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No plane sailing for St Helena

Potential buyers of the RMS St Helena might have to wait to set sail aboard the vessel. The mail ship is being replaced by an air service, but...

29 Apr 2016

Trencor reports loss of R57m for the year to end-December

Trencor, a JSE-listed company that owns 48.25% of shipping container leasing group Textainer, reported a loss of R57m for the year to end-December...

26 Apr 2016

Proposed truck ban could hike price of basic food

New regulations banning trucks on urban roads during peak hours could trigger a spike in the cost of essential goods...

By Colleen Goko 18 Apr 2016

Port of Richards Bay celebrates its 40th year

The Port of Richards Bay, South Africa's bulk port, commemorated its 40th anniversary on 1 April and further events are planned for the remainder of the milestone year...

13 Apr 2016

SA bulk exports fall 11.7% y/y in March to 11m tons

SA's bulk export volumes fell 11.7% year on year (y/y) in March to 11-million tons (Mt), data from the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) showed...

By Helmo Preuss 8 Apr 2016

Transnet ports task team in place for large grain imports

Transnet Port Terminals has set up a task team to prepare its facilities for the seven million tonnes of grain that will be imported to compensate for a shortage...

By Nompumelelo Magwaza 8 Apr 2016

Ports regulator embarks on reform of tariff strategy

The Ports Regulator of SA has embarked on a 10-year reform of its tariff strategy which would bring about a fair system of cost-reflective tariffs...

By Linda Ensor 7 Apr 2016

New container weight regulations have safety in mind

DURBAN - Shipping companies will in future have to adhere to strict international weight verification regulations for containers in an effort to prevent accidents...

By Nompumelelo Magwaza 6 Apr 2016

The first new TNPA tug has set sail

Headed for its new home at the Port of Port Elizabeth, the first of Transnet National Ports Authority's nine new, powerful tugboats set sail from Southern African Shipyards in Durban...

5 Apr 2016

Joint venture to provide some XtraSpace in Mauritius

In a joint venture with Multibox, Mauritius' fist self-storage operator, national provider of flexible space solutions, XtraSpace has set up shop on the island...

1 Apr 2016

TNPA completes Edward Graving dry dock repair

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has completed a R30 million caisson repair project at the 90-year old Prince Edward Graving dry dock in Durban.

29 Mar 2016

Insurance tales of the high seas

Shipping losses continue their long-term downward trend...

22 Mar 2016

Import/export container market to contract by 5%

According to the Maersk Trade Report, it is anticipated that the import and export container market will contract by about 5% during the first quarter...

18 Mar 2016

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