TRANSNET COMPLETES R39 MILLION REFURBISHMENT PROJECT AT PORT NOLLOTH
Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has completed a rehabilitation of the infrastructure of Port Nolloth on the north-western coast of South Africa. The R39 million infrastructure upgrade was carried out over 14 months.
WHAT IT TAKES TO BE THE GLOBAL TERMINAL OPERATOR OF CHOICE
The top terminal operators globally account for approximately 30% market share in the world. According to Port Technology (2014), the world’s top 5 terminal operators by market share percentage are PSA International (market share for its global port projects was recorded at 8.7%), Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) (7,0%), APM Terminals (5,5%), DP World (5,1%) and China Merchant Holdings International (3,6%). Transnet Port Terminals CE, Nozipho Sithole, gives her views on what factors are key to making one an international terminal operator of choice.
REMEMBER WINTER IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC 40 YEARS AGO
40 years ago the m.s. München, a German LASH carrier of the Hapag-Lloyd line sank with all hands for unknown reasons in a severe storm in December 1978. This is the story of that tragedy and the tugs and ships that searched for her. The most accepted theory is that one or more rogue waves hit the München and damaged her, so that she drifted for 33 hours with a list of 50 degrees without electricity or propulsion.
For the Trans Global Projects Group (TGP), no location is too remote. But while the UK-based international project logistics specialist has handled numerous projects in some of the most inaccessible locations around the globe, even for industry professionals, Antarctica is a unique and challenging destination to serve.
By Yvonne de Kock. Nearly 600 passengers and crew were rescued by helicopters of the SA Air Force and several ships that hastened to the scene off South Africa’s notorious Wild Coast
SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND PORTS
Top transport lawyer and master mariner, Malcolm Hartwell, says a booming population, rapid urbanisation and the need for sustainable development, are changing the way ports are planned and developed.
ALLIANZ SAFETY & SHIPPING REVIEW 2017
Shipping losses continue to decline but “perfect storm” of regulation, cost-savings and cyber security looms, says Allianz