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Port of Durban container volumes boost in 2018

Port of Durban in South Africa, experienced an increase in its container, liquid bulk and dry bulk volumes during 2018, according to Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) data. The volumes achieved are the highest volumes in the last seven years.

Vessel fire results to six casualties in Durban Port

As the South American Maritime Safety Authority reported, six people lost their lives in a fire incident, that took place at the port of Durban. SAMSA is moving forward to an investigation to find out the factors that caused the fire on February 14.

Watch: Car carrier collides with tug in Port of Durban

The Bahamas-flagged car carrier ‘CSSC Asia’, operated by Hoegh Autoliners, collided with the inactive tug ‘Inyalazi’ while berthing alongside at the R-Shed in the Port of Durban’s Point Precinct, on Friday, 13 April, according to TNPA. Damage occurred to the quayside and the tug sustained a hole on its side.

Bunker fuel shortage at Port of Durban

This is because of the planned shutdown involving the Engen refinery, which began earlier in February. It has been previously reported that there was a shortage of bunker fuel at the port as the refinery shutdown began to take effect, with no 180 CST fuel available for spot sales.

Three vessels grounded in Durban due to heavy weather

As TNPA informed, the heavy weather caused all port operations to be suspended and the Authority’s marine services team are currently assisting with emergencies, including grounding of three ships, as well as breaking of other vessels’ mooring lines.

Master dies on board ship off Durban

South Africa’s National Sea Rescue Institute informed that the master of the ship “Freight Margie” died on board, at anchorage 7 nautical miles off-shore from the Port of Durban, on Thursday, 06 July. On arrival on the scene, the rescue paramedics declared the Italian Captain as deceased from a suspected heart attack.

Skuld Club advises on port safety issues in South Africa

The Skuld P&I Club has been informed by its correspondents in South Africa about the recent developments and the effective port safety measures as there have been reportied recent incidens of grounding at the harbour entrance to the port of Durban.

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