Transnet accelerates maritime skills training for the country
Durban, Wednesday 23 September 2016
More than 500 trainees complete courses in various aspects of marine and port operations
State-owned freight and logistics company Transnet today celebrated the graduation of 283 KwaZulu-Natal-based graduates out of a record 513 national graduates who recently completed their qualifications in various aspects of port and marine operations, as the company intensifies its training efforts to meet its developmental objectives.
India's Western Command fleet in Durban
Durban, Tuesday 21 September 2016
The Kolkata is Docked at the N-Shed passenger terminal, along with the INS Aditya and the INS Trikand, having sailed from Kenya, Mozambique and Madagascar. The ships will be in Durban for four days before heading back to India.
Fourth New TNPA Tug Rolls off Production Line
Durban, Tuesday 20 September 2016
Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) is on track with its R1.4 billion tug building contract and today celebrated the ceremonial launch of the fourth of its nine new tugs being built in Durban.
The tug – named OSPREY in honour of the fish eagle – will serve at the Port of Saldanha. In line with maritime tradition, the duty of officially naming the vessel was carried out by Lady Sponsor, Thandeka Mabija, who earlier this month was appointed General Manager for Human Resources at TNPA.
Hanjin Aims to Sell More Than Half Its Ships
Durban, Monday 19 September 2016
Debt-ridden Hanjin Shipping Co. is working on a restructuring plan that calls for the drastic reduction of its fleet and returning the vast majority of the ships it charters to their owners, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter.
Despite the efforts, these people say the most likely scenario is still that the Korean operator— the world’s seventh-biggest in terms of capacity—will be liquidated, marking one of the shipping industry’s biggest failures.
South African Ports Gear Up for New e-Commerce Platform
Durban, Friday 16 September 2016
Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA), a division of Transnet SOC Ltd, is taking another step on its journey to digitalise South Africa’s ports operations into ‘SMART People’s Ports’ through a fully integrated e-commerce platform expected to go live in April 2017.
The new Order to Cash initiative will replace TNPA’s nine year old PortsOnline system which customers previously used for online submission of cargo documentation.