Tug boost for boat-building

[caption id="attachment_235817" align="aligncenter" width="640"] At the keel-laying ceremony for the plough tug to be built for the Transnet National Port Authority, are, from left, Taneal Crocker of Tide Marine, Phyllis Difeto, the chief operations officer of the TNPA, Hamilton Nxumalo, the TNPA’s general manager for infrastructure and port planning, Carl Gabriel, the TNPA’s executive manager of dredging, and Fabian Crocker, shipyard general manager of Tide Marine.
Picture: Mark West[/caption]

A R100-million partnership that could bring new life to Nelson Mandela Bay’s boatbuilding industry was cemented yesterday between the Transnet National Port Authority (TNPA) and local company Tide Marine Shipyard.