Buffalo City wants to capitalise on maritime sector
In support of local players and maritime stakeholders, The South African International Maritime Institute (SAIMI) in collaboration with the Buffalo City Maritime Cluster (BCMC) hosted a Maritime Industry Engagement at the East London International Convention Centre on 30 and 31 March 2022. The two-day seminar focussed on consolidating the... 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
Operation Phakisa reaches new milestones
President Jacob Zuma says the Operation Phakisa project has attracted billions of rands in investments since it was launched three years ago. He said this when fielding questions in the National Assembly in Parliament on Thursday. Operation Phakisa was launched in 2014 to fast-track the implementation of key economic... Read more
SOUTH Africa’s first dedicated training vessel, the SA Agulhas I, docked in Port Elizabeth today after a three-month voyage which took 30 sea-farer cadets to Antarctica and back. The Agulhas I was acquired by the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) for training in support of the National Cadet... Read more
14-06-2013 -The two Algoa Bay ports – Port Elizabeth and Ngqura – handled a total of 2.235 million tonnes of cargo last month, according to figures made available by Transnet National Ports Authority. In the same month last year, the two ports handled a combined 1.419 million tons. The... Read more
Negotiations on the land for the establishment of an Aquaculture Development Zone (ADZ) in the Coega IDZ will be finalised by June this year. The Industrial Policy Action Plan for 2012/13 states that the intention is to start with the development of infrastructure for the Coega ADZ in the... Read more
The Government Garage in East London will be used as “the hub” of the Transport Department’s new trading entity that will oversee the operations of the provincial fleet. Transport MEC Thandiswa Marawu said in her Policy Speech that, the purchasing, preparing and dispatch-ing of vehicles would be done from... Read more
29-11-2011 -The Assembly of the International Maritime Organization has re-elected South Africa to be a member of its Council for the 2012-2013 biennium. The Council is the executive organ of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and is responsible for supervising the work of the Organization. Between sessions of the... Read more
22-11-2011 -Transnet Port Terminals had cause to celebrate this month when they hit record level for container handling performance both at the Port Elizabeth and Ngqura Container Terminals. A steady increase in the region’s performance has been experienced from 25 gross-crane moves per hour (“GCH”) in August to 27.6... Read more
The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s (NMMU) has launched an “innovative, new” post graduate diploma in Maritime Studies. The diploma will be offered by the Department of Development Studies in the Faculty of Business and Economic Sciences. The announcement follows hard on the heels of a comment by Coega Development... Read more

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