Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 2 November 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   MSC CAROLE

Richards Bay Karpowership back on the table
WHARF TALK: ocean towing and salvage tug – VIRGO
Transnet establishes Interim Infrastructure Manager
IMO and the Djibouti Code of Conduct: A strategic approach
EU what? A simple guide to the EU ETS
TP Nchocho appointed as the new TNPA board chairperson
US boots four African nations from AGOA
WHARF TALK: Neo-Panamax container vessel – LUANDA EXPRESS
EU support for making Walvis Bay into regional industrial & logistics hub
In Conversation: Niger delta is rich in resources, but environmental destruction is pushing people into poverty
DNV issues safe guidelines for industrial AI
Dearsan launches first offshore patrol vessel for Nigeria
WHARF TALK: Damen built harbour tugs NESTOR PERCY GALLEY and Gp.CAPT. EDWARD A.A. AWUVIRI
Official kick off for Namibia’s cruise season
EU and US sign MoU to develop Lobito Corridor and new Zambia-Lobito rail line
Drafting national legislation at IMO
TNPA checking the market for LNG importation at country’s ports
Transnet Board introduces its Turnaround Plan
WHARF TALK: ex-RN now diamond mining vessel YA TOIVO
AMSA Alert! Electric Vehicles: Risks associated with carriage
Ocean shipping industry must invest and build partnerships to reduce carbon – Xeneta Summit
In Conversation: China’s Belt and Road Initiative turns 10: Xi announces 8 new priorities, continues push for global influence
Maritime civil engineering: Events and guidelines
Port managers of Angola’s Luanda and Cape Verde elected APLOP consultant
Gestores portuários de Luanda e Cabo Verde, em Angola, eleitos consultores da APLOP
IMO Member State Audit Scheme
Second SA Navy MMIPV to be named SAS King Shaka on Friday

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 27 October 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   SMIT AMANDLA

Second SA Navy MMIPV to be named SAS King Shaka on Friday
Malawi & Chinese investors plan Nacala Railway extension into Zambia and Tanzania
WHARF TALK: handy size transshipment vessel – WHYALLA
Another TFR executive departs
In Conversation: Tiny and mysterious: research sheds light on sub-Saharan Africa’s seahorses, pipefish and pipehorses
Revision of IMO instruments: LSA and related equipment
Intermodal strengths set MSC Namibia up for the future
Chinese investors want to develop two terminals at Port of Beira
Investidores chineses querem desenvolver dois terminais no Porto da Beira
WHARF TALK: heavylift combi-freighter ALANIS
UHURU II takes to the waters of Lake Victoria
Transnet engages with unions over recovery plan
Shore-Side electricity and data monitoring take hold in the cruise industry
TotalEnergies wants Palma airport expanded to take Boeing 737s
Cape Corridor Kroonstad-East London rail slot agreement cancelled
WHARF TALK: tug JOHN ROSS, aka SA AMANDLA Part 2
TNPA seeks RFIs for seven port hydrogen terminal initiatives
DP World to operate Port of Dar es Salaam on 30-year concession
Cape Town Agreement on fishing safety: Key milestone reached
SAMSA investigating Vaal River boating tragedy
Tau Morwe back! Appointed acting head of SAMSA
WHARF TALK: tug JOHN ROSS, aka SA AMANDLA Part 1
South Africa Europe Container Service (SAECS) schedule updates
Indian Navy patrol ship INS Sumedha visits Nigeria
IMRF Awards 2023: SA and Uganda score
FLNG Hilli Episeyo off Cameroon offloads 100th LNG cargo
Namport warns about fake vacancy advertisements
Cameroon’s Port of Kribi handles first wheat cargo
Tragedy on the Congo River as passenger vessel capsizes
Promotion of IMO’s technical assistance: New brochure issued
Xeneta Update: Stormy 2024 forecast as shipping lines set sights on freight rate increases

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 21 October 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Bariloche

NEWS FLASH – Tau Morwe appointed acting head of SAMSA, and confirmation of Sobantu Tilayi’s reinstatement as COO
Power outages impacting Richards Bay port operations
WHARF TALK: MR2 product tanker – WHITE PEACH
Vessel catches fire and burns out in Liberia’s Buchanan port
Heavy sentences for two rail equipment thieves
MOL confirms introduction of Starlink into more than 200 ships in its fleet
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for September 2023
WHARF TALK: handy size bulk carrier – UNITY LIGHT
AGL wins bid to manage and operate Lobito port terminals
AGL vence concurso para gerir e operar terminais portuários do Lobito
“Procurement challenges” and “lack of capacity” keep SA Navy in harbour
US$ 290 million expansion & modernisation promised for Beira port
WHARF TALK: MR1 product tanker – CR TETHYS
Happy Birthday for Green Point Lighthouse KZN as it marks 118 years of service
EXMAR’s two newbuild gas tankers will have ammonia dual-fuel engines
In Conversation: Nigeria wants to revamp its railway network. Four things it needs to do to succeed
Transnet seeks proposals for Maydon Wharf citrus terminal
Transnet Board completes turnaround plan – now it’s over to DPE
WHARF TALK: Panamax gearless bulk carrier – SHI DAI 10
Breaking the back of the coal theft syndicates
Operational delays – SAECS service updates
IMO and West Africa: Implementing oil pollution, liability and compensation measures
Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd to provide Starlink to their fleets
Grindrod donates 177 bicycles to schools in Mozambique
Transnet and eThekwini Municipality take next step on developmental projects
In Conversation: New treaty to protect the world’s oceans may hurt vulnerable African fisheries
Standing NATO Maritime Group 2: Reintegrating in eastern Med

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 12 October 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Kota Lekas

INVITATION TO TENDER: Dock Pontoon – Pontoon Lifter

RCL part of new service between Far East and East Africa
WHARF TALK: Pipelaying vessel – CASTORONE
Trade News: Fastro Lifting System Nominated for Heavy Lift Awards
SAMSA’s Sobantu Tilayi reinstated in his former position with the maritime authority
WHARF TALK: Handy class products tanker – BRO DEVELOPER to HAWKS PROGRESS
Giant FPSO GTA set to enter Durban for engineering work
Nacala Corridor to be managed by Mozambique, Malawi and Zambia
Namport and Interpol Central Bureau for Namibia in collaboration
DNV Study: Can CO2 capture and nuclear get ships to net zero?
Port of Mocimboa da Praia officially recommissioned
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose cargo vessel – BREADBOX HARRIER
President Nyusi inaugurates new infrastructure at Port Nacala
East London dry dock enjoying busy spell
In Conversation: The Atlantic Ocean’s major current system is slowing down – but a 21st century collapse is unlikely
APM Terminals Monrovia boosted by new cranes and dredging
WHARF TALK: Linea Ignazio Messina &C. SpA Part 2
TNPA Mossel Bay clears way to increase ship repair capacity
Hydrogen and ammonia-fuelled ships: IMO and safety guidance
Nigerian Government encourages use of barges to evacuate cargo from Eastern ports
Star of the Seas to be the next RCI Icon class ship
Obituary: Captain Tom Woodfield OBE – Polar Medallist
Orange Marine launches new cable laying vessel, Sophie Germain
Logistics provider Van den Bosch expands into East Africa & Indian Ocean Islands
Transnet Freight Rail CE Sizakele Mzimela resigns

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 8 October 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   CMA CGM VALPARAISO

INVITATION TO TENDER: Dock Pontoon – Pontoon Lifter
Transnet Freight Rail CE Sizakele Mzimela resigns
Port of East London commences its first manganese exports
WHARF TALK: Linea Ignazio Messina &C. SpA   Part 1
Unifeeder invests in four new methanol powered ships
In Conversation: Nigeria’s new blue economy ministry could harness marine resources – moving the focus away from oil
Third bunker supplier in Algoa Bay has tanker detained
South Africa has trade balance of R13.3 billion for August 2023
WHARF TALK: Bangladeshi MR1 products tanker BANGLAR AGRADOOT
In Conversation: South Africa has one of the strongest navies in Africa: its strengths and weaknesses
Uncharted Waters: AI’s Impact on Maritime & Shipping – Dryad Global
Richards Bay port unaffected by NCT wood chip fire
Hapag-Lloyd welcomes Berlin Express, largest ship under German flag
AGL commences operations at Malindi’s Zanzibar Multipurpose Terminal
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose carrier BBC NAPLES the multi-purpose carrier BBC NAPLES
Strike at Richards Bay Coal Terminal continues
Mozambique’s ‘secret debt’ of over US$ 500 million cancelled
Ghana acquires multi-purpose environment protection vessel
TRADE NEWS: Port of Kapellskär has Sweden’s first suction mooring
Rudderless Transnet as top executives depart
WHARF TALK: MR1 class product tanker ESSIEN
Devastating fire at Richards Bay NCT Woodchip mill
Decarbonising shipping: UNCTAD calls for bold global action: Part 3
Kenya President Ruto confirms Mombasa port will not be privatised
Transnet’s private sector participation partnership with Mondi
Egypt – Chair of the NATO Military Committee visits: Operation Sea Guardian
Mozambique’s proposed Macuse port back in the news
Air freight of dangerous goods: IATA webinar
Xeneta Update: A turning point for the ocean freight industry? Data reveals first rise in long-term ocean freight rates in a year
Portia Derby steps down as Transnet Group Chief Executive

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 1 October 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   BBG LEADER

The UNCTAD Review of Maritime Transport 2023 Part 2
WHARF TALK: handysize bulk carrier ANTARCTIC OCEAN
DP World investing $210 million in Luanda multipurpose terminal
Heavy rains disrupt rail freight services in Eastern & Western Cape
The UNCTAD Review of Maritime Transport 2023 Part 1
IMO World Maritime theme for 2023
SARS confirms detention of five bunker tankers in Algoa Bay
WHARF TALK: handysize bulk carrier DOUBLE DIAMOND
Cable Restorer sinks at her Simonstown mooring
APM Terminals Apapa welcomes first cargo movement on Nigerian SGR Lagos – Ibadan
IMO and Africa regional audits
Transnet accuses ‘opportunistic elements’ of having private agendas
Transnet says its challenges must not be highjacked for private agendas
WHARF TALK: geared container vessel MSC RADIANT III
Indian Ocean port security: Training in Comoros
New R3 billion auto manufacturing plant planned for Coega
The Gambia: Strengthening oil spill response planning
Tanzania to build first dedicated fishing harbour
Longline fishing company Pesquera Azul tests unique whale depredation solution
Maran Tankers’ VLCC Antonis I. Angelicoussis receives Green Award
Kenya to Uganda SGR will be built, says Kenya
Singapore ranked top maritime centre for 10th consecutive year

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 21 September 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Port of Durban

WHARF TALK: Grimaldi Con-Ro ships in South Africa
In Conversation: South Africa’s destructive storm surges: geoscientist reveals the 3 factors that drove them
Fatal pilot ladder crew accident: ATSB Report
Minister Gordhan responds on Chamber of Commerce port and rail concerns
Port Elizabeth tanker berth reinforced and refurbished
WHARF TALK: handysize Chemical Tanker FAIRCHEM CUTLASS
Dutch barge converted by Concordia Damen into Nigerian dredger
TNPA joins forces with tenants to keep the Port of Durban clean
CMA CGM & Maersk set joint targets for decarbonising shipping industry
Angola substituirá armazenamento flutuante de petróleo por terminal
Angola to replace floating storage of petroleum with terminal
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for August 2023
WHARF TALK: Anglo-Boer War Hospital Ships – Part 2
Rail line into Port Elizabeth port heavily damaged by rough sea action
Abo FPSO sold to Nigerian interests
Ghana commissions two ex-USCG patrol ships into navy
Air cargo: Dangerous goods study
Durban Chamber of Commerce says Transnet CEO and execs must go
WHARF TALK: Anglo-Boer War Hospital Ships – Part 1
Citrus Exports: 2023 Orange season comes to an end
A busy week at IMO
Senior Transnet Engineering manager arrested for corruption
ONE and Project Maji: Safe fresh water in rural Ghana and Kenya
Trade News: Converting floriculture from airfreight to sea
Dheeraj Bhatia appointed CEO of Hapag-Lloyd Terminal Holding
MSC in J/V with Hamburg-controlled HH:LA Port Terminal & Logistics Group
SAECS schedule update – Cape Town omission for MOL Proficiency

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 15 September 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   TORM RAGNHILD

Angola’s Sonangol takes delivery of second Suezmax oil tanker, ‘Njinga Mbande’
A Sonangol de Angola recebe o segundo petroleiro Suezmax, ‘Njinga Mbande’
WHARF TALK: Damen FCS 3307 Type – CAPE TOWN
Port of Cape Town’s Culemborg project making progress
Nigeria’s Lagos-Ibandan SGR freight trains start to roll
Nigerian minister calls for rehabilitation of Apapa and Tin Can Island ports
Taiwanese fishing vessel DER HAE No.66 reported sinking deepsea off Durban
WHARF TALK: Split Hopper Barge TRINIDAD
Saldanha port fencing project benefits local SMMEs
Dust, dust and more dust
Second Senegalese OPV 58S undergoing sea trials
Change of command at Trinity House
Dramatic rescue after fishing vessel sinks off Namibia’s Diamond Coast
WHARF TALK: Split bridge superstructure, Part 2 of MSC BIANCA expanded
US & EU provide support for extending the Lobito Corridor directly to Zambia
DP World incentivises cargo owners to use rail instead of road
TNPA acquires additional Shore Tensioner units for SA ports
WHARF TALK: semi-submersible heavyload vessel MIGHTY SERVANT 3
Russian Federation declares ITF an undesirable organisation
Mailbag: The Russian Lady R saga – government’s report proves nothing
African countries listed by NOAA for illegal fishing activities
Cameroon: Maritime security – IMO promotion
Maersk and Amazon agree on ECO delivery for 20,000 FFE containers
TNPA programme to encourage maritime interest among school learners
Xeneta update: real-time container rates update, week 36, 2023
Lest we forget: Merchant Navy Day

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 9 September 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Durban Container Terminals Piers 1 & 2

Mystery over APM Terminals reported sale of majority share in Luanda container terminal
WHARF TALK: Split bridge superstructure,  Part 2 of MSC BIANCA
Making Africa a renewable energy superpower: UN S-G speaks
Port of Beira to implement new reefer management system
Trans Kalahari Corridor Secretariat opens new offices in Windhoek
Govt issues Lady R executive summary report 
Port of Beira attracts ONE as new shipping carrier
WHARF TALK: Neo-Panamax container vessel MSC BIANCA Part 1
FIT Alliance launches ‘Declaration of the electronic Bill of Lading’
Turkish company Tosyali Holding to export 1.8 million tonnes of iron from Namibe
Surveillance of Russian vessels: A new Defence Minister
No evidence of weapons loaded for export onto Lady R
WHARF TALK: chemical tanker YC AZALEA
HMS Prince of Wales departs Portsmouth
Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZONE) Container Terminal 2 concession awarded to APM Terminals’ SCCT
Seychelles to dredge sand for stockpile replenishment
Trade News: XXL monopile transport system lowers storage and handling costs
Transnet issues financial year end Report: unmodified audit opinion
Transnet financial report 2023 in some detail
WHARF TALK: Handymax bulk carrier VOGE MIA
Durban Dry Dock rehabilitation: Pump station commissioned 
TNPA issues RFP for East London port road widening
MOL Group Launches 1st Warehouse Operation in Africa
Shipping caught up in Gabon coup d’état
HMS Prince of Wales departs Portsmouth
SA Navy back on show with a mini festival
Xeneta Update: Long-term ocean freight rates plunge by more than 60% in year of decline, but changing fortunes appear imminent

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 2 September 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   MSC YASHI B

TNPA reaches out to Port Elizabeth NSRI with donation of equipment
WHARF TALK: MR2 product tanker TORM ASLAUG
In Conversation: Landlocked Ethiopia wants better sea access: a port deal with neighbours could benefit the region
Transnet Board – Our view on the latest changes
Eco Atlantic moving ahead with two-well campaign offshore Orange River mouth
Rail services between South Africa and Maputo to be expanded for chrome & ferrochrome
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose heavylift vessel ATLANTIC
Angola’s Southern Moçâmedes Corridor moves 600,000 tons in 2023 H1
O Corredor Sul de Moçâmedes de Angola movimenta 600.000 toneladas no primeiro semestre de 2023
SAECS/SRX update – vessel Mehuin to omit Port of Cape Town
P&O Britannia cruise ship collides with second ship during storm
Port of Richards Bay to upgrade Bayvue Railyard
WHARF TALK: Neo Panamax container vessel SANTA ISABEL
Banjul port expansion and Sanyang Deep Seaport development approved
ONE overtakes Evergreen into sixth position
Ghana’s Transaid road safety project: London to Paris sponsored Cycle Challenge
In Malawi truck drivers are taught about human risks of trafficking
TFR Outcomes-Based security teams make important crime busts
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose heavylift carrier TIDE NAVIGATOR
INTERCARGO warns on liquefaction
Grindrod posts positive half-year results
DP World 2023 announces H1 results
Cornelder de Moçambique, Beira port puts down new container markers
Xeneta Update: Latest data is ‘a wake-up call’ for shippers
Mercy Ship’s Global Mercy arrives in Freetown, Sierra Leone
TFR update: All three lines at Hercules outside Pretoria reopened
SAECS service rotation update

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