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TINGED WITH GREEN
With an aim of being at the forefront of environmental development within the bunkering sector, Unical has initated various programmes aimed at shrinking its carbon footprint over the last six years of operational service. (Full story on page 15)

TINGED WITH GREEN
With an aim of being at the forefront of environmental development within the bunkering sector, Unical has initated various programmes aimed at shrinking its carbon footprint over the last six years of operational service. (Full story on page 15)

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IN DEPTH:

OPERATION PHAKISA:  The tide is coming in and the South African government and policy makers seem to have grabbed their boards and baggies and headed down to the beach.  They're paddling out and are eager to catch every big wave they can.  They ignore the experience of the professional surfers at their peril, however, and should be cognisant that the smaler swells offer a good opportunity to stand up and get their balance before attempting the giddying ride of the big waves.  We take a quick look at what the South African government has announced.


COLUMNS: 

FISHY BUSINESS:  Shaheen Moolla highlights why more emphasis should be placed on the fishing sector in Operation Phakisa.

THROUGH THE LENS: An initiative by the South African East Coast Inshore Fishing Association (SECIFA) and its members to better manage the inshore trawl catch - which is characterised by relatively high volumes of retained bycatch - is the latest in a string of projects that have brought significant changes to the trawl fisheries over the past 10 years.  Claire Attwood provides a perspective on the project.

MARITIME MEMORIES:  Even in modern times and, despite ships having the most sophisticated equipment, heavy swell and strong wind in Table Bay have led to disaster.  In earlier times, the situation was much worse.  Weather forecasting was not as accurate, leaving ships at anchor little arning to head fo rthe open sea ahead of an approaching depression.  Many had to ride out the storm in an unprotected roadstead and hope for the best.  Brian Ingpen writes about the Cape of Storms.  


FEATURES

BUNKER INDUSTRY

  • Tinged with Green
  • Managing energy to save on bunker costs
  • Acquisition
  • Bunker spills:  an expensive mistake
  • Ship owners urged to focus on fuel quality
  • IBIA appointment
  • Communication an essential tool for efficient bunker delivery

ENGINES & PROPULSION

  • Ship energy and efficiency workshop held in Ghana
  • Research vessel chooses engine for performance
  • Meeting Tier III IMO requirements
  • Donation ensures heartbeat of engines on floating hospital
  • Engine monitoring system for integrated control
  • Generation X engines for enhanced performance
  • Propulsion systems for high efficiency and dynamic positioning
  • 50 shades of grey:  is parallel purchasing worth the pain?
  • Three million outboards in half a century
  • New direction for 2 stroke engines
  • 75 years
  • Delivering troublefree operation of marine propulsion trains
  • JV expands range of engines manufactured in China

MARITIME NEWS:

AFRICAN NEWS

  • Encouraging investment in Nigerian ports
  • Abalone fishing rights exempted
  • South African catamaran gets international nod
  • MOU between World Maritime University and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
  • New dredger for South African ports
  • Merger consolidates maritime service offerings for legal teams
  • Product news
  • Committee established for port concession
  • Maritime briefs

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

  • Boosting marine traffic monitoring via satellite
  • International educational support fund launched
  • Connectivity contract awarded
  • International briefs
  • Statistics reveal seafarers still in need of assistance
  • Cost reductions are the top priority for box carriers

PEOPLE & EVENTS:

NEWS

  • Dutch Minister visits newly qualified welders at Cape Town shipyard
  • New head for Shippers Council
  • Oceana Group delivers food packages
  • SAMSA ambassadors scoop wins in Durban beach extravaganza
  • Africa charts course for integration
  • Steel cutting ceremony marks shipbuilding milestone
  • West Coast schools receive minibus
  • SAMSA Board appointment
  • End of a P&I era
  • Community partnerships
  • Celebrating a decade of service in Africa
  • Boost for sea rescue activities

GREEN MARINE

NEWS & DEBATE

  • Penguins continue to be at risk from habitat degradation
  • On a quest for biodiversity and sustainability
  • The global ocean - from decline to recovery
  • New home for second hand fishing nets
  • Refurbished containers put to good use
  • Benguela ratification process completed

 

IN DEPTH:

OPERATION PHAKISA:  The tide is coming in and the South African government and policy makers seem to have grabbed their boards and baggies and headed down to the beach.  They're paddling out and are eager to catch every big wave they can.  They ignore the experience of the professional surfers at their peril, however, and should be cognisant that the smaler swells offer a good opportunity to stand up and get their balance before attempting the giddying ride of the big waves.  We take a quick look at what the South African government has announced.


COLUMNS: 

FISHY BUSINESS:  Shaheen Moolla highlights why more emphasis should be placed on the fishing sector in Operation Phakisa.

THROUGH THE LENS: An initiative by the South African East Coast Inshore Fishing Association (SECIFA) and its members to better manage the inshore trawl catch - which is characterised by relatively high volumes of retained bycatch - is the latest in a string of projects that have brought significant changes to the trawl fisheries over the past 10 years.  Claire Attwood provides a perspective on the project.

MARITIME MEMORIES:  Even in modern times and, despite ships having the most sophisticated equipment, heavy swell and strong wind in Table Bay have led to disaster.  In earlier times, the situation was much worse.  Weather forecasting was not as accurate, leaving ships at anchor little arning to head fo rthe open sea ahead of an approaching depression.  Many had to ride out the storm in an unprotected roadstead and hope for the best.  Brian Ingpen writes about the Cape of Storms.  


FEATURES

BUNKER INDUSTRY

  • Tinged with Green
  • Managing energy to save on bunker costs
  • Acquisition
  • Bunker spills:  an expensive mistake
  • Ship owners urged to focus on fuel quality
  • IBIA appointment
  • Communication an essential tool for efficient bunker delivery

ENGINES & PROPULSION

  • Ship energy and efficiency workshop held in Ghana
  • Research vessel chooses engine for performance
  • Meeting Tier III IMO requirements
  • Donation ensures heartbeat of engines on floating hospital
  • Engine monitoring system for integrated control
  • Generation X engines for enhanced performance
  • Propulsion systems for high efficiency and dynamic positioning
  • 50 shades of grey:  is parallel purchasing worth the pain?
  • Three million outboards in half a century
  • New direction for 2 stroke engines
  • 75 years
  • Delivering troublefree operation of marine propulsion trains
  • JV expands range of engines manufactured in China

MARITIME NEWS:

AFRICAN NEWS

  • Encouraging investment in Nigerian ports
  • Abalone fishing rights exempted
  • South African catamaran gets international nod
  • MOU between World Maritime University and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
  • New dredger for South African ports
  • Merger consolidates maritime service offerings for legal teams
  • Product news
  • Committee established for port concession
  • Maritime briefs

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

  • Boosting marine traffic monitoring via satellite
  • International educational support fund launched
  • Connectivity contract awarded
  • International briefs
  • Statistics reveal seafarers still in need of assistance
  • Cost reductions are the top priority for box carriers

PEOPLE & EVENTS:

NEWS

  • Dutch Minister visits newly qualified welders at Cape Town shipyard
  • New head for Shippers Council
  • Oceana Group delivers food packages
  • SAMSA ambassadors scoop wins in Durban beach extravaganza
  • Africa charts course for integration
  • Steel cutting ceremony marks shipbuilding milestone
  • West Coast schools receive minibus
  • SAMSA Board appointment
  • End of a P&I era
  • Community partnerships
  • Celebrating a decade of service in Africa
  • Boost for sea rescue activities

GREEN MARINE

NEWS & DEBATE

  • Penguins continue to be at risk from habitat degradation
  • On a quest for biodiversity and sustainability
  • The global ocean - from decline to recovery
  • New home for second hand fishing nets
  • Refurbished containers put to good use
  • Benguela ratification process completed
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EDITOR: Colleen Jacka


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


KEELHAULED:
 
We choose not to keelhaul anyone this issue, but we will be watching you!

APPLAUD:
 
There is lots of applause for the industry this issue. All maritime companies that celebrated MADIBA DAY by giving 67 minutes of their time to their communities. We applaud the developments around OPERATIONAL PHAKISA, SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONES and the efforts to grow the BLUE ECONOMY


 

LinkClick.aspx
EDITOR: Colleen Jacka


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


KEELHAULED:
 
We choose not to keelhaul anyone this issue, but we will be watching you!

APPLAUD:
 
There is lots of applause for the industry this issue. All maritime companies that celebrated MADIBA DAY by giving 67 minutes of their time to their communities. We applaud the developments around OPERATIONAL PHAKISA, SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONES and the efforts to grow the BLUE ECONOMY