Durban dig-out port is not included in the group’s current R300-billion capital budget. 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     23rd November 2012 Transnet Port Terminals has taken delivery of the first three of seven tandem-lift ship-to-shore cranes for its Durban container terminal. 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th July 2012 Transnet has started with the initial environmental-impact studies for the new R50-billion to R75-billion port, planned at the old Durban International Airport site. 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     26th April 2012 Transnet has followed up its recent purchase of the old Durban International Airport site, with the release of a number of separate tenders. 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     13th April 2012 Transnet has concluded a R1.8-billion property deal with fellow State-owned company Airports Company South Africa for the acquisition of the former Durban International Airport site. 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     5th April 2012 Transnet Port Terminals has ensured that the temporary shutdown of Pier 2 at the Durban container terminal will cause minimal disruptions. 

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