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Hyperloop punted as less-polluting, efficient transport solution
20th August 2021 By: Irma Venter

Hyperloop Transport Technologies (HyperloopTT) has unveiled HyperPort, a high-speed cargo and freight solution which it says is “capable of increasing capacity and efficiency while decreasing... 


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Jansen potash project, Canada – update
20th August 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

BHP has approved $5.7-billion in capital expenditure for the Jansen Stage 1 potash project. 


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Westshore to start construction of potash facilities next year
17th August 2021 By: Mariaan Webb

Vancouver-based Westshore Terminals expects to start constructing infrastructure required to handle potash from the 4.35-million-tonne-a-year Jansen mine, in Saskatchewan, next year, the port... 


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BHP puts $5.7bn into Canada potash mine as it shifts to ‘future facing’ commodities
17th August 2021 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified major BHP has approved $5.7-billion (C$7.5-billion) in capital expenditure for the Jansen Stage 1 potash project, in Canada. The investment is aligned with BHP’s strategy of growing... 


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Telecoms solutions solve connectivity challenges
13th August 2021 By: Nadine Ramdass

Mobile satellite telecommunications company Inmarsat aims to solve some of the Australian mining industry’s biggest connectivity challenges. Inmarsat products and services have been used across... 


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Letpadaung Copper Mine adopts integrated DMR and LTE solution for wide area voice communication and broadband video
12th August 2021

Letpadaung Copper Mine, in Myanmar, adopted an integrated digital mobile radio (DMR) and LTE solution for improved wide area voice communications and support for broadband video, environmental... 


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GATEWAY ATTACKED
6th August 2021

A cyberattack rocked operations at container terminals operated by Transnet Port Terminals, causing fresh backlogs that had also developed during recent civil unrest and looting in KwaZulu-Natal... 


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Digital communications solution for mining: What it is and why it matters
5th August 2021

The mining and metals industry face a number of challenges including fluctuating demand for ores and metals, excess capacity and increased competition from competing materials, leading to weaker... 


Water crisis threatens iron-ore transport on key Brazil river
30th July 2021 By: Bloomberg

Drought is making one of Brazil’s most important river systems unnavigable, making it more challenging and costly for the commodities powerhouse to get grains and iron-ore out to global markets.... 


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Specialty containers create easy access
30th July 2021

Niche market container product supplier Specialised Container Agencies (SCA) has developed SCA Intermodal Side Tipper Bins that ensure quick, safe and cost-efficient bulk handling in rail and road... 


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Jansen potash project, Canada – update
30th July 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

BHP has signed an agreement with Vancouver-based Westshore Terminals to handle potash for its Jansen mine. 


Teck lowers FY coal guidance on BC wildfire rail disruptions
28th July 2021 By: Mariaan Webb

Canadian diversified mining major Teck Resources has lowered its full-year guidance for metallurgical coal by half-a-million tonnes, owing to wildfires in British Columbia disrupting coal... 


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BHP signs conditional port agreement for Canada potash mine
23rd July 2021 By: Mariaan Webb

Global mining major BHP has signed an agreement with Vancouver-based Westshore Terminals to handle potash for its Jansen mine, in Saskatchewan, Canada. This is according to the terminal operator,... 


Poor port performance costing South Africa money, jobs 
23rd July 2021 By: Irma Venter

The time currently wasted at the Durban port, owing to poor performance and inefficiency, is having a direct impact on employment generation, poverty reduction and economic growth in South Africa,... 


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Kazakhstan top 3 gold mine boosts productivity with broadband communication solution
22nd July 2021

Hytera’s Hytalk Push-to-Talk over Cellular (PoC) platform and terminals have enabled Kazakhstan mining company JSC AK Altynalmas to upgrade its communications system with a digital multimedia... 


Qld LNG export reaches record highs
Qld LNG export reaches record highs
8th July 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Queensland has reported record annual liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipments from Gladstone for 2020-21, despite the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. Treasurer and Minister for Investment Cameron... 


Rail cars seen near Lytton, British Columbia, Canada, on July 3. Devastating wildfires damaged rail lines.
BC wildfire-linked rail disruptions to hit Teck Q3 coal sales
7th July 2021 By: Mariaan Webb

Rail disruptions following last week’s devastating British Columbia wildfires have forced diversified miner Teck Resources to reroute coking coal shipments and the company has said that its... 


Bosch Holdings Celebrates 60 Years Of Innovation In Engineering
Bosch Holdings Celebrates 60 Years Of Innovation In Engineering
25th June 2021

It was inconceivable for the founders of Bosch Holdings in 1961 to have known that 60 years later, the company would have expanded into a global operation, offering consulting engineering, skills... 


Low global ranking of Port of Cape Town a concern – Maynier
11th June 2021 By: Donna Slater

The World Bank’s recent and inaugural ‘Container Port Performance Index 2020’ ranked the Port of Cape Town among the worst in terms of container port performance. The Port of Cape Town ranked... 


TNPA, CDC collaborate to accelerate infrastructure delivery
10th June 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

State-owned Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has appointed the Coega Development Corporation (CDC) as the implementing agent for the migration of the manganese terminal and the liquid bulk... 


Tippers assist materials transport
28th May 2021 By: Khutso Maphatsoe

Niche container products supplier Specialised Container Agencies (SCA) designs and manufactures a range of containerised bulk materials handling equipment that ensures safe and efficient offloading... 


Court ruling paves way for Whitehaven expansion
Court ruling paves way for Whitehaven expansion
27th May 2021 By: Bloomberg

Australia’s pro-coal government and one of the country’s largest producers of the fossil fuel won a court battle against an 86 year-old nun and eight teenagers seeking to block a mine expansion... 


The Bigen Group
The Bigen Group
21st May 2021

The Bigen Group has, since its inception 50 years ago, earned a solid reputation as an innovative, solutions-focused engineering and infrastructure development partner and employer of choice,... 


Vale unit fined over alleged Brazilian environmental irregularities
30th April 2021 By: Reuters

The Brazilian city of Itaguaí has fined a subsidiary of miner Vale for allegedly not complying with environment regulations, according to a statement from local authorities on Thursday. Companhia... 


Gas is the new coal with risk of $100bn in stranded assets
19th April 2021 By: Bloomberg

Natural gas is falling out of favor with emissions-wary investors and utilities at a quicker pace than coal did, catching some power generators unaware and potentially leaving them stuck with... 


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Saldanha Terminal invests R1.2m in additional dust suppressing canons
8th March 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

The Saldanha Bulk Terminal, in South Africa, has invested R1.2-million in two additional dust-suppressing cannons that will be used on ship loaders as cargo flows from the chutes to the vessel... 


TAC – THE PROPOSED ROSSLYN INLAND PORT INVESTOR READY (March 2021)
TAC – THE PROPOSED ROSSLYN INLAND PORT INVESTOR READY (March 2021)
5th March 2021

Following the City of Tshwane Council’s decision to adopt the Tshwane Automotive City (TAC) Masterplan into their region 1 - Regional Spatial Development Framework (RSDF) in February 2019, the TAC... 


OPPORTUNITIES GALORE 
There is no doubt that Africa remains open for exploration by oil and gas companies
Unpacking opportunities in Africa’s gas sector
19th February 2021

Africa’s oil and gas potential will grow significantly over the next two decades, driven by population growth, urbanisation and the emergence of a wealthier middle class in Africa, according to the... 


New dawn for SA’s  freight rail industry?
New dawn for SA’s freight rail industry?
19th February 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

In this opinion piece, Pulane Tshabalala contents that third-party operator access to State-owned logistics group Transnet’s rail network would, among other benefits, result in improved... 


Upheaval is coming to South Africa over the shift away from coal
16th February 2021 By: Bloomberg

A photograph in the entrance hall at Komati Power Station shows the plant in better times, its nine generating units belching steam and smoke into the night sky. Those days are never coming back:... 


Transnet pilots reefer trains to ease road congestion in Cape town
8th February 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

To bring about much-needed relief on roads and move goods more efficiently to the ports, Transnet’s Cape Town Container Terminal has piloted an inland operation that will see the haulage of reefer... 


ON TRACK
The Capacity tractors offer efficient cargo handling solutions that reduce operating costs
New dashboard assists in efficient cargo handling
29th January 2021

Cargo truck manufacturer Capacity Group introduced a newly designed dashboard with elevated instrumentation, which will reduce driver fatigue and optimise productivity, to its terminal tractors in... 


ATTENTION GIVEN
Port users and cargo owners commended developments made to the Transnet Port Terminals during the course of the year
Progress at Durban terminals commended
29th January 2021

State-owned freight logistics company Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) and network organisation Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) recently took stock of progress made to date at TPT’s... 


Kenya earmarks $8.7m for Jomo Kenyatta Airport refurbishment
29th January 2021 By: John Muchira

Kenya intends to invest $8.7-million to refurbish Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in an effort to position the facility as a regional aviation hub. After abandoning plans to build an... 


SELLING LIKE HOT BRAKES
Counterfeit automotive parts poses a number of risks, including safety risks as well as having a negative impact on the economy
Lockdown has heightened risk of counterfeit components
22nd January 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

The national lockdown last year has significantly impacted on the circulation of original, as well as counterfeit, automotive components, says law firm Spoor & Fisher partner Paul Ramara. This can... 


The Westshore coal export facility
Teck preparing for possible strike at Westshore coal terminal
18th December 2020 By: Reuters

Miner Teck Resources on Thursday said it was preparing for the possible shutdown of a key coal export terminal on Canada's West Coast, after a union notice said strike action against terminal owner... 


Insurers might be shunning coal, but they still like fossil fuels
2nd December 2020 By: Bloomberg

Even as more insurers across the globe back away from coal, many in the US continue to encourage fossil fuel pollution by underwriting the risk involved in oil and gas exploration and production.... 


Power of modern technology in logistics sector
Power of modern technology in logistics sector
26th November 2020 By: Yolande Botes

An ambitious, multi-phase digitalisation and automatisation project has provided unparalleled visibility process at SA’s largest mineral freight logistics company Grindrod. Keyrus, a leading... 


R1bn Richards Bay mounded LPG storage facility commissioned
13th November 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The R1-billion mounded liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) storage facility, in Richards Bay, owned by South African independent bulk liquid and gas storage operator Bidvest Tank Terminals and... 


Transnet completes upgrades on tippler at Richards Bay port
9th November 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Transnet Port Terminals reports that maintenance work and upgrades on Tippler 2 at the Richards Bay bulk terminal have been completed. The second tippler's capacity has thus increased from 74 t... 


Struggling South African ferrochrome industry commits to competitiveness programme.
Ferrochrome commits to 750 MW self-generation, junior mining support
9th November 2020 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s struggling ferrochrome industry has committed itself to far-reaching efficiencies and competitiveness initiatives, including the self-generation of 750 MW of wind, solar and... 


How Biden’s win affects commodities hit by trade wars, tariffs
How Biden’s win affects commodities hit by trade wars, tariffs
9th November 2020 By: Bloomberg

It’s been a tumultuous four years for US commodity industries that found themselves a key focus of the White House through its aggressive trade policy agenda. From steel and aluminum tariffs to... 


Former Vice President Joe Biden and US Senator and Democratic candidate for Vice President Kamala Harris celebrate.
Biden win may curb US oil drilling, super-charge renewables
9th November 2020 By: Bloomberg

Biden’s victory could end up reshaping the US energy sector in years to come, although the President-elect may have limited room to maneuver given that control of the Senate remains unclear. The... 


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