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The 2012 Supply Chain Education Excellence Awards

On Thursday 19th April 2012 supply chain education excellence in 2011 was celebrated and applauded at the Venue at Melrose Arch by more than 100 supply chain professionals. It was a glittering, fun and sincere event which has come a long way from...

Rail transport opportunities in South Africa

Siyabonga Gama, Transnet’s CEO, speaking at the FACE2FACE 3S MEDIA interactive Forum on the 19 April 2012 said that the total South African transport demand over the next 30 years was forecast to grow to 2 000 Mt p. a. This was based on the...

Partnering for volume growth

Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) is keen to partner with the road, sea and air transport modes to provide end-to-end supply chain solutions for customers. This, according to Siyabonga Gama, Transnet’s CEO, speaking at the FACE2FACE 3S MEDIA interactive...

Justifying Transnet’s “Back to Rail’ strategy

Transnet’s CEO, Siyabonga Gama, speaking at the FACE2FACE 3S MEDIA interactive Forum on the 19 April 2012 highlighted the cost of logistics in doing business in South Africa. Albeit being a little dated, the graph below shows South Africa’s cost of...

Fuel: A rude awakening

Professor Emile van Zyl, Senior Chair of Energy Research: Biofuels at Stellenbosch University, speaking at the Transport World Africa business breakfast held at the Killarney Country Club on 19 April 2012 and hosted by FACE2FACE, an 3S MEDIA...

Demystifying Transnet’s “back to rail” strategy

Transnet’s much publicized “back to rail” strategy is a much talked about concept within the transport industry, particularly the road freight industry, but with very little understood as to the what and wherefores of it all – until now. At...

Lines never cross

In planning forward, Transnet expects to double grain tonnages transported over the seven years of its expansion plan. Even so, this will still fall short of industry requirements, says Albert Swart, Transnet Freight Rail executive manager of sales...