Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 16 April 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Boka Northern Ocean 

WHARF TALK: The Queens at the Cape
MV Abdullah released by Somali pirates, apparently after ransom paid
Escalating Middle East Tensions Trigger Projected Surge in War Risk Premiums and Freight Rates
IAPH speaks out on seizure of MSC Aries by Iran
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 15 July 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

FIRST VIEW:  Ngura and MSC Catania

Richards Bay port at virtual standstill following ‘stop work’ order
New Transnet Board appointed
WHARF TALK: cable laying vessel – NIWA
Torching of trucks an act of economic sabotage says Transport Mi
Gulf of Guinea: Resurgence of maritime piracy and armed robbery
TRADE NEWS: Thordon applies seal-embedded bearing involving no drydocking
Nigeria to destroy tanker laden with stolen oil
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose heavylift cargo vessel – DA DAN XIA
Over 300 migrants missing at sea between Senegal and Canary Islands
More trucks stopped and set alight on national roads
Uganda-Tanzania oil pipeline under more pressure
New Northern Cape rail crossing loop leads to increased manganese export volumes
WHARF TALK: Capesize gearless bulk carrier – CAPE GENESIS
In Conversation: Somaliland- Berbera city’s growth is being held back by a power supply monopoly
Timely Reminder: African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) is essential
NIMASA has lost focus, says NISA chairman 
Two new Mobile Cranes for Port of Maputo
Dois novos guindastes móveis para o Porto de Maputo
WHARF TALK: MR2 product tanker – NEUTRON SOUND
IMO Latest: Revised GHG reduction strategy adopted
Service Update: CMA CGM to launch TURAF EXPRESS service connecting Turkey, Malta and Algeria
Lobito Corridor aims at 1.5 million tons freight in three years
Service Update: MOL Proficiency to omit Cape Town call
Maritime security: Expanding skills in Africa and the Indian Ocean
MPA Singapore and Lloyd’s Register sign ‘Silk Alliance’ MoU

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 18 June 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

FIRST VIEW:    INS Trishul F43

WHARF TALK: Busted! Chinese naval ghost ship HAI YANG 24 HAO
Dishonouring of EU Fisheries Agreements: French & Spanish companies fuelling strike actions
WHARF TALK: large LR1 Panamax products tanker – SUNDA
More than 100 drown when passenger boat capsizes in Niger River
IMO support for Tanzania with draft maritime security legislation
Another pipeline thief jailed – Fuel thief pleads guilty, sentenced to seven years 
ICTSI invests further in DRC’s Port of Matadi
ICTSI investit davantage dans le port de Matadi en RDC
WHARF TALK: Ultramax bulk carrier ARABELLA
MSC Houston becomes the longest containership to call at Beira
Maersk secures green methanol for world’s first methanol-enabled container vessel
In Conversation: Exploring the Indian Ocean as a rich archive of history
DP World incentives rail use to drive decarbonisation of UK supply chains
MOL and Kenya’s GCS Velogic enter into strategic alliance
WHARF TALK: Chinese MR2 products tanker – CHANG HANG XING YUN
Two powerful 83 ton BP Damen ASD 2813 tugs are commissioned at Lekki Port
A.P. Moller-Maersk boosts cloud-first technology with Microsoft
Port impasse results in little freight traffic on Nigerian Lagos-Ibadan SGR
Modest increase in ships calling at Tanzania’s Port of Tanga
WHARF TALK: Japanese tuna longline fishing vessel SHOFUKU MARU No.1
Bonn climate conference: IMO shipping decarbonization latest
Maersk discusses ‘Logistics 4.0: Accelerating Africa’s Digital Revolution’ at the Africa CEO Forum
Fikile Mbalula flipped a Sunday ‘ace’ card in the Karpowership poker saga, but does he have a winning hand?
Leveraging logistics to unleash Africa’s vast economic potential
D-G welcomes WTO fishing subsidies agreement
MOL fleet recognised for observation and reporting to Japan’s meteorological service
MOL trials Starlink Satellite Communication service at sea

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 12 February 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

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 30-31 January 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines for the week commencing 24 January 2021

Front Page: MSC IRENE

Piracy: Another ship, Rowayton Eagle boarded by pirates
Total (Mozambique) looking at setting up logistics base on Mayotte
French naval ship Nivôse intercepts dhow in Mozambique Channel, discovers large drug cache
Vale signals an end to Moatize coal operations: first step to exit coal production
IN CONVERSATION: Discovery of two giant radio galaxies offers fresh insights into the universe
CMA CGM to operate & manage new multi-purpose terminal at Alexandria
Thome signs up to Neptune Declaration on Seafarer Wellbeing and Crew Change
SPECIAL REPORT: Tristan da Cunha: World’s most remote inhabited archipelago becomes model of sustainability
Ethiopia-Djibouti Railway fails to perform to expectations
ClassNK updates ‘Guidelines for Remote Surveys’
IN CONVERSATION: Attacks at sea aren’t all linked to piracy. Why it’s important to unpick what’s what
Fatalities within the fishing sector remain low for two consecutive years — SAMSA
49th South African Motor Launch Flotilla: hidden by history
IN CONVERSATION: Why the Indian Ocean is spawning strong and deadly tropical cyclones
Black Sea and Mediterranean fish stocks: First glimmer of hope in decades
Infinity Maritime announces broker ecosystem with world leading ship brokers
Hapag-Lloyd MIAX service disrupted by pirate attack on Mozart
Transnet National Ports Authority transfers head office to Ngqura
Dredging of Lake Victoria around Kisumu takes place
Making life easier for the haulier post-Brexit
South African scientists who discovered new COVID-19 variant share what they know
DNV GL drops the GL as it gears up for transformation
Carnival delays a resumption of cruising in the US, Europe & Australia
EU-BREXIT trade accord, nearly there
WHARF TALK: Cape Town shipping remains active
Biden must not let the Indian Ocean slip away like the South China Sea
Kenya Railways re-introduces over 500 wagons to metre-gauge Rift Valley Railway
MSC Grandiosa returns to sea with passengers
RightShip and INTERCARGO: An important new quality standard for the dry bulk sector
Pirates board container ship Mozart in Gulf of Guinea. One crew killed, 15 abducted  UPDATED
Tropical Cyclone Eloise nears Mozambique coast   UPDATED

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IN CONVERSATION: a series on the world’s oceans

IN CONVERSATION: Exploring the Indian Ocean as a rich archive of history – above and below the water line.

On many beaches around the Indian Ocean, keen observers may spot bits of broken pottery. Washed smooth by the ocean, these shards are in all likelihood hundreds of years old, from centres of ceramic production like the Middle Eastern Abbasid caliphate and the Chinese Ming dynasty.

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 14 June 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

Front Page: CELINA STAR
Court orders a halt to loading of sheep in East London harbour
Autonomous drone inspections move step closer after successful test
TFR and ArcelorMittall in talks about improving freight operations
Rebuilding SA’s ship register is vital, says SAMSA
Total developing cleaner fuels for maritime industry
TFR reopens Pyramid South freight line for mining & automotive sectors
Ramaphosa signs Hydrographic Act into law
Nigeria hands over to Ghana detained suspected pirate mothership
Total resumes LNG operations in Afungi, Northern Mozambique: ExxonMobil FID delayed
NSRI Richards Bay called out to evacuate ill seafarer from ship at sea
SA Amandla returns after long and arduous tow
Hapag-Lloyd’s Montpellier back in quaranting – another crewman tests positive for COVID-19
Jones Act centenary
Exploring the Indian Ocean as a rich archive of history
No play with Vesconite Hilube rudder bushing : Trade News
The Northern Sea Route: Sovcomflot’s trailblazing LNG carrier Christophe de Margerie
Kenya orders new 120-ton bollard pull salvage & harbour tug
WHARF TALK: News & Views From Along the Coast

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 15 March 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

Front Page: COSCO BOSTON
IMO closes its doors, postpones meetings over coronavirus
NPA moves to cancel APM Terminals Apapa concession: negative report on Lagos terminal delays
Development of Hydrography: UK Government and Southern Africa and Islands
Mozambique government prepares to concession Quelimane Fishing Port and Dry Dock
Ice Exercise ICEX 2020 commences
Transnet continues to battle with cable theft: Freight rail corridors badly hit
US suspends all travel from Europe due to Coronavirus
National Treasury invites scrap metal export comment
Alewijnse to install electrics on new Debmarine diamond recovery ship
Southern Engineering Co Ltd (SECO) launches two cargo barges, destined for Tanga port, Tanzania
Chinese Exim Bank rejects Uganda SGR loan request
Ghanaian private sector looks to enhance trade & business environment
ClassNK launches cyber security training (e-learning)
Malaysia bans all cruise ships from its ports
Transnet lays out action plan to monitor coronavirus
Nile River cruise vessel under quarantine with 171 tourists and crew
789 million tonnes of iron ore exports for Liberia’s Port Buchanan
Total says work is well underway for the processing of gas in Mozambique
Bolloré Transport & Logistics in joint venture with CLS Logistics in Ethiopia
Crew of pirated vessel Alpine Penelope released
US State Dept advises Americans against travelling on cruise ships
Cruise Lines’Latest: Enhanced screening measures
IHMA Hobart Congress rescheduled: Postoned until October
Global tank container fleet reaches 652,350 units
Winds batter Western Cape, shipping heads out to sea
Landmark deep-sea mission to boost ocean action
Port News: Cleanup in Durban Bay
Port News: Fishing for charity at PE
IMO postpones meetings due to COVID-19
Dakuku Peterside fired as head of NIMASA by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari
Chinese ship Huanghai Glory pirated 84 n.miles south of Lagos

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Here are the News Headlines:

First View : UMBILO
MSC enters West African Ro-Ro trade with two car carriers
Naval Force CTF 150 nets another large Indian Ocean drug haul
Mauritius geared to become key Indian Ocean maritime hub in the Indian Ocean
Botswana to sign the COMESA-EAR-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Area Agreement
FPSO Egina arrives at Lagos, Nigeria after 3-month tow
Man dies after falling while boarding ship off Ngqura
Rolls-Royce opens autonomous shipping research centre
CMA CGM takes delivery of 20,600-TEU CMA CGM Antoine de Saint Exupery
OUT OF THE MAILBAG:  Mailbag: Rats and cockroaches – so what?
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : PRETTY TEAM

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Monday’s Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Monday’s Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Here are today’s News Headlines:

First View : MOUNT HIKURANGI
Boost for SA seafarers with 3rd ship now on SA Register
Pacific Partnership 2017 (in Indian Ocean)
Samsung builds world’s biggest containership – 20,150-TEU MOL Triumph
Coals to Newcastle or Diesel to Singapore
Russia warns of impending crisis at Yemen’s Port Hodeidah
Trinity House advances at Europa Point, Gibraltar
PRESS RELEASES: TNPA pilot brings in car carrier despite heavy swells
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : STADT KOLN

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