African Eagle: bulker uses electric shock fencing
AFRICAN EAGLE was fired upon by a skiff, approximately 30 nautical miles from Mombasa Kenya. The barbed wires and electrical fencings installed on the vessel prevented the pirates from boarding the Bahamas-flagged bulk carrier on 16 November 2010.
Ship Name: AFRICAN EAGLE
MUR Shipping Holdings B.V.(Netherlands) is the shipping division of a joint venture company between Mittal Steel South Africa and Macsteel International Holdings BV
The Macsteel Group is a global steel trading and distribution organization which employs over 7,000 people in 30 countries worldwide with annual sales exceeding USD 5 billion.
Mittal Steel South Africa Limited is the largest steel producer in South Africa producing 6 million tons of crude steel and exporting approximately 2 million tons worldwide from its four steelworks.
MUR’s shipping activities encompass the movement of approximately 25 million tonnes of cargo per annum worldwide.
This is managed through the control of between 90 to 130 vessels either on time charter or through ownership. These vessels range from 17000mt to 70000mt and include sophisticated tweendeckers, open hatch box shaped bulk carriers, craned self-discharging Handymax and Panamax vessels.
MUR’s activities are built on solid client relationships offering customized freight solutions for their various requirements. This is achieved through dedicated trade routes, usage of derivatives, control of port operations and use of specialized vessels.
The activities in the liner and breakbulk trades ensure regular sailings on numerous trade routes that shippers can rely on to move their cargoes.
MUR has over 20 regular trade routes which involve up to 50 monthly sailings and presently through the control of specialized vessels MUR offers the capability to carry project cargoes and a number of specialized shipments including pipes, industrial equipment, steel mills and hazardous cargoes.
Logistical capabilities have been developed through internal and external sources including the outsourcing of special skills where required. The aim is to add value and offer solutions to customers’ logistic chains
Metcon (Container Division)
Metcon was established to meet some of the container requirements of its shareholders. The division has fast established itself as a major provider of container freighting, clearing and forwarding expertise to the South African and international freight industry.
Southern Chartering, a Black Economic Empowerment joint venture of MUR, based in South Africa, brings to the group extensive experience in the mineral and alloy trades from Africa.