Grade 11 – Maritime Economics

August 22, 2016

Major ship repair facilities in South African ports

Cape Town Sturrock Drydock Docking Length  360m Breadth  38.4. (floor) Water Depth 14m Robinson Drydock Docking Length  161m Breadth  17.2m (floor) Water Depth  7.9m Synchrolift Maximum lift: 1750 tons There is also a small shipbuilding industry in Cape Town, specialising in tugs, small patrol vessels, crew-change vessels.   East London […]
August 22, 2016

Test Yourself: Southern African Ports

Through which port(s) is/are 1.1   crude oil imported? 1.2   fruit exported? 1.3   iron ore exported ? 1.4   coal exported? 1.5   motor vehicles exported? 1.6   manganese exported? 1.7   grain imported? 1.8   oil products exported? Which ports have a specialised container terminal? What type of ships carry most of the export fruit? […]
August 22, 2016

An example of other African ports : Walvis Bay, Namibia

Known to the early Portuguese mariners, and used by vessels from various nationalities over the years, Walvis Bay is a sheltered bay, ideal for harbour development. Germany took control of Süd-wes Afrika (now Namibia). Britain had occupied Walvis Bay and a small area surrounding it, and annexed Walvis Bay to […]
August 22, 2016

Test Yourself: African ports

Which port is the major port for…. 1.1   Cote d’Vor (Ivory Coast) 1.2   Mozambique 1.3   Tanzania 1.4   Kenya 1.5   Egypt 1.6   Morocco 1.7    Senegal 1.8   Liberia In which country is each of the following ports? 2.1   Port Harcourt 2.2   Dakar 2.3   Tema 2.4.   Douala 2.5   Beira 2.6   Lobito 2.7  […]