Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 21 September 2023

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FIRST VIEW:   Port of Durban

WHARF TALK: Grimaldi Con-Ro ships in South Africa
In Conversation: South Africa’s destructive storm surges: geoscientist reveals the 3 factors that drove them
Fatal pilot ladder crew accident: ATSB Report
Minister Gordhan responds on Chamber of Commerce port and rail concerns
Port Elizabeth tanker berth reinforced and refurbished
WHARF TALK: handysize Chemical Tanker FAIRCHEM CUTLASS
Dutch barge converted by Concordia Damen into Nigerian dredger
TNPA joins forces with tenants to keep the Port of Durban clean
CMA CGM & Maersk set joint targets for decarbonising shipping industry
Angola substituirá armazenamento flutuante de petróleo por terminal
Angola to replace floating storage of petroleum with terminal
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for August 2023
WHARF TALK: Anglo-Boer War Hospital Ships – Part 2
Rail line into Port Elizabeth port heavily damaged by rough sea action
Abo FPSO sold to Nigerian interests
Ghana commissions two ex-USCG patrol ships into navy
Air cargo: Dangerous goods study
Durban Chamber of Commerce says Transnet CEO and execs must go
WHARF TALK: Anglo-Boer War Hospital Ships – Part 1
Citrus Exports: 2023 Orange season comes to an end
A busy week at IMO
Senior Transnet Engineering manager arrested for corruption
ONE and Project Maji: Safe fresh water in rural Ghana and Kenya
Trade News: Converting floriculture from airfreight to sea
Dheeraj Bhatia appointed CEO of Hapag-Lloyd Terminal Holding
MSC in J/V with Hamburg-controlled HH:LA Port Terminal & Logistics Group
SAECS schedule update – Cape Town omission for MOL Proficiency

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 30 January 2022

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FIRST VIEW:   SYROS TRADER

WHARF TALK: Saudi-flagged oil products tanker – NCC SAFA
New container handling equipment enhances Monrovia’s port service delivery
Meals on Wheels & SAMSA provide food parcels for crew of abandoned ships in Durban port
HMS Spey and Tonga tsunami relief
Positive year-end results for Port of Maputo
Cyclone Ana: Flooding in Tete province, bridges down
WHARF TALK: back from the Antarctic – SILVER ARCTIC
Tema’s MPS Terminal 3 breaks productivity record on MSC Ivana
IN CONVERSATION: US trade pact suspensions: what it means for Ethiopia, Mali and Guinea
Keeping the Global South safe and secure: South Atlantic and Indian Oceans
Terminal 3: Port of Tema signs contract for another 15 Ship-to-Shore cranes
WHARF TALK: LR1 Panamax tanker – GULF HORIZON
MSC Orchestra on her way to Marion Island
IN CONVERSATION: Somaliland’s quest for recognition: UK debate offers hint of a sea change
Record cargo at the Port of Felixstowe
DoT Minister Mbalula unveils investments to support Operation Phakisa
Cyclone Ana goes ashore in Mozambique, flood warnings sound
Cape Town Council concerned over delays at Cape Town port
WHARF TALK: successful Supramax bulker – MAGNUM ENERGY
Tanzania and Burundi agree on rail connection to Dar es Salaam
EU Navies to continue with Gulf of Guinea patrols
IN CONVERSATION: Nanosatellite launch is a big step forward for African space science
Tropical Storm ANA reaches Mozambique coast
Tanger Med Port Results: 7 million TEU mark exceeded
Transport minister to visit Dormac Marine, then address captains of industry
Durban port R100 billion Master Plan
Cyclone considered likely over Mozambique Channel and coast
Lowest reported maritime piracy incidents: Caution urged nevertheless
IN CONVERSATION: Africa faces an uphill battle against western emissions to combat climate change
British warship intercepts over one ton of illegal drugs in Gulf of Oman
First ship-to-containership LNG bunkering operation performed on CMA CGM Bali

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 12-13 August 2021

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FIRST VIEW:   MSC MARINA

Covid-19 jabs to seafarers at no charge
WHARF TALK: Cape Town call for large trailing suction hopper dredger GATEWAY
AVIATION & AIRFREIGHT: Qatar Airways new link from Doha to Lusaka and Harare
IN CONVERSATION: Insights for African countries from the latest climate change projections
NYK wood chip carrier Crimson Polaris breaks in two off Japan
Hurtigruten Expeditions to cruise West Africa destinations
New US Lighthouse stamps
WHARF TALK: Offshore construction support vessel NORMAND FRONTIER
NSRI Gqeberha Sea Rescue crew medivac seriously injured seaman from bulk carrier
US Coast Guard commissions 44th Fast Response Cutter Glen Harris
Retail operations under threat from vessel delays and rising rates
USS Herschel ‘Woody’ Williams (T-ESB 4) deploys to Nigeria
WHARF TALK: LPG tanker named BW ODIN
ABB Azipod propulsion for Orange Marine cable-laying & repair ship
IPCC report shows that climate change is rapid, widespread and intensifying
IN CONVERSATION: IPCC climate report: Profound changes are underway in Earth’s oceans and ice – a lead author explains what the warnings mean
Transnet reports further cargo handling disruptions because of IT network
Mozambique insurrection: LATEST: Rwandan forces recapture Mocimboa da Praia
Mozambique insurrection update: Joseph Hanlon reports….
WHARF TALK: The interesting story behind a reefer named TAGANROGSKIY ZALIV
ONE launches Marine Safety and Quality Campaign 2021: Global self-inspection
R500 million cocaine drug bust made at Durban harbour
DP World strengthens its grip on logistics in southern Africa
Imperial to acquire 100% stake in the J&J Africa Group for R4.4 billion
Port Window: Walvis Bay records increase in salt exports
WHARF TALK: From a musical concert to a gemstone – BLUE ONYX
Navigational warnings: Reporting and broadcasting hazards at sea

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 24 July 2021

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FIRST VIEW:   ORANGE STREAM

IN CONVERSATION: Nigeria’s ambitious new maritime security project must avoid old traps
Cutting GHG emission from shipping: IMO and ten years of mandatory rules
RINA to classify China’s largest newbuild cruise ship
Transnet IT network experiences disruptions- weather interrupts Eastern Cape container ops
SANDF troops arrive in Pemba as part of SADC regional standby force
Pilot transfer arrangements: Bahamas Maritime Authority introduces inspection campaign
WHARF TALK: South African flagged bunker tanker visits Cape Town – LEFKAS
Durban’s Toyota Motor Corporation returns to production following unrest
Durban’s SAPREF refinery reopens following unrest
INSIGHTS: Five lessons to learn from hydrogen as a ship fuel
CMA CGM to launch a new Indian Ocean feeder service to/from Comoros
WHARF TALK: Owned by an oil producer – SHEGARDIAH
CIVIL UNREST: ONE reveals SAECS service contingency plan
Connectivity crucial to seafarers’ welfare needs: Inmarsat sponsored report
Port an rail operations in KZN restart after unrest
ZPMC wins order to supply Ports of Durban & Cape Town with new RTGs
General cargo ship sinks off Liberia, 18 missing
Abu Dhabi Maritime Academy:
WHARF TALK: Norway’s Odfjell tanker – BOW SKY
Carrier Strike Group 2021 & Japanese Navy hold anti-piracy drill in Gulf Of Aden
Port Window: Durban Port Bulletin report
Port Window: Port of Durban Volume & Vessel Call Performance
Problems associated with surging in Cape Town Harbour – July 2021
Meteorology: Reported extremes – New rapid response team will provide guidance
Cabo Delgado Update: 1000 Rwandan troops arrive to protect Mueda and the gas
WHARF TALK: tanker with a difference, & the hint lies in the name – POLAR UNICORN
Namibian shipping sector donates containers to country’s health system
Service levels slowly improving, says Transnet. Meanwhile one boxship ups anchor & leaves
Incremental improvement in Transnet operations following unrest

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 16 July 2021

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FIRST VIEW:   ALISIOS

UPDATE:Service levels slowly improving, says Transnet. Meanwhile one boxship ups anchor & leaves
UPDATE Transnet: Incremental improvement in Transnet operations following unrest
Transnet declaring force majeure on the Natcor adds further woes
WHARF TALK: Seventh Seatrade reefer of the Cape Town season – COLD STREAM
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for June 2021 are now available here
Battery technology to reduce Green House Gas emissions
IN CONVERSATION: South African riots and food security: why there’s an urgent need to restore stability
IN CONVERSATION: South Africa in flames: spontaneous outbreak or insurrection?
FEATURE :  DISCOVERY – 1902 to 1929
Progress on Africa’s integration: Prospects for economic transformation in Egypt boost
The Future is Here: Rotterdam port introduces first series of 3D-printed bollards
APM Terminals at the Port of Monrovia takes delivery of two Kalmar reach stackers
South Africa’s struggling economy take a blow as unrest in KZN & Gauteng continues
AGRI SA says enough! Calls for a state of emergency to be declared
WHARF TALK: former Unicorn tanker VALLE LUNA
Piracy and armed robbery incidents at lowest level in 27 years: Risks remain to seafarers
Port logistics affected as KZN & Gauteng burn
WHARF TALK: Another saintly lady of the sea – SANTA TERESA
Vietnamese rescuer to receive IMO Bravery Award
IN CONVERSATION: The ocean is full of tiny plastic particles – we found a way to track them with satellites
IMO World Maritime Theme 2022: New technologies for greener shipping
Airborne rescue of ill seafarer off Durban
DP World tables offer to buy South Africa’s Imperial Logistics
Port Window: Durban Port Bulletin report
The Port Window: Port of Durban Volume & Vessel Call Performance
WHARF TALK: Ultramax bulker named HAMBURG EAGLE
Hapag-Lloyd acquires Africa carrier NileDutch
Nigeria releases Swiss ship after three years under detention
(UK) MAIB drowning prevention
Rates increase, but no relief yet in sight – Xeneta
Togo court sentences nine pirates to long terms in jail
Seafarers’ union welcome Ever Given release

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 28-30 May 2021

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Front Page:  APL SANTIAGO

Fire aboard X-Press Pearl out of control, ship a likely write-off  UPDATE
Western Cape Govt MEC speaks out on Cape Town port inefficiencies
IN CONVERSATION: Why Kenya must take control of sand harvesting off its coast
WHARF TALK: Pacific Sarah – bringing…. ‘Petrol from Amsterdam’
Xeneta container rates alert: sky’s the limit….
TRADE NEWS: Daikin’s CA container technology ships custard apples long-range
South African citrus season off to an exciting and optimistic start
WHARF TALK: Handysize dry bulker Strategic Spirit and a cargo of soya beans
Meet Sabrina Chao, new BIMCO president
WHARF TALK: Another Spirit on our coast – NS Spirit
Transnet announces R870 million final settlement with McKinsey & Co
X-Press Pearl on fire off Colombo, continues to burn
SAECS vessel Santa Barbara skips southbound Cape Town call
IN CONVERSATION: How COVID-19 affected informal cross-border trade between Uganda and DRC
WHARF TALK: Reefer ship Cool Eagle arrives in Cape Town
CRUISING: AIDA Cruises opens its cruising season in the Eastern Mediterranean
Oxygen concentrators sent to India to save seafarers’ lives
Maritime legal courses for developing countries delivered online
IN CONVERSATION: Tanzania’s ‘forgotten’ cyclones and concerns for the future
DP World & Ethiopia enter into agreement for devloping road corridor to Berbera port
WHARF TALK: SANTA CLARA – sailing on Maersk service
Global vaccine rollout needed to stop crew crisis third wave
Unions threaten blockade on Israeli ship, Zim Shanghai
WHARF TALK: Durban Port Bulletin News
WHARF TALK: Durban Volume and Vessel Call Performance
HM The Queen visits HMS Queen Elizabeth:
  …..The UK Carrier Strike Group sails on 28-week Far East deployment
NSRI rescue returning Vasco da Gama race yachties in rough seas off Wild Coast
IMO calls for further action to address Gulf of Guinea piracy
WHARF TALK: AMDERMA – small, weather-beaten landing craft
IN CONVERSATION: Kenya launches Lamu port. But its value remains an open question
VIDEO: COOL EAGLE departing & COOL SPIRIT arriving at port of Durban

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 22 November 2020

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Front Page: BAHRI TABUK

‘ONE’ more container service between Northern Europe and West Africa
IN CONVERSATION: Catalogue of failures behind growing humanitarian crisis in northern Mozambique
ESPO publishes 2020 Environmental Report for European port sector
Transnet warns of job and tender scams
Total and CMA CGM complete world’s largest LNG bunkering operation
WHARF TALK: Coastal Ship Movements
WHARF TALK: Port Elizabeth Tank Farm closure not affected by OTGC withdrawal
IN CONVERSATION: Ships moved more than 11 billion tonnes of our stuff around the globe last year, and it’s killing the climate. This week is a chance to change
Supporting safe resumption of cruise ship operations
WHARF TALK: Durban Port Bulletin News
WHARF TALK: Durban Volume and Vessel Call Performance
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for October 2020 are now available here
WHARF TALK: Update on the nurdle clean-up efforts along the Western Cape coastline
Ramaphosa calls on BRICS to strengthen trade, investment ties
UNCTAD’s Review of Maritime Transport 2020: Highlights and figures on Africa
PIRACY: What is going on? Ships attacked one after the after in Gulf of Guinea
PIRACY: What is going on? Torm Alexandra approached by pirates, chased by Italian Navy
PIRACY: What is going on? Attempted boarding of tanker Wesley
PIRACY: What is going on? Valley Oak
PIRACY: What is going on? Heavylift vessel Zhen Hua 7
PIRACY: What is going on? General Cargo vessel AM DELTA
PIRACY: What is going on? Tanker SKS Donggang
PIRACY: What is going on? Contact lost with tanker Stelios K
WHARF TALK: OTGC discontinues development of liquid bulk terminal at Port of Ngqura
Wakashio stern removal contract awarded to Chinese salvors
Japanese Navy exchanges ships on Gulf of Aden counter piracy patrol
IMO’s MSC takes practical steps to support shipping and seafarers
WHARF TALK: AMSOL active in Port Nolloth
SAMSA Durban office reopened following Covid-19 closure
WHARF TALK: Durban Port Bulletin News
WHARF TALK: Durban Volume and Vessel Call Performance
WHARF TALK: Some Cape Town ship movements
At the Cenotaph: Remembrance Sunday: 8 November 2020
Massacre reported in Cabo Delgado, Northern Mozambique
IN CONVERSATION: Catalogue of failures behind growing humanitarian crisis in northern Mozambique
IMO news of Africa: Gabon
Ghana Inland Port at Boankra gets underway
Port of Long Beach hits milestone amid COVID-19 Crisis

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 18 October 2020

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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 23 August 2020

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Front Page: YUAN WANG 6

Tanker Aegean II highjacked by pirates off Socotra
London Thamesport receives first train for Tideway East project
TPT develops logistics App to connect SA’s supply chain
Mauritius oil spill: potential government failures should be investigated
World Maritime Day Parallel Event postponed
Wakashio Update: UNCTAD responds
PICTURE PARADE: Holland America ships come a calling
TNPA pledges ongoing support for generation equality
Kenya-US free trade talks are under way: what Nairobi must get right from start
A.P. Moller-Maersk delivers strong second quarter performance
mv Wakashio oil spill in Mauritius: IMO helping to mitigate impacts
More congestion headaches at Durban Bayhead
Insurgents in command at Mocimboa da Praia: SADC offers belated condemnation
Large expansion for Port of Dar es Salaam car terminals
STERNPOST: Another view from London
Hamburg’s news leading light on the Elbe
Public Enterprises welcomes seizure of top Transnet executive’s assets
South Africa, Ghana engage in trade talks
WHARF TALK: MSC Cruises’ plans for cruising in South Africa
WHARF TALK: Durban weekly port summary
WHARF TALK: Durban weekly port performance
WHARF TALK: Cape Town weekly port summary
WHARF TALK: Cape Town weekly marine report
WHARF TALK: Cape Town Terminal Report
WHARF TALK: Port Elizabeth & Ngqura Report
WHARF TALK: Citrus – Orange season ending early
WHARF TALK: Drilling Rig Deepsea Stavanger returns to drill gas
Wakashio breaks up off the coast of Mauritius
IMO assists efforts to prevent oil spill from FSO Safer

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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First View : FPMC P ALPINE
Trade wars and protectionism threaten global shipping, warns UN agency
Containers stranded at Dar es Salaam congest the port as officials argue
Shipping deal makes waves on South African maritime scene
SAMSA stamps down hard on SA fishermen safety law compliance
Weir Minerals Pontoon becomes the solution at Madagascar mine
USS Laramie refuels EU NAVFOR ITS Federico Martinengo at sea
Sixty missing after migrant boat sinks off Guinea-Bissau
ONE Conducts Global Safety and Quality Campaign
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : ZHEN HUA 24

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