Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) is set to implement several inter-port transfers effective 1 July 2018.

The authority says the changes will allow ongoing development of its Harbour Masters through their exposure to other ports within the Ports Authority’s network of complementary ports.

The transfers will also enable TNPA to fill the vacancy in the role of Harbour Master at the Port of Cape Town following the promotion of Captain Vernal Jones from Cape Town Harbour Master to Port Manager at the Port of Saldanha last year.

Nozipho Mdawe, TNPA’s Chief Operating Officer, says the complexities in the Harbour Masters function necessitated the strategic movement of Harbour Masters to ensure that it maintains the high standard of service delivery to its clients and meets customer expectations.

Harbour master rotation

The changes in the Harbour Master portfolio from 1 July 2018 are as follows:

Port of Cape Town: Captain Alex Miya,

Port of Durban: Captain Sabelo Mdlalose

Port of Richards Bay: Captain Precious Dube

The Port of East London’s Harbour Master role will be filled in an acting capacity by the port’s Marine Operations Manager, Mzukisi Nqwata.

Other Harbour Masters will remain as is: Captain Quenton Brink in Saldanha, Captain Vania Cloete in Mossel Bay, Captain Brynn Adamson in Port Elizabeth and Captain Thulani Dubeko at the Port of Ngqura.

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