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Award-winning terminal Richards Bay Coal Terminal wins Bulk Logistics Port/Terminal of the Year.

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ichards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) is a worldclass coal export terminal situated in the Port of Richards Bay. The terminal was opened in 1976 with an original capacity of 12-million tons per annum (mt/a). The terminal provides South Africa’s Coal Exporting Parties (CEPs) with a world-class logistics service that facilitates the export of coal.

Asia

81.6%

Europe

10.1%

Africa

7.8%

South America

0.5%

All RBCT’s operations and administrative functions are conducted in Richards Bay. Safety achievements On 23 December 2017, RBCT achieved a significant milestone in safety performance when two-million LTI-free man-hours were recorded. We are exceptionally proud of this significant safety achievement and attribute it to our continued pursuit of the goal of a safe workplace. This milestone was achieved at a time when RBCT commissioned two shiploaders, a massive machine project. Achieving this milestone is testament to a proactive safety culture that prevails in our work environment. This achievement is a combination of our collaborative safety efforts; it specifically points to the genuine care the employees and contractors have for each other. We have made impressive gains with the implementation of the leading indicators, such as the COBRA (Behaviour Based Safety) process, near missreporting, hazard identification, risk assessments and an overall interaction amongst the workforce on safety issues. As testament to our ongoing safety awareness, RBCT also won the 2017 Business Excellence Safety Award for the second year in a row. This award reaffirms RBCT’s diligence in upholding safety standards.

EXPORT DESTINATION PER CONTINENT RBCT is positioned at one of the world’s deepsea ports and handles large ships and large volumes of coal. The 276-hectare site currently boasts a quay that is 2.2km long with six berths and four ship loaders, with a stockyard capacity of 8.2-million tons. RBCT shares a strong cooperative relationship with South Africa’s national utility, Transnet, which provides the railway services linking the coal mines to the port, and the shipping coordination of more than 900 ships per annum. KWAZULU-NATAL BUSINESS 2018/19

Production records achieved The tonnage received in 2017 increased from 72.58Mt

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KwaZulu-Natal Business 2018/19  

The 2018/19 edition of KwaZulu-Natal Business is the 10th issue of this highly successful publication that, since its launch in 2008, has es...

KwaZulu-Natal Business 2018/19  

The 2018/19 edition of KwaZulu-Natal Business is the 10th issue of this highly successful publication that, since its launch in 2008, has es...

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