Posts Tagged ‘South Africa’

Transnet NPA tests helicopter service at Port of Cape Town

Transnet NPA tests helicopter service at Port of Cape Town
TNPA tested a helicopter service to transfer marine pilots at the Port of Cape Town recently, with aircraft making use of the grass and parking area in front of TNPA’s Cape Town administration building [Cape Town, South Africa, 12 October 2018] Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) is exploring...
October 12th, 2018 | Aviation, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Transnet Update on Attracting New Terminal Operators into Island View Precinct

Transnet Update on Attracting New Terminal Operators into Island View Precinct
Island View Precinct Transnet Updates Industry on Process of Attracting New Terminal Operators into Port of Durban’s Island View Precinct [Durban, South Africa, 11 October 2018]  Transnet National Ports Authority (“TNPA”) today outlined progress in implementation of its Island View Precinct Strategy,...
October 12th, 2018 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Ports’ Customer Forum seeks to align Eastern Cape planning

Ports’ Customer Forum seeks to align Eastern Cape planning
  The panelists are from the left Sicelo Tiyo (TNPA Port Security Manager), Jacob Nare (TNPA New Business Executive), Luyo Mkhonto (Shell), Nozipho Mdawe (TNPA Chief Operating Officer), Velile Dube (Transnet Port Terminals GM: Cape Channel) and Paul Klackers (Hamburg Sud). [Port Elizabeth, South...
October 11th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Logistics, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Tourism | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
22-Sep-2018 WORLD HOLIDAYS: 23 SEPTEMBER-6 OCTOBER 2018 Worldwide World Holidays: 23 September-6 October 2018 Saturday, September 22, 2018, Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: 22 Sep (Sat)-24 Sep (Mon) – Mid-Autumn Festival 23 Sep (Sun) – September...
September 22nd, 2018 | Anniversaries, Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Richard Turner elected President of IUMI

Richard Turner elected President of IUMI
Richard Turner 19 September, Cape Town. Richard Turner, European Director of Global Risk Solutions at RSA Insurance Group has been elected President of the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI). In accordance with the Articles of Association, IUMI’s Council formally elected Richard at...
September 19th, 2018 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, News, Person Profiles | Read More

Outlook for marine cargo insurance challenging but opportunities remain for underwriters, says IUMI

Outlook for marine cargo insurance challenging but opportunities remain for underwriters, says IUMI
Sean Dalton On Tuesday 18 September – Sean Dalton, the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) Cargo Committee Chair reported that the marine cargo market remained the largest commercial marine line of business in terms of premium income. IUMI’s 2017 statistics showed global cargo premiums...
September 19th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance | Read More

Now is the time to manage the “unthinkable” risks, says IUMI President

Now is the time to manage the “unthinkable” risks, says IUMI President
Dieter Berg Opening this year’s International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) annual conference yesterday in Cape Town, South Africa, IUMI President Dieter Berg impressed on delegates the need to manage “unthinkable” risks. He highlighted a series of losses that, until recently, would...
September 18th, 2018 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Marine Insurance, News | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
15–Sep-2018 WORLD HOLIDAYS: 16-29 SEPTEMBER 2018 Worldwide World Holidays: 16-29 September 2018 Saturday, September 15, 2018, Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: 16 Sep (Sun) – Malaysia Day 17 Sep (Mon) – National Hero Day (Angola) 22 Sep...
September 15th, 2018 | Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Harris PYE successfully completes speedy mooring system modifications for two LNG tankers

Harris PYE successfully completes speedy mooring system modifications for two LNG tankers
  HP team reinforced the underdeck structure and installed the new pedestal roller. Harris Pye, a Joulon company, has successfully completed fast turnaround modification to the mooring systems for two LNG tankers whilst at anchor off the coast of Africa.  Both modifications involved a tight schedule...
August 22nd, 2018 | LNG, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ship Conversions, Technical, Technology | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
07-Jul-2018 WORLD HOLIDAYS: 8-21 JULY 2018 Worldwide World Holidays: 8-21 July 2018 Saturday, July 7, 2018, Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: 11 Jul (Wed) – Celebration of the Golden Spurs (Belgium) 15 Jul (Sun) – Democracy and National Solidarity...
July 7th, 2018 | Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

South Africa signs up to treaty on fishing vessel personnel

South Africa signs up to treaty on fishing vessel personnel
H.E. Dr. Bonginkosi Emmanuel Nzimande, Minister of Transport of South Africa, met IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim at IMO Headquarters 02/07/2018  – South Africa has become the 25th State to sign up to the IMO treaty on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Fishing Vessel Personnel...
July 2nd, 2018 | IMO, Organisations, Regulatory | Read More

GAC South Africa expands into Port Elizabeth

GAC South Africa expands into Port Elizabeth
Eric Barnard, Managing Director, GAC Shipping S.A. Shipping services to meet increased business demands Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 24 April 2018 – GAC South Africa has opened its fifth branch, to provide a portfolio of shipping services for oil & gas projects and LPG shipments at Port Elizabeth...
April 24th, 2018 | Company Profiles, Energy, Logistics, News, Person Profiles, Ship Agencies | Read More

Africa – Ports: More strategic investment in Africa’s ports can accelerate growth and development by strengthening trade – PwC report

Africa – Ports: More strategic investment in Africa’s ports can accelerate growth and development by strengthening trade – PwC report
Dr. Andrew Shaw, PwC Africa Transport and Logistics Leader, Despite the high volumes of goods that require transport, the development and integration of ports in Africa’s wider logistic chains remains uneven JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, April 12, 2018/ – Africa needs to take advantage of the...
April 12th, 2018 | Ports & Terminals, Reports | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
28-Mar-2018 TESTING OF AUTONOMOUS UNDERWATER VEHICLE OFF ST JOHN’S ISLAND Singapore CANAL STRIKE FINISHED Kiel Canal, Germany ESTABLISHMENT OF RESTRICTED AREA Hong Kong INSPECTION WORKS OF THE EASTERN HARBOUR CROSSING, CHA KWO LING Hong Kong DEEPENING OF NIEUWE WATERWEG (NEW WATERWAY) Rotterdam,...
March 28th, 2018 | Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
23-Mar-2018 VESSEL ARRIVAL CHARGE TO INCREASE Australia TARIFF INCREASES FOR 2018/19 South Africa Vessel arrival charge to increase Friday, March 23, 2018, Australia The arrival charge for vessels >25m at Australian ports will rise from $720 per arrival to $920 per arrival. This increase is expected...
March 23rd, 2018 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
17-Mar-2018 WORLD HOLIDAYS: 18-31 MARCH 2018 Worldwide World Holidays: 18-31 March 2018 Saturday, March 17, 2018, Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: 20 Mar (Tue) – March Equinox 21 Mar (Tue) – Human Rights Day (South Africa) 21 Mar (Wed) –...
March 17th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Transnet concludes agreement for new helicopters

Transnet concludes agreement for new helicopters
One of Transnet National Ports Authority’s existing AgustaWestland (AW 109) helicopters in the Port of Durban. [Durban, South Africa, 20 February 2018]  Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has concluded negotiations and signed an agreement for the manufacture, supply and delivery of two new helicopters...
February 20th, 2018 | Aviation, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  01-Feb-2018 OPENING OF CENTRAL MARINE OFFICE AND CLOSING OF PUBLIC CARGO WORKING AREAS DURING CHINESE NEW YEAR Hong Kong 2018 LUNAR NEW YEAR FIREWORKS DISPLAY Hong Kong TRANSFER OF PERSONNEL/CREW BETWEEN VESSELS Algoa Bay, South Africa Opening of Central Marine Office and closing...
February 1st, 2018 | Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  02-Dec-2017 WORLD HOLIDAYS: 3-16 DECEMBER 2017 Worldwide World Holidays: 3-16 December 2017 Saturday, December 2, 2017, Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: 6 Dec (Wed) – Finland Independence Day 16 Dec (Sat) – South...
December 2nd, 2017 | Holidays, Port Conditions | Read More

100% of Durban Port Safe for Navigation

100% of Durban Port Safe for Navigation
… [DURBAN, South Africa, 13 October 2017] All navigable areas of the Port of Durban have now been declared safe for navigation. This follows completion of Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA)  sounding surveys after inclement weather that affected the port on 10 October 2017. TNPA Dredging...
October 13th, 2017 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Durban vessel movements remain suspended pending sounding surveys

Durban vessel movements remain suspended pending sounding surveys
What a mess; but luck is always there… Close Collaboration Minimises Shipping Disruptions in Port of Durban   [DURBAN, South Africa, 11 October 2017]  Swift action by Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA), in collaboration with the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) and African...
October 11th, 2017 | Groundings, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Weather | Read More

Port of Cape Town’s new fuel storage facility open for business

Port of Cape Town’s new fuel storage facility open for business
The first liquid bulk vessel discharged product at the Burgan Cape Terminal at the Port of Cape Town during the first week of July 2017. [Cape Town, South Africa, 22 August 2017]  The Port of Cape Town’s new fuel storage facility operated by black-empowered Burgan Cape Terminals, is now fully operational....
August 22nd, 2017 | Associations, Organisations, Politics and Government, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Order to Cash System Live at SA Ports

Order to Cash System Live at SA Ports
Mohammed Abdool New e-Commerce Platform Live at South African Ports [Johannesburg, South Africa, 22 August 2017]  Transnet National Ports Authority’s new, fully integrated e-commerce platform has gone live. The new Order to Cash system replaces TNPA’s nine year old PortsOnline customer system for...
August 22nd, 2017 | Associations, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  05-Aug-2017 WORLD HOLIDAYS: 6-19 AUGUST 2017 Worldwide World Holidays: 6-19 August 2017 Saturday, August 5, 2017, Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: 7 Aug (Mon) – August Bank Holiday (Ireland, Scotland) 9 Aug (Wed)...
August 5th, 2017 | Holidays, Ports & Terminals | Read More

First Woman Chief Executive for Transnet National Ports Authority

First Woman Chief Executive for Transnet National Ports Authority
Ms Shulami Qalinge Ms Shulami Qalinge has been appointed Chief Executive (CE) of Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA), becoming the first female CE of the organisation. Qalinge succeeds Mr Richard Vallihu who has been appointed Group Executive: Operational Readiness, Transnet Corporate Centre....
August 1st, 2017 | Associations, Company Profiles, HR, Organisations, People and Places, Person Profiles, Ports & Terminals, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More