Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 2 March 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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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 25 February 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines for the period between 18 and 24 February 2024

FIRST VIEW:   ITAL USODIMARE

Red-letter day as mv Mpungu is launched into Lake Victoria
Cape Town Container Terminal has 43% improvement in weekly truck volumes
Moroccan ports prepare for climate change impact
Central Region ports recovery plan in full swing
Durban port productivity and Mauritius cyclone threat force port omissions
Cyclone warning for Mauritius and Reunion
WHARF TALK: Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) – HANG JUN 4017
Tug SVITZER SANTO NIÑO (IMO 9965904) on delivery voyage to Cape Town
Transnet Port Terminals launches programme to boost technical capacity
Lest We Forget. SS Mendi 21 February 1917
Livestock carrier raises a huge stink in Cape Town
EU launches Eunavfor Aspides to safeguard freedom of Red Sea navigation
WHARF TALK: livestock carrier – AL KUWAIT
Loadshedding and logistics constraints, increase cost of doing business in South Africa – Kumba
Houthi’s score a success, force crew to abandon their damaged ship Rubymar
CMA CGM orders 3 Kalmar straddle carriers for SAMR, Port Réunion
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose offshore field support vessel – SKANDI SEVEN
Trade News: Weathernews launches “Berth Waiting Forecast” service
Shipping industry calls for release of Galaxy Leader crew
Smell in the City – livestock carrier to blame
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for January 2024
Islamist terrorists occupy fishing town of Quissanga near Pemba
WHARF TALK: MR1 chemical and product tanker – MARITIME TUNTIGA
Ukraine sinks Russian landing ship Caesar Kunikov in Black Sea
Maputo port intends investing further in rail transport
O porto de Maputo pretende investir mais no transporte ferroviário
IMO: Tanzania – Enhancing maritime security
Germany sends frigate Hessen to join EU mission in Red Sea
Houthi missile strikes a laden crude oil tanker Pollux with Russian oil for India
Boskalis acquisition of ALP receives approval

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 18 February 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Gas Summit

CMA CGM Mermaid, first of a new design of container ship, enters service
Maersk to demerge towage company Svitzer
MSC’s Soren Toft & the Suez Canal Authority discuss Red Sea crisis
Nexans’ new cable-laying vessel: ABB hybrid power system
In Conversation: The world’s coral reefs are bigger than we thought – but it took satellites, snorkels and machine learning to see them
Cape Town Container Terminal achieves peak reefer loading
WHARF TALK: NCL cruise ship – NORWEGIAN DAWN
Trade News: Damen enters into Strategic partnership Agreement with SA’s DTIC
Green shipping fuels made in South Africa – a World Bank Blog
Rhenus expands warehouse capacities in Pretoria, PE and East London
Minerals Council delivers judgement on 2023
WHARF TALK: survey vessel – ARGO SEARCHER
Competing ports for the mineral wealth of Central Africa
Taylor Group acquires control of CVS Ferrari
TNPA: New hydraulic units will curb ship delays in Cape Town & Ngqura ports
WHARF TALK: Ro-Ro Passenger and Truck Ferry – P&O LIBERTÉ
Eni looking for logistics provider at Pemba
Airfreight: TAAG starts regular cargo operations at the new Luanda Airport
Carga Aérea: TAAG inicia operações regulares de carga no novo Aeroporto de Luanda
Greenpeace Africa Statement on South Africa Navy Marine Blasts
MACS creates new feeder service and connecting Lüderitz
WHARF TALK: LPG, VLGC tanker SUNNY BRIGHT
Mauritius: Port facility security training
UCT develops way to measure Antarctic sea-ice using ship-mounted radar
Fire aboard tank vessel S-Trust: Lithium-ion battery thermal runaway
A.P. Moller – Maersk 4th quarter 2023 results
MOL Group 3rd Quarter Business Results
DCT 2 down to single digit ships at anchor, planning ahead
Preparations for the removal of the wreck Elke M underway

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 21 January 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

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 4 June 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

FIRST VIEW:   COSCO CHANG SHENG

Air Cargo: Demand decline slows in April
WHARF TALK: When the Hunter Becomes the Hunted – SEA SHEPHERD  Part Two
Battle of the Atlantic: 80th commemoration – Port of Liverpool
Seabourn Sojourn completes call at Ghanaian port of Tema
Nigeria releases VLCC Heroic Idun after plea bargain by owners
DP World & Standard Bank partner to expand trade in Africa
WHARF TALK: When the Hunter Becomes the Hunted – SEA SHEPHERD
India and Kenya stage naval exercise off Mombasa
Xeneta Container Update: Long-term ocean freight rates collapse by almost 30% in a month
Algeria to expand ship repair in port of Arzew
Pier One problems are over, promises TPT
WHARF TALK: large LR1 product tanker – NAVE CIELO
In Conversation: China in Africa: Kenya railway study shows investment projects aren’t a one-way street
Opinion Piece: Africa’s slowly expanding cast of LNG players
Article d’opinion: Le casting d’acteurs du GNL en expansion lente en Afrique
Protests close major road routes in Durban and Van Reenen
Runaway coal train collision – negligence or something else?
WHARF TALK: general cargo vessel – BLUE MASTER II
Libyan port attacked by drones, patrol vessels destroyed
IMO:   Mauritius – Strengthening oil spill preparedness plans
Boluda Maritime Corporation renforce son partenariat avec le Togo et l’Afrique de l’Ouest
Boluda Maritime Corporation strengthens its partnership with Togo and West Africa
Constitutional Court orders the extradition of Manuel Chang to the USA
WHARF TALK:two small bespoke tugs – FRANQUE TIDE & IGIRAN TIDE
Europe’s first new-build zero-emission tug on its way
Gibraltar’s Gibdock dockyard: Balaena celebrates first year anniversary
Less containers lost at sea in 2022 – WSC report
TRADE NEWS: Fluent Cargo Makes Route Planning Easy
Women in Maritime: 2024 IMO Gender Equality Award
Sixteen bodies found after Chinese fishing vessel Lu Peng Yuan Yu 028 capsizes

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 14 May 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

FIRST VIEW:   TRAPICHE EMERALD

WHARF TALK: Supramax bulk carrier – BEATRICE
IMO: Africa, Low-Carbon Shipping – at the core of decarbonisation
In Conversation: All three Karpowership ‘emergency plans’ back on the table for late approval
Xeneta container freight rates update: Week 19
Eastern Cape Port Development Roadshow kicks off TNPA plans
WHARF TALK: MR2 products tanker – TORM TORINO
Dealing with South African port congestion
Namport has 17% increase in cargo tonnage handled in 2022
TRADE NEWS: Vesconite Bearing receives China Classification Society (CCS) Certificate of Works Approval
CMA CGM commits to purchase of Bolloré Group’s transport, logistics operations
WHARF TALK: unexpected Durban caller, rotorship – E-SHIP 1
Airfreight: Emirates expects to double its capacity in next decade
APM Terminals marks 17 years of Apapa port concession
Ferry operator increases frequency between Angola’s Soyo and Cabinda
Operador de ferry aumenta frequência entre Soyo e Cabinda em Angola
TNPA seeks interested to develop & operate LPG terminal at port of Cape Town
Transnet Freight Rail increases manganese export capacity
WHARF TALK: The Russians are coming
Mauritius: Boosting maritime security
Invictus Energy finds payable oil, gas and helium in Zimbabwe’s Cabora Bassa Basin
The Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla, 6 May 2023
WHARF TALK: finale ship of the season – SEVEN SEAS MARINER
A.P. Moller – Maersk inaugurates its first warehouse & distribution facility in Cape Town, South Africa
Seafarer green skills momentum: African leaders urged to harness
India expresses interest in helping build Mozambique’s North-South railway
NEW BOOK: The Norwegian Merchant Fleet in the Second World War
Brazilian court ruling bans export of livestock from its ports
Opinion: The Outlook for African Oil in 2023 is Promising
Opinion: Les perspectives du pétrole africain en 2023 sont prometteuses

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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 10 March 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

FIRST VIEW:  MURRAY EXPRESS

Mozambique braces for return of Cyclone Freddy
WHARF TALK: Superyacht ODYSSEY
IN CONVERSATION: Ukraine: Russia’s inability to dominate the sea has changed the course of the war
Xeneta Container Update: Week 10 – Reefer spot rates head back to pre-pandemic levels
Coal train on Sena Railway derailment – repairs underway
Port of Cape Town operations under the weather
WHARF TALK: MR2 products tanker HTM WARRIOR
A.P. Moller-Maersk integrates Asia, India and Africa into one region – IMEA
IN CONVERSATION: We now have a treaty governing the high seas. Can it protect the Wild West of the oceans?
Yoram Cohen, founder of Liberian International Ships Registry, dies
ICS welcomes historic breakthrough of UN High Seas Treaty
MSC revises Ingwe Service – Asia to Mauritius to South Africa
WHARF TALK: AMSOL tug SAVE RIVER
IMO welcomes new oceans treaty
NEW BOOKS: Rock Lighthouses of Britain and Ireland
IN CONVERSATION: I dug for evidence of the Rosetta Stone’s ancient Egyptian rebellion –
Cyclone Freddy building its strength again, heading northwest
WHARF TALK: MR2 products tanker PUFFIN PACIFIC
Kenmare’s Moma production of ilmenite and rutile set back by weather
APM Terminals’ Vessel Inspection App relaunched
MSC Istanbul aground in Suez Canal – quickly refloated
Yinson to supply Eni with FPSO Agogo in Angola
Grindrod records successful year on back of strong commodity markets
WHARF TALK: return of the hospital ship AFRICA MERCY
Cyclone Freddy back in Mozambique Channel heading for southern Madagascar
Hapag-Lloyd publishes 2022 annual report and announces forecast for the current financial year
SAECS vessel Mehuin to omit Cape Town call
NEW BOOKS
CEO Johny Smith to leave TransNamib
Somaliland’s Berbera Port Economic Zone opens
Transnet says allocating available capacity to emerging miners is a fair solution

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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 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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