Durban, Tuesday 31 March 2015

Construction of the new Walvis Bay container terminal is well underway on a section of reclaimed land in the port of Walvis Bay and the first ships should be able to come alongside by the end of May 2017.

That’s the promise given by Yuanfei Feng, acting project manager for China Harbour and Engineering Company (CHEC).

Durban, Tuesday 31 March 2015

SafmarineMPV, the multi-purpose division of the shipping line, has included calls to the Congo and Angola to its existing USA-West Africa trade, on which it provides project cargo, breakbulk and container services.

“Extending the USA-WAF service southbound has always been part of SafmarineMPV’s strategy,” says SafmarineMPV managing director, Jorg Knuttel.

Durban, Tuesday 31 March 2015

Transnet is among interested terminal operators in the bidding to manage and operate the Port of Mombasa’s second container terminal. The bidding has attracted interest from a large number of terminal operators which includes giant companies APM Terminal, DP World and ICTSI. 

Durban, Tuesday 31 March 2015

The official opening of two new container berths at the port of Ngqura in the Eastern Cape took place in the presence of the Minister for Public Enterprises, Ms Lynette Brown earlier in the month. Costing R2 billion and increasing Ngqura’s container capacity from 800,000 TEU to 1.5 million TEU, the development brings the total investment cost for the port to more than R14 billion.

Durban, Tuesday 31 March 2015

Liebherr Maritime Cranes has officially opened its new South African sales and service centre, creating a new African maritime hub to provide specialised support in southern Africa.

Mainly as a result of the close cooperation it has experienced with Transnet over the past few years, Liebherr-Africa (LAF) decided to extend its activities and to establish a specialised maritime hub in Durban.