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Old February 13th, 2017, 01:06 AM   #701
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A 1.5 billion rand reconstruction project in Durban completed

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Old February 13th, 2017, 09:04 PM   #702
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Old February 15th, 2017, 03:01 PM   #703
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We sometimes forget the billions being pumped into the Durban harbour. All current spends are in the region of R11bn
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Old February 23rd, 2018, 12:13 PM   #704
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New Helicopters to Provide Unique Pilotage Service for Visiting Ships
Order for Fleet Replacements Signed

The Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has concluded negotiations and signed an agreement for the manufacture, supply and delivery of two new helicopters to service ships calling at the Ports of Durban and Richards Bay. South Africa is understood to be one of only three countries in the world that offer a unique Helicopter Marine Pilotage Service and TNPA Chief Executive, Shulami Qalinge, said clients would welcome the prospect of improved operational efficiency and safety from TNPA’s marine aviation service, adding:

“Richards Bay and Durban are the only ports in our complementary port system which use helicopters to transfer marine pilots onto and off visiting vessels. We have an existing fleet of three AW109 helicopters and this purchase forms part of the Fleet Replacement Programme. We are therefore delighted that we are now in a position to respond to long-time industry calls. The acquisition of new helicopters has been a priority for us under the Transnet Market Demand Strategy which among others seeks to improve operational efficiency and safety in our ports.”

The AgustaWestland AW 109 helicopters, valued at around R250 million, are being procured from Rome, Italy headquartered aerospace, defence and security specialist Leonardo S.p.A., formerly Leonardo-Finmeccanica, Finmeccanica and AgustaWestland. They are expected to be delivered by June 2019. The AW109 series includes a twin engine and a harbour pilot kit that features a hoist to enable this unique type of operation.

The contract for the new helicopters includes a 25% supplier development obligation by the global supplier to ensure that the contract creates socio-economic benefits within South Africa. These would include job creation, skills development and where possible use of local, empowered companies and local materials or parts.

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Old March 17th, 2018, 01:10 PM   #705
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Environmental Catastrophe.

https://www.news24.com/Green/News/pi...-sand-20180315

15-03-2018.

Tania Broughton, Correspondent

Durban is becoming a seaside city without any sand as strong waves pummel its beaches and the city’s sand pumping efforts come to naught. (Lisa Guastella, Supplied to News24)

Durban is becoming a seaside city without any sand as strong waves pummel its beaches and the city’s sand pumping efforts come to naught. (Lisa Guastella, Supplied to News24)



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Durban is becoming a seaside city without any sand as strong waves pummel its beaches and the city's sand pumping efforts come to naught.

Swathes of what used to be wide stretches of sand are now under water and beachside infrastructure, including a booster pump station at Dairy Beach, is being destroyed.

Coastal activists and regular beach users blame the eThekwini municipality for the state of the beaches. But the municipality says it is doing all it can in the face of climate change and "overmining" of sand in the province.

READ: Battle for the prime beach erupts

Johnny Vassilaros, a paddle skier who heads up the Save Vetch's Association says: "Basically it seems Durban has run out of sand. The city spent millions of rand building a new sand pumping station on the Point, which is completely dysfunctional.

"It is unable to replenish the city's beaches with sand. It can only pump sand as far as Addington and is incapable of reaching the main beaches where the sand is actually needed.

"In two weeks we shall be experiencing the autumn equinox tides, and if they coincide with a huge swell, there will be huge damage, perhaps even more than we had in March 2007. The reason is simply [that] there is no sand to absorb the pounding surf."

Warning in 2009 report

Vassilaros says the city dumped millions of tons of sand at Vetch's Beach and Addington hoping littoral drift would transport the sand to the central beaches.

Instead it had smothered the reef and killed off marine life.

"They then attempted to dump sand directly from the dredger, but only dumped it several hundred metres offshore, which of course served no purpose.

"They also tried to pump onto the beach at Snake Park by towing a long pipe out to sea and using the dredger to pump the sand onto the beach. That failed too as a huge swell arrived, smashing the 500m pipe into pieces which got washed ashore."

Oceanographic and air quality specialist Lisa Guastella said she had co-authored a report in 2009 warning of the effects of a beachfront upgrade.

"We warned that sand augmentation was essential to maintain the beach and should the sand pumping scheme fail for any reason, erosion was to be expected," she said.

'Accept defeat or pay the cost'

"Sadly, the sand pumping looks like it's never going to get north of Addington again owing to failed infrastructure that has never been repaired and probably never will be. And now the booster station at Dairy Beach is itself under threat.

"Soon the surf spot known as New Pier will be a reef break... the Durban beachfront is highly modified and is artificial, hence it needs maintenance.

"The municipality will need to decide whether to accept defeat and retreat or pay the escalating cost of defending against sea level rise."


Durban is becoming a seaside city without any sand as strong waves pummel its beaches and the city’s sand pumping efforts come to naught. (Lisa Guastella, Supplied to News24)

She said "what boggles the brain" is that the city just kept putting back the wooden umbrellas regularly washed away by pounding seas.

Resident James Lea, a water sports enthusiast, said he had witnessed the degradation of the promenade over the years and the "wholesale lack of ongoing preventative maintenance".

The city concedes there is a problem.

'Critical' pumping operation

Communications head Tozi Mthethwa said the city had employed several strategies to combat the effects of climate change and overmining of sand.

"These include ensuring that beach sand washed out by the currents is swept back by municipal employees on a daily basis.

"The municipality has also written to the national Department of Mineral Resources to request a meeting aimed at tightening regulations on the issuing of sand-mining permits. More law enforcement officers will also be appointed and deployed at various areas along the coastline to ensure that the sand mining regulations are adhered to."


Durban is becoming a seaside city without any sand as strong waves pummel its beaches and the city’s sand pumping efforts come to naught. (Lisa Guastella, Supplied to News24)

She said the sand pumping operation – which was critical – was a joint exercise with Transnet and was done using the company's dredger, which the city did not have exclusive use of.

"The annual volume of sand that is required to maintain Durban's beaches is approximately 250 000m3, and annually we have been able to pump approximately 500 000m3 from Transnet.

"We replenished 100 000m3 to 250 000m3 up to Addington Beach using the main diameter pipe. Transnet's dredger has been pumping directly onto our beachfront, however we can only pump until Addington Beach.

"We are awaiting the construction of the Transnet hopper station which will help us with the sand. The dredger will fill the station and we will have a much more consistent sand supply."

Mthethwa said: "We are also aware of the forthcoming high tides. Measures have been put in place to protect our infrastructure and to warn the public ahead of beach closures. All our officials are on high alert."

JOURNALIST HERE FORGOT TO MENTION THAT THERES NO POINT PUMPING SAND FROM THE HARBOUR AREAS WHICH ARE CONTAMINATED/FULL OF PLASTIC PELLETS FROM THE RECENT DUMPING OF A ZILLION QUILLION KABILLION PLASTIC PELLETS INTO THE SAND CATCHMENT AREA.



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Old April 13th, 2018, 02:36 PM   #706
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Port of Durban likely to emerge as one of Africa’s major hubs – PwC
Apr 13 2018 06:58
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Johannesburg - Ports in Durban, Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire and Mombasa in Kenya are most likely to emerge as the major hubs in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a new report published by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

It likened them to major facilities such as Rotterdam and Antwerp for Europe, New York and Los Angeles for North America and Singapore and Shanghai for Asia,

The report titled "Strengthening Africa’s Gateways to Trade: An analysis of port development in Sub-Saharan Africa" published on Thursday found that the three ports in South Africa, West Africa and East Africa are likely to become increasingly sophisticated due to their air links, proximity to highway networks and the internet as well as their access to a large hinterland.

Internationally, shipping remains the most important method of trade and they act as gateways for 80% of merchandise trade by volume and 70% by value.

South Africa’s ports outshine the rest of Sub-Saharan Africa’s and Durban is ranked 25th in the world in attractiveness. However, it only achieves 75% of the efficiency expected from a major global hub port.

Four of the eight largest bulk ports in Sub-Saharan African are located in South Africa. Saldanha in the Western Cape and Richards Bay in KwaZulu-Natal are specialist ports handling iron ore and coal respectively. Durban, the largest container port, also handles the third-largest bulk and break-bulk volume. SA's other port is in Cape Town.

PwC states that ports are important infrastructure in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) and these inflows were below average since 2016 in the continent’s two largest economies, Nigeria and South Africa, due to a number of factors including weaker commodity and oil prices as well as a drought. However, the audit and advisory firm expects this to improve in 2018.

According to PwC’s analysis, 25% improvement in port performance can increase a country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 2%.

Top ten ports in Sub- Saharan Africa



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Old April 13th, 2018, 08:36 PM   #707
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Long way to go to get to Rotterdams level
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Old April 14th, 2018, 01:50 PM   #708
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True, but since the upgrading of the facilities in the last few months, the efficiency has improved drastically.

You can also see this by a lot fewer ships now waiting in the queue.
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Old April 14th, 2018, 06:17 PM   #709
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Or is that just less ships coming?

The port has never really been hampered by facilities. Of course they could always be better. The biggest issue has been staff, training, and customs. Trucks stretch forever. We can build the best support services in the world, but if they don't fix that nothing will change.

What happened to the dryport plan for Cato ridge to rid the harbour of all the trucks?
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Old April 14th, 2018, 09:53 PM   #710
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Efficiency has improved drastically, hence no queues...

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Operational focus drives Transnet success
11 APRIL 2018, 12:30PM
SIYABONGA GAMA


...According to the 2016 World Bank report on logistics competitiveness, South Africa is ranked 20th in the world on the quality of its logistics.This is an improvement from a ranking of 34th in 2009 and ranks higher than most of our Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (Brics) partners and many European countries.


,,,Since 2012, however, we have made some highly substantial and unprecedented investments in infrastructure. These include R107 billion in our rail network, R18 bn in our ports infrastructure and R17bn in the pipeline network that peregrinates our country.

We realised that successful delivery and implementation of our plans required a multidisciplinary approach and integrated teams working in unison across the company - all aligned on the "One Transnet" principle.

This means putting the customer at the centre by establishing and fostering a customer-centric culture, harnessing the creative and innovative capabilities of employees and collaborating and partnering with the private sector and other stakeholders.

These initiatives have contributed to significant improvement in our performance. The rail business has seen improvement in on-time departures from 47 percent in 2013 to 87 percent today. This has not only helped in running a more precise and scheduled railway but has played a pivotal role in reducing the overall train cycle times.

Our heavy haul lines - coal and iron ore - have seen an improvement of 18.5 percent and 7.5 percent per annum, respectively, while the general freight business cycle times improved by 6.1 percent...

Our ports have shown similar improvements. In Durban, ship-waiting times have been reduced from eight days to one. Africa’s biggest and busiest container terminal, the Durban Container Terminal, ranks among the top in the world and operates as two terminals, Pier 1 and Pier 2, handling 65 percent of South Africa’s container volumes. Ships now berth on arrival at Pier 1, that is, within two hours of arriving.

For the first time, all shipping line container vessels which called at Pier 2 achieved contracted berthing windows. This means that every vessel calling at the priority berths was serviced on-time and in full, as per contracted times.

The Durban container terminal also posted a record 198784 TEU performance in February, beating a target of 150384 TEUs.
The twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) is a unit of cargo capacity used to describe the capacity of container ships and container terminals.


More here: https://www.iol.co.za/business-repor...ccess-14371956
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Old May 19th, 2018, 06:36 PM   #711
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An upgrade of Durban Port is coming soon. The first of two big projects.
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Durban Container Terminal Deepening Project on the Way


DCT Pier 2 Berths 203 to 205 (TNPA photo)

Addressing stakeholders at a business breakfast in Durban earlier today, representatives of Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) provided a project update on the forthcoming Durban Container Terminal (DCT) Pier 2’s North Quay deepening project.

As Transnet reported, the deeper berths will enable the Port of Durban to accommodate newer generation container vessels by 2023.

The company’s Chief Capital Officer, Krishna Reddy, said that the R7 billion mega project would help to sustain the existing container operations at the Port of Durban, specifically DCT Berths 203 to 205.

...According to Transnet, the marine infrastructure work will be executed in three successive phases – commencing with work on berth 205, followed by berth 204 and ending with berth 203. This staggered approach will ensure that the terminal is able to accommodate two vessels at any time between berths 203 to 205, even while one berth is decommissioned.

The company also added that a new quay wall will be constructed 50m seawards of the existing quay wall, along Berths 203 to 205, which will provide sufficient water depth to safely accommodate larger Post Panamax vessels.

The existing quay wall will be deepened from -12.8m to -16.5m Chart Datum Port (CDP) and lengthened from 914m to approximately 1 210m which will allow for the simultaneous berthing of three 350m long Post Panamax Vessels. These berths have been operating beyond their original water depth design specifications.

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Old September 16th, 2018, 08:21 PM   #713
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Do we know how much work is on going in the port?
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Old December 10th, 2018, 10:03 AM   #714
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Don't know if this is the correct thread, but it seems the project for the Transnet container terminal has been paused for investigations of alleged corruption.

https://m.news24.com/SouthAfrica/New...ption-20181209
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Old December 10th, 2018, 10:49 AM   #715
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Absolutely disgusted....
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Old December 10th, 2018, 01:23 PM   #716
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the corruption by government and parastatals is pathologically prevalent.
Its like a naughty teen who cant stop shoplifting EVERY opportunity he has, and simply blames a troubled home life when the store detective hauls his ass into the back room.
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the corruption by government and parastatals is pathologically prevalent.
Its like a naughty teen who cant stop shoplifting EVERY opportunity he has, and simply blames a troubled home life when the store detective hauls his ass into the back room.
And yet the shareholders will keep hiring this person to look after their stock, knowing full well he will steal it.
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.... Another article on the alleged corruption.

https://www.iol.co.za/mercury/networ...elays-19859940
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