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Thursday, 23 May 2013
UPDATE, THURSDAY 21H00
Thursday, 23 May 2013, 21h00: The three Dutch Tall Ships, EUROPA, OOSTERSCHELDE and TECLA are currently off the KZN South Coast roughly opposite Hibberdene and are making progress towards their next port of call, Durban, where they are expected to arrive during the early hours of Friday morning. This will enable an expected arrival in port tomorrow morning at a time still to be decided. It is also not certain where the ships will go to berth once in port, as the usual berths on the T-Jetty, berths O and O/P are usually in use at this time with fruit ships. The intention is that the three sailing ships will be open to the public on Saturday between the hours of 10h00 and 14h00, subject to them being allocated to berths where the public has access.
The three ships will sail again for Port Louis and Australia on Sunday morning, 26 May 2013.
First View – HÖEGH TRADER
Höegh Autoliners car carrier HÖEGH TRADER arriving in Durban to go on berth R at the Durban Car Terminal.
Heavy-haul manganese ore railway to Coega approved
Transnet has approved plans to create a R2.3 billion rail corridor from the mining area in the Northern Cape to the Eastern Cape Port of Ngqura, Transnet Freight Rail chief executive Siyabonga Gama said this week. He said this was the first stage of an ambitious R27 billion project to upgrade rail and port facilities that will enable the export of manganese ore to an eventual capacity of 21 million tonnes.
Bold steps needed to curb labour unrest
Government, trade unions, business and civic leaders need to take bold steps to resolve unrest in the mining sector to reduce the impact on the economy. Opening a debate on the National Treasury budget vote in Parliament on Tuesday, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan warned that unless a way is found to restore calm and confidence in the mining sector, this was a threat to investment and jobs. “The present uncertainty in the labour relations environment in mining and other sectors requires concerted action by organised labour, business, civic leaders and government....."
US goes ahead with compulsory container scanning
In a move that will have repercussions around the world, including South Africa and other African ports, the US congress has voted to go ahead with implementing a bill that requires all containers to be scanned overseas before being shipped to the United States. In passing the legislation congress overruled pleas from shippers asking that the legislation be scrapped as totally impractical.
Tanzanian economy loses US$1.8-bn due to inefficiencies at Dar es Salaam port
Tanzania suffered a loss of about $1.8 billion in 2012 due to inefficiencies at the Port of Dar es Salaam, a World Bank report has revealed. The bank said that Tanzania and its East African neighbours could boost their annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by up to US$1.8 billion and US$ 830 million respectively by taking measures to improve the efficiency of the port.
Nissan looks to Africa for significant growth
Japanese motor vehicle manufacturer Nissan says it is restructuring its operations in Africa for significant growth as part of its mid-term business strategy. The intention is that by the 2016 financial year Nissan will have doubled annual sales on the continent up from the 110,000 units sold at the end of 2012 fiscal year. As part of this restructuring, Africa has been divided in two regional business units in order to.....
Turning the oceans to acid
Shipping pollution along major trade lanes can rival carbon emissions in contributing to the increased acidity of the ocean, according to a new study by an international team of researchers from the University of Gothenburg, Chalmers University of Technology, the University of Delaware and the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies. The research is the first global analysis that shows that during the summer months acidification from shipping can equal that from carbon dioxide.
Pics of the Day – SAGA RUBY
a photographic record of just some of the many ships that have graced our ports.
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Wednesday 22 May 2013
First View – Safmarine Nomazwe
Shipwatch: Reshuffle for Asia-South Africa-East Coast South America
Ships in port of interest
Piracy: Too soon to celebrate
Angola oil exports highest since 2010
Africa offers opportunity for North-South, says Zuma
Ten years to overcome manpower shortage, says Nimasa head
Germany reforms its maritime trade law
Pics of the Day – ELIZABETH LYKES Read More .....
Tuesday 21 May 2013
First View – WALVIS BAY TUGS
Chinese plan for new coal terminal and railway to Beira
Dutch sailing ships off Eastern Cape coast
Maersk confirms no more new tonnage this year
IMO agrees on a reduction of emissions
Nigeria LNG has to pay maritime levy
SAASOA appoints Peter Besnard acting CEO
Lake Malawi’s water levels are dropping
Seven countries block convention on asbestos shipping
Pics of the Day – DIEGO Read More .....
Monday 20 May 2013
First View – SVS AVERY
Nigeria declares force majeure on lng exports
Future Lamu port tipped to surpass Mombasa
Labour unrest still threatens SA ports
Piracy: $2.6 million paid to release ship
Maersk first quarter an improvement
Cruising: Breakaway docks in Bermuda
US Navy drone takes off and lands from aircraft carrier
Brazilian at the helm of WTO
Pics of the Day – BELLA Read More .....
Thursday 16 May 2013
First View – NILEDUTCH RHINO
News of ships and the shipping lines
Two-year wage agreement lessens Transnet strike risk
South Africa should diversify its economy
SAMSA signs MOU with World Maritime University
Tanzania to license 4th round of petroleum exploration
Costa goes Chinese on round the world cruise
SAMSA enters the surfing world
Classic Cruises back in service soon
Business Bill to be revamped
Pics of the Day – HOEGH TRAPEZE and KOTA HALUS Read More .....
Wednesday 15 May 2013
First View – THOMAS HARRISON
Diverted Maputo citrus brings congestion
Interesting coastal ship movements
Nigerian pirates release five crewmen
Nigeria: Five years for arms smugglers
MSC takes cruising a stage further with 7-night options
Oil: Uganda MoU on the way
Mozambique’s gas resources master plan by end 2013
Pondo people give nod to N2 deviation
Pics of the Day – GLENDEN Read More .....
Tuesday 14 May 2013
First View – Orchid Ace
Latest port statistics for month of April
April port statistics for RBCT
Gigaba commissions new Durban STS cranes
Locos for Angola and Mozambique may be built in SA
Black Sea to be targeted as ‘Sea of Shame’
Rio Tinto dismisses Mozambique workforce
Imperial buys into Nigerian logistics group
Coal line faces annual maintenance shutdown
Pics of the Day – XIA ZHI YUAN 6 Read More .....
Monday 13 May 2013
First View – SANDRA S
Maersk aims at more African contracts
From spec to sea – follow the Triple-E
Which way for Botswana coal?
More capacity on Far East- EC South America service
Djibouti looking for nearly $6 billion for port infrastructure
WWH orders first post-Panamax car carriers
How to comply with MARPOL Annex V
Maputo has a new pilot boat
Maersk hikes Mid East/India to East Africa rates
Pics of the Day – Martha Schulte Read More .....
Thursday 9 May 2013
First View – Kota Arif
Horror collision with Messina ship in Genoa
Support for Somalia pledged by London conference
Industry leaders address piracy issues
Cruising: The best of the West Coast
Norwegian Breakaway rated a Wow
France says no to nationalising the Saint-Nazaire shipyard
Third CMA CGM giant goes to sea
US disengaging from Africa – Mo Ibrahim
Revamped Eastern Africa Shippers Council
Pics of the Day – BBC CAMPANA and AFRICAN PROTEA Read More .....
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