Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 3 October 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   STAVANGER PIONEER

Port of Mossel Bay: Celebrating over 500 years of Maritime Heritage
WHARF TALK: For a change, a Handysize tanker – MTM AMSTERDAM
IN CONVERSATION: How illegal fishing off Cameroon’s coast worsens maritime security
WHARF TALK: Research vessel – PELAGIA
Xeneta container rates alert: long-term ocean freight rates now up over 90% year-on-year
AVIATION: SAA reactivate partnership with Emirates and MoU with Kenya Airways
Saldanha Iron Ore Terminal on planned maintenance shutdown
Kalmar to supply Mombasa port with reachstackers and forklift trucks
TFR door not yet slammed shut to coal line extension to Botswana
China introduces loadshedding – its way
How to cushion consumers from high maritime freight rates
Nigeria Ports Authority boss says Nigeria is poised to become West Africa’s maritime hub
Maersk sells its container factory business to CIMC
WHARF TALK: Another cargo of palm oil – BOW SAGA
Protests close Port Sudan seaport and the city’s airport  UPDATE
TPT introduces truck booking system at Cape Town port terminals
Inchcape briefing: A wide range of MSI services
WHARF TALK: tanker with a sticky cargo – MAERSK BRIGIT
DSV opens Africa’s largest integrated logistics centre
Protests close Port Sudan seaport and the city’s airport
Seafarer access to medical care now a matter of life and death
New senior appointments by TNPA
WHARF TALK: Cape Town visit for USS HERSHEL ‘WOODY’ WILLIAMS
Extra large first heavylift for Mammoet’s terminal crane at Lagos
Ever Act, world’s biggest, now on her way into service
WHARF TALK: tale of tanker in a predicament – ENERGY CENTAUR
Synergy Group takes over Maersk tankers’ technical management business
French warship seizes over $5 million haul of illicit drugs
Second cyber attack in a year for CMA CGM
Leverage trade to build sustainable food systems – WTO D-G

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 18 September 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  BAHRI ABHA

WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for the month of August 2021 are now available
WHARF TALK: product of a famous tradition – NORTHERN DEFENDER
Bolloré Logistics China handles six jack-up barges for Central West Africa
Hapag-Lloyd opens its own representation in Morocco
The UK DfT Maritime successes 2019-2021
TNPA pulls out of developing Ngqura liquid bulk storage terminal
Hapag-Lloyd introduces worldwide electronic Bills of Lading
WHARF TALK: Twin visitor to Cape Town: MUTRIBA
The Royal Navy outlines future vision
More gunboats, please!
Google and project44 partner to provide clients with better, real-time visibility into their supply chains
WHARF TALK: Maersk SAECS service container ship SANTA CRUZ
UK calls for zero global shipping emissions by 2050
Maersk boss calls for date to end oil-fueled ships
Transnet pilot boat Petrel back in service at port of Cape Town
AIRFREIGHT: WHO logistics hub airlifts its largest single shipment of humanitarian cargo to Ethiopia
Port Window: Durban Port Bulletin report
Port Window: Port of Durban Volume & Vessel Call Performance
WHARF TALK: KOTC’s MR2 tanker AL ADAILIAH
Angola launches international tender for Lobito Corridor concession
The International Bargaining Forum concludes negotiations: Seafarers’ Covid sacrifice recognised
Global shipping removes Kenya from piracy Red List
MSC container ship MSC Katrina in difficulty off Cape South Coast
WHARF TALK: One of an own-fleet of good looking, multi-purpose vessels – RED CEDAR
ASYCUDA at 40: Keeping international trade flowing
Zambia seizes 200 trucks from Tanzania – report
Scanners to be deployed at Nigeria’s at Apapa, Tin Can and Onne ports
Shipborne SeaQ Energy Storage System in platform supply vessels
Namport explains report of container collapse in harbour
CMA CGM freezes spot freight rate increases until end January 2022
Montfort Group acquires Matola oil tanking terminal

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 27 August 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   DUGONG ACE

Six new RTGs for APM Terminals’ WACT Onne
WHARF TALK: Odfjell’s MR2 products/chemical tanker, BOW SUMMER
Former ‘Toti girl serving with US Naval Air Station Jacksonville
River transport between Sudan and South Sudan resumes
Takoradi looks at becoming an import-driven port as largest ship calls
East Africa: IMO supports maritime security activities
WHARF TALK: Back in service – MSC DIEGO
Ethiopian Airlines teams up with Israel’s IAI for freighter conversions
Transnet and Minerals Council agree on finding rail and terminal solutions
WHARF TALK: Special mission for a legend in her time – SA AGULHAS II
Lebombo Border Crossing – Truck drivers stage protest
British aid to Haiti: Royal Navy help in earthquake-hit Haiti
Dar es Salaam port entrance to be deepened to -15.5 metres
Extortion and call-up woes outside Tin Can Port
New 42-metre RAstar tugboat for Kenya’s Port of Mombasa
WHARF TALK: Large gearless bulker in Cape Town – ADS GALTESUND
Update on progress with Transnet and plans for Durban and Cape Town ports
Mozambique Cabo Delgado conflict: updates
ABS White Paper: Carbon Capture, Utilisation, and Storage
WHARF TALK: Another tanker with refined fuel for Cape Town – UACC RAS TANURA
World’s biggest container ship, 24,000-TEU Ever Ace, sails on her maiden voyage
WHARF TALK: LR1 tanker OKYROE has a proud reputation
Port Window: Durban Port Bulletin report
WHARF TALK: Excellent working of gearless NORTHERN PRELUDE at private berth
Introducing: The San Marino Ship Register
WHARF TALK: story of a bunker tanker named SOUTHERN VALOUR
DP World completes successful real-time trial of BOXBAY high storage system
ABS White Paper: Carbon Capture, Utilisation, and Storage
Seall, A Marine Technology Company, Expands with Key Global Partner, Mackay Marine
Preventable death of seafarer during crew change offshore

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 24 July 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   ORANGE STREAM

IN CONVERSATION: Nigeria’s ambitious new maritime security project must avoid old traps
Cutting GHG emission from shipping: IMO and ten years of mandatory rules
RINA to classify China’s largest newbuild cruise ship
Transnet IT network experiences disruptions- weather interrupts Eastern Cape container ops
SANDF troops arrive in Pemba as part of SADC regional standby force
Pilot transfer arrangements: Bahamas Maritime Authority introduces inspection campaign
WHARF TALK: South African flagged bunker tanker visits Cape Town – LEFKAS
Durban’s Toyota Motor Corporation returns to production following unrest
Durban’s SAPREF refinery reopens following unrest
INSIGHTS: Five lessons to learn from hydrogen as a ship fuel
CMA CGM to launch a new Indian Ocean feeder service to/from Comoros
WHARF TALK: Owned by an oil producer – SHEGARDIAH
CIVIL UNREST: ONE reveals SAECS service contingency plan
Connectivity crucial to seafarers’ welfare needs: Inmarsat sponsored report
Port an rail operations in KZN restart after unrest
ZPMC wins order to supply Ports of Durban & Cape Town with new RTGs
General cargo ship sinks off Liberia, 18 missing
Abu Dhabi Maritime Academy:
WHARF TALK: Norway’s Odfjell tanker – BOW SKY
Carrier Strike Group 2021 & Japanese Navy hold anti-piracy drill in Gulf Of Aden
Port Window: Durban Port Bulletin report
Port Window: Port of Durban Volume & Vessel Call Performance
Problems associated with surging in Cape Town Harbour – July 2021
Meteorology: Reported extremes – New rapid response team will provide guidance
Cabo Delgado Update: 1000 Rwandan troops arrive to protect Mueda and the gas
WHARF TALK: tanker with a difference, & the hint lies in the name – POLAR UNICORN
Namibian shipping sector donates containers to country’s health system
Service levels slowly improving, says Transnet. Meanwhile one boxship ups anchor & leaves
Incremental improvement in Transnet operations following unrest

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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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