Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 27 April 2024

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FIRST VIEW:   Port Nolloth

Nigerian Navy’s second Dearsan OSV launched
Engineers open 10.6-metre deep channel under Baltimore’s collapsed bridge
TNPA seeks RFP from potential liquid bulk terminal operator
WHARF TALK: return of the Rotorship – E-SHIP 1
Mercy Ships to grow fleet with new hospital ship with help from MSC & MSC Foundation
Xeneta Update: Counting the cost of war on the climate
Red Sea Crisis and implications for trade facilitation in Africa
Port News, Updates & Advisories
Hawks make R15m drug haul on ship in Richards Bay
WHARF TALK: expeditionary passenger vessel – NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORER
Nigerian Navy takes delivery of new OSV 115 hydrographic survey vessel
Boskalis completes massive Maldives dredging & reclamation project
IMO S-G addresses the Legal Committee: Call for release of seized seafarers
Diverting shipping around the Cape, a costly business
WHARF TALK: Super Yacht – YAS
Another riverboat tragedy in Africa – more than 58 dead
In Conversation: Blue whales: first discovery near Seychelles in decades – what our study found
Port news and shipping advisories
New home sought for Durban port Vessel Tracking System (VTS) Radar
WHARF TALK: passenger cruise ship – RESILIENT LADY
Port News & Views: Advisories & Observations
SA initiates dispute with WTO over Black Spot Citrus regulations
IMO and port security training in Kenya – Tackling maritime security threats
Operation Aspides: German frigates exchange places in Red Sea
Finland joins Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) as 43rd member
Domestic ferry safety in Africa: IMO regional seminar
UNCTAD rebrands to UN Trade & Development
International Maritime Bureau: Concern raised on continued piracy
Analysis: South Africa’s national security priorities in question amidst troop deployment, naval visits

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 19-20 April 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Resilient Lady

SA Port Statistics for March 2024
WHARF TALK: luxury motor yacht – PARAFFIN
Senegal’s third & final offshore patrol vessel, Cayor, is delivered
Clearing the Baltimore Bridge wreck: now the legal issues surface
International Maritime Bureau: Concern raised on continued piracy
Analysis: South Africa’s national security priorities in question amidst troop deployment, naval visits
WHARF TALK: small Handysize products tanker – ALPHA
Hapag-Lloyd and Seaspan to retrofit five vessels to methanol propulsion
The Marrakesh Agreement: WTO at 30
In Conversation: Rogue waves in the ocean are much more common than anyone suspected, says new study
Indian Navy carries out first drug interdiction as CMF member
WHARF TALK: The Queens at the Cape
MV Abdullah released by Somali pirates, apparently after ransom paid
Escalating Middle East Tensions Trigger Projected Surge in War Risk Premiums and Freight Rates
IAPH speaks out on seizure of MSC Aries by Iran

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 16 April 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Boka Northern Ocean 

WHARF TALK: The Queens at the Cape
MV Abdullah released by Somali pirates, apparently after ransom paid
Escalating Middle East Tensions Trigger Projected Surge in War Risk Premiums and Freight Rates
IAPH speaks out on seizure of MSC Aries by Iran
AGL signs contract to manage Walvis Bay Multipurpose Bulk Terminal
WHARF TALK: bitumen tanker – ATLANTIC NARVAL
DOF awarded West African subsea contract, utilises Maersk Installer
In Conversation: West Africa’s falling fish stocks: illegal Chinese trawlers, climate change and artisanal fishing fleets to blame
WHARF TALK: Research Seismic Survey vessel – MARCUS G. LANGSETH
Op Aspides repels 11 Red Sea attacks in two months
IMO S-G welcomes delegates to Facilitation Committee (FAL 48)
Hefty jail sentences for two oil pipeline thieves
MSC provides North Africa with improved weekly Black Sea Georgia service
APM Terminals issues challenge to DCT Pier 2 concessioning
WHARF TALK: Neopanamax cruise ship – MSC SPLENDIDA
In Conversation: Why there may be oceans inside dwarf planets beyond Pluto – and what this means for the likely abundance of life
IMO and future marine fuels and technology – New website launched
CMF Task Force 150 seizes illegal drugs in Arabian Sea
More than 90 die as unlicensed Mozambique ferry boat capsizes
WHARF TALK: passenger cruise ship – AMBIENCE
Africa Global Logistics (AGL) commences operations at AGL Lobito Terminal
DP World & local BE company score as bpSA outsources its secondary transport
The green shipping training programme: IMO and emerging leaders
Maersk to reinstate OC1 service transits through Panama Canal
Indian Navy rescues another pirated ship
Autonomous mine hunting: Indian Ocean north
Durban Terminals prepared for bumper citrus season
Cruise News: Farewell to MSC Splendida, hello to MSC Virtuosa

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 31 March 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Ala’suinu

First of 45 new haulers arrive for Durban Container Terminals
In Conversation: I’ve captained ships into tight ports like Baltimore, and this is how captains like me work with harbor pilots to avoid deadly collisions
WHARF TALK: Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) tanker – CLAUDE
Tropical Cyclone Gamane threatens Madagascar and Mozambique
Aftermath of Baltimore Bridge collision
Baltimore Bridge disaster: Significant impact on local port and economy
TFR has best performance of the year on North (Richards Bay) Corridor
WHARF TALK: MR2 class Product Tanker – STI MILWAUKEE
Over 100 dumpers and payloaders arrive to beef up Richards Bay MPT performance
The Baltimore Bridge collapse – Civil Engineer’s comment
Baltimore Bridge collapse: potential for significant supply chain disruption
BREAKING NEWS: Ship strikes Baltimore bridge, major collapse
French Navy seizes over 10 tons of cocaine from Gulf of Guinea fishing vessel
WHARF TALK: polar expeditionary passenger vessel – SH VEGA
Maritime net-zero framework: IMO agrees possible outline
India, Mozambique, Tanzania joint maritime exercise IMT Trilat underway
US–India joint CG ops – Andaman and Nicobar Islands
SA Port Statistics for February 2024
WHARF TALK: short sea Ro-Pax ferry – ALA’SUINU
Ship and port scheduling advisories
Richards Bay port to become key hub for energy trade
CMA CGM upgrades service between Jeddah and North Red Sea
Poland becomes 42nd member of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF)
UNCTAD’s Global Trade Update: Encouraging signs
Quissanga and Quirimba Island retaken by Mozambique armed forces
SAMSA receives reports of oiled Cape Gannets on Bird Island

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 28 May 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   INDLAZI and Ever Devote

IMO Women in Maritime conference: Highlighting gender equality initiatives
WHARF TALK: Supramax bulk carrier – FRATZIS STAR
Dronamics cargo drone takes first flight
Ghana considers establishing a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) at the port of Tema
French naval ship intercepts four illegal drug shipments in Indian Ocean
TNPA seeks alternative 20 MW energy capacity at Richards Bay port
WHARF TALK: small handysize tanker – MTM ROTTERDAM
What future, SA? Container Corridor disrupted by sabotage and theft
ITF News: Transport ministers kick off global summit
Privatisation of the ports debated in Tanzanian parliament
IMO: Ships’ biofouling management workshop – First Arab women’s participation
Maputo’s Agility Logistics Park chosen by distribution specialist
WHARF TALK: Offshore Patrol Vessel – ‘NRP SETÚBAL P363’
Equipment breakdowns at Durban’s DCT leads to container move count limitations by shipping lines
Three abducted crew from Grebe Bulker released after ransoming
U.A.E firms to improve, operate, and develop Tanzania’s ports
DP World to transport unaccompanied trailers between UAE and Iraq
In Conversation: Dangote launches Africa’s biggest oil refinery – 4 ways it will affect Nigeria
Seven bodies found trapped in missing capsized fishing vessel
WHARF TALK: tracking or spy vessel? – YUAN WANG 5
Challenging road ahead for retrofitting to dual-fuel engines – DNV
Fatal accident at Port of Walvis Bay
CMF creates new maritime security training force, CTF 154
Shire River accident leaves 11 Malawians missing
WHARF TALK: synchrolift topple – EUROPA
IMO: Oil spill response incident management: Support for African countries
Second drilling rig, Deepsea Mira, en route to Namibia
At IMO: Implement the MARPOL Convention – Supporting Kenya
Derailment on Northern Corridor Richards Bay line cleared
Uganda plans revival of its Standard Gauge Railway project

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 20 May 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   ALEXANDRIA BRIDGE

Latest World Bank container port rankings
WHARF TALK: MR2 product tanker – NAVE SEXTANS
Maputo ban on N-4 trucks during rush hour
Maputo proíbe camiões N-4 durante a hora de ponta
Chinese fishing vessel Lu Peng Lai Yuan Yu No 8 missing in mid-Indian Ocean
Black Sea grain deal for at least 60 more days: Russia confirms participation
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for April 2023
WHARF TALK: offshore security crew vessels – TMC FALCON & TMC OSPREY
Plough bed levelling tug Mohoma is named and handed over to TNPA
Nigerian Fleet Review this week honours Pres Buhari
Tin Can Terminal receives largest container ship
Transnet’s new Bed Leveller tug to be named in Durban today
WHARF TALK: LR2 Aframax product tanker – SKS DEMINI
Road, rail & port logistical challenges ahead as citrus exports rise
Lekki Freeport Terminal prepares to become regional transshipment hub
Combined Maritime Forces (CMF): UK Frigate on CTF 150 patrol seizes $6 million drug shipment
A mission of mercy – hospital ships are transcending borders and saving lives
Global container capacity is increasing: How this will benefit what you export/import as a South African business
WHARF TALK: tug & supply vessel (TSV) – OPAL & BOABARGE 38
Latest Incat ferry, Kilimanjaro VIII, on its way to Tanzania
Kenya plans major revamp of its railways
CMA CGM enhances North Europe-Middle East-Red Sea-Indian Subcontinent EPIC service
UNCTAD: The international economic agenda
WHARF TALK: MR1 products tanker – MARVEL
TNPA Roadshow reports: It’s Cape Town’s turn
MSC enhances its Africa, Middle East, India service
MSC updates South Africa to India service
New citrus cold store opens this week in Maputo/Matola
Always on schedule with rotor sails – a captain tells his story
Preparing for future emerging global health threats – IMO
Ocean Stewardship Fund awards grants to South Africa & Madagsacar for sustainable fishing projects

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 23 April 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   SILVER CLOUD

WHARF TALK: The Kama Saga – an update and a backdate
Food for thought: railway vandalism, looting and burning
CTF 150 Seizes $23 Million in Illegal Drugs in Indian Ocean
In Conversation: Antarctica’s heart of ice has skipped a beat. Time to take our medicine
Geopolitical tensions and ‘friendshoring’ may redefine global trade patterns, warns Xeneta
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for February 2023
WHARF TALK: New Nigerian Ports Authority tugs – MAI KOKO and DA-OPUKURO
ONE increases frequency for Africa, India, Middle East (AIM) service
CMA CGM in exclusive talks aimed at buying Bolloré SE’s logistics arm for Euro 5 billion
Great Antwerp, Grimaldi’s first new G5 class ro-ro multipurpose ship enters service
In Conversation: South Africa’s power outages could reach critical levels this winter – likely scenarios
Innovate and expand your market, Minister tells Maputo Port company
WHARF TALK: handyize bulk carrier – LILA PIRAEUS
IMO and Spanish e-learning – Oil pollution preparedness
La OMI y el aprendizaje electrónico en español: preparación para la contaminación por hidrocarburos
Angola to enforce rules of maritime and inland waterway navigation
Angola fará cumprir regras de navegação marítima e fluvial
Record increase in passenger ship calls at Walvis Bay
WHARF TALK: former Unicorn Handysize tanker BONITO
Transnet to rebuild its own audit capabilities
Dredging of Suez Canal nearing completion
SMART Ocean-SMART Industries (SO-SI): Ocean and climate data collection
Pirated tanker Success 9 located – crew all safe – UPDATE
BIMCO says record high container order book signals significant change
WHARF TALK: small passenger ship SILVER SHADOW
No new news of missing tanker Success 9 pirated in Gulf of Guinea
TNPA extends deadline for Richards Bay LNG Terminal proposals
50,000 Filipino jobs saved: EU on seafarer training certificates
ONE resumes its Eastern Cape Express reefer service from Port Elizabeth
India wants to work with Mozambique on rail, roads and bridges
Fishing vessel Olivia Marie on fire south of Cape Town, crew abandon ship

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 16 October 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  CMA CGM ZANZIBAR

WHARF TALK: LR1 Panamax products tanker CORAL GULF
TRANSNET STRIKE: Transnet tables latest offer
IN CONVERSATION: Slavery has not disappeared – it’s just moved offshore
Xeneta Rates Report, Week 41: Contracts to obtain better ocean freight rates value
Maritime Sector under the spotlight: IMO World Maritime Day Parallel Event Day 2, October 13
Cable theft’ & vandalism on Transnet property reaches unprecedented levels
WHARF TALK: Norwegian krill trawler ANTARCTIC ENDURANCE
Sale of Grindrod Shipping a step closer
HMS Montrose nabs another drug smuggler at sea
IN CONVERSATION: The 5 biggest threats to West Africa’s oceans – and what to do about them
Maritime Sector under the spotlight: IMO World Maritime Day Parallel Event
Port Strike: Unions reject Transnet’s latest offer
WHARF TALK: general purpose tanker MH LANGOEY
Red Sea Jeddah port to deepen and add new berths
Did You Know? Red Sea
NSRI Gueberha evacuates seafarer from deepsea bulker
International: Boskalis to upgrade Europa Terminal in port of Antwerp
STRIKE NEWS: Kumba stands to lose 120,000 tonnes of iron ore exports per day
WHARF TALK: new coastal tanker? MAERSK CALLAO
Positive expressions of interest in Transnet’s Renewable Energy RFI
Walvis Bay records several important bulk shipments through port
Air cargo demand shows resilience: IATA data
Indian coastal sailing vessel sinks off Maldives – 76 dead in Nigerian boat tragedy
STRIKE ACTION: Full effect of worker stayaway expected from today
WHARF TALK: platform supply vessel LAYLA
STRIKE ACTION: Santa Cruz & Santa Teresa service update
SAECS update: MOL Proficiency returns to service
IN CONVERSATION: Fishers and environmental activists express concern over proposed drilling off SA’s West Coast
Container ship TSS Pearl on fire in Red Sea – crew safely evacuated
Joining forces for sustainable maritime development: IMO and The Commonwealth Secretariat
VIDEO: Bridge across Kerch Strait between Russia & Crimea damaged by explosion [repeat]
Annual World Maritime Day Parallel Event (WMDPE) [repeat]

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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 10 April 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: IVAR REEFER

IN CONVERSATION: The toll and toil it took to cleave the Suez Canal through the Egyptian desert
WHARF TALK: Coastal tanker service: Maersk Altus
Romania’s border on the Black Sea: EMSA provides enhanced surveillance capacities
Quark’s Ultramarine ready to sail the polar oceans
Tullow Oil begins drilling at Ghana’s Jubilee Field
Call back the past: Coaster Sunergon plies her trade to Africa
MSC to base flagship MSC Virtuosa in UK waters for summer
Egypt ready to open new naval base on Mediterranean coast
NIGER DELTA KING: the story of a long-staying Cape Town visitor
REFLECTIONS: Antarctic reserach ship Akademik Aleksandr Karpinskiy returns to Cape Town
High calibre chefs
IN CONVERSATION: Farming fish in fresh water is more affordable and sustainable than in the ocean
WFO responds to emergency in harbour town of Palma
USCG protecting America’s interests at home and abroad
WHARF TALK: Yenesei River calls at Cape Town – first Suez diversion to enter SA port?
REFLECTIONS: Bulkers in our ports
Tanzania Ports Authority Director-General suspended over corruption charge
PORT IS WHAT WE DO: Hamburg’s Marker Men are back on the Water
Narcotics just keeps coming as CMF makes 5 seizures in 1 week
Multiple cruise ship anchor failures: UK MAIB Safety Bulletin 1/2021
Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment: What’s in a name?
USCGC Walnut At homeport Pensacola, Florida

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