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27 February 2024
Tugboat acquisition aims to address port inefficiencies

Tugboat acquisition aims to address port inefficiencies

SOUTH AFRICA: Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has announced that it will acquire seven tugboats at a cost of R1 billion as part of a fleet renewal programme aimed at improving marine operations in the ports of Durban and East London.

27 February 2024
Port concession extended with additional commitments

Port concession extended with additional commitments

MOZAMBIQUE: The Maputo Port Development Company (MPDC) has signed an addendum to their concession that will extend its contract in the port from 2033 to 2058.

27 February 2024
Are you ready to lead the South African maritime sector?

Are you ready to lead the South African maritime sector?

SOUTH AFRICA: After a protracted period without a permanent Chief Executive Officer in place, the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) is advertising to fill the position with applications closing on 10 March.

26 February 2024
Boosting Cape Town’s offshore training capacity

Boosting Cape Town’s offshore training capacity

SOUTH AFRICA: Having identified accredited training for the offshore sectors as a crucial component of developing the local and regional capacity to participate in the global energy sector, Cape Town-based Offshore Africa Training Centre (OATC) last week officially launched additional courses that will confirm the country’s position as a reputable training provider.

19 February 2024
New small vessel regulations focus on safety

New small vessel regulations focus on safety

SOUTH AFRICA: Commercial small vessels under 25 gross tonnes will be subjected to new safety requirements under the proposed Merchant Shipping (National Small Vessel Safety) Regulations, 2024 when the 2007 regulations are repealed.

17 February 2024
Promoting offshore acreage

Promoting offshore acreage

SIERRA LEONE: After the conclusion of the fifth licensing round, which featured 56 offshore blocks, in September last year, Sierra Leone is scheduling a further round this year to feature additional available acreage.

15 February 2024
Decarbonisation strategy needed to fulfil international obligations

Decarbonisation strategy needed to fulfil international obligations

SOUTH AFRICA: The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA), together with the Department of Transport (DoT) hosted a roundtable last week to kickstart the development of a decarbonisation roadmap for the country.  

15 February 2024
Attracting maritime lecturers requires more focus

Attracting maritime lecturers requires more focus

SOUTH AFRICA: The need to recruit more highly qualified lecturers within the maritime education and training space was addressed as a priority by the South African International Maritime Institute (SAIMI) in a webinar yesterday.

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