Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 8 March 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: San Christobal
IMO postpones meetings due to COVID-19
Dakuku Peterside fired as head of NIMASA by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari
Chinese ship Huanghai Glory pirated 84 n.miles south of Lagos
Ship highjacking of MT Minerva Virgo in progress south of Cotonou
Saldanha takes delivery of two new mobile ship loaders for MPT
Is the time right for a single currency in West Africa?
Second SAECS ship to skip Cape Town owing to adverse weather
First case of Coronavirus reported in South Africa
Sale of Ghana’s Anadarko operation to Total SA underway
MSC Opera on Coronavirus alert, passengers remain on board in Piraeus
US Navy destroyer USS Carney to call at Cape Town this month
New jihadist terror attack near Mocimboa da Praia
Namport and Port Maritime de Dunkerque enter into MoU with Agence Française de Développement
Positive results on the back of strong volumes: Grindrod annual report
Port of Lüderitz sees significant increase in cargo throughout
312-km Congo – Cameroon highway completed
Walvis Bay Container Terminal passes six months with record throughout
Port of Douala’s IHC Beaver 50 dredger enters service
Nigerian Safety Authority (NIMAS) establishes online ship registry
Cruise line association speaks out on COVID-19 (coronavirus)
Weather forces SAECS container service to skip Cape Town on next southbound call
Successful Mossel Bay dredging programme completed
Shipowners and operators face detention of ships from 1 March under IMO rule
Final group of crew members leave Diamond Princess
US 2nd Fleet conducts NAVEUR convoy exercise in the Atlantic
Another diesel pipeline theft: 15 suspects nabbed
NSPCA loses livestock case in High Court
ICHCA and ABTO announce future collaboration: Global voice on safety strengthened
Africa Energy signs farmout agreements for Block 2B offshore South Africa
Brazilian Navy patrol ship Amazonas visits Walvis Bay on short visit
Cable Restorer takes on list overnight in Simon’s Town  
APMT West Africa Container Terminal orders 20 RTGs from Konecranes   
South African Port Statistics for the Calendar Year 2019

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 13 May 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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BREAKING NEWS: 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
Blueye Robotics & Inchcape to partner using drones for underwater inspection services
Railway between Port of Beira and Zimbabwe undergoes reconstruction
ExxonMobil provides $100,000 in cyclone Kenneth relief aid
Oil tanker Apecus crew remain hostage as owners negotiate with pirates
Heavylift semi-submersible BLUE MARLIN highjacked by West African pirates
African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) set to enter into force on 30 May 2019
Hapag-Lloyd talks about growth plans in Ghana
New sensors protect vulnerable Malawians against deadly lightning
South Africa-South Sudan sign oil exploration and production sharing agreement
No Chinese loan to further develop Kenya’s SGR to Kisumu
50 years of Royal Navy nuclear service: New submarine is named
SAMSA concern over possible IMO STCW ‘White List’ delisting of South Africa
Boost for Mombasa port as SGR & port modernisation yields results
CMA CGM boosts cashew nut run between Africa and Vietnam
Good start of the year for Port of Nacala
Ecowas Regional Transport Integration Project gets underway
Tau Morwe steps down after six months as acting head of Transnet

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 5 May 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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First View 1: TOMBARRA
First View 2: CMB ADRIEN
Good start to the year for Port of Nacala
Ecowas Regional Transport Integration Project gets underway
Canadian Navy ship makes another two drug busts in Arabian Sea
Nigerian Shippers Council moves on under-declaration of imported goods
Nigerian Ports Authority to open two truck staging parks in Lagos
TNPA Port Elizabeth marks World health & Safety Day
Tau Morwe replaced after six months as acting head of Transnet
African Development Bank calls for urgent global action after second Mozambique cyclone
Puntland turns to UAE to help boost maritime security
SA Navy tests new submarine tower escape safety system (TESS)
ZEABORN enters tanker ship management and buys CPO Tankers
Kenyan avocados gain access to lucrative Chinese market
South Africa’s cruise season closes with departure from Durban of MSC MUSICA
MSC South Africa to take delivery of eight Konecranes lift trucks
Maersk Supply awarded FPSO mooring project off West Africa
Konecranes completes major refurbishment challenge in Richards Bay
Anadarko Chevron not a done deal as Oxy enters the bidding
Mossel Bay port participates in Earth Day activities
Angry truckers blockade Richards Bay access road over foreign drivers
Kenya reveals plans to build new port at Kisumu
Pirated tanker offshore of Lagos rescued by Spanish Navy
New tonnage for ONE
Big welcome for NSRI’s new generation Search & Rescue vessel
Transnet prepares to take delivery of two new AW109SP helicopters
Cyclone Kenneth comes ashore near Pemba
Warming seas & wetter atmosphere feeding the deluge delivered by cyclones
Somali piracy rears its ugly head again
Techobanine deepwater port project ‘cherished’ by Moz government
Bonny River anchorage pirates strike again, six seamen abducted
Durban port in massive clean-up mode, calls for support

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