Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 9 September 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Durban Container Terminals Piers 1 & 2

Mystery over APM Terminals reported sale of majority share in Luanda container terminal
WHARF TALK: Split bridge superstructure,  Part 2 of MSC BIANCA
Making Africa a renewable energy superpower: UN S-G speaks
Port of Beira to implement new reefer management system
Trans Kalahari Corridor Secretariat opens new offices in Windhoek
Govt issues Lady R executive summary report 
Port of Beira attracts ONE as new shipping carrier
WHARF TALK: Neo-Panamax container vessel MSC BIANCA Part 1
FIT Alliance launches ‘Declaration of the electronic Bill of Lading’
Turkish company Tosyali Holding to export 1.8 million tonnes of iron from Namibe
Surveillance of Russian vessels: A new Defence Minister
No evidence of weapons loaded for export onto Lady R
WHARF TALK: chemical tanker YC AZALEA
HMS Prince of Wales departs Portsmouth
Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZONE) Container Terminal 2 concession awarded to APM Terminals’ SCCT
Seychelles to dredge sand for stockpile replenishment
Trade News: XXL monopile transport system lowers storage and handling costs
Transnet issues financial year end Report: unmodified audit opinion
Transnet financial report 2023 in some detail
WHARF TALK: Handymax bulk carrier VOGE MIA
Durban Dry Dock rehabilitation: Pump station commissioned 
TNPA issues RFP for East London port road widening
MOL Group Launches 1st Warehouse Operation in Africa
Shipping caught up in Gabon coup d’état
HMS Prince of Wales departs Portsmouth
SA Navy back on show with a mini festival
Xeneta Update: Long-term ocean freight rates plunge by more than 60% in year of decline, but changing fortunes appear imminent

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 20 January 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  MAERSK CABO VERDE
Wharf Talk: Cruising the East Coast – Azamara Journey
Xeneta Container Rates Update: Week 3
Morocco’s Port of Nador rises in the shadow of Tanger Med
IN CONVERSATION: It’s snow joke — Russia’s noisy Antarctic seismic ship is coming to Cape Town
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for December 2022
Wharf Talk: The annexation of Marion and Prince Edward Islands – 4th January 1948
IMO in Yemen: Support to develop a legal framework – Enhancing maritime security
Cape Corridor’s East London mainline has shutdown for annual maintenance
The Russians (and Chinese) are coming! Joint naval exercise Mosi
IN CONVERSATION: Kenya and South Africa are working to address trade barriers: where to start
Two fuel theft suspects found dead in Johannesburg
Transnet financial results for the first six months of year 2022/23
WHARF TALK: LR1 tanker & story of a hero – ELAN VITAL
Cape Town delays and bad weather in Bay of Biscay impacts on SAECS scheduling
PIL inaugurates its first block train in Africa
World Bank: Sharp, long-lasting slowdown to hit developing countries
Drill for oil, and keep on drilling, Africa urged
WHARF TALK: Norwegian Sail Training Ship – STATSRAAD LEHMKUHL
Cape St Lucia Lighthouse vandalism latest – buildings set on fire
Ghana’s Takoradi port to be managed & operated by Turkey’s Yilport Holding
Transnet & Liebherr reach agreement over questionable payment to third party
Xeneta Container Freight Rates Update: Week 2
Global piracy incidents: Lowest levels in decades – Sustained efforts needed
Port of Cape Town’s interim truck staging plan a fiasco
Kalmar to supply Port of Maputo with new terminal tractors and forklift trucks
Two new pilot boats delivered by Med Marine to Port of Misurata (Libya)
Updates and revisions to several MSC Africa services

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 10 October 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   MORNING COMPOSER

Transnet reopens Cookhouse-Blaney branch line in Eastern Cape
Landmark trial eliminates mosquito pest
IN CONVERSATION: Blockade of Port Sudan: what’s behind it and what can end it
Fire at Port of Richards Bay terminal extinguished
China-US freight rates plunge, but China manufacturing woes create new headaches for shippers
WHARF TALK: Anchor Handling Support vessel – SD HONOUR
Mozambique Report: COP 26 – gas & cyclones?
HMS Trent deploys to West Africa to support maritime security
Berth at Port of Mwanza on Lake Victoria to undergo upgrade ahead of new ferry entering service
Mozambique Report: Total says LNG will go ahead, but three years late
WHARF TALK:  offshore vessel – NORMAN INSTALLER
IN CONVERSATION: South Africa’s massive ‘sardine run’ leads fish into an ecological trap
TRADE NEWS: Jan De Nul contracts Castor Marine to connect entire fleet
Kenya commissions new naval base in Manda Bay
President Ramaphosa gives ‘green light’ for cruises
WHARF TALK: Dolphin S57 type bulker – STAR CEPHEUS
TransNamib leases additional locomotives from South Africa to increase capacity
Sri Lanka Ports Authority in BOT agreement for new container terminal
Transnet infrastructure investment pays off: SA citrus exports up 12 per cent
WHARF TALK: a tug named – OUBANGUI
IN CONVERSATION: Global shortage of shipping containers highlights their importance in getting goods to Amazon warehouses, store shelves and your door in time for Christmas
Nigeria’s ultra modern Records Centre in commission
WHARF TALK: bulker from Ehoala – BRANT
SGM donates to Home Run for Education
The Walvis Bay Kids Haven continues to benefit from Namport’s generosity
Second big drug haul for French frigate in a week

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 23 February 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: THEMIS
Freight rail service faces serious disruption due to overhead cable theft
Palabora Mining and Grindrod conclude a 5-year logistics contract
A.P. Moller-Maersk improves profitability and cash flow for 2019
Kleos Space secures A$5.5 million to drive satellite roll-out
Tanker Alpine Penelope under apparent pirate attack off Cotonou
BAM continues with construction of Rothera Research Station new wharf
World’s eye to turn on South Africa in 2020, says SAMSA
Jan de Nul completes dredging of Maputo Harbour
BAM Nuttal to build new Stanley Harbour port for Falklands Islands
South Africa prepares for climate change — DEFF
Optimarin secures landmark BWT fleet agreement with DOF Group
Nautic Africa launches latest multi-purpose Sentinel vessel
USS Normandy intercepts illicit shipment of weapons in Arabian Sea
ALP to tow Coral South FLNG vessel to Mozambique
Without comprehensive trade deal UK consumers will suffer
Namport makes generous donation to local school
Update of pirate attack involving Maersk Tema
LBH Ikuru arrives at Mocimboa da Praia
DP World returns to private ownership: aspiration of becoming world’s leading end-to-end logistics provider
European Shipping Week 2020 opens with the latest figures on European shipping
Military escorts return on Central Mozambique roads
Keel laid for future USNS Cherokee Nation (T-ATS 7)
Maersk, Safmarine say their ships are continuing to call at Lagos & other Nigerian ports
Tanzania secures US$ 1.46 billion loan for Standard Gauge Railway
UK and Ireland Light Dues 2020 to 2021
Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady delivered for Dover
Suspected pirates board Maersk container ship 200 miles SW of Bonny
Bulk carrier makes emergency docking in Richards Bay after Master suffers injury

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