Durban, Wednesday 1 June 2015

The port city of Dublin, represented by Owen Keegan, Chief Executive of the Dublin City Council and Eamonn O’Reilly, CEO of the Port of Dublin, and Phyllis Difeto, Chief Operating Officer of National Port Authority of South Africa (TNPA) signed on Friday, May 29, 2015 the Missions Charter of a Port Center during the AIVP Days in Dublin. Dublin’s integration programme is based on increased collaboration between the city and the port. The object is to organise events, projects and actions aimed at the population to enable them to re-create a genuine bond with their port. The implementation of a Port Centre is a long-term project.

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.