Author Archive | Charles Reid

Department of Transport highlights seafarer wellbeing

The Department of Transport (DoT), together with the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA), hosted stakeholder engagements in Durban, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth where industry had the opportunity to raise concerns and address issues related to training, selection and wellbeing of seafarers. During the roundtable sessions, delegates heard that the DoT had committed to […]

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Rufus Lekala suspended

South Africa’s Chief Harbour Master has suspended. No reasons have been given at this stage. The following as an extract from Brand South Africa’s article: “From taxi driver to South African and world maritime history-maker – this is how Captain Rufus Lekala’s life story would read if it were written today. Appointed as the first […]

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BMC attends VDES conference in Cape Town

We recently attended the VDES (VHF Data Exchange System) conference in the Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West near Cape Town, South Africa. The event was organised by Stone Three Venture technology. It was very gratifying the founder of BMC, Captain Keith Burchell, was publicly recognised as one of the founders of the AIS technology. […]

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Macuse gets the go-ahead in Mozambique

Macauhub reports that the Portuguese construction group Mota-Engil has been hired to build a rail-road between Moatize in Tete province Mozambique, and Macuse on the Zambezia province coast in Mozambique, where a deep-water port will be built for the export of coal. The announcement was made by the president of the Zambezi Integrated Development Corridor […]

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Mozambique’s LNG dreams falling apart

By Nick Cunningham of Oilprice.com Mozambique is heading towards a major default on outstanding loans related to offshore natural gas infrastructure, symbolizing the deflating hopes for a major source of new natural gas production from East Africa. The state-owned Mozambique Asset Management is set to default on $535 million in loans, which it took out […]

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