Competition Commission raids shipping companies
28 September 2016
SOUTH AFRICA: The Competition Commission (Commission) is conducting a search and seizure operation at the premises of six cargo shipping companies operating in the Western Cape and Kwazulu-Natal provinces. The Commission has reasonable grounds to suspect that Hamburg Sud South Africa (Pty) Ltd, Maersk South Africa (Pty) Ltd, Safmarine (Pty) Ltd, Mediterranean Shipping Company (Pty) Ltd, Pacific International Line South Africa (Pty) Ltd and CMA CGM Shipping Agencies South Africa (Pty) Ltd have engaged in collusive practices to, inter alia, fix the incremental rates for the shipment of cargo from Asia to South Africa in contravention of the Competition Act.
NPA partners with UK government
20 September 2016
NIGERIA: Following a visit by the British Council, the Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority aims to work together with the United Kingdom to develop more trade routes within the Gulf of Guinea, in aid of improved revenue generation accruable to the Nigerian economy through the exportation of the agricultural produce and solid mineral resources.
Two helicopters for Ghanian port
19 September 2016
GHANA: The Port of Takoradi in Ghana has taken delivery of two S92 Sikorsky helicopters from Tullow Oil Ghana Ltd. The helicopters, which have a capacity for 19 passengers and two pilots will be assembled in the port and will be used for emergency evacuations and crew changes at the Jubilee oil fields.
SAMSA calls for funding model
16 September 2016
SOUTH AFRICA: The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) has issued a tender for a service provider to develop a new funding model for the Authority which falls under the auspices of the Department of Transport. The tender closed in October.
Chokka vessel runs aground
12 September 2016
SOUTH AFRICA: The 48 ft Chokka fishing vessel, the Barcelona, ran aground with 12 crew onboard off St Francis. All 12 crew members were found unharmed on shore.
Taiwanese vessel escored to Cape Town
09 September 2016
SOUTH AFRICA: A Taiwanese vessel has been instructed to sail to Cape Town Port after entering South Africa’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) without a permit from the Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries.
Floating dock commissioned
02 September 2016
SOUTH AFRICA: The arrival and commissioning of the Dormac 1 floating dock in the Port of Durban at a difficult time for the ship repair industry will hopefully signify to the market that South Africa, and indeed Dormac Marine and Engineering, is committed to developing the potential of this sector for the future.
Dredger training given a boost
02 September 2016
SOUTH AFRICA: As part of an offset programme attached to the building of the Ilembe dredger by Royal IHC in the Netherlands, Transnet National Ports Authority were able to install and commission a dredging simulator at the Transnet Maritime School of Excellence in Durban.