Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 2 March 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Richards Bay

Third SA Navy MMIPV to be christened on Friday
German frigate Hessen into action in Red Sea, shoots down drones
Hortgro: CT Port improving, but “still a long way to go”
Cape Town Container Terminal improving
Michelle Phillips appointed to position of Transnet Group CEO
SASOL to partner with TFR on rail operation
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose heavylifter – BBC DESTINY
SAN Chief attends Indian Navy Exercise Milan
Projects at Western Cape ports aim at repositioning and supporting ‘world-class’ port infrastructure – TNPA
SAECS service advisory – London Gateway port omission
Damen Cape Town receives order for 7 new TNPA tugs
WHARF TALK: sail training ship – STS PICTON CASTLE
Fishing: New guidelines – IMO ILO accord
Wallenius Wilhelmsen looks to expand fleet with further four Shaper class PCTCs
Norwegian Dawn allowed to dock in Port Louis
Health scare prevents Norwegian Dawn from landing in Mauritius
WHARF TALK: P&O liner – S.S. HIMALAYA
‘Cause and effect’. Red Sea surcharges and the power of uncertainty
Djibouti port security training
Signing of Maputo Port 25-year concession extension
As Port Maputo gears up, Durban port is targeted!
WHARF TALK: seismic support vessel – THOR FRIGG
KZN Ships in Port Update
Cape Morgan Lighthouse, Eastern Cape – Sixty years of service
Gabon’s Owendo Container Terminal linked by new bridge
Spectacular bridge project to connect Mombasa with mainland
UNCTAD: Unprecedented shipping disruptions: Risk to global trade
Transforming an industry on a global scale?
Claude Aman appointed Managing Director of Africa Global Logistics Ghana
IMO agrees new guidance for safe transport of plastic pellets on ships

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 18 February 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Gas Summit

CMA CGM Mermaid, first of a new design of container ship, enters service
Maersk to demerge towage company Svitzer
MSC’s Soren Toft & the Suez Canal Authority discuss Red Sea crisis
Nexans’ new cable-laying vessel: ABB hybrid power system
In Conversation: The world’s coral reefs are bigger than we thought – but it took satellites, snorkels and machine learning to see them
Cape Town Container Terminal achieves peak reefer loading
WHARF TALK: NCL cruise ship – NORWEGIAN DAWN
Trade News: Damen enters into Strategic partnership Agreement with SA’s DTIC
Green shipping fuels made in South Africa – a World Bank Blog
Rhenus expands warehouse capacities in Pretoria, PE and East London
Minerals Council delivers judgement on 2023
WHARF TALK: survey vessel – ARGO SEARCHER
Competing ports for the mineral wealth of Central Africa
Taylor Group acquires control of CVS Ferrari
TNPA: New hydraulic units will curb ship delays in Cape Town & Ngqura ports
WHARF TALK: Ro-Ro Passenger and Truck Ferry – P&O LIBERTÉ
Eni looking for logistics provider at Pemba
Airfreight: TAAG starts regular cargo operations at the new Luanda Airport
Carga Aérea: TAAG inicia operações regulares de carga no novo Aeroporto de Luanda
Greenpeace Africa Statement on South Africa Navy Marine Blasts
MACS creates new feeder service and connecting Lüderitz
WHARF TALK: LPG, VLGC tanker SUNNY BRIGHT
Mauritius: Port facility security training
UCT develops way to measure Antarctic sea-ice using ship-mounted radar
Fire aboard tank vessel S-Trust: Lithium-ion battery thermal runaway
A.P. Moller – Maersk 4th quarter 2023 results
MOL Group 3rd Quarter Business Results
DCT 2 down to single digit ships at anchor, planning ahead
Preparations for the removal of the wreck Elke M underway

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 4 February 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Iberian Bulker

Reload Logistics acquires Sulphur Bulk Terminal at Richards Bay
MSC enhances service between South Africa and North West Continent (NWC)
Shipping schedule advisories – Durban omit
MSC introduces new Ingonyama feeder service, East London – Ngqura (Coega)
In Conversation: Houthi militant attacks in the Red Sea raise fears of Somali piracy resurgence
Port Regulator’s TNPA Port tariff decision
WHARF TALK: Fred Olsen Line cruise ship BOLETTE
Port of Nacala establishes own record in cargo handling
Yet another merchant vessel attacked in the Red Sea
Xeneta: Impact of Red Sea crisis more rapid than Covid-19
TPT says improvements are happening at Cape Town Container Terminal
WHARF TALK: MR1 class multifunctional product and chemical tanker TIVY GOLD
Ramaphosa to officiate at SA’s AfCFTA launch at Durban port
In Conversation: Somaliland has been pursuing independence for 33 years. Expert explains the impact of the latest deal with Ethiopia
Djibouti, Red Sea Area: IMO maritime security training support
Indian Navy ship rescues 19 Pakistani sailors from pirates
15,000-TEU LNG-powered container ship calls at Lekki
Wharf Talk: Coast of cruisers and floating workhorses
WHARF TALK: cable vessel DECISIVE
$70 million Djibouti port expansion completed
UNCTAD raises alarm on global trade disruptions
ICS Publishes 2023/24 Shipping Industry Flag State Performance Table
Maersk names first methanol-enabled container ship Ane Maersk
IATA & ACAO: Global Standards for Dangerous Goods Shipments by Air
Coal: RBCT hits record low last seen in 1992
WHARF TALK: handysize chemical tanker CAIFU CHAO
Saharan dust reaches the Canary Islands and Cabo Verde
Queen Mary 2 and MSC Poesia visit Walvis Bay on same day
Container ship Karoline debuts at Lüderitz Port
Defence committees provide recommendations to SA defence sector after German study tour
TNPA’s Pepi Silinga takes voluntary leave of absence
SAECS South Africa-Europe schedule updates
Trade News: A maritime simulation training centre for South Africa
Derailment closes railway from South Africa to Port Maputo
In Conversation: Uganda will soon be exporting oil: an energy economist outlines 3 keys to success
Transnet Recovery Diary 25 January 2024
Transnet reacts to allegations against TNPA chief executive Pepi Silinga
Maputo port concession extended to 2058 – R38 billion additional investment

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 28 January 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Port of East London

Maputo port concession extended to 2058 – R38 billion additional investment
WHARF TALK: LPG Ethylene Tanker GASCHEM PACIFIC
MACS Maritime to commence service to St Helena Island this week
Galp & partners announce light oil discovery off Namibia
Transnet Recovery Diary 24 January 2024
Korean line introduces new service to East Africa
Cape Town Container Terminal recruits to beef up capacity
WHARF TALK: oceanographic research vessel RRS DISCOVERY
Largest container ship for Nigeria’s new Lekki port berths
IMO and Morocco: Port facility security auditors’ training
CMA CGM joins the fleet around the Cape of Good Hope
Xeneta Update: Ocean freight shipping rates are set to rise further in February
UK-India naval accord
WHARF TALK: Offshore Windfarm Support Vessel IWS SKYWALKER
Transnet invited to appear before Western Cape government department over table grape & stone fruit export troubles
Red Sea: The Warlike Operations Area Committee agreement
The Red Sea: Seafarer safety paramount
In Conversation: AI and satellite imagery to map out of sight ocean activities, including fishing, shipping and energy development
SAECS Advisory: Kalahari Express Port Elizabeth call and Cape Town omission
WHARF TALK: passenger cruise ship CELESTYAL JOURNEY
Red Sea crisis: MSC Cruises cancels three Grand Voyage sailings
Durban Container Terminal Pier 2 begins to prepare for the citrus season
ITF and abandonment
SAIC Motor launches Anji Sincerity, largest LNG dual-fuel car carrier
Wharf Talk: Two cruise ships brighten Durban port for a day
Ngqura Container Terminal recruits operators to run a full three-berth operation
TFR returns Richards Bay coal line to service
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for December 2023

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 13 January 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   MSC TOPAZ

TPT says it is reducing Durban backlog
Farewell to IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim
Transnet Recovery Diary 21 December 2023
Red Sea Crisis: Over 100 Ships Divert Round the Cape
Grindrod sets new records at its terminal operations
XENETA UPDATE: Red Sea Crisis
Two Damen ASD Tugs for Ghana Ports
APM Tangier MedPort phase 2 expansion goes operational
Naval forces gather off Strait of el-Mandeb as shipping lines pause operations
Missile attacks on ships in Red Sea mount, as more vessels divert
Transnet’s Container Corridor lease process delayed
Port Elizabeth bulk manganese terminal reopens after maintenance shutdown
WHARF TALK: MR2 class product tanker – NORD OLYMPIA
IMO Assembly 33rd session
Maritime Security Incident Overview: M/V Strinda
IMO and training seafarers for a decarbonised future
In Conversation: Somali pirates are back in action: but a full scale return isn’t likely. Here’s why
Indian Navy ship calls at Kenya’s Lamu port
Cape Town’s RTG cranes arrive in time for Christmas
WHARF TALK: chemical tanker – STOLT ORCA
Red Sea Threats: Statement by IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim
Norwegian tanker Strinda struck by missile in Red Sea
Repairs to Angola’s research vessel Baía Farta will be completed by May
Durban Cruise Terminal quay wall strengthened
Transnet Recovery Diary 12 December 2023
Increasing number of ships avoid the Red Sea & turn for the Cape
WHARF TALK: logistic support ship FS JACQUES CHEVALLIER A725
Richards Bay’s South Dunes Precinct Development moves ahead – call for RfPs
US rail developer invests heavily in Angola’s rail corridors
Transnet Pipelines pleased with stiff jailtime for two fuel thieves
Transnet Recovery Diary 11 December 2023
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for November 2023
Richards Bay municipality to charge R30 ton toll on arriving long-haul trucks
WHARF TALK: bitumen tanker – BALTIC NARVAL
Durban port now has six working tugs
TPT secures equipment spares for port terminals
SA police make R150 million cocaine bust at Durban Harbour
Ethio-Djibouti Railway reaches maximum capacity on 40% annual growth
COP28: Africa could lose $25 billion a year from EU Carbon tax
Maersk gets set to deploy first large methanol-enabled ship on Asia-Europe trade lane
French frigate Languedoc shoots down two drones over Red Sea
Transnet Recovery Diary 10 December 2023

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 2 September 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   MSC YASHI B

TNPA reaches out to Port Elizabeth NSRI with donation of equipment
WHARF TALK: MR2 product tanker TORM ASLAUG
In Conversation: Landlocked Ethiopia wants better sea access: a port deal with neighbours could benefit the region
Transnet Board – Our view on the latest changes
Eco Atlantic moving ahead with two-well campaign offshore Orange River mouth
Rail services between South Africa and Maputo to be expanded for chrome & ferrochrome
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose heavylift vessel ATLANTIC
Angola’s Southern Moçâmedes Corridor moves 600,000 tons in 2023 H1
O Corredor Sul de Moçâmedes de Angola movimenta 600.000 toneladas no primeiro semestre de 2023
SAECS/SRX update – vessel Mehuin to omit Port of Cape Town
P&O Britannia cruise ship collides with second ship during storm
Port of Richards Bay to upgrade Bayvue Railyard
WHARF TALK: Neo Panamax container vessel SANTA ISABEL
Banjul port expansion and Sanyang Deep Seaport development approved
ONE overtakes Evergreen into sixth position
Ghana’s Transaid road safety project: London to Paris sponsored Cycle Challenge
In Malawi truck drivers are taught about human risks of trafficking
TFR Outcomes-Based security teams make important crime busts
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose heavylift carrier TIDE NAVIGATOR
INTERCARGO warns on liquefaction
Grindrod posts positive half-year results
DP World 2023 announces H1 results
Cornelder de Moçambique, Beira port puts down new container markers
Xeneta Update: Latest data is ‘a wake-up call’ for shippers
Mercy Ship’s Global Mercy arrives in Freetown, Sierra Leone
TFR update: All three lines at Hercules outside Pretoria reopened
SAECS service rotation update

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 24 February 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   ADMIRAL GORSHKOV 454

SA Government to invest large scale in ports and rail
WHARF TALK: large gearless bulk carrier – W-ACE
Putting a stop to poaching at the head of Durban Bay
SAECS Service Update: MOL Presence phased out, Santa Catarina comes in
Cyclone Freddy Update Thursday 23 February 2023
Cyclone Enala 14S to miss Mascarene Islands
Cyclone Freddy Update & local SA weather warning
WHARF TALK: MR2 products tanker PIS PRECIOUS
Tanzania approval for controversial Uganda pipeline
IN CONVERSATION: Cyclones in southern Africa: five essential reads
TechnipFMC contacted by TotalEnergies EP Angola for Girassol Life Extension project
Kumba delivers but Transnet restraints hold it back
WHARF TALK: seismic support vessel MAINPORT PINE
Cyclone Freddy Update – cyclone makes landfall in Madagascar
US Coast Guard Marine Safety Alert: Pilot access – Gateway handhold arrangements
A.P.Moller-Maersk and Mawani to develop Saudi Arabia’s largest logistics park at Jeddah Islamic Port
South African Port Statistics for the Calendar Year 2022
WHARF TALK: mystery Chinese oceanographic research ship – XIANG YANG HONG 01
Cyclone Freddy poses danger for Madagascar and Mozambique
AP Moller-Maersk to divest its St Petersburg & Novorossiysk logistics sites
From First Rating to a Chief Marine Engineer
Lady ‘R’ returns to Russia – Update 16 February 2023
TNPA Harbour Masters to attend inaugural African Harbour Masters Committee Seminar in Morocco
WHARF TALK: Russian naval auxiliary tanker – KAMA
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for January 2023
Transnet Pipelines & Vopak to bid together for the Richards Bay LNG Terminal
Ocean Network Express (ONE) Unveils New Israel Shuttle Service (ILX)
Cape Town Container Terminal says it is dealing with the adverse weather
Perenco secures FID for Gabon Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility
Cargo ship Antoineta sinks off Gabon coast
Three navies in port & conflated exercises

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 7 August 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW: Durban Port Master Plan 2022

Project to build a new commercial port and railway on SA’s Northern Cape coast is launched with RFQ
WHARF TALK: First ever icebreaker in SA – USCGC WESTWIND
Increased investment on cotton projects call: Afreximbank pledge
IN CONVERSATION: Good news for seabirds – the days of the Marion Island mice are numbered if an eradication project gets off the ground
Sea Shepherd founder resigns from board ‘with great relief’
New man at the helm at East London port
Azule Energy, Angola’s new largest independent oil and gas producer, begins operations
IN CONVERSATION: Climate watchdogs ask court to halt new Eskom gas power plant in Richards Bay despite Barbara Creecy’s backing for project
Warm waters marching south
Nigeria to designate all inland container depots as Ports of Origin
Salalah aims to become important bunker port
Cape Town Container Terminal records highest ever weekly container volume
Port Elizabeth Car Terminal handles record number of units in July
WHARF TALK: S Korean Krill Trawler SAE IN CHAMPION
AD Ports Group and Hutchison Ports sign MoU to form Strategic Partnership
Pemba Port Oceanic Terminal plans get the nod but further environmental studies suggested
A.P. Moller-Maersk bumps up its profit expectations for 2022
UK’s Felixstowe container port workers set to strike
Transnet approaches market for redevelopment of Carlton Centre and 1 Adderley Street
Suez Canal setting new records, Egyptian government reports
First grain ship sails from Ukraine’s Port of Odesa
South Africa initiates WTO dispute: Challenge to EU citrus fruit measures
WHARF TALK: Streamlined LR1 tanker – HAFNIA BEIJING
Transnet seeks partners in developing Richards Bay LNG import facilities
In Conversation: Oil refinery closures, cleaner fuels and security of supply in South Africa
Call for support for sustainable fisheries: WTO DG Okonjo-Iweala launches new report
RMB helps finance dry bulk terminal concession at Côte d’Ivoire’s port of San Pedro
Egypt to provide LNG bunkering facility at Suez Canal
Sudan’s Suakin port shut by protesters

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 16 January 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   SHEGARDIAH

Ship sinks off Madagascar, 83 dead, five missing
Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) declares force majeure over Cape Town power failure
WHARF TALK: Not quite a cruise ship – CONTI EVEREST
WATCHING THE GANGWAY: by Paul Ridgway
Watching the gangway: Port of Cape Town Multi-Purpose Terminal takes delivery of new mobile crane
Watching the gangway: Meet East London’s new port manager, Lwandile Mabuza
Watching the gangway: Dock strike at Ivory Coast’s Port of Abidjan suspended
Watching the gangway: New Mombasa Shipyard is commissioned 
Watching the gangway: On Africa: Tax revenues…
Watching the gangway: …and coal
Watching the gangway: Biodiesel
Watching the gangway: Port of Dover
Watching the gangway: Höegh Xiamen
Watching the gangway: Barcelona Europe South Terminal BEST
Watching the gangway: WHO and ILO form Action Group
Watching the gangway: Jamaica and the IMO Council
Watching the gangway: ClassNK and Remote Surveys
WHARF TALK: Heavylift vessel – ANNETTE
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for November 2021
Breaking News: Ports Regulator rules on TNPAS Tariff application
Shock and surprise as South Africa voted off the IMO Council
WHARF TALK: SAR Class 26 4-8-4 RED DEVIL – CAPE TOWN HARBOUR
A NEW BOOK: Trading with the Enemy
IN CONVERSATION: Checkpoint ‘taxes’ make South Sudan one of the most expensive places to move goods
Container ship Tonsberg thought to be the pirated vessel in Gulf of Guinea
DP World & DRC sign final agreement on developing Banana port
WHARF TALK: combi wood products carrier – LEROS 1
Transnet says it is continuing to implement Government’s Localisation policy
Zimbabwe runs short on fuel as Port of Beira stops pumping
Maersk reveals innovative methanol-fueled containership design
Labour dispute sees Freeport of Monrovia gates locked by court sheriff
IMO adopts amendments to expand Council to 52 states
WHARF TALK: tug on a mission – POSH OSPREY
HMS Queen Elizabeth returns home to UK
UN continues international counter-piracy patrols off Somalia for 3 months
IMO and the Central and Eastern Mediterranean: Pollution preparedness workshops
SA’s Imperial opens new multi-user logistics base in Germany
Euler Hermes Outlook: South Africa to see rise in exports in 2021, 2022 and 2023
Euro-Atlantic security: NATO SG praises France’s contributions
MSC suspends South African cruises until 9 January
IN CONVERSATION: Planned seismic survey by Shell has kicked up a storm in South Africa. Here’s an explainer

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 2 August 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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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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