Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 23 March 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Port of Dar es Salaam

Durban Container Terminal Pier 2 Recovery will take another 3-5 months
WHARF TALK: MR2 products tanker – ZEZE START
Exercise Ibsamar 2024 looks likely later this year
Pirates move Abdullah into Somali territorial waters to avoid rescue attempt
New Indian Navy survey vessel INS Sandhayak
Xeneta Update: How low will spot rates go from Far East into Europe?
WHARF TALK: cable laying ship – ISAAC NEWTON
Port of Namibe staff to receive training in Germany
Funcionários do Porto do Namibe receberão formação na Alemanha
Be my witness: Taiwanese container ship takes out four ship-to-shore cranes
Air Cargo Digitalization Leadership Charter: First Signatories per IATA
WHARF TALK: cable laying vessel – ENDEAVOUR
Ports Regulator of South Africa and B-BBEE Commission Sign MOU
Xeneta Update: Mexico amid ongoing US trade war
In Conversation: Undersea cables for Africa’s internet retrace history and leave digital gaps as they connect continents
Introduction of third-party access to Transnet’s rail network a step closer
WHARF TALK: small gearless bulk carrier – ELECTRAMAR
Pirated ship Ruen and crew freed by Indian Navy
NATO Exercise Dynamic Manta: Mediterranean showcase
GEFO chemical tanker Tosca is a certified industry pioneer
APM Container Freight Station commissioned in Onne, Nigeria
IMO and Madagascar: Duties and obligations of a Flag State
Drama in South Atlantic as yacht sinks, sailors rescued

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 4 February 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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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 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 7 July 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  HELLAS MARGARITA

In Conversation: South Africa supports decarbonisation of shipping industry — in a lukewarm kind of way
IATA latest: Air Cargo demand remains weak in May
Proposed Coral Norte FLNG project in Mozambique nears reality
Cape Town container terminal delays attract surcharge and port omission
Suez Canal Authority’s latest floating dock is delivered
DNV develops new Shore Power class rules for tankers
Dredging to safeguard a Maldive islet
Delay in starting rehabilitation of Mozambique’s EN1 ‘backbone’ highway
Tanzania wants port operations excluded from natural wealth laws
Angola’s Sonangol’s journey towards partial privatization and shifting mission
A jornada da Sonangol de Angola rumo à privatização parcial e mudança de missão
Congestion on SA/Mozambique border leads to lengthy delays
WHARF TALK:  Aframax LR2 product tanker – STELLATA
Angola’s Lobito Atlantic Rail Corridor concession all signed up
Plastic pollution initiatives – Reducing waste across the globe
Give a crane a name! Stockholm sets an example
TFR says it is getting on top of coal line challenges
In Conversation: Protecting Congo’s forests: new timber parks will help fight illegal logging
Aviation safety in Africa: IATA launches programme to improve
WHARF TALK: Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) – FILIPPO BRUNELLESCHI
Tanzanian Govt on benefits arising from partnership with DP World at Port of Dar es Salaam
BW Energy commences production from Gabon’s second Dussafu Hibiscus/Ruche well
Xeneta Update: Long-term ocean freight rates fall again, with almost 50% drop in key pricing benchmark across last three months
TNPA publishes its approved Port Development Framework Plans
WHARF TALK: Cable Ship – TELIRI
Port of Lobito: Testing Singapore-developed maritime single window
Top UN official for Africa calls for added action to stop piracy’s spread
Hong Kong ship recycling Convention: Bangladesh accedes
Mozambique’s Lesson for Senegal: Don’t Let Violence Lead to Lost Opportunities
La leçon du Mozambique pour le Sénégal : Ne laissez pas la violence vous faire perdre des opportunités

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 10 June 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  Port of Richards Bay  & Nord Mississippi

Tema Port Expansion Project, Phase Two set to roll out
NEW BOOK  – Churchill’s Atlantic Convoys: Tenacity & Sacrifice
Angola’s Sonangol signs with China’s CNCEC to build Benguela refinery
Progress on double-tracking the Maputo-Ressano Garcia rail line
IATA: Focus Africa – Strengthening aviation’s economic contribution on the continent
Kongsberg to design & equip two 200BP salvage tugs for Suez Canal Authority
Xeneta Container Update: Panama Canal delays bigger vessels amid fluctuating rates
Sailors’ Society on hand to welcome crew of Heroic Idun
IMO in Togo: Boosting maritime security in Togo
Tanker Seavigour blocks the Suez Canal, quickly moved
Tanzania’s SGR set to roll, with first trial in July
Port of Durban launches new 16-berth tug basin
Workshop on extreme wind disruption in the port of Cape Town
ONE Innovation brings Japanese shipping lines into the BIG league
Nigerian Maritime Workers Union strike against shipping lines last-minute suspension
Don’t regulate shipping in isolation warns INTERCARGO
Foreign navy ships pay visits to South Africa
Saldanha rail corridor reopened after theft of 11 spans of catenary wire
Kenya touts PPP for five of its ports including sections of Mombasa
In Conversation: Les grands projets d’infrastructures ne sont pas une panacée pour le développement industriel : enseignements des modèles du Ghana et du Kenya
In Conversation: Grand infrastructure projects aren’t a magic bullet for industrial development – insights from Ghana and Kenya
Dan Ngakane appointed as AMSOL’s new chief executive
DNV: Biofuels can accelerate shipping industry towards
Transnet concludes roadshows at ports of Durban & Richards Bay
The Global South port security project: UN Committees and the EA-SA-IO region
ILO and IMO chiefs pledge continued support for seafarers
Trans-Africa Railway to link Indian and Atlantic Oceans
RwandAir aims high: Kigali to become air cargo hub
Zambia confirms interest in copperbelt railway connection with CFB

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 4 June 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   COSCO CHANG SHENG

Air Cargo: Demand decline slows in April
WHARF TALK: When the Hunter Becomes the Hunted – SEA SHEPHERD  Part Two
Battle of the Atlantic: 80th commemoration – Port of Liverpool
Seabourn Sojourn completes call at Ghanaian port of Tema
Nigeria releases VLCC Heroic Idun after plea bargain by owners
DP World & Standard Bank partner to expand trade in Africa
WHARF TALK: When the Hunter Becomes the Hunted – SEA SHEPHERD
India and Kenya stage naval exercise off Mombasa
Xeneta Container Update: Long-term ocean freight rates collapse by almost 30% in a month
Algeria to expand ship repair in port of Arzew
Pier One problems are over, promises TPT
WHARF TALK: large LR1 product tanker – NAVE CIELO
In Conversation: China in Africa: Kenya railway study shows investment projects aren’t a one-way street
Opinion Piece: Africa’s slowly expanding cast of LNG players
Article d’opinion: Le casting d’acteurs du GNL en expansion lente en Afrique
Protests close major road routes in Durban and Van Reenen
Runaway coal train collision – negligence or something else?
WHARF TALK: general cargo vessel – BLUE MASTER II
Libyan port attacked by drones, patrol vessels destroyed
IMO:   Mauritius – Strengthening oil spill preparedness plans
Boluda Maritime Corporation renforce son partenariat avec le Togo et l’Afrique de l’Ouest
Boluda Maritime Corporation strengthens its partnership with Togo and West Africa
Constitutional Court orders the extradition of Manuel Chang to the USA
WHARF TALK:two small bespoke tugs – FRANQUE TIDE & IGIRAN TIDE
Europe’s first new-build zero-emission tug on its way
Gibraltar’s Gibdock dockyard: Balaena celebrates first year anniversary
Less containers lost at sea in 2022 – WSC report
TRADE NEWS: Fluent Cargo Makes Route Planning Easy
Women in Maritime: 2024 IMO Gender Equality Award
Sixteen bodies found after Chinese fishing vessel Lu Peng Yuan Yu 028 capsizes

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 10 February 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  WALRUS ACE

Maersk to recruit South African cadets for its global fleet
WHARF TALK: d’Amico Shipping’s MR2 products tanker – HIGH DISCOVERY
Mossel Bay port plans removal of asbestos in buildings
Air cargo 2022 at near pre-pandemic levels: IATA’s Somalia accord
Tanzania’s Port of Mtwara eyes increased container traffic
Agility Report: Key African countries gain ground in 50-country Emerging Markets rankings
WHARF TALK: first reefer of the season – CROWN SAPPHIRE
MSC temporarily suspends rail service between Beira and Zimbabwe
CMA CGM adds new intermodal service to Cabinda Feeder through Pointe Noire
Transnet Port Terminal on the way back, says its steady recovery is continuing
mv Onda: Crew seize ship after Senegal shirks obligations
Russian frigate Admiral Gorshkov to call at Cape Town on Sunday
WHARF TALK: ocean going towing tug – ALP GUARD
MSC enhances West Africa feeder service with call at Conakry
South African citrus exports to Russia increase
TRADE NEWS: Mammoet & P&O Logistics transport prefab luxury villas to Red Sea resort
US Coast Guard & international partners investigating Antarctic marine casualties
Maritime Single Window SWiFT Project: Angola port moves ahead
WHARF TALK: Kuwaiti MR2 products tanker – BUBYAN
Brazil scuttles former aircraft carrier SÃO PAULO
Container demand revival as China reopens and rates stabilize – Container xChange
IN CONVERSATION: Seychelles is becoming overwhelmed by marine plastic – we now know where it comes from
Good tidings for Durban Car Terminal as it exceeds financial year end targets
WHARF TALK: Green Dolphin 38 class bulker – VOGE SOPHIE
Transnet issues successful US$ 1 billion bond at a coupon of 8.25%
Durban port tug availability improves
PIANC Mediterranean Days
TRADE NEWS: Total propulsion control makeover of Silja Europa
UKHO: Withdrawal of Standard Nautical Charts and Thematic Charts Extended beyond 2026
Algeria to become the next member of BRICS?

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 29 January 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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First View: MSC Federica

TRANSNET APPROACHES MARKET FOR LEASE OF DURBAN-JOHANNESBURG CONTAINER CORRIDOR
Cargo ship Jin Tian sinks in sea between Japan and Korea
WHARF TALK: welcome addition to coastal cruises – NORWEGIAN JADE
Cold ironing at Port of Mombasa being assessed by ABL Group
Annual West Africa Obangame Exercise gets underway
Xeneta Container Freight Rates Update: Week 4
Tropical cyclone Cheneso in Mozambique Channel
WHARF TALK: semi-submersible heavy load carrier – ZHEN HUA 33
Cameroon introduces law aimed at Gulf of Guinea combatting piracy
IN CONVERSATION: Nigeria has a coastal litter problem:  it’s time to clean up
MSC and Maersk agree to dissolve their 2M Alliance
Port Maputo records strong growth in 2022
WHARF TALK:  subsea construction & support vessel – SKANDI ACERGY
NSRI involved in medically evacuating patient off cruise ship Azamara Journey
UN Secretary-General and the Ocean Emergency
IN CONVERSATION: Chinese workers on Africa’s infrastructure projects: the link with host political regimes
New milestone as FPSO sails for Senegalese/Mauritania project site
Nouvelle étape alors que le FPSO navigue vers le site du projet sénégalais/mauritanien
RB Logistics opens new logistics warehouse at Clairwood Logistics Park
Minerals Council reacts to social media campaign to stop coal exports through Richards Bay
WHARF TALK: one of the last RMS flagships – ST HELENA
AD Ports expands into Angola with a JV at the Luanda Multipurpose Terminal
Karpowership & MOL raise finance to develop Senegal FRSU
African marine traffic being monitored for invasion of South Asian malaria-carrying mosquito
IATA Manuals: Air cargo, ground handling, and operations – Revised Industry Standards 2023 Edition
At the height of the Durban cruise season
WHARF TALK: A big dredger, no doubt – HAM 318
Durban Bay, a place of beauty, or a cesspool?
Underwater protection – RFA PROTEUS
Denmark launches the world’s first digital ship register
Cape Town Terminal enjoys 8% increase in deciduous fruit volumes
In Conversation: South Africa’s underwater explorers are going deeper to map biodiversity and track climate change in the ocean

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 25 November 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 21 November 2022

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FIRST VIEW:   Zaandam

Transnet concludes evaluation of bids for Corridor slots
U.S. Navy destroyer makes large drug haul in Gulf of Aden
WHARF TALK: Panamax container vessel COSCO IZMIR
IMO’s Secretary-General Kitack Lim commissions new NIMASA headquarters
Xeneta market forecast 2023: Xeneta forecasts falls in freight rates, volumes and demand as storm clouds gather for 2023
SA – Maputo railway to fully reopen on Sunday 27 November 2022
Female cadet and Maersk reached settlement over sexual assault on company ship
WHARF TALK: MR2 tanker in Cape Town STAVANGER POSEIDON
Aviation: Ampaire Flies First Hybrid-Electric Regional Aircraft
Boskalis enjoys strong Q3 and tackles new project in Togo & Benin
African Upstream Activity Trending Higher in 2023: What’s Driving the Increase?
WHARF TALK: 30-year old CNFC reefer SHIP HAI FENG 728
APM Terminals to expand Suez Canal Container Terminal
COP27: Breakthrough on the Global South’s call: Climate-related loss and damage
Final update on Richards Bay railway North Corridor repair
AD Ports acquires logistic provider Noatum for EUR 660 million
Cape St. Lucia Lighthouse – 1906
Cape St Lucia Lighthouse trashing – 2022
SA Port Statistics for the month of September 2022
WHARF TALK: NeoPanamax container ship MSC DESIRÉE
Gazania-1 well off Orange River Mouth shows up dry
CRUISE NEWS: SA cruise season swings into action with arrival of ships
IATA and the Dangerous Good Code
Richards Bay coal line derailment – one BOTH lines reopened

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 24 June 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  CLEAROCEAN MUSTANG

French naval & polar supply ship L’Astrolabe arrives in Durban
WHARF TALK: Sampling and mineral exploration ship THE EXPLORER
Cruise News: Stories from the world of cruising
IN CONVERSATION: World Trade Organization steps back from the brink of irrelevance – but it’s not fixed yet
Zero shipping carbons emissions by 2050 – Gibson Shipbroker report
Emerging technology gives first ever global view of hidden vessels
CRUISE NEWS: A&K Travel Group acquires two gems in Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony
IN CONVERSATION: Alarm bells ring after 15,000 sheep drown as transport ship capsizes in Port of Sudan
Constitutional Court rules in favour of Transnet over pipeline dispute
IATA AGM Day Two – Safe carriage of lithium batteries: Parallels with maritime carriage
New dredger named Estoril arrives for port of Beira
WHARF TALK: Supramax bulk carrier DE SHENG 1
US visit to APM Terminals at the Liberian Free Port of Monrovia
The Future is Here: ESL Shipping to use Neste’s co-processed marine fuel
The Future is Here: First commercial flight using sustainable fuel (SAF)
LNG-powered MSC World Europa completes first set of sea trials
Expansion plans for Durban, Ngqura port terminals welcomed
WHARF TALK: LR1 oil products tanker – LEADER
ICAO Assembly: Need to adopt long term aspirational goal to save aviation
Coral Sul FLNG takes in its first natural gas from offshore northern Mozambique
IN CONVERSATION: What’s driving the surge in South Africa’s fuel price
Latest Service Operation Vessel (SOV), Edda Brint, is named
Oil starts ‘flowing’ along Nacala Rail Corridor to Malawi
High volumes amid signs of recovery in auto industry
WHARF TALK: HMS Bounty of 1788 and the return of the Bounty mutineers 1792
Strengthening Port Security in South Africa: IMO and UK DfT input
WHARF TALK: Maritime News in Brief
IN CONVERSATION: China to adopt genetically modified maize and soy: why it matters for South Africa
MSC makes bid for leading cruise port operator, Global Ports Holdings
BUSA slams government over last week’s road blockades
WTO Ministerial Conference MC12 outcomes: The Geneva Package 12-17 June

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