Posts Tagged ‘South Africa’

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

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
11-Mar-2017 WORLD HOLIDAYS: 12-25 MARCH 2017 Worldwide World Holidays: 12-25 March 2017 Saturday, March 11, 2017, Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: 13 Mar (Mon) – Holi (India) 17 Mar (Fri) – St Patrick’s Day (Ireland) 21...
March 11th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Holidays, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Capers’ volatility brings the BDI@875; Yellowstone Geopolitics ante portas…

Capers’ volatility brings the BDI@875; Yellowstone Geopolitics ante portas…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed up 19 points since yesterday at 875 and 134 since last week’s 741 points, thanks to the as ever volatile Capers, “inducing” also all the other sizes, both on a daily and weekly basis. The Geopolitical mayhem continues and not only we are witnessing,...
February 24th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Containers, Energy, Events, Markets, News, People and Places, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers | Read More

Fire aboard APL Austria container vessel extinguished at Ngqura

Fire aboard APL Austria container vessel extinguished at Ngqura
Fire-fighters trying to put off the fire Fire Aboard APL Austria Container Vessel Extinguished at Ngqura [NELSON MANDELA BAY, South Africa, 17 February 2017]  The joint effort undertaken by a comprehensive Disaster Management team at the Port of Ngqura has helped to avert a potential maritime disaster...
February 17th, 2017 | Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents | Read More

School of Shipping collaborates with INTTRA to enhance students’ readiness for industry jobs

School of Shipping collaborates with INTTRA to enhance students’ readiness for industry jobs
Maritime school to include INTTRA training module in its coursework Cape Town, South Africa and Parsippany, NJ – January 25, 2017 – South Africa-based School of Shipping, which offers adults an education in maritime studies specifically relating to importing and exporting, and INTTRA, the...
January 25th, 2017 | Jobs, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

The Markets continue to dive; Geopolitics in total recall…

The Markets continue to dive; Geopolitics in total recall…
John Faraclas The BDI@914 raises serious questions following that all dry indices fall today and president Trump’s takeover of global affairs for the superpower will definitely shake the trade to its foundations; John Faraclas’ daily report: Down 11 points since last Friday the 20th of January, a...
January 23rd, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, Military, News, Shipping Indices, Statistics | Read More

Transnet appoints Ngqura Liquid Bulk Terminal Operator

Transnet appoints Ngqura Liquid Bulk Terminal Operator
[NELSON MANDELA BAY, South Africa, 12 December 2016]  The Port of Ngqura is poised to play a vital role in ensuring the security of South Africa’s fuel supply, while creating a new petroleum trading hub for Southern Africa in anticipation of the relocation of existing liquid bulk facilities from Port...
December 12th, 2016 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Apostleship of the Sea steps up Indian Ocean network

Apostleship of the Sea steps up Indian Ocean network
.. Global charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) is stepping up its support for seafarers’ and fishers’ in the Indian Ocean region, following a regional heads conference held in Cape Town, South Africa. The organisation has drawn-up a new regional plan to improve communications between its...
November 24th, 2016 | Charity, Health and Safety, Religion, Safety and Security | Read More

MSC SINFONIA Kicks off SA’s Cruise Season

MSC SINFONIA Kicks off SA’s Cruise Season
MSC Simfonia was welcomed to Durban by marimba bands and traditional dancers. [Durban, South Africa, 1 November 2016]  The South African 2016/17 cruise season kicked off this morning with the arrival of the first international cruise liner, MSC SINFONIA, at the Port of Durban. Carrying a full capacity...
November 1st, 2016 | Associations, Cruise Industry, Maritime Tourism, News, Tourism | Read More

Leela Ship Recycling becomes first yard in South Asia to achieve Social Accountability Certification

Leela Ship Recycling becomes first yard in South Asia to achieve Social Accountability Certification
Alang – 20th October 2016 – Leela Ship Recycling Pvt. Ltd. has become the first Ship Recycling Facility in South Asia to receive the Social Accountability certification, as per SA8000 standards. SA8000 is one of the world’s first auditable certification standards that encourages organisations...
October 20th, 2016 | Ship Demolitions | Read More