The Comprehensive Maritime Transport Policy for South Africa launched by the Department of Transport (DoT) last month could potentially boost the industry and economic growth – but only with sufficient financial allowances and transparency to prevent corruption.
The Secretariat of the Indian Ocean Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control has announced that its member Authorities will be undertaking a concentrated inspection campaign on Cargo Securing Arrangements, for three months from 1 September until 30 November 2016.
The South African Maritime Safety Authority (“SAMSA”) has issued a Marine Notice, No. 27 of 2016, regarding “lessons learnt” from three serious marine casualties that have occurred off the coast of South Africa over a six-month period.
Every year, the Maritime Law Association of South Africa (“MLASA”) conference honours those who have contributed to South African admiralty law. Past years’ recipients have included judiciary and prominent advocates. Shepstone & Wylie is proud to announce that Shane Dwyer, a partner in the Shipping and Logistics practice area, has been invited by the MLASA to be their guest of honour for 2015.