Safmarine upgrades intra-Africa link

Multipurpose shipping line SafmarineMPV will upgrade its SAFWAF multi-purpose shipping service between South and West Africa in mid-April from six-weekly to monthly. Core ports of call on the SAFWAF service are Walvis Bay, Durban, Cape Town, Sonils (Luanda), Matadi, Pointe Noire and Port Gentil and inducement calls are available in Central West Africa from Cameroon to Ivory Coast). [+]

Building a future in shipping

Students at Lawhill Maritime Centre in South Africa celebrated World Maritime Day on 25 September with a Lego building competition with the help of Safmarine, Lawhill’s founding sponsor. The shipping line donated Lego kits for the Triple E ships operated by Safmarine's sister company Maersk Line. The Lawhill Maritime Centre ... [+]

New look for Safmarine MPV’s multipurpose services

Safmarine MPV has relaunched its Europe/West Africa multipurpose services under 'Industry' and 'Energy' banners. Catering to the needs of the oil and gas industry, the Energy service offers significantly shorter transit times and an 18-day frequency with direct calls at Aberdeen, Antwerp, Portugal and Onne (Nigeria), Luanda, Sonils, Soyo and ... [+]

Computers for South Africa school – more wanted

A fruitful partnership between South African fruit exporter Dole South Africa and shipping line Safmarine has culminated in the opening of a colourful new computer laboratory and classroom at the Khensani Primary School in Soshanguve, Gauteng. Khensani’s headmaster, Dr Fannie Sebolela, said the new lab and classrooms “will be more than ... [+]

Ripening young minds

Shipping line Safmarine and fruit exporter Capespan recently handed over two classrrooms – converted from old shipping containers - to the Agter-Witzenberg farm community in the Western Cape. They will give parents working on fruit farms in the area the peace of mind that their young pre-school children are getting ... [+]

New agency deal for Safmarine’s project arm

Safmarine owners AP Moller-Maersk is to set up a separate agency network for the line's West African project arm, Safmarine MPV. Safmarine MPV has appointed Socopao South Africa to provide a complete shipping agency service in the South African market and main ports, and to handle the MPV vessels from April. ... [+]

Safmarine thrice-honoured by Hellmann

Safmarine was judged the winner of the 2012 Hellmann Silver Global Carrier of the Year Award, the 2012 Europe Regional Carrier of the Year award and the 2012 OMEA (Oceania/Middle East/Africa) Regional Carrier of the Year award. Michael Amri, Hellmann's vice president for seafreight, said the carrier was recognised for ... [+]

Shortlist for Safmarine’s ‘sport in a box’

  An unused Safmarine shipping container converted into a colourful multi-purpose sports centre in the Western Cape town of Piketberg has been chosen as one of 12 finalists for a sustainable architecture award. The 2011/2012 AfriSam/SAIA Award for Sustainab le Architectur - a joint collaboration between South African cement and aggregates producer AfriSam ... [+]

Safmariners celebrate Mandela day

Safmariners in South Africa helped support the fourth Nelson Mandela International Day by assisting communities in need. In Johannesburg, Safmariners and their customer, Merisol, spent more than 67 minutes - one minute for every year Mr Mandela dedicated to the fight for social justice - painting classrooms and planting lemon ... [+]

A new ship for Africa

Safmarine took delivery of its latest 'Wafmax' (West Africa maximum size) vessel, the 4,500teu Safmarine  Chachai on 21 May. She joins her sister-ships, the Safmarine Chilka and Safmarine Chambal on the carrier's African trades. The Safmarine Chachai and her sister ships were built by Hyundai Heavy Industries and are fitted with ... [+]

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