How to beat the Pirates

Piracy around the Malacca Straits is very much back in the news, with the United Nations saying the region has now surpassed West and East Africa to become the global hotspot for piracy. In particular, small product tankers have been targeted by robbers in the past three months. In the final week of June alone […]

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Shipyards Cape Town and honours newly qualified welders and boilermakers

The Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, MsLilianne Ploumen, and a Dutch Trade Delegation visited Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) on Tuesday, July 8th 2014. The goal was to get an impression of the way South African and Dutchcompanies and entrepreneurs are working together. In addition, the newly qualified pupils from DSCT’s in-house […]

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Increased production at Kenmare’s Moma mine

Mining company Kenmare Resources, which explores heavy sands deposits in Moma, northern Mozambique, produced 445,600 tons of ilmenite in the first half of 2014, the Irish company said in a statement issued on Tuesday. According to the statement, which reported production for the second quarter of the year, ilmenite production in the first half of […]

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Maritime traffic controllers to face charges

By Lee Hyo-sik The prosecution will bring criminal charges against a number of Coast Guard officials who allegedly neglected their duties when the Sewol ferry sank on April 16. At the time of the tragedy they were working at a maritime traffic control tower on Jindo Island. According to the Gwangju District Prosecutors’ Office, investigators […]

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Costa Concordia update

The Costa Concordia disaster, when the cruise liner capsized off Italy more than two years ago, will likely end up costing the ship’s owners just over 1.5 billion euros ($2 billion), a company executive told a German newspaper. “So far, our costs are at 1 billion euros. But that does not include 100 million for […]

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R2bn Saldanha Bay oil facility gets environmental go-ahead

R2bn Saldanha Bay oil facility gets environmental go-ahead The approval, which was granted by the Western Cape Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, followed the conclusion of eight specialist studies, which were undertaken by independent experts as part of the environmental-impact assessment (EIA). The envisaged facility would have a total capacity of 13.2-million barrels, […]

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GUEBEZA SAYS INVESTING IN INFRASTRUCTURE IS AN INVESTMENT IN PEACE Mozambican President Armando Guebuza declared in Brussels last week that investing in transport, communications and energy infrastructures is not just a business opportunity, but also a guarantee of peace, security and well-being, since today’s world is characterised by a growing interdependence between states and continents. […]

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