December 11, 2015

Harbour Services

Every port has: Harbour Master Deputy Harbour Master Pilots Marine Manager Vessel Traffic Controllers Port Manager Harbour Engineers Civil, Electrical & Mechanical Engineers Terminal Managers Financial Manager Human Resources Manager Port Planner (Usually These People Are Economists) Marketing Manager Security The number of people employed in each division depends on: […]
December 11, 2015

Ships chandlers and ship repair services

Ship chandlers provide stores for ships, e.g. food, engineroom stores, paint, charts, etc. Repair and maintenance work requires large numbers of people, ranging from highly qualified people to unskilled workers. Cape Town (2), Durban, Simon’s Town and East London have drydocks. Each has a ship repair and maintenance industry focused […]
December 11, 2015

Ship chartering

Ship chartering is the hiring of ships. This is a very large sector in the maritime industry and employs thousands of people worldwide. A ship’s broker: organises charters for ships finds ships to carry particular cargoes buys or sells ships on behalf of owners Ship management Some owners operate and manage their ships […]
December 11, 2015

Crewing of ships

Some owners crew their own vessels. Others engage crewing agencies to crew the entire vessel, or to provide certain personnel for the ship. An example of a crewing agency is MCS  Click on the logo to go to their website. All crew members have to be qualified according to strict […]
December 11, 2015

Working ashore

Cargo Forwarding & Clearing Forwarding & clearing agents arrange the clearing of imported cargo from the harbour, and the export of cargo.This involves ensuring that all documention is completed properly. Cargo logistics Arranging the movement of cargo from source to destination. Liner Services Managing ships, crews and cargoes on liner […]