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The Shipping World

A collection of interesting facts, figures and explanations about shipping and transport in general and of its people.


A sense of déjà vu
Jun 30, 2007
Author: Terry Hutson

There’s a certain sense of déjà vu down at the harbour right now, brought on by all this activity to do with ...
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Port entrance widening and deepening gets underway
Mar 21, 2007
Author: Terry Hutson

The much hyped widening and deepening of the Durban entrance channel is about to get underway and once completed will ...
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Extensive Flooding and Damage to Coastal Infrastructure along the KwaZulu-Natal Coast
Mar 20, 2007
Author: Ian Hunter
SA Weather Service

Late in the evening on Sunday 18 March 2007 a cut-off low reached its peak intensity off the KwaZulu-Natal coast ...
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The Legacy of Tropical Cyclone 'Gamede'
Mar 21, 2007
Author: Ian Hunter
SA Weather Service

The names of many tropical cyclones are forgotten as soon as the season is over - there is a lot of sea in ...
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Durban’s needs its waterfront
Mar 6, 2007
Author: Terry Hutson

Proposals for a new waterfront and marina along Durban’s Victoria Embankment have made the news recently, without quite raising the ire (so far) of any who ...
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The changing face of Durban Bay
Jan 31, 2007
Author: Terry Hutson

by the end of 2007 it is quite likely that the face of Durban harbour will have begun taking on a different appearance ...
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SPECIAL REPORT: Sao Tome & Principe – oil and tensions bubble beneath the surface
Jan 8, 2007
Author: IRIN

with geological surveys suggesting that the islands could be sitting on billions of barrels of oil and, with a population of less than 150,000, every man, women and child on the islands could, in theory, become millionaires ...
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Durban – the port that needs to expand part 2
Nov 4, 2006
Author: Terry Hutson

is whether there is a need for a second port to be excavated from the soils of the present Durban International Airport? ...
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Durban - the port that needs to expand
Oct 26, 2006
Author: Terry Hutson

there are plans afoot to extend the life and scope of Durban as South Africa's premier port ...
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