Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 13 May 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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BREAKING NEWS: TNPA bans all diving and fishing in Durban Harbour due to sewage
Knud E Hansen designs new LNG-powered RoRo vessels for Wallenius-SOL
New Ugandan Lake Victoria ferry nears completion at Jinja
Konecranes to equip Tema Terminal 3 with 11 lift trucks
African businesses urged to ‘dive into’ the Blue Economy
Port Focus: Hutchison Ports BEST* terminal increases its capacity
Blueye Robotics & Inchcape to partner using drones for underwater inspection services
Railway between Port of Beira and Zimbabwe undergoes reconstruction
ExxonMobil provides $100,000 in cyclone Kenneth relief aid
Oil tanker Apecus crew remain hostage as owners negotiate with pirates
Heavylift semi-submersible BLUE MARLIN highjacked by West African pirates
African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) set to enter into force on 30 May 2019
Hapag-Lloyd talks about growth plans in Ghana
New sensors protect vulnerable Malawians against deadly lightning
South Africa-South Sudan sign oil exploration and production sharing agreement
No Chinese loan to further develop Kenya’s SGR to Kisumu
50 years of Royal Navy nuclear service: New submarine is named
SAMSA concern over possible IMO STCW ‘White List’ delisting of South Africa
Boost for Mombasa port as SGR & port modernisation yields results
CMA CGM boosts cashew nut run between Africa and Vietnam
Good start of the year for Port of Nacala
Ecowas Regional Transport Integration Project gets underway
Tau Morwe steps down after six months as acting head of Transnet

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 5 May 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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First View 1: TOMBARRA
First View 2: CMB ADRIEN
Good start to the year for Port of Nacala
Ecowas Regional Transport Integration Project gets underway
Canadian Navy ship makes another two drug busts in Arabian Sea
Nigerian Shippers Council moves on under-declaration of imported goods
Nigerian Ports Authority to open two truck staging parks in Lagos
TNPA Port Elizabeth marks World health & Safety Day
Tau Morwe replaced after six months as acting head of Transnet
African Development Bank calls for urgent global action after second Mozambique cyclone
Puntland turns to UAE to help boost maritime security
SA Navy tests new submarine tower escape safety system (TESS)
ZEABORN enters tanker ship management and buys CPO Tankers
Kenyan avocados gain access to lucrative Chinese market
South Africa’s cruise season closes with departure from Durban of MSC MUSICA
MSC South Africa to take delivery of eight Konecranes lift trucks
Maersk Supply awarded FPSO mooring project off West Africa
Konecranes completes major refurbishment challenge in Richards Bay
Anadarko Chevron not a done deal as Oxy enters the bidding
Mossel Bay port participates in Earth Day activities
Angry truckers blockade Richards Bay access road over foreign drivers
Kenya reveals plans to build new port at Kisumu
Pirated tanker offshore of Lagos rescued by Spanish Navy
New tonnage for ONE
Big welcome for NSRI’s new generation Search & Rescue vessel
Transnet prepares to take delivery of two new AW109SP helicopters
Cyclone Kenneth comes ashore near Pemba
Warming seas & wetter atmosphere feeding the deluge delivered by cyclones
Somali piracy rears its ugly head again
Techobanine deepwater port project ‘cherished’ by Moz government
Bonny River anchorage pirates strike again, six seamen abducted
Durban port in massive clean-up mode, calls for support

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 29 April 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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First View 1: EAGLE MATSUYAMA
Big welcome for NSRI’s new generation Search & Rescue vessel
Transnet prepares to take delivery of two new AW109SP helicopters
Cyclone Kenneth comes ashore near Pemba
Warming seas & wetter atmosphere feeding the deluge delivered by cyclones
Somali piracy rears its ugly head again
Techobanine deepwater port project ‘cherished’ by Moz government
Bonny River anchorage pirates strike again, six seamen abducted
Durban port in massive clean-up mode, calls for support
Red Alert issued for Cyclone Kenneth as it barrels towards north Mozambique
Cyclone Kenneth 24S reaches Mozambique coast near port of Pemba today
Cyclone Lorna 25S in mid Indian Ocean gets named
Government calls on business to take the lead in transforming the fishing industry
Botswana and Namibia presidents visit Namport
Digital Container Shipping Association established
Durban port delays due to pollution in bay
The U.S. Coast Guard’s Mission to Africa
Viking Sun brings an end to Eastern & Western Cape’s 2018/19 Cruise Season
Small craft still missing from Beira after cyclone Idai
Weather disruptions at Durban port
Tropical Storm 24S now a full cyclone named Kenneth, Mozambique landfall expected in 48-72 hours
CSAV shipping company faces prosecution for cartel conduct
IRClass to provide classification services for India’s Border Security Force
French naval ships dock in Cape Town at end of mission
Nigerian Navy arrests American security patrol vessel
Peterside reiterates commitment to competitive maritime sector
Two potential cyclones ‘brewing’in Indian Ocean
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

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 22 April 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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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

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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

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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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