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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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Atlas Iron ‘on sound footing’, hits FY16 shipping target

By: Mariaan Webb     27th July 2016 Iron-ore miner Atlas Iron is on a sound footing for the future after having completed a debt restructuring plan and reporting “excellent” performance in the June quarter, said outgoing MD David Flanagan on Wednesday. Atlas Iron shipped 3.7-million wet metric tonnes (wmt) in the three months ended... 

MakeMeMobile scoops two awards at the 2016 Honeywell META Partner Conference

     26th July 2016 MakeMeMobile was recognised for their excellence at the recent Honeywell Sensing and Productivity Solutions’ three-day Middle East Turkey and Africa partner conference in Bangkok. MakeMeMobile, a recognised leader in enterprise mobility computing and AutoID solutions in southern Africa, scooped... 

Green building buy-in now imperative for corporates, developers, urge analysts

     25th July 2016 As government chases legislation to enforce the implementation of green building principles, analysts advise that embracing sustainable development is crucial for all sectors of South Africa. Sustainable development specialists and property analysts have urged all South African businesses and... 

685 MW Avon power plant enters commercial operation  

By: Anine Kilian     25th July 2016 The independent Avon peaking power open-cycle gas-fired power plant, near Durban, has started commercial operations. The 685 MW Avon power plant is the second independent power producer project (IPP) in South Africa developed by joint venture (JV) partners France’s Engie, South Africa’s Legend... 

NMMU to get SA's tenth medical school

By: News24Wire      25th July 2016 South Africa’s tenth medical school will be opened at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) in Port Elizabeth, the university announced on Sunday. The announcement was made on Saturday by NMMU vice chancellor Professor Derrick Swartz following the government's approval. 

Guinea's SBDT bauxite project to begin mine construction this year

By: Reuters     25th July 2016 Guinea's Societe des Bauxites de Dabola-Tougue (SBDT) expects to begin construction on a mine by the end of this year that would allow it to exploit its large, untapped reserves of bauxite, the company's chief executive said on Friday. The state of Iran holds a 51% stake in SBDT, which owns... 

Mount Gibson cash pile swells to A$400m

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     22nd July 2016 Iron-ore miner Mount Gibson’s cash balance of A$400-million at the end of June has placed the company in a strong position to progress its Extension Hill project and to mull over redevelopment alternatives at Koolan Island, while continuing its pursuit of other resources investments. The cash... 

Anglo American coal bidders said in talks for acquisition loans

By: Bloomberg     22nd July 2016 Bidders for Anglo American’s Australian metallurgical coal assets, including Coronado Coal and AMCI Capital, are in talks with banks for acquisition financing, people with knowledge of the matter said. Coronado and AMCI are competing for Anglo American’s Moranbah and Grosvenor mines with BHP... 

Eastern Cape gas-to-power hub plans on track

     22nd July 2016 The Eastern Cape’s plan to host a gas-to-power hub is well advanced with the Coega industrial development zone (IDZ) now clearly the province's preferred location for the development says Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism MEC Sakhumzi Somyo.  

South Africa’s first locomotives

By: Jade Davenport     22nd July 2016 The South Africa of the late 1850s was an economic and industrial backwater with limited growth prospects, especially when compared with other colonial outposts. Diamonds and gold, which were to drive the country’s industrial revolution, were still a long way from being discovered and, thus, the... 

Tambo-Springs inland port project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     22nd July 2016 Tambo-Springs is one of three megaterminals being proposed for Gauteng over the next 20 years. 

Transport costs undermining African farmers

By: Irma Venter     22nd July 2016 A study shows that agricultural fertiliser can land at the Kenyan Port of Mombasa at $350/t, and then sell for 300% to 400% more 1 000 km inland, says Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) Alliance for Commodity Trade in Eastern and Southern Africa CEO Argent Chuula. “The same is... 

Tanzania gets $7.6bn loan from China's Exim Bank for railway

By: Reuters     21st July 2016 Tanzania has secured a $7.6-billion loan from China's Export-Import Bank (Exim) to build a railway line that will link it to its neighbours, President John Magufuli's office said on Wednesday. Tanzania wants to profit from its long coastline and upgrade its rickety railways and roads to serve... 

Anglo ups South African export coal output as diamond, iron-ore volumes fall

By: Martin Creamer     20th July 2016 Diversified mining company Anglo American upped South African export coal production in the three months to June 30, which saw local diamond and iron-ore output fall appreciably. While Eskom-related production remained broadly unchanged in the second quarter, export coal production rose 8% to... 

Kumba production dips 15%, sales down 26% in Q2

By: Ilan Solomons     20th July 2016 JSE-listed Kumba Iron Ore’s production decreased by 15% to 8.9-million tons in the second quarter of this year, compared with the 10.3-million tons of iron-ore produced in the second quarter of 2015. The iron-ore producer’s sales volumes also decreased by 26% to 9.6-million tons in the quarter... 

Belmet And 3c Metal Formalise A Shareholding Relationship

     19th July 2016 Following a long history of successful collaboration and joint ventures between Belmet and 3C Metal, the French-based head office of 3C Metal has officially taken the decision to invest in a shareholding percentage of Belmet Namibia and Belmet South Africa. The shareholding agreement is effective... 

BASF South Africa supports International Day initiative.

     19th July 2016 Employees at BASF, the world’s leading chemical company, are strongly supported by the company’s ethos of giving back to the community in which the company operates. Employee volunteering, coupled with BASF South Africa’s Corporate Social Responsibility programme, is an integral component of the... 

Magnetite inks letter of intent with Chinese steelmaker

By: Samantha Herbst     18th July 2016 ASX-listed Magnetite Mines and Lodestone Equities are collaborating with Shandong Iron and Steel Group, to develop the magnetite resources of South Australia’s Mawson iron province, following a non-binding letter of intent (LoI) signed on Friday. Shandong currently produces 22-million tonnes a... 

Aguia advances Três Estradas phosphate project

By: Samantha Herbst     18th July 2016 Based on a positive resource update reaffirming the potential value of its flagship Três Estradas phosphate deposit, in southern Brazil, ASX-listed fertiliser developer Aguia Resources has confirmed its intention to commence with a bankable feasibility study (BFS) once additional project... 

ICTSI Australia unit signs AUD398 million loan facility

     15th July 2016 Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) signed a syndicated loan facility worth AUD 398 million (approximately USD 300 million) with seven leading global financial institutions, namely: Citibank N.A., KFW IPEX-Bank, Standard Chartered Bank as Mandated Lead Arrangers and Bookrunners, Bank... 

Whitehaven boosts coal production 35%

By: Mariaan Webb     15th July 2016 Gunnedah basin coal miner Whitehaven Coal produced 19.7-million tonnes of coal in the 2016 financial year, ended June 30, which is a 35% increase on the previous corresponding period. Whitehaven, which owns four opencut mines and one large underground mine in New South Wales, delivered in its... 

CSIR’s frightening attitude towards renewable energy 

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     15th July 2016 Wikipedia says of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR): "[It] is South Africa's central and premier scientific research and development organisation. It was established by an Act of Parliament in 1945 and is situated on its own campus in the city of Pretoria.” About two years... 

Gabon inaugurates Central Africa’s first school of mining

By: Ilan Solomons     15th July 2016 Gabon President Ali Bongo Ondimba, alongside São Tomé and Príncipe Prime Minister Patrice Trovoada, recently inaugurated the Moanda School of Mining and Metallurgy, which is also known as E3M, in the Haut-Ogooué province of Gabon. “This school responds to the need for greater diversification in... 

International interest in small SA firm’s inspection robot

By: Keith Campbell     15th July 2016 Barely launched on to the market, a South African designed and developed inspection robot has already won local orders and attracted international interest, with potential overseas clients set to come to this country to examine it. The machine is the Ryonic Modular Inspection System, or RMIS,... 

Tug building project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     15th July 2016 The latest of the Transnet National Ports Authority’s nine new tugboats will set sail from the Durban premises of contractor Southern African Shipyards this month. 

Volvo Trucks Southern Africa Expands Network In South Africa

     14th July 2016 Volvo Trucks Southern Africa is expanding its footprint in Gauteng and opening a new workshop facility in Alrode, South of Gauteng. The workshop will open its doors in October 2016.  The reason for the new site is to improve breakdown response time for customers and to improve capacity and... 

Amec seeks to stimulate policy discussion ahead of 2017 WA election

By: Mariaan Webb     14th July 2016 The Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (Amec) on Thursday released a policy platform document in the lead up to Western Australia’s election in March next year, seeking to gain commitment from political parties on a number of policy positions. CEO Simon Bennison said that Amec’s... 

US challenges China raw material export duties in trade enforcement push

By: Reuters     14th July 2016 The US challenged China's export duties on nine key metals and minerals on Wednesday, arguing that they violate Beijing's commitments to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and give an unfair advantage to Chinese manufacturers. The move came with the Obama administration eager to demonstrate that... 

Broadlink Expands its Micro Wave and Fibre services

     13th July 2016 Telecommunications provider, Broadlink has announced its upgraded network expansion project has begun and already over 40 new high sites are live. This new look network is expanding the capabilities and product performance in new geographic areas with increased capacities. To complement its... 

Krishnapatnam Port Wins Big at CII EHS Awards

     12th July 2016 Krishnapatnam Port has been recognized as an engine driving the economic growth in Andhra Pradesh and as a port that sets new efficiency and operational benchmarks in the Indian port sector. Beyond such efficient operational and economic considerations, it was always the focused drive of... 

Unloved coal seen surging as China cuts collide with La Nina

By: Bloomberg     12th July 2016 Thermal coal prices in Asia may jump as much as 50% if rainfall caused by La Nina is heavier than expected, further tightening the market as China cuts production, according to Citigroup. Prices at the Australian port of Newcastle, an Asian benchmark, may increase to $90 a metric ton if La Nina... 

Huntsman Collaboration with ACCIONA Infraestructuras results in award winning all-composite lighthouse

     11th July 2016 Huntsman Advanced Materials’ commitment to innovation and process improvement was tested to the full on a recent lighthouse project led by ACCIONA Infraestructuras.  Working in collaboration with various partners an outstanding result was achieved which went on to win one of the prestigious 2016... 

Private equity investors to increase investment in oil and gas sector

By: Anine Kilian     11th July 2016 Private equity (PE) firms are readying to deploy more capital into the global oil and gas sector, with 25% planning acquisitions before the end of the year and 43% by the first half of 2017, a global survey of 100 PE firms active in the sector released on Monday by advisory firm Ernst & Young... 

Port Hedland iron-ore shipments to China rise in June

By: Reuters     11th July 2016 Record iron-ore shipments to China moved through Australia's Port Hedland terminal in June, as major producers BHP Billiton and Fortescue Metals operated close to full capacity and inventories at Chinese ports swelled. Most of the ore both companies mine is sent to China, where higher-grade... 

Short-term weakness belies crude oil’s strong long-term fundamentals

By: Henry Lazenby     9th July 2016 While West Texas Intermediate (WTI) prices this week fell to below $45/bl - a two-month low, news this week that US crude inventories were down failed to spark a materially positive price movement. “Some moderation over the significant gains oil saw from the third week in January onwards is to... 

Second of nine new TNPA tugs to set sail

By: Anine Kilian     8th July 2016 The latest of Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA’s) nine new, powerful tugboats will set sail from the Durban premises of contractor Southern African Shipyards this month, destined for its new home at the Port Elizabeth port. The tug was ceremonially launched as Qunu in May alongside a... 

Former mineworkers to get integrated support in claiming unpaid benefits

By: Natasha Odendaal     8th July 2016 An improved integrated process to aid former mineworkers battling with pension and provident fund claims would be rolled out across major historical mine labour sending areas following the conclusion of a pilot project in the Eastern Cape earlier this week. The Department of Planning, Monitoring... 

Brockman may build own rail line to link Marillana to Port Hedland

By: Mariaan Webb     8th July 2016 Iron-ore developer Brockman Mining was considering building a railway line to link its Marillana, and later its Ophthalmia projects, in the East Pilbara, to Port Hedland, the company reported on Friday. Brockman said it had commissioned engineering group Engenium to evaluate the commercial... 

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