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Astron Energy supports the critical mining sector through innovative solutions
Astron Energy supports the critical mining sector through innovative solutions
17th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

As a leading energy company and key player in the South African mining industry, Astron Energy is at the forefront of the latest innovations and technology being deployed in the mining sector.... 


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Daunia mine, Australia
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A coal mine located 30 km south-east of Moranbah, and about 170 km south-west of Mackay in Queensland. 


TESTED AND APPROVED
The Type 2200 is field-tested for reliability and proven performance, while simultaneously providing energy savings
New electric pneumatic control valve introduced to market
10th May 2024

Custom solutions provider Bellofram Precision Controls’ new Type 2200 electric-pneumatic control valve is a tailored solution that is customisable to fit unique operational needs of specific... 


Denzil Steyn, MD of Intellisec South Africa
Denzil Steyn
10th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

This week we profile Denzil Steyn, MD of Intellisec South Africa, which installs smart site management systems to reduce costs, increase security and manage production and site facilities on a... 


Coal train
TFR ramps up coal trains to 28 a week
3rd May 2024 By: Darren Parker

State-owned Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) has embarked on a ramp up of GF-class coal trains from 21 a week to 28 a week, supported by an injection of locomotives. This is part of Transnet’s recovery... 


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Astron Energy at forefront of latest innovations, technology in mining
26th April 2024

As a leading fuel company and key player in the mining and energy sectors of South Africa, Astron Energy is committed to supporting customers through tailored and bespoke solutions.  With over 20... 


The above image depicts the Legrand track busways which provide localised power to machines, removing the need to run power cables and extension cords across the floor, preventing potential fire and tripping hazards
Track busways more efficient than traditional systems
19th April 2024

Electrical and digital specialist Legrand avers that its track busway system is an efficient and flexible alternative to traditional power distribution systems that lack flexibility in adapting to... 


Saldanha IOT
Saldanha iron-ore terminal shut down for maintenance until Friday
16th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

State-owned Transnet Port Terminals’ (TPT’s) Saldanha Iron Ore Terminal has embarked on a five-day shutdown for the maintenance and servicing of equipment on two tipplers, starting on April 15. The... 


Speakers outline green hydrogen challenges, infrastructure hurdles
12th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

South Africa’s green hydrogen economy faces complexities and challenges, both upstream and downstream, and this requires technological disruption and commitment beyond the current value chain. This... 


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Roads, Rail & Ports 2024: Inefficiencies reach new lows
5th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Creamer Media’s ‘Roads, Rail & Ports 2024’ report reflects upon the current state of South Africa’s roads, delving into the some of the issues that are plaguing the sector such as maintenance... 


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Newlyn launches R3.4bn multimodal rail terminal at Durban port
5th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Port logistics company the Newlyn Group on April 4 unveiled the Newlyn PX Bayhead rail terminal, strategically located next to the Port of Durban, aimed at opening intra-Africa and local trade and... 


Bridge disaster leaves some US coal miners with few options
29th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

The catastrophic shipping accident that’s choked off Baltimore harbor is leaving few options for some US coal exporters, with Consol Energy facing the biggest threat to its operations. “Consol has... 


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Richards Bay Multipurpose Terminal takes delivery of cargo handling equipment
26th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Richards Bay Multipurpose Terminal (MPT) has taken delivery of new cargo handling equipment, aiding the loading of export coal, magnetite, chrome and pig iron aboard calling Cape-sized vessels.... 


Nick Lusson, Vice President of Huawei Eastern-Africa Digital Power at the Huawei Partner Summit
Huawei launches new commercial and industrial (C&I), residential smart PV and ESS solutions to African market
25th March 2024

Supplied by Huawei Digital Power Sub-Saharan Africa Region During the recently concluded Huawei Digital During Solar & Storage Live Africa 2024, Huawei released new smart PV products and solutions... 


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Is the era of the flying taxi finally about to dawn?
1st March 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The concept of small, usually unconventional, aircraft, carrying small numbers of passengers, weaving their way through towering skyscrapers and speeding over suburbs, has been a staple of... 


Energy Minister Jonathan Wilkinson
Risk of stranded LNG assets is 'real', Canada’s Wilkinson says
14th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

The US decision to pause approvals of new licenses to export liquefied natural gas is welcome, and there are “real” risks that some infrastructure will end up stranded, Canada’s Energy Minister... 


Trafigura group executive chairperson and CEO Jeremy Weir, Ivanhoe Mines founder and executive co-chair Robert Friedland, and Lobito Atlantic Railway CEO Francisco Franca
Kamoa-Kakula, Trafigura become first Lobito railway corridor customers
7th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

The Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and commodities trader Trafigura have both signed a term sheet outlining the key terms for a reserve capacity agreement... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Mining Indaba.
South Africa’s mining industry now 39% black-owned, Mining Indaba hears
5th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

In 2004, the year South Africa’s far-reaching Mining Charter was first introduced, black ownership in South Africa’s globally recognised mining industry stood at a negligible 2%. This has now leapt... 


Canada Energy Minister sees opportunity in US pause on LNG
31st January 2024 By: Bloomberg

US President Joe Biden’s decision to pause approvals of new licenses to export liquefied natural gas will create opportunity for Canada’s sector, Energy Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said Tuesday.... 


new conveyor at Richards Bay Bulk Terminal
Richards Bay Bulk Terminal conveyor repairs remove 400 coal trucks from roads
10th January 2024 By: Darren Parker

One of three conveyor belts damaged in the October 2021 fires has returned to full operation at the Richards Bay Bulk Terminal, in KwaZulu-Natal, and will prioritise the handling of coal exports.... 


Santos, Toho Gas to collaborate on producing carbon-neutral e-methane in the Cooper Basin
19th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australian oil and gas exploration and production company Santos has signed an agreement with Japanese gas utility company Toho Gas to investigate the potential for producing carbon-neutral... 


Thungela expects volume boost from Aus mine, while rail impacts South African volumes
13th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed Thungela Resources expects to report 2.9-million tonnes of saleable production from the Ensham operation, in Australia, for the 2023 financial year, which is above the company’s... 


PE Bulk Terminal completes yearly maintenance
12th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) has successfully concluded the yearly ten-day maintenance shutdown of the Port Elizabeth Bulk Terminal to ensure the seamless handling of manganese for the next 12... 


TNPA issues Eol for small, medium-scale LNG imports
17th November 2023 By: Irma Venter

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has published an expression of interest (EoI) document to determine market appetite for small- to medium-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports through... 


Glencore CEO Gary Nagle
Glencore to buy majority stake in Teck coal assets for $6.9bn
14th November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Commodities giant Glencore has finally agreed a deal with Canadian miner Teck Resources, which will sell its entire interest in its steelmaking business for $9-billion to a consortium led by the... 


TPT's Eastern Cape Terminals
Following national trend, Eastern Cape Terminals introduce a truck appointment system
28th September 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Transnet Port Terminals' (TPT's) Eastern Cape Terminals has introduced a mandatory truck appointment system in a move to improve coordination and streamline processes across different commodities.... 


Saldanha iron-ore terminal to shut for maintenance
Saldanha iron-ore terminal to shut for maintenance
26th September 2023 By: Darren Parker

The Saldanha Iron Ore Terminal (IOT) will begin its 28-day yearly maintenance shutdown on September 28. During this period, the terminal will perform maintenance on its major equipment across... 


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Astron Energy helps grow the aviation industry
14th September 2023

For over ten years, Astron Energy has helped grow South Africa’s aviation industry, supplying Jet A1 fuel that meets and exceeds the highest international standards. 


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Fuelling success in the mining industry
1st September 2023

In the dynamic landscape of the mining industry, success is not only measured in productivity but in the ability to overcome challenges and adapt to ever-changing circumstances. Fuel company Astron... 


Mistra executive director Joel Netshitenzhe
Mistra reiterates call for PGMs Exchange as hydrogen economy looms
28th August 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Think tank the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (Mistra) has reiterated its call for the formation of a Platinum Group Metals (PGMs) Exchange in South Africa, given that many... 


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Trust, patience see Maputo port yield record results – Grindrod
25th August 2023 By: Irma Venter

The Port of Maputo is reaping the results of an $800-million investment that has taken the port from handling five-million tons overall in 2007, to a record 27-million tons last year, says Grindrod... 


Ford’s Silverton plant achieves record daily production volume
11th August 2023 By: Irma Venter

Ford South Africa’s Silverton assembly plant, in Pretoria, has achieved its highest daily production number yet – 704 vehicles. Based on three-shift 24-hour production, the plant is capable of... 


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Botswana, South Africa seek funds for $230m minerals line
31st July 2023 By: Bloomberg

State-owned rail companies from Botswana and South Africa are seeking funding for a three-billion pula ($230-million) railway line between the two countries to transport commodities including coal.... 


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Hamersley Iron, Australia
28th July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

An iron-ore mine in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. 


Fireblade Aviation connects Africa to the World through Leading Edge Service Delivery
Fireblade Aviation connects Africa to the World through Leading Edge Service Delivery
7th July 2023

Fireblade Aviation celebrates 9 years at the helm of the private aviation industry this year and continues to be the Leading Edge in connecting Africa to the world. With its history and origins... 


Talks broke down on Monday when the British Columbia Maritime Employers Association walked away from the bargaining table.
Canada port strike in fifth day with talks deadlocked, threatening economy
6th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

Canadian dockworkers and their employers remained deadlocked as a strike crippling West Coast trade entered its fifth day, threatening the country’s economy. Negotiations broke down Monday when... 


Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu.
Construction phase of Menar’s new R600m colliery project is in full swing
26th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The construction phase of the new Gugulethu Colliery is in full swing. “We’ve started working on the box cut with the anticipation that first coal will be extracted sometime around July/August this... 


A silhouette of construction workers pouring concrete at a construction site
Risk solutions provider growing African footprint
26th May 2023 By: Halima Frost

Since its establishment in 2021, risk mitigation solutions provider Africa Speciality Risk (ASR) has set its sights on consolidating its underwriting activities in South Africa as part of its... 


Starlink enterprise sales director Phillip van Essen at the Dwyka Tech*Carnival, hosted at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand
Starlink addresses issue of presence in S Africa at Dwyka Tech*Carnival
19th May 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

The ambition of Elon Musk’s global satellite Internet service Starlink is to be available worldwide, said Starlink enterprise sales director Phillip van Essen at the Dwyka Tech*Carnival this week... 


World’s largest RORO vessel docks at Durban port
19th May 2023 By: Irma Venter

The world’s largest roll-on-roll-off (RORO) vessel, MV Salome, docked at the Durban Car Terminal at the end of April on her maiden voyage to Africa. The vessel carried a consignment of 644 fully... 


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Astron Energy to leverage Development Fund to assist SMMEs in key sectors supply chain
18th May 2023

As economic recovery continues to ramp up post the Covid-19 pandemic, there is a huge push to drive the South African economy back to pre-pandemic productivity levels. Astron Energy forms a... 


Teck signs coal rail agreement with CPKC
Teck signs coal rail agreement with CPKC
4th May 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diversified miner Teck Resources has entered into a long-term rail agreement with Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) for the transportation of steelmaking coal from its operations in south-eastern... 


TPT expects to invest just over R8-billion over the next five years
South African port operator pursuing R8bn OEM strategy in bid to bolster equipment performance
24th April 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) is optimistic that its emerging strategy of entering into long-term agreements with original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for the supply and life-cycle maintenance... 


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Booyco Electronics, South African pioneer of Proximity Detection Systems, offers safety solutions for underground and surface mining, quarrying,...

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