Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News 11 February 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Here are the News Headlines:

First View 1: VASILIY GOLOVNIN
First View 2: PROMETHEUS
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
Nigerian pirates strike again, seizing landing craft Laetitia and kidnapping three of the crew
The price of terror, as cruise ship Nautica diverts away from Mombasa
US offers to help counter terror attacks in northern Mozambique
MoU signed for additional development of Jeddah Islamic Port
Combined Armed Forces seize another 3 tonnes of narcotics in Arabian Sea
South African government says SA is playing its part in curbing maritime crime
Cyclone warning for Indian Ocean as two storms threaten
Meridian Port Services takes delivery of second batch of RTG & STS cranes for Tema port
The Workboat Code. Edition 2
Vesconite appoints four additional engineers to boost technical advice
The earth’s Northern Magentic Pole is moving away from Canada’s arctic towards Siberia
African road safety leadership program kicks off in Abidjan
Transnet cracks down with intent to suspend another eight senior executives
Cameroon’s Port of Douala–Bonabéri has record cargo and ship throughput
Nigerian Shippers Council begins registration of port service providers
DP World Puntland manager shot dead inside Bosaso port
Transaid’s Land’s End to John O’Groats Cycle Challenge announced
Maputo reaches record cargo throughput figures in 2018
Nigerian pirates release seven Russian seafarers kidnapped from MSC Mandy
Ocean Marine Solutions (OMS) names its new patrol boat Ovia
Cutty Sark celebrates her 150th anniversary with a year of celebration
Mantashe says oil and gas exploration off Cape South Coast expected to boost economy
Maersk announces a cut-back on cadets from South Africa and the UK
Some news you may have missed last week…
Jihadist attacks force dusk to dawn curfew in northern Mozambique port town
Massachusetts Maritime Academy cadets visit Port of Durban
Registration begins of all Ugandan boats on Lake Victoria
Angola’s state timber warehouses generate revenue, but at what expense?
Offshore patrol vessel (OPV) SAS Makhanda takes up fishery patrol

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News 4 February 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the news headlines:

First View 1: SANTA BARBARA
First View 2: JOLLY VANADIO
Mantashe says oil and gas exploration off Cape South Coast expected to boost economy
Maersk announces a cut-back on cadets from South Africa and the UK
Jihadist attacks force dusk to dawn curfew in northern Mozambique port town
Massachusetts Maritime Academy cadets visit Port of Durban
Registration begins of all Ugandan boats on Lake Victoria
Angola’s state timber warehouses generate revenue, but at what expense?
Offshore patrol vessel (OPV) SAS Makhanda takes up fishery patrol
Ultra Deep Solutions sends dive support vessel Picasso to West Africa
Unique Group to supply African offshore sector with diving and industrial gas
Angolan Ports, Part 4: Copper shipments from Lobito
Significant North Sea discovery by Total, confident of another success off South Africa
Wartsila to streamline operations and will cut 1,200 jobs globally
Canadian Amphibex dredger utilised for Niger River
Angolan Ports, Part 3: Japanese investment for Namibe
Liberia overtakes Marshall Islands for second-largest ship registry
New design makes liquefied hydrogen bunker vessels a reality
Piracy & Robbery remains a problem for shipping off West African coast
Iridium Certus goes live with world’s first truly global broadband service
BPO appointed to operate Port Elizabeth Multi Purpose Terminal
Angolan Ports, Part 2: Uncertainty over Caio
Zhen Hua 20, East London’s longest ship ever, docks in the river port
MSC to retrofit 86 ships with exhaust gas scrubbers
Port of Richards Bay exceeds 100 million tonnes of cargo handled in 2018
Climate change efforts must be scaled up, SA tells UN Security Council
Pirates attack two ships off Nigerian coast
Angolan Ports, Part 1: New Beginnings: Luanda & Barra do Dande
Dredging at Kisumu on Lake Victoria will advance navigation on lake
MSC Musica racing back to Durban after gales force delays at Cape Town UPDATED 05h30 Monday
China in push to extend Nacala to Moatize railway into Zimbabwe
News in at the weekend …
South African port statistics for calendar year 2018
Winds delay MSC Musica outside Cape Town
Nigerian Navy Hydrographic Office expands Bathymetric capabilities
Polarcus commences offshore Namibian seismic survey for Portuguese energy company Galp
TransNamib and Botswana Railways agree on Gobabis Container Terminal

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 21 January 2018

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

First View 1: AIDAaura
Cyclone warning in Southern Mozambique Channel, threat to Northern Mozambique
North Sea Port monitoring the Brexit closely
Port statistics for December 2018 are now available
NSRI called to medivac injured seaman from deepsea fishing vessel
CMA CGM adjusts its EURAF 4 & EURAF 5 West Africa services
Lunar New Year brings adjustments to CMA CGM African services
Cultivating human resources for marine resource development
Chad is offered 10 hectare logistics base in Cameroonian port of Douala
Relief for Apapa as 2-km Wharf Road is completed and ready to be opened
Congestion as Jambo ferry breaks down, stranding Mombasa commuters
Spanish Sener group to design new Tanzanian Lake Victoria ferry
Tsavliris Salvage joins forces with Green Award Foundation
Freight forwarders ready to clear up the mess left by politicians, says (UK) freight forwarders’ association
Arresting a ship under business rescue — some clarity from the court
Alpha Logistics tackles dredging Mombasa
Synergy Group fleet boosted by Ever Gifted, a new 20,000+ TEU containership
Kenya’s SGR railway Phase 2A on track, says railway acting head, but Chinese anticipate delays
International News: North Sea Port Record Year 2018
Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth completes refit at Damen Shipyard
Douala port concessioning shortlist — Bolloré and APM Terminal consortium surprising exclusion
Chinese fishing vessel Hai Feng 823 arrested in Monrovia for illegal cargo
Mozambique slaps two-month ban on fishing & marketing of shrimp
No sign of development with proposed Caprivi railway from Grootfontein to Katima Mulilo
Goodyear in Africa: Support for the Africa transport charity Transaid
Cape fires: A view from above — the Copernicus Sentinel 2-B image from space
CMF’s HMAS Ballarat makes first drug seizure of 2019, ship’s 3rd success 
Stonewin opens ship bunkering operation at Port Louis, Mauritius
Japan’s Toyota Tsusho proposes US$600 million development in Angola’s Namibe Bay
EARLIER NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED…….

EU NAVFOR patrol ship Relampago conducts friendly approach to Somali fishing vessel
Maersk & Safmarine launch Musafir Express to Mogadishu
More names revealed in alleged Mozambican EMATUM fraud
Mammoet moves heavy lifting equipment into northern Mozambique
Indian Naval ship escorts World Food Programme vessel for first time
Walvis Bay looks forward to six cruise ship calls during January
Morocco to invest US$190 million in port infrastructure
ICTSI signs 20-year concession to develop & operate Port Sudan Container Terminal
Namibian environmental ministry puts a stop to South African manganese exports through Luderitz

OLDER NEWS CAN BE FOUND AT NEWS CATEGORIES…….

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News 14 January 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Here are the News Headlines:

First View 1: BULK HOLLAND
First View 2: SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER
First View 3: VISBORG
Ships in port at Durban today (Friday 15h00)
Stonewin opens ship bunkering operation at Port Louis, Mauritius
Japan’s Toyota Tsusho proposes US$600 million development in Angola’s Namibe Bay
EU NAVFOR patrol ship Relampago conducts friendly approach to Somali fishing vessel
Maersk & Safmarine launch Musafir Express to Mogadishu
More names revealed in alleged Mozambican EMATUM fraud
Mammoet moves heavy lifting equipment into northern Mozambique
Indian Naval ship escorts World Food Programme vessel for first time
Walvis Bay looks forward to six cruise ship calls during January
Morocco to invest US$190 million in port infrastructure
ICTSI signs 20-year concession to develop & operate Port Sudan Container Terminal
Namibian environmental ministry puts a stop to South African manganese exports through Luderitz
US$40 million investment plan for Luanda Port Multipurpose Terminal
Ship raided in Ngqura harbour, cocaine worth more than R700 million seized
USS Porter arrives in Turkey on scheduled visit
Port of Nacala reaches target for general cargo as new round of dredging commences
IRClass Review of 2018 and Projections for 2019
As we face another year…looking back at some of the UK’s Armed Forces best moments of 2018
UK Trade and investment in 2018
Net draws tighter around alleged EMATUM conspirators
Unhappy New Year with fires, loss of life and containers lost at sea
Pirate attack off Benin — six crew kidnapped
ONE jointly conducts with PSA an immersive educational study tour
Safety lessons: having a clear understanding of your fishing vessel’s stability
AIDAnova arrives in Tenerife as world’s first LNG-powered cruise ship
MOL car carrier Sincerity Ace on ‘significant’ fire in mid-Pacific
Chinese heavylift Hai Yang Shi You 278 with oil rig on deck in Durban for repairs
Drug haul No.5 for CMF in boarding operations in Arabian Sea
73-year old American medivacced off cruise ship Seven Seas Explorer near Mossel Bay
CMA CGM announces improvements to Asea-Kenya-Mogadishu Service
South Africa launches its most advanced nano-satellite, precursor to advanced maritime communications
CMA CGM announces improvement for NOURA Service

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OPINION: WHAT IT TAKES TO BE THE GLOBAL TERMINAL OPERATOR OF CHOICE

WHAT IT TAKES TO BE THE GLOBAL TERMINAL OPERATOR OF CHOICE

The top terminal operators globally account for approximately 30% market share in the world. According to Port Technology (2014), the world’s top 5 terminal operators by market share percentage are PSA International (market share for its global port projects was recorded at 8.7%), Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) (7,0%), APM Terminals (5,5%), DP World (5,1%) and China Merchant Holdings International (3,6%). Transnet Port Terminals CE, Nozipho Sithole, gives her views on what factors are key to making one an international terminal operator of choice.

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REMEMBER WINTER IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC 40 YEARSAGO

REMEMBER WINTER IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC 40 YEARS AGO

40 years ago the m.s. München, a German LASH carrier of the Hapag-Lloyd line sank with all hands for unknown reasons in a severe storm in December 1978. This is the story of that tragedy and the tugs and ships that searched for her. The most accepted theory is that one or more rogue waves hit the München and damaged her, so that she drifted for 33 hours with a list of 50 degrees without electricity or propulsion.

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News 6 January 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Here are the News headlines:

First View : 1. SILVER DISCOVERER
First View : 2. SAS PROTEA
First View: 3. TRAMMO BAUMANN
MOL car carrier Sincerity Ace on ‘significant’ fire in mid-Pacific
Chinese heavylift Hai Yang Shi You 278 with oil rig on deck in Durban for repairs
Drug haul No.5 for CMF in boarding operations in Arabian Sea
73-year old American medivacced off cruise ship Seven Seas Explorer near Mossel Bay
CMA CGM announces improvements to Asea-Kenya-Mogadishu Service
South Africa launches its most advanced nano-satellite, precursor to advanced maritime communications
CMA CGM announces improvement for NOURA Service
European shippers and BREXIT: last chance to prevent chaos
Another book on ships: Cargo Liners, an Illustrated History
Hamburg Pilots’ Choir: New Year Concert 2019
Transaid CEO Caroline Barber looks back over 2018
Two cyclones, Cilida and Kenanga, threaten in western Indian Ocean
Tracking cyclones to improve risk assessment
Inflatable Boat Challenge races to Port of Mossel Bay harbour
Milestones as chaplains visit hundreds of ships
Port of Mossel Bay hosts fishing competition
South African support for Africa-EU partnership
Airfreight: U-Freight brings power to the people of Chad
Mission to Seafarers’ Christmas message: Call to action on seafarers’ mental health
Wentworth Resources to pull out of Mozambique, concentrate on Tanzania
Mozambique fishing remains in the hands of artisanal fishermen
Navy frigate SAS Spioenkop collides with SAS Drakensberg
Well-known personality in the Port of Durban, Willem Kruk, has passed away
EARLIER NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED…….
South African port statistics for November are available here
South Africa deposits instrument ratifying TFTA
Another oil vessel splits in two at Tema port anchorage
Mozambique Navy & Fisheries personnel receive maritime counter piracy training from French
Hydrographers can now add letters after their name
Another three terrorist attacks made in Mozambique’s Palma district
CMA CGM wins top environmental award
The Dragon strikes again, seizes second haul of drugs from dhow in Indian Ocean
Special Feature: Remember Winter in the North Atlantic 40 years ago
Dredger Isandlwana sails from Durban to dredge at Port of Mossel Bay
HMS Queen Elizabeth returns to Portsmouth
Mozambique fisheries minister denies any knowledge of Chinese fishing boats

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