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Port Elizabeth Car Terminal sets new export record

By: Irma Venter     15th July 2022 The Port Elizabeth Car Terminal has moved 5 700 export vehicles in a single vessel.  This is the highest volume ever moved through the terminal, and surpasses the previous record of 4 500 export units moved in a single vessel, set in September 2019. 

Durban car terminal volumes jump on used and budget-car imports

By: Irma Venter     29th April 2022 The Durban Car Terminal (DCT) has set a new yearly record of handling 531 755 fully built-up units over the 12-month period ended March 31.  The recovery from Covid-19 is happening sooner than expected in the automotive industry, with car hire companies refleeting as the domestic hospitality... 

Red tape delaying R90bn investment in ready-to-go projects – Minerals Council 

By: Martin Creamer     14th February 2022 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 and to stimulate economic growth. Projects worth R30-billion would be able to proceed if the 4... 

Transnet highlights turnaround at Richards Bay Bulk Terminal

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     17th January 2022 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, Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) highlights in a statement. It notes that this performance comes just a... 

Second fire in a week hits South Africa's Richards Bay port

By: Reuters     14th October 2021 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 on Wednesday evening. The latest fire affected the conveyor system for Transnet Port Terminals, the... 

Saldanha Iron Ore Terminal shuts for ten-day maintenance

By: Marleny Arnoldi     29th September 2021 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 conducts inspection and repair work to ensure the electrical, mechanical and structural integrity of its... 

Record 54 520 vehicles exported through Durban Car Terminal in August

By: Irma Venter     24th September 2021 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.  This followed the previous handling record of 51 407 fully built units, set in June this year.  

Poor port performance costing South Africa money, jobs 

By: Irma Venter     23rd July 2021 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, says Martin Humphreys, the global lead for transport connectivity and regional integration at the... 

Saldanha Terminal invests R1.2m in additional dust suppressing canons

By: Simone Liedtke     8th March 2021 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 hatch. The investment is said to be a continued commitment to ensuring a clean operation on the West... 

New dawn for SA’s freight rail industry?

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th February 2021 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 efficiencies, the introduction of superior technologies and the revitalisation of the country’s underutilised... 

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