Thursday,09 March 2017

There are less than four weeks to the 2nd Annual Maritime Summit taking place on April 3 and 4 at the Maritime School of Excellence ( old Durban Airport), and preparations are in full swing.

EThekwini Maritime Cluster (EMC) is hosting this event in partnership with eThekwini Municipality and sponsors Hulamin, African Marine Solutions, Bidfreight, SAMSA and Durban Tourism.

Wednesday,8 March 2017

March 8 of every year is International Women’s Day. International Women’s Day, which was launched in 2011, is a worldwide event that celebrates women’s achievements and calls for gender equality. For this year, the theme “Be Bold for Change” is aptly adopted in the maritime sphere.The Women in Maritime Philippines (WIMAPHIL) is making strides in advancing, through bold moves, the interests of women in the maritime sector. Embracing a volunteerism stance, WIMAPHIL took to rallying women engaged in maritime endeavors—from government to the shipping and port sectors, to the academe and to those who by affinity find links to the sea—towards promoting better access to opportunities generally reserved to men.

Monday,27 February 2017

Ten years ago this month Transnet Port Terminals’ Durban Container Terminal (DCT) Pier 1, a combination multipurpose terminal previously known as “New Pier”, began operations. In February 2017, this important milestone of 10 years in business is being acknowledged by TPT with their current reputation being one of South Africa’s leading and busiest terminals. DCT’s Pier 1 and Pier 2 combined handle 65% of all South Africa’s container imports and exports.In the mid-20th Century the container became the main form of transportation, and with that the Durban Container Terminal (DCT) was developed to handle the country’s increasing appetite for container-based imports and exports.

Monday,27 February 2017

EThekwini Maritime Cluster Managing Director Ms. Thato Tsautse urged the community of KZN to shift their focus to the maritime industry and utilize the opportunities available at the port for their development.

Speaking at the Community Media Forum at Durban ICC on Wednesday, 22 February2017, was elaborating on the theme of the April 3-4 2nd Annual Maritime Summit which is Connecting Ports Ships and Communities. She said the main aim of the summit is based on the mandate for EMC which is to make sure that the community - is aware of the Port of Durban and the opportunities the port has for them.

Monday, 20 February 2017

On Tuesday 14 February 2017, Transnet Port Terminals [TPT] shared more than just love with the pupils of Entuthukweni Primary School in Lamontville, KZN. A significant donation of school shoes was handed over to the disadvantaged students at the school by Transnet Port Terminals.

Now in its third year, this CSR initiative targeted at uplifting youth was established by TPT and has seen the partnering of Toughees shoes for the first time.The ‘Shoes on Feet’ initiative started in 2014 as a tribute to South Africa’s late president as a means of putting shoes on the feet of underprivileged learners from the different regions that TPT operates in.