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Liebherr Reachstackers Reinforce Durban Port
Liebherr, a lifting solutions provider, has delivered seven new reachstackers to Durban Port in South Africa, where they have already been put into operation as of March 2018. The assembly of the machines took place at the port after they arrived from a manufacturing site in Sunderland, UK. Liebherr have designed the machines to withstand harsh conditions. Nene Thubelihle, Regional Supply Chain Manager for terminal operator Transnet SOC Ltd, said: “The decisive factor for the purchase of a Liebherr machine was to find a reachstacker that could withstand the difficult maritime environmental conditions such as dust and salt that prevail in the Port of Durban and defy them permanently.
South Africa’s Transnet to Deepen Durban Port to Accommodate Larger Ships
(Reuters) – South Africa’s Transnet said on Tuesday it will spend 7 billion rand ($464 million) to deepen berths at Africa’s biggest container terminal in the port city of Durban to accommodate larger vessels. Transnet, which operates nearly three-quarters of the African rail network, the bulk of which is in South Africa, aims to complete the work by 2023, it said in a statement. Transnet said the project at the Durban port, which handles around 65 percent of South Africa’s container cargo, will include the reconstruction, deepening and lengthening of berths 203 to 205 for the larger ships. The state-owned logistics firm has been embroiled in allegations of corruption involving procurement contracts worth around 54 billion rand.
TNPA lays out plan for Durban’s liquid bulk hub
South Africa’s Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has outlined an Island View Precinct Strategy, concerning the country’s Port of Durban, that “aims to facilitate greater participation of historically-disadvantaged persons in terminal operations”. According to a release, the plan, which sets out to address lease consideration within the major petrochemical hub in the port while encouraging new market entrants, also aims to enhance South Africa’s supply of strategic liquid bulk commodities. http://www.portstrategy.com/news101/world/africa/tnpa-lays-out-plan-for-durbans-liquid-bulk-hubUpload News