Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News 19 December 2018

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Here are the News headlines:

First View : SILVER DISCOVERER
Next First View : SAS PROTEA
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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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News 18 December 2018

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Here are the News Headlines:

First View : SILVER DISCOVERER
Next First View : SAS PROTEA

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
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
Ballast water treatment UV doses must be consistent
The 1st International Shipmasters’ Congress, ISC ’19
The clouds over Brexit
Brexit: Comments from the Freight Transport Association & Road Haulage Association
Bolloré Logistics opens new logistics hub in Lastoursville, Gabon
EU NAVFOR marks 10 years of maritime ops, but pirates strike off Cameroon
Look South, Not North, Europe told
Anadarko selects TechnipFMC & Van Oord for its Mozambique offshore subsea LNG project
Innovate Durban: Maritime Youth Innovation Challenge

EARLIER NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED…….
South African crew arrested on MSC Seaside for drug smuggling
Damen first Fishing Seminar success
Djibouti eyes its hinterland, to resume services to South Sudan
Maersk sets zero co2 emission target by 2050
South Africa welcomes parliament’s approval of AfCFTA
Uganda becomes latest nation to ratify African Continental Free Trade Agreement
Ghana Ships Suppliers Association is launched
Graduation Day for junior naval officers at the South African Naval College
EU NAVFOR marks 10 years of presence in Western Indian Ocean
Tullow to search for oil & gas off Comoros
Transnet to plot a new course going forward
South Africa exits technical recession in third quarter
Sishen-Saldanha rail line to be reopened on Monday 9 December
Sunken tug De Mist slowly emerging from the waters of Simon’s Town
UK strengthens defence partnership with Ukraine in face of increasing Russian aggression
UK’s MoD announces new Royal Navy chiefs
TPT introduces another port tech innovation for auto sector
MoD Navy news HMS Diamond and Cyprus
Environmental report understates potential catastrophe on the East Coast
A new book on ships and trades: Tramp Ships: An Illustrated History
The return of Sailing Ships

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News 9 December 2018

First View : DE MIST refloated
Anadarko selects TechnipFMC & Van Oord for its Mozambique offshore subsea LNG project
Innovate Durban: Maritime Youth Innovation Challenge
South African crew arrested on MSC Seaside for drug smuggling
Damen first Fishing Seminar success
Djibouti eyes its hinterland, to resume services to South Sudan
Maersk sets zero co2 emission target by 2050
South Africa welcomes parliament’s approval of AfCFTA
Uganda becomes latest nation to ratify African Continental Free Trade Agreement
Ghana Ships Suppliers Association is launched
Graduation Day for junior naval officers at the South African Naval College
EU NAVFOR marks 10 years of presence in Western Indian Ocean
Tullow to search for oil & gas off Comoros
Transnet to plot a new course going forward
South Africa exits technical recession in third quarter
Sishen-Saldanha rail line to be reopened on Monday 9 December
Sunken tug De Mist slowly emerging from the waters of Simon’s Town
UK strengthens defence partnership with Ukraine in face of increasing Russian aggression
UK’s MoD announces new Royal Navy chiefs
TPT introduces another port tech innovation for auto sector
MoD Navy news HMS Diamond and Cyprus
Environmental report understates potential catastrophe on the East Coast
A new book on ships and trades: Tramp Ships: An Illustrated History
The return of Sailing Ships
Mission to Seafarers Annual Christmas Carol Service
Mozambique to ship coal to Mombasa
Accident blocks traffic on Sishen-Saldanha ore line
DEA welcomes the criminal sentence on Ukrainian ship’s master for polluting South African waters
Moody’s says Kenya assets risk seizure by Chinese
Mozambique illegal logging spreads to conservation areas
Strong words from E.Cape premier as young people prepare to join cruise ships
Team Namport heeds call to clean up Walvis Bay harbour town
Ports Regulator brings relief with tariff application
    
EARLIER NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED…….

World’s first iVLOC with DNV GL’s Smartship notation delivered from builder
IUM students to gain experiential exposure at Port of Walvis Bay
The Bank of England and BREXIT
Port of Richard’s Bay Port Festival makes a return
Bolloré Ports announces that work has been completed on Sierra Leone’s Freetown Terminal
SHADE Conference issues warning about complacency with Somali piracy
UAE ships conducting seismic survey near Pemba in Tanzania
Major disruption forecast at UK ports as a ‘real prospect in a no-deal BREXIT
Xeneta unveils monthly insights on long-term ocean freight rate development
SA Navy’s new hydrographic survey ship building programme starts on Friday
Saldanha Terminals creating jobs despite fragile economy
HMS Dragon seizes 3 tons of drugs from dhow in Indian Ocean
SAMSA launches investigation into capsizing of catamaran in Table Bay
Seafarer in medical emergency at sea is brought to Port Elizabeth by NSRI
Special Feature–Supplying Antarctica
Port of Takoradi to be developed as an oil and gas hub
Francophone Africa agrees on a plan for better ship pollution prevention
Ukraine/Russia crisis as Russia impounds Ukraine Navy ships
Subtech secures multi-million dollar offshore Middle East contract
Danquah Institute demands a re-negotiation of new Tema container terminal concession
DCT berth deepening on hold as Transnet issues Stop Work order
Tackling Africa’s road safety crisis
NSRI kept busy last week with medical emergencies on ships at sea
Port of Mombasa is on the way to 31 million tonnes of cargo in 2018
Tullow Oil transports over 30,000 barrels of oil to Mombasa for export
Transnet’s statement on taking the lead with the Nigerian Capegauge railway
SARS destroys number of illegally imported motor vehicles in KZN
IMO Council re-appoints HE Kitack Lim as Secretary-General of IMO for second four-year term

OLDER NEWS CAN BE FOUND AT NEWS CATEGORIES…….

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News 3 December 2018

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Here are the News Headlines:

First View : Pacific Vision
Strong words from E.Cape premier as young people prepare to join cruise ships
Team Namport heeds call to clean up Walvis Bay harbour town
BREAKING NEWS– Ports Regulator brings relief with tariff application
World’s first iVLOC with DNV GL’s Smartship notation delivered from builder
IUM students to gain experiential exposure at Port of Walvis Bay
The Bank of England and BREXIT
Port of Richard’s Bay Port Festival makes a return
Bolloré Ports announces that work has been completed on Sierra Leone’s Freetown Terminal
SHADE Conference issues warning about complacency with Somali piracy
UAE ships conducting seismic survey near Pemba in Tanzania
Major disruption forecast at UK ports as a ‘real prospect in a no-deal BREXIT
Xeneta unveils monthly insights on long-term ocean freight rate development
SA Navy’s new hydrographic survey ship building programme starts on Friday
Saldanha Terminals creating jobs despite fragile economy
HMS Dragon seizes 3 tons of drugs from dhow in Indian Ocean
SAMSA launches investigation into capsizing of catamaran in Table Bay
Seafarer in medical emergency at sea is brought to Port Elizabeth by NSRI
Special Feature–Supplying Antarctica
Port of Takoradi to be developed as an oil and gas hub
Francophone Africa agrees on a plan for better ship pollution prevention
Ukraine/Russia crisis as Russia impounds Ukraine Navy ships
Subtech secures multi-million dollar offshore Middle East contract
Danquah Institute demands a re-negotiation of new Tema container terminal concession
DCT berth deepening on hold as Transnet issues Stop Work order
Tackling Africa’s road safety crisis
NSRI kept busy last week with medical emergencies on ships at sea
Port of Mombasa is on the way to 31 million tonnes of cargo in 2018
Tullow Oil transports over 30,000 barrels of oil to Mombasa for export
Transnet’s statement on taking the lead with the Nigerian Capegauge railway
SARS destroys number of illegally imported motor vehicles in KZN
IMO Council re-appoints HE Kitack Lim as Secretary-General of IMO for second four-year term

EARLIER NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED…….

Bitumen tanker named Durban Queen sinks in Persian Gulf, crew rescued
Subsea 7 contracts in Equatorial Guinea cancelled because of lack of local content
TNPA Mossel Bay welcomes Supreme Court of Appeal judgement regarding Mossel Bay Yacht Club
International freight rail service connecting Barcelona with Lyon
ONE transports 23,000 English story books from Hong Kong to benefit children in South Africa
Beira port to benefit from US$290 million investment by concession-holder Cornelder
Walvis Bay facilitates safe and efficient sea trade
The Mission to Seafarers to operate in Panama for the first time
Obstacles to reform at IMO threaten climate goals, says Transparency International
GE pulls out of Nigerian rail concession–hands over to Transnet
Saldanha ship repair comes alight as LNG carriers dock

OLDER NEWS CAN BE FOUND AT NEWS CATEGORIES…….

The masthead today (Monday) is Maydon Wharf, Durban

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News — 25 November 2018

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Here are the news headlines:

First View : SIMA GISELLE
Transnet’s statement on taking the lead with the Nigerian Capegauge railway
SARS destroys number of illegally imported motor vehicles in KZN
IMO Council re-appoints HE Kitack Lim as Secretary-General of IMO for second four-year term
Bitumen tanker named Durban Queen sinks in Persian Gulf, crew rescued
Subsea 7 contracts in Equatorial Guinea cancelled because of lack of local content
TNPA Mossel Bay welcomes Supreme Court of Appeal judgement regarding Mossel Bay Yacht Club
International freight rail service connecting Barcelona with Lyon
ONE transports 23,000 English story books from Hong Kong to benefit children in South Africa
Beira port to benefit from US$290 million investment by concession-holder Cornelder
Walvis Bay facilitates safe and efficient sea trade
The Mission to Seafarers to operate in Panama for the first time
Obstacles to reform at IMO threaten climate goals, says Transparency International
GE pulls out of Nigerian rail concession–hands over to Transnet
Saldanha ship repair comes alight as LNG carriers dock
CTF 151’s counter piracy Operation Haka is underway off Horn of Africa
LBH Mozambique breaks record in the Port of Beira
ONE Line’s latest newbuild the 14,000-TEU ONE Columbia is delivered
Countdown to the 20th Intermodal Africa 2018 being held in Ghana
Cruise season opens as MS Amadea arrives in Mossel Bay
Cruise season sets sail in the Port of PE
Two new 3212-series tugs for Smit Lamnalco West Australian Rio Tinto port
Five leading container lines plan container shipping association
A new book on seafaring: Recollections of an Unsuccessful Seaman
Fogo, Cabo Verde, courtesy of ESA and the Copernicus satellite
US Maritime Alerts: 2018-014-GPS Interference-Eastern Mediterranean and Red Seas

EARLIER NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED…….
Total prepares to start drilling off South African coast
Pemba Logistics Base to receive ships from January
PE Port Festival launched with focus on the people of Port Elizabeth
New bold vision tilts capital flows into Africa
SA Port Statistics for the month of October 2018 are now available here
Waning piracy threat off East Africa no reason for relaxation: IMO Durban workshop hears
ForSea (formerly HH Ferries Group) completes conversion of the world’s largest battery ferries
DP World Inland Container Terminal opens near Kigali, Rwanda
Greenpeace Africa celebrates a decade Of environmental activism

OLDER NEWS CAN BE FOUND AT NEWS CATEGORIES…….
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News — 19 November 2018

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Here are the News Headlines:

First View : A80
Total prepares to start drilling off South African coast
Pemba Logistics Base to receive ships from January
PE Port Festival launched with focus on the people of Port Elizabeth
New bold vision tilts capital flows into Africa
SA Port Statistics for the month of October 2018 are now available here
Waning piracy threat off East Africa no reason for relaxation: IMO Durban workshop hears
ForSea (formerly HH Ferries Group) completes conversion of the world’s largest battery ferries
DP World Inland Container Terminal opens near Kigali, Rwanda
Greenpeace Africa celebrates a decade Of environmental activism
Disappointing start to MSC Musica’s island cruises
World’s most powerful Cutter Suction Dredger Spartacus is launched
The latest edition of The Navigator is available for download now
Strong winds, sea swell closes Durban port to incoming vessels   (Update Tuesday 19h00)
IMO Durban workshop has shipping safety & security under spotlight
Piracy–EU NAVFOR protection team keeping vital food aid safe
Successful Africa Oil Week closes with promising outlook for Africa
Exercise Trident Juncture 2018 — NATO destroys wartime mines
Navy tug De Mist sinks in Simon’s Town harbour
Remembrance: Their Liveth for Evermore
Madagascar by ESA’s Copernicus Sentinel
WS Sirius, Most powerful harbour & ocean going tugboat enters service in Brazil
Twenty-seven South African organisations take part in Chinese import expo
Maputo-Catembe Bridge opens over Maputo Bay
EARLIER NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED…….
Mozambique Island hosts 15th Seminar on Indo-Portuguese History
HNoMS Helge Ingstad NATO warship collision
Mozambique Navy officers & personnel training in India
Gas profits to pay for portion of Mozambique’s Ematum debt
Damen to present new leasing fund for African shipowners
Syrah Resources sells Mozambique graphite to Chinese buyer
MSC Musica arrives in South Africa at start of 2018/19 summer season
OLDER NEWS CAN BE FOUND AT NEWS CATEGORIES…….
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities   

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News — 11 November 2018

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Here are the News Headlines:

First View : MSC MUSICA
Twenty-seven South African organisations take part in Chinese import expo
Maputo-Catembe Bridge opens over Maputo Bay
Mozambique Island hosts 15th Seminar on Indo-Portuguese History
HNoMS Helge Ingstad NATO warship collision
Mozambique Navy officers & personnel training in India
Gas profits to pay for portion of Mozambique’s Ematum debt
Damen to present new leasing fund for African shipowners
Syrah Resources sells Mozambique graphite to Chinese buyer
MSC Musica arrives in South Africa at start of 2018/19 summer season
Norway increases its support for the prevention of illegal fishing across Africa
Cyclone 03 developing strongly north of Mauritius, NE of Madagascar   DEVELOPING STORY
South Africa & Kenya to introduce multiple entry visa 
UK cements position in Gulf with new joint base in Oman    
UAE’s DP World sues China’s Merchants Port for unlawful action

Earlier News You May Have Missed…….

Tau Morwe returns….. as Transnet Acting Group CE
IMO and splendid efforts on maritime security
Moscord’s drive to become the ‘Amazon’ of shipping
Sovereign guarantee required for Mozambique’s entry into gas sector
Piracy reported again off West Africa – hostages taken
Vale forecasts dramatic reduction in 2018 Mozambique 2018 coal production   
Record low hijackings yet danger persists in Gulf of Guinea       
Fourth new cruise ship for Virgin Voyages    CRUISING   
International: London Thamesport’s short sea role strengthened by Containerships   
The greatest maritime rescue in history-OCEANOS    FEATURE
Master Mariners recognition for South Africa’s top salvage master Capt Nick Sloane    
International: Maersk launches instant container bookings     
Port Elizabeth reopened to shipping following crane collapse      
International: Bulk sector prospects positive but challenges ahead – Abto   
At Last: Port of Richards Bay Floating Dock gets green light of approval  
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : MSC MUSICA

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News – 3 November 2018

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News – 3 November 2018

Here are the News Headlines (check back for updates):

First View : RICHARDS BAY SMALL CRAFT BASIN
Vale forecasts dramatic reduction in 2018 Mozambique 2018 coal production
Record low hijackings yet danger persists in Gulf of Guinea
Fourth new cruise ship for Virgin Voyages
International: London Thamesport’s short sea role strengthened by Containerships
The greatest maritime rescue in history-OCEANOS
Master Mariners recognition for South Africa’s top salvage master Capt Nick Sloane
Maersk launches instant container bookings
Port Elizabeth reopened to shipping following crane collapse     
Bulk sector prospects positive but challenges ahead – Abto
At Last: Port of Richards Bay Floating Dock gets green light of approval
Ghana’s Ministry of Transport looking for investors in Tema Shipyard
Suspension for another top Transnet official 
Mozambique Economy is “more stable, but with reduced capacity for growth” – World Bank
New date set for opening of Maputo-Catembe Bridge
CMA CGM updates its WAX 3 and Midas 1 services to West Africa
Pirate whaler seized and destroyed off Somalia by EU NAVFOR 
Nigerian pirates strike again, 11 crew taken hostage from Pomerenia Sky 
The Port of Durban closed due to strong winds and swell – UPDATED port reopened to selected movements. 
Tanzania & Rwanda seek to fast-track SGR railway from Dar es Salaam
Float out of Australian icebreaker Nuyina aided by Unique Group
New performance record for Port of Mombasa   
EU NAVFOR programme of helping Somali fishermen continues
Trinity House commemorates the end of the First World War
Bidvest/Petredec Tank Terminals’ LPG storage facility launched in Richards Bay
20th Intermodal Africa Exhibition & Conference is in Accra next month
Agri-tech can turn African Savannah into global food basket
Captain Rufus Lekala’s return from suspension
NSRI called to evacuate patient off ship outside Durban
Another first for LBH Southern Africa and Port of Ngqura
Winds close Durban’s Maydon Wharf channel to shipping
Angola’s port of Namibe faces second phase of modernisation works
Damen to hold its first fishing seminar in Cape Town
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : GREEN KARMOY

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Here are the News Headlines:

First View : PHOLELA, LOTHENI & UMKHOMAZI
Grindrod scales up its Ships Agency and Warehousing businesses
Record exports for South African grapefruit, SA remains leading exporter
Cape maritime high school pupils warned against ‘culture of instant gratification’
Nigerian Ports Authority & Nigerian Navy to more closely co-operate
Grindrod’s collaboration pays off in Maputo
Durban port closed overnight (Tuesday) due to wind and swell
Stena Line’s battery-powered hybrid ferry completes ne month of operation
MSC to equip 50,000 containers with tracking devices
Hong Kong to Macau bridge is officially opened
African Development Bank headlines strong performance ahead of key investment forum
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : OCEAN DAWN

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Here are the News Headlines:

First View : MSC MAXINE
East Coast maritime trade route facilitates Africa’s growing drug problem
DP World looks to Eritrea as a potential port terminal operation
Drill ship Maersk Viking arrives off Ghana to start offshore project
Drug trafficking – Africa to brace for a spike in drug use
South African ports identified as transit points for illicit drugs
Safety warning about working in enclosed spaces after fishing vessel fatality
USN in Iceland Under way to Exercise Trident Juncture 2018
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : D. CENTAURUS

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