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30 November 2023
Assessing the impact of steel mill closure

Assessing the impact of steel mill closure

SOUTH AFRICA: The imminent closure of the ArcelorMittal Newcastle ‘long’ steel products operation in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, is likely to cause considerable turbulence within the local steel sector, with potential projected ‘knock-on’ effects including product shortages, quality issues and even price increases, according to Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) Chief Executive Officer, Amanuel Gebremeskel.

28 November 2023
South Africa advances its campaign for election to the IMO Council

South Africa advances its campaign for election to the IMO Council

LONDON: Speaking at the late session on day two of the 33rd Regular Session of the International Maritime Organisation Assembly currently being held in London, High Commissioner of South Africa In London, Jeremiah Nyamane Mamabolo, delivered the country’s general statement in which he highlighted South Africa’s active participation as an IMO Member State.

28 November 2023
Africa’s IMO IOUs could impact Council elections

Africa’s IMO IOUs could impact Council elections

Just over 43% of the International Maritime Organisation’s monies owed by Member States emanates from African countries including nine of which have arrears dating back to previous years that will impact on their eligibility to vote in the upcoming election.  

27 November 2023
Impact of government decision felt in Algoa Bay

Impact of government decision felt in Algoa Bay

With 35 client ships headed for Algoa Bay for a planned bunker stem in the middle of September that had additional requirements for fresh provisions, crew changes, essential spare parts and many other normal ship servicing activities – Offshore Maritime Services (OMS) as well as many other companies were blindsided by the sudden and immediate termination of the offshore bunker operations in the Bay. Founder and General Manager of OMS, Godfrey Needham reflects on the impact of this decision and how it has prompted the closure of their Port Elizabeth branch.

24 November 2023
Session aims to establish model for measuring the ocean economy

Session aims to establish model for measuring the ocean economy

SOUTH AFRICA: The South African International Maritime Institute (SAIMI) has embarked on the process to accurately define the country’s ocean economy with the view to being able to accurately quantify its contribution to the nation's overall economic development.

24 November 2023
Most deadly year for Africa’s ocean migrants

Most deadly year for Africa’s ocean migrants

Africa’s ocean migration route continues to result in the loss of death of people at sea and, according to a new report published by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), 2023 has 2023 has already earned the unenviable record of being the deadliest year on this migration route since 2017.

22 November 2023
Contractor announced for milestone port project

Contractor announced for milestone port project

SOUTH AFRICA: Stefanutti Stocks was identified as the successful bidder of the request for proposals issued by Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) in July this year to undertake the deepening and strengthening of N Berth in the Port of East London.

22 November 2023
Fisheries week promotes careers in fishing sector

Fisheries week promotes careers in fishing sector

SEYCHELLES: In his opening address at Fisheries Week, which was also attended by President Wavel Ramkalawan, Minister for Fisheries and the Blue Economy, Jean-François Ferrari highlighted the opportunities for careers within the sector.

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