Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 24 May 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  BRONAGH J  &  ALPHA FALCAO

Kenya: Developing a National Maritime Security Risk Register – IMO support
DR Congo shipping line opens offices at Dar es Salaam & Mombasa
WHARF TALK: THREE CONFEDERATE RAIDERS AT THE CAPE IN 1863
CGA calls for urgent update on interventions at the ports
ICS and Suez accord
Malawi grants licence to African Railway Company to import fuels from the port of Nacala
Bashir Jamoh hopes to remain with NIMASA as Director-General
Good news for the South African citrus industry: EC withdraws Cold Treatment requirement
Shipping costs costing E Cape citrus industry dearly
Air cargo: Air France-KLM and CMA CGM accord

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 22 May 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  MSC Domitille

WHARF TALK: SHINSEI MARU NO.3 and PORT FIREFIGHTING
IN CONVERSATION: ‘Gentleman’s agreement’: Despite mining ban, Russia scours Antarctica for massive fossil fuel deposits
International News: Xeneta real-time container rates update
Scholars exposed to maritime careers at Port of Mossel Bay
IN CONVERSATION: Traditional leaders give Wild Coast seismic survey (and Mantashe) a king-size boost
WHARF TALK: after an eight-day wait – CYGNUS
Over 50 tons of semi-precious stones for illegal export seized in northern Mozambique
Second coal train from Botswana reaches Port Maputo
Plans for a 80 MW thermal power plant at Cameroon’s Port of Kribi
Bolloré Transport & Logistics invests in cocoa loading station in San Pedro
WHARF TALK:  navy grey painted tanker – LARGO DESERT
Gbemisola Saraki becomes Nigeria’s new transport minister as Amaechi resigns
IN CONVERSATION: Mombasa Port: how Kenya’s auditor-general misread China’s Standard Gauge Railway contracts
SA Navy’s new patrol vessel SAS Sekhukhune is to be taken into service today
President Nyusi inaugurates Port of Maputo’s rehabilitated berths
WHARF TALK: Kamsarmax bulk carrier – AEOLIAN
CMF ships make successive drug hauls in north-western Indian Ocean
amaBhungane exposure: Fuel theft from Kriel Power Station
TRADE NEWS: Vesconite facilitates extra-large marine bearings
Cameroon expects to import 510,000 tonnes of oil products in next quarter
Tanker Elandra Denali with Russian oil arrives off South African Cape coast
WHARF TALK: Floating Storage and Regasification Unit – GOLAR IGLOO
Maputo Port Fruit Terminal eases  into export of citrus
Forum & Expo to detail upgrades and plans throughout African ports
NSRI Durban helps with release of young albatross
Why ports are at the heart of sustainable development
Mozambique’s STEMA to rehabilitate Matola grain silos
Simplifying saving lives: automating AMVER
Transnet increases supply of jet fuel to OR Tambo International Airport
IMO adopts new guidelines to combat wildlife trafficking

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 13 May 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  HAPPY STAR

P&O Ferries’ sackings: Unions trigger ILO investigation
WHARF TALK: South African Railways Class 19D Locomotive 3322 – 1948
Dar es Salaam port hits new hot spot with record vehicle shipment
IN CONVERSATION: Whale sharks: how we discovered what’s killing so many of the world’s largest fish
Suez Canal Authority adds another dredger to canal expansion fleet
Transport Minister Mbalula says the National Rail Policy is critical to structural reforms in the economy
WHARF TALK:  a living monument to history – SS GREAT BRITAIN
Seafarer dies, a number missing when Ghanaian fishing vessel Comforter II sinks off Takoradi coast
Fire on board fishing vessel Shinsei Maru No3 being scrapped in Cape Town harbour
River port solves some of Bolivia’s logistics problems
WHARF TALK: troubled Supramax bulk carrier – NS QINGDAO
Renewed call to ban the export pf scrap metal
Floating Border Outposts introduced for India’s Border Security Force
Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority MD, Michael Luguje, appointed IAPH vice president
WHARF TALK: large LR2 Aframax tanker – SEALEGEND
Durban Point Waterfront plans a revival  (of sorts)
Enhancing security of cruise terminals in the Seychelles
AD Ports (Abu Dhabi) Group to develop port projects in Egypt
UNCTAD: Five global actions needed to build a sustainable ocean economy
NATO maritime groups train with Finland and Sweden
Sustainable maritime transport in Caribbean
Ukrainians strike another Russian vessel in Black Sea

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 6 May 2022

Africa Ports & Ships maritimne news

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FIRST VIEW:  DAL KALAHARI

Durban Port’s Millennium Tower woes
WHARF TALK: Nigerian Navy latest ship – NNS KADA
Two new Greenland-based cargo ships for Royal Arctic Line
NPA granted R1 billion restraining order in Regiments assets over Transnet affair
Maersk reports record Q1 results
Backlog cleared at Cape Town Container Terminal – TPT
WHARF TALK: naval auxiliary vessel – FNS CHAMPLAIN
China pressurising Tanzania to restart Bagamoyo port project
Natal Corridor railway from Durban to Gauteng & Botswana out of service until 9 June
MOL builds one of the largest capacity green hydrogen plants in Europe
African Flag Registries Exploited by High-Risk Fishing Operators
WHARF TALK: surveillance patrol frigate – FNS NIVOSE F732
UN S-G Guterres in Senegal: ‘Triple crisis’ in Africa aggravated by war in Ukraine
Coal miners resort to road transport in place of railing to ports
IN CONVERSATION: Rising atmospheric CO2 may benefit maize crops: first experiment in African conditions
IMO and tackling aquatic invasive species
Durban’s Pier 1 Container Terminal handles record volumes
Russian oil to be pumped ashore at Saldanha?
WHARF TALK:  La Fayette class stealth frigate FNS COURBET
Ocean Network Express (ONE) adds new Mozambique, Middle East, India service
Paramount Maritime launches state-of-the-art high-speed, multi-purpose naval vessel
Six new Rubber Tyre Gantries (RTGs) arrive for Abidjan’s 2nd container terminal
ABB’s integrated ship operating system: Key DNV cyber security certification
Nor-Shipping looks to 2023 with confidence after success of “long-awaited” return
Xeneta container rates alert: Demand, disruption and deft carrier strategies fuel new highs for long-term ocean freight rates
IMO and the Ukraine: Actions to facilitate seafarer evacuation

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 29 April 2022

Africa Ports & Ships maritime news 25 April 2022

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FIRST VIEW:  RCC ANTWERP

Coal from Botswana’s Morupule mine exported via Maputo
WHARF TALK: visiting French naval squadron – FNS MISTRAL
Mozambique to establish sovereign fund as plans firm up for export of natural gas from Coral Sul FLNG
Double success for Shell’s discoveries offshore Namibia
IMO and fishing vessel safety
WHARF TALK:  In Cape Town harbour – MSC ORCHESTRA
IN CONVERSATION: Changes in sub-Saharan maize trade spells potential trouble for Kenya
TRADE NEWS: Seahaven, the world’s largest inflatable lifeboat
Vale concludes sale of Moatize coal mine & Nacala Logistics Corridor to Vulcan Resources
IN CONVERSATION: Africa faces huge food-supply obstacles in a just transition – and time is running out
CMA CGM’s MOZEX service opens door to citrus exports through Maputo
WHARF TALK: small reefer vessel – SILVER COPENHAGEN
NovaMarine expands technologies service offering to Walvis Bay
IN CONVERSATION: Africa faces hard knocks as rich countries take manufacturing back home
Pakistan frigate PNS Shamsheer seizes nearly one ton of illicit drugs at sea off Oman
Guinea’s Kamsar port takes delivery of amen Multi Cat 2409 vessel
Walvis Bay Container Terminal up for concessioning
WHARF TALK: large Angolan LNG tanker SONANGOL ETOSHA
New cyclone (Jasmine) brews in Mozambique Channel
Illicit maritime activity: South Africa signs Jeddah Amendment
Rehabilitation & expansion of Nacala port nearing completion
IN CONVERSATION: How geology put a South African city (and its port) at risk of landslides
CMA CGM reinstates its Indian Ocean (IO) Feeder 3 service
Managing blackout risks on passenger ships: New DNV focus on safety

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 24 April 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  EUROPA

Positive response for expressions of interest in Port of Richards Bay LNG Terminal
WHARF TALK: Oceanographic research ship METEOR
Long-term container rates plummet on key US to Far East routes: Xeneta container rates update
Gulf of Guinea records 7 piracy incidents in Q1: report
Richards Bay coal exports hit lowest figure in 25 years as exports dwindle – talk of force majeure
WHARF TALK: Floating Storage and Regasification Unit- Karmol LNGT Powership Asia
IN CONVERSATION: Russia-Ukraine crisis highlights Africa’s need to diversify its wheat sources
MAIB: Loss of 34 containers off mv Francisca
Pravin Gordhan visits Durban port – latest flood damage update
WHARF TALK: Very Large Ore Carrier WUGANG HAOYUN
Ever Forward refloated after a comprehensive salvage plan
IN CONVERSATION: Russia-Ukraine crisis poses a serious threat to Egypt – the world’s largest wheat importer
Opposition to the Uganda-Tanzania pipeline grows as insurers & bankers shy away
Feasibility study for Trans-Zambezi railway is viable
Africa & developing countries well-represented at WTO online course
Durban recovering from the floods
WHARF TALK: the barque EUROPA
Eleven crew safe after fishing vessel Silver Snapper sinks off Cape Point
The rehabilitation of Kigomo port on Lake Tanganyika
IN CONVERSATION: Russia-Ukraine conflict could influence Africa’s food supplies
CTF 153: New International Naval Task Force to Enhance Red Sea Security
Congestion at Dar es Salaam forces container diversions to Mombasa
Global trade and development: Impact of the crisis in Ukraine
APM Terminals Apapa unveils digital solutions at port complex
Methane at Sea: Finding the Invisible Climate Killer

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 17 April 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:    MSC RADIANT III

UPDATE ON DURBAN PORT OPERATIONS
Suez Canal widening project making progress
WHARF TALK: BP bunkering tanker – AMBER II
Kenya signs agreement for new Med Marine tug for Port Lamu
US Navy ship seizes $350 million cocaine from fishing vessel off West Africa
Nigeria commences rehab of Port Harcourt-Maiduguri railway
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for January 2022
WHARF TALK: anchor handling tug & supply vessel, JARVIS
Record annual throughout for Durban Car Terminal
Positive export outlook from Citrus Growers Association
A P Moller – Maersk launches Maersk Air Cargo
Transnet gets tough with airport tenant – Operation Thatha Okwethu
SHIPS IN PORT: Grande Marocco – rare visitor to Port Elizabeth
Operation Copper extended by one more year
European Union funds 30 RHIBs towards defence of Gulf of Guinea
Inchcape Shipping Services at 175 acquires new owner: Capital boost for future growth

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 10 April 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  HORIZON

WHARF TALK: LR1 Chinese tanker – LIAN BAI HU
IN CONVERSATION: The South African ship that found Antarctica’s Endurance wreck is vital for climate science
Maritime Just Transition Task Force: First partner: Singapore Maritime Foundation
Somalia boosts coastline policing with new maritime facility
Synthetic fuel: Container ship reduces emissions
WHARF TALK: diamond mining vessel – GRAND BANKS
Transnet Pipelines: Attempted theft, dead body at scene
IN CONVERSATION: At Unguja Ukuu, human activity transformed the coast of Zanzibar more than 1,000 years ago
Supply Chain Pressures: Implications of Russia-Ukraine War & Covid Lockdowns
Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change
Durban Car Terminal imports rise by 34% thanks to Asian entry-level vehicles
WHARF TALK: split hopper trailing suction dredger OMVAC DIEZ
AIIM and Mokobela-Shataki Consortium acquires The Logistics Group for R1.6 billion
Collision in the harbour at Tanger Med Port – two missing
New management at the helm of APM Terminals
UK MAIB Safety Digest: Lessons from Marine Accident Reports 1/2022
TPT team visits Thailand to benchmark port and logistical automotive performance in SA
Danger of mines: Northern Black Sea Region, the Sea of Azov (north of latitude 46°N)
WHARF TALK: heavy load carrier – FAIRLANE
Boost for Congo Terminal with 20 new port tractors & trailers
Cyber Security incidents reporting encouraged by SSA, ASA & CLASS NK
TRADE NEWS: Adopt new technologies for greener shipping, says Thordon
MSC acquires 100% of Bolloré Africa Logistics including all of Bolloré Group’s shipping, logistics and terminals operations in Africa
Land claim agreement means Richards Bay port expansion is now possible
WHARF TALK: mini heavylift vessel GRETA
Sense of musical chairs as new Interim CEO for SAMSA is appointed
Moratorium on issuing of bunkering licences in Algoa Bay remains in place
NS QINGDAO Update: Cargo discharge completed
Black Sea and the Sea of Azov: Insurance or other financial security certificates
Nigerian Navy’s new landing Ship Tank (LST), NNS Kada, homeward bound
As DRC joins EAC, competition between Mombasa and Dar es Salaam routes could increase
Xeneta Report: Long-term ocean rates up almost 100% year-on-year

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 1 April 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   JOLLY VANADIO

Historic step as Transnet commences wth sale of rail slots to third-party operators
SOUTH AFRICA’S NAVY AT 100 – special feature
WHARF TALK: expedition cruise ship SILVER EXPLORER
DP World launches DUBUY.com e-commerce platform in Tanzania
WHARF TALK: modern bulk carrier / logger – LUENHO
Maersk explores new ways to accelerate green fuel production
IN CONVERSATION: DRC is set to become 7th member of the East African trading bloc: what’s in it for everyone
IMO developing regional strategy for preventing invasive aquatic species in Red Sea & GoA
The Abidjan-Ouagadougou railway network, from yesterday to today
New citrus terminal at port of Maputo to open
WHARF TALK: Spanish research vessel – SARMIENTO DE GAMBOA
Guinea wants ambitious start to production by 2025 from the Simandou iron ore deposit
Port of Nacala rehabilitation complete next year
Stolt Tankers Pool provides support for reforestation projects
Eastern Cape’s Hannes de Waal isStolt Tankers Pool provides support for reforestation projects new chairman of Citrus Growers Association
Phase 2 of Mombasa’s second container terminal ready for commissioning
WHARF TALK: Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) – PACIFIC LEADER
BOOK REVIEW: Wartime Standard Ships
Nigeria’s new large Dangote fertiliser plant will enable exports
IN CONVERSATION: Red gold: the rise and fall of West Africa’s palm oil empire
Höegh Autoliners’ introduces Aurora-class of vehicle carriers
Dodgy fishing fleet moves into Indian Ocean after insurer ends coverage
WHARF TALK: long wait outside for – ELKA DELPHI
TICT at Tin Can Island orders two mobile cranes
Ukraine war’s impact on Trade and Development: UNCTAD report
IN CONVERSATION: Whale migrations: how new UN treaty aims to protect species on the high seas
Botswana sugar now imported through Port of Walvis Bay
Boskalis to replenish eroded Togo & Benin coastline
Sale of Vale Moatize coal mine to India’s Vulcan confirmed
TNPA launches 2022 Internship Programme

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 25 March 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   MAERSK CABINDA

WHARF TALK: Familiar name, newish ship – GREY FOX
Increased hopes of a 24-hour operation at the Lebombo / Ressano Garcia border crossing
Exercise Cold Response starts off on the shores of Norway
Obangame Express 2022, West Africa’s largest multinational maritime exercise, is underway
WHARF TALK: offshore construction & pipelay support vessel – SKANDI VITORIA
IN CONVERSATION: The Russian economy is headed for collapse
DNV’s INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: Alternative Marine Fuels – video
WHARF TALK:   ECO-Ship Ultramax bulker – ES WARRIOR
AVIATION: Comair Grounded – A precautionary affair, says regulator
IN CONVERSATION: Ukraine war and anti-Russia sanctions on top of COVID-19 mean even worse trouble lies ahead for global supply chains
Supply chain turmoil lies ahead after Chinese Covid lockdowns, warns Container xChange
EU NAVFOR reacts to UNSC non-extension announcement on piracy
Situation in the Black Sea and Sea of Azov: Impacts on shipping and seafarers
Another attempt of theft from Transnet’s Multi-Product pipeline is thwarted
Hapag-Lloyd to acquire DAL Line and grow its Africa service
Wharf Talk: a stream of ocean-going tugs – ALP ACE
Fruit exporters from Africa and South America turn to Turkey for entry into the Russian market
Reunion authorities take over the clean-up from wrecked Tresta Star
Support of the African Continental Free Trade Area: WTO DG Okonjo-Iweala welcomes project
Loss of Russian fertilisers a problem for SA? – Nyet
Statement by the Secretary-General of UNCTAD, Rebeca Grynspan, on the situation in Ukraine
UNCTAD’s work to ease trade: United Kingdom commits £1.8 million

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