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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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Keeping truckers healthy and aware with free medical screenings

     24th June 2016 Engen Petroleum, a leading producer and marketer of fuels, lubricants and oil-based products, has recognised the Cape Winelands as a welcome refuelling and refreshment stopover on the routes of long haulage companies with the launch of a permanent wellness clinic. Truck drivers passing through... 

Unsustainable use of revenue from once booming phosphate sector haunting Nauru

By: Ilan Solomons     24th June 2016 The entire topside of the island of Nauru, in the Central Pacific, has largely been mined out and requires extensive rehabilitation, says Asian Development Bank (ADB) economist Roland Rajah. The tiny island nation, with a population of about 10 700 residents on an area of about 21 km2, has... 

New US products showcased at Africa Rail

By: Victor Moolman     24th June 2016 New material testing equipment from US-based company MTS that can determine the strength and durability of rail infrastructure will be showcased at the Africa Rail 2016 conference and exhibition by laboratory equipment and services suppliers IMP Scientific & Precision. 

Serious stresses remain at local level, but will they affect the elections?

By: Keith Campbell     24th June 2016 As is no doubt by now well known, the Institute for Security Studies recently reported that its violence monitoring project had identified 2 880 public protests in this country between 2013 and 2015, of which 53% had been violent. These protests are often, if not nearly always, described as... 

South Africa’s first, albeit primitive, rail infrastructure

By: Jade Davenport     24th June 2016 John Milne, the man regarded as Durban’s first civil engineer, is most famous for his role as Port Natal’s (today the Port of Durban's) first harbour engineer and his pioneering efforts to overcome the infamous submarine sandbar that naturally blocks the entrance to the lagoon, which, for the... 

Summit brings governments, operators and investors together

     24th June 2016 Regional and international stakeholders for East and Central Africa's transport infrastructure sector will be gathering once again at the seventh East & Central Africa Roads & Rail Infrastructure Summit 2016 (Roads & Rail 2016) to be held on September 27 and 28 in Dar es Salaam, in Tanzania. 

Lenders turn away BHP port debt plan, wary of coal

By: Reuters     23rd June 2016 Australian mining giant BHP Billiton pulled a $500-million debt refinancing plan at one of Australia's biggest coal export terminals after banks were reluctant to lend to the sector, said three sources with knowledge of the process. The decision earlier this month sets back efforts to simplify... 

Port Shepstone Techno Hub - Innovation Day

     22nd June 2016 The KwaZulu-Natal provincial MEC for Economic Development Mr Sihle Zikalala, Social Development MEC Ms Weziwe Thusi and Hibiscus Coast municipality mayor Cllr Nomusa Mqwebu, in partnership with the Port Shepstone Techno Hub, will be hosting an Innovation Day on 30 June 2016 to introduce the... 

Molten salt technology to reduce mining industry costs

     22nd June 2016 The University of South Australia (UniSA) has formed a collaborative research funding partnership with Centrex Metals in a bid to use cutting-edge molten salts technology to significantly reduce energy and water usage, and therefore, the cost of mineral processing. The research, based around the... 

Private sector breathes life into Operation Phakisa

By: News24Wire      22nd June 2016 An initiative that saw three South African companies work together to successfully deliver two world-class marine vessels has been hailed as exemplary by the Department of Trade and Industry’s (dti) and the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA). Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) recently... 

Coca-Cola opens new $130m bottling plant in Mozambique

By: African News Agency      21st June 2016 Coca-Cola Bottling Company on Tuesday announced the official opening of its world-class bottling facility in Matola Gare, near Maputo, Mozambique. The plant, built over three years at a cost of $130-million, is the largest green-field facility in Coca-Cola Sabco’s history across its seven-country... 

Presidency reports on progress with 9-point plan

By: News24Wire      21st June 2016 The South African Government is making steady progress in the implementation of its Nine Point Plan to reignite growth and create jobs, the Presidency said on Monday. The plan, which forms part of of the implementation of the National Development Plan (NDP), was announced by President Jacob Zuma... 

Final qualifiers for AfriSam-Saia Awards announced

By: Natasha Odendaal     15th June 2016 The shortlisted contenders in this year’s AfriSam–South African Institute of Architects (Saia) Awards for Sustainable Architecture and Innovation were unveiled on Wednesday after record entries across the four categories were received by closing on March 24. Twenty-two projects out of 47 entries... 

Transnet, Mercedes-Benz SA set export record at East London port

By: Irma Venter     15th June 2016 Transnet and Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) in April set an export record at the East London harbour, with more than 10 000 new C-Class vehicles exported from MBSA’s Eastern Cape plant. “In April we were the highest exporter of new vehicles in South Africa, when we recorded a total of 10 674... 

Vale's Mozambique unit stops using Sena railway after attacks – State news agency

By: Reuters     15th June 2016 Brazil's Vale has stopped transporting coal on the Sena railway line from its mine in the western Mozambique after two gun attacks on its trains last week, the State news agency said on Tuesday. In both attacks, the gunmen fired at the cabin of the lead locomotive, the news agency reported,... 

Training To Help Building Industry Members Protect Their Rights

     14th June 2016 The days of a simple handshake holding the various parties involved in a project nowadays belong to a bygone era. In the building industry, in particular, entering any contract - small or large - without a formal contract is a recipe for disaster, says Uwe Putlitz, CEO of the Joint Buildling... 

Businesses turn to new technology for crucial energy savings

     14th June 2016 DESPITE a promise by parastatal Eskom of no load-shedding for the foreseeable future, soaring energy prices have forced businesses continue to cut energy consumption. The issue has become particularly crucial for companies bearing the ISO 50001 energy management standard certification, which... 

Australian magnate Palmer sues Queensland Nickel administrator

By: Reuters     14th June 2016 Australian magnate Clive Palmer on Tuesday sued the administrators of his nickel business for holding on to assets that he says belonged to the Queensland Nickel operation when he took back management control of it in March. The Queensland Nickel operation went into voluntary administration in... 

TPT Richards Bay assists international vessel in avoiding disaster

By: Anine Kilian     13th June 2016 Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) Richards Bay last month assisted Italian vessel MV Peppino Bottiglieri, which had caught fire and needed urgent laybye berth in Richards Bay. In a statement released on Monday, TPT said the vessel was carrying coal destined for Malaysia when the crew discovered cargo... 

Turnbull govt promises A$1bn fund to protect Great Barrier Reef

By: Mariaan Webb     13th June 2016 Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Monday vowed to create a A$1-billion fund to protect the Great Barrier Reef. Malcolm, who is facing a general election on July 2, said that a re-elected Coalition government would provide the funding over ten years to invest in finance for projects... 

Vale's Mozambique unit says trains attacked by gunmen

By: Reuters     10th June 2016 The Mozambique unit of Brazilian mining company Vale said on Friday that its trains had targeted by gunfire twice in recent days on the Sena rail line which carries coal from the interior to the Indian Ocean port of Beira. "Vale has been working with the relevant authorities to ensure that... 

Another multimillion-rand expansion at Coega IDZ

By: Dylan Slater     10th June 2016 State-owned company for the development of 11 500 ha of industrial land in Port Elizabeth, the Coega Development Corporation (CDC), last month announced a R22-million expansion project by agroprocessing company Dynamic Commodities to be developed in Zone 3 of the Coega industrial development zone... 

Niche welding companies remain optimistic

By: Robyn Wilkinson     10th June 2016 Despite a challenging start to the year for companies in the mining and engineering sectors, friction welding specialist Manapp Industries director Shannon Frost and welding and cutting solutions provider Shield Technologies CEO Wayne Holt are optimistic about their companies’ prospects. 

The battle of the sandbar at Durban harbour

By: Jade Davenport     10th June 2016 Durban’s first Harbour Engineer and the Battle of the Sandbar The greatest obstacle that has always challenged the successful use of the natural lagoon that is today Durban’s harbour is the containment of a massive sandbar, which, left unchecked, has the natural inclination to block the entrance... 

We can’t afford to let malaria take hold

By: Kelvin Kemm     10th June 2016 Malaria is a thoroughly unpleasant disease and people who have had it report that it really is nasty. I have spoken to a number of people who have recovered from malaria, and they all say, not again, please. Of course, malaria can also very easily be fatal.  So, anybody contracting malaria has... 

BHP sets sights on a new iron-mine to replace ageing one

By: Reuters     9th June 2016 BHP Billiton is studying an option to develop a massive new iron-ore deposit in Australia to replace lost tonnes as operations age and reserves decline, according to the company and documents filed with environmental regulators. The deposit is called South Flank and lies 10 km south of BHP's... 

New Appointment Takes Cynthia Back To Her Free State Roots

     8th June 2016 For Cynthia, who was previously a.b.e's Regional Manager in the Eastern Cape,  the appointment has taken her back to her roots as she started her career at a.b.e. in Bloemfontein as Resellers Consultant 16 years ago,  marketing the company's  products to hardware stores and builders merchants in... 

TFR moves record 1.05Mt of manganese in May

     8th June 2016 Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) moved a record 1.05-million tons of manganese in May – a new monthly record – as a result of an improvement in operational efficiencies and an upturn in market conditions. “The record-breaking performance is due to a significant improvement in efficiencies across the... 

Historic Milestones Committee nominates 22 candidates

     8th June 2016 • Historic milestones committee for Logistics Hall of Fame meets at the Federal Transport Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) in Berlin, Germany. • 22 finalists from five countries nominated. Berlin/Unterföhring near Munich, June 8, 2016. The finalists for election to the... 

LED lighting solution for Nigeria’s commercial airports

     8th June 2016 BEKA Schréder has supplied an LED lighting solution to illuminate the aprons of six out of sixteen commercial airports in Nigeria currently being upgraded to international lighting standards. The other ten will be completed before the end of this year. Nigeria’s commercial airports have come... 

Coal, like oil, lifted by supply squeezes and record demand

By: Reuters     8th June 2016 All major benchmarks for thermal coal - the world's second most important energy fuel after crude oil - have pushed back above $50 a tonne for the first time this year, driven by output cuts, supply disruptions and increased demand. After years of declines, tightening fundamentals have been... 

Iron-ore glut to persist with third-largest exports from Port Hedland

By: Bloomberg     7th June 2016 Iron-ore shipments from Australia’s Port Hedland, the world’s largest bulk export-terminal, expanded to the third-highest level on record, signalling that a global surplus is set to persist. Exports totaled 39.4-million metric tons last month from 37.7-million tons in April and 38-million tons a... 

Lincoln granted mining lease for Eyre Peninsula project

By: Mariaan Webb     6th June 2016 The South Australian government has granted project developer Lincoln Minerals a 21-year mining lease for its Kookaburra Gully graphite project on the Eyre Peninsula, the company announced on Monday. The approval marks a key milestone in the development of the project, which was expected to... 

Kenya pursuing own oil pipeline after Uganda partnership collapses

By: John Muchira     3rd June 2016 Kenya has set in motion the process to build its own crude oil export pipeline after plans to partner with Uganda in a similar project hit a snag.   Only days after Uganda announced it was partnering with Tanzania instead, Kenya reported that it had decided to build its own pipeline from... 

Moz coal sector under strain as country looks to cooperation with Botswana

By: Keith Campbell     3rd June 2016 It is reported from Mozambique that three of the companies producing coal in that country have stopped, or significantly scaled back, their mining activities. According to the Maputo daily Notícias that are the Indian groups International Coal Ventures Limited (ICVL) and Jindal Africa, and... 

Two 330 MW boilers to aid power production in Pakistan

     3rd June 2016 Electrical engineering service provider and boiler manufacturer GE Steam Powered Systems president Andreas Lusch announced the company’s deal with construction and engineering company China Machinery Engineering Corp (CMEC) to supply two 330 MW boilers Pakistan power producer Engro Powergen Thar... 

While iron-ore price crawls sideways, Champion readies for Bloom Lake revival

By: Henry Lazenby     2nd June 2016 Despite the price outlook for the steelmaking ingredient iron-ore crawling sideways at best in 2016, TSX- and ASX-listed junior Champion Iron is preparing to restart its recently acquired Bloom Lake mine, near Fermont, Quebec, as soon as markets improve. Under the leadership of chairperson and... 

Dormac’s floating dry dock halfway to South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd June 2016 South Africa’s new floating dock has passed the halfway mark as it traverses an 8 000-plus nautical mile passage from Ukraine to arrive at the Port of Durban by the end of June. The new multimillion-rand Dormac Dock 1 would be anchored at owner and operator marine engineering company Dormac... 

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