Durban, Friday 22 July 2016

International trade is becoming more complex for South African freight forwarders as new legislation and other transport regulation updates are enacted. For these reasons, the South African Association of Freight Forwarders (SAAFF) is pushing attendance of its forthcoming Congress as a business imperative for all trade and transport industry players. The SAAFF Congress takes place on 6 and 7 September at Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, Johannesburg.

Durban, Friday 22 July 2016

Niall Kramer, the Chief Executive of the South African Oil and Gas Association (SAOGA), believes there are clear short to medium term opportunities for South Africa in the gas sector with the import of over 3 Giga Watts (GW) of power to the country.

Kramer is an experienced corporate marketing leader with strong global, Asian, African and South African experience in oil and gas. His experience includes the marketing integration of the merger of Caltex, Texaco and Chevron into Chevron for Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. In 2013 he joined Shell Upstream BV to manage stakeholder relationships on the upstream including thekey Karoo Shale gas project.

Durban, Tuesday 19 July 2016

The Point Yacht Club (PYC) and Sail Africa have partnered to form a water sport academy to develop young sailors into professionals in the sport. The two organisations, both situated at the Durban Marina, have agreed to team-up on honing sailing skills among youth.

The PYC-administered academy will absorb young sailors from Sail Africa, an NPO concerned with making the sport of sailing accessible to youths of all backgrounds, among other things, to groom them for all levels of sailing.

Durban, Monday 18 July 2016

Dormac Marine and Engineering’s Dormac Dock 1 is finally home! The floating dock entered the port of Durban on Sunday, it was initially expected to arrive on Friday but was delayed by bad weather.

Durban, Thursday 14 July 2016

Transnet is about to be tested with the first of a series of supersized container ships due to arrive in port whether it is ready or not. Starting tomorrow Transnet National Ports Authority will face up to the challenge of catering for the first supersized container ship.

The shipping line setting the pace of change in South Africa is Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), who intends placing at least four giant ships in the 12,000 and 13,000 TEU capacity range on their Asia – South Africa – West Africa service, on what MSC refers to as their Africa Express service.