Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 18 July 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   K-Line’s Bridge ships

Tanker struck as Houthis resume their missile and drone attacks in Red Sea region
WHARF TALK: crab fishing vessel – KAPITAN EGOROV
TNPA hosts Green Port workshop
Ngqura Container Terminal looks to increase citrus loading rate with 50 new haulers
Salvage work on Ultra Galaxy continues despite weather conditions
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose heavylift vessel – EENDRACHT
Xeneta Update: Spiralling ocean container shipping market set to peak, but will not bring an end to shippers’ problems
Gambia Ports Authority and Turkiye’s Albayrak Group put ink to 30-year port concession agreement
Rocket launch debris: IMO explores ocean threats
WHARF TALK: Hospital Ship No.67 – GERUSALEMME
Study finds health risks in switching ships from diesel to ammonia fuel
ABL appointed to provide MWS services for Phase 2 of the Congo LNG development project
Iraq: Major ports’ maritime single window
Welcome ‘Full Up’ sign outside Durban Dry Dock
WHARF TALK: MR1 chemical tanker – MTM KEY WEST
Ultra Galaxy salvage attempt weekend wrap
Transnet suspends rail operations on Cape Main Line due to weather damage
IMO: Call for Expressions of Interest – Reducing ship GHG emissions
Container ship CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin loses 44 containers overboard off Durban
Inland Navigation: Pathway for sustainable urbanization & industrialisation in Africa
Ultra Galaxy update – salvage operations take centre stage
Transnet gradually resuming port operations at Cape ports
Korean Register successfully installs onboard carbon capture system onto container ship

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 13 July 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Ipek – off the boneyard

Inland Navigation: Pathway for sustainable urbanization & industrialisation in Africa
Ultra Galaxy update – salvage operations take centre stage
Transnet gradually resuming port operations at Cape ports
Korean Register successfully installs onboard carbon capture system onto container ship
Stricken Ultra Galaxy goes aground off West Coast
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose heavylifter – KEITH
Houthis resume attacks on shipping
Xeneta Update: Global demand for ocean freight container shipping hit an all-time record in May
Voith Schneider about to supply propellers for 1000th Voith water tractor
Salvage tugs head for the stricken Ultra Galaxy
Transnet closely monitoring port operations amid adverse weather conditions
WHARF TALK: guided missile destroyer – JS SHIMAKAZE
Maputo railway section to SA border now a double track line
Over 500 tankers will call at Dangote Refinery this year
Technology: DNV rules create new in-operation class framework
Cargo ship Ultra Galaxy listing off West Coast, crew rescued
WHARF TALK: Japanese naval visitors to South Africa, including – JS KASHIMA
80-ton Lekki port tugs named and commissioned
Benin: Port of Cotonou loses its Niger trade but “still doing well”
Houthi’s score another success – Port of Eilat facing bankruptcy
Iranian frigate Sahand capsizes at her mooring
WHARF TALK: Capesize bulk carrier – GEORGE ISLAND
Hello Ceva Logistics, totsiens Bolloré Logistics
Mombasa port embraces the reefer sector
Ballast water management: New IMO online course – Free-to-access
Port of Tema: MPS installs latest simulator facility at Tema port
In Conversation: The story of how Swahili became Africa’s most spoken language
Angola’s Port of Luanda honoured by ESQR award
In Conversation: Shell didn’t consult communities properly about mining the Wild Coast – but how much legal protection do South Africans have?
Port Advisories and general shipping news  UPDATE

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 6 July 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Durban Bay on a Saturday morning

Port of Tema: MPS installs latest simulator facility at Tema port
In Conversation: The story of how Swahili became Africa’s most spoken language
Angola’s Port of Luanda honoured by ESQR award
In Conversation: Shell didn’t consult communities properly about mining the Wild Coast – but how much legal protection do South Africans have?
Port Advisories and general shipping news
WHARF TALK: MR2 products tanker – YASA SEAGULL
SEIA reports highlight DP World’s socio-economic benefits for Nigeria and South Africa
Japanese Navy ships Cape Town visit – Public Public Visiting times
Maersk boss speaks of ‘massive impact’ of Red Sea attacks on global supply chains
WHARF TALK: MR2 products tanker – NORD VICTORIOUS
Marsa Maroc to operate Eastern Container Terminal at port of Nador West Med (NWM)
RFA concerned about ‘new brooms sweeping clean’ at cabinet level
Hapag-Lloyd terminal division rebranded as Hanseatic Global Terminals
Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force ships visiting Cape Town
WHARF TALK: MR2 products tanker – CL EMILY BRONTE
Great Fish Point Lighthouse turns 126 years today – World Marine ATON Day
ICS launches Global Health Emergency Guide, First Edition
Policy to boost African maritime security announced
Mombasa: Maritime security training on control and compliance
Comoros outlines National Action Plan to strengthen oil spill response
WHARF TALK: three-funnel passenger liner – CAP POLONIO
MOL to improve logistics presence in South-East Africa, taking stake in Alistair Group
SAS Amatola visit to Russia cancelled – defects and lack of maintenance cited
Beira port reacts, says record container volumes are being achieved this year
O porto da Beira reage e diz que volumes recordes de contentores estão a ser alcançados este ano
Port of Dar es Salaam hosts its largest containership, MSC ADU V
IMO Maritime Single Window: Port of Abidjan, Cȏte d’Ivoire
Kenmare names two new dredgers for new Moma mine site

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 29 June 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Gem Turquoise

SAS Amatola visit to Russia cancelled – defects and lack of maintenance cited
Beira port reacts, says record container volumes are being achieved this year
O porto da Beira reage e diz que volumes recordes de contentores estão a ser alcançados este ano
Port of Dar es Salaam hosts its largest containership, MSC ADU V
IMO Maritime Single Window: Port of Abidjan, Cȏte d’Ivoire
Kenmare names two new dredgers for new Moma mine site
WHARF TALK: survey vessel with exciting history – FUGRO SUPPORTER
ITF wants immediate action taken to safeguard seafarers in Red Sea region
Women strengthen port management skills
In Conversation: Lake Victoria: why so many fishers are dying and what can be done about it
SA Navy ensures continuous hydrographic services amid capability gap
WHARF TALK: Handy class products tanker – GUNES K
Marine Bursary Golf Day 24 July 2024
Impact of maritime decarbonisation on seafarers – an ISWAN survey
International Day of the Seafarer spotlights safety at sea – Celebrating seafarers worldwide
AMSOL celebrates ‘Day of the Seafarer’ – A commitment to Seafarer Safety & Wellbeing
WHARF TALK: ocean towing and anchor handling tugs – POSH HAWK & POSH COMMANDER Part Two
TNPA calling for RFIs to refurbish the Mossel Bay SPM and CBM
Research ship Dr Fridtjof Nansen arrives in Luanda
PRASA CEO calls on SADC to invest more in rail
Reports of another ship abandoned after Houthi attack
Transnet issues disciplinary charges against TNPA chief executive, Pepi Silinga
WHARF TALK: ocean towing and anchor handling tugs – POSH HAWK & POSH COMMANDER
Cruise ship Insignia in dramatic rescue of migrants off NW African coast
Transnet disappointed with court judgement over pipeline dispute
Beira port sets new productivity record loading granite into ship
Porto da Beira bate novo recorde de produtividade no carregamento de granito em navios
Hundreds of vehicles damaged inside car carrier Höegh London after leaving PE
‘Solly’ Letsoalo returns as Transnet SOC Ltd Chief Operating Officer
Grindrod appointed as preferred bidder for Richards Bay container handling facility
SA Port Statistics for May 2024

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 22 June 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   ASD & Schottel tugs in tandem

‘Solly’ Letsoalo returns as Transnet SOC Ltd Chief Operating Officer
Grindrod appointed as preferred bidder for Richards Bay container handling facility
SA Port Statistics for May 2024
WHARF TALK: MR2 class product tanker – MAERSK TANGIER
In Conversation: Floating solar panels could provide much of Africa’s energy – new research
Shipping industry ‘appalled & saddened’ at Houthi attacks on vessels Tutor and Verbena
IMO on Navigation, Communications and SAR
Massive investments into African port terminals
WHARF TALK: MR1 class product tanker – THEANOULA
Durban enjoys another bumper cruise season
TNPA seeking proposals for Renewable Energy projects at PE and Ngqura
SAAFF speaks out about latest World Bank report
WHARF TALK: pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) – FUTURE WAY
Houthi’s continue their assault on merchant shipping – two ships abandoned
IMO: Statement on the attack on merchant vessel Tutor
Port of Beira losing cargo traffic to Dar es Salaam – ACB President
Porto da Beira perde tráfego de carga para Dar es Salaam – Presidente da ACB
Xeneta Update: Spot rate growth slows but ocean container shipping market will remain extremely challenging
Question of when is SAS Drakensberg going to Cuba and South America?
Shabnum Dawood to helm of DHL Global Forwarding’s South Africa operations
Reload Logistics strengthens fleet with five G12 locomotives
WHARF TALK: New ‘Russian’ Transnet Harbour Tugs

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 16 June 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Atlantic Narval

WHARF TALK: New ‘Russian’ Transnet Harbour Tugs
Houthi missiles strike several ships, engineroom of m/v Tutor flooded
Trade News: All new ships should be built to a seawater-lubricated sterntubeless ship design, says Leontopoulos
Two of TNPA’s four new harbour tugs will operate at East London
WHARF TALK: handy class size products tanker – ALFRED N
MPDC and CFM sign Joint Service Level Agreement for greater logistics efficiencies
Transnet another who is angry and disappointed with World Bank port rankings
In Conversation: Africa’s freeports should boost trade and foreign exchange earnings – but evidence is thin
WHARF TALK: multipurpose project ships – BBC NYHAVN and BBC NAGASAKI
LNG newbuilding values at record high
ONE & Freightliner switch to HVO fuel oil for UK rail cargo
TNPA’s four latest tugs arrive in Durban – Photographs
Angry Djibouti refutes World Bank port container performance rankings
WHARF TALK: LR2 product tanker – KING PHILIPPOS
Heads Up! Four new Transnet tugs arriving Durban today (Tuesday 11 June)
NATO Mine Countermeasures Task Group: Major Italian exercise
World Bank publishes Port Rankings for 2023 – poor showing by SA ports
WHARF TALk: pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) – SAIC ANJI SINCERITY
Port News & Shipping Advisories
Houthis keep up with their attacks on merchant and naval ships
Lobese reaches out to Chinese Navy
Mauritius: Dry-dock operations: biofouling prevention
In Conversation: South Africa’s largest oil refinery sold for a few cents: will BP and Shell be held accountable for environmental damage?
Cameroon: Boosting seafarer training and certification skills
Mozambique’s Coral Sul exports 58 LNG shipments since November 2022
World Ocean Day 2024: Environmental concerns prompting nearly half of consumers to switch diets
Did you know? 5 ways sustainable fishing gives us more on World Oceans Day

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 7 June 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Wild Cosmos

Port & Shipping News and Advisories
Saudi Arabia takes 92-year Saudi Logistics City lease in Djibouti Free Zone
Ain Sokhna port new container terminal to open in 2025
WHARF TALK: MR2 class product tanker – DEE4 NERIUM
Crime doesn’t pay – 49 years for TFR cable theft
Latest newbuild ONE Recommendation makes maiden call at Durban
World Bank publishes Port Rankings for 2023 – poor showing by SA ports
WHARF TALK: anchor handling & oceangoing tug – ALP DEFENDER
Wind Propulsion Technology: Opportunities and challenges – Low Carbon GIA Roundtable explores
Port congestion, increased freight rates, Red Sea diversions and vessel blankings
Adani Ports signs 30-year concession to operate Dar es Salaam Container Terminal 2
WHARF TALK: Security Guard Mother Ship – MARKAB
DP World & Mawani commence work on Jeddah port logistics park
Containers lost at sea: WSC welcomes new IMO regulations
TNPA appoints Amulet/LTM Energy Groups Consortium as preferred bidder for Richards Bay solar plant
First South African citrus fruit arrives in Philadelphia this week
WHARF TALK: MR2 class products tanker – ORIENTAL DIAMOND
Operation ATALANTA conducts first ever multi-agency exercise with Kenya
Nigeria’s Lekki Port acquires two additional harbour tugs
CTF 150’s HMS Diamond intercepts 2.4 tonnes of hashish in Arabian Sea
Hapag-Lloyd resumes sea service to Ukraine
Positive cruise season spells future growth for SA tourism market
Xeneta: Ocean freight container shipping market set to surpass Red Sea crisis peak and hit levels not seen since Covid-19 pandemic
ITF includes Gabon and Eswatini as Flags of Convenience
Greek bulk carrier Laax struck by three Houthi missiles
Bulker newbuilding values at 15-year high

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 1 June 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Lily Glory

Positive cruise season spells future growth for SA tourism market
Xeneta: Ocean freight container shipping market set to surpass Red Sea crisis peak and hit levels not seen since Covid-19 pandemic
ITF includes Gabon and Eswatini as Flags of Convenience
WHARF TALK: cable laying vessel – ILE D’YEU
Greek bulk carrier Laax struck by three Houthi missiles
Bulker newbuilding values at 15-year high
WHARF TALK: another diverted cruise ship – SILVER MOON
Maersk Safari Service: Capacity adjustments necessary because of Red Sea & Durban port productivity issues
EUMETSAT and the AUC signed an agreement to strengthen their cooperation in the field of Earth observation
EUMETSAT et la CUA ont signé un accord visant à renforcer leur coopération dans le domaine de l’observation de la Terre
Spanish mine warfare exercise: NATO group encounters hybrid threats
Multimodal Inland Port Association (MIPA) officially launched during Transport Forum
WHARF TALK: cruise ship – SERENADE OF THE SEAS
Port News and Schedule Advisories
The 2024 Atlantic hurricane season
Ngqura’s harbour master elected as president of African HM Committee
WHARF TALK: Our stagnating container terminals
WHARF TALK: Emirati super yacht support vessels – M2 & ALESUND
Terminal Operator Agreement (TOA) signed for Durban Port liquid bulk facility
Red Sea: IMO condemns illegal and unjustifiable attacks
In Conversation: The world is rushing to Africa to mine critical minerals like lithium – how the continent should deal with the demand
Cargo ship Basilisk and crew liberated from pirates by EUNAVFOR naval ship off Somalia
IMO and the London Protocol: Carbon capture and storage – Madagascar workshop
Transnet Port Terminals focusing on increased volumes
Unpacking risk resilience ahead of the elections
SA Navy’s new hydrographic survey vessel delayed again

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 25 May 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Logos Hope

Transnet Port Terminals focusing on increased volumes
Unpacking risk resilience ahead of the elections
SA Navy’s new hydrographic survey vessel delayed again
Trade News: Thordon contract to retrofit tailshaft bearings on 32 tugs
AMSOL tanker servicing West African fishing industry renamed Densu River
WHARF TALK: Emirati Royal Yachts – A+ & Blue
Citrus season off to a strong start – Transnet Port Terminals
Cape Town Container Terminal reefer volumes looking positive
High piracy risk in Red Sea, Gulf of Aden and adjoining waters – maritime security report
WHARF TALK: Commissioning, Service and Operating Vessel (CSOV) – REM WIND
In Conversation: Seychelles: floating baby corals can help save damaged reefs – new study
Stefanutti Stocks provides scour protection for Durban Cruise Terminal
Baltimore’s container ship Dali refloated and moved away from crash scene
USCG convenes Safety Board of Inquiry: Assessing port infrastructure risks
Port Elizabeth turns out for SA Agulhas II tour
WHARF TALK: high heat tanker – IVER ABILITY
Trade News: Vesconite Bearings delivers largest order to Netherlands customer
Dali to be moved away from Baltimore Bridge at 11:00 SA time today
Sinking of the MFV Lepanto: rescue efforts called off
SA Port Statistics for April 2024
WHARF TALK: PLAN type 054a frigate in Cape Town – CNS XUCHANG FFG-536
Somali maritime security training – Whole-of-government approach
MOL names newbuilding LNG carrier, Greenergy Ocean
Madagascar: Ballast Water Management and Anti-fouling Systems workshop
Chrystal Arctic suspects await trial in Seychelles holding facility
IRS and twin tug launch
Fishing vessel Lepanto sinks off Slangkop Point- 11 crew missing
IMO Workshops: Bangladesh – Safe, sustainable ship recycling
EIA highlights the millions of tons of illegal logs shipped from Mozambique to China

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 18 May 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Bow Capricorn

WHARF TALK: MR2 products tanker – TORM HELVIG
Dali had two electrical failures minutes before colliding with Baltimore Bridge – preliminary NTSB Report
The IMO Maritime Safety Committee: London this week and next
The Future is Now: Maris Fiducia teams up with HAV & Norwegian
Namport handles 8 million tonnes of cargo, its highest yet
WHARF TALK: diving support vessel – TRAPICHE EMERALD
Construction of a multipurpose vessel for Cape Town port commences
NEW BOOK:  Remembering the Queen Mary
Xeneta Update: Congestion at Mediterranean ports is unintended consequence of Red Sea diversions
Cabo Delgado Special Report: Big rise in insurgent activity in past month
WHARF TALK: anchor handling, tug, and supply vessel – AHTS ADVENTUROUS
USS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams (ESB 4) goes aground off Libreville, Gabon
2024 International Day for Women in Maritime
West Africa Container Terminal (WACT) swaps diesel for solar
CMA CGM strengthens its Africa services with India and the Middle East
WHARF TALK: Super yacht – OPERA
Graduation ceremony for Transnet employees
13th iteration of Exercise Obangame Express underway
Tunisian Port Authority to use Kongsberg thrusters on six stern-drive tugs
Pirate attack in Gulf of Aden 
Shipping and the Environment: A Guide to Environmental Compliance
In Conversation: US-Africa trade deal turns 25 next year: Agoa’s winners, losers and what should come next
Salalah offers a multimodal alternative to Red Sea route
Trade News: Drydocks World unveils major propeller repair enhancements

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