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    More than 180 Transnet Freight Rail employees qualify in railway operations management

    More than 180 employees of State-owned rail transport agency Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) on Thursday with a variety of degrees and qualifications in railway operations management. GCU principal and vice-chancellor Professor Pamela Gillies led the fourth graduation ceremony, which took place at TFR’s School of Rail campus in Esselenpark, Johannesburg, with a leadership speech from Transnet group CEO Siyabonga Gama.                              More than 530 TFR employees have now successfully completed the programme since its establishment in 2013.  The programme is designed to enable Transnet’s Market Demand Strategy for 2021 and has been extended through a new contract to continue until 2021.

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    Cape Town’s first oil storage, distribution terminal open for business

    Cape Town’s first independent oil storage and distribution terminal, Burgan Cape Terminal, was officially opened in the Eastern Mole of the Port of Cape Town on Tuesday. The city’s newest energy asset offers 122 000 m3 of diesel and petrol storage and will offer the option to blend bioethanol and biofame (diesel).   Burgan Cape Terminal is jointly owned by broad-based black economic-empowerment (BBBEE) companies Thebe Investment Corporation and Jicaro, which each own a 15% stake, and global …

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    SacOil to acquire local fuels wholesaler

    JSE-listed SacOil is in talks to acquire a South African fuels wholesaler that owns and operates a substantial fleet of heavy-duty tankers, the company announced Thursday. The wholesaler sells fuel products, namely diesel, petrol and paraffin, on a bul…

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    Iata inks MoU with African Union Commission

    The International Air Transport Association (Iata) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the African Union (AU) Commission to expand strategic cooperation and further the continent’s economic and social development, through the benefits of safe, efficient and sustainable air transport in Africa.

    The MoU was signed by Iata CEO and director-general Tony Tyler and AU Commission commissioner for infrastructure and energy Dr Elham Mahmoud Ahmed Ibrahim.

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    Transnet Engineering hands over passenger coaches to Botswana Railways

    The engineering unit of State-owned freight logistics group Transnet on Monday released the last batch of passenger coaches to Botswana Railways at a handing-over ceremony in Salt River, Cape Town. This followed the initial staggered delivery of 22 coa…

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    March air freight volumes drop by 2%

    Global air freight volumes saw a 2% year-on-year drop in March, reflecting subdued growth in world trade, according to demand growth data released by the International Air Transport Association (Iata). This decline was exaggerated by the quarter’s comparison with a particularly strong start in 2015, when air freight volumes were boosted by the effects of the US West Coast seaports strike.

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    Africa’s largest expanse of wind turbines en route to Loeriesfontein

    The first of 1 098 wind turbine components are en route from the deepwater Port of Ngqura, 20 km north-east of Port Elizabeth, to Loeriesfontein, in the Northern Cape, which will soon become home to the largest expanse of wind turbines on the African continent, announced Khobab and Loeriesfontein wind farms on Monday. The 122 wind turbines at Khobab and Loeriesfontein, which together span 6 653 ha, would produce a combined output of 280 MW. 

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    New Chevron refinery GM prioritises fuel security, skills development

    Oil company Chevron South Africa has appointed Victor Bester as GM of its Cape Town Refinery, in Milnerton. Commenting on his appointment, Bester said that fuel security and skills development remained top priorities for the country and that Chevron South Africa’s commitment to safely contributing petroleum products to the country were vital to the economic development of the Western Cape and to the country.

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    First phase of N8 highway rehabilitation due for completion in June

    The first of two contracts that will see the rehabilitation of the N8 highway between Bloemfontein and Thaba Nchu is due for completion in June, the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) revealed on Thursday. Sanral embarked on the two-c…

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    Johannesburg Roads Agency appoints new MD

    Following a rigorous selection process from a long list of candidates, the Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) has appointed civil engineer Dr Sean Phillips as its new MD. Phillips, who boasted a Master’s degree in science and management, as well as a Doctorate in civil engineering, would assume his new position from May 1.

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