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The use of containerised bulk materials handling solutions ensures safe and efficient offloading in road and rail hauling
Efficient wagon handling lowers operational costs
31st July 2020

The safe and efficient offloading of materials from both rail wagons and road trucks improves efficiencies, lowers operating costs and protects product integrity during bulk handling, says... 


Transnet Port Terminals CEO Velile Dube
New TPT chief on navigating a business turnaround amid a pandemic
31st July 2020 By: Terence Creamer

Newly appointed Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) CEO Velile Dube, who officially assumed the role on July 1, acknowledges that his first few weeks were nothing short of a “baptism of fire”. The... 


MINIMISING DOWN TIME 
A well-integrated fire suppression system minimises the risks of costly downtime that a fire can entail
Webinar discusses heavy-duty-mining-vehicle fire risk
24th July 2020 By: Mc'Kyla Nortje

Vehicle fire suppression system solutions provider Dafo Vehicle Fire Protection hosted a webinar last month to discuss the most common fire risk trends for heavy duty mining vehicles, as well as... 


KEEPING THE LIGHTS ON
Having an experienced project management team allows Lesedi Nuclear Services to maintain clients such as State-owned power utility Eskom’s Medupi power station
EPC firm suggests experienced team is key factor
24th July 2020 By: Halima Frost

Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company Lesedi Nuclear Services says using an experienced project management team remains one of the key factors that needs to be applied when... 


Teck slashes guidance, Covid delays Chile expansion by up to 6 months
Teck slashes guidance, Covid delays Chile expansion by up to 6 months
23rd July 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Canadian diversified miner Teck Resources said on Thursday that all its mines across Canada, Peru, Chile and the US, were producing and that it was gradually ramping up construction activities at... 


Strong steps being taken to clean up the skies by using hydrogen to power aircraft.
Hydrogen-powered aviation preparing for takeoff – study
17th July 2020 By: Martin Creamer

Hydrogen as an energy source will play a key role in transforming aviation into a zero-carbon/climate-neutral system over the next few decades, an independent study states in estimating that the... 


Durban car terminal sets new record
17th July 2020 By: Irma Venter

The Durban Car Terminal (DCT) has broken its handling record for two years running, with exports and transhipments playing a key role in the latest achievement.   The terminal handled more than 526... 


Strong steps being taken to clean up the skies by using hydrogen to power aircraft.
Hydrogen-powered aviation preparing for takeoff – study
2nd July 2020 By: Martin Creamer

Hydrogen as an energy source will play a key role in transforming aviation into a zero-carbon/climate-neutral system over the next few decades, an independent study states in estimating that the... 


Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking   transforming aviation into a zero-carbon transport that uses hydrogen.
Platinum group metals in pole position to benefit from global decarbonisation thrust
1st July 2020 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals are in pole position to benefit from the fast-growing global decarbonisation momentum, Mining Weekly can today report. A multiplicity of global announcements are emerging... 


Mastercard commits to bringing billions into the digital economy by 2025
19th June 2020 By: Natasha Odendaal

Global payments technology company Mastercard has committed to bringing one-billion people and 50-million small, medium-sized and microenterprises (SMMEs) globally into the digital economy by 2025.... 


Collaborative effort to unblock chronic congestion at SA’s busiest port
Collaborative effort to unblock chronic congestion at SA’s busiest port
19th June 2020 By: Irma Venter

New equipment, improved access roads, synchronised, longer operating hours and a truck booking system are all in the works for the heavily congested Port of Durban, says Transnet National Ports... 


STAYING ON TRACK
The Gautrain has continued to operate at full capacity despite experiencing a significant reduction in paying customers during lockdown
Gautrain takes a knock to protect customer base
12th June 2020 By: Darren Parker

Gautrain rapid-rail network operator Bombela Concession Company has maintained or, in some cases, increased Gautrain operational capacity despite low passenger numbers. “While maintaining or even... 


Qld Treasurer provides certainty over coal infrastructure
2nd June 2020 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has welcomed a decision by state Treasurer and Minister for Infrastructure and Planning, Cameron Dick, declaring the Central Queensland Coal Network (CQCN)... 


Transnet reports recovery in some units, but still expects big Covid-19 revenue hit
Transnet reports recovery in some units, but still expects big Covid-19 revenue hit
26th May 2020 By: Terence Creamer

State-owned freight logistics group Transnet reports that there has been a recovery in some of its operations since the easing of lockdown restrictions and is increasing tending towards an... 


Japan, Europe, California creating demand for production of green hydrogen in South Africa.
South Africa’s potential to export green hydrogen boosted
26th May 2020 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa, which has been examining its competitiveness as a potential supplier of green hydrogen to Japan, is also being courted by Europe as a potential supplier in a world that is taking... 


Standard Bank says it is not legally obliged to have voting on proposed climate resolutions
16th April 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Standard Bank has decided to not table proposed climate change risk resolutions for voting by shareholders at its annual general meeting (AGM) in May, following pressure from nonprofit shareholder... 


Copperbelt miners turn to Tanzania as S African lockdown hits ports
7th April 2020 By: Reuters

South Africa's strict coronavirus lockdown has caused miners to divert copper from the country's ports to others in Africa, with Dar es Salaam the clear winner, sources told Reuters. Authorities in... 


Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe r
Risk of load-shedding will be low during lockdown - Mantashe
3rd April 2020 By: Terence Creamer

Security of energy supply remains critical during the Covid-19 lockdown period, Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe reiterated on March 25. The supply of fuel to critical and... 


Teck president and CEO Don Lindsay
Teck reduces coal output rate and suspends 2020 guidance
1st April 2020 By: Mariaan Webb

Notwithstanding the challenges related to the fast-spreading coronavirus, Canadian diversified miner Teck Resources president and CEO Don Lindsay on Wednesday reported that all the group’s... 


Transnet scales back to only essential services, operations
27th March 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

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... 


ANDREW PIKE The Port of Durban is often congested with trucks that should be transporting up to five or more containers a day but only manage one, if lucky
Lack of port development a concern
27th March 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

While there is some movement in the development of South Africa’s port infrastructure by the private sector, the overall stagnation of its development is concerning, law firm Bowmans ports,... 


MARTHINUS RETIEF Africa’s ports need to be larger and deeper to accommodate larger vessels to improve their connectivity to global maritime trade
Various trends shaping Africa’s port infrastructure
27th March 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

The development of inland container terminals, or dry ports, to decongest port traffic is a trend that is gaining significant traction in Africa, says WSP Africa maritime technical director... 


Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe r
Risk of load-shedding will be low during lockdown - Mantashe
25th March 2020 By: Terence Creamer

Security of energy supply remains critical during the Covid-19 lockdown period, Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe reiterated on March 25. The supply of fuel to critical and... 


A charging resistor is put in place for impulse testing
In-house transformer testing enhances local engineering capacity
13th March 2020

The recent installation of an impulse voltage generator at a local transformer manufacturing facility in Heidelberg is a substantial investment that the company hopes will provide an important... 


An example of a GE trailer-mounted mobile  gas-powered solution than can be deployed as an emergency solution
GE’s gas power unit makes emergency power submissions to DMRE
28th February 2020 By: Terence Creamer

The newly created gas power unit of General Electric (GE) has confirmed that it has made both direct and indirect submissions to the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) in response to... 


Teck warns of C$1.13bn hit if Trudeau rejects Frontier project
21st February 2020 By: Reuters

Canadian miner Teck Resources said on Friday it would write down the value of its proposed Frontier oil sands mine by C$1.13-billion should Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government reject the... 


Teck Resources CEO Don Lindsay
Teck profit slumps on lower coal prices; flags virus hit
21st February 2020 By: Reuters

Canadian miner Teck Resources reported a 76% slump in fourth-quarter adjusted profit on Friday, hurt by lower prices for steelmaking coal and warned that the coronavirus epidemic would impact its... 


Palabora, Grindrod sign five-year magnetite handling contract
20th February 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed freight and logistics company Grindrod has entered into a five-year contract to transport five-million tonnes a year of magnetite by rail from copper miner Palabora Mining Company's... 


ACCC calls for more gas exploration
18th February 2020 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has called on Australia’s southern state to allow gas exploration in a bid to secure supply. “Southern states risk facing a shortfall in... 


The Westshore Terminals coal export facility, in British Columbia.
Teck CEO unloads on shipper with gripes about costs and cargo
31st January 2020 By: Bloomberg

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... 


Promoters of Maputo and Richards Bay LNG  terminals insist projects can be ‘complementary’
Promoters of Maputo and Richards Bay LNG terminals insist projects can be ‘complementary’
17th January 2020 By: Terence Creamer

The promoters of liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminals at Maputo, in Mozambique, and Richards Bay, in South Africa, insist that the two proposed projects can be complimentary rather than... 


The Ridley terminal, in Prince Rupert.
Teck bolsters coal shipping capacity through Ridley Terminals
9th January 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canadian firm Teck Resources has doubled its contracted capacity for the shipment of metallurgical coal through the Ridley terminal, in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, to six-million tonnes a... 


M&R sees 2020 as ‘a year of consolidation’
13th December 2019 By: Simone Liedtke

Following several acquisitions in the prior financial year, the 2020 financial year will be “a year of consolidation for all three business platforms”, with the focus on growing the order book and... 


BALLS OF STEEL
Pelletised iron is made from waste dust and can be used in the manufacture of steel
Opportunities abound in uncertain iron-ore market
6th December 2019 By: Darren Parker

Where some might see cause for concern, mining services provider Ukwazi business development director Spencer Eckstein believes that the uncertain future of iron-ore demand and pricing could mean... 


Promoters of Maputo and Richards Bay LNG terminals insist projects can be complementary
Promoters of Maputo and Richards Bay LNG terminals insist projects can be complementary
4th December 2019 By: Terence Creamer

The promoters of liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminals at Maputo, in Mozambique, and Richards Bay, in South Africa, insist that the two proposed projects can be complimentary rather than... 


CN commits C$125m to boost capacity from Teck’s Kamloops to Neptune Terminal
CN commits C$125m to boost capacity from Teck’s Kamloops to Neptune Terminal
4th December 2019 By: Mariaan Webb

Canadian National (CN) has announced a C$125-million investment in rail infrastructure, which will provide diversified miner Teck Resources with the rail capacity to match the upgrades under way at... 


Coal exports choked by green-minded towns on US west coast
3rd December 2019 By: Bloomberg

It’s about to get harder for America’s miners to ship coal to Asia. On Tuesday, the city of Richmond, California, is expected to approve a ban on coal at a terminal that accounts for almost a... 


Mobile ship loaders being assembled at Saldanha terminal
ELB progresses with ship loader assembly in Saldanha
29th November 2019 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ELB Engineering Services is assembling two mobile ship loaders, which it supplied to Transnet Port Terminals (TPT), at the Saldanha Bay multipurpose terminal. The ship loaders, which feature... 


M&R sees 2020 as ‘a year of consolidation’
28th November 2019 By: Simone Liedtke

Following several acquisitions in the prior financial year, the 2020 financial year will be “a year of consolidation for all three business platforms”, with the focus on growing the order book and... 


US encourages African countries to import its LNG
22nd November 2019 By: Kim Cloete

The US is encouraging African countries to consider importing its abundant supplies of liquefied natural gas (LNG), as it expects its production to more than double within the next few years. US... 


Planets aligning for SA firms as huge Mozambique gas projects get moving
Planets aligning for SA firms as huge Mozambique gas projects get moving
22nd November 2019 By: Terence Creamer

South Africans have yet to grasp both the scale of the gas resources uncovered in neighbouring Mozambique and the size of the business and energy opportunities these discoveries present. With yet... 


ELB assembling two mobile ship loaders at Transnet Port Terminals’ Saldanha Multi-Purpose Terminal
14th November 2019 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ELB Engineering Services (Pty) Ltd (ELB) is pleased to announce its involvement in the assembling of two ship loaders for Transnet Port Terminals, after initially being awarded the contract to... 


India proposes free natural gas pricing regime
13th November 2019 By: Ajoy K Das

The Indian government has started work on implementing a free pricing regime for domestically produced natural gas, which could be freely traded at exchanges. The move is in line with... 


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