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Growth strategy prompts innovation

By: Mamaili Mamaila     22nd March 2019 Technologies design, production and marketing company Tesmec Group is constantly improving, adapting and evolving its machine concepts. Owing to its pursuit of a “glocal” growth strategy, this means that Tesmec is global, but at the same time they have a local presence in strategic areas of the... 

Port of Durban records higher 2018 cargo volumes

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     20th March 2019 The Port of Durban has recorded volume growth in the container, liquid bulk and dry bulk sectors in 2018, the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) reported on Wednesday. Container volumes increased by 9.5% year-on-year to 2.96-million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs). Of this, container... 

Transnet gives small businesses a leg up in KZN

By: Marleny Arnoldi     15th March 2019 State-owned freight utility Transnet, in attendance of Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, on Friday launched an enterprise development megahub for small businesses and entrepreneurs in Empangeni, in KwaZulu-Natal. The hub will assist small businesses, aspirant entrepreneurs and... 

Eskom reform urgent to restore ferrochrome potential 

By: Martin Creamer     12th March 2019 The demise of State power utility Eskom has caused South Africa to lose its optimal position in the lucrative ferrochrome business. Because of Eskom’s decline, unbeneficiated chrome ore exports from South Africa to China have enabled the Asian giant to ascend up the ferrochrome production ladder. 

Transnet to raise pipeline tariff by 10.95%

By: Simone Liedtke     11th March 2019 The National Energy Regulator of South Africa has granted freight logistics group Transnet a 7.69% increase in its allowable revenue to R5.68-billion for 2019/20, which translates to a 10.95% increase in pipeline tariffs. Should Energy Minister Jeff Radebe decide to use the pipeline tariff as a... 

PE Tanker Berth repairs on schedule for completion later this month

By: Simone Liedtke     8th March 2019 Repairs to the Tanker Berth in the Port of Port Elizabeth are progressing as scheduled, Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) said this week. The berth has been closed since February 18 to allow for repairs to be conducted on the corroded steel structures supporting the berth’s access walkway. 

Event aims to contribute to development of African rail

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     8th March 2019 Global events company Terrapinn will host the twenty-second annual Africa Rail exhibition and conference to contribute to the development of the rail sector across Africa, says Terrapin business development manager Athena Maharaj. She tells Engineering News that there will be a big focus on... 

Collaboration, safety awareness to mitigate railway fatalities

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     8th March 2019 The Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) hopes to collaborate with all stakeholders that have direct or indirect interactions with rail systems to mitigate fatalities associated with railways. These stakeholders include the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC), the South African Police Service... 

Freight services focus yields positive results for Grindrod in FY18

By: Marleny Arnoldi     6th March 2019 JSE-listed freight and financial services group Grindrod on Wednesday said a renewed focus on freight services has yielded positive results for the 2018 financial year, following the unbundling of the shipping business in June last year. The group noted that, while its repositioning is ongoing,... 

TNPA says it is ready to service Total as it explores the Brulpadda prospect

By: Marleny Arnoldi     1st March 2019 Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) on Friday said the Port of Mossel Bay is well equipped to provide value for Total, following the company’s significant gas condensate discovery. The discovery was made earlier this year on the Brulpadda prospect, located in the Outeniqua Basin, which is... 

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