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IRON-ORE LOGISTICS

R14bn set aside for expansion of iron-ore-dedicated Port of Saldanha

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An estimated R14-billion will be used towards the expansion of iron-ore and steel export facility, the Port of Saldanha

South Africa is the seventh-largest producer of iron-ore and having also traditionally been the fourth-largest exporter worldwide it remains well positioned to service global iron-ore demand owing to its well-established infrastructure and an...
25th July 2014
 
 
Materials Handling

South American mining to reach 6.2% growth by 2017

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Brazil's mining industry contributes almost 40% of South America's total region revenue The South American mining industry will reach an estimated compound yearly growth rate of about 6.2% from 2012 to 2017, which will take the industry to a total value of $184.3-billion. Some of the world’s largest copper, bauxite, iron and nickel...
25th July 2014
 
 
MINING EQUIPMENT

Caterpillar posts higher quarterly profit

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Caterpillar on Thursday reported higher-than-expected second-quarter earnings as a rebound in sales to builders offset a continued slump in the mining sector. The company, the world's largest maker of earth-moving equipment, posted a...
24th July 2014
 
 
Materials Handling

2014 PneuDrive Challenge focuses on green logistics

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Finalists for this year’s 2014 PneuDrive Challenge – a yearly competition sponsored by pneumatic solutions provider Pneumax Southern Africa and drive engineering company SEW-Eurodrive – have until October 13 to work on their designs for this...
18th July 2014
 
 
Materials Handling

Company takes new hydraulic range to mine operations

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British high pressure hydraulic tools manufacturer Hi-Force has attended a series of roadshows to showcase some of its newly launched hydraulic solutions, as well as other mining-specific products, at various mining sites across Africa. These...
18th July 2014
 
 
Materials Handling

Cost-saving hydraulic hose introduced onto local market

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Local hydraulics solutions provider Genflex Hydraulics has introduced the Spiral Guard range of hydraulic hose protection to its product portfolio for South Africa’s mining industry, and other industries that apply hydraulic solutions. The...
18th July 2014
 
 
Materials Handling

Mining companies to follow holistic approach to infrastructure development

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Mining companies operating in Africa are starting to understand the importance of developing infrastructure that will not only enable easy access to their operations but also benefit their host communities, says newly established logistics and...
11th July 2014
 
 
Materials Handling

Quarrying operations increase materials supplier’s revenues

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REAPING THE REWARDS The Glen Douglas quarry produced about 1.8-million tons of metallurgical dolomite last year Despite the challenging economic climate currently impacting on the mining and construction sectors, JSE-listed construction materials and industrial minerals supplier Afrimat achieved a year-on-year revenue growth of 42.1% for the company’s...
4th July 2014
 
 
RING OF FIRE

KWG Resources AGM adjourned to consider special resolutions

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Ring of Fire- (RoF-) focused project developer KWG Resources’ annual general meeting was adjourned on Monday to the end of July, when shareholders would vote on adopting sensitive special resolutions. KWG said the meeting was adjourned to July...
2nd July 2014
 
 
 
 
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