NEWSFLASH 112: INVITATION TO SUBMIT INPUTS ON THE TARIFF METHODOLOGY 2018 / 2019, SAAFF CONGRESS 2016, UNJUSTIFIED VGM CHARGES, MERCHANT SHIPPING REGULATION
1. INVITATION TO SUBMIT INPUTS ON THE TARIFF METHODOLOGY 2018 / 2019
The Ports Regulator is currently in the process of conducting a review of the current Multi-Year Tariff Methodology (2015/16 – 2017/18) in order to finalise an agreed methodology that will apply from the 2018/19 tariff year going forward. An invitation is hereby extended to port users and other interested parties to submit their proposals and comments on the review of the current Tariff Methodology. Click on the following link to access the Regulatory Manual for the Year 2015/16 - 2017/18.
Written submissions should be addressed to:The ChairmanPorts RegulatorPrivate Bag X54322Durban4000
11th Floor, The Marine Building, 22 Dorothy Nyembe Street, Durban, 4001,
Contact person: Mr. Phakade Sicwebu
All persons are invited to submit written comments by Wednesday, 31 August 2016. The review process will include public consultation workshops, the dates and venues of which will be communicated in due course. Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the Ports Regulator directly.Ports Regulator of South Africa
Address: 11th Floor, The Marine Building
Dorothy Nyembe Street, Durban
Tel: 031 365 7800
Fax: 031 365 7858
2. SAAFF CONGRESS 2016
3. GSF PRESS RELEASE-UNJUSTIFIED VGM CHARGES ARE UNACCEPTABLE SAYS GSF
Our associate member, the Global Shippers Forum, published a press release on the 1st of July 2016, to the shipping press and media regarding the imposition of unacceptable verified gross mass charges and surcharges.
This press release will form a key agenda item for the GSF annual meeting scheduled to take place on 28-29 July in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Click on the following link to access this press release:
4. THE MERCHANT SHIPPING (MARITIME SECURITY) REGULATIONS, 2004
South Africa has implemented the Maritime Security requirements contained in Chapter XI-2 of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, and the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code through the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Security) Regulations, 2004. These regulations apply to South Africa’s eight major ports, namely Saldanha Bay, Cape Town, Mossel Bay, Port Elizabeth, Ngqura, East London, Durban, and Richards Bay. They also apply to passenger ships, cargo ships of 500 or more gross tonnage and mobile offshore drilling units (MODUs) on international voyages. However,they do not apply to fishing vessels, vessels used solely for sport or recreation, government ships engaged solely on non-commercial voyages, coasting ships, and ships transiting South Africa’s territorial waters.
This Marine Notice gives guidance to the industry on the application of the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Security) Regulations, 2004, and the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code.
CLICK HERE to access the The Merchant Shipping (Maritime Security) Regulations, 2004
5. MARITIME EDUCATION BULLETIN JULY 2016
Our Associate member, the Ethekwini Maritime Cluster, is proud to present the Maritime Education Bulletin for July 2016. We hope that you will find this issue informative and enjoyable to read. CLICK HERE to access this issue and others that have been published previously.
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