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TNPA acts to restore adequate levels of tug availability

THE Port of Durban has put in place mitigation plans to improve marine craft availability in the port, following a number of breakdowns on...

New regulations affecting SA’s maritime sector seek to raise ESG standards

By Andre October, partner, Sheena Dias, partner, Sharmila Naidoo, senior associate & Lesiba Legodi, associate at Webber Wentzel ENVIRONMENTAL, Social and Governance (ESG) principles and...

Maritime sector can significantly impact economic growth

By Lungiswa Nyembezi, KwaZulu-Natal branch manager at Servest Marine SOUTH Africa's rich marine heritage is one of its key competitive advantages. With a coastline stretching...

CNA-lube audit hits the solutions sweet spot

THE upgrade by SKF/Lincoln of a lubrication store at Durban Harbour has boosted bearing life and machine availability, subsequently delivering significant cost savings for...

Private partners shortlisted for Durban and Nqura port upgrades

TRANSNET has reached a significant milestone in its programme to upgrade two of South Africa’s key ports, with the shortlisting of respondents for private...

Shipping & Logistics: How to guard against cyberattack

By Kate Mollett: Regional Director, Commvault Africa THE shipping and logistics industry is increasingly a target of cybercrime and ransomware attacks, a trend that has...

Post-pandemic world brings heightened risks for shipping

WHILE the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in few direct claims for the marine insurance sector, the impact on the welfare of crews and the boom...

Early auto industry recovery sees Durban Car Terminal break annual record

THE Durban Car Terminal has broken its annual record having handled a total of 531,755 fully built units over the 12-month period ended March...

Transport sector takes a knock over the 3rd quarter

INTERNATIONAL supply chain problems and local attacks on the logistics infrastructure have had a negative impact on the entire transport sector during the third...

KZN port operations limp ahead as Transnet probes fires

TWO of Transnet’s port terminals continue to operate, albeit at reduced capacity, as it investigates the causes of several devastating fires. At least three fires...

Freight body ‘dismayed’ as cyber-attack cripples ports

THE Road Freight Association (RFA) has voiced its dismay and grave concern at the recent cyber-attack on Transnet which caused crippling delays and disruptions...

Speedy response puts oil tanker back in service

SKF has helped a shipping operator to repair one of its oil product tankers at very short notice. Prime Marine is a leading provider of...

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Seifsa and Numsa conclude 3-year agreement in record time

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