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Grindrod

Grindrod Limited is the holding company of a dynamic organisation listed on the JSE securities exchange with more than 100 years experience in South Africa’s freight movement and related industries. Grindrod's business is all about moving cargo by road, rail, sea and air, providing integrated logistical and specialised services en route.

It is a global business represented in more than 37 countries and is uniquely positioned to service Africa trade flows.

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Disused Saldanha quarry emerging as new liquid petroleum gas hub

By: Dylan Slater     27th May 2016 A liquid petroleum gas (LPG) terminal and import infrastructure is being constructed by energy infrastructure company Sunrise Energy in Saldanha Bay, in the Western Cape, to curb historical LPG shortages and meet potential future requirements for gas-fired power plants and other industrial energy... 

BMW Group South Africa Rosslyn plant investment programme

By: Sheila Barradas     27th May 2016 BMW SA has started the construction of new bodyshop at its Rosslyn plant, in Gauteng. 

Calls to reuse water treatment waste take centre stage at WISA 2016

By: Simon Sonnekus     27th May 2016 While the cost-effective and environmentally compliant disposal of water treatment residue (WTR) is a challenge for water treatment practitioners worldwide, WTR management has taken centre stage in the local water industry amid increasing water demands, deteriorating raw water quality aggravated... 

Disused Saldanha quarry emerging as new liquid petroleum gas hub

By: Dylan Slater     27th May 2016 A liquid petroleum gas (LPG) terminal and import infrastructure are being constructed by energy infrastructure company Sunrise Energy, in Saldanha Bay, in the Western Cape, to curb historical LPG shortages and meet potential future requirements for gas-fired power plants and other industrial... 

Electric trucks make debut in German city of Stuttgart

By: Irma Venter     27th May 2016 Daimler Trucks has provided a small fleet of electric trucks to the German city of Stuttgart. Dr Wolfgang Bernhard, Daimler management board member responsible for Daimler Trucks, and Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) president and CEO Marc Llistosella in April handed over five... 

Cargo Carriers moves forward in pursuit of excellence

     26th May 2016 Cargo Carriers, South Africa’s premium transportation, logistics and supply chain service provider, has responded to the South African Government’s Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) regulations with enthusiasm and has a host of initiatives in the pipeline. Audit and Risk Manager,... 

Famous Brands buys Western Cape potato processor

By: Tracy Hancock     26th May 2016 Although the South African potato processing industry is growing rapidly to meet increasingly strong demand fuelled by the brisk growth in food services and the convenience market, JSE-listed Famous Brands says it lagged its peer industries in developed countries, illustrating the growth... 

Cornubia Interchange to create significant benefits for businesses

By: Anine Kilian     25th May 2016 The Cornubia link bridge and interchange, scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2017, will provide businesses in the area unencumbered access to main arterial routes and a dedicated link into the heart of the uMhlanga new town centre. The multibillion-rand Cornubia human settlement... 

Forget Cost Management – think ‘Value Management’

     23rd May 2016 As a business, it has always been wise to regularly look back and reflect on progress (or the lack thereof), and to then take stock of the current trajectory. Increasingly, this has become an important process for entire industries – not just individual businesses. At Barloworld Logistics, we... 

St Helena Airport development, St Helena Island

By: Sheila Barradas     20th May 2016 The airport has been given approval to start commercial flight operations. 

BMW SA starts construction of new bodyshop

By: Irma Venter     19th May 2016 BMW Group South Africa (SA) on Thursday marked the start of construction of a new bodyshop at its Rosslyn plant, in Tshwane. The group acquired a roughly 33 000 m2 site adjacent to the plant for the new building, said BMW Group SA plant director Stefan Huelsenberg at a sod-turning ceremony at the... 

Transnet Engineering targets big rise in third-party orders as OEM strategy evolves

By: Terence Creamer     19th May 2016 The engineering unit of State-owned Transnet has set a target of securing 40% of its revenue from third-party orders by 2021, which would represent a material increase from current levels of around 12%. The bulk of Transnet Engineering’s R10-billion in yearly revenues is currently derived from... 

Resolve wins R400m contract for Pick n Pay logistics control tower

     19th May 2016 Resolve’s recent R400-million partnership extension with Pick n Pay represents the company’s biggest logistics control tower project to date. Resolve, an Imperial Logistics group company, was initially awarded a five-year contract by Pick n Pay for transport managed services in 2012. The... 

Nair confirmed as TFR chief as Transnet unveils new team

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th May 2016 Freight logistics group Transnet on Wednesday unveiled its new leadership team and structure, which the State-owned company said was in line with revisions to its operating model and its aspiration to capture new market opportunities. Group CEO Siyabonga Gama, who was recently confirmed as the... 

Africa connecting to global growth with Eseye’s AnyNet Gold SIM

     18th May 2016 The Internet of Things (IoT) has dramatically shifted business models and disrupted numerous markets, but in terms of global connectivity management solutions, it has fallen short. Enterprises across Africa are currently being held back due to poor coverage, network outages and industry... 

Motor industry driving Tshwane economy – Mayor

By: African News Agency      17th May 2016 Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa on Tuesday paid tribute to the automotive sector for driving the capital city’s economy during the current challenging global economic conditions. “I assume all of us have seen in the recent months investments made in the automotive sector of the our economy... 

Importance of research undervalued, impacting economic development

     17th May 2016 National research institution the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research's (CSIR's) Built Environment division executive director Dr Cornelius Ruiters says countries that do not adequately invest in research, development and innovation (R&D&I) will not develop economically. 'In South... 

Atlatsa swings to Q1 net profit despite lower output

By: Henry Lazenby     16th May 2016 Canadian platinum-group metals (PGM) producer Atlatsa Resources has swung to a first-quarter net profit of C$565 000, or nil per share, despite lower output as the company was implementing a restructuring in order to better cope with stubbornly low PGM prices. The financial performance for the... 

Barloworld’s H1 HEPS down 9% y/y

By: Anine Kilian     16th May 2016 While trading conditions remain challenging for some of its businesses, Barloworld notes that the industry and geographic diversity of the group’s operations is providing some resilience. “Equipment Southern Africa continued to be impacted by a slowdown in mining activity [in the six months ended... 

Ingula set for completion next month

By: Sascha Solomons     13th May 2016 Mechanical engineering contracting company SA FIVE Engineering says State-owned power utility Eskom’s Ingula pumped-storage scheme’s commissioning is set to be completed by the end of next month. “The construction of Ingula is complete and only the commissioning needs to be done. Unit 3 and Unit... 

Vessels to be delivered by end of 2017

     13th May 2016 Before the end of 2017, nine anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels will be delivered to quality management company ESNAAD, a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc). These vessels will incorporate ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist Optimarin’s Optimarin Ballast System... 

Sasol awards wax contract to Imperial

     12th May 2016 Imperial Logistics group company Goldfields Logistics has been awarded a three year contract for warehousing and distribution services of wax products produced by the Sasolburg operations and sold by the Performance Chemicals division of Sasol. This contract win represents the latest development... 

Afrox signs deal to increase LPG imports

By: African News Agency      12th May 2016 South Africa’s African Oxygen Limited (Afrox) on Thursday said that it had signed “an import agreement” with Petredec Limited and Bidvest Tank Terminals to ensure security of supply of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) for its customers in South Africa. Petredec Limited is one of the largest global... 

Oil & Gas Africa 2016 Conference – Focus on Logistics

     12th May 2016 The world’s oil and gas industry is probably experiencing its most tumultuous period since the infamous oil crisis of 1973. However, instead of severe oil shortages and sky-high prices, current market turmoil is due to the inverse - Middle East wells pumping at maximum capacity with concomitant... 

German forklift manufacturer establishes local presence

By: Anine Kilian     11th May 2016 Focused on being a direct service supplier to local customers, German forklift manufacturer Jungheinrich has officially re-launched its South African offices, based in Edenvale, Gauteng. Speaking at the launch on Wednesday, Jungheinrich board member Dr Lars Brzoska said that the company was... 

Peering into the Future of Global Waste & Resource Management, by Marilize Worst, MD of SmartMatta

     11th May 2016 Global population growth is skyrocketing. In 2025, there will be approximately 1.8 billion more middle class consumers. These consumers will be adding to the existing mounds of waste – a problem that will be compounded by an increasing reliance on packaged products. In 2013, reports indicated... 

Terex Finlay Announce Exciting New Product Introductions At Hillhead, 2016.

     10th May 2016 Terex Finlay set to unveil THREE exciting new products at Hillhead 2016 in our largest ever presence at the show. At the show Terex Finlay will officially launch the NEW C-1540 direct drive cone crusher and 674 3-deck inclined screen. We will also preview the new I-140RS impact crusher in advance... 

MB Crusher establish itself in São Paulo, Brasil

     9th May 2016 It has been 15 years since the invention of the Crusher Bucket with jaw movements, the Italian company MB CRUSHER now introduce the new Brazilian subsidiary.  

Drones to deliver much-needed medicine in Rwanda

By: African News Agency      9th May 2016 Three private American-based companies will team up with the Rwandan government to begin delivery of much-needed medical supplies to areas around the country where medical treatment remains virtually inaccessible, one of the partners said on Monday. The UPS Foundation – the community arm of the... 

Conditional Purchase Agreement signed with Evraz for Vametco

     9th May 2016 Bushveld Minerals Limited, a diversified mineral development company with a portfolio of vanadium, titanium, iron ore, tin and coal assets in Africa is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Bushveld Vametco Limited, has signed a Share Purchase Agreement with Evraz Group S.A. for... 

Another Mozambique coal railway project develops, while country is hit by debt scandal 

By: Keith Campbell     6th May 2016 The international tender for the construction of a new railway to link Mozambique’s coal fields to the coast closed at the end of last week. The project is being developed by Thai Moçambique Logística, a joint venture between Thailand-based Italian Thai Development Company, which has a 60% share,... 

Cisco launches networking skills development pilot project

By: Schalk Burger     6th May 2016 Networking systems multinational Cisco is training 75 people as part of a pilot project to develop specialist networking skills in South Africa, says Cisco South Africa CTO Vernon Thaver. The trainees were nominated by and selected from Cisco’s local partners and clients, and the year-long course... 

Grindrod delivers 6 locomotives to Bolloré Logistics for Sitarail

By: Yolande Botes     6th May 2016 Pretoria-based Grindrod Locomotives has delivered six of the 16 locomotives ordered by Bolloré Logistics for their Sitarail operation in the Côte d'Ivoire and Burkina Faso, in West Africa. The locomotives which were ordered in June 2015 were shipped in April this year. The R400-million order... 

Remotely controlled and managed shipping might soon be a reality

By: Dylan Slater     6th May 2016 Integrated power and propulsion systems company Rolls Royce last month unveiled its vision to make remote and autonomous shipping a reality as part of its Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications Initiative (AAWA) project.  

sefa assists small businesses and cooperatives

By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th May 2016 The synergy between the Small Enterprise Finance Agency (sefa) and the private sector are underestimated and under-utilised and could further be exploited to the benefit of small and medium sized enterprises and co-operatives through strategic partnerships' says sefa Chief Executive Officer,... 

Equites reports favourable FY distribution growth

By: Anine Kilian     5th May 2016 JSE-listed Equites Property Fund achieved an 18.3% year-on-year increase in distributions to 96.6c a share for the year ended February 29. “The distribution growth reflects the strong property fundamentals of the Equites logistics portfolio,” Equites CEO Andrea Taverna-Turisan said on Thursday. 

Amplats-backed developer in potential fuel cell breakthrough 

By: Martin Creamer     4th May 2016 A potentially far-reaching step has been taken towards the viable roll-out of hydrogen refuelling infrastructure for platinum-using fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) with the commercial launch of a system that allows hydrogen to be stored and transported in conventional fuel infrastructure.... 

Glencore cuts supply cloth to fit demand coat

By: Martin Creamer     4th May 2016 The mix of mining and marketing within the same company provides sensitivity to commodity price falls. Continually highlighting the value of the mining-marketing mix is Glencore, which is quick to respond to market changes. 

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