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Land logistics the best thing for Africa – US transport expert

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…

The Crucial Role Of Rail In Job Creation And Reshoring Manufacturing In Africa

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…

Transnet’s legacy: Good luck, Portia

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…

The Tambo Springs Logistic Gateway is Finally Here

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,…

Transnet execs seek balance between efficiency improvements, growth opportunities

It is not about pouring concrete and spending, it is a war of efficiency, Transnet group executive of new business growth and diversification Herbert Msagala told a select special interest group convened at the Transport Forum, in Durban, on Thursday. In what he ultimately labelled an “honest and robust” discussion, Transnet executives and management revealed…

Gauteng to see first highway to be built in 40 Years

The department has reassured motorists the road won’t be funded by e-tolts. The Gauteng Roads and Transport Department plans to build the first new highway in Gauteng in 40 years., reports the Kempton Express (http://kemptonexpress.co.za/151827/first-highway-built-40-years-runs-ekurhuleni/). The 35km long PWV15 road will support the development of an Aerotropolis at OR Tambo International Airport and the Tambo-Springs…

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