Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 27 February 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: DA XIN

Latest piracy attack report a hoax
PIRACY: Security Escort Vessel (SEV) attacked, two crew dead
CONTAINER RATES ALERT: rates rise go into overdrive
Unions call for global seafarer vaccination programme
AIRFREIGHT: Kenya Airways launches B787 Dreamliner freighter
Upgrade for the Ngqura Container Terminal
Port is what we do – Hamburg port authority video
Kuehne+Nagel acquires Chinese logistics provider Apex
ICAO and WCO issue joint calls Vaccine supply chain priorities
WHARF TALK: Durban shipping movements today
WHARF TALK: Cape Town commercial shipping movements
Russia’s Red Sea plans amidst rising militarisation
WHARF TALK: SAECS scheduled delays, southbound Cape Town calls omitted
MSC’s new direct service between India and West Africa
Rehabilitation of Beira-Zimbabwe railway back underway
Bolloré Transport & Logistics receives AEO regional recertification in East Africa
Arrivederci, South Africa – MSC Orchestra sails for Europe
WHARF TALK: Durban & Santos, a tale of two ports
Transnet prioritises capacity improvements to Richards Bay coal line
UK’s Freeport East Hydrogen Hub will boost decarbonisation agenda
Global Shippers Council fed up with chaotic shipping market
WW announces plans for first full-scale wind powered RoRo ship
NSRI rescue reports & a warning to stay clear of the Bos 400 wreck
WHARF TALK: State of the Port of Durban
WHARF TALK: Port of Durban Volume & Vessel Call Performance
WHARF TALK: Cape Town Ship Movements
Merchant Shipping Bill 2020: a work in progress
The RAF transports Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine to Ascension
SA looks to Asian markets to revive economic growth
UK to lead the way in training for autonomous shipping
Namport makes social investment to Namibian secondary school
WHARF TALK: Djibouti set to provide floating bunker operations
 US Navy ship Herschel ‘Woody’ Williams arrives in Cape Town

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 30 August 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: CITY OF BEIJING

Ghana: Skuld advises on MARPOL Annex IV violations relative to wastewater discharge
Resilient results for Grindrod amidst the COVID-19 pandemic
Mauritius oil spill: how coral reefs, mangroves and seagrass could be affected
Calling all seafarers! ITF Seafarers’ Trust Prize Photography Competition
Total signs MoU with Mozambique over security for oil & gas project
Wakashio bow section scuttled as dead dolphins wash up on Mauritian beaches
Paramount Maritime launches SA Navy’s first Survey Motor Boat (SMB)
Contract signed for Phase Two of new Ivory Coast Container Terminal
2021 World Maritime theme — Seafarers: at the core of shipping’s future
NSPCA to appeal High Court decision allowing export of sheep
Bolloré handles 10,575 tonnes of mangoes through Abidjan
Ethiopia ships first reefer containers to Europe via Djibouti
Cunard delays return to cruising to late March 2021
MSC delays second Mediterranean cruise with Magnifica
How to recycle a huge ship – safely and sustainably
e-5 Lab launches all-electric ROBOSHIP project a sustainable society
Aegean II not pirated: Somalis release three Iranian hostages
NSPCA loses case, livestock carrier may load 56,000 sheep for Kuwait
British experts help Mauritius protect coral reefs from oil spill
Transnet looking at buying South African made steel railway lines
Millers of Cameroon up in arms over weighing at the port
Kribi Container Terminal welcomes CMA CGM ship on direct Asia-Africa service
A rush is on to mine the deep seabed, with effects on ocean life that aren’t well understood
Abidjan: Maersk opens new West African multipurpose warehouse
WHARF TALK: NEWS & VIEWS FROM ALONG THE COAST
WHARF TALK: News from the Mother City, Cape Town
WHARF TALK: Diamond Recovery vessel !Gariep docks in Sturrock Dock
WHARF TALK: Cape Town Container Terminal returns to normal
WHARF TALK: Cape Town Multi-purpose Terminal
WHARF TALK: Cape Town Ship Repair & Marine
WHARF TALK: Durban Cruise News
WHARF TALK: HAL opens booking for Grand Africa cruise
WHARF TALK: Livestock-Carrier Al Messilah remains in port at East London
WHARF TALK: Place Names along the Coast
BIMCO and ICS prepare for new Seafarer Workforce Report

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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 2 February 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: MURRAY EXPRESS & SYMPHONY
Cruise Ship cavalcade — photo story
Transnet announces plans to prevent coronavirus from entering country’s ports
How the shipping industry is charting a course toward climate disaster
Kenya expected to sign significant trade deal with US in coming week
Rovuma Venture consortium to develop three business development centres
Transnet National Ports Authority warns of job scams involving TNPA
AP Moller Capital to invest in West African port and logistics infrastructure
Marco Polo returns to South Africa
Free port of Monrovia applies restrictions on ship sizes
NYK, Bolloré & Toyota Tsusho to build the new RoRo terminal at Port Said
Business called to support Africa’s economic aspirations
Record-high fruit exports at Cape Town Container Terminal
EU Exit: The Get Ready for Brexit campaign-Findings by the National Audit Office (NAO)
NIMASA D-G explains why new floating dock remains unused
DP World awarded 30-year concession for the South Container Terminal at Jeddah Islamic Port
United Kingdom commits to Africa’s economic transformation
Freight volumes drop 9.7% but Tazara management remain confident
DP World’s Cold Storage in Rwanda makes its mark
Pakistan latest country to ban use of open-loop scrubbers in local waters
‘Angola’ model used to finance infrastructure becomes ‘Ghana model’
US icebreaker Polar Star reaches Antarctica
Angola and Mozambique are both exposed to risks of over-indebtedness
Sao Tome and China agree to leave Sao Tome port project to private sector
Shipping needs to prepare for coronavirus restrictions: Hill Dickinson warns
Transnet engages with Richards Bay Municipality over Naval Island closure
In these waters: USN activities in the seas around Africa

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 22 April 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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First View 1: SANTA INES
CURRENT NEWS..
Some fine ship models come to auction in London
AfDB approval for Central Africa Strategy
2018 was not the best of years for Damen Shipbuilding
SAMSA leads mission to Miami to draw more cruise ships to South Africa
Armed pirates open fire and board tanker in Bonny River anchorage
French take delivery of fourth Multi-Mission naval ship
US Navy and French Navy aircraft carrier groups joint exercise in Red Sea
Leading maritime capitals of the world report 2019
Preparing for major incidents at sea
Mossel Bay and Garden Route look ahead to 2019 Port Festival
South African and Swazi ministers discuss 24-hour border post for Oshoek
Chevron to acquire Anadarko in multi billion dollar deal
Bolloré commits to a joint venture logistics project in Ethiopia
Ngqura’s unique port sand bypass system mimics nature successfully
NIMASA blasts high level of capital flight from Nigerian maritime sector
IMO 2020 — A Breath of Fresh Air
Namport bids farewell to CEO Mr Bisey /Uirab
Denmark to use drone for sulphur check
The Vikings have landed — East London’s grand cruise season finale
Port Statistics for the month of March 2019 are available here
Nigerian Shippers Council wraps up visit to Transnet National Ports Authority
Anglers gain access to Port of East London’s West Bank foreshore
Silver Whisper brings Richards Bay’s cruise season to a close
Cape Cruise Season Ends with Viking Sun’s Maiden Voyage to South Africa
Traffic in the English Channel
EARLIER NEWS..
CSA 2020 welcome SAMSA decision on open-loop exhaust gas scrubbers
Richards Bay TNPA provides emergency assistance to pipe-towing tug
Cunard’s Queen Victoria calls at Port Elizabeth
ISSA and unfair port access practices
Ghana’s drastic reduction of port costs

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 21 January 2018

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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First View 1: AIDAaura
Cyclone warning in Southern Mozambique Channel, threat to Northern Mozambique
North Sea Port monitoring the Brexit closely
Port statistics for December 2018 are now available
NSRI called to medivac injured seaman from deepsea fishing vessel
CMA CGM adjusts its EURAF 4 & EURAF 5 West Africa services
Lunar New Year brings adjustments to CMA CGM African services
Cultivating human resources for marine resource development
Chad is offered 10 hectare logistics base in Cameroonian port of Douala
Relief for Apapa as 2-km Wharf Road is completed and ready to be opened
Congestion as Jambo ferry breaks down, stranding Mombasa commuters
Spanish Sener group to design new Tanzanian Lake Victoria ferry
Tsavliris Salvage joins forces with Green Award Foundation
Freight forwarders ready to clear up the mess left by politicians, says (UK) freight forwarders’ association
Arresting a ship under business rescue — some clarity from the court
Alpha Logistics tackles dredging Mombasa
Synergy Group fleet boosted by Ever Gifted, a new 20,000+ TEU containership
Kenya’s SGR railway Phase 2A on track, says railway acting head, but Chinese anticipate delays
International News: North Sea Port Record Year 2018
Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth completes refit at Damen Shipyard
Douala port concessioning shortlist — Bolloré and APM Terminal consortium surprising exclusion
Chinese fishing vessel Hai Feng 823 arrested in Monrovia for illegal cargo
Mozambique slaps two-month ban on fishing & marketing of shrimp
No sign of development with proposed Caprivi railway from Grootfontein to Katima Mulilo
Goodyear in Africa: Support for the Africa transport charity Transaid
Cape fires: A view from above — the Copernicus Sentinel 2-B image from space
CMF’s HMAS Ballarat makes first drug seizure of 2019, ship’s 3rd success 
Stonewin opens ship bunkering operation at Port Louis, Mauritius
Japan’s Toyota Tsusho proposes US$600 million development in Angola’s Namibe Bay
EARLIER NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED…….

EU NAVFOR patrol ship Relampago conducts friendly approach to Somali fishing vessel
Maersk & Safmarine launch Musafir Express to Mogadishu
More names revealed in alleged Mozambican EMATUM fraud
Mammoet moves heavy lifting equipment into northern Mozambique
Indian Naval ship escorts World Food Programme vessel for first time
Walvis Bay looks forward to six cruise ship calls during January
Morocco to invest US$190 million in port infrastructure
ICTSI signs 20-year concession to develop & operate Port Sudan Container Terminal
Namibian environmental ministry puts a stop to South African manganese exports through Luderitz

OLDER NEWS CAN BE FOUND AT NEWS CATEGORIES…….

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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First View : BOUNDARY
Grindrod’s bell rings on Nasdaq with a follow-up ring on the JSE today
South Africa a hub for marine aids to navigation training
South Africa a Hub for Marine Aids to Navigation Training
Cargo Owners face huge potential liability claims if their cargo causes damage
Iconic Maputo Bay Catembe bridge delayed-no date set
Fifth Meraviglia-class cruise ship ordered by MSC Cruises
Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Diploma for Harbour Masters
DNV GL issues first type approval for aluminium cables onboard ships
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : PLEIADES SPIRIT

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Thursday’s Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Thursday’s Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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First View : MORSTON
2016 South African Port Statistics
Takoradi tank farm ready to go into service
BRICS Plus can become new integration model for world economy
Maritime casualties and the risks of uninsured cargo: a review of the mv APL Austria
Bolloré increases Abidjan’s container capacity with four new RTGs
Progress with EfficienSea2
Video: Sinking of the Titanic
PRESS RELEASES
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : JACOB RICKMERS

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Wednesday’s Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Wednesday’s Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Here are the day’s News Headlines:

First View : KOTA LEGIT
TPT takes out seven multipurpose depot licences
Somali pirate enigma: 2nd vessel released by pirates
Mozambique air crash claims lives of top Cornelder people
Bolloré transports 121,000 tonnes of cocoa from Ivory Coast in February
Russian naval ships visit Walvis Bay for first time
NATO’s Exercise Dynamic Manta concluded
PRESS RELEASES: Maersk lifts lid on digital disruption
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : SAGA NAVIGATOR

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Wednesday’s Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Wednesday’s Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Here are today’s News Headlines:

First View : BALTIC PRIDE
Tanker highjacked off Somali Puntland coast
Deepwater port and railway at Macuse in Mozambique to go ahead
TPT’s DCT implements container appointment system
Congo Terminal employs female gantry crane operators
Russian groups to build oil refinery and rail link in Angola
Talk of reviving Kenya National Shipping Line
Naval: Royal Navy’s first Offshore Patrol Vessel named
PRESS RELEASES: Saga Shipholding installs all 32 ships with Optimarin Ballast System
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : APL SANTIAGO

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