Shippers get serious about cyber threats

Major attacks like the NotPetya malware incident have been a wake-up call for the shipping sector...

16 hours ago

Brands should help combat smuggling in clothing and textile manufacturing sector

It's not just the smuggling of rhino horn, narcotics and other substances that is big business in South Africa. Although not as high profile, illegal clothing and goods trafficking also come with a hefty price tag...

25 Jul 2018

This is how the new vessel repair hub is boosting the PE economy

The new vessel repair facilities in the Port of PE is not only a positive step towards a thriving vessel maintenance and marine engineering hub but is evidently also going to boost the local economy...

18 Jul 2018

Moving overseas, shipping from Australia to Africa

Relocating internationally can be expensive, time consuming and stressful. CargoMaster has all the answers when it comes to moving shipping containers from Australia to South Africa, in-fact to almost anywhere in Africa!..

Issued by Cargo Master 18 Jul 2018

Why 50,000 ships are so vulnerable to cyberattacks

The 50,000 ships sailing the sea at any one time have joined an ever-expanding list of objects that can be hacked. Cybersecurity experts recently displayed how easy it was to break into a ship's navigational equipment...

By Keith Martin and Rory Hopcraft 16 Jul 2018

Prospects of pallet trucks market remain positive

According to a recent Fact.MR study, prospects of the pallet trucks market remain positive. The study estimates the global sales of pallet trucks to bring in approximately $1,4m by end-2028...

11 Jul 2018

How we can unblock the biggest barrier to Nigeria's economic growth

Africa's largest economy, Nigeria, is struggling with ports infrastructure that simply can't keep up with demand...

By Marleze van Loggerenberg 10 Jul 2018

New SA body established to manage marine pollution

The National Department of Transport has established an Incident Management Organisation...

9 Jul 2018

Regatta to celebrate young sailors this Youth Day

Royal Cape Yacht Club is set to celebrate its young sailors this weekend at the Youth Regatta, taking place from 16-17 June 2018, in partnership with the South African International Maritime Institute (SAIMI)...

15 Jun 2018

#YouthMonth: Equipping unemployed youth aboard the SA Agulhas vessel

According to Trading Economics the youth unemployment rate in South Africa increased to 52.40% in the first quarter of 2018 from 51.10% in the fourth quarter of 2017. Luckily the maritime industry is doing its part in lowering these numbers...

By Ilse van den Berg 1 Jun 2018

Small Harbours Programme a R400m boost to WC's small-scale fishing and tourism

"The project is tipped to change the lives of many fishing communities and tourism operators relying on 13 of the smaller proclaimed harbours in the Western Cape."

29 May 2018

Plain sailing: how traditional methods could deliver zero-emission shipping

On 10 May 2018 the 43.5-metre schooner Avontuur arrived in the port of Hamburg. This traditional sailing vessel, built in 1920, transported some 70 tonnes of coffee, cacao and rum across the Atlantic...

By Christiaan De Beukelaer 28 May 2018

Richards Bay's 39-year-old lighthouse demolished

Richard's Bay's 39-year-old lighthouse has been demolished due to severe coastal erosion. Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has therefore erected a temporary light and structure on the site...

24 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: The need for value chain transparency

Sahmeer Alli is SAP Africa's industry advisor and value engineer for travel and logistics in Africa. He has over 15 years' experience in the software and management consulting industry. We chat to Alli in light of #AfricaMonth...

By Ilse van den Berg 22 May 2018

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