Durban Thursday, 5 February 2015

It was a red letter day for Maritime Economics in the province, as the first high school maritime economics text book was launched at Sithengile Secondary, in Clermont on 22 January 2015. The book authored by Balungile Masuku, who has 10 years of teaching experience, will help learners hone maritime expertise required in the industry as well as expose learners to the array of career opportunities at their disposal.

Durban Thursday, 5 February 2015 

Four New Forest High School matriculants fly the KwaZuluNatal flag high by obtaining distinctions in Maritime Economics, setting the pace in a subject set to make waves in the province. Ayabonga Shezi, 17, Pevolin Chetty, 17, Mariska Du Plesis, 18, and Govindren Pillay, 18, were part of the 75 learners, according to the Department of Education, that wrote Maritime Economics in the Independent Examinations Board 2014 examinations.

Durban Thursday, 5 February 2015 

Construction of Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA) Dredging Service’s third new dredger is underway following the keel laying ceremony performed jointly by TNPA and IHC at their shipbuilding yard in Rotterdam earlier last monthDuring the TNPA/IHC ceremony a Mandelcoin was symbolically placeunderneath the keel of the dredger. When construction of the dredger icomplete the coin will sail to Durban with the dredger and be returned to TNPA.

Durban, Friday 9 January 2015

Transnet Port Terminal’s Durban Pier 2 has received new machinery which will boost productivity and ensure customer satisfaction. This includes 10 Kalmar Straddle Carriers, four straddle carriers and two Rail Mounted Gantries (RMG).

The additional equipment forms part of Transnet Port Terminals (TPT’s) strategy to modernise the terminal to service larger vessels, meet the needs of landside calls and improve overall efficiencies. 

Durban Thursday, 11 December 2014 

 The Port of Durban has several active seafarer missions which combine their activities at the Durban Bayhead Centre, so located because of its proximity to the container terminals and the Island View petro-chemical complex.

The Anglican section of this ministry has a new chaplain, Revd. Thami Tembe, who was licensed by the Bishop of Natal at a special service held last week in St Paul’s Anglican Church in the centre of Durban.