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Regatta to celebrate young sailors this Youth Day
Regatta to celebrate young sailors this Youth Day

Royal Cape Yacht Club is set to celebrate its young sailors this weekend at the Youth Regatta, taking place from 16-17 June 2018, in partnership with the South African International Maritime Institute (SAIMI)...

15 Jun 2018

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#YouthMonth: Equipping unemployed youth aboard the SA Agulhas vessel

According to Trading Economics the youth unemployment rate in South Africa increased to 52.40% in the first quarter of 2018 from 51.10% in the fourth quarter of 2017. Luckily the maritime industry is doing its part in lowering these numbers...

By Ilse van den Berg 1 Jun 2018

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Small Harbours Programme a R400m boost to WC's small-scale fishing and tourism

"The project is tipped to change the lives of many fishing communities and tourism operators relying on 13 of the smaller proclaimed harbours in the Western Cape."

29 May 2018

Plain sailing: how traditional methods could deliver zero-emission shipping
Plain sailing: how traditional methods could deliver zero-emission shipping

On 10 May 2018 the 43.5-metre schooner Avontuur arrived in the port of Hamburg. This traditional sailing vessel, built in 1920, transported some 70 tonnes of coffee, cacao and rum across the Atlantic...

By Christiaan De Beukelaer 28 May 2018

Richards Bay's 39-year-old lighthouse demolished
Richards Bay's 39-year-old lighthouse demolished

Richard's Bay's 39-year-old lighthouse has been demolished due to severe coastal erosion. Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has therefore erected a temporary light and structure on the site...

24 May 2018

Sahmeer Alli
#AfricaMonth: The need for value chain transparency

Sahmeer Alli is SAP Africa's industry advisor and value engineer for travel and logistics in Africa. He has over 15 years' experience in the software and management consulting industry. We chat to Alli in light of #AfricaMonth...

By Ilse van den Berg 22 May 2018

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TNPA, eThekwini Municipality's sand pumping initiative nourishes Durban beaches

The special beach nourishment programme involves deploying one of TNPA's dredging vessels, the Ilembe, out at sea...

22 May 2018

Samad Osman
#AfricaMonth: Growing market in Africa

Hapag-Lloyd recently opened a new office in Tema, Ghana as it continues its expansion across the continent. We interviewed Samad Osman, the Africa managing director for Hapag-Lloyd, and found out more about the current state of business for a logistics company in Africa...

By Ilse van den Berg 14 May 2018

How Industry 4.0 can address logistics challenges, opportunities
How Industry 4.0 can address logistics challenges, opportunities

Supply chain executives from several diverse industries recently gathered at the 7th Annual Eurasian Supply Chain Congress to listen to a broad range of topics, all with a common theme...

9 May 2018

Western Cape gets maritime cluster
Western Cape gets maritime cluster

A maritime cluster, which aims to strengthen and develop the maritime industrial sector, has been incorporated in the Western Cape...

8 May 2018

Inaugural Africa Blue Economy Forum to coincide with World Oceans Day
Inaugural Africa Blue Economy Forum to coincide with World Oceans Day

More than 150 delegates and speakers are expected to attend the inaugural Africa Blue Economy Forum...

30 Apr 2018

Seychelles' main harbour to get upgrade
Seychelles' main harbour to get upgrade

The European Investment Bank, the European Union, and the Seychelles Ports Authority have entererd into an agreement to finance the rehabilitation and expansion of the commercial part of the Port Victoria harbour...

30 Apr 2018

Three key areas African ports authorities need to focus on
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

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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

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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

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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
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

Plans call for Massterly to design and build autonomous ships (Credit: Kongsberg)
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
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
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

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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

Speaker: Dr Rutendo Hwindingwi, associate director at Deloitte South Africa.
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

Colin Clegg, regional manager – CVS Ferrari and Mcebisi Mlonzi, chairman and CEO of Ritam Holdings.
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

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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 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

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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

Lance Pullan of K-Line receiving the company’s award for Most Improved Shipping Line presented by TNPA Port of Durban’s Lwandile Mabuza (left) and Tshwaelo Matlhape (right).
All the Port of Durban Customer Awards winners

The winners of the TNPA Port of Durban Customer Awards event, which recognises Port of Durban terminal operators and their role in the success of the commercial seaport, have been announced...

27 Feb 2018

China building huge test site for unmanned ships
China building huge test site for unmanned ships

BEIJING, China - China has started building the world's largest test site for unmanned ships -- a technology with both civilian and military applications - off a port in the disputed South China Sea...

14 Feb 2018

The ongoing collision between tech and the transport and logistics sector
The ongoing collision between tech and the transport and logistics sector

Transport and logistics is fast gaining prominence as a sector to watch globally. Increased intercontinental trade has meant increased connection across different size economies...

By Mandisa Maketa 7 Feb 2018

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The digital evolution of South Africa's shipping industry

As South Africa's maritime and shipping industry continues to benefit from technological interconnectivity, the sector is on the brink of a true digital evolution - but requires dynamic changes to be made to its policies...

30 Jan 2018

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