Useful Maritime Links

PORT & HARBOUR SERVICES

NAMPORT
Website of the Port Authority of Namibia (Walvis Bay and Luderitz)
www.namport.com

TRANSNET NATIONAL PORTS AUTHORITY OF SOUTH AFRICA (TNPA)
The Transnet National Port Authority administers the eight commercial port in South Africa – Richards Bay, Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth, Ngqura, Mossel Bay, Cape Town and Saldanha Bay plus Lighthouses, as a division of Transnet.
www.transnetnationalportsauthority.net

TRANSNET PORT TERMINALS (TPT)
Transnet Port Terminals, also known as TPT, is a division of Transnet Soc Ltd with responsibility of managing a series of 13 cargo handling terminals within the ports of South Africa.
www.transnetportterminals.net

TRANSNET FREIGHT RAIL  (TFR)
South Africa’s railway company, a division of Transnet Soc Ltd.
http://www.transnetfreightrail.co.za/Website/home.html

PORT OF MAPUTO
Website of the Maputo Port Development Company
www.portmaputo.com

PORT OF DAR ES SALAAM
Website of Tanzania Ports Authority
http://www.ports.go.tz/index.php/en/

PORT OF MOMBASA
Website of the Kenya Ports Authority; includes 14 day ship movements
www.kpa.co.ke

PORT OF d’EHOALA
Website of the new port of d’Ehoala in Port Dauphin, southern Madagascar, which handles mainly mining commodities.
www.ehoalaport.com

PORT OF PORT LOUIS, MAURITIUS
Website of the Mauritius Port Authority and of the Port of Port Louis
www.mauport.com

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GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS

Some South African Government departments that are pertinent to the maritime industry:

Dept of Public Enterprises (DPE)
carries responsibility for ports
www.dpe.gov.za

Dept of Transport
www.transport.gov.za

Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries
includes responsibility for sea fisheries
www.daff.gov.za

TRANSNET Soc
Transnet is the State-owned holding company (Soc) having responsibility for South Africa’s ports and railways and pipelines.
www.transnet.net

National Ports Regulator
Exercises economic regulation of the ports system, promotes equity of access to ports, facilities and services, and monitors the activities of Transnet National Ports Authority. Also hears complaints and appeals under the Ports Act.
www.PortsRegulator.org

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SHIPPING COMPANIES

GRINDROD GROUP
South Africa’s leading shipping and logistics company – includes Unicorn Shipping, Ocean Africa Container Lines and Island View Shipping
www.grindrod.co.za

ISLAND VIEW SHIPPING (IVS)
South Africa’s leading bulk shipping company
www.ivs.co.za

SAFMARINE
Former South African-owned shipping company now owned by AP Moller-Maersk
www.safmarine.com

UNICORN SHIPPING
Unicorn Shipping is the shipowning arm of Grindrod Limited and is South Africa’s oldest national ship owner
www.unicornshipping.co.za

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MARITIME ORGANISATIONS & BODIES

eTHEKWINI MARITIME CLUSTER (EMC)
cluster representing the maritime industry in the Durban area
www.maritimecluster.co.za/

INTERNATIONAL MARITIME BOARD (IMB)
Publishes a weekly piracy report
http://www.icc-ccs.org/piracy-reporting-centre

INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANIZATION (IMO)
United Nations Agency concerned with the safety of shipping and cleaner oceans
www.imo.org

SAASOA
South African Association of Ship Operators and Agents
www.saasoa.co.za/

SOUTH AFRICAN ASSOCIATION OF SHIP BUILDERS AND REPAIRERS (SAASR)
Non-proft organisation within the shipbuilding and ship repair industries helping members to capitalise on local and global opportunities
www.saasr.co.za/

SAMSA
South African Maritime Safety Authority – official agency concerned with the safety and administration of shipping in South Africa
www.samsa.org.za

SOCIETY OF MASTER MARINERS OF SOUTH AFRICA
www.mastermarinersa.co.za

THE NAUTICAL INSTITUTE
International representative body for maritime professionals involved in the control of sea-going ships
www.nautinst.org

 

 

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MARITIME RESOURCES

EQUASIS
Public access to ships data
www.equasis.org

GLOBAL SECURITY
A useful and reliable source of information on security including military
www.globalsecurity.org

HAZE GRAY & UNDERWAY
Excellent source of naval ship information
www.hazegray.org

NAUSICAA
French National Sea Experience Centre dedicated to the relationship between mankind and the sea
www.nausicaa.fr

NSRI
The National Sea Rescue Institute of South Africa
www.nsri.org.za

SOUTH AFRICAN NAVY
The official South African Navy website
www.navy.mil.za

SOUTH AFRICAN WEATHER SERVICE
www.weathersa.co.za

TABLE BAY UNDERWAY SHIPPING SHIP PHOTOGRAPHERS
Thousands of colour photographs and slides for sale of a variety of ships
http://home.worldonline.co.za/~snai

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YACHTING RESOURCES

CRUISING CONNECTIONS
More about Southern African yachting
www.cruisingconnections.co.za

DURBAN MARINA
Marina facilities in the heart of Durban Bay
www.durbanmarina.co.za
email to information@durbanmarina.co.za

SOUTH AFRICAN SAILING
All about South African yachting including list of all yacht clubs
www.sailing.org.za

SAILING EUROPE
All about European yachting
www.sailingeurope.com

INTERSAIL CLUB
sailing Blog and site
www.intersailclub.com

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