Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 25 September 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   JOLLY COBALTO

WHARF TALK: Dramatic local beginning for new South African tug – UMKHUSELI
Special Feature: Shining the Light:  South Africa’s lightkeeping heritage
WHARF TALK: Former Safmarine ship – UML VALENTINA
Back to the future for Inchcape in Sri Lanka
IN CONVERSATION: Scientists still don’t know how far melting in Antarctica will go – or the sea level rise it will unleash
TNPA appoints Durban Port Manager
WHARF TALK: Handysize bulker from a great shipping line – WULIN
Commercial production at Mozambique’s Coral Sul FLNG on track for 2022
Benin Terminal commissions two Konecranes container handlers at port of Cotonou
Cameroon’s Kribi port terminal bolstered by five new RTGs
Maritime sector’s commitment on climate change: Highlight of IMO new video
Debmarine diamond recovery ship Benguela Gem arrives in Cape Town
WHARF TALK: New charter vessel for MACS – ARAMIS
IN CONVERSATION: How big is the Islamic threat in Mozambique? And why are Rwandan troops there?
UNCTAD: Strengthening resilience in commodity-dependent countries
USS Herschel ‘Woody’ Williams arrives in Walvis Bay
De Beers’ Damen-built diamond recovery ship heads for South Africa
Disabled MSC KATERINA arrives under tow in Durban for repairs
WHARF TALK:   Offshore support vessel heading for Angola – GREATSHIP MANISHA
AMSOL welcomes new anchor handling vessel tug supply vessel UMKHUSELI to the fleet
No Time To Die: new James Bond film with a helping hand from CMA CGM
IN CONVERSATION: How a new app helps fishing boats avoid endangered species
WHARF TALK: another in the ‘stream of tankers’ – STI EXCEL
Delivering Covid-19 vaccines: International organizations, vaccine manufacturers to intensify cooperation

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 18 September 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

FIRST VIEW:  BAHRI ABHA

WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for the month of August 2021 are now available
WHARF TALK: product of a famous tradition – NORTHERN DEFENDER
Bolloré Logistics China handles six jack-up barges for Central West Africa
Hapag-Lloyd opens its own representation in Morocco
The UK DfT Maritime successes 2019-2021
TNPA pulls out of developing Ngqura liquid bulk storage terminal
Hapag-Lloyd introduces worldwide electronic Bills of Lading
WHARF TALK: Twin visitor to Cape Town: MUTRIBA
The Royal Navy outlines future vision
More gunboats, please!
Google and project44 partner to provide clients with better, real-time visibility into their supply chains
WHARF TALK: Maersk SAECS service container ship SANTA CRUZ
UK calls for zero global shipping emissions by 2050
Maersk boss calls for date to end oil-fueled ships
Transnet pilot boat Petrel back in service at port of Cape Town
AIRFREIGHT: WHO logistics hub airlifts its largest single shipment of humanitarian cargo to Ethiopia
Port Window: Durban Port Bulletin report
Port Window: Port of Durban Volume & Vessel Call Performance
WHARF TALK: KOTC’s MR2 tanker AL ADAILIAH
Angola launches international tender for Lobito Corridor concession
The International Bargaining Forum concludes negotiations: Seafarers’ Covid sacrifice recognised
Global shipping removes Kenya from piracy Red List
MSC container ship MSC Katrina in difficulty off Cape South Coast
WHARF TALK: One of an own-fleet of good looking, multi-purpose vessels – RED CEDAR
ASYCUDA at 40: Keeping international trade flowing
Zambia seizes 200 trucks from Tanzania – report
Scanners to be deployed at Nigeria’s at Apapa, Tin Can and Onne ports
Shipborne SeaQ Energy Storage System in platform supply vessels
Namport explains report of container collapse in harbour
CMA CGM freezes spot freight rate increases until end January 2022
Montfort Group acquires Matola oil tanking terminal

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 10 September 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

FIRST VIEW:   ORIENTAL APOERA

Berbera port ready to compete with Djibouti but what effect will the Ethiopian war have?
WHARF TALK: Is she, or isnt she? – SAE IN LEADER
Grindrod Shipping announces closing of IVS Bulk Acquisition; IVS Pinehurst charter extension & share repurchases
NIMASA D-G says decline in piracy could end War Risk Insurance in Gulf of Guinea
Fishermen threaten Onne seaport operations over insecurity in Bonny waterways
Protests close Libyan ports of Es Sider and Ras Lanuf
Transnet and SIU granted a Preservation Order against CRRC E-Loco Supply
Nautical Institute Anniversary Webinar today, Friday and Saturday
WHARF TALK: a ship from another age – TOKACHI FROST
Whereabouts of Cape Town pilot launch
Namport looks to the future via education
East Africa: Truckers resume transporting cargo into South Sudan
CMA CGM resumes Reunion call with MIDAS 2 service
Nautical Institute Anniversary Webinar this week
Cheryl Carolus appointed as chairperson-designate of the Grindrod Limited board
WHARF TALK: chemical parcel tanker – BOCHEM OSLO
Durban’s Prince Edward Graving dock fire system upgraded
Italian frigate Antonio Marceglia heads out to West Africa on piracy patrol
DP World banks on Northern Sea Route vision: cooperates with FESCO at Vladivostok
PIRACY: Seafarer reported abducted from vessel off Libreville
Ghana bringing new maritime bill to jail convicted pirates
Aviation: SAA set for take-off
Government announces Timeframes for Fishing Rights Allocation Process
Hidden debts trial: Mozambique’s own corruption trial
Tanzanian port upgrades paying off
WHARF TALK: Maiden voyage for harbour tug BIO GUERRA
Australian-first Covid vaccinations for international seafarers: Application in Queensland
China opens first road-rail transport link to Indian Ocean
What’s happening in the world of ships and shipping?
USCG East Caribbean drugs bust
New Egyptian railway to link Red Sea and Mediterranean

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 24 July 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   ORANGE STREAM

IN CONVERSATION: Nigeria’s ambitious new maritime security project must avoid old traps
Cutting GHG emission from shipping: IMO and ten years of mandatory rules
RINA to classify China’s largest newbuild cruise ship
Transnet IT network experiences disruptions- weather interrupts Eastern Cape container ops
SANDF troops arrive in Pemba as part of SADC regional standby force
Pilot transfer arrangements: Bahamas Maritime Authority introduces inspection campaign
WHARF TALK: South African flagged bunker tanker visits Cape Town – LEFKAS
Durban’s Toyota Motor Corporation returns to production following unrest
Durban’s SAPREF refinery reopens following unrest
INSIGHTS: Five lessons to learn from hydrogen as a ship fuel
CMA CGM to launch a new Indian Ocean feeder service to/from Comoros
WHARF TALK: Owned by an oil producer – SHEGARDIAH
CIVIL UNREST: ONE reveals SAECS service contingency plan
Connectivity crucial to seafarers’ welfare needs: Inmarsat sponsored report
Port an rail operations in KZN restart after unrest
ZPMC wins order to supply Ports of Durban & Cape Town with new RTGs
General cargo ship sinks off Liberia, 18 missing
Abu Dhabi Maritime Academy:
WHARF TALK: Norway’s Odfjell tanker – BOW SKY
Carrier Strike Group 2021 & Japanese Navy hold anti-piracy drill in Gulf Of Aden
Port Window: Durban Port Bulletin report
Port Window: Port of Durban Volume & Vessel Call Performance
Problems associated with surging in Cape Town Harbour – July 2021
Meteorology: Reported extremes – New rapid response team will provide guidance
Cabo Delgado Update: 1000 Rwandan troops arrive to protect Mueda and the gas
WHARF TALK: tanker with a difference, & the hint lies in the name – POLAR UNICORN
Namibian shipping sector donates containers to country’s health system
Service levels slowly improving, says Transnet. Meanwhile one boxship ups anchor & leaves
Incremental improvement in Transnet operations following unrest

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 10 June 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

FIRST VIEW:   MAERSK MESSINA

Here are the News Headlines

WHARF TALK: Leon Thevenin – Cape Town-based cable repair ship
Cutty Sark remembered
MSC Cruises cancels deployment to SA by MSC Lirica, MSC Musica cruises unaffected
MSC Cruises to resume cruising from U.S. ports
First citrus export leaves Durban for the Philippines
TRADE NEWS: HHI orders ALS compressors for five LNG vessels
OOPS, what went wrong? Durban pilot boat goes aground
Coega Development Corporation to manage two Ngqura port infrastructural projects
WHARF TALK: Rare visit to Cape Town by diamond mining vessel SS Nujoma
Port of Luanda Sogester Container Terminal implements the Solvo.TOS system
Lines divert from Yantian port as COVID-19 intensifies
Yantian port delays worsen over COVID-19 outbreak, causing serious congestion
REFLECTIONS: Ferreira – ex CUTTY SARK – Cape Town 1916
Keel laid at Kisumu for Kenya’s new rail wagon ferry, Uhuru II
WHARF TALK: Calypso 8, an unexpected VLCC arrival
AVIATION: Kenya flower exports a bloomin’ success
X-Press Pearl incident: Statement by Kitack Lim, Secretary-General, IMO
IN CONVERSATION: Colonial ports, customs and censorship: tracking books from ship to shore
The G7 Summit
WHARF TALK: SANMAR SONGBIRD – a ‘song and a dance’ across the ocean
World Ocean Day: 8 June 2021: One Ocean, One Climate, One Future – Together
The Navigator: Summer 2021 issue: Unpeeling the layers of navigation
WHARF TALK: Another day, another LR1 tanker – Bani Yas
Unbelievable charter rate achieved for 5,000-TEU ship – $135,000 per day!
CMA CGM reports $2.1 billion profit for Q1 2021
International Day of the Seafarer: 25 June 2021 – The sounding of the horns
WHARF TALK: Questioning why Saldanha doesn’t provide bunkers? Marigoula
Watch dockside crane collapse on Durban ship and across containers
NATO Exercise Formidable Shield
PIRACY REPORT: Ship approached southwest of Lomé, not boarded
Karmol LNGT Powership Africa arrives in Dakar to join Karpowership Ayşegul Sultan
WHARF TALK: A Cape Town facelift for MSC ship, GH Meltemi

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 24 April 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page:   MAERSK SHEERNESS

Future World: Hydrogen 101: the lowdown on maritime’s fuel of the future
Piracy: Contship New boarded northwest of Sao Tome
UMLOBI – I&J’s flagship and workhorse
Cyclone Jobo 29S heading for Dar es Salaam
Cabo Delgado: Recent seizures show drugs no longer pass through war zone
Hapag-Lloyd & NileDutch deploy additional vessel for Africa South America service
CRUISING: MSC to cruise 2 ships in Saudi waters during 2021/2022 season
IN CONVERSATION: The toll and toil it took to cleave the Suez Canal through the Egyptian desert
ITF confirms Ever Given crew welfare: Egypt cannot hold Suez seafarers hostage
Imperial sells its South American shipping arm
Cabo Delgado: Is Mozambique Safe?
WHARF TALK: Alora, a bulker with a South African connection
Future World: Knud E Hansen design for medium-size LNG gas bunkering tankers
Helicopter firefighters use the Cape Town Harbour for water supply
Tanzania gives green light to mammoth 1445-km oil pipeline to Uganda
WHARF TALK: Helena, successor to a very famous ship
Future World: Crowley’s fully electric tug with autonomous technology
100 Chartered flights between Europe & Africa for Bolloré Logistics
Three STS cranes for DP Terminal at Port of Berbera
Can Durban reclaim its place as the best-performing port in Africa?
WHARF TALK: Baltic Purple: One of a lessening number of reefers
Suez Canal Authority commissions giant new dredger Mohab Mameesh
NSPCA calls for an end to transporting livestock at sea
New Zealand bans livestock exports by sea
Mozambique insurgency: Ships and other craft lie idle at Pemba Bay & Palma, Pt 1
Mozambique insurgency: Ships and other craft lie idle at Pemba Bay & Palma, Pt 2
WHARF TALK: Sonne on an overdue ‘rescue’ mission
Funeral of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
CMF NEWS: French frigate Guépratte makes large drug bust
CMF NEWS: Egypt becomes 34th member nation of the Combined Maritime Forces
Another Antarctic voyage complete for Vasiliy Golovnin
Hapag-Lloyd places huge order for dry and reefer containers
Human Traffickers’ boat capsizes off Djibouti – 42 dead
UECC floats first of three LNG battery hybrid Car Carriers (PCTCs)
BEST welcomes CMA CGM Scandola: The first LNG vessel in the Port of Barcelona

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 6 March 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page:   BAHRI JEDDAH

Grindrod reports solid results for 2020
IN CONVERSATION: Africa looks likely to continue relying on power from fossil fuels for some time
Port is what we do: the plight of trapped seafarers
Vesconite acquires super-large lathe for marine bearings
Astral Aviation increases airfreight capacity to Johannesburg to 160 tonnes per week
Engine failure and fire: mv Finlandia Seaways
Freight association comments on UK budget
South African hake trawl fishery celebrating fourth certification
CMA CGM acquires significant equity stake in Algeciras’ TTIA container terminal
Buoyant air cargo demand being reported
IN CONVERSATION: Infrastructure spend: insights from the effect of a bridge across the Zambezi on maize prices
R583 million cocaine haul on Saldanha coast
IHMA announces new Regional Committee for Africa
CMA adds Port Louis to its NEMO service: Connecting Europe with Indian Ocean & Australia
1250 years cumulative jailtime for copper thieves
NSPCA hits out at transporting livestock by sea
Tanzania-Burundi rail connection to cost US$ 1.9 billion
WTO latest
Saldanha Bay IDZ brings in R21 billion worth of investments
Hapag-Lloyd opens new office in Nairobi, Kenya
TRADE NEWS: LOC launches digital solution for enhancing port pilotage safety
AIRFREIGHT: Kenya Airways resumes cargo flights to India
WHARF TALK: Sunday’s Ship Movements at the Port of Durban
WHARF TALK: Cape Town Ship Movements
The 2012 Cape Town Agreement: IMO African Regional webinar builds support
WTO LATEST: DDG Wolff calls on members to work with new Director-General
US Military Sealift transport ship USNS Carson City visits Port Sudan
IN CONVERSATION: At last, climate science may be able to predict tropical Atlantic weather better
TRADE NEWS: Shipowners advised on IMO 2020 compliancy amid high sulphur warning
Further arrests in theft of railway copper wiring
Latest piracy attack report a hoax

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 19-20 February 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines

Front Page: MSC ELMA

FLASH NEWS: US Navy ship Herschel ‘Woody’ Williams due in Cape Town Saturday
BREAKING NEWS: MSC cancels South Africa’s 2020/21 cruise season
MSC Cruises reveals 2021/2022 local cruise season
Back to the drawing board: Transnet seeking ways of avoiding rail washaways
IN CONVERSATION: Why being endowed with oil is not always a boon: the case of Nigeria and Angola
First of three navy IPVs named at Cape Town
WHARF TALK: Port of Durban, in retrospect
Mauritius on the way to becoming a serious bunkering hub
DNV GL White Paper looks to close looming safety gap
CMF ship HMS Montrose intercepts large amount of narcotics in Arabian Sea
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for January 2021 are now available here
Major airlines join forces with UNICEF in support of monumental COVID-19 vaccine roll-out plan
NIMASA deploys patrol boats to Lagos Anchorage
The cost of Brexit
Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of Nigeria to be new WTO Director-General
US Navy ship visits Mombasa port
WHARF TALK: Milestones for Djibouti port productivity
NATO focused security patrols in Western Mediterranean
IMO urges action to deter piracy in Gulf of Guinea
SA borders reopen, but 30 remain closed
WHARF TALK: Cape Town ship observations
After five years SAMSA appoints another acting CEO
New Cable Ship Design: VARD selected by Orange Marine
15 Squadron SAAF & NSRI Station 15 in long range emergency rescue of Chinese seafarer
CMA CGM expands into air freight
PIRACY: 15 highjacked crew from container ship Mozart have been released
AfCFTA: Alive with possibilities – SA Government
SA Government embarks on centralised SOE model
Nigerian corruption endemic because thieves are not jailed

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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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