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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

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

Regional Stakeholders discuss the role of African ports in the development of the blue economy

The African Natural Resources Center in collaboration with the Infrastructure and Urban Development Department of the African Development Bank Group (AFDB) brought together a range of stakeholders on 30 March to explore ways to integrate African ports more effectively into the blue economy.   Participants at the meeting—including representatives of the African Development Bank, the…Read More

April 20th, 2022  |  Published in news

Sanmar Shipyards delivers two high speed Pilot Boats to Pakistan

Sanmar Shipyards has delivered two pilot boats to the Port Qasim Authority (PQA) in Karachi, Pakistan, which operates the expanding deep-water seaport with an annual handling capacity of 89 million tons in the country’s largest industrial zone. The twin pilot boats, renamed PB HEER and PB SASSI by their new owners, each have a LOA…Read More

March 14th, 2022  |  Published in Associate Member, member press release, news

Sanmar Shipyards completes record number of vessels in a month

Sanmar Shipyards is celebrating completing a record number of vessels within one calendar month, with six tugs and two pilot boats gaining their class certificates during January 2022. The record-breaking start to the New Year takes the total number of projects completed by Sanmar to more than 300, with 302 being completed to date. Sanmar…Read More

March 1st, 2022  |  Published in Associate Member, member press release, news

Lüderitz Expansion Plans Underway as Demand for Export Facilities Grows

An increase of renewable energy projects and mining production in southern Namibia is envisaged to test the capacity and efficiency of the Port of Lüderitz as well as supporting infrastructure at the town. While Lüderitz already has the infrastructure and operational knowledge to manage current large volumes of export-linked products, plans are well underway to…Read More

January 21st, 2022  |  Published in news

Mombasa Port cargo up marginally as trade recovers from COVID-19 woes

The port recorded marginal growth in cargo volumes last year as business steadily recovers following the Covid-19 pandemic. Cargo traffic registered 34.54 million tonnes against 34.12 million tonnes handled in the same period in 2020, representing a growth of 1.2 percent. Transshipment traffic was 220,489 TEUs in 2021 against 175,827 TEUs in 2020, representing a…Read More

January 20th, 2022  |  Published in news

Sanmar Shipyards signs first contract of the New Year

Sanmar Shipyards has signed its first contract of 2022 with loyal client SMS Towage, the UK’s largest family-owned towage company. The contract is for the purchase of Sirapinar XV, a 2020-built tugboat based on the RAmparts 2200 design from Canadian naval architects Robert Allan Ltd, which is currently operating as part of Sanmar’s own fleet….Read More

January 17th, 2022  |  Published in Associate Member, news