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Transnet says citrus export volumes 3.7% higher than in 2021
28th October 2022 By: Schalk Burger

State-owned Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) says it has moved 128 374 forty-foot equivalent units across its container terminals in Durban, Ngqura, Gqeberha and Cape Town and has handled 3.7% more... 


South African Wind Energy Association CEO Niveshen Govender
Will grid, logistics and construction constraints stymie urgent wind energy ramp-up?
28th October 2022 By: Terence Creamer

In light of ongoing grid constraints, some wind industry practitioners are warning that only about 2 GW of the 3.2 GW wind allocation in Bid Window Six (BW6) of the Renewable Energy Independent... 


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FusionSolar Smart PV and ESS solutions safeguard uptime
28th October 2022

FusionSolar smart photovoltaic (PV) and energy storage system (ESS) solutions are an ideal option for power hungry sub-Saharan African mining operations looking to prevent production losses owing... 


Image of Ford frame line at the Tshwane Automotive Special Economic Zone
Ford Motor Company investment project, South Africa – update
27th October 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Ford's new frame line has started operations in preparation for the start of next-generation Ranger production later this year. 


A Transnet Freight Rail locomotive in action
Transnet to hold off on loco procurement following in-principle agreements with CRRC E-Loco and Alstom
25th October 2022 By: Terence Creamer

Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) CEO Sizakele Mzimela reports that the group’s plan to procure new locomotives will be put on hold in light of the recent in principle agreements reached between Transnet... 


Transnet lifts force majeure for some terminals, but not its container terminals
21st October 2022 By: Schalk Burger

State-owned Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) has lifted the force majeure declared in the automotive, bulk and multi-purpose terminals with immediate effect, but the force majeure will remain in place... 


Navigating the cloud with confidence
20th October 2022

Ian Engelbrecht, System Engineering Manager at Veeam Africa The 2022 Veeam Data Protection Trends Report has found that 97% of South African companies have experienced unexpected outages within the... 


Sasol still to determine impact of Transnet strike on its operations
20th October 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Following a wage-related strike at State-owned freight utility Transnet, petrochemicals giant Sasol says it is not yet able to quantify the impact on its South African value chains. The industrial... 


Syrah secures more US funding, flags ongoing issues in Moz
20th October 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed graphite miner Syrah Resources has been tapped for a grant of up to $220-million from the US Department of Energy (DOE) to support the potential expansion of its Vidalia active anode... 


Transnet strike ends as smaller union calls off boycott
20th October 2022 By: Reuters

The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) has called off its strike at Transnet, ending a boycott that paralysed the state-owned logsitics firm and impacted commodities exports... 


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VWSA donates containers, equipment from decommissioned Covid-19 field hospital
19th October 2022 By: Irma Venter

Forming part of its Field Hospital Legacy project launched during the Covid-19 pandemic, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has donated containers and other equipment from its decommissioned Rev.... 


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EnergyDRIVE truck begins high school country tour
18th October 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The custom-built EnergyDRIVE truck has kicked-off its 2022 tour of the country, starting its trek from Cape Town before heading across the three Cape provinces, where it will visit about 2 000... 


Vale's third-quarter iron-ore output edges up
18th October 2022 By: Reuters

Brazil's Vale, one of the world's largest miners, on Monday reported a third-quarter iron ore production up slightly from the previous year, while its smaller nickel output soared as refineries... 


The winning formula of the Italian distribution logistics services company
17th October 2022

Despite a record-breaking 2021, the first five months of 2022 for Cargo Compass SA – one of the country’s largest private freight forwarding companies – are promising an outperformance of last... 


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Improved systems mitigate challenges
14th October 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

PFERD, manufacturer of tool solutions for work on surfaces and material cutting, has invested in improving its supply chain, warehousing and logistics systems to mitigate the raw material shortages... 


Coega opens Customs Control Area warehouse for short-term rental
13th October 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Industrial development zone company the Coega Development Corporation (CDC) has announced that its Customs Control Area (CCA) Warehouse is open for short-term rental. The Trade Facilitation Unit... 


BI celebrates its 65th anniversary with solid growth and expansion
13th October 2022

Leading supplier Bearings International (BI) grew its countrywide distribution network by four branches this year alone and is looking to add a completely new complementary business unit to the... 


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Transnet meets with unions again to take another crack at ending crippling strike
12th October 2022 By: News24Wire

Transnet said it would take another crack at ending a crippling strike by as it returns to the negotiations under the Commission of Conciliation, Mediation, and Arbitration on Wednesday. The strike... 


Road Freight Association CEO Gavin Kelly
Urgent action needed as Transnet strike hits ports with billions on the line: business
10th October 2022 By: News24Wire

While Transnet has maintained that its terminals at ports have not come to a standstill, logistics businesses have warned of a catastrophic economic fallout if operations at the State-owned... 


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South African Astronomical Observatory has added important capabilities this year
7th October 2022 By: Rebecca Campbell

The South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO), a ‘business unit’ of the National Research Foundation, is focused on optical astronomy and formally came into being in 1972, although it can... 


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South African Astronomical Observatory has added important capabilities this year
7th October 2022 By: Rebecca Campbell

The South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO), a ‘business unit’ of the National Research Foundation, is focused on optical astronomy and formally came into being in 1972, although it can... 


Prototype waste-to-fuel pilot plant designed
30th September 2022 By: Halima Frost

In its drive to become a leading global supplier of green value from waste solutions, local waste solutions provider Explorius has designed its first coal fines and waste-to-fuel pilot plant for... 


Eskom plans to power SA households with micro-grids made of upcycled shipping containers
29th September 2022 By: News24Wire

With nearly a third of the country not yet electrified, Eskom believes its containerised micro-grids - made of repurposed shipping containers - are an innovative way to solve for energy access,... 


Konecranes Static Weighing System raises port productivity and efficiency
27th September 2022

Recent amendments to Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) regulations and the need to mitigate any potential risk has seen the maritime industry becoming increasingly stringent, with operators now... 


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Mobile green hydrogen platform launched by Rheinmetall
27th September 2022 By: Donna Slater

Integrated technology company Rheinmetall launched its newly designed and pilot-phase mobile green hydrogen production and storage platform at the Africa Aerospace and Defence Expo on September... 


Food market
Only higher supply can help lower food prices in the short term, says Futuregrowth
21st September 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As the war in Ukraine rages and global inflationary pressure mounts, South Africa is unlikely to see reductions in key input costs – fuel and fertiliser – and, therefore, food prices will remain... 


EnergyDrive experiential education unit to teach children about new energy technologies
19th September 2022 By: Schalk Burger

The EnergyDrive experiential education mobile unit, which will visit more than 3 000 school learners in Mpumalanga during this week, features a solar roof structure, biogas digester, a photovoltaic... 


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TNPA Western Region ports expansion project, South Africa
16th September 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The seven-year, R16.1-billion capital investment programme will focus on the ports of Mossel Bay, Saldanha and Cape Town. 


DCT delays implementation of change to free import storage rule by one month
12th September 2022 By: Darren Parker

State-owned Transnet Port Terminals’ (TPT’s) Durban Container Terminal (DCT) has extended the date of implementing the changed free import storage rule by one month following what it has called... 


DACHSER South Africa MD Detlev Duve
DACHSER SA facilitating logistics for complex mining requirements
9th September 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

Considering that the needs of mining companies are complex and unique, with operations often needing transportation to remote locations as well as the effective management of multi-modal projects,... 


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Shutdown of oil refineries requires more oil imports
9th September 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Local manufacturers and independent blenders of petroluem byproducts have to increase import expenses, owing to the shutdown of oil refineries, says lubricants manufacturer Oilflow director Enoch... 


Mobile firefighting technology for high hazard applications
9th September 2022

Fighting high hazard and storage tank fires is one of the most challenging scenarios firefighters and crisis management teams must plan for and manage, says fire protection foam dosing technology... 


Port of Durban
TNPA secures board approval for big expansions at Durban, Richards Bay ports
6th September 2022 By: Terence Creamer

The Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) board has approved plans that open the way for various expansions at the Durban and Richards Bay ports, including a new berth for handling liquified... 


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ESAB moving into new 5 000 m2 facility owing to significant growth
6th September 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

Welding company ESAB will be moving into its new state-of-the-art 5 000 m2 facility in November - a move that’s largely motivated by the company experiencing “significant growth” over the last four... 


Rail line
TFR confirms applications for slot sales on two corridors
2nd September 2022 By: Terence Creamer

State-owned railways utility Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) has confirmed that applications were received by the August 31 deadline for the slots being made available for sale to third-party operators... 


CONSIDERED CAPACITY
Before developing manufacturing capacity locally, Zest WEG endeavours to understand the end-users’ needs first
Motor manufacturer helping to reduce load on grid
2nd September 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

In focusing on energy efficiency, Zest WEG, a subsidiary of Brazilian motor and controls manufacturer WEG, is helping the South African mining industry reduce its load on the country’s fragile... 


CRANE TEST
A 5-t double-girder overhead crane being tested
BB Cranes’ orders grow after skills transfer from Condra Cranes
2nd September 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Cape Town-based crane manufacturer BB Cranes has received several new orders, including an order for two Class 4 cranes, which will be the first of this class built by BB Cranes in Cape Town. This... 


Sumitomo Rubber SA launches accredited training to drive success of township entrepreneurs
1st September 2022

Following the success of the Dunlop Container project, established in 2012 to drive sustainable township entrepreneurship and promote safety on the road, Sumitomo Rubber SA (SRSA), manufacturer of... 


South Africans look abroad as supply chain challenges increase
30th August 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Local container shipments for export declined by 17.5% year-on-year during the second quarter of the year as port activity was impacted by international supply chain disruptions, load-shedding and... 


Grindrod achieves strong interim performance
26th August 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Grindrod achieved a strong performance for the six months ended June 30, delivering good earnings growth in its core businesses.  This was underpinned by strong mineral commodity markets... 


TIPPER TRUCK The tipper fleet consists of side tipper links with the state-of-the-art lightweight design that are capable of super payloads up to 40 t
Local truck company tipping the scales in favour of progress
26th August 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

Adaptability, intuition, and foresight are the key survival tools needed as business look to weather the myriad of storms currently facing South African companies. Years of neglect of South African... 


Freight costs, not oil, to blame for global price acceleration – economist
26th August 2022 By: Irma Venter

Ever since global inflation started heading north at an alarming rate, much of the conventional wisdom on the causes of this trend has pointed to energy prices, especially gas, oil and petroleum,... 


Volkswagen creates used-battery megapower bank for EV charging
26th August 2022 By: Irma Venter

Volkswagen has commissioned a pilot fast-charging park at its Zwickau vehicle plant, in Germany, supplied with energy largely from a so-called power storage container (PSC).  The PSC is an enormous... 


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