Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 25 February 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines for the period between 18 and 24 February 2024

FIRST VIEW:   ITAL USODIMARE

Red-letter day as mv Mpungu is launched into Lake Victoria
Cape Town Container Terminal has 43% improvement in weekly truck volumes
Moroccan ports prepare for climate change impact
Central Region ports recovery plan in full swing
Durban port productivity and Mauritius cyclone threat force port omissions
Cyclone warning for Mauritius and Reunion
WHARF TALK: Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) – HANG JUN 4017
Tug SVITZER SANTO NIÑO (IMO 9965904) on delivery voyage to Cape Town
Transnet Port Terminals launches programme to boost technical capacity
Lest We Forget. SS Mendi 21 February 1917
Livestock carrier raises a huge stink in Cape Town
EU launches Eunavfor Aspides to safeguard freedom of Red Sea navigation
WHARF TALK: livestock carrier – AL KUWAIT
Loadshedding and logistics constraints, increase cost of doing business in South Africa – Kumba
Houthi’s score a success, force crew to abandon their damaged ship Rubymar
CMA CGM orders 3 Kalmar straddle carriers for SAMR, Port Réunion
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose offshore field support vessel – SKANDI SEVEN
Trade News: Weathernews launches “Berth Waiting Forecast” service
Shipping industry calls for release of Galaxy Leader crew
Smell in the City – livestock carrier to blame
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for January 2024
Islamist terrorists occupy fishing town of Quissanga near Pemba
WHARF TALK: MR1 chemical and product tanker – MARITIME TUNTIGA
Ukraine sinks Russian landing ship Caesar Kunikov in Black Sea
Maputo port intends investing further in rail transport
O porto de Maputo pretende investir mais no transporte ferroviário
IMO: Tanzania – Enhancing maritime security
Germany sends frigate Hessen to join EU mission in Red Sea
Houthi missile strikes a laden crude oil tanker Pollux with Russian oil for India
Boskalis acquisition of ALP receives approval

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 20 January 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

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 3 October 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

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 22 March 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

Front Page: HSL PARATY
COVID-19 IMO SG briefing
Cruise ships wrap up Southern African calls, yet others en route
A joint open letter to United Nations Agencies from the global maritime transport industry
SAMSA outlines measures to curb spread of Covid 19 by ships and crew
TNPA spells out the effects of new port regulations
Crude oil tanker Advantage Sky to be auctioned
Kalmar wins contract to supply Dar es Salaam port with six RTGs
South Africa cruise season comes to sudden end
WSU researcher combats pollution in Antarctica
TNPA acts on new Ministerial Regulations
Bevy of maritime postponements including Posidonia
The 14th IALA Symposium is postponed
MSC ship banned from UAE ports over sulphur violations
Mombasa port taking strain from global crisis
SA Port statistics for the month of February 2020 are now available here
AP Moller replaces Apapa MD over port congestion
Fairplay Towage Group starts a new service in the Canary Islands
Paddling with dolphins off Durban’s Golden Mile
COVID-19: Two ships under investigation in Cape Town
MSC Cruises cancels balance of South Africa cruise season involving MSC Orchestra
Southern Engineering Co Ltd (SECO) launches two cargo barges, destined for Tanga port, Tanzania
Dti calls for the finalisation of AfCFTA tariff schedules
Kenya’s first locally assembled Mahindra rolled out
IFAN calls on owners to pay their way on navigation dues: Arabian Gulf/Persian Gulf
Namport details precautionary measures against coronavirus
Question marks as cruise ships visit South Africa
Cruise sector reeling from coronavirus impact
Another huge shipment of sheep planned for East London
Victoria Falls: The EU’s Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission processes images
IMO closes its doors, postpones meetings over coronavirus

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