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SMIT Amandla Marine is partnering with people to ensure their development and the maritime industry's sustainability. Pictured on the cover is SMIT Amandla Marine's Chief Mate Knowledge Bengu and Captain Dave Hall, on the bridge of the state of the art polar supply vessel S.A. Agulhas 11.

SMIT Amandla Marine is partnering with people to ensure their development and the maritime industry's sustainability. Pictured on the cover is SMIT Amandla Marine's Chief Mate Knowledge Bengu and Captain Dave Hall, on the bridge of the state of the art polar supply vessel S.A. Agulhas 11.

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IN DEPTH:

BRICS summit: Maritime benefits should be implicit in the strengthened trade and investment ties between the five member nations of BRICS.  All five should be set to leverage themselves to become undisputed maritime leaders given the need to conquer the ocean space that divides them and that offers resource opportunities.


 

COLUMNS: 

FISHY BUSINESSS:  Shaheen Moolla discusses what should become of the restitution claim resulting from the Hout Bay Fisheries case.

MARITIME MEMORIES:  Brian Ingpen describes the work of Murray Grindrod - a gentleman who has spent his life in shipping and who has played an enormous role in the development of a vital sector of the country's economy.


FEATURES

FISHING TECHNOLOGY

  • Stocked up for focused service
  • Full-circle scanning sonars
  • Understanding the value of training
  • New technology tracks fish in Kenyan lakes
  • Doppler current indicator
  • Multi-beam depth sounder

BUNKER INDUSTRY

  • Counting the costs of a spill
  • New bunker business focuses on West Africa
  • Bunker barge dry docking
  • Off port limits supply

LIFTING AND HANDLING

  • Challenging the status quo in the lifting sector
  • Largest mobile harbour crane on order for Mexico
  • Two mobile cranes on order for Namibia
  • Ship-to-shore cranes for Beira
  • 1000th Liebherr mobile harbour carne starts operation
  • Variable reach trucks offer flexible handling
  • Kenya Port Authority releases tenders for crane capacity

REPORT BACK

NAUTICAL INSTITUTE SEMINAR

Following the success of the inaugural Nautical Institute Seminar, the association teamed up with the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, Maritime Law Association, the South African Institute of Mairn Engineers and Naval Architects as well as the Society of Master Mariners to host members of the industry in a discussion on meeting the challenges of developing the African maritime economy.


INDUSTRY NEWS:

AFRICAN NEWS

  • Developing Nigeria's seafaring capabilities
  • Upgraded system goes live in Kenyan
  • Halliburton vessel in Cape Town for maintenance
  • Abalone farming key to future growth of aquaculture industry
  • New helicopter service for Cape Town
  • Minister meets heads of fishing industry
  • Fishing cluster project benefits communities
  • South African Navy called in to remove wreck
  • Extended coverage between South America and Africa
  • Container handling in kenya gets a boost
  • Navy emerges from a year of consolidation
  • Brazil and South Africa to cooperate on defence technologies
  • Building a fleet of fast launch vessels for Africa
  • Anchor handler upgraded to DP system
  • Nigerian ports support anti-corruption committee
  • Training aims to develop skills for niche market
  • Engineering test bed opened in Simon's Town

OFFSHORE NEWS

  • 21st Century oil:  hard to find hard to produce
  • Serious allegations lodged at national oil company
  • African subsea contracts awarded
  • Implications of Envirionmental convention
  • Walvis bay handles significant rig maintenance project
  • Mozambique seeks to leverage natural gas reserves
  • Nigeria oil dominance is waning
  • Umbilical contract

 INTERNATIONAL NEWS

  •   Maritime safety training campaign focuses on China
  •   Change of guard at Bimco
  •   World Bank financing for Chinese harbour
  •   ITF launches new apps for seafarers
  •   UK detains nine foreign ships

PEOPLE & EVENTS:

NEWS

  • Appointment:  Power manager
  • Investment team bolstered
  • Marine company supports upliftment programmes
  • New CEO for NSRI
  • Marine studies course launched at high school
  • Former fisheries minister dies
  • Addressing issues of good order at sea
  • Maritime museum in the making
  • New appointments

ON THE QUAYSIDE

South African born ROBERT KNUTZUN has been involved in the maritime industry since his student days when he spent his holidays working in the Cape Town docks for a ship supply company.


GREEN MARINE

NEWS & DEBATE

  • Commission aims to clean up the global oceans
  • Fridge donation to save penguins
  • Aviation sector could help save sea ice
  • A whistling success for environmental awareness
  • CITES addresses world's wildlife trade regime
  • Benguela Convention signed in Angola
  • Experts to update understanding of environmental impact of shipping

IN DEPTH:

BRICS summit: Maritime benefits should be implicit in the strengthened trade and investment ties between the five member nations of BRICS.  All five should be set to leverage themselves to become undisputed maritime leaders given the need to conquer the ocean space that divides them and that offers resource opportunities.


 

COLUMNS: 

FISHY BUSINESSS:  Shaheen Moolla discusses what should become of the restitution claim resulting from the Hout Bay Fisheries case.

MARITIME MEMORIES:  Brian Ingpen describes the work of Murray Grindrod - a gentleman who has spent his life in shipping and who has played an enormous role in the development of a vital sector of the country's economy.


FEATURES

FISHING TECHNOLOGY

  • Stocked up for focused service
  • Full-circle scanning sonars
  • Understanding the value of training
  • New technology tracks fish in Kenyan lakes
  • Doppler current indicator
  • Multi-beam depth sounder

BUNKER INDUSTRY

  • Counting the costs of a spill
  • New bunker business focuses on West Africa
  • Bunker barge dry docking
  • Off port limits supply

LIFTING AND HANDLING

  • Challenging the status quo in the lifting sector
  • Largest mobile harbour crane on order for Mexico
  • Two mobile cranes on order for Namibia
  • Ship-to-shore cranes for Beira
  • 1000th Liebherr mobile harbour carne starts operation
  • Variable reach trucks offer flexible handling
  • Kenya Port Authority releases tenders for crane capacity

REPORT BACK

NAUTICAL INSTITUTE SEMINAR

Following the success of the inaugural Nautical Institute Seminar, the association teamed up with the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, Maritime Law Association, the South African Institute of Mairn Engineers and Naval Architects as well as the Society of Master Mariners to host members of the industry in a discussion on meeting the challenges of developing the African maritime economy.


INDUSTRY NEWS:

AFRICAN NEWS

  • Developing Nigeria's seafaring capabilities
  • Upgraded system goes live in Kenyan
  • Halliburton vessel in Cape Town for maintenance
  • Abalone farming key to future growth of aquaculture industry
  • New helicopter service for Cape Town
  • Minister meets heads of fishing industry
  • Fishing cluster project benefits communities
  • South African Navy called in to remove wreck
  • Extended coverage between South America and Africa
  • Container handling in kenya gets a boost
  • Navy emerges from a year of consolidation
  • Brazil and South Africa to cooperate on defence technologies
  • Building a fleet of fast launch vessels for Africa
  • Anchor handler upgraded to DP system
  • Nigerian ports support anti-corruption committee
  • Training aims to develop skills for niche market
  • Engineering test bed opened in Simon's Town

OFFSHORE NEWS

  • 21st Century oil:  hard to find hard to produce
  • Serious allegations lodged at national oil company
  • African subsea contracts awarded
  • Implications of Envirionmental convention
  • Walvis bay handles significant rig maintenance project
  • Mozambique seeks to leverage natural gas reserves
  • Nigeria oil dominance is waning
  • Umbilical contract

 INTERNATIONAL NEWS

  •   Maritime safety training campaign focuses on China
  •   Change of guard at Bimco
  •   World Bank financing for Chinese harbour
  •   ITF launches new apps for seafarers
  •   UK detains nine foreign ships

PEOPLE & EVENTS:

NEWS

  • Appointment:  Power manager
  • Investment team bolstered
  • Marine company supports upliftment programmes
  • New CEO for NSRI
  • Marine studies course launched at high school
  • Former fisheries minister dies
  • Addressing issues of good order at sea
  • Maritime museum in the making
  • New appointments

ON THE QUAYSIDE

South African born ROBERT KNUTZUN has been involved in the maritime industry since his student days when he spent his holidays working in the Cape Town docks for a ship supply company.


GREEN MARINE

NEWS & DEBATE

  • Commission aims to clean up the global oceans
  • Fridge donation to save penguins
  • Aviation sector could help save sea ice
  • A whistling success for environmental awareness
  • CITES addresses world's wildlife trade regime
  • Benguela Convention signed in Angola
  • Experts to update understanding of environmental impact of shipping
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EDITOR: Colleen Jacka


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


KEELHAULED:
While it is a noble gesture to declare 2013 Maritime Year, we neverthekless keehaul the department of Transport for not making this a very visible campaigne


APPLAUD:
We applaud all the winners in the SAMSA Maritime Industry Awards: Talente Ngema, Wabona Group, Knowledge Bengu, Hanlie Gouws, Xtreme Projects, Aqua-Tech Diving Services, Safmarine, SAMSA, Smit Amandla Marine and Captain Okke Grapouw.


 


EDITOR: Colleen Jacka


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


KEELHAULED:
While it is a noble gesture to declare 2013 Maritime Year, we neverthekless keehaul the department of Transport for not making this a very visible campaigne


APPLAUD:
We applaud all the winners in the SAMSA Maritime Industry Awards: Talente Ngema, Wabona Group, Knowledge Bengu, Hanlie Gouws, Xtreme Projects, Aqua-Tech Diving Services, Safmarine, SAMSA, Smit Amandla Marine and Captain Okke Grapouw.