Friday, October 23, 2020
Accidents

62 Rescued from Remote South Atlantic Island After Research Vessel Sinks

All sixty-two people who aboard a Belize-registered research vessel when it sank last week in the remote South Atlantic Ocean are on now their way home safely, the South African...

October 23, 2020
Total Views: 222

Friday, July 3, 2020
Maritime News

Total Sends Oil Rig to South Africa for Rare Frontier Drilling

By Paul Burkhardt (Bloomberg) –Total SA has deployed a rig to South Africa to look for more oil near a massive discovery, in a rare example of exploration in a...

July 3, 2020
Total Views: 60

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
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Maritime News

CMA CGM to Impose Emergency Surcharge at Cape Town Port

By Wendell Roelf CAPE TOWN, June 30 (Reuters) – CMA CGM, the world’s fourth-largest container shipping line, will impose emergency congestion surcharges at Cape Town port in July due to...

June 30, 2020
Total Views: 1

Friday, May 29, 2020
Maritime News

Distressed VLCC at Anchor Off South Africa

The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) is responding to a VLCC in distress off the port of St. Johns. The Chinese-flagged tanker, MT Yua Hua Hu, is currently at...

May 29, 2020
Total Views: 20

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
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Maritime News

South Africa Says Ports Remain Open Despite Lockdown

JOHANNESBURG, April 1 (Reuters) – South Africa’s ports remain open to all types of cargo despite a nationwide 21-day lockdown though essential goods should be prioritised, the Department of Transport...

April 1, 2020
Total Views: 31

Thursday, March 26, 2020
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Maritime News

South African Port Closures Add to Commodity Market Turmoil

By Helen Reid and Zandi Shabalala JOHANNESBURG/LONDON, March 26 (Reuters) – South Africa’s main export terminals will close to mineral exports from midnight, when a nationwide 21-day lockdown to try...

March 26, 2020
Total Views: 13

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
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Maritime News

South Africa Bans Cruises, Crew Changes

South Africa’s Transport Minister Fikile Mbalul has imposed a ban on cruise ships starting today amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.  The country’s Transnet National Ports Authority further confirms that it...

March 18, 2020
Total Views: 15

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Maritime News

South Africa Quarantines Cruise Liner, Cargo Ship Over Coronavirus Suspicion

By Wendell Roelf CAPE TOWN, March 17 (Reuters) – South Africa is holding the cruise liner MV AidAmira and a cargo vessel off Cape Town after a crew member on...

March 17, 2020
Total Views: 17

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
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Maritime News

Shell Plans South Africa Oil Expansion With Second Deal

By Paul Burkhardt (Bloomberg) — Royal Dutch Shell Plc is planning to acquire an oil-block stake in a second deal in South Africa’s relatively unexplored waters, months after a major...

May 29, 2019
Total Views: 11

Tuesday, May 28, 2019
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Maritime News

South Africa Transport Workers Threaten “Total Shutdown” from Thursday

CAPE TOWN, May 28 (Reuters) – South Africa’s transport workers union Satawu threatened a “total shutdown” at major ports across the country from Thursday after issuing a 48-hour strike notice...

May 28, 2019
Total Views: 6

Thursday, February 7, 2019
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Maritime News

Landmark Oil Find Off South Africa Opens Prospect of Drilling Rush

By Paul Burkhardt (Bloomberg) — South Africa’s first deep-water discovery, reported Thursday by French oil major Total SA, may prompt a rush of activity offshore by competitors as the country works to...

February 7, 2019
Total Views: 5

Thursday, November 1, 2018
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Maritime News

Crane Collapses in Heap of Metal at Port Elizabeth, South Africa

A large gantry crane at South Africa’s Port Elizabeth collapsed in heap of metal during strong winds Tuesday morning. South Africa’s Transnet National Ports Authority said the crane collapsed on...

November 1, 2018
Total Views: 20

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
durban port harbor deepening
Maritime News

South Africa’s Transnet to Deepen Durban Port to Accommodate Larger Ships

By Tanisha Heiberg JOHANNESBURG, Sept 11 (Reuters) – South Africa’s Transnet said on Tuesday it will spend 7 billion rand ($464 million) to deepen berths at Africa’s biggest container terminal...

September 11, 2018
Total Views: 3

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Interesting

Deputy Sheriff Dies Serving Arrest Warrant to Ship Off South Africa

Authorities in South Africa are investigating the death of a deputy sheriff who died while serving an arrest warrant on a vessel at an anchorage off Port Elizabeth last Saturday....

January 31, 2018
Total Views: 2

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
News

Large Containership Breaks Moorings, Blocks Shipping Channel in Durban – PHOTOS

A large MSC containership to broke free from its moorings Tuesday at the port of Durban, South Africa as a powerful storm swept through the area, blowing the ship across...

October 10, 2017
Total Views: 8

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
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News

Hoegh Autoliners Denies South African Price-Fixing Allegations

OSLO, Sept 12 (Reuters) – Norwegian shipping firm Hoegh Autoliners denied on Tuesday allegations made by South Africa that it and Japanese rival Mitsui O.S.K Lines had colluded to fix...

September 12, 2017
Total Views: 23

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
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News

South Africa’s Grindrod to Spin Off Shipping Business

JOHANNESBURG, Aug 23 (Reuters) – Grindrod, the South Africa-listed freight logistics and shipping services firm, is planning to separate and list its shipping business in order to unlock its value,...

August 23, 2017
Total Views: 2

Thursday, June 22, 2017
News

South Africa Rejects Japanese Container Shipping’s Mega-Merger

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – The South African Competition Commission has rejected the merger of the container divisions of NYK, MOL and K Line to create Ocean Network Express....

June 22, 2017
Total Views: 3

Monday, March 6, 2017
Maritime News

South African Competition Watchdog Seeks Penalty Against K-Line

JOHANNESBURG, March 6 (Reuters) – South Africa’s competition watchdog ruled on Monday that Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd’s (K-Line), one of Japan’s biggest transport companies, had conspired to rig bids for...

March 6, 2017
Total Views: 1

Thursday, February 16, 2017
News

Photos Reveal Fire Damage Aboard APL Austria in South Africa

The salvage of the APL Austria has entered the mop-up phase after a major fire broke out in one of the vessel’s cargo holds as it was off Port Elizabeth...

February 16, 2017
Total Views: 19