Published on 16 Oct, 2017

  At least 95% of the Durban Port area has now been declared safe for the navigation of vessels. On Tuesday, severe weather conditions left Durban flooded which resulted in the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) declaring the port unsafe. According to TNPA, progress has been made in clearing obstruction and debris on the seabed […]

Published on 16 Oct, 2017

  A severe storm compelled the Port of Durban in South Africa to suspend all activities on Wednesday 11 October, including vessel movements. The storm resulted in debris in the water and has made the positions of some containers unknown, thereby posing risks to navigation and potential damage to vessels. A port official said that the storm has taken […]

Published on 12 Oct, 2017

  H.E. Eng. Hessa Al Malek, Executive Director for Maritime Sector, Federal Transport Authority – Land & Marine UAE was announced as Seatrade Personality of the Year 2017 during the prestigious Seatrade Maritime Awards Middle East, Indian Subcontinent & Africa 2017 on Monday night. Held in Dubai at the Madinat Jumeirah Hotel, this illustrious evening […]

Published on 10 Oct, 2017

  Dubai-based distributor Maritime & Mercantile International is to handle Asahi‘s portfolio in South Africa after acquiring a majority stake in Brand 2 Consumer Premium Drinks Co. The agreement, announced today, secures distribution rights in the country to Asahi brands including Peroni Nastro Azzurro and Grolsch, Maritime & Mercantile said. The company called the move a […]

Published on 5 Oct, 2017

  On Tuesday, 3rd of October 2017, the deep water commercial harbour Port of Caio in Angola’s Cabinda enclave region announced that the port will commence full operations in the first quarter of 2019. This is one year ahead of the original schedule. The construction of the deep-water port has gained momentum due to the strong […]

Published on 5 Oct, 2017

  Panama was the host today, of the International Maritime Organization’s World Maritime Day Parallel Event which was attended by the President of Panama Juan Carlos Varela, IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim, Panama Minister of Maritime Affairs Jorge Barakat, delegates of the 172 Member States, representatives from various sectors of the international maritime world, and several […]

Published on 5 Oct, 2017

  President Robert Mugabe is visiting South Africa to co-chair Tuesday’s Binational Commission with President Jacob Zuma. There was some question about whether or not his wife would join him on the trip, after the huge controversy which erupted on her last visit here in August. South African model Gabriella Engels, 20, laid assault charges […]

Published on 5 Oct, 2017

  A Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday held that Nigeria Liquified Natural Gas Ltd (NLNG) was right in refusing to pay levies demanded by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Security Agency (NIMASA). The dispute between both parties arose as a result of perceived conflict in their respective enabling Acts – Nigeria LNG (Fiscal […]

Published on 4 Oct, 2017

  Seychelles has joined an internationally recognised association for women in the maritime sector, WOMESA, after the launching of the local affiliate group. WOMESA-Seychelles will operate under the aegis of the Women in the Maritime Sector in East and Southern Africa (WOMESA). The chair of the local group, Veronica Bristol, said the group’s primary objective is to […]

Published on 4 Oct, 2017

  Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) continues to explore opportunities for collaboration, this time in Denmark. While attending the 20th International Congress of Maritime Arbitration (IMEC) in Copenhagen last week EMAC said it met with key executives from Bimco, as well with the legal team from Maersk as part of its awareness building exercise. Bimco […]