Worldwide there are approximately 3,000 merchant ports and the work of the Harbour Master can vary widely from country to country and from port to port even within the same country.
Marico is an independent marine consultancy company providing solutions for the marine and offshore energy sectors worldwide. Some of the marine consultancy services that we perform are marine risk assessment, marine accident investigation, port consultancy and marine risk management.
Our team of master mariners, marine engineers, naval architects, IT technicians and scientists have extensive experience in all aspects of shipping, navigation systems, marine accident investigation and marine risk assessment.
Our clients include government agencies, flag states, ship owners, charterers, P&I clubs, harbour authorities and leaders in the offshore renewable energy industry.
As part of the marine risk assessment services at Marico we develop successful marine risk and threat management software systems and can provide IT solutions with capability assessment.
It was reported from Cape Town towards the end of May that South Africa is emerging as a hub of training in marine aids to navigation (AtoNs) for other developing countries keen to establish their maritime transport sector as a safe, secure and environmentally sound pillar of socio-economic growth. This was clear from an address by David Gordon, Executive Manager: Lighthouse and Navigational Systems (LNS) of Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) at the Pre-Conference Forum of the 19th IALA Conference in Incheon, Republic of Korea on 26 May.
More than 500 delegates attended the 19th IALA Conference which was held in the port city of Incheon, Republic of Korea, from 26 May to 2 June 2018.
A total of 94 technical presentations were made in 13 technical sessions and two special sessions over four days, and Conference participants were able to see and discuss the latest developments in aids to navigation and VTS technology in the large industrial exhibition, where a record number of IALA Industrial Members exhibited.