Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 16 October 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  CMA CGM ZANZIBAR

WHARF TALK: LR1 Panamax products tanker CORAL GULF
TRANSNET STRIKE: Transnet tables latest offer
IN CONVERSATION: Slavery has not disappeared – it’s just moved offshore
Xeneta Rates Report, Week 41: Contracts to obtain better ocean freight rates value
Maritime Sector under the spotlight: IMO World Maritime Day Parallel Event Day 2, October 13
Cable theft’ & vandalism on Transnet property reaches unprecedented levels
WHARF TALK: Norwegian krill trawler ANTARCTIC ENDURANCE
Sale of Grindrod Shipping a step closer
HMS Montrose nabs another drug smuggler at sea
IN CONVERSATION: The 5 biggest threats to West Africa’s oceans – and what to do about them
Maritime Sector under the spotlight: IMO World Maritime Day Parallel Event
Port Strike: Unions reject Transnet’s latest offer
WHARF TALK: general purpose tanker MH LANGOEY
Red Sea Jeddah port to deepen and add new berths
Did You Know? Red Sea
NSRI Gueberha evacuates seafarer from deepsea bulker
International: Boskalis to upgrade Europa Terminal in port of Antwerp
STRIKE NEWS: Kumba stands to lose 120,000 tonnes of iron ore exports per day
WHARF TALK: new coastal tanker? MAERSK CALLAO
Positive expressions of interest in Transnet’s Renewable Energy RFI
Walvis Bay records several important bulk shipments through port
Air cargo demand shows resilience: IATA data
Indian coastal sailing vessel sinks off Maldives – 76 dead in Nigerian boat tragedy
STRIKE ACTION: Full effect of worker stayaway expected from today
WHARF TALK: platform supply vessel LAYLA
STRIKE ACTION: Santa Cruz & Santa Teresa service update
SAECS update: MOL Proficiency returns to service
IN CONVERSATION: Fishers and environmental activists express concern over proposed drilling off SA’s West Coast
Container ship TSS Pearl on fire in Red Sea – crew safely evacuated
Joining forces for sustainable maritime development: IMO and The Commonwealth Secretariat
VIDEO: Bridge across Kerch Strait between Russia & Crimea damaged by explosion [repeat]
Annual World Maritime Day Parallel Event (WMDPE) [repeat]

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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 February 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:    KAPTAN ARIF BAYRAKTAR

Cyclone Batsirai on course to strike Madagascar
Mauritian tanker Tresta Star goes aground off Reunion during height of Cyclone Batsirai
FPSO Trinity Spirit explosion, followed by fire then sinking
WHARF TALK: container ship – COSCO ASHDOD
Oil spill in Peruvian waters
SHIP REPAIR: Southeast Asia’s ship repair threatened by strict Covid measures
DP World to work with Angolan govt to develop country’s logistics sector
WHARF TALK: bulker bunkering at Mother City – SEA VIRYA
Warning to KZN: Cyclone Ana highlights climate risks faced by vulnerable populations
Cyclone Batsirai batters Mauritius, next stop Madagascar
‘Fundamentalist’ Gwede Mantashe sticks to his guns, promises a lot of coal generation by 2030″
A Saharan dust storm: Location: Atlantic Ocean
WHARF TALK: Mossel Bay workhorse – LEWEK HARRIER
Dar es Salaam: Striving to become the regional port of choice
Tropical Cyclone Batsirai bears toward Madagascar, threatens Mauritius and Reunion
TotalEnergies wants to resume gas liquefaction project this year
HMS Montrose strikes again – more drugs discovered in stateless fishing vessel
South African Port Statistics for the Calendar Year 2021
SAMSA to lift moratorium on bunkering in Algoa Bay on 1 April
WHARF TALK: chartered container ship – PARIS II
IALA is on its way to Intergovernmental status
World’s biggest Wonder of the Seas delivered to Royal Caribbean
FLNG Coral Sul arrives on station in northern Mozambique
SA AGULHAS II to set off in search of Shackleton’s Endurance
A.P. Moller-Maersk shares millions of weather observations: An aid to climate science
WHARF TALK:  the letter D stands for….. – TS DELTA
IMO’s Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction (SDC 8) meets
New cyclone, Batsirai, heads for central Madagascar
Richard Ibwima appointed as new Operations Executive at Namport
APM Terminals investment in Apapa passes the US$ 400 million mark
New Transaid driver training project: CILT Ghana to support
Fires out on board NS Qingdao, ship moves to Saldanha Bay

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 30 January 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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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 28 March 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page:  ATHINA

EVER GIVEN: Statement from IMO Secretary General Kitack
SUEZ CRISIS – Situation remains unchanged on Sunday morning
Prioritised vaccinations for aircrew and seafarers: ICAO joins UN call
Drama in Palma as jihadists overrun town
SUEZ CANAL REMAINS BLOCKED BY EVER GIVEN – May have to remove containers
Vaccination for Seafarers and Shipping Companies: A Practical Guide
REFLECTIONS: Pacific Legend, one of the world’s largest platform supply vessels
Norway gives go-ahead for the Stad Ship Tunnel
TRADE NEWS: ClassNK issues AiP for design of methanol dual-fueled tanker
SA Navy’s new Multi Mission Inshore Patrol Vessel P1571 makes an appearance
MOZAMBIQUE INSURGENCY: Palma under attack, may have fallen
French Navy nabs ship off Gulf of Guinea smuggling drugs
Al SAFA: Cape Town’s other bunker tanker
SAIMI: Youth encouraged to dream big and dive in
A Tale of Two Tankers: Bow Sun & Victorious
UK Consultation into Polar Code begins
Giant Evergreen container ships Ever Given goes aground and blocks Suez Canal
Cape Acacia becomes latest and largest addition to the South African Register
James Fisher Subtech is launched, consolidates subsea offering
REFLECTIONS: Multipurpose offshore vessel Telford 30
HMS Montrose makes another drug strike in Arabian Sea
The ITF Seafarers’ Survey for March 2021
Snakes or Ladders: Boarding and Landing of Marine Pilots
REFLECTIONS: Mamola Serenity’s extended stay in Cape Town
WHARF TALK: Cape Town Ships Today
A message from IMO Secretary-General:
COVID-19 crew change crisis still a challenge
WHARF TALK: South Africa looks to Karpowerships for energy relief
NEW BOOKS: The Battle of the Atlantic
Danish frigate to head for Gulf of Guinea
Walvis Bay-bound train derails, travelling too fast, say reports
NSPCA says it is appalled at yet another livestock vessel causing animals to suffer
WTO Director-General concludes successful official visit to Nigeria

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 25 October 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: CAPTAIN HADDOCK

ICS & OCIMF Launch New Emergency Guide for Masters
Global trade shows frail recovery in third quarter, but outlook remains uncertain
Coega Development Corp extends its operations beyond South Africa
Tanzania sources new SGR trains from South Korea
Fourteen navies take part in Gulf of Guinea Grand African Nemo exercise
Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) makes biggest meths drug bust in Arabian Sea
Ford leads the way as South Africa’s top auto exporter for September
Did anyone see something suspicious? — call for help after pipeline spill
Coega aquaculture projects set to create 900 jobs
NSPCA responds to High Court decision on live sheep export from East London
Pipeline theft contaminates uMbilo river and Durban harbour
Maersk to take over the Safmarine baton for Lawhill Maritime Centre
South African stone fruit forecast looking positive
Bright outlook at Gibdock as bookings remain solid
SA Agulhas II arrives off Gough Island on rescue mission
New twist to Mozambqiue conflict as terrorists ‘invade’ Tanzania
Construction of Lekki port main quay gets underway
Over half the total ocean container cargo now on single data platform
Freight crime in South African supply chains
Mental health awareness training
Maldives fisheries and maritime broadband services:Enabled with Inmarsat and Cobham SATCOM Fleet One
WHARF TALK: Durban Port Bulletin News
WHARF TALK: Durban Volume & Vessel Call Performance
WHARF TALK: Small vessel sinks in Walvis Bay harbour
WHARF TALK: Namport reaches out to community with donation of beds
Ten years jailtime for stealing fuel from Transnet pipeline
IN CONVERSATION: Climate research is critical in Africa: how to make it more visible
WHARF TALK: Placenames Along the Coast: St Helena Bay
SA Cruising: When will MSC Orchestra set sail?
MSC Opera cruise season in Africa cancelled
Piracy: ships boarded off Malabo and Lome, one seafarer kidnapped

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 1 March 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: DITLEV REEFER
Brazilian Navy patrol ship Amazonas visits Walvis Bay on short visit
APMT West Africa Container Terminal orders 20 RTGs from Konecranes
Cable Restorer takes on list overnight in Simon’s Town
South African Port Statistics for the Calendar Year 2019
Nigeria takes delivery of two Special Mission Vessels to fight piracy
Our Wide World: US Coast Guard rescue from mv Golden Ray
US Navy at work
Dredging of Takoradi’s Harbour basin gets underway
dti planning on taking equity in South Africa’s SEZs
Transnet responds to industry criticism and places equipment orders for port terminals
NSPCA goes to High Court to stop the export of livestock to Kuwait
French research ship Marian Dufresne returns to Durban from ACCLIMATE 2 oceanographic mission
Spotlight on investment in transport infrastructure at Maputo conference
Biofouling or Ballast Water: which spreads the most non-native flora & fauna?
Port of Ngqura Liquid Bulk Terminal placed on hold: Lack of interest cited
Pointe Noire’s Congo Terminal infrastructure officially inaugurated
MSC awarded new DNV GL container ship fire safety notation
Record maize crop forecast with strong export opportunities
Total orders eight LNG carriers for Mozambique gas project
APM Terminals boost for West Africa Container Terminal (WACT), Onne
SA Government extends the West Coast Rock Lobster season
DOF Subsea announces two African contract awards
Damen Shipyards Sharjah lays keel for Nigerian Navy landing craft
DEME Group backhoe dredger Pinnochio completes La Reunion contract, leaves island
Transnet diesel thieves caught in the act
Denmark and Cameroon explore co-operation in maritime affairs
Takoradi to pilot single window ICUMS system from Friday 21 February
State Department advises US citizens against cruising to Asia
Seafarers facing unprecedented challenges during the coronavirus outbreak
HMS Montrose makes another major drug bust at sea

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 27 October 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: SANTA CLARA
Global Initiative for West, Central and Southern Africa (GI WACAF): Cape Town hosts the 8th Regional Conference 28-31 October
Cruise Season 2019/20 sets sail at SA ports
It’s ‘Business Unusual’ as SA maritime sector investment grows, but jobs creation flops
Chinese firm given ultimatum over construction of Bagamoyo port
Russia, African countries agree on cooperation
Kenyan SGR ‘Railway to Nowhere’
Viking Glory promises to be most climate-smart cruise ship ever
NSRI Port Elizabeth stays busy with ship medivacs
Transport Minister Mbalula says legislation on course for IMO 2020
The Gambia intercepts 38 containers of illegal timber at Banjul Wharf
Alarm over conditions on livestock carrier at East London
River shipping recommences on White Nile between Sudan & South Sudan
Royal Boskalis Westminster wins dredging contract in Maldives
Port statistics for the month of September are now available here
Damen patrol vessels for Homeland Integrated Offshore Services arrive in Nigeria
Japan may send naval ships to patrol in western Indian Ocean
Tanzania & Zambia agree to review troubled TAZARA Act
South African 2019/20 cruise season is underway
Guest Article: The maritime economy has immense potential to rev up the economy and stimulate job creation
Kenya Ports Authority looks at providing shore power to ships in Mombasa & Lamu
South African President Ramaphosa attends Russia-Africa Summit
Regarding Brexit, what next?
Kenya opens Phase 2 of the Mombasa-inland Standard Gauge Railway
Walvis Bay Waterfront and Marina development plans taking shape
Gulf of Guinea remains IMB piracy hot spot
Earth from Space: The Korean Peninsula
HMS Montrose seizes 170kg of illegal drugs from dhow in Arabian Sea

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 28 July 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Cover: ANDALUCIA STAR
HMS Montrose escorts two ships through Strait of Hormuz
DG aims at putting PRASA back on track
In these waters 1: West Africa. US Navy chief visits Ghana; the Ghana Navy at 60
In these waters 2: US Fifth Fleet operations NW Indian Ocean
Cameroon Port of Douala takes delivery of IHC Beaver 50 cutter suction dredger
Cheap to operate electronic device brought down Iranian drone
British LPG tanker escorted safely through Strait of Hormuz
CMF naval forces working together to counter piracy
Welcome the Whales Festival for Ilha de Moçambique this weekend
Green light for East London’s Latimer’s Landing redevelopment
AMSOL becomes a finalist in 2019 Gender Mainstreaming Awards
SAIMI and FADI empower subsistence fishers
Damen delivers another two FCS 3307 patrol boats to Nigeria
Trade & Industry Minister Patel meets with Business Leadership
Britain’s response to Iran’s seizure of tanker Stena Impero
TPT inland terminal performs with over 100,000 tonnes of export chrome
Grindrod recovers 20 locomotives from Sierra Leone
Vesconite opens new office in New Zealand
Annual Sea Sunday service in Port of Durban on 28 July
Eni commences the fitting out ofits Mozambique-bound FNLG, Coral Sul
Operation ATALANTA: EU NAVFOR welcomes ESPS CANARIAS
Rovos Rail opening up cross Africa rail travel Dar to Lobito
Seadrill’s West Gemini drillship to operate ultra-deep off West Africa
Deepsea Stavanger to return for more drilling off SA’s southern Cape coast
UK-flag tanker STENA IMPERO seized by Iran – UPDATED: Iran confirms seizure, flies Iranian flag in defiance 

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 14 July 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Always something new out of Africa

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MV Grace 1, more…
NATO port visit: Exercise Sea Breeze 2019
Transnet suspends workers at Port of Ngqura over go-slows
Obituary: Captain Eric Bismeyer
USNS Carson City’s deployment to Africa
Ambitious targets to cut shipping emissions
British warship warns off Iranian gunboats in Strait of Hormuz
Jihadist attack in northern Mozambique leaves seven dead
Next Steps for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)
Saga Cruises Spirit of Discovery is named
Orolia & Radio Holland to provide first VDR for inland shipping
SA Ports hit by labour go-slows
Opposition raised over handing of Mombasa 2nd Container Terminal to MSC-KNSL
President Kenyatta sees off 40 trainee seafarers to join MSC ships worldwide
African Free Trade Area: an OAU dream fulfilled
Kenya rebuilding its fishing industry
Mozambique’s Rovuma Basin faces significant investments
Baltic Sea turns into the world’s first broadband sea
Babcock awarded De Beers Marine design contract for mv !Gariep
Grace 1 confirmed to be carrying full load of crude oil
USNS Carson City to join Africa Partnership Station in Guinea
Walvis Bay vehicle imports continue to increase
Boost for Blue Economy as Pres Kenyatta commissions Bandari Maritime Academy
SAMSA to investigate Algoa Bay oil spill
Mocamedes Railway anticipates increase in traffic with pig-iron exports
Iran kicks back and threatens British shipping in the Gulf
Detention of supertanker Grace 1
Celebrations at Slangkoppunt Lighthouse reaches its centenary

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