Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 1 October 2023

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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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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 25 August 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   INS SUNAYNA P57

TFR adopts an Outcomes Based Security solution to solve theft and vandalism on rail network
WHARF TALK: Norwegian Fisheries Research Vessel DR. FRIDTJOF NANSEN
New Port Security Officer (PSO) appointed for Port of Durban
Tanker collision in Suez Canal
Third new tug arrives for service at Port Maputo
DRC copper mine to rail 10,000 tonnes of copper through the Lobito Corridor
Mina de cobre da RDC transportará 10.000 toneladas de cobre através do Corredor do Lobito
WHARF TALK: anchor handling, tug, and supply vessel BOKA FULMAR
Potential shortages as Panama Canal restrictions impact holiday stocks, warns Container xChange
Nigeria: Dangote Refinery completes construction and starts production
Innovative WindWings sail-assisted bulker sets off on commercial voyage
Namport planning to enlarge Walvis Bay port for oil and gas sector
WHARF TALK: offshore crane vessel BOKALIFT 1
92 Years of service for South Sands Bluff Lighthouse
In Conversation: Kenya and the US are negotiating a trade deal that could be a model for Africa
Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) explained: Video series
TPT prepares to partner with ICTSI at Durban Container Terminal Pier 2
WHARF TALK: anchor handling, tug, supply vessel (AHTS) PACIFIC DOLPHIN
Transnet calls for retraction of media comments after Group CE speech
ICTSI posts healthy half-year results
Mossel Bay port issues a Request for Information on a renewable energy facility
IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim welcomes transfer of oil from FSO Safer
Testing of Tanzania SGR delayed by lack of locomotives

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 20 August 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Durban Container Terminal DCT2

TPT prepares to partner with ICTSI at Durban Container Terminal Pier 2
WHARF TALK: the golden age of passenger liners: THE FOUR FUNNELLERS Part 2
UNCTAD: Economic Development in Africa Report 2023 Part 2
Léon Thévenin departs Mombasa for Cape Town
Xeneta Container Update: Shippers Must Seize Opportunities Before Market Rebounds
Recovery attempts for shipwrecked fishing trawler Dijaanda
WHARF TALK: the golden age of passenger liners: THE FOUR FUNNELLERS   Part 1
Suez Canal: Sunken tug boat Fahd recovered
Kongsberg Digital to digitalise Höegh Autoliners entire car carrier fleet
UNCTAD: Economic Development in Africa Report 2023 Part 1
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for July 2023
WHARF TALK: MR2 product tanker UOG SPARTA
DP World commits to adding 3 million TEU handling capacity by end of 2023
COSCO takes delivery of second methanol-ready general cargo ship
Saipem awarded two contracts, one in Congo, worth US$ 700 million
New SAN hydrographic vessel “on track”
WHARF TALK: container vessel MSC MATTINA
Nigerian floating dock shortly to enter service at Apapa, Lagos
Tanzania’s SGR rail construction halted by strike
Saipem awarded US$1 billion contract offshore Libya
Yemen waters – FSO Safer: Boskalis’s SMIT Salvage successfully transfers oil
WHARF TALK: reefer vessel FRIO AEGEAN
Fremantle Highway fire brings debate on transporting electric vehicles into sharp focus
UK Marine Guidance Note: Ro-ro passenger ferries: Carriage of electric cars; Risks and mitigations
South Africa-Europe Container Service (SAECS) service update: Kalahari Express Cape Town omission
South Africa-Europe Container Service (SAECS) service update: Santa Teresa Algeciras omission
Mercy Ship in Durban, undergoing extensive repairs
Transnet approaches market for digital procurement system
UK withdraws licences for Indian Ocean floating armouries

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 11 August 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Maersk Danube
 
Dar es Salaam offers Uganda shippers 30 days free storage
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose, offshore towage, anchor handling, and support vessel SD GRACE
Xeneta Container Update: Spot rates rally on key Far East trade lanes after latest GRI moves
Cable ship Léon Thévenin needed in two place at once
WHARF TALK: handysize bulk carrier – CHARISMA.GR
Dual loading at PE Car Terminal increases handling rate by 14%
Fishing trawler Dijaanda shipwrecked on Mossel Bay coast – four dead, one seafarer missing
The UK’s National Risk Register 
Hapag-Lloyd and DB Schenker to decarbonise supply chains
TNPA & CSIR to collaborate over wind impact at Cape Town port
WHARF TALK: Damen new-build tug – E-EIGHT
Suez Canal Authority tug sinks after collision with tanker
Tanzanian ship to ease container logistics between Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar
TPT says Truck Booking System at Port of Richards Bay is having effect
Namibe port begins export of pig iron from Cuando Cubango
WHARF TALK: Panamax MR2 Product Tanker KARDIANI
SAECS Service advisory Update MOL Proficiency & Santa Cruz
MSC Joins SEA-LNG as Latest Coalition Member
Angola receives first tank landing craft from CMN; inaugurates refurbished Soyo naval base
Renewed interest in extending East Africa’s Standard Gauge Railway
NEW BOOK: Running the Gauntlet: Cargo Liners 1939-1945
MSC Air Cargo has delivery of 2nd of 4 new Boeing 777-200 freighters

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 5 August 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  Port of Ngqura

Malawi to build a dry port at Nacala
WHARF TALK: AHTS offshore support vessel – STRATIS Z
Video Special – The Legacy of Kotug
Durban’s Cooper Lighthouse marks 70 years of service
Mobile crane crashes off ship in Walvis Bay
Fremantle Highway taken to Eemshaven port
WHARF TALK: MR2 product tanker – MULBERRY EXPRESS
Yemen: IMO enhances maritime security
Liberian Coast Guard rescues hijacked Chinese fishing vessel
Hapag-Lloyd completes takeover of SM SAAM terminal and logistics business
SAAM to focus on expanding its towage business
TNPA reaches out to schools in KZN and Eastern Cape
SA records preliminary trade balance deficit of R3.5bn
WHARF TALK: Type 054A guided missile frigate CNS SANYA (FFG574)
The human rights of seafarers: New ITF guidance
Upgrade for Ethiopia – Djibouti main road
Bulk carrier Cooper Island and crew detained in Nigeria on drug charges
President Ruto calls for Mombasa port reform
Egypt’s new Ain Sokhna container terminal is handed over
WHARF TALK: PLAN auxiliary replenishment ship – WEISHANHU AOE887
Major maritime companies agree to develop book and claim approaches in order to accelerate shipping’s decarbonisation transition
Xeneta Container Update: Long-term ocean freight rates hit two-year low
Super Group expands further into UK, acquires Amco
Record high temps – July 2023
Korean War commemoration 1953 – 2023
Korean War commemoration 1953 – 2023
WHARF TALK: Chinese PLAN Type 052DL Destroyer NANNING 162
Update on fire on board car carrier Fremantle Highway
Beira and Nhava Sheva port calls added to ONE’s MIM service
SA Navy chief pledges ship visit to China
Scrap on Angola’s Luanda and Bengo coastlines to be cleared
The IMO ISM Code”: Seafarers’ views sought
‘Name Your Price’ freight service introduced to South Africa

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 29 July 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW: MSC EUGENIA

WHARF TALK: The successful righting of sailing barque EUROPA
TNPA Richards Bay seeking supplier of port common-user LNG infrastructure
Angola bets ‘heavy’ on Blue Economy for socio-economic development
Angola aposta ‘pesado’ na Economia Azul para o desenvolvimento socioeconómico
Fire on Fremantle Highway still burning Thursday morning
Car Carrier Fremantle Highway on fire off Netherlands coast
The IMO World Maritime Theme 2024: Navigating the future: safety first!
WHARF TALK: Greenpeace in South Africa – regular visitors & marine demonstrations. Part 2
SAECS schedule changes because of SA port delays
In Conversation: Food crisis in Africa: the high cost of imported fertilisers is adding to the problem
Ghana receives Defender boats as part of multi-million maritime security upgrade
TNPA shortlists three groups for Boegoebaai Port & Rail development
WHARF TALK: Greenpeace in South Africa – regular visitors & marine demonstrations. Part 1
RITES the lowest bidder for supplying ten diesel locos & wagons to Mozambique
In Conversation: Kenya’s logging ban has been lifted – it’s a political decision and a likely setback for conservation
New IMO MENA Regional Presence Office Egypt
New STS cranes and RTGs set sail for Tema port
WHARF TALK: SA Navy submarine SAS MANTHATISI S101
Pacific International Lines – First into Hutchison’s Red Sea Port, Jazan
Kenya: Malaba border delays as Uganda upgrades ‘system’
UAE and DNV: Establishing a maritime decarbonisation centre
Call for Port of Cape Town private sector participation
WHARF TALK: forerunner of all things green – ENERGY OBSERVER
WTO D-G Okonjo-Iweala: African ingredients for digital success
In Conversation: Why Russia pulled out of its grain deal with Ukraine – and what that means for the global food system
Galilee: Women in port management training
Hefty jailtime for two oil pipeline thieves
Seafarer Photography Competition: Life At Sea 2023
Mozambique: Cuamba to Lichinga railway reopened

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