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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... 

Mathe Group ups tyre processing by 35%, grows steel exports

By: Irma Venter     24th August 2018 The KwaZulu-Natal-based Mathe Group, South Africa’s largest tyre recycler, has developed two steel by-products that are being exported to Australia and Korea in growing quantities. Dr Mehran Zarrebini, head of British investment group PFE International, which is one of the major shareholders in... 

Mathe Group ups tyre processing by 35%, grows steel exports

By: Irma Venter     7th August 2018 The KwaZulu-Natal-based Mathe Group, South Africa’s largest tyre recycler, has developed two steel by-products that are being exported to Australia and Korea in growing quantities. Dr Mehran Zarrebini, head of British investment group PFE International, which is one of the major shareholders in... 

TPT continues to strive for greater efficiency at Durban port

By: Shirley le Guern     11th May 2018 The Port of Durban has come a long way but it is not yet where Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) wants it to be, CE Nozipho Sithole told delegates attending the Transport Forum Special Interest Group gathering, held at the former Durban Maritime School of Excellence, this week.  “I’m not sure how... 

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... 

BMW Group South Africa Rosslyn plant investment programme, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     11th May 2018 BMW SA has dispatched its first made-in-South Africa X3 vehicles for export. 

BMW’s Rosslyn plant exports the first made-in-SA X3s

By: Irma Venter     8th May 2018 BMW Group South Africa (BMW SA) last week dispatched its first made-in-South Africa X3 vehicles for export, transporting more than 100 units on 27 wagons via train to the Durban port, with Europe the final destination. “[This is] the result of a R6.1-billion investment into the country and the... 

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. 

Passenger car sales carried market in October

By: Irma Venter     24th November 2017 New-vehicle sales in October increased for the fifth month in a row, improving by 4.6% on sales in the same month last year, to reach 51 037 units. Passenger car sales carried the market in October, with all other segments in decline. 

October new-vehicle sales up 4.6%, Porsche follows in Merc, BMW footsteps

By: Irma Venter     1st November 2017 New-vehicle sales in October increased for the fifth month in a row, improving by 4.6% on sales in the same month last year, to reach 51 037 units. Passenger car sales carried the market in October, with all other segments in decline. 

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. 

Raubex partners with two contractors as part of industry settlement

By: Anine Kilian     8th May 2017 JSE-listed Raubex has named Enza Construction and Umso Construction as the two emerging contractors that the company will mentor as part of an industry settlement agreement with government aimed at promoting transformation in the sector. To meet commitments under the Voluntary Rebuilding... 

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. 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     20th January 2017 A a significant milestone has been celebrated at the Port of Durban, with the Maydon Wharf precinct having serviced Bright Sky, the first vessel to use the common-user Berth 14 after its reconstruction. 

African Oxygen (Afrox) officially unveiled its flagship R60-million filling and engineering services hub at Riverhorse Valley to the north of Durban on Friday.

28th October 2016 The 18 000 m² site is home to a one-stop-shop for Argoshield, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, helium, medical and food-grade gases, as well as portable cryogenic containers, Afrox MD Schalk Venter explained. African Oxygen (Afrox) has officially unveiled its flagship R60-million filling and engineering... 

Afrox opens R60m Riverhorse Valley hub

By: Shirley le Guern     24th October 2016 African Oxygen (Afrox) officially unveiled its flagship R60-million filling and engineering services hub at Riverhorse Valley to the north of Durban on Friday. The 18 000 m² site is home to a one-stop-shop for Argoshield, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, helium, medical and food-grade gases, as well as... 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     19th August 2016 Fourteen Terberg haulers have entered operations at Pier 1 at Transnet Port Terminal's Durban Container Terminal. 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     1st July 2016 Having postponed any immediate development of the Durban Dig-Out Port, Transnet National Ports Authority is progressing with two more modest projects to expand the container capacity at the Port of Durban. 

TPT Richards Bay assists international vessel in avoiding disaster

By: Anine Kilian     13th June 2016 Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) Richards Bay last month assisted Italian vessel MV Peppino Bottiglieri, which had caught fire and needed urgent laybye berth in Richards Bay. In a statement released on Monday, TPT said the vessel was carrying coal destined for Malaysia when the crew discovered cargo... 

Dormac’s floating dry dock halfway to South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd June 2016 South Africa’s new floating dock has passed the halfway mark as it traverses an 8 000-plus nautical mile passage from Ukraine to arrive at the Port of Durban by the end of June. The new multimillion-rand Dormac Dock 1 would be anchored at owner and operator marine engineering company Dormac... 

South African container trade under pressure, report shows

By: Irma Venter     8th April 2016 Although South African container trade started off with a bang in 2015, with the market growing by 7% during the first half of the year compared with the same period in 2014, the second half of 2015 saw a significant slowdown, recording a 1% decline. In fact, in the fourth quarter of 2015, the... 

Moody rand takes bite out of container trade

By: Irma Venter     22nd March 2016 Although South African container trade started off with a bang in 2015, with the market growing by 7% during the first half of the year compared with the same period in 2014, the second half of 2015 saw a significant slowdown, recording a 1% decline. In fact, in the fourth quarter of 2015, the... 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     11th March 2016 Transnet National Ports Authority is continuing with its investment under Transnet’s Market Demand Strategy, despite poor economic growth. 

OneLogix operations shows 25% improved result from continuing operations

25th February 2016 Logistics hub offers point of differentiation • Trading profit up 25% • Operating profit up 16% • Cash generated from operations before net finance costs, taxation and dividends up 26% • Core HEPS from continuing operations up 11% • Second phase of Logistics Hub in KwaZulu-Natal completed... 

Maritime summit highlights need for Durban to become a smart port city

By: Shirley le Guern     2nd February 2016 With a shift in freight transport from road to rail and a more efficient logistics system providing the backbone for a more competitive economy, the maritime sector, supported by the logistics and transport sectors, is becoming the biggest growth area for the local economy, said Transnet Port... 

KZN approves development of R3.5bn south Durban logistics park

By: Shirley le Guern     27th January 2016 KwaZulu-Natal Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs MEC Michael Mabuyakhulu has given the go-ahead for construction of the R3.5-billion Clairwood Logistics Park and Distribution Centre near the Durban port.  This is expected to end a three-year conflict between developers... 

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. 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     6th November 2015 Transnet National Ports Authority is reconstructing the quay walls at Maydon Wharf. 

Preliminary design assessment of N3 highway upgrade under way

By: Dylan Stewart     30th October 2015 Infrastructure consultancy SMEC South Africa is assessing the preliminary design for upgrading an 11 km stretch of the N3 highway between Durban and Pietermaritzburg, in KwaZulu-Natal, says SMEC South Africa functional GM for roads and highways Dawie Er 

Machine-moving company extends storage solutions

By: Dylan Slater     23rd October 2015 KwaZulu-Natal-based machine-moving and abnormal loads company Lovemore Bros has invested in a new equipment handling and storage facility, which opened in June, on Rotterdam road in the Bayhead area of Durban port.  

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     16th October 2015 The Transnet National Ports Authority has reinstated several berths at Durban port back to their original permissible draughts. 

TNPA advances deepening of Port of Durban berths

By: Natalie Greve     7th October 2015 Following Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA’s) ongoing efforts to address shallow spots exacerbated by the size of megaships now calling at the Port of Durban, harbour master Captain Alex Miya has reinstated a number of berths back to their original permissible draughts. “The vessels... 

Maluti-A-Phofung special economic zone, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     11th September 2015 The zone being built near Harrismith, in the Free State, at the foothills of the the Maluti mountains, will provide road and rail logistics, as well as handling facilities for the Gauteng–Durban port corridor and link it to the Bloemfontein–Cape Town corridor. 

Transport management needs macroeconomic approach, urges logistics professor

By: Shirley le Guern     7th September 2015 South Africa is a transport challenged country and, although transport-related issues should be a government priority, this is not the case and government has not yet mastered managing transport and logistics from a macroeconomic perspective, Stellenbosch University (SU) logistics professor Jan... 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     4th September 2015 The timelines timelines for Transnet National Ports Authority's repair project at the Prince Edward Graving dry dock, in Durban, have been adjusted. 

Sars’ customs legislation overhaul to be rolled out in phases

By: Natasha Odendaal     25th August 2015 The South African Revenue Service (Sars) plans to unpack a number of new Acts that will change the landscape of the customs framework, and will provide some highlights of what to expect from an Act that has left the freight transportation industry somewhat apprehensive, within the next two... 

Maluti-a-Phofung SEZ aims to bolster logistics efficiency along key trade routes 

By: Schalk Burger     14th August 2015 The R4.8-billion, 1 000 ha Maluti-a-Phofung special economic zone (SEZ) being built near Harrismith at the foothills of the northern Drakensberg mountains (also known as the Maluti mountains) will provide road and rail logistics and handling facilities for the Gauteng–Durban port corridor and... 

Maluti-a-Phofung SEZ aims to bolster logistics efficiency along key trade routes

By: Schalk Burger     14th August 2015 The R4.8-billion, 1 000 ha Maluti-a-Phofung special economic zone (SEZ) being built near Harrismith at the foothills of the northern Drakensberg (also known as the Maluti) mountains will provide road and rail logistics and handling facilities for the Gauteng–Durban port corridor and link it to... 

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