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  • 5 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has taken delivery of a new survey craft as the latest acquisition in its Dredging Services division’s ongoing fleet replacement program. Carl Gabriel, Executive Manager for TNPA’s Dredging Services division, said that the new vessel is replacing the South African port landlord’s existing Survey Craft, Swift, which is 32 years […]

  • 15 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    Transnet National Ports Authority’s project to deepen and lengthen berths at Durban Container Terminal (DCT): Pier 2 has reached a key milestone – the multi-billion Main Marine Construction Works package will go out to tender this month. This follows the two environmental approvals secured from the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) last year for marine […]

  • 6 September 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Project & Tenders, Technology

    The last week’s launch of the Africa’s First Dredging Simulator at the Transnet Maritime School of Excellence (MSOE) provided an excellent opportunity for Mr Richard Vallihu, Chief Executive of Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA), to speak about the topic. The inauguration of the Royal IHC dredging simulator, held on Friday, 2 September, marked the start of a new […]

  • 27 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    Royal IHC (IHC) has laid keel for South Africa’s Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) third 5,500m3 trailing suction hopper dredger. The keel-laying was held earlier this month at IHC’s Rotterdam yard with the TNPA’s general manager of corporate affairs, Lunga Ngcobo placing the coin under the hull of the new dredger. The new dredger will join TNPA’s existing […]

  • 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 […]

  • 16 March 2012

    Transnet’s plans that would focus on expanding shipping container berths in Durban harbor have provoked concerns about the ecological degradation of one of the country’s most important sea fish nurseries, reports Pretoria News. The proposed project would focus on deepening, widening and lengthening the existing quayside from berth 203 to 205, right to the central […]

  • 3 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    Transnet National Ports Authority’s Dredging Services has concluded its Port of Mossel Bay 2019/20 dredging campaign, ensuring that sand trap and high spots within the port were successfully removed. The 2019/20 campaign made use of two dredgers – trail dredger, Isandlwana, which focused its effort on the entrance channel and the sand trap while the […]

  • 3 December 2019
    Business & Finance

     Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA) Dredging Services division has been very busy these days pumping sand onto Durban’s Golden Mile beaches, aimed to welcome thousands of holidaymakers this festive season. Under the project, sand collected by their modern trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Isandlwana during TNPA’s usual harbor dredging operations from the ‘sand trap’ […]

  • 12 November 2019
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA) Dredging Services division has embarked on another maintenance dredging campaign at the Port of Cape Town to ensure the port provides safe navigational channels and berthing facilities for shipping. Around 20,000m³ of sand and sediment is expected to be removed during the dredging exercise, which started on 28 October. The […]

  • 16 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    The South African Port of Ngqura, the first port in the world to have a fixed jet pump sand bypass system, is meeting its stringent dredging targets of 240 000 tonnes of sand per year, Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) said in its latest release.  “This is an achievement as we are complying with the Record […]

  • 1 April 2019
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA)’s Dredging Services division will soon embark on a maintenance dredging campaign at the Port of Cape Town to restore the design depths at certain berths inside Duncan Dock. The maintenance campaign, which is set to start in early April 2019, is scheduled for completion by the end of May 2019. […]

  • 1 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has given Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA) Port of Richards Bay, South Africa, the green light to construct its multi million-rand floating dock infrastructure. The new $96 million floating dock facility, which will be located at the port’s Small Craft Harbor, forms part of the $302 million capital investment plans […]

  • 11 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    Addressing stakeholders at a business breakfast in Durban earlier today, representatives of Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) provided a project update on the forthcoming Durban Container Terminal (DCT) Pier 2’s North Quay deepening project. As Transnet reported, the deeper berths will enable the Port of Durban to accommodate newer generation container vessels by 2023. The company’s Chief […]

  • 29 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    Transnet National Ports Authority’s trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Ilembe, built by Royal IHC, recently took part in a trial for a special beach nourishment program along sections of the Golden Mile in Durban, South Africa. Under this major coastal protection scheme, the TNPA’s 5,500m³ dredger was used to collect sand from the ‘sand trap’ area […]

  • 23 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    The official website of the eThekwini Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa, has just announced that portions of the North Beach, Dairy Beach, Country Club and Battery Beach will be closed over the next couple of weeks for sand pumping operations. According to the eThekwini, the beaches will be closed to public for approximately 4 weeks. “Beach […]

  • 9 April 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The dates of 2nd East Africa Port Expansion Conference have been changed to 18-20 April 2018, according to the event organizer IQPC. At the conference in Mombasa, Kenya, IQPC will gather senior port representatives, consultants and contractors, in order to share their knowledge and drive better business in the region. The company also announced that high-ranking representatives […]

  • 24 January 2018
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Construction of Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA) new bed leveler/dredger (plough tug) is underway at FTC Engineering (Pty) Ltd, trading as Tide Marine Shipyard, in Port Elizabeth. TNPA and the shipbuilder held an official keel laying ceremony for the new vessel earlier last week, on Friday, January 19. In line with maritime tradition, a commemorative coin was […]

  • 22 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    Royal IHC and Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) have been nominated for the Innovative Support Services award for setting up Africa’s first dredging school. The award recognizes support services that enable or enrich the dredging sector that do not include physical dredging activity: examples include education & training, surveying, hydrographics, research & development, consultants, specialist […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2 April 2017
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (March 27-April 2, 2017).   Damen Completes Repair Work on TSHD Leiv Eiriksson Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC) has recently completed works in Vlissingen and Brest on two Jan de Nul’s vessels.   Gothenburg Testing Dredge Spoils for New Terminal […]

  • 29 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA) Dredging Services division has embarked on a $1.1 million maintenance dredging campaign at the Port of Cape Town to restore the design depths inside Duncan dock. The maintenance dredging program, which began on 8 March 2017, is scheduled for completion by the end April 2017. The main objective of the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 17 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA) six-berth reconstruction project at the Maydon Wharf Precinct in the Port of Durban has reached a milestone, with berth 13 and 14 now deeper and safer for bigger ships calling at the port. The contract for reconstruction and deepening of six Maydon Wharf Berths 1-4, 13 and 14 was awarded […]

  • 2 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Dredging Today brings you a list of the most popular interviews from the past year.   Beacon Marine: Osterville Dredging Scheme Wrapped Up Beacon Marine Construction, LLC., a Massachusetts based full service marine contractor, has completed a dredging and beach nourishment project in Osterville, MA.   Julong Dredging Raises the Bar Julong Dredging & Mining Machinery Co., […]

  • 3 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has started a port infrastructure rehabilitation project at the small domestic seaport of Port Nolloth on the northwestern coast of South Africa. The project is aimed at improving infrastructure for offshore activities and forms part of efforts to develop the country’s marine transport and manufacturing industry in line with the South […]

  • 11 September 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (September 5-11 2016).    Boskalis-Middle East Wins NPP Dredging Deal Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd and Boskalis-Middle East recently won a multi-million dredging contract for the New Port Project (NPP) project in Doha, Qatar.   Transnet CEO Comments on […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2 February 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Transnet Capital Projects (TCP) – which is overseeing Transnet National Ports Authority’s project to reconstruct the quay walls and deepen berths at Maydon Wharf – recently achieved a safety milestone of 1,000,000 man hours without a lost time injury (LTI). The R1.6 billion project forms an integral part of Transnet’s Market Demand Strategy which aims […]