Grade 10 – Maritime Economics

October 16, 2015

The history of Cape Town harbour

After the successful rounding of the Cape by Portuguese fleets in 1487 (commanded by Batholomias Diaz) and 1497 (commanded by Vasco da Gama), several other fleets also came this way. Besides the Portuguese, Dutch and British fleets also came to the Cape, but, in 1652, the Dutch were the first […]
October 16, 2015

Port management structures

A harbour for merchant ships usually has two divisions : The Marine Division is responsible for the safe movement and mooring of ships as well as marine services in the harbour such as vessel control, pilotage, tug services, drydocking, bunkering, harbour security, buoyage and other navigational aids. The Harbour Management […]
October 16, 2015

Rejuvenation of derelict harbour zones

Reasons for dereliction of harbour areas, and reasons for rejuvenation Case Study: Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town The Alfred Basin (completed 1870) and then the Victoria Basin (completed 1917) were the main harbour areas for Cape Town. Ships once crowded these areas to embark and disembark passengers as well as to […]
October 16, 2015

Major shipping companies that operate to and in South Africa

Among the shipping companies that operate within South Africa are the following: Maersk Line Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) Safmarine Evergreen Shipping Mitsui-OSK Line (MOL) Maritime Carrier Services (MACS) K Line Deutsche Afrika Linien Pacific International Line BP Tankers Grindrod Smit Amandla Marine Nile-Dutch Shipping  
October 16, 2015

Grindrod

  Grindrod is the holding company of Unicorn Tankers and Island View Shipping and several other subsidiary companies. The following are some important events in the history of Grindrod. Besides those listed here, Grindrod has bought a number of other companies to grow its operations to become a leader in […]