ON THE COVER

ON THE COVER

Ardent Subtech, the Joint Venture between Ardent, an emergency response and wreck removal specialist, and Subtech, a Sub-Sahara marine emergency response and diving services provider celebrated its official launch.  
Since its actual launch in mid 2015 the joint venture has been able to demonstrate its key objectives .... full story on page 52
 

ON THE COVER

Ardent Subtech, the Joint Venture between Ardent, an emergency response and wreck removal specialist, and Subtech, a Sub-Sahara marine emergency response and diving services provider celebrated its official launch.  
Since its actual launch in mid 2015 the joint venture has been able to demonstrate its key objectives .... full story on page 52
 
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Contents

 

IN DEPTH:

MARITIME TRANSFORMATION:   The South African maritime industry has participated in a number of consultative sessions with the Department of Transport since August 2014 to work towards creating an aligned Maritime Sector B-BBEEE Code of Good Practice.

BUNKER WOES CONTINUE:   The decommissioned marine gas and oil pipelines in the Port of Cape Town represent the latest blow for the South Aftrican bunker sector which has seen a steady decline in bunker-only calls and now faces losing the small vessel market due to irregularity in supply.


COLUMNS: 

THROUGH THE LENS:  Claire Attwood takes a closer look at the science of sardines and discusses how refinements to the management of the small pelagic highlight some of the research that underpins the sector which is a vital contributor to food security in South Africa.

FISHY BUSINESS: Shaheen Moolla outlines how the Appeals Advisory Team has been working with the Ministry to address the appeals lodged across the fishing sectors.

CASTING THE NET BACK:  Dave Japp and Claire Attwood recount how times have changed since 1925 when scientists were advocating the introduction of fish species from the northern hemisphere into South African waters.

MARITIME MEMORIES:  Flipping through the pages of an edition of Merchant Ship World Built that documents ships built in 1965, Brian Ingpen highlights some of the memorable vessels that made an impact locally.

FEATURES

MARITIME ELECTRONICS 

  • Simulation based training for SA Navy launched
  • Regrouping after buy-out
  • Technology can improve safety and security
  • Acquistion strengthens position in sector
  • Demonstrating the potential of autonomous operation for Africa 
  • The future for autonomous ships
  • Addressing the needs of communication at sea
  • A start up with a depth of experience

VESSEL LAUNCHES 

UMLOBI & FEROX

The launch of the freezer factory trawler, Umlobi, and the purpose-built fresh fish trawler, Ferox, by I&J in November represents part of a hailf-a-billion rand investment in the deep-sea trawl fishery.

AUKWATOWA 

The recent launch of the Aukwatowa in Cape Town celebrated more than just another vessel entering the water - it highlighted the impact of the maritime economy on communities; promoted partnerships and emphasised the benefits of a healthy supply chain for a number of maritime sectors.

MVEZO

The R1.4 billion project to deliver nine tugs to the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) in South Africa delivered another important milestone in November when the first of the tugs was launched at Southern African Shipyards facilities in Durban.

 MARITIME NEWS:

AFRICAN NEWS

  • A focus to boost fishmeal production
  • Accomodating upgraded cruise liner 
  • Swaziland's membership emphasises importance of dry ports
  • Cuban interest in Cape Town boat builder generates orders
  • Mathematic model minimises port congestion
  • More smart ports in South Africa
  • New supplier for search and rescue craft
  • The IMO interacts with Africa
  • PRODUCT NEWS: Waste water treatment plant without membrane 
  • New vessel to service OPL market
  • Major contract for inland ferries awarded
  • Increase in lobster catch announced
  • Reconstruction project brings Maydon Wharf infrastructure up to date
  • Briefs

OFFSHORE NEWS

  • Offshore fabrication project links South Africa and Ghana
  • Major interest in Nigerian offshore petroleum delivery contract
  • Exploration and production updates
  • Consortium to finance Nigerian oil wells
  • Drilling rig undergoes survey at Ngqura
  • FSRU contract in place for import of LNG to Ghana
  • Joint venture in Ghana boosts local fabrication capacity

PEOPLE & EVENTS:

NEWS

  • Joint venture officially launched in Cape Town
  • Port management conference scheduled for early 2016
  • Ocean festival draws people to Port of Cape Town
  • Maritime company acknowledged at exporters' awards
  • Honouring the heroes of the oceans
  • New president for defence and security company 
  • Vessel donation acknowledges 30 years of custodianship
  • Commitment to work together
  • Port Authority upgrades school facilities and boosts maritime education

GREEN MARINE

NEWS AND UPDATES

  • Why sustainability makes good business sense: the case of RFA
  • PRODUCT NEWS: Energy-Efficient Pump Approved
  • Green Warrior: A positive influence on ocean conservation 
  • Marine ecolabel drives sustainability in fishing sectors
  • International scientists undertake humpback whale research voyage
  • Improving ocean management and governance
  • A first for Africa 
  • Whale tourism poses threat to young whales 

 

IN DEPTH:

MARITIME TRANSFORMATION:   The South African maritime industry has participated in a number of consultative sessions with the Department of Transport since August 2014 to work towards creating an aligned Maritime Sector B-BBEEE Code of Good Practice.

BUNKER WOES CONTINUE:   The decommissioned marine gas and oil pipelines in the Port of Cape Town represent the latest blow for the South Aftrican bunker sector which has seen a steady decline in bunker-only calls and now faces losing the small vessel market due to irregularity in supply.


COLUMNS: 

THROUGH THE LENS:  Claire Attwood takes a closer look at the science of sardines and discusses how refinements to the management of the small pelagic highlight some of the research that underpins the sector which is a vital contributor to food security in South Africa.

FISHY BUSINESS: Shaheen Moolla outlines how the Appeals Advisory Team has been working with the Ministry to address the appeals lodged across the fishing sectors.

CASTING THE NET BACK:  Dave Japp and Claire Attwood recount how times have changed since 1925 when scientists were advocating the introduction of fish species from the northern hemisphere into South African waters.

MARITIME MEMORIES:  Flipping through the pages of an edition of Merchant Ship World Built that documents ships built in 1965, Brian Ingpen highlights some of the memorable vessels that made an impact locally.

FEATURES

MARITIME ELECTRONICS 

  • Simulation based training for SA Navy launched
  • Regrouping after buy-out
  • Technology can improve safety and security
  • Acquistion strengthens position in sector
  • Demonstrating the potential of autonomous operation for Africa 
  • The future for autonomous ships
  • Addressing the needs of communication at sea
  • A start up with a depth of experience

VESSEL LAUNCHES 

UMLOBI & FEROX

The launch of the freezer factory trawler, Umlobi, and the purpose-built fresh fish trawler, Ferox, by I&J in November represents part of a hailf-a-billion rand investment in the deep-sea trawl fishery.

AUKWATOWA 

The recent launch of the Aukwatowa in Cape Town celebrated more than just another vessel entering the water - it highlighted the impact of the maritime economy on communities; promoted partnerships and emphasised the benefits of a healthy supply chain for a number of maritime sectors.

MVEZO

The R1.4 billion project to deliver nine tugs to the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) in South Africa delivered another important milestone in November when the first of the tugs was launched at Southern African Shipyards facilities in Durban.

 MARITIME NEWS:

AFRICAN NEWS

  • A focus to boost fishmeal production
  • Accomodating upgraded cruise liner 
  • Swaziland's membership emphasises importance of dry ports
  • Cuban interest in Cape Town boat builder generates orders
  • Mathematic model minimises port congestion
  • More smart ports in South Africa
  • New supplier for search and rescue craft
  • The IMO interacts with Africa
  • PRODUCT NEWS: Waste water treatment plant without membrane 
  • New vessel to service OPL market
  • Major contract for inland ferries awarded
  • Increase in lobster catch announced
  • Reconstruction project brings Maydon Wharf infrastructure up to date
  • Briefs

OFFSHORE NEWS

  • Offshore fabrication project links South Africa and Ghana
  • Major interest in Nigerian offshore petroleum delivery contract
  • Exploration and production updates
  • Consortium to finance Nigerian oil wells
  • Drilling rig undergoes survey at Ngqura
  • FSRU contract in place for import of LNG to Ghana
  • Joint venture in Ghana boosts local fabrication capacity

PEOPLE & EVENTS:

NEWS

  • Joint venture officially launched in Cape Town
  • Port management conference scheduled for early 2016
  • Ocean festival draws people to Port of Cape Town
  • Maritime company acknowledged at exporters' awards
  • Honouring the heroes of the oceans
  • New president for defence and security company 
  • Vessel donation acknowledges 30 years of custodianship
  • Commitment to work together
  • Port Authority upgrades school facilities and boosts maritime education

GREEN MARINE

NEWS AND UPDATES

  • Why sustainability makes good business sense: the case of RFA
  • PRODUCT NEWS: Energy-Efficient Pump Approved
  • Green Warrior: A positive influence on ocean conservation 
  • Marine ecolabel drives sustainability in fishing sectors
  • International scientists undertake humpback whale research voyage
  • Improving ocean management and governance
  • A first for Africa 
  • Whale tourism poses threat to young whales 
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EDITOR: Colleen Jacka


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


KEELHAULED:

If you have not taken the time to nominate peers and colleagues in the maritime industry, we hereby Keelhaul you, but hope that you will rectify the situation by rushing over to  www.maritimeawards.co.za  to nominate now! It will only take a few minutes.

APPLAUD:

  Given this year's World Maritime Theme of Education and Training, we applaud all companies that have invested in inhouse as well as external training of both their own employees and of maritime students. There are a number of companies in the maritime sphere who are proactively producing maritime professionals. 


 

 

 

EDITOR: Colleen Jacka


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


KEELHAULED:

If you have not taken the time to nominate peers and colleagues in the maritime industry, we hereby Keelhaul you, but hope that you will rectify the situation by rushing over to  www.maritimeawards.co.za  to nominate now! It will only take a few minutes.

APPLAUD:

  Given this year's World Maritime Theme of Education and Training, we applaud all companies that have invested in inhouse as well as external training of both their own employees and of maritime students. There are a number of companies in the maritime sphere who are proactively producing maritime professionals.