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Small South African defence businesses succeeding in sector 

     5th November 2015 While the local defence industry is dominated by relatively large companies, there are also smaller companies succeeding in the sector. 

Merc, TPT look to containerisation to increase export efficiency 

By: Irma Venter     4th February 2015 Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) and Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) have moved to the containerisation of vehicles as MBSA grows and expands the geographical reach of its exports. MBSA’s plant, based in East London, in 2013 exported 36 234 C-Class vehicles to the US as its only export market. 

TPT invests in skills development at Richards Bay port

By: Shirley le Guern     28th November 2014 The handover of specialised computer equipment to the Umfolozi Technical and Vocational Education and Training College would address one of the greatest challenges faced by Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) at the Port of Richards Bay – a lack of skills in a highly specialised, industrial... 

Transnet ‘not afraid’ of competition from new African ports – Socikwa

By: Shirley le Guern     4th September 2014 Transnet and Transnet Port Terminals (TPT), in particular, was not afraid of competition from new, modern ports in Africa, TPT CEO Karl Socikwa said during the African Ports Evolution Conference in Durban. The conference was aimed at bringing together stakeholders and port authorities from across... 

Ngqura records highest year-on-year growth

By: Natasha Odendaal     4th June 2013 An upsurge in transshipments has pushed Transnet Port Terminals’ (TPT’s) Ngqura Container Terminal (NCT) to the top in terms of year-on-year volume growth. A recent study by the Drewry Maritime Research Company revealed that NCT’s volume growth had more than doubled at 129%. 

Port of Ngqura and container terminal development, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     22nd February 2013 Transnet National Ports Authority’s Port of Ngqura has built two new container berths, doubling its container ship capacity to four. 

New R140m Richards Bay ship-loader to be operational by April 

     16th January 2013 Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) has confrimed that it has procured a R140-million general bulk ship-loader for the Port of Richards Bay. Engineering company Sandvik managed the procurement of the loader, which was was designed in Austria and custon-built in China. 

Port of Ngqura and container terminal development, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     6th July 2012 Two new ship-to-shore cranes have successfully undergone testing and will be launched into operations at the Ngqura container terminal. 

Continued volume softening could see TPT revisit investment programme

By: Irma Venter     26th June 2012 Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) had seen a softening in import and export container volumes in the early months of the current financial year, said TPT CEO Karl Socikwa on Tuesday. Addressing the 2012 Africa Ports & Harbours Conference in Johannesburg, he noted that this slowdown could be... 


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