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Western Cape govt appeals for challenges at Cape Town port to be addressed

By: Marleny Arnoldi     18th June 2021 Western Cape Finance and Economic Opportunities Minister David Maynier has asked the Port Consultative Committee (PCC) to consider its suggestions towards improving the operational performance at the Port of Cape Town. This follows the seventh annual Port of Cape Town Performance Roadshow, which... 

Transnet engages local communities, businesses on Richard Bay port plans

By: Schalk Burger     28th May 2021 State logistics company Transnet on May 28 shared its plan for the strategic industrial Port of Richards Bay with the local mayor, business community and ten traditional leaders in Umhlathuze and the surrounding areas. The port is set to play a core role in Transnet's Natural Gas strategy and... 

Bright Light Solar and the STS Group is casting light onto conservation by donating a fully funded off-grid solar and battery storage solution for Care For Wild Rhino Sanctuary

14th May 2021 Bright Light Solar and the Sectional Title Solutions (STS) Group of companies are casting light onto conservation efforts, by donating a fully funded off-grid solar and battery storage solution to the largest orphan Rhino sanctuary in the world, Care For Wild Rhino Sanctuary (CFWRS).... 

Durban container terminal takes delivery of ten more straddle carriers

By: Marleny Arnoldi     11th May 2021 Ten new diesel electric straddle carriers have arrived at the Durban Container Terminal Pier 2. State-owned freight utility Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) says this brings the number of new single-lift straddle carriers delivered at the terminal in the last ten months to 33.  

TPT developing Cargo Connect logistics app

By: Schalk Burger     7th May 2021 State-owned Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) is developing the Cargo Connect app, which will serve as a digital marketplace for logistics services in South Africa. The app will increase the logistics’ network visibility and benefit customers and the broader supply chain. Some of the app's features... 

Clarity needed on potential double taxation of plastic bags under new EPR rules, says law firm

By: Schalk Burger     30th April 2021 Law firm Webber Wentzel says more clarity is needed about the impact of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regulations on plastic bag producers, as plastic bags are already regulated under 2003 legislation, amended in 2021, and a levy was introduced in 2004. The EPR regulations apply only to... 

Independent study confirms passive cooling benefits

By: Schalk Burger     22nd April 2021 State-owned energy research organisation the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) on April 22 said the results of an independent study of two sites in KwaZulu-Natal have confirmed the benefits of passive cooling, also called cool surfaces. This has further motivated SANEDI... 

Ramaphosa confirms Durban port turnaround progress, flags infrastructure investment

By: Schalk Burger     19th April 2021 In a weekly letter to the nation, on April 19, President Cyril Ramaphosa confirmed progress made over the past year in turning around the performance of the Port of Durban. He also indicated that R100-billion of investment would be needed over more than ten years to transform the port and expand... 

Massive ships now heading towards South Africa as Suez Canal remains blocked

By: News24Wire      26th March 2021 Some of the world’s biggest container ships have changed course in recent hours, and are now heading towards the coast of South Africa as the Suez Canal remains blocked. Among them is the "mega ship" Ever Greet, which is operated by the same Taiwan-based company (Evergreen) as the Ever Given,... 

Transnet Port Terminals gearing up for successful citrus season

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     26th March 2021 Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) says it is gearing up for another successful citrus season this year, following a 16% year-on-year increase in the volumes handled last year – the highest ever recorded. This comes despite disruptions within the supply chain brought about by Covid-19. 

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