South Africa – In line with its growth objectives for the Saldanha Terminals, Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) , an operating division of Transnet, has announced changes to management.
“In line with Transnet’s Market Demand Strategy – a R300 billion seven year infrastructure programme to modernise South Africa’s rail, port and pipeline infrastructure – we have decided to affect changes to the current managerial structure of our terminals in Saldanha.
The Saldanha Terminals are growing as a business and to ensure that our managerial team meets the demand, we have made these changes in order to stimulate upskilling of the Saldanha management team,” says Velile Dube, TPT’s General Manager for Western Cape operations.
Effective 1 April 2015, Ettiene Albertus, Chief Logistics Manager at the Saldanha Terminals, will assume the role of Chief Operations Manager at the Saldanha Bulk Terminal. Leigh Hartnick, who is currently the Chief Operations Manager at the Saldanha Bulk Terminal, will assume Albertus’ previous role as Chief Logistics Manager at the Saldanha Terminals.
Albertus and Hartnick will assume their new positions on 1 April 2015, reporting to the Terminal Manager, Robert van Rooyen.
Albertus has been with TPT for ten years during which time he also held the positions of Management Accountant and Key Account Manager.
Hartnick joined TPT in 2010, from the mines and steel industry, in the role of Chief Operations Manager.
“TPT continues evaluating solutions to ensure that we provide the best services as a world class operator. We are confident that Albertus and Hartnick will pilot their new departments to greater heights,” Dube concludes.
Transnet Port Terminals provides cargo handling services to a wide spectrum of customers from across the economy, including the shipping industry, vehicle manufacturers, agricultural and mining industries.
Port Terminals manages 16 cargo terminal facilities across seven South African ports with a staff compliment of over 9 000. Its operations target four major market sectors, namely the automotive sector, containers, bulk and break bulk, organised according to their respective geographical regions.