Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 19 February 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: THEMIS
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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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 17 November 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: HSL PARATY
Namport marks 15 years of ISO Management systems accreditations
Some week end views and news briefs
Port Statistics for the month of October 2019 are now available here
Six Tanzanians executed by terrorists near Mozambique border
Pyrolusite imported through the Port of Walvis Bay
AfCFTA implementation presents opportunities for BRICS investment: Ramaphosa
Africa Investment Forum 2019: MOU brings good news for Africa’s rail networks
Damen Shipyards supplies three FCS Patrol Vessels for Nigeria’s SR Platforms
CMA CGM takes part in Madagascar International Transport Logistics & Handling Fair
Grimaldi names first of seven new car carriers Grande Torino
European Union gives backing to AfCFTA
Carnival Horizon: Manhattan Cruise Terminal Pier 88 / 90: NTSB Report
Kumba lowers its iron ore export outlook
SASDock floating dock transfers to East London
Dredgers ITALENI & ISANDLWANA go to work in Port of Cape Town
ITF calls for urgent regional cooperation to tackle rising piracy in Gulf of Guinea
Mixed results in Transnet’s interim half-year results
IMO launches online tool to smooth ship reporting formalities
DHL subsidiary Saloodo! launches first international digital road freight platform in Africa
Russian and Chinese naval ships gather at Cape Town ahead of Exercise Mosi
Transnet donation provides for squint eye surgery to young children
USN in these waters
Remembrance 2019
Namdock secures significant Angolan Navy maintenance contract
Introduction to PEMA: Port Equipment Manufacturers Association
Danish bunker specialist Monjasa opens bunker service in Angola
MSC Cruises becomes first global cruise line with carbon neutral operations
Total appoints Shearwater GeoServices for further seismic survey of Brulpadda site

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 10 November 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: SIMON’S TOWN VISTA
Port of Durban welcomes first vessel on new MIAX service
WSU Hosts R40 million Marine Pollution Rescue Facility
Walvis Bay volume boost announced on award night
Port of Mombasa cruise terminal to be commissioned in December
Transnet introduces 100 engineers & technicians to its rail network
New Lamu port to receive first ship visit next month
Khomotso Phihlela returns as TNPA Acting Chief Executive
Upgrade and dredging for Tanzanian Port of Tanga
Transaid’s Innovation Fund
Ford to establish Automotive Hub at Gauteng SEZ
ESPS Victoria rejoins Eunavfor’s Operation ATALANTA
African countries recommit to working together against oil spills
Illegal logging operation uncovered in Mozambique
Tanzanian SGR deadline delayed by rains
Steering South Africa’s marine pollution management preparedness: IMOrg at the helm
Transaid makes a difference with African road safety: 2019 Annual Showcase
Trade to take centre stage at Import Expo
Second pirate attack off West African coast in days
Another terrorist attack leaves 10 dead in Northern Mozambique
Pirates attack Norwegian ship Bonita off Benin, abduct nine seafarers
New berth and terminal at Tanzanian Port of Mtwara passes halfway mark
Nigeria: Unregistered freight forwarders face the chop
Hapag-Lloyd introduces IMO 2020 fuel transition surcharges
Oil & gas exploration off KZN coast blocked for now
NIMASA D-G Dakuku Peterside calls for dedicated cargo ports
USCG Healy returns home
Wave energy comes a step closer in Portugal       
Mossel Bay Garden Route Port Festival lines up for this weekend

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 3 November 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: ALBATROS
Wave energy comes a step closer in Portugal
Mossel Bay Garden Route Port Festival lines up for this weekend
MOU signed for Transnet Intermodal Terminal Facility at Limpopo Eco-Industrial Park
Mozambique government authorised to pay Ematum tuna company debt
Stena Estrid successfully completes sea trials
UNCTAD’s Review of Maritime Transport 2019
PE Car Terminal bucks the economy, breaks records
Privinvest (Ematum) trial begins in New York
Mombasa ferries dubbed as Death Traps
Projecting sea power
SA Finance Minister announces cost-cutting measures
Cyclone KYARR 04A in Arabian Sea tracking towards Somali coast
Terrorists stage ambush — 20 Mozambique security forces & five Russians killed
Orca-1 major gas discovery offshore Mauritania
Commitment to business in Ghana: the Kosmos Innovation Centre
Beira fishing port completes renovation following cyclone damage
Dredgers arrive to begin maintenance of Maputo port channels
WMO-IMO symposium addresses extreme maritime weather. 23-25 October. A major contribution to the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030)
Four Inland Dry Ports proposed for Mozambique’s Manica province
Russia suggests Industrial Development Zones for Mozambique & Namibia
Port of Mombasa to modernise four berths
Namport and WBCG reach out to international stakeholders
News from the US Fifth Fleet in the Western Indian Ocean
Fred Olsen’s Boudicca becomes first cruise ship to use new Walvis Bay jetty
Rwanda Inland Dry Port inaugurated at Kigali
How IMO perfects efficient port management
NSRI Table Bay kept busy with evacuations of patients from ships at sea
NATO Operation Sea Guardian conducts focused security patrol in the Mediterranean
Another go-ahead agreement on new port at Lekki
Global Initiative for West, Central and Southern Africa (GI WACAF): Cape Town hosts the 8th Regional Conference 28-31 October
Cruise Season 2019/20 sets sail at SA ports

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 13 October 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: POOLGRACHT
Mystery surrounds the explosions on the Iranian tanker Sabiti
South African company buys Odfjell’s products tanker Bow Cecil
Samsung wins order to build six 23,764 TEU container ships for Evergreen
CMA CGM Rate announces rate restorations & FAK rate increases
Mozambican security forces kill nine insurgents near Mocimboa da Praia
Mombasa truckers in strong protest over losses to SGR
The UK’s Brexit No-Deal Readiness Report
CMA CGM announces launch of Guinea Gulf Express
Tanzania Ports Authority targets 6 per cent increase in harbour revenues
Russia-Africa forum lays ground to strengthen ties
SA seafarer missing after tug Bourbon Rhode sinks during Hurricane Lorenzo
One year later we’re still waiting for news of the Richards Bay floating dock
Rail cargo via the Port of Walvis Bay on the increase
Massive investment in LNG production for Mozambique
Namport STS crane operators graduate
World’s first hydrogen-powered seagoing vessel docks in London
Chinese-built cruise ship Greg Mortimer calls at Cape Town
Sentinel over The Netherlands
SA Navy to hold naval exercises with Russian & Chinese navies
Game on! Commonwealth steps up battle on climate change
CMF demonstrates full range of counter piracy capabilities
US$49.8M contract award to support US Littoral Combat Ship programme
French ship FS Nivose makes major drugs bust in Arabian Sea
Choccies for safety: Ngqura achieves one million hours of safety
Botswana Dry Port expands its services
Maritime Heritage Institute hosts conference on maritime heritage ecosystem
ClassNK grants AIP to Wind Challenger Project
NSRI in vain attempt to medivac seriously ill tanker seafarer

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 5-6 October 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: EUPEN
Port of Ngqura commemorates a decade of port operations
New TNPA port helicopters take official flight
Angola launches international public tender for 10 new oil concessions
British Ports Association calls Govt’s Two Borders proposal ‘challenging’
Huge iceberg calves from Amery Ice Shelf, Antarctica
New cutter suction dredger for Moma mining operation arrives at Nacala
Strong winds and high swells close Port of Durban overnight
Terrorist attacks in Mozambique’s Mocimboa da Praia region continue
RRS Sir David Attenborough named
Namport acknowledges long serving employees
NSRI in another medivac from ship, in Table Bay this time
Launch of a lifetime: Flagship MSC Grandiosa
NSRI tasked to evacuate sick crewman from bulk carrier outside Durban
Contract awarded for new Port Louis cruise terminal
Getting to Zero Coalition: Maersk aims a carbon-free vessel by 2030
The USN at work in waters near and far around Africa
Blue Economy key to Kenya’s development, says President Kenyatta
New Mozambique railway will connect Quelimane and Macuse with Tete
US EXIM Bank approves loan for Mozambique LNG project
Gambian authorities detain Chinese fishing vessel
Stolt tanker explosion in Ulsan harbour, fire spreads to Odfjell tanker
Total closing deal with Anadarko for LNG project in Mozambique
The UK motor trades and Brexit: The SMMT position
Indian container market expected to grow further as Hapag-Lloyd launches two new services
Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) opens Doha office
Awarding of contracts confirms further drilling for oil & gas off Mossel Bay
Stena Impero under way at last

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 22 September 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: BLUE MASTER II
Durban Terminal operating system ‘glitch’ adds to TPT headache
VARD secures advanced stern trawler contract
Controversial livestock carrier Al Shuwaikh remains at anchor outside East London
Port employees unite to clean up coast
How much fishing gear is lost at sea? CSIRO study
Visit the Slangkoppunt Lighthouse on World Maritime Day, no charge
World Maritime Day Parallel Event 2020 to be held in Durban
SA & Brexit: New agreement to ensure continued SA-UK trade
SA & Brexit: No-deal Brexit and what it would mean to SA
SA & Brexit: Why UK is SA’s important trade partner
Indian Navy frigate INS Tarkash visits Walvis Bay
Smit Lamnalco signs 10-year Coral Sul terminal services contract in Mozambique
Transnet Freight Rail ties up its 10th and final manganese producer contract
AfCFTA under the spotlight at ISO assembly in Cape Town
Namport invests in school for marginalised learners
Survitec highlights benefits of chutes an clides in mass evacuation
Italian & S Korean naval ships undertake counter-piracy exercise in GoA
Giant LPG storage tanks arrive at Port of Richards Bay
Dan Sten Olsson donates peace symbol to Belfast
Boat sinks near Kinshasa in DRC, dozens feared dead
Walvis Bay new STS cranes all simultaneously operational
Durban Aerotropolis Master Plan to have positive spinoffs for KZN
SAMSA: South Africa will maintain IMO STCW Convention ‘Whitelist’ status
South Africa preparing to host IMO General Council Conference 2020
You are invited to Damen Maritime Festival 2019
Cruise ship MSC Magnifica to be stretched
More medivacs from ships at sea for NSRI

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 25 August 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: OPTIMANA
French shipping line announces GRR from Asia to East, South, West Africa & Indian Ocean
The supply and use of 0.50%-sulphur marine fuel
Durban Maritime Museum tug JR More joins minesweeper SAS Durban at ship repair yard
CMA CGM decides not to use the Northern Arctic route
Grindrod six-months interim results reflect refocus on trade corridors
Call for SA to increase support for Indian Ocean rim countries’ port State controls
TNPA Cape Town hosts IALA Aids for Navigating Training Course
NSRI reports on evacuating a patient off a ship in Table Bay
Australia to join US-led Persian Gulf naval patrols
President calls for robust partnerships to grow economy
MSC Cruise’s continued investment in Africa’s tourist industry
MSC Cruises adds second ship to South Africa’s 2020/2021 cruise season
Under-performing Tazara highlighted at SADC summit, but potential stressed
SAS Drakensberg in second mercy voyage to cyclone-hit Beira
Photo Story: SAS Durban heads for the floating dock and much-needed ship repair
Veecraft expands into new bigger shipbuilding premises in Cape Town
Export containers transferred to new Walvis Bay container terminal
First for Port of Cape Town with appointment of female Marine Technical Officer
Peak Season Surcharges on Nigerian CMA CGM shipments
Photo Story: USN replenishment at sea
Tanger Med expansion makes it biggest capacity container terminal in Africa
The continuing saga of the VLCC Grace 1 …..
South African Port Statistics for July 2019 are now available
Second ship attacked of Douala, nine crew missing
CMA CGM announces 1 September rates increases Asia to East and South Africa
Crew abandon ship after fire engulfs tanker Sea Voyager in Lagos anchorage
CMA CGM announces 1 September rates increases Asia to West Africa
MSC AINO named in Durban Harbour: exciting SA job creation venture announced
Long-distance airborne medivac mission for seafarer on West Coast
Ghana will be ready for IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap regulations
Nigeria’s Calabar coast under threat from piracy, robbery & kidnapping
Pirates abduct eight crew from mv MarMalaita outside Douala

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