Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 22 August 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   DUNCAN ISLAND

IN CONVERSATION: Three things you should know about mosquitoes
WHARF TALK: Unusual and unexpected – COMBI DOCK 1
UECC’s second LNG battery hybrid car carrier – on the water
Maersk secures new e-methanol facility to provide green fuel for container ship
Mozambique: Rwanda confirms it will guard gas zone
New collaboration on satellite-based VDES: Sierra Leone aims for maritime digitalisation
WHARF TALK: MR2 tanker arrives in Cape Town – KAIFAN
Two container ships make their maiden calls at Port of Walvis Bay
Western Indian Ocean no longer seen as a high risk area for piracy
Agility sells its Global Integrated Logistics (GIL) business to DSV Panalpina
IATA and UNCTAD e-commerce accord
IN CONVERSATION: We examined 20 years of US-Kenya trade: Some lessons for Africa
WHARF TALK: number ten – FEGULUS
IMO 2000: Sierra Leone introduces penalties for non-compliant fuel
IN CONVERSATION: The coal price has skyrocketed in 2021 – what does it mean for net zero?
SAA begins rebuilding its fleet with two Airbus A320s
Master Plan calls for R100 billion investments into expanding Port of Durban
WHARF TALK: Vintage MSC ship still going strong – MSC ADELE
Mozambique Cabo Delgado Update, part 1
Mozambique Cabo Delgado Update, part 2
Stella Maris: Life at Sea Report 2020 – a world in lockdown
VIEWPOINT: The ongoing challenge of Covid in the ports
WHARF TALK: First South African call for LR1 tanker DIYYINAH 1
Citrus Exports: Less trucks arrive permitting Durban and Eastern Cape ports to decongest
Richards Bay unplanned power outage impacts rail operations
WHARF TALK: Maiden visit to Durban and Cape Town – SCHWYZ
Australia’s carbon capture and utilisation opportunity
Naval Exercise Cutlass Express concludes off East African coast
IMO supports Djibouti to prevent pollution from ships
Fire on livestock carrier Elbeik off coast of Spain
Sri Lanka Ports Authority at 42

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 12-13 August 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   MSC MARINA

Covid-19 jabs to seafarers at no charge
WHARF TALK: Cape Town call for large trailing suction hopper dredger GATEWAY
AVIATION & AIRFREIGHT: Qatar Airways new link from Doha to Lusaka and Harare
IN CONVERSATION: Insights for African countries from the latest climate change projections
NYK wood chip carrier Crimson Polaris breaks in two off Japan
Hurtigruten Expeditions to cruise West Africa destinations
New US Lighthouse stamps
WHARF TALK: Offshore construction support vessel NORMAND FRONTIER
NSRI Gqeberha Sea Rescue crew medivac seriously injured seaman from bulk carrier
US Coast Guard commissions 44th Fast Response Cutter Glen Harris
Retail operations under threat from vessel delays and rising rates
USS Herschel ‘Woody’ Williams (T-ESB 4) deploys to Nigeria
WHARF TALK: LPG tanker named BW ODIN
ABB Azipod propulsion for Orange Marine cable-laying & repair ship
IPCC report shows that climate change is rapid, widespread and intensifying
IN CONVERSATION: IPCC climate report: Profound changes are underway in Earth’s oceans and ice – a lead author explains what the warnings mean
Transnet reports further cargo handling disruptions because of IT network
Mozambique insurrection: LATEST: Rwandan forces recapture Mocimboa da Praia
Mozambique insurrection update: Joseph Hanlon reports….
WHARF TALK: The interesting story behind a reefer named TAGANROGSKIY ZALIV
ONE launches Marine Safety and Quality Campaign 2021: Global self-inspection
R500 million cocaine drug bust made at Durban harbour
DP World strengthens its grip on logistics in southern Africa
Imperial to acquire 100% stake in the J&J Africa Group for R4.4 billion
Port Window: Walvis Bay records increase in salt exports
WHARF TALK: From a musical concert to a gemstone – BLUE ONYX
Navigational warnings: Reporting and broadcasting hazards at sea

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 9 August 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   BAHRI YANBU

Trucks set alight on N2 between Ermelo and Piet Retief
Nigerian Chamber of Shipping becomes full ICS member
WHARF TALK: BROTONNE BRIDGE makes it finally into port
Xeneta container rates alert: shippers stunned as long-term rates surge by almost 30% in a month
Lagos ports traffic gridlock remains a ‘major headache
CRUISING: MSC Cruises restarts American cruising out of Miami
IMO building support for fishing safety in the Pacific region
WHARF TALK: What’s in a name? MP THE LAW
Marsa Maroc sells 35% of its stock to Tanger Med
IMCA signs GoG Declaration on the Suppression of Piracy
The Future is Here:DHL signs into all-electric cargo aircraft
Fire in Durban-bound container ship Seaspan Lahore narrowly averted
WHARF TALK: Among the unusually named ships is FREIGHT MARGIE
NSPCA says it ain’t over, we’re appealing High Court ruling on live animal exports
Vehicle sales & exports affected by civil unrest, port cyber attack and COVID-19, reports Naamsa
Tanzania VP urges greater use of Mtwara Port
WHARF TALK: the lay ship LV OCEAN NORTH 105
Another great historic ship that sailed into South African waters – HMS CHALLENGER
SA Navy patrol ship SAS MAKHANDA arrives in Pemba
IATA data on air cargo shows strongest growth since 2017
MSC towage division takes delivery of Sanmar-built tug for Portuguese port
Transnet lifts force majeure as ports begin the recovery phase
ONE provides for South African children: Free transport of educational materials
WHARF TALK: A unique trawler – NIKKO MARU No.1
Women in Maritime new association inaugurated: West and Central Africa
Swiftnova Engineering raises the bar in excellence with welding certification
Modular onshore beacons for marine infrastructure
Israeli-connected tanker Mercer Street attacked by drone in Gulf of Oman
NSRI called out to perform medical offshore evacuations, at Durban & Stilbaai

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 31 July 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   AMIS WEALTH

DP World invests in fleet of 30 new high-performance tractors for Luanda terminal
DNV backs South East Asia crew change programme
WHARF TALK: Mini class of bulk carrier – ERKUL S
Port of Maputo handles a decrease to 18 million tonnes in 2020
SCA’s new dredger Hussein Tantawi arrives at Suez Canal
Ports of Saldanha & Ngqura handle three wind farm projects
New operating times for Ressano Garcia/Lebombo border crossing
WHARF TALK: Latest reefer ship into Mother City – WILD PEONY
US Coast Guard Cutter Eagle under way this week
IN CONVERSATION:Predicting droughts and floods: why we’re studying 19th-century ocean records
Prevention of pest contamination: Cargo Integrity Group calls for risk-based measures
Transnet IT network remains affected after last week’s hack, but progress “being made”
WHARF TALK: A fleeting visit from heavy lift PALMGRACHT
MSC partners with Fincantieri and Snam to build world’s first ocean-going hydrogen-powered cruise ship
Construction underway of LNG-powered, environmentally advanced cruise ship, MSC Euribia
It’s back to cruising for Norwegian Cruise Line
Durban ship calls omitted as Transnet system outages continue
WHARF TALK: Project ship LISA AUERBACH
NEW BOOKS: Seaforth World Naval Review 2021
Video: The scuttling of the Twin Capes ferry to create a natural reef
Updating Maritime Administrators in the Caribbean
Maersk enhances shipping services between Mombasa and North Europe
Transnet prioritises reefer exports as IT network remains hacked
Nigerian court sentences 10 pirates to lengthy jail time
WHARF TALK: multi-role geophysical and hydrographic survey vessel FUGRO DISCOVERY
WHARF TALK: LR1 Aframax tanker SERENGETI
NEW BOOKS: Flag Waves – House Flags from the National Maritime Museum
MAIB report on Stolt Groenland explosion & fire Sept 2019
SAIMENA joins forces with IZA on zinc coatings for ships
How to spot the warning signs of wildlife crime in the maritime industry
IN CONVERSATION: Violence in South Africa: an uprising of elites, not of the people
After 48 hours in the sea, another survivor of Niko Ivanka is rescued

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 24 July 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   ORANGE STREAM

IN CONVERSATION: Nigeria’s ambitious new maritime security project must avoid old traps
Cutting GHG emission from shipping: IMO and ten years of mandatory rules
RINA to classify China’s largest newbuild cruise ship
Transnet IT network experiences disruptions- weather interrupts Eastern Cape container ops
SANDF troops arrive in Pemba as part of SADC regional standby force
Pilot transfer arrangements: Bahamas Maritime Authority introduces inspection campaign
WHARF TALK: South African flagged bunker tanker visits Cape Town – LEFKAS
Durban’s Toyota Motor Corporation returns to production following unrest
Durban’s SAPREF refinery reopens following unrest
INSIGHTS: Five lessons to learn from hydrogen as a ship fuel
CMA CGM to launch a new Indian Ocean feeder service to/from Comoros
WHARF TALK: Owned by an oil producer – SHEGARDIAH
CIVIL UNREST: ONE reveals SAECS service contingency plan
Connectivity crucial to seafarers’ welfare needs: Inmarsat sponsored report
Port an rail operations in KZN restart after unrest
ZPMC wins order to supply Ports of Durban & Cape Town with new RTGs
General cargo ship sinks off Liberia, 18 missing
Abu Dhabi Maritime Academy:
WHARF TALK: Norway’s Odfjell tanker – BOW SKY
Carrier Strike Group 2021 & Japanese Navy hold anti-piracy drill in Gulf Of Aden
Port Window: Durban Port Bulletin report
Port Window: Port of Durban Volume & Vessel Call Performance
Problems associated with surging in Cape Town Harbour – July 2021
Meteorology: Reported extremes – New rapid response team will provide guidance
Cabo Delgado Update: 1000 Rwandan troops arrive to protect Mueda and the gas
WHARF TALK: tanker with a difference, & the hint lies in the name – POLAR UNICORN
Namibian shipping sector donates containers to country’s health system
Service levels slowly improving, says Transnet. Meanwhile one boxship ups anchor & leaves
Incremental improvement in Transnet operations following unrest

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 16 July 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIpS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   ALISIOS

UPDATE:Service levels slowly improving, says Transnet. Meanwhile one boxship ups anchor & leaves
UPDATE Transnet: Incremental improvement in Transnet operations following unrest
Transnet declaring force majeure on the Natcor adds further woes
WHARF TALK: Seventh Seatrade reefer of the Cape Town season – COLD STREAM
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for June 2021 are now available here
Battery technology to reduce Green House Gas emissions
IN CONVERSATION: South African riots and food security: why there’s an urgent need to restore stability
IN CONVERSATION: South Africa in flames: spontaneous outbreak or insurrection?
FEATURE :  DISCOVERY – 1902 to 1929
Progress on Africa’s integration: Prospects for economic transformation in Egypt boost
The Future is Here: Rotterdam port introduces first series of 3D-printed bollards
APM Terminals at the Port of Monrovia takes delivery of two Kalmar reach stackers
South Africa’s struggling economy take a blow as unrest in KZN & Gauteng continues
AGRI SA says enough! Calls for a state of emergency to be declared
WHARF TALK: former Unicorn tanker VALLE LUNA
Piracy and armed robbery incidents at lowest level in 27 years: Risks remain to seafarers
Port logistics affected as KZN & Gauteng burn
WHARF TALK: Another saintly lady of the sea – SANTA TERESA
Vietnamese rescuer to receive IMO Bravery Award
IN CONVERSATION: The ocean is full of tiny plastic particles – we found a way to track them with satellites
IMO World Maritime Theme 2022: New technologies for greener shipping
Airborne rescue of ill seafarer off Durban
DP World tables offer to buy South Africa’s Imperial Logistics
Port Window: Durban Port Bulletin report
The Port Window: Port of Durban Volume & Vessel Call Performance
WHARF TALK: Ultramax bulker named HAMBURG EAGLE
Hapag-Lloyd acquires Africa carrier NileDutch
Nigeria releases Swiss ship after three years under detention
(UK) MAIB drowning prevention
Rates increase, but no relief yet in sight – Xeneta
Togo court sentences nine pirates to long terms in jail
Seafarers’ union welcome Ever Given release

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 11 July 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   FRONTIER ACE

Seafarers’ union welcome Ever Given release
Paramount Group to provide platinum sponsorship of Africa’s largest maritime security gathering, IMDEC 2021
WHARF TALK: As peak season arrives reefer FUJI BAY makes a necessary bunker call
MAERSK signs contract to build world’s first methanol-fueled container ship
WHARF TALK: A tanker named MARGARITA
TNPA says On-Time berthing is a catalyst for increased automotive volume
Maritime Safety Week 2021 – UK
Fewer ship calls at Mombasa means less freight traffic for Kenya’s SGR
WHARF TALK: Not all reefers are here to load fruit – CHIKUMA
WHARF TALK: an unintended call call for UNISPACE
Ship Chandling: Putting the environment first: ISSA’s Green Agenda
IN CONVERSATION: Nigeria doesn’t have a coherent strategy to manage freight:  how it can get there
Chinese port congestion could impact shipments until Christmas – project44
The Future is Here: HyperloopTT and HHLA reveal HyperPort™
Camera security upgrade for Ghana’s Port of Tema
WHARF TALK: direct from the MIAX service – AS CYPRIA
Derailment on Richards Bay coal line a cause for concern – TFR
TRADE NEWS: Counting the cost of BWT inaction by shipowners
WHARF TALK: Cape Town’s weather delivers more shipping problems
WHARF TALK: Over 25 years old and still going strong – MSC KOREA
Inchcape Shipping Services & John Keells Holdings form joint venture
WHARF TALK: The flow of fertiliser continues: LEFKADA
Proper management of ageing rolling stock: Fractured wagon investigated
Port Window: Durban Port Bulletin report
The Port Window: Port of Durban Volume & Vessel Call Performance
Economic Integration in West Africa: Need for Road Corridors
WHARF TALK: Razor wire protection for PACIFIC MERMAID
FORGOTTEN AT SEA
WHARF TALK: Burnt out Korean fishing vessel DONG WON 701 scuttled
WHARF TALK:   No beauty after retrofit for MSC JULIE
Fire on Israeli-owned ship CSAV Tyndall after attack in N.Indian Ocean 

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 4 July 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   MOL EXPLORER

Fire on Israeli-owned ship CSAV Tyndal after attack in N.Indian Ocean
Transnet reaches wage agreement with unions, strike averted
WHARF TALK: Fleeting visit for sophisticated offshore vessel SEVEN OCEANIC
Kleos Space second launch of reconnaissance satellites successful – eight now in orbit
World Marine Aids to Navigation Day: IFAN highlights the importance of safe navigation
WHARF TALK: Seatrade reefer SCHWEIZ STREAM with fruit for the UK
Drama off Gansbaai as general cargo ship Unispace is taken under tow by SA Amandla
WHARF TALK: Reefer with zero space for containers, EVEREST BAY
IN CONVERSATION: Rooibos tea: EU protection is good news for South African agriculture
WHARF TALK: ‘Gateway to Antarctica’ hosts MORE SODRUZHESTVA
TFR rails an annualised 58 million tons of coal to Richards Bay – Exxaro talks of rail constraints
MSC Messina incapacitated by engine room fire in Indian Ocean
The future is here: Tanger Med receives its first real-life digital port call
Northern Mozambique: Terror threat makes seafarer crew change impossible
IN CONVERSATION: Kenya’s huge railway project is causing environmental damage. Here’s how
WHARF TALK: Bulker MEDI HIROSHIMA calling at five ports in Southern Africa
Mercy Ships’ GLOBAL MERCY is delivered from builders
IN CONVERSATION: How palm oil became the world’s most hated, most used fat source
New vessel brings Furetank to the UN 2050 climate goal
Meet Canus Ebinipre Robinson, Nigeria’s first female tugmaster
Ghana Maritime Authority enters into e-Navigation partnership with Sternula
DP World’s new terminal at Berbera Port, Somaliland
More unrest reported from Palma
IMO’s World Maritime Day: 25 June – Theme: A Fair Future for Seafarers
WHARF TALK: Award-winning tanker NOTOS VENTURE calls at Cape Town & Durban
IN CONVERSATION: Offshore gas finds offered major promise for Mozambique: what went wrong
Hapag-Lloyd & ONE complete TradeLens cargo insurance digital integration
Beira Port cargo achievements for 2020
More ships achieving astronomic rates of over $100,000 a day
Karpowership plans for three ports scuppered
Protector sails north

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 26-27 June 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   ON CUTTY SARK

UK P&I Club reaches deal with SCA to release Ever Given from Suez Canal
IN CONVERSATION: The maritime tussle between Kenya and Somalia – and what happens next
WHARF TALK: Supramax bulker BLUE AKIHABARA and the production of fertiliser
Energy efficiency in ports to support maritime decarbonisation
Dar es Salaam port authority bans storage of explosives in port
Tenders invited for the concession of the Lobito Port Multi-Purpose & Container Terminal
WHARF TALK: GLENDA MELODY and the story of Palm Oil
Namport tackles a meaty project
Stealth jets fight Daesh: First combat missions from HMS Queen Elizabeth
WHARF TALK: BALTIC HEATHER – voyaging along the SE African coast May and June 2021
Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) becomes an independent subsidiary of Transnet
WHARF TALK: Taking SA fruit to the USA with ATLANTIC ACANTHUS
NSPCA hits out at loading of sheep on Kuwaiti livestock carrier Al-Messilah
NEW BOOKS: Another new shipbuilding title: Leith Built Ships Volume 2 
WHARF TALK: ACONCAGUA BAY – Looking as though from another age
Second new cutter suction dredger for Suez Canal Authority from Royal IHC
WHARF TALK: Oh, what an appropriate name – WINE TRADER
The UK Carrier Strike Group’s progress
WHARF TALK: Largest trawler under South African flag – Desert Diamond
Understanding the marine pollution cycle and how we can contribute towards marine conservation
TPT calls for strengthened engagement with universities
The Port Window: Durban Port Bulletin report
The Port Window: Port of Durban Volume & Vessel Call Performance
Reflections: Great Eastern – December 1869
Naval News: HMS Spey commissioned
TRADE NEWS: First DNV SILENT-E class notation awarded to a merchant vessel
100th State joins IMO ship air pollution and emissions treaty
WHARF TALK: Doric Pioneer – a ship with a recent local connection
DURBAN in the 1920s and 1930s
Ships keep skipping Yantian, as China’s new COVID measures add to supply chain woes

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 19-20 June 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   BELATLANTIC

WHARF TALK: NYK Paula, connecting Middle East, India, Sri Lanka with South and West Africa
DP World introduces first dedicated logistics rail service between Maputo and Harare
In the Dog-Box – Namport refurbishes Walvis Bay port dog kennels
WHARF TALK: Orange Victoria – yet another tanker at the Mother City
French frigate Languedoc nabs large drug haul off ship
WHARF TALK: Green Egersund – small, smart reefer ship
For G7 read M7: Shipping industry agrees action on R&D investment and trade digitisation
CRUISE NEWS: MSC Splendida is latest ship to commence Mediterranean cruising: MSC enters luxury market with EXPLORA
The Global Economy: on Track for Strong but Uneven Growth as COVID-19 Still Weighs
Western Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden: Enhancing maritime security
WHARF TALK: the ship with such a long name – D&K Abdul Razzak Khalid Zaid Al-Khalid
The Port Window: More straddle carriers for Cape Town terminal
The Port Window: Cape Town ship movements
The Port Window: Durban Port Bulletin report
The Port Window: Port of Durban Volume & Vessel Call Performance
IN CONVERSATION: Shipping is tough on the climate and hard to clean up – these innovations can help cut emissions
WHARF TALK: Arvika – loading manganese at Durban and Cape Town
G7 pledges of 870 million Covid-19 Vaccine (COVAX) doses
Support for Nigeria’s Deep Blue Project
WHARF TALK: Carolina class caller MSC LILOU on interesting charter
Captain’s body remains on board as Ital Libera returns to Italy
IN CONVERSATION: Climate change is a threat to Africa’s transport systems: what must be done
WHARF TALK: Cielo Bianco, ‘Significant Ship of the Year’
Transnet intensifies efforts at curbing cable theft
UK MAIB Annual Report 2020 issued
Positive thinking about Mozambique-Malawi rail reconnection

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