NEWS TRANSLATIONS - TRAFFIC DISRUPTED AT NACALA RAIL CORRIDOR DUE TO RAINS
NOTICIAS OF 5/2/2010
TRAFFIC DISRUPTED AT NACALA RAIL CORRIDOR DUE TO RAINS
The circulation of cargo trains at Nacala railway corridor will remain closed for not less than 3 weeks owing to the heavy rains that continue to hit the Province of Nampula and causing the Nachicuva River to overflow.
On Friday the waters of Nachicuva River caused the flooding of Monapo Village and created a huge hole measuring about 35 metres of depth and 70 metres width.
Heavy rains hitting the City of Nampula over the whole week have destroyed the supporting surface of the railway leaving the line hanging in an extension of about 10 metres along the residential area of Mutomote in Muhala Administrative Unit. The seriousness of the situation has prompted the halting of cargo trains circulation.
NOTICIAS OF 6/2/2013 RAINS COMPLICATING NACALA RAIL LINE REPAIRS
First attempt to repair part of Nacala rail line that was destroyed by rains has been unfruitful due to the persistent heavy rain falling in the area.
The line ensures shipping of about 300 thousand tons of diverse consignment per year being 70% of which to the neighbouring Malawi.
Manuel Macopa, rail line Executive Director at Nacala Corridor has revealed that the works consisting of constructing a temporary supporting wooden bridge carried out by his institution and Track Line have been nullified by persistent heavy rains hitting the area.
Meanwhile Macopa later on disclosed that all logistics are being put in place in order to quickly rehabilitate the line.
I've attach some pictures of the flood damage to the premises around our office. Quite luckily our offices are a few metres higher than the surrounding areas.
There are a couple of newspaper articles attached as well. We understand the loss of life was under-reported, with as many as 33 (unconfirmed) deaths on both sides of the border.
Musina municipality issued flood warnings on Sunday 20th January and evacuation orders were given to persons within 5km of the Limpopo river.
On Sunday night, Manica Musina could not exit their premises due to the road and bridge being flooded with strong currents and waves of water. Staff members were assisted by the army who had to break down a fence to gain an exit route.
On Monday morning there was another evacuation alert on the radio(Jacaranda FM). At 12hoo Musina agents were informed to evacuate as water was rising rapidly although not as far as the border yet. We also received total evacuation orders from the fire brigade and by 17h00 on Monday afternoon Beitbridge was officially closed and evacuated
From SABC news this morning:
"(Currently) mop-up operations have started at Musina and the surrounding flood-hit areas in Limpopo.
A number of bridges have been washed away while some roads were flooded by heavy downpours that lasted about four days.
At least 18 people died drowning or after the walls of houses fell on them.
The majority of the flood victims in the province are children.
Many streets in Musina have been turned into gravel roads, a situation that has been worsened by the heavy rains.
Police divers are expected to resume with the search of two children who are presumed to have drowned after a bridge was washed away on the Musina and Pondrift road near the Limpopo river. Water levels at many rivers around Musina have subsided as it has stopped raining."
"Minister in the Presidency, Collins Chabane is expected to visit the flood stricken Musina area of Limpopo.
He will be assessing the damage caused by the floods.
Over 200 people were displaced by floods early this week. They are being temporarily accommodated at the Musina show ground.
Roads, bridges and houses were badly damaged by the floods in the Musina area and some parts of the Mopani district.
Chabane's office indicated that the Minister is on a fact finding mission to see for himself so that he can brief Cabinet about the damage."
Mill shell that was supplied by Metso Minerals to Zimplats Ngezi Expansion Project.
Frits Kroon was contracted to do the route survey between Van der Bijl Park to Ngezi site.
It took over 3 months of planning and working together with Eskom (lifting power lines), Telkom (lifting telephone cables), Metro Police in all towns in transit. Then the same was done in Zimbabwe with ZESA and Telephone Company Zimbabwe.
The mill shell was 6.5m wide and long and 9.6m high with a total weight of 78t
The two smaller trucks were 50t each with a width of 6.5m
Transit time – 17 days
Project was controlled by Brigette Denysschen and Shaun Niemand
Contact (011) 417-5526 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Abnormal crane move from Durban to Zambia
– Contact Carol-Anne for details
Manica Durban has recently done various abnormal loads for one of our biggest clients based overseas. The abnormal loads consist of various agricultural equipment and machinery of various size and weight. We don’t only move the abnormals into Zambia, but to Zimbabwe, Malawi and DRC as well. We recently moved a grove crane from Durban to Malawi. We are currently working on a major project into Zambia for moving heat exchangers of various sizes. The aim is to focus on this type of abnormal cargo which we are looking to specialize in as we have the knowledge and expertise on this type of cargo.
Manica Zimbabwe: 120 Years Going Strong, in African Business Review
Zimbabwe Keeps Up the Good Work for the Entire Manica Organisation in Southern Africa
NORWICH, UNITED KINGDOM(Marketwire - May 15, 2012) - For more than a century, Manica Africa has been a leading freight logistics company in the South of the continent, and Manica Zimbabwe epitomises the fantastic work ethic its customers have come to expect. Now part of the South African owned Bidvest Group Limited, Manica has, over the years, mastered the business of providing companies with total logistics solutions. Special expertise in project management of large corporate projects and experience in the mining sectors' supply chain logistics, among others, brings a constant source of satisfaction.
Manica Zimbabwe consists of four divisions, all headed by General Managers, and each are required to fulfil quality control requirements and, more importantly, staff development and recruitment systems. In order to provide large transport companies with effective solutions, Manica has to make sure its own systems and technologies are up to standard too.
"The one dimension that makes Manica Zimbabwe stand out is its networking in the region. When we say Manica Zimbabwe, we really need to say Manica Africa as it is part of a very robust network within the whole of the Southern African Development Community (SADC)."
Being part of such a comprehensive network clearly has its advantages, but also enforces some responsibility on Manica Zimbabwe, being centrally located, to manage its supply strategies as efficiently as possible.
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ZNCC AWARD OF LEADERSHIP IN CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY - HIV & AIDS
Team, it is with great pleasure and honour that I formally announce that Manica Zimbabwe has been awarded the ZNCC 2nd runner up prize of ‘Best Corporate Social Responsibility – HIV & AIDS Program’ in recognition of its leadership in promoting HIV & AIDS prevention and awareness at the work place for the year 2011! First and foremost I wish to congratulate each and every one of you for, directly or indirectly, getting involved in this noble exercise. Here please allow me to single out the following:
Our pear educators based at all the main centres of our network who continue to be enthusiastic participants and leaders at local level in the program at all times.
Our national coordinator for the hands on and passion with which she is driving the activities country-wide • The human resources department for the leadership in spearheading a participative rollout involving both internal and external stakeholders and, least but not least.
All our employees country-wide who continue to volunteer for testing hence becoming torch bearers in promoting good health, both at work and at home It is my hope that by this national recognition we can all continue to practice a culture of ‘good health begins with me’. Lastly, on behalf of management and on my own behalf, I would like to assure you of the company’s continued commitment to supporting the quest for a healthy and safe work environment.
Re-launch of Manica Africa (PTY) LTD in Mozambique
Manica Africa (Pty) Ltd is a freight management solution provider that, through its regional networkcontrols the movement of cargo throughout sub-equatorial Africa. The company is part of the Bidfreight Division of the Bidvest Group Limited and has been influential in the movement of cargo in sub equatorial Africa since 1892. Mozambique Freight Services LDA is a new business venture wherein Manica Africa has realized the need to benefit from the growing business opportunities in Mozambique. This has also given Manica Africa the opportunity to complete the missing link in the Group network so that the Group will now be able to offer its full services into the region in which it operates. The existing network covers South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and now Mozambique.
Mozambique Freight Services LDA acquired a warehousing facility from the Railway of Mozambique Central [CFM] which is located in the Port of Beira. The company is also in the meantime using Naval, a Mozambican local company for administrative services.
Mozambique Freight Services mandate is to increase shareholder value through offering a superior service in the following areas;
• Clearing and forwarding of local and international cargoes.
• Port services excluding stevedoring, ships husbandry and related shore handling activities.
• Warehousing and related warehousing activities of transit cargoes (exports and imports).
• Transport to and from the hinterland – Inter and intra-modal transport.
• Unit train consolidation and management.
The Sunflower Fund supports Children and Adults alike living with Leukemia, they fund the bone marrow testing needed to find stem cell donors for these sufferers.
Manica Africa staff is the most dedicated supporters of all worthy charities, not thinking twice to participate; this reflects in the TEAM work and supportive spirit that is the back bone of Manica Africa.
Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC) award ceremony
On behalf of management, staff and Manica as a whole I take this opportunity to congratulate you on your nomination for this year’s Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC) award ceremony on, inter alia, HIV/AIDS awareness at the work place. This is indeed fitting recognition of the sterling effort you have made in contributing to the wellness of your fellow employees within Manica and, in my view, of the enthusiasm and commitment with which you have embraced your new responsibilities. It just goes to show what one can achieve with a positive mindset and hard work, both of which have combined to attract the attention of outsiders and the nation at large.
Congratulations and I wish you good luck at the forthcoming awards ceremony.
Manica Zimbabwe Ltd
It is with great excitement that we attach pictures of the bonded warehouse facility that Manica Durban is taking over at the BPO Fynnlands facility. It is a 5000 sqm bond facility which we have divided 60% to SOS and 40% to OS bond. The warehouse is also able to handle non bonded cargo. A Manica sign will also be going up.
Operations at the Durban Bond Store. Cotton storage and grinding balls which are handled on the gantry, 8 x 1 ton bags at a time.
Durban Bidfreight Golf Day took place, Wednesday 19 October 2011 at
Mount Edgecombe Country Club Craig Werner - Trident
Paul Carter – Manica Africa
Richard Tiddy – Illovo
William Jones –Trident
Bruce Corbett – Manica Africa