Hapag-Lloyd continues growing in East Africa
Hapag-Lloyd continues growing in East Africa

Hapag-Lloyd is continuing to focus on the growing market in East Africa...

2 days ago

Shippers get serious about cyber threats
Shippers get serious about cyber threats

Major attacks like the NotPetya malware incident have been a wake-up call for the shipping sector...

14 Aug 2018

Brands should help combat smuggling in clothing and textile manufacturing sector
Brands should help combat smuggling in clothing and textile manufacturing sector

It's not just the smuggling of rhino horn, narcotics and other substances that is big business in South Africa. Although not as high profile, illegal clothing and goods trafficking also come with a hefty price tag...

25 Jul 2018

This is how the new vessel repair hub is boosting the PE economy
This is how the new vessel repair hub is boosting the PE economy

The new vessel repair facilities in the Port of PE is not only a positive step towards a thriving vessel maintenance and marine engineering hub but is evidently also going to boost the local economy...

18 Jul 2018

Moving overseas, shipping from Australia to Africa
Moving overseas, shipping from Australia to Africa

Relocating internationally can be expensive, time consuming and stressful. CargoMaster has all the answers when it comes to moving shipping containers from Australia to South Africa, in-fact to almost anywhere in Africa!..

Issued by Cargo Master 18 Jul 2018

Why 50,000 ships are so vulnerable to cyberattacks
Why 50,000 ships are so vulnerable to cyberattacks

The 50,000 ships sailing the sea at any one time have joined an ever-expanding list of objects that can be hacked. Cybersecurity experts recently displayed how easy it was to break into a ship's navigational equipment...

By Keith Martin and Rory Hopcraft 16 Jul 2018

Prospects of pallet trucks market remain positive
Prospects of pallet trucks market remain positive

According to a recent Fact.MR study, prospects of the pallet trucks market remain positive. The study estimates the global sales of pallet trucks to bring in approximately $1,4m by end-2028...

11 Jul 2018

How we can unblock the biggest barrier to Nigeria's economic growth
How we can unblock the biggest barrier to Nigeria's economic growth

Africa's largest economy, Nigeria, is struggling with ports infrastructure that simply can't keep up with demand...

By Marleze van Loggerenberg 10 Jul 2018

New SA body established to manage marine pollution
New SA body established to manage marine pollution

The National Department of Transport has established an Incident Management Organisation...

9 Jul 2018

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

Dylan Govender
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

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