Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 1 June 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Lily Glory

Positive cruise season spells future growth for SA tourism market
Xeneta: Ocean freight container shipping market set to surpass Red Sea crisis peak and hit levels not seen since Covid-19 pandemic
ITF includes Gabon and Eswatini as Flags of Convenience
WHARF TALK: cable laying vessel – ILE D’YEU
Greek bulk carrier Laax struck by three Houthi missiles
Bulker newbuilding values at 15-year high
WHARF TALK: another diverted cruise ship – SILVER MOON
Maersk Safari Service: Capacity adjustments necessary because of Red Sea & Durban port productivity issues
EUMETSAT and the AUC signed an agreement to strengthen their cooperation in the field of Earth observation
EUMETSAT et la CUA ont signé un accord visant à renforcer leur coopération dans le domaine de l’observation de la Terre
Spanish mine warfare exercise: NATO group encounters hybrid threats
Multimodal Inland Port Association (MIPA) officially launched during Transport Forum
WHARF TALK: cruise ship – SERENADE OF THE SEAS
Port News and Schedule Advisories
The 2024 Atlantic hurricane season
Ngqura’s harbour master elected as president of African HM Committee
WHARF TALK: Our stagnating container terminals
WHARF TALK: Emirati super yacht support vessels – M2 & ALESUND
Terminal Operator Agreement (TOA) signed for Durban Port liquid bulk facility
Red Sea: IMO condemns illegal and unjustifiable attacks
In Conversation: The world is rushing to Africa to mine critical minerals like lithium – how the continent should deal with the demand
Cargo ship Basilisk and crew liberated from pirates by EUNAVFOR naval ship off Somalia
IMO and the London Protocol: Carbon capture and storage – Madagascar workshop
Transnet Port Terminals focusing on increased volumes
Unpacking risk resilience ahead of the elections
SA Navy’s new hydrographic survey vessel delayed again

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 16 April 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Boka Northern Ocean 

WHARF TALK: The Queens at the Cape
MV Abdullah released by Somali pirates, apparently after ransom paid
Escalating Middle East Tensions Trigger Projected Surge in War Risk Premiums and Freight Rates
IAPH speaks out on seizure of MSC Aries by Iran
AGL signs contract to manage Walvis Bay Multipurpose Bulk Terminal
WHARF TALK: bitumen tanker – ATLANTIC NARVAL
DOF awarded West African subsea contract, utilises Maersk Installer
In Conversation: West Africa’s falling fish stocks: illegal Chinese trawlers, climate change and artisanal fishing fleets to blame
WHARF TALK: Research Seismic Survey vessel – MARCUS G. LANGSETH
Op Aspides repels 11 Red Sea attacks in two months
IMO S-G welcomes delegates to Facilitation Committee (FAL 48)
Hefty jail sentences for two oil pipeline thieves
MSC provides North Africa with improved weekly Black Sea Georgia service
APM Terminals issues challenge to DCT Pier 2 concessioning
WHARF TALK: Neopanamax cruise ship – MSC SPLENDIDA
In Conversation: Why there may be oceans inside dwarf planets beyond Pluto – and what this means for the likely abundance of life
IMO and future marine fuels and technology – New website launched
CMF Task Force 150 seizes illegal drugs in Arabian Sea
More than 90 die as unlicensed Mozambique ferry boat capsizes
WHARF TALK: passenger cruise ship – AMBIENCE
Africa Global Logistics (AGL) commences operations at AGL Lobito Terminal
DP World & local BE company score as bpSA outsources its secondary transport
The green shipping training programme: IMO and emerging leaders
Maersk to reinstate OC1 service transits through Panama Canal
Indian Navy rescues another pirated ship
Autonomous mine hunting: Indian Ocean north
Durban Terminals prepared for bumper citrus season
Cruise News: Farewell to MSC Splendida, hello to MSC Virtuosa

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 7 April 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Port of Mombasa 

Cruise News: Farewell to MSC Splendida, hello to MSC Virtuosa
Durban Terminals prepared for bumper citrus season
In Conversation: Turkey and Ethiopia have had close ties for many years: Somalia maritime deals may shift the dynamics
New four-lane in-gate facility in Onne Port, Nigeria
Port of Nacala-a-Velha handles over 13 million tons of Mozambican coal via Malawi
WHARF TALK: P&O cruise ship – ARCADIA
CMA CGM to update EURAF 4 & 5 services with West Africa
In Conversation: Jihadism in Mozambique: southern African forces are leaving with mixed results
TNPA develops its first water desalination plant at Port of East London
President to open R2.6 Billion multi-modal rail terminal in Durban
WHARF TALK: passenger ship – BOREALIS
Chinese naval task force visiting Mozambique
Chinese tanker targeted by Houthi anti-ship missiles
MSC strengthens freight forwarding logistics with acquisition of Clasquin
Déjà Vu – Another sickening stink ship arrives. East London this time
Steady growth for Kenya’s Port of Mombasa
WHARF TALK: luxury expedition ship – SILVER CLOUD
Coral Sul FLNG: 50 successful LNG tanker transfers offshore Mozambique
Russian frigate Marshall Shaposhnikov arrives in Massawa, Eritrea
The Baltimore Bridge disaster – one week later
Baltimore Bridge’s losses within absorption capacity of the insurance industry – Morningstar DBRS
SAMIM to withdraw from Mozambique by 15 July 2024
Commissioner Lighe takes office at Liberia Maritime Authority (LiMA)
First of 45 new haulers arrive for Durban Container Terminals
In Conversation: I’ve captained ships into tight ports like Baltimore, and this is how captains like me work with harbor pilots to avoid deadly collisions

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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 2 December 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   MSC SPLENDIDA

Transnet Recovery Diary 1 December 2023
Transnet Recovery Diary 30 November 2023
South Africa in bid for election onto IMO Council
WHARF TALK: polar icebreaker A.MIKOYAN 1942
Port Maputo aiming high at increasing throughput to 47 mtpa
Porto Maputo tem como objetivo aumentar a produção para 47 mtpa
MPV Everest Engine room fire – ATSB report
Transnet Recovery Diary 29 November 2023
Maersk & CMA GGM go big on their Far East-West Africa services
WHARF TALK: Holland America cruise ship ZUIDERDAM
Ship emissions: VesselBot’s Report reveals key insights
Somali pirates strike again, Iranian fishing vessel highjacked
CMA CGM omits Durban call for MIDAS 1 service
Transnet Recovery Diary: 28 November 2023
Port of San Pedro loads first iron ore cargo at TIPSP MPT terminal
Le port de San Pedro charge la première cargaison de minerai de fer au terminal TIPSP MPT
WHARF TALK: MR2 product tankers – HELLAS TATIANA & HELLAS MARGARITA
US Navy liberates Israeli tanker seized by Houthi forces
Nigerian oil spill at sea, clean-up operations underway
Nigerian Navy holds Exercise Nchekwa Oshimili 2023 in Gulf of Guinea
President promises “We have a plan” to fix ports crisis
WHARF TALK: Handysize bulk carrier EDWINE OLDENDORFF
IMO news: Single Window for Facilitation of Trade (SWiFT) – System handover, Lobito, Angola
Two oil storage tank farms for port of Dar es Salaam
FLNG GIMI en route to West Africa
FPSO GTA departs offshore Durban for West Africa
ICS counts down to COP28
IMO at COP28
Maersk signs landmark green methanol offtake agreement
Making lithium batteries safe to air freight: IATA advice

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 19-20 June 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

FIRST VIEW:   BELATLANTIC

WHARF TALK: NYK Paula, connecting Middle East, India, Sri Lanka with South and West Africa
DP World introduces first dedicated logistics rail service between Maputo and Harare
In the Dog-Box – Namport refurbishes Walvis Bay port dog kennels
WHARF TALK: Orange Victoria – yet another tanker at the Mother City
French frigate Languedoc nabs large drug haul off ship
WHARF TALK: Green Egersund – small, smart reefer ship
For G7 read M7: Shipping industry agrees action on R&D investment and trade digitisation
CRUISE NEWS: MSC Splendida is latest ship to commence Mediterranean cruising: MSC enters luxury market with EXPLORA
The Global Economy: on Track for Strong but Uneven Growth as COVID-19 Still Weighs
Western Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden: Enhancing maritime security
WHARF TALK: the ship with such a long name – D&K Abdul Razzak Khalid Zaid Al-Khalid
The Port Window: More straddle carriers for Cape Town terminal
The Port Window: Cape Town ship movements
The Port Window: Durban Port Bulletin report
The Port Window: Port of Durban Volume & Vessel Call Performance
IN CONVERSATION: Shipping is tough on the climate and hard to clean up – these innovations can help cut emissions
WHARF TALK: Arvika – loading manganese at Durban and Cape Town
G7 pledges of 870 million Covid-19 Vaccine (COVAX) doses
Support for Nigeria’s Deep Blue Project
WHARF TALK: Carolina class caller MSC LILOU on interesting charter
Captain’s body remains on board as Ital Libera returns to Italy
IN CONVERSATION: Climate change is a threat to Africa’s transport systems: what must be done
WHARF TALK: Cielo Bianco, ‘Significant Ship of the Year’
Transnet intensifies efforts at curbing cable theft
UK MAIB Annual Report 2020 issued
Positive thinking about Mozambique-Malawi rail reconnection

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