The South African Maritime Safety Authority along with the Department of Home Affairs joined forces in order to find an immediate solution concerning the renewal of South African seafarers expired or expiring passports issue.
The Ministry of Health of Singapore announced that by January 3rd all long-term pass holders and short-term visitors with recent travel history to South Africa within the last 14 days will not be allowed entry into Singapore, or transit through Singapore.
South African LNG company DNG Energy has received final authorisation from Transnet National Port Authority (TNPA) to start LNG bunkering operations in the Port of Coega, in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.
TT Club along with BSI, the business improvement company, issued a report highlighting South Africa’s ongoing vulnerability to cargo theft as well as the trends during the first half of 2020.
South Africa plans the construction of a “green” ship recycling facility to be called 34South, which will be located along the West coast of South Africa in the Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone.
On 2 July, Odfjell’s Deepsea Stavanger started its long journey from Norway to spud the Luiperd-1 on Block 11B/12B offshore South Africa. The rig, operated by French oil major Total, was used for drilling in Brulpadda well in South Africa, which resulted in a discovery, in 2019.
Oiltanking MOGS Saldanha, a joint venture between Oiltanking GmbH, MOGS Ltd and Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Ltd has commissioned a new crude oil terminal in the Port of Saldanha Bay.
Following official consultations, South Africa’s Department of Transport has announced relaxation of some of the strict restrictions on maritime sector activities brought in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly around the country’s ports.
Following the COVID-19 pandemic, the crewmember onboard MV Corona, which was suspected of having the coronavirus, was eventually tested negative. At the same time, AIDAmira cruise ship which was also quarantined at the Port of Cape Town in South Africa, amid COVID-19 suspicion, found to be uninfected.
According to Reuters, the US Department of State identified seven companies that has blacklisted, due to their involvement in Iranian petrochemincals’ transport, marketing and sale. In fact, three of the seven companies are Chinese-based, while another three are in Hong Kong and one in South Africa.
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