Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 9 February 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: MARCO POLO
ONE and the novel coronavirus
IMO 2020 Global Sulphur Cap — milestone or millstone for maritime industry?
New East Mediterranean-America service (EMA) to be launched
Seabourn cruise ship rouses Angolan interest in cruising
ClassNK approves in principal Kawasaki Heavy Industries LPG Fuel Supply System
Durban port in the doldrums
Coronavirus quarantine leaves global shipping market reeling — Dryad Global
Total Lubmarine launches innovative engine coolant. Big deal for industry
Nigeria suspends the Secure Anchorage; ships must now anchor at national ports
US Law Enforcement Partners apprehend smugglers
Gulf of Guinea: fighting criminal groups in the Niger Delta is key to defeating piracy
Oil companies in northern Mozambique call for additional military protection
DP World reports 1% growth and 71 million TEU handled
Namport responds to reports of missing fishing vessels
Hapag-Lloyd to lower CO2 emissions using biofuel
Bar set high for new Transnet CEO
CWM Survey & Inspection is now fully Licensed by the SSMO to inspect regulated products shipped to Sudan
Tullow Oil and Total ready to sell off Kenya’s South Lokichar oil fields
DTI says SA trade relations with UK remain unchanged following Brexit
Slow boat from China delays the mailman
LBH Jack up barge heads to Mocimboa da Praia to become instant ‘pop up port’
Transnet confirms that Portia Derby is the new Group CEO
Maldives becomes 54th member of Commonwealth family
India’s satellite services: The IMO overview
Transnet announces plans to prevent coronavirus from entering country’s ports

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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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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 1 December 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: TURANDOT and TAIPAN
Transnet says traffic crisis in Bayhead is over
DB Schenker commits to Africa, joins the Pan-Africa Mobility Alliance
AfDB approves US$400 million loan for natural gas project in Mozambique
DP World Sokhna $520 million port expansion nears completion
Obituary: Professor David Last 1940-2019
Beira fishing port to be privately managed
Port of Pemba granted ISPS Code status by IMO
Vale cuts back on Mozambique thermal coal, focuses on metallurgical
Berbera Port Container Terminal to receive US$269 million upgrade injection
First a blockade, then a boycott of Durban Harbour
ALERT: Gridlock surrounds Durban port south
Port Congestion mess: What is going on?
In these waters: The US Navy at work
Livestock Carrier Queen Hind capsizes, over 14,000 sheep drown
Trinity House appoints new Secretary to the Corporation
Richards Bay South Africa’s most secure port
South African among crew on pirated supply vessel Pacific Warden off Equatorial Guinea
Russian, Chinese and SA navies gather at Cape Town for Exercise Mosi
Stand by for COP 25
Malaysia the latest nation to ban open-loop scrubbers
Namibian rail upgrade on track as 2nd shipment of rails arrives in Walvis Bay
Maritime UK sector sets out priorities for next government
Cape Town Cruise Terminal passengers exceed 266,000 arrivals since 2015
Stand up for Shipping: A four-point plan for the UK’s 2019 General Election
The Swedish Club points bridge crew in the right direction: Publication of Navigational Claims
NSPCA brings charges against those involved in export of 57,000 sheep from East London
Regional Collaboration Centre Established in Dubai
Investment conference showed confidence in SA economy — Mthembu
Transnet secures 10-Year coal deal with Ledjadja

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 10 November 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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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

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 27 October 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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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

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 20 October 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: ORANGE STREAM
HMS Queen Elizabeth’s aircraft embarked
TNPA boosts Port of Cape Town with another KZN tug
Nigeria takes drastic action, shuts its land borders
Forward Thinking Conference focusses on 4IR maritime skills
Danish aid to Africa and China: Tug operations training in Ghana
Maritime cooperation with China, the world’s largest ship builder
Regional integration key for African Ports
Luxury superyacht Aquijo docks at Port Elizabeth
Port of Walvis Bay handles marble exports
Overboard! Search for person who went overboard from Italian cruise ships Costa Pacifica
NPA Bursary Holders shine at Lawhill Awards
Walvis Bay has 17 cruise ship visits lined up
Expect shipping hikes next year from IMO 2020
The Earth from Space: Tanzania and Japan
ExxonMobil awards US$13 billion in contracts for Rovuma LNG
Port of Douala: PSS by CMA CGM & Armed Guards for ships at anchor
Mystery surrounds the explosions on the Iranian tanker Sabiti

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 22 April 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

First View 1: SANTA INES
CURRENT NEWS..
Some fine ship models come to auction in London
AfDB approval for Central Africa Strategy
2018 was not the best of years for Damen Shipbuilding
SAMSA leads mission to Miami to draw more cruise ships to South Africa
Armed pirates open fire and board tanker in Bonny River anchorage
French take delivery of fourth Multi-Mission naval ship
US Navy and French Navy aircraft carrier groups joint exercise in Red Sea
Leading maritime capitals of the world report 2019
Preparing for major incidents at sea
Mossel Bay and Garden Route look ahead to 2019 Port Festival
South African and Swazi ministers discuss 24-hour border post for Oshoek
Chevron to acquire Anadarko in multi billion dollar deal
Bolloré commits to a joint venture logistics project in Ethiopia
Ngqura’s unique port sand bypass system mimics nature successfully
NIMASA blasts high level of capital flight from Nigerian maritime sector
IMO 2020 — A Breath of Fresh Air
Namport bids farewell to CEO Mr Bisey /Uirab
Denmark to use drone for sulphur check
The Vikings have landed — East London’s grand cruise season finale
Port Statistics for the month of March 2019 are available here
Nigerian Shippers Council wraps up visit to Transnet National Ports Authority
Anglers gain access to Port of East London’s West Bank foreshore
Silver Whisper brings Richards Bay’s cruise season to a close
Cape Cruise Season Ends with Viking Sun’s Maiden Voyage to South Africa
Traffic in the English Channel
EARLIER NEWS..
CSA 2020 welcome SAMSA decision on open-loop exhaust gas scrubbers
Richards Bay TNPA provides emergency assistance to pipe-towing tug
Cunard’s Queen Victoria calls at Port Elizabeth
ISSA and unfair port access practices
Ghana’s drastic reduction of port costs

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