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Port logistics management a multifaceted challenge

23rd June 2006 The coordination and expansion of port logistics is characterised by a wide range of extremely varied tasks. 

Cape Town city, port in cooperation pact

23rd June 2006 In a major boost for Cape Town’s port operations, the city of Cape Town has set up a pro-active planning and co-operative framework with the National Port Authority (NPA), leading to the establishment of a Port City Forum. 

The National Ports Authority mulls further Durban projects

By: Dennis Ndaba     23rd June 2006 The National Ports Authority (NPA) has identified several new projects in its Durban Port Master Plan. 

Logistics firm expands fleet

23rd June 2006 South African logistics provider and heavy-lifting specialist, Vanguard, has increased its capabilities with the addition of an imported Goldhofer modular trailer system to its fleet. 

New mobile system for shorter handling times

23rd June 2006 Container handling specialists, Big Lift Trucks, has supplied a range of equipment used at the Durban Port, to lift loads onto and off trucks and to safely carry containers around harbour yards. 

Multibillion-rand upgrades under way

By: Sheila Barradas     23rd June 2006 The South Africa Port Opera-tions and the National Ports Authority are undertaking a multibillion-rand investment programme to expand and upgrade South Africa’s ports and related infrastructure. Saldanha port refurbishment and expansion project, Western Cape. The first phase of the... 

Work beginning to flow for R1,6bn water project

By: Nelendhre Moodley     16th December 2005 The diversion of the Berg river into a diversion conduit, a momentous occasion that signified the first milestone in the project�s construction, took place on November 24. 

Deepest container berths

By: Martin Creamer     16th December 2005 Ngqura offers water depth that larger new container vessels require 

Biggest port in Southern Hemisphere receives major facelift

By: Matthew Hill     16th December 2005 Since the inception of South Africa’s first ever democratic government just over a decade ago, the favourable political climate created has led to major growth in the country’s economy. 

Third crane nears completion

By: Matthew Hill     16th December 2005 Gauteng-based integrated engineering services company DSE Structural Engineers and Kwazulu- Natal’s DCD-Dorbyl were commissioned by Ips Jikelele Cranes – a joint venture between Jikelele Materials Handling and Impsa Port Systems of Argentina – for the fabrication of structural... 

Protekon performs major functions in port upgrade

By: Matthew Hill     16th December 2005 Transnet subsidiary Protekon is a major participant in the high-level multidisciplinary team masterplanning the future of South Africa’s eight commercial ports for the National Port Authority (NPA). 

Rail and port expansion to boost iron-ore exports

By: Mariaan Webb     16th December 2005 The expansion and refurbishment of the 861-km-long rail line from Sishen to Saldanha and refurbishment and expansion of the iron export facility at South Africa’s deepest port Saldanha, is currently under way to cater for increased volumes of iron-ore exports through the Sishen-Saldanha... 

IDZ sparks growing

By: Laura Tyrer     16th December 2005 The Coega industrial development zone (IDZ), situated about 20 km east of Port Elizabeth behind the Port of Ngqura, is attracting growing interest from local and international investors to the Eastern Cape Province, as one of Africa�s prime investment destinations. 

One down,

By: Laura Tyrer     16th December 2005 Civil engineering and building contractor Newport Construction has completed the first of its three projects for the Coega industrial development zone (IDZ). 

Switched on

16th December 2005 Construction work on the bulk electrical infrastructure for the South African government�s first industrial development complex, the Coega industrial development zone (IDZ) has been commissioned and Coega is now ready to supply electricity to consumers. 

R400 000 contract

16th December 2005 A trust established for the 360 families which were relocated from the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ) site to Wells Estate in Port Elizabeth in 2001, has started facilitating job-creation opportunities for members of the relocated families. 

Deepwater port key to IDZ’s success

By: Laura Tyrer     16th December 2005 A key stone to the success of the Coega industrial development zone (IDZ) is the establishment of the deepwater Port of Ngqura, which will provide direct access to seaborn trade. 

Zone one construction ahead of schedule

By: Laura Tyrer     16th December 2005 The contract for the municipal infrastructure development of zone one, phase one of the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ), is forecast for completion late next year ahead of the anticipated completion date. 

What is an OCGT plant?

9th December 2005 What is an OCGT plant? An open cycle gas turbine plant is a combustion turbine plant fired by liquid fuel – in this instance by turning a generator rotor that produces electricity. 

OCGT plants to boost SA’s peaking-power capacity

By: Nelendhre Moodley     9th December 2005 In response to the recent above-average growth for electrical energy, power-utility Eskom has initiated a number of projects to ensure that the additional requirement for peaking power anticipated in Southern Africa in 2007 is met. 

Prequalified IPP bidders revealed

By: Nelendhre Moodley     9th December 2005 Over the next few years South Africa is expected to experience sustained growth in electricity demand, driven by growth in the industrial, mining, commercial and domestic consumer sectors. 

SA’s first OCGT power plant on schedule for 2007

By: Nelendhre Moodley     9th December 2005 The first open-cycle gas-turbine power plant (OCGT) to be built on power-utility Eskom’s grid is well under way and is on schedule for its 2007 completion date. 

Knowledge transfer biggest BEE spin-off

By: Irma Venter     9th December 2005 To Strategic Partnership Group (SPG) chairperson Mzolisi Diliza – perhaps better known as Chamber of Mines CE – the most important benefit the black economic- empowerment grouping expects from its participation in building and operating the Gautrain is knowledge transfer. 

Gautrain to be built on Electrostar platform

By: Irma Venter     9th December 2005 The Gautrain will be built on an Electrostar platform, but will be the odd one out in this Bombardier family of trains, as it will have a built-for-speed nose, as opposed to the rather blunt look it normally sports. 

‘Look to SA engineering skills first’ – SAACE president

By: Irma Venter     9th December 2005 By mid-2006 there will be 20 building sites between Johannesburg, Pretoria and Johannesburg International Airport (JIA) as the Bombela consortium should start construction of the Gautrain project early next year. 

Old versus new

By: Irma Venter     9th December 2005 How times have changed . . . and figures . . . 

French company to ensure smooth operation

By: Irma Venter     9th December 2005 French company RATP Dev 

What now for Gautrain?

By: Irma Venter     9th December 2005 The R20-billion plus Gautrain project, which has so far spent five years in the making, has become the subject of a feverish and very public debate in recent weeks. 

Meeting industry’s water needs

By: Jade Davenport     9th December 2005 R3,3bn project flowing towards 2007 completion 

IDZ aids the economic revival in Eastern Cape

1st July 2005 Over R118-million in wages has been pumped into the Nelson Mandela Metro, by the Coega Development Corporation (CDC), since construction of the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ) started in September 2002. 

R200m investment from Belgian textile company

By: sarah-leigh paul     1st July 2005 In May Coega signed its first international investor. 

Material-testing lab established in the zone

By: sarah-leigh paul     1st July 2005 A material-testing laboratory has been established within the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ) by Civilab and its sister company Soilco. 

IDZ to become logistical hub of Southern Africa

By: sarah-leigh paul     1st July 2005 The multibillion-rand Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ), situated 20 km from Port Elizabeth, has been developed with the intention of it becoming the logistic hub for Southern Africa. 

Sand supplier negotiating more IDZ contracts

By: sarah-leigh paul     1st July 2005 Port Elizabeth-based company Glendore Sand was established in 1979 and has since become the largest specialist supplier of sand in the Eastern Cape. 

Sand bypass scheme replicates nature

1st July 2005 The developmentof South Africa’s eighth deep-water harbour at the Ngqura river mouth (Coega) will have little impact on the shoreline due to a sand bypass system which has been designed to simulate the natural movement of sand in that area of Algoa Bay. 

First-timer finds its feet at Coega

By: sarah-leigh paul     1st July 2005 In February last year Lesiba Construction became actively involved in the Coega project. 

Luxury apartment development nearing completion

By: Jade Davenport     1st July 2005 The trend towards an international inner-city lifestyle has seen a surge in demand for high-rise residential buildings in Africa’s richest square mile, which is being driven by people’s desire to cut down on commuting time, increase security and have easy access to entertainment,... 

Rental-pool developments could set new property trend

By: Jade Davenport     1st July 2005 The Michelangelo Towers development represents a watershed in South African high-rise luxury residential accommodation as it promises to offer its residents a lifestyle of distinction beyond comparison on the African continent. 

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