Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 11 May 2024

Africa PORTS & sHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Maersk Stadelhorn

Namport’s Walvis Bay to have Africa’s first hydrogen-fuelled workboat
WHARF TALK: Hapag-Lloyd cruise ship – EUROPA
Incat Crowther to construct supply vessel for Senegalese operator
Somali pirates strike again taking another Iranian fishing vessel
SA auto sector highlights South Africa as an investment destination
WHARF TALK: passenger vessel – CRYSTAL SERENITY
Hapag-Lloyd & IKEA join forces to decarbonise container shipments from Asia
MSC Cruises places orders for two enviro-advanced World ships
IMO biofouling project: Biodiversity threat extended
Taylor Smith Shipyard and Nouum Engineering to cooperate in Mauritius
WHARF TALK: LPG/Ethylene tanker – NAVIGATOR PLUTO
New Multimodal Inland Port Association to lead logistics transformation in Southern Africa
Maersk adds capacity to compensate for Red Sea situation
Port News and Advisories
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose heavylift vessel – INDUSTRIAL SKIPPER
MSC makes successful offer to buy Norwegian Gram Car Carriers
Nigerian Navy rescues hundreds of passengers from sinking boat
IMO’s Legal Committee
African Maritime Forces Summit, Naval Infantry Leaders Symposium-Africa held in Ghana
Introduction of extra trains sees road truck congestion reduced at Richards Bay
Focus on the Port of Tanga
Xeneta Update: Long term rates edge up globally as Red Sea conflict continues to cast uncertainty across the market

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 10 June 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  Port of Richards Bay  & Nord Mississippi

Tema Port Expansion Project, Phase Two set to roll out
NEW BOOK  – Churchill’s Atlantic Convoys: Tenacity & Sacrifice
Angola’s Sonangol signs with China’s CNCEC to build Benguela refinery
Progress on double-tracking the Maputo-Ressano Garcia rail line
IATA: Focus Africa – Strengthening aviation’s economic contribution on the continent
Kongsberg to design & equip two 200BP salvage tugs for Suez Canal Authority
Xeneta Container Update: Panama Canal delays bigger vessels amid fluctuating rates
Sailors’ Society on hand to welcome crew of Heroic Idun
IMO in Togo: Boosting maritime security in Togo
Tanker Seavigour blocks the Suez Canal, quickly moved
Tanzania’s SGR set to roll, with first trial in July
Port of Durban launches new 16-berth tug basin
Workshop on extreme wind disruption in the port of Cape Town
ONE Innovation brings Japanese shipping lines into the BIG league
Nigerian Maritime Workers Union strike against shipping lines last-minute suspension
Don’t regulate shipping in isolation warns INTERCARGO
Foreign navy ships pay visits to South Africa
Saldanha rail corridor reopened after theft of 11 spans of catenary wire
Kenya touts PPP for five of its ports including sections of Mombasa
In Conversation: Les grands projets d’infrastructures ne sont pas une panacée pour le développement industriel : enseignements des modèles du Ghana et du Kenya
In Conversation: Grand infrastructure projects aren’t a magic bullet for industrial development – insights from Ghana and Kenya
Dan Ngakane appointed as AMSOL’s new chief executive
DNV: Biofuels can accelerate shipping industry towards
Transnet concludes roadshows at ports of Durban & Richards Bay
The Global South port security project: UN Committees and the EA-SA-IO region
ILO and IMO chiefs pledge continued support for seafarers
Trans-Africa Railway to link Indian and Atlantic Oceans
RwandAir aims high: Kigali to become air cargo hub
Zambia confirms interest in copperbelt railway connection with CFB

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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 25 September 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   JOLLY COBALTO

WHARF TALK: Dramatic local beginning for new South African tug – UMKHUSELI
Special Feature: Shining the Light:  South Africa’s lightkeeping heritage
WHARF TALK: Former Safmarine ship – UML VALENTINA
Back to the future for Inchcape in Sri Lanka
IN CONVERSATION: Scientists still don’t know how far melting in Antarctica will go – or the sea level rise it will unleash
TNPA appoints Durban Port Manager
WHARF TALK: Handysize bulker from a great shipping line – WULIN
Commercial production at Mozambique’s Coral Sul FLNG on track for 2022
Benin Terminal commissions two Konecranes container handlers at port of Cotonou
Cameroon’s Kribi port terminal bolstered by five new RTGs
Maritime sector’s commitment on climate change: Highlight of IMO new video
Debmarine diamond recovery ship Benguela Gem arrives in Cape Town
WHARF TALK: New charter vessel for MACS – ARAMIS
IN CONVERSATION: How big is the Islamic threat in Mozambique? And why are Rwandan troops there?
UNCTAD: Strengthening resilience in commodity-dependent countries
USS Herschel ‘Woody’ Williams arrives in Walvis Bay
De Beers’ Damen-built diamond recovery ship heads for South Africa
Disabled MSC KATERINA arrives under tow in Durban for repairs
WHARF TALK:   Offshore support vessel heading for Angola – GREATSHIP MANISHA
AMSOL welcomes new anchor handling vessel tug supply vessel UMKHUSELI to the fleet
No Time To Die: new James Bond film with a helping hand from CMA CGM
IN CONVERSATION: How a new app helps fishing boats avoid endangered species
WHARF TALK: another in the ‘stream of tankers’ – STI EXCEL
Delivering Covid-19 vaccines: International organizations, vaccine manufacturers to intensify cooperation

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 29 November 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: CONSTANTINOS P & VENUS SPIRIT

Fincantieri’s Vard yard to build eight unmanned robotic marine vessels
Ambitious vision set out for innovative new Freeport in East of England
IN CONVERSATION: G20: led by Russia and China, world’s ’emerging powers’ look to push unified agenda
Xeneta container rates alert: no crisis for carriers, but what awaits in 2021?
Pirates board general cargo ship Milano 1 near Pennington Terminal
President Ramaphosa weighs in against ‘mindless’ truck attacks
China’s high-speed cross-border intercontinental train rolls off assembly line
IN CONVERSATION: How popular is China in Africa? New survey sheds light on what ordinary people think
WHARF TALK: Namibian fishery is second in Africa to be certified as sustainable
IN CONVERSATION: Why the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine is now a global gamechanger
WHARF TALK: Namport welcomes back 335-metre long Maersk Sheerness
Call for calm in trucking industry in face of shutdown threat
Indian Coastal Surveillance System Project Phase II
IN CONVERSATION: How West Africa economic partnership deals put the cart before the horse
Piracy: Confirmation that three people kidnapped from tanker Stelios K
Australian ports: Tiller Technical and Helm Operations launch expansion
WHARF TALK: Babcock swings into action at V&A Waterfront
Former Transnet executive loses bid to save frozen assets
Transnet Freight Rail engages customers on security concerns
First the UK Freeports Consultation, now the Bidding Process
Another drug haul success for CMF naval forces
NSRI & SA Air Force in deepsea medical emergency rescue
WHARF TALK: Namport experiences record truck visits at terminals
WHARF TALK: Durban Port Bulletin News
WHARF TALK: Durban Volume and Vessel Call Performance
Eni’s Coral-Sul FLNG project a step closer as last of 13 topside modules fitted
IN CONVERSATION: China’s Belt and Road mega-plan may devastate the world’s oceans, or help save them
WHARF TALK: Debmarine awards AMSOL 2-year offshore supply & support contract
Impact Africa joins Shell to explore Transkei & Algoa Blocks for oil and gas
African Energy Outlook 2021

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 22 November 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: BAHRI TABUK

‘ONE’ more container service between Northern Europe and West Africa
IN CONVERSATION: Catalogue of failures behind growing humanitarian crisis in northern Mozambique
ESPO publishes 2020 Environmental Report for European port sector
Transnet warns of job and tender scams
Total and CMA CGM complete world’s largest LNG bunkering operation
WHARF TALK: Coastal Ship Movements
WHARF TALK: Port Elizabeth Tank Farm closure not affected by OTGC withdrawal
IN CONVERSATION: Ships moved more than 11 billion tonnes of our stuff around the globe last year, and it’s killing the climate. This week is a chance to change
Supporting safe resumption of cruise ship operations
WHARF TALK: Durban Port Bulletin News
WHARF TALK: Durban Volume and Vessel Call Performance
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for October 2020 are now available here
WHARF TALK: Update on the nurdle clean-up efforts along the Western Cape coastline
Ramaphosa calls on BRICS to strengthen trade, investment ties
UNCTAD’s Review of Maritime Transport 2020: Highlights and figures on Africa
PIRACY: What is going on? Ships attacked one after the after in Gulf of Guinea
PIRACY: What is going on? Torm Alexandra approached by pirates, chased by Italian Navy
PIRACY: What is going on? Attempted boarding of tanker Wesley
PIRACY: What is going on? Valley Oak
PIRACY: What is going on? Heavylift vessel Zhen Hua 7
PIRACY: What is going on? General Cargo vessel AM DELTA
PIRACY: What is going on? Tanker SKS Donggang
PIRACY: What is going on? Contact lost with tanker Stelios K
WHARF TALK: OTGC discontinues development of liquid bulk terminal at Port of Ngqura
Wakashio stern removal contract awarded to Chinese salvors
Japanese Navy exchanges ships on Gulf of Aden counter piracy patrol
IMO’s MSC takes practical steps to support shipping and seafarers
WHARF TALK: AMSOL active in Port Nolloth
SAMSA Durban office reopened following Covid-19 closure
WHARF TALK: Durban Port Bulletin News
WHARF TALK: Durban Volume and Vessel Call Performance
WHARF TALK: Some Cape Town ship movements
At the Cenotaph: Remembrance Sunday: 8 November 2020
Massacre reported in Cabo Delgado, Northern Mozambique
IN CONVERSATION: Catalogue of failures behind growing humanitarian crisis in northern Mozambique
IMO news of Africa: Gabon
Ghana Inland Port at Boankra gets underway
Port of Long Beach hits milestone amid COVID-19 Crisis

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 15 November 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: PANTHER

Another livestock carrier, Barkly Pearl, in trouble at sea
Investment partners sought for Cato Ridge Dry Port Project 
INTERCARGO says Charterers who prevent crew changes must be held to account
IN CONVERSATION: Satellite data provides fresh insights into the amount of water in the Nile basin
TRADE NEWS:  ClassNK releases Guidelines for Liquefied Gas Carrier Structures
AMSOL acquires product tanker for bunkering at Durban: to be South African flagged & manned
New Nautical Science online textbook will boost maritime education in SA
Mbalula announces plans to curtail theft & vandalism of rail infrastructure
China props up the bulk trades as industry hopes for the best but plans for the worst
Piracy boarding involving tanker Nefeli II off Brass, Nigeria
In Conversation: Photos from the field: these magnificent whales are adapting to warming water, but how much can they take?
In Conversation: How to live in space: what we’ve learned from 20 years of the International Space Station
Mozambique & Malawi sign MoU on building a railway linking the two countries
WHARF TALK: Coega creates hundreds of jobs for locals
WHARF TALK: SAECS service updates
NSPCA slams Govt for giving choices over animal exports instead of instructions
Rescued crew off Geo Searcher return from Gough Island
WHARF TALK: Durban Port Bulletin News
WHARF TALK: Volume and Vessel Call Performance
WHARF TALK: Collaboration boosts morale & productivity at Cape Town Harbour
WHARF TALK: Western Cape Government welcomes gas discovery at Luiperd
WHARF TALK: SAMSA Aware of nurdles washing up on South Peninsula
IMO Secretary-General Emeritus William A O’Neil, remembered
WHARF TALK: Placenames Along the Coast: Hondeklip Baai
Africa Oil Week cancelled, rescheduled to 2021

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 14 June 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: CELINA STAR
Court orders a halt to loading of sheep in East London harbour
Autonomous drone inspections move step closer after successful test
TFR and ArcelorMittall in talks about improving freight operations
Rebuilding SA’s ship register is vital, says SAMSA
Total developing cleaner fuels for maritime industry
TFR reopens Pyramid South freight line for mining & automotive sectors
Ramaphosa signs Hydrographic Act into law
Nigeria hands over to Ghana detained suspected pirate mothership
Total resumes LNG operations in Afungi, Northern Mozambique: ExxonMobil FID delayed
NSRI Richards Bay called out to evacuate ill seafarer from ship at sea
SA Amandla returns after long and arduous tow
Hapag-Lloyd’s Montpellier back in quaranting – another crewman tests positive for COVID-19
Jones Act centenary
Exploring the Indian Ocean as a rich archive of history
No play with Vesconite Hilube rudder bushing : Trade News
The Northern Sea Route: Sovcomflot’s trailblazing LNG carrier Christophe de Margerie
Kenya orders new 120-ton bollard pull salvage & harbour tug
WHARF TALK: News & Views From Along the Coast

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 7 June 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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TPT says Cape Town Terminals remain operational – UPDATE
Cape ports crippled by closures and congestion
SA seafarers may now freely join or leave ships in local ports under Level 3
Angola extends concession tender for Luanda Multi-purpose Terminal
Infection prevention for the maritime industry
Canadian Satellite System Supports CMF Operations
Stolen railway materiel found in Beira foundry
South Africa must get ready for an inevitable loosening of trade ties with the US
AMSOL completes anchor leg replacement at Durban SBM
Shipping lines continue with Cape sea route
Indian Navy ship INS Kesari (L15) visits Madagascar and Comores
MSC Sixin (23,656 TEU) maiden call at Barcelona
Uganda backs away from mandatory use of Standard Gauge Railway
Another Wild Coast environmental disaster averted as giant tanker arrives in Durban
Yuan Hua Hu berths safely in Durban: SAMSA
Introducing the (UK) Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB)
Svitzer anchors position in Africa: Nacala and Egyptian LNG contracts strengthen position
OSI’s remote services keep East Africa cable project on track
Ngqura helping make green energy possible
Study shows rate of improvements through ICT at the port of Cotonou
Navies strengthen partnerships through strategic plan
Imperial renews major automotive logistics contract
The latest from Transaid: Heroes and Hostility
Ship movements on South African coast
WHARF TALK: News & Views From Along the Coast

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 13 April 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: PALEISGRACHT
>European Shippers’ Council COVID-19 measures
Sea Rescue with a difference: NSRI to aid of Robben Island
Amsterdam enters Durban port today, Vasco da Gama heading for Cape Town
Further jihadist attacks in Mozambique’s gas-rich Cabo Delgado province
Port Reports: Three more cruise ships heading this way
PE Car Terminal scores a 96% in German Quality Audit
Planning for IBSAMAR 2020 held in Simon’s Town
Relief for snoek fishers as travel ban gets lifted
Video: Giant container ship crashes into harbour crane
Force Majeure applied to FLNG GIMI project
Seafarers UK COVID-19 Emergency Appeal
Cautious yet positive message from Grindrod
Port of Berbera breathing new life into Somaliland
Vessels lining up outside Durban as final cruise ships approach
NEW BOOKS reviewed by Paul Ridgway, London Correspondent
Marion Island 2020 Relief Voyage goes ahead
RFA Argus is Caribbean bound
More missed calls on Europe-South Africa services: Santa Ursula
Two new harbour cranes for Port Elizabeth at beginning of reefer season
AMSOL on call: Business continuity & essential marine services
Namport lends a helping hand in aid of COVID-19 pandemic in Walvis Bay
Video: The Queens play Happy Birthday to Queen Mary 2
US Coast Guard oversees disembarkation of 250,000 from cruise ships
UNCTAD: Let’s keep ships moving, ports open and cross-border trade flowing
Latest on the Queen Mary 2 medical emergency   (Friday) 
Central & West African ports cannot shut down, rules PMAWCA

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