Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 10 June 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

FIRST VIEW:   MAERSK MESSINA

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WHARF TALK: Leon Thevenin – Cape Town-based cable repair ship
Cutty Sark remembered
MSC Cruises cancels deployment to SA by MSC Lirica, MSC Musica cruises unaffected
MSC Cruises to resume cruising from U.S. ports
First citrus export leaves Durban for the Philippines
TRADE NEWS: HHI orders ALS compressors for five LNG vessels
OOPS, what went wrong? Durban pilot boat goes aground
Coega Development Corporation to manage two Ngqura port infrastructural projects
WHARF TALK: Rare visit to Cape Town by diamond mining vessel SS Nujoma
Port of Luanda Sogester Container Terminal implements the Solvo.TOS system
Lines divert from Yantian port as COVID-19 intensifies
Yantian port delays worsen over COVID-19 outbreak, causing serious congestion
REFLECTIONS: Ferreira – ex CUTTY SARK – Cape Town 1916
Keel laid at Kisumu for Kenya’s new rail wagon ferry, Uhuru II
WHARF TALK: Calypso 8, an unexpected VLCC arrival
AVIATION: Kenya flower exports a bloomin’ success
X-Press Pearl incident: Statement by Kitack Lim, Secretary-General, IMO
IN CONVERSATION: Colonial ports, customs and censorship: tracking books from ship to shore
The G7 Summit
WHARF TALK: SANMAR SONGBIRD – a ‘song and a dance’ across the ocean
World Ocean Day: 8 June 2021: One Ocean, One Climate, One Future – Together
The Navigator: Summer 2021 issue: Unpeeling the layers of navigation
WHARF TALK: Another day, another LR1 tanker – Bani Yas
Unbelievable charter rate achieved for 5,000-TEU ship – $135,000 per day!
CMA CGM reports $2.1 billion profit for Q1 2021
International Day of the Seafarer: 25 June 2021 – The sounding of the horns
WHARF TALK: Questioning why Saldanha doesn’t provide bunkers? Marigoula
Watch dockside crane collapse on Durban ship and across containers
NATO Exercise Formidable Shield
PIRACY REPORT: Ship approached southwest of Lomé, not boarded
Karmol LNGT Powership Africa arrives in Dakar to join Karpowership Ayşegul Sultan
WHARF TALK: A Cape Town facelift for MSC ship, GH Meltemi

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 24 April 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page:   MAERSK SHEERNESS

Future World: Hydrogen 101: the lowdown on maritime’s fuel of the future
Piracy: Contship New boarded northwest of Sao Tome
UMLOBI – I&J’s flagship and workhorse
Cyclone Jobo 29S heading for Dar es Salaam
Cabo Delgado: Recent seizures show drugs no longer pass through war zone
Hapag-Lloyd & NileDutch deploy additional vessel for Africa South America service
CRUISING: MSC to cruise 2 ships in Saudi waters during 2021/2022 season
IN CONVERSATION: The toll and toil it took to cleave the Suez Canal through the Egyptian desert
ITF confirms Ever Given crew welfare: Egypt cannot hold Suez seafarers hostage
Imperial sells its South American shipping arm
Cabo Delgado: Is Mozambique Safe?
WHARF TALK: Alora, a bulker with a South African connection
Future World: Knud E Hansen design for medium-size LNG gas bunkering tankers
Helicopter firefighters use the Cape Town Harbour for water supply
Tanzania gives green light to mammoth 1445-km oil pipeline to Uganda
WHARF TALK: Helena, successor to a very famous ship
Future World: Crowley’s fully electric tug with autonomous technology
100 Chartered flights between Europe & Africa for Bolloré Logistics
Three STS cranes for DP Terminal at Port of Berbera
Can Durban reclaim its place as the best-performing port in Africa?
WHARF TALK: Baltic Purple: One of a lessening number of reefers
Suez Canal Authority commissions giant new dredger Mohab Mameesh
NSPCA calls for an end to transporting livestock at sea
New Zealand bans livestock exports by sea
Mozambique insurgency: Ships and other craft lie idle at Pemba Bay & Palma, Pt 1
Mozambique insurgency: Ships and other craft lie idle at Pemba Bay & Palma, Pt 2
WHARF TALK: Sonne on an overdue ‘rescue’ mission
Funeral of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
CMF NEWS: French frigate Guépratte makes large drug bust
CMF NEWS: Egypt becomes 34th member nation of the Combined Maritime Forces
Another Antarctic voyage complete for Vasiliy Golovnin
Hapag-Lloyd places huge order for dry and reefer containers
Human Traffickers’ boat capsizes off Djibouti – 42 dead
UECC floats first of three LNG battery hybrid Car Carriers (PCTCs)
BEST welcomes CMA CGM Scandola: The first LNG vessel in the Port of Barcelona

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 14 March 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page:   MAERSK TAASINGE & CLARA MAERSK

BREAKING NEWS: MSC Lirica on fire
PIRACY: Tanker Davide B boarded, 15 crew kidnapped
WHARF TALK: Ships seen or reported at the Cape
Tanzania ready to test SGR electric railway system
Troubled days ahead for Bolloré Group over claims of Port of Lomé bribes
US$ 31 Million Loss for Nacala Logistics
2021 CONTAINER SHIPPING OUTLOOK:  Carriers have a chance to break the cycle. Will they take it?
Round Table shipping organisations
Maersk pioneers first Japan-UK block train via Trans-Siberian railway
Shippers & Forwarders driving the surge in air cargo, not airlines
Chinese trawler Lu Rong Yuan Yu 588 aground off Mauritius
Transnet and SIU launch review application on 1,064 locomotive transaction
Nigeria’s Allied Air has first B737-800SF aircraft redelivered
Latest from Transaid: Sarah is smashing stereotypes
African Export-Import Bank acquires US$1 billion to offset AfCFTA revenue losses
LOC awarded Alexandria port expansion contract
Green financings concluded for six large container ships on order
French Naval ship FS Jean Bart is drug intercept in Arabian Sea
DHL on track to move 676 passenger coaches to Egypt
WTO DG Okonjo-Iweala hits the ground running
New RoRo service connects Morocco with Poole, UK
WHARF TALK: Durban Port Bulletin News
WHARF TALK: Durban Volume and Vessel Call Performance
WHARF TALK:  Ship Movements at the Port of Durban
WHARF TALK: Cape Town Ships in Port, Sunday 7 March 2021
WHARF TALK: Ship Movements at the Port of Cape Town
WHARF TALK: Walvis Bay a ‘bee hive of activity’
WHARF TALK: The wandering Camelot
MSC Cruises places a second ship in the Mediterranean
Dachser South Africa expands coastal cross-docking facilities
Understanding the long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on seafarer wellbeing
eTradeHubs Portal Launched To Empower Women Traders and Entrepreneurs In Africa
HMS Queen Elizabeth departs Portsmouth

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 27 February 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: DA XIN

Latest piracy attack report a hoax
PIRACY: Security Escort Vessel (SEV) attacked, two crew dead
CONTAINER RATES ALERT: rates rise go into overdrive
Unions call for global seafarer vaccination programme
AIRFREIGHT: Kenya Airways launches B787 Dreamliner freighter
Upgrade for the Ngqura Container Terminal
Port is what we do – Hamburg port authority video
Kuehne+Nagel acquires Chinese logistics provider Apex
ICAO and WCO issue joint calls Vaccine supply chain priorities
WHARF TALK: Durban shipping movements today
WHARF TALK: Cape Town commercial shipping movements
Russia’s Red Sea plans amidst rising militarisation
WHARF TALK: SAECS scheduled delays, southbound Cape Town calls omitted
MSC’s new direct service between India and West Africa
Rehabilitation of Beira-Zimbabwe railway back underway
Bolloré Transport & Logistics receives AEO regional recertification in East Africa
Arrivederci, South Africa – MSC Orchestra sails for Europe
WHARF TALK: Durban & Santos, a tale of two ports
Transnet prioritises capacity improvements to Richards Bay coal line
UK’s Freeport East Hydrogen Hub will boost decarbonisation agenda
Global Shippers Council fed up with chaotic shipping market
WW announces plans for first full-scale wind powered RoRo ship
NSRI rescue reports & a warning to stay clear of the Bos 400 wreck
WHARF TALK: State of the Port of Durban
WHARF TALK: Port of Durban Volume & Vessel Call Performance
WHARF TALK: Cape Town Ship Movements
Merchant Shipping Bill 2020: a work in progress
The RAF transports Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine to Ascension
SA looks to Asian markets to revive economic growth
UK to lead the way in training for autonomous shipping
Namport makes social investment to Namibian secondary school
WHARF TALK: Djibouti set to provide floating bunker operations
 US Navy ship Herschel ‘Woody’ Williams arrives in Cape Town

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 25 October 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: CAPTAIN HADDOCK

ICS & OCIMF Launch New Emergency Guide for Masters
Global trade shows frail recovery in third quarter, but outlook remains uncertain
Coega Development Corp extends its operations beyond South Africa
Tanzania sources new SGR trains from South Korea
Fourteen navies take part in Gulf of Guinea Grand African Nemo exercise
Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) makes biggest meths drug bust in Arabian Sea
Ford leads the way as South Africa’s top auto exporter for September
Did anyone see something suspicious? — call for help after pipeline spill
Coega aquaculture projects set to create 900 jobs
NSPCA responds to High Court decision on live sheep export from East London
Pipeline theft contaminates uMbilo river and Durban harbour
Maersk to take over the Safmarine baton for Lawhill Maritime Centre
South African stone fruit forecast looking positive
Bright outlook at Gibdock as bookings remain solid
SA Agulhas II arrives off Gough Island on rescue mission
New twist to Mozambqiue conflict as terrorists ‘invade’ Tanzania
Construction of Lekki port main quay gets underway
Over half the total ocean container cargo now on single data platform
Freight crime in South African supply chains
Mental health awareness training
Maldives fisheries and maritime broadband services:Enabled with Inmarsat and Cobham SATCOM Fleet One
WHARF TALK: Durban Port Bulletin News
WHARF TALK: Durban Volume & Vessel Call Performance
WHARF TALK: Small vessel sinks in Walvis Bay harbour
WHARF TALK: Namport reaches out to community with donation of beds
Ten years jailtime for stealing fuel from Transnet pipeline
IN CONVERSATION: Climate research is critical in Africa: how to make it more visible
WHARF TALK: Placenames Along the Coast: St Helena Bay
SA Cruising: When will MSC Orchestra set sail?
MSC Opera cruise season in Africa cancelled
Piracy: ships boarded off Malabo and Lome, one seafarer kidnapped

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 11 October 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: KOTA SEMPENA

LATEST NEWS
Nobel Peace Prize goes to…. World Food Programme (WFP)
Djibouti begins transformation of historical port
MSC sees hydrogen & biofuels as key to future of shipping
FEATURE: The South African Navy Hydrographic Office (SANHO) 1922 TO 2020
Call on Malawi to make more use of Nacala & Beira ports
New head at Liberia Maritime Authority
Nigerian Federal Govt approves funding for Eastern Railway & new deepwater port at Bonny
Border snarl-ups over COVID-19 issues
South Africa making inroads with beneficiation and re-industrialisation
Nor-Shipping back on board with Mercy Ships
14 million tonnes of microplastics on seafloor: CSIRO estimate
Cyber hackers strike at IMO and CMA CGM
Nigeria to license all shipping within territorial waters
IAPH launches global ports questionnaire on electronic data exchange
Shipping giant Maersk ‘ships’ trainloads of cargo from Europe to China
President Buhari orders all ports to be linked to Nigerian Railway network
Synergy head calls on governments to heed plight of seafarers
Mercy Ships unveils Global Mercy, World’s Largest NGO Hospital Ship
Cameroon exports over 700 million cubic metres of timber despite ban
US Maritme Advisory: GPS interference
TNPA celebrates two decades of transforming maritime assets
Transaid Latest
VIDEO: Jumbo ship loads project cargo
Stern warning to Transnet by Citrus Growers’ chief
Maersk launches second cold store in South Africa
First 23,000-TEU, LNG-powered ship, CMA CGM Jacques Saade, enters service
Ship breaking planned for Port of Saldanha
ICS updates health guidance on Coronavirus to reflect latest knowledge

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 30 August 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: CITY OF BEIJING

Ghana: Skuld advises on MARPOL Annex IV violations relative to wastewater discharge
Resilient results for Grindrod amidst the COVID-19 pandemic
Mauritius oil spill: how coral reefs, mangroves and seagrass could be affected
Calling all seafarers! ITF Seafarers’ Trust Prize Photography Competition
Total signs MoU with Mozambique over security for oil & gas project
Wakashio bow section scuttled as dead dolphins wash up on Mauritian beaches
Paramount Maritime launches SA Navy’s first Survey Motor Boat (SMB)
Contract signed for Phase Two of new Ivory Coast Container Terminal
2021 World Maritime theme — Seafarers: at the core of shipping’s future
NSPCA to appeal High Court decision allowing export of sheep
Bolloré handles 10,575 tonnes of mangoes through Abidjan
Ethiopia ships first reefer containers to Europe via Djibouti
Cunard delays return to cruising to late March 2021
MSC delays second Mediterranean cruise with Magnifica
How to recycle a huge ship – safely and sustainably
e-5 Lab launches all-electric ROBOSHIP project a sustainable society
Aegean II not pirated: Somalis release three Iranian hostages
NSPCA loses case, livestock carrier may load 56,000 sheep for Kuwait
British experts help Mauritius protect coral reefs from oil spill
Transnet looking at buying South African made steel railway lines
Millers of Cameroon up in arms over weighing at the port
Kribi Container Terminal welcomes CMA CGM ship on direct Asia-Africa service
A rush is on to mine the deep seabed, with effects on ocean life that aren’t well understood
Abidjan: Maersk opens new West African multipurpose warehouse
WHARF TALK: NEWS & VIEWS FROM ALONG THE COAST
WHARF TALK: News from the Mother City, Cape Town
WHARF TALK: Diamond Recovery vessel !Gariep docks in Sturrock Dock
WHARF TALK: Cape Town Container Terminal returns to normal
WHARF TALK: Cape Town Multi-purpose Terminal
WHARF TALK: Cape Town Ship Repair & Marine
WHARF TALK: Durban Cruise News
WHARF TALK: HAL opens booking for Grand Africa cruise
WHARF TALK: Livestock-Carrier Al Messilah remains in port at East London
WHARF TALK: Place Names along the Coast
BIMCO and ICS prepare for new Seafarer Workforce Report

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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 22 March 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: HSL PARATY
COVID-19 IMO SG briefing
Cruise ships wrap up Southern African calls, yet others en route
A joint open letter to United Nations Agencies from the global maritime transport industry
SAMSA outlines measures to curb spread of Covid 19 by ships and crew
TNPA spells out the effects of new port regulations
Crude oil tanker Advantage Sky to be auctioned
Kalmar wins contract to supply Dar es Salaam port with six RTGs
South Africa cruise season comes to sudden end
WSU researcher combats pollution in Antarctica
TNPA acts on new Ministerial Regulations
Bevy of maritime postponements including Posidonia
The 14th IALA Symposium is postponed
MSC ship banned from UAE ports over sulphur violations
Mombasa port taking strain from global crisis
SA Port statistics for the month of February 2020 are now available here
AP Moller replaces Apapa MD over port congestion
Fairplay Towage Group starts a new service in the Canary Islands
Paddling with dolphins off Durban’s Golden Mile
COVID-19: Two ships under investigation in Cape Town
MSC Cruises cancels balance of South Africa cruise season involving MSC Orchestra
Southern Engineering Co Ltd (SECO) launches two cargo barges, destined for Tanga port, Tanzania
Dti calls for the finalisation of AfCFTA tariff schedules
Kenya’s first locally assembled Mahindra rolled out
IFAN calls on owners to pay their way on navigation dues: Arabian Gulf/Persian Gulf
Namport details precautionary measures against coronavirus
Question marks as cruise ships visit South Africa
Cruise sector reeling from coronavirus impact
Another huge shipment of sheep planned for East London
Victoria Falls: The EU’s Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission processes images
IMO closes its doors, postpones meetings over coronavirus

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