Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 23 June 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW: Italia Stream

Floating Dock for Ghana’s Port of Takoradi gets go-ahead
WHARF TALK: reefer vessel – ITALIA STREAM
IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 107): Part Three
Maersk becomes first to retrofit container ship for methanol fuel
More dust: Saharan dust reaches Italy
WHARF TALK: Distant Waters Squid Fishing Fleet: Part 2
IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 107): Part Two
Port of Alexandria’s new Tahya Misr multi-purpose terminal opens
Shibata Fenders installed at Nigeria’s Lekki port
In Conversation: Slowing deep Southern Ocean current may be linked to natural climate cycle – but that’s no reason to stop worrying about melting Antarctic ice
End of the road for SA Amandla – tug heading for breakers in September
WHARF TALK: Distant Waters Squid Fishing Fleets
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for May 2023
IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 107): Part One
Cable layer Teliri completes Liquid IT Mauritius-South Africa underwater cable
Navy to mark World Hydrography Day in Gqeberha
Apapa and Tin Can Island control towers recommissioned
Cape Town weather impacts port and citrus activity
MSC Washington calls at Port of Walvis Bay
Derailment on TFR Ore Corridor: line reopened & services again operational
Kuehne+Nagel acquires South African forwarder, Morgan Cargo
Beluga Ace, vehicle carrier with a special group of people on board
WHARF TALK: Busted! Chinese naval ghost ship HAI YANG 24 HAO
Mozambique’s maritime security laws: IMO assists drafting
Leis de segurança marítima de Moçambique: IMO auxilia na redação
WHARF TALK: Handymax bulk carrier – RUI FU XING
NEW BOOKS: Maritime London: An Historical Journey in Pictures and Words  
Incident takes Walvis Bay STS crane temporarily out of service
IMO Secretary-General statement on the migrant shipwreck off Greek coast
South Africa-Europe container service reschedule

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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 11 November 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   GRANDE COTONOU

Durban Port Monitor
Côte d’Ivoire Terminal officially launches operations
WHARF TALK: MSC geared container ship MSC POSITANO
Former Transnet official in the dock for fraud, money laundering
Kenya plans a dedicated cargo airport
IN CONVERSATION: Climate change: West Africa’s oceans at risk because of a lack of monitoring
Hapag-Lloyd’s happy nine months
Transnet Freight Rail’s Ore Corridor commences annual maintenance programme
WHARF TALK: large gearless bulk carrier EN MAY
Update on the Richards Bay Coal Line derailment
Kommer Damen receives Lifetime Achievement Award
New East Africa Express service (EAX5) launched by OOCL
Green machines – OOCL orders seven methanol-compatible 24,000-TEU container ships
Xeneta and Marine Benchmark partner to launch Carbon Emissions Index
Trouble on the North Coal Corridor
WHARF TALK: Trailing Hopper Suction Dredger CRESTWAY
South Africa’s IDC increases stake in Mozal smelter
UNCTAD calls for International Support: Least Developed Countries – Global Low-Carbon Transition
Kenya’s Nancy Karigithu nominated as the next IMO secretary-general
BREAKING NEWS: Coal train derails on Richards Bay coal line (Northern Corridor)
TICTS planning new $500 million upgrades at Dar es Salaam container terminal
WHARF TALK: container ship CMA CGM LEBU
Tanzanian aircraft crashes into Lake Victoria – 19 dead
New IMO office in the MENA region: Boosting regional presence
Transnet partners with motor industry & NEF to drive local manufacturing
WTO champions importance of trade in climate action
Government pushes ahead with plans for a national shipping company
WHARF TALK: visiting bitumen tanker ASPHALT TERANGA
Nigeria’s deepwater port of Lekki is completed
ITF and COP27: Transition transport – Governments must match workers’ ambitions
Nigeria secures loans to complete railway modernisation projects
SAECS Service Update: Durban berthing delays

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 14 August 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   MSC AINO

Surprise: SA citrus exports up 7% mid-season despite global industry challenges
WHARF TALK: impressive pipelay crane vessel SAPURA 3500
Thais withdraw, Macuse rail and port project now appears unlikely
Nacala to become a significant modern Southern African port
Dar es Salaam-Morogoro Standard Gauge Railway to commence operations in January 2023
Eswatini Railway doubles daily coal trains to port of Maputo via Goba corridor
Transnet and SIU obtain preservation order freezing assets of former Transnet executives
WHARF TALK: tanker with a basic scrubber HAFNIA EXPERIENCE
Maritime Value Chain Task Force to meet in Durban tomorrow
IMO and Mauritius: port facility security assessment in Port Louis
Nigeria’s deepwater Lekki port receives second shipment of harbour cranes
Mozambique’s CFM to rehabilitate harbour infrastructure at Mocímboa da Praia
Chinese land port of Erenhot logs 10,000 100-wagon freight trains for Europe
Transnet agrees to provide Botswana with access to South African ports, in particular Richards Bay & Durban
WHARF TALK: offshore construction vessel – DEEP ORIENT
UN on oil and gas profits
Eni acquires Tango FLNG for the Republic of Congo
Talk of a second FLNG for Mozambique to join Coral Sul
Kisumu shipyard and ferry Uhuru II inaugurated on Lake Victoria
WTO and Cotton: Part 2

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 8 July 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW: RICHARDS BAY PORT & WATERFRONT

End of era as last DAL container ship is renamed Kalahari Express
IN CONVERSATION: How Africans can assess the value of the latest G7 summit
APM Terminals takes the next step on its strategic journey
WHARF TALK: BOUVET ISLAND – the modern Atlantis, found then lost for 70 years
Calabar port dredging dispute amicably settled, says Nigerian Ports Authority CEO
Libya shuts two of its largest export oil terminals plus an oilfield
ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS: Special Shibata fenders enable harbour deepening to go ahead
Transnet lifts force majeure for those coal exporters who have signed a Deed of Amendment
WHARF TALK: HMS Woolwich  1806 & 1807
Zambia to build diesel pipeline from Tanzania’s Dar es Salaam
Transnet takes on 400 interns in new intake
IN CONVERSATION: How Nigeria can turn its huge cashew waste into valuable citric acid
Historic rail agreement sees goods trains operating between Maputo and Belfast
WHARF TALK: MR2 products tanker – HAFNIA ANDREA
IMO in South Africa: Prevention of stowaway cases, ratification of the FAL Convention
AD Ports Group acquires control of Egypt’s Transmar and Transcargo International (TCI) companies
CMA CGM agrees to reduce shipping rates, but only if it’s to France
Nigeria’s Lekki deepwater port receives next generation STS and RTG cranes
Durban and Richards Bay Port Master Plans due for validation
WHARF TALK: Dutch multipurpose vessel – BREADBOX XERUS
Port Elizabeth Car Terminal achieves record 5,700 export units on one vessel
UK-Africa trade and investment: New trade commissioner
Nacala rail corridor back in full operation
International Grains Council: New chair – Dr Florence Kaibi of Kenya
IN CONVERSATION: How marine fisheries can add millions of tonnes to Africa’s catch
XENETA Container Alert: long-term shipping rates shrug off uncertainty to rise again
Port of Dover Western Docks progress

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 9 May 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page:  FOREVER HARMONY

WHARF TALK: Chartered container ship Cypress flies the CMA CGM flag
Lekki port developers receive first installment of the loan facility to build the port
CAPE, an appropriate name for a ship calling at the Tavern of the Seas
TAZARA faces shortfall in freight carried for 2021/22
Scary moment on Lake Nyasa as mv Mbeya II is grounded by huge waves
UPDATE on quarantined ship Eaubonne in Durban harbour
Port of Douala terminal orders two Konecranes Gottwald Mobile harbour cranes
WHARF TALK: MSC Gabriella: Bet you didn’t know this
Update on Mozambique’s Palma in the aftermath of the March attack, Part 3
MSC Seaside returns to cruising with new Mediterranean destinations
Call for second Suez Canal channel to avoid another Ever Given
More Transnet Freight Rail cable theft arrests
Update on Mozambique’s Palma in the aftermath of the March attack, Part 2
WHARF TALK: Unicorn tanker named SC Draco calls at Cape Town
SAMSA appoints new acting senior managers
Bolloré Transport & Logistics alongside UNICEF in fight against malaria
Ship placed under quarantine in Durban in fear of Coronavirus
Update on Mozambique’s Palma in the aftermath of the March attack
WHARF TALK: Chinese tanker Lian Gui Hu calls at Cape Town
IN CONVERSATION: Watching a coral reef die as climate change devastates one of the most pristine tropical island areas on Earth
Celebrating Fish for Good: Setting a course for sustainable fishing in South Africa
Höegh Autoliners launching Aurora class: largest & most environmentally-friendly car carrier
Bon Voyage……saying ‘Goodbye’ to saying Goodbye
Royal Navy News
WHARF TALK: Oryong No.373 in port for planned maintenance & serious repair
Royal Canadian Navy Ship HMCS Calgary seizes record drug haul
Demand for HSFO to remain until future fuels roll out on larger scale – BIMCO
WHARF TALK: Bittersweet as HORIZON sails on
At IMO a new series of webinars on oil spill preparedness and response
US cruising to re-start in mid-July subject to COVID vaccinations
Port of Lüderitz to use feeder vessel for transships to Handymax or Capesize vessels

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 25 October 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: CAPTAIN HADDOCK

ICS & OCIMF Launch New Emergency Guide for Masters
Global trade shows frail recovery in third quarter, but outlook remains uncertain
Coega Development Corp extends its operations beyond South Africa
Tanzania sources new SGR trains from South Korea
Fourteen navies take part in Gulf of Guinea Grand African Nemo exercise
Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) makes biggest meths drug bust in Arabian Sea
Ford leads the way as South Africa’s top auto exporter for September
Did anyone see something suspicious? — call for help after pipeline spill
Coega aquaculture projects set to create 900 jobs
NSPCA responds to High Court decision on live sheep export from East London
Pipeline theft contaminates uMbilo river and Durban harbour
Maersk to take over the Safmarine baton for Lawhill Maritime Centre
South African stone fruit forecast looking positive
Bright outlook at Gibdock as bookings remain solid
SA Agulhas II arrives off Gough Island on rescue mission
New twist to Mozambqiue conflict as terrorists ‘invade’ Tanzania
Construction of Lekki port main quay gets underway
Over half the total ocean container cargo now on single data platform
Freight crime in South African supply chains
Mental health awareness training
Maldives fisheries and maritime broadband services:Enabled with Inmarsat and Cobham SATCOM Fleet One
WHARF TALK: Durban Port Bulletin News
WHARF TALK: Durban Volume & Vessel Call Performance
WHARF TALK: Small vessel sinks in Walvis Bay harbour
WHARF TALK: Namport reaches out to community with donation of beds
Ten years jailtime for stealing fuel from Transnet pipeline
IN CONVERSATION: Climate research is critical in Africa: how to make it more visible
WHARF TALK: Placenames Along the Coast: St Helena Bay
SA Cruising: When will MSC Orchestra set sail?
MSC Opera cruise season in Africa cancelled
Piracy: ships boarded off Malabo and Lome, one seafarer kidnapped

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 26 January 2020

Africa PORTS & SHPS maritime news

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Front Page: STOLT PALM
Transnet engages with Richards Bay Municipality over Naval Island closure
In these waters: USN activities in the seas around Africa
Pirates chase and fire at container ship off Nigerian coast
SARS targets illicit traders
Mozambique appeals for help in dealing with terrorism in Cabo Delgado province
Lekki deepwater port will be able to berth 18,000 Teu ships
Kidnapped Happy Lady crew are released by pirates
NSRI evacuates sick chokka seafarer off South-East Cape coast
AP Moller Capital given EC green light for port concessions in West Africa
Guidelines for the Carriage of Seed Cake in containers: Newly published
Kisumu port upgrade welcomed by stakeholders
East London cruising to popularity
Ride the wave of the African Continental Free Trade Area, UK investors urged
Transnet board forwards name of preferred candidate as Group CEO to Minister
Two new books from Brown, Son & Ferguson
IMB Annual Piracy Report: Unprecedented number of crew kidnappings in the Gulf of Guinea
Cape gales holdup undersea cable repairs, Internet on go-slow
Tullow Oil suspends sending crude oil to Mombasa because of poor roads
Boris Johnson calls for bigger economic investments in Africa
Gales subside, Cape Town harbour returns to normal
Cyclone alert for mid-Indian Ocean, and heavy rains in northern Mozambique Channel
Apapa APMT Terminal delays are more than 20 days, says Hapag-Lloyd
Djibouti government rejects London Court ruling to hand Doraleh terminal back to DP World
Pirates release 19 crew of British tanker Duke, but one crewman died in captivity
African Union adopts Lapsset Transport Corridor as an official AU project
Bad weather delays cruise ships in the Mother City
Grindrod breaks ground at R105 million Umlaas Road AutoPort Project
Eni Rovuma Basin Coral Sul FLNG is launched in Geoje, South Korea
Top five AI trends in shipping for 2020
Nigeria: Shippers Council raises alarm over Lagos port congestion
Sailors’ Society to hold annual Dedication Service on Sunday
French frigate Nivose to visit Cape Town this week

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 3 November 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: ALBATROS
Wave energy comes a step closer in Portugal
Mossel Bay Garden Route Port Festival lines up for this weekend
MOU signed for Transnet Intermodal Terminal Facility at Limpopo Eco-Industrial Park
Mozambique government authorised to pay Ematum tuna company debt
Stena Estrid successfully completes sea trials
UNCTAD’s Review of Maritime Transport 2019
PE Car Terminal bucks the economy, breaks records
Privinvest (Ematum) trial begins in New York
Mombasa ferries dubbed as Death Traps
Projecting sea power
SA Finance Minister announces cost-cutting measures
Cyclone KYARR 04A in Arabian Sea tracking towards Somali coast
Terrorists stage ambush — 20 Mozambique security forces & five Russians killed
Orca-1 major gas discovery offshore Mauritania
Commitment to business in Ghana: the Kosmos Innovation Centre
Beira fishing port completes renovation following cyclone damage
Dredgers arrive to begin maintenance of Maputo port channels
WMO-IMO symposium addresses extreme maritime weather. 23-25 October. A major contribution to the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030)
Four Inland Dry Ports proposed for Mozambique’s Manica province
Russia suggests Industrial Development Zones for Mozambique & Namibia
Port of Mombasa to modernise four berths
Namport and WBCG reach out to international stakeholders
News from the US Fifth Fleet in the Western Indian Ocean
Fred Olsen’s Boudicca becomes first cruise ship to use new Walvis Bay jetty
Rwanda Inland Dry Port inaugurated at Kigali
How IMO perfects efficient port management
NSRI Table Bay kept busy with evacuations of patients from ships at sea
NATO Operation Sea Guardian conducts focused security patrol in the Mediterranean
Another go-ahead agreement on new port at Lekki
Global Initiative for West, Central and Southern Africa (GI WACAF): Cape Town hosts the 8th Regional Conference 28-31 October
Cruise Season 2019/20 sets sail at SA ports

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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First View : LEONORA VICTORY
Lekki seaport’s missing railway causing concern
SA Agulhas returns to Cape Town from East Coast scientific voyage
Debut Africa Blue Economy Forum hits the mark
Mossel Bay port’s marine training programme empowers local youth
Several awards for TFR at 11th Transport Africa Awards
Antarctica in 2070: What future will we choose?
Royal Caribbean buys two thirds stake in Silversea for $1 billion
DP World issues statement over Djibouti dispute
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : HMS PROTECTOR

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