Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 6 July 2024

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FIRST VIEW:   Durban Bay on a Saturday morning

Port of Tema: MPS installs latest simulator facility at Tema port
In Conversation: The story of how Swahili became Africa’s most spoken language
Angola’s Port of Luanda honoured by ESQR award
In Conversation: Shell didn’t consult communities properly about mining the Wild Coast – but how much legal protection do South Africans have?
Port Advisories and general shipping news
WHARF TALK: MR2 products tanker – YASA SEAGULL
SEIA reports highlight DP World’s socio-economic benefits for Nigeria and South Africa
Japanese Navy ships Cape Town visit – Public Public Visiting times
Maersk boss speaks of ‘massive impact’ of Red Sea attacks on global supply chains
WHARF TALK: MR2 products tanker – NORD VICTORIOUS
Marsa Maroc to operate Eastern Container Terminal at port of Nador West Med (NWM)
RFA concerned about ‘new brooms sweeping clean’ at cabinet level
Hapag-Lloyd terminal division rebranded as Hanseatic Global Terminals
Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force ships visiting Cape Town
WHARF TALK: MR2 products tanker – CL EMILY BRONTE
Great Fish Point Lighthouse turns 126 years today – World Marine ATON Day
ICS launches Global Health Emergency Guide, First Edition
Policy to boost African maritime security announced
Mombasa: Maritime security training on control and compliance
Comoros outlines National Action Plan to strengthen oil spill response
WHARF TALK: three-funnel passenger liner – CAP POLONIO
MOL to improve logistics presence in South-East Africa, taking stake in Alistair Group
SAS Amatola visit to Russia cancelled – defects and lack of maintenance cited
Beira port reacts, says record container volumes are being achieved this year
O porto da Beira reage e diz que volumes recordes de contentores estão a ser alcançados este ano
Port of Dar es Salaam hosts its largest containership, MSC ADU V
IMO Maritime Single Window: Port of Abidjan, Cȏte d’Ivoire
Kenmare names two new dredgers for new Moma mine site

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 7 June 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Wild Cosmos

Port & Shipping News and Advisories
Saudi Arabia takes 92-year Saudi Logistics City lease in Djibouti Free Zone
Ain Sokhna port new container terminal to open in 2025
WHARF TALK: MR2 class product tanker – DEE4 NERIUM
Crime doesn’t pay – 49 years for TFR cable theft
Latest newbuild ONE Recommendation makes maiden call at Durban
World Bank publishes Port Rankings for 2023 – poor showing by SA ports
WHARF TALK: anchor handling & oceangoing tug – ALP DEFENDER
Wind Propulsion Technology: Opportunities and challenges – Low Carbon GIA Roundtable explores
Port congestion, increased freight rates, Red Sea diversions and vessel blankings
Adani Ports signs 30-year concession to operate Dar es Salaam Container Terminal 2
WHARF TALK: Security Guard Mother Ship – MARKAB
DP World & Mawani commence work on Jeddah port logistics park
Containers lost at sea: WSC welcomes new IMO regulations
TNPA appoints Amulet/LTM Energy Groups Consortium as preferred bidder for Richards Bay solar plant
First South African citrus fruit arrives in Philadelphia this week
WHARF TALK: MR2 class products tanker – ORIENTAL DIAMOND
Operation ATALANTA conducts first ever multi-agency exercise with Kenya
Nigeria’s Lekki Port acquires two additional harbour tugs
CTF 150’s HMS Diamond intercepts 2.4 tonnes of hashish in Arabian Sea
Hapag-Lloyd resumes sea service to Ukraine
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
Greek bulk carrier Laax struck by three Houthi missiles
Bulker newbuilding values at 15-year high

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 21 January 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   FINNCANOPUS

TFR returns Richards Bay coal line to service
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for December 2023
US CENTCOM strikes more Houthi weapon sites: US bulk carrier bombed by drone
A NEW BOOK: Brief Atlas of the Lighthouses
In Conversation: Ethiopia’s deal with Somaliland upends regional dynamics, risking strife across the Horn of Africa
Cyclone Belal hits La Réunion and Mauritius
Elke M salvage operation update
Transnet Freight Rail ‘fast-tracking’ repairs on KZN coal export line
WHARF TALK: Spirit on Mighty Servant 3
Transnet Recovery Diary 17 January 2024
Tanzania Ports Authority revives plans for container port at Bagamoyo
DCT Terminal 2 reducing the backlog
In Conversation: Suez Canal is not the only ‘choke point’ that threatens to disrupt global supply chains
Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd are teaming up with an operational cooperation
Port Maputo tops 31 million tonnes throughput, 16% up on previous year
WHARF TALK: laden Supramax bulk carrier SPAR CORVUS
TNPA to appoint panel to help close operational gaps at port terminals
Tanzania bans Kenya Airways in tit-for-tat
IMO and an Onshore Power Supply package: Now available for port stakeholders
Transnet Recovery Diary 16 January 2024
Trade News: CIMC Raffles picks TMC for Havfram Wind’s WTIVs
Two coal trains collide outside Richards Bay causing derailment
WHARF TALK: Antarctic Krill fishing vessel ANTARCTIC SEA
Breaking News: Houthi missile strikes US merchant ship
Tensions rise over Ethiopia’s sea access deal with Somaliland
In Conversation: Ethiopia’s quest for access to the sea: success rests on good relations with its neighbours
Transnet Recovery Diary 12 January 2024
Degrading rebel group Houthi’s capabilities
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose heavylift vessel CPC CAROLINA
SAMSA Update: Elke M casualty, St Francis Bay
Red Sea: UN Security Council Resolution 2722 (2024) Statement by IMO S-G
World’s largest semi-submersible crane vessel calls at Walvis Bay
SAECS advisory – SANTA ISABEL to omit Cape Town call
IMO improving Polar Code training: Key recommendations proposed
In Conversation: Houthi rebel Red Sea attacks and the threat of escalation and supply chain chaos are a major headache – and not just for the west
Transnet Recovery Diary 12 January 2024
US and UK missile strikes could signal the ‘beginning of the endgame’ in the Red Sea crisis
US and UK military launch attacks against Houthi bases
Transnet Recovery Diary 11 January 2024
Vopak Terminal Durban and TPL consortium awarded LNG Terminal concession at Richards Bay port
Transnet Recovery Diary 10 January 2024
Removal of pollutants from grounded fishing vessel Elke M begins
Houthis make largest overnight attack on naval and commercial ships in Red Sea
Richards Bay conveyor belt returns to service
Airfreight: Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services adds Casablanca
DNV: Maritime decarbonization efforts propelled as orders for alternative-fueled vessels grow
Transnet Recovery Diary 9 January 2024
Transnet Recovery Diary 8 January 2024
NATO’s Operation Sea Guardian (OSG)
Attacks on shipping: UN Security Council briefed
Maersk reverses course, heads around the Cape
Transaid looks back on a silver year
Fishing vessel Elke M aground near Cape St Francis, crew safe UPDATED
WSC, ICS & BIMCO speak out about Red Sea crisis
US and allies issue warning to Houthis over shipping in Red Sea
Transnet Recovery Diary 4 January 2024
IMO S-G addresses UN
Transnet Recovery Diary 3 January 2024
Cyclone Alvaro, First of the ‘Season’ – Madagascan waters  
S-G IMO’s New Year message

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 13 January 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   MSC TOPAZ

TPT says it is reducing Durban backlog
Farewell to IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim
Transnet Recovery Diary 21 December 2023
Red Sea Crisis: Over 100 Ships Divert Round the Cape
Grindrod sets new records at its terminal operations
XENETA UPDATE: Red Sea Crisis
Two Damen ASD Tugs for Ghana Ports
APM Tangier MedPort phase 2 expansion goes operational
Naval forces gather off Strait of el-Mandeb as shipping lines pause operations
Missile attacks on ships in Red Sea mount, as more vessels divert
Transnet’s Container Corridor lease process delayed
Port Elizabeth bulk manganese terminal reopens after maintenance shutdown
WHARF TALK: MR2 class product tanker – NORD OLYMPIA
IMO Assembly 33rd session
Maritime Security Incident Overview: M/V Strinda
IMO and training seafarers for a decarbonised future
In Conversation: Somali pirates are back in action: but a full scale return isn’t likely. Here’s why
Indian Navy ship calls at Kenya’s Lamu port
Cape Town’s RTG cranes arrive in time for Christmas
WHARF TALK: chemical tanker – STOLT ORCA
Red Sea Threats: Statement by IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim
Norwegian tanker Strinda struck by missile in Red Sea
Repairs to Angola’s research vessel Baía Farta will be completed by May
Durban Cruise Terminal quay wall strengthened
Transnet Recovery Diary 12 December 2023
Increasing number of ships avoid the Red Sea & turn for the Cape
WHARF TALK: logistic support ship FS JACQUES CHEVALLIER A725
Richards Bay’s South Dunes Precinct Development moves ahead – call for RfPs
US rail developer invests heavily in Angola’s rail corridors
Transnet Pipelines pleased with stiff jailtime for two fuel thieves
Transnet Recovery Diary 11 December 2023
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for November 2023
Richards Bay municipality to charge R30 ton toll on arriving long-haul trucks
WHARF TALK: bitumen tanker – BALTIC NARVAL
Durban port now has six working tugs
TPT secures equipment spares for port terminals
SA police make R150 million cocaine bust at Durban Harbour
Ethio-Djibouti Railway reaches maximum capacity on 40% annual growth
COP28: Africa could lose $25 billion a year from EU Carbon tax
Maersk gets set to deploy first large methanol-enabled ship on Asia-Europe trade lane
French frigate Languedoc shoots down two drones over Red Sea
Transnet Recovery Diary 10 December 2023

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 10 December 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Transnet Helicopter Service

DNV approval for world’s largest car carrier design
WHARF TALK: handysize bulk carrier – CINNAMON
Maputo Karpowership project: Second public consultation on 19 December
COP28: APM Terminals and DP World launch Zero Emission Port Alliance
Maersk advisory on shipping emission surcharges
Transnet Recovery Diary 6 December 2023
Red Sea security: IMO enhancing mechanisms
WHARF TALK: Pure Car and Truck Carrier – HELIOS LEADER
Progress being made in fixing SA Navy – Lobese
Groenriviermond Lighthouse marks 35 years of service
Long-distance passenger trains return to service in time for Christmas
Transnet Recovery Diary 5 December 2023
TNPA issues Request for Proposals for DCT2 North Quay deepening & lengthening
WHARF TALK: heavylift project freight carrier – BBC SEBASTOPOL
Durban Container Terminal’s berth 108 dredging completed
Airfreight: Kenya Airways adds two Boeing 737-800 conversions
Missile and drone attacks on Israeli linked ships in Red Sea
Transnet Recovery Diary 4 December 2023
Transnet gets its R47 billion facility
South Africa and Nigeria lose out on IMO Council
WHARF TALK: reefer vessel – WHITNEY BAY
TFR adds extra locomotives to ramp up service on the Richards Bay line
Port of Durban pilot helicopter service now available 24 hours a day
Transnet acquires seven refurbished RTGs from Los Angeles
French Navy ship Jacques Chevalier on maiden visit to South Africa
Mozambique: CFM’s new Indian locomotives + Port & Rail volumes
Arsenio Dominguez Velasco confirmed as next IMO Secretary-General
Xeneta Update: Ominous signs on the Xeneta XSI® point to a brutal 2024 for ocean freight carriers
Grindrod transforms education and mobility along the Ressano Garcia Corridor
IMO update to COP 28

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 2 December 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   MSC SPLENDIDA

Transnet Recovery Diary 1 December 2023
Transnet Recovery Diary 30 November 2023
South Africa in bid for election onto IMO Council
WHARF TALK: polar icebreaker A.MIKOYAN 1942
Port Maputo aiming high at increasing throughput to 47 mtpa
Porto Maputo tem como objetivo aumentar a produção para 47 mtpa
MPV Everest Engine room fire – ATSB report
Transnet Recovery Diary 29 November 2023
Maersk & CMA GGM go big on their Far East-West Africa services
WHARF TALK: Holland America cruise ship ZUIDERDAM
Ship emissions: VesselBot’s Report reveals key insights
Somali pirates strike again, Iranian fishing vessel highjacked
CMA CGM omits Durban call for MIDAS 1 service
Transnet Recovery Diary: 28 November 2023
Port of San Pedro loads first iron ore cargo at TIPSP MPT terminal
Le port de San Pedro charge la première cargaison de minerai de fer au terminal TIPSP MPT
WHARF TALK: MR2 product tankers – HELLAS TATIANA & HELLAS MARGARITA
US Navy liberates Israeli tanker seized by Houthi forces
Nigerian oil spill at sea, clean-up operations underway
Nigerian Navy holds Exercise Nchekwa Oshimili 2023 in Gulf of Guinea
President promises “We have a plan” to fix ports crisis
WHARF TALK: Handysize bulk carrier EDWINE OLDENDORFF
IMO news: Single Window for Facilitation of Trade (SWiFT) – System handover, Lobito, Angola
Two oil storage tank farms for port of Dar es Salaam
FLNG GIMI en route to West Africa
FPSO GTA departs offshore Durban for West Africa
ICS counts down to COP28
IMO at COP28
Maersk signs landmark green methanol offtake agreement
Making lithium batteries safe to air freight: IATA advice

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 16 November 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Port of Cape Town

Agaléga, India’s semi-secret Indian Ocean naval base
WHARF TALK: Fast Sailing Heavylift vessel – AEGIR
IMO and African SAR
The Future is Now: London Gateway receives automated stacking cranes for fourth berth
In Conversation: Fishing down the food web: Bye-bye big fish, hello jellyfish and don’t talk about conservation
Mozambique’s controversial tuna company Ematum to be liquidated
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for October 2023
WHARF TALK: floating university – WORLD ODYSSEY
Beira fishing port losing vessels due to high fuel prices
CMA CGM reshuffles service between Asia and South & West Africa
Nigerian ports shut by strike action
Maersk delinks South Africa from FEW service over port congestion
WHARF TALK: chemical tanker – GTM GERMANY
IMO team in South Africa to conduct a mandatory audit under the IMO Member State Audit Scheme (IMSAS)
Rwanda’s new Port Rubavu set to open in December
In Conversation: Africa-US trade: Agoa deal expires in 2025 – an expert unpacks what it’s achieved in 23 years
Remembrance Day, London 12/11/23
Cargo owners to bear the brunt of Transnet terminal failures
WHARF TALK: MR2 products tanker CHALLENGE PROSPECT II
Climate change and ship exhaust scientifically challenged
Research into seafarer demographics
Vasco da Gama, a worthy name for a visiting cruise ship
Seventy-two thousand plus seafarers visit Nigerian ports annually
IMO and transboundary oil spills: Strengthening cooperation in Africa
TFR concludes Cape Corridor maintenance shutdown
In Conversation: The bureaucratic nightmare: Unlicensed Kalk Bay fishers beached by fishing quotas   Part 3

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 21 October 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Bariloche

NEWS FLASH – Tau Morwe appointed acting head of SAMSA, and confirmation of Sobantu Tilayi’s reinstatement as COO
Power outages impacting Richards Bay port operations
WHARF TALK: MR2 product tanker – WHITE PEACH
Vessel catches fire and burns out in Liberia’s Buchanan port
Heavy sentences for two rail equipment thieves
MOL confirms introduction of Starlink into more than 200 ships in its fleet
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for September 2023
WHARF TALK: handy size bulk carrier – UNITY LIGHT
AGL wins bid to manage and operate Lobito port terminals
AGL vence concurso para gerir e operar terminais portuários do Lobito
“Procurement challenges” and “lack of capacity” keep SA Navy in harbour
US$ 290 million expansion & modernisation promised for Beira port
WHARF TALK: MR1 product tanker – CR TETHYS
Happy Birthday for Green Point Lighthouse KZN as it marks 118 years of service
EXMAR’s two newbuild gas tankers will have ammonia dual-fuel engines
In Conversation: Nigeria wants to revamp its railway network. Four things it needs to do to succeed
Transnet seeks proposals for Maydon Wharf citrus terminal
Transnet Board completes turnaround plan – now it’s over to DPE
WHARF TALK: Panamax gearless bulk carrier – SHI DAI 10
Breaking the back of the coal theft syndicates
Operational delays – SAECS service updates
IMO and West Africa: Implementing oil pollution, liability and compensation measures
Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd to provide Starlink to their fleets
Grindrod donates 177 bicycles to schools in Mozambique
Transnet and eThekwini Municipality take next step on developmental projects
In Conversation: New treaty to protect the world’s oceans may hurt vulnerable African fisheries
Standing NATO Maritime Group 2: Reintegrating in eastern Med

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 21 September 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Port of Durban

WHARF TALK: Grimaldi Con-Ro ships in South Africa
In Conversation: South Africa’s destructive storm surges: geoscientist reveals the 3 factors that drove them
Fatal pilot ladder crew accident: ATSB Report
Minister Gordhan responds on Chamber of Commerce port and rail concerns
Port Elizabeth tanker berth reinforced and refurbished
WHARF TALK: handysize Chemical Tanker FAIRCHEM CUTLASS
Dutch barge converted by Concordia Damen into Nigerian dredger
TNPA joins forces with tenants to keep the Port of Durban clean
CMA CGM & Maersk set joint targets for decarbonising shipping industry
Angola substituirá armazenamento flutuante de petróleo por terminal
Angola to replace floating storage of petroleum with terminal
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for August 2023
WHARF TALK: Anglo-Boer War Hospital Ships – Part 2
Rail line into Port Elizabeth port heavily damaged by rough sea action
Abo FPSO sold to Nigerian interests
Ghana commissions two ex-USCG patrol ships into navy
Air cargo: Dangerous goods study
Durban Chamber of Commerce says Transnet CEO and execs must go
WHARF TALK: Anglo-Boer War Hospital Ships – Part 1
Citrus Exports: 2023 Orange season comes to an end
A busy week at IMO
Senior Transnet Engineering manager arrested for corruption
ONE and Project Maji: Safe fresh water in rural Ghana and Kenya
Trade News: Converting floriculture from airfreight to sea
Dheeraj Bhatia appointed CEO of Hapag-Lloyd Terminal Holding
MSC in J/V with Hamburg-controlled HH:LA Port Terminal & Logistics Group
SAECS schedule update – Cape Town omission for MOL Proficiency

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 15 September 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   TORM RAGNHILD

Angola’s Sonangol takes delivery of second Suezmax oil tanker, ‘Njinga Mbande’
A Sonangol de Angola recebe o segundo petroleiro Suezmax, ‘Njinga Mbande’
WHARF TALK: Damen FCS 3307 Type – CAPE TOWN
Port of Cape Town’s Culemborg project making progress
Nigeria’s Lagos-Ibandan SGR freight trains start to roll
Nigerian minister calls for rehabilitation of Apapa and Tin Can Island ports
Taiwanese fishing vessel DER HAE No.66 reported sinking deepsea off Durban
WHARF TALK: Split Hopper Barge TRINIDAD
Saldanha port fencing project benefits local SMMEs
Dust, dust and more dust
Second Senegalese OPV 58S undergoing sea trials
Change of command at Trinity House
Dramatic rescue after fishing vessel sinks off Namibia’s Diamond Coast
WHARF TALK: Split bridge superstructure, Part 2 of MSC BIANCA expanded
US & EU provide support for extending the Lobito Corridor directly to Zambia
DP World incentivises cargo owners to use rail instead of road
TNPA acquires additional Shore Tensioner units for SA ports
WHARF TALK: semi-submersible heavyload vessel MIGHTY SERVANT 3
Russian Federation declares ITF an undesirable organisation
Mailbag: The Russian Lady R saga – government’s report proves nothing
African countries listed by NOAA for illegal fishing activities
Cameroon: Maritime security – IMO promotion
Maersk and Amazon agree on ECO delivery for 20,000 FFE containers
TNPA programme to encourage maritime interest among school learners
Xeneta update: real-time container rates update, week 36, 2023
Lest we forget: Merchant Navy Day

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