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FIRST VIEW: KOTA LEGIT

Kota Legit. Picture: Ken Malcolm

Pacific International Lines (PIL) container ship KOTA LEGIT (57,778-dwt) arrives in Durban in this scene from earlier in March. The ship, which was built in 2014 is owned out of PIL’s Panama offices but managed from PIL Singapore. She is flagged in Hong Kong. This picture is by Ken Malcolm

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TPT TAKES OUT SEVEN MULTIPURPOSE DEPOT LICENSES

Cape Town port, where the MPT occupies much of the large Duncan Dock area. Picture: TNPA

Faced with a shrinking income from depreciating commodity volumes worldwide, South African state-owned Transnet Port Terminals(TPT) has been granted new depot licenses by the South African Revenue Services (SARS) from which it will aim to grow a new revenue stream.

Each of TPT’s Multi-Purpose Terminals [MPTs] have been granted new depot licenses …

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SOMALI PIRATE ENIGMA: 2nd VESSEL RELEASED BY PIRATES

Aris 13. Picture: Shipspotting

Several days after highjacking a second vessel, the fishing dhow which was thought to have been intended as a ‘mothership’ for use by pirates raiding the ocean off Somalia, the pirates have abandoned the vessel near the island of Socotra.

Information released by the UK Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) centre announced that the …

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MOZAMBIQUE AIR CRASH CLAIMS LIVES OF TOP CORNELDER PEOPLE

C9-AOV which has crashed near Machipanda. Picture: Bob Adams/ Wikipedia Commons

An aircraft chartered by Cornelder de Mozambique (CdM), which operates the port of Beira, has crashed near the Mozambique/Zimbabwe border while on a flight between Beira and Mutare. All six people on board were killed in the crash.

Among the dead is reported to be Adelino Mesquita, CdM’s managing director. He was the brother of …

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BOLLORÉ TRANSPORTS 121,000 TONNES OF COCOA FROM IVORY COAST IN FEBRUARY

Picture: Bolloré Transport & Logistics

Over 121,000 tonnes of cocoa were exported by Bolloré Transport & Logistics teams in Côte d’Ivoire during February this year. According to Bolloré Transport & Logistics this is an exceptional result despite a difficult international environment due to the global decrease in cocoa prices.

Bolloré said that the good weather conditions for the harvest benefited …

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RUSSIAN NAVAL SHIPS VISIT WALVIS BAY FOR FIRST TIME

RFS Severomorsk. Picture: Shipspotting

The three Russian Navy ships that visited Cape Town unexpectedly last week, have also called at Walvis Bay, making what is thought to be the first ever visit by Russian naval ships in the Namibian port.

The three ships, the anti-submarine warfare destroyer SEVEROMORSK, the rescue tug ALTAY and the replenishment tanker DUBNA arrived in the …

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NATO’S EXERCISE DYNAMIC MANTA CONCLUDED

In line ahead: FS Montcalm (France), HMCS St John’s (Canada), HS Adrias (Greece) and FS Marne (France)

NATO’s Submarine Warfare Exercise Dynamic Manta 2017 (DYMA 17)* concluded on 24 March off the Sicilian coast, with warships, submarines, aircraft and personnel from ten Allied nations converging on the Central Mediterranean Sea for Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) and Anti-Surface warfare training.

* Refer to earlier report NATO Anti-Sub warfare exercise Dynamic Manta underway off Italy

Submarines under operational control of …

Edited by Paul Ridgway
London

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MAERSK LIFTS LID ON DIGITAL DISRUPTION

Maersk is set to unveil the thinking behind its recent tie-ups with IBM and China’s Alibaba when the firm’s Chief Digital Officer, Ibrahim Gokcen, takes the stage at this year’s Nor-Shipping.

The leading maritime event week, taking place across a series of venues in Oslo and Lillestrøm from 30 May to 2 June, has today confirmed Gokcen as the latest high-level speaker for a programme of discussion that will analyse, and help plot, the …

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EXPECTED SHIP ARRIVALS and SHIPS IN PORT


Port Louis – Indian Ocean gateway port

Ports & Ships publishes regularly updated SHIP MOVEMENT reports including ETAs for ports extending from West Africa to South Africa to East Africa and including Port Louis in Mauritius.

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CRUISE NEWS AND NAVAL ACTIVITIES


QM2 in Cape Town. Picture by Ian Shiffman

We publish news about the cruise industry here in the general news section.

Naval News

Similarly you can read our regular Naval News reports and stories here in the general news section.

PICS OF THE DAY : SAGA NAVIGATOR

Saga Navigator. Pictures: Keith Betts

The general cargo ship SAGA NAVIGATOR (46,573-dwt) is a step out of the ordinary in several respects, even to her overall colour. The 199-metre long ship (30.5m beam) has a maximum draught of 11.8 metres and a container capacity of 760 TEU. Built by Oshima Shipbuilding Co, Ltd. Saga Navigator is flagged in Hong Kong and operated by Saga Forest Carriers Intl AS, a Norwegian company. Saga Welco AS are the ship managers. Note the covered hatch protection which provides protection from the elements during cargo working. These pictures are by Keith Betts

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be.
– Max Ehrmann ‘Desiderata’

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