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Ports around the world are faced with difficult challenges including rapid growth of freight volumes, increased demand for mineral resources, remoteness of these resources, and the increasing role of ports in global supply chain management. In order to cope with these challenges, brownfield ports around the world need to revisit their capacities, production efficiencies and service offerings, and in some instances, greenfield ports need to be developed to meet the growing demand.

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Skeena completes acquisition of Mount Rainey Silver

By: Henry Lazenby     24th September 2016 Junior explorer Skeena Resources has closed the acquisition of Mount Rainey Silver, giving it access to mineral claims covering the past-producing, underground Prosperity–Porter Idaho–Silverado silver property, in north-west British Columbia’s ‘Golden Triangle’. Mount Rainey Silver's primary... 

North American Aboriginals and First Nations join hands to thwart domestic oil development

By: Henry Lazenby     23rd September 2016 Canadian and Northern US Aboriginal groups and First Nations has adopted the Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands Expansion this week, seeking to officially prohibit and collectively challenge and resist oil sands industry expansion in Alberta. This extends to hindering the transport of such... 

Coal India plans to re-enter Mozambique

By: Ajoy K Das     23rd September 2016 Less than a month after formalising its exit from developing coal blocks in the Tete province of Mozambique, Coal India Limited (CIL) is planning to re-enter the African country in search of a new project. According to a CIL official, the Indian miner will approach the Mozambique government for... 

Commission’s ports probe to place spotlight on Transnet’s economic impact

By: Mia Breytenbach     23rd September 2016 State-owned logistics company Transnet, which owns all commercial ports in South Africa and is the sole operator of the country’s container and automotive terminals, has naturally had a major influence over port operations and terminal handling charges. However, that role and dominance have often... 

Auto industry, unions conclude wage deal to 2019

By: Irma Venter     23rd September 2016 South Africa’s automotive manufacturing sector and the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) have concluded their negotiations in Port Elizabeth for a new three-year wage agreement. The agreement will be in force until 2019. 

Coega positions itself as energy mix hub

By: Nadine James     23rd September 2016 A growing number of manufacturing opportunities have been created and sustained through the approach of diversifying the energy mix in the Eastern Cape, which has seen the development of several energy investment projects worth more than R3.5-billion. The Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ)... 

Commission’s ports probe to place spotlight on Transnet’s economic impact

By: Mia Breytenbach     23rd September 2016 State-owned logistics company Transnet, which owns all commercial ports in South Africa and is the sole operator of the country’s container and automotive terminals, has naturally had a major influence over port operations and terminal handling charges. However, that role and dominance has often... 

Township businesses must strive for high standards

By: Sydney Majoko     23rd September 2016 Dorcas Mashitiso, the owner of Glamour Beauty Spa runs a very professional setup. The appointment booking system is highly professional and she insist that all staff members of her beauty salon, herself included, wear a uniforms. 

Oceanwide Logistics Opens In South Africa – Expanding Company’s Growing Global Network

     22nd September 2016 Comprehensive Sea/Air/Land Freight and Logistics Solutions Offered Across South Africa from Durban Headquarters OL International Holdings LLC (OL International) today announced the launch of Oceanwide Logistics SA (Pty) Ltd (OL South Africa) with the opening of its newest office in Umhlanga,... 

Ex-limo firm, billionaires bet on iron-ore with mines, M&A

By: Bloomberg     22nd September 2016 The global iron-ore market is awash with supply and prices remain volatile, but a former Chinese limousine rental service and a billionaire New Zealand family are among producers and developers wagering new mines will be needed. Their focus is Western Australia, the industry heartland in the... 

Top talent primed for the 2016 Engen Champ of Champs

     22nd September 2016 The journey to the top for many of the country’s prodigiously talented young footballers is set to continue following the draw for the eagerly anticipated Engen Champ of Champs on Tuesday, 20 September 2016. The Engen Champ of Champs, which pits the five regional Engen Knockout Challenge winners... 

Glencore/Adani strike Abbot Point deal

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     21st September 2016 Diversified miner Glencore and Indian major Adani have agreed to terms on the future operation of the Abbot Point coal terminal in Queensland. Abbot Point currently has one operating terminal, the Adani Abbot Point terminal. The Indian major in 2011 acquired a 99-year lease from the Queensland... 

Launch of Osprey marks halfway point in TNPA’s R1.4bn tug-building contract 

By: Shirley le Guern     20th September 2016 The launch of the Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA’s) Osprey tugboat in Durban harbour on Tuesday marked the halfway point in the port authority’s R1.4-billion tug-building contract. Southern African Shipyards CEO Prasheen Maharaj said at the launch that the Osprey was tangible proof... 

South African gold and diamond miners shine, base metals face slow recovery

By: African News Agency      20th September 2016 Moody’s Investors Service on Tuesday said South African gold and diamond miners’ credit quality had good prospects to continue strengthening. Moody’s assistant VP Douglas Rowlings said the gold and diamond miners that the agency rated in South Africa had already re-set their operations to... 

Vale says rail delay limits new iron-ore mine output to 75mt

By: Reuters     20th September 2016 Brazil's Vale said on Monday output from its new S11D iron-ore mine in the Amazon region will be limited to 83 percent of full capacity as efforts to preserve cash and limit transport disruptions crimp a needed railway expansion. The $14.3 billion project, Vale's biggest-ever investment, was... 

Rolfes’ Bragan acquisition leads to major profit increase  

By: Anine Kilian     19th September 2016 JSE-listed chemicals manufacturer Rolfes Group’s acquisition of Bragan Chemicals – an importer and distributor of speciality products in the food and beverage, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries –helped the company achieve a 91% increase in headline earnings, from R41-million to R79-million,... 

Conservation group appeals Adani coal mine ruling

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th September 2016 The Australian Conservation Foundation (AFC) on Monday lodged an appeal against the Federal Court’s decision last month that the approval of Indian conglomerate Adani’s Carmichael coal mine had been lawful. The Federal Court last month dismissed the AFC’s application to block the coal mine from... 

MinRes gets EPA tick of approval for Pilbara iron-ore rail project

By: Mariaan Webb     19th September 2016 Integrated mining services company and iron-ore miner Mineral Resources Limited (MRL) is making progress with its Pilbara Bulk Ore Transportation System, known as BOTS, which will transport iron-ore mined from the Iron Valley mine site, near Newman, to Port Hedland. The Western Australian... 

iX Engineers – an Enterprise Development success story

     19th September 2016 An active participant in the transformation of South Africa, project delivery and engineering consultancy WorleyParsons RSA has demonstrated that Enterprise Development can be successful, as attested to by the creation of iX Engineers (Pty) Ltd, a 53% black-owned consulting engineering company... 

Brazil grants Vale licence for Amazon iron-ore mine rail branch

By: Reuters     17th September 2016 Brazil granted Vale a ten-year licence to operate a 101-km branch line connecting its $14.3-billion S11D iron-ore mine project in the Amazon jungle to the Carajas Railway, the company said in a statement on Friday. The Carajas Railway branch will allow Vale, the world's largest iron ore exporter,... 

Keith Vroon

     16th September 2016 This week we feature Keith Anthony Vroon, CEO of Novus Holdings, a commercial printing and manufacturing company 

Mobile platform enhances safety across industries

By: Kimberley Smuts     16th September 2016 Technological engineer and mobile application (app) provider ttrumpet currently has a number of apps and services that are used to gather information and drive awareness about safety across industries. “Technology is driving innovation . . . particularly changes in existing customer service... 

Nuclear-powered desalination a possible solution to SA’s water woes

By: Kelvin Kemm     16th September 2016 People in the area falling under the Kouga municipality are becoming worried that the drought is continuing. This area is in the Eastern Cape and stretches inland from around Jeffrey’s Bay, St Francis Bay and Oyster Bay. It is a rich agricultural area and the prime dairy producing area of the... 

Beijing Automotive Group and Industrial Development Corporation to build new vehicle plant 

     15th September 2016 Chinese vehicle manufacturer Beijing Automotive Group and South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation has announced the establishment of a new vehicle plant, to be located in the Coega Industrial Development Zone, near Port Elizabeth. 

First Cut – celebrating 60 years at the ‘cutting-edge’ of South African industry

     15th September 2016 From a cool-drink can to an oil tanker, before something is manufactured or fabricated, each component needs to be cut from raw material. However, the speed, accuracy, precision and reliability with which that cutting is done all has a profound impact on a manufacturer’s ultimate profitability.... 

Rinehart’s iron-ore mine won’t reach capacity this year

By: Bloomberg     15th September 2016 Billionaire Gina Rinehart’s iron-ore producer said its mine in Western Australia won’t reach full capacity this year following issues at its port and processing plant. The target of 55-million metric tons a year is now expected to be reached early in 2017, instead of late this year, Roy Hill... 

S Africa needs to increase positive news flow to attract FDI – Grant Thornton

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     14th September 2016 Despite negative perceptions of South Africa’s local economy, compounded by ongoing social challenges, the country remains the single-biggest recipient of foreign direct investment (FDI) on the continent, capturing more than a quarter of the continent’s total FDI allocation. “But, to many... 

Trudeau said to plan pipeline approval, favour Kinder Morgan

By: Bloomberg     14th September 2016 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau plans to approve at least one new oil pipeline project in his first term, with Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain expansion to the Pacific Coast the most likely candidate, people familiar with his plans said. The prime minister is seeking to strengthen... 

TNPA introduces new online order system

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     13th September 2016 Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) is introducing a new order-to-cash initiative to replace its nine-year-old PortsOnline system, which customers previously used for online submission of cargo documentation. The company says the initiative is as another step on its “journey to digitalise”... 

Vitol plan to buy Gupta coal terminal stake may be thwarted

By: Bloomberg     12th September 2016 Vitol Group’s plans to buy a stake in Africa’s biggest coal terminal from a company controlled by South Africa’s Gupta family, who are friends of President Jacob Zuma, could be thwarted by the preemptive rights held by existing shareholders in the export facility, people familiar with the matter... 

#YourJourneyStartsHere continues at Engen Champ of Champs

     12th September 2016 The journey to the top for many of the country’s most talented young footballers continues as the winners of the regional Engen Knockout Challenge competitions face-off for the Engen Champ of Champs title in early October. The 2016 Engen Knockout Challenge crowned regional champions in Port... 

Nevsun sells, ships first zinc concentrate from Bisha

By: Henry Lazenby     9th September 2016 Canadian base metals producer Nevsun Resources has sold and shipped the first 10 000 t of zinc concentrate from its flagship Bisha mine, in Eritrea. The shipment was loaded at the Port of Massawa and sailed on September 7, after being sold on the spot market, attracting multiple offers and highly... 

ARM keen to do more in platinum 

By: Martin Creamer     9th September 2016 Diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM), which has reached agreement to increase its holding in the Two Rivers platinum mine to 54%, is keen on enlarging its overall platinum base still further. The Two Rivers mine on the eastern limb of the Bushveld Complex achieved record... 

Auto industry, Numsa conclude new three-year wage deal

By: Irma Venter     9th September 2016 South Africa’s automotive manufacturing sector and the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) have concluded their negotiations in Port Elizabeth for a new three-year wage agreement. The agreement will be in force until 2019. 

New port terminal starts construction in Gladstone

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     9th September 2016 Construction on a new A$17-million marine operations terminal at the Gladstone port, in Queensland, has officially started. Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt said on Friday that the investment by the Gladstone liquefied natural gas (GLNG) and Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG) projects was a positive... 

BLUE CITY GOES RED

     9th September 2016 Only a few weeks after the African National Congress lost the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality to the ‘Blue’ of the Democratic Alliance, the city’s new Mayor, Athol Trollip (third from left), participated in a very ‘Red’ occasion. While he did not make any statements, Trollip was... 

Grindrod reports some interest in locomotive unit despite weak market

By: Irma Venter     9th September 2016 A depressed commodities market continued to takes its toll on shipping and logistics group Grindrod in the six months ended June 30. Grindrod reported a drop in revenue to R11-billion in its management income statement – which included the company’s share in joint ventures – compared with... 

Uncertainty over Brazil Samarco mine hinders restructuring, firm at risk

By: Reuters     8th September 2016 Almost a year after a deadly dam spill at the Samarco mine, owned by BHP Billiton and Vale, there is still no date for restarting operations, complicating attempts to restructure Samarco's debt and increasing the possibility the miner may be allowed to run out of money. Vale and BHP have assured... 

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