Friday,10 March 2017

Japanese shipping company Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd (K Line) is facing a fine for its alleged involvement in a price-fixing cartel, according to South Africa’s competition commission.The commission said it had recommended a fine equivalent to 10 percent of K Line’s local turnover.The authority’s investigation unveiled that from at least 2002 to 2013 K Line, along with Mitsui O.S.K Lines Ltd (MOL), Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha Ltd (NYK) and Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics AS, was involved in price fixing, market division and collusive tendering for shipping Toyota vehicles.

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.