Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 29 May 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  BRONAGH J  &  ALPHA FALCAO

Algoa Oil Spill Update – Umnenga II and Lefkas
Nigeria continues dredging of Escravos channel to improve access to Eastern Ports
IN CONVERSATION: Pan-African integration has made progress but needs a change of mindset
ISRAR fishing fleet blacklisted in Indian Ocean to safeguard tuna
Clean-up of Algoa Bay oil spill involving Umnenga II and Lefkas, continues
WHARF TALK: Inspection, Maintenance and Repair (IMR) vessel NOR GOLIATH
Abuja MoU: Harmonising Port State Control and Flag State implementation
Zimbabwe citrus sector turns towards China for new exports
IN CONVERSATION: Environmental groups launch legal review of go-ahead for Phinda gas-to-power plant in Richards Bay
Another bunkering oil spill in Algoa Bay
WHARF TALK: A bitumen tanker named BISKRA
NPA warns that Nigerian port concessions may be revoked unless….
IN CONVERSATION: Rising sea levels are driving faster erosion along Senegal’s coast
MAIB Report: Fumigant poisoning, mv Thorco Angela
Port of Douala Fruit Terminal upgraded
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for April 2022
WHARF TALK: Japanese-built MR2 product tanker – CALANDRIA
IMO Madagascar Port Security Workshop
WHARF TALK: Maritime News in Brief
Kenya: Developing a National Maritime Security Risk Register – IMO support
DR Congo shipping line opens offices at Dar es Salaam & Mombasa
WHARF TALK: THREE CONFEDERATE RAIDERS AT THE CAPE IN 1863
CGA calls for urgent update on interventions at the ports
ICS and Suez accord
Malawi grants licence to African Railway Company to import fuels from the port of Nacala
Bashir Jamoh hopes to remain with NIMASA as Director-General
Good news for the South African citrus industry: EC withdraws Cold Treatment requirement
Shipping costs costing E Cape citrus industry dearly
Air cargo: Air France-KLM and CMA CGM accord

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 13 May 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  HAPPY STAR

P&O Ferries’ sackings: Unions trigger ILO investigation
WHARF TALK: South African Railways Class 19D Locomotive 3322 – 1948
Dar es Salaam port hits new hot spot with record vehicle shipment
IN CONVERSATION: Whale sharks: how we discovered what’s killing so many of the world’s largest fish
Suez Canal Authority adds another dredger to canal expansion fleet
Transport Minister Mbalula says the National Rail Policy is critical to structural reforms in the economy
WHARF TALK:  a living monument to history – SS GREAT BRITAIN
Seafarer dies, a number missing when Ghanaian fishing vessel Comforter II sinks off Takoradi coast
Fire on board fishing vessel Shinsei Maru No3 being scrapped in Cape Town harbour
River port solves some of Bolivia’s logistics problems
WHARF TALK: troubled Supramax bulk carrier – NS QINGDAO
Renewed call to ban the export pf scrap metal
Floating Border Outposts introduced for India’s Border Security Force
Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority MD, Michael Luguje, appointed IAPH vice president
WHARF TALK: large LR2 Aframax tanker – SEALEGEND
Durban Point Waterfront plans a revival  (of sorts)
Enhancing security of cruise terminals in the Seychelles
AD Ports (Abu Dhabi) Group to develop port projects in Egypt
UNCTAD: Five global actions needed to build a sustainable ocean economy
NATO maritime groups train with Finland and Sweden
Sustainable maritime transport in Caribbean
Ukrainians strike another Russian vessel in Black Sea

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 24 April 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  EUROPA

Positive response for expressions of interest in Port of Richards Bay LNG Terminal
WHARF TALK: Oceanographic research ship METEOR
Long-term container rates plummet on key US to Far East routes: Xeneta container rates update
Gulf of Guinea records 7 piracy incidents in Q1: report
Richards Bay coal exports hit lowest figure in 25 years as exports dwindle – talk of force majeure
WHARF TALK: Floating Storage and Regasification Unit- Karmol LNGT Powership Asia
IN CONVERSATION: Russia-Ukraine crisis highlights Africa’s need to diversify its wheat sources
MAIB: Loss of 34 containers off mv Francisca
Pravin Gordhan visits Durban port – latest flood damage update
WHARF TALK: Very Large Ore Carrier WUGANG HAOYUN
Ever Forward refloated after a comprehensive salvage plan
IN CONVERSATION: Russia-Ukraine crisis poses a serious threat to Egypt – the world’s largest wheat importer
Opposition to the Uganda-Tanzania pipeline grows as insurers & bankers shy away
Feasibility study for Trans-Zambezi railway is viable
Africa & developing countries well-represented at WTO online course
Durban recovering from the floods
WHARF TALK: the barque EUROPA
Eleven crew safe after fishing vessel Silver Snapper sinks off Cape Point
The rehabilitation of Kigomo port on Lake Tanganyika
IN CONVERSATION: Russia-Ukraine conflict could influence Africa’s food supplies
CTF 153: New International Naval Task Force to Enhance Red Sea Security
Congestion at Dar es Salaam forces container diversions to Mombasa
Global trade and development: Impact of the crisis in Ukraine
APM Terminals Apapa unveils digital solutions at port complex
Methane at Sea: Finding the Invisible Climate Killer

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 25 February 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   SANTA CRUZ & SANTA CLARA

Ukraine Crisis: Black Sea, Bosporus and Sea of Asov- Update
WHARF TALK: Trader 18 class heavylift – PACIFIC DAWN
Three Taiwanese fishing vessels go aground off Mauritius coast
ONE & Hapag-Lloyd restructure Asia-East Africa service into two services
Western Cape fishing harbours revamp almost complete
Mossel Bay’s cup runs over – two cruise ships on Saturday
Pointe Noire’s Congo Terminal continues to upgrade facilities
WHARF TALK: the super luxury cruise ship – SILVER WHISPER
Damaging fire destroys Matola Cargo Terminal warehouses
GB Met Office on wildfires: Up to 50% increase in wildfires by 2100
South Africa adopts marine plastic pollution treaty ahead of UN environmental meeting
Nelson Mandela Bay Ports manager appointed
WHARF TALK: Ulstein X-Bow AHTS tug – ALP KEEPER
IMO Secretary-General expresses concern over Euroferry Olympia fire
Citrus season approaches as lemons are packed for export
IN CONVERSATION: The story of how Swahili became Africa’s most spoken language
The Rio de la Plata estuary: As seen by Copernicus Sentinel satellite
IN CONVERSATION: Britain’s ownership of the Chagos islands has no basis, Mauritius is right to claim them
WHARF TALK: Large LR2 Cosco product tanker – MEI LIN WAN
NEW BOOKS: The Spanish Civil War at Sea
Madagascar braces as Cyclone Emnati expected to reach Madagascar Tuesday evening
Cyclone Emnati approaching Madagascar
Despite challenges, CTCT handles 6% more deciduous fruit exports
WHARF TALK: tug and barges on tow – BRITOIL 71, WENDEL MARINE 1 & 2
Cyclone Emnati now an intense cyclone, will reach Mozambique Channel
WHO – EIB partnership: Support of the EU for health systems in Africa
Two ships on fire: survivor found safe on ferry, crew of car carrier safely evacuated
Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) moving head office
NATO’S Operation Sea Guardian
NATO Allies exercise interoperability in the Mediterranean
The Namibian Ports Authority welcomes the MS Europa 2
Record container lift for MSC Diletta at Felixstowe
New influx of Saharan dust in the Mediterranean

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 12 February 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:    CMA CGM VALPARAISO

Ghana’s Port of Tema Terminal 3 sets new vessel productivity records
WHARF TALK: a long, long wait for – NAUTICAL JANINE
IN CONVERSATION: Southern Africa’s summer has been wetter than normal: here’s why
TRADE NEWS: Value Maritime installs world’s first CO2 capture & Storage unit on operational ship
IMO urges members to accept Council expansion
IN CONVERSATION: State capture in South Africa: how the rot set in and how the project was rumbled
WHARF TALK: a second heavylift vessel only hours apart – BBC RUSHMORE
USCGC Polar Star arrives McMurdo: Supporting Operation Deep Freeze
Maersk enjoys record earnings for 2021 – with strong outlook for 2022
Call for Africa to overhaul and transform its transport sector
Tanzania to buy 1,430 rail wagons from China
Cyclone Batsirai fades away but its legacy remains across Madagascar
WHARF TALK: Forest product bulker – HERANGER
Concession to manage & operate Onitsha River Port in Nigeria awarded
The EU’s Copernicus Sentinel: The wonders of the Earth, brought to us
IN CONVERSATION: Arms trade to Africa can be opaque: why this is dangerous
Harnessing ammonia as a ship fuel: What are the key challenges
Tresta Star remains aground on the rocks of Reunion
Three of the missing crew of FPSO Trinity Spirit found alive
WHARF TALK: Maide voyage with a difference for COSCO SHIPPING GRACE
Batsirai loses its strength in Mozambique Channel as it moves off to the south
Shell and Partners strike oil on Namibian side off Orange River mouth
IMO GHG SMART workshop series: Online course progress, funded by ROK
Nor-Shipping Summit to demystify ship autonomy
Major distributor slams poor port performance at Durban
Cyclone Batsirai UPDATE Sunday 23h00
Shipping Industry Flag State Performance Table 2021/2022
WHARF TALK: one of the mighty mouse fleet – BBC NAPLES
EU to boost its naval presence in the northwest Indian Ocean 
INTERCARGO: EU Beginning to Grasp Realities of Shipping
Contract awarded to dredge open Senegal’s Port of St Louis River
MSC Cruises announces details for 2022/2023 cruise season
The Pilot Safety agenda: Understanding it with the latest edition of The Navigator
Cyclone Batsirai on course to strike Madagascar
Mauritian tanker Tresta Star goes aground off Reunion during height of Cyclone Batsirai

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 22 March 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 15 March 2021

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Front Page:  JUMBO KINETIC

Red-letter day as Cape Acacia is registered in South Africa
REFLECTIONS: Edinburgh, Tristan da Cunha’s supply ship
MSC Cruises takes delivery of latest ship, MSC Virtuosa
Scrubber supplier Yara Marine reaches all-time high
USCGC Robert Goldman (WPC 1142) commissioned:
Ready for service in the Persian Gulf /Arabian Sea
Hapag-Lloyd acquires Africa specialist NileDutch
Seychelles planning to reopen Cruise Ship Season in August
The battle against live export is far from over – NSPCA
REFLECTIONS: Offshore Vessel Prantik Sarwar
Global Britain in a competitive age:
The Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy
IN CONVERSATION: Ancient leaves preserved under a mile of Greenland’s ice hold lessons about climate change
REFLECTIONS: Diamond Land sails with unusual cargo for New Orleans
WHARF TALK: Cape Town Ships today
PIRACY: Ransom of $300,000 to secure release of crew
Train accident in Zimbabwe disrupts traffic on important Harare – Beira line
Regional crew change and repatriation : IMO Pacific hub ports concept
Transnet fast-tracks alternative plans for the Ngqura Liquid Bulk Terminal
Hapag-Lloyd reveals new Asia – East Africa service
WHARF TALK: Ships seen or reported at the Cape: Cronus Z and Adelie
VARD delivers second Expedition Cruise Vessel to Coral Expeditions
TRADE NEWS: ABB technology to support US ferry’s move to hybrid-electric ops
Sitarail modernises its railway workshops
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for February 2021 are now available here
WHARF TALK: Port of Mombasa hurt by COVID restrictions
WHARF TALK: Steady year for the Nigerian ports
WHARF TALK: Cameroon trawler fleet in Cape Town
PIRACY: Ship boarded south of Lagos
MSC Lirica fire
PIRACY: Tanker Davide B boarded, 15 crew kidnapped

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 4-7 February 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: LAKE FUXIAN

Air Cargo Demand Drops 10.6 per cent in 2020
Bowmans expands its Shipping Practice in Durban with the addition of Michael Asherson
DIGITILISATION: Most ports still using manual & paper-based processes
Richards Bay & Port Elizabeth NSRI involved in ship patient evacuations
WHARF TALK: Watching a ship movement at Cape Town
South Africa’s record citrus season
Rampant piracy in Gulf of Guinea, Europe acts; Nigeria makes more promises
Kenya introduces lighthouse upgrades
US Navy ship makes major drug bust in Arabian Sea
Helping keep the world’s oldest steam-driven tug operational
Airfreight in the ascendancy
WHARF TALK: Cape Town’s ‘Doctor’ departs
WHARF TALK: Durban memories of a windstorm day
Cameroon’s floating LNG plant Hilli Episeyo exporting to new markets
Ford invests US$1.05 billion for SA Silverton plant expansion & modernisation
Floating tidal energy platform launched
WHARF TALK: Port Beira increases volumes for 2020
WHARF TALK: Cape Town ‘doctor’ returns’
Transaid congratulates Bernard and Sebastian
TOTAL denies intending to relocate operations to Mayotte
Karpowership offers to provide 300MW of electricity at Port of Douala
Meridian to extend Tema’s MPS Terminal 3 ahead of AfCFTA
WHARF TALK: Mombasa busy as ships arrive
WHARF TALK: Car inspection at Dar es Salaam will not interfere with clearing
WHARF TALK: Maersk applies export detention on Kenyan & Ugandan empty containers
WHARF TALK: CDC welcomes TNPA move to Ngqura port
WHARF TALK: APM Terminals blots its Liberian copybook
WHARF TALK: Durban port talk
WHARF TALK: Cape Town port talk
Three UAE institutions, including DP World, join World Logistic Passport
Beast meets giant: Jumbo Kinetic: Transports 1435-tonne Shiploader
MSC joins in call to assist stranded crew-change seafarers
Liberian Government speaks out strongly against Gulf of Guinea piracy
Piracy: Another ship, Rowayton Eagle boarded by pirates

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 22 March 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: HSL PARATY
COVID-19 IMO SG briefing
Cruise ships wrap up Southern African calls, yet others en route
A joint open letter to United Nations Agencies from the global maritime transport industry
SAMSA outlines measures to curb spread of Covid 19 by ships and crew
TNPA spells out the effects of new port regulations
Crude oil tanker Advantage Sky to be auctioned
Kalmar wins contract to supply Dar es Salaam port with six RTGs
South Africa cruise season comes to sudden end
WSU researcher combats pollution in Antarctica
TNPA acts on new Ministerial Regulations
Bevy of maritime postponements including Posidonia
The 14th IALA Symposium is postponed
MSC ship banned from UAE ports over sulphur violations
Mombasa port taking strain from global crisis
SA Port statistics for the month of February 2020 are now available here
AP Moller replaces Apapa MD over port congestion
Fairplay Towage Group starts a new service in the Canary Islands
Paddling with dolphins off Durban’s Golden Mile
COVID-19: Two ships under investigation in Cape Town
MSC Cruises cancels balance of South Africa cruise season involving MSC Orchestra
Southern Engineering Co Ltd (SECO) launches two cargo barges, destined for Tanga port, Tanzania
Dti calls for the finalisation of AfCFTA tariff schedules
Kenya’s first locally assembled Mahindra rolled out
IFAN calls on owners to pay their way on navigation dues: Arabian Gulf/Persian Gulf
Namport details precautionary measures against coronavirus
Question marks as cruise ships visit South Africa
Cruise sector reeling from coronavirus impact
Another huge shipment of sheep planned for East London
Victoria Falls: The EU’s Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission processes images
IMO closes its doors, postpones meetings over coronavirus

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 13 October 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: POOLGRACHT
Mystery surrounds the explosions on the Iranian tanker Sabiti
South African company buys Odfjell’s products tanker Bow Cecil
Samsung wins order to build six 23,764 TEU container ships for Evergreen
CMA CGM Rate announces rate restorations & FAK rate increases
Mozambican security forces kill nine insurgents near Mocimboa da Praia
Mombasa truckers in strong protest over losses to SGR
The UK’s Brexit No-Deal Readiness Report
CMA CGM announces launch of Guinea Gulf Express
Tanzania Ports Authority targets 6 per cent increase in harbour revenues
Russia-Africa forum lays ground to strengthen ties
SA seafarer missing after tug Bourbon Rhode sinks during Hurricane Lorenzo
One year later we’re still waiting for news of the Richards Bay floating dock
Rail cargo via the Port of Walvis Bay on the increase
Massive investment in LNG production for Mozambique
Namport STS crane operators graduate
World’s first hydrogen-powered seagoing vessel docks in London
Chinese-built cruise ship Greg Mortimer calls at Cape Town
Sentinel over The Netherlands
SA Navy to hold naval exercises with Russian & Chinese navies
Game on! Commonwealth steps up battle on climate change
CMF demonstrates full range of counter piracy capabilities
US$49.8M contract award to support US Littoral Combat Ship programme
French ship FS Nivose makes major drugs bust in Arabian Sea
Choccies for safety: Ngqura achieves one million hours of safety
Botswana Dry Port expands its services
Maritime Heritage Institute hosts conference on maritime heritage ecosystem
ClassNK grants AIP to Wind Challenger Project
NSRI in vain attempt to medivac seriously ill tanker seafarer

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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First View : MSC SAVANNAH
TICTS forecasts 20% increase in container throughput for Dar es Salaam in 2018
Damen delivers dredger to Dredging Africa for Free State dredging project
Kenya’s SGR railway commences carrying dangerous goods
Seychelles launches Port Victoria upgrade project
FPSO BW Adolo sails for Gabon
Eni starts gas production from Sankofa Field, Ghana
UK Government publishes plan for an independent fisheries policy
Maritime Industry Navigates Digital Transformation to Reshape Supply Chain
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : PUCCINI

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