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Port Elizabeth bulk manganese terminal opens after maintenance shutdown

THE Port Elizabeth bulk terminal successfully concluded its annual ten-day maintenance shutdown to ensure the handling of manganese for the next twelve months. This...

Cape Town Container Terminal receives seven additional gantry cranes

THE Cape Town Container Terminal received delivery of seven pre-used rubber-tyred gantry cranes on December 11, 2023. The acquisition of the rubber-tyred gantry cranes...

Citrus exports increase, but fall short of potential

IN the 2023 export season southern African citrus growers packed 165.1 million (15kg) cartons for delivery to global markets. While this is an increase...

Cape Town Container Terminal backlog cleared – Transnet

THE Cape Town Container Terminal has cleared most of its backlog, Transnet reported on Tuesday. Vessels are berthing on arrival with only one vessel...

Congratulations to the EC Exporters of the Year 2023

HELD in Gqeberha on October 20, the Eastern Cape Exporter of the Year Awards celebrate local businesses making an international impact and showcases the...

Four million engines – Struandale plant celebrates milestones

FORD’S long and proud history in South Africa is inextricably linked to the city of Port Elizabeth (now known as Gqeberha) – after all,...

The port of East London handles its first shipment of export manganese

THE city of East London received its first export manganese call on Tuesday, October 3, when vessel MV BBG Leader docked to load 30,000...

Index indicates broad-based strain evident in the logistics sector

THE Ctrack Transport and Freight Index retreated further during August 2023 to an index level of 118.8, the lowest since February (116.7). This represents...

East London port terminal exports its first shipment of soya beans

THE East London port terminal handled its first soya beans export vessel in September when St Columbia started loading 30,000 tons destined for Malaysia. Terminal...

Global participation: Eastern Cape exports reach R14,5bn in Q1 2023

EASTERN Cape exports to the rest of the world improved to R14,5 billion in the first quarter of 2023 compared to R13,5 billion in...

Symposium all set for increased global interest in EC exports

THE attendance of trade and business delegations led by the BRICS countries at the 5th Eastern Cape Export Symposium on August 17 and 18...

Exporters encouraged to ‘focus on the future’ as e-mobility revs up

THERE is still a lot to do in Africa, but we can make it happen, Volkswagen passenger cars brand CEO, Thomas Schäfer, told Exporters...

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Malaysian energy company’s share transfer creates a pan-African group

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Truck heavyweight launches more electric options in SA

IN line with Daimler Truck’s global ambition to offer 100% CO2 neutral trucks and buses by 2050, DTSA introduced its first fully battery electric...

Construction of Coega automotive plant to begin ‘shortly’

STELLANTIS, the world’s third-biggest automotive manufacturer by volume, and South Africa’s largest development funder, the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) have concluded key milestones that...

SA’s auto sector notes decline in exports, increase in (low) NEV sales

THE domestic automotive industry is celebrating the centenary of vehicle manufacturing in the country in 2024. In the Automotive Business Council (naamsa) Q1 2024...