Durban, Thursday 28 May 2015

Southern African Shipyards (SAS) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the South African National Military Veterans Association (SANMVA), an umbrella body of the Department of Military Veterans that lawfully represents the interests of former military veterans.

The purpose of the MOU is to cooperatively work towards realising socio-economic progress for South African vets.

Durban, Thursday 21 May 2015

In tandem with its key objective “fostering growth of small and medium sized businesses in the industry, and transformation of the industry generally”, the EThekwini Maritime Cluster’s first-of-its-kind maritime incubator in South Africa is set to help SMEs successfully ply their trade in the industry. In this regard, EThekwini Maritime Cluster (EMC) will host an information session for existing businesses in, and those existing businesses that aspire to be active in the maritime industry on Friday, 29 May 2015 at the Coastlands on the Ridge.  The sessions will orientate entrepreneurs about the maritime sector and EMC’s incubator programme for maritime entrepreneurs.

Durban, Thursday 30 Apil 2015

Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) has once again been ranked as one of the best terminal operators in the world, having been short-listed out of hundreds of terminal operators around the globe who use the Navis terminal management system for the inaugural Navis Inspire Awards. The Durban Container Terminal (DCT) Pier 2, was nominated in the “Terminal Operations Improvement” category, as well as the “Innovation” category. The Terminal Operations Improvement category recognises terminals that have pushed the envelope to implement new technologies and processes that are connected to Navis while the Innovation category looks at terminals that have improved and optimised operations in terms of efficiency, productivity, safety and other functional benefits.

Durban, Thursday 30 Apil 2015

Transnet Port Terminal’s (TPT) Richards Bay Multi-Purpose Terminal (MPT), has berthed its first agricultural vessel discharging wheat for the first time on Friday, April 09, 2015. This follows the recent approval by Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) and Umhlathuze Port Health for the Port of Richards Bay to handle wheat discharge. The TPT MPT terminal has, as a mitigation against loss of volumes, accepted the Import of Agricultural products through Berth 606 receiving MV Eleni K to discharge 10 730 tons of wheat. 

Durban, Thursday 30 Apil 2015

The Second National Imbizo Focus Week of the fifth democratic administration, that took place on 7 April in Durban, was held under the theme: “Together we move South Africa forward”. This is a rallying theme said to promote partnerships and the transformation of South Africa into a better place for all to live in. This Imbizo week (7-12 April 2015) was hot at the heels of the State of the Nation Address (SoNA) held earlier in February and the post-SoNA Cluster Media Briefings, which made it an ideal platform to amplify the pronouncements of the President in his address. During the Imbizo Focus Week political principals articulated messages around the priorities of government as outlined in the SoNA.