Durban, Tuesday 18 October 2016

Durban will be a hive of transport-related activity, with events scheduled to take place this week including the Trade and Investment KwaZulu-Natal (TIKZN) Export Week, officially opening this morning, and the Women in Transport to take place later this evening.  The much awaited Exporter of the Year Awards take place on Thursday.  All these events happen in collaboration with the African Ports Evolution conference running over two days, on 18 and 19 October 2016.

Durban, Wednesday 23 September 2016

More than 500 trainees complete courses in various aspects of marine and port operations
State-owned freight and logistics company Transnet today celebrated the graduation of 283 KwaZulu-Natal-based graduates out of a record 513 national graduates who recently completed their qualifications in various aspects of port and marine operations, as the company intensifies its training efforts to meet its developmental objectives.

Durban, Tuesday 21 September 2016

The Kolkata is Docked at the N-Shed passenger terminal, along with the INS Aditya and the INS Trikand, having sailed from Kenya, Mozambique and Madagascar. The ships will be in Durban for four days before heading back to India.

The fleet arrived yesterday as part of a demonstration of India's commitment to its ties with South Africa and to the maritime security in the Indian Ocean Region.

Durban, Tuesday 20 September 2016

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) is on track with its R1.4 billion tug building contract and today celebrated the ceremonial launch of the fourth of its nine new tugs being built in Durban.

The tug – named OSPREY in honour of the fish eagle – will serve at the Port of Saldanha. In line with maritime tradition, the duty of officially naming the vessel was carried out by Lady Sponsor, Thandeka Mabija, who earlier this month was appointed General Manager for Human Resources at TNPA.

Durban, Monday 19 September 2016

Debt-ridden Hanjin Shipping Co. is working on a restructuring plan that calls for the drastic reduction of its fleet and returning the vast majority of the ships it charters to their owners, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter.

Despite the efforts, these people say the most likely scenario is still that the Korean operator— the world’s seventh-biggest in terms of capacity—will be liquidated, marking one of the shipping industry’s biggest failures.