Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 15 April 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Angola’s Sonangol takes delivery of new tanker Sonangol Kulumbimbi
WHARF TALK: Panamax container ship – MSC CARLA III
CMA CGM enhances its WAX service with call at Nigeria’s Lekki
ONE launches its carbon calculating eco-calculator
Seven candidates for the job of next IMO secretary-general
WHARF TALK: MR2 products tanker – SILVER VALERIE
Aero Africa launches Sea-Air freight service Asia to Africa via Dubai
ONE updates its Africa Rainbow Shuttle from May
Copernicus spies high sea surface temps: 
IN CONVERSATION: Présence chinoise en Afrique et Amérique latine : une version moderne de la “malédiction des ressources”
IN CONVERSATION: Chinese presence in Africa and Latin America: a modern version of the “resource curse”?
Eni despatches FPSO Firenze to the Ivory Coast and the start-up of the Baleine field
WHARF TALK: expeditionary cruise ship – ISLAND SKY
Second pirate attack in weeks in Gulf of Guinea as tanker is boarded
Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction: A landmark treaty on the high seas
NIMASA places four new ferries in service at Apapa
MSC to mobilise $100 million to help end overfishing
Ramaphosa meets country’s top exporters over rail & port logistics
WHARF TALK: passenger cruise liner – INSIGNIA
WHARF TALK: Chinese research & tracking ship – YUAN WANG 5
Russian pipelay vessel Fortuna heading for Equatorial Guinea
Ship-to-ship oil transfers: Tankers in the ‘dark fleet’ – The IMO Legal Committee
Large drug cocaine haul in Guinea’s Kamsar port
Gabon looks to exploit its gas potential
Le Gabon cherche à exploiter son potentiel commercial en matière de gaz
Dust and more Saharan dust – plumes observed by satellite

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 7 August 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW: Durban Port Master Plan 2022

Project to build a new commercial port and railway on SA’s Northern Cape coast is launched with RFQ
WHARF TALK: First ever icebreaker in SA – USCGC WESTWIND
Increased investment on cotton projects call: Afreximbank pledge
IN CONVERSATION: Good news for seabirds – the days of the Marion Island mice are numbered if an eradication project gets off the ground
Sea Shepherd founder resigns from board ‘with great relief’
New man at the helm at East London port
Azule Energy, Angola’s new largest independent oil and gas producer, begins operations
IN CONVERSATION: Climate watchdogs ask court to halt new Eskom gas power plant in Richards Bay despite Barbara Creecy’s backing for project
Warm waters marching south
Nigeria to designate all inland container depots as Ports of Origin
Salalah aims to become important bunker port
Cape Town Container Terminal records highest ever weekly container volume
Port Elizabeth Car Terminal handles record number of units in July
WHARF TALK: S Korean Krill Trawler SAE IN CHAMPION
AD Ports Group and Hutchison Ports sign MoU to form Strategic Partnership
Pemba Port Oceanic Terminal plans get the nod but further environmental studies suggested
A.P. Moller-Maersk bumps up its profit expectations for 2022
UK’s Felixstowe container port workers set to strike
Transnet approaches market for redevelopment of Carlton Centre and 1 Adderley Street
Suez Canal setting new records, Egyptian government reports
First grain ship sails from Ukraine’s Port of Odesa
South Africa initiates WTO dispute: Challenge to EU citrus fruit measures
WHARF TALK: Streamlined LR1 tanker – HAFNIA BEIJING
Transnet seeks partners in developing Richards Bay LNG import facilities
In Conversation: Oil refinery closures, cleaner fuels and security of supply in South Africa
Call for support for sustainable fisheries: WTO DG Okonjo-Iweala launches new report
RMB helps finance dry bulk terminal concession at Côte d’Ivoire’s port of San Pedro
Egypt to provide LNG bunkering facility at Suez Canal
Sudan’s Suakin port shut by protesters

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 23 October 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  CAPE TAINARO

WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for the month of September 2021 are now available
WHARF TALK: heavy-lift cargo vessel – BRUCE
Operating INMARSAT’s Global Xpress satellite communications services in India
USS Herschel ‘Woody’ Williams completes visit to Maputo
Oceana’s Commercial Cold Storage goes green with solar panel roof
Bolloré considering the sale of its Africa logistics assets
MSC Cruises announces plans to restart cruising in South Africa
WHARF TALK: award-winnig fish reefer – IBUKI
Credit Suisse & Russian bank VTB Capital agree to pay $480 to US & UK authorities over Mozambican ‘Hidden Debt’
Port Sudan protests result in US$83 million monthly losses in livestock exports
Gordhan’s assurance to agricultural sector about Transnet and exports
Kenya enforces mandatory rule of using the SGR to deliver containers to Nairobi
WHARF TALK: General Purpose IMO class 2 Chemical Tanker – MED ATLANTIC
The UN Second Global Sustainable Transport Conference
Bolloré Ports orders two Gaussin port tractors for port of Freetown, Sierra Leone
MOL and partners look to ammonia to power ships and machinery
Dry Bulk exports and some imports face delays after Richards Bay fire
WHARF TALK: Multipurpose general cargo ship – ARA ROTTERDAM
Port of Beira reintroduces bulk copper exports
UK: New First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff
Piracy Report: Iranian Navy chases off Gulf of Aden pirates
To the Editor: US Military flights into Cape Town
Record, almost obscene profits, by container lines
Walvis Bay receives two new visitors as port appeal widens
WHARF TALK: Apparition or patron – PATRONUS
USS Herschel ‘Woody’ Williams completes maintenance repairs in Cape Town
OCEA awarded tender for second Nigerian hydrographic survey vessel
Vaccine supply chain misery – – no one is safe until we’re all safe
MSC leads the way by fully adopting standardised depot codes
Transnet declares Force Majeure at Richards bay Bulk Terminal

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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First View : ASTOR
Qatar ups the ante and sends seven ships to Suakin, Sudan
Somalia appeals to the UN for action against a UAE military base in Somaliland
DAFF to use diplomatic channels to return funds held abroad
NIMASA chief calls for Nigerian National Maritime Policy to be implemented
Why Africa’s free trade area offers so much promise
dti Ready to engage the US on steel and aluminium quotas
Maersk and Bolloré to jointly develop 2nd Abidjan Container Terminal
Allied Maritime Command hosts Allied Operational Commanders
Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) exercising in the Baltic
New name, new leadership and new working groups for ICHCA Technical Panel
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : NILEDUTCH PANTHER

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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 : STOLT VIRTUE
Mombasa port receives two new harbour cranes courtesy TMEA
Walvis Bay receives a whale of a visitor
Côte d’Ivoire invests in grain and container terminals
Tanzania turns to Inland Dry Ports to de-congest Dar es Salaam
Int’l: USS Kearsarge to Hurricane Harvey: Don’t mess with Texas!
Int’l: NATO warships conclude Open Spirit 2017 exercise
PRESS RELEASE: First Offshore Vessel with DNV GL’s Shore Power Class Notation
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : THERESA DUMAI

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Here are the day’s Maritime News Headlines:

First View : HÖEGH PUSAN
Another pirate attack off Horn of Africa
Nautic Africa launches six new ferries for Ivory Coast
Three into one for the 3 big Japanese lines
Grindrod’s Alan Olivier steps down
Rickmers Holding files for insolvency
Creation of a European Coast Guard
PRESS RELEASES
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : ENDLESS HORIZON

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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First View : MAERSK SKARSTIND
Kenya’s new SGR railway gets off to controversial beginning
Boat operators charged for collusion over Robben Island Museum tender
MSC signs concession to operate Ivory Coast’s San Pedro Container Terminal
Mozambique’s ENH creates two companies to take natural gas projects forward
MOL launches project aimed at autonomous ocean-going vessels
IAPH World Ports Conference – Recognition for Members
Grupo Lindley strengthens its activity in Malta
PRESS RELEASES: SAMSA at Nor-Shipping
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : OCEAN STAR

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Tuesday’s Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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First View : MAREX NOA
Dar es Salaam port departments ordered to go 24/7
Spanish fishing company Pescanova to invest €42.5 million in African fleet
Ivory Coast LNG Terminal to launch in mid-2018
Shipping Alliances cause of China’s port congestion
President Akufo-Addo says Ghana will accept judgement on maritime boundary dispute
UNCTAD 5th Training Programme commences
PRESS RELEASES: Portrix Logistic Software targets Demurrage and Detention solution
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pic of the Day : MSC ROMANE

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Monday’s Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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First View : HÖEGH BRASILIA
Liberia’s third port, Sinoe, is back in business
Gigaba says Africa must trade with itself
BOOT contract signed for Port of Ngqura liquid bulk terminal
Greenpeace concludes tour with recommendations to West Africa
African Petroleum spuds Ayamé-1X exploration well off Ivory Coast
US turns down Japanese container line merger
Maersk’s quiet takeover of Hamburg Süd
PRESS RELEASES: Thordon Bearings & Drydocks World team up to convert ships to seawater lubricated shaft lines
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : YONG XING

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