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‘Unconscionable’ to return money to Treasury instead of fixing potholes – Creecy
Updated 5 hours ago By: Irma Venter

Transport Minister Barbara Creecy says “immediate attention” will be given to the “critical issue” of the underspending of funding allocated to road maintenance and road construction by both... 


Maersk tankers and competitors bet billions on ammonia fuel carriers
15th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

Some of the biggest names in shipping are betting billions of dollars on tankers to transport a type of ammonia that’s scarcely being produced today — wagering it will become integral to the... 


Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis
South Africa storms in Western Cape cause damage to 35 000 homes
12th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

Storms that pounded South Africa’s Western Cape province have led to flood damage affecting more than 35 000 households in the city of Cape Town, Executive Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis said. “We’ve got... 


Damen signs new NIP agreement with dtic, celebrates more than 40 vessels built at Cape Town shipyard
12th July 2024 By: Irma Venter

Damen Shipyards Group (DSG) has signed a new strategic partnership agreement with the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic) as part of the National Industrial Participation (NIP)... 


Vessels at the Ngqura port
Transnet monitoring port operations as inclement weather continues
10th July 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

State-owned Transnet has said it continues to monitor operations at its Cape Town, Saldanha Bay, Port Elizabeth and Ngqura ports amid adverse weather conditions along the country's coast. Strong... 


A ship loaded with containers at sea
Maersk warns of extreme weather delays along South African coast
8th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

AP Moller-Maersk has warned that extreme weather conditions and a storm surge lashing the South African coast are expected to cause shipping delays. An intense cold front bringing snow to some... 


Recovery in logistics sector continued in May – Ctrack index
Recovery in logistics sector continued in May – Ctrack index
5th July 2024 By: Irma Venter

The newest Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (Ctrack TFI) shows that the recent recovery in South Africa’s logistics sector continued in May, albeit at a slower pace. The index improved in May to... 


Citrus being sorted for export
A rare South African export success is threatened by crumbling ports
4th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

At a packhouse at Blydevallei Boerdery, near South Africa’s eastern border with Mozambique, workers pluck unripe grapefruit off a conveyor belt. It’s the best chance of getting them to export... 


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The future of Operation Vulindlela
28th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Engineering News editor Terence Creamer discusses the issues tackled during Phase 1 of Operation Vulindlela and the successes achieved thus far; the likelihood of Operation Vulindlela continuing as... 


Recovery in logistics sector continued in April despite ports being lashed by storms – Ctrack index
28th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

After declining in the first two months of the year, the Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (Ctrack TFI) continued its momentum in April to reach a level of 123.4 – an increase of 2.8% compared... 


Cape Town calls for private-sector intervention as port ranks worst in the world
28th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

According to the newly published World Bank Container Port Performance Index, compiled from 2023 data, the Port of Cape Town is the worst performing port in the world. It is joined in the bottom 16... 


Yes, there are problems at SA ports, but World Bank report not entirely accurate – SAAFF
28th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

The newest World Bank Container Port Performance Index (CPPI) report, which places a number of South African ports at the bottom of the list, covers the crisis-ridden 2023 period, and does not take... 


A tanker at sea near Mossel Bay
TNPA issues RfI for Port of Mossel Bay marine loading facilities operator
27th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has published a request for information (RfI) calling on interested terminal operators to submit proposals for the refurbishment, financing, operation,... 


DSCT's facilities in Cape Town
Damen renews NIP agreement with dtic; celebrates more than 40 vessels built at Cape Town shipyard
27th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

Damen Shipyards Group (DSG) has signed a new strategic partnership agreement with the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic) as part of the National Industrial Participation (NIP)... 


South Africa could leverage its potent solar and wind resources to power green manufacturing
‘Second wave’ of Operation Vulindlela set to prioritise ‘green and digital’ growth
25th June 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The ‘second wave’ of government’s Operation Vulindlela initiative is poised to be widened to include additional structural reforms to those that have been pursued to date in electricity, freight... 


Transnet to take disciplinary action against some TNPA employees
24th June 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

State-owned Transnet announced at the weekend that law firm Bowmans had concluded its investigation into allegations of impropriety at Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA). Transnet also... 


Construction of new TNPA multipurpose vessel gets under way
21st June 2024 By: Irma Venter

A keel-laying ceremony has marked the beginning of construction of a new multipurpose vessel that will increase the marine fleet availability for Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) in Cape... 


Logistics Crisis Committee’s work to continue, freight sector poised to transform in next two years
21st June 2024 By: Irma Venter

Business Unity South Africa (Busa) president Mxolisi Mgojo says he is confident that work within the National Logistics Crisis Committee (NLCC) will continue as political parties grapple to form a... 


Dr Nicole Taylor, onboard the SA Agulhas II
Stellenbosch researcher investigates seasickness, using an app she developed
20th June 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Contrary to much popular opinion, many sailors and other professional seafarers suffer, to greater or lesser degrees, from seasickness when they re-embark on sea voyages. Suffering dizziness,... 


Port of Richards Bay
Grindrod selected as preferred bidder for Port of Richards Bay container facility
20th June 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa’s Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has appointed Grindrod South Africa as the preferred bidder to develop and operate a container handling facility at the Port of Richards Bay,... 


Lekau ‘Solly’ Letsoalo
Transnet appoints Letsoalo as new group COO
20th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

State-owned freight logistics group Transnet has announced the appointment of Lekau ‘Solly’ Letsoalo as group COO, with effect from July 1. Letsoalo returns to the group where he worked previously... 


TNPA's head office at the Port of Ngqura
TNPA moves to integrate desalination, renewables at Port Elizabeth and Ngqura ports
18th June 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa’s Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has issued requests for proposal (RFPs) for the construction of two solar-powered seawater desalination plants and a hybrid... 


Image of Southern African Association of Freight Forwarders (SAAFF) CEO Dr Juanita Maree
Yes, there are problems at SA ports, but World Bank report not entirely accurate – SAAFF
18th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

The newest World Bank Container Port Performance Index (CPPI) report, which places a number of South African ports at the bottom of the list, covers the crisis-ridden 2023 period, and does not take... 


The Maputo port in Mozambique
DP world plans $3bn investment in African ports by 2029
14th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

DP World plans to spend $3-billion over the next three to five years on new port infrastructure in Africa to meet long-term growth that includes surging demand for critical mineral exports. “The... 


new tugboats
TNPA gets four new tugboats for Durban, East London ports
12th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

State-owned Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has taken delivery of the first four tugboats to boost marine fleet availability and shipping efficiencies at the ports of Durban and East... 


Recovery in logistics sector continued in April despite ports being lashed by storms – Ctrack index
Recovery in logistics sector continued in April despite ports being lashed by storms – Ctrack index
12th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

After declining in the first two months of the year, the Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (Ctrack TFI) continued its momentum in April to reach a level of 123.4 – an increase of 2.8% compared... 


Transnet claims World Bank container port index contains ‘factual errors’
Transnet claims World Bank container port index contains ‘factual errors’
12th June 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa’s Transnet claims the World Bank’s 2023 Container Port Performance Index (CPPI) – in which South Africa’s ports rank dismally overall and the Port of Cape Town came in at the bottom of... 


Image of Business Unity South Africa (Busa) president Mxolisi Mgojo
NLCC’s work to continue, freight sector poised to transform in next two years
10th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

Business Unity South Africa president Mxolisi Mgojo says he is confident that work within the National Logistics Crisis Committee (NLCC) will continue as political parties grapple to form a... 


Image of the Port of Cape Town
Cape Town calls for private-sector intervention as port ranks worst in the world
7th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

According to the newly published World Bank Container Port Performance Index, the Port of Cape Town has been identified as the worst performing port in the world. It is joined in the bottom 16 of... 


Demonstrations by climate activists
Green Connection petitions court to ‘force’ Nersa, DMRE to supply Karpowership information
5th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

Environmental activist nonprofit organisation the Green Connection has taken the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) and the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) to court... 


A Maersk ship leaving the Suez canal
Maersk sees deeper impact to world trade from Red Sea disruption
4th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

AP Moller-Maersk, a bellwether for global trade, said the world’s supply lines are more impacted than previously expected by the ripple effects coming from the congestion in the Red Sea. The... 


Richards Bay port
TNPA appoints Amulet consortium to build, operate Richards Bay solar plant
3rd June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has selected Amulet Group Consortium to build and operate a 20 MW solar PV plant at the Port of Richards Bay. TNPA anticipates that the design and... 


The ONE Recommendation
ONE's newest vessel unloads, loads containers in Durban
3rd June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Container and shipping company Ocean Network Express' (ONE's) newest vessel Recommendation exchanged 2 578 containers for import with 2 600 containers for export, including refrigerated citrus... 


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