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WFP chief warns of greater challenges in 2006
Dec 30, 2005
Author: P&S

2006 is expected to bring further emergencies and even greater demands on donors ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Dec 19, 2005
Author: P&S

Our news bulletins go into hibernation until 3 January 2006 ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Dec 18, 2005
Author: P&S

Clipper Round the World Race update ...
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Durban Clipper wins Indian Ocean leg of race
Dec 16, 2005
Author: P&S

Durban Clipper wins race to Western Australia ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Dec 15, 2005
Author: P&S

A selction of African shipping news for Africa ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Dec 14, 2005
Author: P&S

African shipping news for Africa ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Dec 13, 2005
Author: P&S

African shipping news for Africa ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Dec 12, 2005
Author: P&S

African shipping news for Africa ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Dec 9, 2005
Author: P&S

African shipping news for Africa ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Dec 8, 2005
Author: P&S

African shipping news of interest to Africa ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Dec 7, 2005
Author: P&S

African shipping news for Africa ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Dec 6, 2005
Author: P&S

daily bulletin of shipping news for Africa ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Dec 2, 2005
Author: P&S

African shipping news for Africa ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Dec 1, 2005
Author: P&S

African shipping news for Africa ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 30, 2005
Author: P&S

African shipping news for Africa ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 29, 2005
Author: P&S

African shipping news for Africa ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 28, 2005
Author: P&S

African shipping news for Africa ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 25, 2005
Author: P&S

African shipping news for Africa ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 24, 2005
Author: P&S

African shipping news for Africa ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 23, 2005
Author: P&S

African shipping news for Africa ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 22, 2005
Author: P&S

Shipping news for Africa ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 21, 2005
Author: P&S

shipping news for and from Africa ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 20, 2005
Author: P&S

Nine yachts now 'home' and safe in Durban ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 19, 2005
Author: P&S

Clipper Race update, Saturday morning ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 18, 2005
Author: P&S

shipping news from Africa ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 17, 2005
Author: P&S

shipping news from Africa ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 16, 2005
Author: P&S

latest shipping news from Africa ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 15, 2005
Author: P&S

shipping news of an African interest ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 14, 2005
Author: P&S

daily shipping news with an African slant ...
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BREAKING NEWS UPDATE
Nov 12, 2005
Author: P&S

marine pilot operations at the port of Durban recommenced at about 10.30 this morning following ...
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BREAKING NEWS - port closes
Nov 12, 2005
Author: P&S

The port of Durban is again closed this morning due to ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 11, 2005
Author: P&S

shipping news from and for Africa ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 10, 2005
Author: P&S

Our apologies - we published the wrong news item last night, being largely a repeat of the day before. Here is the copy as it should have been for Thursday 10 November 2005.
Today's news follows ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 10, 2005
Author: P&S

shipping news with an African interest ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 9, 2005
Author: P&S

today's shipping news with an African interest ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 8, 2005
Author: P&S

today's bulletin of shipping news of African interest ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 7, 2005
Author: P&S

shipping news of interest to Africa ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 4, 2005
Author: P&S

shipping news from Africa ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 3, 2005
Author: P&S

shipping news from Africa ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 2, 2005
Author: P&S

daily shipping news from Africa ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 1, 2005
Author: P&S

daily shipping news from Africa ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Oct 31, 2005
Author: P&S

Shipping news of interest to the African region ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Oct 28, 2005
Author: P&S

shipping news from around the continent of Africa ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Oct 27, 2005
Author: P&S

daily shipping news from the African continent ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Oct 26, 2005
Author: P&S

shipping news from around Africa ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Oct 25, 2005
Author: P&S

Shipping news from around the African continent with emphasis today on Southern Africa ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Oct 24, 2005
Author: P&S

shipping and maritime news from around Africa ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Oct 21, 2005
Author: P&S

Shipping news from around the African continent ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Oct 20, 2005
Author: P&S

shipping news from around the African continent ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Oct 19, 2005
Author: P&S

a selection of shipping news of interest to Africa ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Oct 18, 2005
Author: P&S

maritime news with an African interest ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Oct 17, 2005
Author: P&S

maritime news from the African region ...
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South Africa’s Sheltam wins Kenya & Uganda Railway concession
Oct 15, 2005
Author: P&S

Sheltam will operate the railway between Mombasa, Nairobi, Kampala and Kasese near the DRC border for the next 25 years ...
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HOT NEWS….
Oct 15, 2005
Author: P&S

South Africa’s Sheltam Rail wins bid to operate Kenya and Uganda Railways for 25 years ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Oct 14, 2005
Author: P&S

a daily dose of shipping news from parts of the African continent ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Oct 13, 2005
Author: P&S

today's news from around Africa with a maritime interest ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Oct 12, 2005
Author: P&S

Today's shipping news from around the African region ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Oct 11, 2005
Author: P&S

daily shipping news of interest to the African region ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Oct 10, 2005
Author: P&S

shipping news from the African region ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Oct 7, 2005
Author: P&S

maritime news in brief from the African region ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Oct 6, 2005
Author: P&S

Today's maritime and shipping news in brief from around Africa ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Oct 5, 2005
Author: P&S

today's maritime news from Africa ...
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Ports & Ships Headline News
Oct 4, 2005
Author: P&S

shipping news from around the African region ...
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Ports & Ships Headline News
Oct 3, 2005
Author: P&S

daily maritime news from around Africa ...
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Ports & Ships Headline News
Sep 30, 2005
Author: P&S

daily shipping news from the southern African region ...
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Ports & Ships Headline News
Sep 29, 2005
Author: P&S

Daily shipping news from South Africa and the region ...
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Ports & Ships Headline News
Sep 28, 2005
Author: P&S

Today's shipping news headlines ...
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Newsflash: Appeal for news of missing yacht Moquini - Apelação para a notícia de yacht faltante Moquini
Sep 28, 2005
Author: P&S

The following appeal is issued in Portuguese and is an appeal for assistance in searching for survivors of the missing yacht Moquini (see our earlier news reports).
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Ports & Ships headline news
Sep 27, 2005
Author: P&S

today's headline news concerning Africa and the region ...
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Ports & Ships Headline News
Sep 26, 2005
Author: P&S

today's maritime news in brief ...
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Ports & Ships Headline News
Sep 25, 2005
Author: P&S

hopes for missing yacht Moquini raised as yacht seen briefly in search area ...
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Ports & Ships Headline News
Sep 23, 2005
Author: P&S

snippets of daily shipping related news ...
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Luxury schooner sinks off Mozambique
Sep 23, 2005
Author: P&S

crew jad to scramble to safety as their schooner sank under them last Sunday ...
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Ports & Ships Headline News
Sep 22, 2005
Author: P&S

today's shipping news in brief ...
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Ports & Ships Headline News
Sep 21, 2005
Author: P&S

todays' shipping news in brief ...
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Ports & Ships Headline News
Sep 20, 2005
Author: P&S

today's news in brief ...
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Ports & Ships Headline News
Sep 19, 2005
Author: P&S

news items of the day ...
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Umfolozi collides with dredger outside Walvis Bay
Sep 17, 2005
Author: P&S

The Durban container ship Umfolozi has been in collision with a Richards Bay dredger outside Walvis Bay harbour ...
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Ports & Ships Headline News
Sep 16, 2005
Author: P&S

a selection of headline maritime-related news for Ports & Ships readers ...
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Ports & Ships Headline News
Sep 15, 2005
Author: P&S

a selection of headline news reports for Ports & Ships readers ...
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Saldanha gears up for expansion
Sep 12, 2005
Author: P&S

a 12 million tonne expansion is well underway at the port of Saldanha iron ore terminal ...
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Kiperousa outlook gets bleaker by the day
Sep 8, 2005
Author: P&S

things look bleak for efforts to remove the cargo of logs from the stricken Kiperousa before ...
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Dive team tells of helicopter rescue mission
Sep 7, 2005
Author: Heidi Bransby
Dive Solutions

Commercial divers working on the Mhlathuze Water sea outfall pipeline spoke yesterday about their involvement over the weekend in the dramatic search, rescue and recovery of the crew and helicopter wreckage ...
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One missing as port helicopter crashes
Sep 3, 2005
Author: P&S

An engineer on board the port helicopter at Richards Bay is missing, feared dead tonight after the helicopter in which he was working crashed off the port entrance today ...
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BREAKING NEWS - port helicopter crashes in sea
Sep 3, 2005
Author: P&S

The Richards Bay port helicopter used for pilot transfers crashed a short while ago in the entrance channel ...
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SAPO places large order for straddle carriers
Sep 2, 2005
Author: P&S

South African container terminal are to undergo vertically expansion following an order for three-high straddle carriers ...
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How much does a litre of oil cost?
Sep 2, 2005
Author: P&S

The owner of a heavylift ship has been fined for spilling 40 litres of oil ...
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Coega costs escalate as port nears completion
Sep 1, 2005
Author: P&S

The port of Ngqura, better known as Coega has escalated by approximately R900,000 to reach R4.1 Billion ...
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Port Elizabeth grows its cargo
Sep 1, 2005
Author: P&S

It’s been a good year for Port Elizabeth harbour ...
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Hapag-Lloyd and CP Ships to merge
Aug 22, 2005
Author: P&S

German tourism and shipping group TUI, the parent body of Hapag-Lloyd is set to become the new owner of CP Ships, following ...
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Grindrod to return to liner services?
Aug 22, 2005
Author: P&S

Ivan Clark delcines to comment on reports that Grindrod will re-enter the liner trades replacing P&O Nedlloyd on the ...
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Smiles all round at Grindrod annual results
Aug 17, 2005
Author: Grindrod Group

Grindrod’s interim results promises another exceptional year for shareholders ...
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Saving lives through adventure
Aug 17, 2005
Author: Kingsley Holgate

there's a further installment from Kingsley Holgate's One Net One Life adventure - read it in SEA STORIES ...
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IMPSA container crane goes into service at DCT
Aug 17, 2005
Author: P&S

The first of three post-panamax IMPSA shoreside gantry cranes moved into final position this week ...
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Stop this ship - you're under arrest
Aug 14, 2005
Author: SHG

there was drama in Table Bay last week when the Cape Town deputy sheriff was threatened ...
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P&O Nedlloyd set to disappear
Aug 11, 2005
Author: P&S

Maersk Line to take over as new branding for both AP Moller-Maersk and P&O Nedlloyd ...
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Relief in sight for Nacala Corridor
Aug 8, 2005
Author: P&S

Following criticism that little was being done with the Nacala railway concession, four locomotives were loaded at Durban harbour this weekend ...
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Offshore breakthrough for black-owned shipping company
Aug 4, 2005
Author: P&S

Marine Bulk Carriers, the Cape Town-based black owned shipping company, expects to commence its anchor handling supply vessel contract with PetroSA ...
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African Rainbow Expedition update
Aug 4, 2005
Author: P&S

A radio interview with Kingsley Holgate, leader of the African Rainbow ‘One Net – One Life’ expedition can be read in the SEA STORIES column of Ports & Ships ...
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SvitzerWijsmuller to salvage logs from Kiperousa
Aug 4, 2005
Author: P&S

The Danish salvage company SvitzerWijsmuller has been awarded a contract to remove the balance of cargo from the grounded bulker Kiperousa
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Ocean Africa brings on another ship
Aug 1, 2005
Author: P&S

Ocean Africa's largest container ship to work the South African coastal service has entered service ...
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New ship for Angola service
Jul 30, 2005
Author: P&S

Angola South Line's new vessel on the South Africa-Angola service enables Durban to be included in ...
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Toyota South Africa Hilux
Jul 30, 2005
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Halala Toyota! Halala South Africa! Halala eThekwini! ...
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Women of Africa
Jul 25, 2005
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SAPO salutes the women of Africa ...
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Kiperousa declared a total loss
Jul 24, 2005
Author: P&S

all hopes of salvaging the grounded logger Kiperousa were dashed today ...
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Fishing vessel Sandile seized
Jul 19, 2005
Author: JP Louw, DEAT

The Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEAT) today seized the deep-sea trawler "Sandile", its gear, equipment, stores and cargo including ...
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Yantian Terminal brings benefits, says Safmarine
Jul 19, 2005
Author: P&S

Safmarine says that the recent addition of a second direct call at the Yantian Terminal in the Chinese port of Shenzhen has been of benefit to South African importers ...
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Grindrod expands its bunker business
Jul 17, 2005
Author: P&S

Grindrod acquires a 50% share of UK-based marine fuel specialist Cockett Marine Oil ...
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Fishery ships complete long interstate patrols
Jul 16, 2005
Author: P&S

The first interstate joint fishery patrol along both east and west coasts at the same time has been completed ...
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Sterling Performance
Jul 16, 2005
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SA Port Operations delivers a Billion Rand operating profit ...
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Kiperousa salvage back on track
Jul 12, 2005
Author: P&S

Efforts to refloat the bulk carrier Kiperousa, which went aground off the Eastern Cape coast south of East London on 7 June, were renewed at the weekend with the arrival ...
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African Rainbow Expedition delayed by dhow
Jul 9, 2005
Author: P&S

A slight setback has delayed the start of the next phase of the African Rainbow expedition ...
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Transnet turns to profit
Jul 6, 2005
Author: P&S

Transnet Ltd's yearend results reveal a solid turnaround after last year's losses
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New man to head Safmarine’s US operation
Jul 6, 2005
Author: P&S

John J Boudreau has been appointed president of Safmarine Inc, the US-based operation of ...
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Norway off Cape Town
Jul 5, 2005
Author: P&S

SS Norway arrived off Cape Town last Friday, en route to a mystery destination ...
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Korean fishing skipper gets off lightly
Jun 25, 2005
Author: P&S

Eastern Cape newspapers carried the story this week of a South Korean fishing vessel, Dong Won 630, arrested at sea after a dramatic sea chase involving one of Sea Fishery’s new patrol ships ...
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Ports brace for nationwide strike
Jun 24, 2005
Author: P&S

South African ports and associated services are bracing themselves for a nationwide strike that has been called ...
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Tugs gather around grounded ship
Jun 23, 2005
Author: P&S

Like vultures hovering around a fresh kill, three additional tugs are on standby to assist with the salvage of the stranded logger Kiperousa ...
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New attempt to refloat Kiperousa
Jun 21, 2005
Author: P&S

Salvors are expected to begin further attempts at refloating the grounded bulker Kiperousa ...
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Better news for fever ship
Jun 17, 2005
Author: P&S

A French medical laboratory says Marburg hemorrhagic fever is not present on the bulker Clipper Lancaster ...
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Bulker held in quarantine at La Reunion
Jun 15, 2005
Author: P&S

Amidst fears that the ship may be the bearer of the dreaded Marburg virus, French authorities on the island of La Reunion are enforcing ...
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Further setbacks hamper Kiperousa salvage
Jun 13, 2005
Author: P&S

Salvage efforts at the weekend received a setback when the salvage tug also struck a reef ...
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Kiperousa salvage fails
Jun 10, 2005
Author: Ian Hunter & P&S

Update on the salvage of the logger Kiperousa ...
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Unicorn increases its fleet
Jun 8, 2005
Author: Robert Young: Marine Director Unicorn Shipping

Something old, something new is what’s recently been happening in Unicorn Shipping ...
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Crew taken off stricken ship
Jun 8, 2005
Author: P&S

The crew of the stricken bulker Kiperousa were taken off their vessel last night ...
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African Rainbow Expedition sets off by road and dhow
Jun 7, 2005
Author: Terry Hutson

Heading off into Africa on an year-long adventure is old hat for explorer Kingsley Holgate and his family ...
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Ship aground southwest of East London
Jun 7, 2005
Author: P&S

The dry bulker Kieperousa has gone aground along the Eastern Cape coast near Hamburg, southwest of East London ...
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Port strike averted - unions settle
May 30, 2005
Author: P&S

A nationwide port strike that was threatened for 31 May (tomorrow) has been averted, following the ...
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Inmarsat Satellite Transition from I3 to new I4 Satellite
May 29, 2005
Author: Bruce Dunn, SMD Telecommunications

A successful transition from the Inmarsat I3 Satellite to the new generation I4 Satellite in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) took place on Saturday 28 May 2005 ...
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Maputo Corridor users mark a year of existence
May 28, 2005
Author: Brenda Horne, MCLI

The Maputo Corridor Logistics Initiative is a year old and ...
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Grindrod breaks into commodity trading
May 26, 2005
Author: P&S

Durban-based Grindrod Group is becoming something of a newsman’s dream – every week or so seems to bring ...
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Port strike off…. for now
May 25, 2005
Author: P&S

SATAWU, the trade union representing most port workers said this afternoon it had temporarily suspended next week's national port strike ...
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Safmarine introduces new services
May 24, 2005
Author: P&S

Safmarine has announced several new services connecting with South Africa ...
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Unions promise a harbour strike
May 24, 2005
Author: P&S

The South African Transport & Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) has announced that it is calling a strike involving 8000 workers at the country's harbours ...
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Coega gets its first tenant
May 24, 2005
Author: Terry Hutson

Coega acquired its first tenant last week, but serious questions remain ...
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Detained Brazilian reefer sails
May 21, 2005
Author: P&S

The detained Brazilian fruit juice tanker Ouro do Brasil was freed from detention in Port Elizabeth this week and has sailed ...
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Regulations for the Prevention of Air Pollution
May 20, 2005
Author: P&S

The days of ships emitting dirty smoke are over. As from yesterday ...
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A maiden call
May 17, 2005
Author: P&S

When the German general cargo vessel BBC Plata called at Durban last week to ...
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Third patrol boat ready
May 16, 2005
Author: P&S

Ruth First, the third new sea fishery patrol boat, will be handed over this Wednesday ...
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Further upgrades for Far East-South Africa-South America services
May 16, 2005
Author: P&S

Mitsui OSK Lines and Pacific International Lines have announced a joint fixed-day service linking the Far East with South Africa and the East Coast of South America ...
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Grindrod buys railway company
May 16, 2005
Author: P&S

Grindrod announced today it had acquired a 50% share in Sheltham Locomotive & Rail Services ...
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Possible sea condition link to sinking of fishing vessel Lindsay on Eastern Agulhas Bank
May 16, 2005
Author: Ian Hunter : Manager Maritime Services, South African Weather Service

the combination of wind and swell may have been a factor with the relatively small target presented by the trawler ...
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Farewell Lykes Line
May 11, 2005
Author: P&S

after more than fifty years of calling at SA ports Lykes Line is set to disappear under a new brand name ...
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AP Møller – Maersk confirms takeover of P&O Nedlloyd
May 11, 2005
Author: P&S

AP Møller – Maersk this morning confirmed reports of a takeover of P&O Nedlloyd ...
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MSC buys ship for Angola service
May 10, 2005
Author: P&S

MSC has bought a ship for its South Africa - Angola service, with a second to follow ...
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Ten green bottles
May 10, 2005
Author: P&S

An offer by AP Møller for the Dutch shipping group P&O Nedlloyd is in the offing today ...
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Ship sinks trawler – 14 missing
May 8, 2005
Author: P&S

The search for 14 missing trawlermen from the chokka boat (squid) Lindsay was called off earlier today ...
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South Africa remains on Far East – East Coast South America service
May 7, 2005
Author: P&S

changes aplenty are in store on the South Amercia - South Africa - Far East services ...
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New CEOs for South Africa's ports and railway
May 5, 2005
Author: P&S

Transnet reveals new team to head up National Ports Authority, Spoornet and Transwerk ...
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International links to new tanker shipbroker
May 3, 2005
Author: Fred Meintjes

a new Cape Town-based tanker ship broking company was announced earlier today ...
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Grindrod joins Holgate in fight against Malaria
Apr 26, 2005
Author: Kingsley Holgate & Lesley van Duffelen

In rural African villages where most of the pregnant women and children sleep under insecticide-impregnated mosquito nets, the rate of illness ...
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Kenya unveils ambitious port master plan
Apr 23, 2005
Author: P&S

a new harbour and privatised port terminals are just some of the plans unveiled recently in Nairobi ...
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Visiting the Tavern of the Seas
Apr 22, 2005
Author: P&S

Fred Olsen's new fast ferry Benchijigua called at Cape Town today en route ...
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Nordsun in Port Louis harbour
Apr 22, 2005
Author: P&S

picture of the Nordsun's damaged bows ...
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Latest news on the MSC Katie Nordsun collision
Apr 22, 2005
Author: P&S 13.26

MSC says Nordsun was sailing too fast and without clearance ...
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more breaking news.. ship reported aground off Falklands
Apr 22, 2005
Author: P&S

a reefer vessel named Nova Scotia is reported to have gone aground off the Falklands ...
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breaking news... ships collide off Mauritius
Apr 22, 2005
Author: P&S

The container ship MSC Katie was run aground onto a reef off Mauritius early this morning following a collision with the Maersk-Sealand/Safmarine charter vessel Nordsun ...
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World Class Performance
Apr 21, 2005
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Partnerships create global business solutions ...
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Leading Japanese shipowner invests in South African shipping
Apr 20, 2005
Author: P&S

Japan’s Sanko Steamship Co announces a major financial investment in two Cape Town-based South African BEE companies ...
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New BEE partners for Grindrod
Apr 19, 2005
Author: P&S

Grindrod reconfigures its black empowerment partners in the shipping industry ...
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Welcome to the Global Fast Lane!
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SAPO congratulates General Motors SA on securing the contract for the assembly of the new super luxury Hummer H3 ...
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What happened to Yes Sir
Apr 19, 2005
Author: P&S

What caused the Spanish fishing vessel Yes Sir to sink off Madagascar? ...
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Fishing vessel sinks
Apr 14, 2005
Author: P&S

The fishing vessel Yes Sir is reported to have sunk off the South African coast. ...
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Durban Harbour contracts worth R428 million awarded
Apr 14, 2005
Author: P&S

port users will be relieved at the news of contracts aimed at completing the new docks at Durban's Point ...
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Durban port surcharge lifted
Apr 12, 2005
Author: P&S

government speaks sharply on container surcharges - lines will lift charges from 1 May ...
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Captain Cooke sails again
Apr 12, 2005
Author: P&S

Captain Derrick Cooke, former port captain of East London and Durban is now in the thick of things in Nigeria ...
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Maiden call for car carrier Toledo
Apr 7, 2005
Author: P&S

There’s nothing too remarkable about another car carrier docking at the port of Durban ...
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Fishing vessel Rochelle a total loss
Apr 6, 2005
Author: P&S

All six crew from the fishing vessel Rochelle, which went aground on a rocky outcrop off Morris Point in the early hours of last night, are safe ...
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Accolade for Walvis Bay
Apr 6, 2005
Author: P&S

Walvis Bay received ISO 14001 accreditation ...
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CMA CGM introduces new service Asia – South Africa – South America
Apr 1, 2005
Author: P&S

CMA CGM has announced a new weekly service to operate between Asia ports, South Africa and South America ...
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An interview with Bill O’Neil
Mar 30, 2005
Author: Mike Meehan

an interview with Bill O'Neil, president of ICS and former secretary general of the IMO ...
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Beira set to gain traffic from Durban
Mar 24, 2005
Author: P&S

but concerns expressed about rail and road service to Zimbabwe
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Quelimane port privatised
Mar 24, 2005
Author: P&S

The Dutch port company Cornelder, which took over management of the Mozambique port of Quelimane last week will ...
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Shipping companies answer call for tsunami relief
Mar 22, 2005
Author: P&S

When the call went out to assistance with shipping containers of tsunami relief materail, the answer ...
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Crewing company sees huge potential for jobs in maritime industry
Mar 16, 2005
Author: P&S

The aim of creating 25,000 jobs in the South African maritime industry is realistic, says ...
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P&O Nedlloyd Heemskerck joins the SAECS fleet
Mar 8, 2005
Author: P&S

This morning a naming ceremony was held in Cape Town harbour for the latest and largest container ship on the South Africa trades, P&O Nedlloyd Heemskerck ...
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Bidvest makes big investment in Durban
Feb 28, 2005
Author: P&S

Investments worth more than R100 million in the port of Durban follows the signing of ...
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Safari Service revised
Feb 28, 2005
Author: P&S

Safmarine has announced details of its revised schedule for the new joint SAFARI service between South Africa and the Far East ...
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Congestion surcharge raised on West Africa ports
Feb 28, 2005
Author: P&S

Container surcharges of between US0 and 0 per TEU have been raised on some West African ports by member lines of ...
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Yet another good year for Grindrod
Feb 27, 2005
Author: P&S

A continued strong world shipping market and low fixed costs across an enlarged fleet has contributed substantially ...
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SA-bound MSC Denisse dead in the water
Feb 27, 2005
Author: P&S

The MSC container ship MSC Denisse, en route for Durban from the Far East, was left drifting without power in the Indian Ocean late last ...
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Apologies
Feb 25, 2005
Author: P&S

during the past 48 hours Ports & Ships readers will have experienced difficulties ...
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Government cracks down on illegal poachers
Feb 24, 2005
Author: JP Louw, Dept of Environmental Affairs & Tourism

the latest sea fishery patrol vessel Lilian Ngoyi strikes again, arresting ...
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Grindrod invests close to R2 Billion in fleet expansion
Feb 15, 2005
Author: Grindrod

In a major expansion of its fleet, Grindrod has bought ...
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Grindrod J&J Logistics takes over Uniroute
Feb 14, 2005
Author: P&S

High-flying Grindrod Group last week took over the extensive Uniroute Logistics properties in Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg ...
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Children of the Lesser Gods
Feb 13, 2005
Author: Capt. Qaisar Qayyum

The following lines poignantly captures the predicament facing Pakistani (and other Middle-Eastern) seafarers who are denied civil liberties and shore leave onto American territory as a consequence of the events of 9/11 ...
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Oranjemund returns to Durban
Feb 9, 2005
Author: P&S

Unicorn's VLCC - very little crude carrier - arrived in Durban today to load molasses ...
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Sanha FPSO arrives in Cape Town
Feb 9, 2005
Author: P&S

The world's largest purpose built LPG FPSO arrives in Cape Town for ...
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Grindrod takes a stake in Maputo
Feb 9, 2005
Author: P&S

Durban-based Grindrod takes a controlling share in the Matola and Walvis Bay coal terminals ...
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Poachers nabbed by new patrol craft Lilian Ngoyi
Feb 7, 2005
Author: by JP Louw
Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEAT)

The first of South Africa's new inshore sea fishery patrol boats, Lilian Ngoyi is rapidly making a name for itself ...
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Wood chips from Africa
Jan 31, 2005
Author: P&S

Wood chips are in the news this week with the return of wood chip exports from Durban, coinciding with the hot commissioning of a new woodchip loader at Richards Bay ...
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Tall ship to visit Durban and Cape Town
Jan 28, 2005
Author: P&S

The three-masted Canadian barquentine Concordia will arrive in Durban at 10am on Sunday morning (30 January) after sailing from ...
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Modest port and rail tariff hike
Jan 27, 2005
Author: P&S

Port users will generally be pleased with the 2005 port and container handling tariffs, announced yesterday by Transnet ...
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Give us a chance, says new port operator
Jan 25, 2005
Author: P&S

it is only a matter of time before the problems at the port of Nacala are sorted out, says new ...
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Setback for Nacala as railway hit by heavy rains
Jan 25, 2005
Author: P&S

Rail traffic between Nacala and Malawi came to a halt last week within days of ...
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Safmarine adds Aberdeen to West Africa service
Jan 22, 2005
Author: P&S

Aberdeen in Scotland is now included on Safmarine's Europe - West Africa Oil Ports service ...
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Glimmer of hope for Zululand maritime school
Jan 22, 2005
Author: P&S

There’s still a glimmer of hope that maritime studies at Zululand’s Tisand Technical High School may be able to continue
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Uncertainty over new port chief
Jan 22, 2005
Author: P&S

Mombasa port users have been kept in the dark about a permanent replacement for the position of managing director of the Kenya Ports Authority ...
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Nacala railway and port handover
Jan 18, 2005
Author: P&S

The Nacala Corridor comprising the deepwater port of Nacala and the railway to Malawi was transferred into the hands of private operators last week ...
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South African seafarers shine at sea
Jan 12, 2005
Author: Fred Meintjes, Marine Crew Services

When junior officer Ian Hlongwane stepped on the reefer vessel Snow Land in Cape Town last year he could not ...
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Second Safmarine ship named
Jan 7, 2005
Author: P&S

The second of Safmarine’s two new container ships for the South Africa Europe Container Service (SAECS), Safmarine Nokwanda, was named earlier today ...
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New Big White arrives today
Jan 7, 2005
Author: P&S

Safmarine Nomazwe, the first of two new Safmarine container ships, arrives on her maiden voyage in Cape Town ...
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IMO approves simplified voyage data recorders
Jan 4, 2005
Author: Bruce Dunn

The IMO lays down guidelines for the implementation of simplified voyage data recorders (S-VDR)for cargo ships ...
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