Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 1 June 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Lily Glory

Positive cruise season spells future growth for SA tourism market
Xeneta: Ocean freight container shipping market set to surpass Red Sea crisis peak and hit levels not seen since Covid-19 pandemic
ITF includes Gabon and Eswatini as Flags of Convenience
WHARF TALK: cable laying vessel – ILE D’YEU
Greek bulk carrier Laax struck by three Houthi missiles
Bulker newbuilding values at 15-year high
WHARF TALK: another diverted cruise ship – SILVER MOON
Maersk Safari Service: Capacity adjustments necessary because of Red Sea & Durban port productivity issues
EUMETSAT and the AUC signed an agreement to strengthen their cooperation in the field of Earth observation
EUMETSAT et la CUA ont signé un accord visant à renforcer leur coopération dans le domaine de l’observation de la Terre
Spanish mine warfare exercise: NATO group encounters hybrid threats
Multimodal Inland Port Association (MIPA) officially launched during Transport Forum
WHARF TALK: cruise ship – SERENADE OF THE SEAS
Port News and Schedule Advisories
The 2024 Atlantic hurricane season
Ngqura’s harbour master elected as president of African HM Committee
WHARF TALK: Our stagnating container terminals
WHARF TALK: Emirati super yacht support vessels – M2 & ALESUND
Terminal Operator Agreement (TOA) signed for Durban Port liquid bulk facility
Red Sea: IMO condemns illegal and unjustifiable attacks
In Conversation: The world is rushing to Africa to mine critical minerals like lithium – how the continent should deal with the demand
Cargo ship Basilisk and crew liberated from pirates by EUNAVFOR naval ship off Somalia
IMO and the London Protocol: Carbon capture and storage – Madagascar workshop
Transnet Port Terminals focusing on increased volumes
Unpacking risk resilience ahead of the elections
SA Navy’s new hydrographic survey vessel delayed again

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 2 March 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

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 18 March 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

FIRST VIEW:  ATLANTIC VISION

Improvements in contractual compliance for Durban Container Terminals
WHARF TALK: Holland America Line’s magnificent ZUIDERDAM
ONE opens its own office at Kenya’s Mombasa
Ten new big ‘uns for ONE
Transnet Pipelines welcomes latest fuel theft conviction
Migrant boat sinks off Madagascar, 34 dead others missing
WHARF TALK: diamond mining sampling vessel ADAMASTOR
Alternative marine fuels that may need future regulatory work – IMO
Xeneta Update: Air freight cargo capacity increases above pre-pandemic level
Saudi Arabia becomes the first Arab country to ratify the IALA Convention
Conservative estimates for coming South African citrus export season
WHARF TALK: coastal feeder vessel MSC ANUSHA III
Captain William Ruto takes over as Kenya Ports Authority new boss
IMO and training: Madagascar port facility security
Emphasis on importance of petroleum products to Africa
Cyclone Freddy ashore near Quelimane, another u-turn possible
WHARF TALK: Italian Con-Ro vessel JOLLY TITANIO
USCGC Spencer home from Africa
The rising futuristic port city of Neom – dredging contract awarded to Boskalis
DNV report shows demand for ocean space to grow 5-fold by 2050
WHARF TALK: newbuild bitumen carrier BITU RIVER
Mauritius & UK have maritime security discussions – may include Chagos islands
Tanzania Govt discussions over LNG project with Shell & Equinor completed
TRADE NEWS: MOL and VALE agree to install Two Norsepower Rotor SailsTM
WTO Fishing subsidies agreement: Seychelles is first African WTO member accepting
French warships intercept over a ton of narcotics off the Horn of Africa
NEW BOOKS: Rock Lighthouses of Britain & Ireland
Demand for air cargo declines
Container xChange Forecaster March 2023

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 24 February 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   ADMIRAL GORSHKOV 454

SA Government to invest large scale in ports and rail
WHARF TALK: large gearless bulk carrier – W-ACE
Putting a stop to poaching at the head of Durban Bay
SAECS Service Update: MOL Presence phased out, Santa Catarina comes in
Cyclone Freddy Update Thursday 23 February 2023
Cyclone Enala 14S to miss Mascarene Islands
Cyclone Freddy Update & local SA weather warning
WHARF TALK: MR2 products tanker PIS PRECIOUS
Tanzania approval for controversial Uganda pipeline
IN CONVERSATION: Cyclones in southern Africa: five essential reads
TechnipFMC contacted by TotalEnergies EP Angola for Girassol Life Extension project
Kumba delivers but Transnet restraints hold it back
WHARF TALK: seismic support vessel MAINPORT PINE
Cyclone Freddy Update – cyclone makes landfall in Madagascar
US Coast Guard Marine Safety Alert: Pilot access – Gateway handhold arrangements
A.P.Moller-Maersk and Mawani to develop Saudi Arabia’s largest logistics park at Jeddah Islamic Port
South African Port Statistics for the Calendar Year 2022
WHARF TALK: mystery Chinese oceanographic research ship – XIANG YANG HONG 01
Cyclone Freddy poses danger for Madagascar and Mozambique
AP Moller-Maersk to divest its St Petersburg & Novorossiysk logistics sites
From First Rating to a Chief Marine Engineer
Lady ‘R’ returns to Russia – Update 16 February 2023
TNPA Harbour Masters to attend inaugural African Harbour Masters Committee Seminar in Morocco
WHARF TALK: Russian naval auxiliary tanker – KAMA
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for January 2023
Transnet Pipelines & Vopak to bid together for the Richards Bay LNG Terminal
Ocean Network Express (ONE) Unveils New Israel Shuttle Service (ILX)
Cape Town Container Terminal says it is dealing with the adverse weather
Perenco secures FID for Gabon Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility
Cargo ship Antoineta sinks off Gabon coast
Three navies in port & conflated exercises

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 23 September 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

FIRST VIEW:   Port of East London

Port of Walvis Bay handles 80 new tipper trucks for mining operation
WHARF TALK: French oceanographic research vessel ANTEA
Boost for Liberia’s Port Buchanan with project cargo
Return of the Bronagh J – back at Moma
ATSB Report: BBC Rhonetal ship fire.Port Hedland, Western Australia
The Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Rubber Tyre Gantries arrive for Durban Container Terminal, STS for Cape Town
DP World wins again in latest judgement over Djibouti concession
IN CONVERSATION: Supply chain management in Africa needs a rethink – COVID changed everything, or did it?
Rhenus Group opens large new warehouse in Durban
SA Port Statistics for the month of August 2022
WHARF TALK: Shell MR2 class tanker MORNING GLORY
IN CONVERSATION: Tanzania and Zambia want to upgrade the ‘Uhuru Railway’ – but can they?
Suez Canal users face double-digit rates hike from January
CMF Naval forces partner in Seychelles to build cooperation
Korean shipyards secure orders for eight ships from African operators
Second of three patrol vessels for Senegal is launched
Mozambique fishers complain of foreign trawlers taking their catch
Saudi Port of Jazan City inaugurated for primary & downstreaming industries
WHARF TALK: Royal visits to South Africa – in the 20th Century
Progress reported on Durban’s main container road to & from port
President Ruto reverses rule of clearing containers inland, Mombasa reinstated
Madagascar: Regional training for Port State Control officers
Xeneta Rates Report: Xeneta real-time container rates update: week 37
Hapag-Lloyd acquires share in land-based logistics group Spinelli

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 6 February 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

FIRST VIEW:    KAPTAN ARIF BAYRAKTAR

Cyclone Batsirai on course to strike Madagascar
Mauritian tanker Tresta Star goes aground off Reunion during height of Cyclone Batsirai
FPSO Trinity Spirit explosion, followed by fire then sinking
WHARF TALK: container ship – COSCO ASHDOD
Oil spill in Peruvian waters
SHIP REPAIR: Southeast Asia’s ship repair threatened by strict Covid measures
DP World to work with Angolan govt to develop country’s logistics sector
WHARF TALK: bulker bunkering at Mother City – SEA VIRYA
Warning to KZN: Cyclone Ana highlights climate risks faced by vulnerable populations
Cyclone Batsirai batters Mauritius, next stop Madagascar
‘Fundamentalist’ Gwede Mantashe sticks to his guns, promises a lot of coal generation by 2030″
A Saharan dust storm: Location: Atlantic Ocean
WHARF TALK: Mossel Bay workhorse – LEWEK HARRIER
Dar es Salaam: Striving to become the regional port of choice
Tropical Cyclone Batsirai bears toward Madagascar, threatens Mauritius and Reunion
TotalEnergies wants to resume gas liquefaction project this year
HMS Montrose strikes again – more drugs discovered in stateless fishing vessel
South African Port Statistics for the Calendar Year 2021
SAMSA to lift moratorium on bunkering in Algoa Bay on 1 April
WHARF TALK: chartered container ship – PARIS II
IALA is on its way to Intergovernmental status
World’s biggest Wonder of the Seas delivered to Royal Caribbean
FLNG Coral Sul arrives on station in northern Mozambique
SA AGULHAS II to set off in search of Shackleton’s Endurance
A.P. Moller-Maersk shares millions of weather observations: An aid to climate science
WHARF TALK:  the letter D stands for….. – TS DELTA
IMO’s Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction (SDC 8) meets
New cyclone, Batsirai, heads for central Madagascar
Richard Ibwima appointed as new Operations Executive at Namport
APM Terminals investment in Apapa passes the US$ 400 million mark
New Transaid driver training project: CILT Ghana to support
Fires out on board NS Qingdao, ship moves to Saldanha Bay

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHiPS Maritime News

Here are the day’s news headlines:

First View : MELANESIAN CHIEF
Theresa May – An ambitious three-nation trip to Africa
South Africa participates in 3rd Indian Ocean Conference
Angola investor risk – the end of a honeymoon
National Railways of Zimbabwe set for cash injection
Possibility of a new Madagascan port at Manakara
DUKC® technology reduces Lyttelton dredging
Combined navies of SA, Brazil & Uruguay prepare for Excercise Atlasur off Simon’s Town
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : LISINDA

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Here are the day’s news headlines:

First View : MSC IVANA
TPT provides uniforms for underprivileged learners
East and Southern Africa trade to weather stormy seas
Nigeria looks to benefit from seabed mining
CMA CGM initiates protection for palm oil shipments to Africa
Naval News: New £48 million contract for Royal Navy workboats
The Navy League Map
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : GREEN MAGIC

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Wednesday’s Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Wednesday’s Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the day’s News Headlines:

First View : MSC ALICE
SA Port statistics for March are now available here
Ten new collusion and price fixing cases brought against ‘K’ Line
Madagascan Govt faces ILO complaint over 43 sacked Toamasina dockworkers
Greenpeace and Guinea patrol intercepts foreign fishing vessels with shark fins
Mozambique to sell illegal logs seized in raids
USS Gerald R Ford (CVN 78) on builder’s sea trials
PRESS RELEASES: Miller welding equipment now available for rental from Afrox
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : ANTARES LEADER

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Wednesday’s Maritime News

Wednesday’s Maritime News – Africa Ports

Here are today’s News Headlines:

•First View : HS ROSSINI
•Grindrod acquisition of RBT Grindrod Terminals approved
•Commission approves Wilh Wilhemsen ASA’s merger with Wallroll AB
•President Zuma drums up support for ocean economy
•Cyclone Enowa hits Madagascar as another develops N-E of Mauritius
•International: Rail corridor to link Europe with South Asia
•Scenarios and strategies for the next phase of world container trade
•PRESS RELEASES
•Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
•Cruise News and Naval Activities
•Pics of the Day : ECO REVOLUTION

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