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Russia’s war in Ukraine puts global energy transition at crossroad
Russia’s war in Ukraine puts global energy transition at crossroad
19th April 2022 By: Bloomberg

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is upending the global transition away from fossil fuels in the fight against climate change. In some ways, the war is slowing the shift and giving old energy new... 


Desert Bloom attracts Japanese investment
13th April 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Japanese energy giant Osaka Gas has entered into a joint development agreement at the $10.75-billion Desert Bloom hydrogen project, in the Northern Territory. The agreement will see Osaka Gas and... 


Don't expect US miners to replace Russian coal in Europe
Don't expect US miners to replace Russian coal in Europe
5th April 2022 By: Bloomberg

US coal miners including Peabody Energy are surging as the European Union proposes banning imports of the fuel from Russia. But it will be difficult, if not impossible, for them to fill the... 


Cargo handling capacity expanded
1st April 2022

Bulk and breakbulk handling facility Manila Harbor Center (MHC), the largest in the Port of Manila in the Philippines, is expanding its cargo handling capacity with the completion of eco-friendly... 


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Expansion considered at Maputo Port
1st April 2022

The global coal demand, which peaked in mid-2021, is still reaching price record highs due to the major surge in coal prices worldwide. In response to the increasing demand for export capacity, the... 


Academic warns of impending unemployability quandary unless workers become digitally savvy
1st April 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

The threat of an unemployability crisis is looming if the current mismatch between the skills South Africans have and the jobs that are available is not addressed. Unemployability is quickly... 


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Internationally available pump comes to S Africa
25th March 2022 By: Halima Frost

The South African division of global manufacturer KSB Pumps and Valves this year announced the introduction of its KSB Delta Macro series to the local market. The series is designed for large flow... 


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Gas to play critical role in South Africa’s energy transition
25th March 2022

Given growing decarbonisation expectations and the decline in renewable power generation costs, multinational industrial company General Electric (GE) sees gas playing a critical role in South... 


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Businesses gain strong growth momentum with Hytera next generation digital radios
17th March 2022

Hytera’s ground-breaking H Series of DMR terminals integrate the latest advances in hardware and software technology to put ultra-reliable, highly ergonomic radios with greatly enhanced... 


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Billionaire Friedland banks on Liberia’s railway to tap Guinean iron
11th March 2022 By: Bloomberg

A mining company controlled by billionaire Robert Friedland is counting on getting access to a Liberian railway in order to develop its Nimba project in neighbouring Guinea, one of the largest... 


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East Coast gas demand to fall - Woodmac
9th March 2022

The uptake in renewable energy could see gas demand from Australia’s East Coast decline by some 60% in 2050, depending on the pace of the energy transition, said advisory firm Wood Makenzie... 


US coal prices soar as war drives commodities rally
8th March 2022 By: Bloomberg

Concerns of a looming global shortage of coal are driving up prices in every US region that has access to export markets. Potential sanctions on Russia, a key supplier, have buyers around the... 


Germany may extend coal use to replace Russian gas
28th February 2022 By: Bloomberg

Germany could extend its use of coal as the country rethinks its energy plans in the aftermath of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, according to Economy Minister Robert Habeck. The former co-leader of... 


South Africa urged to improve its ability to receive ultralarge container vessels
18th February 2022 By: Irma Venter

A new generation of ultralarge container vessels has been sailing the oceans in recent years. Container ships such as the Madrid Maersk, COSCO Shipping Universe, OOCL Hong Kong and Ever Golden can... 


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Safe and reliable radio communications for the oil industry
17th February 2022

The oil and petroleum industry requires safe, robust and reliable communications to support efficient day-to-day operations, enhance productivity and to coordinate a fast and effective response to... 


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Red tape delaying R90bn investment in ready-to-go projects – Minerals Council
14th February 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Red tape is delaying investment worth R90-billion in ready-to-go mining-related projects, at a time when the South African economy is in desperate need of such projects proceeding, to create jobs... 


Increased capacity on the cards for Maputo, Matola drybulk terminals
14th February 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Grindrod’s sub-concessioned facilities, the Maputo and Matola Drybulk Terminals, are considering the expansion of their respective footprints, the Maputo Port Development Company... 


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Mixed reaction from business to SoNA
11th February 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Business organisation Business Leadership South Africa CEO Busi Mavuso says business was hoping for a greater sense of urgency and stronger commitment from President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the... 


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Transnet highlights turnaround at Richards Bay Bulk Terminal
17th January 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The loading rate of vessel MV Braverus at 1 205 t/h for a total of 167 341 t of magnetite, which was completed on January 14, is an early indicator of recovery at the Richards Bay Bulk Terminal,... 


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Biden halts federal aid to coal, oil and gas projects overseas
13th December 2021 By: Bloomberg

The Biden administration has ordered an immediate halt to federal support for coal plants and other carbon-intensive projects overseas, a major policy shift designed to fight climate change and... 


Woodside to team up with Viva in Geelong
9th December 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Woodside has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with energy company Viva Energy to progress discussions on capacity rights at Viva Energy’s proposed liquefied... 


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Teck cuts Q4 coal sales guidance, says copper shipments also at risk
6th December 2021 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified miner Teck Resources has reduced its fourth-quarter coking sales guidance by up to 1.2-million tonnes and has warned that 4 500 t of contained copper in concentrate sales are also at... 


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July riots temporarily halt sugar production
3rd December 2021 By: Nadine Ramdass

KwaZulu-Natal is a primary location for South Africa’s sugar production and the riots in July resulted in sugar production coming to a halt. Although sugar producer Tongaat Hulett Sugar South... 


WA and Port of Rotterdam weigh hydrogen links
30th November 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Western Australian government has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Europe’s largest sea port, the Port of Rotterdam, to collaborate on renewable hydrogen. The two parties will... 


British Columbia miners warn of some disruption following heavy rains
19th November 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

Transportation routes to dual-listed miner New Gold’s New Afton mine, in British Columbia, have been affected by the recent heavy rains, flooding and mudslides. However, the flooding, has up until... 


Rain and flooding disrupt Teck logistics
17th November 2021 By: Mariaan Webb

Canadian miner Teck Resources said on Tuesday that its logistics chain between west coast terminals and BC operations had been temporarily disrupted, owing to heavy rain, flooding and mudslides.... 


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Saldanha iron-ore terminal's air emissions licence renewed for five years
10th November 2021 By: Schalk Burger

The West Coast district municipality, in the Western Cape, has issued a five-year air emissions licence to the Saldanha Iron Ore Terminal. The terminal handled more than 54-million tonnes of... 


Vodacom launches recycled plastic SIM cards
5th November 2021 By: Natasha Odendaal

Vodacom is launching Eco-SIM cards made from recycled plastic in South Africa, as the company works to reduce its impact on the environment by halving its greenhouse-gas emissions by 2025. The... 


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Glencore reports major ferrochrome production recovery
29th October 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining and marketing company Glencore expects its full-year 2021 adjusted earnings before interest and tax to exceed the top end of its forecast $2.2-billion to $3.2 billion a year... 


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Storage flexibility shown during turbulent time
29th October 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

Logistics company Unitrans has shown flexibility in meeting the warehousing and storage needs of customers – particularly amid the effects of Covid-19, and the looting in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng... 


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New manganese export terminal, South Africa
15th October 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

The Coega Development Corporation issued a request for proposal (RFP) on October 11, 2021, inviting experienced service providers to submit proposals for the development of a new manganese export... 


Second fire in a week hits South Africa's Richards Bay port
14th October 2021 By: Reuters

South Africa's port operator Transnet said on Thursday it was investigating a second fire in a week at the Richards Bay port, a commodities export hub, after a blaze broke out at a terminal there... 


Contract awarded to marine specialist
8th October 2021

Marine specialist services provider AMSOL Ghana was recently awarded a contract by Ghanaian oil and gas marketing company Ghana Oil Company (GOIL) that will further support continued indigenisation... 


Grindrod keen on potential private-sector participation opportunities at Transnet
8th October 2021 By: Irma Venter

A port that runs efficiently “can bring prosperity all around”, says Grindrod Freight Services CEO Xolani Mbambo. South Africa’s major ports are, however, currently ranked close to the bottom of... 


Transnet CEO Portia Derby
Transnet building pipeline of transactions for private sector participation
7th October 2021 By: Terence Creamer

Transnet CEO Portia Derby says the State-owned group received a “fantastic” response to its two recent requests for information (RFIs) for private participation at the ports of Durban and Ngqura... 


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Saldanha Iron Ore Terminal shuts for ten-day maintenance
29th September 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) has announced that the Saldanha Iron Ore Terminal’s ten-day planned maintenance shutdown started on September 28. Every year, the State-owned freight utility... 


Record 54 520 vehicles exported through Durban Car Terminal in August
24th September 2021 By: Irma Venter

Growing transshipments and improving new-vehicle exports from South Africa saw the Durban Car Terminal set a new record in August, with the facility handling 54 520 fully built units that month.... 


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Infrastructural challenges impede coal industry
17th September 2021 By: Nadine Ramdass

South Africa is a major coal-exporting country, with its coal sector also providing baseload capacity for the country. However, infrastructure challenges negatively impact on the local industry,... 


Infrastructure upgrades for eThekwini municipality
10th September 2021

Consulting engineers Bosch Projects and financial institution Bosch Capital – members of the Bosch Holdings group of companies – work closely with municipalities nationally to assist with upgrading... 


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Caltex to be rebranded
3rd September 2021

All petroleum brand Caltex-branded service stations in South Africa and Botswana are to be rebranded Astron Energy in one of the most significant and exciting events in the local fuel industry for... 


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Potash handling facility, Canada
3rd September 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Westshore Terminals Limited Partnership is constructing infrastructure to handle potash from BHP’s Jansen potash mine, in Saskatchewan, until 2051. 


Japanese major launches hydrogen study in Qld
27th August 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Japanese oil company ENEOS Corporation has struck an agreement with ASX-listed Origin Energy to study the development of a carbon-free hydrogen supply chain between Japan and Australia. The two... 


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Transnet, Minerals Council to strengthen cooperation to improve network operations
24th August 2021 By: Schalk Burger

State-owned Transnet and mining industry organisation Minerals Council South Africa have agreed to collaborate to ensure operational improvements across the freight system to get back to target... 


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