Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has appointed a
new man at the helm of port operations in South Africa - he is
Herbert Msagala who has assumed his role as General Manager: Port
Operations with immediate effect.
Msagala is tasked with the responsibility of providing effective
and efficient, safe and affordable port services in support of
TNPA's strategic objectives, and will focus specifically on
improving port operations in close conjunction with both the Chief
Harbour Master responsible for Marine Services and the GM:
Infrastructure and Port Planning who is tasked with driving capital
investment and infrastructure developments.
Msagala says that his experience at Transnet Freight Rail since
2000 where he eventually rose to the position of General Manager:
Resource Management has afforded him the skills, experience and
industry knowledge to successfully fulfill the requirements of the
"Spending more than a decade at TFR allowed me to develop overall,
especially in terms of the development of my leadership skills as
well as being a strategic change agent within the organisation. I
hope to put all this knowledge in experience in driving TNPA
towards greater efficiency and profitability," he said.
Msagala holds a diploma in national mechanical engineering from
the Mangosuthu University of Technology and is presently studying
for a MBA through Mancosa.
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