page 1
page 2
page 3
page 4
page 5
page 6
page 7
page 8
page 9
page 10
page 11
page 12
page 13
page 14
page 15
page 16
page 17
page 18
page 19
page 20
page 21
page 22
page 23
page 24
page 25
page 26
page 27
page 28
page 29
page 30
page 31
page 32
page 33
page 34
page 35
page 36
page 37
page 38
page 39
page 40
page 41
page 42
page 43
page 44
page 45
page 46
page 47
page 48
page 49
page 50
page 51
page 52
page 53
page 54
page 55
page 56
page 57
page 58
page 59
page 60
page 61
page 62
page 63
page 64
page 65
page 66
page 67
page 68
page 69
page 70
page 71
page 72
page 73
page 74
page 75
page 76
page 77
page 78
page 79
page 80
page 81
page 82
page 83
page 84
page 85
page 86
page 87
page 88
page 89
page 90
page 91
page 92
page 93
page 94
page 95
page 96
page 97
page 98
page 99
page 100
page 101
page 102
page 103
page 104
page 105
page 106
page 107
page 108
page 109
page 110
page 111
page 112
page 113
page 114
page 115
page 116
page 117
page 118
page 119
page 120
page 121
page 122
page 123
page 124

Transnet Port Terminals Transnet Port Terminals in South Africa is revolutionising every aspect of the Cape Town Container Terminal as part of an ambitious and extensive five- year upgrade programme Container Terminal is of great importance not just to the South African economy but to the wider area too. The terminal receives agricultural produce from the Asian, American, European and Australian markets; these goods are then distributed not just to other towns and cities in South Africa but to neighbouring countries as well. With excellent road and rail infrastructure surrounding the port, clients can be assured that their produce will reach its destination on schedule, regardless of what method of onward transport they choose to use. The growth of demand for imported produce within Africa, as well as increased demand for African foodstuffs February 10 www. bus- ex. com 121 cityE stablished in 2000, Transnet Port Terminals, part of freight logistics company Transnet, operates six container terminals around South Africa, including the three largest in the country- Durban, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. As Africa's international import and export market grows, the need to increase the capacity of the terminals has become a priority and as such, Transnet Port Terminals is modernising and expanding its container ports over a five- year period. The main focal point of this project will be the Cape Town Container Terminal. The main import and export hub for perishables and frozen products, Cape Town

internationally, has meant a boom in business for Transnet Port Terminals in Cape Town. However, this has brought with it its own challenges. As it stands currently, the container terminal in Cape Town already has 2,250 reefer plug points and a capacity of 740,000 20- foot equivalent units ( TEU) with six ship-to- shore cranes. As impressive as these figures are, the increased rate of activity here is starting to outstrip the terminal's ability to keep up with demand. Transnet Port Terminals has decided to address this issue as part of its five- year plan to modernise and expand its infrastructure by investing $ 602 million in the Cape Town terminal. The company's priorities are to improve capacity, improve customer service and optimise use of stack capacity. The development project, which began in 2008, will transform the container terminal both in terms of size and technical capabilities. The six stages of the project will see terminal capacity double to 1.4 million TEU and state-of- the- art infrastructure installed. These improvements will ensure that Cape Town Container Terminal will still offer the best in agricultural terminal services in Africa. The main contractors on the terminal's revamp are WBHO and Civil & Coastal, acting as joint venture partners. The work will include adding new berths and dredging the entrance canal, container basin and existing berths to a depth of 15.5 metres. This part of the project will mean that the terminal will be able to accommodate larger ships 122 www. bus- ex. com February 10 in its main berths, thus increasing general capacity and productivity. These larger ships and additional berths will further stimulate the already thriving import and export business in the Western Cape and beyond. In addition, rather than cause disruption through building a new quay, the existing one is being refurbished, strengthened and extended to accommodate larger cranes to deal with increased activity. While the dredging of the port area and work on the quay are the main focus of construction and modification of the site itself, there is also a great deal of investment being poured into new machinery. There will be a complete overhaul of the heavy lifting equipment that is currently installed at the container terminal- once the renovations are completed in 2012, the Cape Town facility will accommodate eight state-of- the- art Leibherr large ship- to- shore cranes. These cranes will reduce cycle time due to high hoist and trolley speeds, as well as increasing the port's capability through their ability to lift up to 80 tonnes at a time. Additionally, Transnet Port Terminals has been able to reduce maintenance costs by purchasing ultra modern cranes with a high reliability score ( with mean- time-between- failure, or MTBF values, of less than 0.5 per cent per annum) that are also monitored by Leibherr to ensure any problems are detected and addressed immediately. Working in tandem with these cranes will be 32 new rubber- tyred gantries, further reducing berth time. In