Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 24 May 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: PACIFIC DAWN
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
Call for flexibility with ship chandling at the ports
How an underwater photo led to the discovery of a tiny new seahorse species
India’s Hydrographer presented with the 2019 Alexander Dalrymple Award
Cyber attack targeted Iranian Port of Shahid Rajaee
Pirate attack on general cargo ship off Nigeria coast
Two seafarers on ship in Durban Harbour test positive with COVID-19
Mobile crane catches fire at the Durban Multi-Purpose Terminal
TNPA says its efforts of decongesting the port are ‘bearing fruit’
SA port construction projects remain on hold
Cape Town Ship Society stalwart Pat Downing passes away
Burst water pipe disrupts operations at Richards Bay port
Port Statistics for the month of April 2020 are now available here
Practical measures: IMO and protection from infection advice
US$4 billion NLNG Train 7 contract awarded to Saipem JV
Jotun & Odfjell Drilling collaborate on coating application for Deepsea Stavanger
An urgent call from Shipmasters: Seafarers are feeling let down and abandoned by their Governments
Cruise ship Volendam diverts to Durban to evacuate sick crewman
Expedition ship Le Bougainville visit to Richards Bay explained
Stolt tanker Apal attacked by armed pirates off Yemen coast
COVID-19 delays commissioning of Namibia oil storage facility
Scientists successfully develop ‘heat resistant’ coral to fight bleaching
Dramatic sea rescue operation prevents maritime disaster
WHARF TALK: News & Views from along the coast
Quo Vadis: Which way forward for the cruise industry?
Car maker BMW will resume exports from South Africa
Hapag-Lloyd 2020 Q1: A decent start despite coronavirus pandemic
COVID-19 related lay-ups contribute to Q1 loss for Wilhelmsen Holding ASA
Davies Turner’s Express China rail freight service: Further boost from container shipping re-routeings

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News 11 March 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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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
New cyclone rapidly forming over northern Mozambique Channel
14th Pacific Partnership mission: Strengthening ties in the Indo-Pacific region
The growing debate on scrubbers: Keeping options open
Port Elizabeth tanker berth repairs progressing well, say TNPA
More shipowners join CSA 2020 in support of exhaust gas cleaning systems
NEWS FROM EARLIER THIS WEEK…….
Cyclone Haleh system 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
NSRI Port Elizabeth called out to assist with shark-bite victim
Women in Maritime, IMO’s gender programme
Refurbishment of Mossel Bay Admin Building underway
Mozambique says EU lacks transparency in tuna fishing negotiations
Discovering our universe — share your views
DoT to launch interim sector development council in June
Ships delayed at Cape Town because of no pilot boat
Development Council mooted to develop and transform the maritime sector
Corporatisation of TNPA is on the cards, says transport minister
News from ESA: Methane and ozone data products from Copernicus Sentinel-5P
Cyclone Haleh 17S update
Drilling at the proven Brulpadda site off Mossel Bay to resume in December
New deepwater waterway into Abidjan harbour is opened for shipping
French Mistral-class helicopter carrier to visit the Cape during annual mission
Mozambique files lawsuit against Credit Suisse, Privinvest and three ex-Privinvest employees
Hapag-Lloyd hits Nigerian importers with US$700/box fee
Tema’s new container terminal means layoffs at the Inland Container Depots, says Ghana Ports Authority
Cyclone Haleh threatens mid Indian Ocean
NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED…..
Capespan’s The Logistics Group (TLG) ready to expand facilities to the fresh fruit export sector
New Comoros communications undersea cable to become operational in third quarter
Japan comes out in support of open-loop scrubbers, says no threat to environment
Anadarko Petroleum to invest US$176 million in Mozambique the first half of 2019
MODEC awarded FPSO contract for SNE Field offshore Senegal
Digital facelift for Mombasa tea trade
New Uganda port for Kampala receives go-ahead

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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

Here are the News Headlines:

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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