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SA Navy Ships Open to Public at Durban Port Festival

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This weekend the South African Navy will host public tours of two of its naval ships as part of the Durban Port Festival being held from Saturday, 09 to Sunday, 10 September. The festival is hosted by Transnet National Ports Authority, in partnership with eThekwini Municipality, MSC Cruises, African Marine …

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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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SA Navy Action Lined Up for Durban Port Festival

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SA Navy Action Lined Up for Durban Port Festival This June the South African Navy will bring four naval ships and highly trained forces to Durban’s shores as part of its World Hydrography Day celebrations. The spectacle runs alongside Transnet National Ports Authority’s Durban Port Festival from 18 to 19 …

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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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R30m Repair Job Completed at Durban Dry Dock


The 35 metre long 900 ton outer caisson at the Port of Durban’s Prince Edward Graving Dock has now been commissioned after being refurbished at a cost of R30 million. This was the third and final phase of Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA) comprehensive repair programme on the structure which …

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R843m State-of-the-art Port Security System introduced in Durban

The newly renovated control room at the Port of Durban boasts state-of-the-art video walls for added visibility across the port.

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has introduced a state-of-the-art port security system valued at R843 million to safeguard customer cargo, port users, as well as Transnet’s own port assets, staff and contractors. Richard Vallihu, Chief Executive at TNPA, said: “The National Ports Act 12 of 2005 and the International Ship …

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Maydon Wharf Infrastructure Upgrade Achieves Big Safety Milestone

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Transnet Capital Projects (TCP) – which is overseeing Transnet National Ports Authority’s project to reconstruct the quay walls and deepen berths at Maydon Wharf – recently achieved a safety milestone of 1 000 000 Man Hours without a Lost Time Injury (LTI) on the Reconstruction and Deepening of Maydon Wharf …

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First of nine new powerful tugboats launched in Durban

TNPA GM: Commercial & Marketing, Lauriette Sesoko, officially named the vessel, flanked by Charles Maher, Southern African Shipyards GM: Marketing.

Transnet National Ports Authority celebrated a milestone in its R1.4 billion tug building contract this morning when the first of its nine new, powerful tugboats was ceremonially launched at the Durban premises of contractor, Southern African Shipyards. “This is the largest single contract TNPA has ever awarded to a South …

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R1.6bn Reconstruction Project Brings Maydon Wharf Up To Date

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Transnet National Ports Authority is reconstructing the quay walls at Maydon Wharf – the largest break bulk and dry bulk handling precinct in the Port of Durban covering 120 ha of port land – to ensure safe operations, meet the needs of larger vessels calling at the port and enable …

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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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