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Failure not an option at DCT berth deepening project, says TNPA

By: Shirley le Guern     11th September 2018 Transnet’s R7-billion megaproject to create deeper berths at the Durban Container Terminal (DCT) Pier 2’s North Quay will create some disruption and require close collaboration. However, given that this is the first project to be funded by the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa's New... 

Brics’ New Development Bank approves six project loans totalling $1.6bn

By: Marleny Arnoldi     29th May 2018 Multilateral development bank, the New Development Bank (NDB), on Monday held its third yearly meeting of the NDB board of governors (BoG) and the fourteenth meeting of the NDB board of directors (BoD), in Shanghai, China.  

Durban port truck booking system could become compulsory by April 2019

By: Shirley le Guern     11th May 2018 The Durban port may have a compulsory truck booking system in place by April 2019, Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) CE Nozipho Sithole tells Engineering News Online. In an interview on the sidelines of the Transport Forum Special Interest Group, in Durban, this week, she was adamant that TPT had... 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     6th April 2018 The upgrade of two shiploaders at the Durban harbour has been completed. 

Transnet lauds February achievements at DCT

By: Marleny Arnoldi     12th March 2018 State-owned freight utility Transnet has reported a productive start to the year at the Durban Container Terminal (DCT), which boasted positive records and milestones, including the handling of 190 000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in February, a 57% improvement in shift change, an increase... 

Close Collaboration Minimises Shipping Disruptions in Port of Durban

16th October 2017 Swift action by Transnet National Ports Authority, in collaboration with the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) and African Marine Solutions, saw the successful delivery of a multi-vessel emergency operation in the Port of Durban during yesterday’s during inclement weather. By 18h30... 

DCT adopts multipronged approach to alleviate congestion

By: Anine Kilian     27th September 2017 The Durban Container Terminal (DCT) has adopted a multipronged approach to alleviate congestion issues at the terminal. The Transnet Port Terminal [TPT] leadership team, under the guidance of CEO Nozipho Sithole, is working closely with operations with the view to finding sustainable solutions to... 

Transnet mulls options to improve Durban port efficiencies

By: Shirley le Guern     4th August 2017 Improving ship turnaround times, implementing a scheduling system to alleviate crippling truck congestion at the Durban Container Terminal (DCT) and rescheduling construction of the Durban Dig Out Port (DDOP) were some of the key topics discussed during a business-to-business breakfast hosted by... 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     21st July 2017 The project to lengthen and deepen two berths at the Durban Container Termnal has been approved. 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     5th May 2017 Forming part of a six-berth reconstruction project at the Port of Durban, berths 13 and 14 are now fully operational. 

Transnet calls for private sector support in funding South Africa’s logistics infrastructure

By: Shirley le Guern     4th April 2017 Transnet cannot foot the entire R400-billion bill for logistics infrastructure alone. At least 25% should come from the private sector, which has sufficient funds “sitting and being lazy” on its balance sheets,Transnet CE Siyabonga Gama told delegates at the eThekwini Maritime Cluster’s annual... 

TNPA to issue tender for berth deepening megaproject

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th December 2016 Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA’s) multibillion-rand Main Marine Construction Works package, part of the R7-billion Durban Container Terminal (DCT) Pier 2 berths 203 to 205 reconstruction, deepening and lengthening project, will be put out to tender this month. The tender process for... 

TPT commissions Terberg haulers at DCT

By: Anine Kilian     15th August 2016 Fourteen Terberg haulers valued at R23.4-million have entered operations at Pier 1 at Transnet Port Terminals’ (TPT’s) Durban Container Terminal (DCT). The Terberg haulers, which replaced 14 old Mafi haulers, were acquired as part of TPT’s hauler replacement project. The project, which is... 

TNPA to add container capacity at Durban harbour as it puts dig-out port on hold 

By: Terence Creamer     28th June 2016 Having pulled back from any immediate development of the so-called Durban Dig-Out Port (DDOP), Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) is moving ahead with two more modest projects to expand the container capacity at the Port of Durban. Transnet CEO Siyabonga Gama has indicated that the DDOP is... 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     4th December 2015 The Transnet National Ports Authority is pressing ahead with its investment under Transnet’s MDS, despite poor economic growth. 

Transnet reconfirms need for increasing Durban’s port capacity

By: Mia Breytenbach     14th February 2014 South African State-owned rail, port and pipeline company Transnet still plans to start construction of Phase 1 of the Durban Dig-Out Port (DDOP) in mid-2016, says Transnet DDOP programme director Marc Descoins. The company plans to have the phase completed by 2020. 

TNPA to spend R2.4bn on Durban and Richards Bay ports

By: Shirley le Guern     27th January 2014 The Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) expects to spend about R2.4-billion on maintenance and capacity building projects in the ports of Durban and Richards Bay between 2014 and 2015, CEO Tau Morwe said during last week’s briefing on the parastatal’s plans for the upcoming year. Although... 

Cape Town terminal named one of world’s top 120 container terminals

By: Natalie Greve     16th September 2013 The upgraded Cape Town Container Terminal (CTCT) has, for the first time, been named one of the world’s top 120 container ports by the 2013 Container Management Report, which rates international container ports based on terminal volumes and competitiveness. This was largely on the back of... 

DCT receives productivity boost as new cranes are unveiled

By: Natalie Greve     13th May 2013 Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba on Monday unveiled parastatal Transnet’s seven new ship-to-shore cranes for Pier 2 at the Durban Container Terminal, as the group drives its strategy to boost productivity and efficiency at one of Africa’s busiest ports. The cranes, which were supplied by... 

Durban receives final four ship-to-shore cranes

By: Natalie Greve     19th February 2013 The Durban Container Terminal (DCT) Pier 2 has taken delivery of the final consignment of four tandem-lift ship-to-shore (STS) cranes as part of a R700-million infrastructure investment to boost efficiencies and reduce service times for vessels calling at the terminal.   This second consignment... 

TPT takes delivery of new tandem-lift ship-to-shore cranes

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     21st November 2012 State-owned port operator Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) this week took delivery of the first three of seven tandem lift ship-to-shore (STS) cranes for its Durban Container Terminal (DTC). The cranes, bought from China-based Shangai Zhenhua Heavy Industries (ZPMC) would make DCT Pier 2 the first... 

Company Announcement:New Tandem Lift STS Cranes for DCT A first for African Ports

21st November 2012 Port operator Transnet Port Terminals today made history when it took delivery of three brand new ZPMC tandem lift ship-to-shore (STS) cranes that are the first of their kind in Africa 

Company Announcement:Transnet ups volumes and profits in a tough environment

31st October 2012 Transnet SOC Ltd today announced a positive set of results for the half-year to 30 September 2012, underpinned by growing volumes, especially on rail, while the company maintained its record capital investment levels 

Company aims to become main player in marine construction industry 

By: Yolandi Booyens     27th April 2012 South African construction group Stefanutti Stocks aims to position its marine construction division to win a big chunk of State-owned Transnet’s overall R300-billion infrastructure spend over the next seven years. 

Port operator rolls out terminal operating system 

27th April 2012 South African port operator Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) this month rolled out its Navis SPARCS N4 terminal operating system at the Durban roll-on roll-off (RoRo) facility, with roll-out of the system at the Maydon Wharf section to follow in August. 

Transnet ports unit to invest R33bn in terminals

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     4th April 2012 Transnet Port Terminals (TPT), the port operating division of State-owned logistics group Transnet, said on Wednesday that it would invest R33-billion over the next seven years for the expansion and improvement of its bulk and container terminals. The investment fell under with Transnet’s Market... 

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