06 December 2016

Durban, Friday 2 December 2016

Port users face an average tariff increase in the 2017/18 financial year of 5,97%. This was announced today by the Ports Regulator Chief Executive Mahesh Fakir, and follows a zero tariff increase for the 2016/17 year.

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) applied for an average tariff increase of 8.02% for April 1 2017 to March 2018

Durban, Friday 2 December 2016

By Thokozamni Mngomezulu

EThekwini Maritime Cluster (EMC) in partnership with Sail Africa took a group of Carrington Primary School learners on an exciting marine education visit to the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board Maritime (KZNSB) Centre of Excellence on the 22nd November 2016.

The visit, which was an introduction to the marine environment and possible career choices, is part of the forthcoming Lipton Cup which aims to introduce these learners into the sport of sailing.

Durban, 2 December 2016

By Thokozani Mngomezulu

The competences and skills required in marine engineering was the subject of workshop held by EThekwini Maritime Cluster in conjunction with Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) and engineers from the private and public sector an in order for to assist MUT develop a curriculum in Ports and Harbor Engineering.

Durban, Thursday 10 November 2016

Gothenburg-based marine insurer The Swedish Club has issued an urgent stowaway advice for shipowners to prevent stowaways from boarding vessels in South African ports, following a rise in such incidents in the last two months. Shipowners should be concerned about stowaway incidents as they are liable for the full costs of repatriating a stowaway.