Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 19-20 February 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: MSC ELMA

FLASH NEWS: US Navy ship Herschel ‘Woody’ Williams due in Cape Town Saturday
BREAKING NEWS: MSC cancels South Africa’s 2020/21 cruise season
MSC Cruises reveals 2021/2022 local cruise season
Back to the drawing board: Transnet seeking ways of avoiding rail washaways
IN CONVERSATION: Why being endowed with oil is not always a boon: the case of Nigeria and Angola
First of three navy IPVs named at Cape Town
WHARF TALK: Port of Durban, in retrospect
Mauritius on the way to becoming a serious bunkering hub
DNV GL White Paper looks to close looming safety gap
CMF ship HMS Montrose intercepts large amount of narcotics in Arabian Sea
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for January 2021 are now available here
Major airlines join forces with UNICEF in support of monumental COVID-19 vaccine roll-out plan
NIMASA deploys patrol boats to Lagos Anchorage
The cost of Brexit
Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of Nigeria to be new WTO Director-General
US Navy ship visits Mombasa port
WHARF TALK: Milestones for Djibouti port productivity
NATO focused security patrols in Western Mediterranean
IMO urges action to deter piracy in Gulf of Guinea
SA borders reopen, but 30 remain closed
WHARF TALK: Cape Town ship observations
After five years SAMSA appoints another acting CEO
New Cable Ship Design: VARD selected by Orange Marine
15 Squadron SAAF & NSRI Station 15 in long range emergency rescue of Chinese seafarer
CMA CGM expands into air freight
PIRACY: 15 highjacked crew from container ship Mozart have been released
AfCFTA: Alive with possibilities – SA Government
SA Government embarks on centralised SOE model
Nigerian corruption endemic because thieves are not jailed

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 30-31 January 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines for the week commencing 24 January 2021

Front Page: MSC IRENE

Piracy: Another ship, Rowayton Eagle boarded by pirates
Total (Mozambique) looking at setting up logistics base on Mayotte
French naval ship Nivôse intercepts dhow in Mozambique Channel, discovers large drug cache
Vale signals an end to Moatize coal operations: first step to exit coal production
IN CONVERSATION: Discovery of two giant radio galaxies offers fresh insights into the universe
CMA CGM to operate & manage new multi-purpose terminal at Alexandria
Thome signs up to Neptune Declaration on Seafarer Wellbeing and Crew Change
SPECIAL REPORT: Tristan da Cunha: World’s most remote inhabited archipelago becomes model of sustainability
Ethiopia-Djibouti Railway fails to perform to expectations
ClassNK updates ‘Guidelines for Remote Surveys’
IN CONVERSATION: Attacks at sea aren’t all linked to piracy. Why it’s important to unpick what’s what
Fatalities within the fishing sector remain low for two consecutive years — SAMSA
49th South African Motor Launch Flotilla: hidden by history
IN CONVERSATION: Why the Indian Ocean is spawning strong and deadly tropical cyclones
Black Sea and Mediterranean fish stocks: First glimmer of hope in decades
Infinity Maritime announces broker ecosystem with world leading ship brokers
Hapag-Lloyd MIAX service disrupted by pirate attack on Mozart
Transnet National Ports Authority transfers head office to Ngqura
Dredging of Lake Victoria around Kisumu takes place
Making life easier for the haulier post-Brexit
South African scientists who discovered new COVID-19 variant share what they know
DNV GL drops the GL as it gears up for transformation
Carnival delays a resumption of cruising in the US, Europe & Australia
EU-BREXIT trade accord, nearly there
WHARF TALK: Cape Town shipping remains active
Biden must not let the Indian Ocean slip away like the South China Sea
Kenya Railways re-introduces over 500 wagons to metre-gauge Rift Valley Railway
MSC Grandiosa returns to sea with passengers
RightShip and INTERCARGO: An important new quality standard for the dry bulk sector
Pirates board container ship Mozart in Gulf of Guinea. One crew killed, 15 abducted  UPDATED
Tropical Cyclone Eloise nears Mozambique coast   UPDATED

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 6 December 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

Front Page: GH ZEPHYR

IN CONVERSATION: Toxic waste dumping in the Gulf of Guinea amounts to environmental racism
Reflecting on Port of Durban Decongestion Task Team Initiatives
The 2020 ESPO Environmental Report
IN CONVERSATION: Slavers in the family: what a castle in Accra reveals about Ghana’s history
The Maldivian Coast Guard vessel MNDF CGS Huravee on completion of her refit in an Indian naval dockyard
Malawi warned against getting involved with Mozambique insurgency
UN Resolution calls for seafarer key worker designation and implementation of crew change protocols
TransNamib in process of acquiring 33 diesel-electric locomotives
US Navy to decommission fire-damaged USS Bonhomme Richard
COMESA grants Kenya further two-year extension to limitation of sugar imports
Meridian adds extra scanner at Tema terminal gate for added security
MSC plans on reintroducing two ships in SA for 2021/22 cruise season
HMS Dragon returns home from Black Sea and E Med
Tema port ranked the largest in West and Central Africa
BREXIT, the end is near
KZN premier appeals for road freight resolution as police ask army to step in
TRADE NEWS: Castor Marine takes over SeaVsat assets
WHARF TALK: Durban Port Bulletin News
WHARF TALK: Durban Volume and Vessel Call Performance
SAMSA to probe fatal capsizing of fishing boat of West Coast
Piracy: Another tanker Agisilaos boarded in Gulf of Guinea
Calling boat and yacht owners worldwide
SA Ports Regulator’s decision on Port Tariffs
WHARF TALK: Snippets of news from the port of Cape Town
Navy’s former strike craft, SAS Galeshewe, decommissioned
Second hydrographic survey boat for Project Hotel completed
WHARF TALK: Transnet Pipelines provides update on uMbilo River crude oil clean-up
Seafarers Delivering Christmas Campaign 2020
WHARF TALK: Transnet Port Terminals warns of scams
Royal Navy aid in Honduras waters

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 4 October 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

Front Page: BAHRI JEDDAH

Railway Book: The Railway to Adventure
Scrubbers beat compliant fuel in race to reduce CO2 emissions
Canton Fair to go online this year from 15-24 October
New guidance to facilitate repatriation flights for seafarers
IN CONVERSATION: Here’s why South Africa and its neighbours are anxious about EU and UK post-Brexit trade talks
Crew changes now fully possible from South African ports
Hundred Mauritian cruise ship crew repatriated after hunger strike threat
Port of Walvis Bay fulfilling role as regional logistical hub
Borders open tomorrow, 1 October: significant for seafarers
Use of barges at Lagos ports increases by 45 per cent
IN CONVERSATION:  South Africa mulls future of its  military to make it fit-for-purpose
ATSB investigation and Report: Grounding of bulk carrier Bulk India, Dampier, Western Australia
Transnet engages with Northern Cape government over export opportunities
WHARF TALK: Port Statistics for August are now available
IN CONVERSATION: How many people will migrate due to rising sea levels? Our best guesses aren’t good enough
WHARF TALK: More news straddles for the Durban Container Terminal
Transnet reacts to continued infrastructure theft
UN’s WFP extremely concerned over conflict in northern Mozambique
Danish Maritime Authority waters: New routeing systems provide visible traffic changes
Freight train derailment and tanker fire: Investigation report
WHARF TALK: Wildlife documentary series to be filmed on Marion Island
WHARF TALK: Namibia issues new COVID-19 guidelines to seafarers
WHARF TALK: TNPA marks 20 years of achievement
WHARF TALK: Placenames along the coast: Port Grosvenor
A message from HE António Guterres: Secretary General of the United Nations
Nigerian hydrography survey vessel launched in France
CMA CGM’s WAX service upgraded: direct weekly service to Cameroon
Why US diplomatic muscle could achieve more in Somalia than drone strikes
FOCUS-Africa launched

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 2 August 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

Front Page: MSC FLORIANA
ICTSI signs Kribi port concession contract
Spanish EU NAVFOR frigate ESPS Santa Maria goes straight to work
Competition between East Africa’s two main ports heats up
ESPO welcomes the EMSA and ECDC COVID-19 Guidance for safe and sustainable restoration of cruise operations
Wakashio grounding off Mauritius: latest update
Cape Town’s assembled straddle carriers go into service with TPT
Increase of container traffic for Kenyan SGR train
China-Europe rail freight traffic up by nearly a third
New RN patrol craft for Gibraltar
DP World Komatipoort becomes the first dry port east of Gauteng
What drove Asia’s economic success stories, and what should Africa emulate?
Indian Ocean Tsunami warning exercise
Benin Terminal’s red carpet out for first ever 300m container ship
USCGC Mellon pays off for the last time
More arrests involving fuel theft from Transnet pipeline
Wakashio grounding — captain was warned of danger
Transnet focus is on back of port to reduce Durban port congestion
CEVA Logistics launches three-part expansion plan into Africa
Marine scrubbers – Yara Marine tackles the great upheaval
UK preparing for BREXIT: Major new campaign to prepare UK for end of the transition period
New ferry for Lake Victoria’s Buvuma
WHARF TALK: News & Views From Along the Coast
Africa six-month trade with China drops 20%
Targeting container ships: AMSA launches campaign
Steps towards increased maritime security & economic growth in Kenya
UK Border Strategy consultation

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 21 June 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

Front Page: MSC CORINNA
SA Port statistics for the month of May 2020 are now available here
Lifestyle audits for all Transnet employees
Port of Durban using virtual technology to address port issues
An interesting book from Western Australia
Maersk fleet sets out to assist ocean and climate science
Transnet Port Terminals invests R40 million a year on youth development
Maersk and COSCO set up Mashariki service between Far East and East Africa
Cruising: Four Freds in the Firth of Forth: Video Interlude
New Alfa Laval PureSOx Express offers easy access to SOx scrubber advantages
New Konecranes reach stacker for APM Terminals Port Elizabeth
Rail accident investigations: Australia
Walvis Bay acquires its own bunker barge service
Enough is Enough – ITF acts tough over plight of trapped seafarers
2020 campaign: Seafarers are Key Workers
African countries need to seize opportunities created by US-China tensions
Mozambique authorities seize 13 trucks transporting illegal timber
Brexit trade deal: New border procedures
Coronavirus impacting on African agricultural exports
UN Secretary-General speaks out on seafarers
Lake Victoria could burst its banks more often in the future. What can be done
Transnet steps up efforts to secure fuel supply
WHARF TALK: News and Views From Along the Coast

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 31 May 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

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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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 9 February 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

Front Page: MARCO POLO
ONE and the novel coronavirus
IMO 2020 Global Sulphur Cap — milestone or millstone for maritime industry?
New East Mediterranean-America service (EMA) to be launched
Seabourn cruise ship rouses Angolan interest in cruising
ClassNK approves in principal Kawasaki Heavy Industries LPG Fuel Supply System
Durban port in the doldrums
Coronavirus quarantine leaves global shipping market reeling — Dryad Global
Total Lubmarine launches innovative engine coolant. Big deal for industry
Nigeria suspends the Secure Anchorage; ships must now anchor at national ports
US Law Enforcement Partners apprehend smugglers
Gulf of Guinea: fighting criminal groups in the Niger Delta is key to defeating piracy
Oil companies in northern Mozambique call for additional military protection
DP World reports 1% growth and 71 million TEU handled
Namport responds to reports of missing fishing vessels
Hapag-Lloyd to lower CO2 emissions using biofuel
Bar set high for new Transnet CEO
CWM Survey & Inspection is now fully Licensed by the SSMO to inspect regulated products shipped to Sudan
Tullow Oil and Total ready to sell off Kenya’s South Lokichar oil fields
DTI says SA trade relations with UK remain unchanged following Brexit
Slow boat from China delays the mailman
LBH Jack up barge heads to Mocimboa da Praia to become instant ‘pop up port’
Transnet confirms that Portia Derby is the new Group CEO
Maldives becomes 54th member of Commonwealth family
India’s satellite services: The IMO overview
Transnet announces plans to prevent coronavirus from entering country’s ports

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 2 February 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

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 27 October 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

Front Page: SANTA CLARA
Global Initiative for West, Central and Southern Africa (GI WACAF): Cape Town hosts the 8th Regional Conference 28-31 October
Cruise Season 2019/20 sets sail at SA ports
It’s ‘Business Unusual’ as SA maritime sector investment grows, but jobs creation flops
Chinese firm given ultimatum over construction of Bagamoyo port
Russia, African countries agree on cooperation
Kenyan SGR ‘Railway to Nowhere’
Viking Glory promises to be most climate-smart cruise ship ever
NSRI Port Elizabeth stays busy with ship medivacs
Transport Minister Mbalula says legislation on course for IMO 2020
The Gambia intercepts 38 containers of illegal timber at Banjul Wharf
Alarm over conditions on livestock carrier at East London
River shipping recommences on White Nile between Sudan & South Sudan
Royal Boskalis Westminster wins dredging contract in Maldives
Port statistics for the month of September are now available here
Damen patrol vessels for Homeland Integrated Offshore Services arrive in Nigeria
Japan may send naval ships to patrol in western Indian Ocean
Tanzania & Zambia agree to review troubled TAZARA Act
South African 2019/20 cruise season is underway
Guest Article: The maritime economy has immense potential to rev up the economy and stimulate job creation
Kenya Ports Authority looks at providing shore power to ships in Mombasa & Lamu
South African President Ramaphosa attends Russia-Africa Summit
Regarding Brexit, what next?
Kenya opens Phase 2 of the Mombasa-inland Standard Gauge Railway
Walvis Bay Waterfront and Marina development plans taking shape
Gulf of Guinea remains IMB piracy hot spot
Earth from Space: The Korean Peninsula
HMS Montrose seizes 170kg of illegal drugs from dhow in Arabian Sea

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