Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 27 February 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

Front Page: DA XIN

Latest piracy attack report a hoax
PIRACY: Security Escort Vessel (SEV) attacked, two crew dead
CONTAINER RATES ALERT: rates rise go into overdrive
Unions call for global seafarer vaccination programme
AIRFREIGHT: Kenya Airways launches B787 Dreamliner freighter
Upgrade for the Ngqura Container Terminal
Port is what we do – Hamburg port authority video
Kuehne+Nagel acquires Chinese logistics provider Apex
ICAO and WCO issue joint calls Vaccine supply chain priorities
WHARF TALK: Durban shipping movements today
WHARF TALK: Cape Town commercial shipping movements
Russia’s Red Sea plans amidst rising militarisation
WHARF TALK: SAECS scheduled delays, southbound Cape Town calls omitted
MSC’s new direct service between India and West Africa
Rehabilitation of Beira-Zimbabwe railway back underway
Bolloré Transport & Logistics receives AEO regional recertification in East Africa
Arrivederci, South Africa – MSC Orchestra sails for Europe
WHARF TALK: Durban & Santos, a tale of two ports
Transnet prioritises capacity improvements to Richards Bay coal line
UK’s Freeport East Hydrogen Hub will boost decarbonisation agenda
Global Shippers Council fed up with chaotic shipping market
WW announces plans for first full-scale wind powered RoRo ship
NSRI rescue reports & a warning to stay clear of the Bos 400 wreck
WHARF TALK: State of the Port of Durban
WHARF TALK: Port of Durban Volume & Vessel Call Performance
WHARF TALK: Cape Town Ship Movements
Merchant Shipping Bill 2020: a work in progress
The RAF transports Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine to Ascension
SA looks to Asian markets to revive economic growth
UK to lead the way in training for autonomous shipping
Namport makes social investment to Namibian secondary school
WHARF TALK: Djibouti set to provide floating bunker operations
 US Navy ship Herschel ‘Woody’ Williams arrives in Cape Town

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 30-31 January 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines for the week commencing 24 January 2021

Front Page: MSC IRENE

Piracy: Another ship, Rowayton Eagle boarded by pirates
Total (Mozambique) looking at setting up logistics base on Mayotte
French naval ship Nivôse intercepts dhow in Mozambique Channel, discovers large drug cache
Vale signals an end to Moatize coal operations: first step to exit coal production
IN CONVERSATION: Discovery of two giant radio galaxies offers fresh insights into the universe
CMA CGM to operate & manage new multi-purpose terminal at Alexandria
Thome signs up to Neptune Declaration on Seafarer Wellbeing and Crew Change
SPECIAL REPORT: Tristan da Cunha: World’s most remote inhabited archipelago becomes model of sustainability
Ethiopia-Djibouti Railway fails to perform to expectations
ClassNK updates ‘Guidelines for Remote Surveys’
IN CONVERSATION: Attacks at sea aren’t all linked to piracy. Why it’s important to unpick what’s what
Fatalities within the fishing sector remain low for two consecutive years — SAMSA
49th South African Motor Launch Flotilla: hidden by history
IN CONVERSATION: Why the Indian Ocean is spawning strong and deadly tropical cyclones
Black Sea and Mediterranean fish stocks: First glimmer of hope in decades
Infinity Maritime announces broker ecosystem with world leading ship brokers
Hapag-Lloyd MIAX service disrupted by pirate attack on Mozart
Transnet National Ports Authority transfers head office to Ngqura
Dredging of Lake Victoria around Kisumu takes place
Making life easier for the haulier post-Brexit
South African scientists who discovered new COVID-19 variant share what they know
DNV GL drops the GL as it gears up for transformation
Carnival delays a resumption of cruising in the US, Europe & Australia
EU-BREXIT trade accord, nearly there
WHARF TALK: Cape Town shipping remains active
Biden must not let the Indian Ocean slip away like the South China Sea
Kenya Railways re-introduces over 500 wagons to metre-gauge Rift Valley Railway
MSC Grandiosa returns to sea with passengers
RightShip and INTERCARGO: An important new quality standard for the dry bulk sector
Pirates board container ship Mozart in Gulf of Guinea. One crew killed, 15 abducted  UPDATED
Tropical Cyclone Eloise nears Mozambique coast   UPDATED

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 18 October 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

Front Page: MSC JESSENIA R

Latest News
Geo Searcher Update: SA Agulhas II returning to Gough Island to evacuate Geo Searcher survivors
BREAKING NEWS: Belize-flagged research vessel, GEO SEARCHER, sinks off Gough Island
WHARF TALK: R60m drydock refurbishments usher in new era of optimised growth for East London Port
NSRI to the rescue as fisherman loses consciousness on chokka boat
IN CONVERSATION:   Lockdown didn’t work in South Africa: why it shouldn’t happen again
Pirates are kidnapping more seafarers off West Africa, IMB reports
WHARF TALK: DNG Energy receives Transnet license to carry out LNG bunkering in Ngqura harbour
SARS Announces Improved Trade Facilitation Measures
The impact of covid-19 on seafarers & the South African maritime sector
Sishen-Saldanha Iron Ore Corridor to undergo maintenance shutdown
IN CONVERSATION: South African community wins right to access mining application. But who will win the war?
SA Port Statistics for September 2020 are now available here
SAMSA and ABSA in action together to assist fishing communities
CMA CGM upgrades EURAF-1 service with direct call at Tema, Ghana
Maersk bullish for Q3 & Q4 but 2,000 staff made redundant
US Navy & US Coast Guard remain committed to supporting African navies
NSRI evacuates injured seaman from ship in rough seas
Transnet focuses on nationwide level crossing awareness campaign
Seeing below the surface: LADAR trials promise enhanced vessel safety
Zambezi Bridge at Kazungula completed: connects Botswana and Zambia
WHARF TALK: Durban Port Bulletin News
WHARF TALK: Durban Volume & Vessel Call Performance
WHARF TALK: Ngqura’s role as first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) import terminal affirmed
WHARF TALK: Walvis Bay attracts increased Ro-Ro traffic
Royal Navy news: UK Carrier Strike Group assembles for the first time
Nobel Peace Prize goes to…. World Food Programme (WFP)
Djibouti begins transformation of historical port
MSC sees hydrogen & biofuels as key to future of shipping
The South African Navy Hydrographic Office (SANHO) 1922 TO 2020

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 11 October 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

Front Page: KOTA SEMPENA

LATEST NEWS
Nobel Peace Prize goes to…. World Food Programme (WFP)
Djibouti begins transformation of historical port
MSC sees hydrogen & biofuels as key to future of shipping
FEATURE: The South African Navy Hydrographic Office (SANHO) 1922 TO 2020
Call on Malawi to make more use of Nacala & Beira ports
New head at Liberia Maritime Authority
Nigerian Federal Govt approves funding for Eastern Railway & new deepwater port at Bonny
Border snarl-ups over COVID-19 issues
South Africa making inroads with beneficiation and re-industrialisation
Nor-Shipping back on board with Mercy Ships
14 million tonnes of microplastics on seafloor: CSIRO estimate
Cyber hackers strike at IMO and CMA CGM
Nigeria to license all shipping within territorial waters
IAPH launches global ports questionnaire on electronic data exchange
Shipping giant Maersk ‘ships’ trainloads of cargo from Europe to China
President Buhari orders all ports to be linked to Nigerian Railway network
Synergy head calls on governments to heed plight of seafarers
Mercy Ships unveils Global Mercy, World’s Largest NGO Hospital Ship
Cameroon exports over 700 million cubic metres of timber despite ban
US Maritme Advisory: GPS interference
TNPA celebrates two decades of transforming maritime assets
Transaid Latest
VIDEO: Jumbo ship loads project cargo
Stern warning to Transnet by Citrus Growers’ chief
Maersk launches second cold store in South Africa
First 23,000-TEU, LNG-powered ship, CMA CGM Jacques Saade, enters service
Ship breaking planned for Port of Saldanha
ICS updates health guidance on Coronavirus to reflect latest knowledge

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 28 June 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

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 26 January 2020

Africa PORTS & SHPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

Front Page: STOLT PALM
Transnet engages with Richards Bay Municipality over Naval Island closure
In these waters: USN activities in the seas around Africa
Pirates chase and fire at container ship off Nigerian coast
SARS targets illicit traders
Mozambique appeals for help in dealing with terrorism in Cabo Delgado province
Lekki deepwater port will be able to berth 18,000 Teu ships
Kidnapped Happy Lady crew are released by pirates
NSRI evacuates sick chokka seafarer off South-East Cape coast
AP Moller Capital given EC green light for port concessions in West Africa
Guidelines for the Carriage of Seed Cake in containers: Newly published
Kisumu port upgrade welcomed by stakeholders
East London cruising to popularity
Ride the wave of the African Continental Free Trade Area, UK investors urged
Transnet board forwards name of preferred candidate as Group CEO to Minister
Two new books from Brown, Son & Ferguson
IMB Annual Piracy Report: Unprecedented number of crew kidnappings in the Gulf of Guinea
Cape gales holdup undersea cable repairs, Internet on go-slow
Tullow Oil suspends sending crude oil to Mombasa because of poor roads
Boris Johnson calls for bigger economic investments in Africa
Gales subside, Cape Town harbour returns to normal
Cyclone alert for mid-Indian Ocean, and heavy rains in northern Mozambique Channel
Apapa APMT Terminal delays are more than 20 days, says Hapag-Lloyd
Djibouti government rejects London Court ruling to hand Doraleh terminal back to DP World
Pirates release 19 crew of British tanker Duke, but one crewman died in captivity
African Union adopts Lapsset Transport Corridor as an official AU project
Bad weather delays cruise ships in the Mother City
Grindrod breaks ground at R105 million Umlaas Road AutoPort Project
Eni Rovuma Basin Coral Sul FLNG is launched in Geoje, South Korea
Top five AI trends in shipping for 2020
Nigeria: Shippers Council raises alarm over Lagos port congestion
Sailors’ Society to hold annual Dedication Service on Sunday
French frigate Nivose to visit Cape Town this week

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 19 January 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

Front Page: MSC CHLOE
Warmest decade concluded in 2019. Confirmation from Met Office, NASA and NOAA
Gambian Navy intercepts another fishing trawler
Third Ngqura pilot gains his Open Licence
Port of Djibouti looking to develop delayed LNG export terminal
Port of Walvis Bay rolls out red carpet for arrival of MSC Orchestra
Phillip Mainga appointed as Kenya Railways Corporation’s new managing director
Good year for Port Nacala, 16% increase on 2018
Second success for French warship FS Courbet in Arabian Sea
UN invites AIVP to present its 2030 Agenda at WUF10
Neo-Panamax vessels now capable of docking at Tema MPS 3: three berths now available
Tema Port Terminal 3 rolls out more berthing capacity 7 months ahead of schedule
Truckers suffer as Kenyan government increases support for standard gauge railway
South Africa to host SADC Search and Rescue Conference next month
SAMSA aids foreign fishermen stranded in Cape Town
Port of Mombasa has a record year
London Court orders Djibouti to restore container terminal concession to DP World
Companies propel North Sea Port* to another record year
Road and bridge projects to boost East African intra-trade
US$390 million available for modernisation of Mauritania’s Nouakchott Port
New rail destination from the Port of Felixstowe
Damen to hold more Technical Seminars in Nigeria during 2020
Construction of Lamu port halted because of terror attack
Successful sea trial of UK’s aircraft carrier, HMS Prince of Wales: Powered by GE’s propulsion technology
SA Port Statistics for the month of December 2019 are now available here
Tender process opens for Angolan Port Luanda Multi-Purpose Terminal
Hapag-Lloyd to develop and grow presence in Africa; Opens Quality Service Centre in Port Louis
Pilot Murphy retires after four decades of service
Two days in the life of the US Navy  
Sequel to tragedy and medical emergency on board FPSO in transit on Boka Vanguard     
USS Leyte Gulf returns home     
SA Air Force and NSRI called in for medical evacuation of five injured Brazilian seafarers

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 8 September 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

Front Page: D&K YUSUF I.AL-GHANIM
Hurricane Dorian: Telecommunications aid
Dive In: Exploring South Africa’s maritime opportunities
RFA Mounts Bay provides…..
Preparing for World Radio Communication Conference
G7, the maritime aspects
Chinese trade envoy meets with Kenya’s President Kenyatta
It is no Slow Boat to China as SA SEZs embark on roadshow
UK assistance following Hurricane Dorian
NZ protesters greet ship carrying phosphates from Western Sahara
South African truckers arrested for anti-foreigner protests
Pioneer Trek starts at Port of Mossel Bay
Indian Navy frigate INS Tarkash visits West Africa
South African potato company participates in Fruit Logistica
Parliament seeks solution to truck driver attacks
Paul Ridgway’s Sternpost: Another view from London
Korean fishing vessel In Sung Ho creates a stink in Cape Town harbour
HMS Queen Elizabeth sails for the US
East London Dry Dock to shut down for refurbishment
Port Welfare Committee established in Richards Bay
Grindrod sells its investment in NWK
Meet Hajara: an Emergency Transport Scheme user
Revised Peak Season Surcharges on CMA CGM cargo to Apapa and Tin Can
Transnet’s new helicopters enter into service
Trucking industry violence condemned
MOL links with Karadeniz to provide first LNG-to-Powership vessel for use in Nacala
Port of Lüderitz commissioning of first manganese shipment
Zimbabwe makes start on North-South Corridor road rehabilitation
Walvis Bay new container terminal goes live
US Marines’ amphibious landing drill on Djibouti soil

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 8 April 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the day’s news headlines:

First View 1: NORTHERN JAVELIN
First View 2: PACIFIC PRINCESS
CURRENT NEWS..
South African companies exhibiting in Brazil
Air cargo industry rallies to help Mozambique following Cyclone Idai
Death of ‘fiercely loyal’ MSC man Dallas Sutton
Chamber’s role in promoting international trade commended
Yacht wrecked on Durban port South Breakwater
London Tribunal issues hefty fine on Republic of Djibouti over Doraleh
Adverse weather expected to hit Durban from 19h00 today (Thursday)
Ford begins vehicle exports from Port Elizabeth to Europe
Maritime training ploughing scarce skills back into the Eastern Cape
Oversupply Still Major Challenge Warns ICS
Transnet places tugs and workboats for sale by auction
Container ship Contship Oak attacked by pirates, four crew kidnapped
Counting the costs of fires at sea
Bolloré Transport & Logistics to sell its French port operations
Vesconite enters the Namibian marine sector
One for ONE: Ocean Network Express celebrates first anniversary
Transnet gives approval for desalination studies for Cape Town Harbour
Cruise ship Astor closes Port of Mossel Bay’s 2018/19 Cruise Season
Cape Town’s Duncan Dock to undergo maintenance dredging
Aid starts to pour in to Beira and other Cyclone Idai devastated regions
PE’s tanker berth welcomes its first vessel after repairs
Continent’s first dredging school launched by Transnet
Joint operations to combat crime in the Indian Ocean
Maritime emergencies a real threat for South Africa: SAMSA
EU NAVFOR moves Operational HQ from Northwood UK to Spain & France
USCGC Seneca completes patrol
A whale of a story
Recovery time in Beira in the wake of cyclone Idai
EARLIER NEWS..
Miami-Dade County delegation revisits Port of Cape Town
Trucks set alight on N-3 highway near Mooi River
Denmark continues maritime cooperation with Ghana
TNPA commits to growing exports in Eastern Cape
SOME NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED..
Cyclone Joaninha swings past Rodriguez close to Mauritius
Port of PE tanker berth back in business
Defective vessel passage plans: When failing to plan is planning to fail
ABB propulsion systems to power first Chinese-built cruise ship

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News 25 February 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

First View 1: TROPICAL I
First View 2: AFRICA HARRIER
Jihadists attack Anadarko workers near Palma and execute one man — Anadarko seeks armoured vehicles
Namport and Port of Dunkerque sign Memorandum of Understanding
Wilhelmsen reports strong results for fourth quarter 2018 — 5% increase in top line
New strategic appointments strengthen Southern African Shipyard’s team
Construction commences at Port of Ngqura Liquid Bulk Terminal
Durban-built barge will be only one of its kind in the world
Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) to focus on business opportunities in Greece
Djibouti says Doraleh is now better run than a year ago and is a world-class commercial and logistics hub
TNPA has contingency plan for Port Elizabeth tanker berth outage
Port of Hamburg sets record for intermodal sea/rail traffic
Ex president’s son arrested for hidden Ematum debts scandal
James Fisher expands further into Middle East by acquiring Murjan
Royal Caribbean orders sixth Oasis-class ship
SCRUBBER DEBATE: CSA 2020 voices concerns over scrubber proposal from European Commission
South Africa on show at New York’s 22nd Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit
COSCO Shipping Lines and Bolloré Transport & Logistics sign MoU to develop new synergies
Matadi Gateway Terminal unlocks shipping system benefits
Mozambique’s Rovuma to commence exporting first LNG in 2022, says ENI
Saldanha Bay IDZ attracts R3 billion worth of investment
Ocean Infinity discovers missing Stellar Daisy 1800 miles west of Cape Town
Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering awarded to the creators of the GPS
South Africa to host EU-SADC joint council
Mine Counter Measures Exercise Dynamic Move
EXMAR Ship Management opts for LuminUltra to verify quality of onboard drinking water
Australia’s CSIRO develops smelting process to produce soluble phosphate for fertiliser
Port of Mombasa targets 1.6 million TEU by 2022 through increasing efficiency
Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) strengthens footprint
NATO in the Eastern Mediterranean
ISSA executive to play key role in Africa Cup of Nations
All systems go for Armed Forces Day in Cape Town
All ten crew rescued as fishing vessel Ankoveld sinks off Saldanha Bay
SAMSA sets up inquiry into deadly Durban ship fire
Zille says over R1 billion ploughed into Saldanha Bay IDZ
Parliament steps up efforts to assist South African sugar industry
Some news you may have missed last week…(headlined in Green)
Deadly fire on fishing trawler at Durban’s Bayhead ship repair wharf
Another great Australian maritime business success story
South Africa expects to reach roll-over agreement with the UK following Brexit
South African Port Statistics for the month of January 2019 are now available
Kenya Govt commissions construction & rehabilitation of Lamu jetties
Contracts for luxury sailing ship Sea Cloud Spirit awarded
OLDER NEWS CAN BE FOUND HERE AT NEWS CATEGORIES…….

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