13 December 2016

The Port of Ngqura is poised to play a vital role in ensuring the security of South Africa’s fuel supply, while creating a new petroleum trading hub for Southern Africa in anticipation of the relocation of existing liquid bulk facilities from Port Elizabeth. This follows the conclusion of an agreement between Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) and Oiltanking Grindrod Calulo (Pty) Ltd (OTGC) to plan, fund, construct, own, maintain and operate a new liquid bulk handling facility at the Port of Ngqura.

Durban 12 December 2016

Transnet Port Terminals has noted incorrect reports regarding the handling of manganese at its Cape Town Multipurpose Terminal. Contrary to recent concerns raised in Cape Town about the toxicity and impact of the new handling of Manganese ore by Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) from the Multi-Purpose Terminal in Cape Town, TPT wishes to reiterate that locals, employees and the environment are in no danger. The manganese ore handled on behalf of various clients by TPT is facilitated in a shed in the terminal to ensure nuisance dust and air emissions are contained within the shed.

06 December 2016

Durban, Friday 2 December 2016

Port users face an average tariff increase in the 2017/18 financial year of 5,97%. This was announced today by the Ports Regulator Chief Executive Mahesh Fakir, and follows a zero tariff increase for the 2016/17 year.

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) applied for an average tariff increase of 8.02% for April 1 2017 to March 2018

Durban, Friday 2 December 2016

By Thokozamni Mngomezulu

EThekwini Maritime Cluster (EMC) in partnership with Sail Africa took a group of Carrington Primary School learners on an exciting marine education visit to the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board Maritime (KZNSB) Centre of Excellence on the 22nd November 2016.

The visit, which was an introduction to the marine environment and possible career choices, is part of the forthcoming Lipton Cup which aims to introduce these learners into the sport of sailing.