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World Class Cruise Terminal For Durban

Durban New Cruise Terminal

The plan to position Durban as a world-class cruise capital took a step forward this morning with the announcement of the preferred bidder for the Durban Cruise Terminal – KwaZulu Cruise Terminal Pty Ltd (KCT) – a Joint Venture between MSC Cruises SA (a subsidiary of MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company …

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Two New TNPA Tugs Roll off Production Line

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The South African government’s Operation Phakisa: Oceans Economy initiative has yielded more results with the ceremonial launch today of two more powerful tugboats built for Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA). The two tugs – named QUNU and CORMORANT – form part of TNPA’s R1.4 billion contract awarded to Durban ship …

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Recruits from South Durban Basin Join TNPA Training Course

Students participating in the three year Millwright course being run by the Transnet School of Engineering as part of Transnet National Ports Authority’s Operation Phakisa technical training.

Being a part of Transnet National Ports Authority’s Operation Phakisa technical training course for 23-year-old Vuyani Chiya is more than an opportunity to further his education – it is the means through which he hopes to change both his own life and that of his mother. The 23-year-old from Umlazi …

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Things to do in Durban: Logos Hope Gathers People

Things to do in Durban

More great things to do in Durban as Logos Hope has made her first ever visit to the city! Today saw the official opening of the worlds largest floating book fair, and she will be open to the public until the 3rd of April 2016. Logos Hope is more than …

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Durban needs to focus on growing cruise tourism to both boost visitor numbers and spend and to facilitate enterprise development and job creation. In light of this, eThekwini Maritime Cluster (EMC) in partnership with eThekwini Municipality will be hosting a Cruise Conference following the fruitful inaugural first Annual Durban Maritime …

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TNPA makes headway dredging Durban Berths

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Port of Durban Harbour Master, Captain Alex Miya, has reinstated a number of berths in the port back to their original permissible draughts. This follows Transnet National Ports Authority’s ongoing efforts to address shallow spots exacerbated by the size of megaships now calling at the port. Durban Port Manager, Moshe …

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City forges partnership with Transnet to grow the economy

Durban Port

EThekwini Mayor Cllr James Nxumalo, Deputy Mayor Cllr Nomvuzo Shabalala along with members of the Executive Committee and other City officials today, 7 October 2015, met with Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) officials to discuss possible partnerships between the City and the parastatal. Recognising the role the Durban Port plays …

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World’s largest car and truck carrier arrives in Durban

Hoegh Target in Durban by D. Thathiah

Hoegh Target, the world’s largest car and truck carrier, docked at Durban yesterday morning. It is the latest edition to Norwegian company Hoegh Autoliners and was just on a tour of Europe from China, now sailing back to China via Africa and Oceania. With 14 decks and a combined deck space of …

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Floats of Fancy


Originally in 5 Star Durban Magazine – June – August 2015 Whilst the rest of the country suffers in the icy grip of winter,  Durban boasts sunny, warm tropical July holiday weather, perfect to soak up the sun and get that tan back! It’s the ultimate time of year to …

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“The World” Cruise Ship Arrives in Durban


“The World” Residential Cruise Ship entered Durban Harbour yesterday morning, and Brian King sent in these 3 fantastic pictures of her arrival. Launched in 2002, The World is the largest private residential ship on the planet – at 644 feet.  It continuously circumnavigates the globe, allowing residents to wake up in a new …

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