Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 4 January 2021

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Front Page: VASILIY GOLOVNIN

Best of Defence Imagery (UK) 2020
The Brexit deal: Maritime professionals’ union Nautilus welcomes approval
Further update on the movements of Russian vessel Vasiliy Golovnin
Russian visitors in South & Southern African waters UPDATED
Two more ships attacked by pirates in Gulf of Guinea
More States join call to designate seafarers as key workers – IMO
New shipping services announced for Europe – Middle east & Indian Sub-Continent via Red Sea call
Applause for security operation against cable & fuel theft
UK retailers and food manufacturers demand inquiry into port disruption
US donates equipment to Nigerian Navy to help combat piracy
Piracy: Yet another ship attacked, 8 crew abducted
Pirates strike at two ships in Gulf of Guinea — MT New Ranger
Pirates attack Cameroon-registered Cap Saint Georges, 5 crew kidnapped
WHARF TALK: SAECS Service updates
IMO at work around Africa
Russian naval base planned for Sudan
IN CONVERSATION: Arctic Ocean: climate change is flooding the remote north with light – and new species
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for November 2020 are now available here
Transnet half-year results impacted by COVID-19, company remains ‘cautiously optimistic’
NATO in the Med:NATO trains in the E Med
WHARF TALK: Durban Port Bulletin News
WHARF TALK: Durban Volume & Vessel call performance
WHARF TALK: Cape Town port report

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 13 December 2020

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Front Page: MSC FLAMINIA

SAMSA updates the coastal nurdle clean-up campaign
Busy but coping – UK ports handle global container surge
IN CONVERSATION: It might be the world’s biggest ocean, but the mighty Pacific is in peril
Eni charters two VOS PSVs from Vroom for offshore Mozambique project
Security agencies accused of extorting truck drivers at Apapa & Tin can ports
Transnet tells McKinsey, pay back the full amount
WHARF TALK:  Namdock says its facilities remain ‘shipshape’
IN CONVERSATION: The Atlantic: The driving force behind ocean circulation and the taste for cod
NIMASA highlights need for application of Nigerian cabotage
Boskalis to build new inland harbour in The Netherlands
Kenya faces great challenge of meeting SGR payments
Support African Continental Free Trade Area, says South Africa’s President
France’s Orange Marine to build new cable ship for Red Sea and Mediterranean duty
IN CONVERSATION: Can countries end overfishing and plastic pollution in just 10 years?
MSC introduces first train service connecting East Midlands and Liverpool
ITF fights to retrieve unpaid wages for seafarers
Sealite webinar: The Role of IALA
WHARF TALK: Durban Port Bulletin News
WHARF TALK: Durban Volume and Vessel Call Performance
Soren Toft arrives at MSC as Chief Executive Officer
IN CONVERSATION: An ocean like no other: the Southern Ocean’s ecological richness and significance for global climate
Over six million cubic metres exported from Cameroon’s Hilli Epeseyo
Nabbed: Police uncover stolen bakkie at Lebombo border crossing – video
WHARF TALK: Cape Town port report
WMO: 2020 to be one of the warmest
Mozambique insurgency intensifies, 25 soldiers die in ambush
HMS Albion returns home
AU holds AfCFTA Extraordinary Summit over weekend

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 6 December 2020

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Front Page: GH ZEPHYR

IN CONVERSATION: Toxic waste dumping in the Gulf of Guinea amounts to environmental racism
Reflecting on Port of Durban Decongestion Task Team Initiatives
The 2020 ESPO Environmental Report
IN CONVERSATION: Slavers in the family: what a castle in Accra reveals about Ghana’s history
The Maldivian Coast Guard vessel MNDF CGS Huravee on completion of her refit in an Indian naval dockyard
Malawi warned against getting involved with Mozambique insurgency
UN Resolution calls for seafarer key worker designation and implementation of crew change protocols
TransNamib in process of acquiring 33 diesel-electric locomotives
US Navy to decommission fire-damaged USS Bonhomme Richard
COMESA grants Kenya further two-year extension to limitation of sugar imports
Meridian adds extra scanner at Tema terminal gate for added security
MSC plans on reintroducing two ships in SA for 2021/22 cruise season
HMS Dragon returns home from Black Sea and E Med
Tema port ranked the largest in West and Central Africa
BREXIT, the end is near
KZN premier appeals for road freight resolution as police ask army to step in
TRADE NEWS: Castor Marine takes over SeaVsat assets
WHARF TALK: Durban Port Bulletin News
WHARF TALK: Durban Volume and Vessel Call Performance
SAMSA to probe fatal capsizing of fishing boat of West Coast
Piracy: Another tanker Agisilaos boarded in Gulf of Guinea
Calling boat and yacht owners worldwide
SA Ports Regulator’s decision on Port Tariffs
WHARF TALK: Snippets of news from the port of Cape Town
Navy’s former strike craft, SAS Galeshewe, decommissioned
Second hydrographic survey boat for Project Hotel completed
WHARF TALK: Transnet Pipelines provides update on uMbilo River crude oil clean-up
Seafarers Delivering Christmas Campaign 2020
WHARF TALK: Transnet Port Terminals warns of scams
Royal Navy aid in Honduras waters

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 29 November 2020

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Front Page: CONSTANTINOS P & VENUS SPIRIT

Fincantieri’s Vard yard to build eight unmanned robotic marine vessels
Ambitious vision set out for innovative new Freeport in East of England
IN CONVERSATION: G20: led by Russia and China, world’s ’emerging powers’ look to push unified agenda
Xeneta container rates alert: no crisis for carriers, but what awaits in 2021?
Pirates board general cargo ship Milano 1 near Pennington Terminal
President Ramaphosa weighs in against ‘mindless’ truck attacks
China’s high-speed cross-border intercontinental train rolls off assembly line
IN CONVERSATION: How popular is China in Africa? New survey sheds light on what ordinary people think
WHARF TALK: Namibian fishery is second in Africa to be certified as sustainable
IN CONVERSATION: Why the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine is now a global gamechanger
WHARF TALK: Namport welcomes back 335-metre long Maersk Sheerness
Call for calm in trucking industry in face of shutdown threat
Indian Coastal Surveillance System Project Phase II
IN CONVERSATION: How West Africa economic partnership deals put the cart before the horse
Piracy: Confirmation that three people kidnapped from tanker Stelios K
Australian ports: Tiller Technical and Helm Operations launch expansion
WHARF TALK: Babcock swings into action at V&A Waterfront
Former Transnet executive loses bid to save frozen assets
Transnet Freight Rail engages customers on security concerns
First the UK Freeports Consultation, now the Bidding Process
Another drug haul success for CMF naval forces
NSRI & SA Air Force in deepsea medical emergency rescue
WHARF TALK: Namport experiences record truck visits at terminals
WHARF TALK: Durban Port Bulletin News
WHARF TALK: Durban Volume and Vessel Call Performance
Eni’s Coral-Sul FLNG project a step closer as last of 13 topside modules fitted
IN CONVERSATION: China’s Belt and Road mega-plan may devastate the world’s oceans, or help save them
WHARF TALK: Debmarine awards AMSOL 2-year offshore supply & support contract
Impact Africa joins Shell to explore Transkei & Algoa Blocks for oil and gas
African Energy Outlook 2021

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 22 November 2020

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Front Page: BAHRI TABUK

‘ONE’ more container service between Northern Europe and West Africa
IN CONVERSATION: Catalogue of failures behind growing humanitarian crisis in northern Mozambique
ESPO publishes 2020 Environmental Report for European port sector
Transnet warns of job and tender scams
Total and CMA CGM complete world’s largest LNG bunkering operation
WHARF TALK: Coastal Ship Movements
WHARF TALK: Port Elizabeth Tank Farm closure not affected by OTGC withdrawal
IN CONVERSATION: Ships moved more than 11 billion tonnes of our stuff around the globe last year, and it’s killing the climate. This week is a chance to change
Supporting safe resumption of cruise ship operations
WHARF TALK: Durban Port Bulletin News
WHARF TALK: Durban Volume and Vessel Call Performance
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for October 2020 are now available here
WHARF TALK: Update on the nurdle clean-up efforts along the Western Cape coastline
Ramaphosa calls on BRICS to strengthen trade, investment ties
UNCTAD’s Review of Maritime Transport 2020: Highlights and figures on Africa
PIRACY: What is going on? Ships attacked one after the after in Gulf of Guinea
PIRACY: What is going on? Torm Alexandra approached by pirates, chased by Italian Navy
PIRACY: What is going on? Attempted boarding of tanker Wesley
PIRACY: What is going on? Valley Oak
PIRACY: What is going on? Heavylift vessel Zhen Hua 7
PIRACY: What is going on? General Cargo vessel AM DELTA
PIRACY: What is going on? Tanker SKS Donggang
PIRACY: What is going on? Contact lost with tanker Stelios K
WHARF TALK: OTGC discontinues development of liquid bulk terminal at Port of Ngqura
Wakashio stern removal contract awarded to Chinese salvors
Japanese Navy exchanges ships on Gulf of Aden counter piracy patrol
IMO’s MSC takes practical steps to support shipping and seafarers
WHARF TALK: AMSOL active in Port Nolloth
SAMSA Durban office reopened following Covid-19 closure
WHARF TALK: Durban Port Bulletin News
WHARF TALK: Durban Volume and Vessel Call Performance
WHARF TALK: Some Cape Town ship movements
At the Cenotaph: Remembrance Sunday: 8 November 2020
Massacre reported in Cabo Delgado, Northern Mozambique
IN CONVERSATION: Catalogue of failures behind growing humanitarian crisis in northern Mozambique
IMO news of Africa: Gabon
Ghana Inland Port at Boankra gets underway
Port of Long Beach hits milestone amid COVID-19 Crisis

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 15 November 2020

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Front Page: PANTHER

Another livestock carrier, Barkly Pearl, in trouble at sea
Investment partners sought for Cato Ridge Dry Port Project 
INTERCARGO says Charterers who prevent crew changes must be held to account
IN CONVERSATION: Satellite data provides fresh insights into the amount of water in the Nile basin
TRADE NEWS:  ClassNK releases Guidelines for Liquefied Gas Carrier Structures
AMSOL acquires product tanker for bunkering at Durban: to be South African flagged & manned
New Nautical Science online textbook will boost maritime education in SA
Mbalula announces plans to curtail theft & vandalism of rail infrastructure
China props up the bulk trades as industry hopes for the best but plans for the worst
Piracy boarding involving tanker Nefeli II off Brass, Nigeria
In Conversation: Photos from the field: these magnificent whales are adapting to warming water, but how much can they take?
In Conversation: How to live in space: what we’ve learned from 20 years of the International Space Station
Mozambique & Malawi sign MoU on building a railway linking the two countries
WHARF TALK: Coega creates hundreds of jobs for locals
WHARF TALK: SAECS service updates
NSPCA slams Govt for giving choices over animal exports instead of instructions
Rescued crew off Geo Searcher return from Gough Island
WHARF TALK: Durban Port Bulletin News
WHARF TALK: Volume and Vessel Call Performance
WHARF TALK: Collaboration boosts morale & productivity at Cape Town Harbour
WHARF TALK: Western Cape Government welcomes gas discovery at Luiperd
WHARF TALK: SAMSA Aware of nurdles washing up on South Peninsula
IMO Secretary-General Emeritus William A O’Neil, remembered
WHARF TALK: Placenames Along the Coast: Hondeklip Baai
Africa Oil Week cancelled, rescheduled to 2021

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 1 November 2020

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Front Page: MARIE S

Vestdavit to supply davits for new French Indian Ocean patrol ships
Xeneta container rates alert: carriers stand strong against pandemic storm
African Union Trade Ministers meet to finalise outstanding AfCFTA matters
CMA CGM Jacques Saade, world’s largest container ship powered by LNG, triumphs in Europe
Nigeria Inland Waterways Authority reveal plans to concession Onitsha port
Total makes second significant gas condensate discovery off South African coast
WHARF TALK: Milkor patrol boat MN Centurion on sea trials off SA East and South coasts
Vesconite ship classifications span the world
Kenmare commences production at its Mozambique Wet Concentrator Plant ahead of schedule
Clean Marine Fuels : Total charters four new LNG-powered vessels
IMO LATEST: First FIN-SMART global roundtable affirms need to accelerate finance to support sustainable shipping
NovaMarine accredited service partner for CSM marine safety equipment
Kenya Pipeline Company set to regain share of EA petroleum market via Lake Victoria
Jinja returning to life
Ships reminded not to turn off AIS in Nigerian waters

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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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