Transnet’s Approach will Scupper Private Investments

Transnet’s conditions for private third-party access to the country’s freight rail network will see absolutely no private investments made because inter alia, two-year contracts have been offered; slots have been offered on a voetstoots basis; Transnet has reserved special ‘Grandfather rights’ for itself; and only a portion of the network is being offered with no […]

Port-handling Equipment in KZN

The largest black-owned and managed industrial equipment supplier in South Africa, Shumani aims to become a significant player in the provision of port equipment to the public and private sector. “Durban has the biggest port in Africa. Now that our business has evolved to offering port equipment, Durban is the place to be. The city […]

Moon-Shot Programme To Decarbonise Shipping

Moon-Shot Programme To Decarbonise Shipping

Responding to the UN Secretary-General’s call for “urgency and ambition” on climate change, the entire global shipping industry is giving “full and unequivocal” backing to a moon-shot proposal submitted by governments, to catalyse the complete decarbonisation of maritime transport by deployment at scale of zero-carbon ships within a decade.  The proposal, submitted early March by […]

Unloading Bulk Materials from Ships

Unloading Bulk Materials from Ships

For almost 51 years, stevedoring company, ZHD Stevedores, based in Dordrecht in the Netherlands, has been using Bobcat skid-steer loaders to clear the holds of ships and to move material around so that the grabs on the large unloading cranes on the dockside are kept busy. This way of working was introduced in order to […]

Phase two of Tema port expansion under way

Phase two of Tema port expansion under way

Aecom has been awarded phase two of the Tema Port expansion project (TPEP) in Ghana, on behalf of Meridian Port Services (MPS), operator of the container terminal. Phase one of terminal three was formally opened for shipping business on 28 June, following successful tests and simulation exercises of the project by MPS. “Phase two includes […]

Improving Handling Efficiencies

Improving Handling Efficiencies

BLTWorld takes a look at how the investment in the latest dry-bulk cargo and container handling equipment, significantly improves efficiencies at ports and terminals and minimises the environmental impact of handling operations.“We have seen a global trend in port infrastructure improvement initiatives, for maritime authorities to consider many critical factors in the selection of capital […]

Improving Handling Efficiencies

Improving Handling Efficiencies

BLTWorld takes a look at how the investment in the latest dry-bulk cargo and container handling equipment, significantly improves efficiencies at ports and terminals and minimises the environmental impact of handling operations. “We have seen a global trend in port infrastructure improvement initiatives, for maritime authorities to consider many critical factorsin the selection of capital […]

Additional cranes deployed to deal with port growth

Additional cranes deployed to deal with port growth

Liebherr recently handed over two of its LHM 550 mobile harbour cranes to the Maputo Port Development Company (MPDC). Maputo is one of the most important transhipment points for goods of all kinds on the east coast of Africa. The MPDC already invested in two Liebherr LHM 550’s in 2015 and due to their high […]

Biggest Dry Dock Doubles Productivity

Biggest Dry Dock Doubles Productivity

A new R98 million floating caisson is to be fabricated for the Sturrock Dry Dock operated by Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) in the Port of Cape Town which will enable one of the biggest dry dock facilities in the Southern Hemisphere to double its productivity. The new caisson forms part of a multimillionrand overhaul […]

New Liquid Bulk Port on the Cards

New Liquid Bulk Port on the Cards

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) updated stakeholders at an engagement session regarding progress made on establishing the Port of Ngqura as a new petroleum trading hub for Southern Africa. TNPA has already completed Phase 1 of the infrastructure required to service the site. It includes the construction of a new access road from the N2 […]