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Maritime Books – Historical Interest

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Maritime Books – Historical Interest We’ve chosen a few maritime books – historical interest topics to dive into this month. We explore some riveting tales of life at sea and maritime developments over the years. PIRACY IN THE EARLY MODERN ERA: AN ANTHOLOGY OF SOURCES By Kris Lane (Editor) and Arne Bialuschewski (Editor) Drawn from […]

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Transnet Cyber-Attack : What Can We Learn?

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Transnet Cyber-Attack: What Can We Learn? South African ports recently fell victim to a cyber-attack on Transnet, the custodian of ports, rail and pipelines in South Africa, that forced ports to declare force majeure. The Transnet cyber-attack also brought operations at the container terminals in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Ngqura and Durban to a halt. […]

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Port Elizabeth Harbour – Let’s Explore the History 

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PORT ELIZABETH HARBOUR HISTORY Ever since the harbour in Port Elizabeth was first built, it has had a strong connection with the city. The first settlers arrived in Port Elizabeth in the 1820s, and at that time there was scarcely much except untouched beaches and the only human habitation was the Khoi San nomads who […]

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The Suez Canal Blockage Incident

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Three Lessons We Can Take Away from The Suez Canal Blockage Incident While a lot has happened in the world since the Suez Canal blockage incident, we still feel the effects and might for a time to come. On the 23rd March 2021, a 400m long 200,000 tone container ship, Ever Given, was transporting 18 […]

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Maritime Books – Wild Oceans, Caves & Courage

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MARITIME BOOKS – OUR LATEST FINDS Life around the ocean – From outlaw oceans to caves, and courageous shipwreck stories….It’s been a while since we last shared some great maritime books for you to get stuck into, so we’ve put together some to check out this year: THE OUTLAW OCEAN – JOURNEYS ACROSS THE LAST […]

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Port Development in Morocco

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Port Development in Morocco – Let’s Take a Quick Look Morocco has some great plans to boost their international maritime trade in the country, and their ports play a massive role in this, which is why so much is going into port development. This year marks nine years since Morocco started their port career, and […]

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Greenland Ports – Let’s Take A Brief Look

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TOP GREENLAND PORTS We’re putting the spotlight on some of the top Greenland ports in this country, and sharing some interesting facts on their history, their current operations and what makes them unique. Nuuk Port & Harbour Located in the city of Nuuk, also known as Old Nuuk, this is the biggest port and harbour […]

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Greenland’s Maritime History

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Greenland’s Maritime History Since the first settlers arrived, the ocean and Greenland’s maritime activities have been and remain a big part of the livelihood of this country. We’re taking a closer look at the maritime history of Greenland up to where it is today. Ancient History Did you know that the first people to set […]

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Colombo Port Development

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A Look at Colombo Port Development In 2020, the Port of Colombo has improved five places on the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s (UNCTAD) Port Liner Shipping Connectivity Index becoming the 18th best-connected port in the world in the third quarter of this year. With the port being so popular and in such […]