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Alex Miya (Photo: TNPA)

TNPA Rotates Harbor Masters

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) will be implement several inter-port transfers within its complement of Harbor Masters, effective July 1, 2018.The changes will allow ongoing development of TNPA’s Harbor Masters through their exposure to other ports within the Ports Authority’s network of complementary ports. The transfers will also enable TNPA to fill the vacancy in the role of Harbor Master at the Port of Cape Town following the promotion of Captain Vernal Jones from Cape Town Harbor Master to Port Manager at the Port of Saldanha last year.TNPA’s Chief Operating Officer

Milford Haven's simulator suite has the potential to put you at the helm of any marine vessel, in any port. (Photo: MPHA)

Tug Safety Training Offered at Port of Milford Haven

. The Navigation Suite, based at Milford Waterfront, creates highly realistic computer-generated versions of any port in the world, giving trainees the opportunity to take the controls of any vessel, including tugboats, to practice scenarios. Tug skippers from Williams Marine Services and Teignmouth Harbor Commission spent two days undertaking theory based safety training and working on simulated ‘as real’ scenarios within the port. Training focused on the dangers around small conventional tug handling, the importance of good communication between pilots and tug handlers, and working in

Ahlqvist Appointed Cruise Terminal Manager in Visby

will be responsible for the cruise terminal and associated operations, and ensure that the new terminal functions well and is run effectively.   Henrik Ahlqvist’s most recent position was at Ports of Stockholm, where he was in charge of Cruise & Ferries and simultaneously Deputy Harbor Master. Besides responsibility for cruises, Henrik also managed the archipelago services and the city center quays during his 16.5 years at Ports of Stockholm. Before that, Henrik worked for a 10 year period at the Estline shipping company, which operates the Stockholm – Tallinn route. Henrik

Jacqueline Brown (Photo: TNPA)

New Port Managers for TNPA

succeeds Sipho Nzuza, who is due to leave TNPA at the end of April to take up the role of eThekwini Municipality’s City Manager.   The Port of Saldanha also has a new Port Manager. Captain Vernal Jones succeeds Willem Roux, who resigned earlier this year. Jones – who has served as Harbor Master at the Port of Richards Bay and more recently at the Port of Cape Town – brings extensive knowledge in marine operations to the table. He is expected to continue to lead the delivery of TNPA’s strategy to transform Saldanha into a service centre for the oil and gas sector.  

HR Wallingford’s Australia Ship Simulation Centre in Fremantle boasts state-of-the-art ship and tug simulators (Photo: Wallingford)

Australia’s New Ship Simulation Center Opened

challenges. McBride said, “To support the training requirements of Pilbara Ports Authority, we have developed accurate ship maneuvering models to simulate close quarters operations at Port Hedland which the Pilots can train with.”   Capt John Finch, General Manager at the PPA and Harbor Master of Port Hedland said, “One of the main advantages of the training provided at HR Wallingford’s facilities is that we are able to include the full maneuvering team from Pilots to Tug Masters and Vessel Traffic Service operators. We are also pleased that the training covers important

Peter Hall (Photo: IBIA)

IBIA’s Chief Executive Hall to Retire

to 890 members over the three years he has been in charge, and boosting IBIA’s role in providing events and training, both regionally and globally.    The footprint of IBIA’s influence has had a quantum change under Hall’s leadership. His previous experience as CEO and Harbor Master of the Port of Gibraltar has stood him in good stead to expand IBIA’s impact on port procedures through IBIA’s Port Charter, a process aimed at encouraging good bunker port practices globally. This innovation, initiated by Hall, will continue as IBIA responds to requests in Panama

Jeff Gaskin (Photo: Aberdeen Harbor Board)

Aberdeen Harbor Names Harbor Master, Marine Manager

Aberdeen Harbor Board said it has completed the restructuring of its Marine Operations Department with the internal appointment of Captain Jeff Gaskin as new Harbor Master and Alexandra McIntosh as Marine Manager.   Gaskin, formerly the Harbor’s Marine Superintendent, has been appointed Harbor Master following the retirement of Captain Ray Shaw. Gaskin has 26 years’ experience within the maritime sector. He started his career as a cadet with Louis Dreyfus Shipping in 1990 and enjoyed spells with both PNTL and Cunard before ending his seagoing career with Vector Offshore in Aberdeen.

New Harbormaster for Port of Taharoa

Maritime New Zealand has appointed Captain Jon Peters as harbormaster for the Port of Taharoa, replacing Maritime NZ staff member Capt. Richard Lough, who held the role on a temporary basis.   Capt. Peters brings to the role more than 25 years’ maritime experience, including working as a cargo superintendent, ship agency manager, ship surveyor and cargo terminal manager. Most recently, he was General Manager of a multi-cargo ship terminal in West Africa, handling around 230 ships a year.   Peters holds an Australian Master Mariners (FG) license and his seagoing experience includes

Pinky Zungu has again made history with her appointment as Transnet National Ports Authority’s first black female Deputy Harbor Master – Nautical for the Port of Durban. (Photo: Philip Wilson)

First Female Deputy Harbor Master at Port of Durban

One of the first three women in Africa to obtain a Marine Pilot open license in 2011, Pinky Zungu has again made history with her appointment as Transnet National Ports Authority’s first black female Deputy Harbor Master – Nautical for the Port of Durban.   Having been selected by TNPA as a development candidate in 2001, Zungu is one of a growing number of women who have been promoted into senior positions through their hard work and dedication, who are changing the face of the male dominated maritime industry.    A week after obtaining her open license in 2011, Zungu

Port of London Authority Names Chief Harbor Master

The Port of London Authority (PLA) has appointed Bob Baker as chief harbor master.   Bob Baker will join the PLA from Forth Ports, where he has been chief harbor master since 2001.  He will succeed David Phillips, who is retiring from the PLA in April, after nine years’ service.   Bob Baker’s seagoing career lasted from 1975 to 1991, before he came ashore to work at the Port of Tilbury, latterly as general manager, conventional operations and harbor master. He has been chief harbor master at Forth Ports and a director of Forth Estuary Towage since 2001.  He holds

Photo: IMO

Expanded World Maritime University Campus Inaugurated

. An integrated information system embracing unified communications, broadcast media and information management systems for teaching, video-conferencing, research and management is a central feature of the new site.   The new premises are centered on the refurbished historic Malmö Harbor Master’s Building, with additions designed by Danish architect Kim Utzon in collaboration with Australian architect Tyrone James Cobcroft of Cobcroft Architects.   The City of Malmö has funded the infrastructure while the up-to-date fittings have been provided through donor support

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Education and Training the Theme for World Maritime Day

;s capacity-building strategy, supporting post-graduate training in order to maintain a cadre of high level managers, policy makers and other key personnel.    While in Malmö, Sekimizu also made a site visit to the future home of WMU in Tornhuset, the centrally located, historic harbor master’s building that is being enhanced by a dramatic new addition designed by renowned architect Kim Utzon in collaboration with Tyrone Cobcroft of Terrior Architects (Australia). The new building will be inaugurated in May 2015

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