Inland Transit Facility Aims to Slash Transport Times Between Maputo and Johannesburg

A new inland transit facility between South Africa and Mozambique could slash transport times between the Maputo port and the region’s industrial and business hub. DP World’s new dry port depot in Komatipoort, a town on South Africa’s eastern border with Mozambique, operates as a bonded container facility, allowing shippers to clear customs quicker when…Read More

June 8th, 2021  |  Published in news

Sanmar delivers its first Tier lll tugboat to Norwegian operator

Sanmar has delivered its first Tier lll tugboat to Buksér og Berging AS, the first of two environmentally-friendly tugs ordered by the Norwegian operator. Built at Sanmar’s shipyard at Altinova, Turkey, the low emission tugboat has been named Bamse by its new owners. Based on the TRAktor 3000-Z design from Canadian naval architects Robert Allan…Read More

June 8th, 2021  |  Published in news

Report Calls for Accelerating Digitalization in the Ports & Maritime Sector

According to authors of a technical report on digitalization in the ports and maritime sector, ports must improve their position in respect of technological innovation and integration – or there will be tangible repercussions. The report – Accelerating Digitalization: Critical Actions to Strengthen the Resilience of the Maritime Supply Chain – has been produced by…Read More

June 1st, 2021  |  Published in news

Seychelles scores first in fisheries

Seychelles becomes first country in the world to submit its report to Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI). The country has been collaborating with the (FiTI) since 2015, leading regional efforts to promote sustainable management of fisheries. Transparency has become a cornerstone of Seychelles’ endeavours to transit towards a sustainable ocean economy; and it is a core…Read More

May 27th, 2021  |  Published in news

New Shipping Lines Call At Dar es Salaam Port As Efficiency Improves

The container terminal operator Tanzania International Container Terminal Services (TICTS), at port of Dar es Salaam, is seeing an increase in shipping activities and volumes coming through Tanzania. According to TICTS Chief Executive Officer, Horace Hui, improved port performance reflects progress in cooperation with the government and the Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) to modernise operations…Read More

May 27th, 2021  |  Published in news

IAPH WPSP Port Economic Impact Barometer: one year of COVID-19 monitoring

The IAPH-WPSP Port Economic Impact Barometer One Year Report has been launched. This survey-based analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on ports in the period April 2020 to April 2021 is the only report of its kind to truly reflect what has actually happened at these global cargo and passenger maritime hubs since the global…Read More

May 27th, 2021  |  Published in news

Sanmar to Build 5 Tugs to Serve LNG Canada

Sanmar Shipyards has signed a contract with HaiSea Marine for the build and delivery of two (2) LNG Fuelled Escort Tugs and three (3) Electric Battery Powered Harbour Tugs which will provide ship-assist and escort towing services to LNG carriers calling at LNG Canada’s export facility in Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada. Following an initial tender…Read More

May 25th, 2021  |  Published in member press release, news

Shipping line makes maiden trip as MV Northern Valence docks in Mombasa

Vessel deployed by Hapag-Lloyd, which is among the top ten shipping lines in the world in terms of volume, made her maiden voyage at the Port of Mombasa over the weekend. The visit marked Hapag-Lloyd launching its new service – East Africa 3 – connecting the East African region to leading ports in the Far…Read More

May 25th, 2021  |  Published in news

Sanmar delivering three in a row to European operators

Sanmar is in the process of delivering three high-performance ultra-modern tugs in a row to different European operators working in Portugal, Italy and Estonia. All three are at sea and heading for their new homes. One Sanmar Terminal class tug is on its way to MedTug SA to operate out of the port of Sines,…Read More

May 24th, 2021  |  Published in member press release, news

Lamu Port Officially Launched as it Receives its First Ship

Speaking during the Launch on 20 May 2021, President Uhuru Kenyatta said the project is a good investment that will deliver on its promise once it’s fully operational. Mr Kenyatta witnessed the docking and discharge of cargo from MV CAP Carmel, the first vessel to call at the Lamu Port. The 204-metre Singaporean container ship…Read More

May 21st, 2021  |  Published in news