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Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     5th May 2017 Forming part of a six-berth reconstruction project at the Port of Durban, berths 13 and 14 are now fully operational. 

TPT awarded multipurpose terminal depot licences

By: Natasha Odendaal     28th March 2017 The South African Revenue Service has granted Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) new depot licences for all its multipurpose terminals (MPTs) for the packing and unpacking of containers for all commodities, including agri, mineral and mining bulk products. This enables State-owned TPT to efficiently... 

Transporters disagree with implementation of appointment only system at Durban terminal

By: Shirley le Guern     10th March 2017 The trucking fraternity has not taken kindly to an announcement on Friday by Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) that it will impose an appointment only system for trucks at the Pier 2 Container Port Terminal, in Durban, from April 1. At a presentation at the Container Terminal, regional manager Thula... 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     20th January 2017 A a significant milestone has been celebrated at the Port of Durban, with the Maydon Wharf precinct having serviced Bright Sky, the first vessel to use the common-user Berth 14 after its reconstruction. 

TFR introduces shuttle service between Ngqura, Port Elizabeth terminals

By: Anine Kilian     12th December 2016 State-owned Transnet Freight Rail’s (TFR’s) Containers and Automotive business unit, in collaboration with Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) and TFR Cape Channel, has introduced a new inter-terminal transfer shuttle service between the Ngqura Container Terminal (NCT) and the Port Elizabeth Container... 

SA ports operator outlines view on weight regulations at global event

By: David Oliveira     30th September 2016 Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) was invited to present at this year’s International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME) conference, which took place last month in Hamburg, Germany. The presentation joint presentation of TPT senior strategy manager Dr Darren Fraser and TPT compliance manager... 

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 –... 

TPT celebrates 1bn ton iron-ore export milestone

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     19th August 2016 Transnet Port Terminals’ (TPT’s) Saldanha operations on Thursday celebrated a significant milestone – with one-billion tons of iron-ore having passed through the bulk terminal. Saldanha is South Africa's main iron-ore export terminal and a highly mechanised bulk-handling facility that remains the... 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     19th August 2016 Fourteen Terberg haulers have entered operations at Pier 1 at Transnet Port Terminal's Durban Container Terminal. 

TPT commissions Terberg haulers at DCT

By: Anine Kilian     15th August 2016 Fourteen Terberg haulers valued at R23.4-million have entered operations at Pier 1 at Transnet Port Terminals’ (TPT’s) Durban Container Terminal (DCT). The Terberg haulers, which replaced 14 old Mafi haulers, were acquired as part of TPT’s hauler replacement project. The project, which is... 

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. 

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... 

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. 

Maritime summit highlights need for Durban to become a smart port city

By: Shirley le Guern     2nd February 2016 With a shift in freight transport from road to rail and a more efficient logistics system providing the backbone for a more competitive economy, the maritime sector, supported by the logistics and transport sectors, is becoming the biggest growth area for the local economy, said Transnet Port... 

All on track at Transnet despite rocky outlook

By: Shirley le Guern     9th December 2015 Even though it will be a case of “all hands on deck to do more with less”, everything is on track at Transnet ahead of a challenging 2016, said Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) CEO Karl Socikwa during a year-end business-to-business breakfast discussion in Durban earlier this week. Highlighting the... 

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. 

Port of Ngqura manganese export expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     20th November 2015 The project involves the construction of a 16-million-ton-a-year manganese export expansion project. 

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. 

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. 

TPT highlights role of technology in improving port efficiencies

By: Shirley le Guern     4th November 2015 Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) has improved efficiencies and significantly enhanced port throughput, thereby positively impacting on South Africa’s economic growth, CEO Karl Socikwa told delegates at the African Ports Evolution Conference, in Durban. The conference, now in its fourth year, was... 

TPT keeps eye on financial stability 

By: Natasha Odendaal     28th October 2015 As State-owned Transnet prepares to deliver its financial results for the first half of this year on Thursday, Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) CEO Karl Socikwa on Wednesday vowed to do everything possible to keep the division’s balance sheet healthy as the South African economy faces low economic... 

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. 

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... 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     4th September 2015 The timelines timelines for Transnet National Ports Authority's repair project at the Prince Edward Graving dry dock, in Durban, have been adjusted. 

Port of Ngqura manganese export expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     21st August 2015 Cabinet has approved the issuing of a permanent operating licence to Transnet Port Terminals to operate the manganese container terminal at the Port of Ngqura. 

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. 

TPT gets go-ahead to operate manganese terminal

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     13th August 2015 Cabinet has approved the issuing to Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) of a permanent operating licence to operate the manganese container terminal at the Port of Ngqura, near Port Elizabeth. This was in line with government priorities relating to Operation Phakisa on growing the country’s oceans... 

Iron-ore export channel expansion, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     31st July 2015 Transnet’s expansion plan for iron-ore exports through the Port of Saldanha is progressing well. 

Port of Ngqura manganese export expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     31st July 2015 Phase 1 of the rail upgrade was approved as early works, and R466-million has been invested to date. 

Port of Ngqura and container-terminal development, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     1st May 2015 The last of the 26 mooring units comprising the Port of Ngqura’s automated mooring system have arrived. 

Port of Ngqura manganese export expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     3rd April 2015 The project involves the construction of a 16-million-ton-a-year manganese export expansion project at the Port of Ngqura, in the Eastern Cape. 

Morwe to retire as TNPA CEO

By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th March 2015 Tau Morwe will take early retirement and step down as Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) CEO at the end of April. Morwe, who joined Transnet in 1997, has served as CE at three of the group’s divisions – TNPA, Transnet Freight Rail and as the first CE of Transnet Port Terminals (TPT). He is... 

Expanding Eastern Cape port moves to corner regional transshipment market 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th March 2015 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Transnet Port Terminals has injected some R14-billion into the development of the purpose-built Ngqura container terminal in the Eastern Cape.  

Expanding E Cape port moves to corner regional transshipment market 

By: Natalie Greve     9th March 2015 Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) has the southern hemisphere transshipment market firmly within its crosshairs, having, thus far, injected some R14-billion into the development of the purpose-built Ngqura container terminal (NCT) at the Port of Ngqura, in the Eastern Cape – located within the... 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

     6th March 2015 The Transnet National Ports Authority has committed to spending R17-billion on infrastructure upgrades at the Port of Durban by 2023. 

TPT appoints new terminal manager for Cape Town Terminals

     6th February 2015 Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) has appointed Pamela Yoyo as Cape Town Terminals (CTT) terminal manager, following the promotion of former CTT terminal manager Brenda Magqwaka to TPT KwaZulu-Natal GM of containers. Yoyo would provide strategic guidance on operations and overall administration of... 

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... 

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