ON THE COVER

ON THE COVER

Operating in the competitive bunker barge market since 1996, Smit Amandla Marine is meeting the challenges of delivering an effecient, safe and enviromentally responsible service to the shipping indsutry in Richards Bay and Durban where attention to time-critical delivery is achieved through careful scheduling and, most importantly, constant communication.  (See page 18 for the full story.) 
 

ON THE COVER

Operating in the competitive bunker barge market since 1996, Smit Amandla Marine is meeting the challenges of delivering an effecient, safe and enviromentally responsible service to the shipping indsutry in Richards Bay and Durban where attention to time-critical delivery is achieved through careful scheduling and, most importantly, constant communication.  (See page 18 for the full story.) 
 
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IN DEPTH:

AFRICA'S BLUE ECONOMY:  It's five years since the African Union began its consolidated pursuit of the Blue Economy with the development of the 2050 Africa's Integrated Maritime Strategy (2050 AIM-Strategy) and most of the influential African Maritime states have followed up with their own strategic plans to harness the economic potential of their maritime domains.


COLUMNS: 

THROUGH THE LENS:  As longline fishermen prepare to apply for 15-year rights in the large pelagic fishery, they remain divided on the subject of foreign participation.  Claire Attwood delves into the policy for the allocation of fishing rights in the large pelagic fishery which potentailly opens the door for more participation by foreigners.

FISHY BUSINESS: Shaheen Moolla unpacks the concept of transformation and Black Economic Empowerment in the fishing industry by looking at some of the statistical data available from 2001 and 2005 fishing rights allocation and tries to provide a broad brush stroke analysis of the current situation.  

CASTING THE NET BACK:  Delving into the writings of John Gilchrist, Dave Japp and Claire Attwood attempt to understand the nature of the interaction between seabirds, penguins and fish stocks.  They highlight the different attitude towards seabirds that exists today as strategies aim to conserve the dwindling numbers.

MARITIME MEMORIES:  Brian Ingpen gets to grips with the complicated business of African maritime trade over the last century as he highlights the importance of feeder services and coasters.  Ingpen describes the changes in trade and declines in cargos at various times - highlights trends and areas of growth.

FEATURES

BUNKER INDUSTRY REVIEW

  • Bunker industry decline results in billion rand losses to South African economy
  • Communication is key to safe and effective bunker delivery
  • Positioning the bunker industry in Africa
  • Gas and low-flashpoint fuels code adopted by IMO
  • Court of Appeal gives vessel owners a further chance on appeal
  • Addressing concerns over the use of low-sulphur fuel
  • European regulation on emissions enters into force

FISH FINDING EQUIPMENT

  • Sonar development boosts fishing efficiency
  • Product news:  Scanning sonar for reliable and consistent detection of fish
  • Product news:  Long range fish finding sonar
  • Worldwide service to track fishing grounds
  • Takeover agreement

 MARITIME NEWS:

AFRICAN NEWS

  • Custom designed for offshore versatility
  • Durban to offer new diplomas for maritime industry
  • Incident management along the South African coast
  • Nigeria's oil tanker ban
  • The IMO interacts with Africa
  • Angola reinstates bills of lading
  • Kenya bouyed to construct cruise terminal
  • New shipbuilding facility for Cape Town
  • Mozambique maritime framework boosted by international experts
  • Morocco established as a regional hub for SAR training
  • Maritime briefs
  • Africa dishes up millions in dredging contracts
  • New tug for SA Navy delivered
  • Collaboration in engineering
  • Challenges continue to mar efficiency at African ports
  • Cape Town cruises ahead
  • Project Carol given the go-ahead from SA Navy
  • Namibian shipyard on track for OHSAS accreditation
  • First Panamax docking in Namibian floating dock
  • Cargo scanner kicks into gear in Cape Town
  • Durban drydock to undergo repairs
  • Integrated port management to replace manual systems in South African ports

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

  • UK polar research vessel contract signed
  • Passenger ship safety study to be completed by year-end
  • New Secretary-General elected for IMO

PEOPLE & EVENTS:

AFRICAN MARITIME SERVICES ANNIVERSARY

  • Celebrating 20 years of service to the fishing industry

NEWS

  • Farewell to Sea Cadet Chairman
  • South African Law Association honour
  • South African maritime industry recognises excellence
  • NSRI donation to benefit KwaZulu Natal stations
  • New Secreatary General for PMAESA
  • SAMSA CEO gives back
  • Shaping the future for aquaculture in southern Africa
  • Addressing corridor issues
  • DEA gets behind Mandela Day
  • Maritime industry exposure takes Durban boy to new heights
  • Funding education initiatives
  • Changes at NIMASA

GREEN MARINE

NEWS AND UPDATES

  • Increased ocean protection will boost Blue Economy
  • Winter voyage to ice fills research gaps
  • Green Warrior:  Never give up the fight
  • DEA dispels shark cage diving fears
  • Building capacity for a low carbon future in developing countries
  • End to Great Barrier Reef dumping is imminent
  • Education institutions participate in International Ocean Sampling Day
  • Conserving marine diversity on the high seas
  • Decrease in African Penguin population in the spotlight

 

 

IN DEPTH:

AFRICA'S BLUE ECONOMY:  It's five years since the African Union began its consolidated pursuit of the Blue Economy with the development of the 2050 Africa's Integrated Maritime Strategy (2050 AIM-Strategy) and most of the influential African Maritime states have followed up with their own strategic plans to harness the economic potential of their maritime domains.


COLUMNS: 

THROUGH THE LENS:  As longline fishermen prepare to apply for 15-year rights in the large pelagic fishery, they remain divided on the subject of foreign participation.  Claire Attwood delves into the policy for the allocation of fishing rights in the large pelagic fishery which potentailly opens the door for more participation by foreigners.

FISHY BUSINESS: Shaheen Moolla unpacks the concept of transformation and Black Economic Empowerment in the fishing industry by looking at some of the statistical data available from 2001 and 2005 fishing rights allocation and tries to provide a broad brush stroke analysis of the current situation.  

CASTING THE NET BACK:  Delving into the writings of John Gilchrist, Dave Japp and Claire Attwood attempt to understand the nature of the interaction between seabirds, penguins and fish stocks.  They highlight the different attitude towards seabirds that exists today as strategies aim to conserve the dwindling numbers.

MARITIME MEMORIES:  Brian Ingpen gets to grips with the complicated business of African maritime trade over the last century as he highlights the importance of feeder services and coasters.  Ingpen describes the changes in trade and declines in cargos at various times - highlights trends and areas of growth.

FEATURES

BUNKER INDUSTRY REVIEW

  • Bunker industry decline results in billion rand losses to South African economy
  • Communication is key to safe and effective bunker delivery
  • Positioning the bunker industry in Africa
  • Gas and low-flashpoint fuels code adopted by IMO
  • Court of Appeal gives vessel owners a further chance on appeal
  • Addressing concerns over the use of low-sulphur fuel
  • European regulation on emissions enters into force

FISH FINDING EQUIPMENT

  • Sonar development boosts fishing efficiency
  • Product news:  Scanning sonar for reliable and consistent detection of fish
  • Product news:  Long range fish finding sonar
  • Worldwide service to track fishing grounds
  • Takeover agreement

 MARITIME NEWS:

AFRICAN NEWS

  • Custom designed for offshore versatility
  • Durban to offer new diplomas for maritime industry
  • Incident management along the South African coast
  • Nigeria's oil tanker ban
  • The IMO interacts with Africa
  • Angola reinstates bills of lading
  • Kenya bouyed to construct cruise terminal
  • New shipbuilding facility for Cape Town
  • Mozambique maritime framework boosted by international experts
  • Morocco established as a regional hub for SAR training
  • Maritime briefs
  • Africa dishes up millions in dredging contracts
  • New tug for SA Navy delivered
  • Collaboration in engineering
  • Challenges continue to mar efficiency at African ports
  • Cape Town cruises ahead
  • Project Carol given the go-ahead from SA Navy
  • Namibian shipyard on track for OHSAS accreditation
  • First Panamax docking in Namibian floating dock
  • Cargo scanner kicks into gear in Cape Town
  • Durban drydock to undergo repairs
  • Integrated port management to replace manual systems in South African ports

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

  • UK polar research vessel contract signed
  • Passenger ship safety study to be completed by year-end
  • New Secretary-General elected for IMO

PEOPLE & EVENTS:

AFRICAN MARITIME SERVICES ANNIVERSARY

  • Celebrating 20 years of service to the fishing industry

NEWS

  • Farewell to Sea Cadet Chairman
  • South African Law Association honour
  • South African maritime industry recognises excellence
  • NSRI donation to benefit KwaZulu Natal stations
  • New Secreatary General for PMAESA
  • SAMSA CEO gives back
  • Shaping the future for aquaculture in southern Africa
  • Addressing corridor issues
  • DEA gets behind Mandela Day
  • Maritime industry exposure takes Durban boy to new heights
  • Funding education initiatives
  • Changes at NIMASA

GREEN MARINE

NEWS AND UPDATES

  • Increased ocean protection will boost Blue Economy
  • Winter voyage to ice fills research gaps
  • Green Warrior:  Never give up the fight
  • DEA dispels shark cage diving fears
  • Building capacity for a low carbon future in developing countries
  • End to Great Barrier Reef dumping is imminent
  • Education institutions participate in International Ocean Sampling Day
  • Conserving marine diversity on the high seas
  • Decrease in African Penguin population in the spotlight

 

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EDITOR: Colleen Jacka


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


KEELHAULED:
   The African Union for not better leveraging the Decade of Africa Seas and Oceans which officially kicked off on July 25 2015. Where was the media engagement pre and post the event? Why was the original schedule of events diminished. 

APPLAUD:
 
South African Revenue Services for recognising the need to stem the tide of illicite trade and installing their second high-tech scanner at one of South African ports. The Port of Cape Town now follows on from the Port of Durban to host container scanner. 


 

 

 

EDITOR: Colleen Jacka


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


KEELHAULED:
   The African Union for not better leveraging the Decade of Africa Seas and Oceans which officially kicked off on July 25 2015. Where was the media engagement pre and post the event? Why was the original schedule of events diminished. 

APPLAUD:
 
South African Revenue Services for recognising the need to stem the tide of illicite trade and installing their second high-tech scanner at one of South African ports. The Port of Cape Town now follows on from the Port of Durban to host container scanner.