Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 2 March 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Richards Bay

Third SA Navy MMIPV to be christened on Friday
German frigate Hessen into action in Red Sea, shoots down drones
Hortgro: CT Port improving, but “still a long way to go”
Cape Town Container Terminal improving
Michelle Phillips appointed to position of Transnet Group CEO
SASOL to partner with TFR on rail operation
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose heavylifter – BBC DESTINY
SAN Chief attends Indian Navy Exercise Milan
Projects at Western Cape ports aim at repositioning and supporting ‘world-class’ port infrastructure – TNPA
SAECS service advisory – London Gateway port omission
Damen Cape Town receives order for 7 new TNPA tugs
WHARF TALK: sail training ship – STS PICTON CASTLE
Fishing: New guidelines – IMO ILO accord
Wallenius Wilhelmsen looks to expand fleet with further four Shaper class PCTCs
Norwegian Dawn allowed to dock in Port Louis
Health scare prevents Norwegian Dawn from landing in Mauritius
WHARF TALK: P&O liner – S.S. HIMALAYA
‘Cause and effect’. Red Sea surcharges and the power of uncertainty
Djibouti port security training
Signing of Maputo Port 25-year concession extension
As Port Maputo gears up, Durban port is targeted!
WHARF TALK: seismic support vessel – THOR FRIGG
KZN Ships in Port Update
Cape Morgan Lighthouse, Eastern Cape – Sixty years of service
Gabon’s Owendo Container Terminal linked by new bridge
Spectacular bridge project to connect Mombasa with mainland
UNCTAD: Unprecedented shipping disruptions: Risk to global trade
Transforming an industry on a global scale?
Claude Aman appointed Managing Director of Africa Global Logistics Ghana
IMO agrees new guidance for safe transport of plastic pellets on ships

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 16 November 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Port of Cape Town

Agaléga, India’s semi-secret Indian Ocean naval base
WHARF TALK: Fast Sailing Heavylift vessel – AEGIR
IMO and African SAR
The Future is Now: London Gateway receives automated stacking cranes for fourth berth
In Conversation: Fishing down the food web: Bye-bye big fish, hello jellyfish and don’t talk about conservation
Mozambique’s controversial tuna company Ematum to be liquidated
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for October 2023
WHARF TALK: floating university – WORLD ODYSSEY
Beira fishing port losing vessels due to high fuel prices
CMA CGM reshuffles service between Asia and South & West Africa
Nigerian ports shut by strike action
Maersk delinks South Africa from FEW service over port congestion
WHARF TALK: chemical tanker – GTM GERMANY
IMO team in South Africa to conduct a mandatory audit under the IMO Member State Audit Scheme (IMSAS)
Rwanda’s new Port Rubavu set to open in December
In Conversation: Africa-US trade: Agoa deal expires in 2025 – an expert unpacks what it’s achieved in 23 years
Remembrance Day, London 12/11/23
Cargo owners to bear the brunt of Transnet terminal failures
WHARF TALK: MR2 products tanker CHALLENGE PROSPECT II
Climate change and ship exhaust scientifically challenged
Research into seafarer demographics
Vasco da Gama, a worthy name for a visiting cruise ship
Seventy-two thousand plus seafarers visit Nigerian ports annually
IMO and transboundary oil spills: Strengthening cooperation in Africa
TFR concludes Cape Corridor maintenance shutdown
In Conversation: The bureaucratic nightmare: Unlicensed Kalk Bay fishers beached by fishing quotas   Part 3

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 7 July 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  HELLAS MARGARITA

In Conversation: South Africa supports decarbonisation of shipping industry — in a lukewarm kind of way
IATA latest: Air Cargo demand remains weak in May
Proposed Coral Norte FLNG project in Mozambique nears reality
Cape Town container terminal delays attract surcharge and port omission
Suez Canal Authority’s latest floating dock is delivered
DNV develops new Shore Power class rules for tankers
Dredging to safeguard a Maldive islet
Delay in starting rehabilitation of Mozambique’s EN1 ‘backbone’ highway
Tanzania wants port operations excluded from natural wealth laws
Angola’s Sonangol’s journey towards partial privatization and shifting mission
A jornada da Sonangol de Angola rumo à privatização parcial e mudança de missão
Congestion on SA/Mozambique border leads to lengthy delays
WHARF TALK:  Aframax LR2 product tanker – STELLATA
Angola’s Lobito Atlantic Rail Corridor concession all signed up
Plastic pollution initiatives – Reducing waste across the globe
Give a crane a name! Stockholm sets an example
TFR says it is getting on top of coal line challenges
In Conversation: Protecting Congo’s forests: new timber parks will help fight illegal logging
Aviation safety in Africa: IATA launches programme to improve
WHARF TALK: Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) – FILIPPO BRUNELLESCHI
Tanzanian Govt on benefits arising from partnership with DP World at Port of Dar es Salaam
BW Energy commences production from Gabon’s second Dussafu Hibiscus/Ruche well
Xeneta Update: Long-term ocean freight rates fall again, with almost 50% drop in key pricing benchmark across last three months
TNPA publishes its approved Port Development Framework Plans
WHARF TALK: Cable Ship – TELIRI
Port of Lobito: Testing Singapore-developed maritime single window
Top UN official for Africa calls for added action to stop piracy’s spread
Hong Kong ship recycling Convention: Bangladesh accedes
Mozambique’s Lesson for Senegal: Don’t Let Violence Lead to Lost Opportunities
La leçon du Mozambique pour le Sénégal : Ne laissez pas la violence vous faire perdre des opportunités

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 30 September 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Liebherr STS cranes

WHARF TALK: LR1 Panamax tanker HAFNIA PRESTIGE
SAECS vessel MOL Proficiency latest delay update
Xeneta Rates report: The slide begins, rates fall for first time since January
TRADE NEWS: Unique Ship-to-Shore Power System Helps Accelerate Decarbonisation Efforts in Maritime Sector
Liberia Maritime Authority (LiMA) commits to Greener Shipping
WMD News: South Africa’s lighthouses go green
CASE STUDY: Port of Tema MPS Terminal 3 – Benefits of Berthing Window
WHARF TALK:  neo panamax container ship   MSC DOMITILLE
Nigeria commits to achieving greener shipping for sustainable development
Aviation: Working conditions worsening
Cornelder undertakes upgrades at the port of Beira
Ten million TEU moves in nine years for DP World’s London Gateway
Transport minister says government working with Transnet to restore rail
WHARF TALK: tug and supply vessel NOMASA
Access roads to Cameroon’s Port of Kribi and adjacent industrial site to be upgraded
World Maritime Day highlights 2 million seafarers on world’s merchant fleet
Demand for cruise holidays surpasses 2019 levels
Preparations for building a new Tanzanian port at Bagamoyo underway, says TPA
WHARF TALK: COSCO LR1 Panamax tanker QI LIN ZUO
IN CONVERSATION: Nigeria is producing less and less oil. Here’s why
East African shippers concerned about Suez Canal transit fee increases
Air Freight: MSC to Develop Air Cargo Solution
Shipping industry needed to brave the rough seas of economic crises – UNCTAD Sec-General
WHARF TALK: specialist heavy load vessel ZHEN HUA 35
SAECS vessel MOL Proficiency unable to continue northward voyage, remains  in Tangiers with mechanical issues
As global economic crises pile up, Ghanaian leader says it is time for urgent attention
IN CONVERSATION: South Africa is surrounded by sea but doesn’t have a plan to protect it: three steps to get one
42nd Chinese Navy task force heads for patrol duty in Gulf of Aden

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 7 August 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW: Durban Port Master Plan 2022

Project to build a new commercial port and railway on SA’s Northern Cape coast is launched with RFQ
WHARF TALK: First ever icebreaker in SA – USCGC WESTWIND
Increased investment on cotton projects call: Afreximbank pledge
IN CONVERSATION: Good news for seabirds – the days of the Marion Island mice are numbered if an eradication project gets off the ground
Sea Shepherd founder resigns from board ‘with great relief’
New man at the helm at East London port
Azule Energy, Angola’s new largest independent oil and gas producer, begins operations
IN CONVERSATION: Climate watchdogs ask court to halt new Eskom gas power plant in Richards Bay despite Barbara Creecy’s backing for project
Warm waters marching south
Nigeria to designate all inland container depots as Ports of Origin
Salalah aims to become important bunker port
Cape Town Container Terminal records highest ever weekly container volume
Port Elizabeth Car Terminal handles record number of units in July
WHARF TALK: S Korean Krill Trawler SAE IN CHAMPION
AD Ports Group and Hutchison Ports sign MoU to form Strategic Partnership
Pemba Port Oceanic Terminal plans get the nod but further environmental studies suggested
A.P. Moller-Maersk bumps up its profit expectations for 2022
UK’s Felixstowe container port workers set to strike
Transnet approaches market for redevelopment of Carlton Centre and 1 Adderley Street
Suez Canal setting new records, Egyptian government reports
First grain ship sails from Ukraine’s Port of Odesa
South Africa initiates WTO dispute: Challenge to EU citrus fruit measures
WHARF TALK: Streamlined LR1 tanker – HAFNIA BEIJING
Transnet seeks partners in developing Richards Bay LNG import facilities
In Conversation: Oil refinery closures, cleaner fuels and security of supply in South Africa
Call for support for sustainable fisheries: WTO DG Okonjo-Iweala launches new report
RMB helps finance dry bulk terminal concession at Côte d’Ivoire’s port of San Pedro
Egypt to provide LNG bunkering facility at Suez Canal
Sudan’s Suakin port shut by protesters

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