Posted: Feb 15, 2024

Attracting maritime lecturers requires more focus

SAIMI prioritises the need for higher skills

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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Posted: Feb 15, 2024

Single transport regulator will enhance powers for enforcement

ERT Bill will establish a single transport regulator

SOUTH AFRICA: Speaking about the implementation of the Economic Regulation of Transport (ERT) Bill which will see the establishment of a single economic transport regulator, CEO of the Ports Regulator of South Africa on Tuesday highlighted that the new entity would have enhanced powers to enforce compliance and decisions.

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Posted: Feb 14, 2024

FPSO arrives in Senegal

First production planned for mid 2024

SENEGAL: Having departed from Singapore in December last year, the Léopold Sédar Senghor Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) facility has safely arrived offshore Senegal. The FPSO will be deployed approximately 100 kilometers south of Dakar as part of Senegal’s first offshore oil development.

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Posted: Feb 14, 2024

Making material handling decisions

Rent or buy: that is the new material handling equipment question

Leasing, rather than buying capital assets that depreciate is increasingly making more and more business sense. And nowhere is the trend of renting equipment becoming more noticeable as a smart move in an uncertain economy than in the material handling equipment market.

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Posted: Feb 11, 2024

Addressing fragmented governance of the ocean economy

Reconciling opportunities with sustainability

SOUTH AFRICA: Next week’s Ocean Innovation Africa Summit will delve into some of the critical gaps in ocean governance and discuss reconciling blue economy opportunities with sustainable priorities.

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024

Africa’s role in ship scrapping

Tanzania features as a reflagging option for scrap dealers

As the majority of all global tonnage destined to be scrapped lands on the three beaches in South Asia, it’s worth noting that African shipowners and African flagged ships contribute only a small percentage to overall picture.

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024

Opportunity for Africa to develop decarbonisation plans

Training programme aims to develop skills in developing countries

With ambitions for net-zero shipping by 2050, developing countries may be perceived to be on the back foot in terms of the ability and funding to design national strategies for maritime decarbonisation, but the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) is inviting qualifying nations to nominate professionals to join a year-long training programme to improve capacity and skills.

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Posted: Feb 7, 2024

Comments invited on marine pollution legislation

Public comment will close end of February

SOUTH AFRICA: The opportunity to comment on the Marine Pollution (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Amendment Bill will close on 26 February.

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