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Transport Features

The logistics of transporting coal

By Kelly-Ann Prinsloo

Mining and railways have always gone hand in hand. The quintessential image of a cocopan rattling along a track deep within a mine is one most of us are familiar with, especially if you grew up in South Africa where mines abound.

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What’s going on below? – Innovations in underground mining transport

By Kelly-Ann Prinsloo

We consider innovations in underground mining transport globally and how these innovations can help keep mineworkers safe.

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Scratching the surface – trends in opencast mining today

 By Matthew Wood

Although transport in opencast mining is not a new topic to MMPR, we investigate some of the latest innovations and industry news that relevant to today’s standards and expectations.

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The best kind of crane is one that requires minimum labour.

Lifting to new heights

By: Matthew Wood – writer

Cranes vary across applications from simple maintenance to full production, and type – be it maintenance cranes for pump stations or ladle cranes. Although cranes are commonplace to the mining industry, there are those finer details that often get overlooked, and which ultimately have an impact on health and safety, energy savings and cost efficiency.

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