Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 2 September 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   MSC YASHI B

TNPA reaches out to Port Elizabeth NSRI with donation of equipment
WHARF TALK: MR2 product tanker TORM ASLAUG
In Conversation: Landlocked Ethiopia wants better sea access: a port deal with neighbours could benefit the region
Transnet Board – Our view on the latest changes
Eco Atlantic moving ahead with two-well campaign offshore Orange River mouth
Rail services between South Africa and Maputo to be expanded for chrome & ferrochrome
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose heavylift vessel ATLANTIC
Angola’s Southern Moçâmedes Corridor moves 600,000 tons in 2023 H1
O Corredor Sul de Moçâmedes de Angola movimenta 600.000 toneladas no primeiro semestre de 2023
SAECS/SRX update – vessel Mehuin to omit Port of Cape Town
P&O Britannia cruise ship collides with second ship during storm
Port of Richards Bay to upgrade Bayvue Railyard
WHARF TALK: Neo Panamax container vessel SANTA ISABEL
Banjul port expansion and Sanyang Deep Seaport development approved
ONE overtakes Evergreen into sixth position
Ghana’s Transaid road safety project: London to Paris sponsored Cycle Challenge
In Malawi truck drivers are taught about human risks of trafficking
TFR Outcomes-Based security teams make important crime busts
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose heavylift carrier TIDE NAVIGATOR
INTERCARGO warns on liquefaction
Grindrod posts positive half-year results
DP World 2023 announces H1 results
Cornelder de Moçambique, Beira port puts down new container markers
Xeneta Update: Latest data is ‘a wake-up call’ for shippers
Mercy Ship’s Global Mercy arrives in Freetown, Sierra Leone
TFR update: All three lines at Hercules outside Pretoria reopened
SAECS service rotation update

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 20 August 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Durban Container Terminal DCT2

TPT prepares to partner with ICTSI at Durban Container Terminal Pier 2
WHARF TALK: the golden age of passenger liners: THE FOUR FUNNELLERS Part 2
UNCTAD: Economic Development in Africa Report 2023 Part 2
Léon Thévenin departs Mombasa for Cape Town
Xeneta Container Update: Shippers Must Seize Opportunities Before Market Rebounds
Recovery attempts for shipwrecked fishing trawler Dijaanda
WHARF TALK: the golden age of passenger liners: THE FOUR FUNNELLERS   Part 1
Suez Canal: Sunken tug boat Fahd recovered
Kongsberg Digital to digitalise Höegh Autoliners entire car carrier fleet
UNCTAD: Economic Development in Africa Report 2023 Part 1
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for July 2023
WHARF TALK: MR2 product tanker UOG SPARTA
DP World commits to adding 3 million TEU handling capacity by end of 2023
COSCO takes delivery of second methanol-ready general cargo ship
Saipem awarded two contracts, one in Congo, worth US$ 700 million
New SAN hydrographic vessel “on track”
WHARF TALK: container vessel MSC MATTINA
Nigerian floating dock shortly to enter service at Apapa, Lagos
Tanzania’s SGR rail construction halted by strike
Saipem awarded US$1 billion contract offshore Libya
Yemen waters – FSO Safer: Boskalis’s SMIT Salvage successfully transfers oil
WHARF TALK: reefer vessel FRIO AEGEAN
Fremantle Highway fire brings debate on transporting electric vehicles into sharp focus
UK Marine Guidance Note: Ro-ro passenger ferries: Carriage of electric cars; Risks and mitigations
South Africa-Europe Container Service (SAECS) service update: Kalahari Express Cape Town omission
South Africa-Europe Container Service (SAECS) service update: Santa Teresa Algeciras omission
Mercy Ship in Durban, undergoing extensive repairs
Transnet approaches market for digital procurement system
UK withdraws licences for Indian Ocean floating armouries

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 25 March 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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First-ever concept for a green corridor between South Africa and Europe
WHARF TALK: a rare visitor, LR2 tanker SC MAJESTIC LXII
Developing southern part of Suez Canal will improve navigation by 28%
WTO Director-General receives Group of Francophone Ambassadors Award for 2022
Le Directeur général de l’OMC reçoit le prix du Groupe des ambassadeurs francophones pour 2022
African Energy Chamber launches The State of South African Energy Special Report
Durban Car Terminal handles 600,000 + vehicles in 2022/23
WHARF TALK: Incat High Speed Vessel MONTEVIDEO EXPRESS
Hutchison Ports’ major investment in Egypt’s Sokhna Port
COSCO confirms taking equity in new Sokhna port development
Eco Atlantic applies to drill in Block 3B/4B in Orange Basin off N.Cape coast
Two African flag states targeted by ITF for unsafe shipping
WHARF TALK: heavily delayed boxship MSC ACAPULCO
AD Ports in line to develop new multipurpose terminal at Pointe Noire
AD Ports Group to develop and operate Egypt’s Safaga Port
African Maritime Forces Summit being held in Sal Island, Cabo Verde
Maersk divests another division, selling Maersk Supply Service
Army and police on alert at key and flash points ahead of Monday’s threatened mass action
WHARF TALK: MR2 products tanker FALCON ROYAL
Kenya’s President Ruto throws his support behind Dr Nancy Karigithu for top IMO job
Global rail, road and urban transport unions: Transformative change

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 27 August 2022

Africa Ports& Ships maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  Port of Richards Bay

IN CONVERSATION: Waiting for Ethiopia: Berbera port upgrade raises Somaliland’s hopes for trade
WHARF TALK: offshore diamond mining support ship GOOD WIND
Tunisia’s grain sector: EBRD to contribute
P&O Maritime Logistics expands container shipping across the Red Sea
IN CONVERSATION: South African citrus: new EU rules are unjust and punitive
TRADE NEWS: TotalEnergies & COSCO complete first marine biofuel bunkering
Strong performances by Nigerian ports for the half-year
WHARF TALK: Seatrade reefer vessel REGAL BAY
Mystery created over the Coral Sul’s first shipment of LNG
US Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk arrives in Lagos on visit
Mozambique to pave and rehabilitate 5,000km of central & northern national roads
ZIM declares high profit returns for second quarter 2022
Cape Town port’s interim truck staging area goes into operation
WHARF TALK: MR2 class product tanker UACC SHAMS
New gantries bring completion for Port of Abidjan 2nd Container Terminal
Hapag-Lloyd close to tripling profit for H1
Road and parking space upgrade at Port of Mossel Bay
TRADE NEWS: Thordon’s SXL bearings installed on history-making Daleela
Better than a truce as APM Terminals and Monrovia dock workers sign MoU
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose general cargo ship BOHWA PIONEER
NEW BOOKS
Port of Felixstowe affected by 8-day strike
Average container prices & rates show decline in China
Mozambique’s Port of Quelimane is ready for bigger ships
WHARF TALK: Neo-Panamax container vessel NILEDUTCH LION
UN Sec-General Europe trip with visit to vessels of hope
Transnet calls for supply of desalinated water at SA ports
First LNG cargo about to be loaded from Coral Sul as LNG tanker arrives
IN CONVERSATION: Ghana has developed a maritime policy. Here is what it means
ITF Inspectors recover seafarers’ unpaid wages

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 4 September 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   SANTA URSULA

WHARF TALK: successful ‘off the shelf’ – KOTA LAWA
DNV’s new ‘decarbonisation stairway’ model: Navigating new build dilemmas
Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) system disrupted by further cable theft
IN CONVERSATION: Small seashells tell a big story of slavery and transoceanic trade 500 years ago
Food and drink exports recovering in non-EU markets
WHARF TALK: Abandoned Taiwanese tuna longliner – YONG QING FA No.666
August SA automotive exports increase Durban Car Terminal volumes
NEW BOOKS: London and the 17th century
SA’s Vesconite becomes International Windship Association member
Ex-Transnet executive Herbert Msagala ordered to repay R26 million
Mozambique: Hidden debts trial: Bribes, influence and expanding loan
United Container Depots (UCD) opens new depot in Beaconvale, Cape Town
WHARF TALK: A nice Dutch coaster in Cape Town – EEMS TRANSPORTER
Xeneta container rates alert: rising long-term rates and port congestion compound cargo owner woes
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for the month of July 2021 are now available
Saldanha-bound grounded bulker Navios Amaryllis refloated from Maldives reef
WHARF TALK: COSCO LR2 tanker NAN LIN WAN
IN CONVERSATION: Mozambique insurgency: focus needs to shift to preventing criminality at sea
NATO Mine Countermeasures Group visits Malta
Maersk Supply Service secures one-year extension for subsea support vessel off Angola
Suez Canal Container Terminal’s upgrade projects improve productivity
WHARF TALK: Named after a Christian saint – SANTA URSULA
Kenya truckers stop transporting cargo to South Sudan following deadly ambushes
Grindrod’s strong headline earnings for first 6-months 2021
UK driver shortage crisis: Request for 10,000 temporary visas for EU workers
WHARF TALK: Specialist heavylift vessel – BBC EMERALD
Coast Guard cooperation: USCG and JCG deploy together
Women’s Month 2021: What the Maritime Industry Can Do to Attract More Women to The Sector
Women’s Month 2021: Captain Eezmaira Sazzea binti Shaharuzzaman – Eaglestar’s first Malaysian female ship master
Women’s Month 2021: Women warming up to maritime logistics sector

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 9 May 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page:  FOREVER HARMONY

WHARF TALK: Chartered container ship Cypress flies the CMA CGM flag
Lekki port developers receive first installment of the loan facility to build the port
CAPE, an appropriate name for a ship calling at the Tavern of the Seas
TAZARA faces shortfall in freight carried for 2021/22
Scary moment on Lake Nyasa as mv Mbeya II is grounded by huge waves
UPDATE on quarantined ship Eaubonne in Durban harbour
Port of Douala terminal orders two Konecranes Gottwald Mobile harbour cranes
WHARF TALK: MSC Gabriella: Bet you didn’t know this
Update on Mozambique’s Palma in the aftermath of the March attack, Part 3
MSC Seaside returns to cruising with new Mediterranean destinations
Call for second Suez Canal channel to avoid another Ever Given
More Transnet Freight Rail cable theft arrests
Update on Mozambique’s Palma in the aftermath of the March attack, Part 2
WHARF TALK: Unicorn tanker named SC Draco calls at Cape Town
SAMSA appoints new acting senior managers
Bolloré Transport & Logistics alongside UNICEF in fight against malaria
Ship placed under quarantine in Durban in fear of Coronavirus
Update on Mozambique’s Palma in the aftermath of the March attack
WHARF TALK: Chinese tanker Lian Gui Hu calls at Cape Town
IN CONVERSATION: Watching a coral reef die as climate change devastates one of the most pristine tropical island areas on Earth
Celebrating Fish for Good: Setting a course for sustainable fishing in South Africa
Höegh Autoliners launching Aurora class: largest & most environmentally-friendly car carrier
Bon Voyage……saying ‘Goodbye’ to saying Goodbye
Royal Navy News
WHARF TALK: Oryong No.373 in port for planned maintenance & serious repair
Royal Canadian Navy Ship HMCS Calgary seizes record drug haul
Demand for HSFO to remain until future fuels roll out on larger scale – BIMCO
WHARF TALK: Bittersweet as HORIZON sails on
At IMO a new series of webinars on oil spill preparedness and response
US cruising to re-start in mid-July subject to COVID vaccinations
Port of Lüderitz to use feeder vessel for transships to Handymax or Capesize vessels

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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First View : MTM YANGON
Port of Cape Town recovers from inclement weather
Grounding and loss of commercially operated yacht CV24 on Cape Peninsula-MAIB Report
Lake Victoria’s MV UMOJA resumes Port Bell-Dar route after 10 years
Chinese Navy ships call at Simon’s Town
Robben Island boat owners fined, Commissioner wants to bring criminal charges
P&O Cruises dispensing with Oriana
Norsafe launches new fast rescue & patrol boat
UK Shipping Minister to announce a new initiative in the maritime sector
COSCO’s merger with OOCL makes it no.3 ahead of CMA CGM in container ranking
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : ADRIA

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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First View : CEPHEUS LEADER
China proposes ‘blue economic passages’ to connect Asia with Africa, Oceania & Europe
Ghana Ports & Harbours Authority has new board
Welcome Columbus – A New Cruise Ship For Britain
Dredging completed at Monrovia Freeport
News in brief from the ports of Southern Africa
Rolls Royce & Svitzer introduce world’s first remotely-controlled commercial vessel
Speculation mounts over Cosco takeover of OOCL
PRESS RELEASES: Reshaping the Future of African Cities
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : JOSCO DEZHOU

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