SAMSA launches a probe into deadly vessel fire at port of Durban

SAMSA launches a probe into deadly vessel fire at port of Durban

The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) has confirmed launch of an investigation into the incident of a vessel that caught on fire in Durban on Thursday and in which there were several casualties. SAMSA …
Feb 15, 2019 /  Vessels
French frigate Cassard saves 12 Indian crewmembers of sinking Asphalt tanker Durban Queen

French frigate Cassard saves 12 Indian crewmembers of sinking Asphalt tanker Durban Queen

On Tuesday morning, the French frigate Cassard rescued twelve crewmembers from a sinking asphalt tanker in the Persian Gulf. Images courtesy of French Defence Ministry   Late Tuesday morning, the Cassard …
Nov 22, 2018 /  Accidents
Höegh proves perfect fit for out-of-gauge cargo

Höegh proves perfect fit for out-of-gauge cargo

Recently, Themba Dry Cargo chose Höegh Autoliners RoRo solution for their complex shipment of furnace parts from Durban to Singapore. With the units’ out-of-gauge measurements, and complex structure, …
Aug 1, 2018 /  Vessels
Major storm hits Durban and causes chaos with shipping at the port; Vessels break loose (Video)  

Major storm hits Durban and causes chaos with shipping at the port; Vessels break loose (Video)  

The horrible wet and stormy weather that hit the port city of Durban in KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday resulting in a massive flooding in parts of the city and causing chaos with shipping at the port, will continue to be …
Oct 11, 2017 /  Accidents
Durban bunker fuel hits 6-week high against Singapore

Durban bunker fuel hits 6-week high against Singapore

The price of bunker fuel in Durban hit a six-week high against the regional benchmark Monday on the back of a strong daily rise at the South African port. S&P Global Platts assessed 180 CST high sulfur fuel oil in …
Jul 19, 2017 /  Finance
Evergreen container ship Ever Diadem joins in Rescue of 30 Seafarers

Evergreen container ship Ever Diadem joins in Rescue of 30 Seafarers

The officers and crew of Evergreen Line's container ship Ever Diadem joined forces with another ship on July 9 to successfully rescue thirty seafarers forced to abandon their burning fishing vessel off the coast of …
Jul 14, 2017 /  Accidents
ISS wins additional contract with Stolt-Nielsen in South Africa

ISS wins additional contract with Stolt-Nielsen in South Africa

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime and logistics service provider, has won an additional contract with Stolt-Nielsen for port agency in South Africa. Under the major new agency …
Dec 8, 2016 /  Curious
Höegh awarded Best Performing Shipping Line in Durban

Höegh awarded Best Performing Shipping Line in Durban

On 25 August, Höegh Autoliners was awarded Best Performing Shipping Line in Durban in the Automotive category, by Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) at a ceremony at Durban International Convention …
Sep 8, 2016 /  Curious
First of Nine New TNPA Tugs Sets Sail

First of Nine New TNPA Tugs Sets Sail

The first of Transnet National Ports Authority’s nine new, powerful tugboats set sail from the Durban premises of contractor, Southern African Shipyards, on Saturday, April 2, destined for its new home at the …
Apr 6, 2016 /  Vessels
Skuld warns on Durban recent groundings

Skuld warns on Durban recent groundings

Lately, marine specialists direct the attention to the South African Port of Durban, which is believed to be unsafe for ships after the recent groundings at the harbour entrance. The incidents have been additionally …
Jul 7, 2015 /  Curious