Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 28 January 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Port of East London

Maputo port concession extended to 2058 – R38 billion additional investment
WHARF TALK: LPG Ethylene Tanker GASCHEM PACIFIC
MACS Maritime to commence service to St Helena Island this week
Galp & partners announce light oil discovery off Namibia
Transnet Recovery Diary 24 January 2024
Korean line introduces new service to East Africa
Cape Town Container Terminal recruits to beef up capacity
WHARF TALK: oceanographic research vessel RRS DISCOVERY
Largest container ship for Nigeria’s new Lekki port berths
IMO and Morocco: Port facility security auditors’ training
CMA CGM joins the fleet around the Cape of Good Hope
Xeneta Update: Ocean freight shipping rates are set to rise further in February
UK-India naval accord
WHARF TALK: Offshore Windfarm Support Vessel IWS SKYWALKER
Transnet invited to appear before Western Cape government department over table grape & stone fruit export troubles
Red Sea: The Warlike Operations Area Committee agreement
The Red Sea: Seafarer safety paramount
In Conversation: AI and satellite imagery to map out of sight ocean activities, including fishing, shipping and energy development
SAECS Advisory: Kalahari Express Port Elizabeth call and Cape Town omission
WHARF TALK: passenger cruise ship CELESTYAL JOURNEY
Red Sea crisis: MSC Cruises cancels three Grand Voyage sailings
Durban Container Terminal Pier 2 begins to prepare for the citrus season
ITF and abandonment
SAIC Motor launches Anji Sincerity, largest LNG dual-fuel car carrier
Wharf Talk: Two cruise ships brighten Durban port for a day
Ngqura Container Terminal recruits operators to run a full three-berth operation
TFR returns Richards Bay coal line to service
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for December 2023

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 20 January 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  MAERSK CABO VERDE
Wharf Talk: Cruising the East Coast – Azamara Journey
Xeneta Container Rates Update: Week 3
Morocco’s Port of Nador rises in the shadow of Tanger Med
IN CONVERSATION: It’s snow joke — Russia’s noisy Antarctic seismic ship is coming to Cape Town
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for December 2022
Wharf Talk: The annexation of Marion and Prince Edward Islands – 4th January 1948
IMO in Yemen: Support to develop a legal framework – Enhancing maritime security
Cape Corridor’s East London mainline has shutdown for annual maintenance
The Russians (and Chinese) are coming! Joint naval exercise Mosi
IN CONVERSATION: Kenya and South Africa are working to address trade barriers: where to start
Two fuel theft suspects found dead in Johannesburg
Transnet financial results for the first six months of year 2022/23
WHARF TALK: LR1 tanker & story of a hero – ELAN VITAL
Cape Town delays and bad weather in Bay of Biscay impacts on SAECS scheduling
PIL inaugurates its first block train in Africa
World Bank: Sharp, long-lasting slowdown to hit developing countries
Drill for oil, and keep on drilling, Africa urged
WHARF TALK: Norwegian Sail Training Ship – STATSRAAD LEHMKUHL
Cape St Lucia Lighthouse vandalism latest – buildings set on fire
Ghana’s Takoradi port to be managed & operated by Turkey’s Yilport Holding
Transnet & Liebherr reach agreement over questionable payment to third party
Xeneta Container Freight Rates Update: Week 2
Global piracy incidents: Lowest levels in decades – Sustained efforts needed
Port of Cape Town’s interim truck staging plan a fiasco
Kalmar to supply Port of Maputo with new terminal tractors and forklift trucks
Two new pilot boats delivered by Med Marine to Port of Misurata (Libya)
Updates and revisions to several MSC Africa services

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 23 January 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  MSC EYRA

Mauritius waters: Wakashio wreck removal: Team completes offshore operations
WHARF TALK: anchor handling tug – BOKA GLACIER
Africa becoming patrol boat country
Morocco Belt & Road deal opens Chinese gateway to Mediterranean
IN CONVERSATION: Airline tie-up for Kenya and South Africa: possible rewards, and risks
Revised version of ‘Shipping Industry Guidance on Pilot Transfer Arrangements’ is released
Work commences on construction of the new port of Ndayane, Senegal
WHARF TALK: seismic survey vessel – BGP PIONEER
Benin to digitise and safeguard its coastline
Port of Pemba to handle Mozambican graphite exports
IN CONVERSATION: Protected marine areas should serve nature and people: a review of South Africa’s efforts
NAVAL NEWS: Chinese & Russian Navy ships enter Indian Ocean
NAVAL NEWS: French Navy ship Champlain arrives in port of Durban
New multi-purpose ship loader installed at Richards Bay Bulk Terminal
WHARF TALK: bluff-bowed – KK MARLIN
Mombasa’s new salvage & harbour tug is delivered: Also three new STS cranes
IN CONVERSATION:  Ocean heat is at record levels, with major consequences
Hunger crisis in Horn of Africa: FAO launches $138 million plan
Wilhelmsen takes majority stake in Ahrenkiel Tankers
Poor King Coal, falling demand and little sympathy
WHARF TALK: Cape Town only visitor – CSCL AFRICA
CMA CGM reshuffles its Mozambique service to Asia
FLNG Coral Sul arrives on station off northern Mozambique. Flotel CSS Temis secured
Mombasa’s new Kipevu Oil Jetty nears completion
IN CONVERSATION:  State capture report chronicles extent of corruption in South Africa.  But will action follow”?
Sandock Austral Shipyards reaches agreement with leading tug designer Robert Allan Ltd
TPT reports recovery at Richards Bay Bulk Terminal following October’s conveyor fires
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for December 2021
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose offshore vessel – BOKA PEGASUS
Nigeria’s ports: IMO supports electronic data exchange
MSC has exclusivity on bid to acquire Bolloré Africa Logistics
Dachser – Freight and cargo insurance – a neglected safety net
Bolloré Ports’ Congo Terminal tops one million TEU
A new daily rail service from the Port of Felixstowe
MSC Orchestra resumes cruising in SA waters
Toxic cargo from NS Qingdao being dumped out at sea off West Coast
IN CONVERSATION: South African movie dives into the complexity of poaching
Three small South African marine surveillance satellites blast into space on board SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News 14 January 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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First View 1: BULK HOLLAND
First View 2: SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER
First View 3: VISBORG
Ships in port at Durban today (Friday 15h00)
Stonewin opens ship bunkering operation at Port Louis, Mauritius
Japan’s Toyota Tsusho proposes US$600 million development in Angola’s Namibe Bay
EU NAVFOR patrol ship Relampago conducts friendly approach to Somali fishing vessel
Maersk & Safmarine launch Musafir Express to Mogadishu
More names revealed in alleged Mozambican EMATUM fraud
Mammoet moves heavy lifting equipment into northern Mozambique
Indian Naval ship escorts World Food Programme vessel for first time
Walvis Bay looks forward to six cruise ship calls during January
Morocco to invest US$190 million in port infrastructure
ICTSI signs 20-year concession to develop & operate Port Sudan Container Terminal
Namibian environmental ministry puts a stop to South African manganese exports through Luderitz
US$40 million investment plan for Luanda Port Multipurpose Terminal
Ship raided in Ngqura harbour, cocaine worth more than R700 million seized
USS Porter arrives in Turkey on scheduled visit
Port of Nacala reaches target for general cargo as new round of dredging commences
IRClass Review of 2018 and Projections for 2019
As we face another year…looking back at some of the UK’s Armed Forces best moments of 2018
UK Trade and investment in 2018
Net draws tighter around alleged EMATUM conspirators
Unhappy New Year with fires, loss of life and containers lost at sea
Pirate attack off Benin — six crew kidnapped
ONE jointly conducts with PSA an immersive educational study tour
Safety lessons: having a clear understanding of your fishing vessel’s stability
AIDAnova arrives in Tenerife as world’s first LNG-powered cruise ship
MOL car carrier Sincerity Ace on ‘significant’ fire in mid-Pacific
Chinese heavylift Hai Yang Shi You 278 with oil rig on deck in Durban for repairs
Drug haul No.5 for CMF in boarding operations in Arabian Sea
73-year old American medivacced off cruise ship Seven Seas Explorer near Mossel Bay
CMA CGM announces improvements to Asea-Kenya-Mogadishu Service
South Africa launches its most advanced nano-satellite, precursor to advanced maritime communications
CMA CGM announces improvement for NOURA Service

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Here are the day’s News Headlines:

First View : ANTHEA
Quartet of powerful Sanmar tugs set off for Morocco
Kenya Railways commences double-stacked container trains out of Mombasa
TNPA marks World Maritime Day 2018 in Mpumalanga Province
Container ship goes green with EBH and Vesconite
GAC South Africa beat the odds to deliver convoy for BW Offshore
Lack of action by police in Northern Mozambique upsets locals
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : IBSAMAR VI 2018

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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First View : PUCCINI
Seminar on Safety of Navigation in Africa
Tanzania and Rwanda move ahead with SGR rail plans
Nigeria seeks developers and operators for Ibom deepwater port
Pirates seize 10 crew off Greek bulker Skylight off Nigeria
OPINION-What it takes to be the global terminal operator of choice
IMO Workshops on Stowaways
INTERNATIONAL-Shanghai’s unmanned 6.3 million TEU container terminal
INTERNATIONAL-One billion tonnes of cargo for Ningbo-Zhoushan
PRESS RELEASE-Nor-Shipping makes first move outside Norway
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : DISCOVERY BAY

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