Johannesburg, August 2020: Construction of bulk infrastructure has commenced at the Tambo Springs Logistics Gateway. This master development, strategically located on the southern border of the Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni metropolis is directly connected by road and rail corridors between Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Ngqura. It includes industrial, logistics areas, rail access, secure and…

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Cash flow allows an organisation to pursue opportunities that enhance value. This may indeed become tricky when importing the goods required to run a business becomes an expensive and complex process, including costs associated with moving the goods, as well as duties and taxes requiring payment once the goods have arrived and clearing required before collection.…

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CBRE has undertaken a survey to assess the impact of COVID-19 on the cold storage sector. This was completed by operators active in the sector, the purpose of which has been to identify the impact of the pandemic and how the industry has reacted. Impact on demand Whilst the majority of Europe has been in…

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As a key role player in the industry, we thought it was time you received an update on the imminent launch of Tambo Springs. There is a lot of hype in the industry around logistics and inland port locations. Tambo Springs is currently the only location in SA that has all the necessary approvals to…

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18 May 2020 – by Liesl Venter – Logistics gateways and transportation corridors are by far the best formula for success in Africa. This is according to American-based transport and logistics specialist Franco Eleuteri who says that intermodal rail can provide the backbone of a plan focused on economic development on the continent. Eleuteri told…

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In order to create jobs, one has to achieve a competitive environment, part of the formula for this competitive environment is intermodal rail. So why is sub-equatorial Africa not getting this right? The world has changed drastically in so many ways, in term of globalisation and international competition – and we are handicapped by a…

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Transnet CEO Portia Derby

Transnet’s legendary inefficiency and high-handed attitude have cost the economy dearly. The new CEO seems determined to drag the monopoly into the 21st century. Her success, or lack of it, will help or hinder South Africa’s economic recovery. Transnet group CEO Portia Derby has made important appointments to the top management rungs at the state-owned…

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Johannesburg: 05 June 2019 – Transnet SOC Ltd and Southern Palace Joint Venture Consortium today announced a historic public and private sector partnership for a twenty-year concession for the construction of the Tambo Springs Intermodal Terminal in Gauteng. Southern Palace Joint Venture Consortium has been awarded the concession by Transnet for the design, financing, construction,…

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