Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 25 May 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

Front Page: NORTHERN DEBONAIR
WHARF TALK: News & Views From Along the Coast
News from The Honourable Company of Master Mariners
COVID-19 brings congestion & blockages to Nigerian ports — report
Drill rig Deepsea Stavanger idles in Norway until SA COVID-19 restrictions are lifted
UN must persuade governments to adopt crew change protocols or risk humanitarian disaster

Read more

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 24 May 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

Front Page: PACIFIC DAWN
Drill rig Deepsea Stavanger idles in Norway until SA COVID-19 restrictions are lifted
UN must persuade governments to adopt crew change protocols or risk humanitarian disaster
Call for flexibility with ship chandling at the ports
How an underwater photo led to the discovery of a tiny new seahorse species
India’s Hydrographer presented with the 2019 Alexander Dalrymple Award
Cyber attack targeted Iranian Port of Shahid Rajaee
Pirate attack on general cargo ship off Nigeria coast
Two seafarers on ship in Durban Harbour test positive with COVID-19
Mobile crane catches fire at the Durban Multi-Purpose Terminal
TNPA says its efforts of decongesting the port are ‘bearing fruit’
SA port construction projects remain on hold
Cape Town Ship Society stalwart Pat Downing passes away
Burst water pipe disrupts operations at Richards Bay port
Port Statistics for the month of April 2020 are now available here
Practical measures: IMO and protection from infection advice
US$4 billion NLNG Train 7 contract awarded to Saipem JV
Jotun & Odfjell Drilling collaborate on coating application for Deepsea Stavanger
An urgent call from Shipmasters: Seafarers are feeling let down and abandoned by their Governments
Cruise ship Volendam diverts to Durban to evacuate sick crewman
Expedition ship Le Bougainville visit to Richards Bay explained
Stolt tanker Apal attacked by armed pirates off Yemen coast
COVID-19 delays commissioning of Namibia oil storage facility
Scientists successfully develop ‘heat resistant’ coral to fight bleaching
Dramatic sea rescue operation prevents maritime disaster
WHARF TALK: News & Views from along the coast
Quo Vadis: Which way forward for the cruise industry?
Car maker BMW will resume exports from South Africa
Hapag-Lloyd 2020 Q1: A decent start despite coronavirus pandemic
COVID-19 related lay-ups contribute to Q1 loss for Wilhelmsen Holding ASA
Davies Turner’s Express China rail freight service: Further boost from container shipping re-routeings

Read more

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 17 May 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

Front Page: SEAMAX STAMFORD
Evac Evolution ballast water management system chosen for Irish Lights vessel
Port Elizabeth citrus season gets underway
COVID-19 triggers marked decline in global trade
‘Sereia’ crosses Indian Ocean, swims 6500km from Mozambique to Indonesia, longest ever recorded journey by a shark
Light Station Boston: US Federal Agencies seek new steward
Tough laws & pollution dents Lake Victoria fishing prospects
Operation IRINI: EU Naval Ops in the Med
COVID-19 has bolstered citrus sales & exports
Guidance for Working on Top of a Tank Container: ITCO publication
Namdock resumes full ship repair operations at Port of Walvis Bay
AP Moller-Maersk has profitable growth during first quarter
Bolloré turns to rail to help beat COVID-19
Revd Canon Ken Peters RNR, Dip.Th, MBA, MA, FNI
COVID-19 Helpline launched by Sailors’ Society
Mandatory truck appointments at DCT eases container movements
Phase One of Tema Port expansion project completed
Cross-border truck drivers face 7-day quarantine at Walvis Bay
Mozambican forces go on offensive in Cabo Delgado
Ghana hands over site of Jamestown fishing harbour to contractors
Naivasha now the terminus for cargo for regional states
Tankers join the container ships going via the Cape
US$993 million Abidjan port expansion completed
Covid-1: Nigerian seafarers to be paid for extended stay on ships
Mozambique LNG production a step closer as Total awards contract
WHARF TALK: News & views from along the coast
Western Indian Ocean marine environmental issues: WOC & partners to survey ocean business community
TNPA ship repair facilities available at 100% capacity
Possible boarding and kidnapping from ship in Luba anchorage
Bunker One strengthens bunker fleet in West Africa
Need for crew changeovers is of utmost urgency, says IMO
NSRI Port Elizabeth evacuate patient from ship passing South Africa

Read more

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 10 May 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

Front Page: LA TONDA
Possible boarding and kidnapping from ship in Luba anchorage
Bunker One strengthens bunker fleet in West Africa
Need for crew changeovers is of utmost urgency, says IMO
NSRI Port Elizabeth evacuate patient from ship passing South Africa
Kenya’s Rift Valley Railway gets a second chance
Global study reveals mismatch between land and seafloor debris
MSC grants go to South African fisheries & research projects
Wharf Talk: shipping and port activities around the coast
Filipino seafarer airlifted to hospital from bulker off KZN coast
Hapag-Lloyd adjusts rotation of worldwide services
Pemba Port logistics base takes shape
COVID-19 Accelerates adoption of technology-enabled Smart Cities approach
COVID-19 hand sanitizer safety warning
Saldanha’s Oiltanking MOGS takes its first shipment of crude oil
News from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA)
Rwanda tightens controls over trucks arriving at borders
Nigerian port concessionaires dig deep to fight COVID-19
Contract signed to construct pier and landing facility at Mozambique’s Palma
Workers evacuated from FPSO Serpentina offshore Equatorial Guinea
Reports of changes and new appointments within Transnet divisions
NSRI called out to perform offshore medical evacuations
USNS Comfort returns to Norfolk, Virginia
Abundant grain harvest means sufficient staple grain supply
Mozambique claims successes in dealing with Islamic insurgents
Piracy: Crew kidnapped offshore of Libreville, Gabon
Maersk Line-operated Santa Catarina sets new Port Maputo container record
ExxonMobil Rovuma LNG project slows down due to COVID-19 & low oil prices
ICS call on ships horns to be heard: watch and listen
USN and RN exercise in Arctic waters
Exports of SA’s citrus to Japan and China well underway  
Transaid: Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa  
Pirates raid products tanker Vemahope, kidnap 10 seafarers 

Read more

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 3 May 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

Front Page: TEAL BAY
Exports of SA’s citrus to Japan and China well underway
Transaid: Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa
Pirates raid products tanker Vemahope, kidnap 10 seafarers
Battle of the Horns
A blast for the world’s seafarers
Uganda in a COVID-19 quandary over long-distance transit truck drivers
Namdock extends its expertise towards hospital COVID-19 care
Port marine pilot falls into sea at Durban
Tender for Port of Luanda Multipurpose Terminal extended
New Indian coastal research vessel Sagar Anveshika- Classed by Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass)
TNPA presses ahead with Ngqura Liquid Bulk Tank Farm despite Oiltanking Grindrod stalling
APM Terminals commissions additional two mobile harbour cranes at Apapa
The Top Grace stowaway affair — Sequel
Third COVID-19 IAPH-WPSP survey reports: the impact of blank sailings starts kicking in
WHO urges haste in saving lives from malaria in sub-Saharan Africa
World’s latest largest container ship, 24,000-TEU HMM Algeciras, sets forth
Government aid to UK ferry services
Transnet Freight Rail warns public of procurement scam
Fatality at Durban Container Terminal Pier 1
Walvis Bay Whopper! Largest container ship to call
Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach: US Coast Guard monitors increased presence of tankers
ICS and IATA call on governments to facilitate ships crew changes
Ghana’s UNIPASS-ICUMS clearing system is creating problems

Read more

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 27 April 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

Front Page: JONAS OLDENDORFF
Veecraft awarded tender to build new Transnet workboats
Hapag-Lloyd voids sailings on Middle East India Express (MIAX) service
Escalation in Islamist terror attacks in northern Mozambique
APM Terminals Nigeria supports country’s COVID-19 response
Four new RTGs for Guinean Port of Conakry
Video film of RMS Transvaal Castle sailing to South Africa
WFP Chief warns of hunger pandemic as COVID-19 spreads
Pacific International Line (PIL) introduces enhancement
ONE reports on port terminal operations in South Africa
Autonomous Port of Douala lays out plans for the future
You are not alone. You are not forgotten. – IMO Kitack Lim to seafarers
Cameroon’s Kribi port cargo volumes up 17 per cent
Drugs seized from smuggler’s dhow in Pemba Bay sold by crooked cops
Clear your cargo please says GPHA, restrictions on movements don’t apply
DP World Launches Worldwide Digital Platforms
Nigerian Ports Authority orders further 14-day suspension of terminal demurrage fees
Bio-UV Group’s BWTS technology adapted to kill coronavirus on surfaces
Port of East London open and handling essential commodities
Horn of Africa News: Puntland bans cross-border trucking; Saudi Arabia lifts ban on Somalia livestock
Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge railway 90% complete, says Federal Government
Tazara suspends cross-border passenger rail operations due to COVID-19 concerns
Financial support for England’s fishing businesses: Coronavirus, Domestic Fisheries Policy
Transnet makes personal protective equipment (PPE) donation
Customs & ports urged to maintain flow of critical goods during pandemic
USS Porter enters the Black Sea
Stevedore dies in accident at Walvis Bay
Half the crew of French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle test positive with COVID-19
Master of Hamburg Süd ship killed by his crew
Pirates board container ship Tommi Ritscher outside Cotonou

Read more

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 19 April 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

Front Page: NYK PAULA
Pirates board container ship Tommi Ritscher outside Cotonou
Port Terminals to reopen to help decongest the ports, mining also reopens with conditions
Port Statistics for the month of March 2020 are now available here
ExxonMobil’s Rovuma LNG production may be postponed to 2030
Namdock adds ballast water treatment systems to its offering
Tanzania government provides US$4.322 million for TAZARA
Wildoceans launches project to stop plastic entering ports: Durban Bay becomes pilot port
Nigeria’s Shippers Council concerned over lower port revenues
Tanzanian road transporters anticipate cargo decline
Port of Beira shows increase in cargo volumes
audi Ports Authority and Saudi Global Ports accord
Ghana reports cargo traffic in ports unaffected by COVID-19 restrictions
IMO and Port State Control inspection: Authorities set pragmatic approach to support global supply chain
SAMSA vows tough action against abuse on board ships in SA waters
Jihadist terrorists attack Mozambique’s Quirimba Island
Tanzania keeps borders open & Dar es Salaam to maintain port services
Fifth anniversary for world’s first methanol-powered ship, Stena Germanica
COVID-19 exit and recovery strategy — The message: Keep European ports going
Economic Impact of Port of Durban Delays
Four new straddle carriers arrive for Cape Town Container Terminal
HMS Audacious arrives at her home port
Cruise ship Greg Mortimer crippled by the coronavirus bug
In these waters: The US helping keep them and us safe
Ardent Americas taken over by Royal Boskalis Westminster NV

Read more

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 13 April 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

Front Page: PALEISGRACHT
>European Shippers’ Council COVID-19 measures
Sea Rescue with a difference: NSRI to aid of Robben Island
Amsterdam enters Durban port today, Vasco da Gama heading for Cape Town
Further jihadist attacks in Mozambique’s gas-rich Cabo Delgado province
Port Reports: Three more cruise ships heading this way
PE Car Terminal scores a 96% in German Quality Audit
Planning for IBSAMAR 2020 held in Simon’s Town
Relief for snoek fishers as travel ban gets lifted
Video: Giant container ship crashes into harbour crane
Force Majeure applied to FLNG GIMI project
Seafarers UK COVID-19 Emergency Appeal
Cautious yet positive message from Grindrod
Port of Berbera breathing new life into Somaliland
Vessels lining up outside Durban as final cruise ships approach
NEW BOOKS reviewed by Paul Ridgway, London Correspondent
Marion Island 2020 Relief Voyage goes ahead
RFA Argus is Caribbean bound
More missed calls on Europe-South Africa services: Santa Ursula
Two new harbour cranes for Port Elizabeth at beginning of reefer season
AMSOL on call: Business continuity & essential marine services
Namport lends a helping hand in aid of COVID-19 pandemic in Walvis Bay
Video: The Queens play Happy Birthday to Queen Mary 2
US Coast Guard oversees disembarkation of 250,000 from cruise ships
UNCTAD: Let’s keep ships moving, ports open and cross-border trade flowing
Latest on the Queen Mary 2 medical emergency   (Friday) 
Central & West African ports cannot shut down, rules PMAWCA

Read more

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 5 April 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

Front Page: MSC LUDOVICA
US Coast Guard oversees disembarkation of 250,000 from cruise ships
UNCTAD: Let’s keep ships moving, ports open and cross-border trade flowing
Central & West African ports cannot shut down, rules PMAWCA
Latest on the Queen Mary 2 medical emergency
Transnet appoints former airline executive to run the TFR freight rail service
Combi Dock 1 loads ultra large project cargo at Port of Takoradi
Queen Mary 2 departs from Durban and South Africa
South African Government relaxes some port restrictions
Updated Maritime Security Guidance: West Africa and the Gulf of Guinea
Nigeria imposes curfew at Lagos but ports remain open
Repatriation of Filipino seafarers
Royal Australian Navy frigate interdicts 3 tons of narcotics
Stowaways allegedly put overboard from Chinese ship off KZN coast
Transport Minister Mbalula gives update on transport regulations
First ore train in three days seen on Sishen – Saldanha railway
Crew on Maersk containership confirmed with COVID-19
Maersk advises of seasonal adjustment to Far East-SA Safari Service
Nigerian terminal operators want ports to remain fully open
MPDC adopts measures to ensure continuity of business during COVID-19 crisis
NIMASA bans international vessels with no thermal screening facilities
Transnet makes properties available as COVID-19 quarantine sites
Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) offers six-month pause on assessment and certification
Maputo conference and exhibition moved to August
Russian naval frigate due in Cape Town
Ninth vessel added to restore SRX Europe-South Africa service reliability
Piracy: Aborted attack on mv Lana south of Bonny Island
Covid-19 curtails operations at Rio Tinto’s Richards Bay Minerals
CMA CGM increases liquidity with sale of eight terminals
Help on the way: USNS Comfort and USNS Mercy deployed on US East & West Coasts
Cruise and ship port movements due to COVID-19

Read more

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 29 March 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

Front Page: YUAN WANG 7
Help on the way: USNS Comfort and USNS Mercy deployed on us East & West Coasts
Cruise and ship port movements due to COVID-19
SA port terminals closed except for selected services
Liebherr to supply RTG cranes for DP World Berbera terminal
Is this the end for SAA as it suspends all domestic flights?
Port of Beira tightens up on COVID-19 counter-measures
Piracy: Second ship approached by suspicious craft near Agbami Terminal
Pirates attack Greek bulker mv SCARABE IMO 9712967 off Brass, Nigeria
COVID-19: Transport keeps us going
Jihadists attack northern Mozambique town of Quissanga, second in 48 hours
Coronavirus: Actions and measures in North Sea Port**
Shifting Realities: How the Covid-19 crisis will impact the maritime threat picture
Table Bay NSRI called to evacuate seafarer from bulk carrier
NSPCA expresses dismay at fate of 70,000 sheep at sea
Jihadist terrorists attack & seize Mocimboa da Praia by land and sea
Truck driver killed by crane at Cape Town Container Terminal
Nigerian Navy tasked with tracking ships calling in Nigeria
COVID-19: West African borders slam shut
Opening up the Northern Sea Route: Fast L-Band satellite network speed
The Supplier’s Supplier – the weakest links in the Supply Chain
WACT receives first direct container service into East Nigeria
MSC ship attacked by pirates west of Port Libreville, seven crew abducted
“Coronavirus ‘war’ demands joint action”
Sailors’ Society SA & Apostleship of the Sea introduce virtual seafarer support
Update on local cruise ships situation
COVID-19 IMO SG briefing
Cruise ships wrap up Southern African calls, yet others en route

Read more