Transnet Port Terminals Richards Bay Dry Bulk steams ahead

Transnet Port Terminals is a critical link in the logistics chain facilitating cargo between South Africa and the rest of the world. Therefore the demand for it to be efficient and assist in reducing the cost of the country’s logistic chain is high. Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) has committed themselves to improving efficiencies within its operations to meet that of global standards and their Richards Bay Dry Bulk Terminal is leading the way with the latest installation of terminal software known as Commtrac. The new software collates and processes information from other systems and automates manual processes where feasible, whilst improving the user experience in being able to perform their function more efficiently.


Spotlight on African ports and harbours

90% of Africa’s trade is being concluded via ports with Durban’s bustling port leading the way in terms of volumes in the Southern parts of the continent. The port handles close to 5,000 commercial vessels every year, translating to 74 million tons of cargo per year with expected to growth to an impressive 175 million tons of cargo per year in 30 years’ time.


Transnet Port Terminals’ exports a billion tons of iron ore

The 18th of August 2016 marked a historic milestone for Transnet Port Terminals’ Saldanha operations. One billion tons of iron ore passed through the SaldanhaBulk Terminal, which is South Africa's main iron ore export terminal and a highly mechanised bulk-handling facility that remains the largest facility in the Port of Saldanha. In addition to that, due to Saldanha having South Africa's largest natural anchorage port with the deepest water – the terminal is also where the first deliveries of Iron Ore were exported on the vessel Fern Sea during September 1976.


Transnet Port Terminals East London innovates with grain elevator rail connectivity

Transnet Port Terminals is committed to assisting South Africa’s urgent need for imported grain through its terminals across the country. According to Oxfam, the drought in South Africa has seen production of wheat and yellow maize down by 28% from nine million tons to 7.1 million tons. The need for the country to import almost two million tons is now a necessity and the East London terminal has already stepped up to the plate with their recent grain elevator rail connectivity refurbishment to meet these import demands.


Progress towards new manganese terminal

With a permanent operating licence for the manganese terminal at the Port of Ngqura being granted by Cabinet to Transnet Port Terminals on 13 August 2015, the company has a green light for the estimated R8bn development of a bulk minerals export terminal. The modern and state of the art Bulk terminal is set to handle its first vessel in February 2019.

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