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  • 28 April 2005

    South Africa are the first of eight challengers for sailing’s most prestigious trophy, the America’s Cup, to build a new boat. Team Shosholoza’s RSA-83 hull, unveiled in Cape Town, is the first America’s Cup boat to be designed and built in South Africa, the Cup website announced. The hull, sporting distinctive Shosholoza graphics inspired by […]

  • 25 August 2009

    MOL (Mitsui O.S.K. Line) announced a general rate increase (GRI) on its Europe – Southern Africa trade. “We are committed to maintaining high service levels even during these difficult economic times,” said Colin de Souza, MOL General Manager, North South Trade. “However, the cost of maintaining these levels is no longer sustainable at the present […]

  • 18 April 2008

    A Chinese ship carrying arms destined for Zimbabwe has been forced to leave the South African port of Durban four days after failing to unload. Earlier, a South African judge ruled that the cargo of rocket-propelled grenades, mortar rounds and ammunition could not be transported overland.

  • 4 November 2014

    Technical problems on a drilling rig have forced Total, a France-based oil and gas exploration and production company, to stop its drilling operation offshore South Africa. Reuters has quoted Guy Maurice, Total senior vice president for exploration and production in Africa, who said that offshore repair at the rig was impossible due to challenging ocean currents and strong […]

  • 26 January 2007

    Volkswagen South Africa said on Thursday it was cutting back on production after losing car parts on a ship grounded off the southern English coast. Looters made away with everything from car parts to BMW motorbikes and nappies as wreckage littered the beach after MSC Napoli was purposely grounded last Saturday to prevent it sinking […]

  • 8 July 2014

    Leading gas & oil company, Total E&P, has appointed GAC South Africa to provide shipping and logistics support for its drilling project off the coast of South Africa, which started in June this year. Total E&P is one of the first companies to drill for oil & gas in the country. In September 2013, the […]

  • 30 September 2013

    Canadian Natural Resources Limited has announced the completion of its process to find a world class partner for the joint exploration of its Block 11B/12B offshore South Africa. After a lengthy and thorough process, where Canadian Natural received a number of strong, competitive offers from well-known industry participants, the Company elected to partner with Total […]

  • 5 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    IBC Asia’s Africa Port Development Forum (3-6 March 2014, Hilton Durban, South Africa) will address current issues and challenges in port and related infrastructure capacities, user & investor expectations and how the African region as a whole is gearing up to attract more investments. Project updates on greenfield & expansion projects will be showcased for […]

  • 27 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    IBC Asia’s Africa Port Development Forum (3-6 March 2014, Hilton Durban, South Africa) will address current issues and challenges in port and related infrastructure capacities, user & investor expectations and how the African region as a whole is gearing up to attract more investments. Project updates on greenfield & expansion projects will be showcased for […]

  • 4 August 2014

    GE will invest $2 billion in facility development, skills training, and sustainability initiatives across Africa by 2018. GE made the announcement in advance of President Obama’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, where GE is hosting African and global government officials, policy experts, NGOs, entrepreneurs and business leaders for a conference on investment, infrastructure, and innovation in Africa. […]

  • 31 July 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance

    DeepOcean has acquired French company Searov Offshore SAS and has expanded its presence in West Africa. Searov, established in 2008, owns and operates ten remote operated vehicles (ROVs) from its operating bases in Pointe Noire, Congo and Port Gentil, Gabon. “This acquisition will allow DeepOcean to expand its West Africa operations from its current operations in […]

  • 31 July 2017

    Offshore oil and gas service provider DeepOcean has acquired French company Searov Offshore SAS and has expanded its presence in West Africa. Searov, established in 2008, is a ROV service provider with a focus on West Africa. The company owns and operates ten Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs) from its operating bases in Pointe Noire, Congo […]

  • 20 December 2013

    The APM Terminals-led consortium formally signed the agreement with the Government of the Ivory Coast on December 19, 2013 for the construction and operation of a new terminal at the Port of Abidjan. Known as TC2, the terminal will be the second in operation at the port, which handled approximately 600,000 TEUs in 2012, making […]

  • 13 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    The APM Terminals-led consortium formally signed the agreement with the Government of the Ivory Coast on December 19, 2013 for the construction and operation of a new terminal at the Port of Abidjan. Known as TC2, the terminal will be the second in operation at the port, which handled approximately 600,000 TEUs in 2012, making […]

  • 2 September 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Africa’s first ever dredging simulator was launched today in the port city of Durban, South Africa. The project represents another positive spin-off of ongoing collaboration between Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA), the Transnet Maritime School of Excellence (MSoE), the Netherlands based Royal IHC and its world-renowned Training Institute. The high-tech simulator – based at the MSoE’s […]

  • 28 October 2010

    IMS Dredges, a division of LWT, LLC, is facilitating the creation of a local security zone in the Gulf of Guinea. IMS Dredges’ 7012 HP Versi-dredge is being utilized to develop the bases for the The African Partnership Station in its fight against piracy. The dredged material is creating these foundations as an integral part […]

  • 2 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    Ardent, the newly created company between Svitzer and Crowley, is launching a joint venture with Southern Africa’s diving and marine services company, Subtech. Subtech has an extensive infrastructure network with facilities and activities that cover both East and West Africa in addition to its home territory of South Africa, including experienced marine and sub-sea personnel. The […]

  • 1 November 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment

    Hydratight the global joint integrity specialist has welcomed Debyl Ltd in Nigeria to be part of its growing distribution network. Port Harcourt based Debyl Ltd provides supply chain management of chemicals, equipment spare parts and technical support services to the oil and gas and chemical industries in Nigeria. The organisation’s experience in the market makes […]

  • 1 June 2020
    Innovation, Research & Development, Safety, Technology

    Cape Town-based subsea engineering expert, MMO, a Unique Group company, has developed a non-invasive positive pressure ventilator. The system has been specifically created to aid African authorities treat patients who are displaying COVID-19-related symptoms. The Uni-Life 100 ventilator can be mass produced as a light-weight, modular alternative to other systems, Unique said. Unique also said […]

  • 4 December 2012
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Subsea 7 S.A. announced the award of a EPCI topside contract valued at approximately $150 million from Chevron for the development of the Lianzi field offshore the Republic of Congo and Angola. The scope of work includes a 200mT module hosting a high voltage generation system for the new subsea Direct Electrically Heated pipeline cable, […]

  • 20 March 2006

    Two hundred years after American sailors and Marines established their young nation as an international naval power by routing the Barbary Pirates, the U.S. Navy is again chasing outlaws in African waters.

  • 16 August 2012
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Project & Tenders

    Subsea 7 S.A. announced the award of an EPIC SURF contract valued at approximately $600 million from Chevron Overseas Congo Ltd for the development of the Lianzi field offshore Congo and Angola. The technical specifications include a 12” wet insulated production flow-line with direct electrical heating, which would set a record for the deepest electrically […]