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This is how the new vessel repair hub is boosting the PE economy
This is how the new vessel repair hub is boosting the PE economyArticle

The new vessel repair facilities in the Port of PE is not only a positive step towards a thriving vessel maintenance and marine engineering hub but is evidently also going to boost the local economy...

18 Jul 2018

New, in-depth African renewable energy report launched
New, in-depth African renewable energy report launchedArticle

Hogan Lovells has launched its new report, Africa and Renewables: Wholesale change or short term surge?...

25 Jun 2018

Three key areas African ports authorities need to focus on
Three key areas African ports authorities need to focus onArticle

With sea trade being one of Africa's largest sources of income, a wave of new port infrastructure and upgrades along African coasts are set to make ports even more attractive to an influx of trade...

Hein van den Ende 20 Apr 2018

Norman Mbazima, deputy chairman, Anglo American South Africa
#miningindaba18: Five things in mining that need to be fixedArticle

There are five main areas that can help bring investment back into the mining sector...

Nicci Botha 6 Feb 2018

Artist's impression of the new liquid bulk terminal at the Port of Ngqura
Ngqura liquid bulk terminal development making headwayArticle

The construction of a new petroleum trading hub at the Port of Ngqura is making progess...

29 Nov 2017

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The future of African ports is also the future of Africa's economic successArticle

If Africa is to play a meaningful role in world trade and benefit from the rapid global growth, its seaports will be key to ensuring that success...

Gilbert Saggia 20 Nov 2017

Female Saldanha marine pilot guiding in the big ships
Female Saldanha marine pilot guiding in the big shipsArticle

Port of Saldanha marine pilot, Salmaa Vincent is the first female within Transnet National Ports Authority to hold an Open Licence certification, enabling her to guide the biggest vessels into port...

28 Aug 2017

Drone technology in the maritime industry
Drone technology in the maritime industryArticle

Two years ago, Amazon promised that it would one day deliver packages by unmanned aerial devices, also known as drones...

Anisa Govender 2 Feb 2017

David Stanley via  - the Porto do Lobito is Angola's second largest.
FSDEA commits to $180 million investment in port infrastructureArticle

Angola's sovereign wealth fund, Fundo Soberano de Angola, has committed to invest $180 million in a strategic deep sea port in Angola. This investment will create the first deep sea water port in Angola...

25 Jan 2017

The deepest berths at Port of Durban now fully operational after reconstruction
The deepest berths at Port of Durban now fully operational after reconstructionArticle

Berth 13 and 14 at the Maydon Wharf Precinct in the Port of Durban is now deeper and safer for bigger ships calling at the port...

17 Jan 2017

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Transnet appoints Ngqura liquid bulk terminal operatorArticle

The Port of Ngqura is poised to play a vital role in ensuring the security of South Africa's fuel supply, while creating a new petroleum trading hub for Southern Africa...

14 Dec 2016

ICS to launch new Nigeria Chapter at Multimodal West Africa 2017
ICS to launch new Nigeria Chapter at Multimodal West Africa 2017Article

The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers will launch its new Nigeria Chapter at Multimodal West Africa which is expected to host thousands of representatives from the transport and logistics industry...

5 Dec 2016

Multimodal West Africa draws industry to Lagos in January
Multimodal West Africa draws industry to Lagos in JanuaryArticle

Thousands of representatives from the transport and logistics industry will meet for the Multimodal West Africa exhibition and conference in Lagos from 24-26 January 2017...

7 Nov 2016

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Logistics in the spotlight at Multimodal West AfricaArticle

How improving the logistics chain will assist Nigerian and West African economy...

4 Nov 2016

#APE2016: TNPA ports under spotlight
#APE2016: TNPA ports under spotlightArticle

Representatives of TNPA were included in African Ports Evolution 2016's high-profile programme that includes Africa's port pioneers and maritime industry leaders...

18 Oct 2016

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#APE2016: Fostering trade and development through port business hubsArticle

We spoke to Aruna Bunwaree-Ramsaha, deputy director general, Mauritius Ports Authority, about the development of business hubs close to ports and what these hubs mean for trade and...

Cari Van Wyk 17 Oct 2016

Coega deep-water port
The gas-to-power plan: the legal takeArticle

The long-awaited PIM for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) to power independent power producer procurement programme (IPP) is out...

Jay Govender, Emma Dempster and Adriaan van der Me 14 Oct 2016

Spotlight on African ports and harbours' customer-centric service environment
Spotlight on African ports and harbours' customer-centric service environmentArticle

From 18-19 October port operators and industry experts from across Africa will gather in Durban at the fifth annual African Ports Evolution Forum to learn, network and discuss best practices...

Issued by Hypenica 10 Oct 2016

Port Nolloth up for multi-million Rand rehabilitation
Port Nolloth up for multi-million Rand rehabilitationArticle

With the aim to improve infrastructure for offshore activities, TNPA has started with a multi-million Rand port infrastructure rehabilitation project at Port Nolloth...

4 Oct 2016

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Transnet expansion boosts coal line capacity fivefoldArticle

The completion of the first-phase expansion of the coal line between Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal has resulted in a fivefold increase in coal capacity...

Andiswa Maqutu 18 Jul 2016

Slowdown of China's economy impacts on infrastructure projects
Slowdown of China's economy impacts on infrastructure projectsArticle

Muzi Siyaya, group business development executive at GIBB, says the slowdown of China's economy has reduced capital expenditure on major infrastructure projects in South Africa and the rest of Africa, impacting significantly on the consulting engineering industry...

10 Feb 2016

Reviewing South Africa's blue economy
Reviewing South Africa's blue economyArticle

South Africa's 'blue economy' seeks to utilise the country's oceans to develop the mining, agriculture, tourism and transport sectors, however there are legislative and regulatory uncertainties attached to this plan...

Trudie Nichols 10 Dec 2015

TNPA outlines key infrastructure projects
TNPA outlines key infrastructure projectsArticle

The ports industry is in a state of radical change and uncertainty, which requires flexible and adaptable port planning and design...

6 Nov 2015

TNPA's dry dock repair timelines adjusted
TNPA's dry dock repair timelines adjustedArticle

Timelines for Transnet National Ports Authority's R30 million repair project at the Prince Edward Graving Dry Dock in Durban has been adjusted...

31 Aug 2015

Operation Phakisa to help SA economy
Operation Phakisa to help SA economyArticle

PRETORIA: Operation Phakisa is a good example of government and the private sector coming together to share views and implement plans...

14 Aug 2015

Avedia Energy soon ready to supply LPG to local market
Avedia Energy soon ready to supply LPG to local marketArticle

Avedia Energy is on track to become a key player in securing sustainable, long-term liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) supply to the local market...

7 Aug 2015

Getting African supply chains moving
Getting African supply chains movingArticle

'The Pulse of Africa's Supply Chains' is the theme for this year's SAPICS 2015 conference, which will be taking place from 31 May - 2 June at Sun City...

23 Mar 2015

Mozambique launches new international airport
Mozambique launches new international airportArticle

Mozambique's President Armando Guebuza on Saturday, 13 December, inaugurated a new international airport in the northern port city of Nacala...

15 Dec 2014

Japan's Mitsui to buy stake in Mozambique coal, rail projects
Japan's Mitsui to buy stake in Mozambique coal, rail projectsArticle

TOKYO: Japanese trading firm Mitsui & Co is to buy a stake in Mozambique coal and transport infrastructure projects, making an initial investment of $763m, the company said on Tuesday, 9 December...

10 Dec 2014

Kumba, Anglo 'looking to build organically' in Gabon
Kumba, Anglo 'looking to build organically' in GabonArticle

Kumba Iron Ore (KIO) and its largest shareholder‚ Anglo American (AGL)‚ have made their long-awaited move into West Africa by agreeing with London-listed Ferrex to fund a study into a possible iron-ore mine in Gabon.

Allan Seccombe 7 Jan 2014

Crunch time for fruit exports
Crunch time for fruit exportsArticle

After 23 years in SA's R6bn fruit industry, many of them as managing director of Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing - SA's biggest producer of apples and pears - Charles Hughes is retiring without having fulfilled his ambition of gaining access to China's vast market. He blames it on the SA government.

16 Sep 2013

SA ports to co-operate with neighbours
SA ports to co-operate with neighboursArticle

Ports in southern Africa were adopting a regional‚ rather than competitive approach to attracting a greater share of world trade‚ Transnet National Ports Authority's chief executive Tau Morwe said at the sidelines of the second annual African Ports Evolution conference.

Linda Ensor 28 Aug 2013

New port design to tackle Africa's shipping challenges
New port design to tackle Africa's shipping challengesArticle

CAPE TOWN: Bechtel, the global engineering, construction, and project management company, has created a design for ports that aims to transform shipping in Africa.

27 Aug 2013

Africa's huge harbour investments
Africa's huge harbour investmentsArticle

Rivalry between African ports may not be a reality for some time to come, with demand almost always exceeding supply. But the pace of new transhipment port developments has increased, which may give Transnet's Ngqura port in the Eastern Cape something to be concerned about.

27 Jun 2013

Cape conferences highlight importance of sea freightArticle

Two conferences held in Cape Town this week highlighted the fact that about 90% of all trade between countries is shipped by sea.

Helmo Preuss 26 Apr 2013

Shipping vital for international trade
Shipping vital for international tradeArticle

Two conferences held in Cape Town last week highlighted the fact that about 90% of all trade between countries is shipped by sea.

Helmo Preuss 22 Apr 2013

Billions must be spent on railways in Africa
Billions must be spent on railways in AfricaArticle

Africa will need to spend more than US$50bn in the next decade on building 4,000km of additional rail infrastructure to unlock the mineral resource potential on the continent.

22 Apr 2013

Transnet, China Development Bank sign agreement
Transnet, China Development Bank sign agreementArticle

PRETORIA: Transnet and the China Development Bank have signed a cooperation agreement which will help to finance the construction and upgrade of railway and port infrastructure.

27 Mar 2013

TNPA chooses HP Autonomy Connected Backup for data protection
TNPA chooses HP Autonomy Connected Backup for data protectionArticle

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) is a division of Transnet, tasked with controlling and managing all commercial ports on South Africa's coastline. It is the largest port authority in southern Africa in terms of cargo volumes and is responsible for providing port infrastructure and marine services as well as ensuring the safe, effective and efficient economic functioning of the national ports system.

4 Mar 2013

Quay role for Transnet at MaputoArticle

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) is gearing up to be a service provider to South Africa's neighbouring ports. After assisting with the dredging of Walvis Bay harbour in Namibia, TNPA chief executive Tau Morwe says the organisation is likely to tender for dredging work at Maputo harbour.

3 Dec 2012

Port Maputo has advantage over Richards Bay, Durban ports
Port Maputo has advantage over Richards Bay, Durban portsArticle

According to BDLive, Mozambique's Port Maputo has benefited from its proximity to South Africa's economic and mineral hubs as well as its rail capacity constraints. The port's capacity almost doubled between 2005 and last year. Port Maputo handled about 12-million tons of cargo last year - twice 2005's figure of just more than 6-million tons.

23 Nov 2012

Ngqura container capacity expandedArticle

Aimed at improving port infrastructure, efficiencies and economic functioning at the Port of Ngqura, Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has created two new container berths, doubling its container ship capacity to four.

22 Nov 2012

Caught in the tide
Caught in the tideArticle

There are fears that Transnet's plans to expand and upgrade the port of Durban will come at a big social cost as well as expense to business.

27 Aug 2012

Transnet's improved infrastructure may clear bottlenecks
Transnet's improved infrastructure may clear bottlenecksArticle

The Handy Shipping Guide reports that SA's state owned freight and logistics carrier Transnet, has announced bold plans to boost its rail sector to be the fifth largest global carrier of its type.

11 Apr 2012

Transnet delay costs SA billions: DA
Transnet delay costs SA billions: DAArticle

The DA has accused the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) of "dragging its feet" and losing out on potentially billions of rands from Africa's lucrative west coast gas and oil-platform repair business.

6 Feb 2012

Remgro to facilitate growth projects: Grindrod
Remgro to facilitate growth projects: GrindrodArticle

Shipping and freight services company Grindrod (GND) said on Tuesday (20 September 2011) the introduction of Remgro (REM) as a shareholder would bolster the balance sheet that would enable it to fund its pipeline of growth projects, and beyond.

Andries Mahlangu 22 Sep 2011

Transnet unit aims to move from road freightArticle

Transnet National Ports Authority is working on measures to move away from a reliance on road usage for freight movement in SA, CE Tau Morwe said on Friday (16 September 2011).

Alistair Anderson 22 Sep 2011

Investors look to logistics, transportArticle

Financial deals in Africa's transportation sector: shipping and aviation dominate the industry landscape in early 2008.

Praveen Ojha 12 Jun 2008

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