Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 25-26 October 2020

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Front Page: MARIE S

WHARF TALK: Durban Port Bulletin News
WHARF TALK: Durban Volume & Vessel Call Performance
WHARF TALK: Transnet Annual Report 2019-2020 (1)
WHARF TALK: Transnet Annual Report 2019-2020 (2)
WHARF TALK: Transnet Annual Report 2019-2020 (3)
WHARF TALK: Transnet Annual Report 2019-2020 (4)
WHARF TALK: Transnet Annual Report 2019-2020 (5)
IMO addresses challenges faced by seafarers
IMO fails to implement its own greenhouse reduction plan

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 25 October 2020

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Front Page: CAPTAIN HADDOCK

ICS & OCIMF Launch New Emergency Guide for Masters
Global trade shows frail recovery in third quarter, but outlook remains uncertain
Coega Development Corp extends its operations beyond South Africa
Tanzania sources new SGR trains from South Korea
Fourteen navies take part in Gulf of Guinea Grand African Nemo exercise
Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) makes biggest meths drug bust in Arabian Sea
Ford leads the way as South Africa’s top auto exporter for September
Did anyone see something suspicious? — call for help after pipeline spill
Coega aquaculture projects set to create 900 jobs
NSPCA responds to High Court decision on live sheep export from East London
Pipeline theft contaminates uMbilo river and Durban harbour
Maersk to take over the Safmarine baton for Lawhill Maritime Centre
South African stone fruit forecast looking positive
Bright outlook at Gibdock as bookings remain solid
SA Agulhas II arrives off Gough Island on rescue mission
New twist to Mozambqiue conflict as terrorists ‘invade’ Tanzania
Construction of Lekki port main quay gets underway
Over half the total ocean container cargo now on single data platform
Freight crime in South African supply chains
Mental health awareness training
Maldives fisheries and maritime broadband services:Enabled with Inmarsat and Cobham SATCOM Fleet One
WHARF TALK: Durban Port Bulletin News
WHARF TALK: Durban Volume & Vessel Call Performance
WHARF TALK: Small vessel sinks in Walvis Bay harbour
WHARF TALK: Namport reaches out to community with donation of beds
Ten years jailtime for stealing fuel from Transnet pipeline
IN CONVERSATION: Climate research is critical in Africa: how to make it more visible
WHARF TALK: Placenames Along the Coast: St Helena Bay
SA Cruising: When will MSC Orchestra set sail?
MSC Opera cruise season in Africa cancelled
Piracy: ships boarded off Malabo and Lome, one seafarer kidnapped

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 18 October 2020

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Front Page: MSC JESSENIA R

Latest News
Geo Searcher Update: SA Agulhas II returning to Gough Island to evacuate Geo Searcher survivors
BREAKING NEWS: Belize-flagged research vessel, GEO SEARCHER, sinks off Gough Island
WHARF TALK: R60m drydock refurbishments usher in new era of optimised growth for East London Port
NSRI to the rescue as fisherman loses consciousness on chokka boat
IN CONVERSATION:   Lockdown didn’t work in South Africa: why it shouldn’t happen again
Pirates are kidnapping more seafarers off West Africa, IMB reports
WHARF TALK: DNG Energy receives Transnet license to carry out LNG bunkering in Ngqura harbour
SARS Announces Improved Trade Facilitation Measures
The impact of covid-19 on seafarers & the South African maritime sector
Sishen-Saldanha Iron Ore Corridor to undergo maintenance shutdown
IN CONVERSATION: South African community wins right to access mining application. But who will win the war?
SA Port Statistics for September 2020 are now available here
SAMSA and ABSA in action together to assist fishing communities
CMA CGM upgrades EURAF-1 service with direct call at Tema, Ghana
Maersk bullish for Q3 & Q4 but 2,000 staff made redundant
US Navy & US Coast Guard remain committed to supporting African navies
NSRI evacuates injured seaman from ship in rough seas
Transnet focuses on nationwide level crossing awareness campaign
Seeing below the surface: LADAR trials promise enhanced vessel safety
Zambezi Bridge at Kazungula completed: connects Botswana and Zambia
WHARF TALK: Durban Port Bulletin News
WHARF TALK: Durban Volume & Vessel Call Performance
WHARF TALK: Ngqura’s role as first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) import terminal affirmed
WHARF TALK: Walvis Bay attracts increased Ro-Ro traffic
Royal Navy news: UK Carrier Strike Group assembles for the first time
Nobel Peace Prize goes to…. World Food Programme (WFP)
Djibouti begins transformation of historical port
MSC sees hydrogen & biofuels as key to future of shipping
The South African Navy Hydrographic Office (SANHO) 1922 TO 2020

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 11 October 2020

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Front Page: KOTA SEMPENA

LATEST NEWS
Nobel Peace Prize goes to…. World Food Programme (WFP)
Djibouti begins transformation of historical port
MSC sees hydrogen & biofuels as key to future of shipping
FEATURE: The South African Navy Hydrographic Office (SANHO) 1922 TO 2020
Call on Malawi to make more use of Nacala & Beira ports
New head at Liberia Maritime Authority
Nigerian Federal Govt approves funding for Eastern Railway & new deepwater port at Bonny
Border snarl-ups over COVID-19 issues
South Africa making inroads with beneficiation and re-industrialisation
Nor-Shipping back on board with Mercy Ships
14 million tonnes of microplastics on seafloor: CSIRO estimate
Cyber hackers strike at IMO and CMA CGM
Nigeria to license all shipping within territorial waters
IAPH launches global ports questionnaire on electronic data exchange
Shipping giant Maersk ‘ships’ trainloads of cargo from Europe to China
President Buhari orders all ports to be linked to Nigerian Railway network
Synergy head calls on governments to heed plight of seafarers
Mercy Ships unveils Global Mercy, World’s Largest NGO Hospital Ship
Cameroon exports over 700 million cubic metres of timber despite ban
US Maritme Advisory: GPS interference
TNPA celebrates two decades of transforming maritime assets
Transaid Latest
VIDEO: Jumbo ship loads project cargo
Stern warning to Transnet by Citrus Growers’ chief
Maersk launches second cold store in South Africa
First 23,000-TEU, LNG-powered ship, CMA CGM Jacques Saade, enters service
Ship breaking planned for Port of Saldanha
ICS updates health guidance on Coronavirus to reflect latest knowledge

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 4 October 2020

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Front Page: BAHRI JEDDAH

Railway Book: The Railway to Adventure
Scrubbers beat compliant fuel in race to reduce CO2 emissions
Canton Fair to go online this year from 15-24 October
New guidance to facilitate repatriation flights for seafarers
IN CONVERSATION: Here’s why South Africa and its neighbours are anxious about EU and UK post-Brexit trade talks
Crew changes now fully possible from South African ports
Hundred Mauritian cruise ship crew repatriated after hunger strike threat
Port of Walvis Bay fulfilling role as regional logistical hub
Borders open tomorrow, 1 October: significant for seafarers
Use of barges at Lagos ports increases by 45 per cent
IN CONVERSATION:  South Africa mulls future of its  military to make it fit-for-purpose
ATSB investigation and Report: Grounding of bulk carrier Bulk India, Dampier, Western Australia
Transnet engages with Northern Cape government over export opportunities
WHARF TALK: Port Statistics for August are now available
IN CONVERSATION: How many people will migrate due to rising sea levels? Our best guesses aren’t good enough
WHARF TALK: More news straddles for the Durban Container Terminal
Transnet reacts to continued infrastructure theft
UN’s WFP extremely concerned over conflict in northern Mozambique
Danish Maritime Authority waters: New routeing systems provide visible traffic changes
Freight train derailment and tanker fire: Investigation report
WHARF TALK: Wildlife documentary series to be filmed on Marion Island
WHARF TALK: Namibia issues new COVID-19 guidelines to seafarers
WHARF TALK: TNPA marks 20 years of achievement
WHARF TALK: Placenames along the coast: Port Grosvenor
A message from HE António Guterres: Secretary General of the United Nations
Nigerian hydrography survey vessel launched in France
CMA CGM’s WAX service upgraded: direct weekly service to Cameroon
Why US diplomatic muscle could achieve more in Somalia than drone strikes
FOCUS-Africa launched

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 27 September 2020

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Front Page: INGRID K

Royal IHC delivers Easydredge 2700 TSHD dredger to Douala
A new publication from the Nautical Institute
Kenya Railways to operate Lake Victoria’s Kisumu port
SRI calls for investigation into perfect storm for seafarers
Shipping agents at sharp end of Covid crewing crisis
Global Industry Alliance for marine biosafety: IMO reports new member joining
Heritage Month: Roman Rock Lighthouse celebrates 159 years of service
Hapag-Lloyd opens office in Lagos
Why foreign countries are scrambling to set up bases in Africa
New Seagoing Bursary: available for early career researchers
Crew Change Crisis: UN entities issue joint statement
WHARF TALK: News From Along the Coast
WHARF TALK: Heritage Month – Let the past be remembered & respected
WHARF TALK: Cape Town report
WHARF TALK: Port Elizabeth ends citrus season on a high
WHARF TALK: Durban’s feared truck congestion rears its head
WHARF TALK: MPDC and Maputo Municipality agree on rehabilitating areas surrounding the port
WHARF TALK: SA Agulhas II prepares to set sail for Gough Island

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 15 September 2020

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Front Page: A CARNIVAL PARADE

Total to supply Mozambique with all liquid fuel requirements
Why a proposed Horn of Africa bloc could destabilise the larger region
Shenhai 01: China’s first hybrid-electric rescue vessel
How corruption undermines peacebuilding in Nigeria’s oil region
Jotun’s Hull Skating Solutions increase efficiency and reduce emissions
Nacala Railway reopened after closure due to accident
Project Biro: Damen Cape Town lays keel on second vessel
Technical task team to facilitate SA-US market access
Nigeria told to wean itself from dependency on oil exports
Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding partners with GE to deliver Dutch Navy Combat Support Ship
Challenges ahead for TAZARA as targets are not met
Odfjell tanker Bow Orion approached by suspicious craft in Bab-el-Mandeb Strait
WHARF TALK: Durban port report expanded, Part 1
WHARF TALK: Durban Port report expanded, Part 2
WHARF TALK: DCT berth deepening project referred to Special Investigating Unit
WHARF TALK: PE makes its mark in the bumper fruit season
Reefer vessel Water Phoenix boarded by pirates near Lagos
CDC’s Pepi Silinga appointed as new TNPA chief executive officer
Maritime Security and the impact of the global pandemic: IMO virtual meeting
Mauritius must protect vulnerable coastal communities from the effects of the oil spill
Nigerian House of Representatives goes after European shipping lines
New fishing vessel safety publication launched
WHARF TALK: News & Views From Along the Coast
WHARF TALK: Durban Port truck booking system produces dividends
WHARF TALK: Cape Town Port Report: Port activity mainly back to normal
WHARF TALK: Livestock carrier Al Messilah leaves East London under a cloud
WHARF TALK: South Africa suspends some citrus exports to EU
WHARF TALK: Placenames along the coast – Port Edward
London’s new ministry

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 6 September 2020

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Front Page: HYUNDAI MERCURY

Mammoet to relocate 7,000-tonne mining plant to Moma, Mozambique
Durban Multipurpose Terminal (MPT) introduces truck appointment system
Livestock carrier capsizes off Japan, 42 people & 5,867 cattle missing
Small and medium growers and innovation are key to South Africa’s citrus export growth
UK report into risks to shipping published: Future provision of Emergency Towing Vessels
Whitehall brings key industries closer to trade negotiations
EARTH’S FUTURE: New study models trade growth and port demand
Daggerboards in demand on cruising boats
Maersk drops controversial Nigerian Peak Season surcharge
News from Transaid: The continuing fight against COVID-19
Mauritian harbour tug sinks while towing oil barge from Wakashio site
Farewell Safmarine, as AP Moller-Maersk manages the merges
Transnet Pipelines reveals more arrests made over fuel theft
Fly the Red Ensign: Commemorating Merchant Navy Day
The 4th e-Navigation Underway Asia-Pacific Live Conference
NSPCA to lay charges as sheep are loaded in East London port
WHARF TALK: Durban Port Bulletin update
WHARF TALK: Durban Port Volume & Vessel Call Performance
New protocols offer effective tools to mitigate the risks of COVID-19 onboard ships
Hutchison Ports to build US$730m container terminal in Egypt
World first for DNV GL’s remote in-water ship surveys using ROV
WHARF TALK: News & Views from Along the Coast
WHARF TALK: More cruise ships on the horison
WHARF TALK: Berthing delays at Ngqura impact SAECS
WHARF TALK: Rig platform vessel returns to Mossel Bay
WHARF TALK: Crew changes only possible in Durban or Cape Town
Tanzania resumes rail operations between Port of Tanga and Arusha
Shearwater receives Mauritanian 3D exploration award from Total
Tullow lifts its force majeure clause in its Kenya operations
Pirates attack fishing vessel AP703 (IMO 7419731) south of Lome
Outrage & concern with dead dolphins and whales in wake of the Wakashio

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 30 August 2020

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Front Page: CITY OF BEIJING

Ghana: Skuld advises on MARPOL Annex IV violations relative to wastewater discharge
Resilient results for Grindrod amidst the COVID-19 pandemic
Mauritius oil spill: how coral reefs, mangroves and seagrass could be affected
Calling all seafarers! ITF Seafarers’ Trust Prize Photography Competition
Total signs MoU with Mozambique over security for oil & gas project
Wakashio bow section scuttled as dead dolphins wash up on Mauritian beaches
Paramount Maritime launches SA Navy’s first Survey Motor Boat (SMB)
Contract signed for Phase Two of new Ivory Coast Container Terminal
2021 World Maritime theme — Seafarers: at the core of shipping’s future
NSPCA to appeal High Court decision allowing export of sheep
Bolloré handles 10,575 tonnes of mangoes through Abidjan
Ethiopia ships first reefer containers to Europe via Djibouti
Cunard delays return to cruising to late March 2021
MSC delays second Mediterranean cruise with Magnifica
How to recycle a huge ship – safely and sustainably
e-5 Lab launches all-electric ROBOSHIP project a sustainable society
Aegean II not pirated: Somalis release three Iranian hostages
NSPCA loses case, livestock carrier may load 56,000 sheep for Kuwait
British experts help Mauritius protect coral reefs from oil spill
Transnet looking at buying South African made steel railway lines
Millers of Cameroon up in arms over weighing at the port
Kribi Container Terminal welcomes CMA CGM ship on direct Asia-Africa service
A rush is on to mine the deep seabed, with effects on ocean life that aren’t well understood
Abidjan: Maersk opens new West African multipurpose warehouse
WHARF TALK: NEWS & VIEWS FROM ALONG THE COAST
WHARF TALK: News from the Mother City, Cape Town
WHARF TALK: Diamond Recovery vessel !Gariep docks in Sturrock Dock
WHARF TALK: Cape Town Container Terminal returns to normal
WHARF TALK: Cape Town Multi-purpose Terminal
WHARF TALK: Cape Town Ship Repair & Marine
WHARF TALK: Durban Cruise News
WHARF TALK: HAL opens booking for Grand Africa cruise
WHARF TALK: Livestock-Carrier Al Messilah remains in port at East London
WHARF TALK: Place Names along the Coast
BIMCO and ICS prepare for new Seafarer Workforce Report

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 23 August 2020

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Front Page: YUAN WANG 6

Tanker Aegean II highjacked by pirates off Socotra
London Thamesport receives first train for Tideway East project
TPT develops logistics App to connect SA’s supply chain
Mauritius oil spill: potential government failures should be investigated
World Maritime Day Parallel Event postponed
Wakashio Update: UNCTAD responds
PICTURE PARADE: Holland America ships come a calling
TNPA pledges ongoing support for generation equality
Kenya-US free trade talks are under way: what Nairobi must get right from start
A.P. Moller-Maersk delivers strong second quarter performance
mv Wakashio oil spill in Mauritius: IMO helping to mitigate impacts
More congestion headaches at Durban Bayhead
Insurgents in command at Mocimboa da Praia: SADC offers belated condemnation
Large expansion for Port of Dar es Salaam car terminals
STERNPOST: Another view from London
Hamburg’s news leading light on the Elbe
Public Enterprises welcomes seizure of top Transnet executive’s assets
South Africa, Ghana engage in trade talks
WHARF TALK: MSC Cruises’ plans for cruising in South Africa
WHARF TALK: Durban weekly port summary
WHARF TALK: Durban weekly port performance
WHARF TALK: Cape Town weekly port summary
WHARF TALK: Cape Town weekly marine report
WHARF TALK: Cape Town Terminal Report
WHARF TALK: Port Elizabeth & Ngqura Report
WHARF TALK: Citrus – Orange season ending early
WHARF TALK: Drilling Rig Deepsea Stavanger returns to drill gas
Wakashio breaks up off the coast of Mauritius
IMO assists efforts to prevent oil spill from FSO Safer

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