Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 6 June 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:    BARRINGTON ISLAND

WHARF TALK: A Cape Town facelift for MSC ship, GH Meltemi
Maersk FEW3 West Africa-Far East service includes call at DP World Cochin terminal
UK Custom and Tax Freeports: A golden opportunity for trade and manufacturing
…….The view from Solent Gateway Ltd
Ethiopia completes over 2,700 kilometres of asphalted highways
A new figurehead for Cutty Sark
AIRFREIGHT: African airlines resume flights
WHARF TALK: Gruaud Larose – Fertiliser in a Chinese ship named for a Bordeaux wine estate
ILLEGAL LOGGING: 66 Containers of Stolen Illegal Timber Return to Mozambique
Al Mawashi green light to ship more livestock from East London in mid summer
WHARF TALK: Distant water tuna fishing vessel Kao Fong 372
IN CONVERSATION: How illegals fishing harms Nigeria and what to do about it
Iranian Navy ship Kharg catches fire & sinks in Gulf of Oman
Passenger boat sinks in River Niger, 92 confirmed dead
PIRACY: Gulf of Guinea pirates attack fishing vessel IRIS S – 5 crew kidnapped
WHARF TALK: Surprising caller of LPG tanker Clipper Moon
Mammoet launches two floating drydocks via float-off operation in Saudi Arabia
WHARF TALK: MUR Shipping’s African Avocet
IMO and Autonomous ships: Regulatory scoping exercise completed
TRADE NEWS: Ocean Infinity selects DNV’s ShipManager for innovative robotic vessels
NSPCA up in arms over needless death of another 43 cattle at sea
GB’s national flagship proposal: To promote British businesses around the world
IN CONVERSATION: Africa’s free trade area offers great promise. But only if risks are managed with resolve
WHARF TALK: The Russians are coming! SCF Pearl
Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado crisis: SA says send troops; Tanzania says no troops, instead negotiate, develop
Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado crisis: Who will be top dog?
Transnet meets Richards Bay stakeholders to share Port Master Plan
IN CONVERSATION: Delay in sending regional forces to Mozambique could exact a high price
New SGTM ferry from Austal Vietnam to operate among the Comoros Islands
Hapag-Lloyd further expands its container fleet: 60,000 TEU ordered
WHARF TALK: Where does an old ship go to die? Lobelia R.I.P.
Phase-out of Santa Rosa from SAECS service, Maersk Luz becomes last-minute replacement
The Honourable Company of Master Mariners’ New Master 2021-2022
CMA CGM takes delivery of latest 23,000-TEU ship, CMA CGM Trocadero
WHARF TALK: Granada – one of Cape Town’s ‘long-stayers’

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 28-30 May 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page:  APL SANTIAGO

Fire aboard X-Press Pearl out of control, ship a likely write-off  UPDATE
Western Cape Govt MEC speaks out on Cape Town port inefficiencies
IN CONVERSATION: Why Kenya must take control of sand harvesting off its coast
WHARF TALK: Pacific Sarah – bringing…. ‘Petrol from Amsterdam’
Xeneta container rates alert: sky’s the limit….
TRADE NEWS: Daikin’s CA container technology ships custard apples long-range
South African citrus season off to an exciting and optimistic start
WHARF TALK: Handysize dry bulker Strategic Spirit and a cargo of soya beans
Meet Sabrina Chao, new BIMCO president
WHARF TALK: Another Spirit on our coast – NS Spirit
Transnet announces R870 million final settlement with McKinsey & Co
X-Press Pearl on fire off Colombo, continues to burn
SAECS vessel Santa Barbara skips southbound Cape Town call
IN CONVERSATION: How COVID-19 affected informal cross-border trade between Uganda and DRC
WHARF TALK: Reefer ship Cool Eagle arrives in Cape Town
CRUISING: AIDA Cruises opens its cruising season in the Eastern Mediterranean
Oxygen concentrators sent to India to save seafarers’ lives
Maritime legal courses for developing countries delivered online
IN CONVERSATION: Tanzania’s ‘forgotten’ cyclones and concerns for the future
DP World & Ethiopia enter into agreement for devloping road corridor to Berbera port
WHARF TALK: SANTA CLARA – sailing on Maersk service
Global vaccine rollout needed to stop crew crisis third wave
Unions threaten blockade on Israeli ship, Zim Shanghai
WHARF TALK: Durban Port Bulletin News
WHARF TALK: Durban Volume and Vessel Call Performance
HM The Queen visits HMS Queen Elizabeth:
  …..The UK Carrier Strike Group sails on 28-week Far East deployment
NSRI rescue returning Vasco da Gama race yachties in rough seas off Wild Coast
IMO calls for further action to address Gulf of Guinea piracy
WHARF TALK: AMDERMA – small, weather-beaten landing craft
IN CONVERSATION: Kenya launches Lamu port. But its value remains an open question
VIDEO: COOL EAGLE departing & COOL SPIRIT arriving at port of Durban

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 21 May 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page:  MAYDON WHARF

PIRACY: Atlantic Princess (IMO 8124412) boarded off Ghana coast and 5 crew kidnapped
WHARF TALK: CELSIUS RAVENNA – tankers on a conveyor belt
Two ships collide in Beira Harbour
WHARF TALK: GREEN MOUNTAIN – general cargo ship in every sense
Sonandrill secures contract to drill 12 wells offshore of Angola
Kenya’s newest port, Lamu, opens today
project44 warns blank sailing schedules portend delays well into the summer
WHARF TALK: TILL JACOB – An unabated stream of LR tankers to Mother City
DNG Energy intends placing FSU at Ngqura to supply LNG bunker vessels
MSC Cruises to start Baltic cruising from July
WHARF TALK: AVANTI – part of a waiting game
Dredging of Kribi Port access channel completed
SCA given authority to widen and deepen Suez Canal
Tema Floating Storage Regasificaton Unit (FSRU) completed
WHARF TALK: HAI FENG 698 – reefer with a long history
MSC Virtuosa arrives in Southampton, ready to restart cruising in UK waters
IMO and energy efficient ship operation: A free online course launched
Transnet doubles its capacity to rail export grain to Durban
WHARF TALK: BBC PLATA – and Damen 3307 FCS
Maritime charities extend retraining funding to year end
WHARF TALK: PALANCA CADIZ – potholes, roads and refineries
The future is here: Vale’s 325,000-ton sailing ship about to go into service
HMS Queen Elizabeth on pre-deployment exercise
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for April 2021 are now available here
WHARF TALK: Durban Port Bulletin News
WHARF TALK: Durban Volume and Vessel Call Performance
WHARF TALK: AKADEMIK FEDOROV – Russian Antarctic supply vessel
HAPAG’s East Africa Service EAS 3 arrives EA this week
Trinity House to replace Channel Lightvessel with Type 1 buoy
WHARF TALK: COOL SPIRIT – smaller version of impressive Cool Eagle
Protecting human rights at sea: New due diligence tool

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 16 May 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page:  BBC PLATA

WHARF TALK: COOL EAGLE – largest reefer ship to be built
StormGeo to be acquired by Alfa Laval
Sudan halts development of a Russian naval base at Port Sudan
Social Interaction Matters (SIM): Dealing with demographics
Ocean Network Express (ONE) expands its refrigerated container fleet
TPT ready to launch newer version of Navis SPARCS N4 3.7 operating system operating system
WHARF TALK: MELTEMI – upside to a downside
Mercy Ships new hospital ship Global Mercy completes sea trials
TPT’s Durban Container Terminal receives a further batch of straddle carriers
IMO’s Kitack Lim urges fair vaccine distribution for seafarers
Djibouti achieves top ranked container port in Africa
WHARF TALK:  PROUD UNITY – Ultramax bulker in port
Rising Rollover Rates Show Worsening Maritime Supply Chain Delays
MLC 2006 Interagency task force called for
IN CONVERSATION: Moving US Africa Command to Africa will not solve the continent’s security issues
Helicopter called into duty to evacuate injured seafarer from ship off Cape Point
DP World ready to commence construction and development of a deepwater port at DRC’s Banana
WHARF TALK:  BBC PEARL – equipment for Debmar’s diamond recovery vessel
We are only safe when everyone is safe: aviation unions join call for TRIPS Waiver to fight Covid
TRADE NEWS: Voith to present technology for remote-controlled tugboats at National Maritime Conference in Rostock
In Europe the strategic role of ports is respected
Another South African port-connected ship caught up in the Covid-19 crisis
WHARF TALK: SILVERFJORD – taking a rather special cargo
WHARF TALK: Durban Port Bulletin News
WHARF TALK: Durban Volume and Vessel Call Performance
Angolan Port of Luanda has slight decrease in volume throughput
Cargo containment system for large liquefied hydrogen carrier
TPT in innovative development of logistics App for industry
Santa Rosa phase-out on South Africa-Northern Europe service

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 9 May 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page:  FOREVER HARMONY

WHARF TALK: Chartered container ship Cypress flies the CMA CGM flag
Lekki port developers receive first installment of the loan facility to build the port
CAPE, an appropriate name for a ship calling at the Tavern of the Seas
TAZARA faces shortfall in freight carried for 2021/22
Scary moment on Lake Nyasa as mv Mbeya II is grounded by huge waves
UPDATE on quarantined ship Eaubonne in Durban harbour
Port of Douala terminal orders two Konecranes Gottwald Mobile harbour cranes
WHARF TALK: MSC Gabriella: Bet you didn’t know this
Update on Mozambique’s Palma in the aftermath of the March attack, Part 3
MSC Seaside returns to cruising with new Mediterranean destinations
Call for second Suez Canal channel to avoid another Ever Given
More Transnet Freight Rail cable theft arrests
Update on Mozambique’s Palma in the aftermath of the March attack, Part 2
WHARF TALK: Unicorn tanker named SC Draco calls at Cape Town
SAMSA appoints new acting senior managers
Bolloré Transport & Logistics alongside UNICEF in fight against malaria
Ship placed under quarantine in Durban in fear of Coronavirus
Update on Mozambique’s Palma in the aftermath of the March attack
WHARF TALK: Chinese tanker Lian Gui Hu calls at Cape Town
IN CONVERSATION: Watching a coral reef die as climate change devastates one of the most pristine tropical island areas on Earth
Celebrating Fish for Good: Setting a course for sustainable fishing in South Africa
Höegh Autoliners launching Aurora class: largest & most environmentally-friendly car carrier
Bon Voyage……saying ‘Goodbye’ to saying Goodbye
Royal Navy News
WHARF TALK: Oryong No.373 in port for planned maintenance & serious repair
Royal Canadian Navy Ship HMCS Calgary seizes record drug haul
Demand for HSFO to remain until future fuels roll out on larger scale – BIMCO
WHARF TALK: Bittersweet as HORIZON sails on
At IMO a new series of webinars on oil spill preparedness and response
US cruising to re-start in mid-July subject to COVID vaccinations
Port of Lüderitz to use feeder vessel for transships to Handymax or Capesize vessels

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 30 April 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page:  MSC DIEGO & MSC BHAVYA

Chinese Naval Base at Djibouti capable of supporting carriers
Nigeria announces antipiracy forum
WHARF TALK: Boloko 1, the story of a former coastwatch vessel
Why The Conflict In Cabo Delgado Matters For Eastern Africa
Shippers on the ropes as long-term rates hit highs, while Ever Given chaos continues
Ship owners’ pay cut demands a ‘slap in the face’ for seafarers
Total declares ‘force majeure’ on its Mozambique LNG project
Mozambique’s Transmaritima faces uncertain future
FLNG Coral Sul to arrive off Cabo Delgado in December
IN CONVERSATION: Why Ghana doesn’t get the full value of its cocoa beans – and how this could change
Marine aids to navigation: MENAS launches accredited training courses
BREAKING NEWS: SAMSA COO Sobantu Tilayi and two colleagues suspended
PIRACY: 15 abducted seafarers from Davide B are released
Shipping during COVID-19: Why container freight rates have surged
WHARF TALK: Maersk Varna, regular caller on Maersk Lines’ US East coast AMEX service
Bollore Ports & partners order 36 electric tractors for Abidjan’s second container terminal
IMO introduces National Maritime Transport Policies
Chesapeake, former Lykes Line vessel, revisits Durban and Cape Town
Deadlock over Transnet wage negotiations
ONE increases African Rainbow Express to weekly frequency
IMO regional webinar targets increased safety for fishing industry
WHARF TALK: Cape Town’s Standby fleet of Offshore Guard Ships & Seismic Escorts
Commitment to sustainable marine biofuels as Samskip drives forward
Kenya and DRC agree on maritime cooperation & use of Mombasa as gateway
WHARF TALK: Aframax LR2 tanker Captain Spiro pays Cape Town a call
Future World: Hydrogen 101: the lowdown on maritime’s fuel of the future
Piracy: Contship New boarded northwest of Sao Tome
Cyclone Jobo 29S heading for Dar es Salaam

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 24 April 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page:   MAERSK SHEERNESS

Future World: Hydrogen 101: the lowdown on maritime’s fuel of the future
Piracy: Contship New boarded northwest of Sao Tome
UMLOBI – I&J’s flagship and workhorse
Cyclone Jobo 29S heading for Dar es Salaam
Cabo Delgado: Recent seizures show drugs no longer pass through war zone
Hapag-Lloyd & NileDutch deploy additional vessel for Africa South America service
CRUISING: MSC to cruise 2 ships in Saudi waters during 2021/2022 season
IN CONVERSATION: The toll and toil it took to cleave the Suez Canal through the Egyptian desert
ITF confirms Ever Given crew welfare: Egypt cannot hold Suez seafarers hostage
Imperial sells its South American shipping arm
Cabo Delgado: Is Mozambique Safe?
WHARF TALK: Alora, a bulker with a South African connection
Future World: Knud E Hansen design for medium-size LNG gas bunkering tankers
Helicopter firefighters use the Cape Town Harbour for water supply
Tanzania gives green light to mammoth 1445-km oil pipeline to Uganda
WHARF TALK: Helena, successor to a very famous ship
Future World: Crowley’s fully electric tug with autonomous technology
100 Chartered flights between Europe & Africa for Bolloré Logistics
Three STS cranes for DP Terminal at Port of Berbera
Can Durban reclaim its place as the best-performing port in Africa?
WHARF TALK: Baltic Purple: One of a lessening number of reefers
Suez Canal Authority commissions giant new dredger Mohab Mameesh
NSPCA calls for an end to transporting livestock at sea
New Zealand bans livestock exports by sea
Mozambique insurgency: Ships and other craft lie idle at Pemba Bay & Palma, Pt 1
Mozambique insurgency: Ships and other craft lie idle at Pemba Bay & Palma, Pt 2
WHARF TALK: Sonne on an overdue ‘rescue’ mission
Funeral of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
CMF NEWS: French frigate Guépratte makes large drug bust
CMF NEWS: Egypt becomes 34th member nation of the Combined Maritime Forces
Another Antarctic voyage complete for Vasiliy Golovnin
Hapag-Lloyd places huge order for dry and reefer containers
Human Traffickers’ boat capsizes off Djibouti – 42 dead
UECC floats first of three LNG battery hybrid Car Carriers (PCTCs)
BEST welcomes CMA CGM Scandola: The first LNG vessel in the Port of Barcelona

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 15-16 April 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page:   HÖEGH TROTTER

President welcomes progress made on reducing Durban port congestion
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for March 2021 are now available here
WHARF TALK: STS Texas City shows off her scrubber equipment
IMO Council set to expand under approved amendments
IN CONVERSATION: Floating solar farms could cool down lakes threatened by cliamte change
President Ramaphosa to revisit Port of Durban on Thursday for oversight
WHARF TALK: Tales of the Vienna Wood N
Hapag-Lloyd improves Dakar Express service to a weekly frequency
Metro and SA Police Officers nabbed for truck highjacking
Agility Opens New Logistics Park in Maputo, Mozambique
WHARF TALK: MSC Branka – Cape Town’s delayed caller
DNV instructs safety management auditors to address seafarer health, work & living conditions
Special Economic Zones continue to perform well
IMO Ship-Port Interface Guide
Post Suez onslaught as ships begin arriving at ports
MSC diverts container ship to bring empty reefer boxes for citrus exports
CMA CGM Jacques Saade sets new container record with 21,433 TEUs
REFLECTIONS:  OGS EXPLORA – Idle in Durban since 17 February 2021
Helm Operations and ShipTracks launch new harbour automation tools
Kenyan Port Lamu to go operational in June
SA must forge a new economy in a global reality – Ramaphosa
WHARF TALK: Some ship movements on Durban Bay
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, KG KT GCVO GBE
REFLECTIONS:   D&K Yusuf I. Al Ghanim
SAMSA & UKZN to study COVID-19 pandemic impact on South African seafarers
New LEEA research reveals optimistic post-pandemic outlook
WHARF TALK: Hector N, regular caller at South African ports
Opinion Piece: Africa’s Growth and the potential of the Blue Economy

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 10 April 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: IVAR REEFER

IN CONVERSATION: The toll and toil it took to cleave the Suez Canal through the Egyptian desert
WHARF TALK: Coastal tanker service: Maersk Altus
Romania’s border on the Black Sea: EMSA provides enhanced surveillance capacities
Quark’s Ultramarine ready to sail the polar oceans
Tullow Oil begins drilling at Ghana’s Jubilee Field
Call back the past: Coaster Sunergon plies her trade to Africa
MSC to base flagship MSC Virtuosa in UK waters for summer
Egypt ready to open new naval base on Mediterranean coast
NIGER DELTA KING: the story of a long-staying Cape Town visitor
REFLECTIONS: Antarctic reserach ship Akademik Aleksandr Karpinskiy returns to Cape Town
High calibre chefs
IN CONVERSATION: Farming fish in fresh water is more affordable and sustainable than in the ocean
WFO responds to emergency in harbour town of Palma
USCG protecting America’s interests at home and abroad
WHARF TALK: Yenesei River calls at Cape Town – first Suez diversion to enter SA port?
REFLECTIONS: Bulkers in our ports
Tanzania Ports Authority Director-General suspended over corruption charge
PORT IS WHAT WE DO: Hamburg’s Marker Men are back on the Water
Narcotics just keeps coming as CMF makes 5 seizures in 1 week
Multiple cruise ship anchor failures: UK MAIB Safety Bulletin 1/2021
Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment: What’s in a name?
USCGC Walnut At homeport Pensacola, Florida

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 5 April 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

Front Page: Lewek Ivory & Hai Soon 28  

Record IAG Cargo uplift on a Boeing 777-300 cargo flight from Nairobi to London
REFLECTIONS: Pipelayer Seven Oceans makes a Cape Town call
Global leaders unite in urgent call for international pandemic treaty
IN CONVERSATION: Offshore gas finds offered major promise for Mozambique: what went wrong
Mackay Marine partners up with Raytheon in South Africa
President Sisi promises investment to avoid repeat of Suez Canal blockage
Puzzled by the Mozambican ISIS Crisis? — watch the video
REFLECTIONS: Yasa Aygen, an unusual visitor to Cape Town
IN CONVERSATION: Top three take-away lessons from the Suez Canal blockage
Europe’s Ports call for more onshore power
Mozambique to import locomotives from India’s Banaras Locomotive Works
SAMSA announces an end to nurdle collection along KZN coastline
Suez Canal unblocked: “We pulled it off!” says Boskalis/SMIT Salvage
VIEWPOINT: Xeneta container rates alert: carriers flex financial muscles as rates climb continues
IN CONVERSATION: Suez Canal container ship accident is a worst-case scenario for global trade
REFLECTIONS: LR1-class oil tanker Yamilah arrives in Cape Town
IN CONVERSATION: After the Ever Given: what the ship wedged in the Suez Canal means for global trade
South Africa expresses concern over deadly Palma attacks
WHARF TALK: Durban Port Bulletin News
WHARF TALK: Durban Volume and Vessel Call Performance
Suez Canal disruption:
Analysis of impact on tanker market by Signal Group
REFLECTIONS:  RT Spirit, an unexpected visitor
Transnet Port Terminals gears up for another successful citrus season
TPT network systems will be unavailable early Monday
NIGERIA: Two new Konecranes for Tin Can island terminal
EVER GIVEN: Statement from IMO Secretary General Kitack
SUEZ CRISIS – Situation remains unchanged on Sunday morning
Prioritised vaccinations for aircrew and seafarers: ICAO joins UN call
Drama in Palma as jihadists overrun town

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