ON THE COVER

The Smit Amandla  under Capt Ian Merriman departed Cape Town on 25 September and connected to the Samos Legend on 28 September

The Smit Amandla  under Capt Ian Merriman departed Cape Town on 25 September and connected to the Samos Legend on 28 September

Print  


 



  





 


 

   



 






 




 



 

  


 



  





 


 

   



 






 




 



 

  

Text/HTML

Print  

Contents

IN DEPTH:

CAPE TOWN AGREEMENT: Cape Town, South Africa played host to 58 maritime nations during October at the International Diplomatic Conference on the Safety of Fishing Vessels, with the aim of considering the adoption of an Agreement on the Protocol relating to the 1977 Torremolinos International Convention for the Safety of Fishing Vessels.


REPORT BACK:

INTERMODAL AFRICA: Showing the strongest throughput growth in TEU's from 2001 to 2011 at 11.4 percent, Africa was also the only region not to see positive growth in 2009 during the height of the recession.  Factor in a projected annual growth rate of 6.3 percent (third to only the Far East at 7.4 percent and Latin America at 6.6 percent) and you can understand why the continent is seen as the new playground.


COLUMNS: 

MARITIME MEMORIESBrian Ingpen recognises the maritime career of Burt Fuscher.

FISHY BUSINESSShaheen Moolla asks what constitutes a recipe for successful fisheries management?


FEATURES

TOWAGE AND SALVAGE 

  • Debating the need to revise the Salvage Convention
  • Pick it up anfd throw it in the bin
  • Tow takes bunkers in Cape Town
  • Bunker removal clause discussed by ISU
  • Geared for southern African towage and salvage
  • Underwriters can contribute to a reduction in casualties
  • Planned stop-over in Walvis bay for tow
  • Hybrid tug aims to cut emissions
  • Cape Town salvor invests in equipment
  • Helicopter access benefits the salvor

INDUSTRY NEWS:

OFFSHORE NEWS

  • MEC visits key oil and gas companies
  • Global Floating Production Capex to double
  • South Africa and DRC to cooperate in pusuit of oil and gas
  • Angola law to govern transportation and storage of crude oil
  • A Berth hosts major upgrade and drilling rig repair project

AFRICA NEWS

  • Agreement to foster regional development
  • New representation for navigation bouys
  • Fast vessel service arrives in Durban
  • Defining Africa's relationship with its oceans
  • Coastal security improved in Tanzania
  • Maritime news:  briefs
  • Evolving service offering requires a name change
  • BBBEE restructuring
  • South African activist speaks out at international conference
  • Maritime news:  briefs
  • Immigration procedures for crew changes amended in Cape Town
  • Mobile crane investment for East London
  • Contract to manage rigging stores
  • Pre-advice system for port of Cape Town
  • Important biomass survey commences
  • National freight Bourse to reduce Angolan freight costs
  • Underwriter supports tariff hikes for South African ports
  • Business forum focuses on shipping solutions
  • South African SOE's step up to serve communities
  • OFFSHORE NEWS

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

  • Future ship safety addressed on international stage by IMO sec-gen
  • A maritime agenda for growth and jobs
  • Youth conference builds union power for future
  • International news:  briefs
  • UK unconventional gas will fail to reach its potential says industry poll
  • Standardised pooling agreement completed
  • First all-female intake of ITF-sponsored students enrols at World Maritime University

 


PEOPLE AND EVENTS

APPOINTMENTS & FUNCTIONS

  • South Africa to host PMAESA Conference
  • Cape Town sets the stage for African Ports expansion
  • Congo to host PAPC Conference
  • Day skipper yachting certification in Knysna
  • Safmarine appointment
  • TNPA appointment World Maritime Day celebrated in the Eastern Cape
  • Maritime job summit in Durban

GREEN MARINE

NEWS & DEBATE

  • Draft Green Paper approved to manage coasts and oceans
  • Fishing for the future - championing a greener ethos
  • African marine policies recognised
  • Call to protect estuaries
  • Sewage spillage
  • Nominated for green innovation
  • Eco-labels 101
  • Energy output from wind power on the increase
  • Blue flag season launched at Grotto beach
  • Key international marine environment protection convention celebrates 40 years of progress
  • Sea protection levy introduced in Nigeria
  • Book review:  The Protein Crunch

 

 

IN DEPTH:

CAPE TOWN AGREEMENT: Cape Town, South Africa played host to 58 maritime nations during October at the International Diplomatic Conference on the Safety of Fishing Vessels, with the aim of considering the adoption of an Agreement on the Protocol relating to the 1977 Torremolinos International Convention for the Safety of Fishing Vessels.


REPORT BACK:

INTERMODAL AFRICA: Showing the strongest throughput growth in TEU's from 2001 to 2011 at 11.4 percent, Africa was also the only region not to see positive growth in 2009 during the height of the recession.  Factor in a projected annual growth rate of 6.3 percent (third to only the Far East at 7.4 percent and Latin America at 6.6 percent) and you can understand why the continent is seen as the new playground.


COLUMNS: 

MARITIME MEMORIESBrian Ingpen recognises the maritime career of Burt Fuscher.

FISHY BUSINESSShaheen Moolla asks what constitutes a recipe for successful fisheries management?


FEATURES

TOWAGE AND SALVAGE 

  • Debating the need to revise the Salvage Convention
  • Pick it up anfd throw it in the bin
  • Tow takes bunkers in Cape Town
  • Bunker removal clause discussed by ISU
  • Geared for southern African towage and salvage
  • Underwriters can contribute to a reduction in casualties
  • Planned stop-over in Walvis bay for tow
  • Hybrid tug aims to cut emissions
  • Cape Town salvor invests in equipment
  • Helicopter access benefits the salvor

INDUSTRY NEWS:

OFFSHORE NEWS

  • MEC visits key oil and gas companies
  • Global Floating Production Capex to double
  • South Africa and DRC to cooperate in pusuit of oil and gas
  • Angola law to govern transportation and storage of crude oil
  • A Berth hosts major upgrade and drilling rig repair project

AFRICA NEWS

  • Agreement to foster regional development
  • New representation for navigation bouys
  • Fast vessel service arrives in Durban
  • Defining Africa's relationship with its oceans
  • Coastal security improved in Tanzania
  • Maritime news:  briefs
  • Evolving service offering requires a name change
  • BBBEE restructuring
  • South African activist speaks out at international conference
  • Maritime news:  briefs
  • Immigration procedures for crew changes amended in Cape Town
  • Mobile crane investment for East London
  • Contract to manage rigging stores
  • Pre-advice system for port of Cape Town
  • Important biomass survey commences
  • National freight Bourse to reduce Angolan freight costs
  • Underwriter supports tariff hikes for South African ports
  • Business forum focuses on shipping solutions
  • South African SOE's step up to serve communities
  • OFFSHORE NEWS

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

  • Future ship safety addressed on international stage by IMO sec-gen
  • A maritime agenda for growth and jobs
  • Youth conference builds union power for future
  • International news:  briefs
  • UK unconventional gas will fail to reach its potential says industry poll
  • Standardised pooling agreement completed
  • First all-female intake of ITF-sponsored students enrols at World Maritime University

 


PEOPLE AND EVENTS

APPOINTMENTS & FUNCTIONS

  • South Africa to host PMAESA Conference
  • Cape Town sets the stage for African Ports expansion
  • Congo to host PAPC Conference
  • Day skipper yachting certification in Knysna
  • Safmarine appointment
  • TNPA appointment World Maritime Day celebrated in the Eastern Cape
  • Maritime job summit in Durban

GREEN MARINE

NEWS & DEBATE

  • Draft Green Paper approved to manage coasts and oceans
  • Fishing for the future - championing a greener ethos
  • African marine policies recognised
  • Call to protect estuaries
  • Sewage spillage
  • Nominated for green innovation
  • Eco-labels 101
  • Energy output from wind power on the increase
  • Blue flag season launched at Grotto beach
  • Key international marine environment protection convention celebrates 40 years of progress
  • Sea protection levy introduced in Nigeria
  • Book review:  The Protein Crunch

 

 

Print  


EDITOR: Colleen Jacka


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


KEELHAULED:
It seems Ruth Bengu's pronouncement that we lost or sold our country's national shipping fleet in 1993 has found traction in government circles. Speaking at the Maritime Job Summit recently, Minister of Labour, Mildred Oliphant said "It requires no mention that the country has been ill-served by the disposal of the country's fleet just before we attained our freedom in 1994. As they say, there is no use crying over spilt milk but what is important is what difference we can bring today". We may not want to cry over spilt milk, but lets get our facts straight in this regard once and for all. 


APPLAUD:

Nigel Campbell of the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) should be applauded for his personal efforts in seeing that an Agreement was reached in Cape Town at the IMO Diplomatic Conference which aimed to bring safety to the fishing sector. 


 


EDITOR: Colleen Jacka


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


KEELHAULED:
It seems Ruth Bengu's pronouncement that we lost or sold our country's national shipping fleet in 1993 has found traction in government circles. Speaking at the Maritime Job Summit recently, Minister of Labour, Mildred Oliphant said "It requires no mention that the country has been ill-served by the disposal of the country's fleet just before we attained our freedom in 1994. As they say, there is no use crying over spilt milk but what is important is what difference we can bring today". We may not want to cry over spilt milk, but lets get our facts straight in this regard once and for all. 


APPLAUD:

Nigel Campbell of the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) should be applauded for his personal efforts in seeing that an Agreement was reached in Cape Town at the IMO Diplomatic Conference which aimed to bring safety to the fishing sector.