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Port of Port Elizabeth Congratulates Newest Merchant Ship to Fly SA Flag


The Port of Port Elizabeth is the proud home port of a third ship to be registered on the South African Ships Register. This marks another step in South Africa’s drive to become a recognised Maritime Nation in line with the government’s Operation Phakisa initiative which aims to
unlock the potential of the country’s ocean economy.

On Wednesday, 13 July 2016, oil tanker MT LEFKAS docked at the port’s berth 100 where a ceremonial plaque exchange ceremony was officiated.

Transnet Port Terminals Geared for Business Growth


Transnet Port Terminal’s Chief Executive, Mr Karl Socikwa and his executive committee recently held an informative engagement breakfast. The session was a platform for stakeholders to engage on business and maritime logistics industry key developments, challenges faced, possible solutions and also explore ways to improve and grow business and the economy of the country.

MS Queen Victoria Visit Port of PE


The queen of the ocean, Queen Victoria will grace Nelson Mandela Bay with her presence when she docks at berth 10 in the Port of Port Elizabeth on 19 April 2016 at approximately 06h00. She will be officially welcomed to the port by the Executive Mayor, Dr Danny Jordaan and Transnet National Ports Authority executives.

The MS Queen Victoria is a British passenger cruise ship operated by Cunard Lines, named after the late British monarch, Queen Victoria. The Queen Victoria is of the same basic design as other Vista-class cruise ships, Queen Mary 2 and the Queen Elizabeth.

The Queen Victoria is 294 meters long, weigh 90 000 Gross ton, has a beam of 32,3 meters, a height of 62.5 meters and a draft of 8 meters. She has a total of 16 decks, 12 of which are dedicated to passengers and she can accommodate 2014 passengers. The Queen Victoria is propelled by Sulzer ZA40 diesel engines and has a maximum speed of 23.7 knots.

Safety accolades drive the PE car terminal


Some of the motivations that have encouraged this performance include the prompt implementation of suggestions and innovations tabled by management at the Car Terminal including tackling quick wins and the satisfactory turn-around time of attending to safety issues raised.