Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 3 August 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: JOLLY QUARZO

WHARF TALK: COVID-19 impacts two South Africa-bound ships
WHARF TALK: Report on Port of Durban status
WHARF TALK: New Durban Container Terminal straddle carriers arrive fully assembled
WHARF TALK: Port Elizabeth & Ngqura aiming at record citrus exports
WHARF TALK: Cape Town port ramps up marine operations
WHARF TALK: Transnet Group CE meets Saldanha Bay community leaders
WHARF TALK: SA ports collaborate amid COVID-19

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 2 August 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: MSC FLORIANA
ICTSI signs Kribi port concession contract
Spanish EU NAVFOR frigate ESPS Santa Maria goes straight to work
Competition between East Africa’s two main ports heats up
ESPO welcomes the EMSA and ECDC COVID-19 Guidance for safe and sustainable restoration of cruise operations
Wakashio grounding off Mauritius: latest update
Cape Town’s assembled straddle carriers go into service with TPT
Increase of container traffic for Kenyan SGR train
China-Europe rail freight traffic up by nearly a third
New RN patrol craft for Gibraltar
DP World Komatipoort becomes the first dry port east of Gauteng
What drove Asia’s economic success stories, and what should Africa emulate?
Indian Ocean Tsunami warning exercise
Benin Terminal’s red carpet out for first ever 300m container ship
USCGC Mellon pays off for the last time
More arrests involving fuel theft from Transnet pipeline
Wakashio grounding — captain was warned of danger
Transnet focus is on back of port to reduce Durban port congestion
CEVA Logistics launches three-part expansion plan into Africa
Marine scrubbers – Yara Marine tackles the great upheaval
UK preparing for BREXIT: Major new campaign to prepare UK for end of the transition period
New ferry for Lake Victoria’s Buvuma
WHARF TALK: News & Views From Along the Coast
Africa six-month trade with China drops 20%
Targeting container ships: AMSA launches campaign
Steps towards increased maritime security & economic growth in Kenya
UK Border Strategy consultation

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 26 July 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: MSC PALAK
Container ship Ever Smart: Loss of cargo containers overboard: MAIB Report
Containers overboard in Algoa Bay – latest update
From the Arabian Gulf to the Horn of Africa: The politics of port infrastructures
Kenya opens her borders for ship crew changes
Relief for drivers as Transport Dept extends driving licences
SA citrus exports on the rise
South Africa lifts ban on Spanish ports for citrus exports
Walvis Bay handles its biggest sulphur discharge tonnage
US Decision brings Hyperloop transportation systems closer
Wilhelmsen acquires 50% stake in Ahrenkiel Steamship
Mozambique LNG secures financing for project
TFR announces new executives responsible for rail corridors
How smugglers are shifting staggering amounts of contraband despite the pandemic
“The Queen’s reign continues”
WHARF TALK: News & Views From Along the Coast
South Africa would gain from co-operation among BRICS countries on beneficiation
Piracy: Curacao Trader boarded, crew kidnapped
Near miss between ferry and RN submarine
ClassNK releases Guidelines for Designing Cyber Security Onboard Ships

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 19 July 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: CANAL STREET
BOOK REVIEW: Battle in the Baltic
Four Holland America ships sold: Fred Olsen buys Amsterdam & Rotterdam
East African integration is alive – even though leaders haven’t been united over COVID-19
Hapag-Lloyd launches new China-East Africa service: China-Kenya-Express
Davies Turner’s Express China–Europe rail freight service
Containers go overboard from MSC Palak in Algoa Bay
Ngqura port handles 15,000-teu container ship, MSC Orion
Coega a driving force behind multi-billion-rand Tshwane auto city
Lebombo Border Port with Mozambique closed due to COVID-19
Mozambique cabotage programme sets sail with Greta
DP World introduces innovative 11-high container stacking at Jebel Ali/li>
Crew kidnappings surge in seas off West Africa, IMB reports
Storm batters South African coast, Cape ports closed to shipping
SA Port Statistics for the month of June 2020 are now available here
De Beers and the world’s largest diamond recovery vessel
Another large consignment of illegal logs seized in Mozambique
SAMSA Durban office remains closed due to COVID-19 concerns
New port development planned for Bonthe island in Sierra Leone
NSPCA versus livestock carrier High Court case postponed
South Africa eases regulations on shipping & seafarers
UK fosters new international commitment to improve seafarers’ rights
Joint statement of the international maritime virtual summit on crew changes
Royal Caribbean takes full control of Silversea Cruises
WHARF TALK: News & Views From Along the Coast
Two explosive-laden boats destroyed in Red Sea
Mental health awareness and wellbeing
Te Raukura, from a cold and wet Lyttelton Harbour
Singapore retains top spot as international shipping centre

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 12 July 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: MSC Sasha
Castor Marine to install Global 4G Connectivity on 30 Groningen vessels
The Chancellor speaks: Employment support schemes
Use technology to identify unnecessary maintenance, says LR
Horn…hornn…hornnnnn!   Vernon Buxton recalls the time of Union-Castle
Annual Sea Sunday online this Sunday
The Nautical Institute: New President
Mozambique Coastal shipping looks ahead
Total sub-contractors killed in ambush near Mocimboa da Praia
CMA CGM commits to fight illicit trafficking of protected species
Trucking strike hits productivity at ports
SAECS reinstates Cape Town call on SA-Europe export service
Islamic State threatens South Africa over involvement in Mozambique conflict
Total confident over security with Cabo Delgado gas project
UK Maritime Safety Week 2020
106-Year old Grand Dame of the Seas gets a new lease of life
Which navigation buoy?
NSRI assist with evacuating sick crewman from bulk carrier
Evac Evolution ballast water system for cable layer Etisalat
WHARF TALK: CMA CGM to launch Round the Africa service
WHARF TALK: Transnet Port Terminals Chief Executive appointed
WHARF TALK: Ship on fire off Port Edward coast, or was it an explosion?
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) and its World of Ports
Kenya govt backs down over edict forcing the use of SGR for freight
Kenya Court declares SGR contract with China’s CRBC illegal
Exercise Dynamic Mongoose 17 underway in the High North
WHARF TALK: Mysteries at the museum
WHARF TALK: Decongesting the Port of Durban
WHARF TALK: Cape Town catching up with backlogs
WHARF TALK: Mossel Bay reports steady flow of work for ship repair
WHARF TALK: Deepsea Stavanger mobilises for South Africa
BEST gives its best performance: terminal breaks an historic moves per vessel record
Pirates board ships off Cotonou,kidnap crew

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 5 July 2020

Africaa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: JOLLY TITANIO
Pirates board general cargo ship Kota Budi off Cotonou,kidnap crew
TPT remains optimistic about SA’s remaining citrus season
FPSO Sendje Berge attacked by militants, nine personnel kidnapped
Veecraft Marine-built workboat Inkanyamba handed over to Armscor
Ten Solstad offshore vessels departing for Africa and Russia
Navis Truck Appointment System introduced at City Deep Terminal
UK’s economic recovery: Department for International Trade launches modelling review to support economic recovery
World Marine AtoN Day coincides with 122nd anniversary of lighthouse
Transnet appoints new Chief Financial Officer
Covid-19 and the oil price slump in Africa: which countries will fare better?
No Fuel, No Fumes: Water Witch clears pollution with electric clean-up boats
MOL spearheads demo voyages of autonmous coastal vessels
Historic mine sweeper SAS Durban partially sinks in Durban Harbour
Durban provides additional capacity to assist at Cape Town terminal
CMA CGM Group helping Africa accelerate its economic development
UK govt commits to protect seafarers and help stabilise global shipping market
MSC Cruises celebrates keel-laying of LNG-powered MSC World Europa
NSPCA successful in 2nd High Court action against live sheep export
Transnet Port Terminals places order with ZPMC for 22 straddle carriers
Western Cape govt concern over operational issues at Cape Town port
STS seizes control of Socotra: Ramifications and Risk
A massive Saharan dust plume is moving into the southeast US
LPG conversion accepted by Flag for use as fuel on VLGC
Royal Air Force flies aid to Africa: Tackling Coronavirus
WHARF TALK: News & Views From Along the Coast
Uganda: Protection of HGV drivers from COVID-19, Transaid’s emergency project
UK Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB): Human performance in signalling operation
Nigerian Federal Govt to take control of all anchorages

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 28 June 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: HECTOR N
Djibouti offers to facilitate ship crew changes
Opinion Piece: Securing logistics operations in a data-first world
IMarEST announces partnership with ITN on online series
Fishing vessel attacked by pirates, 6 crew kidnapped
Decarbonisation initiatives will position shipping ahead of the regulatory curve
More arrests involving theft of rail equipment
Record reefer movement set for Walvis Bay
Pirates face trial under new Nigerian law
Walvis Bay targets 9,000-TEU ships as large ship calls
Today marks the International 2020 Day of the Seafarer
Namport enjoys 30% increase in cargo handling, thanks largely to Luderitz
Namport donates mobile office to Walvis Bay COVID-19 security checkpoint
We take a look at the US Navy deployed around the globe (In waters near to Africa)
Why South Africa has a keen interest in extremist violence in northern Mozambique
Latest terrorist activity in Cabo Delgado
FUGRO completes Middle East’s first autonomous geophysical route survey
NSRI responds to calls to evacuate injured of ill seafarers
SAECS main string stops calling at Cape Town due to delays
Marion Island’s last ice age happened earlier than we thought. Why it matters
New Zealand ban on cruise ships extended
Voith Schneider’s innovative electric propeller
UK announces free trade agreement negotiations: Australia and New Zealand
Kenya High Court orders suspension of Naivasha cargo order
PSC in action in the UK: Cruise ships in Tilbury and Bristol inspected
WHARF TALK: News & Views From Along the Coast

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 21 June 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

Front Page: MSC CORINNA
SA Port statistics for the month of May 2020 are now available here
Lifestyle audits for all Transnet employees
Port of Durban using virtual technology to address port issues
An interesting book from Western Australia
Maersk fleet sets out to assist ocean and climate science
Transnet Port Terminals invests R40 million a year on youth development
Maersk and COSCO set up Mashariki service between Far East and East Africa
Cruising: Four Freds in the Firth of Forth: Video Interlude
New Alfa Laval PureSOx Express offers easy access to SOx scrubber advantages
New Konecranes reach stacker for APM Terminals Port Elizabeth
Rail accident investigations: Australia
Walvis Bay acquires its own bunker barge service
Enough is Enough – ITF acts tough over plight of trapped seafarers
2020 campaign: Seafarers are Key Workers
African countries need to seize opportunities created by US-China tensions
Mozambique authorities seize 13 trucks transporting illegal timber
Brexit trade deal: New border procedures
Coronavirus impacting on African agricultural exports
UN Secretary-General speaks out on seafarers
Lake Victoria could burst its banks more often in the future. What can be done
Transnet steps up efforts to secure fuel supply
WHARF TALK: News and Views From Along the Coast

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 14 June 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: CELINA STAR
Court orders a halt to loading of sheep in East London harbour
Autonomous drone inspections move step closer after successful test
TFR and ArcelorMittall in talks about improving freight operations
Rebuilding SA’s ship register is vital, says SAMSA
Total developing cleaner fuels for maritime industry
TFR reopens Pyramid South freight line for mining & automotive sectors
Ramaphosa signs Hydrographic Act into law
Nigeria hands over to Ghana detained suspected pirate mothership
Total resumes LNG operations in Afungi, Northern Mozambique: ExxonMobil FID delayed
NSRI Richards Bay called out to evacuate ill seafarer from ship at sea
SA Amandla returns after long and arduous tow
Hapag-Lloyd’s Montpellier back in quaranting – another crewman tests positive for COVID-19
Jones Act centenary
Exploring the Indian Ocean as a rich archive of history
No play with Vesconite Hilube rudder bushing : Trade News
The Northern Sea Route: Sovcomflot’s trailblazing LNG carrier Christophe de Margerie
Kenya orders new 120-ton bollard pull salvage & harbour tug
WHARF TALK: News & Views From Along the Coast

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 7 June 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

TPT says Cape Town Terminals remain operational – UPDATE
Cape ports crippled by closures and congestion
SA seafarers may now freely join or leave ships in local ports under Level 3
Angola extends concession tender for Luanda Multi-purpose Terminal
Infection prevention for the maritime industry
Canadian Satellite System Supports CMF Operations
Stolen railway materiel found in Beira foundry
South Africa must get ready for an inevitable loosening of trade ties with the US
AMSOL completes anchor leg replacement at Durban SBM
Shipping lines continue with Cape sea route
Indian Navy ship INS Kesari (L15) visits Madagascar and Comores
MSC Sixin (23,656 TEU) maiden call at Barcelona
Uganda backs away from mandatory use of Standard Gauge Railway
Another Wild Coast environmental disaster averted as giant tanker arrives in Durban
Yuan Hua Hu berths safely in Durban: SAMSA
Introducing the (UK) Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB)
Svitzer anchors position in Africa: Nacala and Egyptian LNG contracts strengthen position
OSI’s remote services keep East Africa cable project on track
Ngqura helping make green energy possible
Study shows rate of improvements through ICT at the port of Cotonou
Navies strengthen partnerships through strategic plan
Imperial renews major automotive logistics contract
The latest from Transaid: Heroes and Hostility
Ship movements on South African coast
WHARF TALK: News & Views From Along the Coast

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