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Transnet shock: RFQ issued for entire DBN-JHB rail corridor

ICYMI | IN an unanticipated media statement issued on Monday, January 27, Transnet Group spokesperson, Ayanda Shezi, said that Transnet, as part of its...

Market oversubscribes to Transnet’s US$1bn bond issue

ON January 30, 2023, Transnet SOC Ltd successfully issued a US$1.0 billion five-year bond at a coupon of 8.25%, in its first international bond...

SA’s first private rail freight route, from Kroonstad to East London, on track for April 2023

AFRICA’S largest private rail freight operator, Traxtion, was conditionally awarded a slot on Transnet’s Cape Corridor between Kroonstad and East London in late November....

All-optical backbone network for railways enables Transnet’s digitisation

TRANSNET has been working with Huawei to build an upgradable and easy-to-maintain transmission backbone network featuring high bandwidth and reliability, according to a statement...

Transport and logistics bounce back despite April setbacks

THE floods in KwaZulu-Natal in mid-April had a severe negative impact on the South African logistics sector. The flooding was particularly devastating in the...

Times of turmoil inspire us to look for hope and plan action

By Godfrey Marema: Managing Director / Plant Manager for Eaton Electric Africa GLOBAL and local events are a rollercoaster at the moment – from military...

Leading logistics firm announces global consolidation

ESTABLISHED in 1962 by Sir Clive Bourne as a parcel delivery service in Europe, Seabourne is launching the next stage of its global journey...

Wanted: ‘experienced’ developer for Ngqura manganese terminal project

THE port of Ngqura is a step closer to getting a new manganese terminal. This is after the Coega Development Corporation (CDC) announced on...

Open rail industry will ‘turbo-charge’ artisan training in SA

OPENING South Africa’s rail network to third-party operators will provide further impetus to the country’s ongoing efforts to develop scarce artisan skills and meet...

Ports authority move a boon for PE

DURBAN’s loss will be Port Elizabeth’s gain after Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) announced plans to consolidate its dispersed corporate offices into a single...

Growth in online shopping impacts supply chains

THE COVID-19 lockdown prompted many people to either increase their use of online shopping or use e-commerce for the first time. In effect, this...

PE tank farm closure to go ahead as work halts on replacement facility

THE decommissioning of the Port Elizabeth tank farm is to go ahead. That’s according to the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA), which said it...

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Capital injection to propel black EC citrus producers towards commercialisation

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American e-commerce giant opens .co.za operation

ON Tuesday 7 May, Amazon announced the launch of Amazon.co.za, providing customers in South Africa with a new online shopping experience. Available by either...