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Recovery in logistics sector continued in April despite ports being lashed by storms – Ctrack index
Recovery in logistics sector continued in April despite ports being lashed by storms – Ctrack index
Updated 6 hours ago By: Irma Venter

After declining in the first two months of the year, the Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (Ctrack TFI) continued its momentum in April to reach a level of 123.4 – an increase of 2.8% compared... 


Pilot phase at Sovereign’s Malawi project on track
Updated 7 hours ago By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX- and Aim-listed Sovereign Metals says pilot site construction for the ongoing pilot mining and land rehabilitation programme (pilot phase) at the Kasiya rutile/graphite project, in Malawi, is... 


Daimler Truck Southern Africa launches electric heavy-duty trucks
Daimler Truck Southern Africa launches electric heavy-duty trucks
12th June 2024

Original-equipment manufacturer Daimler Truck Southern Africa (DTSA) has launched a line of electric heavy-duty trucks, the e-Actros range, as part of its Power Up electric mobility offering. 


TotalEnergies, Air Products hydrogen deal uplifts platinum demand outlook still further
TotalEnergies, Air Products hydrogen deal uplifts platinum demand outlook still further
10th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

A 15-year agreement involving the supply of an initial 70 000 t of green hydrogen a year has been signed by TotalEnergies and Air Products. TotalEnergies, which is active in some 120 countries and... 


South Africa pioneered hydrogen haul truck.
World Hydrogen alerted to benefit of South Africa’s zero-emission hydrogen haul truck
7th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

One hydrogen haul truck eliminates the deleterious carbon emissions of the equivalent of 700 cars, First Mode global hydrogen sourcing director James Betts highlighted during this week’s World... 


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Pioneer Dome lithium project, Australia
7th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

An updated scoping study has shown that the project will generate strong financial returns. 


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Koeberg nuclear power plant steam-generator replacement project, South Africa – update
7th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The National Nuclear Regulator started with another round of hearings for the Koeberg long-term operation, or lifetime extension, project on June 3. 


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Lafigué gold project, Côte D'Ivoire – update
7th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Wet commissioning activities are under way. 


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Volvo to launch trucks with combustion engines that run on hydrogen
6th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

Volvo Trucks says it is developing trucks with combustion engines that run on hydrogen. On-road tests will begin in 2026, and the global commercial launch is planned towards the end of this decade. 


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Trucking, transport sectors key focus area for Engen
6th June 2024

The transport sector plays a pivotal role in the South African economy. Without trucks on our roads, South Africa stops moving. The trucking and transport sector is therefore a key focus sector for... 


PGM-linked hydrogen peroxide generator.
Platinum group metal poised to help protect world from growing water pollution threat
5th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metal (PGM) is once again coming to the fore as a mineral resource that goes the extra mile in protecting a threatened global environment. The latest indispensable commodity that is... 


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Balancell named fastest growing manufacturing company in Africa in new list
5th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Financial Times, in partnership with Statista, has published its list of Africa’s 125 Fastest Growing Companies for the Year. In the top spot for manufacturing was Balancell Energy, a South... 


Koeberg nuclear power station
NNR hosts new round of talks with public over Koeberg’s life extension
4th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) has started with another round of hearings on June 3, owing to concerns about the last consultation process having been insufficient. The regulator conceded... 


Tony O'Neill
Former Anglo exec joins Woodside board
3rd June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australian energy major Woodside has appointed Tony O’Neill as a nonexecutive director with effect from June 3. "We continually review our board composition to ensure that Woodside's board is best... 


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New forklift truck set to boost warehouse operations
31st May 2024

A recently introduced articulated forklift truck promises heightened agility, improved precision and elevated safety standards for warehouse operations. The Vector-A series Man-Up Combi from Toyota... 


The above image depicts a truck that makes use of the JustWeighs system that provides coal producers with the ability to tract tonnages from pit to plant without the use of manual weighbridge slips
AI weighbridge solutions combat coal corruption
31st May 2024 By: Lynne Davies

Weighbridge automation solutions provider JustWeighs recently developed and launched its new AI and surveillance equipment to combat coal transportation corruption and illicit trading. The company... 


The SlurrySucker dredging system provided the ideal solution to get the emergency water dams at a Gauteng wastewater treatment plant back to optimal condition
SlurrySucker puts sewage works back on track
30th May 2024

Developed by local pump and dredging expert IPR, the SlurrySucker dredging system recently provided the ideal solution for getting the emergency water dams at a Gauteng wastewater treatment plant... 


Capital reveals 19% emissions reduction in inaugural sustainability report
28th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

London-listed mining services company Capital has published its inaugural Sustainability Report for the year ended December 31, 2023, wherein it is revealed that the group managed to reduce its... 


Valuable use of ruthenium being researched.
Ruthenium highlighted again in what could be another big boost for platinum group metals
27th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Ruthenium, one of the six platinum-group metals (PGMs), is once again being given major research attention in view of it being exceptionally suited to uplifting the efficiency and sustainability of... 


BHP and Rio Tinto will receive Caterpillar and Komatsu battery-electric haul trucks for trialling purposes, with the outcomes to be shared between the two companies, as well as for further development purposes by the original equipment manufacturers
BHP, Rio Tinto collaborate to expand battery-electric haul truck development
27th May 2024 By: Donna Slater

In support of their shared ambitions to reduce carbon emissions and meet a net-zero operational greenhouse-gas emissions target by 2050, diversified miners BHP and Rio Tinto are partnering with... 


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Committed to strategic growth goals amid industry challenges
24th May 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Despite encountering various challenges – including commodity price volatility closely linked to global economic conditions and supply chain dynamics – metallurgy and process engineering company... 


Air freight leads recovery in logistics sector in March, Ctrack index shows
24th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

After a notable decline in the first two months of the year, the Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (Ctrack TFI) in March increased to an index level of 119.7. This is an increase of 1.1% compared... 


Stocked shelves in a warehouse
Technology increasingly being used to improve control, accuracy in logistics value chains
23rd May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The freight and transport logistics sectors are seeing ever greater use of technologies in warehouses, as well for stock-picking, consignment loading and delivery checks, among other applications,... 


DAF Driver Training ensures safe and efficient operations
DAF Driver Training ensures safe and efficient operations
23rd May 2024

To help its DAF Trucks customers improve their profitability, Babcock’s Transport Solutions business offers a comprehensive training programme that supports the correct driving methods which are... 


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CSIR simulation assisting in truck flow improvement on the N4 corridor
22nd May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

A simulation model developed by a team at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), in Pretoria, is being used as a tool to improve the flow of trucks on the N4 road corridor.... 


Daimler Truck Southern Africa's Mercedes-Benz eActros electric heavy commercial truck
Daimler Truck Southern Africa launches electric heavy-duty truck range
22nd May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) Daimler Truck Southern Africa (DTSA) has launched a line of electric heavy-duty trucks, called eActros, as part of its Power Up electric mobility offering.... 


The Mobi Light range offers an ideal solution for roadworks and construction sites, mining and quarrying applications and outdoor events
New tower light range from Pilot Crushtec
21st May 2024

Crushing and screening operations frequently run on a 24/7 basis to meet demand and optimise productivity, so crushing specialist Pilot Crushtec is the ideal partner to introduce its own brand of... 


Integrated transport: Why it matters and how it can be achieved
Integrated transport: Why it matters and how it can be achieved
20th May 2024

By Bongani Mthombeni No sector exists in isolation — transportation included. How towns, cities and countries move people, goods and services from place to place impacts how they function socially... 


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Yet more Chinese imports on their way, this time electric, and available to rent
17th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Local importer of Dongfeng Sokon Automobile (DFSK) battery electric vehicles (BEV), Enviro Automotive, says it will make a number of additions to its vehicle line-up. The company introduced the... 


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Daunia mine, Australia
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A coal mine located 30 km south-east of Moranbah, and about 170 km south-west of Mackay in Queensland. 


Startup to build 120 off-grid e-truck charging sites
17th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Electric vehicle charging startup Zero Carbon Charge has launched a new subsidiary, Zero Carbon Logistics, which it says will roll out 120 off-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) electric truck charging... 


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Kiaka gold project, Burkina Faso – update
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Construction continues to advance. 


Jupiter CEO and MD Brad Rogers
Jupiter plans to replicate sustainability approach of Tshipi at other manganese mines
16th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed Jupiter Mines continues to advance environment, social and governance (ESG) initiatives at its 49.9%-owned Tshipi manganese mine, in South Africa, alongside its partner Ntsimbintle... 


Transport Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga
UN Global Campaign for Road Safety launched in South Africa
15th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

In support of national and local authorities’ road safety initiatives, the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Road Safety Jean Todt, in partnership with outdoor advertising company JCDecaux,... 


Leveraging advances in technology to drive sustainable construction
Leveraging advances in technology to drive sustainable construction
15th May 2024

Morag Evans, CEO of Databuild Globally, the building and construction industry has been putting more emphasis on using energy-efficient technologies and equipment to reduce carbon emissions and... 


Top critical mineral miner CBMM sees opportunity in EV batteries
14th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

A Brazilian company focused on mining a metal used to strengthen alloys is betting that its mainstay product can also play a key role in improving electric vehicle batteries. Cia. Brasileira de... 


From left, CHIETA CEO Yersen Pillay, Higher Education and Training Department DDG Zukile Mvalo, and Nedbank CIB Head of Infrastructure, Energy and Telecommunications Mike Peo.
Green energy presenting South Africa with massive reindustrialisation chance – Nedbank
13th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green electrons and green molecules are presenting South Africa with a massive opportunity to reindustrialise, Nedbank CIB head of infrastructure, energy and telecommunications Mike Peo told the... 


trucks
Michelin research shows how transporters can reduce total cost of ownership
10th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Tyre manufacturer Michelin has launched its latest research focused on total cost of ownership, which is aimed at shifting the mindsets of South African transporters to run more efficient and... 


Air freight leads recovery in logistics sector in March – Ctrack index
Air freight leads recovery in logistics sector in March – Ctrack index
10th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

After a notable decline in the first two months of the year, the Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (Ctrack TFI) in March increased to an index level of 119.7. This is an increase of 1.1% compared... 


An image of the Jadair Settler/Clarifier System
Water clarification technology eliminates settling ponds
10th May 2024

Advanced water clarification technology solutions on offer from water recycling and concrete reclaiming systems developer Jadair International – such as its Settler/Clarifier System – are enabling... 


An image of trainees at Menar's Gugulethu operation
Diversified miner focuses on community upskilling
10th May 2024

Johannesburg-headquartered diversified resources investment company Menar’s subsidiaries are prioritising youth empowerment through providing skills training, learnerships, internships and... 


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Tarrawonga mine, Australia
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A coal mine about 16 km north-east of Boggabri, in Australia. 


A black and white image of a hand under a tap with a trickle of water
Water a hurdle in Africa’s development - expert
10th May 2024

Water scarcity poses a significant hurdle to Africa's growth and development, with climate change and deteriorating infrastructure intensifying the challenges, says advisory and analytics firm... 


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