Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 1 July 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW: MSC TOKYO

Durban and Richards Bay Port Master Plans due for validation
Port Elizabeth Car Terminal achieves record 5,700 export units on one vessel
WHARF TALK: former J.Lauritzen vessel – KNUD REEFER
WCO Illicit Trade Report 2021
UNCTAD promotes ‘Blue Deal’ investment and innovation at UN Conference
Future is Here: Berge Olympus grows WindWings
War in Ukraine raises global shipping costs, stifles trade, says UNCTAD
WHARF TALK: Cape Town container caller – MAERSK SHEERNESS
Faster port turnarounds: African teamwork by Inchcape
IN CONVERSATION:The art of bribery: a closeup look at how traffic officers operate on Kenya’s roads
NIMASA receives more mobile assets to tackle maritime security
Maritime News in Brief
WHARF TALK: maiden visit to Cape Town MAERSK PANGANI
World Customs Organization Council 2022 – outcomes
AfDB loan to improve access between Kribi industrial zone and deep-water port
IMO and combat of micro-plastics, bio-fouling and other wastes
MSC has “Appetite for Growth” in Africa, CEO Toft Tells Abidjan Forum
WHARF TALK: a reefer ship, Crimea and a local hero – ALMA
IN CONVERSATION: Ukraine war: as the conflict at sea intensifies, Russia’s prospects of victory look further off than ever
Franco-German diplomatic visit to Port of Aden: Importance of stimulating the Yemeni economy
Rwanda shows interest in using port of Nacala for imports and exports
Transnet commits to a R9.1 billion infrastructure spend for Port Elizabeth, Ngqura and East London ports
WHARF TALK: LR1 Panamax tanker LIA
Twelve fishermen rescued off Cape Point
Strong interest in gas pipelines from Nigeria to Europe as projects get underway
Transnet looks towards new orders for locomotives
IMO and maritime security support for Namibia
Apapa port’s standard gauge rail connections complete in July
Namport and Port of Antwerp sign MoU
IMO Day of the Seafarer
New port planned for Sudan on Red Sea coast

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 17 April 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:    MSC RADIANT III

UPDATE ON DURBAN PORT OPERATIONS
Suez Canal widening project making progress
WHARF TALK: BP bunkering tanker – AMBER II
Kenya signs agreement for new Med Marine tug for Port Lamu
US Navy ship seizes $350 million cocaine from fishing vessel off West Africa
Nigeria commences rehab of Port Harcourt-Maiduguri railway
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for January 2022
WHARF TALK: anchor handling tug & supply vessel, JARVIS
Record annual throughout for Durban Car Terminal
Positive export outlook from Citrus Growers Association
A P Moller – Maersk launches Maersk Air Cargo
Transnet gets tough with airport tenant – Operation Thatha Okwethu
SHIPS IN PORT: Grande Marocco – rare visitor to Port Elizabeth
Operation Copper extended by one more year
European Union funds 30 RHIBs towards defence of Gulf of Guinea
Inchcape Shipping Services at 175 acquires new owner: Capital boost for future growth

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 3 October 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   STAVANGER PIONEER

Port of Mossel Bay: Celebrating over 500 years of Maritime Heritage
WHARF TALK: For a change, a Handysize tanker – MTM AMSTERDAM
IN CONVERSATION: How illegal fishing off Cameroon’s coast worsens maritime security
WHARF TALK: Research vessel – PELAGIA
Xeneta container rates alert: long-term ocean freight rates now up over 90% year-on-year
AVIATION: SAA reactivate partnership with Emirates and MoU with Kenya Airways
Saldanha Iron Ore Terminal on planned maintenance shutdown
Kalmar to supply Mombasa port with reachstackers and forklift trucks
TFR door not yet slammed shut to coal line extension to Botswana
China introduces loadshedding – its way
How to cushion consumers from high maritime freight rates
Nigeria Ports Authority boss says Nigeria is poised to become West Africa’s maritime hub
Maersk sells its container factory business to CIMC
WHARF TALK: Another cargo of palm oil – BOW SAGA
Protests close Port Sudan seaport and the city’s airport  UPDATE
TPT introduces truck booking system at Cape Town port terminals
Inchcape briefing: A wide range of MSI services
WHARF TALK: tanker with a sticky cargo – MAERSK BRIGIT
DSV opens Africa’s largest integrated logistics centre
Protests close Port Sudan seaport and the city’s airport
Seafarer access to medical care now a matter of life and death
New senior appointments by TNPA
WHARF TALK: Cape Town visit for USS HERSHEL ‘WOODY’ WILLIAMS
Extra large first heavylift for Mammoet’s terminal crane at Lagos
Ever Act, world’s biggest, now on her way into service
WHARF TALK: tale of tanker in a predicament – ENERGY CENTAUR
Synergy Group takes over Maersk tankers’ technical management business
French warship seizes over $5 million haul of illicit drugs
Second cyber attack in a year for CMA CGM
Leverage trade to build sustainable food systems – WTO D-G

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 25 September 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   JOLLY COBALTO

WHARF TALK: Dramatic local beginning for new South African tug – UMKHUSELI
Special Feature: Shining the Light:  South Africa’s lightkeeping heritage
WHARF TALK: Former Safmarine ship – UML VALENTINA
Back to the future for Inchcape in Sri Lanka
IN CONVERSATION: Scientists still don’t know how far melting in Antarctica will go – or the sea level rise it will unleash
TNPA appoints Durban Port Manager
WHARF TALK: Handysize bulker from a great shipping line – WULIN
Commercial production at Mozambique’s Coral Sul FLNG on track for 2022
Benin Terminal commissions two Konecranes container handlers at port of Cotonou
Cameroon’s Kribi port terminal bolstered by five new RTGs
Maritime sector’s commitment on climate change: Highlight of IMO new video
Debmarine diamond recovery ship Benguela Gem arrives in Cape Town
WHARF TALK: New charter vessel for MACS – ARAMIS
IN CONVERSATION: How big is the Islamic threat in Mozambique? And why are Rwandan troops there?
UNCTAD: Strengthening resilience in commodity-dependent countries
USS Herschel ‘Woody’ Williams arrives in Walvis Bay
De Beers’ Damen-built diamond recovery ship heads for South Africa
Disabled MSC KATERINA arrives under tow in Durban for repairs
WHARF TALK:   Offshore support vessel heading for Angola – GREATSHIP MANISHA
AMSOL welcomes new anchor handling vessel tug supply vessel UMKHUSELI to the fleet
No Time To Die: new James Bond film with a helping hand from CMA CGM
IN CONVERSATION: How a new app helps fishing boats avoid endangered species
WHARF TALK: another in the ‘stream of tankers’ – STI EXCEL
Delivering Covid-19 vaccines: International organizations, vaccine manufacturers to intensify cooperation

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 11 July 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   FRONTIER ACE

Seafarers’ union welcome Ever Given release
Paramount Group to provide platinum sponsorship of Africa’s largest maritime security gathering, IMDEC 2021
WHARF TALK: As peak season arrives reefer FUJI BAY makes a necessary bunker call
MAERSK signs contract to build world’s first methanol-fueled container ship
WHARF TALK: A tanker named MARGARITA
TNPA says On-Time berthing is a catalyst for increased automotive volume
Maritime Safety Week 2021 – UK
Fewer ship calls at Mombasa means less freight traffic for Kenya’s SGR
WHARF TALK: Not all reefers are here to load fruit – CHIKUMA
WHARF TALK: an unintended call call for UNISPACE
Ship Chandling: Putting the environment first: ISSA’s Green Agenda
IN CONVERSATION: Nigeria doesn’t have a coherent strategy to manage freight:  how it can get there
Chinese port congestion could impact shipments until Christmas – project44
The Future is Here: HyperloopTT and HHLA reveal HyperPort™
Camera security upgrade for Ghana’s Port of Tema
WHARF TALK: direct from the MIAX service – AS CYPRIA
Derailment on Richards Bay coal line a cause for concern – TFR
TRADE NEWS: Counting the cost of BWT inaction by shipowners
WHARF TALK: Cape Town’s weather delivers more shipping problems
WHARF TALK: Over 25 years old and still going strong – MSC KOREA
Inchcape Shipping Services & John Keells Holdings form joint venture
WHARF TALK: The flow of fertiliser continues: LEFKADA
Proper management of ageing rolling stock: Fractured wagon investigated
Port Window: Durban Port Bulletin report
The Port Window: Port of Durban Volume & Vessel Call Performance
Economic Integration in West Africa: Need for Road Corridors
WHARF TALK: Razor wire protection for PACIFIC MERMAID
FORGOTTEN AT SEA
WHARF TALK: Burnt out Korean fishing vessel DONG WON 701 scuttled
WHARF TALK:   No beauty after retrofit for MSC JULIE
Fire on Israeli-owned ship CSAV Tyndall after attack in N.Indian Ocean 

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 27 September 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: INGRID K

Royal IHC delivers Easydredge 2700 TSHD dredger to Douala
A new publication from the Nautical Institute
Kenya Railways to operate Lake Victoria’s Kisumu port
SRI calls for investigation into perfect storm for seafarers
Shipping agents at sharp end of Covid crewing crisis
Global Industry Alliance for marine biosafety: IMO reports new member joining
Heritage Month: Roman Rock Lighthouse celebrates 159 years of service
Hapag-Lloyd opens office in Lagos
Why foreign countries are scrambling to set up bases in Africa
New Seagoing Bursary: available for early career researchers
Crew Change Crisis: UN entities issue joint statement
WHARF TALK: News From Along the Coast
WHARF TALK: Heritage Month – Let the past be remembered & respected
WHARF TALK: Cape Town report
WHARF TALK: Port Elizabeth ends citrus season on a high
WHARF TALK: Durban’s feared truck congestion rears its head
WHARF TALK: MPDC and Maputo Municipality agree on rehabilitating areas surrounding the port
WHARF TALK: SA Agulhas II prepares to set sail for Gough Island

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