TransNamib Sets Themselves Up For A Profitable Future

Namibia’s state-owned railway operator, TransNamib, has recently received six new locomotives from General Electric’s Brazilian manufacturing site, at a cost of $US28.2 million. The new locomotives,...

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South African Company Among The Finalists For The Swedish Steel Prize, 2017

Truly innovative design concepts pushing utilisation of high-strength steels to the limits characterise this year’s four finalists for the Swedish Steel Prize. The winner will be announced at a...

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Passengers Stranded After Steam Train Derails

At least 500 passengers were stranded between Pretoria and Cullinan on 21 March, when the popular recreational train, the Diamond Express steam train, derailed. The train, operated by rail heritage...

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Mozambican President Visits Japan Yurikamome Station

During a visit to the Tokyo’s Yurikamome station, Japan, Mozambican president, Filipe Nysui announced that the government may consider urban railway services as a possible solution to the country’s...

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Mervyn Naidoo Appointed Group CEO Of ACTOM

Mervyn Naidoo has been appointed Group CEO of ACTOM with effect from March 1. Naidoo, formerly the divisional chief executive officer of ACTOM’s LH Marthinusen division, succeeds Mark Wilson,...

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Siyabonga Gama Tells CNN About Future Plans

Transnet CEO Siyabonga Gama was recently interviewed on ‘CNN Marketplace Africa’. Responsible for delivering thousands of tonnes of goods around the country, Transnet are the biggest logistic...

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Ex-PRASA Board To Take Minister To Court

South African Minister of Transport, Dipuo Peters, announced in parliament on 8 March that the board of directors of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) have been relieved of their...

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Vale Mozambique Reports A $US105 Million Loss At The Close Of 2016

Vale Mozambique, a subsidiary of Brazilian mining multi-national Vale, reported an operating loss of $US105 million in the final quarter of 2016. While slightly down from losses recorded during the...

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Malawi - Fuel Train Looted Following Derailment

A freight train belonging to Central East Africa Railways (CEAR) overturned after it derailed near the Makata heavy industrial site in Blantyre, Malawi on 27 February. The train, comprising two...

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Angola’s CFL Appoints New Leadership

The president of the board of directors at Caminho de Ferro de Luanda (CFL),Dr Celso Roses, has recently appointed a new team of senior managers and department heads at the state-owned rail operator...

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