Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 27 April 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Port Nolloth

Nigerian Navy’s second Dearsan OSV launched
Engineers open 10.6-metre deep channel under Baltimore’s collapsed bridge
TNPA seeks RFP from potential liquid bulk terminal operator
WHARF TALK: return of the Rotorship – E-SHIP 1
Mercy Ships to grow fleet with new hospital ship with help from MSC & MSC Foundation
Xeneta Update: Counting the cost of war on the climate
Red Sea Crisis and implications for trade facilitation in Africa
Port News, Updates & Advisories
Hawks make R15m drug haul on ship in Richards Bay
WHARF TALK: expeditionary passenger vessel – NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORER
Nigerian Navy takes delivery of new OSV 115 hydrographic survey vessel
Boskalis completes massive Maldives dredging & reclamation project
IMO S-G addresses the Legal Committee: Call for release of seized seafarers
Diverting shipping around the Cape, a costly business
WHARF TALK: Super Yacht – YAS
Another riverboat tragedy in Africa – more than 58 dead
In Conversation: Blue whales: first discovery near Seychelles in decades – what our study found
Port news and shipping advisories
New home sought for Durban port Vessel Tracking System (VTS) Radar
WHARF TALK: passenger cruise ship – RESILIENT LADY
Port News & Views: Advisories & Observations
SA initiates dispute with WTO over Black Spot Citrus regulations
IMO and port security training in Kenya – Tackling maritime security threats
Operation Aspides: German frigates exchange places in Red Sea
Finland joins Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) as 43rd member
Domestic ferry safety in Africa: IMO regional seminar
UNCTAD rebrands to UN Trade & Development
International Maritime Bureau: Concern raised on continued piracy
Analysis: South Africa’s national security priorities in question amidst troop deployment, naval visits

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 20 May 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   ALEXANDRIA BRIDGE

Latest World Bank container port rankings
WHARF TALK: MR2 product tanker – NAVE SEXTANS
Maputo ban on N-4 trucks during rush hour
Maputo proíbe camiões N-4 durante a hora de ponta
Chinese fishing vessel Lu Peng Lai Yuan Yu No 8 missing in mid-Indian Ocean
Black Sea grain deal for at least 60 more days: Russia confirms participation
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for April 2023
WHARF TALK: offshore security crew vessels – TMC FALCON & TMC OSPREY
Plough bed levelling tug Mohoma is named and handed over to TNPA
Nigerian Fleet Review this week honours Pres Buhari
Tin Can Terminal receives largest container ship
Transnet’s new Bed Leveller tug to be named in Durban today
WHARF TALK: LR2 Aframax product tanker – SKS DEMINI
Road, rail & port logistical challenges ahead as citrus exports rise
Lekki Freeport Terminal prepares to become regional transshipment hub
Combined Maritime Forces (CMF): UK Frigate on CTF 150 patrol seizes $6 million drug shipment
A mission of mercy – hospital ships are transcending borders and saving lives
Global container capacity is increasing: How this will benefit what you export/import as a South African business
WHARF TALK: tug & supply vessel (TSV) – OPAL & BOABARGE 38
Latest Incat ferry, Kilimanjaro VIII, on its way to Tanzania
Kenya plans major revamp of its railways
CMA CGM enhances North Europe-Middle East-Red Sea-Indian Subcontinent EPIC service
UNCTAD: The international economic agenda
WHARF TALK: MR1 products tanker – MARVEL
TNPA Roadshow reports: It’s Cape Town’s turn
MSC enhances its Africa, Middle East, India service
MSC updates South Africa to India service
New citrus cold store opens this week in Maputo/Matola
Always on schedule with rotor sails – a captain tells his story
Preparing for future emerging global health threats – IMO
Ocean Stewardship Fund awards grants to South Africa & Madagsacar for sustainable fishing projects

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 3 February 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  MAERSK TACOMA

Kumba’s tale of lost exports
WHARF TALK: LR1 class products tanker CHEMTRANS ARCTIC
Green shipping in South Africa: IMO supporting opportunities
Boluda Towage adds additional tug to fleet in Mauritania
COMMENT: MSC Shosholoza feeder service Ngqura to Cape Town
Mercy Ships’ newest Hospital Ship ready to lower her gangplank for patients
WHARF TALK: mini bulk carrier – LITA
MSC’s Shosholoza feeder service gets underway
IN CONVERSATION: Somaliland’s oil find could reset the regional balance: here’s how
Transaid at 25: London fundraising
Six arrested for truck highjacking – one a policeman
WHARF TALK: homeported at Cape Town – MSC SINFONIA
Land reclamation in the Maldives: Boskalis acquires €120 million contract
Xeneta container rates alert: record-breaking fall in long-term rates for ocean freight, as carriers brace for stormy 2023
MoU signed for railway linking Niger and Nigeria
MoU signé pour le chemin de fer reliant le Niger et le Nigeria
French Naval frigate FS Nivôse calls at Durban
Latest problem to hamstring Durban port operations – a broken down tug fleet
WHARF TALK: Neo-Panamax container vessel – MSC ATHENS
IN CONVERSATION: Copper transformed way the world works before: it’s about to do so again
Kenya’s new Lake Victoria ship, Uhuru II, to be launched in May
Large ammonia-fuelled bulk carrier development by MOL and Mitsui
Trademark Africa expands into West Africa
Trademark Africa s’étend en Afrique de l’Ouest
Transnet approaches market for lease of Durban-Johannesburg Container Corridor 
WHARF TALK: MR2 product tanker – STI MAGISTER
Hamburg Süd loses its identity as Maersk consolidates brands
IMO Symposium: The Maritime Single Window 2024
Anglo American loads first LNG dual-fuelled vessel in chartered fleet
IN CONVERSATION: Deep sea reefs are spectacular and barely-explored – they must be conserved
Aqaba Cruise Terminal opens
Revamped Mombasa Cruise Terminal making a difference

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 5 June 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  OBS VENUS

Poor sad Port Bell on Lake Victoria. What future has it?
WHARF TALK: specialised purpose vessel – EDDA FIDES
It’s official – sale of DAL to Hapag-Lloyd is approved
Spanish & French vessels fishing illegally in the Indian Ocean
Contracts signed to build 2,000km high-speed Egyptian railway
WHARF TALK: Ulramax bulk carrier – FERMITA
TRADE NEWS: Hydrogen energy system for cruise vessels
ONE signs contracts for ten very large container ship buildings
Davos 2022: WTO DG Okonjo-Iweala calls for global solidarity
Algoa Bay Oil Spill Update
WHARF TALK: tanker in Cape Town named – HAFNIA YANGTZE
Aden: Dilapidated oil tankers and dhow traffic increase
Xeneta container rates alert: shipping costs soar as long-term rates race 150% up year-on-year
IN CONVERSATION: What US re-entry into Somalia means for the Horn of Africa and for bigger powers
Durban, Cape Town & Ngqura rated poorly in latest World Port Rankings
WHARF TALK: Heavy lift vessel – ATLANTIC DAWN
Mercy Ships and Heads of State gather at Dakar as latest hospital ship enters service
IN CONVERSATION: Marine life in a South African bay is full of chemical pollutants
Transnet to focus on emerging miners for port and rail allocation
Five senior officials arrested over controversial Transnet locomotive procurement
European Commission shocks with an about face over cold treatment for South African citrus
WHARF TALK: Ukrainian Antarctic research ship – NOOSFERA
Mark this date: Day of the Seafarer 2022: 25 June
SAS Spioenkop limps home after mission in Mozambique
Algoa Bay oil spill – weekend update
Creecy extends fishing rights appeals period
KENYA: Ruto vows to undo SGR and Mombasa port deals if he becomes next president
20 years jailtime for diesel pipeline thief
Marine geospatial collaboration: UK’s role as a global leader in ocean science

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 6-7 November 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  BAHRI JAZAN

DP World Maputo opens new trade opportunities for South African commodity importers
WHARF TALK: in port for an emergency – KIRAN EUROPE
Hospital ship Global Mercy: Mercy Ships looks to Nor-Shipping 2022 to boost support
Ghana’s proposed Keta port is “not dead” says D-G
Hidden Debts scandal: viability study was “unrealistic”, says witness – AIM report
Final drilling of Rovuma Basin Area 4 taking place ahead of FLNG arrival
Botswana commences iron ore shipments to China
Decarbonisation of shipping: World Shipping Council calls on the EU to step forward
WHARF TALK: petrol from Amsterdam – AZURITE
Fishing for solutions – the climate catastrophe: the time for action is now
IMO at COP 26: Updates on work to cut GHG emissions from shipping
Port Sudan port temporarily reopened
WHARF TALK: container ship – MSC ARICA
First new SMH H10 diesel locomotive for Tanzania Railways Corporation handed over
Maersk expands logistics network with acquisition of Senator International
Maersk records record 3rd Quarter, in line for record full year result
CEVA deploys new fish loaders to Ivory Coast port of Abidjan
Transnet records hefty R8.4 billion loss for financial year
WHARF TALK: LPGC tanker for Cape Town – PERSERVERANCE V
IMO-Singapore and Lobito, Angola: Maritime Single Window project
Xeneta container rates alert: strong demand and supply chain strain continue to drive long-term ocean freight rates
IN CONVERSATION:  Industrial policy paved the way for Dangote’s empire. Why it didn’t deliver for all Nigerians
Shipping’s ambitious climate targets: Seafarers call for sustainability
Bowmans and Gide announce a strategic co-operation agreement:  enhanced legal services provided to clients across Africa
Transnet pipeline fire in Durban – 3 dead

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 16 May 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page:  BBC PLATA

WHARF TALK: COOL EAGLE – largest reefer ship to be built
StormGeo to be acquired by Alfa Laval
Sudan halts development of a Russian naval base at Port Sudan
Social Interaction Matters (SIM): Dealing with demographics
Ocean Network Express (ONE) expands its refrigerated container fleet
TPT ready to launch newer version of Navis SPARCS N4 3.7 operating system operating system
WHARF TALK: MELTEMI – upside to a downside
Mercy Ships new hospital ship Global Mercy completes sea trials
TPT’s Durban Container Terminal receives a further batch of straddle carriers
IMO’s Kitack Lim urges fair vaccine distribution for seafarers
Djibouti achieves top ranked container port in Africa
WHARF TALK:  PROUD UNITY – Ultramax bulker in port
Rising Rollover Rates Show Worsening Maritime Supply Chain Delays
MLC 2006 Interagency task force called for
IN CONVERSATION: Moving US Africa Command to Africa will not solve the continent’s security issues
Helicopter called into duty to evacuate injured seafarer from ship off Cape Point
DP World ready to commence construction and development of a deepwater port at DRC’s Banana
WHARF TALK:  BBC PEARL – equipment for Debmar’s diamond recovery vessel
We are only safe when everyone is safe: aviation unions join call for TRIPS Waiver to fight Covid
TRADE NEWS: Voith to present technology for remote-controlled tugboats at National Maritime Conference in Rostock
In Europe the strategic role of ports is respected
Another South African port-connected ship caught up in the Covid-19 crisis
WHARF TALK: SILVERFJORD – taking a rather special cargo
WHARF TALK: Durban Port Bulletin News
WHARF TALK: Durban Volume and Vessel Call Performance
Angolan Port of Luanda has slight decrease in volume throughput
Cargo containment system for large liquefied hydrogen carrier
TPT in innovative development of logistics App for industry
Santa Rosa phase-out on South Africa-Northern Europe service

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