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Salvage team to start pumping fuel from grounded vessel on South African coast
17th July 2024 By: Reuters

A salvage team hopes to take advantage of a respite in the stormy weather that has lashed Cape Town's coast to start pumping 500 tons of fuel off a ship that ran aground last week on South Africa's... 


RSR opens National Rail Safety Awards nominations
16th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) will host the inaugural National Rail Industry Awards on October 24, at the Houghton Hotel, in Johannesburg, and has opened nominations for the awards, which will... 


Ngqura terminal takes delivery of new haulers to increase citrus loading rates
16th July 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

As part of State-owned Transnet Port Terminal’s (TPT’s) focus on improved reliability and efficiency, the Ngqura Container Terminal (NCT) has taken delivery of 50 new haulers to increase citrus... 


Consortium receives maiden vessel at Port of Lobito as concession takes shape
16th July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Lobito Atlantic Railway (LAR) consortium has received the first vessel at the Port of Lobito’s mineral terminal, marking the start of the group’s port operations in Angola. LAR is the... 


Airlink increases the number of its Durban-Harare flights
15th July 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

South African regional and domestic airline Airlink announced on Monday that it would increase the frequency of its flights between South Africa’s main Indian Ocean coast city, Durban, in... 


‘Unconscionable’ to return money to Treasury instead of fixing potholes – Creecy
15th July 2024 By: Irma Venter

Transport Minister Barbara Creecy says “immediate attention” will be given to the “critical issue” of the underspending of funding allocated to road maintenance and road construction by both... 


Maersk tankers and competitors bet billions on ammonia fuel carriers
15th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

Some of the biggest names in shipping are betting billions of dollars on tankers to transport a type of ammonia that’s scarcely being produced today — wagering it will become integral to the... 


Aviation technology group SITA’s takeover of Materna IPS has been approved
12th July 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Global air transport industry technology solutions group SITA announced on Friday that it had completed all the legal procedures and regulatory formalities for its acquisition of Germany-based... 


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Aviation technology group SITA’s takeover of Materna IPS has been approved
12th July 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Global air transport industry technology solutions group SITA announced on Friday that it had completed all the legal procedures and regulatory formalities for its acquisition of Germany-based... 


AA, Outa weigh in on new Transport Minister
12th July 2024 By: Irma Venter

Newly appointed Transport Minister Barbara Creecy is the eleventh minister in this portfolio since 1994, which is a cause for concern as continuity within government departments is vital, says the... 


Qatar Airways continues its expansion in Africa, with extra flights to Uganda
11th July 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Qatar’s national flag carrier, Qatar Airways, has announced a further expansion in its services to and from Africa. It will be adding three more flights a week to the route between its hub, Doha,... 


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‘Unconscionable’ to return money to Treasury instead of fixing potholes – Creecy
15th July 2024 By: Irma Venter

Transport Minister Barbara Creecy says “immediate attention” will be given to the “critical issue” of the underspending of funding allocated to road maintenance and road construction by both... 


AA, Outa weigh in on new Transport Minister
12th July 2024 By: Irma Venter

Newly appointed Transport Minister Barbara Creecy is the eleventh minister in this portfolio since 1994, which is a cause for concern as continuity within government departments is vital, says the... 


Recovery in logistics sector continued in May – Ctrack index
5th July 2024 By: Irma Venter

The newest Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (Ctrack TFI) shows that the recent recovery in South Africa’s logistics sector continued in May, albeit at a slower pace. The index improved in May to... 


Materials Handling

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Newlyn launches R3.4bn multimodal rail terminal at Durban port
5th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Port logistics company the Newlyn Group on April 4 unveiled the Newlyn PX Bayhead rail terminal, strategically located next to the Port of Durban, aimed at opening intra-Africa and local trade and... 


Richards Bay Multipurpose Terminal takes delivery of cargo handling equipment
26th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Richards Bay Multipurpose Terminal (MPT) has taken delivery of new cargo handling equipment, aiding the loading of export coal, magnetite, chrome and pig iron aboard calling Cape-sized vessels.... 


Europe’s energy demand boosts Africa’s importance
22nd March 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Ongoing geopolitical tensions and conflicts – such as the war between Ukraine and Russia, and trade tensions between China and the US – are increasing the trend of European countries investing in... 


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Technology increasingly being used to improve control, accuracy in logistics value chains
23rd May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The freight and transport logistics sectors are seeing ever greater use of technologies in warehouses, as well for stock-picking, consignment loading and delivery checks, among other applications,... 


Company invests in driver, vehicle management systems
15th March 2024 By: Halima Frost

Specialist transport group Unitrans continues to invest heavily in various event-based in-vehicle management systems (IVMS) to ensure the safety of its drivers, fleet and cargo in its chemical and... 


Patel meets with EV manufacturers, investors during visit to China
8th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel and a high-level delegation recently completed a four-day working visit to Shanghai, Nanjing and Beijing, in China, during which they met with... 


Ports & Shipping

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Salvage team to start pumping fuel from grounded vessel on South African coast
17th July 2024 By: Reuters

A salvage team hopes to take advantage of a respite in the stormy weather that has lashed Cape Town's coast to start pumping 500 tons of fuel off a ship that ran aground last week on South Africa's... 


Ngqura terminal takes delivery of new haulers to increase citrus loading rates
16th July 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

As part of State-owned Transnet Port Terminal’s (TPT’s) focus on improved reliability and efficiency, the Ngqura Container Terminal (NCT) has taken delivery of 50 new haulers to increase citrus... 


Consortium receives maiden vessel at Port of Lobito as concession takes shape
16th July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Lobito Atlantic Railway (LAR) consortium has received the first vessel at the Port of Lobito’s mineral terminal, marking the start of the group’s port operations in Angola. LAR is the... 


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AA, Outa weigh in on new Transport Minister
12th July 2024 By: Irma Venter

Newly appointed Transport Minister Barbara Creecy is the eleventh minister in this portfolio since 1994, which is a cause for concern as continuity within government departments is vital, says the... 


Lecturer proposes e-bikes as a solution to rapid urbanisation, decarbonisation in cities
11th July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

With traditional public mass transportation changing and more mobility alternatives arising, University of Johannesburg researcher and lecturer Mpho Gololo has suggested electric bicycles, or... 


Student unpacks key considerations for minibus electrification countrywide
11th July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Electrifying South Africa’s large minibus industry would greatly reduce carbon emission in the transport industry and contribute to more organised operations, University of Cape Town civil... 


Rail

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AfDB approves R18.85bn loan for Transnet's business recovery plan
18th July 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved an R18.85-billion, or $1-billion, corporate loan to South Africa's State-owned freight transport and logistics group Transnet for its recovery... 


RSR opens National Rail Safety Awards nominations
16th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) will host the inaugural National Rail Industry Awards on October 24, at the Houghton Hotel, in Johannesburg, and has opened nominations for the awards, which will... 


‘Unconscionable’ to return money to Treasury instead of fixing potholes – Creecy
15th July 2024 By: Irma Venter

Transport Minister Barbara Creecy says “immediate attention” will be given to the “critical issue” of the underspending of funding allocated to road maintenance and road construction by both... 


Roads

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AA, Outa weigh in on new Transport Minister
12th July 2024 By: Irma Venter

Newly appointed Transport Minister Barbara Creecy is the eleventh minister in this portfolio since 1994, which is a cause for concern as continuity within government departments is vital, says the... 


Recovery in logistics sector continued in May – Ctrack index
5th July 2024 By: Irma Venter

The newest Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (Ctrack TFI) shows that the recent recovery in South Africa’s logistics sector continued in May, albeit at a slower pace. The index improved in May to... 


Steady hand needed as seventh Transport Minister appointed in 15 years – AA, Outa
1st July 2024 By: Irma Venter

Newly appointed Transport Minister Barbara Creecy is the eleventh minister in this portfolio since 1994, which is a cause for concern as continuity within government departments is vital, says the... 


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