Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 10 December 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Transnet Helicopter Service

DNV approval for world’s largest car carrier design
WHARF TALK: handysize bulk carrier – CINNAMON
Maputo Karpowership project: Second public consultation on 19 December
COP28: APM Terminals and DP World launch Zero Emission Port Alliance
Maersk advisory on shipping emission surcharges
Transnet Recovery Diary 6 December 2023
Red Sea security: IMO enhancing mechanisms
WHARF TALK: Pure Car and Truck Carrier – HELIOS LEADER
Progress being made in fixing SA Navy – Lobese
Groenriviermond Lighthouse marks 35 years of service
Long-distance passenger trains return to service in time for Christmas
Transnet Recovery Diary 5 December 2023
TNPA issues Request for Proposals for DCT2 North Quay deepening & lengthening
WHARF TALK: heavylift project freight carrier – BBC SEBASTOPOL
Durban Container Terminal’s berth 108 dredging completed
Airfreight: Kenya Airways adds two Boeing 737-800 conversions
Missile and drone attacks on Israeli linked ships in Red Sea
Transnet Recovery Diary 4 December 2023
Transnet gets its R47 billion facility
South Africa and Nigeria lose out on IMO Council
WHARF TALK: reefer vessel – WHITNEY BAY
TFR adds extra locomotives to ramp up service on the Richards Bay line
Port of Durban pilot helicopter service now available 24 hours a day
Transnet acquires seven refurbished RTGs from Los Angeles
French Navy ship Jacques Chevalier on maiden visit to South Africa
Mozambique: CFM’s new Indian locomotives + Port & Rail volumes
Arsenio Dominguez Velasco confirmed as next IMO Secretary-General
Xeneta Update: Ominous signs on the Xeneta XSI® point to a brutal 2024 for ocean freight carriers
Grindrod transforms education and mobility along the Ressano Garcia Corridor
IMO update to COP 28

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 2 November 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   MSC CAROLE

Richards Bay Karpowership back on the table
WHARF TALK: ocean towing and salvage tug – VIRGO
Transnet establishes Interim Infrastructure Manager
IMO and the Djibouti Code of Conduct: A strategic approach
EU what? A simple guide to the EU ETS
TP Nchocho appointed as the new TNPA board chairperson
US boots four African nations from AGOA
WHARF TALK: Neo-Panamax container vessel – LUANDA EXPRESS
EU support for making Walvis Bay into regional industrial & logistics hub
In Conversation: Niger delta is rich in resources, but environmental destruction is pushing people into poverty
DNV issues safe guidelines for industrial AI
Dearsan launches first offshore patrol vessel for Nigeria
WHARF TALK: Damen built harbour tugs NESTOR PERCY GALLEY and Gp.CAPT. EDWARD A.A. AWUVIRI
Official kick off for Namibia’s cruise season
EU and US sign MoU to develop Lobito Corridor and new Zambia-Lobito rail line
Drafting national legislation at IMO
TNPA checking the market for LNG importation at country’s ports
Transnet Board introduces its Turnaround Plan
WHARF TALK: ex-RN now diamond mining vessel YA TOIVO
AMSA Alert! Electric Vehicles: Risks associated with carriage
Ocean shipping industry must invest and build partnerships to reduce carbon – Xeneta Summit
In Conversation: China’s Belt and Road Initiative turns 10: Xi announces 8 new priorities, continues push for global influence
Maritime civil engineering: Events and guidelines
Port managers of Angola’s Luanda and Cape Verde elected APLOP consultant
Gestores portuários de Luanda e Cabo Verde, em Angola, eleitos consultores da APLOP
IMO Member State Audit Scheme
Second SA Navy MMIPV to be named SAS King Shaka on Friday

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 18 June 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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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 14 May 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   TRAPICHE EMERALD

WHARF TALK: Supramax bulk carrier – BEATRICE
IMO: Africa, Low-Carbon Shipping – at the core of decarbonisation
In Conversation: All three Karpowership ‘emergency plans’ back on the table for late approval
Xeneta container freight rates update: Week 19
Eastern Cape Port Development Roadshow kicks off TNPA plans
WHARF TALK: MR2 products tanker – TORM TORINO
Dealing with South African port congestion
Namport has 17% increase in cargo tonnage handled in 2022
TRADE NEWS: Vesconite Bearing receives China Classification Society (CCS) Certificate of Works Approval
CMA CGM commits to purchase of Bolloré Group’s transport, logistics operations
WHARF TALK: unexpected Durban caller, rotorship – E-SHIP 1
Airfreight: Emirates expects to double its capacity in next decade
APM Terminals marks 17 years of Apapa port concession
Ferry operator increases frequency between Angola’s Soyo and Cabinda
Operador de ferry aumenta frequência entre Soyo e Cabinda em Angola
TNPA seeks interested to develop & operate LPG terminal at port of Cape Town
Transnet Freight Rail increases manganese export capacity
WHARF TALK: The Russians are coming
Mauritius: Boosting maritime security
Invictus Energy finds payable oil, gas and helium in Zimbabwe’s Cabora Bassa Basin
The Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla, 6 May 2023
WHARF TALK: finale ship of the season – SEVEN SEAS MARINER
A.P. Moller – Maersk inaugurates its first warehouse & distribution facility in Cape Town, South Africa
Seafarer green skills momentum: African leaders urged to harness
India expresses interest in helping build Mozambique’s North-South railway
NEW BOOK: The Norwegian Merchant Fleet in the Second World War
Brazilian court ruling bans export of livestock from its ports
Opinion: The Outlook for African Oil in 2023 is Promising
Opinion: Les perspectives du pétrole africain en 2023 sont prometteuses

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 6 April 2023 #2

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:    QUEEN MARY 2

WHARF TALK: Neo Panamax container vessel – MSC VITA
AVIATION: IATA’s Focus on Africa
Airfreight: New Maersk Air Cargo US-China air link
DP World Southampton sets record of over 9300 container moves on one ship
Transnet Engineering seeks partner to establish rolling stock leasing company
Durban’s notorious Bayhead Road gets relief with the opening of a bypass road
TNPA relaunches Integrated Port Management System across all eight ports
Mozambique wants border rail barriers with Zimbabwe and Malawi removed
A.P.Moller Capital to acquire South Africa’s Vector Logistics
WHARF TALK: semi-submersible heavy lift vessel – RED ZED II
Eskom could obtain electricity from a Karpowership after all, via Maputo
PIANC Cape Town 2024: Future Ready Waterborne Transport – Unlocking Africa
DP World’s Berbera Port operations expand with new edible oil terminal
Bolloré Africa Logistics rebranded as Africa Global Logistics (AGL)
Bolloré Africa Logistics devient Africa Global Logistics (AGL)
WHARF TALK: Islamic Republic of Iran Navy 86th Flotilla
Missing tanker Monjasa Reformer found, but 6 crew taken away hostage
ONE on expansion programme with 28.7% stake in Seaspan Corp
NEW BOOKS:  The Magnetism of Antarctica: The Ross Expedition 1839-1843 
IN CONVERSATION: Torrents of Antarctic meltwater are slowing the currents that drive our vital ocean ‘overturning’ – and threaten its collapse
Africa expects action – and funding – for climate justice
Transnet gas pipeline accident in Durban

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 6 April 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

FIRST VIEW:    QUEEN MARY 2

Transnet Engineering seeks partner to establish rolling stock leasing company
Durban’s notorious Bayhead Road gets relief with the opening of a bypass road
TNPA relaunches Integrated Port Management System across all eight ports
Mozambique wants border rail barriers with Zimbabwe and Malawi removed
A.P.Moller Capital to acquire South Africa’s Vector Logistics
WHARF TALK: semi-submersible heavy lift vessel – RED ZED II
Eskom could obtain electricity from a Karpowership after all, via Maputo
PIANC Cape Town 2024: Future Ready Waterborne Transport – Unlocking Africa
DP World’s Berbera Port operations expand with new edible oil terminal
Bolloré Africa Logistics rebranded as Africa Global Logistics (AGL)
Bolloré Africa Logistics devient Africa Global Logistics (AGL)
WHARF TALK: Islamic Republic of Iran Navy 86th Flotilla
Missing tanker Monjasa Reformer found, but 6 crew taken away hostage
ONE on expansion programme with 28.7% stake in Seaspan Corp
NEW BOOKS:  The Magnetism of Antarctica: The Ross Expedition 1839-1843 
IN CONVERSATION: Torrents of Antarctic meltwater are slowing the currents that drive our vital ocean ‘overturning’ – and threaten its collapse
Africa expects action – and funding – for climate justice
Transnet gas pipeline accident in Durban

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 29 January 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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First View: MSC Federica

TRANSNET APPROACHES MARKET FOR LEASE OF DURBAN-JOHANNESBURG CONTAINER CORRIDOR
Cargo ship Jin Tian sinks in sea between Japan and Korea
WHARF TALK: welcome addition to coastal cruises – NORWEGIAN JADE
Cold ironing at Port of Mombasa being assessed by ABL Group
Annual West Africa Obangame Exercise gets underway
Xeneta Container Freight Rates Update: Week 4
Tropical cyclone Cheneso in Mozambique Channel
WHARF TALK: semi-submersible heavy load carrier – ZHEN HUA 33
Cameroon introduces law aimed at Gulf of Guinea combatting piracy
IN CONVERSATION: Nigeria has a coastal litter problem:  it’s time to clean up
MSC and Maersk agree to dissolve their 2M Alliance
Port Maputo records strong growth in 2022
WHARF TALK:  subsea construction & support vessel – SKANDI ACERGY
NSRI involved in medically evacuating patient off cruise ship Azamara Journey
UN Secretary-General and the Ocean Emergency
IN CONVERSATION: Chinese workers on Africa’s infrastructure projects: the link with host political regimes
New milestone as FPSO sails for Senegalese/Mauritania project site
Nouvelle étape alors que le FPSO navigue vers le site du projet sénégalais/mauritanien
RB Logistics opens new logistics warehouse at Clairwood Logistics Park
Minerals Council reacts to social media campaign to stop coal exports through Richards Bay
WHARF TALK: one of the last RMS flagships – ST HELENA
AD Ports expands into Angola with a JV at the Luanda Multipurpose Terminal
Karpowership & MOL raise finance to develop Senegal FRSU
African marine traffic being monitored for invasion of South Asian malaria-carrying mosquito
IATA Manuals: Air cargo, ground handling, and operations – Revised Industry Standards 2023 Edition
At the height of the Durban cruise season
WHARF TALK: A big dredger, no doubt – HAM 318
Durban Bay, a place of beauty, or a cesspool?
Underwater protection – RFA PROTEUS
Denmark launches the world’s first digital ship register
Cape Town Terminal enjoys 8% increase in deciduous fruit volumes
In Conversation: South Africa’s underwater explorers are going deeper to map biodiversity and track climate change in the ocean

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 4 July 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   MOL EXPLORER

Fire on Israeli-owned ship CSAV Tyndal after attack in N.Indian Ocean
Transnet reaches wage agreement with unions, strike averted
WHARF TALK: Fleeting visit for sophisticated offshore vessel SEVEN OCEANIC
Kleos Space second launch of reconnaissance satellites successful – eight now in orbit
World Marine Aids to Navigation Day: IFAN highlights the importance of safe navigation
WHARF TALK: Seatrade reefer SCHWEIZ STREAM with fruit for the UK
Drama off Gansbaai as general cargo ship Unispace is taken under tow by SA Amandla
WHARF TALK: Reefer with zero space for containers, EVEREST BAY
IN CONVERSATION: Rooibos tea: EU protection is good news for South African agriculture
WHARF TALK: ‘Gateway to Antarctica’ hosts MORE SODRUZHESTVA
TFR rails an annualised 58 million tons of coal to Richards Bay – Exxaro talks of rail constraints
MSC Messina incapacitated by engine room fire in Indian Ocean
The future is here: Tanger Med receives its first real-life digital port call
Northern Mozambique: Terror threat makes seafarer crew change impossible
IN CONVERSATION: Kenya’s huge railway project is causing environmental damage. Here’s how
WHARF TALK: Bulker MEDI HIROSHIMA calling at five ports in Southern Africa
Mercy Ships’ GLOBAL MERCY is delivered from builders
IN CONVERSATION: How palm oil became the world’s most hated, most used fat source
New vessel brings Furetank to the UN 2050 climate goal
Meet Canus Ebinipre Robinson, Nigeria’s first female tugmaster
Ghana Maritime Authority enters into e-Navigation partnership with Sternula
DP World’s new terminal at Berbera Port, Somaliland
More unrest reported from Palma
IMO’s World Maritime Day: 25 June – Theme: A Fair Future for Seafarers
WHARF TALK: Award-winning tanker NOTOS VENTURE calls at Cape Town & Durban
IN CONVERSATION: Offshore gas finds offered major promise for Mozambique: what went wrong
Hapag-Lloyd & ONE complete TradeLens cargo insurance digital integration
Beira Port cargo achievements for 2020
More ships achieving astronomic rates of over $100,000 a day
Karpowership plans for three ports scuppered
Protector sails north

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 4-7 February 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: LAKE FUXIAN

Air Cargo Demand Drops 10.6 per cent in 2020
Bowmans expands its Shipping Practice in Durban with the addition of Michael Asherson
DIGITILISATION: Most ports still using manual & paper-based processes
Richards Bay & Port Elizabeth NSRI involved in ship patient evacuations
WHARF TALK: Watching a ship movement at Cape Town
South Africa’s record citrus season
Rampant piracy in Gulf of Guinea, Europe acts; Nigeria makes more promises
Kenya introduces lighthouse upgrades
US Navy ship makes major drug bust in Arabian Sea
Helping keep the world’s oldest steam-driven tug operational
Airfreight in the ascendancy
WHARF TALK: Cape Town’s ‘Doctor’ departs
WHARF TALK: Durban memories of a windstorm day
Cameroon’s floating LNG plant Hilli Episeyo exporting to new markets
Ford invests US$1.05 billion for SA Silverton plant expansion & modernisation
Floating tidal energy platform launched
WHARF TALK: Port Beira increases volumes for 2020
WHARF TALK: Cape Town ‘doctor’ returns’
Transaid congratulates Bernard and Sebastian
TOTAL denies intending to relocate operations to Mayotte
Karpowership offers to provide 300MW of electricity at Port of Douala
Meridian to extend Tema’s MPS Terminal 3 ahead of AfCFTA
WHARF TALK: Mombasa busy as ships arrive
WHARF TALK: Car inspection at Dar es Salaam will not interfere with clearing
WHARF TALK: Maersk applies export detention on Kenyan & Ugandan empty containers
WHARF TALK: CDC welcomes TNPA move to Ngqura port
WHARF TALK: APM Terminals blots its Liberian copybook
WHARF TALK: Durban port talk
WHARF TALK: Cape Town port talk
Three UAE institutions, including DP World, join World Logistic Passport
Beast meets giant: Jumbo Kinetic: Transports 1435-tonne Shiploader
MSC joins in call to assist stranded crew-change seafarers
Liberian Government speaks out strongly against Gulf of Guinea piracy
Piracy: Another ship, Rowayton Eagle boarded by pirates

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