Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 18 May 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Bow Capricorn

WHARF TALK: MR2 products tanker – TORM HELVIG
Dali had two electrical failures minutes before colliding with Baltimore Bridge – preliminary NTSB Report
The IMO Maritime Safety Committee: London this week and next
The Future is Now: Maris Fiducia teams up with HAV & Norwegian
Namport handles 8 million tonnes of cargo, its highest yet
WHARF TALK: diving support vessel – TRAPICHE EMERALD
Construction of a multipurpose vessel for Cape Town port commences
NEW BOOK:  Remembering the Queen Mary
Xeneta Update: Congestion at Mediterranean ports is unintended consequence of Red Sea diversions
Cabo Delgado Special Report: Big rise in insurgent activity in past month
WHARF TALK: anchor handling, tug, and supply vessel – AHTS ADVENTUROUS
USS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams (ESB 4) goes aground off Libreville, Gabon
2024 International Day for Women in Maritime
West Africa Container Terminal (WACT) swaps diesel for solar
CMA CGM strengthens its Africa services with India and the Middle East
WHARF TALK: Super yacht – OPERA
Graduation ceremony for Transnet employees
13th iteration of Exercise Obangame Express underway
Tunisian Port Authority to use Kongsberg thrusters on six stern-drive tugs
Pirate attack in Gulf of Aden 
Shipping and the Environment: A Guide to Environmental Compliance
In Conversation: US-Africa trade deal turns 25 next year: Agoa’s winners, losers and what should come next
Salalah offers a multimodal alternative to Red Sea route
Trade News: Drydocks World unveils major propeller repair enhancements

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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 10 March 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

FIRST VIEW:  MURRAY EXPRESS

Mozambique braces for return of Cyclone Freddy
WHARF TALK: Superyacht ODYSSEY
IN CONVERSATION: Ukraine: Russia’s inability to dominate the sea has changed the course of the war
Xeneta Container Update: Week 10 – Reefer spot rates head back to pre-pandemic levels
Coal train on Sena Railway derailment – repairs underway
Port of Cape Town operations under the weather
WHARF TALK: MR2 products tanker HTM WARRIOR
A.P. Moller-Maersk integrates Asia, India and Africa into one region – IMEA
IN CONVERSATION: We now have a treaty governing the high seas. Can it protect the Wild West of the oceans?
Yoram Cohen, founder of Liberian International Ships Registry, dies
ICS welcomes historic breakthrough of UN High Seas Treaty
MSC revises Ingwe Service – Asia to Mauritius to South Africa
WHARF TALK: AMSOL tug SAVE RIVER
IMO welcomes new oceans treaty
NEW BOOKS: Rock Lighthouses of Britain and Ireland
IN CONVERSATION: I dug for evidence of the Rosetta Stone’s ancient Egyptian rebellion –
Cyclone Freddy building its strength again, heading northwest
WHARF TALK: MR2 products tanker PUFFIN PACIFIC
Kenmare’s Moma production of ilmenite and rutile set back by weather
APM Terminals’ Vessel Inspection App relaunched
MSC Istanbul aground in Suez Canal – quickly refloated
Yinson to supply Eni with FPSO Agogo in Angola
Grindrod records successful year on back of strong commodity markets
WHARF TALK: return of the hospital ship AFRICA MERCY
Cyclone Freddy back in Mozambique Channel heading for southern Madagascar
Hapag-Lloyd publishes 2022 annual report and announces forecast for the current financial year
SAECS vessel Mehuin to omit Cape Town call
NEW BOOKS
CEO Johny Smith to leave TransNamib
Somaliland’s Berbera Port Economic Zone opens
Transnet says allocating available capacity to emerging miners is a fair solution

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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 12 February 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:    CMA CGM VALPARAISO

Ghana’s Port of Tema Terminal 3 sets new vessel productivity records
WHARF TALK: a long, long wait for – NAUTICAL JANINE
IN CONVERSATION: Southern Africa’s summer has been wetter than normal: here’s why
TRADE NEWS: Value Maritime installs world’s first CO2 capture & Storage unit on operational ship
IMO urges members to accept Council expansion
IN CONVERSATION: State capture in South Africa: how the rot set in and how the project was rumbled
WHARF TALK: a second heavylift vessel only hours apart – BBC RUSHMORE
USCGC Polar Star arrives McMurdo: Supporting Operation Deep Freeze
Maersk enjoys record earnings for 2021 – with strong outlook for 2022
Call for Africa to overhaul and transform its transport sector
Tanzania to buy 1,430 rail wagons from China
Cyclone Batsirai fades away but its legacy remains across Madagascar
WHARF TALK: Forest product bulker – HERANGER
Concession to manage & operate Onitsha River Port in Nigeria awarded
The EU’s Copernicus Sentinel: The wonders of the Earth, brought to us
IN CONVERSATION: Arms trade to Africa can be opaque: why this is dangerous
Harnessing ammonia as a ship fuel: What are the key challenges
Tresta Star remains aground on the rocks of Reunion
Three of the missing crew of FPSO Trinity Spirit found alive
WHARF TALK: Maide voyage with a difference for COSCO SHIPPING GRACE
Batsirai loses its strength in Mozambique Channel as it moves off to the south
Shell and Partners strike oil on Namibian side off Orange River mouth
IMO GHG SMART workshop series: Online course progress, funded by ROK
Nor-Shipping Summit to demystify ship autonomy
Major distributor slams poor port performance at Durban
Cyclone Batsirai UPDATE Sunday 23h00
Shipping Industry Flag State Performance Table 2021/2022
WHARF TALK: one of the mighty mouse fleet – BBC NAPLES
EU to boost its naval presence in the northwest Indian Ocean 
INTERCARGO: EU Beginning to Grasp Realities of Shipping
Contract awarded to dredge open Senegal’s Port of St Louis River
MSC Cruises announces details for 2022/2023 cruise season
The Pilot Safety agenda: Understanding it with the latest edition of The Navigator
Cyclone Batsirai on course to strike Madagascar
Mauritian tanker Tresta Star goes aground off Reunion during height of Cyclone Batsirai

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 9 August 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   BAHRI YANBU

Trucks set alight on N2 between Ermelo and Piet Retief
Nigerian Chamber of Shipping becomes full ICS member
WHARF TALK: BROTONNE BRIDGE makes it finally into port
Xeneta container rates alert: shippers stunned as long-term rates surge by almost 30% in a month
Lagos ports traffic gridlock remains a ‘major headache
CRUISING: MSC Cruises restarts American cruising out of Miami
IMO building support for fishing safety in the Pacific region
WHARF TALK: What’s in a name? MP THE LAW
Marsa Maroc sells 35% of its stock to Tanger Med
IMCA signs GoG Declaration on the Suppression of Piracy
The Future is Here:DHL signs into all-electric cargo aircraft
Fire in Durban-bound container ship Seaspan Lahore narrowly averted
WHARF TALK: Among the unusually named ships is FREIGHT MARGIE
NSPCA says it ain’t over, we’re appealing High Court ruling on live animal exports
Vehicle sales & exports affected by civil unrest, port cyber attack and COVID-19, reports Naamsa
Tanzania VP urges greater use of Mtwara Port
WHARF TALK: the lay ship LV OCEAN NORTH 105
Another great historic ship that sailed into South African waters – HMS CHALLENGER
SA Navy patrol ship SAS MAKHANDA arrives in Pemba
IATA data on air cargo shows strongest growth since 2017
MSC towage division takes delivery of Sanmar-built tug for Portuguese port
Transnet lifts force majeure as ports begin the recovery phase
ONE provides for South African children: Free transport of educational materials
WHARF TALK: A unique trawler – NIKKO MARU No.1
Women in Maritime new association inaugurated: West and Central Africa
Swiftnova Engineering raises the bar in excellence with welding certification
Modular onshore beacons for marine infrastructure
Israeli-connected tanker Mercer Street attacked by drone in Gulf of Oman
NSRI called out to perform medical offshore evacuations, at Durban & Stilbaai

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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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