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 14 June 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

Front Page: CELINA STAR
Court orders a halt to loading of sheep in East London harbour
Autonomous drone inspections move step closer after successful test
TFR and ArcelorMittall in talks about improving freight operations
Rebuilding SA’s ship register is vital, says SAMSA
Total developing cleaner fuels for maritime industry
TFR reopens Pyramid South freight line for mining & automotive sectors
Ramaphosa signs Hydrographic Act into law
Nigeria hands over to Ghana detained suspected pirate mothership
Total resumes LNG operations in Afungi, Northern Mozambique: ExxonMobil FID delayed
NSRI Richards Bay called out to evacuate ill seafarer from ship at sea
SA Amandla returns after long and arduous tow
Hapag-Lloyd’s Montpellier back in quaranting – another crewman tests positive for COVID-19
Jones Act centenary
Exploring the Indian Ocean as a rich archive of history
No play with Vesconite Hilube rudder bushing : Trade News
The Northern Sea Route: Sovcomflot’s trailblazing LNG carrier Christophe de Margerie
Kenya orders new 120-ton bollard pull salvage & harbour tug
WHARF TALK: News & 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 24 May 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

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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