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 a quayside of the Port Elizabeth Container Terminal during winds of 50 knots. The collapsed resulted in damage but no injuries were reported, Transnet confirmed. It said an … [Read more...]

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 in the port city of Durban to accommodate larger vessels. Transnet, which operates nearly three-quarters of the African rail network, the bulk of which is in South Africa, aims to … [Read more...]

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. The South African Maritime Safety Authority has confirmed that the officer, Henry Kemp, 42, fell from a height of about eight meters into the ocean while "climbing a steep ladder" to board the … [Read more...]

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 transport tariffs to and from South Africa. Hoegh Autoliners specialises in transporting cars, controlling 50 specialised vessels or 6-7 percent of the global fleet in this market. South … [Read more...]