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Three key areas African ports authorities need to focus on

With sea trade being one of Africa's largest sources of income, a wave of new port infrastructure and upgrades along African coasts are set to make ports even more attractive to an influx of trade...

By Hein van den Ende 20 Apr 2018

New Durban cruise terminal confirmed

A newly signed agreement between Transnet and KwaZulu Cruise Terminal (KCT) is paving the way for a new cruise terminal facility in the Port of Durban...

18 Apr 2018

The urgency of curbing pollution from ships, explained

The International Maritime Organization, a United Nations agency that regulates global shipping, is writing new rules to curb greenhouse gas emissions from ships by 2050...

By James J. Winebrake and James J. Corbett 17 Apr 2018

Face lift for SA custom regulations

According to current statistics produced by SARS' manifest processing system (MPR), the country's road modality is at 76% when it comes to electronic submission compliance with sea and air lagging at 50% and 24% respectively...

By Dylan Govender 13 Apr 2018

New coastal bunker barge operational in Richards Bay

Amber II, now serving as a floating storage and fuel replenishment vessel for BP customer vessels at the Port of Richards Bay, is South Africa's first coastal bunker barge...

11 Apr 2018

World's first autonomous shipping company announced in Norway

Last May we heard about the Yara Birkeland, which is planned to be the world's first all-electric and autonomous container ship...

By Ben Coxworth 9 Apr 2018

Self-driving truck startup co-founder leaving Uber

SAN FRANCISCO, US - A co-founder of a self-driving truck startup Uber bought to rev up its autonomous vehicle efforts is leaving the ride-share company, CNBC reports...

3 Apr 2018

Port of Mossel Bay catalyst for Garden Route economic development

Delivering his keynote address at the recent Garden Route Investment Conference under the theme "creating opportunity in global uncertainty", Nico Walters, GM: strategy at Transnet National Ports Authority acknowledged the important role of ports in the local economy...

29 Mar 2018

Transnet, South32 sign manganese-ore deal

Transnet and global mining conglomerate South32 have signed a manganese-ore bulkshipping agreement worth R10.4bn in revenue to the stateowned transport entity...

26 Mar 2018

Saaff Congress 2018 to put spotlight on innovation, technology

The SA Association of Freight Forwarders (Saaff) has announced details of its 2018 two-day congress for the freight forwarding and customs clearing industry in South Africa, scheduled for 29-30 August 2018...

23 Mar 2018

Kwane Capital enters partnership with CVS Ferrari

Kwane Capital has signed a distribution and localisation agreement with Italy's CVS Ferrari, a leading supplier of port container handling equipment...

15 Mar 2018

SA's bulk exports rose 4.3% year on year in February

TNPA said there was an error in the formula calculation for iron ore in January 2018, which had been corrected in February 2018...

By Dominic Preuss 13 Mar 2018

Ethiopia buys stake in Dubai-managed Somaliland port

Ethiopia on Thursday acquired a stake in a port in the breakaway state of Somaliland, its operator DP World said, as a legal dispute rages over another major Horn of Africa shipping hub...

5 Mar 2018

CNN Marketplace Africa to investigate growth of cruise ship tourism in SA

Host Eleni Goikos will speak to both cruise lines and ports who are seeing the economic benefits of growth in traffic...

2 Mar 2018

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