Pinky is the East London port’s CMEO
Khayakazi ‘Pinky’ Somzana succeeded in overcoming both mother nature and gender bias to realise her dream of becoming a Chief Marine Engineer Officer (CMEO), inspired by her late father, Nkosinathi, who she remembers as constantly taking apart and fixing items in their home. On 1 April 2020, the 37-year-old... Read more
SA’s ports collaborate to minimise Covid-19 impact
South African port landlord Transnet National Ports Authority is leveraging off its complementary port system to minimise the impact of COVID-19 on its marine operations. The eight commercial ports have been supporting one another amid COVID-19, including redeploying staff and equipment where necessary to support ports more severely affected... Read more
Great Fish Point lighthouse celebrates 122 years
The Great Fish Point Lighthouse celebrated 122 years of service on 1 July 2020. The day also marked World Marine Aids to Navigation Day. Great Fish Point Lighthouse is one of 45 active lighthouses operated and managed by Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA), and it is one of few... Read more
East London port conduit for essential commodities
Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) is handling essential commodities to guarantee worldwide food supply chains during COVID-19. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and national lockdown in South Africa, the Port of East London continues to play its active role in facilitating the movement of critical cargo related to the supply... Read more
Repairs at PE tanker berth progressing well
Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA) Port of Port Elizabeth says repairs to the tanker berth are progressing as scheduled since it started almost three weeks ago. The berth has been closed since 18 February 2019 to enable repairs to be carried out on the corroded steel structures supporting the... Read more
Port Elizabeth welcomes modern vessel on maiden voyage
Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) welcomed the MV Titus, the latest WW Ocean Neo-Panamax vessel on her maiden voyage, in the Port of Port Elizabeth yesterday. The MV Titus, which is sailing the Asia to North America trade route on her maiden voyage, has been specifically designed to reduce... Read more
Transnet records 11.3% increase in revenue
Transnet has recorded an increase in revenue by 11.3% to R72.9 billion for the year ending in March 2018. The company’s Group Chief Executive, Siyabonga Gama, announced the company’s financial results for the year which ended on 31 March 2018 on Monday. Gama attributed the increase in revenue to... Read more
TNPA calls for new port entrants
Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has a number of business opportunities in the pipeline for the private sector, but attracting new entrants that meet B-BBEE requirements is critical to meet the organisation’s mandate as a change agent. So said TNPA GM: Commercial & Marketing, Lauriette Sesoko, ahead of national... Read more
New Transnet plough tug starts to take shape
Construction of Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA) new bed leveller (plough tug) is underway and was marked by an official keel laying ceremony earlier today in Port Elizabeth. The new vessel is being designed, manufactured, assembled, commissioned and delivered to TNPA’s Dredging Services division by shipbuilder FTC Engineering (Pty)... Read more
Green building at flagship container port
Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) at the Port of Ngqura has officially opened its world-class administration building, which represents an investment of R255 million into the economy of the Eastern Cape Province. The name of the new five-storey administration building was revealed by TNPA Chief Executive Richard Vallihu, Chief... Read more

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