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PMAESA Holds First In-person Board Meeting in Durban

The PMAESA Board meeting, convened by the Secretariat in Durban on 27 September 2022 to guide the direction of the Association in the face of unprecedented global events such as COVID-19 pandemic, trade wars and  gradual shift in port management models. This Board Meeting  provided an opportunity for members and observers to participate in an…Read More

September 27th, 2022  |  Published in pmaesa news

PMAESA Mourns Loss of ICT Sub-comittee Chairperson

It is with profound sadness and regret that the PMAESA Secretariat learnt of the passing of Mmutle Lentle on 22 August 2022 in Durban, South Africa. The PMAESA Council, Board and Technical Committees as well as the Secretariat will be forever indebted to him for his support to PMAESA activities during his role as chairperson…Read More

September 1st, 2022  |  Published in news, pmaesa news

Courtesy Visit to Tanzania Ports Authority

PMAESA Secretary General Col. Andre Ciseau paid a courtesy call to Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) on 18 August 2022 in Dar es Salaam.   The Secretary General took the opportunity to congratulate in-person Director General Mr Plasduce Mbossa after his appointment in July 2022.   Col. Ciseau reiterated his support to TPA and encouraged them…Read More

August 19th, 2022  |  Published in pmaesa news

PMAESA Welcomes Webb Fontaine as New Observer Member

The Port Management Association of Eastern & Southern Africa (PMAESA) the leading industry voice for Port Authorities, Terminal Operators, Line Ministries and Port & Maritime Stakeholders from the Eastern & Southern African region is pleased to welcome aboard Webb Fontaine as an Observer Member. Webb Fontaine is a leading provider of solutions for Trade facilitation,…Read More

July 22nd, 2022  |  Published in member press release, news

New TPA Director General Outlines Priorities

Speaking during an interview the newly appointed Director General, Mr Plasduce Mbossa, said he will priorititise efficiency of ports in Tanzania and ensure “their best performance.”   In ensuring efficiency of the local ports, he hinted on partnerships with the private sector to increase both cargo and revenue collections while both parties benefit from the…Read More

July 13th, 2022  |  Published in news

Sanmar Shipyards attending IHMA Congress as part of drive towards emissions-free towage sector

Tugboat builder Sanmar Shipyards will be attending the International Harbour Masters Association (IHMA) biennial Congress in Kuala Lumper, Malaysia, for the first time later this month as part of its mission to lead the world to a sustainable emissions-free towage industry. Sanmar recently joined the IHMA as a Commercial Member with the aim of supporting…Read More

June 14th, 2022  |  Published in news

Namibian Ports Authority continues to make positive strides

Latest figures indicating the total year-on-year cargo handled amounted to 6.5 million tons, indicating an increase of 6%. Vessel visits also increased by 289 vessels or 22%. Increase in vessel calls predominantly due to an increase in petroleum vessels, Namibian and foreign fishing vessels, foreign tugs as well as research vessels. This despite ongoing challenges,…Read More

June 9th, 2022  |  Published in news

Sonny Payet appointed CEO of Seychelles Ports Authority

The Ministry of Transport, Seychelles has announced the appointment of Mr Sonny Payet as the chief executive (CEO) of the Seychelles Ports Authority (SPA) effective July 1, 2022 for a mandate of three years. The appointment was made by President Wavel Ramkalawan upon recommendation from the Ministry of Transport and the agreement of SPA’s board…Read More

June 5th, 2022  |  Published in news

PMAESA Welcomes Kale Logistics as New Associate Member

The Port Management Association of Eastern & Southern Africa (PMAESA) the leading industry voice for Port Authorities, Terminal Operators, Line Ministries and Port & Maritime Stakeholders from the Eastern & Southern African region is pleased to welcome aboard Kale Logistics Solutions as Associate Member. Kale Logistics Solutions is a trusted global IT solutions partner for…Read More

May 30th, 2022  |  Published in member press release, news

Sanmar adds another new build azimuth tractor tug to its young fleet

Operating with a fleet of modern powerful and technologically advanced tugboats with an average age under three years is a major factor in the success of Sanmar Shipyards as the leading towage operator in Turkey. Sanmar has continually renewed its fleet since the company was set up almost 50 years ago. Today Sanmar’s young fleet…Read More

May 24th, 2022  |  Published in Associate Member, member press release, news