Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 9 September 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Durban Container Terminals Piers 1 & 2

Mystery over APM Terminals reported sale of majority share in Luanda container terminal
WHARF TALK: Split bridge superstructure,  Part 2 of MSC BIANCA
Making Africa a renewable energy superpower: UN S-G speaks
Port of Beira to implement new reefer management system
Trans Kalahari Corridor Secretariat opens new offices in Windhoek
Govt issues Lady R executive summary report 
Port of Beira attracts ONE as new shipping carrier
WHARF TALK: Neo-Panamax container vessel MSC BIANCA Part 1
FIT Alliance launches ‘Declaration of the electronic Bill of Lading’
Turkish company Tosyali Holding to export 1.8 million tonnes of iron from Namibe
Surveillance of Russian vessels: A new Defence Minister
No evidence of weapons loaded for export onto Lady R
WHARF TALK: chemical tanker YC AZALEA
HMS Prince of Wales departs Portsmouth
Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZONE) Container Terminal 2 concession awarded to APM Terminals’ SCCT
Seychelles to dredge sand for stockpile replenishment
Trade News: XXL monopile transport system lowers storage and handling costs
Transnet issues financial year end Report: unmodified audit opinion
Transnet financial report 2023 in some detail
WHARF TALK: Handymax bulk carrier VOGE MIA
Durban Dry Dock rehabilitation: Pump station commissioned 
TNPA issues RFP for East London port road widening
MOL Group Launches 1st Warehouse Operation in Africa
Shipping caught up in Gabon coup d’état
HMS Prince of Wales departs Portsmouth
SA Navy back on show with a mini festival
Xeneta Update: Long-term ocean freight rates plunge by more than 60% in year of decline, but changing fortunes appear imminent

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 2 September 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  SALICA FRIGO

Taylor Maritime Investments makes takeover offer for Grindrod Shipping
WHARF TALK: Panamax LR1 product tanker OCTA LUNE
AMSA and PSC: Report shows zero-tolerance approach lifts shipping standards
Nigeria’s Navy Shipyard Limited (NSL) delivers semi-ballistic gunboats 
USS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams returns to Cape Town
Arrests of allegedly corrupt former Transnet bosses a ‘milestone’
Coral Sul delayed by technical hitches, tanker sails from Pemba
WHARF TALK: Green Dolphin 38 eco bulk carrier GOLDEN ISLE
CMA CGM adds second ship to 9-vessel SHAKA 2 service
Gambia’s Department of Fisheries trains second batch of vessel observers
CRUISE NEWS: Fred.Olsen cancels cruises due to lack of demand
Sale of Maerk Container Industry (MCI) to China’s CIMC terminated
Strong half-year results for Grindrod Limited
WHARF TALK: handysize flexi chemical tanker CHEMSTAR IRIS
IMO mission to Malawi: 22-26 August 2022
Transnet says it is committed to amicable wage negotiations: strike on the horizon
NEW BOOKS:
Bolloré Logistics joins the Shippers’ Coalition for Low Carbon Maritime Transport

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 19 January 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: MSC CHLOE
Warmest decade concluded in 2019. Confirmation from Met Office, NASA and NOAA
Gambian Navy intercepts another fishing trawler
Third Ngqura pilot gains his Open Licence
Port of Djibouti looking to develop delayed LNG export terminal
Port of Walvis Bay rolls out red carpet for arrival of MSC Orchestra
Phillip Mainga appointed as Kenya Railways Corporation’s new managing director
Good year for Port Nacala, 16% increase on 2018
Second success for French warship FS Courbet in Arabian Sea
UN invites AIVP to present its 2030 Agenda at WUF10
Neo-Panamax vessels now capable of docking at Tema MPS 3: three berths now available
Tema Port Terminal 3 rolls out more berthing capacity 7 months ahead of schedule
Truckers suffer as Kenyan government increases support for standard gauge railway
South Africa to host SADC Search and Rescue Conference next month
SAMSA aids foreign fishermen stranded in Cape Town
Port of Mombasa has a record year
London Court orders Djibouti to restore container terminal concession to DP World
Companies propel North Sea Port* to another record year
Road and bridge projects to boost East African intra-trade
US$390 million available for modernisation of Mauritania’s Nouakchott Port
New rail destination from the Port of Felixstowe
Damen to hold more Technical Seminars in Nigeria during 2020
Construction of Lamu port halted because of terror attack
Successful sea trial of UK’s aircraft carrier, HMS Prince of Wales: Powered by GE’s propulsion technology
SA Port Statistics for the month of December 2019 are now available here
Tender process opens for Angolan Port Luanda Multi-Purpose Terminal
Hapag-Lloyd to develop and grow presence in Africa; Opens Quality Service Centre in Port Louis
Pilot Murphy retires after four decades of service
Two days in the life of the US Navy  
Sequel to tragedy and medical emergency on board FPSO in transit on Boka Vanguard     
USS Leyte Gulf returns home     
SA Air Force and NSRI called in for medical evacuation of five injured Brazilian seafarers

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 12 January 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: MSC RAVENNA calls at Durban, biggest ever container ship in South Africa 
Front Page 2: MSC ANNAMARIA
Two days in the life of the US Navy
Sequel to tragedy and medical emergency on board FPSO in transit on Boka Vanguard
USS Leyte Gulf returns home
SA Air Force and NSRI called in for medical evacuation of five injured Brazilian seafarers
ExxonMobil Secures Exploration Acreage Offshore Egypt
NSRI rescue mission with a difference
Pirates strike at dredger Ambika 9nm East of Forcados Terminal, 4 dead, 3 kidnapped
Acting Secretary Wolf issues Homeland Security NTAS Bulletin
ClassNK begins publication of ClassNK Technical Journal
South African man who jumps overboard from MSC Orchestra in mid ocean is rescued
US Coast Guard medically evacuates Queen Mary 2 passenger
A new shipbuilding title: Leith-Built Ships: Volume 1 They once were shipbuilders
Douala Container Terminal concession back in limbo: Court annuls concession procedure
Indian Register of Shipping receives major shipping accolades
FMT and Indian Register of Shipping sign MOU on strategic cooperation
US DARPA announces Angler Programme Awards: Contracts to Advance Autonomous Underwater Systems
Pirates attack tanker Happy Lady off Cameroon, kidnap eight seafarers
Shipping sector proposes US$5 billion R&D board to cut emissions
UK Ministry of Defence most memorable pictures of 2019
Another pirate attack on ship in Gulf of Guinea region
Cyclone Calvinia in vicinity of Mauritius
South Africa’s training vessel SA Agulhas sails with an all-female cadet complement
Transaid’s end of year message
Cyclone Alert: Storm system (96S) north-northwest of Mauritius
Warning given of probable mother ship involved in GoG piracy
Keeping up with Forces’ mail over the Festive period
CTF’s HMS Defender seizes shipment of crystal methamphetamine
Pirates attack tanker Istanbul South-West of Brass
Pirates attack off Gabon, ship captain killed, four crew taken hostage
Not forgetting Gough Island
’t was the week before Christmas and US Navy was busy…..
SA ship registry facing continued headwinds: SAMSA
TNPA closes Naval Island and nearby Richards Bay port sites to public
SA to get R5-R8 Billion injection in Search & Rescue capability
SA to miss 1 January target date for legislation on low-sulphur ship fuel
The UK General Election of 12 December
Pirates seize tanker offshore Lomé, abduct all crew except one
SA Port Statistics for the month of November 2019 are now available here
Hard Down! Hard Down! The Life and Times of Captain John Isbester from Shetland. By Captain Jack Isbester
Coastal communities now also ‘fishing for bricks’
Transnet Acting CE’s year-end message to all stakeholders
New UNCTAD report: International trade and the global economy cooling
Commissioning Day for HMS Prince of Wales
Kidnapped crew from JJ Ugland bulker Bonita are released
What Transnet has to say about the deal with Ghana Railways
Cyclone update: Belna 02S tracks along western coast of Madagascar
Talking Points: ExxonMobil pools opinions with DNV GL ahead of IMO 2020
Survey shows most German ships will run on low sulphur fuel
In these waters
NIRAS wins contract to provide National Port Masterplan for Tanzania
TNPA commits to the expansion of the Port of East London
Transnet to collaborate on Ghana Rail revitalisation
Government places Prasa places under administration
Develop Lamu as a transshipment hub and commodity port, says Shipping Council of East Africa
Maersk tightens belt, lays off 200-report
At least 62 lost in boat tragedy off Mauritania
DNV GL grants approval in principal for gas-fuelled 25,000-TEU containership design
ICTSI initiates second phase of Matadi port terminal expansion
Cyclone Updates: Pawan, Ambali and Belna
UN Security Council extends authorisation to curb piracy in Somali waters

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