Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 1 October 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   BBG LEADER

The UNCTAD Review of Maritime Transport 2023 Part 2
WHARF TALK: handysize bulk carrier ANTARCTIC OCEAN
DP World investing $210 million in Luanda multipurpose terminal
Heavy rains disrupt rail freight services in Eastern & Western Cape
The UNCTAD Review of Maritime Transport 2023 Part 1
IMO World Maritime theme for 2023
SARS confirms detention of five bunker tankers in Algoa Bay
WHARF TALK: handysize bulk carrier DOUBLE DIAMOND
Cable Restorer sinks at her Simonstown mooring
APM Terminals Apapa welcomes first cargo movement on Nigerian SGR Lagos – Ibadan
IMO and Africa regional audits
Transnet accuses ‘opportunistic elements’ of having private agendas
Transnet says its challenges must not be highjacked for private agendas
WHARF TALK: geared container vessel MSC RADIANT III
Indian Ocean port security: Training in Comoros
New R3 billion auto manufacturing plant planned for Coega
The Gambia: Strengthening oil spill response planning
Tanzania to build first dedicated fishing harbour
Longline fishing company Pesquera Azul tests unique whale depredation solution
Maran Tankers’ VLCC Antonis I. Angelicoussis receives Green Award
Kenya to Uganda SGR will be built, says Kenya
Singapore ranked top maritime centre for 10th consecutive year

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 3 March 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   COSTA DELIZIOSA

Transnet says allocating available capacity to emerging miners is a fair solution
WHARF TALK: Fisheries Patrol Vessel LILIBET
Saipem awarded USD400 million drilling contract off Ivory Coast
Saipem remporte un contrat de forage de 400 millions de dollars au large de la Côte d’Ivoire
Greenpeace calls for strengthened surveillance of illegal fishing off West Africa
Greenpeace appelle à une surveillance renforcée de la pêche illégale au large de l’Afrique de l’Ouest
Not all gloom and doom – TPT still performing well in certain sectors
WHARF TALK: MR2 product tanker AEGEA
Mozambique’s TotalEnergies-led LNG project in Cabo Delgado province set to restart in July
The global nature of trade will prevail, MSC CEO Soren Toft tells TPM23 conference
Mozambique’s Limpopo Railway remains closed by heavy rain
CMA CGM adds Comoros call via Mtwara on NOURA service
IN CONVERSATION: Crisis meeting called after trucks block N2 highway and trash local airfield
WHARF TALK: P&O cruise ship ARTANIA
Guinea-Bissau: Oil spill response planning
MSC introduces 15,000 TEU MSC Virgo to the port of Pointe-Noire
Two govts commit to fixing road jams at border between DRC and Zambia
Xeneta Container Update: global long-term container rates arrest decline in February, buoyed by surge in US export rates
East London port taking back its role as an agricultural export port
WHARF TALK: A cruise ship plus a quiz – COSTA DELIZIOSA
TotalEnergies & Sasol link up with Air Liquide for renewable energy in South Africa
US Coast Guard cutter hauls in 1.5 tons of illegal drugs in Arabian Sea
M-Net TV series Reyka being filmed in Port of Durban
IMO Secretary-General Statement: Ukrainian ports in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov
Torrential rains and cyclone Freddy batter Mozambique
WHARF TALK: the US oceanographic research ship – ROGER REVELLE
Nigerian Navy hands over seized tanker Sea Eunice IMO 8609072 to NIMASA
Transnet allocates 2 million tons of manganese ore capacity to emerging miners
TotalEnergies & partners to drill more oil offshore Namibia
IN CONVERSATION: Ready for Freddy? SA must prepare for more intense weather events
IMCA welcomes workboat owners & operators under new membership category
New South African freight airline, Suid Cargo Airlines, ready to take wing

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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 6 June 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:    BARRINGTON ISLAND

WHARF TALK: A Cape Town facelift for MSC ship, GH Meltemi
Maersk FEW3 West Africa-Far East service includes call at DP World Cochin terminal
UK Custom and Tax Freeports: A golden opportunity for trade and manufacturing
…….The view from Solent Gateway Ltd
Ethiopia completes over 2,700 kilometres of asphalted highways
A new figurehead for Cutty Sark
AIRFREIGHT: African airlines resume flights
WHARF TALK: Gruaud Larose – Fertiliser in a Chinese ship named for a Bordeaux wine estate
ILLEGAL LOGGING: 66 Containers of Stolen Illegal Timber Return to Mozambique
Al Mawashi green light to ship more livestock from East London in mid summer
WHARF TALK: Distant water tuna fishing vessel Kao Fong 372
IN CONVERSATION: How illegals fishing harms Nigeria and what to do about it
Iranian Navy ship Kharg catches fire & sinks in Gulf of Oman
Passenger boat sinks in River Niger, 92 confirmed dead
PIRACY: Gulf of Guinea pirates attack fishing vessel IRIS S – 5 crew kidnapped
WHARF TALK: Surprising caller of LPG tanker Clipper Moon
Mammoet launches two floating drydocks via float-off operation in Saudi Arabia
WHARF TALK: MUR Shipping’s African Avocet
IMO and Autonomous ships: Regulatory scoping exercise completed
TRADE NEWS: Ocean Infinity selects DNV’s ShipManager for innovative robotic vessels
NSPCA up in arms over needless death of another 43 cattle at sea
GB’s national flagship proposal: To promote British businesses around the world
IN CONVERSATION: Africa’s free trade area offers great promise. But only if risks are managed with resolve
WHARF TALK: The Russians are coming! SCF Pearl
Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado crisis: SA says send troops; Tanzania says no troops, instead negotiate, develop
Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado crisis: Who will be top dog?
Transnet meets Richards Bay stakeholders to share Port Master Plan
IN CONVERSATION: Delay in sending regional forces to Mozambique could exact a high price
New SGTM ferry from Austal Vietnam to operate among the Comoros Islands
Hapag-Lloyd further expands its container fleet: 60,000 TEU ordered
WHARF TALK: Where does an old ship go to die? Lobelia R.I.P.
Phase-out of Santa Rosa from SAECS service, Maersk Luz becomes last-minute replacement
The Honourable Company of Master Mariners’ New Master 2021-2022
CMA CGM takes delivery of latest 23,000-TEU ship, CMA CGM Trocadero
WHARF TALK: Granada – one of Cape Town’s ‘long-stayers’

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 11 August 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 5 August 2019

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Front Page: NILEDUTCH ANTWERPEN
Durban News: NSRI & Air Force evacuate patient from tanker: SAS Drakensberg returns
UK Trade Secretary announces Freeports Advisory Panel
Jotun signs 42 vessel HPS contract with Wallenius Wilhelmsen
South Africa can become one of the world’s maritime centres of excellence, says SAMSA
Drama-filled NSRI rescue of four seafarers injured by huge wave
Construction of Ghanaian Port of Takoradi Multi-Purpose Terminal begins
AfDB to help finance phase 1 of Ethiopia-Djibouti road corridor
Kenya government backtracks on SGR directive
Intelsat 39 is successfully launched
Semi-submersible rig Deepsea Yantai arrives in Mossel Bay
NSRI Durban called to evacuate patient from tanker in medical emergency
AfDB makes AU grant of US$4.8 million for AfCFTA
Inmarsat’s successful trials with KOTUG International for Asia Pacific region
Tullow Oil moves in on the Comoros Islands
Walvis Bay new container terminal opens
Trade partnerships must be aligned to the AfCFTA: Patel
French icebreaker patrol ship L’Astrolabe visiting Durban
Female learners ‘dive in’ to maritime working world
Indian Register of Shipping receives RO authorisation from Cyprus
SA participating in AGOA Forum
AAL to migrate to low sulphur oil for its fleet
FREXIT or the view of BREXIT and freight
Djibouti Govt continues to challenge int’l law, says DP World
(UK) Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) Annual Report 2018
Ghana to build new Western region naval & military base at Edzinlibo
SAS Drakensberg heading for Mozambique on relief duties

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 4 March 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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First View 1: EASTERN LIGHT
Tema’s new container terminal means layoffs at the Inland Container Depots, says Ghana Ports Authority
Cyclone Haleh threatens mid Indian Ocean
Capespan’s The Logistics Group (TLG) ready to expand facilities to the fresh fruit export sector
New Comoros communications undersea cable to become operational in third quarter
Japan comes out in support of open-loop scrubbers, says no threat to environment
Anadarko Petroleum to invest US$176 million in Mozambique the first half of 2019
MODEC awarded FPSO contract for SNE Field offshore Senegal
Digital facelift for Mombasa tea trade
New Uganda port for Kampala receives go-ahead
UK Defence Secretary announces £235 million submarine nuclear propulsion deal
Transport Minister in Durban today to address inaugural Maritime Transport Sector Dialogue
Suez Canal registers highest daily tonnage in 150 years
Dynamar: The East & Southern Africa Container Trades 2019
UK ordered to hand back Chagos Islands (and Diego Garcia) to Mauritius
Nigerian ports reopen after election shutdown
CSA 2020 says Scrubber Washwater Composition Study showed positive results
South Africa’s ZACube-2 nanosatellite transmits first images from space
Cloudy Waters
Attempted pirate attack on container ship in Gulf of Guinea
Mozambique deploys troops to the north to protect gas exploration
Five new diesel-electric locomotives arrive in Maputo for CFM
Strike action by port workers rejecting concessioning at Port Sudan
Viking Jupiter delivered with Thordon water lubricated propulsion arrangement
French ship Cassard conducts 2nd drug seizure off coast of Oman
Ethiopia signs pipeline deal with Djibouti
Keel laid to mark construction of first of three Multi-Mission Inshore Patrol vessels for SA Navy
Stay watching this space as more news will follow…..
Red faces as two MSC Cruises’ ships embarrassingly collide
Fifth drug strike for HMS Dragon under CTF 150 Command
Jihadists attack Anadarko workers near Palma and execute one man — Anadarko seeks armoured vehicles
Namport and Port of Dunkerque sign Memorandum of Understanding
Wilhelmsen reports strong results for fourth quarter 2018 — 5% increase in top line
New strategic appointments strengthen Southern African Shipyard’s team
Construction commences at Port of Ngqura Liquid Bulk Terminal
Durban-built barge will be only one of its kind in the world
Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) to focus on business opportunities in Greece
Djibouti says Doraleh is now better run than a year ago and is a world-class commercial and logistics hub
TNPA has contingency plan for Port Elizabeth tanker berth outage

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News 9 December 2018

First View : DE MIST refloated
Anadarko selects TechnipFMC & Van Oord for its Mozambique offshore subsea LNG project
Innovate Durban: Maritime Youth Innovation Challenge
South African crew arrested on MSC Seaside for drug smuggling
Damen first Fishing Seminar success
Djibouti eyes its hinterland, to resume services to South Sudan
Maersk sets zero co2 emission target by 2050
South Africa welcomes parliament’s approval of AfCFTA
Uganda becomes latest nation to ratify African Continental Free Trade Agreement
Ghana Ships Suppliers Association is launched
Graduation Day for junior naval officers at the South African Naval College
EU NAVFOR marks 10 years of presence in Western Indian Ocean
Tullow to search for oil & gas off Comoros
Transnet to plot a new course going forward
South Africa exits technical recession in third quarter
Sishen-Saldanha rail line to be reopened on Monday 9 December
Sunken tug De Mist slowly emerging from the waters of Simon’s Town
UK strengthens defence partnership with Ukraine in face of increasing Russian aggression
UK’s MoD announces new Royal Navy chiefs
TPT introduces another port tech innovation for auto sector
MoD Navy news HMS Diamond and Cyprus
Environmental report understates potential catastrophe on the East Coast
A new book on ships and trades: Tramp Ships: An Illustrated History
The return of Sailing Ships
Mission to Seafarers Annual Christmas Carol Service
Mozambique to ship coal to Mombasa
Accident blocks traffic on Sishen-Saldanha ore line
DEA welcomes the criminal sentence on Ukrainian ship’s master for polluting South African waters
Moody’s says Kenya assets risk seizure by Chinese
Mozambique illegal logging spreads to conservation areas
Strong words from E.Cape premier as young people prepare to join cruise ships
Team Namport heeds call to clean up Walvis Bay harbour town
Ports Regulator brings relief with tariff application
    
EARLIER NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED…….

World’s first iVLOC with DNV GL’s Smartship notation delivered from builder
IUM students to gain experiential exposure at Port of Walvis Bay
The Bank of England and BREXIT
Port of Richard’s Bay Port Festival makes a return
Bolloré Ports announces that work has been completed on Sierra Leone’s Freetown Terminal
SHADE Conference issues warning about complacency with Somali piracy
UAE ships conducting seismic survey near Pemba in Tanzania
Major disruption forecast at UK ports as a ‘real prospect in a no-deal BREXIT
Xeneta unveils monthly insights on long-term ocean freight rate development
SA Navy’s new hydrographic survey ship building programme starts on Friday
Saldanha Terminals creating jobs despite fragile economy
HMS Dragon seizes 3 tons of drugs from dhow in Indian Ocean
SAMSA launches investigation into capsizing of catamaran in Table Bay
Seafarer in medical emergency at sea is brought to Port Elizabeth by NSRI
Special Feature–Supplying Antarctica
Port of Takoradi to be developed as an oil and gas hub
Francophone Africa agrees on a plan for better ship pollution prevention
Ukraine/Russia crisis as Russia impounds Ukraine Navy ships
Subtech secures multi-million dollar offshore Middle East contract
Danquah Institute demands a re-negotiation of new Tema container terminal concession
DCT berth deepening on hold as Transnet issues Stop Work order
Tackling Africa’s road safety crisis
NSRI kept busy last week with medical emergencies on ships at sea
Port of Mombasa is on the way to 31 million tonnes of cargo in 2018
Tullow Oil transports over 30,000 barrels of oil to Mombasa for export
Transnet’s statement on taking the lead with the Nigerian Capegauge railway
SARS destroys number of illegally imported motor vehicles in KZN
IMO Council re-appoints HE Kitack Lim as Secretary-General of IMO for second four-year term

OLDER NEWS CAN BE FOUND AT NEWS CATEGORIES…….

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