Posts Tagged ‘South Africa’

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

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
03-Jun-2017 WORLD HOLIDAYS: 4-17 JUNE 2017 Worldwide World Holidays: 4-17 June 2017 Saturday, June 3, 2017, Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: 5 Jun (Mon) – Whit Monday 5 Jun (Mon) – June Bank Holiday (Ireland) 6 Jun...
June 3rd, 2017 | Anniversaries, Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

New Transnet tug launched – Built in Durban for Durban

New Transnet tug launched – Built in Durban for Durban
UMBILO tug ahead of being launched into the water. [Durban, South Africa, 26 May 2017]  South Africa’s busiest port will soon take delivery of its first new tug – the sixth of nine powerful new vessels to roll off the production line in the port city of Durban, on time and within budget. Named UMBILO,...
May 28th, 2017 | Ports & Terminals, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
10-May-2017 TURKCELL PLATINUM SAILING CUP Turkish Straits, Turkey SHIP SANITATION CONTROL & EXEMPTION CERTIFICATES United States OPERATIONS RETURNING TO NORMAL AFTER DISRUPTION Richards Bay, South Africa Turkcell Platinum Sailing Cup Wednesday, May 10, 2017, Turkish Straits,...
May 10th, 2017 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Oiltanking Grindrod Calulo and Transnet sign Ngqura BOOT agreement

Oiltanking Grindrod Calulo and Transnet sign Ngqura BOOT agreement
An artists impression of the storage facility Durban, South Africa, May 4, 2017 — Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) appointed Oiltanking Grindrod Calulo Holdings to plan, fund, construct, maintain and operate a new liquid bulk handling facility at the Port of Ngqura. This Build, Operate and...
May 4th, 2017 | Construction, Oil Industry, Ports & Terminals | Read More

New Port Managers for Cape Town, Saldanha and Ngqura

New Port Managers for Cape Town, Saldanha and Ngqura
Mpumi Dweba [Johannesburg, South Africa, 24 April 2017]  Transnet National Ports Authority has made several senior appointments that will assist the division to sharpen its focus on the delivery of its strategic objectives and improve operational efficiencies. The changes – which follow the recent...
April 21st, 2017 | Associations, Company Profiles, Person Profiles, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Cape Town hosts Nautical Institute Command Seminar

Cape Town hosts Nautical Institute Command Seminar
Captain Harry Gale FNI 10.04.17 – The second in The Nautical Institute’s 2017 series of Command Seminars continues to focus on Navigation Accidents and their Causes, a topic that is receiving considerable attention in the industry. The seminar began today in Cape Town, South Africa, with NI President...
April 10th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
06-Apr-2017 PROTESTS EXPECTED South Africa REMOVAL OF SHELL’S WOODLANDS NORTH JETTY & CARGO PIPELINES Singapore Protests expected Thursday, April 6, 2017, South Africa Protests and planned marches are expected to take place in all major cities throughout South Africa...
April 6th, 2017 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
22-Mar-2017 TROPICAL LOW 22U – UPDATE 3 Dampier/Port Walcott/Port Hedland, Australia THREE-RUNWAY SYSTEM INSTALLATION OF SUBMARINE CABLE WORKS Hong Kong NEW PORTS TARIFF South Africa WATER SHORTAGES Cape Town/Saldanha Bay/Mossel Bay, South Africa Tropical low 22U – Update...
March 22nd, 2017 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Port of Durban Marine Pilot successfully steers a car acrrier in rough sea conditions

Port of Durban Marine Pilot successfully steers a car acrrier in rough sea conditions
Marine Pilot Rainer Rauntenberg (right) who managed to the steer in an automotive vessel in rough weather conditions receives a gift from the Port of Durban Harbour Master Alex Miya. [Durban, South Africa, 17 March 2017]  The cyclonic weather conditions which battered the Durban beach front earlier...
March 17th, 2017 | Automobiles, Automobiles, Car trade, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Markets, People and Places, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More