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Nozipho Mdawe (Photo: TNPA)

Mdawe Takes Over As TNPA COO

, Port Planning, Lighthouses, SHE & Risk, Security, Emergency Management, Infrastructure, Dredging Services, Ship Repair, Port Control and Port Maintenance.Nozipho Mdawe (Photo: TNPA)Mdawe has most recently served as Secretary General of the Port Management Association for Eastern and Southern Africa (PMAESA) in Kenya between July 2015 and April 2018.Her Transnet career spans 14 years. She began in the Transnet Corporate Office in 2001, where she drove organizational transformation and worked to align the company’s Human Resources development strategies with organizational objectives and

Danny Trasher (Photo: Actisense)

Actisense Restructures Its Management Team

the Actisense brand overseas as well as managing the internal operations team. In his new role as Head of Sales & Marketing, he will be aligning sales activities with the company’s global business development plans. This will include exploring new markets around the world in areas such as Africa and South East Asia. He will also be targeting new sectors for Actisense products including the automotive, industrial automation and agricultural vehicle markets. He will continue to work closely with overseas distributors, travelling extensively to international trade shows to ensure that the Actisense

Kanoo Shipping Acquires Wallem South Africa

Kanoo Shipping, a shipping agencies in the Middle East will acquire Wallem South Africa, a provider of integrated maritime solutions in the cities of Durban and Cape Town. Wallem South Africa, now Kanoo Africa PTY LTD, was part of The Wallem Group, the world’s largest providers of Ship Management, Ship Agency, Ship Broking, Commercial Vessel Management and Freight & Logistics.   The strategic acquisition by the fully owned business division of Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo Group (YBA Kanoo) will give it access to all South African ports as well as clients in Mozambique, Namibia and other

Board Chairman, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA (3rd left) Deputy Governor, Delta State, Barrister Kingsley Otuaro (middle), Director General, NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside (3rd right) and other NIMASA Board member. (Photo:NIMASA)

NIMASA Commended on Day of Seafarers

(NIMASA) and other maritime Agencies also commended NIMASA for its efforts and determination to ensure that Nigeria is reckoned with in the international maritime domain.  Senator Okowa applauded the establishment of the Nigerian Maritime University (NMU), which is the first Maritime instituation in Africa.“As a State, we are prepared to support and partner NIMASA and the Federal Government of Nigeria to ensure the underlying motive of establishing the Maritime University is achieved; we are also certain that the University undoubtedly will be a source of training more seafarers and adding more

 Mr Nicholas Barends  (Photo: AoS)

Seafarers Charity Appoints New South Africa National Director

South Africa National Director Seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) has appointed Nicholas 'Nicky' Barends as its new National Director for South Africa.Barends was commissioned at the Cape Town Seafarers Center chapel on May 5 by AoS Cape Town Port Chaplain Fr Gerardo Garcia.Barends has worked as a professional printer and has been a ship visitor with AoS Cape Town for more than 10 years.He takes the helm at a time when AoS South Africa is expanding to meet the practical, pastoral and emotional needs of seafarers arriving at its ports.Apart from ensuring the smooth running of

Preston Khomo (Photo: TNPA)

TNPA Focuses on Ship Repair

University and an MBA from De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.  He has also completed a number of marine-related and executive leadership courses, including the Executive Development Program at the Gordon Institute of Business Science.Sithole joins TNPA from the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa, where he was Senior Manager EPMO - Financial Analyst, Monitoring and Reporting (Capex) for the past seven years. Among his responsibilities were managing the Capex budget, prioritizing Capex projects and engaging with regional operations managers on projects to support rail operations.He is no stranger

Photo: Drydocks World

Drydocks World Initiates Health Care Campaign

part of our continuous process improvement plan and our strategic initiative to prioritize the well-being of our staff. We hope to deliver a better experience at Drydocks World to meet medical needs, while cost effectively improving our medical resources.”Dr. Hesham Abdallah, Galderma Head for ME, Africa, Russia, India and Turkey said, “At Nestle Skin Health we aim to enhance the quality of people’s lives by focusing on science based solutions in skin health and we want to change the way the world talks about skin health. The skin is the largest organ in the body; healthy skin is a reflection

SENER  appointed Jorge Sendagorta Cudós to be head of the Engineering and Construction area. Photo: Sener

Cudós Tapped to Lead Engineering and Construction for SENER

be managed by Cudós, comprises three Business Units: Infrastructure and Transport; Renewables, Power, Oil & Gas; and Marine. It has branches in Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, South Korea, Chile, China, United Arab Emirates, Spain, USA, Morocco, Mexico, Portugal, UK, and South Africa.Cudós joined SENER in October 2012 in the energy sector. He worked as Assistant Project Manager in the biomass plant for ENCE in Mérida (Spain). Later, he was the Project Manager for the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal in the Zeebrugge Port (Belgium). In 2015, he was appointed

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

World Maritime Day Theme 2019: Empowering Women

; IMO also supports the empowerment of women through gender-specific fellowships; by facilitating access to high-level technical training for women in the maritime sector in developing countries. IMO has supported the creation seven regional associations for women in the maritime sector across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East and the Pacific Islands. Access to these regional networks have provided members with a platform to discuss gender issues; a golden thread of worldwide maritime communication and improved implementation of IMO instruments. The selection of

Rudi van Niekerk

Van Niekerk Takes the Helm of GAC Nigeria

tapped as the new Managing Director of GAC Nigeria, charged with the continuing development of its core shipping and liner agency business and building on four decades' operational presence in the country.Prior to his appointment, van Niekerk served as Regional Business Controller for GAC’s Africa Regional Office. He supported several offices across the Africa region and was responsible for implementing Group strategy for accounting, treasury and audit functions.He says that GAC Nigeria is ready to take advantage of every business opportunity to best serve its customers, against a backdrop

Teruyuki Yamaoka (Photo: YANMAR)

YANMAR Announces Key Appointments

in 2003 as a sales engineer for the leisure marine market in the Benelux, progressing to Area Manager Marine for Europe and then Project Specialist for marine, leisure and commercial high-speed engines with Yanmar Co. Ltd, in Osaka, Japan, before returning to specialise in sales in Europe, Russia and Africa

The multinational crew working aboard tug/supply ship PSD2 had not been paid for as long as 15 months and were in need of food and fresh water (Photo: AoS)

Unpaid Seafarers Stranded in Durban

A group of seafarers are stuck in the port of Durban, South Africa after their vessel was detained for non-payment of wages. The multinational crew working aboard tug/supply ship PSD2 had not been paid for as long as 15 months and were in need of food and fresh water. Two crew members were also in need of immediate medical attention while all of them desperately needed money to send home to their families.  Seafarer’s charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) and chaplains from other organizations in Durban provided assistance to the ship’s crew. AoS Durban port chaplain Fr Herman

The signing of the letter of intent to close the TCP transaction was held in the Federal Senate of Brazil. Photo courtesy China Merchants Group

CMPort Acquires Container Terminal in Brazil

port sector. It is not only the first investment of CMPort in Latin America, but also the first M&A in mature port assets overseas with controlling stake. Since then, TCP has officially become a subsidiary of CMPort, which is a gesture of the Company's overseas port network expansion from Asia, Africa, Europe and North America to Latin America, achieving a full coverage in five continents and taking an important step towards becoming a world's leading comprehensive port service provider. TCP is the 2nd largest container terminal in Brazil, with existing design capacity of 1.5million TEUs and 2

Geir Sekkesaeter (Photo: OSM Maritime Group)

OSM Looks to Boost Mozambique Maritime Education

to the local workforce,” Sekkesaeter states. “The developing coastal shipping network, fishing sector and the logistical needs of the offshore hydrocarbon industry have created real opportunity for Mozambicans, but they need the required competence.   “Through this MOU, OSM Africa will draw up a viability study for re-launching the school and transforming it into a center of excellence for maritime training. We strongly believe that quality education is a cornerstone of developing a sustainable industry that rewards all stakeholders – in Mozambique and worldwide. This

Hardy Takes Over as Vitol CEO

biggest oil trader, will step down as chief executive and continue as chairman, the company said on Friday, naming a long-time ally and insider, Russell Hardy, as the new group CEO.   Taylor said two years ago he was battling cancer although he continued to travel the world, chasing deals from Africa to the United States and Australia while also working as chairman of the board of trustees for London's Royal Opera House.   Hardy, who started his career at BP and traded fuel oil, was long seen as one of two front-runners to succeed Taylor alongside another Vitol veteran Chris Bake.  

Andrew Bonfield (Photo: Caterpillar Inc.)

Caterpillar Names Bonfield CFO

audit committee of British retailer, Kingfisher plc. Bonfield also chairs the 100 Group, which represents finance directors of the top 100 U.K. companies listed on the London Stock Exchange. Bonfield is a chartered accountant who holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Natal in Durban, South Africa.  Effective immediately, the board of directors has appointed Finance Services Division (FSD) Vice President Joe Creed as interim CFO, a role he will assume in addition to his vice president duties.Creed joined Caterpillar in 1997 and has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility

(Photo: Galileo Maritime Academy)

Thailand Emerges as an International Maritime Training Center

as our new IMO, MNTB and ISPS facilities came on line, but what has surprised us is the distance that so many of our students and captains are travelling to attend MCA courses here in Phuket.  Over the last twelve months we have welcomed professional seafarers from USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Sweden, Norway, France and the UK, in addition to our local  student groups from Thailand, Malaysia, India, Hong Kong and Indonesia.”Now with more than 20 MCA approved courses being delivered each month, Galileo Maritime Academy is expecting similar growth in international students from

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