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 29 November 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: CONSTANTINOS P & VENUS SPIRIT

Fincantieri’s Vard yard to build eight unmanned robotic marine vessels
Ambitious vision set out for innovative new Freeport in East of England
IN CONVERSATION: G20: led by Russia and China, world’s ’emerging powers’ look to push unified agenda
Xeneta container rates alert: no crisis for carriers, but what awaits in 2021?
Pirates board general cargo ship Milano 1 near Pennington Terminal
President Ramaphosa weighs in against ‘mindless’ truck attacks
China’s high-speed cross-border intercontinental train rolls off assembly line
IN CONVERSATION: How popular is China in Africa? New survey sheds light on what ordinary people think
WHARF TALK: Namibian fishery is second in Africa to be certified as sustainable
IN CONVERSATION: Why the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine is now a global gamechanger
WHARF TALK: Namport welcomes back 335-metre long Maersk Sheerness
Call for calm in trucking industry in face of shutdown threat
Indian Coastal Surveillance System Project Phase II
IN CONVERSATION: How West Africa economic partnership deals put the cart before the horse
Piracy: Confirmation that three people kidnapped from tanker Stelios K
Australian ports: Tiller Technical and Helm Operations launch expansion
WHARF TALK: Babcock swings into action at V&A Waterfront
Former Transnet executive loses bid to save frozen assets
Transnet Freight Rail engages customers on security concerns
First the UK Freeports Consultation, now the Bidding Process
Another drug haul success for CMF naval forces
NSRI & SA Air Force in deepsea medical emergency rescue
WHARF TALK: Namport experiences record truck visits at terminals
WHARF TALK: Durban Port Bulletin News
WHARF TALK: Durban Volume and Vessel Call Performance
Eni’s Coral-Sul FLNG project a step closer as last of 13 topside modules fitted
IN CONVERSATION: China’s Belt and Road mega-plan may devastate the world’s oceans, or help save them
WHARF TALK: Debmarine awards AMSOL 2-year offshore supply & support contract
Impact Africa joins Shell to explore Transkei & Algoa Blocks for oil and gas
African Energy Outlook 2021

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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 10 August 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: JOLLY QUARZO

What is ammonium nitrate, the chemical that exploded in Beirut?
Fugro delivers fully remote platform on UK continental shelf
Oh, Beira, Beira…Wherefore Art Thou, Beira?
Mozambique connection with port of Beirut blast
Grounded bulker Wakashio leaking fuel oil
The hidden face of the war in Cabo Delgado: Drug trafficking & illegal extraction of resources
Beirut harbour blast – over 130 killed, 4,000 wounded, 300,000 homeless
Statement on Lebanon
Ghana bans aged and damaged vehicle imports
MSC Beryl becomes deepest vessel to enter Ghanaian ports
Beirut Port Explosion
Nigeria gets serious over Deep Blue deliveries
Namport celebrates first anniversary of new container terminal
Second cruise ship comes a cropper with COVID-19
Vesconite wins over rubber propeller bearing
Wakashio grounding off Mauritius: salvage gets underway
Crew Change: Drastic measures needed
SA coal shipment sees Djibouti’s Tadjoura port return to service
Customs challenges in Guinea and Sub-Saharan Africa: WCO and Expertise France in technical workshop
Coastal service introduced linking Djibouti, Somalia, Somaliland & Puntland
Why the African free trade area could be the game-changer for the continent’s economies
WHARF TALK: COVID-19 impacts two South Africa-bound ships
WHARF TALK: Report on Port of Durban status
WHARF TALK: New Durban Container Terminal straddle carriers arrive fully assembled
WHARF TALK: Port Elizabeth & Ngqura aiming at record citrus exports
WHARF TALK: Cape Town port ramps up marine operations
WHARF TALK: Transnet Group CE meets Saldanha Bay community leaders
WHARF TALK: SA ports collaborate amid COVID-19

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 28 June 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: HECTOR N
Djibouti offers to facilitate ship crew changes
Opinion Piece: Securing logistics operations in a data-first world
IMarEST announces partnership with ITN on online series
Fishing vessel attacked by pirates, 6 crew kidnapped
Decarbonisation initiatives will position shipping ahead of the regulatory curve
More arrests involving theft of rail equipment
Record reefer movement set for Walvis Bay
Pirates face trial under new Nigerian law
Walvis Bay targets 9,000-TEU ships as large ship calls
Today marks the International 2020 Day of the Seafarer
Namport enjoys 30% increase in cargo handling, thanks largely to Luderitz
Namport donates mobile office to Walvis Bay COVID-19 security checkpoint
We take a look at the US Navy deployed around the globe (In waters near to Africa)
Why South Africa has a keen interest in extremist violence in northern Mozambique
Latest terrorist activity in Cabo Delgado
FUGRO completes Middle East’s first autonomous geophysical route survey
NSRI responds to calls to evacuate injured of ill seafarers
SAECS main string stops calling at Cape Town due to delays
Marion Island’s last ice age happened earlier than we thought. Why it matters
New Zealand ban on cruise ships extended
Voith Schneider’s innovative electric propeller
UK announces free trade agreement negotiations: Australia and New Zealand
Kenya High Court orders suspension of Naivasha cargo order
PSC in action in the UK: Cruise ships in Tilbury and Bristol inspected
WHARF TALK: News & Views From Along the Coast

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 13 April 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: PALEISGRACHT
>European Shippers’ Council COVID-19 measures
Sea Rescue with a difference: NSRI to aid of Robben Island
Amsterdam enters Durban port today, Vasco da Gama heading for Cape Town
Further jihadist attacks in Mozambique’s gas-rich Cabo Delgado province
Port Reports: Three more cruise ships heading this way
PE Car Terminal scores a 96% in German Quality Audit
Planning for IBSAMAR 2020 held in Simon’s Town
Relief for snoek fishers as travel ban gets lifted
Video: Giant container ship crashes into harbour crane
Force Majeure applied to FLNG GIMI project
Seafarers UK COVID-19 Emergency Appeal
Cautious yet positive message from Grindrod
Port of Berbera breathing new life into Somaliland
Vessels lining up outside Durban as final cruise ships approach
NEW BOOKS reviewed by Paul Ridgway, London Correspondent
Marion Island 2020 Relief Voyage goes ahead
RFA Argus is Caribbean bound
More missed calls on Europe-South Africa services: Santa Ursula
Two new harbour cranes for Port Elizabeth at beginning of reefer season
AMSOL on call: Business continuity & essential marine services
Namport lends a helping hand in aid of COVID-19 pandemic in Walvis Bay
Video: The Queens play Happy Birthday to Queen Mary 2
US Coast Guard oversees disembarkation of 250,000 from cruise ships
UNCTAD: Let’s keep ships moving, ports open and cross-border trade flowing
Latest on the Queen Mary 2 medical emergency   (Friday) 
Central & West African ports cannot shut down, rules PMAWCA

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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 23 February 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: THEMIS
Freight rail service faces serious disruption due to overhead cable theft
Palabora Mining and Grindrod conclude a 5-year logistics contract
A.P. Moller-Maersk improves profitability and cash flow for 2019
Kleos Space secures A$5.5 million to drive satellite roll-out
Tanker Alpine Penelope under apparent pirate attack off Cotonou
BAM continues with construction of Rothera Research Station new wharf
World’s eye to turn on South Africa in 2020, says SAMSA
Jan de Nul completes dredging of Maputo Harbour
BAM Nuttal to build new Stanley Harbour port for Falklands Islands
South Africa prepares for climate change — DEFF
Optimarin secures landmark BWT fleet agreement with DOF Group
Nautic Africa launches latest multi-purpose Sentinel vessel
USS Normandy intercepts illicit shipment of weapons in Arabian Sea
ALP to tow Coral South FLNG vessel to Mozambique
Without comprehensive trade deal UK consumers will suffer
Namport makes generous donation to local school
Update of pirate attack involving Maersk Tema
LBH Ikuru arrives at Mocimboa da Praia
DP World returns to private ownership: aspiration of becoming world’s leading end-to-end logistics provider
European Shipping Week 2020 opens with the latest figures on European shipping
Military escorts return on Central Mozambique roads
Keel laid for future USNS Cherokee Nation (T-ATS 7)
Maersk, Safmarine say their ships are continuing to call at Lagos & other Nigerian ports
Tanzania secures US$ 1.46 billion loan for Standard Gauge Railway
UK and Ireland Light Dues 2020 to 2021
Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady delivered for Dover
Suspected pirates board Maersk container ship 200 miles SW of Bonny
Bulk carrier makes emergency docking in Richards Bay after Master suffers injury

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 16 February 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: JOLLY CRISTALLO
Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady delivered for Dover
Suspected pirates board Maersk container ship 200 miles SW of Bonny
Bulk carrier makes emergency docking in Richards By after Master suffers injury
Namport and Grand Port Maritime de Dunkerque sign MoU on technical cooperation
Kribi deepwater port grows its CAR traffic 70% during 2019
Damen secures contract for five inter-island ferries for Zanzibar
Australian Kleos space mission underway
Hapag-Lloyd drops La Réunion call on MIAX service
UK’s post-Brexit Freeport proposal
SA Port statistics for the month of January 2020 are now available here
Increased traffic brings rising prospects for Port of Lüderitz
As terrorists strike again Mozambique oil regulator warns of increased security costs
South Africa’s Wamkele Mene is AfCFTA’s first secretary-general
South Africa in pace with global efforts to prevent spread of coronavirus: SAMSA
AP Moller-Maersk appoints Patrick Jany as new Chief Financial Officer
Port of Mossel Bay telecoms network gets smart
Beit Bridge border set for major revamp
Dutch sailors rely of South African Vesconite stern bearings
IMO 2020: International ban on carrying of HSFO in just over two weeks time
DeepOcean sets up Africa operations from southern France
SALDEHCO looks to unlock SA’s ocean economy with offshore support services
Port of Maputo grows its cargo volumes by 8 per cent
Hapag-Lloyd reports on Lagos port situation
Three new RAstar 3300 tugs delivered to Ghana Ports & Harbours Authority
Fugro awarded Aker Energy contract for Pecan field surveys offshore Ghana
Durban NSRI called to medivac patient from passing ship
Lake Victoria ferry MV Kalangala withdrawn for one month service
SA companies embark on West African trade mission
Further attacks in North Mozambique: 7 villagers beheaded
UN says insurgent propaganda combines footage from Mozambique, DRC and Somalia
Expansion of world-class Australian ship simulation centre
ICS concern at increasing number of pirate attacks on ships’ crews
BIMCO advice and updates on Coronavirus outbreak

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 9 February 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: MARCO POLO
ONE and the novel coronavirus
IMO 2020 Global Sulphur Cap — milestone or millstone for maritime industry?
New East Mediterranean-America service (EMA) to be launched
Seabourn cruise ship rouses Angolan interest in cruising
ClassNK approves in principal Kawasaki Heavy Industries LPG Fuel Supply System
Durban port in the doldrums
Coronavirus quarantine leaves global shipping market reeling — Dryad Global
Total Lubmarine launches innovative engine coolant. Big deal for industry
Nigeria suspends the Secure Anchorage; ships must now anchor at national ports
US Law Enforcement Partners apprehend smugglers
Gulf of Guinea: fighting criminal groups in the Niger Delta is key to defeating piracy
Oil companies in northern Mozambique call for additional military protection
DP World reports 1% growth and 71 million TEU handled
Namport responds to reports of missing fishing vessels
Hapag-Lloyd to lower CO2 emissions using biofuel
Bar set high for new Transnet CEO
CWM Survey & Inspection is now fully Licensed by the SSMO to inspect regulated products shipped to Sudan
Tullow Oil and Total ready to sell off Kenya’s South Lokichar oil fields
DTI says SA trade relations with UK remain unchanged following Brexit
Slow boat from China delays the mailman
LBH Jack up barge heads to Mocimboa da Praia to become instant ‘pop up port’
Transnet confirms that Portia Derby is the new Group CEO
Maldives becomes 54th member of Commonwealth family
India’s satellite services: The IMO overview
Transnet announces plans to prevent coronavirus from entering country’s ports

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