ON THE COVER

 

ON THE COVER

With over 500 employees, the majority of whom work  on the company's fleet of 15 owned and managed vessels, SMIT Amandla Marine strives to be the leading employer of South African seafarers, and actively promotes maritime education and awareness 
 

 

ON THE COVER

With over 500 employees, the majority of whom work  on the company's fleet of 15 owned and managed vessels, SMIT Amandla Marine strives to be the leading employer of South African seafarers, and actively promotes maritime education and awareness 
 
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REPORT BACK:

DURBAN MARITIME SUMMIT:  The first Durban Maritime Summit held in February this year aimed to focus on the concept of Durban as a smart port city with the emphasis on understanding how the port and the city interact to improve the lives and working opportunities of those that reside and work in them.


COLUMNS: 

SCIENTIFICALLY SPEAKING:  In those exhilarating scientific working group meetings, mention the word "transboundary" or the phrase "shared fish stock" and the members of the group will awaken as if a bolt of lightening had struck the tea trolley.  Dave Japp considers the science, and politics, of transboundary resource management.

FISHY BUSINESS: Shaheen Moolla investigates the Namibian allocation of fishing rights by means of a new fishing quota allocation "mechanism" during 2016.  The namibian fishing industry had complained that the political intention of allocating more and more quotas to a larger number of right holders diluted Namibia's ability to compete with other fish producing states and also created a class of rent-seekers that did not invest in infrstructure and jobs.

THROUGH THE LENS:  Claire Attwood cannot quell her curiosity around what it takes to catch an octopus and its rightful place on the menu.  After spending some time with Garry Nel, who has spent the best part of 20 yeas experimenting with the best way to catch and prepare octopus, she believes that she is ready to give this particular cephalopod another try.

MARITIME MEMORIES:  In this month's column, Brian Ingpen explores the shipping ventures that responded to the initial calls of sugar growers on the South Coast for improved links with Durban.  It all started when sugar baron CG Smith chartered the small steamer Somtseu for a service between Durban and Port Shepstone at the mouth of the Umzimkulu River. 


FEATURES

ENGINES AND PROPULSION

  • Lubricating Oils - Lifeblood of the ship's engine systems
  • Impact of low sulphur fuel on engines
  • Marine propulsion market driven by economy and the environment
  • Ship energy and efficiency
  • Aligning skills to match engine needs
  • WARTSILA 31:  The most efficient engine in the world
  • Optimising engine performance for Nigerian gas transporter
  • Engine supplier adds value to education
  • Meeting the varied needs of the maritime industry

LAW AND INSURANCE

  • Insuring your best results against fire at sea
  • Shark team successful in their appeal against liability
  • Emerging opportunities for marine insurance
  • Trend of reduced frequency of total losses arrested in 2015
  • Historic decision by Ports Regulator
  • Insurers ordered to pay fo rthe loss of Lindsay
  • A legal perspective on the Lindsay case
  • Arrested bulk carriers sold for millions
  • Comments sought for Marine Spatial Planning Bill
  • P&I Clubs merger discussions
  • A boost for marine insurance surveys in Africa
  • International conference to discuss marine insurance

MARITIME NEWS

AFRICAN NEWS

  • Ambitious plans for maritime start-up
  • Committee to address Lagos terminal issues
  • IMO interacts with Africa
  • Cape Town shipbuilder secures project for Ivory Coast
  • Enhancing multi-agency efforts against smuggling at sea in Africa
  • New port investment for Morocco
  • Safety certification for ship repairer
  • Dredging of Maputo Port channel in May
  • SAR vessels promote safety and security in Kenya
  • Second container terminal for Mombasa
  • Briefs
  • Mombasa statistics reflect growth
  • MOU for maritime education in Morocco
  • Report finds that more tertiary education needed for maritime studies in South Africa
  • Discussing search and rescue in Africa
  • FRAP to be concluded by the end of August
  • Briefs

 PEOPLE AND EVENTS:

NEWS

  • COVER STORY:  Empowerment efforts acknowledged
  • 40-year milestone for monitoring specialists
  • Navy award
  • Fishing company assists with school transport needs
  • Partnership between diamond miner and university supports education
  • Cape Town Port Festival returns to calendar
  • Maritime Industry Soccer Tournament
  • Appointments

MARITIME INDUSTRY AWARDS

WINNERS

  • Maritime Employer award
  • Maritime Newcomer award
  • Commitment to the Environment award
  • Seafarer of the Year award
  • Maritime Media award
  • Maritime Student award
  • Maritime Maestro award

GREEN MARINE

NEWS AND UPDATES

  • Solutions to ocean acidification will unlock ocean value
  • The earth's life support system is at risk
  • Global seafood traceability campaign launched
  • Business unusual needed for a thriving ocean
  • Cruising towards ocean responsibility
  • GREEN WARRIOR:  Managing limited resources for conservation

 

REPORT BACK:

DURBAN MARITIME SUMMIT:  The first Durban Maritime Summit held in February this year aimed to focus on the concept of Durban as a smart port city with the emphasis on understanding how the port and the city interact to improve the lives and working opportunities of those that reside and work in them.


COLUMNS: 

SCIENTIFICALLY SPEAKING:  In those exhilarating scientific working group meetings, mention the word "transboundary" or the phrase "shared fish stock" and the members of the group will awaken as if a bolt of lightening had struck the tea trolley.  Dave Japp considers the science, and politics, of transboundary resource management.

FISHY BUSINESS: Shaheen Moolla investigates the Namibian allocation of fishing rights by means of a new fishing quota allocation "mechanism" during 2016.  The namibian fishing industry had complained that the political intention of allocating more and more quotas to a larger number of right holders diluted Namibia's ability to compete with other fish producing states and also created a class of rent-seekers that did not invest in infrstructure and jobs.

THROUGH THE LENS:  Claire Attwood cannot quell her curiosity around what it takes to catch an octopus and its rightful place on the menu.  After spending some time with Garry Nel, who has spent the best part of 20 yeas experimenting with the best way to catch and prepare octopus, she believes that she is ready to give this particular cephalopod another try.

MARITIME MEMORIES:  In this month's column, Brian Ingpen explores the shipping ventures that responded to the initial calls of sugar growers on the South Coast for improved links with Durban.  It all started when sugar baron CG Smith chartered the small steamer Somtseu for a service between Durban and Port Shepstone at the mouth of the Umzimkulu River. 


FEATURES

ENGINES AND PROPULSION

  • Lubricating Oils - Lifeblood of the ship's engine systems
  • Impact of low sulphur fuel on engines
  • Marine propulsion market driven by economy and the environment
  • Ship energy and efficiency
  • Aligning skills to match engine needs
  • WARTSILA 31:  The most efficient engine in the world
  • Optimising engine performance for Nigerian gas transporter
  • Engine supplier adds value to education
  • Meeting the varied needs of the maritime industry

LAW AND INSURANCE

  • Insuring your best results against fire at sea
  • Shark team successful in their appeal against liability
  • Emerging opportunities for marine insurance
  • Trend of reduced frequency of total losses arrested in 2015
  • Historic decision by Ports Regulator
  • Insurers ordered to pay fo rthe loss of Lindsay
  • A legal perspective on the Lindsay case
  • Arrested bulk carriers sold for millions
  • Comments sought for Marine Spatial Planning Bill
  • P&I Clubs merger discussions
  • A boost for marine insurance surveys in Africa
  • International conference to discuss marine insurance

MARITIME NEWS

AFRICAN NEWS

  • Ambitious plans for maritime start-up
  • Committee to address Lagos terminal issues
  • IMO interacts with Africa
  • Cape Town shipbuilder secures project for Ivory Coast
  • Enhancing multi-agency efforts against smuggling at sea in Africa
  • New port investment for Morocco
  • Safety certification for ship repairer
  • Dredging of Maputo Port channel in May
  • SAR vessels promote safety and security in Kenya
  • Second container terminal for Mombasa
  • Briefs
  • Mombasa statistics reflect growth
  • MOU for maritime education in Morocco
  • Report finds that more tertiary education needed for maritime studies in South Africa
  • Discussing search and rescue in Africa
  • FRAP to be concluded by the end of August
  • Briefs

 PEOPLE AND EVENTS:

NEWS

  • COVER STORY:  Empowerment efforts acknowledged
  • 40-year milestone for monitoring specialists
  • Navy award
  • Fishing company assists with school transport needs
  • Partnership between diamond miner and university supports education
  • Cape Town Port Festival returns to calendar
  • Maritime Industry Soccer Tournament
  • Appointments

MARITIME INDUSTRY AWARDS

WINNERS

  • Maritime Employer award
  • Maritime Newcomer award
  • Commitment to the Environment award
  • Seafarer of the Year award
  • Maritime Media award
  • Maritime Student award
  • Maritime Maestro award

GREEN MARINE

NEWS AND UPDATES

  • Solutions to ocean acidification will unlock ocean value
  • The earth's life support system is at risk
  • Global seafood traceability campaign launched
  • Business unusual needed for a thriving ocean
  • Cruising towards ocean responsibility
  • GREEN WARRIOR:  Managing limited resources for conservation
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EDITOR: Colleen Jacka


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


KEELHAULED:

We keelhaul the South African Presidency and the African National Congress for diluting the importance of the progress report on Operation Phakisa held in April and turning it into a political rally to garner support for the 2016 local elections.  

APPLAUD:

  We applaud all the winners as well as all the finalists in the Maritime Industry Awards held at the beginning of April. We also applaud Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) for reviving the Ports Festivals as a way to promote the maritime industry to a wider audience.  


 

 

 

EDITOR: Colleen Jacka


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


KEELHAULED:

We keelhaul the South African Presidency and the African National Congress for diluting the importance of the progress report on Operation Phakisa held in April and turning it into a political rally to garner support for the 2016 local elections.  

APPLAUD:

  We applaud all the winners as well as all the finalists in the Maritime Industry Awards held at the beginning of April. We also applaud Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) for reviving the Ports Festivals as a way to promote the maritime industry to a wider audience.