Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 18 February 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Gas Summit

CMA CGM Mermaid, first of a new design of container ship, enters service
Maersk to demerge towage company Svitzer
MSC’s Soren Toft & the Suez Canal Authority discuss Red Sea crisis
Nexans’ new cable-laying vessel: ABB hybrid power system
In Conversation: The world’s coral reefs are bigger than we thought – but it took satellites, snorkels and machine learning to see them
Cape Town Container Terminal achieves peak reefer loading
WHARF TALK: NCL cruise ship – NORWEGIAN DAWN
Trade News: Damen enters into Strategic partnership Agreement with SA’s DTIC
Green shipping fuels made in South Africa – a World Bank Blog
Rhenus expands warehouse capacities in Pretoria, PE and East London
Minerals Council delivers judgement on 2023
WHARF TALK: survey vessel – ARGO SEARCHER
Competing ports for the mineral wealth of Central Africa
Taylor Group acquires control of CVS Ferrari
TNPA: New hydraulic units will curb ship delays in Cape Town & Ngqura ports
WHARF TALK: Ro-Ro Passenger and Truck Ferry – P&O LIBERTÉ
Eni looking for logistics provider at Pemba
Airfreight: TAAG starts regular cargo operations at the new Luanda Airport
Carga Aérea: TAAG inicia operações regulares de carga no novo Aeroporto de Luanda
Greenpeace Africa Statement on South Africa Navy Marine Blasts
MACS creates new feeder service and connecting Lüderitz
WHARF TALK: LPG, VLGC tanker SUNNY BRIGHT
Mauritius: Port facility security training
UCT develops way to measure Antarctic sea-ice using ship-mounted radar
Fire aboard tank vessel S-Trust: Lithium-ion battery thermal runaway
A.P. Moller – Maersk 4th quarter 2023 results
MOL Group 3rd Quarter Business Results
DCT 2 down to single digit ships at anchor, planning ahead
Preparations for the removal of the wreck Elke M underway

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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 15 July 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  Ngura and MSC Catania

Richards Bay port at virtual standstill following ‘stop work’ order
New Transnet Board appointed
WHARF TALK: cable laying vessel – NIWA
Torching of trucks an act of economic sabotage says Transport Mi
Gulf of Guinea: Resurgence of maritime piracy and armed robbery
TRADE NEWS: Thordon applies seal-embedded bearing involving no drydocking
Nigeria to destroy tanker laden with stolen oil
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose heavylift cargo vessel – DA DAN XIA
Over 300 migrants missing at sea between Senegal and Canary Islands
More trucks stopped and set alight on national roads
Uganda-Tanzania oil pipeline under more pressure
New Northern Cape rail crossing loop leads to increased manganese export volumes
WHARF TALK: Capesize gearless bulk carrier – CAPE GENESIS
In Conversation: Somaliland- Berbera city’s growth is being held back by a power supply monopoly
Timely Reminder: African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) is essential
NIMASA has lost focus, says NISA chairman 
Two new Mobile Cranes for Port of Maputo
Dois novos guindastes móveis para o Porto de Maputo
WHARF TALK: MR2 product tanker – NEUTRON SOUND
IMO Latest: Revised GHG reduction strategy adopted
Service Update: CMA CGM to launch TURAF EXPRESS service connecting Turkey, Malta and Algeria
Lobito Corridor aims at 1.5 million tons freight in three years
Service Update: MOL Proficiency to omit Cape Town call
Maritime security: Expanding skills in Africa and the Indian Ocean
MPA Singapore and Lloyd’s Register sign ‘Silk Alliance’ MoU

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 10 June 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  Port of Richards Bay  & Nord Mississippi

Tema Port Expansion Project, Phase Two set to roll out
NEW BOOK  – Churchill’s Atlantic Convoys: Tenacity & Sacrifice
Angola’s Sonangol signs with China’s CNCEC to build Benguela refinery
Progress on double-tracking the Maputo-Ressano Garcia rail line
IATA: Focus Africa – Strengthening aviation’s economic contribution on the continent
Kongsberg to design & equip two 200BP salvage tugs for Suez Canal Authority
Xeneta Container Update: Panama Canal delays bigger vessels amid fluctuating rates
Sailors’ Society on hand to welcome crew of Heroic Idun
IMO in Togo: Boosting maritime security in Togo
Tanker Seavigour blocks the Suez Canal, quickly moved
Tanzania’s SGR set to roll, with first trial in July
Port of Durban launches new 16-berth tug basin
Workshop on extreme wind disruption in the port of Cape Town
ONE Innovation brings Japanese shipping lines into the BIG league
Nigerian Maritime Workers Union strike against shipping lines last-minute suspension
Don’t regulate shipping in isolation warns INTERCARGO
Foreign navy ships pay visits to South Africa
Saldanha rail corridor reopened after theft of 11 spans of catenary wire
Kenya touts PPP for five of its ports including sections of Mombasa
In Conversation: Les grands projets d’infrastructures ne sont pas une panacée pour le développement industriel : enseignements des modèles du Ghana et du Kenya
In Conversation: Grand infrastructure projects aren’t a magic bullet for industrial development – insights from Ghana and Kenya
Dan Ngakane appointed as AMSOL’s new chief executive
DNV: Biofuels can accelerate shipping industry towards
Transnet concludes roadshows at ports of Durban & Richards Bay
The Global South port security project: UN Committees and the EA-SA-IO region
ILO and IMO chiefs pledge continued support for seafarers
Trans-Africa Railway to link Indian and Atlantic Oceans
RwandAir aims high: Kigali to become air cargo hub
Zambia confirms interest in copperbelt railway connection with CFB

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 10 February 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  WALRUS ACE

Maersk to recruit South African cadets for its global fleet
WHARF TALK: d’Amico Shipping’s MR2 products tanker – HIGH DISCOVERY
Mossel Bay port plans removal of asbestos in buildings
Air cargo 2022 at near pre-pandemic levels: IATA’s Somalia accord
Tanzania’s Port of Mtwara eyes increased container traffic
Agility Report: Key African countries gain ground in 50-country Emerging Markets rankings
WHARF TALK: first reefer of the season – CROWN SAPPHIRE
MSC temporarily suspends rail service between Beira and Zimbabwe
CMA CGM adds new intermodal service to Cabinda Feeder through Pointe Noire
Transnet Port Terminal on the way back, says its steady recovery is continuing
mv Onda: Crew seize ship after Senegal shirks obligations
Russian frigate Admiral Gorshkov to call at Cape Town on Sunday
WHARF TALK: ocean going towing tug – ALP GUARD
MSC enhances West Africa feeder service with call at Conakry
South African citrus exports to Russia increase
TRADE NEWS: Mammoet & P&O Logistics transport prefab luxury villas to Red Sea resort
US Coast Guard & international partners investigating Antarctic marine casualties
Maritime Single Window SWiFT Project: Angola port moves ahead
WHARF TALK: Kuwaiti MR2 products tanker – BUBYAN
Brazil scuttles former aircraft carrier SÃO PAULO
Container demand revival as China reopens and rates stabilize – Container xChange
IN CONVERSATION: Seychelles is becoming overwhelmed by marine plastic – we now know where it comes from
Good tidings for Durban Car Terminal as it exceeds financial year end targets
WHARF TALK: Green Dolphin 38 class bulker – VOGE SOPHIE
Transnet issues successful US$ 1 billion bond at a coupon of 8.25%
Durban port tug availability improves
PIANC Mediterranean Days
TRADE NEWS: Total propulsion control makeover of Silja Europa
UKHO: Withdrawal of Standard Nautical Charts and Thematic Charts Extended beyond 2026
Algeria to become the next member of BRICS?

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 22 July 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  MedPort Tangier

Nigeria & shipping agencies aim at ending piracy in Gulf of Guinea
Mossel Bay port to host TNPA Garden Route Career Exhibition
CMA CGM’s Ceva Logistics expands in Africa
Militarisation of Red Sea – Russian seabase at Port Sudan scuttled
Oman acts against illegal fishing – strikes ISRAR fleet off register
Lobito Corridor (Benguela) railway concession awarded to consortium
WHARF TALK:  LR2 sized tanker – LEO
Former CMA CGM executive Sartini rumoured to head up Bolloré’s African logistics unit for MSC
DP World’s Imperial completes the acquisition of Mozambique’s J&J Group
IN CONVERSATION: Ice Wide Shut — Inside the complex, secretive world of the Antarctic Treaty
Impressive largest magnetite cargo handled by Richards Bay Bulk Terminal
WHARF TALK: purpose built research vessel – BAIA FARTA
IHMA announces a new President: Captain Paul O’Regan
Opinion: Oversupply of containers leading to second-hand container market
NIMASA to use Special Mission aircraft to fight oil theft
South African Summer Citrus arriving in the USA
WHARF TALK: Handysize chemical tanker – STOLT ALM
Mystery of APL Vanda solved
Swastika’s in Africa: Feedback on a Wharf Talk article
DP World rolls out e-commerce platform Dubuy.com into Ghana and Zambia
Don’t look for trouble, warns Nigeria’s new transport minister
APM Terminals MedPort Tangier invests to drive down CO2 emissions
WHARF TALK: US Task Force 88 – OPERATION SOLANT AMITY 1
Kenya ports and the concessioning debate – is Mombasa up to it?
WTO Webinar: Trade-related developments in an interdependent world
Imperial acquires controlling stake in Nigeria’s Africa FMCG Distribution Ltd
WTO LATEST: Cabo Verde Prime Minister José Ulisses Correia e Silva welcomed at WTO
TRADE NEWS: Choosing noise-free marine bearings
African countries’ export diversification: UNCTAD urges rethink
SADC extends SAMIM mandate in northern Mozambique

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 6-7 November 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  BAHRI JAZAN

DP World Maputo opens new trade opportunities for South African commodity importers
WHARF TALK: in port for an emergency – KIRAN EUROPE
Hospital ship Global Mercy: Mercy Ships looks to Nor-Shipping 2022 to boost support
Ghana’s proposed Keta port is “not dead” says D-G
Hidden Debts scandal: viability study was “unrealistic”, says witness – AIM report
Final drilling of Rovuma Basin Area 4 taking place ahead of FLNG arrival
Botswana commences iron ore shipments to China
Decarbonisation of shipping: World Shipping Council calls on the EU to step forward
WHARF TALK: petrol from Amsterdam – AZURITE
Fishing for solutions – the climate catastrophe: the time for action is now
IMO at COP 26: Updates on work to cut GHG emissions from shipping
Port Sudan port temporarily reopened
WHARF TALK: container ship – MSC ARICA
First new SMH H10 diesel locomotive for Tanzania Railways Corporation handed over
Maersk expands logistics network with acquisition of Senator International
Maersk records record 3rd Quarter, in line for record full year result
CEVA deploys new fish loaders to Ivory Coast port of Abidjan
Transnet records hefty R8.4 billion loss for financial year
WHARF TALK: LPGC tanker for Cape Town – PERSERVERANCE V
IMO-Singapore and Lobito, Angola: Maritime Single Window project
Xeneta container rates alert: strong demand and supply chain strain continue to drive long-term ocean freight rates
IN CONVERSATION:  Industrial policy paved the way for Dangote’s empire. Why it didn’t deliver for all Nigerians
Shipping’s ambitious climate targets: Seafarers call for sustainability
Bowmans and Gide announce a strategic co-operation agreement:  enhanced legal services provided to clients across Africa
Transnet pipeline fire in Durban – 3 dead

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 4 August 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: HOEGH OSAKA
(UK) Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) Annual Report 2018
Ghana to build new Western region naval & military base at Edzinlibo
SAS Drakensberg heading for Mozambique on relief duties
Construction of Anadarko processing LNG units in Rovuma Basin to begin
Angola takes back state control of Luanda and Lobito port terminals
Sea Shepherd in joint operation with Namibia over illegal fishing vessels
Transnet responds to smear action targeting Group Chairman
The UK motor trades and Brexit: The SMMT Position
Fitch Solutions thinks gas pipeline between Mozambique & South Africa unlikely
Xeneta issues rates alert as trade war impacts on trade lanes
Rovos Rail owner looks to possibly invest in Angola
Kenya SGR sets new six-month container handling record
South Africa ready for IMO 2020 sulphur cap implementation but legislation lagging
INTERCARGO raises concerns with 2020 Global Sulphur Limit implementation
Total SA signs agreement to build FLNG for use off Benin
East Africans forced to fall back on old metre gauge railways
ZEAMARINE secures massive Australian shipping contract
India hands over two inshore patrol boats to the Mozambique Navy
TNPA hosts its National Safety Competition awards in Richards Bay
Second Royal Navy ship, HMS Duncan arrives in the Gulf
Neither UK nor EU ready for no deal: CBI contingency planning study findings
Garden Route Careers Expo takes off
Equipment on its way to reopen Kenya’s Kisumu port on Lake Victoria
Two new mobile cranes for West Africa Container Terminal, Onne
India and Mozambique to monitor ships in Mozambique waters
Maritime Academy near Richards Bay to be officially opened
US Navy Ship USNS Carson City docks at Tema, Ghana

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