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Final list of sectors entitled to resume under ‘Level 4’ lockdown to be published soon

By: Terence Creamer     25th April 2020 The South African government has unveiled initial details of its risk-adjusted approach for resuming economic activity and easing restrictions imposed as part of a hard lockdown, which was instituted on March 26 to combat the spread of the Covid-19 virus. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on... 

Alphamin expresses concern about a dwindling tin price  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     3rd April 2020 JSE- and TSX-V-listed Alphamin Resources produced 2 119 t of contained tin in the quarter ended March 31. This was at the mid-point of its guidance range and compares with the 2 235 t of contained tin produced in the quarter ended December 31, 2019.  

Transnet scales back to only essential services, operations

By: Simone Liedtke     27th March 2020 In line with government’s implementation of a three-week lockdown of the country to reduce the spread of the Covid-19 virus, State-owned entity Transnet will be scaling down its transportation services and operations of non-essential cargo during this period. After consultation with various... 

China equipment delay hits Caucharí-Olaroz construction timeline

By: Mariaan Webb     13th March 2020 The construction schedule of the Cauchari-Olaroz lithium project, in Argentina, will be reassessed to account for delays in the delivery of equipment for the chemical plant, Vancouver-based Lithium Americas reported on Friday. The company said that several pieces of equipment were being... 

Transnet bemoans cable theft at Pretoria Complex, rolls out diesel locos 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     12th March 2020 Another incident of overhead cable theft at State-owned Transnet’s Pretoria Complex has further crippled the group’s Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) subsidiary’s ability to deliver goods to customers on time. It said in a release on Wednesday that the Pretoria Complex, which is one of the country’s... 

IoT to significantly reshape supply chains

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th March 2020 The integration of artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things (IoT) will drive the commercial adoption of blockchain, a complementary technology that has the potential to significantly reshape industries. This is considering its ability to lower costs, reduce transaction settlement times... 

Virus hits copper trade as China asks Chile to defer cargoes

By: Bloomberg     6th February 2020 China’s copper buyers are asking Chilean miners to delay shipments due to port shutdowns, adding to tumult in global commodity trade in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. While the suppliers haven’t reported any contract breaches, they have verbally agreed with clients to reschedule some... 

South African, Botswana coal producers outline prospects for the industry

By: Kim Cloete     3rd February 2020 Coal producers and market players have outlined risks and opportunities for the year ahead as more short-term contracts have been signed with Eskom, junior miners try to carve out a viable way forward and some of the major coal players disinvest from coal assets. While business with Eskom has... 

Teck CEO unloads on shipper with gripes about costs and cargo

By: Bloomberg     31st January 2020 A rift between between Teck Resources and the company it uses to export its coal widened as the Vancouver-based miner publicly accused the shipper of charging too much and contaminating some freight. The head of Teck, already shifting some steel-making coal freight away from Westshore Terminals... 

Exhibition Freighting GSM

31st January 2020 An exhibition, trade show, event or demonstration would not be able to take place without the proper equipment and products. A major player in the exhibition freight forwarding arena in South Africa, Exhibition Freighting GSM (EF-GSM) is the obvious choice to handle the logistics for both local... 

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