Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 2 May 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Costa Deliziosa

WHARF TALK: Kamsarmax bulk carrier – ODYSSEAS L
Drone attack on diverted MSC Orion in Arabian Sea
Angola confirms intention of linking all three railway corridors
Port State Control Officers: IMO boosting maritime security skills
AD Ports awarded 20-Year concession to operate & upgrade Luanda MPT
AD Ports obtiene una concesión de 20 años para operar y mejorar el MPT de Luanda
WHARF TALK: British Military Sealift vessel – ANVIL POINT
Houthi attacks on Red Sea & GoA ships continue
Beira dredger Macuti returns to Mozambique port
UK MAIB Safety Digest issued
Turkish warship visits Somalia
Port News and Shipping Advisories
UK presents hydrographic award to Nigeria
Nigerian Navy’s second Dearsan OSV launched
Engineers open 10.6-metre deep channel under Baltimore’s collapsed bridge

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 7 May 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Zululand’s Jewel – Port of Richards Bay

Portuguese submarine NRP Arpão (S161) to call Cape Town 4 June
WHARF TALK: Asian Distant Water Fishing Fleets and Cape Town Pt 2
Djibouti’s floating dock fitted with ShibataFenderTeam (SFT) Wheel fenders
‘Inclusive, sustainable trade will allow Africa to realize full potential’ – Botswana President
CMA CGM’s CEVA Logistics adds four dual-fuel hybrid RORO car carriers
MedPort Tangier (APM Terminals) takes delivery of first two of eight new STS cranes
WHARF TALK: Asian Distant Water Fishing Fleets and Cape Town
Three seafarers abducted by pirates from US bulker off Gabon
Go-ahead given for new Mozambique port at Chongoene
Port Maputo truck staging area opened
Sierra Leone receives patrol vessel donated by China
New multi-purpose terminal to be developed at Pointe Noire port by AD Ports
WHARF TALK: MR2 products tanker – MINERVA JOANNA
Jesser Point Lighthouse completes 37 years of coastwatch service
Suez Canal Authority orders six new tugs and a floating dock
HM The King presents RN with new colours
Maersk lays plans for landmark green methanol ship arrival
Tanzania to sign contracts for three new lake ships
WHARF TALK: seismic survey vessel – SW DUCHESS
Large WW Ocean roro car carrier calls at Durban
TotalEnergies hesitates over Mozambique LNG restart: contractors told to be reasonable
TotalEnergies hesita sobre o reinício do GNL em Moçambique: empreiteiros aconselhados a serem razoáveis
Gordhan finally leaves for China: hoping to unblock deliveries of Transnet locos and spares
Satellite technology: Transformation of African agriculture
Xeneta rates alert: long-term ocean freight rates slump over 10% in April Update
In Conversation: Africa’s oceans are being protected to serve the interests of big foreign corporates
TNPA stages another roadshow for Transkei Grade 12 pupils
Where Climate Harms Fisheries, Piracy Prospers

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 25 March 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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First-ever concept for a green corridor between South Africa and Europe
WHARF TALK: a rare visitor, LR2 tanker SC MAJESTIC LXII
Developing southern part of Suez Canal will improve navigation by 28%
WTO Director-General receives Group of Francophone Ambassadors Award for 2022
Le Directeur général de l’OMC reçoit le prix du Groupe des ambassadeurs francophones pour 2022
African Energy Chamber launches The State of South African Energy Special Report
Durban Car Terminal handles 600,000 + vehicles in 2022/23
WHARF TALK: Incat High Speed Vessel MONTEVIDEO EXPRESS
Hutchison Ports’ major investment in Egypt’s Sokhna Port
COSCO confirms taking equity in new Sokhna port development
Eco Atlantic applies to drill in Block 3B/4B in Orange Basin off N.Cape coast
Two African flag states targeted by ITF for unsafe shipping
WHARF TALK: heavily delayed boxship MSC ACAPULCO
AD Ports in line to develop new multipurpose terminal at Pointe Noire
AD Ports Group to develop and operate Egypt’s Safaga Port
African Maritime Forces Summit being held in Sal Island, Cabo Verde
Maersk divests another division, selling Maersk Supply Service
Army and police on alert at key and flash points ahead of Monday’s threatened mass action
WHARF TALK: MR2 products tanker FALCON ROYAL
Kenya’s President Ruto throws his support behind Dr Nancy Karigithu for top IMO job
Global rail, road and urban transport unions: Transformative change

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 29 January 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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First View: MSC Federica

TRANSNET APPROACHES MARKET FOR LEASE OF DURBAN-JOHANNESBURG CONTAINER CORRIDOR
Cargo ship Jin Tian sinks in sea between Japan and Korea
WHARF TALK: welcome addition to coastal cruises – NORWEGIAN JADE
Cold ironing at Port of Mombasa being assessed by ABL Group
Annual West Africa Obangame Exercise gets underway
Xeneta Container Freight Rates Update: Week 4
Tropical cyclone Cheneso in Mozambique Channel
WHARF TALK: semi-submersible heavy load carrier – ZHEN HUA 33
Cameroon introduces law aimed at Gulf of Guinea combatting piracy
IN CONVERSATION: Nigeria has a coastal litter problem:  it’s time to clean up
MSC and Maersk agree to dissolve their 2M Alliance
Port Maputo records strong growth in 2022
WHARF TALK:  subsea construction & support vessel – SKANDI ACERGY
NSRI involved in medically evacuating patient off cruise ship Azamara Journey
UN Secretary-General and the Ocean Emergency
IN CONVERSATION: Chinese workers on Africa’s infrastructure projects: the link with host political regimes
New milestone as FPSO sails for Senegalese/Mauritania project site
Nouvelle étape alors que le FPSO navigue vers le site du projet sénégalais/mauritanien
RB Logistics opens new logistics warehouse at Clairwood Logistics Park
Minerals Council reacts to social media campaign to stop coal exports through Richards Bay
WHARF TALK: one of the last RMS flagships – ST HELENA
AD Ports expands into Angola with a JV at the Luanda Multipurpose Terminal
Karpowership & MOL raise finance to develop Senegal FRSU
African marine traffic being monitored for invasion of South Asian malaria-carrying mosquito
IATA Manuals: Air cargo, ground handling, and operations – Revised Industry Standards 2023 Edition
At the height of the Durban cruise season
WHARF TALK: A big dredger, no doubt – HAM 318
Durban Bay, a place of beauty, or a cesspool?
Underwater protection – RFA PROTEUS
Denmark launches the world’s first digital ship register
Cape Town Terminal enjoys 8% increase in deciduous fruit volumes
In Conversation: South Africa’s underwater explorers are going deeper to map biodiversity and track climate change in the ocean

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 25 November 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 21 November 2022

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FIRST VIEW:   Zaandam

Transnet concludes evaluation of bids for Corridor slots
U.S. Navy destroyer makes large drug haul in Gulf of Aden
WHARF TALK: Panamax container vessel COSCO IZMIR
IMO’s Secretary-General Kitack Lim commissions new NIMASA headquarters
Xeneta market forecast 2023: Xeneta forecasts falls in freight rates, volumes and demand as storm clouds gather for 2023
SA – Maputo railway to fully reopen on Sunday 27 November 2022
Female cadet and Maersk reached settlement over sexual assault on company ship
WHARF TALK: MR2 tanker in Cape Town STAVANGER POSEIDON
Aviation: Ampaire Flies First Hybrid-Electric Regional Aircraft
Boskalis enjoys strong Q3 and tackles new project in Togo & Benin
African Upstream Activity Trending Higher in 2023: What’s Driving the Increase?
WHARF TALK: 30-year old CNFC reefer SHIP HAI FENG 728
APM Terminals to expand Suez Canal Container Terminal
COP27: Breakthrough on the Global South’s call: Climate-related loss and damage
Final update on Richards Bay railway North Corridor repair
AD Ports acquires logistic provider Noatum for EUR 660 million
Cape St. Lucia Lighthouse – 1906
Cape St Lucia Lighthouse trashing – 2022
SA Port Statistics for the month of September 2022
WHARF TALK: NeoPanamax container ship MSC DESIRÉE
Gazania-1 well off Orange River Mouth shows up dry
CRUISE NEWS: SA cruise season swings into action with arrival of ships
IATA and the Dangerous Good Code
Richards Bay coal line derailment – one BOTH lines reopened

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 21 August 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   MSC CASSANDRE

SA Port Statistics for the month of July 2022
WHARF TALK: dedicated fish reefer vessel MEITA MARU
Port digitisation project at APM Terminals Liberia set to improve efficiency and ease of doing business
NATO maritime groups: Joint mine countermeasures exercises
Tugs and pilot boats on their way to Lekki Deep Seaport
Transnet locomotive saga: High Court launched against CRRC E-Loco
WHARF TALK: Turkish MR2 class tanker PS DREAM
UN Environment Programme and EIB: The Mediterranean Basin
Toyota plant at Durban reopens following April floods
Nigerian Navy ship NNS Kada arrives in Guinea Bissau with military hardware
Transnet security personnel given powers of arrest as peace officers
WHARF TALK: arrival of a fish reefer named SEIN HONOR
NATO Group in E Med and Adriatic
IN CONVERSATION: Auto manufacturing is changing: how South Africa can adjust to protect workers and jobs
NIMASA plans visit to Mombasa shipyards on behalf of Nigerian shipowners
Presidential election results and unrest affect JKIA and Mombasa port
WHARF TALK: rare visitor to South Africa- SWARNA JAYANTI
Cruise News: Three Canary Island cruise port concessions confirmed
Concession process approved for the proposed Bagagry Deep Sea Port
Maersk Air Cargo will take off with three B767Fs
WTO: Strengthening developing countries’ participation- Ireland gives €400,000
Island Innovator rig on her way to drill off West Coast
REPEAT : Ten Companies shortlisted to operate Pier 2 DCT; four for Ngqura
WHARF TALK: small handy chemical tanker MERA 7
The Seafarers’ Happiness Index
First cargo ship in 9 years arrives in Mossel Bay harbour
Settlement reached with EU to clear citrus blocked in European ports
AD Ports Group and Adani Ports and SEZ Ltd sign MoU for joint infrastructure investments in Tanzania
Montagu acquires Maritime Intelligence (Lloyd’s List) from Informa Plc
IN CONVERSATION: Lilian Ngoyi: an heroic South African woman whose story hasn’t been fully told
Mombasa added to ONE line’s Maputo- India- Middle East (MIM) service

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 7 August 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW: Durban Port Master Plan 2022

Project to build a new commercial port and railway on SA’s Northern Cape coast is launched with RFQ
WHARF TALK: First ever icebreaker in SA – USCGC WESTWIND
Increased investment on cotton projects call: Afreximbank pledge
IN CONVERSATION: Good news for seabirds – the days of the Marion Island mice are numbered if an eradication project gets off the ground
Sea Shepherd founder resigns from board ‘with great relief’
New man at the helm at East London port
Azule Energy, Angola’s new largest independent oil and gas producer, begins operations
IN CONVERSATION: Climate watchdogs ask court to halt new Eskom gas power plant in Richards Bay despite Barbara Creecy’s backing for project
Warm waters marching south
Nigeria to designate all inland container depots as Ports of Origin
Salalah aims to become important bunker port
Cape Town Container Terminal records highest ever weekly container volume
Port Elizabeth Car Terminal handles record number of units in July
WHARF TALK: S Korean Krill Trawler SAE IN CHAMPION
AD Ports Group and Hutchison Ports sign MoU to form Strategic Partnership
Pemba Port Oceanic Terminal plans get the nod but further environmental studies suggested
A.P. Moller-Maersk bumps up its profit expectations for 2022
UK’s Felixstowe container port workers set to strike
Transnet approaches market for redevelopment of Carlton Centre and 1 Adderley Street
Suez Canal setting new records, Egyptian government reports
First grain ship sails from Ukraine’s Port of Odesa
South Africa initiates WTO dispute: Challenge to EU citrus fruit measures
WHARF TALK: Streamlined LR1 tanker – HAFNIA BEIJING
Transnet seeks partners in developing Richards Bay LNG import facilities
In Conversation: Oil refinery closures, cleaner fuels and security of supply in South Africa
Call for support for sustainable fisheries: WTO DG Okonjo-Iweala launches new report
RMB helps finance dry bulk terminal concession at Côte d’Ivoire’s port of San Pedro
Egypt to provide LNG bunkering facility at Suez Canal
Sudan’s Suakin port shut by protesters

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 13 May 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  HAPPY STAR

P&O Ferries’ sackings: Unions trigger ILO investigation
WHARF TALK: South African Railways Class 19D Locomotive 3322 – 1948
Dar es Salaam port hits new hot spot with record vehicle shipment
IN CONVERSATION: Whale sharks: how we discovered what’s killing so many of the world’s largest fish
Suez Canal Authority adds another dredger to canal expansion fleet
Transport Minister Mbalula says the National Rail Policy is critical to structural reforms in the economy
WHARF TALK:  a living monument to history – SS GREAT BRITAIN
Seafarer dies, a number missing when Ghanaian fishing vessel Comforter II sinks off Takoradi coast
Fire on board fishing vessel Shinsei Maru No3 being scrapped in Cape Town harbour
River port solves some of Bolivia’s logistics problems
WHARF TALK: troubled Supramax bulk carrier – NS QINGDAO
Renewed call to ban the export pf scrap metal
Floating Border Outposts introduced for India’s Border Security Force
Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority MD, Michael Luguje, appointed IAPH vice president
WHARF TALK: large LR2 Aframax tanker – SEALEGEND
Durban Point Waterfront plans a revival  (of sorts)
Enhancing security of cruise terminals in the Seychelles
AD Ports (Abu Dhabi) Group to develop port projects in Egypt
UNCTAD: Five global actions needed to build a sustainable ocean economy
NATO maritime groups train with Finland and Sweden
Sustainable maritime transport in Caribbean
Ukrainians strike another Russian vessel in Black Sea

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