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Africa’s air cargo sector needs trade and aviation liberalisation to reach full potential

By: Rebecca Campbell     19th April 2019 In early February, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) released its global air freight data for the whole of 2018. Although worldwide demand, measured in freight (metric) ton kilometres (FTKs) rose by 3.5% in comparison to 2017, it was far below 2017’s 9.7% growth. And demand... 

The Future Of Diesel Is Here

17th April 2019 This week the port of Durban received one of the largest pieces of cargo for this year. This was a 242 ton, 31 metre long reactor for the SAPREF refinery. The R50 million reactor, which has been dubbed “Umkhoma” (isiZulu word for whale) because of its “whale” like shape and for its size, was... 

Sapref’s new R50m reactor to enable better low-sulphur diesel production

By: Nadine James     17th April 2019 The South African Petroleum Refinery’s (Sapref’s) new R50-million reactor arrived at the Durban port earlier this week. The 242 t, 31-m-long reactor will enable Sapref, which is a joint venture between Shell Refining South Africa and BP Southern Africa, to produce “better, low-sulphur diesel”,... 

Unique port sand by pass system mimics nature successfully

16th April 2019 The Port of Ngqura, the first port in the world to have a fixed jet pump sand bypass system, is meeting its stringent dredging targets of 240 000 tonnes of sand per year, after successfully overcoming  challenges. “This is an achievement as we are complying with the Record of Decision... 

Port of Durban welcomes new cruise line company to South Africa

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     15th April 2019 South Africa has attracted another new cruise line company to its ports, with the maiden voyage of the Viking Sun cruise liner, which sailed into the Port of Durban on April 12. The ship is operated by Switzerland-based owner Viking Ocean Cruises. 

Colas South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th April 2019 Colas South Africa is a company focused on innovative road surfacing products and technology. A subsidiary of the Bouygues Group, the international Colas Group, headquartered in France, is a world leader in the construction and maintenance of transport infrastructure, operating in 50 countries... 

Van Dyck and Nouwens weave together a solution in troubled carpeting sector

9th April 2019 Durban–based Van Dyck Floors, South Africa’s eldest carpet manufacturer, and Harrismith based Nouwens Carpets will consolidate their operations in order to streamline and optimize their manufacturing and supply chains, the companies announced today (April 8).  Dr Mehran Zarrebini, CEO of PFE... 

TPT sets its focus on African port concession opportunities

By: Shirley le Guern     5th April 2019 State-owned Transnet aims, through its Transnet International Holdings entity, to leverage its expertise to secure port concessions across the African continent. Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) growth and diversification senior manager Dr Darren Fraser told a special interest group gathering under... 

TPT CE stresses need for faster turnarounds of vessels, trains 

By: Shirley le Guern     5th April 2019 It would no longer be business as usual at the Port of Durban, Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) CE Nozipho Sithole told the Transport Forum’s special interest group meeting, in Durban, on Thursday. Conceding that TPT was not yet where it wanted to be in terms of efficiency, consistency or... 

Driving inclusive and sustainable growth through professional procurement practises

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th April 2019 In early June, representatives from KwaZulu-Natal’s public and private sectors will gather at the Durban ICC to discover how the procurement sector can offer aid in the transformation of the province. Hosted by eThekwini Municipality, the 4th Annual Smart Procurement World KZN conference will... 

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