Bloomberg Anywhere Remote Login Bloomberg Terminal Demo Request


Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.


Financial Products

Enterprise Products


Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000


Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Transnet Seeks to Boosts Capacity on S. African Coal Line

Transnet SOC Ltd., South Africa’s state-owned ports and rail operator, plans to boost rail capacity by 30 percent on its line to the Richards Bay Coal Terminal.

The company’s freight-rail unit will introduce a new 200 wagon train service to mines in the northeastern Mpumalanga province from the terminal on the nation’s east coast, increasing potential capacity to 1.85 million metric tons a week from 1.4 million tons, it said in an e-mailed statement today. The company will have the capability to transport 81 million tons of the fuel in the next financial year, Transnet said.

The terminal handles coal from mines including those owned by Anglo American Plc, Exxaro Resources Ltd. and BHP Billiton Plc. Improvements on the line will free train slots to allow more capacity to deal with demand for coal from Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd., the state-owned power company.

“This will give confidence and guarantee the delivery of 1.7 million tons per week,” Pragasen Pillay, project manager for Transnet Freight Rail. “This will enable the company to provide capacity to emerging miners.”

Please upgrade your Browser

Your browser is out-of-date. Please download one of these excellent browsers:

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.