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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.


New tug fleet will enable South African ports to handle larger vessels

By: David Oliveira     26th August 2016 As part of parastatal Transnet’s Market Demand Strategy (MDS), Transnet National Port Authority (TNPA) will spend about R56-billion by 2019 to improve efficiencies of South Africa’s ports, including a R1.4-billion tugboat replacement project. The contract, which was awarded to local shipbuilding... 

BAIC vehicle manufacturing plant project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     26th August 2016 The Beijing Automotive Group Corporation (BAIC) plans to build a completely knocked-down vehicle manufacturing plant in the Eastern Cape Industrial Development Zone. 


     26th August 2016 The Dockwise Swift heavy vessel transporting Paceco Portainer STS gantry and Transtainer cranes to the Port of Long Beach, in California, in the US, earlier this month. The port's decade-long, $4-billion capital improvement programme to modernise terminals and other infrastructure is the biggest... 

Megafertiliser manufacturing plant project, Tanzania

By: Sheila Barradas     26th August 2016 The project involves the construction of a fertiliser production plant in the Lidi region of southern Tanzania. 

New tug fleet will enable SA ports to handle larger vessels

By: David Oliveira     26th August 2016 As part of parastatal Transnet’s Market Demand Strategy (MDS), Transnet National Port Authority (TNPA) will spend about R56-billion by 2019 to improve efficiencies of South Africa’s ports, including a R1.4-billion tugboat replacement project. The contract, which was awarded to local shipbuilding... 

Specialists look to expand freightrelated services

By: Nadine James     26th August 2016 Automation specialist Abacus Automation intends to further business relations with State-owned freight utility Transnet Port Terminals (TPT), and increase its market share in port and harbour services through the implementation and optimisation of its crane automation offering. The company –... 

Grindrod records R1.1bn loss, ready to develop Coega liquid-bulk terminal

By: Irma Venter     25th August 2016 A depressed commodities market continued to take its toll on shipping and logistics group Grindrod in the six months ended June 30. Grindrod on Thursday reported a drop in revenue to R11-billion in its management income statement – which included the company’s share in joint ventures – compared... 

Australian police probe Sundance over Congo corruption allegations

By: Reuters     25th August 2016 Sundance Resources said on Thursday Australian police are investigating allegations that the company may have bribed politicians in Congo Republic to win permits to pursue a major iron-ore project. Sundance said the allegations dated back to meetings held between 2006 and 2008, as reported by... 

Trudeau faces split Aboriginal groups in Kinder Morgan ruling 

By: Bloomberg     24th August 2016 In the rolling country of central British Columbia, Michael LeBourdais’s Whispering Pines Indian Band is looking forward to a cash injection from a new pipeline proposed by Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP. He’ll be seeking compensation for his band if it doesn’t go through. Meanwhile, 400 km... 

TNPA to launch marine training centre in Cape Town

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     23rd August 2016 As part of government’s Operation Phakisa programme aimed at fast-tracking economic growth in the oceans economy, the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) is creating a marine training centre at the port of Cape Town for skills development and job creation. The new facility will be located at... 

Basil Read intensifies focus on integrated housing development to strengthen order book

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     23rd August 2016 Construction company Basil Read will be focusing in particular on the integrated housing development sector to drive future growth and strengthen its order book, as this “is a real opportunity for South Africa”. Speaking to Engineering News Online on Tuesday, CEO Neville Nicolau highlighted that... 

Junior miners ‘vindicated’ by ACCC position on Utah Point privatisation

By: Mariaan Webb     23rd August 2016 The Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (Amec) CEO Simon Bennison says junior miners feel vindicated by Australia’s statutory body on competition matters’ position on the privatisation of the Utah Point bulk handling facility. Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)... 

CuDeco celebrates shipping milestone from Queensland copper mine

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     23rd August 2016 Queensland copper producer CuDeco on Tuesday reported that its first delivery of sulphide copper concentrates had been sent from its flagship Rocklands operations, near Cloncurry, to the Port of Townsville, ahead of the start of bulk shipments. The shipment complements the second shipment of 300... 

Debmarine’s new offshore diamond exploration vessel in final construction phase

By: Natasha Odendaal     22nd August 2016 The final phase in the construction of marine diamond mining giant Debmarine Namibia’s new diamond exploration and sampling vessel is now under way after its arrival in Cape Town last week. The critical integration phase is now under way to have the purpose-designed, 113-m-long offshore SS Nujoma... 

TPT celebrates 1bn ton iron-ore export milestone

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     19th August 2016 Transnet Port Terminals’ (TPT’s) Saldanha operations on Thursday celebrated a significant milestone – with one-billion tons of iron-ore having passed through the bulk terminal. Saldanha is South Africa's main iron-ore export terminal and a highly mechanised bulk-handling facility that remains the... 

Padbury directors banned from managing companies for 3 yrs

     19th August 2016 The Federal Court in Perth on Friday banned Gary Stokes and Terence Quinn from managing corporations for three years and slapped each with a A$25 000 fine for breaching their duties as directors of Padbury Mining with respect to the company's disclosure obligations. In June last year, the... 

Adani overcomes another legal challenge to Galilee basin coal mine

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     19th August 2016 Proceedings brought against Indian group Adani’s 11-billion-ton Carmichael coal mine project, by a member of the Wangan and Jagalingou people, earlier this year, have been dismissed by the Federal Court. The group argued that a determination made in April 2015 by the National Native Title... 

BAIC to build CKD auto plant in Coega industrial zone 

By: Terence Creamer     19th August 2016 The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) reports that it has signed a deal with the Beijing Automobile International Corporation (BAIC) for a new automotive investment worth R11-billion into the Eastern Cape industrial development zone (IDZ). The Chinese State-owned company plans to build a... 

Akademik Lomonosov floating nuclear power plant project, Russia

By: Sheila Barradas     19th August 2016 Rosenergoatom is building the first floating nuclear power plant project, Russia. 

Budget airline ponders going regional as it adds to domestic network

By: Keith Campbell     19th August 2016 South African low cost airline FlySafair is pondering whether it should add international flights, to other Southern African countries, to its currently all-domestic route network. “We are looking at it,” reports company CEO Elmar Conradie. “But it’s in its infancy, at the due diligence stage.... 

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. 

Kenya gears up to award contract for new Mombasa oil import facility

By: John Muchira     19th August 2016 After a delay of more than three years, Kenya is finally set to start constructing a modern oil importing facility in the coastal city of Mombasa. The Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) announced earlier this month that it is in the process of identifying a contractor to $116.3-million terminal.  The... 

Port of Ngqura manganese export expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     19th August 2016 Transnet Freight Rail plans to increase the capacity on its Postmasburg−Port Elizabeth−Ngqura manganese rail line. 

Western Distributor project, Australia

By: Sheila Barradas     19th August 2016 The project will address the long-standing issue of truck movements in Melbourne’s inner west. 

Key South African economic hubs set for minority rule

By: Reuters     17th August 2016 South Africa's biggest parties have failed to form coalition governments in major economic hubs following elections this month, they said on Wednesday, raising the prospect of less stable minority administrations. Since the African National Congress (ANC) lost its majority in major municipalities... 

South Africa clamps down on noncompliant goods 

By: News24Wire      16th August 2016 In the 2014-15 financial year, more than R548-million worth of poor quality, unsafe goods were removed from the South African market, said Asogan Moodley, CEO of the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS), on Tuesday. “These products were stopped at the ports of entry in Durban,... 

Over 2 000 new prefabricated classrooms installed to quell overcrowding in schools

     16th August 2016 In light of the recent spates of educational crises, the Department of Education has made great efforts to curb overcrowding and insurgent damage to schools at a national level. This has seen the popular rise of a new accommodation solution.    Addressing the need for the development of suitable... 

Avenira seals another offtake deal for Senegal phosphate project

By: Mariaan Webb     16th August 2016 Australia-based Avenira has signed another offtake agreement for production from the Baobab phosphate project, in Senegal. Under the latest three-year agreement, Polyserve Import Export and Trade will buy 120 000 t/y of rock phosphate from the Baobab mine at market-based prices. The product will... 

IDC, BAIC set to unveil plans for new Eastern Cape auto plant

By: Terence Creamer     16th August 2016 South Africa’s State-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has indicated that it and the BAIC Automotive Group, of China, will announce details of a new multibillion-rand motor vehicle manufacturing plant in Eastern Cape later this month. The development financier will host its annual... 

Cash-strapped Nautilus to lay off workers, cancel contracts for delayed Solwara 1 

By: Henry Lazenby     16th August 2016 Despite having $51.3-million in its coffers as at the end of June, marine mining pioneer Nautilus Minerals on Monday announced that it would implement several measures aimed at preserving the company’s capital position while it seeks to secure further project financing. The TSX-listed company... 

Vimy gets EPA approval for Mulga Rock uranium mine

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     15th August 2016 Perth-based resource development company Vimy Resources on Monday announced that Western Australia’s Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) had given its approval for its Mulga Rock project, in the state’s Eastern Goldfields. The EPA assessed Vimy’s proposal and prepared an assessment report,... 

TPT commissions Terberg haulers at DCT

By: Anine Kilian     15th August 2016 Fourteen Terberg haulers valued at R23.4-million have entered operations at Pier 1 at Transnet Port Terminals’ (TPT’s) Durban Container Terminal (DCT). The Terberg haulers, which replaced 14 old Mafi haulers, were acquired as part of TPT’s hauler replacement project. The project, which is... 

Wollongong Coal awards coal haulage contract

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     15th August 2016 ASX-listed Wollongong Coal has awarded a 800 000 t/y run-of-mine coal haulage contract to rail freight company Aurizon. Aurizon will transport coal from Wollongong’s Wongawilli colliery, in New South Wales, to the Port Kembla coal terminal on the east coast of the state. The contract will run... 

MHP Series Inductive Linear Position Sensor

     15th August 2016 Alliance Sensors Group a div of H.G. Schaevitz LLC has expanded its in-cylinder position sensor product line to include the MHP-7 series linear inductive sensors. These compact inductive linear sensors were designed to be installed into the rear endcap of hydraulic cylinders for operation at... 

Portuguese firm awarded contract to rehabilitate 75 km Malawi road

By: Marcel Chimwala     12th August 2016 The Malawi Roads Authority (MRA) has contracted Portuguese company Mota-Engil to rehabilitate the 75 km Liwonde–Mangochi road. The African Development Bank (AfDB) is funding the project, which is being implemented as part of the multinational Nacala Road Corridor Development Project (NRCDP),... 

Infrastructure development critical to the success of the oil, gas industry 

By: Anine Kilian     12th August 2016 Demand for oil and gas in Africa remains high but low crude prices combined with poor physical infrastructure, inadequate logistical solutions and onerous government regulations have stunted investment in oil- and gasfield development, says SacOil CEO Thabo Kgogo. He believes industry activity on... 

New Durban floating dock to add much-needed ship repair capacity 

By: Shirley le Guern     12th August 2016 With an estimated 12 000 ships calling at South Africa’s ports each year and over 30 000 vessels sailing along the South African coastline annually, the ship repair industry should theoretically be a thriving and growing industry. In reality, however, it is an opportunity that is largely being... 

Freight networks boost industry development

By: Sascha Solomons     12th August 2016 The biggest potential for growth in the materials handling industry lies in the bulk, or freight, rail networks, with a sizeable amount of the country’s planned investment in rail infrastructure projects aimed at maintaining it as the key global player it is, says engineering and design firm... 

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