Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 15 September 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: ORION LEADER
You are invited to Damen Maritime Festival 2019
Cruise ship MSC Magnifica to be stretched
More medivacs from ships at sea for NSRI
The consumer to be aware of the seafarer
Fourth Propulsion Revolution: ICS reaches beyond the shipping community
Boskalis awarded coastal protection contracts in UK & Europe
Marine Interiors opens its doors for the first time: video
Damen Shipyards orders engine room pump system for new Debmarine ship
Grand Bahama, Bahamas, response continues
South African Denrick Moos takes the helm of Nigeria’s PTOL
DNV GL: Flexibility key to shipping transitions to lower carbon future
Bolloré Transport & Logistics inaugurate new multimodal hub in Abidjan
Minister calls for transformation of South Africa maritime industry
SA Port Statistics for August are now available
Sale of cargo of Grace 1
Nigerian Navy arrests two trawlers for fishing illegally
Greenpeace blocks Mozambique coal from being landed at Gdansk
NSRI called on to medivac crew from vessels at sea
Police make cocaine haul from ship in Port of Ngqura
Missing four seafarers on capsized car carrier Golden Ray rescued
IMarEST explores shipping automation and reliance on human skills
Kenya Port of Lamu to be opened in October
Photo Roundup: SAIMI Dive-In Expo held at Port of East London
Car carrier Golden Ray fire and capsize: four seafarers missing
Brexit: UK Government pledges £30 million to bolster ports
Dorian Aftermath: Coasties and team hard at work
Expedition ship Greg Mortimer delivered by Chinese shipyard
German Minister for Economic Cooperation visits Port of Walvis Bay
Hurricane Dorian: Telecommunications aid
Dive In: Exploring South Africa’s maritime opportunities
RFA Mounts Bay provides…..

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 11 August 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 5 August 2019

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Front Page: NILEDUTCH ANTWERPEN
Durban News: NSRI & Air Force evacuate patient from tanker: SAS Drakensberg returns
UK Trade Secretary announces Freeports Advisory Panel
Jotun signs 42 vessel HPS contract with Wallenius Wilhelmsen
South Africa can become one of the world’s maritime centres of excellence, says SAMSA
Drama-filled NSRI rescue of four seafarers injured by huge wave
Construction of Ghanaian Port of Takoradi Multi-Purpose Terminal begins
AfDB to help finance phase 1 of Ethiopia-Djibouti road corridor
Kenya government backtracks on SGR directive
Intelsat 39 is successfully launched
Semi-submersible rig Deepsea Yantai arrives in Mossel Bay
NSRI Durban called to evacuate patient from tanker in medical emergency
AfDB makes AU grant of US$4.8 million for AfCFTA
Inmarsat’s successful trials with KOTUG International for Asia Pacific region
Tullow Oil moves in on the Comoros Islands
Walvis Bay new container terminal opens
Trade partnerships must be aligned to the AfCFTA: Patel
French icebreaker patrol ship L’Astrolabe visiting Durban
Female learners ‘dive in’ to maritime working world
Indian Register of Shipping receives RO authorisation from Cyprus
SA participating in AGOA Forum
AAL to migrate to low sulphur oil for its fleet
FREXIT or the view of BREXIT and freight
Djibouti Govt continues to challenge int’l law, says DP World
(UK) Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) Annual Report 2018
Ghana to build new Western region naval & military base at Edzinlibo
SAS Drakensberg heading for Mozambique on relief duties

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 4 August 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: HOEGH OSAKA
(UK) Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) Annual Report 2018
Ghana to build new Western region naval & military base at Edzinlibo
SAS Drakensberg heading for Mozambique on relief duties
Construction of Anadarko processing LNG units in Rovuma Basin to begin
Angola takes back state control of Luanda and Lobito port terminals
Sea Shepherd in joint operation with Namibia over illegal fishing vessels
Transnet responds to smear action targeting Group Chairman
The UK motor trades and Brexit: The SMMT Position
Fitch Solutions thinks gas pipeline between Mozambique & South Africa unlikely
Xeneta issues rates alert as trade war impacts on trade lanes
Rovos Rail owner looks to possibly invest in Angola
Kenya SGR sets new six-month container handling record
South Africa ready for IMO 2020 sulphur cap implementation but legislation lagging
INTERCARGO raises concerns with 2020 Global Sulphur Limit implementation
Total SA signs agreement to build FLNG for use off Benin
East Africans forced to fall back on old metre gauge railways
ZEAMARINE secures massive Australian shipping contract
India hands over two inshore patrol boats to the Mozambique Navy
TNPA hosts its National Safety Competition awards in Richards Bay
Second Royal Navy ship, HMS Duncan arrives in the Gulf
Neither UK nor EU ready for no deal: CBI contingency planning study findings
Garden Route Careers Expo takes off
Equipment on its way to reopen Kenya’s Kisumu port on Lake Victoria
Two new mobile cranes for West Africa Container Terminal, Onne
India and Mozambique to monitor ships in Mozambique waters
Maritime Academy near Richards Bay to be officially opened
US Navy Ship USNS Carson City docks at Tema, Ghana

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 21 July 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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First View: STENA IMPRIMIS

Deepsea Stavanger to return for more drilling off SA’s southern Cape coast
SAMSA holds Chrysanthi 1 responsible for Algoa Bay oil spill
Ford to create 1200 new jobs, new exports at Pretoria plant
Support for science from Namport at Walvis Bay school
South Africa accedes to compensation regime for hazardous and noxious cargoes
Gibraltar’s Chief Minister meets PM May in 10 Downing Street
Union says go-slow at Port of Ngqura not the only reason for poor productivity
Seabed Geosolutions wins 4D ocean bottom survey offshore West Africa
MSC Gayane seized by U.S. in drug raid released on bail
Multilateral Southern African Maritime Search & Rescue Agreement concluded
Zimbabwe railways turns to mining engineering for turnaround
West African waters remain pirate hotspot, reports IMB
Angola’s Sonangol to take 20% stake in future oil discoveries
TPT launches exposure programme for youth in port cities
ONE Line delivers recycled clothing for African cyclone victims
Cruise orderbook hits new high of over $69 billion
Pirates attack Turkish ship Paksoy-1 off Nigeria, 10 crew abducted
Chinese express interest in re-launching the Lobito Corridor & Benguela Railway
Another Port Elizabeth offshore patient evacuation for the NSRI
ONE Introduces Africa India Middle East (AIM) Service
Heavylift BOKA Vanguard successfully lifts giant Carnival cruise ship
Lot of homework before AfCFTA can reshape the economy
South African port statistics for June 2019 are now available
MPS Terminal 3 at Port of Tema, Ghana handles first container ship
MV Grace 1, more…
NATO port visit: Exercise Sea Breeze 2019

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 23 June 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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First View 1: MOL ENDOWMENT
South Africa’s Economy to Remain at its Lowest Levels
Samskip fine tunes multimodal network
Opposition to shipping alliances may be dangerously misplaced
ExxonMobil to provide $3 Million to USAID programmes in Mozambique
Upgrade for CMA CGM Houston to West Africa service
Port of Port Elizabeth proud of its association with SA flagged ship
Stena Line builds on its relationship with Mercy Ships
Transnet concludes 7.5 year, R8 billion manganese export contract
ICTSI selected as preferred bidder for Port of Kribi multi-purpose terminal
Anadarko announces US$25 billion investment in Northern Mozambique LNG project
Big day for Port Elizabeth as bulker Windsor Adventure arrives in her home port
Another car carrier fire sees K-Line Diamond Highway abandoned at sea
South African tugs and harbour craft for sale
CFM completes renovation of bridges on important Ressano Garcia railway
Blockchain applied to the Oil Record Book for the first time ever
MAIB Accident Report: UK Fishing vessel Nancy Glen Loss, Reduction in stability
Further dredging in store for Port Louis
ICS pushes for rapid action on further CO2 reduction by international shipping
Desert greenery
Berth reconstruction to bring larger container ships to Dar es Salaam
Negligible environmental impact from accumulated scrubber wash water in ports
Ports Consultative Council a key cog in South Africa’s ports management: SAMSA
Successful testing of Tema’s new container port terminal
Family Fun Day at Tema MPS Terminal 3

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AfricaPORTS & SHIPS maritime news 24 March 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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Drama as cruise ship Viking Sky sends mayday off Norwegian coast
Cyclone Joaninha 22S threatens Rodrigues & possibly Mauritius
Namport celebrates Namibia’s birthday
National Museums Liverpool searching for planners to transform the waterfront estate
Bureau Veritas and Kongsberg Maritime perform remote survey on Bourbon OSV off Angola
EU Copernicus imagery surveys the Cyclone Idai floods
BREXIT: the freight forwarders’ view as the eleventh hour draws nigh
Grindrod’s OACL ship Border to provide Beira relief voyages
Quality Council for Trades & Occupations pays Transnet School of Excellence a visit
R18 billion expansion plan for Dube Trade Port
Ascension Island gets UK support for Marine Protected Area
Observing Tomorrow’s Man Initiative
Small scale fisheries sector being launched in KwaZulu-Natal
Cyclone Idai devastation: death toll may reach 1,000 as whole villages disappear
Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) wins 5-year contract
Beira hammered by Cyclone Idai, vessels aground, communications lost
Nigeria’s Homeland Services orders another two Damen 3307 Patrol Vessels
South Africa, SACU & Mozambique making progress on impending Brexit
Brexit and the UK border: further progress review
Book Review: Beyond the Harbour Lights
Martek introduces marine anti drone detection system
EARLIER NEWS..(headlined in Blue)
Grande America fire Bay of Biscay. EMSA communiqué
Cyclone Idai comes ashore near Beira, losses of life reported
Call for Maritime Transport Policy by Ghanaian Maritime Authority
Saga Pearl II makes her first and only visit to Port Elizabeth
Malawi, Mozambique send SOS to South Africa over Cyclone Idai
SOME NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED..(headlined in Green)
Simon’s Town NSRI called out to medivac ill fisherman off Cape Point
BREXIT: Enough is enough, says Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
Pirates attack offshore support vessel off Nigeria, five crew abducted
British Chambers of Commerce: UK must avoid messy and disorderly exit on 29 March

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News 18 March 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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Book Review: Beyond the Harbour Lights
Martek introduces marine anti drone detection system
Grande America fire Bay of Biscay. EMSA communiqué
Cyclone Idai comes ashore near Beira, losses of life reported
Call for Maritime Transport Policy by Ghanaian Maritime Authority
Saga Pearl II makes her first and only viit to Port Elizabeth
Malawi, Mozambique send SOS to South Africa over Cyclone Idai
Simon’s Town NSRI called out to medivac ill fisherman off Cape Point
BREXIT: Enough is enough, says Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
Pirates attack offshore support vessel off Nigeria, five crew abducted
British Chambers of Commerce: UK must avoid messy and disorderly exit on 29 March
Sandra Opoku appointed as GPHA’s first female director of Tema port
Port of Ngqura opens the doors for Eastern Cape boat builders
Red alert as Cyclone Idai draws nearer to Beira coast
MoU set to be a game changer for East London and its port
ONE advice: EU Customs — Impact on EU Security filing requirements in case of No-Deal Brexit
Namport women honoured on International Women’s Day
Nozipho Mdawe appointed as acting chief executive of TNPA
Top people in Transnet suspended, includes TNPA & TFR chief executives
Dramatic Biscay rescue by the Royal Navy
Tanker Histria Ivory attacked by pirates in Gulf of Guinea, sailors abducted
South African port statistics for the month of February 2019 are now available
YouTube SABC interviews Transnet Board chairman Popo Molefe re corruption
Nacala port acquires a new mobile crane for general cargo
Cyclone Idai 18S update
Combined Task Force 150 intercepts 4 tons of narcotics in 24 Hours
Port of Tema expansion on schedule for June 2019 inauguration
Vigilance essential despite reduction to Piracy in the Indian Ocean
Bidvest appoints Mpumi Madisa as new chief executive officer-designate
A fine naval biography: Henry Harwood, Hero of the River Plate
EARLIER NEWS..(headlined in Blue)
New cyclone rapidly forming over northern Mozambique Channel
Lucky escape for Norwegian Escape
14th Pacific Partnership mission: Strengthening ties in the Indo-Pacific region
The growing debate on scrubbers: Yara says keep options open
Port Elizabeth tanker berth repairs progressing well, say TNPA
More shipowners join CSA 2020 in support of exhaust gas cleaning systems
SOME NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED..(headlined in Green)
Cyclone Haleh continues to weaken but new storm in Moz Channel threatens
Port of Ngqura Container Terminal welcomes another big ship
Somaliland building strategic road linking Berbera with Ethiopia
Piracy and drug smuggling continues to challenge navies
Positive results reported by Grindrod

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 18 February 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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First View 1: BOUNDARY
All systems go for Armed Forces Day in Cape Town
All ten crew rescued as fishing vessel Ankoveld sinks off Saldanha Bay
SAMSA sets up inquiry into deadly Durban ship fire
Zille says over R1 billion ploughed into Saldanha Bay IDZ
Parliament steps up efforts to assist South African sugar industry
Deadly fire on fishing trawler at Durban’s Bayhead ship repair wharf
Another great Australian maritime business success story
South Africa expects to reach roll-over agreement with the UK following Brexit
South African Port Statistics for the month of January 2019 are now available
Kenya Govt commissions construction & rehabilitation of Lamu jetties
Contracts for luxury sailing ship Sea Cloud Spirit awarded
Tanzania’s Standard Gauge Railway moves ahead
Injured and ill seafarers evacuated from vessels Richards Bay and Port Alfred
Maputo Corrridor Logistics Initiative (MCLI) shuts its doors after 15 years
Safmarine Nuba becomes first gearless container ship to call at DRC’s Matadi
Saudi Arabia opens high-tech mega King Abdullah Port in Red Sea
Hong Kong gears up to use drones to monitor ship emissions
SAMSA partners with Klaveness to provide skills training for South African seafarers
President Ramaphosa deposits South Africa’s AfCFTA instrument of ratification
New role for the iconic former RMS St Helena
African Development Bank recommends expansion of port facilities
Supreme Court of Appeal protects shipowners property rights
South African exporters urged to take advantage of German opportunities
Exercise Cutlass Express 2019
New rail service launched from Port of Felixstowe by GB Railfreight
NSRI Port Elizabeth called to medivac injured crewman from bulker offshore
Dropsafe Net–Safety for major offshore and maritime players
Cyclone warning updates on Funani 12S and Gelena 13S
News from the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA)
Brexit — In the event of a no deal. British International Freight Association speaks out
Cape Town’s Sturrock dry dock caisson repaired ahead of replacing it with a new gate
Namport CEO Bisey /Uirab to retire after 10 years at the helm
President Ramaphosa lauds Total’s discovery of gas condensate
South African Government welcomes Total gas discovery
Game changer as Total makes ‘world class’ gas & oil discovery off Mossel Bay

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News 11 February 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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First View 1: VASILIY GOLOVNIN
First View 2: PROMETHEUS
Cyclone warning updates on Funani 12S and Gelena 13S
News from the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA)
Brexit — In the event of a no deal. British International Freight Association speaks out
Cape Town’s Sturrock dry dock caisson repaired ahead of replacing it with a new gate
Namport CEO Bisey /Uirab to retire after 10 years at the helm
President Ramaphosa lauds Total’s discovery of gas condensate
South African Government welcomes Total gas discovery
Game changer as Total makes ‘world class’ gas & oil discovery off Mossel Bay
Nigerian pirates strike again, seizing landing craft Laetitia and kidnapping three of the crew
The price of terror, as cruise ship Nautica diverts away from Mombasa
US offers to help counter terror attacks in northern Mozambique
MoU signed for additional development of Jeddah Islamic Port
Combined Armed Forces seize another 3 tonnes of narcotics in Arabian Sea
South African government says SA is playing its part in curbing maritime crime
Cyclone warning for Indian Ocean as two storms threaten
Meridian Port Services takes delivery of second batch of RTG & STS cranes for Tema port
The Workboat Code. Edition 2
Vesconite appoints four additional engineers to boost technical advice
The earth’s Northern Magentic Pole is moving away from Canada’s arctic towards Siberia
African road safety leadership program kicks off in Abidjan
Transnet cracks down with intent to suspend another eight senior executives
Cameroon’s Port of Douala–Bonabéri has record cargo and ship throughput
Nigerian Shippers Council begins registration of port service providers
DP World Puntland manager shot dead inside Bosaso port
Transaid’s Land’s End to John O’Groats Cycle Challenge announced
Maputo reaches record cargo throughput figures in 2018
Nigerian pirates release seven Russian seafarers kidnapped from MSC Mandy
Ocean Marine Solutions (OMS) names its new patrol boat Ovia
Cutty Sark celebrates her 150th anniversary with a year of celebration
Mantashe says oil and gas exploration off Cape South Coast expected to boost economy
Maersk announces a cut-back on cadets from South Africa and the UK
Some news you may have missed last week…
Jihadist attacks force dusk to dawn curfew in northern Mozambique port town
Massachusetts Maritime Academy cadets visit Port of Durban
Registration begins of all Ugandan boats on Lake Victoria
Angola’s state timber warehouses generate revenue, but at what expense?
Offshore patrol vessel (OPV) SAS Makhanda takes up fishery patrol

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News 18 December 2018

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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First View : SILVER DISCOVERER
Next First View : SAS PROTEA

Mission to Seafarers’ Christmas message: Call to action on seafarers’ mental health
Wentworth Resources to pull out of Mozambique, concentrate on Tanzania
Mozambique fishing remains in the hands of artisanal fishermen
Navy frigate SAS Spioenkop collides with SAS Drakensberg
Well-known personality in the Port of Durban, Willem Kruk, has passed away
South African port statistics for November are available here
South Africa deposits instrument ratifying TFTA
Another oil vessel splits in two at Tema port anchorage
Mozambique Navy & Fisheries personnel receive maritime counter piracy training from French
Hydrographers can now add letters after their name
Another three terrorist attacks made in Mozambique’s Palma district
CMA CGM wins top environmental award
The Dragon strikes again, seizes second haul of drugs from dhow in Indian Ocean
Special Feature: Remember Winter in the North Atlantic 40 years ago
Dredger Isandlwana sails from Durban to dredge at Port of Mossel Bay
HMS Queen Elizabeth returns to Portsmouth
Mozambique fisheries minister denies any knowledge of Chinese fishing boats
Ballast water treatment UV doses must be consistent
The 1st International Shipmasters’ Congress, ISC ’19
The clouds over Brexit
Brexit: Comments from the Freight Transport Association & Road Haulage Association
Bolloré Logistics opens new logistics hub in Lastoursville, Gabon
EU NAVFOR marks 10 years of maritime ops, but pirates strike off Cameroon
Look South, Not North, Europe told
Anadarko selects TechnipFMC & Van Oord for its Mozambique offshore subsea LNG project
Innovate Durban: Maritime Youth Innovation Challenge

EARLIER NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED…….
South African crew arrested on MSC Seaside for drug smuggling
Damen first Fishing Seminar success
Djibouti eyes its hinterland, to resume services to South Sudan
Maersk sets zero co2 emission target by 2050
South Africa welcomes parliament’s approval of AfCFTA
Uganda becomes latest nation to ratify African Continental Free Trade Agreement
Ghana Ships Suppliers Association is launched
Graduation Day for junior naval officers at the South African Naval College
EU NAVFOR marks 10 years of presence in Western Indian Ocean
Tullow to search for oil & gas off Comoros
Transnet to plot a new course going forward
South Africa exits technical recession in third quarter
Sishen-Saldanha rail line to be reopened on Monday 9 December
Sunken tug De Mist slowly emerging from the waters of Simon’s Town
UK strengthens defence partnership with Ukraine in face of increasing Russian aggression
UK’s MoD announces new Royal Navy chiefs
TPT introduces another port tech innovation for auto sector
MoD Navy news HMS Diamond and Cyprus
Environmental report understates potential catastrophe on the East Coast
A new book on ships and trades: Tramp Ships: An Illustrated History
The return of Sailing Ships

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