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.

Durban, Friday 16 September 2016

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA), a division of Transnet SOC Ltd, is taking another step on its journey to digitalise South Africa’s ports operations into ‘SMART People’s Ports’ through a fully integrated e-commerce platform expected to go live in April 2017.
The new Order to Cash initiative will replace TNPA’s nine year old PortsOnline system which customers previously used for online submission of cargo documentation.

Durban, Friday 16 September 2016


Existing and potential suppliers were invited by Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) to day-long procurement Imbizo’s from Monday 29 August – Wednesday 31 August 2016 in the towns of uMthatha, the Golf Club in East London and at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth respectively. The series of roadshows is in line with all TPT’s efforts to engage with and create opportunities for small, medium and large enterprises in South Africa – with particular emphasis on Black Women Owned, Black Youth Owned and People with Disabilities Owned Businesses; Co-Operatives, Qualifying Small Entities and Exempt Micro Enterprises.

Durban, Thursday 08 September 2016

The Executive Dean,Professor Suren Singh,in association with the Department of Maritime Studies cordially invites all staff to attend a Lecture by Professor Ruan Wei, Dean of International Education College andDirector of InternationalStudent Office of ShanghaiMaritime University.

Prof Wei has dedicated himself to maritime education and training, maritime safety and pollution prevention conventions, maritime safety   management,maritime policies and management, and as a specialist in international maritime science for more than a decade.

Durban, Wednesday 07 September 2016

Africa’s first ever dredging simulator was launched on friday, 2 September 2016 in the port city of Durban, South Africa – another positive spin-off of ongoing collaboration between Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA), the Transnet Maritime School of Excellence (MSoE), Netherlands based Royal IHC and its world-renowned Training Institute.