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 MAY/JUNE 2018

Since their launch late last year, Mariflex Africa has focused on establishing their niche within the maritime sector in South Africa as well as on the continent         

 

 

 MAY/JUNE 2018

Since their launch late last year, Mariflex Africa has focused on establishing their niche within the maritime sector in South Africa as well as on the continent         

 
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Contents

 

FROM THE BRIDGE:

BLUE OCEANS BUDGETS:  During May and June, Ministries in the South African government delivered their Budget Speeches to parliment and the Blue Economy received significant attention from a number of departments.


COLUMNS:

THROUGH THE LENS:  Ongoing investment in boats, technology and people has enabled a squid fishing company to diversify and make its mark on the economy of the Eastern Cape. Claire Attwood takes a closer look. 

AT THE END OF THE LINE:  Mark Botha reports back on the recent establishment of a R100 million Fisheries Development Fund and what this could mean for Small Scale Fisher and coastal communities.

THE WATCHKEEPERIn this new column we ask maritime stakeholders to share their view and opinions on aspects of the industry. In this issue, Peter Myles addresses the need for Africa to establish more effective maritime clusters to help foster collaboration and development. 

MARITIME MEMORIES: Brian Ingpen hilights the impact that Safmarine had on the South African Maritime Industry.


FEATURES: 

MARINE ENGINEERING:

  • SA Agulhas completes drydocking
  • Merger approved
  • Share changes for Namibian Engineering Group
  • Acknowledging the role of marine engineers
  • Championing fibre glass as a vesel of choice
  • Investing for reliable power supply
  • Dive support vessel for Angola
  • New workshop training facilities for Marine Motormen
  • Gangway systems fitted for safer transfers
  • Responding to the needs of industry
  • Turkish investment sees steelworks reopen
  • Sixth patrol vessel for West Africa
  • Resin company fined for price fixing
  • Crested Tern on the hard
  • Boat builders warned to heed procedures
  • Acquistions and strategy accelerate smart vision
  • Fast ferry for Angola launched
  • Port Elizabeth sees return on investment
  • OSSB signing heralds momentum for Port of Saldanha Bay

MARITIME NEWS:

AFRICAN NEWS

  • International delegates debate Africa's Blue Economy
  • Maputo to undertake further dredging
  • A grand old lady looking for a new home
  • Widest vessel for East London
  • Expect casualties
  • Shipping live focuses on growing African markets
  • History made as South African shipping company lists on Nasdaq
  • New port milestone enables growth
  • Fishing company nets growth
  • Small Scale Fishers supported through training
  • UIF to acquire bunker company
  • Expanding business to meet demands
  • Signnificant interest shown in East Londin concession
  • Massive undertaking to load vessel destined for Ghana
  • New training centre for the port of Cape Town
  • Aquaculture development in Saldanha

OFFSHORE NEWS

  • African E&P updates
  • $20 billion for African offshore projects?
  • Market report shows renewed optisism
  • Africa at OTCO
  • ffshore rig count

PEOPLE AND EVENTS

NEWS:  

  • Appointments: SMD, Transnet National Ports Authority, Hytec, Kenya Ports Authority, SAIMI, GAC, Doraleh Ciontainer Terminal
  • Awards: Peter Cotterell, Transnet Port Terminals, Paul Asare Ansah 
  • New unit for Sea Cadet in Oudtshoorn 
  • Navy procession for crayfish festival
  • Inland Sea Cadets visit South African counterpart
  • Sea Cadet show UCT students how to lead
  • Fishing company invests in citizens' health
  • Ocean Economies conference set in Durban Port welfare committees established
  • Two African countries elected onto the IALA Council at international conference
  • Director General GPHA ousted without explanation

GREEN MARINE

NEWS AND UPDATES  

  • Finding the balance in sustainability
  • Pursuing protection for albatrosses and petrels
  • Project brings sand back to Durban beaches
  • Strengthening oil spill response in Nambia
  • Focused on ocean health
  • Collaborative projects aims to accelerate fisheries sustainability
  • EU supports the fight against illegal fishing in Western Africa
  • Ghana to close fishing season in August
  • Beach management under the spotlight
  • Mauritius moves to ban disposal of plastics at sea
  • Protecting Angola's marine development
  • IIOE2 continues around Africa
  • Seismic surveying addressed in parliment 

 

FROM THE BRIDGE:

BLUE OCEANS BUDGETS:  During May and June, Ministries in the South African government delivered their Budget Speeches to parliment and the Blue Economy received significant attention from a number of departments.


COLUMNS:

THROUGH THE LENS:  Ongoing investment in boats, technology and people has enabled a squid fishing company to diversify and make its mark on the economy of the Eastern Cape. Claire Attwood takes a closer look. 

AT THE END OF THE LINE:  Mark Botha reports back on the recent establishment of a R100 million Fisheries Development Fund and what this could mean for Small Scale Fisher and coastal communities.

THE WATCHKEEPERIn this new column we ask maritime stakeholders to share their view and opinions on aspects of the industry. In this issue, Peter Myles addresses the need for Africa to establish more effective maritime clusters to help foster collaboration and development. 

MARITIME MEMORIES: Brian Ingpen hilights the impact that Safmarine had on the South African Maritime Industry.


FEATURES: 

MARINE ENGINEERING:

  • SA Agulhas completes drydocking
  • Merger approved
  • Share changes for Namibian Engineering Group
  • Acknowledging the role of marine engineers
  • Championing fibre glass as a vesel of choice
  • Investing for reliable power supply
  • Dive support vessel for Angola
  • New workshop training facilities for Marine Motormen
  • Gangway systems fitted for safer transfers
  • Responding to the needs of industry
  • Turkish investment sees steelworks reopen
  • Sixth patrol vessel for West Africa
  • Resin company fined for price fixing
  • Crested Tern on the hard
  • Boat builders warned to heed procedures
  • Acquistions and strategy accelerate smart vision
  • Fast ferry for Angola launched
  • Port Elizabeth sees return on investment
  • OSSB signing heralds momentum for Port of Saldanha Bay

MARITIME NEWS:

AFRICAN NEWS

  • International delegates debate Africa's Blue Economy
  • Maputo to undertake further dredging
  • A grand old lady looking for a new home
  • Widest vessel for East London
  • Expect casualties
  • Shipping live focuses on growing African markets
  • History made as South African shipping company lists on Nasdaq
  • New port milestone enables growth
  • Fishing company nets growth
  • Small Scale Fishers supported through training
  • UIF to acquire bunker company
  • Expanding business to meet demands
  • Signnificant interest shown in East Londin concession
  • Massive undertaking to load vessel destined for Ghana
  • New training centre for the port of Cape Town
  • Aquaculture development in Saldanha

OFFSHORE NEWS

  • African E&P updates
  • $20 billion for African offshore projects?
  • Market report shows renewed optisism
  • Africa at OTCO
  • ffshore rig count

PEOPLE AND EVENTS

NEWS:  

  • Appointments: SMD, Transnet National Ports Authority, Hytec, Kenya Ports Authority, SAIMI, GAC, Doraleh Ciontainer Terminal
  • Awards: Peter Cotterell, Transnet Port Terminals, Paul Asare Ansah 
  • New unit for Sea Cadet in Oudtshoorn 
  • Navy procession for crayfish festival
  • Inland Sea Cadets visit South African counterpart
  • Sea Cadet show UCT students how to lead
  • Fishing company invests in citizens' health
  • Ocean Economies conference set in Durban Port welfare committees established
  • Two African countries elected onto the IALA Council at international conference
  • Director General GPHA ousted without explanation

GREEN MARINE

NEWS AND UPDATES  

  • Finding the balance in sustainability
  • Pursuing protection for albatrosses and petrels
  • Project brings sand back to Durban beaches
  • Strengthening oil spill response in Nambia
  • Focused on ocean health
  • Collaborative projects aims to accelerate fisheries sustainability
  • EU supports the fight against illegal fishing in Western Africa
  • Ghana to close fishing season in August
  • Beach management under the spotlight
  • Mauritius moves to ban disposal of plastics at sea
  • Protecting Angola's marine development
  • IIOE2 continues around Africa
  • Seismic surveying addressed in parliment 
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EDITOR: Colleen Jacka


Read Colleen's maritime blog at www.maritimematters.net


 

APPLAUD:

 We applaud the significant number of maritime companies that undertook to welcome learners from LAWHILL MARITIME CENTRE during Youth Month for a bit of job shadowing .

KEELHAULED:

Those who knowingly cross those blurred lines because they believe that this is just the way business now gets done. 

 

 

 

EDITOR: Colleen Jacka


Read Colleen's maritime blog at www.maritimematters.net


 

APPLAUD:

 We applaud the significant number of maritime companies that undertook to welcome learners from LAWHILL MARITIME CENTRE during Youth Month for a bit of job shadowing .

KEELHAULED:

Those who knowingly cross those blurred lines because they believe that this is just the way business now gets done.