Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 24 November 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   SH DIANA

Transnet Recovery Plan Update for Friday 24 November 2023
Stefanutti Stocks chosen as preferred bidder for East London port deepening project
WHARF TALK: expeditionary cruise ship – SH DIANA
Authorities cooperate to ease Lebombo border traffic congestion
South African yacht stolen in Croatia is discovered in Natal, Brazil
Niger Air Cargo resumes weekly Europe-Niger flight using B747F
President Ramaphosa to open and name Durban Cruise Terminal today
WHARF TALK: MR2 product tanker – STENA IMPERIAL
Ghana’s President Akufo-Addo launches Tema Port Phase Two
India’s RITES to supply Mozambique’s CFM with 10 locomotives
Monjasa acquires two tankers for bunkering services in West Africa
Traffic staging park for Maputo-bound trucks opens in Mozambique
Inaugurado em Moçambique um parque de estacionamento para caminhões com destino a Maputo
Transnet says it is fully focused on dealing with port delays at Durban & Richards Bay
WHARF TALK: Antarctic Krill trawler – SAGA SEA
Houthi rebels seize Israeli-owned ship in Red Sea
Great Lagos to make debut in Lagos port as largest CONRO vessel
Africa Mercy ship finds new refuge in East London port
NATO’s Naval Alliance in action: Exercise Dynamic Mariner
Richards Bay closes its gates trucks queue outside
WHARF TALK: MR2 methanol-friendly product tanker – STENA PROMISE
Protests close Lebombo border crossing for heavy trucks into Mozambique
Beira port docks another of its longest container ships
IMO and West and Central Africa: Exploring technical cooperation opportunities
Fuel spill in Beira port
Belgium’s DEME wins dredging contracts in Ivory Coast, Benin and Congo
Severe floods in the Horn of Africa
South Africa, UAE are Africa, Middle East sustainability leaders

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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 10 March 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

FIRST VIEW:  MURRAY EXPRESS

Mozambique braces for return of Cyclone Freddy
WHARF TALK: Superyacht ODYSSEY
IN CONVERSATION: Ukraine: Russia’s inability to dominate the sea has changed the course of the war
Xeneta Container Update: Week 10 – Reefer spot rates head back to pre-pandemic levels
Coal train on Sena Railway derailment – repairs underway
Port of Cape Town operations under the weather
WHARF TALK: MR2 products tanker HTM WARRIOR
A.P. Moller-Maersk integrates Asia, India and Africa into one region – IMEA
IN CONVERSATION: We now have a treaty governing the high seas. Can it protect the Wild West of the oceans?
Yoram Cohen, founder of Liberian International Ships Registry, dies
ICS welcomes historic breakthrough of UN High Seas Treaty
MSC revises Ingwe Service – Asia to Mauritius to South Africa
WHARF TALK: AMSOL tug SAVE RIVER
IMO welcomes new oceans treaty
NEW BOOKS: Rock Lighthouses of Britain and Ireland
IN CONVERSATION: I dug for evidence of the Rosetta Stone’s ancient Egyptian rebellion –
Cyclone Freddy building its strength again, heading northwest
WHARF TALK: MR2 products tanker PUFFIN PACIFIC
Kenmare’s Moma production of ilmenite and rutile set back by weather
APM Terminals’ Vessel Inspection App relaunched
MSC Istanbul aground in Suez Canal – quickly refloated
Yinson to supply Eni with FPSO Agogo in Angola
Grindrod records successful year on back of strong commodity markets
WHARF TALK: return of the hospital ship AFRICA MERCY
Cyclone Freddy back in Mozambique Channel heading for southern Madagascar
Hapag-Lloyd publishes 2022 annual report and announces forecast for the current financial year
SAECS vessel Mehuin to omit Cape Town call
NEW BOOKS
CEO Johny Smith to leave TransNamib
Somaliland’s Berbera Port Economic Zone opens
Transnet says allocating available capacity to emerging miners is a fair solution

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Africa Ports & Ships maritime news 18 February 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  MSC JUDITH

Hutchison Ports (TICTS) out as Tanzania Ports Authority takes back container terminal
WHARF TALK: MR2 product tanker HANSA SEALIFTER
Africa as green jobs leader: Shipping undergoes low carbon revolution
Xeneta Container Update: Week 7
Nigerian Chamber of Shipping has new president
Kpler Acquires MarineTraffic and FleetMon for maritime sector expansion
Admiral Gorshkov departs from Cape Town for Durban
Dangote Refinery will bring a transformational shift in both crude and product tanker flows to West Africa
IN CONVERSATION: When two elephants fight: how the global south uses non-alignment to avoid great power rivalries
South Africa aims to generate R2 trillion in trade by 2028, with emphasis on intra-Africa
The new Mercy Ships’ hospital ship, Global Mercy™ arrives in Dakar
Le nouveau navire-hôpital, le Global Mercy™ arrive à Dakar
Lake Victoria’s newest and largest ship mv Hapa Kazi Tu, is launched
WHARF TALK: Cape Town bunkering – LIPUMA & others
Cape Town mayor says Russian warship not welcome
No rush for TotalEnergies to restart LNG operations in Mozambique
South Africa has new State of Disaster declared over flooding
Transnet seeks to shrink rail network and reduce costs
WHARF TALK: Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Navy Gorshkov (454)
Six crew dead after tank cleaning onboard tanker off Lagos
Russian missile frigate Admiral Gorshkov arrives in Cape Town LATEST
Heavy rains disrupt Transnet rail networks
WHARF TALK: Greek-owned Supramax bulk carrier LIA
Suez Canal ‘not for sale’ as revenue increases 47 per cent
A.P. Moller-Maersk reports extraordinary results for 2022
Just in Time arrival concept: New portal launched to support implementation
Hapag-Lloyd ships to be retrofitted with new propellers and bulbous bows
Angola plans a three-year ban on exports of unworked wood
Xeneta ‘Green Shipping’ report: Far East to South America East Coast container corridor

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 3 February 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  MAERSK TACOMA

Kumba’s tale of lost exports
WHARF TALK: LR1 class products tanker CHEMTRANS ARCTIC
Green shipping in South Africa: IMO supporting opportunities
Boluda Towage adds additional tug to fleet in Mauritania
COMMENT: MSC Shosholoza feeder service Ngqura to Cape Town
Mercy Ships’ newest Hospital Ship ready to lower her gangplank for patients
WHARF TALK: mini bulk carrier – LITA
MSC’s Shosholoza feeder service gets underway
IN CONVERSATION: Somaliland’s oil find could reset the regional balance: here’s how
Transaid at 25: London fundraising
Six arrested for truck highjacking – one a policeman
WHARF TALK: homeported at Cape Town – MSC SINFONIA
Land reclamation in the Maldives: Boskalis acquires €120 million contract
Xeneta container rates alert: record-breaking fall in long-term rates for ocean freight, as carriers brace for stormy 2023
MoU signed for railway linking Niger and Nigeria
MoU signé pour le chemin de fer reliant le Niger et le Nigeria
French Naval frigate FS Nivôse calls at Durban
Latest problem to hamstring Durban port operations – a broken down tug fleet
WHARF TALK: Neo-Panamax container vessel – MSC ATHENS
IN CONVERSATION: Copper transformed way the world works before: it’s about to do so again
Kenya’s new Lake Victoria ship, Uhuru II, to be launched in May
Large ammonia-fuelled bulk carrier development by MOL and Mitsui
Trademark Africa expands into West Africa
Trademark Africa s’étend en Afrique de l’Ouest
Transnet approaches market for lease of Durban-Johannesburg Container Corridor 
WHARF TALK: MR2 product tanker – STI MAGISTER
Hamburg Süd loses its identity as Maersk consolidates brands
IMO Symposium: The Maritime Single Window 2024
Anglo American loads first LNG dual-fuelled vessel in chartered fleet
IN CONVERSATION: Deep sea reefs are spectacular and barely-explored – they must be conserved
Aqaba Cruise Terminal opens
Revamped Mombasa Cruise Terminal making a difference

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