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Transnet employs Africa’s first black female pilots

Three Durban women have made history by becoming Africa’s first black, female marine pilots to obtain an open licence that enables them to navigate any size ship, from the very smallest vessels to the largest supertankers and containerships, into port through South African waters. Read More »

MOL enhances CSW service with new ships

Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) is to upgrade its Asia-East Coast South America Service (CSW) over the next 18 months with the introduction of ten new 5,600 teu containerships, replacing its current vessels. An additional ship will also be added to the service from this month (July), bringing the number of ships on the service to 13 with a rotation turnaround of 91 days. Read More »

Nigerian ports face strike action

Strikes could bring Nigerian ports to a standstill following plans by the Presidential Implementation Committee on Maritime Safety and Security (PICOMSS) to establish another agency - the Maritime Security and Safety Agency. Read More »

Carriers divert ships to avoid Gioia Tauro blockade

Shipping lines operating liner and feeder services to the Medcenter Container Terminal (MCT) in the port of Gioia Tauro are diverting their ships away from the Italian port following a spontaneous strike by workers. The strike was called after negotiations regarding redundant port workers broke down between union leaders and management. Read More »

CSAV in major capacity pull back

With losses mounting, Latin America’s largest shipping line, Chile’s Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores (CSAV), has reversed its rapid capacity expansion with the cancellation of three further main services. These bring to five the number of services to be withdrawn by the line since March this year. Read More »

Kenya Ports Authority scraps privatisation plans

In an about turn of its ports policy, the Kenyan Port Authority (KPA) has scrapped plans to privatise Mombasa port following an eight hour strike on Friday last week, during which workers called for the KPA management to resign, accusing them of not listening to their grievances. Read More »

Port Everglades new MHC starts operations

Port Everglades put its new 100-tonne capacity Gottwald mobile harbour crane (MHC) into ship-to-shore container handling service this week for the first time, discharging containers from the Star Sea Line vessel ‘ElyUnque’. Read More »

Cargotec in JV with RHI in China

Cargotec is planning to strengthen its presence in China through a joint venture (JV) with Jiangsu Rainbow Heavy Industries (RHI) in which the Finland-based company would become an owner in RHI with a 49% share, valued at approximately €30m (US$43m), of China Crane Investment Holdings Limited, which currently owns 18.75% of the shares of RHI. Read More »