Tuesday, July 27, 2021
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Maritime Security Incidents

Crippled South African Port Network Declares Force Majeure

South Africa’s state-owned ports and freight-rail company, Transnet, has declared force majeure after disruptions caused by a cyberattack last week. The measure was imposed because of the effects of the...

July 27, 2021
Total Views: 2132

Friday, July 23, 2021
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Transnet Identifies Source of IT ‘Disruption’ at South African Container Ports

By Felix Njini (Bloomberg) — Transnet SOC Ltd., South Africa’s state-owned ports and freight-rail company, said it had identified the source of the problem that forced the company to halt operations...

July 23, 2021
Total Views: 1730

Thursday, July 22, 2021
Port of Durban south africa

South Africa Port Operations Disrupted as Transnet Hit by Cyber Attack

By Zandi Shabalala and Tanisha Heiberg JOHANNESBURG, July 22 (Reuters) – A cyber attack has disrupted container operations at the South African port of Cape Town, an email seen by...

July 22, 2021
Total Views: 867

Friday, July 16, 2021
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South Africa’s Transnet Reports Progress at Durban and Richards Bay Ports After Days of Unrest

JOHANNESBURG, July 16 (Reuters) – South Africa’s Transnet on Friday said road closures and fuel and food shortages are constraining its supply chain despite improved operations at the ports of...

July 16, 2021
Total Views: 2605

Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Durban Looting
Maritime Security Incidents

Maersk Shuts Down Durban Depots As Looting Continues

by Wendell Roelf (Reuters) Maersk has shut down all its depots, warehouses and cold stores in Durban and Johannesburg, a company spokeswoman said on Wednesday, as looting in the two...

July 14, 2021
Total Views: 21397

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
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South Africa to Revamp its Ailing Port System

CAPE TOWN, June 22 (Reuters) – South Africa’s National Ports Authority (NPA) will operate as a stand alone business under the aegis of state-owned freight logistics group Transnet, President Cyril...

June 22, 2021
Total Views: 1442

Friday, October 23, 2020

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: 391

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: 165

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: 2

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: 58

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: 91

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: 40

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: 46

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: 70

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: 22

Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Port of Durban south africa
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: 11

Thursday, February 7, 2019
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: 22

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: 82

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: 9

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

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: 6