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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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 21 July 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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First View: STENA IMPRIMIS

Deepsea Stavanger to return for more drilling off SA’s southern Cape coast
SAMSA holds Chrysanthi 1 responsible for Algoa Bay oil spill
Ford to create 1200 new jobs, new exports at Pretoria plant
Support for science from Namport at Walvis Bay school
South Africa accedes to compensation regime for hazardous and noxious cargoes
Gibraltar’s Chief Minister meets PM May in 10 Downing Street
Union says go-slow at Port of Ngqura not the only reason for poor productivity
Seabed Geosolutions wins 4D ocean bottom survey offshore West Africa
MSC Gayane seized by U.S. in drug raid released on bail
Multilateral Southern African Maritime Search & Rescue Agreement concluded
Zimbabwe railways turns to mining engineering for turnaround
West African waters remain pirate hotspot, reports IMB
Angola’s Sonangol to take 20% stake in future oil discoveries
TPT launches exposure programme for youth in port cities
ONE Line delivers recycled clothing for African cyclone victims
Cruise orderbook hits new high of over $69 billion
Pirates attack Turkish ship Paksoy-1 off Nigeria, 10 crew abducted
Chinese express interest in re-launching the Lobito Corridor & Benguela Railway
Another Port Elizabeth offshore patient evacuation for the NSRI
ONE Introduces Africa India Middle East (AIM) Service
Heavylift BOKA Vanguard successfully lifts giant Carnival cruise ship
Lot of homework before AfCFTA can reshape the economy
South African port statistics for June 2019 are now available
MPS Terminal 3 at Port of Tema, Ghana handles first container ship
MV Grace 1, more…
NATO port visit: Exercise Sea Breeze 2019

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 29 April 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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First View 1: EAGLE MATSUYAMA
Big welcome for NSRI’s new generation Search & Rescue vessel
Transnet prepares to take delivery of two new AW109SP helicopters
Cyclone Kenneth comes ashore near Pemba
Warming seas & wetter atmosphere feeding the deluge delivered by cyclones
Somali piracy rears its ugly head again
Techobanine deepwater port project ‘cherished’ by Moz government
Bonny River anchorage pirates strike again, six seamen abducted
Durban port in massive clean-up mode, calls for support
Red Alert issued for Cyclone Kenneth as it barrels towards north Mozambique
Cyclone Kenneth 24S reaches Mozambique coast near port of Pemba today
Cyclone Lorna 25S in mid Indian Ocean gets named
Government calls on business to take the lead in transforming the fishing industry
Botswana and Namibia presidents visit Namport
Digital Container Shipping Association established
Durban port delays due to pollution in bay
The U.S. Coast Guard’s Mission to Africa
Viking Sun brings an end to Eastern & Western Cape’s 2018/19 Cruise Season
Small craft still missing from Beira after cyclone Idai
Weather disruptions at Durban port
Tropical Storm 24S now a full cyclone named Kenneth, Mozambique landfall expected in 48-72 hours
CSAV shipping company faces prosecution for cartel conduct
IRClass to provide classification services for India’s Border Security Force
French naval ships dock in Cape Town at end of mission
Nigerian Navy arrests American security patrol vessel
Peterside reiterates commitment to competitive maritime sector
Two potential cyclones ‘brewing’in Indian Ocean
Some fine ship models come to auction in London
AfDB approval for Central Africa Strategy
2018 was not the best of years for Damen Shipbuilding
SAMSA leads mission to Miami to draw more cruise ships to South Africa
Armed pirates open fire and board tanker in Bonny River anchorage
French take delivery of fourth Multi-Mission naval ship
US Navy and French Navy aircraft carrier groups joint exercise in Red Sea
Leading maritime capitals of the world report 2019
Preparing for major incidents at sea

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 22 April 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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First View 1: SANTA INES
CURRENT NEWS..
Some fine ship models come to auction in London
AfDB approval for Central Africa Strategy
2018 was not the best of years for Damen Shipbuilding
SAMSA leads mission to Miami to draw more cruise ships to South Africa
Armed pirates open fire and board tanker in Bonny River anchorage
French take delivery of fourth Multi-Mission naval ship
US Navy and French Navy aircraft carrier groups joint exercise in Red Sea
Leading maritime capitals of the world report 2019
Preparing for major incidents at sea
Mossel Bay and Garden Route look ahead to 2019 Port Festival
South African and Swazi ministers discuss 24-hour border post for Oshoek
Chevron to acquire Anadarko in multi billion dollar deal
Bolloré commits to a joint venture logistics project in Ethiopia
Ngqura’s unique port sand bypass system mimics nature successfully
NIMASA blasts high level of capital flight from Nigerian maritime sector
IMO 2020 — A Breath of Fresh Air
Namport bids farewell to CEO Mr Bisey /Uirab
Denmark to use drone for sulphur check
The Vikings have landed — East London’s grand cruise season finale
Port Statistics for the month of March 2019 are available here
Nigerian Shippers Council wraps up visit to Transnet National Ports Authority
Anglers gain access to Port of East London’s West Bank foreshore
Silver Whisper brings Richards Bay’s cruise season to a close
Cape Cruise Season Ends with Viking Sun’s Maiden Voyage to South Africa
Traffic in the English Channel
EARLIER NEWS..
CSA 2020 welcome SAMSA decision on open-loop exhaust gas scrubbers
Richards Bay TNPA provides emergency assistance to pipe-towing tug
Cunard’s Queen Victoria calls at Port Elizabeth
ISSA and unfair port access practices
Ghana’s drastic reduction of port costs

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 1 April 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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First View 1: SAGA PEARL II
Recovery time in Beira in the wake of cyclone Idai
Miami-Dade County delegation revisits Port of Cape Town
Trucks set alight on N-3 highway near Mooi River
Denmark continues maritime cooperation with Ghana
TNPA commits to growing exports in Eastern Cape
Cyclone Joaninha 22S swings past Rodriguez close to Mauritius
Port of PE tanker berth Back in business
Defective vessel passage plans: When failing to plan is planning to fail
ABB propulsion systems to power first Chinese-built cruise ship
Beira begins to stand up again in aftermath of cyclone Idai
Adopt a Ship: United Nations praises InterManager’s schools project
Monument opens at the Southernmost tip of Africa, where two oceans meet
Mossel Bay port digs deep to help conserve marine life
SA Navy’s new hydrographic survey vessel to be equipped with Teledyne CARIS mapping software
Angola introduces new oil-licensing strategy for 2019-2025
Durban roads blocked by violent protests against foreign drivers
Lake Chad’s shrinking waters
Grande America oil spill imaged by Copernicus
Naval Exercise Obangame Express 2019 takes place in Gulf of Guinea
Ngqura port nurturing its green status
BEIRA LOGISTICS & AID RELIEF FUND APPEAL
Africa Energy announces new 3D marine seismic survey offshore South Africa
Brexit websites to watch: CBI and TUC accord
Drama as cruise ship Viking Sky sends mayday off Norwegian coast
Cyclone Joaninha 22S threatens Rodrigues & possibly Mauritius
Namport celebrates Namibia’s birthday
National Museums Liverpool searching for planners to transform the waterfront estate
Bureau Veritas and Kongsberg Maritime perform remote survey on Bourbon OSV off Angola
EU Copernicus imagery surveys the Cyclone Idai floods
BREXIT: the freight forwarders’ view as the eleventh hour draws nigh
Grindrod’s OACL ship Border to provide Beira relief voyages
Quality Council for Trades & Occupations pays Transnet School of Excellence a visit
R18 billion expansion plan for Dube Trade Port
Ascension Island gets UK support for Marine Protected Area
TNPA Observing Tomorrow’s Man Initiative
Small scale fisheries sector being launched in KwaZulu-Natal
Cyclone Idai devastation: death toll may reach 1,000 as whole villages disappear

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News 18 March 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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Book Review: Beyond the Harbour Lights
Martek introduces marine anti drone detection system
Grande America fire Bay of Biscay. EMSA communiqué
Cyclone Idai comes ashore near Beira, losses of life reported
Call for Maritime Transport Policy by Ghanaian Maritime Authority
Saga Pearl II makes her first and only viit to Port Elizabeth
Malawi, Mozambique send SOS to South Africa over Cyclone Idai
Simon’s Town NSRI called out to medivac ill fisherman off Cape Point
BREXIT: Enough is enough, says Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
Pirates attack offshore support vessel off Nigeria, five crew abducted
British Chambers of Commerce: UK must avoid messy and disorderly exit on 29 March
Sandra Opoku appointed as GPHA’s first female director of Tema port
Port of Ngqura opens the doors for Eastern Cape boat builders
Red alert as Cyclone Idai draws nearer to Beira coast
MoU set to be a game changer for East London and its port
ONE advice: EU Customs — Impact on EU Security filing requirements in case of No-Deal Brexit
Namport women honoured on International Women’s Day
Nozipho Mdawe appointed as acting chief executive of TNPA
Top people in Transnet suspended, includes TNPA & TFR chief executives
Dramatic Biscay rescue by the Royal Navy
Tanker Histria Ivory attacked by pirates in Gulf of Guinea, sailors abducted
South African port statistics for the month of February 2019 are now available
YouTube SABC interviews Transnet Board chairman Popo Molefe re corruption
Nacala port acquires a new mobile crane for general cargo
Cyclone Idai 18S update
Combined Task Force 150 intercepts 4 tons of narcotics in 24 Hours
Port of Tema expansion on schedule for June 2019 inauguration
Vigilance essential despite reduction to Piracy in the Indian Ocean
Bidvest appoints Mpumi Madisa as new chief executive officer-designate
A fine naval biography: Henry Harwood, Hero of the River Plate
EARLIER NEWS..(headlined in Blue)
New cyclone rapidly forming over northern Mozambique Channel
Lucky escape for Norwegian Escape
14th Pacific Partnership mission: Strengthening ties in the Indo-Pacific region
The growing debate on scrubbers: Yara says keep options open
Port Elizabeth tanker berth repairs progressing well, say TNPA
More shipowners join CSA 2020 in support of exhaust gas cleaning systems
SOME NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED..(headlined in Green)
Cyclone Haleh continues to weaken but new storm in Moz Channel threatens
Port of Ngqura Container Terminal welcomes another big ship
Somaliland building strategic road linking Berbera with Ethiopia
Piracy and drug smuggling continues to challenge navies
Positive results reported by Grindrod

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 4 March 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Here are the news headlines:
First View 1: EASTERN LIGHT
Tema’s new container terminal means layoffs at the Inland Container Depots, says Ghana Ports Authority
Cyclone Haleh threatens mid Indian Ocean
Capespan’s The Logistics Group (TLG) ready to expand facilities to the fresh fruit export sector
New Comoros communications undersea cable to become operational in third quarter
Japan comes out in support of open-loop scrubbers, says no threat to environment
Anadarko Petroleum to invest US$176 million in Mozambique the first half of 2019
MODEC awarded FPSO contract for SNE Field offshore Senegal
Digital facelift for Mombasa tea trade
New Uganda port for Kampala receives go-ahead
UK Defence Secretary announces £235 million submarine nuclear propulsion deal
Transport Minister in Durban today to address inaugural Maritime Transport Sector Dialogue
Suez Canal registers highest daily tonnage in 150 years
Dynamar: The East & Southern Africa Container Trades 2019
UK ordered to hand back Chagos Islands (and Diego Garcia) to Mauritius
Nigerian ports reopen after election shutdown
CSA 2020 says Scrubber Washwater Composition Study showed positive results
South Africa’s ZACube-2 nanosatellite transmits first images from space
Cloudy Waters
Attempted pirate attack on container ship in Gulf of Guinea
Mozambique deploys troops to the north to protect gas exploration
Five new diesel-electric locomotives arrive in Maputo for CFM
Strike action by port workers rejecting concessioning at Port Sudan
Viking Jupiter delivered with Thordon water lubricated propulsion arrangement
French ship Cassard conducts 2nd drug seizure off coast of Oman
Ethiopia signs pipeline deal with Djibouti
Keel laid to mark construction of first of three Multi-Mission Inshore Patrol vessels for SA Navy
Stay watching this space as more news will follow…..
Red faces as two MSC Cruises’ ships embarrassingly collide
Fifth drug strike for HMS Dragon under CTF 150 Command
Jihadists attack Anadarko workers near Palma and execute one man — Anadarko seeks armoured vehicles
Namport and Port of Dunkerque sign Memorandum of Understanding
Wilhelmsen reports strong results for fourth quarter 2018 — 5% increase in top line
New strategic appointments strengthen Southern African Shipyard’s team
Construction commences at Port of Ngqura Liquid Bulk Terminal
Durban-built barge will be only one of its kind in the world
Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) to focus on business opportunities in Greece
Djibouti says Doraleh is now better run than a year ago and is a world-class commercial and logistics hub
TNPA has contingency plan for Port Elizabeth tanker berth outage

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News 25 February 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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First View 1: TROPICAL I
First View 2: AFRICA HARRIER
Jihadists attack Anadarko workers near Palma and execute one man — Anadarko seeks armoured vehicles
Namport and Port of Dunkerque sign Memorandum of Understanding
Wilhelmsen reports strong results for fourth quarter 2018 — 5% increase in top line
New strategic appointments strengthen Southern African Shipyard’s team
Construction commences at Port of Ngqura Liquid Bulk Terminal
Durban-built barge will be only one of its kind in the world
Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) to focus on business opportunities in Greece
Djibouti says Doraleh is now better run than a year ago and is a world-class commercial and logistics hub
TNPA has contingency plan for Port Elizabeth tanker berth outage
Port of Hamburg sets record for intermodal sea/rail traffic
Ex president’s son arrested for hidden Ematum debts scandal
James Fisher expands further into Middle East by acquiring Murjan
Royal Caribbean orders sixth Oasis-class ship
SCRUBBER DEBATE: CSA 2020 voices concerns over scrubber proposal from European Commission
South Africa on show at New York’s 22nd Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit
COSCO Shipping Lines and Bolloré Transport & Logistics sign MoU to develop new synergies
Matadi Gateway Terminal unlocks shipping system benefits
Mozambique’s Rovuma to commence exporting first LNG in 2022, says ENI
Saldanha Bay IDZ attracts R3 billion worth of investment
Ocean Infinity discovers missing Stellar Daisy 1800 miles west of Cape Town
Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering awarded to the creators of the GPS
South Africa to host EU-SADC joint council
Mine Counter Measures Exercise Dynamic Move
EXMAR Ship Management opts for LuminUltra to verify quality of onboard drinking water
Australia’s CSIRO develops smelting process to produce soluble phosphate for fertiliser
Port of Mombasa targets 1.6 million TEU by 2022 through increasing efficiency
Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) strengthens footprint
NATO in the Eastern Mediterranean
ISSA executive to play key role in Africa Cup of Nations
All systems go for Armed Forces Day in Cape Town
All ten crew rescued as fishing vessel Ankoveld sinks off Saldanha Bay
SAMSA sets up inquiry into deadly Durban ship fire
Zille says over R1 billion ploughed into Saldanha Bay IDZ
Parliament steps up efforts to assist South African sugar industry
Some news you may have missed last week…(headlined in Green)
Deadly fire on fishing trawler at Durban’s Bayhead ship repair wharf
Another great Australian maritime business success story
South Africa expects to reach roll-over agreement with the UK following Brexit
South African Port Statistics for the month of January 2019 are now available
Kenya Govt commissions construction & rehabilitation of Lamu jetties
Contracts for luxury sailing ship Sea Cloud Spirit awarded
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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News 9 December 2018

First View : DE MIST refloated
Anadarko selects TechnipFMC & Van Oord for its Mozambique offshore subsea LNG project
Innovate Durban: Maritime Youth Innovation Challenge
South African crew arrested on MSC Seaside for drug smuggling
Damen first Fishing Seminar success
Djibouti eyes its hinterland, to resume services to South Sudan
Maersk sets zero co2 emission target by 2050
South Africa welcomes parliament’s approval of AfCFTA
Uganda becomes latest nation to ratify African Continental Free Trade Agreement
Ghana Ships Suppliers Association is launched
Graduation Day for junior naval officers at the South African Naval College
EU NAVFOR marks 10 years of presence in Western Indian Ocean
Tullow to search for oil & gas off Comoros
Transnet to plot a new course going forward
South Africa exits technical recession in third quarter
Sishen-Saldanha rail line to be reopened on Monday 9 December
Sunken tug De Mist slowly emerging from the waters of Simon’s Town
UK strengthens defence partnership with Ukraine in face of increasing Russian aggression
UK’s MoD announces new Royal Navy chiefs
TPT introduces another port tech innovation for auto sector
MoD Navy news HMS Diamond and Cyprus
Environmental report understates potential catastrophe on the East Coast
A new book on ships and trades: Tramp Ships: An Illustrated History
The return of Sailing Ships
Mission to Seafarers Annual Christmas Carol Service
Mozambique to ship coal to Mombasa
Accident blocks traffic on Sishen-Saldanha ore line
DEA welcomes the criminal sentence on Ukrainian ship’s master for polluting South African waters
Moody’s says Kenya assets risk seizure by Chinese
Mozambique illegal logging spreads to conservation areas
Strong words from E.Cape premier as young people prepare to join cruise ships
Team Namport heeds call to clean up Walvis Bay harbour town
Ports Regulator brings relief with tariff application
    
EARLIER NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED…….

World’s first iVLOC with DNV GL’s Smartship notation delivered from builder
IUM students to gain experiential exposure at Port of Walvis Bay
The Bank of England and BREXIT
Port of Richard’s Bay Port Festival makes a return
Bolloré Ports announces that work has been completed on Sierra Leone’s Freetown Terminal
SHADE Conference issues warning about complacency with Somali piracy
UAE ships conducting seismic survey near Pemba in Tanzania
Major disruption forecast at UK ports as a ‘real prospect in a no-deal BREXIT
Xeneta unveils monthly insights on long-term ocean freight rate development
SA Navy’s new hydrographic survey ship building programme starts on Friday
Saldanha Terminals creating jobs despite fragile economy
HMS Dragon seizes 3 tons of drugs from dhow in Indian Ocean
SAMSA launches investigation into capsizing of catamaran in Table Bay
Seafarer in medical emergency at sea is brought to Port Elizabeth by NSRI
Special Feature–Supplying Antarctica
Port of Takoradi to be developed as an oil and gas hub
Francophone Africa agrees on a plan for better ship pollution prevention
Ukraine/Russia crisis as Russia impounds Ukraine Navy ships
Subtech secures multi-million dollar offshore Middle East contract
Danquah Institute demands a re-negotiation of new Tema container terminal concession
DCT berth deepening on hold as Transnet issues Stop Work order
Tackling Africa’s road safety crisis
NSRI kept busy last week with medical emergencies on ships at sea
Port of Mombasa is on the way to 31 million tonnes of cargo in 2018
Tullow Oil transports over 30,000 barrels of oil to Mombasa for export
Transnet’s statement on taking the lead with the Nigerian Capegauge railway
SARS destroys number of illegally imported motor vehicles in KZN
IMO Council re-appoints HE Kitack Lim as Secretary-General of IMO for second four-year term

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