Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 25 March 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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First-ever concept for a green corridor between South Africa and Europe
WHARF TALK: a rare visitor, LR2 tanker SC MAJESTIC LXII
Developing southern part of Suez Canal will improve navigation by 28%
WTO Director-General receives Group of Francophone Ambassadors Award for 2022
Le Directeur général de l’OMC reçoit le prix du Groupe des ambassadeurs francophones pour 2022
African Energy Chamber launches The State of South African Energy Special Report
Durban Car Terminal handles 600,000 + vehicles in 2022/23
WHARF TALK: Incat High Speed Vessel MONTEVIDEO EXPRESS
Hutchison Ports’ major investment in Egypt’s Sokhna Port
COSCO confirms taking equity in new Sokhna port development
Eco Atlantic applies to drill in Block 3B/4B in Orange Basin off N.Cape coast
Two African flag states targeted by ITF for unsafe shipping
WHARF TALK: heavily delayed boxship MSC ACAPULCO
AD Ports in line to develop new multipurpose terminal at Pointe Noire
AD Ports Group to develop and operate Egypt’s Safaga Port
African Maritime Forces Summit being held in Sal Island, Cabo Verde
Maersk divests another division, selling Maersk Supply Service
Army and police on alert at key and flash points ahead of Monday’s threatened mass action
WHARF TALK: MR2 products tanker FALCON ROYAL
Kenya’s President Ruto throws his support behind Dr Nancy Karigithu for top IMO job
Global rail, road and urban transport unions: Transformative change

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 10 February 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  WALRUS ACE

Maersk to recruit South African cadets for its global fleet
WHARF TALK: d’Amico Shipping’s MR2 products tanker – HIGH DISCOVERY
Mossel Bay port plans removal of asbestos in buildings
Air cargo 2022 at near pre-pandemic levels: IATA’s Somalia accord
Tanzania’s Port of Mtwara eyes increased container traffic
Agility Report: Key African countries gain ground in 50-country Emerging Markets rankings
WHARF TALK: first reefer of the season – CROWN SAPPHIRE
MSC temporarily suspends rail service between Beira and Zimbabwe
CMA CGM adds new intermodal service to Cabinda Feeder through Pointe Noire
Transnet Port Terminal on the way back, says its steady recovery is continuing
mv Onda: Crew seize ship after Senegal shirks obligations
Russian frigate Admiral Gorshkov to call at Cape Town on Sunday
WHARF TALK: ocean going towing tug – ALP GUARD
MSC enhances West Africa feeder service with call at Conakry
South African citrus exports to Russia increase
TRADE NEWS: Mammoet & P&O Logistics transport prefab luxury villas to Red Sea resort
US Coast Guard & international partners investigating Antarctic marine casualties
Maritime Single Window SWiFT Project: Angola port moves ahead
WHARF TALK: Kuwaiti MR2 products tanker – BUBYAN
Brazil scuttles former aircraft carrier SÃO PAULO
Container demand revival as China reopens and rates stabilize – Container xChange
IN CONVERSATION: Seychelles is becoming overwhelmed by marine plastic – we now know where it comes from
Good tidings for Durban Car Terminal as it exceeds financial year end targets
WHARF TALK: Green Dolphin 38 class bulker – VOGE SOPHIE
Transnet issues successful US$ 1 billion bond at a coupon of 8.25%
Durban port tug availability improves
PIANC Mediterranean Days
TRADE NEWS: Total propulsion control makeover of Silja Europa
UKHO: Withdrawal of Standard Nautical Charts and Thematic Charts Extended beyond 2026
Algeria to become the next member of BRICS?

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 17 April 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:    MSC RADIANT III

UPDATE ON DURBAN PORT OPERATIONS
Suez Canal widening project making progress
WHARF TALK: BP bunkering tanker – AMBER II
Kenya signs agreement for new Med Marine tug for Port Lamu
US Navy ship seizes $350 million cocaine from fishing vessel off West Africa
Nigeria commences rehab of Port Harcourt-Maiduguri railway
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for January 2022
WHARF TALK: anchor handling tug & supply vessel, JARVIS
Record annual throughout for Durban Car Terminal
Positive export outlook from Citrus Growers Association
A P Moller – Maersk launches Maersk Air Cargo
Transnet gets tough with airport tenant – Operation Thatha Okwethu
SHIPS IN PORT: Grande Marocco – rare visitor to Port Elizabeth
Operation Copper extended by one more year
European Union funds 30 RHIBs towards defence of Gulf of Guinea
Inchcape Shipping Services at 175 acquires new owner: Capital boost for future growth

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 10 April 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  HORIZON

WHARF TALK: LR1 Chinese tanker – LIAN BAI HU
IN CONVERSATION: The South African ship that found Antarctica’s Endurance wreck is vital for climate science
Maritime Just Transition Task Force: First partner: Singapore Maritime Foundation
Somalia boosts coastline policing with new maritime facility
Synthetic fuel: Container ship reduces emissions
WHARF TALK: diamond mining vessel – GRAND BANKS
Transnet Pipelines: Attempted theft, dead body at scene
IN CONVERSATION: At Unguja Ukuu, human activity transformed the coast of Zanzibar more than 1,000 years ago
Supply Chain Pressures: Implications of Russia-Ukraine War & Covid Lockdowns
Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change
Durban Car Terminal imports rise by 34% thanks to Asian entry-level vehicles
WHARF TALK: split hopper trailing suction dredger OMVAC DIEZ
AIIM and Mokobela-Shataki Consortium acquires The Logistics Group for R1.6 billion
Collision in the harbour at Tanger Med Port – two missing
New management at the helm of APM Terminals
UK MAIB Safety Digest: Lessons from Marine Accident Reports 1/2022
TPT team visits Thailand to benchmark port and logistical automotive performance in SA
Danger of mines: Northern Black Sea Region, the Sea of Azov (north of latitude 46°N)
WHARF TALK: heavy load carrier – FAIRLANE
Boost for Congo Terminal with 20 new port tractors & trailers
Cyber Security incidents reporting encouraged by SSA, ASA & CLASS NK
TRADE NEWS: Adopt new technologies for greener shipping, says Thordon
MSC acquires 100% of Bolloré Africa Logistics including all of Bolloré Group’s shipping, logistics and terminals operations in Africa
Land claim agreement means Richards Bay port expansion is now possible
WHARF TALK: mini heavylift vessel GRETA
Sense of musical chairs as new Interim CEO for SAMSA is appointed
Moratorium on issuing of bunkering licences in Algoa Bay remains in place
NS QINGDAO Update: Cargo discharge completed
Black Sea and the Sea of Azov: Insurance or other financial security certificates
Nigerian Navy’s new landing Ship Tank (LST), NNS Kada, homeward bound
As DRC joins EAC, competition between Mombasa and Dar es Salaam routes could increase
Xeneta Report: Long-term ocean rates up almost 100% year-on-year

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 4 September 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   SANTA URSULA

WHARF TALK: successful ‘off the shelf’ – KOTA LAWA
DNV’s new ‘decarbonisation stairway’ model: Navigating new build dilemmas
Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) system disrupted by further cable theft
IN CONVERSATION: Small seashells tell a big story of slavery and transoceanic trade 500 years ago
Food and drink exports recovering in non-EU markets
WHARF TALK: Abandoned Taiwanese tuna longliner – YONG QING FA No.666
August SA automotive exports increase Durban Car Terminal volumes
NEW BOOKS: London and the 17th century
SA’s Vesconite becomes International Windship Association member
Ex-Transnet executive Herbert Msagala ordered to repay R26 million
Mozambique: Hidden debts trial: Bribes, influence and expanding loan
United Container Depots (UCD) opens new depot in Beaconvale, Cape Town
WHARF TALK: A nice Dutch coaster in Cape Town – EEMS TRANSPORTER
Xeneta container rates alert: rising long-term rates and port congestion compound cargo owner woes
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for the month of July 2021 are now available
Saldanha-bound grounded bulker Navios Amaryllis refloated from Maldives reef
WHARF TALK: COSCO LR2 tanker NAN LIN WAN
IN CONVERSATION: Mozambique insurgency: focus needs to shift to preventing criminality at sea
NATO Mine Countermeasures Group visits Malta
Maersk Supply Service secures one-year extension for subsea support vessel off Angola
Suez Canal Container Terminal’s upgrade projects improve productivity
WHARF TALK: Named after a Christian saint – SANTA URSULA
Kenya truckers stop transporting cargo to South Sudan following deadly ambushes
Grindrod’s strong headline earnings for first 6-months 2021
UK driver shortage crisis: Request for 10,000 temporary visas for EU workers
WHARF TALK: Specialist heavylift vessel – BBC EMERALD
Coast Guard cooperation: USCG and JCG deploy together
Women’s Month 2021: What the Maritime Industry Can Do to Attract More Women to The Sector
Women’s Month 2021: Captain Eezmaira Sazzea binti Shaharuzzaman – Eaglestar’s first Malaysian female ship master
Women’s Month 2021: Women warming up to maritime logistics sector

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 19 May 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are this week’s News Headlines:

First View 1: BOCHEM OSLO
First View 2: NIJINSKY

More acts of piracy reported from Gulf of Guinea
Debmarine Namibia contracts Damen to build seventh diamond recovery vessel
President Nyusi has concern that armed violence in north of Mozambique could spread
APM Terminals Inland Services to be integrated into Maersk Logistics
South African port statistics for the month of April 2019 are now available
Report published on industry-level response to marine plastic pollution
Update on sewage discharge into Durban Harbour
Durban Container Terminals blockaded by angry truckers
Four RORO vehicle carrier ships lined up for Port of Walvis Bay during May
Naval Dome CEO warns of escalation of attacks on four tankers off Fujairah
Durban Car Terminal sets record of half a million vehicles handled
U.S. Postal Service honours battleship USS Missouri with a Forever Stamp
Port Maputo takes delivery of two new mobile harbour cranes
Port Sudan’s workers strike to be lifted
Passenger boat sinks crossing the Zambezi, 17 confirmed dead
Floatplanes collide in midair, cruise ship passengers killed
COSCO has its eys on acquiring PIL — WSJ report
Beira fuel terminal set to reopen later this month
Video of cargo ship burning in Sharjah’s Port Khalid
Agility Africa Logistics Warehouses expands in Mozambique
Expansion of Egyptian fruit and vegetable firm Farm Fresh
Saudi Arabia claims two of its tankers off Fujairah were sabotage targets
Drama as crew rescued from burning fishing vessel 1100 km off Durban
NSRI alert as Madagascar-bound catamaran starts taking on water
US Navy aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln transits Suez Canal
Indonesia takes action and sinks 51 illegal fishing boats
Haifa docks biggest ship — video
Walvis Bay Corridor Group expresses confidence in Namibia as logistics hub
TNPA bans all diving and fishing in Durban Harbour due to sewage
Knud E Hansen designs new LNG-powered RoRo vessels for Wallenius-SOL
New Ugandan Lake Victoria ferry nears completion at Jinja
Konecranes to equip Tema Terminal 3 with 11 lift trucks
African businesses urged to ‘dive into’ the Blue Economy
Port Focus: Hutchison Ports BEST* terminal increases its capacity

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News 9 December 2018

First View : DE MIST refloated
Anadarko selects TechnipFMC & Van Oord for its Mozambique offshore subsea LNG project
Innovate Durban: Maritime Youth Innovation Challenge
South African crew arrested on MSC Seaside for drug smuggling
Damen first Fishing Seminar success
Djibouti eyes its hinterland, to resume services to South Sudan
Maersk sets zero co2 emission target by 2050
South Africa welcomes parliament’s approval of AfCFTA
Uganda becomes latest nation to ratify African Continental Free Trade Agreement
Ghana Ships Suppliers Association is launched
Graduation Day for junior naval officers at the South African Naval College
EU NAVFOR marks 10 years of presence in Western Indian Ocean
Tullow to search for oil & gas off Comoros
Transnet to plot a new course going forward
South Africa exits technical recession in third quarter
Sishen-Saldanha rail line to be reopened on Monday 9 December
Sunken tug De Mist slowly emerging from the waters of Simon’s Town
UK strengthens defence partnership with Ukraine in face of increasing Russian aggression
UK’s MoD announces new Royal Navy chiefs
TPT introduces another port tech innovation for auto sector
MoD Navy news HMS Diamond and Cyprus
Environmental report understates potential catastrophe on the East Coast
A new book on ships and trades: Tramp Ships: An Illustrated History
The return of Sailing Ships
Mission to Seafarers Annual Christmas Carol Service
Mozambique to ship coal to Mombasa
Accident blocks traffic on Sishen-Saldanha ore line
DEA welcomes the criminal sentence on Ukrainian ship’s master for polluting South African waters
Moody’s says Kenya assets risk seizure by Chinese
Mozambique illegal logging spreads to conservation areas
Strong words from E.Cape premier as young people prepare to join cruise ships
Team Namport heeds call to clean up Walvis Bay harbour town
Ports Regulator brings relief with tariff application
    
EARLIER NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED…….

World’s first iVLOC with DNV GL’s Smartship notation delivered from builder
IUM students to gain experiential exposure at Port of Walvis Bay
The Bank of England and BREXIT
Port of Richard’s Bay Port Festival makes a return
Bolloré Ports announces that work has been completed on Sierra Leone’s Freetown Terminal
SHADE Conference issues warning about complacency with Somali piracy
UAE ships conducting seismic survey near Pemba in Tanzania
Major disruption forecast at UK ports as a ‘real prospect in a no-deal BREXIT
Xeneta unveils monthly insights on long-term ocean freight rate development
SA Navy’s new hydrographic survey ship building programme starts on Friday
Saldanha Terminals creating jobs despite fragile economy
HMS Dragon seizes 3 tons of drugs from dhow in Indian Ocean
SAMSA launches investigation into capsizing of catamaran in Table Bay
Seafarer in medical emergency at sea is brought to Port Elizabeth by NSRI
Special Feature–Supplying Antarctica
Port of Takoradi to be developed as an oil and gas hub
Francophone Africa agrees on a plan for better ship pollution prevention
Ukraine/Russia crisis as Russia impounds Ukraine Navy ships
Subtech secures multi-million dollar offshore Middle East contract
Danquah Institute demands a re-negotiation of new Tema container terminal concession
DCT berth deepening on hold as Transnet issues Stop Work order
Tackling Africa’s road safety crisis
NSRI kept busy last week with medical emergencies on ships at sea
Port of Mombasa is on the way to 31 million tonnes of cargo in 2018
Tullow Oil transports over 30,000 barrels of oil to Mombasa for export
Transnet’s statement on taking the lead with the Nigerian Capegauge railway
SARS destroys number of illegally imported motor vehicles in KZN
IMO Council re-appoints HE Kitack Lim as Secretary-General of IMO for second four-year term

OLDER NEWS CAN BE FOUND AT NEWS CATEGORIES…….

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Here are the day’s News Headlines:

First View : USS KEARSAGE
Port industrial action shuts Durban Point Precinct gates, TPT affected
Mombasa welcomes its largest container ship, MSC Portugal
Nigerian daily oil production output reaches 2.5 million barrels per day
Offshore supply vessel Celine sinks in Lagos harbour
APM Terminals to develop cargo terminals along Nigeria’s refurbished rail network
Rwanda and TMEA to establish four cargo/passenger ports on Lake Kivu
Cameroon introduces electromic ID on its wood exports
Brit Nav Sat? UK Space Agency leads work on options
Fortnightly cross Atlantic passenger sailings on CMA CGM container ships
DNV GL & Meyer Turku sign class contract for RCCL’s two new ICON Class ships
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : MONEGASQUE EPEE

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Here are the latest News Headlines:

First View : HOEGH JEDDAH
British tanker Barrett seized by pirates off Benin, 22 crew taken hostage
Cyclone Berguitta bears down on Mauritius and Reunion
Concern as Vale departs the Sena Railway
US students learn from SA maritime sector
Keel-laying of Transnet’s new plough tug to be held in PE tomorrow
INTERNATIONAL-San Antonio Port Expansion Project
INTERNATIONAL-USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) and USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) collisions
INTERNATIONAL-Iranian tanker Sanchi sinks – video report
A History of Durban’s Flying Boat Experience
PRESS-Rolls-Royce marine business may close
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : MOL CHARISMA

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