Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 18 February 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Gas Summit

CMA CGM Mermaid, first of a new design of container ship, enters service
Maersk to demerge towage company Svitzer
MSC’s Soren Toft & the Suez Canal Authority discuss Red Sea crisis
Nexans’ new cable-laying vessel: ABB hybrid power system
In Conversation: The world’s coral reefs are bigger than we thought – but it took satellites, snorkels and machine learning to see them
Cape Town Container Terminal achieves peak reefer loading
WHARF TALK: NCL cruise ship – NORWEGIAN DAWN
Trade News: Damen enters into Strategic partnership Agreement with SA’s DTIC
Green shipping fuels made in South Africa – a World Bank Blog
Rhenus expands warehouse capacities in Pretoria, PE and East London
Minerals Council delivers judgement on 2023
WHARF TALK: survey vessel – ARGO SEARCHER
Competing ports for the mineral wealth of Central Africa
Taylor Group acquires control of CVS Ferrari
TNPA: New hydraulic units will curb ship delays in Cape Town & Ngqura ports
WHARF TALK: Ro-Ro Passenger and Truck Ferry – P&O LIBERTÉ
Eni looking for logistics provider at Pemba
Airfreight: TAAG starts regular cargo operations at the new Luanda Airport
Carga Aérea: TAAG inicia operações regulares de carga no novo Aeroporto de Luanda
Greenpeace Africa Statement on South Africa Navy Marine Blasts
MACS creates new feeder service and connecting Lüderitz
WHARF TALK: LPG, VLGC tanker SUNNY BRIGHT
Mauritius: Port facility security training
UCT develops way to measure Antarctic sea-ice using ship-mounted radar
Fire aboard tank vessel S-Trust: Lithium-ion battery thermal runaway
A.P. Moller – Maersk 4th quarter 2023 results
MOL Group 3rd Quarter Business Results
DCT 2 down to single digit ships at anchor, planning ahead
Preparations for the removal of the wreck Elke M underway

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 21 January 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   FINNCANOPUS

TFR returns Richards Bay coal line to service
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for December 2023
US CENTCOM strikes more Houthi weapon sites: US bulk carrier bombed by drone
A NEW BOOK: Brief Atlas of the Lighthouses
In Conversation: Ethiopia’s deal with Somaliland upends regional dynamics, risking strife across the Horn of Africa
Cyclone Belal hits La Réunion and Mauritius
Elke M salvage operation update
Transnet Freight Rail ‘fast-tracking’ repairs on KZN coal export line
WHARF TALK: Spirit on Mighty Servant 3
Transnet Recovery Diary 17 January 2024
Tanzania Ports Authority revives plans for container port at Bagamoyo
DCT Terminal 2 reducing the backlog
In Conversation: Suez Canal is not the only ‘choke point’ that threatens to disrupt global supply chains
Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd are teaming up with an operational cooperation
Port Maputo tops 31 million tonnes throughput, 16% up on previous year
WHARF TALK: laden Supramax bulk carrier SPAR CORVUS
TNPA to appoint panel to help close operational gaps at port terminals
Tanzania bans Kenya Airways in tit-for-tat
IMO and an Onshore Power Supply package: Now available for port stakeholders
Transnet Recovery Diary 16 January 2024
Trade News: CIMC Raffles picks TMC for Havfram Wind’s WTIVs
Two coal trains collide outside Richards Bay causing derailment
WHARF TALK: Antarctic Krill fishing vessel ANTARCTIC SEA
Breaking News: Houthi missile strikes US merchant ship
Tensions rise over Ethiopia’s sea access deal with Somaliland
In Conversation: Ethiopia’s quest for access to the sea: success rests on good relations with its neighbours
Transnet Recovery Diary 12 January 2024
Degrading rebel group Houthi’s capabilities
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose heavylift vessel CPC CAROLINA
SAMSA Update: Elke M casualty, St Francis Bay
Red Sea: UN Security Council Resolution 2722 (2024) Statement by IMO S-G
World’s largest semi-submersible crane vessel calls at Walvis Bay
SAECS advisory – SANTA ISABEL to omit Cape Town call
IMO improving Polar Code training: Key recommendations proposed
In Conversation: Houthi rebel Red Sea attacks and the threat of escalation and supply chain chaos are a major headache – and not just for the west
Transnet Recovery Diary 12 January 2024
US and UK missile strikes could signal the ‘beginning of the endgame’ in the Red Sea crisis
US and UK military launch attacks against Houthi bases
Transnet Recovery Diary 11 January 2024
Vopak Terminal Durban and TPL consortium awarded LNG Terminal concession at Richards Bay port
Transnet Recovery Diary 10 January 2024
Removal of pollutants from grounded fishing vessel Elke M begins
Houthis make largest overnight attack on naval and commercial ships in Red Sea
Richards Bay conveyor belt returns to service
Airfreight: Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services adds Casablanca
DNV: Maritime decarbonization efforts propelled as orders for alternative-fueled vessels grow
Transnet Recovery Diary 9 January 2024
Transnet Recovery Diary 8 January 2024
NATO’s Operation Sea Guardian (OSG)
Attacks on shipping: UN Security Council briefed
Maersk reverses course, heads around the Cape
Transaid looks back on a silver year
Fishing vessel Elke M aground near Cape St Francis, crew safe UPDATED
WSC, ICS & BIMCO speak out about Red Sea crisis
US and allies issue warning to Houthis over shipping in Red Sea
Transnet Recovery Diary 4 January 2024
IMO S-G addresses UN
Transnet Recovery Diary 3 January 2024
Cyclone Alvaro, First of the ‘Season’ – Madagascan waters  
S-G IMO’s New Year message

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 2 December 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   MSC SPLENDIDA

Transnet Recovery Diary 1 December 2023
Transnet Recovery Diary 30 November 2023
South Africa in bid for election onto IMO Council
WHARF TALK: polar icebreaker A.MIKOYAN 1942
Port Maputo aiming high at increasing throughput to 47 mtpa
Porto Maputo tem como objetivo aumentar a produção para 47 mtpa
MPV Everest Engine room fire – ATSB report
Transnet Recovery Diary 29 November 2023
Maersk & CMA GGM go big on their Far East-West Africa services
WHARF TALK: Holland America cruise ship ZUIDERDAM
Ship emissions: VesselBot’s Report reveals key insights
Somali pirates strike again, Iranian fishing vessel highjacked
CMA CGM omits Durban call for MIDAS 1 service
Transnet Recovery Diary: 28 November 2023
Port of San Pedro loads first iron ore cargo at TIPSP MPT terminal
Le port de San Pedro charge la première cargaison de minerai de fer au terminal TIPSP MPT
WHARF TALK: MR2 product tankers – HELLAS TATIANA & HELLAS MARGARITA
US Navy liberates Israeli tanker seized by Houthi forces
Nigerian oil spill at sea, clean-up operations underway
Nigerian Navy holds Exercise Nchekwa Oshimili 2023 in Gulf of Guinea
President promises “We have a plan” to fix ports crisis
WHARF TALK: Handysize bulk carrier EDWINE OLDENDORFF
IMO news: Single Window for Facilitation of Trade (SWiFT) – System handover, Lobito, Angola
Two oil storage tank farms for port of Dar es Salaam
FLNG GIMI en route to West Africa
FPSO GTA departs offshore Durban for West Africa
ICS counts down to COP28
IMO at COP28
Maersk signs landmark green methanol offtake agreement
Making lithium batteries safe to air freight: IATA advice

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 12 October 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Kota Lekas

INVITATION TO TENDER: Dock Pontoon – Pontoon Lifter

RCL part of new service between Far East and East Africa
WHARF TALK: Pipelaying vessel – CASTORONE
Trade News: Fastro Lifting System Nominated for Heavy Lift Awards
SAMSA’s Sobantu Tilayi reinstated in his former position with the maritime authority
WHARF TALK: Handy class products tanker – BRO DEVELOPER to HAWKS PROGRESS
Giant FPSO GTA set to enter Durban for engineering work
Nacala Corridor to be managed by Mozambique, Malawi and Zambia
Namport and Interpol Central Bureau for Namibia in collaboration
DNV Study: Can CO2 capture and nuclear get ships to net zero?
Port of Mocimboa da Praia officially recommissioned
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose cargo vessel – BREADBOX HARRIER
President Nyusi inaugurates new infrastructure at Port Nacala
East London dry dock enjoying busy spell
In Conversation: The Atlantic Ocean’s major current system is slowing down – but a 21st century collapse is unlikely
APM Terminals Monrovia boosted by new cranes and dredging
WHARF TALK: Linea Ignazio Messina &C. SpA Part 2
TNPA Mossel Bay clears way to increase ship repair capacity
Hydrogen and ammonia-fuelled ships: IMO and safety guidance
Nigerian Government encourages use of barges to evacuate cargo from Eastern ports
Star of the Seas to be the next RCI Icon class ship
Obituary: Captain Tom Woodfield OBE – Polar Medallist
Orange Marine launches new cable laying vessel, Sophie Germain
Logistics provider Van den Bosch expands into East Africa & Indian Ocean Islands
Transnet Freight Rail CE Sizakele Mzimela resigns

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 11 August 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Maersk Danube
 
Dar es Salaam offers Uganda shippers 30 days free storage
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose, offshore towage, anchor handling, and support vessel SD GRACE
Xeneta Container Update: Spot rates rally on key Far East trade lanes after latest GRI moves
Cable ship Léon Thévenin needed in two place at once
WHARF TALK: handysize bulk carrier – CHARISMA.GR
Dual loading at PE Car Terminal increases handling rate by 14%
Fishing trawler Dijaanda shipwrecked on Mossel Bay coast – four dead, one seafarer missing
The UK’s National Risk Register 
Hapag-Lloyd and DB Schenker to decarbonise supply chains
TNPA & CSIR to collaborate over wind impact at Cape Town port
WHARF TALK: Damen new-build tug – E-EIGHT
Suez Canal Authority tug sinks after collision with tanker
Tanzanian ship to ease container logistics between Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar
TPT says Truck Booking System at Port of Richards Bay is having effect
Namibe port begins export of pig iron from Cuando Cubango
WHARF TALK: Panamax MR2 Product Tanker KARDIANI
SAECS Service advisory Update MOL Proficiency & Santa Cruz
MSC Joins SEA-LNG as Latest Coalition Member
Angola receives first tank landing craft from CMN; inaugurates refurbished Soyo naval base
Renewed interest in extending East Africa’s Standard Gauge Railway
NEW BOOK: Running the Gauntlet: Cargo Liners 1939-1945
MSC Air Cargo has delivery of 2nd of 4 new Boeing 777-200 freighters

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 22 July 2023

Africa Ports & Ships maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  Richards Bay Terminals

TNPA gets ready to kick-start deepening of N-berth at East London port’s car terminal
WHARF TALK: MR1 products tanker – HARRIS
IMO and IAPH MoU: Ship-port cooperation
Adani Ports aims at becoming terminal operator at Dar es Salaam
The Black Sea Grain Initiative
TNPA invites bids for container handling facility at Richards Bay port
TNPA invites bids for container handling facility at Richards Bay port
Three Chinese Navy ships to visit Cape Town next week
South Africa & DRC working together over border delays
Kenya’s six-year logging ban lifted- exports can resume
Proactive collaboration among all levels of government & business necessary for success of AfCFTA
Dredging Services: Making a garden for Nelson Mandela
Arsenio Antonio Dominguez Velasco to be the IMO Secretary General
Praise for Durban Container Terminal and port from citrus sector
WHARF TALK: trailing suction hopper dredger – WILLEM VAN ORANJE
Financing confirmed for Djibouti’s Free Trade Zone
Angola’s position as an oil and gas hub consolidated regionally
TRADE NEWS: Vesconite Hilube bearings for dredging companies
The Black Sea Grain Initiative – Russia terminates
BREAKING NEWS: ICTSI selected to manage & operate Durban Container Terminal DCT2
WHARF TALK: of tankers and terminals – ELLIE M II
Mozambique has concerns over South African truck attacks
Hapag-Lloyd’s new fortnightly West Africa Service well underway
Mozambique exports 100,000 tons of eucalyptus to Europe
It wasn’t a good week for SA transport
WHARF TALK: in with one name, out with another – VB RHYNO
Service changes on South Africa-Europe Container Service
Mozambique suspends all offshore marine activity along Beira coast
Admiral of the Fleet Lord Boyce KG GCB OBE DL remembered
ME news: MSC named the World’s Most Inspiring Liner Service
ME News: CMA CGM named World’s Most Inspiring Sustainable Shipping Initiative
UPDATE: Richards Bay Terminals fully operational again
Richards Bay port at virtual standstill following ‘stop work’ order

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 10 June 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  Port of Richards Bay  & Nord Mississippi

Tema Port Expansion Project, Phase Two set to roll out
NEW BOOK  – Churchill’s Atlantic Convoys: Tenacity & Sacrifice
Angola’s Sonangol signs with China’s CNCEC to build Benguela refinery
Progress on double-tracking the Maputo-Ressano Garcia rail line
IATA: Focus Africa – Strengthening aviation’s economic contribution on the continent
Kongsberg to design & equip two 200BP salvage tugs for Suez Canal Authority
Xeneta Container Update: Panama Canal delays bigger vessels amid fluctuating rates
Sailors’ Society on hand to welcome crew of Heroic Idun
IMO in Togo: Boosting maritime security in Togo
Tanker Seavigour blocks the Suez Canal, quickly moved
Tanzania’s SGR set to roll, with first trial in July
Port of Durban launches new 16-berth tug basin
Workshop on extreme wind disruption in the port of Cape Town
ONE Innovation brings Japanese shipping lines into the BIG league
Nigerian Maritime Workers Union strike against shipping lines last-minute suspension
Don’t regulate shipping in isolation warns INTERCARGO
Foreign navy ships pay visits to South Africa
Saldanha rail corridor reopened after theft of 11 spans of catenary wire
Kenya touts PPP for five of its ports including sections of Mombasa
In Conversation: Les grands projets d’infrastructures ne sont pas une panacée pour le développement industriel : enseignements des modèles du Ghana et du Kenya
In Conversation: Grand infrastructure projects aren’t a magic bullet for industrial development – insights from Ghana and Kenya
Dan Ngakane appointed as AMSOL’s new chief executive
DNV: Biofuels can accelerate shipping industry towards
Transnet concludes roadshows at ports of Durban & Richards Bay
The Global South port security project: UN Committees and the EA-SA-IO region
ILO and IMO chiefs pledge continued support for seafarers
Trans-Africa Railway to link Indian and Atlantic Oceans
RwandAir aims high: Kigali to become air cargo hub
Zambia confirms interest in copperbelt railway connection with CFB

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Africa Ports & Ships maritime news 18 February 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  MSC JUDITH

Hutchison Ports (TICTS) out as Tanzania Ports Authority takes back container terminal
WHARF TALK: MR2 product tanker HANSA SEALIFTER
Africa as green jobs leader: Shipping undergoes low carbon revolution
Xeneta Container Update: Week 7
Nigerian Chamber of Shipping has new president
Kpler Acquires MarineTraffic and FleetMon for maritime sector expansion
Admiral Gorshkov departs from Cape Town for Durban
Dangote Refinery will bring a transformational shift in both crude and product tanker flows to West Africa
IN CONVERSATION: When two elephants fight: how the global south uses non-alignment to avoid great power rivalries
South Africa aims to generate R2 trillion in trade by 2028, with emphasis on intra-Africa
The new Mercy Ships’ hospital ship, Global Mercy™ arrives in Dakar
Le nouveau navire-hôpital, le Global Mercy™ arrive à Dakar
Lake Victoria’s newest and largest ship mv Hapa Kazi Tu, is launched
WHARF TALK: Cape Town bunkering – LIPUMA & others
Cape Town mayor says Russian warship not welcome
No rush for TotalEnergies to restart LNG operations in Mozambique
South Africa has new State of Disaster declared over flooding
Transnet seeks to shrink rail network and reduce costs
WHARF TALK: Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Navy Gorshkov (454)
Six crew dead after tank cleaning onboard tanker off Lagos
Russian missile frigate Admiral Gorshkov arrives in Cape Town LATEST
Heavy rains disrupt Transnet rail networks
WHARF TALK: Greek-owned Supramax bulk carrier LIA
Suez Canal ‘not for sale’ as revenue increases 47 per cent
A.P. Moller-Maersk reports extraordinary results for 2022
Just in Time arrival concept: New portal launched to support implementation
Hapag-Lloyd ships to be retrofitted with new propellers and bulbous bows
Angola plans a three-year ban on exports of unworked wood
Xeneta ‘Green Shipping’ report: Far East to South America East Coast container corridor

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 14 August 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   MSC AINO

Surprise: SA citrus exports up 7% mid-season despite global industry challenges
WHARF TALK: impressive pipelay crane vessel SAPURA 3500
Thais withdraw, Macuse rail and port project now appears unlikely
Nacala to become a significant modern Southern African port
Dar es Salaam-Morogoro Standard Gauge Railway to commence operations in January 2023
Eswatini Railway doubles daily coal trains to port of Maputo via Goba corridor
Transnet and SIU obtain preservation order freezing assets of former Transnet executives
WHARF TALK: tanker with a basic scrubber HAFNIA EXPERIENCE
Maritime Value Chain Task Force to meet in Durban tomorrow
IMO and Mauritius: port facility security assessment in Port Louis
Nigeria’s deepwater Lekki port receives second shipment of harbour cranes
Mozambique’s CFM to rehabilitate harbour infrastructure at Mocímboa da Praia
Chinese land port of Erenhot logs 10,000 100-wagon freight trains for Europe
Transnet agrees to provide Botswana with access to South African ports, in particular Richards Bay & Durban
WHARF TALK: offshore construction vessel – DEEP ORIENT
UN on oil and gas profits
Eni acquires Tango FLNG for the Republic of Congo
Talk of a second FLNG for Mozambique to join Coral Sul
Kisumu shipyard and ferry Uhuru II inaugurated on Lake Victoria
WTO and Cotton: Part 2

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 7 August 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW: Durban Port Master Plan 2022

Project to build a new commercial port and railway on SA’s Northern Cape coast is launched with RFQ
WHARF TALK: First ever icebreaker in SA – USCGC WESTWIND
Increased investment on cotton projects call: Afreximbank pledge
IN CONVERSATION: Good news for seabirds – the days of the Marion Island mice are numbered if an eradication project gets off the ground
Sea Shepherd founder resigns from board ‘with great relief’
New man at the helm at East London port
Azule Energy, Angola’s new largest independent oil and gas producer, begins operations
IN CONVERSATION: Climate watchdogs ask court to halt new Eskom gas power plant in Richards Bay despite Barbara Creecy’s backing for project
Warm waters marching south
Nigeria to designate all inland container depots as Ports of Origin
Salalah aims to become important bunker port
Cape Town Container Terminal records highest ever weekly container volume
Port Elizabeth Car Terminal handles record number of units in July
WHARF TALK: S Korean Krill Trawler SAE IN CHAMPION
AD Ports Group and Hutchison Ports sign MoU to form Strategic Partnership
Pemba Port Oceanic Terminal plans get the nod but further environmental studies suggested
A.P. Moller-Maersk bumps up its profit expectations for 2022
UK’s Felixstowe container port workers set to strike
Transnet approaches market for redevelopment of Carlton Centre and 1 Adderley Street
Suez Canal setting new records, Egyptian government reports
First grain ship sails from Ukraine’s Port of Odesa
South Africa initiates WTO dispute: Challenge to EU citrus fruit measures
WHARF TALK: Streamlined LR1 tanker – HAFNIA BEIJING
Transnet seeks partners in developing Richards Bay LNG import facilities
In Conversation: Oil refinery closures, cleaner fuels and security of supply in South Africa
Call for support for sustainable fisheries: WTO DG Okonjo-Iweala launches new report
RMB helps finance dry bulk terminal concession at Côte d’Ivoire’s port of San Pedro
Egypt to provide LNG bunkering facility at Suez Canal
Sudan’s Suakin port shut by protesters

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