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07 September 2017

Port upgrades pose new business opportunities for SA

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Ports authorities are calling for Africa’s ports and harbours to be upgraded in order to meet post-neo-panamax shipping requirements.

 

07 September 2017

Maritime development drives new business opportunities for South Africa

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With Africa’s overall port utilisation capacity exceeding 70%, ports authorities and terminal operators are actively calling for partners in development to equip Africa’s ports and harbours for post-neo-panamax shipping requirements.

07 September 2017

Transport infrastructure development

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Transport infrastructure development drives new business opportunities in Africa

With Africa’s overall port utilisation capacity exceeding 70%, ports authorities and terminal operators are actively calling for partners in development to equip Africa’s ports and harbours for post-neo-panamax shipping requirements.

05 September 2017

SAMSA senior official, Captain Thobela Gqabu appointed into intercontinental maritime body’s top leadership.

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The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) has expressed delight with an announcement of the election of one of its senior officials, Captain Thobela Gqabu into the top leadership of the Indian Ocean Memorandum of Understanding (IOMOU) on Port State Control.

05 September 2017

Mombasa Port Kicks Emissions With New Cranes

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Port of Mombasa has received a major boost to lifting capacity and environmental mitigation with the arrival of two modern diesel electric cranes worth US$8.7 million.

05 September 2017

President Faure receives Secretary General of COMESA

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The Secretary General of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), Mr Sindiso Ngwenya, paid a courtesy visit to President Faure this morning at State House.Mr Sindiso Ngwenya is in the country to attend the 33rd Annual General Meeting of the Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB).

05 September 2017

New Transnet, DBSA finance scheme set up to support African rail exports

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State-owned entities Transnet and the Development Bank of Southern Africa(DBSA) have agreed to create a new facility that will extend favourable financing to African and Middle Eastern buyers of TransnetEngineering’s (TE’s) railrolling stock and portequipment.

 

05 September 2017

Female Saldanha marine pilot guiding in the big ships

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Marine pilot at Port of Saldanha - the deepest port in South Africa which handles the biggest vessels of all the country's ports - Salmaa Vincent was able to apply her newly acquired Open Licence certification to craftily guide a 350-metre long vessel with a deadweight tonnage of 300,000dwt into the port, just ahead of Women's Month. She is the first female within Transnet National Ports Authority to hold this licence for such large vessels.

05 September 2017

Fate of yacht club in balance

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Popular Bay attraction’s row with Transnet over rental now referred to Ports Regulator

05 September 2017

Transnet Port Terminals completes major SMME programme in KZN

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Transnet Port Terminals (TPT), in conjunction with Economic Development Tourism & Environmental Affairs (EDTEA) and the Coastal TVET College in Hammarsdale, has completed its R2 million SMME programme with nine youth-owned rural co-operatives in KwaZulu-Natal.

 

05 September 2017

New e-Commerce Platform Live at South African Ports

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Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA) new, fully integrated e-commerce platform has gone live. The new Order to Cash system replaces TNPA’s nine year old PortsOnline customer system for online submission of cargo documentation.

05 September 2017

How African countries can maximise the benefits AGOA provides

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Since the year 2000, the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) has given eligible African countries duty and quota free access to the United States’ markets. This has created an opportunity for African businesses, big or small to meet, trade with new markets and improve the quality of their products. Over the years, it has been described as a catalyst for democracy and a criterion for African countries that want to partake in the AGOA agreement.

05 September 2017

Youth owned rural co-operatives ensured sustainability and growth

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PIETERMARITZBURG - An SMME Development programme sponsored by Transnet port terminals (TPT) in partnership with  Economic Development Tourism & Environmental Affairs identified 9 youth owned rural co-operatives in KwaZulu-Natal were ensured sustainability and growth.

05 September 2017

Twin milestone for KZN Ports

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A twin milestone. That is what the Transnet National Ports Authority(TNPA) is calling the launch of their new tug boat USIBA and the delivery of the UMBILO tug to its Durban premise today(August 22).

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