Industry News

  • November 18, 2022

    Onboard the MV Bangus

    “Do you want to go home?” a doctor in the port of Cape Town asked an ill, 25-year-old rating Lungisani Ntobela. “No, I want to finish my contract, I want to go back to the ship,” Ntobela replied, with quiet determination, which he did as soon as he recovered. Ntobela is one of the ratings onboard the Torvald Klaveness’ MV Bangus as part of the Klaveness Manpower Development (MDP) in collaboration with the SAIMI managed National Seafarers Development Programme (NSDP), a programme which has seen countless young lives transformed through quality maritime training and presents them with opportunities they would have otherwise had no access to.
  • July 27, 2022

    Northern Marine begin strategic recruitment in South Africa

    A new partnership with the South African Maritime Training Academy (SAMTRA) in Cape Town has been established, with experienced officers now being recruited and deployed into Northern Marine’s managed fleet of vessels.
  • December 07, 2021

    Global Maritime Forum’s Annual Summit 2021

    The virtual sessions of the Global Maritime Forum’s Annual Summit on 20-21 October 2021 laid the foundations for the in-person sessions of the Summit to be held in London on 27-28 October 2021. Day one of the virtual sessions examined key issues related to decarbonization, while day two focused on what is required to maintain license to operate in the maritime industry.
  • July 10, 2020

    Shipping’s darkest secret: suicides at sea

    Shipping has been accused of covering up the numbers of suicides at sea with urgent calls to be more transparent about one of the sector’s darkest secrets.
  • June 01, 2020

    South Africa Norway Science Week 2016

    Value Creation in Ocean Space; Business and Research Opportunities in the Blue Economy.
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July 28, 2023

South African International Maritime Institute (SAIMI) hosted a successful Maritime Winter School Awareness Programme

South Africa has been at the center of a surge in interest in respect of sea-going careers. The South African International Maritime Institute (SAIMI) in line with its mandate and role as advocate and coordinator of skills development in the maritime sector has initiated a new pilot programme. This is an ongoing exploration at testing the waters in ensuring that the South African system is strengthened and therefore ready to be able to respond to these opportunities that are coming into the Country.