Cancellation of Mombasa concessioning

Mismanagement of the second container terminal at the port of Mombasa is now said to be the key reason why Kenya Ports Authority MD Gichiri Ndua and four top managers have been sacked. Kenya’s The Star reports that from August this year Kenya is due to start repaying Sh1.8 billion (US$18 million) every month to […]

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Mombasa County

Kenya’s Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA) has recommended a conditional allocation of revenue generated at the port of Mombasa to the host county government, a move likely to re-ignite a long-running row over resources generated at the gateway facility, reports Business Daily. CRA chairman Micah Cheserem told the Finance committee of the Senate that the […]

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Saldanha Bay

The Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone (SBIDZ) is a project that generates staggering numbers, as well it should with a feasibility study that suggests it could possibly generate 80% of the Western Cape’s GGP (Gross Geographic Product) within 20 years. The build out alone looks set to generate R7bn within the first five years with […]

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MDSol expands

Marine Data Solutions (MDSol), the market leader in maritime surveillance technologies, announced yesterday (Wednesday 7 October 2015) that it has acquired a majority shareholding in Marine Radio Acoustic Devices (MRAD), which provides a wide range of brands in electronic equipment for the marine and fisheries industries. The acquisition further enhances MDSol’s aim of providing its […]

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Durban harbour entrance silting up

Due to a lack of maintenance dredging of the sand trap outside the Durban port South Pier, sand has again built up across the entrance. According to a source, the lack of dredging was a result of the main dredger in Durban harbour, ISANDLWANA requiring repairs. A spare part needed to keep the vessel in […]

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IMO adopts IMCA proposals for DP

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has agreed to use the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) proposals as the basis for the review of the IMO Guidelines for vessels with dynamic positioning (DP) systems (MSC/Circ.645). The review will be taken forward by an IMO intersessional correspondence group that will further develop the draft, with a view […]

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Nacala port developer files for bankruptcy

OAS, the Brazilian conglomerate which is helping to develop the port of Nacala in northern Mozambique, filed for bankruptcy this week in a Sao Paulo state court. The filing was on behalf of nine of the group’s companies, reports Argus Media, as relayed by Club of Mozambique, which says the case anticipates the restructuring of […]

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Nairobi wreck removal convention

The Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks entered into force yesterday (Tuesday, 14 April 2015). The Convention places strict liability on owners for locating, marking and removing wrecks deemed to be a hazard and makes State certification of insurance, or other form of financial security for such liability, compulsory for ships of 300-gt […]

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New edition of the Admiralty Manual of Seamanship

An excellent standard of seamanship is more difficult to achieve and maintain against the issues of reduced sea time, accelerated promotion and little opportunity to practice. This was the message yesterday (Wednesday) at the launch of the 12th edition of The Admiralty Manual of Seamanship, authored by the Royal Navy and published by The Nautical […]

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