Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 22 April 2019

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First View 1: SANTA INES
CURRENT NEWS..
Some fine ship models come to auction in London
AfDB approval for Central Africa Strategy
2018 was not the best of years for Damen Shipbuilding
SAMSA leads mission to Miami to draw more cruise ships to South Africa
Armed pirates open fire and board tanker in Bonny River anchorage
French take delivery of fourth Multi-Mission naval ship
US Navy and French Navy aircraft carrier groups joint exercise in Red Sea
Leading maritime capitals of the world report 2019
Preparing for major incidents at sea
Mossel Bay and Garden Route look ahead to 2019 Port Festival
South African and Swazi ministers discuss 24-hour border post for Oshoek
Chevron to acquire Anadarko in multi billion dollar deal
Bolloré commits to a joint venture logistics project in Ethiopia
Ngqura’s unique port sand bypass system mimics nature successfully
NIMASA blasts high level of capital flight from Nigerian maritime sector
IMO 2020 — A Breath of Fresh Air
Namport bids farewell to CEO Mr Bisey /Uirab
Denmark to use drone for sulphur check
The Vikings have landed — East London’s grand cruise season finale
Port Statistics for the month of March 2019 are available here
Nigerian Shippers Council wraps up visit to Transnet National Ports Authority
Anglers gain access to Port of East London’s West Bank foreshore
Silver Whisper brings Richards Bay’s cruise season to a close
Cape Cruise Season Ends with Viking Sun’s Maiden Voyage to South Africa
Traffic in the English Channel
EARLIER NEWS..
CSA 2020 welcome SAMSA decision on open-loop exhaust gas scrubbers
Richards Bay TNPA provides emergency assistance to pipe-towing tug
Cunard’s Queen Victoria calls at Port Elizabeth
ISSA and unfair port access practices
Ghana’s drastic reduction of port costs

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 15 April 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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First View 1: MATUMBA
First View 2: ELEVATION
CSA 2020 welcome SAMSA decision on open-loop exhaust gas scrubbers
Richards Bay TNPA provides emergency assistance to pipe-towing tug
Cunard’s Queen Victoria calls at Port Elizabeth
Nissan to make R3 billion investment at its Rosslyn plant in Pretoria
ISSA and unfair port access practices
Ghana’s drastic reduction of port costs
Canadian Navy makes first drug haul off Horn of Africa region
Rio Tinto announces expansion of Richards Bay Minerals operation
Mozambican Special Forces capture suspected terrorist base in northern province
How the Port of Beira was able to reopen so soon after the destruction of Cyclone Idai
Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) expansion in the Asia Pacific region
CMA CGM takes full control of CEVA Logistics
The world comes to Beira: At least 200 aircraft everyday — Watch
SANDF rescue mission in Malawi & Mozambique + Rescue SA
TNPA shares port insights with Nigerian Shippers Council
Tanzania announces plans for a cruise terminal at port of Dar es Salaam
Stakeholders engage over Mossel Bay oil and gas industry
U.S. places sanctions on 11 African countries for port security lapses
Protesters place truckers under siege at Zambia/DRC Kasumbelesa Border Post
The 2020 Global Sulphur Cap
Kenya offers land in Naivasha for Uganda to build dry port
CTF in Seychelles, welcomes increased Canadian input
Maritime industry keen for speedy action on maritime risk challenges
More African ports linked to the China Belt and Road initiative
Kenya to sign loan from China for Naivasha to Kisumu SGR
South African companies exhibiting in Brazil
Air cargo industry rallies to help Mozambique following Cyclone Idai
Death of ‘fiercely loyal’ MSC man Dallas Sutton
Chamber’s role in promoting international trade commended
Yacht wrecked on Durban port South Breakwater
London Tribunal issues hefty fine on Republic of Djibouti over Doraleh
Severe weather expected over Durban from 19H00 today (Thursday)
Ford begins vehicle exports from Port Elizabeth to Europe 
Maritime training ploughing scarce skills back into the Eastern Cape
Oversupply Still Major Challenge Warns ICS
Transnet places tugs and workboats for sale by auction
Container ship Contship Oak attacked by pirates, four crew kidnapped
Counting the costs of fires at sea

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 8 April 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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First View 1: NORTHERN JAVELIN
First View 2: PACIFIC PRINCESS
CURRENT NEWS..
South African companies exhibiting in Brazil
Air cargo industry rallies to help Mozambique following Cyclone Idai
Death of ‘fiercely loyal’ MSC man Dallas Sutton
Chamber’s role in promoting international trade commended
Yacht wrecked on Durban port South Breakwater
London Tribunal issues hefty fine on Republic of Djibouti over Doraleh
Adverse weather expected to hit Durban from 19h00 today (Thursday)
Ford begins vehicle exports from Port Elizabeth to Europe
Maritime training ploughing scarce skills back into the Eastern Cape
Oversupply Still Major Challenge Warns ICS
Transnet places tugs and workboats for sale by auction
Container ship Contship Oak attacked by pirates, four crew kidnapped
Counting the costs of fires at sea
Bolloré Transport & Logistics to sell its French port operations
Vesconite enters the Namibian marine sector
One for ONE: Ocean Network Express celebrates first anniversary
Transnet gives approval for desalination studies for Cape Town Harbour
Cruise ship Astor closes Port of Mossel Bay’s 2018/19 Cruise Season
Cape Town’s Duncan Dock to undergo maintenance dredging
Aid starts to pour in to Beira and other Cyclone Idai devastated regions
PE’s tanker berth welcomes its first vessel after repairs
Continent’s first dredging school launched by Transnet
Joint operations to combat crime in the Indian Ocean
Maritime emergencies a real threat for South Africa: SAMSA
EU NAVFOR moves Operational HQ from Northwood UK to Spain & France
USCGC Seneca completes patrol
A whale of a story
Recovery time in Beira in the wake of cyclone Idai
EARLIER NEWS..
Miami-Dade County delegation revisits Port of Cape Town
Trucks set alight on N-3 highway near Mooi River
Denmark continues maritime cooperation with Ghana
TNPA commits to growing exports in Eastern Cape
SOME NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED..
Cyclone Joaninha swings past Rodriguez close to Mauritius
Port of PE tanker berth back in business
Defective vessel passage plans: When failing to plan is planning to fail
ABB propulsion systems to power first Chinese-built cruise ship

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 1 April 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

First View 1: SAGA PEARL II
Recovery time in Beira in the wake of cyclone Idai
Miami-Dade County delegation revisits Port of Cape Town
Trucks set alight on N-3 highway near Mooi River
Denmark continues maritime cooperation with Ghana
TNPA commits to growing exports in Eastern Cape
Cyclone Joaninha 22S swings past Rodriguez close to Mauritius
Port of PE tanker berth Back in business
Defective vessel passage plans: When failing to plan is planning to fail
ABB propulsion systems to power first Chinese-built cruise ship
Beira begins to stand up again in aftermath of cyclone Idai
Adopt a Ship: United Nations praises InterManager’s schools project
Monument opens at the Southernmost tip of Africa, where two oceans meet
Mossel Bay port digs deep to help conserve marine life
SA Navy’s new hydrographic survey vessel to be equipped with Teledyne CARIS mapping software
Angola introduces new oil-licensing strategy for 2019-2025
Durban roads blocked by violent protests against foreign drivers
Lake Chad’s shrinking waters
Grande America oil spill imaged by Copernicus
Naval Exercise Obangame Express 2019 takes place in Gulf of Guinea
Ngqura port nurturing its green status
BEIRA LOGISTICS & AID RELIEF FUND APPEAL
Africa Energy announces new 3D marine seismic survey offshore South Africa
Brexit websites to watch: CBI and TUC accord
Drama as cruise ship Viking Sky sends mayday off Norwegian coast
Cyclone Joaninha 22S threatens Rodrigues & possibly Mauritius
Namport celebrates Namibia’s birthday
National Museums Liverpool searching for planners to transform the waterfront estate
Bureau Veritas and Kongsberg Maritime perform remote survey on Bourbon OSV off Angola
EU Copernicus imagery surveys the Cyclone Idai floods
BREXIT: the freight forwarders’ view as the eleventh hour draws nigh
Grindrod’s OACL ship Border to provide Beira relief voyages
Quality Council for Trades & Occupations pays Transnet School of Excellence a visit
R18 billion expansion plan for Dube Trade Port
Ascension Island gets UK support for Marine Protected Area
TNPA Observing Tomorrow’s Man Initiative
Small scale fisheries sector being launched in KwaZulu-Natal
Cyclone Idai devastation: death toll may reach 1,000 as whole villages disappear

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AfricaPORTS & SHIPS maritime news 24 March 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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Drama as cruise ship Viking Sky sends mayday off Norwegian coast
Cyclone Joaninha 22S threatens Rodrigues & possibly Mauritius
Namport celebrates Namibia’s birthday
National Museums Liverpool searching for planners to transform the waterfront estate
Bureau Veritas and Kongsberg Maritime perform remote survey on Bourbon OSV off Angola
EU Copernicus imagery surveys the Cyclone Idai floods
BREXIT: the freight forwarders’ view as the eleventh hour draws nigh
Grindrod’s OACL ship Border to provide Beira relief voyages
Quality Council for Trades & Occupations pays Transnet School of Excellence a visit
R18 billion expansion plan for Dube Trade Port
Ascension Island gets UK support for Marine Protected Area
Observing Tomorrow’s Man Initiative
Small scale fisheries sector being launched in KwaZulu-Natal
Cyclone Idai devastation: death toll may reach 1,000 as whole villages disappear
Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) wins 5-year contract
Beira hammered by Cyclone Idai, vessels aground, communications lost
Nigeria’s Homeland Services orders another two Damen 3307 Patrol Vessels
South Africa, SACU & Mozambique making progress on impending Brexit
Brexit and the UK border: further progress review
Book Review: Beyond the Harbour Lights
Martek introduces marine anti drone detection system
EARLIER NEWS..(headlined in Blue)
Grande America fire Bay of Biscay. EMSA communiqué
Cyclone Idai comes ashore near Beira, losses of life reported
Call for Maritime Transport Policy by Ghanaian Maritime Authority
Saga Pearl II makes her first and only visit to Port Elizabeth
Malawi, Mozambique send SOS to South Africa over Cyclone Idai
SOME NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED..(headlined in Green)
Simon’s Town NSRI called out to medivac ill fisherman off Cape Point
BREXIT: Enough is enough, says Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
Pirates attack offshore support vessel off Nigeria, five crew abducted
British Chambers of Commerce: UK must avoid messy and disorderly exit on 29 March

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News 18 March 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Here are the News Headlines:

Book Review: Beyond the Harbour Lights
Martek introduces marine anti drone detection system
Grande America fire Bay of Biscay. EMSA communiqué
Cyclone Idai comes ashore near Beira, losses of life reported
Call for Maritime Transport Policy by Ghanaian Maritime Authority
Saga Pearl II makes her first and only viit to Port Elizabeth
Malawi, Mozambique send SOS to South Africa over Cyclone Idai
Simon’s Town NSRI called out to medivac ill fisherman off Cape Point
BREXIT: Enough is enough, says Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
Pirates attack offshore support vessel off Nigeria, five crew abducted
British Chambers of Commerce: UK must avoid messy and disorderly exit on 29 March
Sandra Opoku appointed as GPHA’s first female director of Tema port
Port of Ngqura opens the doors for Eastern Cape boat builders
Red alert as Cyclone Idai draws nearer to Beira coast
MoU set to be a game changer for East London and its port
ONE advice: EU Customs — Impact on EU Security filing requirements in case of No-Deal Brexit
Namport women honoured on International Women’s Day
Nozipho Mdawe appointed as acting chief executive of TNPA
Top people in Transnet suspended, includes TNPA & TFR chief executives
Dramatic Biscay rescue by the Royal Navy
Tanker Histria Ivory attacked by pirates in Gulf of Guinea, sailors abducted
South African port statistics for the month of February 2019 are now available
YouTube SABC interviews Transnet Board chairman Popo Molefe re corruption
Nacala port acquires a new mobile crane for general cargo
Cyclone Idai 18S update
Combined Task Force 150 intercepts 4 tons of narcotics in 24 Hours
Port of Tema expansion on schedule for June 2019 inauguration
Vigilance essential despite reduction to Piracy in the Indian Ocean
Bidvest appoints Mpumi Madisa as new chief executive officer-designate
A fine naval biography: Henry Harwood, Hero of the River Plate
EARLIER NEWS..(headlined in Blue)
New cyclone rapidly forming over northern Mozambique Channel
Lucky escape for Norwegian Escape
14th Pacific Partnership mission: Strengthening ties in the Indo-Pacific region
The growing debate on scrubbers: Yara says keep options open
Port Elizabeth tanker berth repairs progressing well, say TNPA
More shipowners join CSA 2020 in support of exhaust gas cleaning systems
SOME NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED..(headlined in Green)
Cyclone Haleh continues to weaken but new storm in Moz Channel threatens
Port of Ngqura Container Terminal welcomes another big ship
Somaliland building strategic road linking Berbera with Ethiopia
Piracy and drug smuggling continues to challenge navies
Positive results reported by Grindrod

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News 11 March 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Here are the News Headlines:

Vigilance essential despite reduction to Piracy in the Indian Ocean
Bidvest appoints Mpumi Madisa as new chief executive officer-designate
A fine naval biography: Henry Harwood, Hero of the River Plate
New cyclone rapidly forming over northern Mozambique Channel
14th Pacific Partnership mission: Strengthening ties in the Indo-Pacific region
The growing debate on scrubbers: Keeping options open
Port Elizabeth tanker berth repairs progressing well, say TNPA
More shipowners join CSA 2020 in support of exhaust gas cleaning systems
NEWS FROM EARLIER THIS WEEK…….
Cyclone Haleh system continues to weaken but new storm in Moz Channel threatens
Port of Ngqura Container Terminal welcomes another big ship
Somaliland building strategic road linking Berbera with Ethiopia
Piracy and drug smuggling continues to challenge navies
Positive results reported by Grindrod
NSRI Port Elizabeth called out to assist with shark-bite victim
Women in Maritime, IMO’s gender programme
Refurbishment of Mossel Bay Admin Building underway
Mozambique says EU lacks transparency in tuna fishing negotiations
Discovering our universe — share your views
DoT to launch interim sector development council in June
Ships delayed at Cape Town because of no pilot boat
Development Council mooted to develop and transform the maritime sector
Corporatisation of TNPA is on the cards, says transport minister
News from ESA: Methane and ozone data products from Copernicus Sentinel-5P
Cyclone Haleh 17S update
Drilling at the proven Brulpadda site off Mossel Bay to resume in December
New deepwater waterway into Abidjan harbour is opened for shipping
French Mistral-class helicopter carrier to visit the Cape during annual mission
Mozambique files lawsuit against Credit Suisse, Privinvest and three ex-Privinvest employees
Hapag-Lloyd hits Nigerian importers with US$700/box fee
Tema’s new container terminal means layoffs at the Inland Container Depots, says Ghana Ports Authority
Cyclone Haleh threatens mid Indian Ocean
NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED…..
Capespan’s The Logistics Group (TLG) ready to expand facilities to the fresh fruit export sector
New Comoros communications undersea cable to become operational in third quarter
Japan comes out in support of open-loop scrubbers, says no threat to environment
Anadarko Petroleum to invest US$176 million in Mozambique the first half of 2019
MODEC awarded FPSO contract for SNE Field offshore Senegal
Digital facelift for Mombasa tea trade
New Uganda port for Kampala receives go-ahead

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 4 March 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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First View 1: EASTERN LIGHT
Tema’s new container terminal means layoffs at the Inland Container Depots, says Ghana Ports Authority
Cyclone Haleh threatens mid Indian Ocean
Capespan’s The Logistics Group (TLG) ready to expand facilities to the fresh fruit export sector
New Comoros communications undersea cable to become operational in third quarter
Japan comes out in support of open-loop scrubbers, says no threat to environment
Anadarko Petroleum to invest US$176 million in Mozambique the first half of 2019
MODEC awarded FPSO contract for SNE Field offshore Senegal
Digital facelift for Mombasa tea trade
New Uganda port for Kampala receives go-ahead
UK Defence Secretary announces £235 million submarine nuclear propulsion deal
Transport Minister in Durban today to address inaugural Maritime Transport Sector Dialogue
Suez Canal registers highest daily tonnage in 150 years
Dynamar: The East & Southern Africa Container Trades 2019
UK ordered to hand back Chagos Islands (and Diego Garcia) to Mauritius
Nigerian ports reopen after election shutdown
CSA 2020 says Scrubber Washwater Composition Study showed positive results
South Africa’s ZACube-2 nanosatellite transmits first images from space
Cloudy Waters
Attempted pirate attack on container ship in Gulf of Guinea
Mozambique deploys troops to the north to protect gas exploration
Five new diesel-electric locomotives arrive in Maputo for CFM
Strike action by port workers rejecting concessioning at Port Sudan
Viking Jupiter delivered with Thordon water lubricated propulsion arrangement
French ship Cassard conducts 2nd drug seizure off coast of Oman
Ethiopia signs pipeline deal with Djibouti
Keel laid to mark construction of first of three Multi-Mission Inshore Patrol vessels for SA Navy
Stay watching this space as more news will follow…..
Red faces as two MSC Cruises’ ships embarrassingly collide
Fifth drug strike for HMS Dragon under CTF 150 Command
Jihadists attack Anadarko workers near Palma and execute one man — Anadarko seeks armoured vehicles
Namport and Port of Dunkerque sign Memorandum of Understanding
Wilhelmsen reports strong results for fourth quarter 2018 — 5% increase in top line
New strategic appointments strengthen Southern African Shipyard’s team
Construction commences at Port of Ngqura Liquid Bulk Terminal
Durban-built barge will be only one of its kind in the world
Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) to focus on business opportunities in Greece
Djibouti says Doraleh is now better run than a year ago and is a world-class commercial and logistics hub
TNPA has contingency plan for Port Elizabeth tanker berth outage

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News 25 February 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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First View 1: TROPICAL I
First View 2: AFRICA HARRIER
Jihadists attack Anadarko workers near Palma and execute one man — Anadarko seeks armoured vehicles
Namport and Port of Dunkerque sign Memorandum of Understanding
Wilhelmsen reports strong results for fourth quarter 2018 — 5% increase in top line
New strategic appointments strengthen Southern African Shipyard’s team
Construction commences at Port of Ngqura Liquid Bulk Terminal
Durban-built barge will be only one of its kind in the world
Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) to focus on business opportunities in Greece
Djibouti says Doraleh is now better run than a year ago and is a world-class commercial and logistics hub
TNPA has contingency plan for Port Elizabeth tanker berth outage
Port of Hamburg sets record for intermodal sea/rail traffic
Ex president’s son arrested for hidden Ematum debts scandal
James Fisher expands further into Middle East by acquiring Murjan
Royal Caribbean orders sixth Oasis-class ship
SCRUBBER DEBATE: CSA 2020 voices concerns over scrubber proposal from European Commission
South Africa on show at New York’s 22nd Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit
COSCO Shipping Lines and Bolloré Transport & Logistics sign MoU to develop new synergies
Matadi Gateway Terminal unlocks shipping system benefits
Mozambique’s Rovuma to commence exporting first LNG in 2022, says ENI
Saldanha Bay IDZ attracts R3 billion worth of investment
Ocean Infinity discovers missing Stellar Daisy 1800 miles west of Cape Town
Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering awarded to the creators of the GPS
South Africa to host EU-SADC joint council
Mine Counter Measures Exercise Dynamic Move
EXMAR Ship Management opts for LuminUltra to verify quality of onboard drinking water
Australia’s CSIRO develops smelting process to produce soluble phosphate for fertiliser
Port of Mombasa targets 1.6 million TEU by 2022 through increasing efficiency
Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) strengthens footprint
NATO in the Eastern Mediterranean
ISSA executive to play key role in Africa Cup of Nations
All systems go for Armed Forces Day in Cape Town
All ten crew rescued as fishing vessel Ankoveld sinks off Saldanha Bay
SAMSA sets up inquiry into deadly Durban ship fire
Zille says over R1 billion ploughed into Saldanha Bay IDZ
Parliament steps up efforts to assist South African sugar industry
Some news you may have missed last week…(headlined in Green)
Deadly fire on fishing trawler at Durban’s Bayhead ship repair wharf
Another great Australian maritime business success story
South Africa expects to reach roll-over agreement with the UK following Brexit
South African Port Statistics for the month of January 2019 are now available
Kenya Govt commissions construction & rehabilitation of Lamu jetties
Contracts for luxury sailing ship Sea Cloud Spirit awarded
OLDER NEWS CAN BE FOUND HERE AT NEWS CATEGORIES…….

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 18 February 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the news headlines:

First View 1: BOUNDARY
All systems go for Armed Forces Day in Cape Town
All ten crew rescued as fishing vessel Ankoveld sinks off Saldanha Bay
SAMSA sets up inquiry into deadly Durban ship fire
Zille says over R1 billion ploughed into Saldanha Bay IDZ
Parliament steps up efforts to assist South African sugar industry
Deadly fire on fishing trawler at Durban’s Bayhead ship repair wharf
Another great Australian maritime business success story
South Africa expects to reach roll-over agreement with the UK following Brexit
South African Port Statistics for the month of January 2019 are now available
Kenya Govt commissions construction & rehabilitation of Lamu jetties
Contracts for luxury sailing ship Sea Cloud Spirit awarded
Tanzania’s Standard Gauge Railway moves ahead
Injured and ill seafarers evacuated from vessels Richards Bay and Port Alfred
Maputo Corrridor Logistics Initiative (MCLI) shuts its doors after 15 years
Safmarine Nuba becomes first gearless container ship to call at DRC’s Matadi
Saudi Arabia opens high-tech mega King Abdullah Port in Red Sea
Hong Kong gears up to use drones to monitor ship emissions
SAMSA partners with Klaveness to provide skills training for South African seafarers
President Ramaphosa deposits South Africa’s AfCFTA instrument of ratification
New role for the iconic former RMS St Helena
African Development Bank recommends expansion of port facilities
Supreme Court of Appeal protects shipowners property rights
South African exporters urged to take advantage of German opportunities
Exercise Cutlass Express 2019
New rail service launched from Port of Felixstowe by GB Railfreight
NSRI Port Elizabeth called to medivac injured crewman from bulker offshore
Dropsafe Net–Safety for major offshore and maritime players
Cyclone warning updates on Funani 12S and Gelena 13S
News from the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA)
Brexit — In the event of a no deal. British International Freight Association speaks out
Cape Town’s Sturrock dry dock caisson repaired ahead of replacing it with a new gate
Namport CEO Bisey /Uirab to retire after 10 years at the helm
President Ramaphosa lauds Total’s discovery of gas condensate
South African Government welcomes Total gas discovery
Game changer as Total makes ‘world class’ gas & oil discovery off Mossel Bay

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