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The DCD-DORBYL Group is a multi-faceted company, committed to serving our diverse clientele throughout the Mining, Rail, Marine, and Metallurgical industries. With a holistic approach to business based on measurable criteria, we have positioned ourselves as both a national and international engineering industry leader.
One aspect of this group is DCD-DORBYL  MARINE (Pty) Ltd, which achieved shipyard status by investing in the Port of Cape Town, and offers project management, trained skills, and unique facilities specifically geared for the offshore market.

 

 

The DCD-DORBYL Group is a multi-faceted company, committed to serving our diverse clientele throughout the Mining, Rail, Marine, and Metallurgical industries. With a holistic approach to business based on measurable criteria, we have positioned ourselves as both a national and international engineering industry leader.
One aspect of this group is DCD-DORBYL  MARINE (Pty) Ltd, which achieved shipyard status by investing in the Port of Cape Town, and offers project management, trained skills, and unique facilities specifically geared for the offshore market.

 

 

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IN DEPTH:

NEW KID ON THE BLOCK: The South African Maritime Chamber of Commerce and Industry has ambitious plans about uniting established maritime businesses with new-comers into the industry under an umbrella body that aims to feed information about the maritime industry to a new audience on the one hand, while lobbying government on the other. Colleen Jacka attempts to get an understanding of how it will be positioned within the industry.

GROUNDBREAKING JUDGEMENT: News of the groundbreaking judgement in which the United States' Court of Appeals vacated a decision by the District Court not to gran a restitution order against Arnold Bengis, Jeffery Noll and David Bengis could see South Africa receiving a very sizable restitution payment. Colleen Jacka takes a look at the judgment and some of its implications.


PIRACY PAGES:

PIRACY PROBLEM IS OUT OF HAND: As at 14 February 2011, 685 seafarers of various nationalities were being held for ransom on board 30 ships under various flags at various locations off the extensive Somali coastline - reflecting a situation which progressively worsened over the last 12 months. In honour of these men and women - as well as the IMO's declaration that 2011 be given over to the theme - ORCHESTRATING A RESPONSE - Maritime Southern Africa will be focusing on issues relating to piracy on our Piracy Pages in every issue.


ON BOARD:

OCEAN EXPRESS: After an eight-month build process, Carrier Marine's new Catamaran, the Ocean Express arrived in Cape Town from Port Alfred at the end of January. We take a look onboard.


MARITIME TRAINING AND EDUCATION:

  • Adopting a holistic view of maritime training in South Africa
  • Maritime skills stufy to be launched
  • iPhone games helps maritime training provider reach global market
  • Developing skills for the future
  • Training boosts capacity to investigate piracy
  • How will IMO spend its millins in Africa
  • Three maritime programme streams at DUT
  • New Chairman for World Maritime University
  • Foundation Management Development Programme
  • Union calls for UK-led investigation into death of SA cadet
  • Long term investment in training pays off
  • Training to meet the needs of the industry

ENGINES & PROULSION SYSTEMS:

  • Engines upgraded to meet emission regulations
  • Integrating marine equipment from propeller to antenna
  • Local expansion into the Cape
  • Joint research project extended for marine engine technology
  • Partnerships for hybrid propulsion system
  • Exhaust gas cleaning technology reduces emissions
  • Technological agreement leads to further collaboration between engine suppliers
  • Powering prototype vessel for inland waterways
  • Unleashing more power to the marine industry

OFFSHORE NEWS

  • Wolrd Bank assists with $38 million loan to build Ghana's oil capacity
  • De Beers goes offshore for gold
  • Merger to create second largest offshore driller
  • Deepwater visitor in port of Cape Town

MARITIME NEWS

  • Parastatal issues bond
  • Shark numbers dwindle as conservation dawdles
  • CSIR to use donated anchor chan
  • Strengthening links between South and West Africa
  • Dedicated marine park aims to solve property woes
  • Hydraulic hoses supplied for dredging work in Coega
  • Drugs bust highlights concerns about small harbours
  • SAMSA reports improved safety statistics for the fishing industry
  • Simons Town shipyard builds first new vessel since WW2
  • Joint venutre springboards African expansion
  • Kleinmond to create Waterfront development
  • Product news: AIS transponder
  • Operational targets achieved at Ngqura
  • Plastic pollution research vessel visits Cape Town
  • New South African ambassador launched on the Seven Seas
  • DAFF re-issues ship management tender
  • Namibia signs order for fisheries research vessel
  • Expanding into key markets in Africa and Asia
  • Extending coverage in Africa

MARITIME MEMORIES:

Brian Ingpen reminisces about the vessels that started calling at local ports during the closure of the Suez Canal.


INTERNATIONAL NEWS

  • Fish consumption reaches an all time high
  • Japan hosts online fisheries' seminar
  • ISO improves safety of crewmembers with new standard
  • Shipping faces a challenging year
  • Maersk joins UN disaster team
  • Improved Far East - Indian Subcontinent coverage
  • Gulf of Mexico oil spill reports expose serious human error

PEOPLE AND EVENTS

  • SAPIA announces new chairperson
  • Port operator donates furniture to rural school
  • Safmarine wins global award
  • Event calendar
  • New Operations Manager for PE and Ngqura port terminals
  • Marine suppplier donates to SOS Children's Villages
  • CEO's of Safmarine and Port of Antwerp celebrate co-operation
  • Two South Africans announced in global company awards

 

 

IN DEPTH:

NEW KID ON THE BLOCK: The South African Maritime Chamber of Commerce and Industry has ambitious plans about uniting established maritime businesses with new-comers into the industry under an umbrella body that aims to feed information about the maritime industry to a new audience on the one hand, while lobbying government on the other. Colleen Jacka attempts to get an understanding of how it will be positioned within the industry.

GROUNDBREAKING JUDGEMENT: News of the groundbreaking judgement in which the United States' Court of Appeals vacated a decision by the District Court not to gran a restitution order against Arnold Bengis, Jeffery Noll and David Bengis could see South Africa receiving a very sizable restitution payment. Colleen Jacka takes a look at the judgment and some of its implications.


PIRACY PAGES:

PIRACY PROBLEM IS OUT OF HAND: As at 14 February 2011, 685 seafarers of various nationalities were being held for ransom on board 30 ships under various flags at various locations off the extensive Somali coastline - reflecting a situation which progressively worsened over the last 12 months. In honour of these men and women - as well as the IMO's declaration that 2011 be given over to the theme - ORCHESTRATING A RESPONSE - Maritime Southern Africa will be focusing on issues relating to piracy on our Piracy Pages in every issue.


ON BOARD:

OCEAN EXPRESS: After an eight-month build process, Carrier Marine's new Catamaran, the Ocean Express arrived in Cape Town from Port Alfred at the end of January. We take a look onboard.


MARITIME TRAINING AND EDUCATION:

  • Adopting a holistic view of maritime training in South Africa
  • Maritime skills stufy to be launched
  • iPhone games helps maritime training provider reach global market
  • Developing skills for the future
  • Training boosts capacity to investigate piracy
  • How will IMO spend its millins in Africa
  • Three maritime programme streams at DUT
  • New Chairman for World Maritime University
  • Foundation Management Development Programme
  • Union calls for UK-led investigation into death of SA cadet
  • Long term investment in training pays off
  • Training to meet the needs of the industry

ENGINES & PROULSION SYSTEMS:

  • Engines upgraded to meet emission regulations
  • Integrating marine equipment from propeller to antenna
  • Local expansion into the Cape
  • Joint research project extended for marine engine technology
  • Partnerships for hybrid propulsion system
  • Exhaust gas cleaning technology reduces emissions
  • Technological agreement leads to further collaboration between engine suppliers
  • Powering prototype vessel for inland waterways
  • Unleashing more power to the marine industry

OFFSHORE NEWS

  • Wolrd Bank assists with $38 million loan to build Ghana's oil capacity
  • De Beers goes offshore for gold
  • Merger to create second largest offshore driller
  • Deepwater visitor in port of Cape Town

MARITIME NEWS

  • Parastatal issues bond
  • Shark numbers dwindle as conservation dawdles
  • CSIR to use donated anchor chan
  • Strengthening links between South and West Africa
  • Dedicated marine park aims to solve property woes
  • Hydraulic hoses supplied for dredging work in Coega
  • Drugs bust highlights concerns about small harbours
  • SAMSA reports improved safety statistics for the fishing industry
  • Simons Town shipyard builds first new vessel since WW2
  • Joint venutre springboards African expansion
  • Kleinmond to create Waterfront development
  • Product news: AIS transponder
  • Operational targets achieved at Ngqura
  • Plastic pollution research vessel visits Cape Town
  • New South African ambassador launched on the Seven Seas
  • DAFF re-issues ship management tender
  • Namibia signs order for fisheries research vessel
  • Expanding into key markets in Africa and Asia
  • Extending coverage in Africa

MARITIME MEMORIES:

Brian Ingpen reminisces about the vessels that started calling at local ports during the closure of the Suez Canal.


INTERNATIONAL NEWS

  • Fish consumption reaches an all time high
  • Japan hosts online fisheries' seminar
  • ISO improves safety of crewmembers with new standard
  • Shipping faces a challenging year
  • Maersk joins UN disaster team
  • Improved Far East - Indian Subcontinent coverage
  • Gulf of Mexico oil spill reports expose serious human error

PEOPLE AND EVENTS

  • SAPIA announces new chairperson
  • Port operator donates furniture to rural school
  • Safmarine wins global award
  • Event calendar
  • New Operations Manager for PE and Ngqura port terminals
  • Marine suppplier donates to SOS Children's Villages
  • CEO's of Safmarine and Port of Antwerp celebrate co-operation
  • Two South Africans announced in global company awards

 

 

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EDITOR: Colleen Jacka

Read Colleen's maritime blog at www.maritimematters.net



KEELHAULED:
Those South African organisations, and bodies that remain ever silent on the outcome of the Akhona Geveza investigation while a UK union is calling for their government to conduct their own investigation into the matter.


APPLAUD:
The South African fishing industry must be commended on a significantly improved set of safety statistics for 2010.


 


EDITOR: Colleen Jacka

Read Colleen's maritime blog at www.maritimematters.net



KEELHAULED:
Those South African organisations, and bodies that remain ever silent on the outcome of the Akhona Geveza investigation while a UK union is calling for their government to conduct their own investigation into the matter.


APPLAUD:
The South African fishing industry must be commended on a significantly improved set of safety statistics for 2010.