Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 6 April 2023 #2

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:    QUEEN MARY 2

WHARF TALK: Neo Panamax container vessel – MSC VITA
AVIATION: IATA’s Focus on Africa
Airfreight: New Maersk Air Cargo US-China air link
DP World Southampton sets record of over 9300 container moves on one ship
Transnet Engineering seeks partner to establish rolling stock leasing company
Durban’s notorious Bayhead Road gets relief with the opening of a bypass road
TNPA relaunches Integrated Port Management System across all eight ports
Mozambique wants border rail barriers with Zimbabwe and Malawi removed
A.P.Moller Capital to acquire South Africa’s Vector Logistics
WHARF TALK: semi-submersible heavy lift vessel – RED ZED II
Eskom could obtain electricity from a Karpowership after all, via Maputo
PIANC Cape Town 2024: Future Ready Waterborne Transport – Unlocking Africa
DP World’s Berbera Port operations expand with new edible oil terminal
Bolloré Africa Logistics rebranded as Africa Global Logistics (AGL)
Bolloré Africa Logistics devient Africa Global Logistics (AGL)
WHARF TALK: Islamic Republic of Iran Navy 86th Flotilla
Missing tanker Monjasa Reformer found, but 6 crew taken away hostage
ONE on expansion programme with 28.7% stake in Seaspan Corp
NEW BOOKS:  The Magnetism of Antarctica: The Ross Expedition 1839-1843 
IN CONVERSATION: Torrents of Antarctic meltwater are slowing the currents that drive our vital ocean ‘overturning’ – and threaten its collapse
Africa expects action – and funding – for climate justice
Transnet gas pipeline accident in Durban

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 6 April 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

FIRST VIEW:    QUEEN MARY 2

Transnet Engineering seeks partner to establish rolling stock leasing company
Durban’s notorious Bayhead Road gets relief with the opening of a bypass road
TNPA relaunches Integrated Port Management System across all eight ports
Mozambique wants border rail barriers with Zimbabwe and Malawi removed
A.P.Moller Capital to acquire South Africa’s Vector Logistics
WHARF TALK: semi-submersible heavy lift vessel – RED ZED II
Eskom could obtain electricity from a Karpowership after all, via Maputo
PIANC Cape Town 2024: Future Ready Waterborne Transport – Unlocking Africa
DP World’s Berbera Port operations expand with new edible oil terminal
Bolloré Africa Logistics rebranded as Africa Global Logistics (AGL)
Bolloré Africa Logistics devient Africa Global Logistics (AGL)
WHARF TALK: Islamic Republic of Iran Navy 86th Flotilla
Missing tanker Monjasa Reformer found, but 6 crew taken away hostage
ONE on expansion programme with 28.7% stake in Seaspan Corp
NEW BOOKS:  The Magnetism of Antarctica: The Ross Expedition 1839-1843 
IN CONVERSATION: Torrents of Antarctic meltwater are slowing the currents that drive our vital ocean ‘overturning’ – and threaten its collapse
Africa expects action – and funding – for climate justice
Transnet gas pipeline accident in Durban

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 6 November 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   JOLLY TITANIO

Durban Container Terminals and truckers association partner to clear backlog
WHARF TALK: heavy load landing ship MARCAP MARS
MSC introduces fast new service Senegal to North Europe
ICAO General Assembly 41: States adopt net-zero 2050 global goal
Port of Entry status for Ports of Mossel Bay and Saldanha
WHARF TALK: Panamax LR1 tanker NORSTAR INTEGRITY
Climate plans remain insufficient: More ambitious action needed
Maersk delivers strong record Q3 but warns of storm clouds ahead
Harren Group opens branch in Nigeria
Cape Columbine Lighthouse turned 86 years old in October
WHARF TALK: Panamax container vessel MSC ADELAIDE
Le Port Sec d’Adétikopé au Togo : un relais stratégique pour le Port de Lomé
Togo’s Dry Port of Adétikopé: a strategic relay for the Port of Lomé
ICS and the global CO2 reduction fund
Dan-Bunkering and Amoil to join forces on 1 January 2023
Safeen Offshore expands subsea service capabilities with a support ship
Call on government department to unlock trade at Eastern Cape ports
WHARF TALK: large ocean towing tug BOKA ALPINE
Transnet Port Terminals lifts Force Majeure across all terminals
CMA CGM to reshuffle SHAKA 2 service rotation connecting Asia with South Africa
Xeneta Container Alert: stubborn long-term rates refuse to follow in footsteps of huge spot declines, but change is coming
DP World reports a 2.5% growth rate for nine months of 2022
Despite problems, SA citrus exports via TPT terminals up 3.7% on 2021
WHARF TALK: Panamax container vessel MSC SHANELLE
UNESCO Setting a global ambition for the Ocean We Want
Ships on the East coast on Sunday
Cape Acacia rounding the Cape
Why no mention of Richards Bay? asks Minerals Council South Africa
New US-Korea air freight service from Maersk Air Cargo

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 21 August 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   MSC CASSANDRE

SA Port Statistics for the month of July 2022
WHARF TALK: dedicated fish reefer vessel MEITA MARU
Port digitisation project at APM Terminals Liberia set to improve efficiency and ease of doing business
NATO maritime groups: Joint mine countermeasures exercises
Tugs and pilot boats on their way to Lekki Deep Seaport
Transnet locomotive saga: High Court launched against CRRC E-Loco
WHARF TALK: Turkish MR2 class tanker PS DREAM
UN Environment Programme and EIB: The Mediterranean Basin
Toyota plant at Durban reopens following April floods
Nigerian Navy ship NNS Kada arrives in Guinea Bissau with military hardware
Transnet security personnel given powers of arrest as peace officers
WHARF TALK: arrival of a fish reefer named SEIN HONOR
NATO Group in E Med and Adriatic
IN CONVERSATION: Auto manufacturing is changing: how South Africa can adjust to protect workers and jobs
NIMASA plans visit to Mombasa shipyards on behalf of Nigerian shipowners
Presidential election results and unrest affect JKIA and Mombasa port
WHARF TALK: rare visitor to South Africa- SWARNA JAYANTI
Cruise News: Three Canary Island cruise port concessions confirmed
Concession process approved for the proposed Bagagry Deep Sea Port
Maersk Air Cargo will take off with three B767Fs
WTO: Strengthening developing countries’ participation- Ireland gives €400,000
Island Innovator rig on her way to drill off West Coast
REPEAT : Ten Companies shortlisted to operate Pier 2 DCT; four for Ngqura
WHARF TALK: small handy chemical tanker MERA 7
The Seafarers’ Happiness Index
First cargo ship in 9 years arrives in Mossel Bay harbour
Settlement reached with EU to clear citrus blocked in European ports
AD Ports Group and Adani Ports and SEZ Ltd sign MoU for joint infrastructure investments in Tanzania
Montagu acquires Maritime Intelligence (Lloyd’s List) from Informa Plc
IN CONVERSATION: Lilian Ngoyi: an heroic South African woman whose story hasn’t been fully told
Mombasa added to ONE line’s Maputo- India- Middle East (MIM) service

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 17 April 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:    MSC RADIANT III

UPDATE ON DURBAN PORT OPERATIONS
Suez Canal widening project making progress
WHARF TALK: BP bunkering tanker – AMBER II
Kenya signs agreement for new Med Marine tug for Port Lamu
US Navy ship seizes $350 million cocaine from fishing vessel off West Africa
Nigeria commences rehab of Port Harcourt-Maiduguri railway
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for January 2022
WHARF TALK: anchor handling tug & supply vessel, JARVIS
Record annual throughout for Durban Car Terminal
Positive export outlook from Citrus Growers Association
A P Moller – Maersk launches Maersk Air Cargo
Transnet gets tough with airport tenant – Operation Thatha Okwethu
SHIPS IN PORT: Grande Marocco – rare visitor to Port Elizabeth
Operation Copper extended by one more year
European Union funds 30 RHIBs towards defence of Gulf of Guinea
Inchcape Shipping Services at 175 acquires new owner: Capital boost for future growth

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