Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 19-20 February 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: MSC ELMA

FLASH NEWS: US Navy ship Herschel ‘Woody’ Williams due in Cape Town Saturday
BREAKING NEWS: MSC cancels South Africa’s 2020/21 cruise season
MSC Cruises reveals 2021/2022 local cruise season
Back to the drawing board: Transnet seeking ways of avoiding rail washaways
IN CONVERSATION: Why being endowed with oil is not always a boon: the case of Nigeria and Angola
First of three navy IPVs named at Cape Town
WHARF TALK: Port of Durban, in retrospect
Mauritius on the way to becoming a serious bunkering hub
DNV GL White Paper looks to close looming safety gap
CMF ship HMS Montrose intercepts large amount of narcotics in Arabian Sea
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for January 2021 are now available here
Major airlines join forces with UNICEF in support of monumental COVID-19 vaccine roll-out plan
NIMASA deploys patrol boats to Lagos Anchorage
The cost of Brexit
Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of Nigeria to be new WTO Director-General
US Navy ship visits Mombasa port
WHARF TALK: Milestones for Djibouti port productivity
NATO focused security patrols in Western Mediterranean
IMO urges action to deter piracy in Gulf of Guinea
SA borders reopen, but 30 remain closed
WHARF TALK: Cape Town ship observations
After five years SAMSA appoints another acting CEO
New Cable Ship Design: VARD selected by Orange Marine
15 Squadron SAAF & NSRI Station 15 in long range emergency rescue of Chinese seafarer
CMA CGM expands into air freight
PIRACY: 15 highjacked crew from container ship Mozart have been released
AfCFTA: Alive with possibilities – SA Government
SA Government embarks on centralised SOE model
Nigerian corruption endemic because thieves are not jailed

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 6 September 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: HYUNDAI MERCURY

Mammoet to relocate 7,000-tonne mining plant to Moma, Mozambique
Durban Multipurpose Terminal (MPT) introduces truck appointment system
Livestock carrier capsizes off Japan, 42 people & 5,867 cattle missing
Small and medium growers and innovation are key to South Africa’s citrus export growth
UK report into risks to shipping published: Future provision of Emergency Towing Vessels
Whitehall brings key industries closer to trade negotiations
EARTH’S FUTURE: New study models trade growth and port demand
Daggerboards in demand on cruising boats
Maersk drops controversial Nigerian Peak Season surcharge
News from Transaid: The continuing fight against COVID-19
Mauritian harbour tug sinks while towing oil barge from Wakashio site
Farewell Safmarine, as AP Moller-Maersk manages the merges
Transnet Pipelines reveals more arrests made over fuel theft
Fly the Red Ensign: Commemorating Merchant Navy Day
The 4th e-Navigation Underway Asia-Pacific Live Conference
NSPCA to lay charges as sheep are loaded in East London port
WHARF TALK: Durban Port Bulletin update
WHARF TALK: Durban Port Volume & Vessel Call Performance
New protocols offer effective tools to mitigate the risks of COVID-19 onboard ships
Hutchison Ports to build US$730m container terminal in Egypt
World first for DNV GL’s remote in-water ship surveys using ROV
WHARF TALK: News & Views from Along the Coast
WHARF TALK: More cruise ships on the horison
WHARF TALK: Berthing delays at Ngqura impact SAECS
WHARF TALK: Rig platform vessel returns to Mossel Bay
WHARF TALK: Crew changes only possible in Durban or Cape Town
Tanzania resumes rail operations between Port of Tanga and Arusha
Shearwater receives Mauritanian 3D exploration award from Total
Tullow lifts its force majeure clause in its Kenya operations
Pirates attack fishing vessel AP703 (IMO 7419731) south of Lome
Outrage & concern with dead dolphins and whales in wake of the Wakashio

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 5 July 2020

Africaa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

Front Page: JOLLY TITANIO
Pirates board general cargo ship Kota Budi off Cotonou,kidnap crew
TPT remains optimistic about SA’s remaining citrus season
FPSO Sendje Berge attacked by militants, nine personnel kidnapped
Veecraft Marine-built workboat Inkanyamba handed over to Armscor
Ten Solstad offshore vessels departing for Africa and Russia
Navis Truck Appointment System introduced at City Deep Terminal
UK’s economic recovery: Department for International Trade launches modelling review to support economic recovery
World Marine AtoN Day coincides with 122nd anniversary of lighthouse
Transnet appoints new Chief Financial Officer
Covid-19 and the oil price slump in Africa: which countries will fare better?
No Fuel, No Fumes: Water Witch clears pollution with electric clean-up boats
MOL spearheads demo voyages of autonmous coastal vessels
Historic mine sweeper SAS Durban partially sinks in Durban Harbour
Durban provides additional capacity to assist at Cape Town terminal
CMA CGM Group helping Africa accelerate its economic development
UK govt commits to protect seafarers and help stabilise global shipping market
MSC Cruises celebrates keel-laying of LNG-powered MSC World Europa
NSPCA successful in 2nd High Court action against live sheep export
Transnet Port Terminals places order with ZPMC for 22 straddle carriers
Western Cape govt concern over operational issues at Cape Town port
STS seizes control of Socotra: Ramifications and Risk
A massive Saharan dust plume is moving into the southeast US
LPG conversion accepted by Flag for use as fuel on VLGC
Royal Air Force flies aid to Africa: Tackling Coronavirus
WHARF TALK: News & Views From Along the Coast
Uganda: Protection of HGV drivers from COVID-19, Transaid’s emergency project
UK Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB): Human performance in signalling operation
Nigerian Federal Govt to take control of all anchorages

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 14 June 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: CELINA STAR
Court orders a halt to loading of sheep in East London harbour
Autonomous drone inspections move step closer after successful test
TFR and ArcelorMittall in talks about improving freight operations
Rebuilding SA’s ship register is vital, says SAMSA
Total developing cleaner fuels for maritime industry
TFR reopens Pyramid South freight line for mining & automotive sectors
Ramaphosa signs Hydrographic Act into law
Nigeria hands over to Ghana detained suspected pirate mothership
Total resumes LNG operations in Afungi, Northern Mozambique: ExxonMobil FID delayed
NSRI Richards Bay called out to evacuate ill seafarer from ship at sea
SA Amandla returns after long and arduous tow
Hapag-Lloyd’s Montpellier back in quaranting – another crewman tests positive for COVID-19
Jones Act centenary
Exploring the Indian Ocean as a rich archive of history
No play with Vesconite Hilube rudder bushing : Trade News
The Northern Sea Route: Sovcomflot’s trailblazing LNG carrier Christophe de Margerie
Kenya orders new 120-ton bollard pull salvage & harbour tug
WHARF TALK: News & Views From Along the Coast

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 7 June 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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TPT says Cape Town Terminals remain operational – UPDATE
Cape ports crippled by closures and congestion
SA seafarers may now freely join or leave ships in local ports under Level 3
Angola extends concession tender for Luanda Multi-purpose Terminal
Infection prevention for the maritime industry
Canadian Satellite System Supports CMF Operations
Stolen railway materiel found in Beira foundry
South Africa must get ready for an inevitable loosening of trade ties with the US
AMSOL completes anchor leg replacement at Durban SBM
Shipping lines continue with Cape sea route
Indian Navy ship INS Kesari (L15) visits Madagascar and Comores
MSC Sixin (23,656 TEU) maiden call at Barcelona
Uganda backs away from mandatory use of Standard Gauge Railway
Another Wild Coast environmental disaster averted as giant tanker arrives in Durban
Yuan Hua Hu berths safely in Durban: SAMSA
Introducing the (UK) Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB)
Svitzer anchors position in Africa: Nacala and Egyptian LNG contracts strengthen position
OSI’s remote services keep East Africa cable project on track
Ngqura helping make green energy possible
Study shows rate of improvements through ICT at the port of Cotonou
Navies strengthen partnerships through strategic plan
Imperial renews major automotive logistics contract
The latest from Transaid: Heroes and Hostility
Ship movements on South African coast
WHARF TALK: News & Views From Along the Coast

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 1 March 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: DITLEV REEFER
Brazilian Navy patrol ship Amazonas visits Walvis Bay on short visit
APMT West Africa Container Terminal orders 20 RTGs from Konecranes
Cable Restorer takes on list overnight in Simon’s Town
South African Port Statistics for the Calendar Year 2019
Nigeria takes delivery of two Special Mission Vessels to fight piracy
Our Wide World: US Coast Guard rescue from mv Golden Ray
US Navy at work
Dredging of Takoradi’s Harbour basin gets underway
dti planning on taking equity in South Africa’s SEZs
Transnet responds to industry criticism and places equipment orders for port terminals
NSPCA goes to High Court to stop the export of livestock to Kuwait
French research ship Marian Dufresne returns to Durban from ACCLIMATE 2 oceanographic mission
Spotlight on investment in transport infrastructure at Maputo conference
Biofouling or Ballast Water: which spreads the most non-native flora & fauna?
Port of Ngqura Liquid Bulk Terminal placed on hold: Lack of interest cited
Pointe Noire’s Congo Terminal infrastructure officially inaugurated
MSC awarded new DNV GL container ship fire safety notation
Record maize crop forecast with strong export opportunities
Total orders eight LNG carriers for Mozambique gas project
APM Terminals boost for West Africa Container Terminal (WACT), Onne
SA Government extends the West Coast Rock Lobster season
DOF Subsea announces two African contract awards
Damen Shipyards Sharjah lays keel for Nigerian Navy landing craft
DEME Group backhoe dredger Pinnochio completes La Reunion contract, leaves island
Transnet diesel thieves caught in the act
Denmark and Cameroon explore co-operation in maritime affairs
Takoradi to pilot single window ICUMS system from Friday 21 February
State Department advises US citizens against cruising to Asia
Seafarers facing unprecedented challenges during the coronavirus outbreak
HMS Montrose makes another major drug bust at sea

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 12 January 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: MSC RAVENNA calls at Durban, biggest ever container ship in South Africa 
Front Page 2: MSC ANNAMARIA
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
ExxonMobil Secures Exploration Acreage Offshore Egypt
NSRI rescue mission with a difference
Pirates strike at dredger Ambika 9nm East of Forcados Terminal, 4 dead, 3 kidnapped
Acting Secretary Wolf issues Homeland Security NTAS Bulletin
ClassNK begins publication of ClassNK Technical Journal
South African man who jumps overboard from MSC Orchestra in mid ocean is rescued
US Coast Guard medically evacuates Queen Mary 2 passenger
A new shipbuilding title: Leith-Built Ships: Volume 1 They once were shipbuilders
Douala Container Terminal concession back in limbo: Court annuls concession procedure
Indian Register of Shipping receives major shipping accolades
FMT and Indian Register of Shipping sign MOU on strategic cooperation
US DARPA announces Angler Programme Awards: Contracts to Advance Autonomous Underwater Systems
Pirates attack tanker Happy Lady off Cameroon, kidnap eight seafarers
Shipping sector proposes US$5 billion R&D board to cut emissions
UK Ministry of Defence most memorable pictures of 2019
Another pirate attack on ship in Gulf of Guinea region
Cyclone Calvinia in vicinity of Mauritius
South Africa’s training vessel SA Agulhas sails with an all-female cadet complement
Transaid’s end of year message
Cyclone Alert: Storm system (96S) north-northwest of Mauritius
Warning given of probable mother ship involved in GoG piracy
Keeping up with Forces’ mail over the Festive period
CTF’s HMS Defender seizes shipment of crystal methamphetamine
Pirates attack tanker Istanbul South-West of Brass
Pirates attack off Gabon, ship captain killed, four crew taken hostage
Not forgetting Gough Island
’t was the week before Christmas and US Navy was busy…..
SA ship registry facing continued headwinds: SAMSA
TNPA closes Naval Island and nearby Richards Bay port sites to public
SA to get R5-R8 Billion injection in Search & Rescue capability
SA to miss 1 January target date for legislation on low-sulphur ship fuel
The UK General Election of 12 December
Pirates seize tanker offshore Lomé, abduct all crew except one
SA Port Statistics for the month of November 2019 are now available here
Hard Down! Hard Down! The Life and Times of Captain John Isbester from Shetland. By Captain Jack Isbester
Coastal communities now also ‘fishing for bricks’
Transnet Acting CE’s year-end message to all stakeholders
New UNCTAD report: International trade and the global economy cooling
Commissioning Day for HMS Prince of Wales
Kidnapped crew from JJ Ugland bulker Bonita are released
What Transnet has to say about the deal with Ghana Railways
Cyclone update: Belna 02S tracks along western coast of Madagascar
Talking Points: ExxonMobil pools opinions with DNV GL ahead of IMO 2020
Survey shows most German ships will run on low sulphur fuel
In these waters
NIRAS wins contract to provide National Port Masterplan for Tanzania
TNPA commits to the expansion of the Port of East London
Transnet to collaborate on Ghana Rail revitalisation
Government places Prasa places under administration
Develop Lamu as a transshipment hub and commodity port, says Shipping Council of East Africa
Maersk tightens belt, lays off 200-report
At least 62 lost in boat tragedy off Mauritania
DNV GL grants approval in principal for gas-fuelled 25,000-TEU containership design
ICTSI initiates second phase of Matadi port terminal expansion
Cyclone Updates: Pawan, Ambali and Belna
UN Security Council extends authorisation to curb piracy in Somali waters

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 8 December 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: MARSHALL USTINOV
Cyclone Updates: Pawan, Ambali and Belna
UN Security Council extends authorisation to curb piracy in Somali waters
Port of PE generates toys for Christmas joy
Training of 800 young Mozambicans begins on Coral Sul project
Senegal orders three offshore patrol vessels from Piriou
Three Indian Ocean Tropical Cyclones to take note of
The naming of Indian Ocean Cyclones
Go-slow industrial action comes to Cape Town Container Terminal
CMA CGM and Total sign major agreement for the supply of LNG fuel
Dredging underway at Port of Mossel Bay
TNPA engaged with getting Durban beaches pumped for festive season
Pirates attack tanker Nave Constellation off Nigerian coast, abduct 19 crewmembers
Cyclone update: The storms gather
Cruise News
French icebreaker L’Astrolabe damaged in Antarctica, 42 researchers stranded
Mozambique cabotage to be reintroduced from first quarter of 2020
DNV GL class notation to boost LPG as environmental-friendly ship fuel
Angolan Carrinho Business Group helps revitalise Lobito port & CFB railway
Two potential cyclones threaten African east coast
Bidfreight Port Operations launches Port Elizabeth Multi-Purpose Terminal
Total & partners announce $3.15 billion LNG project for Matola
Ports Regulator rules on Transnet National Ports Authority’s 2020/21 Tariff Application
Tropical Storm Ambali approaches northern Mozambique
UK Motor Industry puts in appeal to work closely with next government
SARS destroys illegally imported goods
Nelima is paving the way for female drivers in Uganda
Four African seats retained at IMO

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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

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Here are the day’s News Headlines:

First View : AS CYPRIA
Tugs to the rescue as gale force winds batter Port Elizabeth
Djibouti a potential centre for arms trafficking across Africa and Middle East
CMA CGM reshuffles EURAF 4 service to West Africa
TNPA meets with Cape Town port stakeholder to outline future plans
TNPA meets with Saldanha port stakeholder to outline future plans
Tanzania’s Mtwara port to handle fuel imports for Southern Tanzania
SPECIAL REPORT–How does growing international interest in Africa stand to benefit the continent?
The UK’s 2018 Merchant Navy Medal for Meritorious Service announced
DNV GL says energy transition offers innovators a competitive edge through ‘carbon robust’ ship designs
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : WILD LOTUS

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