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Tsunami strikes African coast
Dec 31, 2004
Author: P&S

The African east coast also felt the force of this week's tsunami that devastated so much of South Asia ...
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Fishery patrol boat Sarah Baartman arrives
Dec 29, 2004
Author: P&S

Sea Fisheries now packs a punch with the arrival of the new patrol boat Sarah Baartman, which arrived in Cape Town from the Dutch builder Damen ...
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Port engineer leaves Durban port
Dec 24, 2004
Author: P&S

Durban's port engineer Pat Raw and the National Ports Authority agree on a mutual separation package ...
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Grindrod’s new tanker enters service amidst boom
Dec 22, 2004
Author: Unicorn Shipping

Unicorn Tankers' latest ship Oliphant enters service with Dorado pool ...
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Ship movements for the port of Durban
Dec 20, 2004
Author: P&S

Due to a technical problem from our US server the Ship movement report for the port of Durban is temporarily unavailable. As a resulkt we have listed this report on the News page until repairs have been made. ...
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Communications upgrade for FPSO Glas Dowr
Dec 17, 2004
Author: Bruce Dunn - SMD Telecommunications

fascinating background to the names of Bluewaters' FPSO tankers ...
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Traffic heavy along the Maputo Corridor
Dec 17, 2004
Author: P&S

travel advisory for South Africa - Mozambique ...
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Interesting ship arrivals in port
Dec 16, 2004
Author: P&S

The two KwaZulu Natal ports, Durban and Richards Bay remain full of interest and incident despite ...
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Safmarine confirms Big Whites to Safari Service
Dec 16, 2004
Author: P&S

Safmarine confirms that the existing Big White container ships will transfer to the Safari service, as Safmarine Nomazwe enters service ...
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Go ahead for Cape Town harbour extensions
Dec 15, 2004
Author: P&S

The decision this week to approve a R600 million extension to the Cape Town Container Terminal will be welcomed by shippers and shipping lines, but not ...
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Drama as three vessels towed into Durban
Dec 9, 2004
Author: P&S

It was a day of interesting drama and seamanship on Tuesday morning ...
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Open water ahead as SA Agulhas heads south for Antarctica
Dec 8, 2004
Author: Ian Hunter - South African Weather Service

Sea Ice Expectations during the coming ‘SA Agulhas’ relief voyage to Antarctica - 2003 vs 2004 Concentrations ...
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Milestone as foreign shipowner takes South African crew
Dec 5, 2004
Author: P&S

A fully South African crew joined the reefer vessel Snow Land in Cape Town today ...
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Amver Award for Unicorn ship
Dec 3, 2004
Author: P&S

The Unicorn tanker Simunye has been presented with a US Coast Guard Amver Award this month in recognition ...
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Kenya plans second container terminal for the port of Mombasa
Dec 3, 2004
Author: P&S

A second container terminal and dredging at Mombasa are a necessity - transport minister ...
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Safmarine names first new ‘Big White’
Nov 22, 2004
Author: P&S

Safmarine announced the name for its first replacement ‘Big White’ container ship earlier today ...
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First phases of BBC China wreck reduction operation underway
Nov 19, 2004
Author: Joint Response Committee

Work has commenced on removing sections of the shipwrecked dry bulker BBC China, aground off the Wild Coast ...
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Cruising to nowhere as Royal African Cruises fails to deliver
Nov 19, 2004
Author: P&S

see our report with the latest developments in the Cruise News section of Ports & Ships ...
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Meeting brings new hope for shipbuilding in Durban
Nov 17, 2004
Author: P&S

Shipbuilding and ship repair in Durban was given a new breath of life earlier this month at a ...
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BBC China update
Nov 2, 2004
Issued by Joint Response Committee

Preparations completed for the removal of remaining fuel from stricken ship
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BBC China declared a constructive total loss
Oct 29, 2004
Author: Joint Response Committee

The Joint Response Committee overseeing the salvage of the grounded dry bulk carrier BBC China reported today ...
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BBC China remains firmly aground
Oct 21, 2004
Author: P&S

poor weather today interfered with the recovery of bunker fuels on board BBC China off the Wild Coast ...
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Helicopter pilot service introduced at Saldanha
Oct 21, 2004
Author: P&S

a helicopter service for pilot transfer is to be introduced at Saldanha Bay during the winter months ...
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BBC China takes on water
Oct 18, 2004
Author: P&S

Hopes of salvaging the German freighter BBC China are fading as ...
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Oil leaking from grounded BBC China
Oct 17, 2004
Author: P&S

Oil has begun leaking from the grounded cargo ship BBC China ...
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Cargo ship aground off Wild Coast
Oct 17, 2004
Author: P&S

The German general cargo ship BBC China, of 5,548 gross tons has gone aground near Port Grosvenor on the notorious Wild Coast of South Africa last night ...
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Mammoth super post panamax Liebherr cranes in full swing!
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South African Port Operations' new super post panamax Liebherr cranes entered service at the Durban Container Terminal last week ...
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Congestion fears but MSC head is optimistic for South Africa
Oct 6, 2004
Author: P&S

The onset of dozens of new super post panamax ships (8,000-TEU +) currently under construction is likely to lead to major congestion problems ...
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Maersk reveals first replacement for ‘Big Whites’
Oct 6, 2004
Author: P&S

Maersk Sealand reveals its replacement vessel for the SAECS service ...
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Safmarine names third West Africa ship
Oct 4, 2004
Author: P&S

Safmarine's third new ship for the Europe - West Africa service was named on Saturday ...
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Rate increases for Indian Ocean services
Sep 30, 2004
Author: P&S

Member lines of the Asia–East Africa Discussion Forum intend increasing rates from 1 November ...
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Mother Nature is one lady we don’t argue with…

From time to time, the forces of Nature create conditions that remind us of who is in charge ...
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Unions will march in protest of US port action
Sep 26, 2004
Author: P&S

South African transport trade unionists say they intend taking to the streets of three port cities this week ...
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Ship collides with caisson in Durban port entrance
Sep 26, 2004
Author: P&S

port forced to close as container ship Dainty River smacks concrete anti-submarine obstruction ...
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Emerging farmers visit port
Sep 23, 2004
Author: P&S

A group of emerging citrus farmers from Limpopo Province visited the port of Durban last week where ...
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Rates increase for Indian Ocean service
Sep 23, 2004
Author: P&S

MSC is to increase rates on the SA - India - Middle East service from October ...
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Durban port strike ends
Sep 23, 2004
Author: P&S

Durban's port strike involving casual stevedores was called off this morning ...
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Durban port crippled by strikes
Sep 20, 2004
Author: P&S

The port of Durban has been hit by a series of strikes involving hundreds of casual dock labourers ...
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Farewell Livingstone
Sep 16, 2004
Author: P&S

The small tanker Livingstone, long a resident of the KwaZulu Natal coast, leaves South Africa shores this week ...
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SA & Norway sign new R40 million fisheries plan
Sep 14, 2004
Author: DEAT

- Research, Training and Coastal Community Upliftment. Statement issued by the office of Marthinus van Schalkwyk, Minister of the Department of Environmental Affairs & Tourism (DEAT)
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Oil spill contained and dispersed
Sep 9, 2004
Author: JP Louw, DEAT

The oil spill at the Durban SBM has been contained and dispersed, says the Department of Environmental Affairs & Tourism (DEAT) ...
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Oil spill at Durban
Sep 9, 2004
Author: P&S

Oil which spilled from the SBM off Durban has washed onto the nearby beach ...
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Horst Kleinschmidt reappointed
Sep 5, 2004
Author: JP Louw, DEAT

The Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEAT) has extended Horst Kleinschmidt's contract for a further four years as ...
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Two ships collide off Durban
Sep 5, 2004
Author: P&S

Two container ships at anchor in the Durban outer anchorage, Nordbeach and MSC Lauren, collided this afternoon soon after 14.00.
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Durban port closes in September
Aug 31, 2004
Author: P&S

The port of Durban will be closed to all shipping for 36 hours on two separate occasions during September ...
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Visiting her namesake – Hual Durban arrives in port
Aug 30, 2004
Author: P&S

The arrival in Durban of the car carrier Hual Durban highlighted the success enjoyed by Norwegian shipping line Hual in South Africa ...
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Project cargo vessel carries locos for Namibia
Aug 30, 2004
Author: P&S

Making a maiden port call in Durban recently was the Beluga Emotion, a new ...
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Two senior SAPO men leave suddenly
Aug 27, 2004
Author: P&S

Two highly experienced managers left SA Port Operations (SAPO) this week rather than ...
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Transnet posts loss
Aug 27, 2004
Author: P&S

Trasnet's entire board is swept aside as group posts loss of billions - SAA blamed ...
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Durban Car Terminal
Aug 21, 2004
Author: SAPO

celebrating a decade of growth ...
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SAPO Celebrates SA Women

Changing the face of port operations ...
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Widening of Durban port entrance gets environment go-ahead
Aug 18, 2004
Author: P&S

The environmental go-ahead to widen and deepen Durban's port entrance has been granted ...
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MOL goes BIG!
Aug 17, 2004
Author: P&S

Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has announced the launch of its new car carrier Utopia Ace, the first of 12 new carriers scheduled for ...
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Port tariffs set to drop but minister tells users to pay up
Aug 16, 2004
Author: P&S

Alec Erwin discloses new government thinking on port policy ...
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ICS hosts Hazardous Cargo Course
Aug 15, 2004
Author: P&S

The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) is hosting a two-day Hazardous Cargo Course on 30 and 31 August 2004 ...
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Mission Complete

Successful conclusion ...
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Durban gets new container cranes
Aug 10, 2004
Author: P&S

Durban harbour was abuzz with excitement yesterday morning when the heavylift vessel Tern ...
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Mission Accomplished

Container cranes arrive ...
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Picking up the Pace

SOUTH AFRICAN PORT OPERATIONS - the countdown is happening ...
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South African Port Operations
Aug 7, 2004
Author: Sapo

PICKING UP THE PACE - The countdown has begun ...
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New cranes arrive in Durban on Monday
Aug 7, 2004
Author: P&S

Durban to receive three new container cranes on Monday ...
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Jotun Paints in Mozambique
Aug 4, 2004
Author: Jotun

- call for expression of interest within the Mozambique territory ...
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Safmarine names second new ship
Aug 4, 2004
Author: P&S

The second of three new container ships being built for Safmarine for the West African trades, Safmarine Nimba enters service ...
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Coega floods but woes continue
Jul 31, 2004
Author: P&S

The new port may have water but here are still no tenants as talks with shipping line collapse ...
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Grindrod Group has impressive half year
Jul 27, 2004
Author: P&S

Shrugging off any effect a stronger rand might have had, the Grindrod Group yesterday announced a 155 percent increase in ...
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South African Maritime Achievers Awards
Jul 27, 2004
Author: Kagiso Communications

The Dept of Transport aims to recognise top performers in the South African maritime industry ...
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Pongola returns to Durban for repairs
Jul 26, 2004
Author: P&S

The Ocean Africa Container Lines vessel Pongola returned to Durban under her own power on Thursday last week for repairs at Elgin Brown & Hamer's floating dock ...
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SA Marine head dies
Jul 26, 2004
Author: P&S

Stamatis Restis, the Greek shipowner and founder of ship management company and shipowner Enterprises Shipping and Trading, died of a heart attack ...
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Bush signs Agoa Act into law
Jul 21, 2004
Author: P&S

The Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), which was signed into law on 13 July by President George W Bush, comes as a stimulant to a number of African states that were anxious about whether the benefits of the export/import programme would be extended through to 2015
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Major South Africa yachting event announced
Jul 16, 2004
Author: P&S

The 2 Oceans African Challenge will be the forth largest yachting event of its type in the world ...
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Pongola safely alongside at Beira
Jul 15, 2004
Author: P&S

Ocean Africa Container Lines' ship Pongola is safely alongside her berth at Beira after having gone aground ...
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Cape Africa enters Port of Cape Town today
Jul 14, 2004
Author: Joint Response Committee

After months of uncertainty and risk, the stricken bulker Cape Africa was readied this morning to enter Cape Town harbour for repairs ...
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Port of Beira reopens after Pongola goes aground
Jul 12, 2004
Author: P&S

The Mozambique port of Beira was reopened at noon today one week after the South African coastal container ship ...
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South African coaster goes aground
Jul 9, 2004
Author: P&S

Pongola grounded on approaches to Beira as Unifeeder changes company name to Ocean Africa Container Lines ...
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Coega flooding starts
Jul 1, 2004
Author: P&S

The new port of Ngqura at Coega on the eastern Cape coast was partially flooded yesterday in preparation ...
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South African ports declared ISPS compliant
Jun 30, 2004
Author: P&S

All seven South African ports – Richards Bay, Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth, Mossel Bay, Cape Town and Saldanha Bay, were declared fully compliant earlier today ...
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New Durban and Richards Bay harbourmasters named
Jun 30, 2004
Author: P&S

The National Ports Authority today revealed the names of the new harbourmasters at Durban and Richards Bay ...
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Illegal fishing vessel arrested
Jun 28, 2004
Author: P&S

- France lends SA a helping hand
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Safmarine markets a new Indian Ocean service
Jun 25, 2004
Author: P&S

Increased capacity set to boost trade between SA and Middle East and between Middle East and Indian Ocean Islands
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First patrol vessel launched
Jun 18, 2004
Author: DEAT

Sarah Baartman, the first of four purpose built Fishery and Environmental Protection Vessels, was launched ...
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New fruit terminal opens at Durban’s Maydon Wharf
Jun 8, 2004
Author: P&S

Durban’s new fruit terminal on Maydon Wharf entered service with a flourish last week with the arrival ...
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Cape Africa cofferdam shelved
Jun 6, 2004
Author: Smit Salvage

Bulker to be lightened to enable her to be brought into port for repairs
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Mammoth container crane goes smoothly
Jun 3, 2004
Author: P&S

Attempts to move a damaged crane at Durban's container terminal has gone smoothly ...
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IMO recommends S&R fund for Africa
Jun 2, 2004
Author: IMO

IMO recommends an international fund to set up African search and rescue services for ships in distress
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Cape Africa cofferdam attempt fails
Jun 2, 2004
Author: Smit Salvage

Efforts to secure a cofferdam over the area of damage on the bulk carrier Cape Africa failed today ...
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Counting down the ISPS deadline
May 29, 2004
Author: P&S

There is mounting concern over the approaching ISPS Code deadline ...
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Hiccups at Saldanha Bay
May 29, 2004
Author: P&S

A power cut at the port of Saldanha Bay tomorrow (Sunday, 30 May) will disrupt port operations ...
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Weather delays Cape Africa repair
May 29, 2004
Author: P&S

Poor weather conditions along the Cape coast has delayed the fitting of a cofferdam to the crippled Taiwanese bulker, Cape Africa ...
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Durban harbourmaster resigns
May 28, 2004
Author: P&S

Reports that the harbourmaster of the port of Durban, Captain Sanjiv Tandon, had resigned were confirmed this afternoon ...
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WISTA establishes mentorship programme
May 26, 2004
Author: P&S

A new mentorship programme seeks to send two candidates overseas ...
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Work starts today on repairing Cape Africa
May 26, 2004
Author: P&S

a cofferdam that will facilitate permanent repairs to the crippled bulk ship Cape Africa begins today in False Bay ...
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Cape Africa safely at anchor in False Bay
May 18, 2004
Author: P&S

Smit Salvage reported late this afternoon that the bulk carrier Cape Africa had arrived safely in False Bay ...
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Durban port helicopter downed for service
May 18, 2004
Author: P&S

The helicopter used by the National Ports Authority for the ferrying of marine pilots has left for Pretoria to undergo ...
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Cape Africa threat removed
May 14, 2004
Author: P&S

With the threat of oil pollution removed, the next step in the Cape Africa saga is to begin repairs in False Bay ...
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First 903 tonnes of fuel removed from Cape Africa
May 12, 2004
Author: Smit Salvage

Smit Salvage were able to remove 903 tonnes of fuel from the bulk carrier Cape Africa yesterday, leaving approximately 900 tonnes of fuel on board ...
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New bridge transforms car terminal into 24-hour operation
May 10, 2004
Author: P&S

A new bridge connecting with the quayside and a parking garage have transformed the busy Durban car terminal ...
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Cape Africa - hopes of beginning transfer of oil
May 10, 2004
Author: P&S

Salvors were this morning hopeful that a moderating sea would allow the transfer of oil from the holed ship to begin ...
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Safmarine names first new ship for African trades
May 10, 2004
Author: P&S

On Saturday Safmarine 'launched' its first new ship in over ten years, Safmarine Cameroun ...
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Cape Africa salvor says safety of personnel is paramount
May 7, 2004
Author: Smit Salvage

No members of the salvage team will live on the Cape Africa and when not required for work they will be ...
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SA Agulhas now available to help out with Cape Africa casualty
May 6, 2004
Author: Carol Moses, DEAT

Update on the Cape Africa casualty from the Department of Environmental Affairs & Tourism (DEAT) ...
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Department spells out measures to deal with possible oil spill
May 5, 2004
Author: Carol Moses, DEAT

The Department of Environmental Affairs & Tourism has taken steps to prevent a possible environmental disaster should the Cape Africa sink ...
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Durban’s SBM shuts for maintenance
May 4, 2004
Author: P&S

The single buoy mooring (SBM) outside the port of Durban (opposite Isipingo to the immediate south of the port) will close for annual maintenance on ...
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Massive hole in side of Cape Africa
May 3, 2004
Author: P&S

The stricken Taiwanese bulk ship Cape Africa, in danger of sinking off the Cape west coast, has a hole more than twice the size it was at first thought.
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Cape Africa remains afloat as hopes of salvage rise
Apr 30, 2004
Author: P&S

THE CRIPPLED Capesize bulker Cape Africa (149,533-dwt) remained afloat and under tow this afternoon approximately ...
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Stricken Cape Africa taken in tow
Apr 29, 2004
Author: P&S

The Taiwanese bulk ship Cape Africa (149,533-dwt) has been taken in tow by the salvage tug Smit Amandla and at 10.30 this morning ...
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Move your cargo or else…
Apr 28, 2004
Author: P&S

Ghana’s ministry of ports, harbours and railways is getting tough on those who use the ports ...
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Kenya Ports Authority has money for equipment
Apr 28, 2004
Author: P&S

The Kenya Ports Authority (KHA) has begun ordering new equipment including cranes to help overcome congestion and bottlenecks at the port of Mombasa ...
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Taiwanese bulker in danger off Cape coast
Apr 27, 2004
Author: P&S

The Taiwanese bulk ship Cape Africa has called for assistance after a very large hole developed in the ship’s hull off the Cape coast ...
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Good Buoy - the first of the winter wave events
Apr 26, 2004
Author: Ian Hunter

During 2003 the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism's vessel, the SA Agulhas, deployed 43 drifting weather buoys ...
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Lacking the means to deliver
Apr 25, 2004
Author: Terry Hutson

Rail in South Africa is failing to meet the expectations and demands of customers and as a result additional pressure has been placed on the ports ...
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Fishing vessel owners fined
Apr 24, 2004
Author: P&S

Heavy fines have been handed down and the fishing vessels may be confiscated ...
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Organisational changes at APM Terminals
Apr 20, 2004
Author: AP Moller

New chief executive officer for APM Terminals ...
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Safmarine appoints new CEO
Apr 20, 2004
Author: Safmarine

Heesom-Green to take over as ceo at Safmarine ...
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Coega – a white elephant or a touch of genius
Apr 17, 2004
Author: Terry Hutson

Will the port of Ngqura unlock the potential of the Coega Industrial Development Zone, or is it just another white elephant (next to the Addo Elephant Park)? ...
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The good times are back
Apr 16, 2004
Author: Terry Hutson

Maputo, the port whose time has come ...
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Saldanha sets new volume records
Apr 15, 2004
Author: P&S

The Bulk Terminal at the port of Saldanha has achieved its highest ever iron ore export tonnage and set a new ...
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New Unicorn tanker Nyathi christened and launched
Apr 13, 2004
Author: Robert Young

report by Robert Young, marine director Unicorn Tankers ...
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Lighting the way
Apr 13, 2004
Author: P&S

Construction of the new Durban Car Terminal parking garage has been completed at the Port of Durban ...
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Learning about shipping
Apr 10, 2004
Author: P&S

The Chartered Institute of Shipping has launched a one-day course on basic shipping, to be held in ...
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Tugs named as minister visits port
Apr 9, 2004
Author: P&S

Two Durban-built tugs finally received their official christening this week when a
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Unicorn Tankers takes delivery of latest ship
Mar 31, 2004
Author: P&S

Durban-based Unicorn Tankers took delivery of its latest ship, the 45,000-dwt Kudu, from ...
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Unifeeder renamed United Africa Container Lines
Mar 25, 2004
Author: P&S

South Africa’s longest established shipping line, formerly known as Unifeeder has been rebranded ...
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Safmarine Zambezi damaged in port
Mar 25, 2004
Author: P&S

According to reports the Safmarine container ship Safmarine Zambezi has received hull damage while in port at Port Elizabeth and is currently on repair layby at berth 102 (one of the container cargo handling berths). ...
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Damaged bulker under tow for Nacala
Mar 25, 2004
Author: P&S

The damaged Singapore-registered bulker CSK Tribute is under tow behind the tug Nikolay Chiker en route for the northern Mozambique port of Nacala, where cofferdam repairs will be undertaken by Durban ship repair company Dormac. ...
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Another setback for dredger Filippo Brunelleschi
Mar 24, 2004
Author: P&S

The Belgian trailing suction dredger Filippo Brunelleschi was again reported put of action, shortly after holing ...
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More arrests by seized fishing boat Eagle Star
Mar 20, 2004
Author: P&S

The seized fishing patrol boat Eagle Star has nabbed another two illegal fishing parties in Mozambique ...
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Saldanha Bay recommended for ISO 14001
Mar 20, 2004
Author: P&S

Saldanha Bay earns its spurs ...
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Saldanha Iron Ore Terminal sets new high
Mar 17, 2004
Author: P&S

The Bulk Terminal (previously known as the Iron Ore Terminal) at the port of Saldanha recently achieved new levels with the offloading of ...
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Dredger back in Durban for repairs
Mar 17, 2004
Author: P&S

The Belgium dredger Filippo Brunelleschi, which is fast developing a reputation for being jinxed, has returned to Durban for ...
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Concern growing over crippled bulker
Mar 17, 2004
Author: P&S

The situation involving the crippled Singapore-registered bulker CSK Tribute (156,537-dwt) remains uncertain after ...
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Beira - Sena railway update
Mar 16, 2004
Author: P&S

Reconstruction of the railway leading north from Dondo (outside Beira) in the direction of Sena is progressing well ...
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Fishery patrol boats named update
Mar 15, 2004
Author: P&S

Four new sea fishery patrol boats have been named ...
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For the record
Mar 13, 2004
Author: P&S

correction to story about the dredger Filippo Brunelleschi ...
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SA patrol boat helps Mozambique nab poacher
Mar 13, 2004
Author: P&S

The confiscated South African fishing boat Eagle Star was used to apprehend a foreign fishing vessel operating illegally in Mozambique waters this week ...
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Singapore bulker breaks down off Mozambique
Mar 13, 2004
Author: P&S

A Singapore-registered Capemax bulker, CSK Tribute has anchored off Quissico near Imhambane in southern Mozambique with suspected hull damage ...
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Dredger back in Durban for repairs
Mar 11, 2004
Author: P&S

The Belgian dredger Filippo Brunelleschi arrived in Durban last night for mechanical repairs that have ...
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Boost for Cape Town Container Terminal
Mar 11, 2004
Author: P&S

Four state-of-the-art Kalmar straddle carriers have been commissioned at the Cape Town Container Terminal to help boost capacity and efficiency levels ...
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First black empowered ship enters service today
Mar 8, 2004
Author: P&S

Southern Tankers took delivery of their new products tanker Southern Unity from her South Korean builders earlier today ...
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Safmarine Congo collision wasn’t in Cape Town
Mar 4, 2004
Author: P&S

The accident involving the general cargo ship Safmarine Congo did not take place in Cape Town ...
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Safmarine boosts South America – West Africa service
Mar 4, 2004
Author: P&S

A new fortnightly, dedicated and named day service between South America and West Africa is to be introduced by Safmarine from 17 March ...
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Concessioning - lining up for Nigeria’s ports
Feb 28, 2004
Author: P&S

No less than 110 potential investors have lined up to take over the management and operation of Nigerian ports ...
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Sailing ship Khersones nears Durban
Feb 27, 2004
Author: P&S

The Ukraine sail training ship Khersones is due in Durban on Sunday ...
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Coaltrans Conference lined up for Cape Town
Feb 26, 2004
Author: P&S

The fourth Coaltrans South Africa conference taking place in Cape Town next week will deal with ...
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SAS Protea in Durban for repairs
Feb 26, 2004
Author: P&S

The navy hydrographic survey ship SAS Protea arrived in Durban for repairs to a ...
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New Durban fruit terminal will boost exports
Feb 26, 2004
Author: P&S

A new cold storage fruit terminal at Durban's Maydon Wharf is targeting Japan ...
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Ships in collision in Durban and Cape Town harbours
Feb 24, 2004
Author: P&S

Two ships in South African ports are reported to have been involved in separate collisions today ...
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Jinxed dredger damaged at Coega
Feb 23, 2004
Author: P&S

Jan de Nul's suction dredger Filippo Brunelleschi has run into problems once again ...
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Borobudur ship nears Tema, Ghana
Feb 22, 2004
Author: P&S

The 8th century replica sailing ship is close to completing an epic voyage from Indonesia to Ghana via the Cape ...
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Maputo Corridor Initiative launched
Feb 21, 2004
Author: P&S

The launch this week of the Maputo Corridor Initiative attracted great interest from potential stakeholders ...
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Six percent hike in container terminal tariffs
Feb 16, 2004
Author: P&S

SAPO says the tariff increase at its container terminals will be ...
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Ship breaks up off Madagascar
Feb 16, 2004
Author: P&S

A 8,903-dwt ship named Sprinta is reported to be breaking up off Madagascar ...
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US to board Liberian-registered ships
Feb 14, 2004
Author: P&S

US Navy forces may now stop and search any Liberain-registered ship ...
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RMS St Helena includes Walvis Bay
Feb 14, 2004
Author: P&S

The Royal Mail Ship (RMS) Saint Helena will soon include calls at the Namibian port of Walvis Bay on a regular basis ...
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Back to the trenches at Richards Bay as bunker war looms
Feb 13, 2004
Author: P&S

After an extended stand-off over the cost of delivering bunker fuel and supplies to ships at the port of Richards Bay, one of the suppliers has thrown in the towel ...
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Conference highlights Africa’s need for infrastructure
Feb 10, 2004
Author: P&S

Africa’s economic performance rates well below those of other developing regions largely because of poor transport infrastructure and inefficient transport corridors ...
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Olympia Countess resold at new auction
Feb 4, 2004
Author: P&S

The arrested cruise ship Olympia Countess was resold at an auction in Durban yesterday ...
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Nedlloyd makes its move on P&O
Feb 3, 2004
Author: P&S

The end seems in sight for P&O as a shipping line as Royal Nedlloyd takes over ...
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Safmarine improves transit times on SIMAP Service
Feb 2, 2004
Author: Safmarine

press release from Safmarine
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Smit Dudula wins coastal pollution contract
Jan 31, 2004
Author: P&S

Smit Dudula Marine wins lucrative coastal oil pollution contract and takes transfer of John Ross ...
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Borobudur update
Jan 31, 2004
Author: P&S

here's the latest from the Borobudur ship website ...
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John Ross sold and renamed
Jan 29, 2004
Author: P&S

The salvage tug John Ross was this week sold and returned to the South African registry ...
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Olympia Countess sold
Jan 29, 2004
Author: P&S

The former Royal Olympic Cruises ship Olympia Countess went for a low USD6 million today ...
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Borobudur ship heads into Atlantic
Jan 24, 2004
Author: P&S

here's the latest news from the Indonesian 8th Century Boorobudur replica sailing ship ...
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Aussies nab another poacher in deep south
Jan 24, 2004
Author: P&S

An Australian boarding party from the frigate HMAS Warramunga yesterday boarded the fishing vessel Maya V ...
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Another cruise company in trouble
Jan 20, 2004
Author: P&S

The woes of cruise operators continue - now Festival Cruises has had three ships arrested ...
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Curtain call for Olympia Countess
Jan 20, 2004
Author: P&S

The curtain fell yesterday on any remaining hope that the arrested cruise ship Olympia Countess might (see also Cruise News section) ...
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Judge asked to set aside sale of ship
Jan 19, 2004
Author: P&S

An urgent application will be heard in the Durban High Court later today asking for the sale order against the arrested cruise ship Olympia Countess be set aside or postponed ...
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Olympia Countess to come under auctioneer's hammer
Jan 16, 2004
Author: Terry Hutson

There have been further surprises with the news that the arrested cruise ship Olympia Countess will be sold by auction in two weeks time ...
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Crunch time for Coega
Jan 14, 2004
Author: P&S

The future of an aluminium smelter for Coega hangs in the balance this week ...
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Borobudur ship sails from Cape Town
Jan 14, 2004
Author: P&S

The Borobudur 8th century replica ship is on the move again ...
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World’s largest ship outside Durban
Jan 13, 2004
Author: P&S

The world’s largest ship, the 564,650-DWT crude oil tanker Jahre Viking arrived off Durban at the weekend ...
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Master responsible for Sealand Express grounding
Jan 10, 2004
Author: P&S

The American master of Sealand Express has to accept rresponsibility for the grounding in August last year of the Maersk Sealand container ship Sealand Express ...
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Refugees rescued off Liberian coast
Jan 10, 2004
Author: P&S

The Dutch naval supply ship Rotterdam, which is assisting the UN Mission in Liberia, has gone to the rescue of ...
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Olympia Countess remains under arrest
Jan 10, 2004
Author: P&S

The cruise ship Olympia Countess, arrested on arrival in Durban on Thursday ...
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Olympia Countess arrested in Durban
Jan 8, 2004
Author: P&S

the Royal Olympic Cruises' ship was arrested in Durban this ...
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Dredging of Maputo harbour completed
Jan 8, 2004
Author: P&S

Deep draft ships are again able to make use of Maputo harbour after dredging operations at the port were completed ...
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Another Royal Olympic Cruises ship faces arrest
Jan 7, 2004
Author: P&S

Royal Olympic Cruises ship Olympia Countess faces arrest on arrival in Durban tomorrow morning ...
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Security at East London port improved
Jan 7, 2004
Author: P&S

Efforts to boost security at the port of East London were advanced another stage in December with ...
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Borobudur ship reaches Cape Town
Jan 5, 2004
Author: P&S

the Borobudur Expedition arrives in Cape Town to a warm welcome ...
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