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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... 


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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,... 


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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. 


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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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Lubrication dispensing system customised for specific applications
5th April 2024

A customised lubrication system was recently supplied by Bosch Rexroth Africa to meet the specific requirements of an earth-moving equipment supplier, but the company says the solution can be used... 


Infrastructure SA names 12 projects it will unlock in 2024/25
5th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

Infrastructure South Africa (ISA) unveiled 12 “infrastructure projects for preparation” for the 2024/25 financial year at the Sustainable Infrastructure Development Symposium South Africa 2024... 


TPT outlines actions to support 15% growth in citrus exports during 2024 season
TPT outlines actions to support 15% growth in citrus exports during 2024 season
4th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) reports that it has recruited 200 additional cargo coordinators and has set up dedicated lanes for refrigerated containers at all KwaZulu-Natal container terminals in... 


New haulers in use at the Durban Container Terminal
Durban Container Terminal receives ten haulers before citrus season start
28th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The Durban Container Terminal (DCT) has received the first ten of 45 fully-assembled haulers ahead of the start of South Africa’s citrus season next month. Haulers move containers from the stack to... 


Trina Solar team at Solar & Storage Live Africa 2024
Trina Solar one-stop shop for Africa’s solar power needs
28th March 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

With offices in Southern, West and East Africa, global leader in smart photovoltaic (PV) and energy storage solutions Trina Solar hopes to transform the African energy landscape by allowing its... 


Grindrod to spend big at Maputo’s Matola drybulk terminal to grow capacity
22nd March 2024 By: Irma Venter

Ports and logistics group Grindrod is set to invest big in its Matola drybulk terminal in Mozambique. Announcing Grindrod’s financial results for the year ended December 31 earlier this month, CEO... 


Infrastructure SA names 12 projects it will aim to unblock this financial year
Infrastructure SA names 12 projects it will aim to unblock this financial year
19th March 2024 By: Irma Venter

Infrastructure South Africa (ISA) has unveiled 12 “infrastructure projects for preparation” for the 2024/25 financial year at the Sustainable Infrastructure Development Symposium South Africa 2024... 


An image depicting the Cape Town MPT
Cape Town MPT records 43% volume increase in agri-bulk
18th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The Cape Town Multi-Purpose Terminal (MPT) has increased volume throughput in the agricultural bulk sector by 43% in the year-to-date. In January, the terminal handled 25 704 t of agricultural bulk... 


Vehicles parked in a taxi rank in Gauteng
Taxi Relief Fund extended to enable remaining claimants to secure payment
15th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The Department of Transport (DoT) has obtained Cabinet approval to extend the Taxi Relief Fund (TRF) to November 30. The request to extend the TRF was made to afford as many taxi operators as... 


A locomotive and wagons owned by Transnet Freight Rail
Africa’s biggest freight rail market set for private operators
13th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

Africa’s biggest freight rail market is on the cusp of being transformed by private operators, the head of the operator of the continent’s largest rolling-stock fleet said. The South African... 


IATA global cargo conference focuses on the future of the air freight sector
12th March 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The key themes at the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA’s) 2024 World Cargo Symposium (being held in Hong Kong) were digitalisation, safety, and sustainability. (IATA was the global... 


Electroluminescence imaging of PV panels is done at night
Rapid advancement in quality testing for large PV plants
12th March 2024

The latest method of electroluminescence (EL) testing of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels for large plants is a game-changer for business and industry in South Africa, Heather Dugmore writes. 


TNPA invests in road rehabilitation project at Port of Durban
11th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The intensified pressure posed by an influx of trucks on the Port of Durban’s road infrastructure has prompted State-owned utility Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) to invest R233-million on... 


LEONARD DE VILLIERS
Challenges have resulted in significant disruptions and inefficiencies in the country’s transportation network
Local expertise needed to address challenges
8th March 2024

Despite having the most advanced railway system on the continent, with about 30 000 km of track, the South African rail and transportation sector is currently facing numerous significant... 


An aerial image of the Thunderbird mineral sands project
Mineral sands project exports first product
8th March 2024

The first export of products from mineral sands developer Kimberley Mineral Sands’ (KMS’) Thunderbird mineral sands project, located on the Dampier peninsula in Western Australia, departed from... 


Image of minerals sands
Toliara mineral sands project – monazite project, Madagascar
8th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Base Resources plans to exploit the Toliara mineral sands project’s monazite resources. 


Grindrod to spend big at Matola terminal as MPDC grows Maputo capacity
Grindrod to spend big at Matola terminal as MPDC grows Maputo capacity
7th March 2024 By: Irma Venter

Ports and logistics group Grindrod is set to invest big in its Matola drybulk terminal in Mozambique. Announcing Grindrod’s financial results for the year ended December 31 on Thursday, CEO Xolani... 


SAPICS members visit BMG World distribution facility
SAPICS members visit BMG World distribution facility
7th March 2024

BMG hosted 30 SAPICS members at the end of last year, for a walkthrough of the BMG World distribution facility in Johannesburg. “BMG World - our 16 000 m² distribution facility - serves as a... 


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