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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... 

Assembly-line extension ensures efficient automotive production

By: Cameron Mackay     12th April 2019 An assembly-line extension at a major automotive producer in Port Elizabeth, in the Eastern Cape, which included replacing the existing MOVITRANS contactless energy transfer system with the latest version, has allowed for more efficient assembly of vehicles on the production line, says... 

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... 

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... 

Northam trying out tunnelling first at rhodium-rich Eland mine development 

By: Martin Creamer     2nd April 2019 Platinum group metals mining company Northam is preparing to deploy innovative tunnel boring technology at its Eland mine as part of a R93-million shared risk-and-reward contract with Master Drilling. Eland, on the southeastern limit of the western limb of the Bushveld Complex, has a 19.3-million... 

Ford adopts dual-port strategy, moves exports through Durban, PE 

By: Irma Venter     2nd April 2019 Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa has expanded its vehicle export operations by adding Port Elizabeth to Durban as a vehicle departure point. This multiport strategy has already seen the first shipment of 1 000 locally assembled Ford Rangers departing from Port Elizabeth to markets in Europe. 

Port of PE Tanker Berth Back in Operation

27th March 2019 Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA) Port of Port Elizabeth is pleased to announce that repairs to the Tanker Berth have been successfully completed ahead of schedule.   The Tanker Berth has been successfully recertified by a structural engineer and has been cleared for operations to... 

Port Elizabeth port’s tanker berth back in operation

By: Nadine James     27th March 2019 Repairs to the tanker berth at Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA’s) Port Elizabeth port have been successfully completed ahead of schedule.  The berth has been successfully recertified by a structural engineer and has been cleared to resume operations. It had been closed since February 18... 

Port of Ngqura maintains only ‘green port’ status in South Africa

By: Marleny Arnoldi     26th March 2019 State-owned Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) says its Port of Ngqura, in Port Elizabeth, has been the only port with green status in South Africa and it maintains this status through a number of measures. These measures include unique biodiversity conservation programmes.  

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