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Materials Handling and Logistics

R130m materials handling contract under way

By: Dimakatso Motau     23rd September 2011 Diversified engineering group Sandvik Materials Handling is working on a contract to provide Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) with a 2 500-t/h-capacity ship loader to be located at the Port of Richards Bay.  

Materials handling contracts under way

By: Dimakatso Motau     23rd September 2011 Conveyor equipment manufacturing company Melco says it is nearing the end of a contract to supply conveyor materials for State-owned power utility’s Medupi power station and diversified miner Exxaro’s Grootegeluk coal mine expansion project, in Lephalale, Limpopo. 

Significant contracts on schedule

By: Dimakatso Motau     23rd September 2011 Materials handling company Clyde Bergemann Africa (CBZ) says it has made significant progress on State power utility Eskom’s Medupi and Kusile power station contracts. 

Company moving 60 000 t/m of magnetite

By: Dimakatso Motau     23rd September 2011 Materials handling equipment provider Richard’s Rentals says it is currently involved with a contract for the loading and hauling of 60 000 t/m of magnetite for a steel manufacturer, in Mpumalanga. 

Low-profile bucket edge system set to improve reliability of loaders

23rd September 2011 Mining solutions and services company Keech Australia is setting new standards with its new Wearpact product, by using a low-profile bucket edge system for underground and surface loaders. 

Ceramic lining protects equipment from wear

23rd September 2011 Equipment supplier Ceramox has introduced Aero-Tech bonded ceramic linings to the South African wear protection market to enhance the fracture toughness of its alumina ceramic tiles and to improve its performance in dynamic applications.  

First primary and secondary scraper with one mounting point

23rd September 2011 Conveying equipment designer and fabricator Superior Industries has released the market’s first primary and secondary belt-cleaning system with a common mounting point. 

Routine maintenance of chute system maintains productivity

23rd September 2011 Custom-designed bulk materials handling transfer point solutions manufacturer Weba Chute Systems reports it is embarking on a campaign to educate customers on the benefits of regular maintenance. “The company monitors its chute systems for a year from the date of installation to determine the... 

Security sealing company supplying the mining sector

23rd September 2011 The demand in the mining sector for security seal solutions from security sealing supplier Vikela Aluvin has grown. 

Mining contributes to 21% growth in turnover for logistics operator

23rd September 2011 In a year, that for the logistics industry in general was relatively quiet, Cargo Carriers has posted a 21% increase in its turnover.  

Shaftless screw technology increases market share

23rd September 2011 Screw conveyor manufacturer Spiral Tech, which is part of the PMSA group of companies, says the comprehensive range of heavy-duty industrial shaftless screws is continuing to gain ground in the local market.  

Long-standing partnership

23rd September 2011 Carrying well-known materials-handling equipment brands such as Doosan, Crown and Bendi and consisting of an experienced and enthusiastic team, forklift and warehousing specialists, Goscor Lift Truck Company (GLTC) has established a fast-growing materials-handling equipment business in South Africa. 

Contract miner to use cost-effective conveyor belts at diamond mine

23rd September 2011 International diamond producer Gem Diamonds has awarded a R67-million contract to contract mining firm Redpath South Africa for the development of a sand tunnel at the remote and isolated, recommissioned Ghaghoo diamond mine, in Botswana.  

South Africans in distress to benefit from new partnership

23rd September 2011 Emergency services provider, Netcare 911 and diamond miner, De Beers have entered into a partnership, which is expected to make emergency medical services more accessible to many South Africans in dire need. 

Diesel delivers new benefits for mining clients

23rd September 2011 Global oil giant Shell Australia says its advanced fuel product, Shell Diesel Extra, is now available to the Australian mining sector. 

Materials handling plant commissioned

By: Dimakatso Motau     23rd September 2011 Mining and mineral processing equipment provider Manhattan Corporation has commissioned a materials handling plant for one of iron-ore mining giants, in Thabazimbi. 

Products introduced to reduce logistics costs

23rd September 2011 Diversified products trader Velisa Agencies says that limiting the costs of logistics and transportation is a challenge, owing to the small gap between the price ceiling and rising costs. 

SA bulk manufacturer invests in the DRC

23rd September 2011 South African bulk bag manufacturer GLS Supply Chain Equipment has opened a manufacturing plant in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with an initial stock outlay of over R4-million. 

Installation-ready coupling line aids in reducing materials handling on the mine site

By: Dimakatso Motau     27th May 2011 Mechanical pipe-joining systems manufacturer Victaulic South Africa, part of US-based Victaulic, reports it has recently introduced its line of installation-ready products, the Style SC77 flexible couplings for shouldered steel pipe, Style 177 flexible couplings and Style 107H rigid couplings to... 

South Africa’s logistics pose growth risk

27th May 2011 Global supply-chain logistics and company Imperial Logistics reports that inefficiencies in South Africa’s logistics system, coupled with a consistently high total cost of logistics negatively impact the country’s global competitiveness. This is particularly so where neighbouring countries, such... 

Practical supply chain solutions designed amid infrastructure challenges

By: Sinette Goosen     27th May 2011 Poor infrastructure, such as the lack of roads in remote areas, in Africa and South Africa is just one of the elements prompting mining houses to focus on logistics and supply chain optimisation, global supply chain services and solutions company UTi reports. 

Market and infrastructure problem solving needed to compete internationally

By: Sinette Goosen     27th May 2011 Logistics and transport company Value Logistics reports that challenging market conditions, such as high fuel prices, poor roads infrastructure, skills shortages and high labour costs as well as the high cost of technology, are putting pressure on the industry. 

Commodity price performance encouraging industry investment and expansion

By: Sinette Goosen     27th May 2011 International supplier of mining equipment and process plant solutions Manhattan Corporation reports high precious metals and general commodity prices are prompting mines to increase their production profiles. Coupled to these favourable prices, there is a strong demand for operational and... 

Company ready for large projects

By: Sinette Goosen     27th May 2011 Owing to a boom in mining projects prior to the economic crisis of 2008, a “bottleneck” occurred, prompting skill shortages in the engineering and mining industry. 

Advanced process control systems specialist acquires JV interest

27th May 2011 Advanced process controls systems specialist Metso reports it has acquired the remaining interest in joint venture (JV) company Metso CISA.  

High-speed door increases productivity in the long run

By: Sinette Goosen     27th May 2011 High-speed sectional or fold-up doors that are lightweight and translucent can increase mining process productivity when used to create controlled environments in production areas, such as plants, refineries and vehicle maintenance workshops, material-handling systems specialist Dock Design and... 

Materials handling projects on target

27th May 2011 Diversified engineering company Sandvik Materials Handling reports that it has completed civil works on a 15 000 t surface bunker, and 15 000 t stockpile during this year, at chemicals producer Sasol’s Thubelisha coal mining project. 

Duty on imported crane rope may result in job losses

27th May 2011 A new duty on imported crane rope will make local hoist manufacturing uncompetitive, and is likely to put some smaller companies out of business, crane manufacturer Condra reports. The duty, effective since March, places a 93% surcharge on imported rope, for use in high-lift, and other... 

Materials-sorting spirals market grows

27th May 2011 Global minerals process solutions provider Multotec’s spirals division, reports a growth of more than 70% compared to the previous financial year. 

New company offers improved product range

27th May 2011 Security sealing company Aluvin reports it is able to offer customers improved services and products, following the formation of security products group TydenBrooks.  

Gas transport costs on the rise 

By: Henry Lazenby     27th May 2011 The cost of producing and transporting liquefied gases is expected to escalate significantly in the coming months, owing to a number of interrelated factors, gas producer and supplier Air Products reports. 

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