Posted: Mar 18, 2024

Fishing company anticipates significant increase in earnings

Oceana expects 60% increase

SOUTH AFRICA: Despite declines in the sale of canned fish, Oceana anticipates a significant increase in earnings based on the exceptional performance its US subsidiary, Daybrook.

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Posted: Mar 15, 2024

Swift action saves two sailors in the Atlantic Ocean

One fatality in incident at sea

SOUTH AFRICA: Two sailors were successfully rescued when their yacht, which was sailing from Tristan da Cunha to Cape Town, started to take on water approximately 2,400km west-southwest of their destination. The skipper of the yacht unfortunately could not be rescued and is presumed to have gone down with the vessel.

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Posted: Mar 14, 2024

Terminal upgrade takes another step forward

Container freight station commissioned

NIGERIA: The West Africa Container Terminal (WACT) operated by APM Terminals at the port of Onne has taken another step forward in its US$115 million upgrade project announced in 2020 that is due to be completed during the course of this year.

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Posted: Mar 14, 2024

Definitions could impact on OPL operations

OPL operators raise issues contained in draft regulations

SOUTH AFRICA: The recently published Draft Merchant Shipping (National Small Vessel Safety Regulations) that are currently available for comment have highlighted the need for more appropriate definitions relating to what constitutes a passenger on small vessels.

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Posted: Mar 13, 2024

Cruising towards sustainability

Global study to steer cruise sector towards sustainability

INTERNATIONAL: Research aimed at providing critical information to map the cruise sector’s real-time energy needs, infrastructure and regulations has been commissioned by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) in an effort to steer the industry towards a sustainable future.

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Posted: Mar 13, 2024

Waste management compliance in ports is essential

Proper handling of maritime waste is essential for a healthy marine ecosystem

Generating a diverse range of waste including hazardous materials, the maritime sector requires specialised waste management services to ensure environmental sustainability and compliance with local and international legislation. 

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Posted: Mar 12, 2024

Maritime research will sustain Africa's blue economy

Africa seeks maritime experts

Over the last two months African organisations and institutions have called on maritime experts to assist in developing research and knowledge across several sectors including fisheries, shipbuilding, environmental management, and port infrastructure needs. These tenders were issued for studies in Kenya, South Africa, Somalia, Mauritius and Egypt.

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Posted: Mar 11, 2024

Project aims to coordinate efforts to mitigate illegal fishing

SADC Atlantic Project officially launched

ANGOLA: After significant ground work and collaboration, the inception of the Southern African Community Development (SADC) Atlantic Project took place Luanda, Angola last month with the goal to support coordinated efforts of Angola, Namibia, and South Africa to mitigate illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing and organised crime in the fisheries industry.

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