Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 7 July 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

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

Read more

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 6 June 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

FIRST VIEW:    BARRINGTON ISLAND

WHARF TALK: A Cape Town facelift for MSC ship, GH Meltemi
Maersk FEW3 West Africa-Far East service includes call at DP World Cochin terminal
UK Custom and Tax Freeports: A golden opportunity for trade and manufacturing
…….The view from Solent Gateway Ltd
Ethiopia completes over 2,700 kilometres of asphalted highways
A new figurehead for Cutty Sark
AIRFREIGHT: African airlines resume flights
WHARF TALK: Gruaud Larose – Fertiliser in a Chinese ship named for a Bordeaux wine estate
ILLEGAL LOGGING: 66 Containers of Stolen Illegal Timber Return to Mozambique
Al Mawashi green light to ship more livestock from East London in mid summer
WHARF TALK: Distant water tuna fishing vessel Kao Fong 372
IN CONVERSATION: How illegals fishing harms Nigeria and what to do about it
Iranian Navy ship Kharg catches fire & sinks in Gulf of Oman
Passenger boat sinks in River Niger, 92 confirmed dead
PIRACY: Gulf of Guinea pirates attack fishing vessel IRIS S – 5 crew kidnapped
WHARF TALK: Surprising caller of LPG tanker Clipper Moon
Mammoet launches two floating drydocks via float-off operation in Saudi Arabia
WHARF TALK: MUR Shipping’s African Avocet
IMO and Autonomous ships: Regulatory scoping exercise completed
TRADE NEWS: Ocean Infinity selects DNV’s ShipManager for innovative robotic vessels
NSPCA up in arms over needless death of another 43 cattle at sea
GB’s national flagship proposal: To promote British businesses around the world
IN CONVERSATION: Africa’s free trade area offers great promise. But only if risks are managed with resolve
WHARF TALK: The Russians are coming! SCF Pearl
Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado crisis: SA says send troops; Tanzania says no troops, instead negotiate, develop
Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado crisis: Who will be top dog?
Transnet meets Richards Bay stakeholders to share Port Master Plan
IN CONVERSATION: Delay in sending regional forces to Mozambique could exact a high price
New SGTM ferry from Austal Vietnam to operate among the Comoros Islands
Hapag-Lloyd further expands its container fleet: 60,000 TEU ordered
WHARF TALK: Where does an old ship go to die? Lobelia R.I.P.
Phase-out of Santa Rosa from SAECS service, Maersk Luz becomes last-minute replacement
The Honourable Company of Master Mariners’ New Master 2021-2022
CMA CGM takes delivery of latest 23,000-TEU ship, CMA CGM Trocadero
WHARF TALK: Granada – one of Cape Town’s ‘long-stayers’

Read more

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 19 July 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

Front Page: CANAL STREET
BOOK REVIEW: Battle in the Baltic
Four Holland America ships sold: Fred Olsen buys Amsterdam & Rotterdam
East African integration is alive – even though leaders haven’t been united over COVID-19
Hapag-Lloyd launches new China-East Africa service: China-Kenya-Express
Davies Turner’s Express China–Europe rail freight service
Containers go overboard from MSC Palak in Algoa Bay
Ngqura port handles 15,000-teu container ship, MSC Orion
Coega a driving force behind multi-billion-rand Tshwane auto city
Lebombo Border Port with Mozambique closed due to COVID-19
Mozambique cabotage programme sets sail with Greta
DP World introduces innovative 11-high container stacking at Jebel Ali/li>
Crew kidnappings surge in seas off West Africa, IMB reports
Storm batters South African coast, Cape ports closed to shipping
SA Port Statistics for the month of June 2020 are now available here
De Beers and the world’s largest diamond recovery vessel
Another large consignment of illegal logs seized in Mozambique
SAMSA Durban office remains closed due to COVID-19 concerns
New port development planned for Bonthe island in Sierra Leone
NSPCA versus livestock carrier High Court case postponed
South Africa eases regulations on shipping & seafarers
UK fosters new international commitment to improve seafarers’ rights
Joint statement of the international maritime virtual summit on crew changes
Royal Caribbean takes full control of Silversea Cruises
WHARF TALK: News & Views From Along the Coast
Two explosive-laden boats destroyed in Red Sea
Mental health awareness and wellbeing
Te Raukura, from a cold and wet Lyttelton Harbour
Singapore retains top spot as international shipping centre

Read more

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 24 November 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

Front Page: SEASPAN EMINENCE
Transnet secures 10-Year coal deal with Ledjadja
The Australian bushfires as seen by the Copernicus satellite
Wagner mercenaries are ‘out of their depth’ in Mozambique — Moscow Times
BRICS decision to combat under-invoicing & to boost demand welcomed
CSA 2020 disappointed with Malaysia decision on scrubbers
TPT recognised with two award nominations
DNG Energy prepares to start LNG bunkering operations from Algoa Bay
Best infrastructure award for ICTSI Matadi port project
Tender issued for São Tomé and Príncipe deepwater port
CMA CGM takes part in Intermodal Africa 2019, Cameroon
Odwa Mtati appointed as CEO of SAIMI
Queen Elizabeth visits Walvis Bay and Cape Town
Confirmation of Soren Toft’s move to MSC
Chinese-backed consortium to build deepwater port and 650-km SGR railway in Guinea
Pirates active in Gulf of Guinea and Red Sea
Mozambique southern province of Gaza stripped of 174 tons of timber daily
Tanzania confident of funding for standard gauge railway, phase 2
MSC Orchestra arrives in South Africa: Construction begins at new Durban Cruise Terminal
Exercise Cutlass Express 19.2 is held in the Seychelles
Increasing terrorist atrocities committed in northern Mozambique
DP World signs MoU with Namibia’s Nara Namib
Transnet raises R1.6 billion loan with German bank
Rebuilt Beira-Zimbabwe highway inaugurated
The near grounding of the cruise ship Viking Sky
USN committal to the deep: Continuing a long tradition of ceremonial at sea
Fatal man overboard from shell fish vessel Sea Mist (BF918)
Namport marks 15 years of ISO Management systems accreditations
Some news & views in brief

Read more

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 10 November 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

Front Page: SIMON’S TOWN VISTA
Port of Durban welcomes first vessel on new MIAX service
WSU Hosts R40 million Marine Pollution Rescue Facility
Walvis Bay volume boost announced on award night
Port of Mombasa cruise terminal to be commissioned in December
Transnet introduces 100 engineers & technicians to its rail network
New Lamu port to receive first ship visit next month
Khomotso Phihlela returns as TNPA Acting Chief Executive
Upgrade and dredging for Tanzanian Port of Tanga
Transaid’s Innovation Fund
Ford to establish Automotive Hub at Gauteng SEZ
ESPS Victoria rejoins Eunavfor’s Operation ATALANTA
African countries recommit to working together against oil spills
Illegal logging operation uncovered in Mozambique
Tanzanian SGR deadline delayed by rains
Steering South Africa’s marine pollution management preparedness: IMOrg at the helm
Transaid makes a difference with African road safety: 2019 Annual Showcase
Trade to take centre stage at Import Expo
Second pirate attack off West African coast in days
Another terrorist attack leaves 10 dead in Northern Mozambique
Pirates attack Norwegian ship Bonita off Benin, abduct nine seafarers
New berth and terminal at Tanzanian Port of Mtwara passes halfway mark
Nigeria: Unregistered freight forwarders face the chop
Hapag-Lloyd introduces IMO 2020 fuel transition surcharges
Oil & gas exploration off KZN coast blocked for now
NIMASA D-G Dakuku Peterside calls for dedicated cargo ports
USCG Healy returns home
Wave energy comes a step closer in Portugal       
Mossel Bay Garden Route Port Festival lines up for this weekend

Read more

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 27 October 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

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

Read more