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Logan Naicker
Alstom Ubunye appoints Logan Naicker as new CEO 
29th June 2021 By: Irma Venter

Alstom Ubunye has announced the appointment of Logan Naicker as its new CEO.  Naicker has more than 25 years of experience in leadership roles in the rail and automotive industries, including Union... 


Rail constraints taking a toll on Exxaro’s performance
Rail constraints taking a toll on Exxaro’s performance
29th June 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

Diversified miner Exxaro Resources has successfully vaccinated 100% of its healthcare workers and has started with the vaccination of its employees older than 60 years of age. The Grootegeluk and... 


Vale mulls remote-controlled trains to work around risky dam in Brazil
14th June 2021 By: Bloomberg

Iron-ore giant Vale is considering the use of remote-controlled trains near a tailings dam that Brazilian authorities say risks collapsing and getting workers buried. It would take around 60 days... 


PROTECTING RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE
Zinc has significant capacity to protect uncoated steel structures against premature corrosion
Association encourages use of zinc to boost rail
11th June 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

International Zinc Association (IZA) Africa Desk head Simon Norton says there is significant opportunity right now to increase the use of refined zinc for hot dip galvanising of steel, with the... 


Guardians of world economy see long road for pandemic recovery
9th April 2021 By: Bloomberg

The guardians of the global economy this week implored governments to act to avoid a two-speed rebound where vaccinated, rich nations recover more strongly from the pandemic than poorer countries... 


 Baita Plai mine, Romania
Baita Plai mine, Romania
9th April 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

A ploymetal mine located in the Bihor County of Romania, in the Apuseni mountain region. 


Norway bans sale of Rolls-Royce subsidiary to Russian group
23rd March 2021 By: Rebecca Campbell

The Norwegian government has vetoed the sale, by UK-based global major industrial technology group Rolls-Royce, of its Norwegian subsidiary company Bergen Engines to Russian locomotive and railway... 


TMH Shipped Two Shunting Locomotives to Mongolia
19th March 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TMH Bryansk Plant shipped two TEM18DM shunting locomotives to Mongolia for Ulaanbaatar Railway. This batch is a part of the contract, signed in 2019 and active till 2021. It provides the customer... 


Rio unveils new shipping service to Singapore
19th February 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A new commercial freight shipping service connecting the Pilbara to Singapore has been secured by mining major Rio Tinto. “This is an important new service that connects the Pilbara to the rest of... 


New dawn for SA’s  freight rail industry?
New dawn for SA’s freight rail industry?
19th February 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

In this opinion piece, Pulane Tshabalala contents that third-party operator access to State-owned logistics group Transnet’s rail network would, among other benefits, result in improved... 


Sars freezes R2.8bn from Chinese rail company that paid Gupta kickbacks
9th December 2020 By: News24Wire

Days before R1.26-billion in frozen funds was due to be released to Gupta-linked Chinese rail group CRRC, the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday handed down an order that the monies remain... 


Bombardier's Traxx Africa locomotives
Bombardier locomotives pass 10m kilometre mark on South African rail lines
26th November 2020 By: Donna Slater

Mobility technology company Bombardier Transportation reports that, as of November 26, its locomotive fleet provided to State-owned logistics company Transnet has successfully completed ten-million... 


Traxtion Group rail investment, South Africa
Traxtion Group rail investment, South Africa
13th November 2020 By: Sheila Barradas

Traxtion Group has announced its intention to embark on a significant investment programme in South Africa’s rail sector.  


Traxtion to invest billions in rail infrastructure development over next five years
26th October 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

Rail services and solutions provider Traxtion Group intends to embark on a significant investment programme within South Africa’s rail sector, which will, at first, see an initial locomotive and... 


Transnet delivers solid results in the year ending 31 March 2020, despite challenging operational environment
Transnet delivers solid results in the year ending 31 March 2020, despite challenging operational environment
26th October 2020

Transnet reported an increase of 1,3% to R75,1 billion in revenue, supported by the weighted average tariff increase of 2,9%. The revenue increase was offset by a decline of 1,3% in rail freight... 


Transnet Freight Rail 10-64 locomotives acquisition programme, South Africa – update
Transnet Freight Rail 10-64 locomotives acquisition programme, South Africa – update
16th October 2020 By: Sheila Barradas

Bombardier Transportation has reported that it is continuing to execute the contract, despite there being an ongoing dispute resolution process. 


Pragma | 30 Years in the making
9th October 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

2020 might forever be known as the year in which Covid 19 struck, but life goes on despite this and many other challenges that businesses face. It is with this mindset, that we take a look back at... 


The TRAXX AFRICA locomotives delivered to date have been deployed to support the export of manganese ore
Bombardier says Transnet contract ‘uninterrupted’ as 10-64 dispute resolution continues
7th October 2020 By: Terence Creamer

Bombardier Transportation, one of four companies to secure a contract to supply 1 064 electric and diesel  locomotives to Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) in 2015, reports that it is continuing to... 


A view over a section of the Metric Automotive Engineering facility
Diesel engine component remanufacture saves costs
18th September 2020

Key sectors such as rail, mining, power generation and marine transport that rely on large diesel engines, are increasingly turning to diesel engine component remanufacturing services in an effort... 


Bombardier Transportation SA MD Makgola Makololo
Makololo appointed to head up Bombardier in South Africa
1st September 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Global mobility technology leader Bombardier Transportation has appointed Makgola Makololo MD for the South African business. In this role, Makololo will be responsible for Bombardier... 


Ilha Guaíba terminal, in Rio de Janeiro
Miner installs Brazil’s largest battery storage system at Rio de Janeiro port
26th August 2020 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified miner Vale is making further progress in its strategy of replacing fossil fuels, with the announcement this week that it is installing Brazil’s largest battery energy storage system... 


Brazilian major Vale piloting electric locomotive
29th July 2020 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified mining major Vale, in partnership with Progress Rail – part of US group Caterpillar – is developing a new 100% electric, battery-powered switchyard locomotive. The initiative forms... 


SPECIALIST TESTING CAPABILITIES 
C-AIM provides engineering consulting services to assist industry in optimally managing the structural integrity of physical assets over their life cycles
Centre’s expertise can improve asset testing
17th July 2020 By: Cameron Mackay

The Centre for Asset Integrity Management (C-AIM Consult), a business unit of research organisation Enterprises University of Pretoria (UP), can serve the local industry with key capabilities... 


Metric Automotive Engineering
Metric Automotive Engineering
12th June 2020

Metric Automotive Engineering is positioned as a world-class diesel engine component remanufacturer. Well-known in the mining, quarrying, earthworks, construction and railway sectors for its... 


Jo’burg couple lays the tracks for SA youth to benefit from locomotive boom
28th May 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

As South African transport authorities set their sights on restoring and growing the country’s rail networks, one intrepid couple has positioned themselves to help young graduates benefit from the... 


Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman
Sibanye reports record earnings, record gold safety, cut debt ratio
12th May 2020 By: Martin Creamer

Record quarterly earnings, record gold-mining safety and a sharply falling debt ratio were achieved by precious metals mining company Sibanye-Stillwater in the first three months of 2020. In an... 


AMCU reports fatalities at AngloGold, Sibanye mines
20th March 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) reported on Friday afternoon that it had learnt of fatalities at AngloGold Ashanti’s Mponeng mine, in Gauteng, and Sibanye-Stillwater’s... 


Need for change to address challenges in rail sector
6th March 2020 By: Mc'Kyla Nortje

Despite the local rail industry in South Africa constituting a sizeable and critical portion of the economy, and being well developed, compared with the rest of Africa, the rail infrastructure is... 


Index shows policy uncertainty remains elevated
20th January 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

The Policy Uncertainty Index (PUI), as published by the North West University (NWU) Business School, increased to 53.6 index points in the fourth quarter of 2019, from 53.1 index points in the... 


AMCU laments tragic start to new year
20th January 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) has lamented the tragic start to this year, which has already seen three mineworkers dying in various incidents. The first two... 


Future structure of Denel starts to emerge as turnaround plan advances
29th November 2019 By: Rebecca Campbell

Denel Chief Financial Officer Carmen Le Grange has indicated the businesses that the State-owned defence group was exiting or was planning to exit, as part of its turnaround strategy. She did so in... 


German businesses not seizing opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa - minister
25th November 2019 By: African News Agency

Companies in the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg are not doing enough to seize the enormous investment potential that Africa offers, its economic affairs minister has said. At the same time,... 


CN Rail strike begins in threat to Canadian oil, potash cargo
20th November 2019 By: Bloomberg

About 3 200 workers at Canadian National Railway Co went on strike at midnight Tuesday, threatening to crimp shipments of oil, potash and grain across the country. Conductors and yard operators at... 


New shape for Denel beginning to be unveiled
15th November 2019 By: Rebecca Campbell

Denel CFO Carmen Le Grange on Friday indicated the businesses that the State-owned defence group was exiting or was planning to exit, as part of its turnaround strategy. She was addressing the 2019... 


Transnet Freight Rail 10-64 locomotives acquisition programme, South Africa
Transnet Freight Rail 10-64 locomotives acquisition programme, South Africa
15th November 2019 By: Sheila Barradas

Transnet has confirmed that it is initiating a legal review of the a R49-billion locomotive procurement contract. 


Transnet acting CEO Mohammed Mahomedy
Transnet confirms legal review of 10-64 locomotive contracts
11th November 2019 By: Terence Creamer

State-owned logistics group Transnet confirmed on Monday that it is initiating a legal review of the a R49-billion locomotive procurement contract, known as 10-64, having already declared the... 


MISTRESS OF MULTI-TASKING
MISTRESS OF MULTI-TASKING
8th November 2019

Transnet Freight Rail launched the world’s longest production train, with 375 wagons, on October 24. The train carries about 24 000 t of manganese from Sishen, in the Northern Cape, to Saldanha... 


Transnet not overly concerned by slump in export coal volumes
18th October 2019 By: Terence Creamer

State-owned logistics group Transnet reported a 6.5% fall, from 77-million tons to 72-million tons, in export coal volumes in 2018/19, but described the decline as cyclical rather than structural.... 


A grinding artisan at Alstom Ubunye's factory, in Nigel
Alstom Ubunye inaugurates modernised factory
17th October 2019 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Rail components manufacturer Alstom Ubunye on Thursday inaugurated its 80 000 m2 modernised rail components factory, in Nigel, Gauteng. The factory was established in 1957 and Alstom acquired a... 


Transnet acting CEO Mohammed Mahomedy
Transnet reports dramatic rise in irregular expenditure to R49bn
30th September 2019 By: Terence Creamer

State-owned freight logistics utility Transnet received yet another qualified audit for its 2018/19 financial year and also announced a dramatic rise in irregular expenditure to R49-billion, after... 


Investment By Metric Strategic Contribution To Engineering Capacity
Investment By Metric Strategic Contribution To Engineering Capacity
26th August 2019

The significant investment in a third Rottler three-axis CNC machining unit by Metric Automotive Engineering represents a strategic contribution in support of local original equipment manufacturers... 


Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan
Gordhan: Over R2.1bn recovered in overcoming the 'rot' of State capture
21st August 2019 By: News24Wire

So far the State has recovered more than R2.1-billion lost through contracts awarded irregularly to entities doing business with State-owned enterprises, says Public Enterprises Minister Pravin... 


Harmony employee dies in accident at Doornkop plant
19th August 2019 By: Creamer Media Reporter

A Harmony Gold employee died in a surface rail locomotive related accident at the Doornkop gold plant on Sunday. "Harmony management wish to express their deepest condolences to the deceased... 


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