Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 17 June 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   COSCO AQABA

Beira port sees a 5% drop in cargo throughput – blames Ukraine war
WHARF TALK: X-Bow anchor handling tug – ALP SWEEPER
News and tidbits from around the ports of Africa
Eastern and Southern Africa: Women’s opportunities in the Maritime Sector
Gordhan pleased with Transnet over progress made with Durban rail & road flood damage
SA Port Statistics for the month of May 2022
WHARF TALK: a Handy/MR1 tanker named – BASSILEVOUSA
BOOK REVIEW: Coastal Passenger Liners of the British Isles
Algoa Bay Bay oil spill cleanup concluded
Lowering containership emissions through Just In Time arrivals
CMA CGM orders additional two Boeing 777 freighter aircraft
TPT & TFR introduce rail solution to solve trucking difficulties with citrus exports at Durban Container Terminal
WHARF TALK: oil products tanker – BRITISH CHIEF
SA Navy’s patrol vessel SAS King Sekhukhune to be commissioned in Durban on Wednesday
Sandock Austral Shipyards acquires rights to build self-propelled port feeder barge
U.S. President Biden calls for law to reduce shipping rates
INTERCARGO: Shipping industry suffering from Long Covid

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 29 May 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  BRONAGH J  &  ALPHA FALCAO

Algoa Oil Spill Update – Umnenga II and Lefkas
Nigeria continues dredging of Escravos channel to improve access to Eastern Ports
IN CONVERSATION: Pan-African integration has made progress but needs a change of mindset
ISRAR fishing fleet blacklisted in Indian Ocean to safeguard tuna
Clean-up of Algoa Bay oil spill involving Umnenga II and Lefkas, continues
WHARF TALK: Inspection, Maintenance and Repair (IMR) vessel NOR GOLIATH
Abuja MoU: Harmonising Port State Control and Flag State implementation
Zimbabwe citrus sector turns towards China for new exports
IN CONVERSATION: Environmental groups launch legal review of go-ahead for Phinda gas-to-power plant in Richards Bay
Another bunkering oil spill in Algoa Bay
WHARF TALK: A bitumen tanker named BISKRA
NPA warns that Nigerian port concessions may be revoked unless….
IN CONVERSATION: Rising sea levels are driving faster erosion along Senegal’s coast
MAIB Report: Fumigant poisoning, mv Thorco Angela
Port of Douala Fruit Terminal upgraded
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for April 2022
WHARF TALK: Japanese-built MR2 product tanker – CALANDRIA
IMO Madagascar Port Security Workshop
WHARF TALK: Maritime News in Brief
Kenya: Developing a National Maritime Security Risk Register – IMO support
DR Congo shipping line opens offices at Dar es Salaam & Mombasa
WHARF TALK: THREE CONFEDERATE RAIDERS AT THE CAPE IN 1863
CGA calls for urgent update on interventions at the ports
ICS and Suez accord
Malawi grants licence to African Railway Company to import fuels from the port of Nacala
Bashir Jamoh hopes to remain with NIMASA as Director-General
Good news for the South African citrus industry: EC withdraws Cold Treatment requirement
Shipping costs costing E Cape citrus industry dearly
Air cargo: Air France-KLM and CMA CGM accord

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 19-20 February 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   IMKE, HAPPY ROVER & BBC RUSSIA

Preparing Durban and Ngqura for concessioning, aka special purposes vehicle
WHARF TALK:  maiden visit on a maiden voyage – SLETRINGEN
IN CONVERSATION: African countries must protect their fish stocks from the European Union – here’s how
NATO uplift in Eastern Europe: UK’s contribution outlined
Cyclone Updates: As one disappears, so another arrives: Cyclone Emnati
CMA CGM Group awarded concession to manage and operate Beirut Container Terminal
Reinstatement of bunkering operations off Algoa Bay threatens endangered species, say environmentalists
WHARF TALK: survivor on the South African coastal service – BORDER
Sunken Dutch supply vessel Smit-Lloyd 102 believed found off Cape coast
Dachser: Supporting Africa’s logistics needs with bulk ocean freight
The Red Sea Project
Wake up, South Africa, urges maritime sector
WHARF TALK: 9,300-TEU container ship – APL CHARLESTON
Cyclone Dumako 12S: Weakening but threatening, another on the horison
IN CONVERSATION: Five reasons why militants are targeting Kenya’s Lamu county
Modernisation of Port Infrastructure Underpins Nigeria’s Economic Future – NPA boss
Nacala export coal train in accident with truck
Maputo and Matola dry bulk terminals plan to increase capacity – MPDC
WHARF TALK: Number One cruise ship in the world – EUROPA 2
Tresta Star grounding off Reunion: problematic salvage ahead
India exports four diesel-electric locomotives to handle Beira coal exports
MOL & partners carry out successful autonomous ship operation
Madagascar faces third cyclone in three weeks, Cyclone Dumako
Nacala port and railway to handle most of Malawi’s fuel needs in future
WHARF TALK: Drill ship with fascinating history – JOIDES RESOLUTION
Namport scores some positive results amidst difficult economic times
Green shipping boost: UK Maritime Minister announces plans to explore shore power
Queen Anne: Cunard reveals name of its next cruise ship
EMSA signs cooperation agreements: EU Naval Missions to Somalia and Libya
CMA CGM will no longer carry plastic waste on its ships
MS Europa 2 doesn’t disappoint – making annual visits to South African destinations
AFRICOM’s Cutlass Express Exercise 2022 kicks off in Seychelles

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 28 November 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  PALMGRACHT

Cruising resumes in Namibia and South Africa
Danish Naval forces on HDMS Esbern Snare kill four Gulf of Guinea pirates
WHARF TALK: container ship with a story – MAERSK LUZ
Mozambique Beira-Malawi railway to reopen in first half of next year
SAA & Kenya Airways jointly plan a Pan African airline by 2023
WHARF TALK: Heavylift visitor – FRIEDA
Greenpeace slams Cameroon’s proposed 15% increase in raw timber export duty
HMS Queen Elizabeth cross-decks with the Italian Navy
Shipping companies unprecedented profits continue
Keta port Phase 1 will cost $600 million – Ghana Ports Authority
Algoa Bay oil spill: birds found contaminated
Navigating the challenges of the Suez Canal
WHARF TALK: seismic survey vessel arrives – AMAZON WARRIOR
IN CONVERSATION: How South Africa can get communities involved in conserving coastal and marine areas
ISWAN Annual Review 2020-21
Nigerian Navy’s landing ship launched at Damen Shipyards, Sharjah
DFFE says it notes concerns over Shell’s East Coast seismic surveys
Cameroon cuts customs duty to cover freight rate increases
WHARF TALK: Second seismic support ship arrives – OCEAN FORTUNE
IN CONVERSATION: African marine rules favour big industry, leaving small-scale fishers in the lurch
TRADE NEWS: World’s first inline Active Heave Compensator successfully tested
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for October 2021
WHARF TALK: Seismic support ship – ASTRA G
News from the coast: Bunker spill, Skandi Africa, dredger Macuti, MSC Trieste, NS Qingdao, Marvin Star, Algoa
The Grains Trade Convention: Addition of pulses and their products in the definition of grains
FLNG Coral South (Sul) launched and ready to work off Mozambique
Sea-based sources of marine litter: New report by GESAMP
Maersk issues first green bond to fund first green methanol vessels
Call by Nigeria’s Dangote Group for ports in Africa to be reformed

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 26 July 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: MSC PALAK
Container ship Ever Smart: Loss of cargo containers overboard: MAIB Report
Containers overboard in Algoa Bay – latest update
From the Arabian Gulf to the Horn of Africa: The politics of port infrastructures
Kenya opens her borders for ship crew changes
Relief for drivers as Transport Dept extends driving licences
SA citrus exports on the rise
South Africa lifts ban on Spanish ports for citrus exports
Walvis Bay handles its biggest sulphur discharge tonnage
US Decision brings Hyperloop transportation systems closer
Wilhelmsen acquires 50% stake in Ahrenkiel Steamship
Mozambique LNG secures financing for project
TFR announces new executives responsible for rail corridors
How smugglers are shifting staggering amounts of contraband despite the pandemic
“The Queen’s reign continues”
WHARF TALK: News & Views From Along the Coast
South Africa would gain from co-operation among BRICS countries on beneficiation
Piracy: Curacao Trader boarded, crew kidnapped
Near miss between ferry and RN submarine
ClassNK releases Guidelines for Designing Cyber Security Onboard Ships

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 19 July 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: CANAL STREET
BOOK REVIEW: Battle in the Baltic
Four Holland America ships sold: Fred Olsen buys Amsterdam & Rotterdam
East African integration is alive – even though leaders haven’t been united over COVID-19
Hapag-Lloyd launches new China-East Africa service: China-Kenya-Express
Davies Turner’s Express China–Europe rail freight service
Containers go overboard from MSC Palak in Algoa Bay
Ngqura port handles 15,000-teu container ship, MSC Orion
Coega a driving force behind multi-billion-rand Tshwane auto city
Lebombo Border Port with Mozambique closed due to COVID-19
Mozambique cabotage programme sets sail with Greta
DP World introduces innovative 11-high container stacking at Jebel Ali/li>
Crew kidnappings surge in seas off West Africa, IMB reports
Storm batters South African coast, Cape ports closed to shipping
SA Port Statistics for the month of June 2020 are now available here
De Beers and the world’s largest diamond recovery vessel
Another large consignment of illegal logs seized in Mozambique
SAMSA Durban office remains closed due to COVID-19 concerns
New port development planned for Bonthe island in Sierra Leone
NSPCA versus livestock carrier High Court case postponed
South Africa eases regulations on shipping & seafarers
UK fosters new international commitment to improve seafarers’ rights
Joint statement of the international maritime virtual summit on crew changes
Royal Caribbean takes full control of Silversea Cruises
WHARF TALK: News & Views From Along the Coast
Two explosive-laden boats destroyed in Red Sea
Mental health awareness and wellbeing
Te Raukura, from a cold and wet Lyttelton Harbour
Singapore retains top spot as international shipping centre

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 31 May 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: NORTHERN DEBONAIR
Disabled tanker at anchor near Port St Johns, salvage tug on the way
DP World Joins with TradeLens to Digitise Global Supply Chains
Britain needs African partners after Brexit – it must not neglect the continent now
Xeneta container rates alert amidst global uncertainty
USS Constitution performs a 21-gun salute in honour of US Memorial Day 25 May
Update on the South African cruise ship position
South Africa experiences diesel rationing
UK Customs agents after Brexit: Freight forwarders call for extension to Brexit transition period
How a post-COVID-19 revival could kickstart Africa’s free trade area
Fire on COSCO container ship in Cape Town under control
Capesize COSCO tanker Yuan Hua Hu loses power, at anchor off Wild Coast
Long delays for SA/Mozambique truckers at Lebombo Border Crossing
UK’s National Transport Trust welcomes new Royal Patron
Tema Terminal 3 sets new record of 111.4 container moves an hour
e5 Consortium aims at zero-emission electric tanker
Safety of navigation remains paramount. IALA’s Members work to ensure the safety of navigation
Three Carnival cruise ships anchor in Algoa Bay
Mossel Bay, SA’s smallest port, playing critical role with essential services
Port of Takoradi oil jetty nears completion
Vessel Control Profiler position created at Richards Bay
Kenya enforces rule that transit cargo must go by rail
International shipper says no to container ships rounding the Cape
WHARF TALK: News & Views From Along the Coast
News from The Honourable Company of Master Mariners
COVID-19 brings congestion & blockages to Nigerian ports — report
Drill rig Deepsea Stavanger idles in Norway until SA COVID-19 restrictions are lifted
UN must persuade governments to adopt crew change protocols or risk humanitarian disaster

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