PORT & HARBOUR SERVICES
Website of the Port Authority of Namibia (Walvis Bay and Luderitz)
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.
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.
TRANSNET FREIGHT RAIL (TFR)
South Africa’s railway company, a division of Transnet Soc Ltd.
PORT OF MAPUTO
Website of the Maputo Port Development Company
PORT OF DAR ES SALAAM
Website of Tanzania Ports Authority
PORT OF MOMBASA
Website of the Kenya Ports Authority; includes 14 day ship movements
PORT OF d’EHOALA
Website of the new port of d’Ehoala in Port Dauphin, southern Madagascar, which handles mainly mining commodities.
PORT OF PORT LOUIS, MAURITIUS
Website of the Mauritius Port Authority and of the Port of Port Louis
Some South African Government departments that are pertinent to the maritime industry:
DEPT OF PUBLIC ENTERPRISES (DPE)
carries responsibility for ports
DEPT OF TRANSPORT
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY & FISHERIES (DAFF)
includes responsibility for sea fisheries
Transnet is the State-owned holding company (Soc) having responsibility for South Africa’s ports and railways and pipelines.
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.
South Africa’s leading shipping and logistics company – includes Unicorn Shipping, Ocean Africa Container Lines and Island View Shipping
ISLAND VIEW SHIPPING (IVS)
South Africa’s leading bulk shipping company
Former South African-owned shipping company now owned by AP Moller-Maersk
Unicorn Shipping is the shipowning arm of Grindrod Limited and is South Africa’s oldest national ship owner
MARITIME ORGANISATIONS & BODIES
eTHEKWINI MARITIME CLUSTER (EMC)
cluster representing the maritime industry in the Durban area
INTERNATIONAL MARITIME BOARD (IMB)
Publishes a weekly piracy report
INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANIZATION (IMO)
United Nations Agency concerned with the safety of shipping and cleaner oceans
KENYA MARITIME AUTHORITY (KMA)
Kenya Maritime Authority (KMA) was set up in June 2004 as the semi-autonomous agency in charge of regulatory oversight over the Kenyan maritime industry.
The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) is the apex regulatory and promotional maritime agency of Nigeria
South African Association of Ship Operators and Agents
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
South African Maritime Safety Authority – official agency concerned with the safety and administration of shipping in South Africa
SOCIETY OF MASTER MARINERS OF SOUTH AFRICA
THE NAUTICAL INSTITUTE
International representative body for maritime professionals involved in the control of sea-going ships
ZANZIBAR MARITIME AUTHORITY
The Zanzibar Maritime Authority (ZMA) monitors, regulates and coordinates activities in the maritime industry in Zanzibar
APOSTLESHIP OF THE SEA
Apostleship of the Sea provides practical and pastoral support to seafarers
MISSION TO SEAFARERS – AFRICA
The Mission to Seafarers (MTS), through its many alliances around the world, offers the seafarer a home from home, an opportunity to communicate with loved ones and rest and relaxation whilst in port. The Mission to Seafarers ensures the spiritual and physical wellbeing of seafarers, as well as assisting them with social justice issues.
SAILORS’ SOCIETY SOUTH AFRICA
The Sailors’ Society provides a personal lifeline for seafarers on board ship and when they step ashore. “Our Chaplains – the very lifeblood of our charity – are at the core of our mission and ministry to merchant seafarers.”
Public access to ships data
A useful and reliable source of information on security including military
Coastal Science & Societies: Hakai Magazine explores science, society, and the environment from a coastal perspective. The magazine is funded by the Tula Foundation, which also funds the Hakai Institute, but remains editorially independent.
HAZE GRAY & UNDERWAY
Excellent source of naval ship information
The official website of the Kenya Navy
MARITIME HISTORY, SHIPS & SHIPWRECKS
Useful site with a selection of maritime history, shipwrecks and maritime archeology
Thanks to Lucas for this one.
MARITIME SAFETY GUIDE NEW
This maritime safety guide condenses the many rules and regulations ensuring safety across marine waterways.
French National Sea Experience Centre dedicated to the relationship between mankind and the sea
The official Nigerian Navy website: The origin of the Nigerian Navy could be traced to the colonial marine Department of the Royal Navy….
The National Sea Rescue Institute of South Africa
SOUTH AFRICAN NAVY
The official South African Navy website
SOUTH AFRICAN WEATHER SERVICE
TABLE BAY UNDERWAY SHIPPING SHIP PHOTOGRAPHERS
Thousands of colour photographs and slides for sale of a variety of ships
MUSEUMS & CULTURAL
DURBAN OLD COURT HOUSE MUSEUM
Durban’s oldest public building, housing two floors of exhibits including some maritime, plus a wide collection of documents, maps, photographs covering Durban and regional history including Durban Bay & Harbour. Research facilities available.
Samora Machel Street [Aliwal Street] (next to City Hall)
Tel +27 03 311 2226/7
PORT NATAL MARITIME MUSEUM
Inspiring collection of vessels and artifacts, includes Resource Centre under development and start of Durban Whaling Exhibition & Whale Watching Tour
Maritime Boulevard, Esplanade (Bay end of Samora Machel Street) [Aliwal Street], Durban
Tel +27 031 322 9598
SOUTH AFRICAN MARITIME MUSEUM
Includes John Marsh Maritime Research Centre. Features an overview of shipping in Cape Town, with a collection of ship models and objects associated with shipping in Cape Town, in particular the era of mail-ships
1st Floor, Union-Castle Hose, Dock Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Tel +27 021 405 2880
SOUTH AFRICAN NAVY MUSEUM
Collection of mainly naval memorabilia and artifacts
Dockyard Magazine & Storehouse, Simon’s Town Naval Base (access from St George’s Street)
Tel +27 021 787 4686 / 4635
More about Southern African yachting
SOUTH AFRICAN SAILING
All about South African yachting including list of all yacht clubs
All about European yachting
sailing Blog and site