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  • 12 September 2012

    Cape Town boasts the second deepest container port in Africa and expects to see its container capacity expand to one million TEU’s per annum by 2013. The Port is ideally suited to serve as a hub for cargoes between Europe, the Americas and Africa, Asia and Oceania, and this year sets the stage for African […]

  • 6 May 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Royal IHC will hold naming and launch ceremony of the new trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) ILEMBE at its shipyard in Kinderdijk on Saturday, 9 May, 2015. Designed and constructed for Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA), the 5,500m3 capacity vessel will be the largest dredging vessel of its kind in South Africa. The new dredger […]

  • 28 May 2010

    Anew multimodal inland port and logis- tics gateway, aimed at servicing Gauteng and the rest of Southern Africa, is to be developed near … [mappress] Source: engineeringnews, May 28, 2010;

  • 9 September 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    In just a few months, the first ever Dredging School in Africa will be launched at the Maritime School of Excellence, Durban. The announcement was made by Nonkululeko Sishi, Chief Human Resources Officer at Transnet, during the recent launch of the IHC Dredging Simulator in Durban. Ms Nonkululeko Sishi said: “In January 2017, we will be launching the first ever Dredging […]

  • 9 July 2018
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Damen Shipyards Group has delivered a Cutter Suction Dredger (CSD) 250 to South Africa-based Dredging Africa. The CSD will be used to mine sand from the Ash River, just east of Bethlehem in the Free State Province. Arend van de Wetering, Director of Dredging Africa, said, “We wanted to utilize the best equipment available, to be sure […]

  • 6 June 2011

    The multi-million dollar expansion of Cape Town’s container terminal is set to be completed before deadline and under budget, according… By Katerina Kerr (ifw-net) [mappress] Source: ifw-net, June 6, 2011  

  • 22 September 2010

    Cape Town’s Container Terminal is continuing to be transformed by the R5.4 billion expansion programme currently underway that will result in the cargo capacity being almost doubled by 2012. Major dredging, deepening and refurbishment work on the second of four berths is well underway and will be completed by May 2011. The first 100m of […]

  • 13 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Tau Morwe, Chief Executive of Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA), has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at the 3rd Cool Logistics Africa conference, taking place in Cape Town, South Africa on 4-6 March 2014. As one of the five divisions of Transnet Ltd, South Africa’s national transport operator, TNPA is responsible for managing infrastructure […]

  • 3 October 2012

    Durban residents say they will not give up their homes to make way for a multi-billion port expansion plan. Cardinal Wilfred Napier, chairman of the KwaZulu-Natal Inter-Religious Council, stated: “When a plan like this is presented to you under the pretence of following procedure, all groups need to speak with one voice.” According to timeslive.co.za, […]

  • 14 October 2010

    Namibia’s port authority Namport plans to spend R2.7 billion (N$2.7bn) on upgrading the port of Walvis Bay within the next three to four years, says Walvis Bay Corridor Group CEO, Johny Smith. As has been previously reported in PORTS & SHIPS, Walvis Bay is to be expanded with a new container terminal that will double […]

  • 24 January 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    Dredging Africa (Pty) Ltd has signed a contract with Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) for the delivery of a Cutter Suction Dredger (CSD) 250. Due to Damen’s policy of series building standardized vessels, the CSD was in stock and available for fast delivery in March 2018. This will be the first Damen CSD to operate in South Africa. […]

  • 28 October 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Next week, over 1000 leaders of the African ports industry will all be meeting at the 4th African Ports Evolution Congress & Exhibition. Known as one of the industry’s most prestigious, the event will bring together leading companies in the ports and logistics sectors, showcasing the latest solutions and expertise in dredging and maritime projects. During the show, ports authorities, […]

  • 26 June 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Royal IHC has just released this video of the naming and launch ceremony of the 5,500m³ trailing suction hopper dredger ILEMBE, which took place on Saturday, 9 May, 2015 at Royal IHC’s shipyard in Kinderdijk, the Netherlands. The dredger is being built for Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA), the national port authority of South Africa. […]

  • 30 January 2014

    HR Wallingford has teamed up with Johannesburg-based Fourth Element Consulting to offer sustainable environmental solutions to the rapidly developing economies in southern Africa. The two organisations are now collaborating on a project to investigate flood management solutions for the Orange River in South Africa. Fourth Element Consulting has been engaged by ILISO Consulting to undertake […]

  • 2 September 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Africa’s first ever dredging simulator was launched today in the port city of Durban, South Africa. The project represents another positive spin-off of ongoing collaboration between Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA), the Transnet Maritime School of Excellence (MSoE), the Netherlands based Royal IHC and its world-renowned Training Institute. The high-tech simulator – based at the MSoE’s […]

  • 3 December 2015
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Significant progress has been made on the construction of workboat INYOSI that will support Transnet National Ports Authority’s new $62 million trailing suction hopper dredger ILEMBE when she gets to work dredging South Africa’s ports early next year. Carl Gabriel, head of TNPA’s Dredging Services Division, said: “The combination workboat/hydrographic survey boat is being built by […]

  • 27 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Liverpool2 to Become UK’s Largest Transatlantic Deep-Sea Port Peel Ports Group has awarded a multi-million pound contract to Shanghai-based Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co (ZPMC) to supply state-of-the-art ‘mega’ container cranes for its new Liverpool2 development.   USA: Oregon Inlet Emergency Dredging Starts The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District, will begin emergency dredging operations […]

  • 17 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    Holger Klindt, Head of Strategy & Product Management for Signalis in France and Germany, has been elected Chairman of the International Federation of Hydrographic Societies (IFHS) in succession to Aubrey Price, Executive Director of C&C Technologies (South Africa); also elected as Vice-Chairman is Rob van Ree, Senior Lecturer on Hydrography at the Maritime Institute Willem […]

  • 10 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    On March 20 and 21, 2017, Sarova Whitesands Hotel in Mombasa, Kenya, will host the African Ports Expansion Conference, an event aimed to discuss modernization of African ports and increasing cargo and freight capacity to handle more traffic. Africa is experiencing a major surge in trade with growing volumes of cargo across its ports. To […]

  • 7 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    ACI’s 2nd Maximising African Port Capacity Summit is scheduled for 22nd-23rd May 2013, and will take place in Durban. This event will address the fundamental issues faced by African ports and terminals in order to present an efficient and attractive option to the shipping lines. The conference will explore terminal operations and appropriate expansion, inner-port […]

  • 3 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    The African Ports Evolution 2015 – now in its 4th year – is calling for submission of abstracts that will showcase the latest developments and trends in the industry. The agenda comprises of a seminar day and conference which includes world-class keynote speakers, plenary sessions on trends and strategies, breakout forums, extensive opportunities for networking and site visits. In […]

  • 9 May 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    The naming and launch ceremony of the 5,500m³ trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) ILEMBE took place this morning at Royal IHC’s shipyard in Kinderdijk, the Netherlands. The dredger is being built for Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA), the national port authority of South Africa. The ceremony was performed by Ms Lunga Ngcobo, General Manager Corporate […]

  • 5 May 2010

    IHC Merwede is delighted to announce that it has strengthened its position in the market for deep sea dredging and mining with the strategic… [mappress] Source: IHC, May 5, 2010

  • 27 June 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Cape Mining Supplies (CMS) Ltd recently completed delivery of the largest Dragflow hydraulically driven submersible dredge pump ever supplied to the African market. The order was received from Southern Oceaneering who was awarded dredging and sand bypass maintenance contract for the Port of Ngqura. The contract, signed with Transnet, includes construction of a 212m long […]

  • 22 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Royal IHC (IHC), one of the global market leaders for efficient dredging and mining vessels and equipment, is about to bring to an end a very successful year.  Thanks to the company’s in-house expertise for engineering and manufacturing integrated standard and custom-built vessels, IHC managed to secure a healthy orderbook and deliver a number of dredging vessels to clients […]

  • 4 January 2012

    Authorities have started the removal process of 70 tons of fuel oil and six tons of hydraulic oil from the sunken dredger in the Ngqura Harbour. “We anticipate that it will have a minimal impact. There are ships being unloaded and loaded and ships can come in and out of the port without any interference. […]