Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 9 November 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   SAAGAR

Two former Transnet execs have their pension benefits interdicted
WHARF TALK: offshore platform supply vessel (PSV) – ALLIANZ CRYSTAL
Varamar and COSCO Shipping agree commercial partnership to boost respective trades
In Conversation: Abandoned oil rigs could scrape carbon from the sky and store it in empty undersea reservoirs
ICVL plans to double its Mozambique coal production
South African cruise season gets underway
WHARF TALK: MR2 products tanker – SEA ADORE
Shipping schedule updates
In Conversation: The price of fish & chips: The shark slayers and an unfolding disaster for the love of fried fish
Cargo traffic on Lake Victoria increases during Q1
Boluda provides new tug for Port of Lomé
In Conversation: The Lawless Oceans — forced labour on rust-bucket boats docking at Cape Town harbour
WHARF TALK: NeoPanamax container vessel MAERSK AMAZON
MAIB lifeboat investigation – RRS Sir David Attenborough
MSC judged ‘Best Shipping Line – Asia-Africa’ for 4th year at AFLAS
Ship collision in Cape Town’s Duncan Dock
Kenya: IMO maritime security legislation training
Fugro’s next-generation coastal mapping system on view
Maputo Port Development Company renews marine services contract with P&O Maritime Logistics
Maputo Port Development Company renova contrato de serviços marítimos com a P&O Maritime Logistics
WHARF TALK: French Navy (Marine Nationale) Frigate FS FLORÉAL (F730)
Shipping Service and Schedule Updates
TNPA to the rescue of Richards Bay Alkantstrand Beach
IMO marks 50 years since the MARPOL Convention was adopted
Ramaphosa calls for lengthier AGOA to incentify African industry
European ports concern over the EU ETS for maritime sector
Two leading terminal operators initiate widespread electrification of container handling equipment
The Master’s Practical Guide to Maritime Law published to aid seafarers with incidents at sea
Xeneta Update: Upturn in the ocean freight shipping market proves to be a false dawn

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 23 January 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  MSC EYRA

Mauritius waters: Wakashio wreck removal: Team completes offshore operations
WHARF TALK: anchor handling tug – BOKA GLACIER
Africa becoming patrol boat country
Morocco Belt & Road deal opens Chinese gateway to Mediterranean
IN CONVERSATION: Airline tie-up for Kenya and South Africa: possible rewards, and risks
Revised version of ‘Shipping Industry Guidance on Pilot Transfer Arrangements’ is released
Work commences on construction of the new port of Ndayane, Senegal
WHARF TALK: seismic survey vessel – BGP PIONEER
Benin to digitise and safeguard its coastline
Port of Pemba to handle Mozambican graphite exports
IN CONVERSATION: Protected marine areas should serve nature and people: a review of South Africa’s efforts
NAVAL NEWS: Chinese & Russian Navy ships enter Indian Ocean
NAVAL NEWS: French Navy ship Champlain arrives in port of Durban
New multi-purpose ship loader installed at Richards Bay Bulk Terminal
WHARF TALK: bluff-bowed – KK MARLIN
Mombasa’s new salvage & harbour tug is delivered: Also three new STS cranes
IN CONVERSATION:  Ocean heat is at record levels, with major consequences
Hunger crisis in Horn of Africa: FAO launches $138 million plan
Wilhelmsen takes majority stake in Ahrenkiel Tankers
Poor King Coal, falling demand and little sympathy
WHARF TALK: Cape Town only visitor – CSCL AFRICA
CMA CGM reshuffles its Mozambique service to Asia
FLNG Coral Sul arrives on station off northern Mozambique. Flotel CSS Temis secured
Mombasa’s new Kipevu Oil Jetty nears completion
IN CONVERSATION:  State capture report chronicles extent of corruption in South Africa.  But will action follow”?
Sandock Austral Shipyards reaches agreement with leading tug designer Robert Allan Ltd
TPT reports recovery at Richards Bay Bulk Terminal following October’s conveyor fires
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for December 2021
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose offshore vessel – BOKA PEGASUS
Nigeria’s ports: IMO supports electronic data exchange
MSC has exclusivity on bid to acquire Bolloré Africa Logistics
Dachser – Freight and cargo insurance – a neglected safety net
Bolloré Ports’ Congo Terminal tops one million TEU
A new daily rail service from the Port of Felixstowe
MSC Orchestra resumes cruising in SA waters
Toxic cargo from NS Qingdao being dumped out at sea off West Coast
IN CONVERSATION: South African movie dives into the complexity of poaching
Three small South African marine surveillance satellites blast into space on board SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 5 July 2020

Africaa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: JOLLY TITANIO
Pirates board general cargo ship Kota Budi off Cotonou,kidnap crew
TPT remains optimistic about SA’s remaining citrus season
FPSO Sendje Berge attacked by militants, nine personnel kidnapped
Veecraft Marine-built workboat Inkanyamba handed over to Armscor
Ten Solstad offshore vessels departing for Africa and Russia
Navis Truck Appointment System introduced at City Deep Terminal
UK’s economic recovery: Department for International Trade launches modelling review to support economic recovery
World Marine AtoN Day coincides with 122nd anniversary of lighthouse
Transnet appoints new Chief Financial Officer
Covid-19 and the oil price slump in Africa: which countries will fare better?
No Fuel, No Fumes: Water Witch clears pollution with electric clean-up boats
MOL spearheads demo voyages of autonmous coastal vessels
Historic mine sweeper SAS Durban partially sinks in Durban Harbour
Durban provides additional capacity to assist at Cape Town terminal
CMA CGM Group helping Africa accelerate its economic development
UK govt commits to protect seafarers and help stabilise global shipping market
MSC Cruises celebrates keel-laying of LNG-powered MSC World Europa
NSPCA successful in 2nd High Court action against live sheep export
Transnet Port Terminals places order with ZPMC for 22 straddle carriers
Western Cape govt concern over operational issues at Cape Town port
STS seizes control of Socotra: Ramifications and Risk
A massive Saharan dust plume is moving into the southeast US
LPG conversion accepted by Flag for use as fuel on VLGC
Royal Air Force flies aid to Africa: Tackling Coronavirus
WHARF TALK: News & Views From Along the Coast
Uganda: Protection of HGV drivers from COVID-19, Transaid’s emergency project
UK Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB): Human performance in signalling operation
Nigerian Federal Govt to take control of all anchorages

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 28 June 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: HECTOR N
Djibouti offers to facilitate ship crew changes
Opinion Piece: Securing logistics operations in a data-first world
IMarEST announces partnership with ITN on online series
Fishing vessel attacked by pirates, 6 crew kidnapped
Decarbonisation initiatives will position shipping ahead of the regulatory curve
More arrests involving theft of rail equipment
Record reefer movement set for Walvis Bay
Pirates face trial under new Nigerian law
Walvis Bay targets 9,000-TEU ships as large ship calls
Today marks the International 2020 Day of the Seafarer
Namport enjoys 30% increase in cargo handling, thanks largely to Luderitz
Namport donates mobile office to Walvis Bay COVID-19 security checkpoint
We take a look at the US Navy deployed around the globe (In waters near to Africa)
Why South Africa has a keen interest in extremist violence in northern Mozambique
Latest terrorist activity in Cabo Delgado
FUGRO completes Middle East’s first autonomous geophysical route survey
NSRI responds to calls to evacuate injured of ill seafarers
SAECS main string stops calling at Cape Town due to delays
Marion Island’s last ice age happened earlier than we thought. Why it matters
New Zealand ban on cruise ships extended
Voith Schneider’s innovative electric propeller
UK announces free trade agreement negotiations: Australia and New Zealand
Kenya High Court orders suspension of Naivasha cargo order
PSC in action in the UK: Cruise ships in Tilbury and Bristol inspected
WHARF TALK: News & Views From Along the Coast

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 7 June 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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TPT says Cape Town Terminals remain operational – UPDATE
Cape ports crippled by closures and congestion
SA seafarers may now freely join or leave ships in local ports under Level 3
Angola extends concession tender for Luanda Multi-purpose Terminal
Infection prevention for the maritime industry
Canadian Satellite System Supports CMF Operations
Stolen railway materiel found in Beira foundry
South Africa must get ready for an inevitable loosening of trade ties with the US
AMSOL completes anchor leg replacement at Durban SBM
Shipping lines continue with Cape sea route
Indian Navy ship INS Kesari (L15) visits Madagascar and Comores
MSC Sixin (23,656 TEU) maiden call at Barcelona
Uganda backs away from mandatory use of Standard Gauge Railway
Another Wild Coast environmental disaster averted as giant tanker arrives in Durban
Yuan Hua Hu berths safely in Durban: SAMSA
Introducing the (UK) Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB)
Svitzer anchors position in Africa: Nacala and Egyptian LNG contracts strengthen position
OSI’s remote services keep East Africa cable project on track
Ngqura helping make green energy possible
Study shows rate of improvements through ICT at the port of Cotonou
Navies strengthen partnerships through strategic plan
Imperial renews major automotive logistics contract
The latest from Transaid: Heroes and Hostility
Ship movements on South African coast
WHARF TALK: News & Views From Along the Coast

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 27 April 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: JONAS OLDENDORFF
Veecraft awarded tender to build new Transnet workboats
Hapag-Lloyd voids sailings on Middle East India Express (MIAX) service
Escalation in Islamist terror attacks in northern Mozambique
APM Terminals Nigeria supports country’s COVID-19 response
Four new RTGs for Guinean Port of Conakry
Video film of RMS Transvaal Castle sailing to South Africa
WFP Chief warns of hunger pandemic as COVID-19 spreads
Pacific International Line (PIL) introduces enhancement
ONE reports on port terminal operations in South Africa
Autonomous Port of Douala lays out plans for the future
You are not alone. You are not forgotten. – IMO Kitack Lim to seafarers
Cameroon’s Kribi port cargo volumes up 17 per cent
Drugs seized from smuggler’s dhow in Pemba Bay sold by crooked cops
Clear your cargo please says GPHA, restrictions on movements don’t apply
DP World Launches Worldwide Digital Platforms
Nigerian Ports Authority orders further 14-day suspension of terminal demurrage fees
Bio-UV Group’s BWTS technology adapted to kill coronavirus on surfaces
Port of East London open and handling essential commodities
Horn of Africa News: Puntland bans cross-border trucking; Saudi Arabia lifts ban on Somalia livestock
Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge railway 90% complete, says Federal Government
Tazara suspends cross-border passenger rail operations due to COVID-19 concerns
Financial support for England’s fishing businesses: Coronavirus, Domestic Fisheries Policy
Transnet makes personal protective equipment (PPE) donation
Customs & ports urged to maintain flow of critical goods during pandemic
USS Porter enters the Black Sea
Stevedore dies in accident at Walvis Bay
Half the crew of French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle test positive with COVID-19
Master of Hamburg Süd ship killed by his crew
Pirates board container ship Tommi Ritscher outside Cotonou

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 19 April 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: NYK PAULA
Pirates board container ship Tommi Ritscher outside Cotonou
Port Terminals to reopen to help decongest the ports, mining also reopens with conditions
Port Statistics for the month of March 2020 are now available here
ExxonMobil’s Rovuma LNG production may be postponed to 2030
Namdock adds ballast water treatment systems to its offering
Tanzania government provides US$4.322 million for TAZARA
Wildoceans launches project to stop plastic entering ports: Durban Bay becomes pilot port
Nigeria’s Shippers Council concerned over lower port revenues
Tanzanian road transporters anticipate cargo decline
Port of Beira shows increase in cargo volumes
audi Ports Authority and Saudi Global Ports accord
Ghana reports cargo traffic in ports unaffected by COVID-19 restrictions
IMO and Port State Control inspection: Authorities set pragmatic approach to support global supply chain
SAMSA vows tough action against abuse on board ships in SA waters
Jihadist terrorists attack Mozambique’s Quirimba Island
Tanzania keeps borders open & Dar es Salaam to maintain port services
Fifth anniversary for world’s first methanol-powered ship, Stena Germanica
COVID-19 exit and recovery strategy — The message: Keep European ports going
Economic Impact of Port of Durban Delays
Four new straddle carriers arrive for Cape Town Container Terminal
HMS Audacious arrives at her home port
Cruise ship Greg Mortimer crippled by the coronavirus bug
In these waters: The US helping keep them and us safe
Ardent Americas taken over by Royal Boskalis Westminster NV

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 23 February 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: THEMIS
Freight rail service faces serious disruption due to overhead cable theft
Palabora Mining and Grindrod conclude a 5-year logistics contract
A.P. Moller-Maersk improves profitability and cash flow for 2019
Kleos Space secures A$5.5 million to drive satellite roll-out
Tanker Alpine Penelope under apparent pirate attack off Cotonou
BAM continues with construction of Rothera Research Station new wharf
World’s eye to turn on South Africa in 2020, says SAMSA
Jan de Nul completes dredging of Maputo Harbour
BAM Nuttal to build new Stanley Harbour port for Falklands Islands
South Africa prepares for climate change — DEFF
Optimarin secures landmark BWT fleet agreement with DOF Group
Nautic Africa launches latest multi-purpose Sentinel vessel
USS Normandy intercepts illicit shipment of weapons in Arabian Sea
ALP to tow Coral South FLNG vessel to Mozambique
Without comprehensive trade deal UK consumers will suffer
Namport makes generous donation to local school
Update of pirate attack involving Maersk Tema
LBH Ikuru arrives at Mocimboa da Praia
DP World returns to private ownership: aspiration of becoming world’s leading end-to-end logistics provider
European Shipping Week 2020 opens with the latest figures on European shipping
Military escorts return on Central Mozambique roads
Keel laid for future USNS Cherokee Nation (T-ATS 7)
Maersk, Safmarine say their ships are continuing to call at Lagos & other Nigerian ports
Tanzania secures US$ 1.46 billion loan for Standard Gauge Railway
UK and Ireland Light Dues 2020 to 2021
Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady delivered for Dover
Suspected pirates board Maersk container ship 200 miles SW of Bonny
Bulk carrier makes emergency docking in Richards Bay after Master suffers injury

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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First View : PROMINENT ACE
Another tanker goes missing off Cotonou
Online control of certificates could lead to faster PSC inspections
NSRI in action during the week
Twenty-six containers of logs & timber for export intercepted in Port of Beira
Ban on night-time ship transfers in Algoa Bay
Hamburg celebrates 829th port anniversary with South Africa
Naval News-USS Ross arrives in Trieste
The Complexities of Arctic Maritime Traffic
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : VIKING SUN

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