Grade 10 – Maritime Economics

October 12, 2015

International Date Line

The International Date Line (Date Line) is one of the strangest aspects of a study of time zones. Although it follows the general course along the 180O Line of Longitude, it does not run through any country, but runs only through the ocean in that area. As it avoids passing […]
December 11, 2015

Careers in the maritime industry

Many of the careers mentioned in this module will be explained in more detail in Grades 11 and 12. Harbour Services Ship Chandlers and Repair services Ship Chartering (Hiring of ships) Ship management Ship brokering Crewing of ships Cargo Forwarding & Clearing Cargo logistics Liner Services Salvage Operations Maritime Law […]
December 11, 2015

Harbour Services

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 […]