Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 11 April 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Boka Northern Ocean 

AGL signs contract to manage Walvis Bay Multipurpose Bulk Terminal
WHARF TALK: bitumen tanker – ATLANTIC NARVAL
DOF awarded West African subsea contract, utilises Maersk Installer
In Conversation: West Africa’s falling fish stocks: illegal Chinese trawlers, climate change and artisanal fishing fleets to blame
WHARF TALK: Research Seismic Survey vessel – MARCUS G. LANGSETH
Op Aspides repels 11 Red Sea attacks in two months
IMO S-G welcomes delegates to Facilitation Committee (FAL 48)
Hefty jail sentences for two oil pipeline thieves
MSC provides North Africa with improved weekly Black Sea Georgia service
APM Terminals issues challenge to DCT Pier 2 concessioning
WHARF TALK: Neopanamax cruise ship – MSC SPLENDIDA
In Conversation: Why there may be oceans inside dwarf planets beyond Pluto – and what this means for the likely abundance of life
IMO and future marine fuels and technology – New website launched
CMF Task Force 150 seizes illegal drugs in Arabian Sea
More than 90 die as unlicensed Mozambique ferry boat capsizes
WHARF TALK: passenger cruise ship – AMBIENCE
Africa Global Logistics (AGL) commences operations at AGL Lobito Terminal
DP World & local BE company score as bpSA outsources its secondary transport
The green shipping training programme: IMO and emerging leaders
Maersk to reinstate OC1 service transits through Panama Canal
Indian Navy rescues another pirated ship
Autonomous mine hunting: Indian Ocean north
Durban Terminals prepared for bumper citrus season
Cruise News: Farewell to MSC Splendida, hello to MSC Virtuosa

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 31 March 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Ala’suinu

First of 45 new haulers arrive for Durban Container Terminals
In Conversation: I’ve captained ships into tight ports like Baltimore, and this is how captains like me work with harbor pilots to avoid deadly collisions
WHARF TALK: Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) tanker – CLAUDE
Tropical Cyclone Gamane threatens Madagascar and Mozambique
Aftermath of Baltimore Bridge collision
Baltimore Bridge disaster: Significant impact on local port and economy
TFR has best performance of the year on North (Richards Bay) Corridor
WHARF TALK: MR2 class Product Tanker – STI MILWAUKEE
Over 100 dumpers and payloaders arrive to beef up Richards Bay MPT performance
The Baltimore Bridge collapse – Civil Engineer’s comment
Baltimore Bridge collapse: potential for significant supply chain disruption
BREAKING NEWS: Ship strikes Baltimore bridge, major collapse
French Navy seizes over 10 tons of cocaine from Gulf of Guinea fishing vessel
WHARF TALK: polar expeditionary passenger vessel – SH VEGA
Maritime net-zero framework: IMO agrees possible outline
India, Mozambique, Tanzania joint maritime exercise IMT Trilat underway
US–India joint CG ops – Andaman and Nicobar Islands
SA Port Statistics for February 2024
WHARF TALK: short sea Ro-Pax ferry – ALA’SUINU
Ship and port scheduling advisories
Richards Bay port to become key hub for energy trade
CMA CGM upgrades service between Jeddah and North Red Sea
Poland becomes 42nd member of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF)
UNCTAD’s Global Trade Update: Encouraging signs
Quissanga and Quirimba Island retaken by Mozambique armed forces
SAMSA receives reports of oiled Cape Gannets on Bird Island

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 2 March 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Richards Bay

Third SA Navy MMIPV to be christened on Friday
German frigate Hessen into action in Red Sea, shoots down drones
Hortgro: CT Port improving, but “still a long way to go”
Cape Town Container Terminal improving
Michelle Phillips appointed to position of Transnet Group CEO
SASOL to partner with TFR on rail operation
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose heavylifter – BBC DESTINY
SAN Chief attends Indian Navy Exercise Milan
Projects at Western Cape ports aim at repositioning and supporting ‘world-class’ port infrastructure – TNPA
SAECS service advisory – London Gateway port omission
Damen Cape Town receives order for 7 new TNPA tugs
WHARF TALK: sail training ship – STS PICTON CASTLE
Fishing: New guidelines – IMO ILO accord
Wallenius Wilhelmsen looks to expand fleet with further four Shaper class PCTCs
Norwegian Dawn allowed to dock in Port Louis
Health scare prevents Norwegian Dawn from landing in Mauritius
WHARF TALK: P&O liner – S.S. HIMALAYA
‘Cause and effect’. Red Sea surcharges and the power of uncertainty
Djibouti port security training
Signing of Maputo Port 25-year concession extension
As Port Maputo gears up, Durban port is targeted!
WHARF TALK: seismic support vessel – THOR FRIGG
KZN Ships in Port Update
Cape Morgan Lighthouse, Eastern Cape – Sixty years of service
Gabon’s Owendo Container Terminal linked by new bridge
Spectacular bridge project to connect Mombasa with mainland
UNCTAD: Unprecedented shipping disruptions: Risk to global trade
Transforming an industry on a global scale?
Claude Aman appointed Managing Director of Africa Global Logistics Ghana
IMO agrees new guidance for safe transport of plastic pellets on ships

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 28 January 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Port of East London

Maputo port concession extended to 2058 – R38 billion additional investment
WHARF TALK: LPG Ethylene Tanker GASCHEM PACIFIC
MACS Maritime to commence service to St Helena Island this week
Galp & partners announce light oil discovery off Namibia
Transnet Recovery Diary 24 January 2024
Korean line introduces new service to East Africa
Cape Town Container Terminal recruits to beef up capacity
WHARF TALK: oceanographic research vessel RRS DISCOVERY
Largest container ship for Nigeria’s new Lekki port berths
IMO and Morocco: Port facility security auditors’ training
CMA CGM joins the fleet around the Cape of Good Hope
Xeneta Update: Ocean freight shipping rates are set to rise further in February
UK-India naval accord
WHARF TALK: Offshore Windfarm Support Vessel IWS SKYWALKER
Transnet invited to appear before Western Cape government department over table grape & stone fruit export troubles
Red Sea: The Warlike Operations Area Committee agreement
The Red Sea: Seafarer safety paramount
In Conversation: AI and satellite imagery to map out of sight ocean activities, including fishing, shipping and energy development
SAECS Advisory: Kalahari Express Port Elizabeth call and Cape Town omission
WHARF TALK: passenger cruise ship CELESTYAL JOURNEY
Red Sea crisis: MSC Cruises cancels three Grand Voyage sailings
Durban Container Terminal Pier 2 begins to prepare for the citrus season
ITF and abandonment
SAIC Motor launches Anji Sincerity, largest LNG dual-fuel car carrier
Wharf Talk: Two cruise ships brighten Durban port for a day
Ngqura Container Terminal recruits operators to run a full three-berth operation
TFR returns Richards Bay coal line to service
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for December 2023

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 13 January 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   MSC TOPAZ

TPT says it is reducing Durban backlog
Farewell to IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim
Transnet Recovery Diary 21 December 2023
Red Sea Crisis: Over 100 Ships Divert Round the Cape
Grindrod sets new records at its terminal operations
XENETA UPDATE: Red Sea Crisis
Two Damen ASD Tugs for Ghana Ports
APM Tangier MedPort phase 2 expansion goes operational
Naval forces gather off Strait of el-Mandeb as shipping lines pause operations
Missile attacks on ships in Red Sea mount, as more vessels divert
Transnet’s Container Corridor lease process delayed
Port Elizabeth bulk manganese terminal reopens after maintenance shutdown
WHARF TALK: MR2 class product tanker – NORD OLYMPIA
IMO Assembly 33rd session
Maritime Security Incident Overview: M/V Strinda
IMO and training seafarers for a decarbonised future
In Conversation: Somali pirates are back in action: but a full scale return isn’t likely. Here’s why
Indian Navy ship calls at Kenya’s Lamu port
Cape Town’s RTG cranes arrive in time for Christmas
WHARF TALK: chemical tanker – STOLT ORCA
Red Sea Threats: Statement by IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim
Norwegian tanker Strinda struck by missile in Red Sea
Repairs to Angola’s research vessel Baía Farta will be completed by May
Durban Cruise Terminal quay wall strengthened
Transnet Recovery Diary 12 December 2023
Increasing number of ships avoid the Red Sea & turn for the Cape
WHARF TALK: logistic support ship FS JACQUES CHEVALLIER A725
Richards Bay’s South Dunes Precinct Development moves ahead – call for RfPs
US rail developer invests heavily in Angola’s rail corridors
Transnet Pipelines pleased with stiff jailtime for two fuel thieves
Transnet Recovery Diary 11 December 2023
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for November 2023
Richards Bay municipality to charge R30 ton toll on arriving long-haul trucks
WHARF TALK: bitumen tanker – BALTIC NARVAL
Durban port now has six working tugs
TPT secures equipment spares for port terminals
SA police make R150 million cocaine bust at Durban Harbour
Ethio-Djibouti Railway reaches maximum capacity on 40% annual growth
COP28: Africa could lose $25 billion a year from EU Carbon tax
Maersk gets set to deploy first large methanol-enabled ship on Asia-Europe trade lane
French frigate Languedoc shoots down two drones over Red Sea
Transnet Recovery Diary 10 December 2023

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 16 November 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Port of Cape Town

Agaléga, India’s semi-secret Indian Ocean naval base
WHARF TALK: Fast Sailing Heavylift vessel – AEGIR
IMO and African SAR
The Future is Now: London Gateway receives automated stacking cranes for fourth berth
In Conversation: Fishing down the food web: Bye-bye big fish, hello jellyfish and don’t talk about conservation
Mozambique’s controversial tuna company Ematum to be liquidated
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for October 2023
WHARF TALK: floating university – WORLD ODYSSEY
Beira fishing port losing vessels due to high fuel prices
CMA CGM reshuffles service between Asia and South & West Africa
Nigerian ports shut by strike action
Maersk delinks South Africa from FEW service over port congestion
WHARF TALK: chemical tanker – GTM GERMANY
IMO team in South Africa to conduct a mandatory audit under the IMO Member State Audit Scheme (IMSAS)
Rwanda’s new Port Rubavu set to open in December
In Conversation: Africa-US trade: Agoa deal expires in 2025 – an expert unpacks what it’s achieved in 23 years
Remembrance Day, London 12/11/23
Cargo owners to bear the brunt of Transnet terminal failures
WHARF TALK: MR2 products tanker CHALLENGE PROSPECT II
Climate change and ship exhaust scientifically challenged
Research into seafarer demographics
Vasco da Gama, a worthy name for a visiting cruise ship
Seventy-two thousand plus seafarers visit Nigerian ports annually
IMO and transboundary oil spills: Strengthening cooperation in Africa
TFR concludes Cape Corridor maintenance shutdown
In Conversation: The bureaucratic nightmare: Unlicensed Kalk Bay fishers beached by fishing quotas   Part 3

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 7 June 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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TPT says Cape Town Terminals remain operational – UPDATE
Cape ports crippled by closures and congestion
SA seafarers may now freely join or leave ships in local ports under Level 3
Angola extends concession tender for Luanda Multi-purpose Terminal
Infection prevention for the maritime industry
Canadian Satellite System Supports CMF Operations
Stolen railway materiel found in Beira foundry
South Africa must get ready for an inevitable loosening of trade ties with the US
AMSOL completes anchor leg replacement at Durban SBM
Shipping lines continue with Cape sea route
Indian Navy ship INS Kesari (L15) visits Madagascar and Comores
MSC Sixin (23,656 TEU) maiden call at Barcelona
Uganda backs away from mandatory use of Standard Gauge Railway
Another Wild Coast environmental disaster averted as giant tanker arrives in Durban
Yuan Hua Hu berths safely in Durban: SAMSA
Introducing the (UK) Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB)
Svitzer anchors position in Africa: Nacala and Egyptian LNG contracts strengthen position
OSI’s remote services keep East Africa cable project on track
Ngqura helping make green energy possible
Study shows rate of improvements through ICT at the port of Cotonou
Navies strengthen partnerships through strategic plan
Imperial renews major automotive logistics contract
The latest from Transaid: Heroes and Hostility
Ship movements on South African coast
WHARF TALK: News & Views From Along the Coast

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 4 August 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: HOEGH OSAKA
(UK) Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) Annual Report 2018
Ghana to build new Western region naval & military base at Edzinlibo
SAS Drakensberg heading for Mozambique on relief duties
Construction of Anadarko processing LNG units in Rovuma Basin to begin
Angola takes back state control of Luanda and Lobito port terminals
Sea Shepherd in joint operation with Namibia over illegal fishing vessels
Transnet responds to smear action targeting Group Chairman
The UK motor trades and Brexit: The SMMT Position
Fitch Solutions thinks gas pipeline between Mozambique & South Africa unlikely
Xeneta issues rates alert as trade war impacts on trade lanes
Rovos Rail owner looks to possibly invest in Angola
Kenya SGR sets new six-month container handling record
South Africa ready for IMO 2020 sulphur cap implementation but legislation lagging
INTERCARGO raises concerns with 2020 Global Sulphur Limit implementation
Total SA signs agreement to build FLNG for use off Benin
East Africans forced to fall back on old metre gauge railways
ZEAMARINE secures massive Australian shipping contract
India hands over two inshore patrol boats to the Mozambique Navy
TNPA hosts its National Safety Competition awards in Richards Bay
Second Royal Navy ship, HMS Duncan arrives in the Gulf
Neither UK nor EU ready for no deal: CBI contingency planning study findings
Garden Route Careers Expo takes off
Equipment on its way to reopen Kenya’s Kisumu port on Lake Victoria
Two new mobile cranes for West Africa Container Terminal, Onne
India and Mozambique to monitor ships in Mozambique waters
Maritime Academy near Richards Bay to be officially opened
US Navy Ship USNS Carson City docks at Tema, Ghana

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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First View : YANTAR
Damen launches Fishery Research Vessel for Angolan Fisheries Ministry
Transnet completes R39 million refurbishment project at Port Nolloth
New floating cranes to tranship bauxite off coast of Guinea
South Africa eyes manufacturing investment from BRICS countries
Former Chief Harbourmaster Capt Mike Brophy passes away
Terma in contract with Tata India — Surface Surveillance Radar
Another US Arleigh Burke destroyer in collision incident
DNV GL–Standardisation can help enable the digital transformation of shipping
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : GALERNA II

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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First View : MOL PROFICIENCY
South Africa rejects Japanese container liner merger
Nigeria in urgent need of a maritime transport policy – NIMASA
Approval for Eni and Anadarko LNG terminal in Rovuma Basin
French logistic specialist Necotrans faces judicial management
Cruise news: Viking adds third ship to fleet
World’s largest container ship calls at the Port of Felixstowe
PRESS RELEASES
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : INS TARKASH

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