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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”,... 

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. 

TNPA provides emergency assistance to pipe-towing tug

11th April 2019 Transnet National Ports Authority’s Port of Richards Bay marine operations team recently came to the aid of the MTS Vanguard tug, when it lost one of eight 500 metre long pipes it was towing along the South African coast en-route from Carolina in the United States to Kuwait in the Middle East.... 

Transnet execs seek balance between efficiency improvements, growth opportunities 

By: Shirley le Guern     5th April 2019 It is not about pouring concrete and spending, it is a war of efficiency, Transnet group executive of new business growth and diversification Herbert Msagala told a select special interest group convened at the Transport Forum, in Durban, on Thursday. In what he ultimately labelled an “honest and... 

TNPA Dredging Services to embark on maintenance dredging campaign at Cape Town port

By: Simone Liedtke     1st April 2019 The Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA’s) Dredging Services will soon embark on a maintenance dredging campaign at the Port of Cape Town to restore the design depths at certain berths inside Duncan Dock. The maintenance campaign, which is set to start in early April and scheduled for... 

Transnet Approves Desalination Studies for Cape Town Harbour

1st April 2019 Transnet SOC Ltd has given approval for further studies to be conducted into a Sea Water Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) plant at the Port of Cape Town. Reverse osmosis is the process of converting seawater into drinking water. 

Maintenance Dredging Campaign Soon Underway at Duncan Dock in the Port of Cape Town

1st April 2019 Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA)’s Dredging Services division will soon embark on a maintenance dredging campaign at the Port of Cape Town to restore the design depths at certain berths inside Duncan Dock. The maintenance campaign, which is set to start in early April 2019, is scheduled... 

Economy impacts negatively on harbour infrastructure and dredging

By: Mamaili Mamaila     29th March 2019 The economic situation and reduced demand for port facilities have led to a general reduction in investment in harbour infrastructure and dredging, says global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright transport head Malcolm Hartwell.  

Transnet launches continent’s first dredging school

29th March 2019 The Transnet Maritime School of Excellence (MSoE) has launched the continent’s first Dredging School to develop and enhance the competencies of new and already employed dredging personnel. 

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