Tuesday, 25 April 2017


Transnet National Ports Authority has made several senior appointments that will assist the division to sharpen its focus on the delivery of its strategic objectives and improve operational efficiencies. The changes – which follow the recent resignation of the Cape Town and Saldanha Port Managers – will introduce new Port Managers in the Eastern Cape and Western Cape. TNPA will also establish a new department that will strengthen the authority’s research and development capabilities.


Wednesday,12 April 2017

A renewed interest in regenerating South Africa's small harbours may well offer big opportunities for the South African maritime sector; and the newly created Small Harbours unit within the Department of Public Works aims to attract a total of R20 billion in investment by 2020. Speaking at the recent South African Maritime Industry Conference, Dhaya Govender, DDG of the Small Harbour unit, said that the aim is to minimise what the South African government commits and "open the space for private sector to invest in these properties".

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

EThekwini Maritime Cluster celebrated those institutions and individuals contributing greatlyto the maritime sector from the different walks of the industry. The event took place on the evening of 4 April 2017 at Elangeni Hotel, Durban. Below are the categories and the winners of each.

Monday, 10 April 2017

EThewini Maritime Cluster (EMC) recently hosted its 2nd Annual Maritime Summit at the Transnet Maritime School of Excellence on 3 and 4 April 2017, where different maritime related entities gathered to exploit ways through which the maritime sector could be better developed.

The summit conference covered topics which included marine and coastal tourism, marine manufacturing, Enterprise Development, Smart Port City and maritime training and skills. The theme for this year summit was ‘Connecting ports, Ships and Communities’ which is in line with International Maritime Organization theme for 2017.

Monday, 10 April 2017

Current ways of operating ports and port cities are not viable or sustainable and a complete change in mindset, technology and skills is needed in the very near future, Norton Rose Fulbright national transport team head and master mariner Malcolm Hartwell said this week.“Ships are getting bigger and bigger. Soon, cargo will move to megahubs and be transferred to smaller feeder ships operating along the coast. That is the way the world is moving.

“But, then, you have to have the facilities and technology to manage these vessels,” he pointed out during a presentation at the eThekwini Maritime Cluster’s Annual Maritime Summit, in Durban, on Tuesday.