Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 1 June 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Lily Glory

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
WHARF TALK: cable laying vessel – ILE D’YEU
Greek bulk carrier Laax struck by three Houthi missiles
Bulker newbuilding values at 15-year high
WHARF TALK: another diverted cruise ship – SILVER MOON
Maersk Safari Service: Capacity adjustments necessary because of Red Sea & Durban port productivity issues
EUMETSAT and the AUC signed an agreement to strengthen their cooperation in the field of Earth observation
EUMETSAT et la CUA ont signé un accord visant à renforcer leur coopération dans le domaine de l’observation de la Terre
Spanish mine warfare exercise: NATO group encounters hybrid threats
Multimodal Inland Port Association (MIPA) officially launched during Transport Forum
WHARF TALK: cruise ship – SERENADE OF THE SEAS
Port News and Schedule Advisories
The 2024 Atlantic hurricane season
Ngqura’s harbour master elected as president of African HM Committee
WHARF TALK: Our stagnating container terminals
WHARF TALK: Emirati super yacht support vessels – M2 & ALESUND
Terminal Operator Agreement (TOA) signed for Durban Port liquid bulk facility
Red Sea: IMO condemns illegal and unjustifiable attacks
In Conversation: The world is rushing to Africa to mine critical minerals like lithium – how the continent should deal with the demand
Cargo ship Basilisk and crew liberated from pirates by EUNAVFOR naval ship off Somalia
IMO and the London Protocol: Carbon capture and storage – Madagascar workshop
Transnet Port Terminals focusing on increased volumes
Unpacking risk resilience ahead of the elections
SA Navy’s new hydrographic survey vessel delayed again

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 2 May 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

FIRST VIEW:   Costa Deliziosa

WHARF TALK: Kamsarmax bulk carrier – ODYSSEAS L
Drone attack on diverted MSC Orion in Arabian Sea
Angola confirms intention of linking all three railway corridors
Port State Control Officers: IMO boosting maritime security skills
AD Ports awarded 20-Year concession to operate & upgrade Luanda MPT
AD Ports obtiene una concesión de 20 años para operar y mejorar el MPT de Luanda
WHARF TALK: British Military Sealift vessel – ANVIL POINT
Houthi attacks on Red Sea & GoA ships continue
Beira dredger Macuti returns to Mozambique port
UK MAIB Safety Digest issued
Turkish warship visits Somalia
Port News and Shipping Advisories
UK presents hydrographic award to Nigeria
Nigerian Navy’s second Dearsan OSV launched
Engineers open 10.6-metre deep channel under Baltimore’s collapsed bridge

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Feature: Red Sea Crisis and implications for trade facilitation in Africa

Red Sea crisis and implications for trade facilitation in Africa

The end of 2023 and the first quarter of 2024 are marked by major disruptions to global maritime trade flows as ships entering the Gulf of Aden and sailing
through the Red Sea and the Suez Canal continue to face attacks by Yemen-based Houthis.
This new wave of disruption follows the unprecedented global logistics crunch caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and its fallout in 2020-2022 and the war in Ukraine since 2022. It also compounds the challenges caused by the reduced ship transits in the Panama Canals resulting from the impact of drought on water levels.

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 10 March 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Hellas Margarita

Grindrod grows its headline earnings with operational resilience
Saldanha MPT having a good year, already exceeded YTD volume budget by 6.2%
World Shipping Council speaks out on attack of True Confidence
Port advisories for South African ports
In Conversation: MH370 disappearance 10 years on: can we still find it?
Is Iran planning a naval base at Port Sudan?
Breaking News: Tanker hit by missile off Aden, 2 seafarers killed
WHARF TALK: multipurpose heavylifter – BBC SCANDINAVIA
Vice Admiral Monde Lobese to address poor morale in the SA Navy
Höegh Autoliners receives funding for two ammonia-powered car carriers
Houthi attacks continue as Italian destroyer gets into the action
WHARF TALK: newly spotted box ship – ONE REASSURANCE
IMO statement on the Red Sea crisis and the Rubymar
UNCTAD port training module for Nigerian port officials
West Africa’s GTA LNG project: Arrival of FLNG vessel GIMI – Major milestone reached
Transnet unpacks plans for repositioning ports of Durban & Richards Bay
WHARF TALK: residential cruise ship – THE WORLD
Seafarer lost overboard container ship Santa Cruz near Cape Recife
Houthi’s may have scuttled abandoned British bulker Rubymar
Tunisia commercial port traffic increases 2% in 2023
Transnet given approval to finalise DCT2 contract with ICTSI
DCT Pier 2 is steadily recovering, says TPT
WHARF TALK: Large Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHST) vessel – NORMAND SIRIUS
Transnet says it will deal ‘decisively’ concerning activities at TNPA
CMA CGM given go-ahead to acquire 
SA Navy will hit the high seas this year with ship visits to Russia and Cuba
SA Navy prepared to divorce itself from the Armscor Dockyard – Lobese
Xeneta Update: XSI® records biggest increase in 18 months
Combating harassment and bullying: ICS sets out industry principles
In Conversation: How climate change is messing up the ocean’s biological clock, with unknown long-term consequences
Transnet executive appointments – official announcement

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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 4 February 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

FIRST VIEW:   Iberian Bulker

Reload Logistics acquires Sulphur Bulk Terminal at Richards Bay
MSC enhances service between South Africa and North West Continent (NWC)
Shipping schedule advisories – Durban omit
MSC introduces new Ingonyama feeder service, East London – Ngqura (Coega)
In Conversation: Houthi militant attacks in the Red Sea raise fears of Somali piracy resurgence
Port Regulator’s TNPA Port tariff decision
WHARF TALK: Fred Olsen Line cruise ship BOLETTE
Port of Nacala establishes own record in cargo handling
Yet another merchant vessel attacked in the Red Sea
Xeneta: Impact of Red Sea crisis more rapid than Covid-19
TPT says improvements are happening at Cape Town Container Terminal
WHARF TALK: MR1 class multifunctional product and chemical tanker TIVY GOLD
Ramaphosa to officiate at SA’s AfCFTA launch at Durban port
In Conversation: Somaliland has been pursuing independence for 33 years. Expert explains the impact of the latest deal with Ethiopia
Djibouti, Red Sea Area: IMO maritime security training support
Indian Navy ship rescues 19 Pakistani sailors from pirates
15,000-TEU LNG-powered container ship calls at Lekki
Wharf Talk: Coast of cruisers and floating workhorses
WHARF TALK: cable vessel DECISIVE
$70 million Djibouti port expansion completed
UNCTAD raises alarm on global trade disruptions
ICS Publishes 2023/24 Shipping Industry Flag State Performance Table
Maersk names first methanol-enabled container ship Ane Maersk
IATA & ACAO: Global Standards for Dangerous Goods Shipments by Air
Coal: RBCT hits record low last seen in 1992
WHARF TALK: handysize chemical tanker CAIFU CHAO
Saharan dust reaches the Canary Islands and Cabo Verde
Queen Mary 2 and MSC Poesia visit Walvis Bay on same day
Container ship Karoline debuts at Lüderitz Port
Defence committees provide recommendations to SA defence sector after German study tour
TNPA’s Pepi Silinga takes voluntary leave of absence
SAECS South Africa-Europe schedule updates
Trade News: A maritime simulation training centre for South Africa
Derailment closes railway from South Africa to Port Maputo
In Conversation: Uganda will soon be exporting oil: an energy economist outlines 3 keys to success
Transnet Recovery Diary 25 January 2024
Transnet reacts to allegations against TNPA chief executive Pepi Silinga
Maputo port concession extended to 2058 – R38 billion additional investment

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 21 January 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

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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