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Latest News
Friday, 18 June 2010          

Gama turns to the courts to fight his dismissal

Suspended CEO of Transnet Freight Rail, Siyabonga Gama intends turning to the courts to have the decision of a disciplinary hearing against him set aside. Meanwhile the Minister of Public Enterprises, Barbara Hogan says that Transnet will use the result of the hearing to have Gama dismissed from the parastatal. Gama was suspended last September on charges of misconduct over the awarding of contracts worth more than R800 million.
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Port Maputo concession extended to 2033

The concession contract on the Mozambican port of Maputo to Companhia de Desenvolvimento do Porto de Maputo (CDPM) has been extended for 15 years, from 2018 to 2033.  According to government spokesman and Fisheries Minister, Victor Borges, the extension is aimed a making it possible for the concession-holder to carry out the necessary investments to increase the port capacity to 48 million tons per year as of 2032, as compared to 10 million tons currently.
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Thomas Miller comes on board to help renovate Africa's oldest ship

Believed to be the oldest ship stiill afloat in Africa, the 38m long motor ship CHAUNCY MAPLES is to be renovated as a floating clinic to bring primary health care to half a million of the world's poorest people living around Lake Malawi.  The necessary funds are now being raised by the Oxford-based Chauncy Maples Malawi Trust with considerable support from Thomas Miller, a London-based specialist insurance company, which has chosen to make the renovation of Chauncy Maples the focal point off its 125th anniversary celebrations.
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Other News - Today

Friday, 18 June 2010

Gama says he will go to court to set aside hearing
Briefly from the ports
Piracy: Somali pirates become more daring and sophisticated
Port Maputo concession extended to 2033
Thomas Miller helps renovate Africa’s oldest ship
Australian firm signs contract to process coal in Mozambique
Mauritius joins 3PL heavy-lift network
China faces prospect of widespread strikes
Road to Maputo: Nelspruit Northern Bypass now open
Pics of the day – ORCA ...
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News - Earlier This Week . . . .

Tuesday, 15 June 2010
Port statistics for May 2010 are now available
Beira dredging starts in July
News from international shipping
YESTERYEAR: those classic ships: SPYROS NIARCHOS
Oil production at Angola’s Bloc 17 passes billion-barrel mark
Nigeria uncovers irregularities in Lagos ports
Pics of the day – ROTTERDAM ...
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Monday, 14 June 2010
Transnet pleased with financial results
Transnet divisional financial results for 2009/10
Maersk and Hamburg Süd beef up Asia/Africa/South America service
Piracy: Asian Glory released
New mineral port envisaged for Nacala
Tanker Monte Carlo absconds from Lobito
Tsunami warning for Indian Ocean region cancelled
Pics of the day – TASMAN MERMAID ...
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Thursday, 10 June 2010
Long awaited privatisation of SA branch lines
Obama administration committed to AGOA partnership with Africa
YESTERYEAR: those classic ships: SAS DURBAN
Illegal Somali immigrants die off Mozambique coast
Piracy : Libyan ship was abandoned after engine problems
Wilhelmsen Ships Service challenges traditional ships agency business
Developed world inhibits African trade – Report
Replace Africa aid with trade, rich countries told
TPT will remain open all Friday during soccer World Cup
Good read: South Africa’s way ahead: shall we samba?
Pics of the day – WESTERDAM ...
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