The 2017 'Harbour Festival' is now a reality and has been styled as the Peoples Port Festival taking place on 25 and 26 March 2017. The People's Port Festival promises to be no ordinary festival. 25-26 March 2017 are marked with entertaining activities for the whole family. We celebrate and learn about all things related to our PE Port. Refreshing. Experiential. Different. … [Read more...] about Harbour Festival
On 21 December 2016 Alan Straton from MyPE wrote about the Scuba Diving opportunities in Port Elizabeth. Book a Scuba Dive Experience HERE. Divers in the know rate Port Elizabeth's Algoa Bay as one of the best dive spots in the world. Algoa Bay is bounded in the west by Cape Recife and in the east by Cape Padrone, and much of the shoreline is sandy beaches. The greater metropolitan area … [Read more...] about Scuba Diving Tours departing from PE Waterfront – a #MustSeeinPE
On 18 December 2016, Alan Straton from MyPE wrote: Local Port Elizabeth based Marine NGO, Ocean Messengers, teamed up with Walmer based Masifunde Learner Development to highlight the dangers of plastic in Algoa Bay. "Plastic is the oceans and our environments worst enemy! That plastic bottle that you drink water out of and throw away will take longer than your lifetime to 'decompose' - … [Read more...] about Responsible Tourism
On 13 December Alan Straton from MyPE wrote: In a statement released by Transnet on 12 December 2016 the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) announced the conclusion of an agreement with Oiltanking Gridrod Calulo (Pty) Ltd (OTGC) who will; "plan, fund, construct, own, maintain and operate a new liquid bulk facility at the Port of Nqura." According to the release; "This will enable the … [Read more...] about First step to removing tank farm
On 5 December 2016 Alan Straton from MyPE wrote in Transnet Group Chief Executive on Manganese Ore Dump Moving: Siyabonga Gama, the Transnet Group Chief Executive was in Port Elizabeth on 1 December 2016 as part of the celebrations for 81 graduates from Port Elizabeth who recently completed their qualifications in various aspects of port and marine operations. (See: Vuyo Seti - for one … [Read more...] about Just when will the Manganese Ore Move?
On 4 December 2016, Mike Loewe from the Daily Dispatch wrote: A R79-million contract to build a plough tug might even have already been awarded to a small family-owned boat repair company, Tide Marine Engineering, which moved from East London to get more port business in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro. Fabian Crocker, 38, managing director of Tide Marine Engineering, said on Thursday the award … [Read more...] about First Shipbuild on renovated slipway in PE Port
I can just hear the well heeled gold dripping, high heeled diva's exclaiming over how how cute this pod-like mini yacht is.... Italian design studio Lazzarini presented its first "mini yacht" during the 2013 Monaco Yacht Show. The Jet Capsule is a compact water craft measuring 7.5 m (24.6 ft) long and 3.5 m (11.5ft) wide. The futuristic looking vessel can be customized to suit a myriad of … [Read more...] about This Mini Superyacht would focus attention on PE Waterfront Boat Tours
On 23 November 2016, Sailing Scuttlebutt featured the marine industries contribution to South Africa: The growth of the yachting industry in South African has led the marine sector to become a steady contributor to the country’s economy. Vanessa Davidson, CEO of the Marine Industry Association of South Africa, said “a recent study identified that for every R1m investment in marine manufacturing … [Read more...] about How SA Benefits from the Marine Industry