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Key EV battery material can come from a surprising source: methane
Updated 7 hours ago By: Bloomberg

Graphite is key to manufacturing the lithium-ion batteries that power everything from electric cars to smartphones. While China is the world’s top producer and exporter of the crystalline carbon,... 


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... 


New wagons being built for use on the Lobito railway corridor
South African manufacturer to provide 275 new container wagons to Lobito railway project
19th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

Joint venture (JV) company Lobito Atlantic Railway (LAR), which is the concession holder for the operation, management and maintenance of the Lobito Corridor spanning Zambia, Angola and the... 


Vanya Jansen, winner of the Best Speaker Award
Top supply chain conference unpacks South Africa's ports and logistics crises, life-threatening drug shortages, earth-saving sustainability initiatives
18th June 2024

The 46th annual SAPICS Conference saw more than 750 supply chain managers from 30 countries across Africa and around the world meet in Cape Town to explore this increasingly important profession’s... 


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... 


Drumming up protection
14th June 2024 By: Riaan de Lange

I do appreciate that the Government Gazette is not the favoured reading material for many, and its detractors might equate reading it to reading a telephone directory, which someone actually did.... 


first deck segment was cast on the Northern abutment of the Senqu bridge.
Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II, Lesotho – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Work has started on the remaining two major bridges to be built under Phase II. 


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... 


Award-winning Omnivat to roll out pilots of containerised electricity generation and storage system
Award-winning Omnivat to roll out pilots of containerised electricity generation and storage system
10th June 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Renewable energy technology company Omnivat Tech, the creator of an award-winning containerised electricity generation and storage system, aims to deploy three in-field pilot plants in the coming... 


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... 


FlameBlock develops pioneer solution to extinguish lithium-ion battery fires
FlameBlock develops pioneer solution to extinguish lithium-ion battery fires
7th June 2024

Passive firefighting specialist FlameBlock has developed the FlameBlock Lithium Black (FLB), a uniquely formulated fire extinguishing agent designed specifically to extinguish lithium-ion battery... 


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... 


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... 


The above image depicts Manta Freight Logistics CEO Michael Tziranis
Single point-of-contact for efficient logistics
31st May 2024 By: Lynne Davies

A streamlined freight logistics management process, offered by integrated freight logistics solutions company Manta Freight Logistics, is being positioned as a possible solution to combat ongoing... 


An image of foam proportioners
Firm lauds foam dousing system viability
24th May 2024

German proportion system operator FireDos asserts that its foam proportioning systems are fit for mining in Southern Africa. The company boasts a variety of foam proportioning systems ranging from... 


Air freight leads recovery in logistics sector in March, Ctrack index shows
24th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

After a notable decline in the first two months of the year, the Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (Ctrack TFI) in March increased to an index level of 119.7. This is an increase of 1.1% compared... 


The final machining process
Vesconite Bearings delivers largest order to Netherlands customer
22nd May 2024

In May, Vesconite Bearings, a global leader in bearing and wear solutions, delivered its largest rudder bearing order to a customer in the Netherlands. The order, comprising four extra-large... 


Menar MD Vuslat Bayoğlu
Menar advancing on the manganese front
21st May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Private investment company Menar, which is advancing steadily on the manganese front, has anthracite, coal, nickel, and gold in its diversified multi-country portfolio. The company's... 


A reach stacker in operation at the Cape Town Container Terminal
Cape Town Container Terminal exceeds reefer volume targets
21st May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

State-owned Transnet Port Terminal (TPT) reports that the Cape Town Container Terminal (CTCT) had exceeded its reefer targets by 62% for February and March. The terminal is also 22% ahead of target... 


The Ngqura container terminal
TPT starts financial year off with increases in bulk, container volumes
17th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

State-owned ports manager Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) has recorded a 10% year-on-year increase in container volumes moved across all 19 of its terminals in the first six weeks of the 2024/25... 


An image of Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
Mantashe engages with stakeholders over Lily, Barbrook mines’ reopening
15th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe on May 15 held a stakeholder engagement session that deliberated on the plans to reopen the Lily and Barbrook gold mines in Mpumalanga. Attended... 


Stranded coal ship leaves Port of Baltimore amid work to clear main channel
13th May 2024 By: Reuters

coal ship stranded at the Port of Baltimore set sail for Singapore this week as crews work to remove the Dali container ship that crashed into the Francis Scott Key Bridge, causing it to collapse... 


South Africa avoids technical recession despite challenges – Deloitte
10th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

With unemployment, loadshedding and a weak economy being front-line issues in the upcoming elections, the incoming administration must drive investment and reform to restart growth, build... 


Air freight leads recovery in logistics sector in March – Ctrack index
Air freight leads recovery in logistics sector in March – Ctrack index
10th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

After a notable decline in the first two months of the year, the Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (Ctrack TFI) in March increased to an index level of 119.7. This is an increase of 1.1% compared... 


Port of Durban container operations
TPT to continue to invest in Durban Pier 2 while legal spat over private partner plays out
8th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa’s Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) says it will continue to invest in Durban Container Terminal (DCT) Pier 2 while legal proceedings around its selection of International Container... 


The installation of the reliable FireDos proportioner under cold weather conditions
7th May 2024

A Canadian industrial company Novota Engineering, decided to install a FireDos stationary foam proportioner in a freezing environment in the middle of nowhere, the historical location of Yukon... 


DCT Pier 2
Transnet aims to defend its decision to partner with ICTSI at the DCT
29th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

State-owned Transnet has defended its decision to select Phillipines-based International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI) as the preferred bidder for the establishment of a partnership to... 


Transnet freight train
Transnet volumes, revenue up, but falls short of recovery targets
26th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

State-owned Transnet has reported a 1.5% year-on-year improvement in the total rail volumes reaching 151.7-million tonnes at the end of March 2024, showcasing improvement in operational... 


Lowered profile, integral bogeys the answer as Condra is set to install crane in factory with limited headroom
26th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Crane manufacturer Condra Cranes is preparing to embark on a crane installation to customer specifications in a factory that has no roof access and limited headroom. The team of Condra specialists,... 


Image of road rehabilitation being undertaken
Port of Durban road rehabilitation project, South Africa
19th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The Transnet National Ports Authority is rehabilitating key container-handling port precincts. 


Image of Malawi map/flag
Special Economic Zone and a dry port, Malawi
19th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project aims to stimulate and attract multisector investments – industrial and commercial – to the country. 


Kenhardt solar farm, in Northern Cape
Scatec inaugurates 540 MW Kenhardt solar farm
18th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Norwegian renewable energy company Scatec has inaugurated the 540 MW Kenhardt solar farm in the Northern Cape. In his keynote address at the event, on April 18, CEO Terje Pilskog commended how... 


Air Canada employees are suspects in Toronto airport gold heist
18th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Police have named Air Canada employees among the suspects in the theft of 6 600 gold bars from a cargo facility at the country’s busiest airport, in what’s been dubbed Canada’s largest-ever gold... 


1.136 billion in turnover, 6.7 per cent more customers and 247 new products at the Hannover Messe
1.136 billion in turnover, 6.7 per cent more customers and 247 new products at the Hannover Messe
17th April 2024

After two years of rapid growth totalling 57 per cent, igus was able to maintain its billion-euro turnover in 2023 despite the challenging global economic situation. In 2024, the company will... 


Philip Pascall was a savvy and charismatic leader
How a $10bn mine became a cautionary tale for the energy transition
16th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

When the group of mining executives arrived at Panama’s regal Palacio de las Garzas, they were ushered past the ornate, wood-paneled ceremonial rooms and straight to the private office of the... 


PROBLEM SOLVED – I
PROBLEM SOLVED – I
16th April 2024

( Virtual Showroom) Double bogeys fitted to the end-carriages of this overhead crane represent the key to a puzzle recently solved by Condra: how to meet customer specifications while still being... 


Bridge disaster in Baltimore gets FBI criminal investigation
15th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

The FBI has opened a criminal investigation into what occurred on the cargo ship that crashed into Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge and caused it to collapse, according to a person familiar... 


'Data driven' players help prolong record profits in commodity trading, says McKinsey
8th April 2024 By: Reuters

The growing number of "data-driven" players such as hedge funds in the world of commodity trading has helped sustain record levels of profit, even as the volatility that supercharged earnings in... 


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Roads, Rail & Ports 2024: Inefficiencies reach new lows
5th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Creamer Media’s ‘Roads, Rail & Ports 2024’ report reflects upon the current state of South Africa’s roads, delving into the some of the issues that are plaguing the sector such as maintenance... 


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