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  • 30 November 2012

    Although Transnet’s New Multi-Product Pipeline (NMPP) has faced some challenges in its early stages, the project will be a uniquely Sth African infrastructure investment for years to come, says Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba. Gigaba on Thursday marked the last stage of phase 1 in the development of the NMPP project – the construction of […]

  • 5 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    A maintenance dredging of the Port of Maputo quays is scheduled to begin in a month’s time, using TNPA’s (Transnet National Ports Authority) brand new dredging vessel Italeni. This campaign will ensure that all quays at the port are returned to their designed depth. The dredging contract was signed on Wednesday, September 3rd, at the […]

  • 3 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    Transnet National Ports Authority’s Dredging Services has concluded its Port of Mossel Bay 2019/20 dredging campaign, ensuring that sand trap and high spots within the port were successfully removed. The 2019/20 campaign made use of two dredgers – trail dredger, Isandlwana, which focused its effort on the entrance channel and the sand trap while the […]

  • 16 March 2012

    Transnet’s plans that would focus on expanding shipping container berths in Durban harbor have provoked concerns about the ecological degradation of one of the country’s most important sea fish nurseries, reports Pretoria News. The proposed project would focus on deepening, widening and lengthening the existing quayside from berth 203 to 205, right to the central […]

  • 26 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    Now in its 4th year, the Dredging and Port Expansion Africa event, taking place from 27–29 January 2015, will be held in Durban, South Africa. “Africa’s leading event will focus on partnerships for new projects, port accessibility and congestion management will provide you with strategies on how to develop the ports and terminals and decrease […]

  • 22 March 2012

      The Port of Ngqura in the Eastern Cape, is set to become Africa’s premier trans-shipment hub, linking the world’s east and west trade routes, said President Jacob Zuma. “The development of this port is not a once-off local event, it reflects the long-term vision and economic plan of the government of South Africa,” Zuma […]

  • 20 January 2012

    Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) yesterday signed a contract with Liebherr Werk Nenzing for the purchase of six mobile harbour cranes. The cranes are part of TPT’s Durban roro and Maydon Wharf Terminal’s R438.3 million investment in container-handling capacity. The agreement covers design, fabrication, delivery, erection, testing and commissioning of the cranes. The terminal, which mainly […]

  • 15 June 2010
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Veecraft Marine has built three different survey vessels in one year time. [mappress] Source: veecraft, June 15, 2010

  • 21 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) will host the Africa Economic Maritime Integration Conference on 4 and 5 November 2013 at the International Convention Centre in Durban, South Africa. The conference will feature 20 world-class speakers in the fields of economics, commerce and industry, banking sector, port operations, technology and innovation. “We envisage about 200 senior […]

  • 16 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The State-of-the-Art TID Cutter Suction Simulator Training is being brought to South Africa for the first time, in a joint effort by IHC Marine & Mineral Projects (IHC MMP) and the Training Institute for Dredging (TID). After a successful series of sessions in the USA and India this training programme will now be offered to the […]

  • 1 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    ACI’s 3rd Maximising African Port Capacity conference (6th and 7th August, 2014, Cape Town, South Africa) will address the key challenges faced by African ports when faced with operational change and site expansion. “This will include issues in construction, infrastructure, access, hinterland and storage. Hear case studies of how ports have faced and overcome these […]

  • 6 October 2011

    The Dutch Minister for Agriculture and Foreign Trade, Mr Henk Bleker, visited Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT). The visit, organized by a.o. the South African Netherlands Chamber of Commerce (SANEC), the Dutch Embassy and the Netherlands African Business Council, is part of his 3-day mission to Kenya, Mozambique and South Africa. DSCT’s Managing Director, Mr […]

  • 19 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Tau Morwe, Chief Executive of Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA), has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at the 3rd Cool Logistics Africa conference, taking place in Cape Town, South Africa on 4-6 March 2014. As one of the five divisions of Transnet Ltd, South Africa’s national transport operator, TNPA is responsible for managing infrastructure […]

  • 5 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Africa Ports & Harbours Show (24-27 June, 2013, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa) is the continent’s leading ports event. It is part of Africa’s only ports conference and exhibition with attendees from all over Africa. It is supported by government and industry alike. The Conference – Economics of transport and what is driving demand […]

  • 10 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    On 5 November 2014, Ms Marisa Gerards, the Dutch Ambassador for South Africa, attended a meeting in which the details of the cooperation between Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) and Royal IHC (IHC) were explained in detail. This takes the form of a supplier development plan (SDP), which is part of IHC’s contract to deliver […]

  • 20 August 2012

    Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has announced the appointment of Sipho Nzuza as Cape Town’s new Port Manager. Making the announcement at a briefing to stakeholders, TNPA Chief Executive Tau Morwe said Nzuza’s appointment was in keeping with TNPA’s organisational transformation geared to align human resources competencies to ensure delivery on Transnet’s Market Demand Strategy […]

  • 13 May 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Public Enterprises Minister, Mr Malusi Gigaba today unveiled Transnet’s seven new state-of-the-art ship-to-shore cranes at the Durban Container Terminal – Pier 2 as the company surges ahead in its drive to boost productivity and efficiency in arguably the Southern hemisphere’s biggest and busiest port. The cranes, which were supplied by China-based original equipment manufacturer, ZPMC […]

  • 12 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    On the Western coast of South Africa, high grade heavy mineral sediment layers are found on the seashores. Located just below a layer of fairly standard quartz sand, this heavy mineral sand can be mined. The material, which is also called HMS, has a relatively high specific gravity of 2.8T.m3 in situ. Until recently, the […]

  • 17 December 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    The 5,500m³ trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) ILEMBE, the largest of its kind that will be operating in South Africa, has just passed off the coast of Portugal and is on its way to home port in Durban. The delivery of the TSHD to Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) will follow previously built IHC vessels, the 4,200m³ TSHD ISANDLWANA (delivered in […]

  • 29 September 2010

    Transnet Port Terminal’s (TPT) investment of ZAR5.4 billion (US$760 million) over a five period to modernise Cape Town container terminal (CTCT) is on track for completion of major dredging and refurbishment of the second of four berths by May next year. The aim is to double its capacity by 2012 to 1.4 million TEU by […]

  • 19 October 2010

    As it celebrates its first year in business, the new port and container terminal of Ngqura (NCT) in South Africa’s Eastern Cape is going to be given an additional 100m of quayside. Announcing this yesterday, Transnet Port Terminals, which operates the Ngqura container terminal at the port, said the additional 100 metres of quay will […]

  • 3 July 2012

    The Mediterranean Shipping Company’s vessel MSC Sola is expected to arrive off Durban in the early hours of Wednesday, according to the IOL News. This vessel weighs 131,771 tons and has the length of three-and-a-half rugby fields. Fully loaded it is capable of carrying 11,660 standard containers. IOL News reports that when the MSC Sola […]

  • 23 December 2011

    The Camps Drift canal has finally been de-silted, which not only helps Msunduzi retain its status as a top canoeing centre, but also reduces the risk of flooding. The task was undertaken by the KwaZulu-Natal Canoeing Union (KZNCU) using a R1 million payment it received from the national lottery. This was more than a year […]

  • 18 October 2010

    Wetlands and dredging experts have warned that the long term rehabilitation project of Bruma Lake, in eastern Johannesburg, should start … By Imraan Karolia (eyewitnessnews) [mappress] Source: eyewitnessnews, October 18, 2010;

  • 4 June 2010

    The East London Shipyard (ELSY), which is equipped to offer services not only in ship repair but also in general marine engineering, steel… [mappress] Source: engineeringnews, June 4, 2010;

  • 19 August 2010

    The pilot project for the long term removal of sediment from the Crocodile River inlet into the Hartbeespoort Dam, as part of the Harties Metsi a Me Programme, started on Monday and is due to be completed tomorrow. This is the next step in implementing an operational project which seeks to assess ways of improving […]