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 4 February 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Iberian Bulker

Reload Logistics acquires Sulphur Bulk Terminal at Richards Bay
MSC enhances service between South Africa and North West Continent (NWC)
Shipping schedule advisories – Durban omit
MSC introduces new Ingonyama feeder service, East London – Ngqura (Coega)
In Conversation: Houthi militant attacks in the Red Sea raise fears of Somali piracy resurgence
Port Regulator’s TNPA Port tariff decision
WHARF TALK: Fred Olsen Line cruise ship BOLETTE
Port of Nacala establishes own record in cargo handling
Yet another merchant vessel attacked in the Red Sea
Xeneta: Impact of Red Sea crisis more rapid than Covid-19
TPT says improvements are happening at Cape Town Container Terminal
WHARF TALK: MR1 class multifunctional product and chemical tanker TIVY GOLD
Ramaphosa to officiate at SA’s AfCFTA launch at Durban port
In Conversation: Somaliland has been pursuing independence for 33 years. Expert explains the impact of the latest deal with Ethiopia
Djibouti, Red Sea Area: IMO maritime security training support
Indian Navy ship rescues 19 Pakistani sailors from pirates
15,000-TEU LNG-powered container ship calls at Lekki
Wharf Talk: Coast of cruisers and floating workhorses
WHARF TALK: cable vessel DECISIVE
$70 million Djibouti port expansion completed
UNCTAD raises alarm on global trade disruptions
ICS Publishes 2023/24 Shipping Industry Flag State Performance Table
Maersk names first methanol-enabled container ship Ane Maersk
IATA & ACAO: Global Standards for Dangerous Goods Shipments by Air
Coal: RBCT hits record low last seen in 1992
WHARF TALK: handysize chemical tanker CAIFU CHAO
Saharan dust reaches the Canary Islands and Cabo Verde
Queen Mary 2 and MSC Poesia visit Walvis Bay on same day
Container ship Karoline debuts at Lüderitz Port
Defence committees provide recommendations to SA defence sector after German study tour
TNPA’s Pepi Silinga takes voluntary leave of absence
SAECS South Africa-Europe schedule updates
Trade News: A maritime simulation training centre for South Africa
Derailment closes railway from South Africa to Port Maputo
In Conversation: Uganda will soon be exporting oil: an energy economist outlines 3 keys to success
Transnet Recovery Diary 25 January 2024
Transnet reacts to allegations against TNPA chief executive Pepi Silinga
Maputo port concession extended to 2058 – R38 billion additional investment

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 25 August 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   INS SUNAYNA P57

TFR adopts an Outcomes Based Security solution to solve theft and vandalism on rail network
WHARF TALK: Norwegian Fisheries Research Vessel DR. FRIDTJOF NANSEN
New Port Security Officer (PSO) appointed for Port of Durban
Tanker collision in Suez Canal
Third new tug arrives for service at Port Maputo
DRC copper mine to rail 10,000 tonnes of copper through the Lobito Corridor
Mina de cobre da RDC transportará 10.000 toneladas de cobre através do Corredor do Lobito
WHARF TALK: anchor handling, tug, and supply vessel BOKA FULMAR
Potential shortages as Panama Canal restrictions impact holiday stocks, warns Container xChange
Nigeria: Dangote Refinery completes construction and starts production
Innovative WindWings sail-assisted bulker sets off on commercial voyage
Namport planning to enlarge Walvis Bay port for oil and gas sector
WHARF TALK: offshore crane vessel BOKALIFT 1
92 Years of service for South Sands Bluff Lighthouse
In Conversation: Kenya and the US are negotiating a trade deal that could be a model for Africa
Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) explained: Video series
TPT prepares to partner with ICTSI at Durban Container Terminal Pier 2
WHARF TALK: anchor handling, tug, supply vessel (AHTS) PACIFIC DOLPHIN
Transnet calls for retraction of media comments after Group CE speech
ICTSI posts healthy half-year results
Mossel Bay port issues a Request for Information on a renewable energy facility
IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim welcomes transfer of oil from FSO Safer
Testing of Tanzania SGR delayed by lack of locomotives

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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 10 August 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: JOLLY QUARZO

What is ammonium nitrate, the chemical that exploded in Beirut?
Fugro delivers fully remote platform on UK continental shelf
Oh, Beira, Beira…Wherefore Art Thou, Beira?
Mozambique connection with port of Beirut blast
Grounded bulker Wakashio leaking fuel oil
The hidden face of the war in Cabo Delgado: Drug trafficking & illegal extraction of resources
Beirut harbour blast – over 130 killed, 4,000 wounded, 300,000 homeless
Statement on Lebanon
Ghana bans aged and damaged vehicle imports
MSC Beryl becomes deepest vessel to enter Ghanaian ports
Beirut Port Explosion
Nigeria gets serious over Deep Blue deliveries
Namport celebrates first anniversary of new container terminal
Second cruise ship comes a cropper with COVID-19
Vesconite wins over rubber propeller bearing
Wakashio grounding off Mauritius: salvage gets underway
Crew Change: Drastic measures needed
SA coal shipment sees Djibouti’s Tadjoura port return to service
Customs challenges in Guinea and Sub-Saharan Africa: WCO and Expertise France in technical workshop
Coastal service introduced linking Djibouti, Somalia, Somaliland & Puntland
Why the African free trade area could be the game-changer for the continent’s economies
WHARF TALK: COVID-19 impacts two South Africa-bound ships
WHARF TALK: Report on Port of Durban status
WHARF TALK: New Durban Container Terminal straddle carriers arrive fully assembled
WHARF TALK: Port Elizabeth & Ngqura aiming at record citrus exports
WHARF TALK: Cape Town port ramps up marine operations
WHARF TALK: Transnet Group CE meets Saldanha Bay community leaders
WHARF TALK: SA ports collaborate amid COVID-19

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 28 June 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: HECTOR N
Djibouti offers to facilitate ship crew changes
Opinion Piece: Securing logistics operations in a data-first world
IMarEST announces partnership with ITN on online series
Fishing vessel attacked by pirates, 6 crew kidnapped
Decarbonisation initiatives will position shipping ahead of the regulatory curve
More arrests involving theft of rail equipment
Record reefer movement set for Walvis Bay
Pirates face trial under new Nigerian law
Walvis Bay targets 9,000-TEU ships as large ship calls
Today marks the International 2020 Day of the Seafarer
Namport enjoys 30% increase in cargo handling, thanks largely to Luderitz
Namport donates mobile office to Walvis Bay COVID-19 security checkpoint
We take a look at the US Navy deployed around the globe (In waters near to Africa)
Why South Africa has a keen interest in extremist violence in northern Mozambique
Latest terrorist activity in Cabo Delgado
FUGRO completes Middle East’s first autonomous geophysical route survey
NSRI responds to calls to evacuate injured of ill seafarers
SAECS main string stops calling at Cape Town due to delays
Marion Island’s last ice age happened earlier than we thought. Why it matters
New Zealand ban on cruise ships extended
Voith Schneider’s innovative electric propeller
UK announces free trade agreement negotiations: Australia and New Zealand
Kenya High Court orders suspension of Naivasha cargo order
PSC in action in the UK: Cruise ships in Tilbury and Bristol inspected
WHARF TALK: News & Views From Along the Coast

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 21 June 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: MSC CORINNA
SA Port statistics for the month of May 2020 are now available here
Lifestyle audits for all Transnet employees
Port of Durban using virtual technology to address port issues
An interesting book from Western Australia
Maersk fleet sets out to assist ocean and climate science
Transnet Port Terminals invests R40 million a year on youth development
Maersk and COSCO set up Mashariki service between Far East and East Africa
Cruising: Four Freds in the Firth of Forth: Video Interlude
New Alfa Laval PureSOx Express offers easy access to SOx scrubber advantages
New Konecranes reach stacker for APM Terminals Port Elizabeth
Rail accident investigations: Australia
Walvis Bay acquires its own bunker barge service
Enough is Enough – ITF acts tough over plight of trapped seafarers
2020 campaign: Seafarers are Key Workers
African countries need to seize opportunities created by US-China tensions
Mozambique authorities seize 13 trucks transporting illegal timber
Brexit trade deal: New border procedures
Coronavirus impacting on African agricultural exports
UN Secretary-General speaks out on seafarers
Lake Victoria could burst its banks more often in the future. What can be done
Transnet steps up efforts to secure fuel supply
WHARF TALK: News and Views From Along the Coast

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 29 April 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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First View 1: EAGLE MATSUYAMA
Big welcome for NSRI’s new generation Search & Rescue vessel
Transnet prepares to take delivery of two new AW109SP helicopters
Cyclone Kenneth comes ashore near Pemba
Warming seas & wetter atmosphere feeding the deluge delivered by cyclones
Somali piracy rears its ugly head again
Techobanine deepwater port project ‘cherished’ by Moz government
Bonny River anchorage pirates strike again, six seamen abducted
Durban port in massive clean-up mode, calls for support
Red Alert issued for Cyclone Kenneth as it barrels towards north Mozambique
Cyclone Kenneth 24S reaches Mozambique coast near port of Pemba today
Cyclone Lorna 25S in mid Indian Ocean gets named
Government calls on business to take the lead in transforming the fishing industry
Botswana and Namibia presidents visit Namport
Digital Container Shipping Association established
Durban port delays due to pollution in bay
The U.S. Coast Guard’s Mission to Africa
Viking Sun brings an end to Eastern & Western Cape’s 2018/19 Cruise Season
Small craft still missing from Beira after cyclone Idai
Weather disruptions at Durban port
Tropical Storm 24S now a full cyclone named Kenneth, Mozambique landfall expected in 48-72 hours
CSAV shipping company faces prosecution for cartel conduct
IRClass to provide classification services for India’s Border Security Force
French naval ships dock in Cape Town at end of mission
Nigerian Navy arrests American security patrol vessel
Peterside reiterates commitment to competitive maritime sector
Two potential cyclones ‘brewing’in Indian Ocean
Some fine ship models come to auction in London
AfDB approval for Central Africa Strategy
2018 was not the best of years for Damen Shipbuilding
SAMSA leads mission to Miami to draw more cruise ships to South Africa
Armed pirates open fire and board tanker in Bonny River anchorage
French take delivery of fourth Multi-Mission naval ship
US Navy and French Navy aircraft carrier groups joint exercise in Red Sea
Leading maritime capitals of the world report 2019
Preparing for major incidents at sea

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