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Coral South floating liquefied natural gas project, Mozambique – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project has achieved liquefied natural gas production above 3.4-million tons a year.  


Schematic of the strategic environmental assessment
Boegoebaai deep-water port project and special economic zone, South Africa – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research is leading the strategic environmental assessment that is being undertaken for the Northern Cape’s planned green hydrogen production facilities in... 


Nurturing young talent in geoscience: Insights from industry experts
Nurturing young talent in geoscience: Insights from industry experts
14th June 2024

In the field of geoscience, the voices of young professionals resonate with promise, innovation and a deep-rooted passion for understanding the Earth’s complex systems. Council for Geosciences... 


Plastics SA launches Clean-Up and Recycle SA 2024 campaign, presents Caroline Reid Eco-Warrior Awards
Plastics SA launches Clean-Up and Recycle SA 2024 campaign, presents Caroline Reid Eco-Warrior Awards
13th June 2024

Plastics SA and the KwaZulu-Natal Marine Network utilised the NETWORK for NETWORKS seminar hosted recently by the SA Association for Marine Biological Research at uShaka Sea World to launch the... 


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TNPA gets four new tugboats for Durban, East London ports
12th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

State-owned Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has taken delivery of the first four tugboats to boost marine fleet availability and shipping efficiencies at the ports of Durban and East... 


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TMC produces cobalt sulphate from seafloor polymetallic nodules
12th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Nasdaq-listed critical minerals company TMC on Wednesday announced the successful production of cobalt sulphate derived exclusively from seafloor polymetallic nodules. The milestone was achieved... 


Study areas for the Strategic Environmental Assessment for the proposed Boegoebaai Port, Special Economic Zone, and broader Namakwa Region
CSIR conducting strategic environmental assessment for proposed Boegoebaai port, SEZ
7th June 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) says it is leading the strategic environmental assessment (SEA) that is being undertaken for the Northern Cape’s planned green hydrogen... 


Professor calls for support to grow marine geosciences to understand oceans
7th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Prior to the United Nations World Oceans Day on June 8, University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) Professor of Marine Geology and University of Ulster in Northern Ireland visiting Professor Andrew Green... 


Revolutionising corrosion protection: The power of Belzona’s innovative solutions
Revolutionising corrosion protection: The power of Belzona’s innovative solutions
7th June 2024

Corrosion is an insidious enemy of industrial assets, silently deteriorating structures, machinery and equipment across a range of industries. Whether it is the pipelines in an oil refinery, the... 


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Single point-of-contact for efficient logistics
31st May 2024 By: Lynne Davies

A streamlined freight logistics management process, offered by integrated freight logistics solutions company Manta Freight Logistics, is being positioned as a possible solution to combat ongoing... 


Naming of 'Densu River' tanker signals maritime progress
Naming of 'Densu River' tanker signals maritime progress
30th May 2024

AMSOL in Ghana plays an important role in the country's maritime industry; delivering marine fuel by tanker to international oil companies and clients in the fishing industry off Tema on behalf of... 


Damaged pump with unaffected Vesconite Hilube bushings
Vesconite Hilube bearings resilient in hypochlorite environment
27th May 2024

At a Gulf Coast seawater cooling pump station, the resilience of Vesconite Hilube bearings in hypochlorite came to the forefront, showcasing their superiority in challenging environments. Sodium... 


Transnet National Ports Authority Port of Ngqura harbour master Captain Thulani Dubeko
African Harbour Masters’ Committee elects Transnet harbour master as president
27th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

The African Harbour Masters’ Committee (AHMC) has elected South African State-owned Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) Port of Ngqura harbour master Captain Thulani Dubeko as its new... 


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Shipping losses hit all-time low, shadow fleet growing, says new report
24th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

The 2024 Allianz Safety and Shipping Review notes that 26 large ships were lost worldwide last year – down by a third year-on-year, and the industry’s lowest ever total. Around 90% of international... 


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Adnoc, Aramco said to mull bids for Shell South Africa assets
24th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Abu Dhabi National Oil and Saudi Arabia’s state oil producer Aramco are among companies weighing bids for Shell’s downstream assets in South Africa, according to people familiar with the matter.... 


Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel
Vivo Energy to invest over R10bn in South Africa, Patel says
22nd May 2024 By: Reuters

Vivo Energy, owned by global commodities trader Vitol, will invest an initial R10-billion in its South African operations following its merger with Engen, South Africa's trade minister Ebrahim... 


The final machining process
Vesconite Bearings delivers largest order to Netherlands customer
22nd May 2024

In May, Vesconite Bearings, a global leader in bearing and wear solutions, delivered its largest rudder bearing order to a customer in the Netherlands. The order, comprising four extra-large... 


Consol Energy resumes shipments from marine terminal in Baltimore
21st May 2024 By: Reuters

Coal producer Consol Energy said on Tuesday shipments to international markets have resumed from its marine terminal in Baltimore. Coal exports from the busy US port of Baltimore were disrupted in... 


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Daunia mine, Australia
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A coal mine located 30 km south-east of Moranbah, and about 170 km south-west of Mackay in Queensland. 


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Back River Gold – Goose mine gold project, Canada – update
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

First gold pour has been delayed. 


President Cyril Ramaphosa may sign ERA Bill ahead of the elections
Eyes turn to Union Buildings after NCOP approves Electricity Regulation Amendment Bill
16th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) has approved the Electricity Regulation Amendment (ERA) Bill, which has far-reaching implications for the future structure and operation of an electricity... 


russian phosphate
Large igneous phosphate resource in Norway could redefine EU critical minerals supply chain
16th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Norwegian mining and exploration company Norge Mineraler chairperson John Vergopoulos says the discovery of a large igneous phosphate deposit sets the company apart as a key supplier of raw... 


The Mandela Peace Prize coin placed underneath the keel
Construction of new TNPA multipurpose vessel kicks off
14th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

A keel-laying ceremony has marked the beginning of construction of a new multipurpose vessel that will increase the marine fleet availability for Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) in Cape... 


SA plastics industry attends INC-4 discussions in Ottawa, Canada
13th May 2024

“The plastics industry remains committed to addressing plastic pollution through collaboration, innovation, and evidence-based solution” The Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) recently... 


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Better policing required in fire industry – manufacturer
10th May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Fire suppression systems manufacturer and distributor Fire and Security Techniques (FST) advocates that national compliance and industry specific regulations be strictly monitored and adhered to.... 


B2Gold says Goose project slightly behind schedule
B2Gold says Goose project slightly behind schedule
8th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Development of the Goose openpit and underground project, in Nunavut, is running slightly behind schedule, with the first gold pour pushed out by one quarter. Senior gold producer B2Gold explains... 


Engen Community Computer School upskills another 73 South Durban residents
Engen Community Computer School upskills another 73 South Durban residents
7th May 2024

Another 73 South Durban community members have graduated from the Engen Community Computer School, after completing its four-month intensive training programme, which has equipped them with... 


A leadership battle is brewing at deep sea mining’s regulatory body
7th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

The secretary-general of the International Seabed Authority is set to run for a third term leading the United Nations-affiliated organization that regulates deep sea mining, as control of mineral... 


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SA’s largest boat builder eyes growing share of global ocean-cruising catamaran market
3rd May 2024 By: Irma Venter

It’s easy to overlook the sheer magnitude of Robertson and Caine’s (R&C’s) operations in Cape Town. The company’s ten boat-building factories and assembly lines are dotted across the city – from... 


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Sabodala-Massawa gold mine expansion, Senegal – update
3rd May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Endeavour Mining announced the project's first gold pour on April 28. 


Canada's long-delayed Trans Mountain oil pipeline starts operations
Canada's long-delayed Trans Mountain oil pipeline starts operations
2nd May 2024 By: Reuters

After 12 years and C$34-billion, Canada's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project (TMX) began commercial operations on Wednesday, a major milestone expected to transform access to global markets... 


Ghana Navy fast offshore patrol vessel GNS Yaa Asantewaa
International maritime security conference being held in Ghana
30th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo will be the guest of honour at the second meeting of the African Maritime Forces Summit (AMFS), being held in Accra, Ghana, from Tuesday to Thursday inclusive.... 


TMC produces first nickel sulphate from deep seafloor polymetallic nodules
TMC produces first nickel sulphate from deep seafloor polymetallic nodules
23rd April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Exploration company TMC has successfully produced nickel sulphate exclusively from seafloor polymetallic nodules. This, the Nasdaq company says, has never been accomplished before. Conducted in... 


BHP says it aims to receive first ammonia-fuelled bulk carrier in 2026
22nd April 2024 By: Reuters

Australia's BHP Group is planning to receive its first ammonia-fuelled bulk carrier in 2026 as part of the company's plans to cut shipping emissions, a senior executive said. The global mining... 


Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy
South Africa seeks to secure global plastics pollution treaty by balancing competing interests – Creecy
12th April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

South Africa will seek to secure a legally binding global plastics pollution and marine litter treaty in negotiations at upcoming global meetings by balancing competing demands, Forestry, Fisheries... 


Climate change
March marks yet another record in global heat
9th April 2024 By: Reuters

The world just experienced its warmest March on record, capping a 10-month streak in which every month set a new temperature record, the European Union's climate change monitoring service said on... 


Bold Baatar
Baatar appointed Rio Tinto COO to spearhead global business development
8th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Multinational mining giant Rio Tinto has announced the appointment of Bold Baatar as its COO, tasked with spearheading the group's commercial and business development endeavors worldwide. Baatar's... 


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Kola potash project, Congo-Brazzaville – update
5th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Kore Potash plans to use the proceeds of a convertible loan to advance work on the project. 


Bridge disaster leaves some US coal miners with few options
29th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

The catastrophic shipping accident that’s choked off Baltimore harbor is leaving few options for some US coal exporters, with Consol Energy facing the biggest threat to its operations. “Consol has... 


Baltimore bridge collapse will likely block coal exports for weeks
Baltimore bridge collapse will likely block coal exports for weeks
27th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

The collapse of a major Baltimore bridge is likely to shut down coal exports for as many as six weeks and block the transport of up to 2.5-million tons of coal, said Ernie Thrasher, CEO of Xcoal... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa
Indigenous resources must benefit South African communities, says Ramaphosa
26th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

With a global emphasis on sustainability and the effects of climate change becoming more apparent, President Cyril Ramaphosa described the sustainable use of biodiversity as the “pillar of rural... 


Gates introduces Clean Master™ Plus pressure wash hose
Gates introduces Clean Master™ Plus pressure wash hose
22nd March 2024

Lighter more flexible high-pressure hose improves ergonomics, productivity and safety  LUXEMBOURG CITY – Gates (NYSE: GTES), a global manufacturer of highly engineered power transmission and fluid... 


Eat, sleep, fish – repeat
22nd March 2024 By: Riaan de Lange

What does ‘go fish’ mean to you? Could it be your laconic reply to a question where your full answer might well have been: “No, I do not have it, keep guessing, but leave me alone”?" Or does it... 


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