Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 25 January 2020

Africa PORTS & SHPS maritime news

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Front Page: STOLT PALM
In these waters: USN activities in the seas around Africa
Pirates chase and fire at container ship off Nigerian coast
SARS targets illicit traders
Mozambique appeals for help in dealing with terrorism in Cabo Delgado province
Lekki deepwater port will be able to berth 18,000 Teu ships
Kidnapped Happy Lady crew are released by pirates
NSRI evacuates sick chokka seafarer off South-East Cape coast
AP Moller Capital given EC green light for port concessions in West Africa
Guidelines for the Carriage of Seed Cake in containers: Newly published
Kisumu port upgrade welcomed by stakeholders
East London cruising to popularity
Ride the wave of the African Continental Free Trade Area, UK investors urged
Transnet board forwards name of preferred candidate as Group CEO to Minister
Two new books from Brown, Son & Ferguson
IMB Annual Piracy Report: Unprecedented number of crew kidnappings in the Gulf of Guinea
Cape gales holdup undersea cable repairs, Internet on go-slow
Tullow Oil suspends sending crude oil to Mombasa because of poor roads
Boris Johnson calls for bigger economic investments in Africa
Gales subside, Cape Town harbour returns to normal
Cyclone alert for mid-Indian Ocean, and heavy rains in northern Mozambique Channel
Apapa APMT Terminal delays are more than 20 days, says Hapag-Lloyd
Djibouti government rejects London Court ruling to hand Doraleh terminal back to DP World
Pirates release 19 crew of British tanker Duke, but one crewman died in captivity
African Union adopts Lapsset Transport Corridor as an official AU project
Bad weather delays cruise ships in the Mother City
Grindrod breaks ground at R105 million Umlaas Road AutoPort Project
Eni Rovuma Basin Coral Sul FLNG is launched in Geoje, South Korea
Top five AI trends in shipping for 2020
Nigeria: Shippers Council raises alarm over Lagos port congestion
Sailors’ Society to hold annual Dedication Service on Sunday
French frigate Nivose to visit Cape Town this week

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 19 January 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: MSC CHLOE
Warmest decade concluded in 2019. Confirmation from Met Office, NASA and NOAA
Gambian Navy intercepts another fishing trawler
Third Ngqura pilot gains his Open Licence
Port of Djibouti looking to develop delayed LNG export terminal
Port of Walvis Bay rolls out red carpet for arrival of MSC Orchestra
Phillip Mainga appointed as Kenya Railways Corporation’s new managing director
Good year for Port Nacala, 16% increase on 2018
Second success for French warship FS Courbet in Arabian Sea
UN invites AIVP to present its 2030 Agenda at WUF10
Neo-Panamax vessels now capable of docking at Tema MPS 3: three berths now available
Tema Port Terminal 3 rolls out more berthing capacity 7 months ahead of schedule
Truckers suffer as Kenyan government increases support for standard gauge railway
South Africa to host SADC Search and Rescue Conference next month
SAMSA aids foreign fishermen stranded in Cape Town
Port of Mombasa has a record year
London Court orders Djibouti to restore container terminal concession to DP World
Companies propel North Sea Port* to another record year
Road and bridge projects to boost East African intra-trade
US$390 million available for modernisation of Mauritania’s Nouakchott Port
New rail destination from the Port of Felixstowe
Damen to hold more Technical Seminars in Nigeria during 2020
Construction of Lamu port halted because of terror attack
Successful sea trial of UK’s aircraft carrier, HMS Prince of Wales: Powered by GE’s propulsion technology
SA Port Statistics for the month of December 2019 are now available here
Tender process opens for Angolan Port Luanda Multi-Purpose Terminal
Hapag-Lloyd to develop and grow presence in Africa; Opens Quality Service Centre in Port Louis
Pilot Murphy retires after four decades of service
Two days in the life of the US Navy  
Sequel to tragedy and medical emergency on board FPSO in transit on Boka Vanguard     
USS Leyte Gulf returns home     
SA Air Force and NSRI called in for medical evacuation of five injured Brazilian seafarers

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 12 January 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: MSC RAVENNA calls at Durban, biggest ever container ship in South Africa 
Front Page 2: MSC ANNAMARIA
Two days in the life of the US Navy
Sequel to tragedy and medical emergency on board FPSO in transit on Boka Vanguard
USS Leyte Gulf returns home
SA Air Force and NSRI called in for medical evacuation of five injured Brazilian seafarers
ExxonMobil Secures Exploration Acreage Offshore Egypt
NSRI rescue mission with a difference
Pirates strike at dredger Ambika 9nm East of Forcados Terminal, 4 dead, 3 kidnapped
Acting Secretary Wolf issues Homeland Security NTAS Bulletin
ClassNK begins publication of ClassNK Technical Journal
South African man who jumps overboard from MSC Orchestra in mid ocean is rescued
US Coast Guard medically evacuates Queen Mary 2 passenger
A new shipbuilding title: Leith-Built Ships: Volume 1 They once were shipbuilders
Douala Container Terminal concession back in limbo: Court annuls concession procedure
Indian Register of Shipping receives major shipping accolades
FMT and Indian Register of Shipping sign MOU on strategic cooperation
US DARPA announces Angler Programme Awards: Contracts to Advance Autonomous Underwater Systems
Pirates attack tanker Happy Lady off Cameroon, kidnap eight seafarers
Shipping sector proposes US$5 billion R&D board to cut emissions
UK Ministry of Defence most memorable pictures of 2019
Another pirate attack on ship in Gulf of Guinea region
Cyclone Calvinia in vicinity of Mauritius
South Africa’s training vessel SA Agulhas sails with an all-female cadet complement
Transaid’s end of year message
Cyclone Alert: Storm system (96S) north-northwest of Mauritius
Warning given of probable mother ship involved in GoG piracy
Keeping up with Forces’ mail over the Festive period
CTF’s HMS Defender seizes shipment of crystal methamphetamine
Pirates attack tanker Istanbul South-West of Brass
Pirates attack off Gabon, ship captain killed, four crew taken hostage
Not forgetting Gough Island
’t was the week before Christmas and US Navy was busy…..
SA ship registry facing continued headwinds: SAMSA
TNPA closes Naval Island and nearby Richards Bay port sites to public
SA to get R5-R8 Billion injection in Search & Rescue capability
SA to miss 1 January target date for legislation on low-sulphur ship fuel
The UK General Election of 12 December
Pirates seize tanker offshore Lomé, abduct all crew except one
SA Port Statistics for the month of November 2019 are now available here
Hard Down! Hard Down! The Life and Times of Captain John Isbester from Shetland. By Captain Jack Isbester
Coastal communities now also ‘fishing for bricks’
Transnet Acting CE’s year-end message to all stakeholders
New UNCTAD report: International trade and the global economy cooling
Commissioning Day for HMS Prince of Wales
Kidnapped crew from JJ Ugland bulker Bonita are released
What Transnet has to say about the deal with Ghana Railways
Cyclone update: Belna 02S tracks along western coast of Madagascar
Talking Points: ExxonMobil pools opinions with DNV GL ahead of IMO 2020
Survey shows most German ships will run on low sulphur fuel
In these waters
NIRAS wins contract to provide National Port Masterplan for Tanzania
TNPA commits to the expansion of the Port of East London
Transnet to collaborate on Ghana Rail revitalisation
Government places Prasa places under administration
Develop Lamu as a transshipment hub and commodity port, says Shipping Council of East Africa
Maersk tightens belt, lays off 200-report
At least 62 lost in boat tragedy off Mauritania
DNV GL grants approval in principal for gas-fuelled 25,000-TEU containership design
ICTSI initiates second phase of Matadi port terminal expansion
Cyclone Updates: Pawan, Ambali and Belna
UN Security Council extends authorisation to curb piracy in Somali waters

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 8 December 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: MARSHALL USTINOV
Cyclone Updates: Pawan, Ambali and Belna
UN Security Council extends authorisation to curb piracy in Somali waters
Port of PE generates toys for Christmas joy
Training of 800 young Mozambicans begins on Coral Sul project
Senegal orders three offshore patrol vessels from Piriou
Three Indian Ocean Tropical Cyclones to take note of
The naming of Indian Ocean Cyclones
Go-slow industrial action comes to Cape Town Container Terminal
CMA CGM and Total sign major agreement for the supply of LNG fuel
Dredging underway at Port of Mossel Bay
TNPA engaged with getting Durban beaches pumped for festive season
Pirates attack tanker Nave Constellation off Nigerian coast, abduct 19 crewmembers
Cyclone update: The storms gather
Cruise News
French icebreaker L’Astrolabe damaged in Antarctica, 42 researchers stranded
Mozambique cabotage to be reintroduced from first quarter of 2020
DNV GL class notation to boost LPG as environmental-friendly ship fuel
Angolan Carrinho Business Group helps revitalise Lobito port & CFB railway
Two potential cyclones threaten African east coast
Bidfreight Port Operations launches Port Elizabeth Multi-Purpose Terminal
Total & partners announce $3.15 billion LNG project for Matola
Ports Regulator rules on Transnet National Ports Authority’s 2020/21 Tariff Application
Tropical Storm Ambali approaches northern Mozambique
UK Motor Industry puts in appeal to work closely with next government
SARS destroys illegally imported goods
Nelima is paving the way for female drivers in Uganda
Four African seats retained at IMO

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 1 December 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: TURANDOT and TAIPAN
Transnet says traffic crisis in Bayhead is over
DB Schenker commits to Africa, joins the Pan-Africa Mobility Alliance
AfDB approves US$400 million loan for natural gas project in Mozambique
DP World Sokhna $520 million port expansion nears completion
Obituary: Professor David Last 1940-2019
Beira fishing port to be privately managed
Port of Pemba granted ISPS Code status by IMO
Vale cuts back on Mozambique thermal coal, focuses on metallurgical
Berbera Port Container Terminal to receive US$269 million upgrade injection
First a blockade, then a boycott of Durban Harbour
ALERT: Gridlock surrounds Durban port south
Port Congestion mess: What is going on?
In these waters: The US Navy at work
Livestock Carrier Queen Hind capsizes, over 14,000 sheep drown
Trinity House appoints new Secretary to the Corporation
Richards Bay South Africa’s most secure port
South African among crew on pirated supply vessel Pacific Warden off Equatorial Guinea
Russian, Chinese and SA navies gather at Cape Town for Exercise Mosi
Stand by for COP 25
Malaysia the latest nation to ban open-loop scrubbers
Namibian rail upgrade on track as 2nd shipment of rails arrives in Walvis Bay
Maritime UK sector sets out priorities for next government
Cape Town Cruise Terminal passengers exceed 266,000 arrivals since 2015
Stand up for Shipping: A four-point plan for the UK’s 2019 General Election
The Swedish Club points bridge crew in the right direction: Publication of Navigational Claims
NSPCA brings charges against those involved in export of 57,000 sheep from East London
Regional Collaboration Centre Established in Dubai
Investment conference showed confidence in SA economy — Mthembu
Transnet secures 10-Year coal deal with Ledjadja

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 24 November 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: SEASPAN EMINENCE
Transnet secures 10-Year coal deal with Ledjadja
The Australian bushfires as seen by the Copernicus satellite
Wagner mercenaries are ‘out of their depth’ in Mozambique — Moscow Times
BRICS decision to combat under-invoicing & to boost demand welcomed
CSA 2020 disappointed with Malaysia decision on scrubbers
TPT recognised with two award nominations
DNG Energy prepares to start LNG bunkering operations from Algoa Bay
Best infrastructure award for ICTSI Matadi port project
Tender issued for São Tomé and Príncipe deepwater port
CMA CGM takes part in Intermodal Africa 2019, Cameroon
Odwa Mtati appointed as CEO of SAIMI
Queen Elizabeth visits Walvis Bay and Cape Town
Confirmation of Soren Toft’s move to MSC
Chinese-backed consortium to build deepwater port and 650-km SGR railway in Guinea
Pirates active in Gulf of Guinea and Red Sea
Mozambique southern province of Gaza stripped of 174 tons of timber daily
Tanzania confident of funding for standard gauge railway, phase 2
MSC Orchestra arrives in South Africa: Construction begins at new Durban Cruise Terminal
Exercise Cutlass Express 19.2 is held in the Seychelles
Increasing terrorist atrocities committed in northern Mozambique
DP World signs MoU with Namibia’s Nara Namib
Transnet raises R1.6 billion loan with German bank
Rebuilt Beira-Zimbabwe highway inaugurated
The near grounding of the cruise ship Viking Sky
USN committal to the deep: Continuing a long tradition of ceremonial at sea
Fatal man overboard from shell fish vessel Sea Mist (BF918)
Namport marks 15 years of ISO Management systems accreditations
Some news & views in brief

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 17 November 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: HSL PARATY
Namport marks 15 years of ISO Management systems accreditations
Some week end views and news briefs
Port Statistics for the month of October 2019 are now available here
Six Tanzanians executed by terrorists near Mozambique border
Pyrolusite imported through the Port of Walvis Bay
AfCFTA implementation presents opportunities for BRICS investment: Ramaphosa
Africa Investment Forum 2019: MOU brings good news for Africa’s rail networks
Damen Shipyards supplies three FCS Patrol Vessels for Nigeria’s SR Platforms
CMA CGM takes part in Madagascar International Transport Logistics & Handling Fair
Grimaldi names first of seven new car carriers Grande Torino
European Union gives backing to AfCFTA
Carnival Horizon: Manhattan Cruise Terminal Pier 88 / 90: NTSB Report
Kumba lowers its iron ore export outlook
SASDock floating dock transfers to East London
Dredgers ITALENI & ISANDLWANA go to work in Port of Cape Town
ITF calls for urgent regional cooperation to tackle rising piracy in Gulf of Guinea
Mixed results in Transnet’s interim half-year results
IMO launches online tool to smooth ship reporting formalities
DHL subsidiary Saloodo! launches first international digital road freight platform in Africa
Russian and Chinese naval ships gather at Cape Town ahead of Exercise Mosi
Transnet donation provides for squint eye surgery to young children
USN in these waters
Remembrance 2019
Namdock secures significant Angolan Navy maintenance contract
Introduction to PEMA: Port Equipment Manufacturers Association
Danish bunker specialist Monjasa opens bunker service in Angola
MSC Cruises becomes first global cruise line with carbon neutral operations
Total appoints Shearwater GeoServices for further seismic survey of Brulpadda site

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 10 November 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: SIMON’S TOWN VISTA
Port of Durban welcomes first vessel on new MIAX service
WSU Hosts R40 million Marine Pollution Rescue Facility
Walvis Bay volume boost announced on award night
Port of Mombasa cruise terminal to be commissioned in December
Transnet introduces 100 engineers & technicians to its rail network
New Lamu port to receive first ship visit next month
Khomotso Phihlela returns as TNPA Acting Chief Executive
Upgrade and dredging for Tanzanian Port of Tanga
Transaid’s Innovation Fund
Ford to establish Automotive Hub at Gauteng SEZ
ESPS Victoria rejoins Eunavfor’s Operation ATALANTA
African countries recommit to working together against oil spills
Illegal logging operation uncovered in Mozambique
Tanzanian SGR deadline delayed by rains
Steering South Africa’s marine pollution management preparedness: IMOrg at the helm
Transaid makes a difference with African road safety: 2019 Annual Showcase
Trade to take centre stage at Import Expo
Second pirate attack off West African coast in days
Another terrorist attack leaves 10 dead in Northern Mozambique
Pirates attack Norwegian ship Bonita off Benin, abduct nine seafarers
New berth and terminal at Tanzanian Port of Mtwara passes halfway mark
Nigeria: Unregistered freight forwarders face the chop
Hapag-Lloyd introduces IMO 2020 fuel transition surcharges
Oil & gas exploration off KZN coast blocked for now
NIMASA D-G Dakuku Peterside calls for dedicated cargo ports
USCG Healy returns home
Wave energy comes a step closer in Portugal       
Mossel Bay Garden Route Port Festival lines up for this weekend

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 3 November 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: ALBATROS
Wave energy comes a step closer in Portugal
Mossel Bay Garden Route Port Festival lines up for this weekend
MOU signed for Transnet Intermodal Terminal Facility at Limpopo Eco-Industrial Park
Mozambique government authorised to pay Ematum tuna company debt
Stena Estrid successfully completes sea trials
UNCTAD’s Review of Maritime Transport 2019
PE Car Terminal bucks the economy, breaks records
Privinvest (Ematum) trial begins in New York
Mombasa ferries dubbed as Death Traps
Projecting sea power
SA Finance Minister announces cost-cutting measures
Cyclone KYARR 04A in Arabian Sea tracking towards Somali coast
Terrorists stage ambush — 20 Mozambique security forces & five Russians killed
Orca-1 major gas discovery offshore Mauritania
Commitment to business in Ghana: the Kosmos Innovation Centre
Beira fishing port completes renovation following cyclone damage
Dredgers arrive to begin maintenance of Maputo port channels
WMO-IMO symposium addresses extreme maritime weather. 23-25 October. A major contribution to the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030)
Four Inland Dry Ports proposed for Mozambique’s Manica province
Russia suggests Industrial Development Zones for Mozambique & Namibia
Port of Mombasa to modernise four berths
Namport and WBCG reach out to international stakeholders
News from the US Fifth Fleet in the Western Indian Ocean
Fred Olsen’s Boudicca becomes first cruise ship to use new Walvis Bay jetty
Rwanda Inland Dry Port inaugurated at Kigali
How IMO perfects efficient port management
NSRI Table Bay kept busy with evacuations of patients from ships at sea
NATO Operation Sea Guardian conducts focused security patrol in the Mediterranean
Another go-ahead agreement on new port at Lekki
Global Initiative for West, Central and Southern Africa (GI WACAF): Cape Town hosts the 8th Regional Conference 28-31 October
Cruise Season 2019/20 sets sail at SA ports

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 27 October 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: SANTA CLARA
Global Initiative for West, Central and Southern Africa (GI WACAF): Cape Town hosts the 8th Regional Conference 28-31 October
Cruise Season 2019/20 sets sail at SA ports
It’s ‘Business Unusual’ as SA maritime sector investment grows, but jobs creation flops
Chinese firm given ultimatum over construction of Bagamoyo port
Russia, African countries agree on cooperation
Kenyan SGR ‘Railway to Nowhere’
Viking Glory promises to be most climate-smart cruise ship ever
NSRI Port Elizabeth stays busy with ship medivacs
Transport Minister Mbalula says legislation on course for IMO 2020
The Gambia intercepts 38 containers of illegal timber at Banjul Wharf
Alarm over conditions on livestock carrier at East London
River shipping recommences on White Nile between Sudan & South Sudan
Royal Boskalis Westminster wins dredging contract in Maldives
Port statistics for the month of September are now available here
Damen patrol vessels for Homeland Integrated Offshore Services arrive in Nigeria
Japan may send naval ships to patrol in western Indian Ocean
Tanzania & Zambia agree to review troubled TAZARA Act
South African 2019/20 cruise season is underway
Guest Article: The maritime economy has immense potential to rev up the economy and stimulate job creation
Kenya Ports Authority looks at providing shore power to ships in Mombasa & Lamu
South African President Ramaphosa attends Russia-Africa Summit
Regarding Brexit, what next?
Kenya opens Phase 2 of the Mombasa-inland Standard Gauge Railway
Walvis Bay Waterfront and Marina development plans taking shape
Gulf of Guinea remains IMB piracy hot spot
Earth from Space: The Korean Peninsula
HMS Montrose seizes 170kg of illegal drugs from dhow in Arabian Sea

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