The Port of Ngqura is poised to play a vital role in ensuring the security of South Africa’s fuel supply, while creating a new petroleum trading hub for Southern Africa in anticipation of the relocation of existing liquid bulk facilities from Port Elizabeth. This follows the conclusion of an agreement between Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) and Oiltanking Grindrod Calulo (Pty) Ltd (OTGC) to plan, fund, construct, own, maintain and operate a new liquid bulk handling facility at the Port of Ngqura.
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More than 500 trainees complete courses in various aspects of marine and port operations
Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA), a division of Transnet SOC Ltd, is taking another step on its journey to digitalise South Africa’s ports operations into ‘SMART People’s Ports’ through a fully integrated e-commerce platform expected to go live in April 2017.
Two new landmarks at the Port of Ngqura, which are part of ongoing developments to position the port as a container transhipment hub for Sub-Saharan Africa, were officially launched by Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) today.
The new landmarks are the port’s state-of-the-art administration building and an administration craft basin for pilot boats and tugboats, including office facilities for operational staff working on these craft.
Also included in TNPA’s latest R700 million investment into the port is the vacuum based automated mooring technology pioneered at Ngqura last year. Produced by global engineering group, Cavotec, the 26 mooring units were designed, custom manufactured and installed to meet the specific environmental conditions of the Port of Ngqura, which include strong winds that can negatively impact on cargo operations, safety and the port’s efficiency.
The Property Department of Transnet National Port Authority placed the following property tender adverts in local media today. The tenders are for the leasing of properties at the Port of Port Elizabeth, earmarked for Leisure and Recreational Activities (e.g. Restaurant) or Port related commercial activity. For more information, contact Mrs. Nopinki Thomas on (041) 507 1701 or Mr. Sujit Bhagattjee on (041) 507 1762.”
As part of the “Man in The Making” initiative, Transnet Port Terminals [TPT] partnered with Tracker and the SABC to host Grade 8 – 11 pupils from three Motherwell high schools on 17 March 2016 at their Ngqura Container Terminal. Terminal Managers from TPT’s Planning, Operations, Procurement and Technical departments dedicated their day to mentoring the young men from the schools of Douglas Mbopha High School, Jolobe High School and Masiphatisane High School. This joint initiative aims to empower and develop teenage boys by introducing them to positive role models, giving them career guidance and exposing them to the working world.
In order for any organisation to remain relevant and globally competitive, its ability to attract and retain top talent is one of the critical areas, which constantly needs to be revised and made a priority.
Over 65 000 tertiary students and professionals participated in Universum 2016’s survey, ranking Transnet as the 3rd most attractive employer in the Business/Commerce Category.
Each year, 3000 companies are nominated in over 57 markets as preferred employers in an independent study that reaches millions of not only active, but also passive job seekers.
According to Justice Manqele, Technical Manager at Transnet Port Terminals’ (TPT) Port Elizabeth’s Manganese Port Terminal (MPT) and the current Innovation Champion across Transnet for the year 2015, “TPT EC prides itself on contributing positively towards this great achievement through its various Engineering Skills Development Programmes that see young engineers blossom to admirable professionals.
This will bring to five the number of ports now using TNPA’s new ‘smartPORT’ technology, which was developed by Navayuga Infotech, a company based in India, in collaboration with their South African partner Nambiti Technologies. The other ports are Durban, Cape Town and Saldanha.
Transnet National Ports Authority has confirmed that the docking of the first liquid bulk tanker took place this morning, 10 December 2014, following repairs to the Port Elizabeth Tanker Berth.
The Motor Tanker, Vale, carrying liquid bulk...
Transnet has embarked on an environmental assessment process for the decommissioning and demolition of the old saltworks facility and associated structures in the Port of Ngqura.
The Basic Information Document for the project states that the...
- Transnet Appoints Ngqura Liquid Bulk Terminal Operator
- Transnet accelerates maritime skills training for the country
- South African Ports Gear Up for New e-Commerce Platform
- SA’s Flagship Container Port Unveils R700m Investment into Eastern Cape
- Tender PEH/06/05/2016 now active on TNPA website
- Transnet Port Terminal "Man in the making"
- Transnet battles it out with other giant industry players in the engineering field
- TNPA’s Nelson Mandela Bay Ports Set to Be ‘smartPORTS’
- First docking following Tanker Berth repairs
- Transnet planning to demolish old saltworks facility