Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 25 February 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines for the period between 18 and 24 February 2024

FIRST VIEW:   ITAL USODIMARE

Red-letter day as mv Mpungu is launched into Lake Victoria
Cape Town Container Terminal has 43% improvement in weekly truck volumes
Moroccan ports prepare for climate change impact
Central Region ports recovery plan in full swing
Durban port productivity and Mauritius cyclone threat force port omissions
Cyclone warning for Mauritius and Reunion
WHARF TALK: Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) – HANG JUN 4017
Tug SVITZER SANTO NIÑO (IMO 9965904) on delivery voyage to Cape Town
Transnet Port Terminals launches programme to boost technical capacity
Lest We Forget. SS Mendi 21 February 1917
Livestock carrier raises a huge stink in Cape Town
EU launches Eunavfor Aspides to safeguard freedom of Red Sea navigation
WHARF TALK: livestock carrier – AL KUWAIT
Loadshedding and logistics constraints, increase cost of doing business in South Africa – Kumba
Houthi’s score a success, force crew to abandon their damaged ship Rubymar
CMA CGM orders 3 Kalmar straddle carriers for SAMR, Port Réunion
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose offshore field support vessel – SKANDI SEVEN
Trade News: Weathernews launches “Berth Waiting Forecast” service
Shipping industry calls for release of Galaxy Leader crew
Smell in the City – livestock carrier to blame
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for January 2024
Islamist terrorists occupy fishing town of Quissanga near Pemba
WHARF TALK: MR1 chemical and product tanker – MARITIME TUNTIGA
Ukraine sinks Russian landing ship Caesar Kunikov in Black Sea
Maputo port intends investing further in rail transport
O porto de Maputo pretende investir mais no transporte ferroviário
IMO: Tanzania – Enhancing maritime security
Germany sends frigate Hessen to join EU mission in Red Sea
Houthi missile strikes a laden crude oil tanker Pollux with Russian oil for India
Boskalis acquisition of ALP receives approval

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 8 October 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

FIRST VIEW:   CMA CGM VALPARAISO

INVITATION TO TENDER: Dock Pontoon – Pontoon Lifter
Transnet Freight Rail CE Sizakele Mzimela resigns
Port of East London commences its first manganese exports
WHARF TALK: Linea Ignazio Messina &C. SpA   Part 1
Unifeeder invests in four new methanol powered ships
In Conversation: Nigeria’s new blue economy ministry could harness marine resources – moving the focus away from oil
Third bunker supplier in Algoa Bay has tanker detained
South Africa has trade balance of R13.3 billion for August 2023
WHARF TALK: Bangladeshi MR1 products tanker BANGLAR AGRADOOT
In Conversation: South Africa has one of the strongest navies in Africa: its strengths and weaknesses
Uncharted Waters: AI’s Impact on Maritime & Shipping – Dryad Global
Richards Bay port unaffected by NCT wood chip fire
Hapag-Lloyd welcomes Berlin Express, largest ship under German flag
AGL commences operations at Malindi’s Zanzibar Multipurpose Terminal
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose carrier BBC NAPLES the multi-purpose carrier BBC NAPLES
Strike at Richards Bay Coal Terminal continues
Mozambique’s ‘secret debt’ of over US$ 500 million cancelled
Ghana acquires multi-purpose environment protection vessel
TRADE NEWS: Port of Kapellskär has Sweden’s first suction mooring
Rudderless Transnet as top executives depart
WHARF TALK: MR1 class product tanker ESSIEN
Devastating fire at Richards Bay NCT Woodchip mill
Decarbonising shipping: UNCTAD calls for bold global action: Part 3
Kenya President Ruto confirms Mombasa port will not be privatised
Transnet’s private sector participation partnership with Mondi
Egypt – Chair of the NATO Military Committee visits: Operation Sea Guardian
Mozambique’s proposed Macuse port back in the news
Air freight of dangerous goods: IATA webinar
Xeneta Update: A turning point for the ocean freight industry? Data reveals first rise in long-term ocean freight rates in a year
Portia Derby steps down as Transnet Group Chief Executive

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 25 March 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

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 March 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

FIRST VIEW:  MURRAY EXPRESS

Mozambique braces for return of Cyclone Freddy
WHARF TALK: Superyacht ODYSSEY
IN CONVERSATION: Ukraine: Russia’s inability to dominate the sea has changed the course of the war
Xeneta Container Update: Week 10 – Reefer spot rates head back to pre-pandemic levels
Coal train on Sena Railway derailment – repairs underway
Port of Cape Town operations under the weather
WHARF TALK: MR2 products tanker HTM WARRIOR
A.P. Moller-Maersk integrates Asia, India and Africa into one region – IMEA
IN CONVERSATION: We now have a treaty governing the high seas. Can it protect the Wild West of the oceans?
Yoram Cohen, founder of Liberian International Ships Registry, dies
ICS welcomes historic breakthrough of UN High Seas Treaty
MSC revises Ingwe Service – Asia to Mauritius to South Africa
WHARF TALK: AMSOL tug SAVE RIVER
IMO welcomes new oceans treaty
NEW BOOKS: Rock Lighthouses of Britain and Ireland
IN CONVERSATION: I dug for evidence of the Rosetta Stone’s ancient Egyptian rebellion –
Cyclone Freddy building its strength again, heading northwest
WHARF TALK: MR2 products tanker PUFFIN PACIFIC
Kenmare’s Moma production of ilmenite and rutile set back by weather
APM Terminals’ Vessel Inspection App relaunched
MSC Istanbul aground in Suez Canal – quickly refloated
Yinson to supply Eni with FPSO Agogo in Angola
Grindrod records successful year on back of strong commodity markets
WHARF TALK: return of the hospital ship AFRICA MERCY
Cyclone Freddy back in Mozambique Channel heading for southern Madagascar
Hapag-Lloyd publishes 2022 annual report and announces forecast for the current financial year
SAECS vessel Mehuin to omit Cape Town call
NEW BOOKS
CEO Johny Smith to leave TransNamib
Somaliland’s Berbera Port Economic Zone opens
Transnet says allocating available capacity to emerging miners is a fair solution

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 24 April 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines

FIRST VIEW:  EUROPA

Positive response for expressions of interest in Port of Richards Bay LNG Terminal
WHARF TALK: Oceanographic research ship METEOR
Long-term container rates plummet on key US to Far East routes: Xeneta container rates update
Gulf of Guinea records 7 piracy incidents in Q1: report
Richards Bay coal exports hit lowest figure in 25 years as exports dwindle – talk of force majeure
WHARF TALK: Floating Storage and Regasification Unit- Karmol LNGT Powership Asia
IN CONVERSATION: Russia-Ukraine crisis highlights Africa’s need to diversify its wheat sources
MAIB: Loss of 34 containers off mv Francisca
Pravin Gordhan visits Durban port – latest flood damage update
WHARF TALK: Very Large Ore Carrier WUGANG HAOYUN
Ever Forward refloated after a comprehensive salvage plan
IN CONVERSATION: Russia-Ukraine crisis poses a serious threat to Egypt – the world’s largest wheat importer
Opposition to the Uganda-Tanzania pipeline grows as insurers & bankers shy away
Feasibility study for Trans-Zambezi railway is viable
Africa & developing countries well-represented at WTO online course
Durban recovering from the floods
WHARF TALK: the barque EUROPA
Eleven crew safe after fishing vessel Silver Snapper sinks off Cape Point
The rehabilitation of Kigomo port on Lake Tanganyika
IN CONVERSATION: Russia-Ukraine conflict could influence Africa’s food supplies
CTF 153: New International Naval Task Force to Enhance Red Sea Security
Congestion at Dar es Salaam forces container diversions to Mombasa
Global trade and development: Impact of the crisis in Ukraine
APM Terminals Apapa unveils digital solutions at port complex
Methane at Sea: Finding the Invisible Climate Killer

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 16 July 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIpS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

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 24 April 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

Front Page:   MAERSK SHEERNESS

Future World: Hydrogen 101: the lowdown on maritime’s fuel of the future
Piracy: Contship New boarded northwest of Sao Tome
UMLOBI – I&J’s flagship and workhorse
Cyclone Jobo 29S heading for Dar es Salaam
Cabo Delgado: Recent seizures show drugs no longer pass through war zone
Hapag-Lloyd & NileDutch deploy additional vessel for Africa South America service
CRUISING: MSC to cruise 2 ships in Saudi waters during 2021/2022 season
IN CONVERSATION: The toll and toil it took to cleave the Suez Canal through the Egyptian desert
ITF confirms Ever Given crew welfare: Egypt cannot hold Suez seafarers hostage
Imperial sells its South American shipping arm
Cabo Delgado: Is Mozambique Safe?
WHARF TALK: Alora, a bulker with a South African connection
Future World: Knud E Hansen design for medium-size LNG gas bunkering tankers
Helicopter firefighters use the Cape Town Harbour for water supply
Tanzania gives green light to mammoth 1445-km oil pipeline to Uganda
WHARF TALK: Helena, successor to a very famous ship
Future World: Crowley’s fully electric tug with autonomous technology
100 Chartered flights between Europe & Africa for Bolloré Logistics
Three STS cranes for DP Terminal at Port of Berbera
Can Durban reclaim its place as the best-performing port in Africa?
WHARF TALK: Baltic Purple: One of a lessening number of reefers
Suez Canal Authority commissions giant new dredger Mohab Mameesh
NSPCA calls for an end to transporting livestock at sea
New Zealand bans livestock exports by sea
Mozambique insurgency: Ships and other craft lie idle at Pemba Bay & Palma, Pt 1
Mozambique insurgency: Ships and other craft lie idle at Pemba Bay & Palma, Pt 2
WHARF TALK: Sonne on an overdue ‘rescue’ mission
Funeral of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
CMF NEWS: French frigate Guépratte makes large drug bust
CMF NEWS: Egypt becomes 34th member nation of the Combined Maritime Forces
Another Antarctic voyage complete for Vasiliy Golovnin
Hapag-Lloyd places huge order for dry and reefer containers
Human Traffickers’ boat capsizes off Djibouti – 42 dead
UECC floats first of three LNG battery hybrid Car Carriers (PCTCs)
BEST welcomes CMA CGM Scandola: The first LNG vessel in the Port of Barcelona

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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

Wednesday’s Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Here are the day’s News Headlines:

First View : BAYHEAD FIRE DAMAGED FREIGHT SHED
China’s first fully automated container terminal port goes ‘live’
India and Japan jockey for position in face of threat from China’s Silk Road
Port of Durban returns to normal as weather moderates
Bolloré Transport & Logistics moves into new headquarters in Cotonou
Titan among containerships is launched
2017 Egyptian grape season opens
HMS Richmond in the Ceremony of the Constable’s Dues at HM Tower of London
PRESS RELEASES: Peace Boat at Nor-Shipping
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : JUPITER

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