Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 24-25 February 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: DA XIN

Upgrade for the Ngqura Container Terminal
Port is what we do – Hamburg port authority video
Kuehne+Nagel acquires Chinese logistics provider Apex
ICAO and WCO issue joint calls Vaccine supply chain priorities
WHARF TALK: Durban shipping movements today
WHARF TALK: Cape Town commercial shipping movements
Russia’s Red Sea plans amidst rising militarisation
WHARF TALK: SAECS scheduled delays, southbound Cape Town calls omitted
MSC’s new direct service between India and West Africa
Rehabilitation of Beira-Zimbabwe railway back underway
Bolloré Transport & Logistics receives AEO regional recertification in East Africa
Arrivederci, South Africa – MSC Orchestra sails for Europe
WHARF TALK: Durban & Santos, a tale of two ports
Transnet prioritises capacity improvements to Richards Bay coal line
UK’s Freeport East Hydrogen Hub will boost decarbonisation agenda
Global Shippers Council fed up with chaotic shipping market
WW announces plans for first full-scale wind powered RoRo ship
NSRI rescue reports & a warning to stay clear of the Bos 400 wreck
WHARF TALK: State of the Port of Durban
WHARF TALK: Port of Durban Volume & Vessel Call Performance
WHARF TALK: Cape Town Ship Movements
Merchant Shipping Bill 2020: a work in progress
The RAF transports Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine to Ascension
SA looks to Asian markets to revive economic growth
UK to lead the way in training for autonomous shipping
Namport makes social investment to Namibian secondary school
WHARF TALK: Djibouti set to provide floating bunker operations
 US Navy ship Herschel ‘Woody’ Williams arrives in Cape Town

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 22 November 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: BAHRI TABUK

‘ONE’ more container service between Northern Europe and West Africa
IN CONVERSATION: Catalogue of failures behind growing humanitarian crisis in northern Mozambique
ESPO publishes 2020 Environmental Report for European port sector
Transnet warns of job and tender scams
Total and CMA CGM complete world’s largest LNG bunkering operation
WHARF TALK: Coastal Ship Movements
WHARF TALK: Port Elizabeth Tank Farm closure not affected by OTGC withdrawal
IN CONVERSATION: Ships moved more than 11 billion tonnes of our stuff around the globe last year, and it’s killing the climate. This week is a chance to change
Supporting safe resumption of cruise ship operations
WHARF TALK: Durban Port Bulletin News
WHARF TALK: Durban Volume and Vessel Call Performance
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for October 2020 are now available here
WHARF TALK: Update on the nurdle clean-up efforts along the Western Cape coastline
Ramaphosa calls on BRICS to strengthen trade, investment ties
UNCTAD’s Review of Maritime Transport 2020: Highlights and figures on Africa
PIRACY: What is going on? Ships attacked one after the after in Gulf of Guinea
PIRACY: What is going on? Torm Alexandra approached by pirates, chased by Italian Navy
PIRACY: What is going on? Attempted boarding of tanker Wesley
PIRACY: What is going on? Valley Oak
PIRACY: What is going on? Heavylift vessel Zhen Hua 7
PIRACY: What is going on? General Cargo vessel AM DELTA
PIRACY: What is going on? Tanker SKS Donggang
PIRACY: What is going on? Contact lost with tanker Stelios K
WHARF TALK: OTGC discontinues development of liquid bulk terminal at Port of Ngqura
Wakashio stern removal contract awarded to Chinese salvors
Japanese Navy exchanges ships on Gulf of Aden counter piracy patrol
IMO’s MSC takes practical steps to support shipping and seafarers
WHARF TALK: AMSOL active in Port Nolloth
SAMSA Durban office reopened following Covid-19 closure
WHARF TALK: Durban Port Bulletin News
WHARF TALK: Durban Volume and Vessel Call Performance
WHARF TALK: Some Cape Town ship movements
At the Cenotaph: Remembrance Sunday: 8 November 2020
Massacre reported in Cabo Delgado, Northern Mozambique
IN CONVERSATION: Catalogue of failures behind growing humanitarian crisis in northern Mozambique
IMO news of Africa: Gabon
Ghana Inland Port at Boankra gets underway
Port of Long Beach hits milestone amid COVID-19 Crisis

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 25 October 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: CAPTAIN HADDOCK

ICS & OCIMF Launch New Emergency Guide for Masters
Global trade shows frail recovery in third quarter, but outlook remains uncertain
Coega Development Corp extends its operations beyond South Africa
Tanzania sources new SGR trains from South Korea
Fourteen navies take part in Gulf of Guinea Grand African Nemo exercise
Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) makes biggest meths drug bust in Arabian Sea
Ford leads the way as South Africa’s top auto exporter for September
Did anyone see something suspicious? — call for help after pipeline spill
Coega aquaculture projects set to create 900 jobs
NSPCA responds to High Court decision on live sheep export from East London
Pipeline theft contaminates uMbilo river and Durban harbour
Maersk to take over the Safmarine baton for Lawhill Maritime Centre
South African stone fruit forecast looking positive
Bright outlook at Gibdock as bookings remain solid
SA Agulhas II arrives off Gough Island on rescue mission
New twist to Mozambqiue conflict as terrorists ‘invade’ Tanzania
Construction of Lekki port main quay gets underway
Over half the total ocean container cargo now on single data platform
Freight crime in South African supply chains
Mental health awareness training
Maldives fisheries and maritime broadband services:Enabled with Inmarsat and Cobham SATCOM Fleet One
WHARF TALK: Durban Port Bulletin News
WHARF TALK: Durban Volume & Vessel Call Performance
WHARF TALK: Small vessel sinks in Walvis Bay harbour
WHARF TALK: Namport reaches out to community with donation of beds
Ten years jailtime for stealing fuel from Transnet pipeline
IN CONVERSATION: Climate research is critical in Africa: how to make it more visible
WHARF TALK: Placenames Along the Coast: St Helena Bay
SA Cruising: When will MSC Orchestra set sail?
MSC Opera cruise season in Africa cancelled
Piracy: ships boarded off Malabo and Lome, one seafarer kidnapped

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 4 October 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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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 29 March 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: YUAN WANG 7
Help on the way: USNS Comfort and USNS Mercy deployed on us East & West Coasts
Cruise and ship port movements due to COVID-19
SA port terminals closed except for selected services
Liebherr to supply RTG cranes for DP World Berbera terminal
Is this the end for SAA as it suspends all domestic flights?
Port of Beira tightens up on COVID-19 counter-measures
Piracy: Second ship approached by suspicious craft near Agbami Terminal
Pirates attack Greek bulker mv SCARABE IMO 9712967 off Brass, Nigeria
COVID-19: Transport keeps us going
Jihadists attack northern Mozambique town of Quissanga, second in 48 hours
Coronavirus: Actions and measures in North Sea Port**
Shifting Realities: How the Covid-19 crisis will impact the maritime threat picture
Table Bay NSRI called to evacuate seafarer from bulk carrier
NSPCA expresses dismay at fate of 70,000 sheep at sea
Jihadist terrorists attack & seize Mocimboa da Praia by land and sea
Truck driver killed by crane at Cape Town Container Terminal
Nigerian Navy tasked with tracking ships calling in Nigeria
COVID-19: West African borders slam shut
Opening up the Northern Sea Route: Fast L-Band satellite network speed
The Supplier’s Supplier – the weakest links in the Supply Chain
WACT receives first direct container service into East Nigeria
MSC ship attacked by pirates west of Port Libreville, seven crew abducted
“Coronavirus ‘war’ demands joint action”
Sailors’ Society SA & Apostleship of the Sea introduce virtual seafarer support
Update on local cruise ships situation
COVID-19 IMO SG briefing
Cruise ships wrap up Southern African calls, yet others en route

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 22 March 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: HSL PARATY
COVID-19 IMO SG briefing
Cruise ships wrap up Southern African calls, yet others en route
A joint open letter to United Nations Agencies from the global maritime transport industry
SAMSA outlines measures to curb spread of Covid 19 by ships and crew
TNPA spells out the effects of new port regulations
Crude oil tanker Advantage Sky to be auctioned
Kalmar wins contract to supply Dar es Salaam port with six RTGs
South Africa cruise season comes to sudden end
WSU researcher combats pollution in Antarctica
TNPA acts on new Ministerial Regulations
Bevy of maritime postponements including Posidonia
The 14th IALA Symposium is postponed
MSC ship banned from UAE ports over sulphur violations
Mombasa port taking strain from global crisis
SA Port statistics for the month of February 2020 are now available here
AP Moller replaces Apapa MD over port congestion
Fairplay Towage Group starts a new service in the Canary Islands
Paddling with dolphins off Durban’s Golden Mile
COVID-19: Two ships under investigation in Cape Town
MSC Cruises cancels balance of South Africa cruise season involving MSC Orchestra
Southern Engineering Co Ltd (SECO) launches two cargo barges, destined for Tanga port, Tanzania
Dti calls for the finalisation of AfCFTA tariff schedules
Kenya’s first locally assembled Mahindra rolled out
IFAN calls on owners to pay their way on navigation dues: Arabian Gulf/Persian Gulf
Namport details precautionary measures against coronavirus
Question marks as cruise ships visit South Africa
Cruise sector reeling from coronavirus impact
Another huge shipment of sheep planned for East London
Victoria Falls: The EU’s Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission processes images
IMO closes its doors, postpones meetings over coronavirus

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 8 March 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: San Christobal
IMO postpones meetings due to COVID-19
Dakuku Peterside fired as head of NIMASA by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari
Chinese ship Huanghai Glory pirated 84 n.miles south of Lagos
Ship highjacking of MT Minerva Virgo in progress south of Cotonou
Saldanha takes delivery of two new mobile ship loaders for MPT
Is the time right for a single currency in West Africa?
Second SAECS ship to skip Cape Town owing to adverse weather
First case of Coronavirus reported in South Africa
Sale of Ghana’s Anadarko operation to Total SA underway
MSC Opera on Coronavirus alert, passengers remain on board in Piraeus
US Navy destroyer USS Carney to call at Cape Town this month
New jihadist terror attack near Mocimboa da Praia
Namport and Port Maritime de Dunkerque enter into MoU with Agence Française de Développement
Positive results on the back of strong volumes: Grindrod annual report
Port of Lüderitz sees significant increase in cargo throughout
312-km Congo – Cameroon highway completed
Walvis Bay Container Terminal passes six months with record throughout
Port of Douala’s IHC Beaver 50 dredger enters service
Nigerian Safety Authority (NIMAS) establishes online ship registry
Cruise line association speaks out on COVID-19 (coronavirus)
Weather forces SAECS container service to skip Cape Town on next southbound call
Successful Mossel Bay dredging programme completed
Shipowners and operators face detention of ships from 1 March under IMO rule
Final group of crew members leave Diamond Princess
US 2nd Fleet conducts NAVEUR convoy exercise in the Atlantic
Another diesel pipeline theft: 15 suspects nabbed
NSPCA loses livestock case in High Court
ICHCA and ABTO announce future collaboration: Global voice on safety strengthened
Africa Energy signs farmout agreements for Block 2B offshore South Africa
Brazilian Navy patrol ship Amazonas visits Walvis Bay on short visit
Cable Restorer takes on list overnight in Simon’s Town  
APMT West Africa Container Terminal orders 20 RTGs from Konecranes   
South African Port Statistics for the Calendar Year 2019

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 2 February 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: MURRAY EXPRESS & SYMPHONY
Cruise Ship cavalcade — photo story
Transnet announces plans to prevent coronavirus from entering country’s ports
How the shipping industry is charting a course toward climate disaster
Kenya expected to sign significant trade deal with US in coming week
Rovuma Venture consortium to develop three business development centres
Transnet National Ports Authority warns of job scams involving TNPA
AP Moller Capital to invest in West African port and logistics infrastructure
Marco Polo returns to South Africa
Free port of Monrovia applies restrictions on ship sizes
NYK, Bolloré & Toyota Tsusho to build the new RoRo terminal at Port Said
Business called to support Africa’s economic aspirations
Record-high fruit exports at Cape Town Container Terminal
EU Exit: The Get Ready for Brexit campaign-Findings by the National Audit Office (NAO)
NIMASA D-G explains why new floating dock remains unused
DP World awarded 30-year concession for the South Container Terminal at Jeddah Islamic Port
United Kingdom commits to Africa’s economic transformation
Freight volumes drop 9.7% but Tazara management remain confident
DP World’s Cold Storage in Rwanda makes its mark
Pakistan latest country to ban use of open-loop scrubbers in local waters
‘Angola’ model used to finance infrastructure becomes ‘Ghana model’
US icebreaker Polar Star reaches Antarctica
Angola and Mozambique are both exposed to risks of over-indebtedness
Sao Tome and China agree to leave Sao Tome port project to private sector
Shipping needs to prepare for coronavirus restrictions: Hill Dickinson warns
Transnet engages with Richards Bay Municipality over Naval Island closure
In these waters: USN activities in the seas around Africa

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 26 January 2020

Africa PORTS & SHPS maritime news

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Front Page: STOLT PALM
Transnet engages with Richards Bay Municipality over Naval Island closure
In these waters: USN activities in the seas around Africa
Pirates chase and fire at container ship off Nigerian coast
SARS targets illicit traders
Mozambique appeals for help in dealing with terrorism in Cabo Delgado province
Lekki deepwater port will be able to berth 18,000 Teu ships
Kidnapped Happy Lady crew are released by pirates
NSRI evacuates sick chokka seafarer off South-East Cape coast
AP Moller Capital given EC green light for port concessions in West Africa
Guidelines for the Carriage of Seed Cake in containers: Newly published
Kisumu port upgrade welcomed by stakeholders
East London cruising to popularity
Ride the wave of the African Continental Free Trade Area, UK investors urged
Transnet board forwards name of preferred candidate as Group CEO to Minister
Two new books from Brown, Son & Ferguson
IMB Annual Piracy Report: Unprecedented number of crew kidnappings in the Gulf of Guinea
Cape gales holdup undersea cable repairs, Internet on go-slow
Tullow Oil suspends sending crude oil to Mombasa because of poor roads
Boris Johnson calls for bigger economic investments in Africa
Gales subside, Cape Town harbour returns to normal
Cyclone alert for mid-Indian Ocean, and heavy rains in northern Mozambique Channel
Apapa APMT Terminal delays are more than 20 days, says Hapag-Lloyd
Djibouti government rejects London Court ruling to hand Doraleh terminal back to DP World
Pirates release 19 crew of British tanker Duke, but one crewman died in captivity
African Union adopts Lapsset Transport Corridor as an official AU project
Bad weather delays cruise ships in the Mother City
Grindrod breaks ground at R105 million Umlaas Road AutoPort Project
Eni Rovuma Basin Coral Sul FLNG is launched in Geoje, South Korea
Top five AI trends in shipping for 2020
Nigeria: Shippers Council raises alarm over Lagos port congestion
Sailors’ Society to hold annual Dedication Service on Sunday
French frigate Nivose to visit Cape Town this week

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 19 January 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: MSC CHLOE
Warmest decade concluded in 2019. Confirmation from Met Office, NASA and NOAA
Gambian Navy intercepts another fishing trawler
Third Ngqura pilot gains his Open Licence
Port of Djibouti looking to develop delayed LNG export terminal
Port of Walvis Bay rolls out red carpet for arrival of MSC Orchestra
Phillip Mainga appointed as Kenya Railways Corporation’s new managing director
Good year for Port Nacala, 16% increase on 2018
Second success for French warship FS Courbet in Arabian Sea
UN invites AIVP to present its 2030 Agenda at WUF10
Neo-Panamax vessels now capable of docking at Tema MPS 3: three berths now available
Tema Port Terminal 3 rolls out more berthing capacity 7 months ahead of schedule
Truckers suffer as Kenyan government increases support for standard gauge railway
South Africa to host SADC Search and Rescue Conference next month
SAMSA aids foreign fishermen stranded in Cape Town
Port of Mombasa has a record year
London Court orders Djibouti to restore container terminal concession to DP World
Companies propel North Sea Port* to another record year
Road and bridge projects to boost East African intra-trade
US$390 million available for modernisation of Mauritania’s Nouakchott Port
New rail destination from the Port of Felixstowe
Damen to hold more Technical Seminars in Nigeria during 2020
Construction of Lamu port halted because of terror attack
Successful sea trial of UK’s aircraft carrier, HMS Prince of Wales: Powered by GE’s propulsion technology
SA Port Statistics for the month of December 2019 are now available here
Tender process opens for Angolan Port Luanda Multi-Purpose Terminal
Hapag-Lloyd to develop and grow presence in Africa; Opens Quality Service Centre in Port Louis
Pilot Murphy retires after four decades of service
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

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