Monday, 20 February 2017

On Tuesday 14 February 2017, Transnet Port Terminals [TPT] shared more than just love with the pupils of Entuthukweni Primary School in Lamontville, KZN. A significant donation of school shoes was handed over to the disadvantaged students at the school by Transnet Port Terminals.

Now in its third year, this CSR initiative targeted at uplifting youth was established by TPT and has seen the partnering of Toughees shoes for the first time.The ‘Shoes on Feet’ initiative started in 2014 as a tribute to South Africa’s late president as a means of putting shoes on the feet of underprivileged learners from the different regions that TPT operates in.

Tuesday,14 February 2017

Containers on board of boxship APL Austria inflamed at Coega Anchorage in Algoa Bay off Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The fire started early in the morning on February 13, engulfing dozen of containers on the main deck amidships. At the scene of the accident were sent two tugs, which started pouring water over the flames. It was decided that the non-essential crew from the container carrier APL Austria will be evacuated due to safety reasons.

Monday,13 February 2017

Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA) R1.4 billion tug building contract in Durban continues to create jobs and develop local marine capabilities, with the fifth of the authority’s nine new tugs launched this morning in Durban. The project is now 81% complete and still on track to deliver the ninth and final tug early in 2018, on time and within budget. Five tugs are under construction at any given time at the premises of contractor, Southern African Shipyards. Four are already delivered and at work in Port Elizabeth and Saldanha.

Thursday, 09 February 2017

The SA Agulhas, South Africa’s only dedicated cadet training vessel under command of the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) has clocked yet another milestone after reaching its half-way point on Monday in a research survey expedition to the ice cordoned southern seas of the Antarctica, a journey that began just before Christmas last year.

Excited officials on board the vessel, among them a group of scientists from India and about 30 South African youths on cadet training, beamed back home a series of photographs of their half-way point journey, indicating the smooth track of the research expedition since about a month ago.

Thursday, 02 February 2017

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside, has stated that the maritime industry is ready to take over from oil as the leading revenue earner in the country and has called on stakeholders to seek opportunities.

"the ocean is a resource a country can leverage on to grow its economy and blessed with a coastline of about 853km and 250 nautical mile Exclusive Economic zone, we must begin to take advantage of the maritime opportunities available to us to grow our economy," he told journalists at the Agency's headquarters in Lagos this week.