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New methods and processes for greater sustainability

25th June 2019 SMS group brings the future of metallurgical plant construction to life at METEC 2019 in Düsseldorf and invites visitors to exchange ideas SMS group, world market leader in plant construction and mechanical engineering for the steel and nonferrous metals industry, will be exhibiting as the... 

Tambo Springs project an 'exciting experience', says Italian Railways 

By: Irma Venter     20th June 2019 Italian Railways senior VP Nino Cingolani expects the consortium appointed as the preferred bidder in the Tambo Springs Intermodal Terminal project to sign the 20-year concession agreement with Transnet Freight Rail by the end of the year. The consortium, announced earlier this month, is led by... 

Afrimat Construction Index shows marginal improvement year-on-year

By: Simone Liedtke     20th June 2019 JSE-listed Afrimat’s Construction Index (ACI) for the first quarter broadly followed the same “disappointing trend” evident in overall economic activity during the quarter, with gross domestic product (GDP) having contracted by more than 3% quarter-on-quarter. Economist Dr Roelof Botha, who... 

How A Pair Of Stained Takkies Led A Young SA Entrepreneur To His Calling

18th June 2019 A pair of prized All Star takkies ruined by old engine oil was how Moses Mokgosi’s passion for the proper disposal of used lubricant oil started. Moses was only 14 when he became aware of the problem of used oil not being disposed of correctly. He was visiting a friend when he accidentally soaked... 

Cargo handled by Kenya's Mombasa port up 6% in eleven months to May

By: Reuters     18th June 2019 Kenya’s main port of Mombasa handled 6.3% more cargo in the last eleven months thanks to higher efficiency, a surge in imports and greater capacity after the port was expanded, the facility's management said on Monday. The rise in cargoes came despite uncertainty after 75 tax agency staff... 

Successful stormwater management with permeable paving

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th June 2019 The effective management and subsequent attenuation or storage of stormwater has never been more critical in South Africa than at present. For many local municipalities, submission of stormwater management plans is compulsory with all proposals for new commercial and residential developments.... 

Senex signs another offtake at Project Atlas

By: Esmarie Iannucci     11th June 2019 ASX-listed Senex Energy has inked another domestic gas sales agreement over its Project Atlas. The company on Tuesday announced that it had signed a sale agreement for up to 10.5 PJ of natural gas to glass-packaging manufacturer O-I Australia. The five-year agreement would see Senex supply 1 PJ... 

Qld wants to make Mount Isa line more attractive for mineral exporters

By: Esmarie Iannucci     10th June 2019 The resources sector has welcomed a half-billion dollar commitment by the Queensland government to boost mineral freight exports on the Mount Isa line. The government on Sunday announced an A$128-million initiative to lower freight charges and to build a new container terminal at the Port of... 

The role of greener ports on sustainable economic development: SATC speaker to share insights and plans

6th June 2019 Nozipho Mdawe, Transnet National Ports Authority acting Chief Executive, is the Southern African Transport Conference (SATC) keynote speaker on Wednesday 10 July. She will share insights into the potential role for deep offshore ports as part of South Africa’s greener developmental future.   SATC... 

Tambo Springs preferred bidder chosen 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th June 2019 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the announcement of a preferred bidder for the construction and operation of the proposed Tambo Springs inland container terminal in Gauteng and the importance of the project. 

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