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Transnet Port Terminals gearing up for successful citrus season

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     26th March 2021 Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) says it is gearing up for another successful citrus season this year, following a 16% year-on-year increase in the volumes handled last year – the highest ever recorded. This comes despite disruptions within the supply chain brought about by Covid-19. 

DP World celebrates milestone with completion of the first 10 000 moves of BoxBay container high bay store system

By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th March 2021 SPONSORED POST: DP World, the Dubai-based enabler of worldwide smart end-to-end supply chain logistics, together in a Joint Venture called BoxBay with the German industrial engineering specialist SMS group GmbH, has successfully completed the first 10,000 container moves in the BoxBay high bay... 

Australian coal exports disrupted as deluge shuts rails, slows port

By: Reuters     22nd March 2021 Coal deliveries to Australia's Port of Newcastle, the world's biggest coal export port, have been halted because flooding in the Hunter Valley region has shut rail lines, with heavy rains also slowing ship movements at the port. Heavy rains along Australia's east coast over several days have... 

Gauteng launches its R23bn infrastructure project book, Transport Infrastructure House

By: Simone Liedtke     18th March 2021 The Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport has published its priority projects, valued at R23-billion, for delivery in the next ten years as part of its contribution to an infrastructure-led economic recovery. Of the 67 projects, 13 are private developer contribution projects valued at... 

SMS group's innovative New Horizon project completed in 2020

By: Creamer Media Reporter      22nd February 2021 SMS group is a global, leading partner for the metal industry. As a family-owned business headquartered in Germany, quality and innovation are in our DNA. We are committed to the success of our customers and strive to add value along the entire value chain of the global metal industry. A huge... 

Transnet pilots reefer trains to ease road congestion in Cape town

By: Marleny Arnoldi     8th February 2021 To bring about much-needed relief on roads and move goods more efficiently to the ports, Transnet’s Cape Town Container Terminal has piloted an inland operation that will see the haulage of reefer containers from Belcon Inland Terminal, in Bellville, to the port. The collaboration between... 

Manica Namibia completes first use of new hopper, bagging system

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     22nd January 2021 Logistics and marine services provider Manica Group Namibia recently invested in an advanced mobile hopper and bagging system and has successfully completed the first use of this equipment. The bagging plant allows for products to be shipped in bulk and bagged at the destination, quayside. The... 

Teck preparing for possible strike at Westshore coal terminal

By: Reuters     18th December 2020 Miner Teck Resources on Thursday said it was preparing for the possible shutdown of a key coal export terminal on Canada's West Coast, after a union notice said strike action against terminal owner Westshore Terminals Investment could commence on Saturday. Westshore said Wednesday its Westshore... 

Insurers might be shunning coal, but they still like fossil fuels

By: Bloomberg     2nd December 2020 Even as more insurers across the globe back away from coal, many in the US continue to encourage fossil fuel pollution by underwriting the risk involved in oil and gas exploration and production. At least 65 insurers representing $12-trillion worth in assets have either begun divesting coal... 

Ports survey shows uptick in delays, storage levels

By: Irma Venter     16th November 2020 The newest International Association of Ports and Harbors’ World Ports Sustainability Programme (IAPH-WPSP) Covid-19 Task Force report shows that there is an uptick in hinterland delays, as well as port storage utilisation levels for medicines, foodstuffs and consumer goods. The survey also... 

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