Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 9 November 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   SAAGAR

Two former Transnet execs have their pension benefits interdicted
WHARF TALK: offshore platform supply vessel (PSV) – ALLIANZ CRYSTAL
Varamar and COSCO Shipping agree commercial partnership to boost respective trades
In Conversation: Abandoned oil rigs could scrape carbon from the sky and store it in empty undersea reservoirs
ICVL plans to double its Mozambique coal production
South African cruise season gets underway
WHARF TALK: MR2 products tanker – SEA ADORE
Shipping schedule updates
In Conversation: The price of fish & chips: The shark slayers and an unfolding disaster for the love of fried fish
Cargo traffic on Lake Victoria increases during Q1
Boluda provides new tug for Port of Lomé
In Conversation: The Lawless Oceans — forced labour on rust-bucket boats docking at Cape Town harbour
WHARF TALK: NeoPanamax container vessel MAERSK AMAZON
MAIB lifeboat investigation – RRS Sir David Attenborough
MSC judged ‘Best Shipping Line – Asia-Africa’ for 4th year at AFLAS
Ship collision in Cape Town’s Duncan Dock
Kenya: IMO maritime security legislation training
Fugro’s next-generation coastal mapping system on view
Maputo Port Development Company renews marine services contract with P&O Maritime Logistics
Maputo Port Development Company renova contrato de serviços marítimos com a P&O Maritime Logistics
WHARF TALK: French Navy (Marine Nationale) Frigate FS FLORÉAL (F730)
Shipping Service and Schedule Updates
TNPA to the rescue of Richards Bay Alkantstrand Beach
IMO marks 50 years since the MARPOL Convention was adopted
Ramaphosa calls for lengthier AGOA to incentify African industry
European ports concern over the EU ETS for maritime sector
Two leading terminal operators initiate widespread electrification of container handling equipment
The Master’s Practical Guide to Maritime Law published to aid seafarers with incidents at sea
Xeneta Update: Upturn in the ocean freight shipping market proves to be a false dawn

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 27 October 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   SMIT AMANDLA

Second SA Navy MMIPV to be named SAS King Shaka on Friday
Malawi & Chinese investors plan Nacala Railway extension into Zambia and Tanzania
WHARF TALK: handy size transshipment vessel – WHYALLA
Another TFR executive departs
In Conversation: Tiny and mysterious: research sheds light on sub-Saharan Africa’s seahorses, pipefish and pipehorses
Revision of IMO instruments: LSA and related equipment
Intermodal strengths set MSC Namibia up for the future
Chinese investors want to develop two terminals at Port of Beira
Investidores chineses querem desenvolver dois terminais no Porto da Beira
WHARF TALK: heavylift combi-freighter ALANIS
UHURU II takes to the waters of Lake Victoria
Transnet engages with unions over recovery plan
Shore-Side electricity and data monitoring take hold in the cruise industry
TotalEnergies wants Palma airport expanded to take Boeing 737s
Cape Corridor Kroonstad-East London rail slot agreement cancelled
WHARF TALK: tug JOHN ROSS, aka SA AMANDLA Part 2
TNPA seeks RFIs for seven port hydrogen terminal initiatives
DP World to operate Port of Dar es Salaam on 30-year concession
Cape Town Agreement on fishing safety: Key milestone reached
SAMSA investigating Vaal River boating tragedy
Tau Morwe back! Appointed acting head of SAMSA
WHARF TALK: tug JOHN ROSS, aka SA AMANDLA Part 1
South Africa Europe Container Service (SAECS) schedule updates
Indian Navy patrol ship INS Sumedha visits Nigeria
IMRF Awards 2023: SA and Uganda score
FLNG Hilli Episeyo off Cameroon offloads 100th LNG cargo
Namport warns about fake vacancy advertisements
Cameroon’s Port of Kribi handles first wheat cargo
Tragedy on the Congo River as passenger vessel capsizes
Promotion of IMO’s technical assistance: New brochure issued
Xeneta Update: Stormy 2024 forecast as shipping lines set sights on freight rate increases

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 7 May 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Zululand’s Jewel – Port of Richards Bay

Portuguese submarine NRP Arpão (S161) to call Cape Town 4 June
WHARF TALK: Asian Distant Water Fishing Fleets and Cape Town Pt 2
Djibouti’s floating dock fitted with ShibataFenderTeam (SFT) Wheel fenders
‘Inclusive, sustainable trade will allow Africa to realize full potential’ – Botswana President
CMA CGM’s CEVA Logistics adds four dual-fuel hybrid RORO car carriers
MedPort Tangier (APM Terminals) takes delivery of first two of eight new STS cranes
WHARF TALK: Asian Distant Water Fishing Fleets and Cape Town
Three seafarers abducted by pirates from US bulker off Gabon
Go-ahead given for new Mozambique port at Chongoene
Port Maputo truck staging area opened
Sierra Leone receives patrol vessel donated by China
New multi-purpose terminal to be developed at Pointe Noire port by AD Ports
WHARF TALK: MR2 products tanker – MINERVA JOANNA
Jesser Point Lighthouse completes 37 years of coastwatch service
Suez Canal Authority orders six new tugs and a floating dock
HM The King presents RN with new colours
Maersk lays plans for landmark green methanol ship arrival
Tanzania to sign contracts for three new lake ships
WHARF TALK: seismic survey vessel – SW DUCHESS
Large WW Ocean roro car carrier calls at Durban
TotalEnergies hesitates over Mozambique LNG restart: contractors told to be reasonable
TotalEnergies hesita sobre o reinício do GNL em Moçambique: empreiteiros aconselhados a serem razoáveis
Gordhan finally leaves for China: hoping to unblock deliveries of Transnet locos and spares
Satellite technology: Transformation of African agriculture
Xeneta rates alert: long-term ocean freight rates slump over 10% in April Update
In Conversation: Africa’s oceans are being protected to serve the interests of big foreign corporates
TNPA stages another roadshow for Transkei Grade 12 pupils
Where Climate Harms Fisheries, Piracy Prospers

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 3 February 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  MAERSK TACOMA

Kumba’s tale of lost exports
WHARF TALK: LR1 class products tanker CHEMTRANS ARCTIC
Green shipping in South Africa: IMO supporting opportunities
Boluda Towage adds additional tug to fleet in Mauritania
COMMENT: MSC Shosholoza feeder service Ngqura to Cape Town
Mercy Ships’ newest Hospital Ship ready to lower her gangplank for patients
WHARF TALK: mini bulk carrier – LITA
MSC’s Shosholoza feeder service gets underway
IN CONVERSATION: Somaliland’s oil find could reset the regional balance: here’s how
Transaid at 25: London fundraising
Six arrested for truck highjacking – one a policeman
WHARF TALK: homeported at Cape Town – MSC SINFONIA
Land reclamation in the Maldives: Boskalis acquires €120 million contract
Xeneta container rates alert: record-breaking fall in long-term rates for ocean freight, as carriers brace for stormy 2023
MoU signed for railway linking Niger and Nigeria
MoU signé pour le chemin de fer reliant le Niger et le Nigeria
French Naval frigate FS Nivôse calls at Durban
Latest problem to hamstring Durban port operations – a broken down tug fleet
WHARF TALK: Neo-Panamax container vessel – MSC ATHENS
IN CONVERSATION: Copper transformed way the world works before: it’s about to do so again
Kenya’s new Lake Victoria ship, Uhuru II, to be launched in May
Large ammonia-fuelled bulk carrier development by MOL and Mitsui
Trademark Africa expands into West Africa
Trademark Africa s’étend en Afrique de l’Ouest
Transnet approaches market for lease of Durban-Johannesburg Container Corridor 
WHARF TALK: MR2 product tanker – STI MAGISTER
Hamburg Süd loses its identity as Maersk consolidates brands
IMO Symposium: The Maritime Single Window 2024
Anglo American loads first LNG dual-fuelled vessel in chartered fleet
IN CONVERSATION: Deep sea reefs are spectacular and barely-explored – they must be conserved
Aqaba Cruise Terminal opens
Revamped Mombasa Cruise Terminal making a difference

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 2 September 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  SALICA FRIGO

Taylor Maritime Investments makes takeover offer for Grindrod Shipping
WHARF TALK: Panamax LR1 product tanker OCTA LUNE
AMSA and PSC: Report shows zero-tolerance approach lifts shipping standards
Nigeria’s Navy Shipyard Limited (NSL) delivers semi-ballistic gunboats 
USS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams returns to Cape Town
Arrests of allegedly corrupt former Transnet bosses a ‘milestone’
Coral Sul delayed by technical hitches, tanker sails from Pemba
WHARF TALK: Green Dolphin 38 eco bulk carrier GOLDEN ISLE
CMA CGM adds second ship to 9-vessel SHAKA 2 service
Gambia’s Department of Fisheries trains second batch of vessel observers
CRUISE NEWS: Fred.Olsen cancels cruises due to lack of demand
Sale of Maerk Container Industry (MCI) to China’s CIMC terminated
Strong half-year results for Grindrod Limited
WHARF TALK: handysize flexi chemical tanker CHEMSTAR IRIS
IMO mission to Malawi: 22-26 August 2022
Transnet says it is committed to amicable wage negotiations: strike on the horizon
NEW BOOKS:
Bolloré Logistics joins the Shippers’ Coalition for Low Carbon Maritime Transport

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 12 December 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  MSC ORCHESTRA

IN CONVERSATION: Planned seismic survey by Shell has kicked up a storm in South Africa. Here’s an explainer
Matola scores with a Capesize, its largest ever ship in Port Maputo
WHARF TALK: All Indian tanker – JAG APARNA
SA minister visits Port of Rotterdam to discuss hydrogen exports
IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee: 22-26 November – Part 2
Interesting book release: The Ever Given
TRADE NEWS: Xeneta Shipping Index by Compass is launched
UNCTAD and Africa Report
Grindrod stake in new freight ferry service to be introduced on Lake Victoria
WHARF TALK: Ice class general cargo vessel – MALIK ARCTICA
IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee: 22-26 November
Who’s the biggest of them all? MSC now on top, but Maersk still has the most ships
Liberia and China sign MoU to bolster and expand on maritime safety
UN Security Council adopts resolution to combat the continuing threat of piracy off the coast of Somalia
Capt Nick Sloane appointed as President of International Salvage Union
Wallenius Wilhelmsen celebrates naming ceremony for car carrier MV Nabucco
CRUISE NEWS: Hurtigruten launches more West African cruises; Covid and Omicron on board Norwegian cruise ship
West Africa: where have the pirates gone?
TNPA dredger Isandlwana replenishing sand on Durban beaches to prevent beach erosion
WHARF TALK: Unusual visitor to Cape Town – TEMIS
Maritime Safety: UK MAIB and collision investigation – Anchoring: Marine Guidance Note issued
Shell gets go-ahead with seismic survey off Eastern Cape Wild Coast
News From the Coast: Ships in port tonight; Seismic Surey underway, Platform vessel Temis
WHARF TALK: Ultramax SDARI Dolphin 64 design – CP CHONGQING
Omicron: Transport leaders warn of governments’ knee-jerk reaction: Supply chain at greater risk
Singapore suspends crew change for those with recent travel history to southern Africa
Nigerian Ports set date to become fully digital by 2025
BIMCO’s new contract for Employment of Security Escort Vessels

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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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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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First View : POLONIA
Pirates raid bulker Glarus off Bonny Island, take 12 hostages
Lake Victoria’s MV Nyerere death toll passes 200
Madagascan licensing bidding opens at Africa Oil Week
Second shipment of copper ore reaches Lobito by train from DRC
DAFF formalises small-scale fisheries
English High Court continues restraint against Djibouti Port Company
President Ramaphosa on stimulating the South Africa economy
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : UACC RAS TANURA

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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First View : SANTA URSULA
BREAKING NEWS: TRAGEDY ON LAKE VICTORIA AS MV NYERERE CAPSIZES
Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan welcomes court judgement on Transnet
Incat Crowther and Veecraft to build SA Navy workboat
Bagamoyo port back on again as China Merchants Holdings International renews interest
Russia a major destination for SA fresh produce exports
International Association of Maritime Economists elects new president
Investors across the world think twice before investing in Djibouti, says DP World
Joint Search and Rescue exercise conducted off Cape coast
Damco supply chain business to be integrated within Maersk Line
EU NAVFOR strengthening ties with Madagascar
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pic of the Day : CROWN TOPAZ

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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First View : MTM YANGON
Port of Cape Town recovers from inclement weather
Grounding and loss of commercially operated yacht CV24 on Cape Peninsula-MAIB Report
Lake Victoria’s MV UMOJA resumes Port Bell-Dar route after 10 years
Chinese Navy ships call at Simon’s Town
Robben Island boat owners fined, Commissioner wants to bring criminal charges
P&O Cruises dispensing with Oriana
Norsafe launches new fast rescue & patrol boat
UK Shipping Minister to announce a new initiative in the maritime sector
COSCO’s merger with OOCL makes it no.3 ahead of CMA CGM in container ranking
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : ADRIA

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