Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 28 May 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   INDLAZI and Ever Devote

IMO Women in Maritime conference: Highlighting gender equality initiatives
WHARF TALK: Supramax bulk carrier – FRATZIS STAR
Dronamics cargo drone takes first flight
Ghana considers establishing a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) at the port of Tema
French naval ship intercepts four illegal drug shipments in Indian Ocean
TNPA seeks alternative 20 MW energy capacity at Richards Bay port
WHARF TALK: small handysize tanker – MTM ROTTERDAM
What future, SA? Container Corridor disrupted by sabotage and theft
ITF News: Transport ministers kick off global summit
Privatisation of the ports debated in Tanzanian parliament
IMO: Ships’ biofouling management workshop – First Arab women’s participation
Maputo’s Agility Logistics Park chosen by distribution specialist
WHARF TALK: Offshore Patrol Vessel – ‘NRP SETÚBAL P363’
Equipment breakdowns at Durban’s DCT leads to container move count limitations by shipping lines
Three abducted crew from Grebe Bulker released after ransoming
U.A.E firms to improve, operate, and develop Tanzania’s ports
DP World to transport unaccompanied trailers between UAE and Iraq
In Conversation: Dangote launches Africa’s biggest oil refinery – 4 ways it will affect Nigeria
Seven bodies found trapped in missing capsized fishing vessel
WHARF TALK: tracking or spy vessel? – YUAN WANG 5
Challenging road ahead for retrofitting to dual-fuel engines – DNV
Fatal accident at Port of Walvis Bay
CMF creates new maritime security training force, CTF 154
Shire River accident leaves 11 Malawians missing
WHARF TALK: synchrolift topple – EUROPA
IMO: Oil spill response incident management: Support for African countries
Second drilling rig, Deepsea Mira, en route to Namibia
At IMO: Implement the MARPOL Convention – Supporting Kenya
Derailment on Northern Corridor Richards Bay line cleared
Uganda plans revival of its Standard Gauge Railway project

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 6 April 2023 #2

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:    QUEEN MARY 2

WHARF TALK: Neo Panamax container vessel – MSC VITA
AVIATION: IATA’s Focus on Africa
Airfreight: New Maersk Air Cargo US-China air link
DP World Southampton sets record of over 9300 container moves on one ship
Transnet Engineering seeks partner to establish rolling stock leasing company
Durban’s notorious Bayhead Road gets relief with the opening of a bypass road
TNPA relaunches Integrated Port Management System across all eight ports
Mozambique wants border rail barriers with Zimbabwe and Malawi removed
A.P.Moller Capital to acquire South Africa’s Vector Logistics
WHARF TALK: semi-submersible heavy lift vessel – RED ZED II
Eskom could obtain electricity from a Karpowership after all, via Maputo
PIANC Cape Town 2024: Future Ready Waterborne Transport – Unlocking Africa
DP World’s Berbera Port operations expand with new edible oil terminal
Bolloré Africa Logistics rebranded as Africa Global Logistics (AGL)
Bolloré Africa Logistics devient Africa Global Logistics (AGL)
WHARF TALK: Islamic Republic of Iran Navy 86th Flotilla
Missing tanker Monjasa Reformer found, but 6 crew taken away hostage
ONE on expansion programme with 28.7% stake in Seaspan Corp
NEW BOOKS:  The Magnetism of Antarctica: The Ross Expedition 1839-1843 
IN CONVERSATION: Torrents of Antarctic meltwater are slowing the currents that drive our vital ocean ‘overturning’ – and threaten its collapse
Africa expects action – and funding – for climate justice
Transnet gas pipeline accident in Durban

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 6 April 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

FIRST VIEW:    QUEEN MARY 2

Transnet Engineering seeks partner to establish rolling stock leasing company
Durban’s notorious Bayhead Road gets relief with the opening of a bypass road
TNPA relaunches Integrated Port Management System across all eight ports
Mozambique wants border rail barriers with Zimbabwe and Malawi removed
A.P.Moller Capital to acquire South Africa’s Vector Logistics
WHARF TALK: semi-submersible heavy lift vessel – RED ZED II
Eskom could obtain electricity from a Karpowership after all, via Maputo
PIANC Cape Town 2024: Future Ready Waterborne Transport – Unlocking Africa
DP World’s Berbera Port operations expand with new edible oil terminal
Bolloré Africa Logistics rebranded as Africa Global Logistics (AGL)
Bolloré Africa Logistics devient Africa Global Logistics (AGL)
WHARF TALK: Islamic Republic of Iran Navy 86th Flotilla
Missing tanker Monjasa Reformer found, but 6 crew taken away hostage
ONE on expansion programme with 28.7% stake in Seaspan Corp
NEW BOOKS:  The Magnetism of Antarctica: The Ross Expedition 1839-1843 
IN CONVERSATION: Torrents of Antarctic meltwater are slowing the currents that drive our vital ocean ‘overturning’ – and threaten its collapse
Africa expects action – and funding – for climate justice
Transnet gas pipeline accident in Durban

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 2 April 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Durban Bay – Tranquility

Danish tanker Monjasa Reformer remains missing after pirates go on board
WHARF TALK: Ultramax bulk carrier SAGAR KANTA
IMO workshop on domestic ferry safety: Eastern and Southern Africa
Transnet Pipelines delivers first direct jet fuel parcel to OR Tambo International Airport
L’UE financera la reconstruction de l’autoroute stratégique Tchad-Cameroun vers le port de Douala
EU to fund rebuilding strategic Chad-Cameroon highway to Douala port
President Ramaphosa directs Transnet to implement reforms to turnaround entity’s performance
Gordhan off to China to ‘save’ the loco order
WHARF TALK: Post Panamax container vessel – MOL PROFICIENCY
SAECS Advisory – MOL Proficiency to bypass London Gateway
Hapag-Lloyd launches new WA1 – West Africa Service
Lake Tanganyika’s Kabwe Port saves traders long journeys
Another transport appointment change in Kenya as new administration takes charge
Lobito Port moves towards becoming a landlord port, with concessioned terminal
WHARF TALK: Panamax MR2 products tanker – KING GREGORY
Lake Tanganyika ports enjoying fruits of government investment
Whatever next? Transnet investigates allegations of ‘Ghost Trains’
Angola’s February oil production decreases
NATO MARCOM: Exercising on Africa’s northern flank
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for February 2023
WHARF TALK: offshore support vessel – NAUTILUS
Grindrod confirms appointing Johny Smith as new CEO of rail division
World Bank agrees to finance repair of Mozambique’s EN1 North-South Highway
OPINION: Seismic surveys on the South African coast
Logistics Park planned for Angolan border town of Luau
USD 30 million for rebuilding Mocimboa da Praia port
Trade finance: Lifeblood for African small businesses

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