STAND A CHANCE TO WIN A CAR AT 40TH SAPICS CONFERENCE

To mark four decades of bringing supply chain professionals from around the world together to network and share knowledge in supply chain management, SAPICS says that its 40th annual conference in June will be a milestone event. In addition to an exceptional line up of dynamic presenters, the leading supply chain association has announced that delegates will stand a chance to win a car.   “In honour of the conference’s anniversary, and to celebrate 40 years of promoting supply chain excellence and professionalism, long-time supporter of SAPICS and conference Gold…

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New orders for RTS Africa principal Nel’s hydrogen filling stations internationally ‘fuelling’ hydrogen-powered vehicle trend

The era of fossil-fuelled transportation is drawing to a close. Climate change concerns and dwindling liquid hydrocarbon reserves will undoubtedly change the patterns of personal and commercial transportation in the future. While there are sound cases to be made for the adoption of transportation alternatives such as battery-powered electric vehicles (EVs) – as well as for hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) – the latter type holds the better potential for diminished environmental harm in the longer term. Managing Director of RTS Africa Engineering, Ian Fraser, explains that both battery-powered cars…

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NitraLife nitrogen generators: In for the ‘long haul’ with Jabula Plant Hire

Of all the components on a commercial vehicle, tyres are one of the more critical items, as their reliability affects not only the vehicle’s performance but its safety as well. National heavy duty transporter Jabula Plant Hire is keenly aware of this and, for this reason, takes proactive steps to make sure that tyre life and performance are maximised. Founded in 1995, Jabula Plant Hire has grown to be one of South Africa’s top five earthmoving and mining commodity logistics companies, on the strength of its innovative solutions and superior…

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THE HIGH COST OF SUPPLY CHAIN GLITCHES

Supply chain disruptions are widely regarded as one of the greatest risks facing manufacturers, and have become a top concern of global insurance providers.   A glitch in its supply chain can cost an organisation up to 10% of its shareholder value, and even put the company out of business, warns international supply chain risk management specialist, Gregory Schlegel. A professor at Lehigh University in the USA, a renowned author and founder of the global Supply Chain Risk Management Consortium, Schlegel will be sharing his insights with Southern African supply…

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Ore dump pollution whips up new storm

Toxic cloud angers harbour tenants Port Elizabeth Harbour tenants are fighting mad about a new wave of air pollution from Transnet’s two manganese ore facilities which is damaging property and business opportunities. It is also a health threat. Port Elizabeth Deep Sea Angling Club (Pedsac) chairman Richard Donaldson said the situation was intolerable. “Nowhere else in the world would a similar operation be allowed in the middle of a city, especially near major tourist attractions and residential areas. “The health issues caused by manganese ore dust are enormous,” he said.…

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Linde Material Handling makes customers fit for tomorrow’s intralogistics

Linde at LogiMAT: Digital, connected, autonomous and safe Aschaffenburg, It is the many continuous innovation steps that help to make the transition to digitally controlled and interconnected processes, autonomous solutions, the highest safety standards, and even more powerful drives become a reality. At the LogiMAT trade show in Stuttgart, Germany, from March 13-15, 2018 Linde Material Handling will show how large its range of corresponding products has now become and what innovations have been added to make the handling of goods across all sectors fit for the future. Visitors will…

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More than half a billion investment boosts East London Port

Several major infrastructure and equipment projects at the Port of East London have seen Transnet pump a collective R542 million into South Africa’s only river port in the last few years. The latest project – rehabilitation of the sheet pile wharf adjacent to the dry dock – was completed earlier this month, with labour and material sourced locally. The R108 million project set out to rehabilitate the 83 metre wharf adjacent to the Princess Elizabeth Dry Dock and Latimer’s Landing. With multiple functions including use as a ship repair facility…

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Durban harbour remains closed after devastating storm

Durban harbour was still closed on Wednesday morning with authorities having spent Tuesday night refloating five vessels that were pushed aground, while emergency services were still on alert after a massive storm that killed at least six people. “[Emergency Medical Services] are still on high alert because rivers are swollen and informal structures were badly damaged”, EMS spokesperson Robert McKenzie said of the storm on Tuesday. Two people died in the heavy downpour when a wall collapsed at the Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital in Umlazi, one person died in the…

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Keeping truckers healthy and aware with free medical screenings

Engen Petroleum, a leading producer and marketer of fuels, lubricants and oil-based products, has recognised the Cape Winelands as a welcome refueling and refreshment stopover on the routes of long haulage companies with the launch of a permanent wellness clinic. Truck drivers passing through the Engen Winelands North 1-Stop at Joostebergvlakte along the N1 freeway just outside Cape Town can now undergo free health screenings and counselling while refuelling and resting. A Trucking Wellness Clinic has been set up at the Engen Truck Stop facility on site. The health awareness…

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Exxaro agrees on 10-year coal transportation deal with Transnet

Exxaro agrees on 10-year coal transportation deal with Transnet

JOHANNESBURG – South African diversified miner, Exxaro Resource, on Tuesday signed a 10-year coal export transportation agreement with the country’s state-owned logistics company, Transnet, in a bid to increase coal volumes from Waterberg to Richards Bay Coal Terminal. Over 50 percent of South Africa’s remaining reserves lie in the Waterberg coalfields, a 3,500km2 expanse of Limpopo that stretches into Botswana and hosts almost 76 billion tonnes of in-situ inferred resources in 11 coal-bearing zones. Exxaro said the agreement with Transnet will allow for the transportation of a total of 7.8 million…

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