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Materials-Handling and Logistics

Ship repair (port project)

12th April 2002 Name of the project and location Ship repair facility project, Richards Bay, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. Project description The scope of the project has not yet been finalised. It could be a dry-dock or just a ship repair facility, but is planned to cater for all vessel sizes mainly bigger... 

Supply-chain management outsourcing still pays

By: marisa rodrigues     15th March 2002 Automotive manufacturers operate in a competitive environment and are constantly trying to spend more time concentrating on their core competencies, which is no longer just about manufacturing, but also the design and marketing of their specific automotive brand. 

Belting products for local bread-makers

8th March 2002 As the exclusive distributor for Charles Walker conveyor belting in Southern Africa, Bearing Man, of Durban, has a range of belting products designed for the bread manufacturing industry. 

Citrus processor expands material-handling capacity

8th March 2002 Efficient operation of Letaba Citrus Processors' enterprise in Tzaneen has been simplified through its relationship with Criterion Equipment, a local materials-handling supplier, reports manager Trevor Dunlop. 

Logistics needs 'ownership' to succeed

By: marisa rodrigues     8th February 2002 For effective logistics to exist in an organisation, someone needs to take “ownership” of it, states president of the Southern African Roundatable of the Council of Logistics Management (CLM) Mike Johnston. 

SA to get pharmaceutical drug-dispensing system

By: marisa rodrigues     8th February 2002 A technologically-advanced innovation that will assist in the distribution and dispensing of prescription drugs at the pharmacy level, is due to be introduced to South Africa in the second half of this year. 

SMS logistics for SMEs

By: marisa rodrigues     8th February 2002 In an effort to ensure that business between large organisations and small, medium and micro enterprises (SMME) remains as efficient as possible and utilises the latest technology, logistics-technology provider, Log-Tek has developed a unique short message service (SMS) application. 

Enterprise systems fail logistics

By: marisa rodrigues     8th February 2002 Big enterprise systems may well be considered as the ‘con job’ of the turn of the century, believes Logsitics Systems CEO Martin Bailey. 

Local crane supplier in Austrian buy-out

By: marisa rodrigues     8th February 2002 Local Crane supplier Magon Cranes is now fully owned by the Austrian Palfinger group of companies. 

SA cranes for Moz aluminium smelter

By: marisa rodrigues     8th February 2002 Local crane specialist, Toco South Africa has been awarded a multimillion-rand contract to supply the cranes for the Mozal II project, in Mozambique. 

Call for review of SA’s materials-handling standards

By: marisa rodrigues     8th February 2002 Standards in the materials-handling industry need some serious attention if South Africa hopes to partake in the global marketplace, believes D.D.L Equipment MD Andrew Stewart. 

SA keeps up with First World supply-chain trends

By: marisa rodrigues     8th February 2002 By not owning traditional capital-intensive logistics assets, supply-chain management companies have the flexibility to adapt rapidly to clients’ needs and environmental changes. 

New captain at helm of materials-handling stalwart

8th February 2002 South African company Krupp Mining and Materials Handling is entering a new phase in its life now that it is headed up by with Klaus M 

SA supplier is agent for US conveyor

8th February 2002 Conveyor systems manufacturer the Jervis B. Webb Company, of the US, has appointed Bearing Man as its exclusive distributor throughout Southern Africa. 

Launch of new-generation dump-trucks in SA

8th February 2002 The South African launch of Bell Equipment Company’s fourth generation D-series range of articulated dump trucks (ADTs) places the Richards Bay-based original equipment manufacturer at the forefront of the world’s ADT industry. 

Electric hoist debuts

8th February 2002 Johannesburg-based Bellambie Mining & Industrial’s range of Black Bear electric hoists and trolleys, with enhanced safety features and low maintenance requirements, have lifting capacities between 500 kg and 10 t, in models with 220V, 380V and 525V power supply. 

Remote control of materials-handling locomotives

8th February 2002 Iscor Vanderbijlpark has appointed portable-radio remote control (PRRC) specialist Cattron-Theimeg to upgrade 15 of the original 34 PRRC systems installed by Cattron four years ago. 

Excavator joins the diamond-digging fleet

8th February 2002 It is said that the amount of attention paid in the design of the new generation of Fiat-Hitachi EX series excavators has created the perfect interface between operator and machine, ensuring maximum productivity for even the most difficult and demanding excavation work. 

Skid-steer loader for metal recycling

8th February 2002 Local company, SA Metal, has just received delivery of a Caterpillar skid steer loader from Barloworld Equipment, of Belville in Cape Town. 

Moz and Botswana agents for equipment supplier

8th February 2002 Mozambicans now have easy access to South African materials-handling equipment supplier Criterion Equipment’s range of TCM forklifts, Atlet warehouse equipment and hand pallet jacks. 

Logistics success story for cereal manufacturer

8th February 2002 The innovative use of a double-deep racking system, efficiency of management and use of top-of-the-line materials-handling equipment, has resulted in a logistical success story for Kelloggs South Africa’s national distribution centre in Jet Park, Gauteng. 

Excavator for Swazi dam

8th February 2002 Transcavators took delivery of its first Volvo EC210 late last year and this has proved to be a reliable machine. 

Rugged new loader launched

8th February 2002 The first E-series wheel loader from Volvo Construction Equipment, the Volvo L220E was launched at Bauma 2001 and will soon be available from Babcock Equipment. 

Globalisation promotes strategic logistics partnering

8th February 2002 As the pressures of globalisation begin to be felt by commerce, the focus of leading companies will shift towards their core competencies. 

Telescopic handler bought

8th February 2002 Cargo loader Bay Stevedores, of Richards Bay, has purchased a Bobcat 40140 telescopic handler from Bobcat South Africa, a division of Consolidated Rock Machinery (CRM). 

Import logistics for SA chrome smelter

8th February 2002 Logistics management firm Transcargo Services has been appointed by Bateman Titaco to manage the entire logistics process for the imported components of the R700-million SA Chrome smelter project due to be completed in the North West Province by mid-2002. 

Mushrooms get loaded

8th February 2002 A Volvo wheeled loader is playing an integral role in making compost for the production of mushrooms. 

Radio control of Cape Town's containers

8th February 2002 Portnet Cape Town is the second largest sea-freight environment in South Africa, handling about 20 vessels a week and 9 500 to 10 000 containers at any given time. 

Transport firm gets Korean loaders

8th February 2002 Rustenburg-based load and transport company, Chrisick has ordered eight Hyundai loaders from Hyundai Plant and Equipment. 

One-partner logistics service

8th February 2002 Sandton logsitics group of companies The Fuel Group has unveiled the concept of ‘one partner logistics’ to describe its approach in the definition and delivery of logistics solutions to its clients. 

European on-board weighing systems arrive

8th February 2002 In-motion train weighing specialist Autotech Weighing Systems, of Johannesburg, has signed an agency agreement with Tamtron Oy, a leading manufacturer and supplier of dynamic on-board weighing equipment worldwide. 

SA-designed grader launched

8th February 2002 Late last year, Barloworld Equipment introduced what was reportedly South Africa’s only locally-designed and build grader, a new machine which was developed for local conditions by Desmond Equipment, of Port Shepstone. 

System offers info-sharing across supply-chain community

By: marisa rodrigues     8th February 2002 The global supply-chain is no longer just about having the right goods at the right place at the right time, it is about the right information at the right place at the right time, maintains Collaborative Xchange client director Jonathan Leonard. 

Launch of excavator and forklift

8th February 2002 Two new products are now available from materials-handling equipment supplier Babcock Equipment, of Johannesburg. 

Industrial giant consolidates logistics

8th February 2002 International industrial brand management company Barloworld created a new force in the logistics industry in Southern Africa with the acquisition of PPC Logistics from listed subsidiary Pretoria Portland Cement Company Limited (PPC) late last year. 

Pipe crane progress

25th January 2002 Local mining-equipment manufacturer Steinmuller Mining and Piping Systems’ hydropower equipment division has developed a pipe crane for fast and safe installation of pipes in haulages. 

120t lift at Richards Bay harbour

16th November 2001 Murray& Roberts group company Johnson Crane Hire used the only crane of its kind in South Africa to lift a 120 t hopper at the Richards Bay harbour for the State-owned Portnet. 

R26m dry-bulk terminal contract completed

9th November 2001 East Rand bulk materials-handling firm Osborn Engineered Products’ R26-million contract to extend the third/fourth export route at Portnet’s dry bulk terminal in Richards Bay, Kwazulu-Natal has been completed. 

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