Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 6 December 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: MARSHALL USTINOV
Port of PE generates toys for Christmas joy
Training of 800 young Mozambicans begins on Coral Sul project
Senegal orders three offshore patrol vessels from Piriou
Three Indian Ocean Tropical Cyclones to take note of
The naming of Indian Ocean Cyclones
Go-slow industrial action comes to Cape Town Container Terminal
CMA CGM and Total sign major agreement for the supply of LNG fuel
Dredging underway at Port of Mossel Bay
TNPA engaged with getting Durban beaches pumped for festive season
Pirates attack tanker Nave Constellation off Nigerian coast, abduct 19 crewmembers
Cyclone update: The storms gather
Cruise News
French icebreaker L’Astrolabe damaged in Antarctica, 42 researchers stranded
Mozambique cabotage to be reintroduced from first quarter of 2020
DNV GL class notation to boost LPG as environmental-friendly ship fuel
Angolan Carrinho Business Group helps revitalise Lobito port & CFB railway
Two potential cyclones threaten African east coast
Bidfreight Port Operations launches Port Elizabeth Multi-Purpose Terminal
Total & partners announce $3.15 billion LNG project for Matola
Ports Regulator rules on Transnet National Ports Authority’s 2020/21 Tariff Application
Tropical Storm Ambali approaches northern Mozambique
UK Motor Industry puts in appeal to work closely with next government
SARS destroys illegally imported goods
Nelima is paving the way for female drivers in Uganda
Four African seats retained at IMO

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 24 November 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: SEASPAN EMINENCE
Transnet secures 10-Year coal deal with Ledjadja
The Australian bushfires as seen by the Copernicus satellite
Wagner mercenaries are ‘out of their depth’ in Mozambique — Moscow Times
BRICS decision to combat under-invoicing & to boost demand welcomed
CSA 2020 disappointed with Malaysia decision on scrubbers
TPT recognised with two award nominations
DNG Energy prepares to start LNG bunkering operations from Algoa Bay
Best infrastructure award for ICTSI Matadi port project
Tender issued for São Tomé and Príncipe deepwater port
CMA CGM takes part in Intermodal Africa 2019, Cameroon
Odwa Mtati appointed as CEO of SAIMI
Queen Elizabeth visits Walvis Bay and Cape Town
Confirmation of Soren Toft’s move to MSC
Chinese-backed consortium to build deepwater port and 650-km SGR railway in Guinea
Pirates active in Gulf of Guinea and Red Sea
Mozambique southern province of Gaza stripped of 174 tons of timber daily
Tanzania confident of funding for standard gauge railway, phase 2
MSC Orchestra arrives in South Africa: Construction begins at new Durban Cruise Terminal
Exercise Cutlass Express 19.2 is held in the Seychelles
Increasing terrorist atrocities committed in northern Mozambique
DP World signs MoU with Namibia’s Nara Namib
Transnet raises R1.6 billion loan with German bank
Rebuilt Beira-Zimbabwe highway inaugurated
The near grounding of the cruise ship Viking Sky
USN committal to the deep: Continuing a long tradition of ceremonial at sea
Fatal man overboard from shell fish vessel Sea Mist (BF918)
Namport marks 15 years of ISO Management systems accreditations
Some news & views in brief

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 17 November 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: HSL PARATY
Namport marks 15 years of ISO Management systems accreditations
Some week end views and news briefs
Port Statistics for the month of October 2019 are now available here
Six Tanzanians executed by terrorists near Mozambique border
Pyrolusite imported through the Port of Walvis Bay
AfCFTA implementation presents opportunities for BRICS investment: Ramaphosa
Africa Investment Forum 2019: MOU brings good news for Africa’s rail networks
Damen Shipyards supplies three FCS Patrol Vessels for Nigeria’s SR Platforms
CMA CGM takes part in Madagascar International Transport Logistics & Handling Fair
Grimaldi names first of seven new car carriers Grande Torino
European Union gives backing to AfCFTA
Carnival Horizon: Manhattan Cruise Terminal Pier 88 / 90: NTSB Report
Kumba lowers its iron ore export outlook
SASDock floating dock transfers to East London
Dredgers ITALENI & ISANDLWANA go to work in Port of Cape Town
ITF calls for urgent regional cooperation to tackle rising piracy in Gulf of Guinea
Mixed results in Transnet’s interim half-year results
IMO launches online tool to smooth ship reporting formalities
DHL subsidiary Saloodo! launches first international digital road freight platform in Africa
Russian and Chinese naval ships gather at Cape Town ahead of Exercise Mosi
Transnet donation provides for squint eye surgery to young children
USN in these waters
Remembrance 2019
Namdock secures significant Angolan Navy maintenance contract
Introduction to PEMA: Port Equipment Manufacturers Association
Danish bunker specialist Monjasa opens bunker service in Angola
MSC Cruises becomes first global cruise line with carbon neutral operations
Total appoints Shearwater GeoServices for further seismic survey of Brulpadda site

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 13 October 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: POOLGRACHT
Mystery surrounds the explosions on the Iranian tanker Sabiti
South African company buys Odfjell’s products tanker Bow Cecil
Samsung wins order to build six 23,764 TEU container ships for Evergreen
CMA CGM Rate announces rate restorations & FAK rate increases
Mozambican security forces kill nine insurgents near Mocimboa da Praia
Mombasa truckers in strong protest over losses to SGR
The UK’s Brexit No-Deal Readiness Report
CMA CGM announces launch of Guinea Gulf Express
Tanzania Ports Authority targets 6 per cent increase in harbour revenues
Russia-Africa forum lays ground to strengthen ties
SA seafarer missing after tug Bourbon Rhode sinks during Hurricane Lorenzo
One year later we’re still waiting for news of the Richards Bay floating dock
Rail cargo via the Port of Walvis Bay on the increase
Massive investment in LNG production for Mozambique
Namport STS crane operators graduate
World’s first hydrogen-powered seagoing vessel docks in London
Chinese-built cruise ship Greg Mortimer calls at Cape Town
Sentinel over The Netherlands
SA Navy to hold naval exercises with Russian & Chinese navies
Game on! Commonwealth steps up battle on climate change
CMF demonstrates full range of counter piracy capabilities
US$49.8M contract award to support US Littoral Combat Ship programme
French ship FS Nivose makes major drugs bust in Arabian Sea
Choccies for safety: Ngqura achieves one million hours of safety
Botswana Dry Port expands its services
Maritime Heritage Institute hosts conference on maritime heritage ecosystem
ClassNK grants AIP to Wind Challenger Project
NSRI in vain attempt to medivac seriously ill tanker seafarer

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 8 September 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: D&K YUSUF I.AL-GHANIM
Hurricane Dorian: Telecommunications aid
Dive In: Exploring South Africa’s maritime opportunities
RFA Mounts Bay provides…..
Preparing for World Radio Communication Conference
G7, the maritime aspects
Chinese trade envoy meets with Kenya’s President Kenyatta
It is no Slow Boat to China as SA SEZs embark on roadshow
UK assistance following Hurricane Dorian
NZ protesters greet ship carrying phosphates from Western Sahara
South African truckers arrested for anti-foreigner protests
Pioneer Trek starts at Port of Mossel Bay
Indian Navy frigate INS Tarkash visits West Africa
South African potato company participates in Fruit Logistica
Parliament seeks solution to truck driver attacks
Paul Ridgway’s Sternpost: Another view from London
Korean fishing vessel In Sung Ho creates a stink in Cape Town harbour
HMS Queen Elizabeth sails for the US
East London Dry Dock to shut down for refurbishment
Port Welfare Committee established in Richards Bay
Grindrod sells its investment in NWK
Meet Hajara: an Emergency Transport Scheme user
Revised Peak Season Surcharges on CMA CGM cargo to Apapa and Tin Can
Transnet’s new helicopters enter into service
Trucking industry violence condemned
MOL links with Karadeniz to provide first LNG-to-Powership vessel for use in Nacala
Port of Lüderitz commissioning of first manganese shipment
Zimbabwe makes start on North-South Corridor road rehabilitation
Walvis Bay new container terminal goes live
US Marines’ amphibious landing drill on Djibouti soil

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 1 September 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: MSC QINGDAO
Mozambique cabinet ratifies agreement with Russian Navy on easy entry to Moz ports
Zambia issues urgent travel alert to Zambian truck drivers travelling in SA
South Africa, Deadly Attacks on Foreign Truck Drivers: Nationwide Xenophobic Harassment Campaign
Eni reports significant gas and condensates strike onshore Niger Delta
SA places climate change under the spotlight at TICAD
Terrorism returns to northern Mozambique with five beheadings
New floating wave attenuator in Walvis Bay
Another ferry tragedy, this time in Cameroon waters
IMO SG in Greenland
Africa the next growth frontier, Ramaphosa tells Japanese investors
Amazon wild fires: August 2019
President Ramaphosa urges G7 economies to partner with Africa
A textbook evacuation: Two men escape fishing vessel fire
Qatar announces plans to develop the Somalia port of Hobyo
KV Svalbard First ABB Azipod®-propelled vessel reaches North Pole
Strong half-year results for DP World, Africa features
SAMSA hosts S-E Asia Convention for Fishermen’s working conditions
Websites to watch: Continuing an occasional series
Oyo discovery a game changer for Congo and the continent
Guidelines and Recommendations for River Information Services (RIS)
Ramaphosa says AfCFTA will release continent’s economic potential
Port of Mossel Bay hosts workshop for women SMMEs
French shipping line announces GRR from Asia to East, South, West Africa & Indian Ocean
The supply and use of 0.50%-sulphur marine fuel
Durban Maritime Museum tug JR More joins minesweeper SAS Durban at ship repair yard
CMA CGM decides not to use the Northern Arctic route
Grindrod six-months interim results reflect refocus on trade corridors

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 25 August 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: OPTIMANA
French shipping line announces GRR from Asia to East, South, West Africa & Indian Ocean
The supply and use of 0.50%-sulphur marine fuel
Durban Maritime Museum tug JR More joins minesweeper SAS Durban at ship repair yard
CMA CGM decides not to use the Northern Arctic route
Grindrod six-months interim results reflect refocus on trade corridors
Call for SA to increase support for Indian Ocean rim countries’ port State controls
TNPA Cape Town hosts IALA Aids for Navigating Training Course
NSRI reports on evacuating a patient off a ship in Table Bay
Australia to join US-led Persian Gulf naval patrols
President calls for robust partnerships to grow economy
MSC Cruise’s continued investment in Africa’s tourist industry
MSC Cruises adds second ship to South Africa’s 2020/2021 cruise season
Under-performing Tazara highlighted at SADC summit, but potential stressed
SAS Drakensberg in second mercy voyage to cyclone-hit Beira
Photo Story: SAS Durban heads for the floating dock and much-needed ship repair
Veecraft expands into new bigger shipbuilding premises in Cape Town
Export containers transferred to new Walvis Bay container terminal
First for Port of Cape Town with appointment of female Marine Technical Officer
Peak Season Surcharges on Nigerian CMA CGM shipments
Photo Story: USN replenishment at sea
Tanger Med expansion makes it biggest capacity container terminal in Africa
The continuing saga of the VLCC Grace 1 …..
South African Port Statistics for July 2019 are now available
Second ship attacked of Douala, nine crew missing
CMA CGM announces 1 September rates increases Asia to East and South Africa
Crew abandon ship after fire engulfs tanker Sea Voyager in Lagos anchorage
CMA CGM announces 1 September rates increases Asia to West Africa
MSC AINO named in Durban Harbour: exciting SA job creation venture announced
Long-distance airborne medivac mission for seafarer on West Coast
Ghana will be ready for IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap regulations
Nigeria’s Calabar coast under threat from piracy, robbery & kidnapping
Pirates abduct eight crew from mv MarMalaita outside Douala

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 26 May 2019

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Current News:
First View 1: MSC PARIS
First View 2: BOW JUBAIL
Port of PE becomes first SA port to achieve ISO 45001 certification
ABB to enable world’s first hydrogen-powered river vessel
Svitzer begins landmark trial of new line handling technology
New Damen crew boat for Angolan diving services company Octomar
EU-Polarnet White Papers released
TNPA ports to usher in in-water hull cleaning
Damen called in to assist with new Lake Victoria jetty
Crackdown on ferries and boats on Lake Victoria
Ethiopia-Djibouti railway partially re-opens after derailment
New ASD tug for the Enapor Cape Verde operations
Growing Blue conference on Blue Economy starts Thursday in Maputo
No indication when deepening of Durban’s DCT North Quay might go ahead
Two Kenya Navy ships visit Port of Maputo
Pirated ship Apecus has a checkered and illegal history, says NIMASA
Mozambique Port Operators Association is formed
Mossel Bay charity fishing competition planned for Youth Month
USS Abraham Lincoln and USS Kearsarge naval groups joint ops in Arabian Sea
Carbon Tax Bill to cut emissions in South Africa from 1 June 2019
Germany to return historic 15th Century Cape Cross navigation landmark to Namibia
Boat tragedy on Lake Albert leaves more than 30 dead
Marking World Safety & Health Day at Work in Port of Durban
Fire on board a second Grimaldi car carrier RoRo
CMA CGM hikes shipping rates from Asia to Africa US $300-400
CMA CGM seasonal adjustments to Noura East African service
Anglo American performs first carbon offset iron ore shipment from South Africa to Europe
Chevron walks away from Anadarko purchase
Ghana’s president intercedes in Tema port dispute
More acts of piracy reported from Gulf of Guinea
Debmarine Namibia contracts Damen to build seventh diamond recovery vessel
President Nyusi concerned that armed violence in north of Mozambique could spread
APM Terminals Inland Services to be integrated into Maersk Logistics
South African port statistics for the month of April are now available
Report published on industry-level response to marine plastic pollution

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 15 April 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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First View 1: MATUMBA
First View 2: ELEVATION
CSA 2020 welcome SAMSA decision on open-loop exhaust gas scrubbers
Richards Bay TNPA provides emergency assistance to pipe-towing tug
Cunard’s Queen Victoria calls at Port Elizabeth
Nissan to make R3 billion investment at its Rosslyn plant in Pretoria
ISSA and unfair port access practices
Ghana’s drastic reduction of port costs
Canadian Navy makes first drug haul off Horn of Africa region
Rio Tinto announces expansion of Richards Bay Minerals operation
Mozambican Special Forces capture suspected terrorist base in northern province
How the Port of Beira was able to reopen so soon after the destruction of Cyclone Idai
Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) expansion in the Asia Pacific region
CMA CGM takes full control of CEVA Logistics
The world comes to Beira: At least 200 aircraft everyday — Watch
SANDF rescue mission in Malawi & Mozambique + Rescue SA
TNPA shares port insights with Nigerian Shippers Council
Tanzania announces plans for a cruise terminal at port of Dar es Salaam
Stakeholders engage over Mossel Bay oil and gas industry
U.S. places sanctions on 11 African countries for port security lapses
Protesters place truckers under siege at Zambia/DRC Kasumbelesa Border Post
The 2020 Global Sulphur Cap
Kenya offers land in Naivasha for Uganda to build dry port
CTF in Seychelles, welcomes increased Canadian input
Maritime industry keen for speedy action on maritime risk challenges
More African ports linked to the China Belt and Road initiative
Kenya to sign loan from China for Naivasha to Kisumu SGR
South African companies exhibiting in Brazil
Air cargo industry rallies to help Mozambique following Cyclone Idai
Death of ‘fiercely loyal’ MSC man Dallas Sutton
Chamber’s role in promoting international trade commended
Yacht wrecked on Durban port South Breakwater
London Tribunal issues hefty fine on Republic of Djibouti over Doraleh
Severe weather expected over Durban from 19H00 today (Thursday)
Ford begins vehicle exports from Port Elizabeth to Europe 
Maritime training ploughing scarce skills back into the Eastern Cape
Oversupply Still Major Challenge Warns ICS
Transnet places tugs and workboats for sale by auction
Container ship Contship Oak attacked by pirates, four crew kidnapped
Counting the costs of fires at sea

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News 14 January 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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First View 1: BULK HOLLAND
First View 2: SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER
First View 3: VISBORG
Ships in port at Durban today (Friday 15h00)
Stonewin opens ship bunkering operation at Port Louis, Mauritius
Japan’s Toyota Tsusho proposes US$600 million development in Angola’s Namibe Bay
EU NAVFOR patrol ship Relampago conducts friendly approach to Somali fishing vessel
Maersk & Safmarine launch Musafir Express to Mogadishu
More names revealed in alleged Mozambican EMATUM fraud
Mammoet moves heavy lifting equipment into northern Mozambique
Indian Naval ship escorts World Food Programme vessel for first time
Walvis Bay looks forward to six cruise ship calls during January
Morocco to invest US$190 million in port infrastructure
ICTSI signs 20-year concession to develop & operate Port Sudan Container Terminal
Namibian environmental ministry puts a stop to South African manganese exports through Luderitz
US$40 million investment plan for Luanda Port Multipurpose Terminal
Ship raided in Ngqura harbour, cocaine worth more than R700 million seized
USS Porter arrives in Turkey on scheduled visit
Port of Nacala reaches target for general cargo as new round of dredging commences
IRClass Review of 2018 and Projections for 2019
As we face another year…looking back at some of the UK’s Armed Forces best moments of 2018
UK Trade and investment in 2018
Net draws tighter around alleged EMATUM conspirators
Unhappy New Year with fires, loss of life and containers lost at sea
Pirate attack off Benin — six crew kidnapped
ONE jointly conducts with PSA an immersive educational study tour
Safety lessons: having a clear understanding of your fishing vessel’s stability
AIDAnova arrives in Tenerife as world’s first LNG-powered cruise ship
MOL car carrier Sincerity Ace on ‘significant’ fire in mid-Pacific
Chinese heavylift Hai Yang Shi You 278 with oil rig on deck in Durban for repairs
Drug haul No.5 for CMF in boarding operations in Arabian Sea
73-year old American medivacced off cruise ship Seven Seas Explorer near Mossel Bay
CMA CGM announces improvements to Asea-Kenya-Mogadishu Service
South Africa launches its most advanced nano-satellite, precursor to advanced maritime communications
CMA CGM announces improvement for NOURA Service

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