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 Celebrating our milestone of 10 years!

 Celebrating our milestone of 10 years!

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Contents

IN DEPTH:

STATUS UPDATE: In 2010 we touched on the social media phenomena and its uptake in the maritime industry. Two years down the line, the International Maritime Organisation has employed a Media Officer; local marine companies have launched their Facebook presence; Transnet is tweeting and there are a plethora of entites blogging on maritime-related themes. Colleen Jacka, gets a status update on social media in the maritime industry

ON TENDER HOOKS: For many companies the thought of winning a government tender represents the Holy Grail of business opportunities. But, just like the Holy Grail, government tenders, agreements and contracts can be difficult to chase down; damn near impossible to secure and, in some cases lost no sooner than they are achieved. Colleen Jacka takes a look at some of the recent maritime-related government decisions that have left many on tender hooks


FISHY BUSINESS:

Shaheen Moolla is the perfect person to cast a look at the last decade of fisheries management in South Africa and throw some light on decisions that have been taken as well as their implications for the industry.


REPORT BACK:

OIL AFRICA: Held against the background of strong global demand for crude oil and natural gas; low interest rates and cost inflation as well as record high hydrocarbon prices - the 5th biannual Oil and Gas Africa conference set a tone for positive growth trends for Africa. Correspondent Steve Saunders reports back on the conference.


SHIP BUILDING, REPAIR & MAINTENANCE: 

  • Investment in Cape region to service expanded markets pays off
  • Commercial service vessels from Port Elizabeth to Africa
  • Layiny the foundation for a successful repair
  • Design innovation for cleaner ports
  • Apointed to service Sailor systems
  • Evolving vessel designs for West Coast boat builder
  • Establishing a shipyard model for ship repair in Africa
  • Nigerian naval delegation visits Indian shipyard
  • Capitalising on opportunities
  • New range expands engine offerings
  • Facility upgrades benefit Cape Town customers
  • New technical expertise drives company forward
  • SA Agulhus 11 completed Ice Trails
  • South Africa has strong maritime resources and capability to sustain the SA Navy's needs
  • Choosing the wrong engine can make or break your boat owning experience
  • Milestone for NDT company
  • Investment boosts productivity

IN OUR WAKE

  • SAN defends their opertional capability
  • Future of Oceana Power Boat Club still not fully secured
  • Maritime logistics drive island construction
  • ILO Maritime Labour Convention
  • Saldanha fabrication Awards
  • Ministerial Maritime Awards
  • Maritime skills summoit elicits positive results
  • SAN steps intofight piracy

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

  • Singapore to continue to host the ReCAAP ISC
  • Developing new energy supplies for the future
  • Ecudaor to build under licence
  • Surge in shipping students
  • Partnering to ship stone from India to Antwerp
  • Brazil production for engine manufacturer
  • Exxon Valdez is likely to be scrapped in India
  • Order to  increase bollard pull
  • SCDF takes over Marine Fire Fighting Function from MPA
  • New rig on order for 2013 delivery

MARITIME NEWS

  • Look out the windows
  • Extending service offering through staff up-skilling
  • Quayside operations for improved efficiencies
  • DAFF emphasisies the importance of aquaculture for food production
  • Support vessel offered to Swedish drillship
  • Bouyed by success
  • Ngqura port capacity to quadruple in 10 years
  • Specialised marine services contract
  • 21 in High Court poaching charging
  • Maritime Cluster forme
  • Camera surveillance system gets it's 'sea legs'
  • Airport to be converted into sea port
  • Nigerian group trains in Simonstown
  • Calling for African connectivity
  • Addressing transformation in the fishing industry
  • Mozanmbique salvage

MARITIME MEMORIES:

Brian Ingpen catches up with one of the doten's of the maritime industry; Okke Grapow.


PEOPLE AND EVENTS

  • President officially launches Ngqura
  • Business breakfast briefs port users
  • Maritime industry promoted to Gauteng youth
  • Traditional rembrance for HMS Birkenhead
  • West Africa oil conference attracts attention
  • Marine Industry Association of South Africa joins Icomi

GREEN MARINE

  • Ballast water debate is more than a balancing act
  • Capacity building needed to enforce Ballast Water Convention
  • Understanding the impact of invasive species
  • List of countries that have ratified the Ballast Water Convention
  • PRODUCT PROFILE: OceanGuardTM EUT Unit
  • TNPA managed ports:: environmental reporting and monitoring
  • Acting as environmental custodians of South African's major ports
  • Africa's first long-range ocean glider deployed in the southern Benguela
  • Turning seaweed into biofuels
  • Assessing status of ocean acidification

 

 

IN DEPTH:

STATUS UPDATE: In 2010 we touched on the social media phenomena and its uptake in the maritime industry. Two years down the line, the International Maritime Organisation has employed a Media Officer; local marine companies have launched their Facebook presence; Transnet is tweeting and there are a plethora of entites blogging on maritime-related themes. Colleen Jacka, gets a status update on social media in the maritime industry

ON TENDER HOOKS: For many companies the thought of winning a government tender represents the Holy Grail of business opportunities. But, just like the Holy Grail, government tenders, agreements and contracts can be difficult to chase down; damn near impossible to secure and, in some cases lost no sooner than they are achieved. Colleen Jacka takes a look at some of the recent maritime-related government decisions that have left many on tender hooks


FISHY BUSINESS:

Shaheen Moolla is the perfect person to cast a look at the last decade of fisheries management in South Africa and throw some light on decisions that have been taken as well as their implications for the industry.


REPORT BACK:

OIL AFRICA: Held against the background of strong global demand for crude oil and natural gas; low interest rates and cost inflation as well as record high hydrocarbon prices - the 5th biannual Oil and Gas Africa conference set a tone for positive growth trends for Africa. Correspondent Steve Saunders reports back on the conference.


SHIP BUILDING, REPAIR & MAINTENANCE: 

  • Investment in Cape region to service expanded markets pays off
  • Commercial service vessels from Port Elizabeth to Africa
  • Layiny the foundation for a successful repair
  • Design innovation for cleaner ports
  • Apointed to service Sailor systems
  • Evolving vessel designs for West Coast boat builder
  • Establishing a shipyard model for ship repair in Africa
  • Nigerian naval delegation visits Indian shipyard
  • Capitalising on opportunities
  • New range expands engine offerings
  • Facility upgrades benefit Cape Town customers
  • New technical expertise drives company forward
  • SA Agulhus 11 completed Ice Trails
  • South Africa has strong maritime resources and capability to sustain the SA Navy's needs
  • Choosing the wrong engine can make or break your boat owning experience
  • Milestone for NDT company
  • Investment boosts productivity

IN OUR WAKE

  • SAN defends their opertional capability
  • Future of Oceana Power Boat Club still not fully secured
  • Maritime logistics drive island construction
  • ILO Maritime Labour Convention
  • Saldanha fabrication Awards
  • Ministerial Maritime Awards
  • Maritime skills summoit elicits positive results
  • SAN steps intofight piracy

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

  • Singapore to continue to host the ReCAAP ISC
  • Developing new energy supplies for the future
  • Ecudaor to build under licence
  • Surge in shipping students
  • Partnering to ship stone from India to Antwerp
  • Brazil production for engine manufacturer
  • Exxon Valdez is likely to be scrapped in India
  • Order to  increase bollard pull
  • SCDF takes over Marine Fire Fighting Function from MPA
  • New rig on order for 2013 delivery

MARITIME NEWS

  • Look out the windows
  • Extending service offering through staff up-skilling
  • Quayside operations for improved efficiencies
  • DAFF emphasisies the importance of aquaculture for food production
  • Support vessel offered to Swedish drillship
  • Bouyed by success
  • Ngqura port capacity to quadruple in 10 years
  • Specialised marine services contract
  • 21 in High Court poaching charging
  • Maritime Cluster forme
  • Camera surveillance system gets it's 'sea legs'
  • Airport to be converted into sea port
  • Nigerian group trains in Simonstown
  • Calling for African connectivity
  • Addressing transformation in the fishing industry
  • Mozanmbique salvage

MARITIME MEMORIES:

Brian Ingpen catches up with one of the doten's of the maritime industry; Okke Grapow.


PEOPLE AND EVENTS

  • President officially launches Ngqura
  • Business breakfast briefs port users
  • Maritime industry promoted to Gauteng youth
  • Traditional rembrance for HMS Birkenhead
  • West Africa oil conference attracts attention
  • Marine Industry Association of South Africa joins Icomi

GREEN MARINE

  • Ballast water debate is more than a balancing act
  • Capacity building needed to enforce Ballast Water Convention
  • Understanding the impact of invasive species
  • List of countries that have ratified the Ballast Water Convention
  • PRODUCT PROFILE: OceanGuardTM EUT Unit
  • TNPA managed ports:: environmental reporting and monitoring
  • Acting as environmental custodians of South African's major ports
  • Africa's first long-range ocean glider deployed in the southern Benguela
  • Turning seaweed into biofuels
  • Assessing status of ocean acidification

 

 

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EDITOR: Colleen Jacka


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


KEELHAULED:
As the head of DAFF, the Minister is (again) being keelhauled. You just have to read our ON TENDER HOOKS article to understand why she remains at the top of our list for keelhauling. She is joined this time by Transnet who officially cancelled the talks and negotiations it was having with the ship repair industry with regard to concessioning the repair facilities.


APPLAUD:

We applaud you our valued supporters and advertisers who have helped us keep the magazine alive over the last ten years. We look forward to working more closely with you over the next decade and beyond.


 


EDITOR: Colleen Jacka


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


KEELHAULED:
As the head of DAFF, the Minister is (again) being keelhauled. You just have to read our ON TENDER HOOKS article to understand why she remains at the top of our list for keelhauling. She is joined this time by Transnet who officially cancelled the talks and negotiations it was having with the ship repair industry with regard to concessioning the repair facilities.


APPLAUD:

We applaud you our valued supporters and advertisers who have helped us keep the magazine alive over the last ten years. We look forward to working more closely with you over the next decade and beyond.