ShaneNarainsamy  sabelonzimande  LewisTakundwa

Mr. Sabelo Mzimela      Mr. Shane Narainsamy          Mr. Lewis Takundwa

Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) has strengthened the Engineering department for the KZN region, which includes Richards Bay and Durban terminals, by appointing a Chief Engineer and Engineering Managers. They have been appointed to look after the welfare, service and maintenance of TPT’s multi-million rand specialized equipment that is stationed at the various terminals.

TPT has appointed Mr. Sabelo Mzimela to the position of Chief Engineer responsible for engineering functionfor Durban and Richards Bay terminalsin the Kwazulu-Natal region. On top of his new regional responsibility Sabelo will carry on directly managing Durban Containers Terminal (DCT) (Pier 2) until a new engineering manager has been appointed by TPT.

Mr. Mzimela completed his studies in B.SC degree in Mechanical engineering from the Florida Institute of Technology in the USA in 1987. He also holds a Master’s degree in engineering management from the University of Pretoria as well as two Government certificates of competency, one for factories and the other for mines. Sabelo has a wealth of experience and he has worked in engineering maintenance roles for many years within Transnet and externally.

Other new appointments within the TPT Kwazulu-Natal region include Mr. Lewis Takundwa, who has been appointed as the Engineering Manager: Plant Maintenance for Richards Bay terminals;and finally, Shane Narainsamy has been appointed by Transnet Port Terminals as the Engineering Manager for DCT Pier 1, Bulk, Break-bulk & Cars (BBC) terminals (which entail Maydon Wharf, Agri Bulk, Multi-Purpose Terminal and Car terminal). His role at the DCT Pier 1 and BBC terminal as the Engineering Manager will include supervising engineers, project management and working with clients.

“To further grow our operations in Richards Bay while raising our current level of efficiencies in 2017, we felt it was necessary to not only rely on the investments in infrastructure and equipment being made available by Transnet through the Market Demand Strategy, but it was also vital to investigate alternative organisational structures within our own setup. We have always believed that our staff are our greatest assets.

We believe that the recent changes in our engineering department are going to capitalise on the multi-skilled and competent work-force we have in place while further complementing the continuous investment in infrastructure and equipment needed to offer a superior service to our customers that is benchmarked against the best operators in the world”, stated Amanda Siyengo, TPT General Manager: KZN Operations, Bulk, Break-Bulk & Cars.

“We believe that these appointments will strengthen our engineering department and ensure equipment availability and reliability in our terminals”, added Amanda