Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 27 August 2022

Africa Ports& Ships maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  Port of Richards Bay

IN CONVERSATION: Waiting for Ethiopia: Berbera port upgrade raises Somaliland’s hopes for trade
WHARF TALK: offshore diamond mining support ship GOOD WIND
Tunisia’s grain sector: EBRD to contribute
P&O Maritime Logistics expands container shipping across the Red Sea
IN CONVERSATION: South African citrus: new EU rules are unjust and punitive
TRADE NEWS: TotalEnergies & COSCO complete first marine biofuel bunkering
Strong performances by Nigerian ports for the half-year
WHARF TALK: Seatrade reefer vessel REGAL BAY
Mystery created over the Coral Sul’s first shipment of LNG
US Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk arrives in Lagos on visit
Mozambique to pave and rehabilitate 5,000km of central & northern national roads
ZIM declares high profit returns for second quarter 2022
Cape Town port’s interim truck staging area goes into operation
WHARF TALK: MR2 class product tanker UACC SHAMS
New gantries bring completion for Port of Abidjan 2nd Container Terminal
Hapag-Lloyd close to tripling profit for H1
Road and parking space upgrade at Port of Mossel Bay
TRADE NEWS: Thordon’s SXL bearings installed on history-making Daleela
Better than a truce as APM Terminals and Monrovia dock workers sign MoU
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose general cargo ship BOHWA PIONEER
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Port of Felixstowe affected by 8-day strike
Average container prices & rates show decline in China
Mozambique’s Port of Quelimane is ready for bigger ships
WHARF TALK: Neo-Panamax container vessel NILEDUTCH LION
UN Sec-General Europe trip with visit to vessels of hope
Transnet calls for supply of desalinated water at SA ports
First LNG cargo about to be loaded from Coral Sul as LNG tanker arrives
IN CONVERSATION: Ghana has developed a maritime policy. Here is what it means
ITF Inspectors recover seafarers’ unpaid wages

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 6 May 2022

Africa Ports & Ships maritimne news

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FIRST VIEW:  DAL KALAHARI

Durban Port’s Millennium Tower woes
WHARF TALK: Nigerian Navy latest ship – NNS KADA
Two new Greenland-based cargo ships for Royal Arctic Line
NPA granted R1 billion restraining order in Regiments assets over Transnet affair
Maersk reports record Q1 results
Backlog cleared at Cape Town Container Terminal – TPT
WHARF TALK: naval auxiliary vessel – FNS CHAMPLAIN
China pressurising Tanzania to restart Bagamoyo port project
Natal Corridor railway from Durban to Gauteng & Botswana out of service until 9 June
MOL builds one of the largest capacity green hydrogen plants in Europe
African Flag Registries Exploited by High-Risk Fishing Operators
WHARF TALK: surveillance patrol frigate – FNS NIVOSE F732
UN S-G Guterres in Senegal: ‘Triple crisis’ in Africa aggravated by war in Ukraine
Coal miners resort to road transport in place of railing to ports
IN CONVERSATION: Rising atmospheric CO2 may benefit maize crops: first experiment in African conditions
IMO and tackling aquatic invasive species
Durban’s Pier 1 Container Terminal handles record volumes
Russian oil to be pumped ashore at Saldanha?
WHARF TALK:  La Fayette class stealth frigate FNS COURBET
Ocean Network Express (ONE) adds new Mozambique, Middle East, India service
Paramount Maritime launches state-of-the-art high-speed, multi-purpose naval vessel
Six new Rubber Tyre Gantries (RTGs) arrive for Abidjan’s 2nd container terminal
ABB’s integrated ship operating system: Key DNV cyber security certification
Nor-Shipping looks to 2023 with confidence after success of “long-awaited” return
Xeneta container rates alert: Demand, disruption and deft carrier strategies fuel new highs for long-term ocean freight rates
IMO and the Ukraine: Actions to facilitate seafarer evacuation

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 16 January 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   SHEGARDIAH

Ship sinks off Madagascar, 83 dead, five missing
Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) declares force majeure over Cape Town power failure
WHARF TALK: Not quite a cruise ship – CONTI EVEREST
WATCHING THE GANGWAY: by Paul Ridgway
Watching the gangway: Port of Cape Town Multi-Purpose Terminal takes delivery of new mobile crane
Watching the gangway: Meet East London’s new port manager, Lwandile Mabuza
Watching the gangway: Dock strike at Ivory Coast’s Port of Abidjan suspended
Watching the gangway: New Mombasa Shipyard is commissioned 
Watching the gangway: On Africa: Tax revenues…
Watching the gangway: …and coal
Watching the gangway: Biodiesel
Watching the gangway: Port of Dover
Watching the gangway: Höegh Xiamen
Watching the gangway: Barcelona Europe South Terminal BEST
Watching the gangway: WHO and ILO form Action Group
Watching the gangway: Jamaica and the IMO Council
Watching the gangway: ClassNK and Remote Surveys
WHARF TALK: Heavylift vessel – ANNETTE
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for November 2021
Breaking News: Ports Regulator rules on TNPAS Tariff application
Shock and surprise as South Africa voted off the IMO Council
WHARF TALK: SAR Class 26 4-8-4 RED DEVIL – CAPE TOWN HARBOUR
A NEW BOOK: Trading with the Enemy
IN CONVERSATION: Checkpoint ‘taxes’ make South Sudan one of the most expensive places to move goods
Container ship Tonsberg thought to be the pirated vessel in Gulf of Guinea
DP World & DRC sign final agreement on developing Banana port
WHARF TALK: combi wood products carrier – LEROS 1
Transnet says it is continuing to implement Government’s Localisation policy
Zimbabwe runs short on fuel as Port of Beira stops pumping
Maersk reveals innovative methanol-fueled containership design
Labour dispute sees Freeport of Monrovia gates locked by court sheriff
IMO adopts amendments to expand Council to 52 states
WHARF TALK: tug on a mission – POSH OSPREY
HMS Queen Elizabeth returns home to UK
UN continues international counter-piracy patrols off Somalia for 3 months
IMO and the Central and Eastern Mediterranean: Pollution preparedness workshops
SA’s Imperial opens new multi-user logistics base in Germany
Euler Hermes Outlook: South Africa to see rise in exports in 2021, 2022 and 2023
Euro-Atlantic security: NATO SG praises France’s contributions
MSC suspends South African cruises until 9 January
IN CONVERSATION: Planned seismic survey by Shell has kicked up a storm in South Africa. Here’s an explainer

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 17 May 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: SEAMAX STAMFORD
Evac Evolution ballast water management system chosen for Irish Lights vessel
Port Elizabeth citrus season gets underway
COVID-19 triggers marked decline in global trade
‘Sereia’ crosses Indian Ocean, swims 6500km from Mozambique to Indonesia, longest ever recorded journey by a shark
Light Station Boston: US Federal Agencies seek new steward
Tough laws & pollution dents Lake Victoria fishing prospects
Operation IRINI: EU Naval Ops in the Med
COVID-19 has bolstered citrus sales & exports
Guidance for Working on Top of a Tank Container: ITCO publication
Namdock resumes full ship repair operations at Port of Walvis Bay
AP Moller-Maersk has profitable growth during first quarter
Bolloré turns to rail to help beat COVID-19
Revd Canon Ken Peters RNR, Dip.Th, MBA, MA, FNI
COVID-19 Helpline launched by Sailors’ Society
Mandatory truck appointments at DCT eases container movements
Phase One of Tema Port expansion project completed
Cross-border truck drivers face 7-day quarantine at Walvis Bay
Mozambican forces go on offensive in Cabo Delgado
Ghana hands over site of Jamestown fishing harbour to contractors
Naivasha now the terminus for cargo for regional states
Tankers join the container ships going via the Cape
US$993 million Abidjan port expansion completed
Covid-1: Nigerian seafarers to be paid for extended stay on ships
Mozambique LNG production a step closer as Total awards contract
WHARF TALK: News & views from along the coast
Western Indian Ocean marine environmental issues: WOC & partners to survey ocean business community
TNPA ship repair facilities available at 100% capacity
Possible boarding and kidnapping from ship in Luba anchorage
Bunker One strengthens bunker fleet in West Africa
Need for crew changeovers is of utmost urgency, says IMO
NSRI Port Elizabeth evacuate patient from ship passing South Africa

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News 11 March 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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Vigilance essential despite reduction to Piracy in the Indian Ocean
Bidvest appoints Mpumi Madisa as new chief executive officer-designate
A fine naval biography: Henry Harwood, Hero of the River Plate
New cyclone rapidly forming over northern Mozambique Channel
14th Pacific Partnership mission: Strengthening ties in the Indo-Pacific region
The growing debate on scrubbers: Keeping options open
Port Elizabeth tanker berth repairs progressing well, say TNPA
More shipowners join CSA 2020 in support of exhaust gas cleaning systems
NEWS FROM EARLIER THIS WEEK…….
Cyclone Haleh system continues to weaken but new storm in Moz Channel threatens
Port of Ngqura Container Terminal welcomes another big ship
Somaliland building strategic road linking Berbera with Ethiopia
Piracy and drug smuggling continues to challenge navies
Positive results reported by Grindrod
NSRI Port Elizabeth called out to assist with shark-bite victim
Women in Maritime, IMO’s gender programme
Refurbishment of Mossel Bay Admin Building underway
Mozambique says EU lacks transparency in tuna fishing negotiations
Discovering our universe — share your views
DoT to launch interim sector development council in June
Ships delayed at Cape Town because of no pilot boat
Development Council mooted to develop and transform the maritime sector
Corporatisation of TNPA is on the cards, says transport minister
News from ESA: Methane and ozone data products from Copernicus Sentinel-5P
Cyclone Haleh 17S update
Drilling at the proven Brulpadda site off Mossel Bay to resume in December
New deepwater waterway into Abidjan harbour is opened for shipping
French Mistral-class helicopter carrier to visit the Cape during annual mission
Mozambique files lawsuit against Credit Suisse, Privinvest and three ex-Privinvest employees
Hapag-Lloyd hits Nigerian importers with US$700/box fee
Tema’s new container terminal means layoffs at the Inland Container Depots, says Ghana Ports Authority
Cyclone Haleh threatens mid Indian Ocean
NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED…..
Capespan’s The Logistics Group (TLG) ready to expand facilities to the fresh fruit export sector
New Comoros communications undersea cable to become operational in third quarter
Japan comes out in support of open-loop scrubbers, says no threat to environment
Anadarko Petroleum to invest US$176 million in Mozambique the first half of 2019
MODEC awarded FPSO contract for SNE Field offshore Senegal
Digital facelift for Mombasa tea trade
New Uganda port for Kampala receives go-ahead

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