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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,... 

Floating dry dock could lead to further docking opportunities in Durban

By: Shirley le Guern     5th September 2016 Dormac Marine’s R300-million investment in its Dormac Dock 1 floating dry dock will position the Dormac shipyard as a centre of excellence for the ship repair industry and serve as a stimulus for additional investment and docking opportunities in Durban, said Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob... 

Davies launches new ship-repair facility in Durban

By: Anine Kilian     2nd September 2016 The ship and boat manufacturing industry in South Africa has a great opportunity to supply and service sub-Saharan Africa with working vessels as required by State agencies for various activities, Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies said on Friday. Speaking at the naming ceremony of the new... 

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 –... 

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... 

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... 

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’s an opportunity that is largely being... 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     1st July 2016 Having postponed any immediate development of the Durban Dig-Out Port, Transnet National Ports Authority is progressing with two more modest projects to expand the container capacity at the Port of Durban. 

TNPA to add container capacity at Durban harbour as it puts dig-out port on hold 

By: Terence Creamer     28th June 2016 Having pulled back from any immediate development of the so-called Durban Dig-Out Port (DDOP), Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) is moving ahead with two more modest projects to expand the container capacity at the Port of Durban. Transnet CEO Siyabonga Gama has indicated that the DDOP is... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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