In 2005, Spoornet (now known as Transnet Freight Rail) lost R21-million because of an ageing train fleet and a general lack of customer orientation. An urgent recovery plan needed to be put in place. With the approach of the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup there has been an inevitable increase in trade, in both exports and imports. Prior to the beginning of 2006, South Africa's railway operator, the then Spoornet, was severely underperforming thus placing massive strain on road networks and the trucking industry.
Construction on the 660mm in diameter natural gas pipeline from Temane in Mozambique to Secunda in South Africa began in April 2002. The mammoth task of traversing the 900km between the two sites was undertaken by Grinaker-LTA, in a joint venture with sister company, McConnell Dowell Corporation and Consolidated Contracts International Company (SAL), Lebanon.
Fleet management is a strategic area of business and yet, many companies fail to appoint the right people for the job. Acquiring fleet finance is also a complex task and can be increasingly difficult to obtain with the new National Credit Act in place.
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