Boxship APL Austria caught fire in Algoa Bay off Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Tuesday,14 February 2017
Containers on board of boxship APL Austria inflamed at Coega Anchorage in Algoa Bay off Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The fire started early in the morning on February 13, engulfing dozen of containers on the main deck amidships. At the scene of the accident were sent two tugs, which started pouring water over the flames. It was decided that the non-essential crew from the container carrier APL Austria will be evacuated due to safety reasons.
Five Tugs Down, Four More to Go
Monday,13 February 2017
Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA) R1.4 billion tug building contract in Durban continues to create jobs and develop local marine capabilities, with the fifth of the authority’s nine new tugs launched this morning in Durban. The project is now 81% complete and still on track to deliver the ninth and final tug early in 2018, on time and within budget. Five tugs are under construction at any given time at the premises of contractor, Southern African Shipyards. Four are already delivered and at work in Port Elizabeth and Saldanha.
SA’s dedicated cadet training vessel, SA Agulhas; sails yet again deep into the Antarctica for research and training
Thursday, 09 February 2017
The SA Agulhas, South Africa’s only dedicated cadet training vessel under command of the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) has clocked yet another milestone after reaching its half-way point on Monday in a research survey expedition to the ice cordoned southern seas of the Antarctica, a journey that began just before Christmas last year.
Excited officials on board the vessel, among them a group of scientists from India and about 30 South African youths on cadet training, beamed back home a series of photographs of their half-way point journey, indicating the smooth track of the research expedition since about a month ago.
Maritime sector poised to take over from oil in Nigeria
Thursday, 02 February 2017
The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside, has stated that the maritime industry is ready to take over from oil as the leading revenue earner in the country and has called on stakeholders to seek opportunities.
"the ocean is a resource a country can leverage on to grow its economy and blessed with a coastline of about 853km and 250 nautical mile Exclusive Economic zone, we must begin to take advantage of the maritime opportunities available to us to grow our economy," he told journalists at the Agency's headquarters in Lagos this week.
Transnet Port Terminals puts ‘SpotLight’ on tech innovation for transport and maritime industry
Wednesday, 1 February 2017
The development of the SpotLight App by Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) is a recent innovation that has already received interest and positive feedback from key maritime and transport stakeholders such as the South African Association of Ship Operators and agents (SAASOA) and members of the Harbour Carriers Association.
An in-depth demonstration and interactive workshop about TPT’s SpotLight App was hosted on Monday 16th January 2016 at TPT’s Durban Container Terminal to educate the supply chain about how to quickly and easily track and trace vessels, containers and trucks within TPT’s respective container terminal operations through the download and use of the app.