Posted: Feb 6, 2024

Opportunities identified to offer returns for investors

Africa can leapfrog blue economy development

SOUTH AFRICA: Industry experts believe that Africa has the opportunity to grow its blue economy by leapfrogging more developed regions through attractive investment opportunities.

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Posted: Feb 5, 2024

Bunker fuel terminal operator appointed

Richards Bay liquid bulk concession announced

SOUTH AFRICA: FFS Tank Terminal (Pty) Ltd has been awarded a 25-year concession to operate a liquid bulk terminal specialising in bunker fuels at the Port of Richards Bay.

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Posted: Feb 5, 2024

Loading citrus for export

Shipping line upgrades service for season

SOUTH AFRICA: Hapag-Lloyd has announced an upgrade to service the country’s citrus exporters starting at the end of May this year and running through September.

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024

AfCFTA shipment highlights need to fix ports and rail

President presides over first shipment

SOUTH AFRICA: Officiating over South Africa’s first shipment and preferential trading under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) this week at the Port of Durban, President Cyril Ramaphosa highlighted the need to “fix Transnet’s rail and port operations”.

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024

A fitting dedication

SA Agulhas dedicated to memory of Ian Calvert

SOUTH AFRICA: Arriving to witness the handover of the SA Agulhas to her new owners on Tuesday, all guests were instantly greeted by a bold tribute to Ian Calvert on the side of the vessel’s superstructure.

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024

Regulator slashes port tariffs

Tariffs should not subsidise poor performance

SOUTH AFRICA: Transnet National Ports Authority’s inefficiencies were once again highlighted yesterday when the Ports Regulator of South Africa (PRSA) effectively slashed port tariffs.

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Posted: Jan 31, 2024

African leaders must find ways to encourage ongoing oil and gas investments


Despite the global push for near-instant transition to renewables, the immediate benefits for us (and many African nations) still predominantly lie in oil and gas – Tom Alweendo, Minister of Mines and Energy, Namibia discusses the need to encourage investment in oil and gas on the continent.

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Posted: Jan 30, 2024

Grand plans attached to the sale of a grand old lady

Seafarer training will continue on the SA Agulhas

This week marks the official handing over of the SA Agulhas to new owners, having served as South Africa’s dedicated training vessel for almost 12 years. Editor, Colleen Jacka, spoke to both Sobantu Tilayi of SAMSA and Captain Stefan Bülow of J*S Maritime Partners about the sale and was pleased to discover that the plans for the vessel will continue to provide and even expand the training opportunities for aspirant South African seafarers.

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