Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 25 September 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   JOLLY COBALTO

WHARF TALK: Dramatic local beginning for new South African tug – UMKHUSELI
Special Feature: Shining the Light:  South Africa’s lightkeeping heritage
WHARF TALK: Former Safmarine ship – UML VALENTINA
Back to the future for Inchcape in Sri Lanka
IN CONVERSATION: Scientists still don’t know how far melting in Antarctica will go – or the sea level rise it will unleash
TNPA appoints Durban Port Manager
WHARF TALK: Handysize bulker from a great shipping line – WULIN
Commercial production at Mozambique’s Coral Sul FLNG on track for 2022
Benin Terminal commissions two Konecranes container handlers at port of Cotonou
Cameroon’s Kribi port terminal bolstered by five new RTGs
Maritime sector’s commitment on climate change: Highlight of IMO new video
Debmarine diamond recovery ship Benguela Gem arrives in Cape Town
WHARF TALK: New charter vessel for MACS – ARAMIS
IN CONVERSATION: How big is the Islamic threat in Mozambique? And why are Rwandan troops there?
UNCTAD: Strengthening resilience in commodity-dependent countries
USS Herschel ‘Woody’ Williams arrives in Walvis Bay
De Beers’ Damen-built diamond recovery ship heads for South Africa
Disabled MSC KATERINA arrives under tow in Durban for repairs
WHARF TALK:   Offshore support vessel heading for Angola – GREATSHIP MANISHA
AMSOL welcomes new anchor handling vessel tug supply vessel UMKHUSELI to the fleet
No Time To Die: new James Bond film with a helping hand from CMA CGM
IN CONVERSATION: How a new app helps fishing boats avoid endangered species
WHARF TALK: another in the ‘stream of tankers’ – STI EXCEL
Delivering Covid-19 vaccines: International organizations, vaccine manufacturers to intensify cooperation

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 10 June 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

FIRST VIEW:   MAERSK MESSINA

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WHARF TALK: Leon Thevenin – Cape Town-based cable repair ship
Cutty Sark remembered
MSC Cruises cancels deployment to SA by MSC Lirica, MSC Musica cruises unaffected
MSC Cruises to resume cruising from U.S. ports
First citrus export leaves Durban for the Philippines
TRADE NEWS: HHI orders ALS compressors for five LNG vessels
OOPS, what went wrong? Durban pilot boat goes aground
Coega Development Corporation to manage two Ngqura port infrastructural projects
WHARF TALK: Rare visit to Cape Town by diamond mining vessel SS Nujoma
Port of Luanda Sogester Container Terminal implements the Solvo.TOS system
Lines divert from Yantian port as COVID-19 intensifies
Yantian port delays worsen over COVID-19 outbreak, causing serious congestion
REFLECTIONS: Ferreira – ex CUTTY SARK – Cape Town 1916
Keel laid at Kisumu for Kenya’s new rail wagon ferry, Uhuru II
WHARF TALK: Calypso 8, an unexpected VLCC arrival
AVIATION: Kenya flower exports a bloomin’ success
X-Press Pearl incident: Statement by Kitack Lim, Secretary-General, IMO
IN CONVERSATION: Colonial ports, customs and censorship: tracking books from ship to shore
The G7 Summit
WHARF TALK: SANMAR SONGBIRD – a ‘song and a dance’ across the ocean
World Ocean Day: 8 June 2021: One Ocean, One Climate, One Future – Together
The Navigator: Summer 2021 issue: Unpeeling the layers of navigation
WHARF TALK: Another day, another LR1 tanker – Bani Yas
Unbelievable charter rate achieved for 5,000-TEU ship – $135,000 per day!
CMA CGM reports $2.1 billion profit for Q1 2021
International Day of the Seafarer: 25 June 2021 – The sounding of the horns
WHARF TALK: Questioning why Saldanha doesn’t provide bunkers? Marigoula
Watch dockside crane collapse on Durban ship and across containers
NATO Exercise Formidable Shield
PIRACY REPORT: Ship approached southwest of Lomé, not boarded
Karmol LNGT Powership Africa arrives in Dakar to join Karpowership Ayşegul Sultan
WHARF TALK: A Cape Town facelift for MSC ship, GH Meltemi

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 29 November 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: CONSTANTINOS P & VENUS SPIRIT

Fincantieri’s Vard yard to build eight unmanned robotic marine vessels
Ambitious vision set out for innovative new Freeport in East of England
IN CONVERSATION: G20: led by Russia and China, world’s ’emerging powers’ look to push unified agenda
Xeneta container rates alert: no crisis for carriers, but what awaits in 2021?
Pirates board general cargo ship Milano 1 near Pennington Terminal
President Ramaphosa weighs in against ‘mindless’ truck attacks
China’s high-speed cross-border intercontinental train rolls off assembly line
IN CONVERSATION: How popular is China in Africa? New survey sheds light on what ordinary people think
WHARF TALK: Namibian fishery is second in Africa to be certified as sustainable
IN CONVERSATION: Why the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine is now a global gamechanger
WHARF TALK: Namport welcomes back 335-metre long Maersk Sheerness
Call for calm in trucking industry in face of shutdown threat
Indian Coastal Surveillance System Project Phase II
IN CONVERSATION: How West Africa economic partnership deals put the cart before the horse
Piracy: Confirmation that three people kidnapped from tanker Stelios K
Australian ports: Tiller Technical and Helm Operations launch expansion
WHARF TALK: Babcock swings into action at V&A Waterfront
Former Transnet executive loses bid to save frozen assets
Transnet Freight Rail engages customers on security concerns
First the UK Freeports Consultation, now the Bidding Process
Another drug haul success for CMF naval forces
NSRI & SA Air Force in deepsea medical emergency rescue
WHARF TALK: Namport experiences record truck visits at terminals
WHARF TALK: Durban Port Bulletin News
WHARF TALK: Durban Volume and Vessel Call Performance
Eni’s Coral-Sul FLNG project a step closer as last of 13 topside modules fitted
IN CONVERSATION: China’s Belt and Road mega-plan may devastate the world’s oceans, or help save them
WHARF TALK: Debmarine awards AMSOL 2-year offshore supply & support contract
Impact Africa joins Shell to explore Transkei & Algoa Blocks for oil and gas
African Energy Outlook 2021

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 19 July 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: CANAL STREET
BOOK REVIEW: Battle in the Baltic
Four Holland America ships sold: Fred Olsen buys Amsterdam & Rotterdam
East African integration is alive – even though leaders haven’t been united over COVID-19
Hapag-Lloyd launches new China-East Africa service: China-Kenya-Express
Davies Turner’s Express China–Europe rail freight service
Containers go overboard from MSC Palak in Algoa Bay
Ngqura port handles 15,000-teu container ship, MSC Orion
Coega a driving force behind multi-billion-rand Tshwane auto city
Lebombo Border Port with Mozambique closed due to COVID-19
Mozambique cabotage programme sets sail with Greta
DP World introduces innovative 11-high container stacking at Jebel Ali/li>
Crew kidnappings surge in seas off West Africa, IMB reports
Storm batters South African coast, Cape ports closed to shipping
SA Port Statistics for the month of June 2020 are now available here
De Beers and the world’s largest diamond recovery vessel
Another large consignment of illegal logs seized in Mozambique
SAMSA Durban office remains closed due to COVID-19 concerns
New port development planned for Bonthe island in Sierra Leone
NSPCA versus livestock carrier High Court case postponed
South Africa eases regulations on shipping & seafarers
UK fosters new international commitment to improve seafarers’ rights
Joint statement of the international maritime virtual summit on crew changes
Royal Caribbean takes full control of Silversea Cruises
WHARF TALK: News & Views From Along the Coast
Two explosive-laden boats destroyed in Red Sea
Mental health awareness and wellbeing
Te Raukura, from a cold and wet Lyttelton Harbour
Singapore retains top spot as international shipping centre

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 15 March 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

Front Page: COSCO BOSTON
IMO closes its doors, postpones meetings over coronavirus
NPA moves to cancel APM Terminals Apapa concession: negative report on Lagos terminal delays
Development of Hydrography: UK Government and Southern Africa and Islands
Mozambique government prepares to concession Quelimane Fishing Port and Dry Dock
Ice Exercise ICEX 2020 commences
Transnet continues to battle with cable theft: Freight rail corridors badly hit
US suspends all travel from Europe due to Coronavirus
National Treasury invites scrap metal export comment
Alewijnse to install electrics on new Debmarine diamond recovery ship
Southern Engineering Co Ltd (SECO) launches two cargo barges, destined for Tanga port, Tanzania
Chinese Exim Bank rejects Uganda SGR loan request
Ghanaian private sector looks to enhance trade & business environment
ClassNK launches cyber security training (e-learning)
Malaysia bans all cruise ships from its ports
Transnet lays out action plan to monitor coronavirus
Nile River cruise vessel under quarantine with 171 tourists and crew
789 million tonnes of iron ore exports for Liberia’s Port Buchanan
Total says work is well underway for the processing of gas in Mozambique
Bolloré Transport & Logistics in joint venture with CLS Logistics in Ethiopia
Crew of pirated vessel Alpine Penelope released
US State Dept advises Americans against travelling on cruise ships
Cruise Lines’Latest: Enhanced screening measures
IHMA Hobart Congress rescheduled: Postoned until October
Global tank container fleet reaches 652,350 units
Winds batter Western Cape, shipping heads out to sea
Landmark deep-sea mission to boost ocean action
Port News: Cleanup in Durban Bay
Port News: Fishing for charity at PE
IMO postpones meetings due to COVID-19
Dakuku Peterside fired as head of NIMASA by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari
Chinese ship Huanghai Glory pirated 84 n.miles south of Lagos

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 15 September 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: ORION LEADER
You are invited to Damen Maritime Festival 2019
Cruise ship MSC Magnifica to be stretched
More medivacs from ships at sea for NSRI
The consumer to be aware of the seafarer
Fourth Propulsion Revolution: ICS reaches beyond the shipping community
Boskalis awarded coastal protection contracts in UK & Europe
Marine Interiors opens its doors for the first time: video
Damen Shipyards orders engine room pump system for new Debmarine ship
Grand Bahama, Bahamas, response continues
South African Denrick Moos takes the helm of Nigeria’s PTOL
DNV GL: Flexibility key to shipping transitions to lower carbon future
Bolloré Transport & Logistics inaugurate new multimodal hub in Abidjan
Minister calls for transformation of South Africa maritime industry
SA Port Statistics for August are now available
Sale of cargo of Grace 1
Nigerian Navy arrests two trawlers for fishing illegally
Greenpeace blocks Mozambique coal from being landed at Gdansk
NSRI called on to medivac crew from vessels at sea
Police make cocaine haul from ship in Port of Ngqura
Missing four seafarers on capsized car carrier Golden Ray rescued
IMarEST explores shipping automation and reliance on human skills
Kenya Port of Lamu to be opened in October
Photo Roundup: SAIMI Dive-In Expo held at Port of East London
Car carrier Golden Ray fire and capsize: four seafarers missing
Brexit: UK Government pledges £30 million to bolster ports
Dorian Aftermath: Coasties and team hard at work
Expedition ship Greg Mortimer delivered by Chinese shipyard
German Minister for Economic Cooperation visits Port of Walvis Bay
Hurricane Dorian: Telecommunications aid
Dive In: Exploring South Africa’s maritime opportunities
RFA Mounts Bay provides…..

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 14 July 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Always something new out of Africa

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MV Grace 1, more…
NATO port visit: Exercise Sea Breeze 2019
Transnet suspends workers at Port of Ngqura over go-slows
Obituary: Captain Eric Bismeyer
USNS Carson City’s deployment to Africa
Ambitious targets to cut shipping emissions
British warship warns off Iranian gunboats in Strait of Hormuz
Jihadist attack in northern Mozambique leaves seven dead
Next Steps for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)
Saga Cruises Spirit of Discovery is named
Orolia & Radio Holland to provide first VDR for inland shipping
SA Ports hit by labour go-slows
Opposition raised over handing of Mombasa 2nd Container Terminal to MSC-KNSL
President Kenyatta sees off 40 trainee seafarers to join MSC ships worldwide
African Free Trade Area: an OAU dream fulfilled
Kenya rebuilding its fishing industry
Mozambique’s Rovuma Basin faces significant investments
Baltic Sea turns into the world’s first broadband sea
Babcock awarded De Beers Marine design contract for mv !Gariep
Grace 1 confirmed to be carrying full load of crude oil
USNS Carson City to join Africa Partnership Station in Guinea
Walvis Bay vehicle imports continue to increase
Boost for Blue Economy as Pres Kenyatta commissions Bandari Maritime Academy
SAMSA to investigate Algoa Bay oil spill
Mocamedes Railway anticipates increase in traffic with pig-iron exports
Iran kicks back and threatens British shipping in the Gulf
Detention of supertanker Grace 1
Celebrations at Slangkoppunt Lighthouse reaches its centenary

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Here are the day’s News Headlines:

First View : AFRICAN WEAVER
Djibouti intends nationalising the Doraleh Container Terminal
OOCL introduces Asia-East Africa services this month
Fears that commissioning of Kribi port may lead to over-logging in Congo basin
Focus on Namibia as Cormorant Well spuds
Port Elizabeth harbour opens to be part of Nelson Mandela Urban Fun Run
New Kleven-built R2 billion diamond mining ship for Debmarine
Destroyer USS Jason Dunham seizes 2,521 AK-47 rifles in Gulf of Aden
Launch of campaign to tackle offshore fatigue
AAPA gathering remembers 9/11 victims
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : STENA IMPERATIVE

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Here are the day’s News Headlines:

First View : CCNI ANGOL
Wärtsilä secures operations of De Beers’ diamond mining vessel Debmar Pacific
Cargo ship named Lada detained in Algoa Bay with explosives on board
Mozambique’s Limpopo railway under-utilised due to little Zimbabwe traffic
Michael Asherson to join Shepstone & Wylie Attorneys as partner
Missing tanker Pantalena reappears and docks in Lome, Togo
Kenya to Sign $3.8b SGR contract for next phase of SGR railway
UK Government statements on Brexit still leave questions unanswered
UK Defence in the Arctic
Industry frontrunners to collaborate in making ‘green’ propulsion a reality
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : TOREADOR

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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First View : SHELDUCK
SA Agulhas takes young crew and scientists to Antarctica
De Beers plans another newbuild diamond mining vessel with Kleven
Nigeria gets serious about Bayelsa Waterways security and deploys 16 gunboats
Beira LNG terminal to open for business in January
MSC Musica’s arrival will signal growth in South Africa’s cruise industry
TPT takes delivery of 23 Kalmar straddle carriers
China’s NDRC calls on state-owned ports to cut handling fees & end monopolistic practices
SA Port Regulator decision on TNPA Tariff Application
Concern over cyber liability & lack of regulation with unmanned ships
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pic of the Day : CROWN RUBY

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