Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 24 May 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Logos Hope

Transnet Port Terminals focusing on increased volumes
Unpacking risk resilience ahead of the elections
SA Navy’s new hydrographic survey vessel delayed again
Trade News: Thordon contract to retrofit tailshaft bearings on 32 tugs
AMSOL tanker servicing West African fishing industry renamed Densu River
WHARF TALK: Emirati Royal Yachts – A+ & Blue
Citrus season off to a strong start – Transnet Port Terminals
Cape Town Container Terminal reefer volumes looking positive
High piracy risk in Red Sea, Gulf of Aden and adjoining waters – maritime security report
WHARF TALK: Commissioning, Service and Operating Vessel (CSOV) – REM WIND
In Conversation: Seychelles: floating baby corals can help save damaged reefs – new study
Stefanutti Stocks provides scour protection for Durban Cruise Terminal
Baltimore’s container ship Dali refloated and moved away from crash scene
USCG convenes Safety Board of Inquiry: Assessing port infrastructure risks
Port Elizabeth turns out for SA Agulhas II tour
WHARF TALK: high heat tanker – IVER ABILITY
Trade News: Vesconite Bearings delivers largest order to Netherlands customer
Dali to be moved away from Baltimore Bridge at 11:00 SA time today
Sinking of the MFV Lepanto: rescue efforts called off
SA Port Statistics for April 2024
WHARF TALK: PLAN type 054a frigate in Cape Town – CNS XUCHANG FFG-536
Somali maritime security training – Whole-of-government approach
MOL names newbuilding LNG carrier, Greenergy Ocean
Madagascar: Ballast Water Management and Anti-fouling Systems workshop
Chrystal Arctic suspects await trial in Seychelles holding facility
IRS and twin tug launch
Fishing vessel Lepanto sinks off Slangkop Point- 11 crew missing
IMO Workshops: Bangladesh – Safe, sustainable ship recycling
EIA highlights the millions of tons of illegal logs shipped from Mozambique to China

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 18 May 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Bow Capricorn

WHARF TALK: MR2 products tanker – TORM HELVIG
Dali had two electrical failures minutes before colliding with Baltimore Bridge – preliminary NTSB Report
The IMO Maritime Safety Committee: London this week and next
The Future is Now: Maris Fiducia teams up with HAV & Norwegian
Namport handles 8 million tonnes of cargo, its highest yet
WHARF TALK: diving support vessel – TRAPICHE EMERALD
Construction of a multipurpose vessel for Cape Town port commences
NEW BOOK:  Remembering the Queen Mary
Xeneta Update: Congestion at Mediterranean ports is unintended consequence of Red Sea diversions
Cabo Delgado Special Report: Big rise in insurgent activity in past month
WHARF TALK: anchor handling, tug, and supply vessel – AHTS ADVENTUROUS
USS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams (ESB 4) goes aground off Libreville, Gabon
2024 International Day for Women in Maritime
West Africa Container Terminal (WACT) swaps diesel for solar
CMA CGM strengthens its Africa services with India and the Middle East
WHARF TALK: Super yacht – OPERA
Graduation ceremony for Transnet employees
13th iteration of Exercise Obangame Express underway
Tunisian Port Authority to use Kongsberg thrusters on six stern-drive tugs
Pirate attack in Gulf of Aden 
Shipping and the Environment: A Guide to Environmental Compliance
In Conversation: US-Africa trade deal turns 25 next year: Agoa’s winners, losers and what should come next
Salalah offers a multimodal alternative to Red Sea route
Trade News: Drydocks World unveils major propeller repair enhancements

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 2 May 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Costa Deliziosa

WHARF TALK: Kamsarmax bulk carrier – ODYSSEAS L
Drone attack on diverted MSC Orion in Arabian Sea
Angola confirms intention of linking all three railway corridors
Port State Control Officers: IMO boosting maritime security skills
AD Ports awarded 20-Year concession to operate & upgrade Luanda MPT
AD Ports obtiene una concesión de 20 años para operar y mejorar el MPT de Luanda
WHARF TALK: British Military Sealift vessel – ANVIL POINT
Houthi attacks on Red Sea & GoA ships continue
Beira dredger Macuti returns to Mozambique port
UK MAIB Safety Digest issued
Turkish warship visits Somalia
Port News and Shipping Advisories
UK presents hydrographic award to Nigeria
Nigerian Navy’s second Dearsan OSV launched
Engineers open 10.6-metre deep channel under Baltimore’s collapsed bridge

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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 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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