Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 6 July 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Durban Bay on a Saturday morning

Port of Tema: MPS installs latest simulator facility at Tema port
In Conversation: The story of how Swahili became Africa’s most spoken language
Angola’s Port of Luanda honoured by ESQR award
In Conversation: Shell didn’t consult communities properly about mining the Wild Coast – but how much legal protection do South Africans have?
Port Advisories and general shipping news
WHARF TALK: MR2 products tanker – YASA SEAGULL
SEIA reports highlight DP World’s socio-economic benefits for Nigeria and South Africa
Japanese Navy ships Cape Town visit – Public Public Visiting times
Maersk boss speaks of ‘massive impact’ of Red Sea attacks on global supply chains
WHARF TALK: MR2 products tanker – NORD VICTORIOUS
Marsa Maroc to operate Eastern Container Terminal at port of Nador West Med (NWM)
RFA concerned about ‘new brooms sweeping clean’ at cabinet level
Hapag-Lloyd terminal division rebranded as Hanseatic Global Terminals
Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force ships visiting Cape Town
WHARF TALK: MR2 products tanker – CL EMILY BRONTE
Great Fish Point Lighthouse turns 126 years today – World Marine ATON Day
ICS launches Global Health Emergency Guide, First Edition
Policy to boost African maritime security announced
Mombasa: Maritime security training on control and compliance
Comoros outlines National Action Plan to strengthen oil spill response
WHARF TALK: three-funnel passenger liner – CAP POLONIO
MOL to improve logistics presence in South-East Africa, taking stake in Alistair Group
SAS Amatola visit to Russia cancelled – defects and lack of maintenance cited
Beira port reacts, says record container volumes are being achieved this year
O porto da Beira reage e diz que volumes recordes de contentores estão a ser alcançados este ano
Port of Dar es Salaam hosts its largest containership, MSC ADU V
IMO Maritime Single Window: Port of Abidjan, Cȏte d’Ivoire
Kenmare names two new dredgers for new Moma mine site

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 7 June 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Wild Cosmos

Port & Shipping News and Advisories
Saudi Arabia takes 92-year Saudi Logistics City lease in Djibouti Free Zone
Ain Sokhna port new container terminal to open in 2025
WHARF TALK: MR2 class product tanker – DEE4 NERIUM
Crime doesn’t pay – 49 years for TFR cable theft
Latest newbuild ONE Recommendation makes maiden call at Durban
World Bank publishes Port Rankings for 2023 – poor showing by SA ports
WHARF TALK: anchor handling & oceangoing tug – ALP DEFENDER
Wind Propulsion Technology: Opportunities and challenges – Low Carbon GIA Roundtable explores
Port congestion, increased freight rates, Red Sea diversions and vessel blankings
Adani Ports signs 30-year concession to operate Dar es Salaam Container Terminal 2
WHARF TALK: Security Guard Mother Ship – MARKAB
DP World & Mawani commence work on Jeddah port logistics park
Containers lost at sea: WSC welcomes new IMO regulations
TNPA appoints Amulet/LTM Energy Groups Consortium as preferred bidder for Richards Bay solar plant
First South African citrus fruit arrives in Philadelphia this week
WHARF TALK: MR2 class products tanker – ORIENTAL DIAMOND
Operation ATALANTA conducts first ever multi-agency exercise with Kenya
Nigeria’s Lekki Port acquires two additional harbour tugs
CTF 150’s HMS Diamond intercepts 2.4 tonnes of hashish in Arabian Sea
Hapag-Lloyd resumes sea service to Ukraine
Positive cruise season spells future growth for SA tourism market
Xeneta: Ocean freight container shipping market set to surpass Red Sea crisis peak and hit levels not seen since Covid-19 pandemic
ITF includes Gabon and Eswatini as Flags of Convenience
Greek bulk carrier Laax struck by three Houthi missiles
Bulker newbuilding values at 15-year high

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 11 May 2024

Africa PORTS & sHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Maersk Stadelhorn

Namport’s Walvis Bay to have Africa’s first hydrogen-fuelled workboat
WHARF TALK: Hapag-Lloyd cruise ship – EUROPA
Incat Crowther to construct supply vessel for Senegalese operator
Somali pirates strike again taking another Iranian fishing vessel
SA auto sector highlights South Africa as an investment destination
WHARF TALK: passenger vessel – CRYSTAL SERENITY
Hapag-Lloyd & IKEA join forces to decarbonise container shipments from Asia
MSC Cruises places orders for two enviro-advanced World ships
IMO biofouling project: Biodiversity threat extended
Taylor Smith Shipyard and Nouum Engineering to cooperate in Mauritius
WHARF TALK: LPG/Ethylene tanker – NAVIGATOR PLUTO
New Multimodal Inland Port Association to lead logistics transformation in Southern Africa
Maersk adds capacity to compensate for Red Sea situation
Port News and Advisories
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose heavylift vessel – INDUSTRIAL SKIPPER
MSC makes successful offer to buy Norwegian Gram Car Carriers
Nigerian Navy rescues hundreds of passengers from sinking boat
IMO’s Legal Committee
African Maritime Forces Summit, Naval Infantry Leaders Symposium-Africa held in Ghana
Introduction of extra trains sees road truck congestion reduced at Richards Bay
Focus on the Port of Tanga
Xeneta Update: Long term rates edge up globally as Red Sea conflict continues to cast uncertainty across the market

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 19-20 April 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Resilient Lady

SA Port Statistics for March 2024
WHARF TALK: luxury motor yacht – PARAFFIN
Senegal’s third & final offshore patrol vessel, Cayor, is delivered
Clearing the Baltimore Bridge wreck: now the legal issues surface
International Maritime Bureau: Concern raised on continued piracy
Analysis: South Africa’s national security priorities in question amidst troop deployment, naval visits
WHARF TALK: small Handysize products tanker – ALPHA
Hapag-Lloyd and Seaspan to retrofit five vessels to methanol propulsion
The Marrakesh Agreement: WTO at 30
In Conversation: Rogue waves in the ocean are much more common than anyone suspected, says new study
Indian Navy carries out first drug interdiction as CMF member
WHARF TALK: The Queens at the Cape
MV Abdullah released by Somali pirates, apparently after ransom paid
Escalating Middle East Tensions Trigger Projected Surge in War Risk Premiums and Freight Rates
IAPH speaks out on seizure of MSC Aries by Iran

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 11 February 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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First View: Queen Mary 2 in Durban

Preparations for the removal of the wreck Elke M underway
TRADE NEWS: Can a single maritime AI research project cut 1% of total global emissions?
In Conversation: Somaliland-Ethiopia port deal: international opposition flags complex Red Sea politics
Ivanhoe Mines to bring 240,000 tonnes of annual export capacity along Lobito Corridor
Give us more time, Transnet’s acting CEO tells government
WHARF TALK: Roll-On, Roll-Off vessel – HARTLAND POINT
CENTCOM report of 6 February attacks on Red Sea shipping
Cape Town Container Terminal reducing backlog – Transnet
South African Port Statistics for the Calendar Year 2023
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose heavylift cargo vessel BBC RAINBOW
Transnet sees some improvement on North (Richards Bay) Corridor
Red Sea maritime situation worsens
Tender issued for Inhaca Island jetty
IMO S-G’s fresh maritime agenda
Hapag-Lloyd weighs in with a weekly ‘Citrus loader’
Maritime Single Window – advancing digitalization in shipping
Reload Logistics acquires Sulphur Bulk Terminal at Richards Bay

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 21 January 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   FINNCANOPUS

TFR returns Richards Bay coal line to service
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for December 2023
US CENTCOM strikes more Houthi weapon sites: US bulk carrier bombed by drone
A NEW BOOK: Brief Atlas of the Lighthouses
In Conversation: Ethiopia’s deal with Somaliland upends regional dynamics, risking strife across the Horn of Africa
Cyclone Belal hits La Réunion and Mauritius
Elke M salvage operation update
Transnet Freight Rail ‘fast-tracking’ repairs on KZN coal export line
WHARF TALK: Spirit on Mighty Servant 3
Transnet Recovery Diary 17 January 2024
Tanzania Ports Authority revives plans for container port at Bagamoyo
DCT Terminal 2 reducing the backlog
In Conversation: Suez Canal is not the only ‘choke point’ that threatens to disrupt global supply chains
Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd are teaming up with an operational cooperation
Port Maputo tops 31 million tonnes throughput, 16% up on previous year
WHARF TALK: laden Supramax bulk carrier SPAR CORVUS
TNPA to appoint panel to help close operational gaps at port terminals
Tanzania bans Kenya Airways in tit-for-tat
IMO and an Onshore Power Supply package: Now available for port stakeholders
Transnet Recovery Diary 16 January 2024
Trade News: CIMC Raffles picks TMC for Havfram Wind’s WTIVs
Two coal trains collide outside Richards Bay causing derailment
WHARF TALK: Antarctic Krill fishing vessel ANTARCTIC SEA
Breaking News: Houthi missile strikes US merchant ship
Tensions rise over Ethiopia’s sea access deal with Somaliland
In Conversation: Ethiopia’s quest for access to the sea: success rests on good relations with its neighbours
Transnet Recovery Diary 12 January 2024
Degrading rebel group Houthi’s capabilities
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose heavylift vessel CPC CAROLINA
SAMSA Update: Elke M casualty, St Francis Bay
Red Sea: UN Security Council Resolution 2722 (2024) Statement by IMO S-G
World’s largest semi-submersible crane vessel calls at Walvis Bay
SAECS advisory – SANTA ISABEL to omit Cape Town call
IMO improving Polar Code training: Key recommendations proposed
In Conversation: Houthi rebel Red Sea attacks and the threat of escalation and supply chain chaos are a major headache – and not just for the west
Transnet Recovery Diary 12 January 2024
US and UK missile strikes could signal the ‘beginning of the endgame’ in the Red Sea crisis
US and UK military launch attacks against Houthi bases
Transnet Recovery Diary 11 January 2024
Vopak Terminal Durban and TPL consortium awarded LNG Terminal concession at Richards Bay port
Transnet Recovery Diary 10 January 2024
Removal of pollutants from grounded fishing vessel Elke M begins
Houthis make largest overnight attack on naval and commercial ships in Red Sea
Richards Bay conveyor belt returns to service
Airfreight: Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services adds Casablanca
DNV: Maritime decarbonization efforts propelled as orders for alternative-fueled vessels grow
Transnet Recovery Diary 9 January 2024
Transnet Recovery Diary 8 January 2024
NATO’s Operation Sea Guardian (OSG)
Attacks on shipping: UN Security Council briefed
Maersk reverses course, heads around the Cape
Transaid looks back on a silver year
Fishing vessel Elke M aground near Cape St Francis, crew safe UPDATED
WSC, ICS & BIMCO speak out about Red Sea crisis
US and allies issue warning to Houthis over shipping in Red Sea
Transnet Recovery Diary 4 January 2024
IMO S-G addresses UN
Transnet Recovery Diary 3 January 2024
Cyclone Alvaro, First of the ‘Season’ – Madagascan waters  
S-G IMO’s New Year message

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 21 October 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Bariloche

NEWS FLASH – Tau Morwe appointed acting head of SAMSA, and confirmation of Sobantu Tilayi’s reinstatement as COO
Power outages impacting Richards Bay port operations
WHARF TALK: MR2 product tanker – WHITE PEACH
Vessel catches fire and burns out in Liberia’s Buchanan port
Heavy sentences for two rail equipment thieves
MOL confirms introduction of Starlink into more than 200 ships in its fleet
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for September 2023
WHARF TALK: handy size bulk carrier – UNITY LIGHT
AGL wins bid to manage and operate Lobito port terminals
AGL vence concurso para gerir e operar terminais portuários do Lobito
“Procurement challenges” and “lack of capacity” keep SA Navy in harbour
US$ 290 million expansion & modernisation promised for Beira port
WHARF TALK: MR1 product tanker – CR TETHYS
Happy Birthday for Green Point Lighthouse KZN as it marks 118 years of service
EXMAR’s two newbuild gas tankers will have ammonia dual-fuel engines
In Conversation: Nigeria wants to revamp its railway network. Four things it needs to do to succeed
Transnet seeks proposals for Maydon Wharf citrus terminal
Transnet Board completes turnaround plan – now it’s over to DPE
WHARF TALK: Panamax gearless bulk carrier – SHI DAI 10
Breaking the back of the coal theft syndicates
Operational delays – SAECS service updates
IMO and West Africa: Implementing oil pollution, liability and compensation measures
Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd to provide Starlink to their fleets
Grindrod donates 177 bicycles to schools in Mozambique
Transnet and eThekwini Municipality take next step on developmental projects
In Conversation: New treaty to protect the world’s oceans may hurt vulnerable African fisheries
Standing NATO Maritime Group 2: Reintegrating in eastern Med

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 8 October 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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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 21 September 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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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 2 September 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   MSC YASHI B

TNPA reaches out to Port Elizabeth NSRI with donation of equipment
WHARF TALK: MR2 product tanker TORM ASLAUG
In Conversation: Landlocked Ethiopia wants better sea access: a port deal with neighbours could benefit the region
Transnet Board – Our view on the latest changes
Eco Atlantic moving ahead with two-well campaign offshore Orange River mouth
Rail services between South Africa and Maputo to be expanded for chrome & ferrochrome
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose heavylift vessel ATLANTIC
Angola’s Southern Moçâmedes Corridor moves 600,000 tons in 2023 H1
O Corredor Sul de Moçâmedes de Angola movimenta 600.000 toneladas no primeiro semestre de 2023
SAECS/SRX update – vessel Mehuin to omit Port of Cape Town
P&O Britannia cruise ship collides with second ship during storm
Port of Richards Bay to upgrade Bayvue Railyard
WHARF TALK: Neo Panamax container vessel SANTA ISABEL
Banjul port expansion and Sanyang Deep Seaport development approved
ONE overtakes Evergreen into sixth position
Ghana’s Transaid road safety project: London to Paris sponsored Cycle Challenge
In Malawi truck drivers are taught about human risks of trafficking
TFR Outcomes-Based security teams make important crime busts
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose heavylift carrier TIDE NAVIGATOR
INTERCARGO warns on liquefaction
Grindrod posts positive half-year results
DP World 2023 announces H1 results
Cornelder de Moçambique, Beira port puts down new container markers
Xeneta Update: Latest data is ‘a wake-up call’ for shippers
Mercy Ship’s Global Mercy arrives in Freetown, Sierra Leone
TFR update: All three lines at Hercules outside Pretoria reopened
SAECS service rotation update

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