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 19-20 February 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines

Front Page: MSC ELMA

FLASH NEWS: US Navy ship Herschel ‘Woody’ Williams due in Cape Town Saturday
BREAKING NEWS: MSC cancels South Africa’s 2020/21 cruise season
MSC Cruises reveals 2021/2022 local cruise season
Back to the drawing board: Transnet seeking ways of avoiding rail washaways
IN CONVERSATION: Why being endowed with oil is not always a boon: the case of Nigeria and Angola
First of three navy IPVs named at Cape Town
WHARF TALK: Port of Durban, in retrospect
Mauritius on the way to becoming a serious bunkering hub
DNV GL White Paper looks to close looming safety gap
CMF ship HMS Montrose intercepts large amount of narcotics in Arabian Sea
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for January 2021 are now available here
Major airlines join forces with UNICEF in support of monumental COVID-19 vaccine roll-out plan
NIMASA deploys patrol boats to Lagos Anchorage
The cost of Brexit
Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of Nigeria to be new WTO Director-General
US Navy ship visits Mombasa port
WHARF TALK: Milestones for Djibouti port productivity
NATO focused security patrols in Western Mediterranean
IMO urges action to deter piracy in Gulf of Guinea
SA borders reopen, but 30 remain closed
WHARF TALK: Cape Town ship observations
After five years SAMSA appoints another acting CEO
New Cable Ship Design: VARD selected by Orange Marine
15 Squadron SAAF & NSRI Station 15 in long range emergency rescue of Chinese seafarer
CMA CGM expands into air freight
PIRACY: 15 highjacked crew from container ship Mozart have been released
AfCFTA: Alive with possibilities – SA Government
SA Government embarks on centralised SOE model
Nigerian corruption endemic because thieves are not jailed

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 4 October 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

Front Page: BAHRI JEDDAH

Railway Book: The Railway to Adventure
Scrubbers beat compliant fuel in race to reduce CO2 emissions
Canton Fair to go online this year from 15-24 October
New guidance to facilitate repatriation flights for seafarers
IN CONVERSATION: Here’s why South Africa and its neighbours are anxious about EU and UK post-Brexit trade talks
Crew changes now fully possible from South African ports
Hundred Mauritian cruise ship crew repatriated after hunger strike threat
Port of Walvis Bay fulfilling role as regional logistical hub
Borders open tomorrow, 1 October: significant for seafarers
Use of barges at Lagos ports increases by 45 per cent
IN CONVERSATION:  South Africa mulls future of its  military to make it fit-for-purpose
ATSB investigation and Report: Grounding of bulk carrier Bulk India, Dampier, Western Australia
Transnet engages with Northern Cape government over export opportunities
WHARF TALK: Port Statistics for August are now available
IN CONVERSATION: How many people will migrate due to rising sea levels? Our best guesses aren’t good enough
WHARF TALK: More news straddles for the Durban Container Terminal
Transnet reacts to continued infrastructure theft
UN’s WFP extremely concerned over conflict in northern Mozambique
Danish Maritime Authority waters: New routeing systems provide visible traffic changes
Freight train derailment and tanker fire: Investigation report
WHARF TALK: Wildlife documentary series to be filmed on Marion Island
WHARF TALK: Namibia issues new COVID-19 guidelines to seafarers
WHARF TALK: TNPA marks 20 years of achievement
WHARF TALK: Placenames along the coast: Port Grosvenor
A message from HE António Guterres: Secretary General of the United Nations
Nigerian hydrography survey vessel launched in France
CMA CGM’s WAX service upgraded: direct weekly service to Cameroon
Why US diplomatic muscle could achieve more in Somalia than drone strikes
FOCUS-Africa launched

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 15 September 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritme news

Here are the News Headlines:

Front Page: A CARNIVAL PARADE

Total to supply Mozambique with all liquid fuel requirements
Why a proposed Horn of Africa bloc could destabilise the larger region
Shenhai 01: China’s first hybrid-electric rescue vessel
How corruption undermines peacebuilding in Nigeria’s oil region
Jotun’s Hull Skating Solutions increase efficiency and reduce emissions
Nacala Railway reopened after closure due to accident
Project Biro: Damen Cape Town lays keel on second vessel
Technical task team to facilitate SA-US market access
Nigeria told to wean itself from dependency on oil exports
Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding partners with GE to deliver Dutch Navy Combat Support Ship
Challenges ahead for TAZARA as targets are not met
Odfjell tanker Bow Orion approached by suspicious craft in Bab-el-Mandeb Strait
WHARF TALK: Durban port report expanded, Part 1
WHARF TALK: Durban Port report expanded, Part 2
WHARF TALK: DCT berth deepening project referred to Special Investigating Unit
WHARF TALK: PE makes its mark in the bumper fruit season
Reefer vessel Water Phoenix boarded by pirates near Lagos
CDC’s Pepi Silinga appointed as new TNPA chief executive officer
Maritime Security and the impact of the global pandemic: IMO virtual meeting
Mauritius must protect vulnerable coastal communities from the effects of the oil spill
Nigerian House of Representatives goes after European shipping lines
New fishing vessel safety publication launched
WHARF TALK: News & Views From Along the Coast
WHARF TALK: Durban Port truck booking system produces dividends
WHARF TALK: Cape Town Port Report: Port activity mainly back to normal
WHARF TALK: Livestock carrier Al Messilah leaves East London under a cloud
WHARF TALK: South Africa suspends some citrus exports to EU
WHARF TALK: Placenames along the coast – Port Edward
London’s new ministry

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 12 January 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

Front Page: MSC RAVENNA calls at Durban, biggest ever container ship in South Africa 
Front Page 2: MSC ANNAMARIA
Two days in the life of the US Navy
Sequel to tragedy and medical emergency on board FPSO in transit on Boka Vanguard
USS Leyte Gulf returns home
SA Air Force and NSRI called in for medical evacuation of five injured Brazilian seafarers
ExxonMobil Secures Exploration Acreage Offshore Egypt
NSRI rescue mission with a difference
Pirates strike at dredger Ambika 9nm East of Forcados Terminal, 4 dead, 3 kidnapped
Acting Secretary Wolf issues Homeland Security NTAS Bulletin
ClassNK begins publication of ClassNK Technical Journal
South African man who jumps overboard from MSC Orchestra in mid ocean is rescued
US Coast Guard medically evacuates Queen Mary 2 passenger
A new shipbuilding title: Leith-Built Ships: Volume 1 They once were shipbuilders
Douala Container Terminal concession back in limbo: Court annuls concession procedure
Indian Register of Shipping receives major shipping accolades
FMT and Indian Register of Shipping sign MOU on strategic cooperation
US DARPA announces Angler Programme Awards: Contracts to Advance Autonomous Underwater Systems
Pirates attack tanker Happy Lady off Cameroon, kidnap eight seafarers
Shipping sector proposes US$5 billion R&D board to cut emissions
UK Ministry of Defence most memorable pictures of 2019
Another pirate attack on ship in Gulf of Guinea region
Cyclone Calvinia in vicinity of Mauritius
South Africa’s training vessel SA Agulhas sails with an all-female cadet complement
Transaid’s end of year message
Cyclone Alert: Storm system (96S) north-northwest of Mauritius
Warning given of probable mother ship involved in GoG piracy
Keeping up with Forces’ mail over the Festive period
CTF’s HMS Defender seizes shipment of crystal methamphetamine
Pirates attack tanker Istanbul South-West of Brass
Pirates attack off Gabon, ship captain killed, four crew taken hostage
Not forgetting Gough Island
’t was the week before Christmas and US Navy was busy…..
SA ship registry facing continued headwinds: SAMSA
TNPA closes Naval Island and nearby Richards Bay port sites to public
SA to get R5-R8 Billion injection in Search & Rescue capability
SA to miss 1 January target date for legislation on low-sulphur ship fuel
The UK General Election of 12 December
Pirates seize tanker offshore Lomé, abduct all crew except one
SA Port Statistics for the month of November 2019 are now available here
Hard Down! Hard Down! The Life and Times of Captain John Isbester from Shetland. By Captain Jack Isbester
Coastal communities now also ‘fishing for bricks’
Transnet Acting CE’s year-end message to all stakeholders
New UNCTAD report: International trade and the global economy cooling
Commissioning Day for HMS Prince of Wales
Kidnapped crew from JJ Ugland bulker Bonita are released
What Transnet has to say about the deal with Ghana Railways
Cyclone update: Belna 02S tracks along western coast of Madagascar
Talking Points: ExxonMobil pools opinions with DNV GL ahead of IMO 2020
Survey shows most German ships will run on low sulphur fuel
In these waters
NIRAS wins contract to provide National Port Masterplan for Tanzania
TNPA commits to the expansion of the Port of East London
Transnet to collaborate on Ghana Rail revitalisation
Government places Prasa places under administration
Develop Lamu as a transshipment hub and commodity port, says Shipping Council of East Africa
Maersk tightens belt, lays off 200-report
At least 62 lost in boat tragedy off Mauritania
DNV GL grants approval in principal for gas-fuelled 25,000-TEU containership design
ICTSI initiates second phase of Matadi port terminal expansion
Cyclone Updates: Pawan, Ambali and Belna
UN Security Council extends authorisation to curb piracy in Somali waters

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 4 March 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Here are the news headlines:
First View 1: EASTERN LIGHT
Tema’s new container terminal means layoffs at the Inland Container Depots, says Ghana Ports Authority
Cyclone Haleh threatens mid Indian Ocean
Capespan’s The Logistics Group (TLG) ready to expand facilities to the fresh fruit export sector
New Comoros communications undersea cable to become operational in third quarter
Japan comes out in support of open-loop scrubbers, says no threat to environment
Anadarko Petroleum to invest US$176 million in Mozambique the first half of 2019
MODEC awarded FPSO contract for SNE Field offshore Senegal
Digital facelift for Mombasa tea trade
New Uganda port for Kampala receives go-ahead
UK Defence Secretary announces £235 million submarine nuclear propulsion deal
Transport Minister in Durban today to address inaugural Maritime Transport Sector Dialogue
Suez Canal registers highest daily tonnage in 150 years
Dynamar: The East & Southern Africa Container Trades 2019
UK ordered to hand back Chagos Islands (and Diego Garcia) to Mauritius
Nigerian ports reopen after election shutdown
CSA 2020 says Scrubber Washwater Composition Study showed positive results
South Africa’s ZACube-2 nanosatellite transmits first images from space
Cloudy Waters
Attempted pirate attack on container ship in Gulf of Guinea
Mozambique deploys troops to the north to protect gas exploration
Five new diesel-electric locomotives arrive in Maputo for CFM
Strike action by port workers rejecting concessioning at Port Sudan
Viking Jupiter delivered with Thordon water lubricated propulsion arrangement
French ship Cassard conducts 2nd drug seizure off coast of Oman
Ethiopia signs pipeline deal with Djibouti
Keel laid to mark construction of first of three Multi-Mission Inshore Patrol vessels for SA Navy
Stay watching this space as more news will follow…..
Red faces as two MSC Cruises’ ships embarrassingly collide
Fifth drug strike for HMS Dragon under CTF 150 Command
Jihadists attack Anadarko workers near Palma and execute one man — Anadarko seeks armoured vehicles
Namport and Port of Dunkerque sign Memorandum of Understanding
Wilhelmsen reports strong results for fourth quarter 2018 — 5% increase in top line
New strategic appointments strengthen Southern African Shipyard’s team
Construction commences at Port of Ngqura Liquid Bulk Terminal
Durban-built barge will be only one of its kind in the world
Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) to focus on business opportunities in Greece
Djibouti says Doraleh is now better run than a year ago and is a world-class commercial and logistics hub
TNPA has contingency plan for Port Elizabeth tanker berth outage

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News — 11 November 2018

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Here are the News Headlines:

First View : MSC MUSICA
Twenty-seven South African organisations take part in Chinese import expo
Maputo-Catembe Bridge opens over Maputo Bay
Mozambique Island hosts 15th Seminar on Indo-Portuguese History
HNoMS Helge Ingstad NATO warship collision
Mozambique Navy officers & personnel training in India
Gas profits to pay for portion of Mozambique’s Ematum debt
Damen to present new leasing fund for African shipowners
Syrah Resources sells Mozambique graphite to Chinese buyer
MSC Musica arrives in South Africa at start of 2018/19 summer season
Norway increases its support for the prevention of illegal fishing across Africa
Cyclone 03 developing strongly north of Mauritius, NE of Madagascar   DEVELOPING STORY
South Africa & Kenya to introduce multiple entry visa 
UK cements position in Gulf with new joint base in Oman    
UAE’s DP World sues China’s Merchants Port for unlawful action

Earlier News You May Have Missed…….

Tau Morwe returns….. as Transnet Acting Group CE
IMO and splendid efforts on maritime security
Moscord’s drive to become the ‘Amazon’ of shipping
Sovereign guarantee required for Mozambique’s entry into gas sector
Piracy reported again off West Africa – hostages taken
Vale forecasts dramatic reduction in 2018 Mozambique 2018 coal production   
Record low hijackings yet danger persists in Gulf of Guinea       
Fourth new cruise ship for Virgin Voyages    CRUISING   
International: London Thamesport’s short sea role strengthened by Containerships   
The greatest maritime rescue in history-OCEANOS    FEATURE
Master Mariners recognition for South Africa’s top salvage master Capt Nick Sloane    
International: Maersk launches instant container bookings     
Port Elizabeth reopened to shipping following crane collapse      
International: Bulk sector prospects positive but challenges ahead – Abto   
At Last: Port of Richards Bay Floating Dock gets green light of approval  
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : MSC MUSICA

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Here are the latest News Headlines:

First View : HOEGH JEDDAH
British tanker Barrett seized by pirates off Benin, 22 crew taken hostage
Cyclone Berguitta bears down on Mauritius and Reunion
Concern as Vale departs the Sena Railway
US students learn from SA maritime sector
Keel-laying of Transnet’s new plough tug to be held in PE tomorrow
INTERNATIONAL-San Antonio Port Expansion Project
INTERNATIONAL-USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) and USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) collisions
INTERNATIONAL-Iranian tanker Sanchi sinks – video report
A History of Durban’s Flying Boat Experience
PRESS-Rolls-Royce marine business may close
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : MOL CHARISMA

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the day’s news headlines:

First View : MSC JASMINE
New Chief Executive for Transnet Port Terminals appointed
South Africa to participate in BRICS Summit
Houthi rebels pack boat with explosives, attack Yemen port
Sailors’ Society helps in disaster at sea
Benguela Railway handed over on completion of section
PRESS RELEASES: Rolls-Royce showcases latest MTU propulsion systems
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : MSC AMBITION

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