Ngqura Container Terminal wins Diamond at the PMR Africa Awards

AUGUST 4, 2016

Transnet Port Terminal’s Ngqura Container Terminal (NCT) was recently recognised for their outstanding contribution to the Eastern Cape region.

The PMR Africa Awards were held at Running Waters in Kraggakamma, Port Elizabeth, where Transnet Port Terminals [TPT] won a  Diamond Arrow Award. The results of these awards are based on PMR Africa’s annual country survey on the Eastern Cape that is independently-conceived, implemented and funded by PMR.africa.

The ratings are sourced monthly from top decision-makers to identify contributors to the economic growth and development of SA’s municipal districts, provinces and the SADC countries.

After accepting the prestigious award on behalf of NCT, Terminal Manager Noxolo Thabatha stated, “We are humbled by this prestigious and independent accolade where our efforts have been recognised as being the top of our industry. I know that achieving this success would not have been possible without the dedication and cooperation of all the TPT Nqqura Container Terminal staff and it is their continuous zeal and passion that inspires us all and helps move Transnet forward.

"In the Eastern Cape region we are constantly looking for ways to improve our performance as far as operational efficiency and safety is concerned.”

The purpose of the PMR Africa Awards is not only to enhance excellence and set a benchmark in the respective industries, but to also acknowledge employees for creating the perception and reality out there that this company is an undisputed leader in their respective industry.

After all, there is a successful team behind each successful and highly rated company, department or institution. The award status criteria has three levels that look to measure companies, institutions, government entities and individuals on their contribution to the economic growth and development of the country, levels of management expertise, implementation of corporate governance and levels of innovation.

“This award means a lot because it is intended to recognise leaders in all major industries based on ratings from clients, customers and suppliers. To be acknowledged by the people we work with in our industry is significant and demonstrates that our efforts to exemplify practices that support optimum efficiency and delivery at our Eastern Cape operations has not gone unnoticed. We are very proud of the NCT team and congratulate everyone involved.

"There is no doubt that what we do and how we do it has a profound influence on the prosperity of our country. Being part of building our nation and contributing to the expansion of our nation’s infrastructure drives us every day,” concluded Siyabulela Mhlaluka, General Manager of the TPT Eastern Cape Terminals.

A Diamond Arrow award ranks a company as first overall in their industry with a rating of outstanding, followed by a Gold award and then Silver/Bronze.