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RBCT coal exports decline 

By: Martin Creamer     24th January 2019 Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) exported 73.47-million tonnes of coal in 2018, 4.1% less than in 2017. The main export destination of the South African-mined coal was Asia at 81.6%. 

Menar hopes to expand through $28m Kangra Coal buy

By: Creamer Media Reporter      1st August 2018 Mining investment company Menar Holding plans to acquire a 70% stake in Kangra Coal, which owns assets in Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal, from Madrid-listed Gas Natural Fenosa for $28-million. If approved, the acquisition will add to Menar’s growing portfolio and diversified geographical location... 

Brand new equipment takes centre stage at coal terminal

By: Martin Creamer     21st June 2018 The first phase of the equipment replacement project reached full swing at the Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) on Thursday when R1.34-billion worth of brand new stacker reclaimers and shiploaders went into official action, holding out the prospect of improved turnaround times for coal... 

TFR sets new monthly record for coal railed to RBCT

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th September 2017 Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) has set a new record for coal railed to the Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT), with 7.46-million tons transported to the export terminal in August. This compares with the previous record of 6.9-million tons. 

Coal terminal avoiding ‘catastrophic failure’, doubling equipment capacity

By: Victor Moolman     17th February 2017 Phase 1 of the Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) yard machine upgrade, in KwaZulu-Natal, will be completed in February 2018, says engineering and infrastructure advisory services company Aurecon. 

RBCT targeting export of 77Mt of coal in 2017 

By: Martin Creamer     31st January 2017 The export target of Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) for 2017 is 77-million tonnes, which has been set against the backdrop of the terminal hitting an all-time monthly export record of eight-million tonnes in November. In 2015, RBCT exported a record 75.4-million tonnes of coal but fell back to... 

Burgh Group, Vitol to acquire Tegeta’s stake in RBCT

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     16th September 2016 A consortium comprising investment company Burgh Group and energy group Vitol has agreed to acquire Optimum Coal Terminal (OCT) from Gupta-owned Tegeta for an undisclosed sum. OCT has a 7.61% shareholding in the Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT).  

Record exports through South Africa's Richards Bay Coal Terminal made at expense of smaller rivals, IHS says

2nd February 2016 Exports of South African thermal coal through the Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) hit a record 75.4 million tonnes (mt) in 2015, an increase of approximately 4 mt above 2014 levels.  However, this will not translate into an equivalent rise in the country’s total exports, says IHS (NYSE: IHS),... 

Richards Bay Coal Terminal sets new 75.4Mt export record

By: Martin Creamer     19th January 2016 The Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) last year exported 75.4-million tonnes of coal to set a new record and exceed its target. The 5.7% increase over 2014’s 71.2-million tonnes is seen as a strong achievement at a time of tough market conditions and low coal prices. 

Coal terminal in R1.34bn equipment replacement drive

By: Martin Creamer     16th July 2015 The private-sector-owned Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) on Thursday announced a R1.34-billion equipment replacement project to boost South Africa’s coal supply chain and replace aging equipment with minimal impact on the business of the coal terminal. To be replaced after 39 years of service... 

Transnet targeting railing 76Mt of export coal in 2015 

By: Martin Creamer     4th February 2015 State rail company Transnet is targeting the railing of 76-million tonnes of export coal in 2015, Transnet GM commercial Divyesh Kalan said on Wednesday. Speaking at the IHS Energy South African Coal Exports Conference 2015, Kalan said much would depend on coal availability from coal-mining... 

Record-breaking RBCT targets export of 74m tons of coal in 2015 

By: Martin Creamer     20th January 2015 South Africa’s Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT), which exported an all-time record 71.3-million tons of coal in 2014, is targeting 74-million tons for 2015. RBCT CEO Nosipho Siwisa-Damasane told the media here on Tuesday that last year’s export performance was the best ever for the... 

RBCT planning to expand capacity to 110Mt/y  

By: Leandi Kolver     21st January 2014 The Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) was planning a 19-million tons a year capacity expansion, to 110-million tons a year to respond to the call for more capacity allocation for junior miners, RBCT CEO Nosipho Siwisa-Damasane said on Tuesday.  

Junior entrants becoming coal terminal shareholders – RBCT 

By: Martin Creamer     9th May 2013 Junior coal mining entrants were becoming shareholders of the Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT), dispelling the notion that use and ownership of the terminal was the preserve of large majors. RBCT CEO Nosipho Siwasa-Damasane, who this week addressed the twelfth Coaltrans Southern Africa coal... 

Phase 6 coal terminal on the cards – RBCT 

By: Martin Creamer     31st January 2013 The building of a sixth phase of the Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) is under discussion, RBCT CEO Nosipho Siwisa said on Thursday. Siwisa told the IHS McCloskey South African Coal Exports Conference that RBCT was in talks with State rail company Transnet to increase the total capacity of... 


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