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Ctrack Freight Transport Index growth slows

By: Irma Venter     Updated 5 hours ago The October Ctrack Freight Transport Index (CFTI) shows that the index will not boast the same growth in the fourth quarter as the record-breaking third quarter, but that some improvement is still expected. The index measures the health of South Africa’s logistics sector. 

Ports survey shows uptick in delays, storage levels

By: Irma Venter     16th November 2020 The newest International Association of Ports and Harbors’ World Ports Sustainability Programme (IAPH-WPSP) Covid-19 Task Force report shows that there is an uptick in hinterland delays, as well as port storage utilisation levels for medicines, foodstuffs and consumer goods. The survey also... 

Final Lake Charles unit reaches beneficial operation

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     16th November 2020 Energy and chemicals company Sasol’s low-density polyethylene (LDPE) unit at the Lake Charles Chemicals Complex (LCCP), in Louisiana, in the US, reached beneficial operation on November 15. The LDPE unit is the seventh and final LCCP unit to come online. 

Concrete that works fine – without any sand

27th October 2020 No-fines concrete (NFC) is obtained by eliminating the fine material – sand - from the normal concrete mix. Instead, single-sized coarse aggregates are surrounded and held together by a thin layer of cement paste to add strength. Among the main advantages of NFC is economy in materials, higher... 

Transnet revamping concessions model to speed up private involvement in rail and ports 

By: Terence Creamer     23rd October 2020 State-owned freight logistics group Transnet is in the process of overhauling its approach to opening up its port and rail networks, including 8 000-km of branch lines, to private participants, acknowledging that its previous models have been far to slow and cumbersome. CEO Portia Derby said the... 

Newest Ctrack Transport and Freight Index shows welcome increase

By: Irma Venter     29th September 2020 The newest Ctrack Transport and Freight Index has shown an 8% increase between the quarter to August and the quarter to May ­– the first time in 13 months that the index has been back into the black. “It is almost a certainty that the broader transport sector will contribute positively to gross... 

Mashaba vows retrieval of bodies from 2016 accident at Lily mine 

By: Sane Dhlamini     23rd September 2020 ActionSA leader Herman Mashaba on Wednesday said his party’s legal team will aim to present the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy with a court order to retrieve the container at Lily mine in which three miners were trapped during a 2016 mine collapse. Three miners – Yvonne Mnisi, Pretty... 

Investment vehicle to support development of vanadium battery solution 

By: Simone Liedtke     21st August 2020 Aim-listed Bushveld Minerals has advanced the acquisition of Austrian group Enerox by acquiring a further 65.1% of the investment vehicle’s share capital through Enerox Holdings Limited (EHL). EHL is a newly incorporated investment vehicle formed by a consortium of investors, including Bushveld... 

Synchronising operating hours one option to reduce port congestion

By: Irma Venter     21st August 2020 The Port of Durban Decongestion Task Team is looking at synchronising the operating hours of the back-of-port container depots with the port’s 24/7 operating hours.  The team also wants to introduce a holistic truck booking system that could provide an integrated view of expected truck volumes... 

FS Containers

21st August 2020 Established over 30 years ago, FS Containers is a fourth-generation family business specialising in providing a wide variety of container solutions throughout South Africa and the rest of Africa. Johannesburg-based FS Containers sells, rents and converts 3m, 6 m and 12 m shipping containers. Its... 

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