Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 10 December 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Transnet Helicopter Service

DNV approval for world’s largest car carrier design
WHARF TALK: handysize bulk carrier – CINNAMON
Maputo Karpowership project: Second public consultation on 19 December
COP28: APM Terminals and DP World launch Zero Emission Port Alliance
Maersk advisory on shipping emission surcharges
Transnet Recovery Diary 6 December 2023
Red Sea security: IMO enhancing mechanisms
WHARF TALK: Pure Car and Truck Carrier – HELIOS LEADER
Progress being made in fixing SA Navy – Lobese
Groenriviermond Lighthouse marks 35 years of service
Long-distance passenger trains return to service in time for Christmas
Transnet Recovery Diary 5 December 2023
TNPA issues Request for Proposals for DCT2 North Quay deepening & lengthening
WHARF TALK: heavylift project freight carrier – BBC SEBASTOPOL
Durban Container Terminal’s berth 108 dredging completed
Airfreight: Kenya Airways adds two Boeing 737-800 conversions
Missile and drone attacks on Israeli linked ships in Red Sea
Transnet Recovery Diary 4 December 2023
Transnet gets its R47 billion facility
South Africa and Nigeria lose out on IMO Council
WHARF TALK: reefer vessel – WHITNEY BAY
TFR adds extra locomotives to ramp up service on the Richards Bay line
Port of Durban pilot helicopter service now available 24 hours a day
Transnet acquires seven refurbished RTGs from Los Angeles
French Navy ship Jacques Chevalier on maiden visit to South Africa
Mozambique: CFM’s new Indian locomotives + Port & Rail volumes
Arsenio Dominguez Velasco confirmed as next IMO Secretary-General
Xeneta Update: Ominous signs on the Xeneta XSI® point to a brutal 2024 for ocean freight carriers
Grindrod transforms education and mobility along the Ressano Garcia Corridor
IMO update to COP 28

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 24 November 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   SH DIANA

Transnet Recovery Plan Update for Friday 24 November 2023
Stefanutti Stocks chosen as preferred bidder for East London port deepening project
WHARF TALK: expeditionary cruise ship – SH DIANA
Authorities cooperate to ease Lebombo border traffic congestion
South African yacht stolen in Croatia is discovered in Natal, Brazil
Niger Air Cargo resumes weekly Europe-Niger flight using B747F
President Ramaphosa to open and name Durban Cruise Terminal today
WHARF TALK: MR2 product tanker – STENA IMPERIAL
Ghana’s President Akufo-Addo launches Tema Port Phase Two
India’s RITES to supply Mozambique’s CFM with 10 locomotives
Monjasa acquires two tankers for bunkering services in West Africa
Traffic staging park for Maputo-bound trucks opens in Mozambique
Inaugurado em Moçambique um parque de estacionamento para caminhões com destino a Maputo
Transnet says it is fully focused on dealing with port delays at Durban & Richards Bay
WHARF TALK: Antarctic Krill trawler – SAGA SEA
Houthi rebels seize Israeli-owned ship in Red Sea
Great Lagos to make debut in Lagos port as largest CONRO vessel
Africa Mercy ship finds new refuge in East London port
NATO’s Naval Alliance in action: Exercise Dynamic Mariner
Richards Bay closes its gates trucks queue outside
WHARF TALK: MR2 methanol-friendly product tanker – STENA PROMISE
Protests close Lebombo border crossing for heavy trucks into Mozambique
Beira port docks another of its longest container ships
IMO and West and Central Africa: Exploring technical cooperation opportunities
Fuel spill in Beira port
Belgium’s DEME wins dredging contracts in Ivory Coast, Benin and Congo
Severe floods in the Horn of Africa
South Africa, UAE are Africa, Middle East sustainability leaders

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 28 May 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   INDLAZI and Ever Devote

IMO Women in Maritime conference: Highlighting gender equality initiatives
WHARF TALK: Supramax bulk carrier – FRATZIS STAR
Dronamics cargo drone takes first flight
Ghana considers establishing a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) at the port of Tema
French naval ship intercepts four illegal drug shipments in Indian Ocean
TNPA seeks alternative 20 MW energy capacity at Richards Bay port
WHARF TALK: small handysize tanker – MTM ROTTERDAM
What future, SA? Container Corridor disrupted by sabotage and theft
ITF News: Transport ministers kick off global summit
Privatisation of the ports debated in Tanzanian parliament
IMO: Ships’ biofouling management workshop – First Arab women’s participation
Maputo’s Agility Logistics Park chosen by distribution specialist
WHARF TALK: Offshore Patrol Vessel – ‘NRP SETÚBAL P363’
Equipment breakdowns at Durban’s DCT leads to container move count limitations by shipping lines
Three abducted crew from Grebe Bulker released after ransoming
U.A.E firms to improve, operate, and develop Tanzania’s ports
DP World to transport unaccompanied trailers between UAE and Iraq
In Conversation: Dangote launches Africa’s biggest oil refinery – 4 ways it will affect Nigeria
Seven bodies found trapped in missing capsized fishing vessel
WHARF TALK: tracking or spy vessel? – YUAN WANG 5
Challenging road ahead for retrofitting to dual-fuel engines – DNV
Fatal accident at Port of Walvis Bay
CMF creates new maritime security training force, CTF 154
Shire River accident leaves 11 Malawians missing
WHARF TALK: synchrolift topple – EUROPA
IMO: Oil spill response incident management: Support for African countries
Second drilling rig, Deepsea Mira, en route to Namibia
At IMO: Implement the MARPOL Convention – Supporting Kenya
Derailment on Northern Corridor Richards Bay line cleared
Uganda plans revival of its Standard Gauge Railway project

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 14 May 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   TRAPICHE EMERALD

WHARF TALK: Supramax bulk carrier – BEATRICE
IMO: Africa, Low-Carbon Shipping – at the core of decarbonisation
In Conversation: All three Karpowership ‘emergency plans’ back on the table for late approval
Xeneta container freight rates update: Week 19
Eastern Cape Port Development Roadshow kicks off TNPA plans
WHARF TALK: MR2 products tanker – TORM TORINO
Dealing with South African port congestion
Namport has 17% increase in cargo tonnage handled in 2022
TRADE NEWS: Vesconite Bearing receives China Classification Society (CCS) Certificate of Works Approval
CMA CGM commits to purchase of Bolloré Group’s transport, logistics operations
WHARF TALK: unexpected Durban caller, rotorship – E-SHIP 1
Airfreight: Emirates expects to double its capacity in next decade
APM Terminals marks 17 years of Apapa port concession
Ferry operator increases frequency between Angola’s Soyo and Cabinda
Operador de ferry aumenta frequência entre Soyo e Cabinda em Angola
TNPA seeks interested to develop & operate LPG terminal at port of Cape Town
Transnet Freight Rail increases manganese export capacity
WHARF TALK: The Russians are coming
Mauritius: Boosting maritime security
Invictus Energy finds payable oil, gas and helium in Zimbabwe’s Cabora Bassa Basin
The Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla, 6 May 2023
WHARF TALK: finale ship of the season – SEVEN SEAS MARINER
A.P. Moller – Maersk inaugurates its first warehouse & distribution facility in Cape Town, South Africa
Seafarer green skills momentum: African leaders urged to harness
India expresses interest in helping build Mozambique’s North-South railway
NEW BOOK: The Norwegian Merchant Fleet in the Second World War
Brazilian court ruling bans export of livestock from its ports
Opinion: The Outlook for African Oil in 2023 is Promising
Opinion: Les perspectives du pétrole africain en 2023 sont prometteuses

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 17 July 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   OAK EXPRESS

TPT takes steps to improve Durban Container Terminal stack handling efficiencies
WHARF TALK: LR1 oil products tanker – RIVER SHINER
Global trade hits record $7.7 trillion in Q1 2022
IN CONVERSATION: Stranded in Cape Town — Ukraine’s polar vessel recalls harrowing Antarctic quest
TPT business model focusing on youth development
Cable Theft disrupts Majuba Power Station coal deliveries by rail
Good news as fourth lane of Durban’s Bayhead Road is opened
Jindal coal mine at Chirodzi drops Beira port in favour of Nacala
Richards Bay coal line (North Corridor) shuts down for maintenance
Transnet successful in re-entering the international bond market
SA Port Statistics for the month of June 2022
WHARF TALK:  a tale of drama at  sea – Restless Wave
CRUISE NEWS: Swan Hellenic’s SH Vega on first cruise
CRUISE NEWS: Another two cruise ships for Explora Journeys – LNG powered
CRUISE NEWS: Meet Captain Serena Melani, master of Explora I
IN CONVERSATION: COVID hurt West and Central Africa’s small-scale fishers. They need more support
Mozambique transport minister moves to introduce reforms and improvements to Maputo Corridor
NATO Operation Sea Guardian concluded in Western Mediterranean
IN CONVERSATION: Morocco – a top fertiliser producer – could hold a key to the world’s food supply
Maersk resigns as board member of International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)
APM Terminals establishes three macro regions – new regional MDs
HMS Montrose intercepts Iranian rocket parts and weapons on smugglers’ speedboats
WHARF TALK: YACHT SPRAY 1897 & 1898 – The First Solo Round The World Voyage
NSBT’s berth extension launched in Freetown, Sierra Leone
TNPA to invest R16.1 billion in Western Cape ports over seven years
IMO combating maritime security threats: Western Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden
Poor ole King Cole, still down in South Africa’s dumps
South32 acquisition gives it a 63.7% share in Maputo’s Mozal Aluminium
IMO and strengthening of port security in Tunisia
South African citrus exports lagging as new challenges surface
Deal or No Deal – CGA chief executive speaks out on EU’s latest citrus move

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 6 May 2022

Africa Ports & Ships maritimne news

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FIRST VIEW:  DAL KALAHARI

Durban Port’s Millennium Tower woes
WHARF TALK: Nigerian Navy latest ship – NNS KADA
Two new Greenland-based cargo ships for Royal Arctic Line
NPA granted R1 billion restraining order in Regiments assets over Transnet affair
Maersk reports record Q1 results
Backlog cleared at Cape Town Container Terminal – TPT
WHARF TALK: naval auxiliary vessel – FNS CHAMPLAIN
China pressurising Tanzania to restart Bagamoyo port project
Natal Corridor railway from Durban to Gauteng & Botswana out of service until 9 June
MOL builds one of the largest capacity green hydrogen plants in Europe
African Flag Registries Exploited by High-Risk Fishing Operators
WHARF TALK: surveillance patrol frigate – FNS NIVOSE F732
UN S-G Guterres in Senegal: ‘Triple crisis’ in Africa aggravated by war in Ukraine
Coal miners resort to road transport in place of railing to ports
IN CONVERSATION: Rising atmospheric CO2 may benefit maize crops: first experiment in African conditions
IMO and tackling aquatic invasive species
Durban’s Pier 1 Container Terminal handles record volumes
Russian oil to be pumped ashore at Saldanha?
WHARF TALK:  La Fayette class stealth frigate FNS COURBET
Ocean Network Express (ONE) adds new Mozambique, Middle East, India service
Paramount Maritime launches state-of-the-art high-speed, multi-purpose naval vessel
Six new Rubber Tyre Gantries (RTGs) arrive for Abidjan’s 2nd container terminal
ABB’s integrated ship operating system: Key DNV cyber security certification
Nor-Shipping looks to 2023 with confidence after success of “long-awaited” return
Xeneta container rates alert: Demand, disruption and deft carrier strategies fuel new highs for long-term ocean freight rates
IMO and the Ukraine: Actions to facilitate seafarer evacuation

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 12 March 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   JOLLY DIAMANTE

Cyclone Gombe 19S comes ashore in Mozambique
WHARF TALK: LR1 Panamax tanker – PLOUTOS
Crews & ships trapped at Ukrainian ports: Intercargo statement
IN CONVERSATION: Ukraine war: fresh warning that Africa needs to be vigilant against Russia’s destabilising influence
Italian Navy frigate takes up patrol duties in Gulf of Guinea
Port of Maputo to be doubled in size on the landside
WHARF TALK: small landing craft – REGIS KASKAZI
SA Agulhas II & Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust success: Shackleton’s Endurance found!
Cyclone Gombe over Mozambique Channel & Comoros, Port Nacala landfall
Transnet Pipeline theft leads to massive diesel spillage into environment
South Korea’s Africa-Korea Economic Development Association talks of forming a shipyard in Angola
WHARF TALK: dry bulk carrier – SSI PRIVILEGE
Shell announces intent to withdraw from Russian oil and gas
PIL awards contracts for four 14,000-TEU dual-fuel container ships
Madagascar & Mozambique faces new Tropical Storm Gombe
DP World’s offer to acquire 100% stake in Imperial successfully concluded
Second container fire at Durban Container Terminal (DCT2) in two days
Out of sight, out of mind: Chronic sea blindness threatens nation’s maritime resilience
WHARF TALK: a bitumen tanker named – VIVEKA
Global tank container fleet reaches 736,935 units
IFSMA Statement on the crisis in Ukraine – 7 March 2022
NS QINGDAO UPDATE: Bulker remains at Saldanha Bay – slow discharge of toxic cargo
WHARF TALK: heavylift vessel named – DONALD
New man in charge at Maersk South Africa as Jonathan Horn prepares to retire
Container fire at Durban Container Terminal Pier 2
Navigational safety: Ukrainian and Russian waters in the Black Sea and Sea of Azov
CRUISE NEWS: Despite pandemic, new cruise ships keep appearing
Estonian-owned ship sunk off in Black Sea off Odessa
NATO Black Sea navigation warnings
US congressional oversight committees probe 2021 shipping rates
NATO completes Naval Exercise Dynamic Guard
Port omissions and rotation changes for SAECS

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 15 September 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritme news

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Front Page: A CARNIVAL PARADE

Total to supply Mozambique with all liquid fuel requirements
Why a proposed Horn of Africa bloc could destabilise the larger region
Shenhai 01: China’s first hybrid-electric rescue vessel
How corruption undermines peacebuilding in Nigeria’s oil region
Jotun’s Hull Skating Solutions increase efficiency and reduce emissions
Nacala Railway reopened after closure due to accident
Project Biro: Damen Cape Town lays keel on second vessel
Technical task team to facilitate SA-US market access
Nigeria told to wean itself from dependency on oil exports
Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding partners with GE to deliver Dutch Navy Combat Support Ship
Challenges ahead for TAZARA as targets are not met
Odfjell tanker Bow Orion approached by suspicious craft in Bab-el-Mandeb Strait
WHARF TALK: Durban port report expanded, Part 1
WHARF TALK: Durban Port report expanded, Part 2
WHARF TALK: DCT berth deepening project referred to Special Investigating Unit
WHARF TALK: PE makes its mark in the bumper fruit season
Reefer vessel Water Phoenix boarded by pirates near Lagos
CDC’s Pepi Silinga appointed as new TNPA chief executive officer
Maritime Security and the impact of the global pandemic: IMO virtual meeting
Mauritius must protect vulnerable coastal communities from the effects of the oil spill
Nigerian House of Representatives goes after European shipping lines
New fishing vessel safety publication launched
WHARF TALK: News & Views From Along the Coast
WHARF TALK: Durban Port truck booking system produces dividends
WHARF TALK: Cape Town Port Report: Port activity mainly back to normal
WHARF TALK: Livestock carrier Al Messilah leaves East London under a cloud
WHARF TALK: South Africa suspends some citrus exports to EU
WHARF TALK: Placenames along the coast – Port Edward
London’s new ministry

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 24 May 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: PACIFIC DAWN
Drill rig Deepsea Stavanger idles in Norway until SA COVID-19 restrictions are lifted
UN must persuade governments to adopt crew change protocols or risk humanitarian disaster
Call for flexibility with ship chandling at the ports
How an underwater photo led to the discovery of a tiny new seahorse species
India’s Hydrographer presented with the 2019 Alexander Dalrymple Award
Cyber attack targeted Iranian Port of Shahid Rajaee
Pirate attack on general cargo ship off Nigeria coast
Two seafarers on ship in Durban Harbour test positive with COVID-19
Mobile crane catches fire at the Durban Multi-Purpose Terminal
TNPA says its efforts of decongesting the port are ‘bearing fruit’
SA port construction projects remain on hold
Cape Town Ship Society stalwart Pat Downing passes away
Burst water pipe disrupts operations at Richards Bay port
Port Statistics for the month of April 2020 are now available here
Practical measures: IMO and protection from infection advice
US$4 billion NLNG Train 7 contract awarded to Saipem JV
Jotun & Odfjell Drilling collaborate on coating application for Deepsea Stavanger
An urgent call from Shipmasters: Seafarers are feeling let down and abandoned by their Governments
Cruise ship Volendam diverts to Durban to evacuate sick crewman
Expedition ship Le Bougainville visit to Richards Bay explained
Stolt tanker Apal attacked by armed pirates off Yemen coast
COVID-19 delays commissioning of Namibia oil storage facility
Scientists successfully develop ‘heat resistant’ coral to fight bleaching
Dramatic sea rescue operation prevents maritime disaster
WHARF TALK: News & Views from along the coast
Quo Vadis: Which way forward for the cruise industry?
Car maker BMW will resume exports from South Africa
Hapag-Lloyd 2020 Q1: A decent start despite coronavirus pandemic
COVID-19 related lay-ups contribute to Q1 loss for Wilhelmsen Holding ASA
Davies Turner’s Express China rail freight service: Further boost from container shipping re-routeings

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 17 May 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: SEAMAX STAMFORD
Evac Evolution ballast water management system chosen for Irish Lights vessel
Port Elizabeth citrus season gets underway
COVID-19 triggers marked decline in global trade
‘Sereia’ crosses Indian Ocean, swims 6500km from Mozambique to Indonesia, longest ever recorded journey by a shark
Light Station Boston: US Federal Agencies seek new steward
Tough laws & pollution dents Lake Victoria fishing prospects
Operation IRINI: EU Naval Ops in the Med
COVID-19 has bolstered citrus sales & exports
Guidance for Working on Top of a Tank Container: ITCO publication
Namdock resumes full ship repair operations at Port of Walvis Bay
AP Moller-Maersk has profitable growth during first quarter
Bolloré turns to rail to help beat COVID-19
Revd Canon Ken Peters RNR, Dip.Th, MBA, MA, FNI
COVID-19 Helpline launched by Sailors’ Society
Mandatory truck appointments at DCT eases container movements
Phase One of Tema Port expansion project completed
Cross-border truck drivers face 7-day quarantine at Walvis Bay
Mozambican forces go on offensive in Cabo Delgado
Ghana hands over site of Jamestown fishing harbour to contractors
Naivasha now the terminus for cargo for regional states
Tankers join the container ships going via the Cape
US$993 million Abidjan port expansion completed
Covid-1: Nigerian seafarers to be paid for extended stay on ships
Mozambique LNG production a step closer as Total awards contract
WHARF TALK: News & views from along the coast
Western Indian Ocean marine environmental issues: WOC & partners to survey ocean business community
TNPA ship repair facilities available at 100% capacity
Possible boarding and kidnapping from ship in Luba anchorage
Bunker One strengthens bunker fleet in West Africa
Need for crew changeovers is of utmost urgency, says IMO
NSRI Port Elizabeth evacuate patient from ship passing South Africa

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