More international speakers on board for most exciting SAAFF Congress ever.
Durban, Friday 19 August 2016
Two more international experts are confirmed to join a prestigious line-up of 16 top speakers at what is shaping up to be the most exciting SA Association of Freight Forwarders (SAAFF) annual Congress ever. Singapore-based Stanley Lim, Chairman of the Singapore Logistics Association, and Ghanaian serial entrepreneur Fred Swaniker, will share the speaker’s podium with industry stalwarts like freight forwarding industry icon and honourary FIATA board Issa Baluch and Stephen Morris, Chairman of FIATA’s Customs Affairs Institute. The two-day SAAFF Congress takes place on 6 and 7 September at Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand.
Transnet Port Terminals welcomes arrival of new Terberg Haulers at DCT
Durban, Wednesday 17 August 2016
Transnet Port Terminals, Durban Container Terminal, (DCT), Pier 1’s new arrival of Terberg Haulers will be fully operational on Friday 12 August 2016. The state-of-the art equipment valued at R23.4 million is expected to make a significant impact on improving operational efficiencies at the busy terminal.
Women In Maritime: Profiling Pinky Zungu
Durban, Friday 12 August 2016
Pinky Zungu, the current and the first deputy female harbor master for Transnet National Ports Authority TNPA port of Durban, has always known that she was going to be something big as a child. She paved a thought-provoking journey of her career path through self-confidence and determination. She has made history several times, including that as a first female to obtain an open license as a marine pilot. Zungu never let obstacles stand on her way to success since her high school days at West Cliff Secondary.
EThekwini Maritime Cluster collaborates with ABSA bank on enterprise development programme
Durban, Tuesday 02 August 2016
The EThekwini Maritime Cluster and the ABSA Bank, Enterprise and Supply Chain Development Unit, Kwazulu-Natal, are hosting a series of training workshops to capacitate companies that are under EMC incubator programme with key business skills to grow their businesses. This initiative is one way in which the EMC responds to the call of Operation Phakisa which seeks to open opportunities for SMMEs to do business within the maritime industry in order to unleash beneficiation from the oceans economy. These budding entrepreneurs are engaging on a 3 months period of interactive training sessions that started on the 25th July 2016, which will ultimately transform them into bonafide business people.
Women In Maritime: Profiling Ratanang Maremane
Durban, Tuesday 02 August 2016
Article By: TC Mngomezulu
Ratanang Maremane born and bred in Soweto, Gauteng, has been one of the women pioneers in the maritime industry in her career path as a Diver for South African Navy and Transnet. Maremane is currently a cooperate diver for Transnet and she is also on her final year as a Civil Engineering Student at Walter Sisulu University (WSU). Maramane qualified as a SA Navy Diver in 2007 when she made it as a second black female Diver. In 2011 she obtained her Class III commercial diving qualification from Seadog Commercial Diving School where she was recorded as a first black SA female to qualify at the school. Shortly after that she qualified to be a Class III diver. She was then appointed by Transnet National Ports Authority – Port of East London in the capacity of a commercial diver. She also made it as a first female diver to work for Transnet.