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Port authority maps out infrastructure projects

     13th May 2016 The ports industry is in a state of radical change and uncertainty, which requires flexible and adaptable port planning and design, notes Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) COO Phyllis Difeto. “The impact of the global economic downturn is a daily reminder to ports of the need to change... 

New chicken row brewing in South Africa 

By: News24Wire      4th May 2016 Following the concessions on US imports to South Africa in January this year, another chicken storm is brewing as local poultry producers face harsh punishment if they fail to comply with new brine limits. The poultry industry has six months to adjust to new maximum levels of brine, a fluid,... 

African trade corridors have potential to spur development, drive transformation

By: Schalk Burger     22nd April 2016 The role of business in the successful and sustainable operation of trade corridors is being recognised by researchers and national governments, says a range of African trade and investment professionals. Trade corridors spur development and drive the transformation of economic sectors and even... 

African trade corridors have potential to spur development, drive transformation

By: Schalk Burger     22nd April 2016 The role of business in the successful and sustainable operation of trade corridors is being recognised by researchers and national governments, says a range of African trade and investment professionals. Trade corridors spur development and drive the transformation of economic sectors and even... 

Prince Edward graving dry dock caisson repair project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     22nd April 2016 The third and final phase of the R30-million refurbishment of the Prince Edward graving dry dock has been completed. 

Prince Edward graving dry dock caisson repair project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     1st April 2016 Transnet National Ports Authority has completed the third and final phase of the R30-million refurbishment of the Prince Edward graving dry dock. 

S Africa in the clear as Obama lifts Agoa ban

By: Natasha Odendaal     15th March 2016 US President Barack Obama this week officially revoked any potential limitations imposed on South Africa under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) as the African nation “came into compliance” after lengthy negotiations that threatened South Africa’s duty-free trade benefits with the... 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     11th March 2016 Transnet National Ports Authority is continuing with its investment under Transnet’s Market Demand Strategy, despite poor economic growth. 

Focus shifts to improving SA-US economic relations as chicken impasse ends

By: Terence Creamer     3rd March 2016 South Africa’s Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) confirmed on Thursday that its so-called ‘three-meats’ negotiations with the US on poultry, beef and pork had been concluded, securing the country’s position as an African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) beneficiary. Agoa was extended last... 

Maritime Transport policy to be submitted to Parliament in March

By: Shirley le Guern     26th February 2016 The Department of Transport has accelerated the process of finalising the Maritime Transport Policy, which is expected to take effect by mid-year, according to Deputy Transport Minister Sindiwe Chikunga, who told Engineering News on the sidelines of the inaugural eThekwini Maritime Cluster Summit... 

Durban’s transformation into smart port city aimed to improve efficiencies

By: Shirley le Guern     24th February 2016   The notion of transforming Durban – home to South Africa’s largest and busiest ports – into a smart port city was a focal point at the inaugural Durban Maritime Summit, which kicked off in Durban on Wednesday. 

TNPA unveils R843m port security system

By: Anine Kilian     15th February 2016 Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has invested R843-million in a new port security system to safeguard customer cargo, port users and Transnet’s own port assets, staff and contractors. “The National Ports Act 12 of 2005 and the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code of 2004... 

New Multimillion Rand Port Security System for SA

     15th February 2016 Transnet National Ports Authority has introduced a state-of-the-art port security system valued at R843 million to safeguard customer cargo, port users, as well as Transnet’s own port assets, staff and contractors. Richard Vallihu, Chief Executive at TNPA, said: “The National Ports Act 12 of 2005... 

Maydon Wharf Infrastructure Upgrade Achieves Big Safety Milestone

     1st February 2016 Transnet Capital Projects which is overseeing Transnet National Ports Authority’s project to reconstruct the quay walls and deepen berths at Maydon Wharf – recently achieved a safety milestone of 1 000 000 Man Hours without a Lost Time Injury on the Reconstruction and Deepening of Maydon Wharf... 

No bid awarded for new Durban cruise terminal

By: Natalie Greve     27th January 2016 Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA’s) latest request for proposals (RFPs) for the development of a new passenger terminal in the Port of Durban has ended in a nonaward. “In terms of Section 56 of the National Ports Act, TNPA is mandated to enter into agreements with companies to design,... 

No Bid Awarded for New Durban Cruise Terminal

     27th January 2016 Transnet National Ports Authority’s latest Request for Proposals for development of a new passenger terminal in the Port of Durban has ended in a non-award, Transnet said on Wednesday. Richard Vallihu, Chief Executive at TNPA, said: “In terms of section 56 of the National Ports Act 12 of 2005,... 

Award-winning KZN interchange eases congestion on N2

     11th December 2015 State-owned entity the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) reports that upgrading the Umgeni road interchange, located at the N2 and M19 intersection in KwaZulu-Natal’s eThekwini municipality, has eased the flow of traffic for about 14 000 to 16 000 vehicles travelling through... 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     4th December 2015 The Transnet National Ports Authority is pressing ahead with its investment under Transnet’s MDS, despite poor economic growth. 

Vopak mulls further South African investments as it expands Durban fuel storage capacity

By: Terence Creamer     20th November 2015 Independent tank storage group Vopak, of the Netherlands, has completed the first phase of an expansion project at its Durban Island View operations raising its fuel storage capacity to 174 000 m3. By the third quarter of 2016, Vopak South Africa, which is 30% owned by black-empowerment company... 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     6th November 2015 Transnet National Ports Authority is reconstructing the quay walls at Maydon Wharf. 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     16th October 2015 The Transnet National Ports Authority has reinstated several berths at Durban port back to their original permissible draughts. 

Prince Edward graving dry dock caisson repair project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     16th October 2015 The project's handover date has been brought forward by a month to November 25. 

Wester Mineralien

     9th October 2015 Established in 1998, Wester Mineralien manufactures and supplies minerals and products to the refractory, abrasive and sandblasting industries. The company’s expertise covers the crushing, screening, demagnetising, dedusting and micronising of minerals. 

TNPA advances deepening of Port of Durban berths

By: Natalie Greve     7th October 2015 Following Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA’s) ongoing efforts to address shallow spots exacerbated by the size of megaships now calling at the Port of Durban, harbour master Captain Alex Miya has reinstated a number of berths back to their original permissible draughts. “The vessels... 

Infrastructure Development a Key Focus at SAAFF 2015 Congress

     18th September 2015 With infrastructure spend in the sub-Saharan region estimated to reach $180 billion per annum by 2025, integrated infrastructure planning and development remains key to the Region’s growth. “Integrated Planning and Infrastructure Development - How to make this a Reality” is the subject of a panel... 

Karbochem Contract For Freightmax

     10th September 2015 A two year contract for transport, warehousing and logistics services has been awarded to Imperial Logistics group company Freightmax by synthetic rubber manufacturer Karbochem. This is a significant contract renewal that reflects the company’s commitment to forging long term partnerships with... 

South African port costs debated

By: Shirley le Guern     7th September 2015 A statement that local ports were among the cheapest in the world, sparked intense debate at a Transport Forum meeting, in Durban, late last week. Drawing on global statistics which included a World Bank study, Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) senior manager for strategy Willie Coetsee said South... 

Prince Edward graving dry dock caisson repair project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     28th August 2015 The project involves the repair of the outer caisson of the Prince Edward graving dry dock, in KwaZulu-Natal. 

TNPA introduces online management system at Cape Town, Saldanha Bay ports

By: Natalie Greve     26th August 2015 The ports of Cape Town and Saldanha Bay on Wednesday became the latest to go live with the Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA’s) new R79-million Web-based Integrated Port Management System (IPMS), first introduced at the pilot site, the Port of Durban, in July. IPMS replaced manual... 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     14th August 2015 Durban’s ageing dry dock will be closed for two months while repairs worth R30-million on its badly corroded outer caisson are being completed. 

First ship brought into Durban port using smart system

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     28th July 2015 State-owned enterprise Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA’s) new Web-based integrated port management system (IPMS) went live on July 26 at the Port of Durban, with crude oil tanker Colorado being the first vessel to be brought into the port using the new system. The system replaced manual... 

Chemicals Imbizo:Promoting Investment and growth in the chemicals manufacturing sector

     23rd July 2015 The first Chemicals Imbizo, hosted by the Durban Chemicals Cluster at Moses Mabhida Stadium, saw various key players in the chemicals value chain come together and create linkages within the industry. The definition of an Imbizo is a “gathering”, the primary objective of the Chemicals Imbizo is... 

Marine transport, manufacturing at centre of Operation Phakisa

By: Natalie Greve     22nd July 2015 Aimed at leveraging South Africa’s strategic location and extensive coastline, Operation Phakisa will place at its centre the accelerated growth of the country’s marine transport and manufacturing (MTM) sector, which government believes can contribute up to R23-billion to the national gross... 

Transnet kicks off registration process for smart ports 

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     6th July 2015 State-owned entity Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has started the registration process for its integrated port management system (IPMS), which is scheduled to go live in the Port of Durban at the end of July. TNPA started issuing registration instructions to external users such as... 

Welding services specialist secures several petrochem contracts

By: Mia Breytenbach     12th June 2015 Following the completion of several local projects showcasing engineering and labour-broking services provider Fabricon Pipe & Labour Hire’s knowledge about welding processes and its swift project execution methods, the company has been awarded several new contracts in the local petrochemicals... 

KZN infrastructure growth buoyant, matches African construction trends

By: Mia Breytenbach     29th May 2015 KwaZulu-Natal’s infrastructure development outlook is brighter than South Africa realises it is, considering the current level of megaproject activity in the province, states professional services and advisory firm Deloitte. Moreover, South Africa needs these megaprojects to continue to assist in... 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     22nd May 2015 The completion date for construction at Maydon Wharf has been set for December 2016.  

New Maydon Wharf technology ‘a first for SA’  

By: Kimberley Smuts     15th May 2015 SSAXSYS JV, a joint venture (JV) between construction group Stefanutti Stocks and enterprise development partner AXSYS Infrastructure has set the completion date for construction at Maydon Wharf, in Durban, in South Africa for December 2016. The contract to start construction was signed on April... 

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