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

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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

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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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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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First View : MAERSK TRIESTE
Glencore secures its controlling interest in Cape Town’s Chovron SA refinery
Transnet prepares to reconstruct accummulator tanks at Durban’s Island View
Port Elizabeth welcomes modern car carrier Titus on maiden voyage
Siyabonga Gama dismissed despite arbitration order
Bulk carrier attacked by Somali pirates identified
World’s largest LNG bunker supply vessel sets off to Europe
MAIB Report: Heavy contact made by CMA CGM Centaurus with Jebel Ali quay and shore cranes
HMS Queen Elizabeth arrives in New York
USN in Northern Waters Under way to Exercise Trident Juncture 2018
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : ALS FAUNA

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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First View : FLEUR DU CAP
Captain Rufus Lekala returns to work as Chief Harbour Master after 17 months of suspension
Angola takes delivery of fishery research vessel from Damen Galati
Dangerous cargo: a hazard to its owners and their insurers
Subsea 7 awarded Tullow contract offshore Ghana
Unique Group delivers HRF system to Oceaneering for South-Central Africa
Paramount Maritime’s Veecraft Marine partners with Unique Group for manufacture of Hydracraft 1400
Bulk carrier attacked by Somali pirates at sea off Mogadishu
CMA CGM increases stake in CEVA to 33 per cent
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : MSC ASTRID and BLACKADDER

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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First View : BERG
SA Port Statistics for September are now available here
Reaction to Transport Minister’s statement on Container High Cube saga
Man dies in ship accident in Cape Town
Nigeria’s Dangote calls for free trade to deepen African regional economies
Students explore Port of Saldanha
EU NAVFOR conducts first exercise with Chinese PLA(N) in Djibouti
Africa Oil Week’s content-rich programme has expanded
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : GREEN MUSIC

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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First View : BLUFF SHIPLOADER REPAIRED
Siyabonga Gama fights to prevent his dismissal
Somaliland’s Berbera port expansion gets underway
Nigeria ramps up defnce against piracy in aftermath of attack on MV Glarus
SAMSA’s SA Agulhas embarks on another training mission
Port of Mossel Bay becomes part of the Pioneer Trek
Oops, CMA CGM Mumbai doesn’t do parallel parking, hits quay instead
Trident Juncture 2018: NATO Secretary General visits
TFR Scoops Three Awards at 30th Logistics Achiever Awards
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : GREEN GUATEMALA

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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First View : CIELO DI JARI
Ngqura port’s new liquid bulk facility makes progress
TNPA testing helicopter marine pilot transfer service at Port of Cape Town
Controversy rages over DoT’s high cube container decision
Taking transformation of Island View precinct another stage further
NSRI rescues ill seafarer off immobilised chokka boat
Former RMS St Helena sold again and returning to the UK
CMA CGM confirms its intention of turning CEVA into a leading logistics provider
Hundreds of UK troops deploy on Exercise Trident Juncture
ClassNK releases ‘ClassNK MRV Portal (IMO DCS)’
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : ADFINES SKY

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Here are the News Headlines:

First View : MSC CAPRI
Port Elizabeth Manganese Terminal receives two rotating spreaders
Angola turns to partial privatisation of railways
SA Navy explains all the white smokescreens at Exercise Ibsamar 2018
Selection of port news across the sub-Saharan continent
R99 million fine by Competition Commission on K-Line is confirmed
Mombasa port haemorrhaging business from Rwandan traders to Dar es Salaam
Devonport to be RN frigate base
Feature: Students gather critical data about the oceans
BIMCO and industry partners to launch hull underwater cleaning standard
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : THE MERCIFUL

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Here are the news headlines:

First View : NEW YORK EXPRESS
UNCTAD identifies seven key trends shaping maritime transport
Jamaica praises African maritime co-operation
Tropical Cyclone Luban 05a update as storm heads for Gulf of Aden entrance
Copernicus Sentinel-1 spies an oil spill
Hapag-Lloyd becomes latest container line to go for marine fuel recovery surcharge
Silversea to add three new ultra-luxury cruise ships to fleet
Swallowing the anchor: How not to choke when making the transition from ship to shore
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : GRAND DOLPHIN

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