Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 16 June 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Atlantic Narval

WHARF TALK: New ‘Russian’ Transnet Harbour Tugs
Houthi missiles strike several ships, engineroom of m/v Tutor flooded
Trade News: All new ships should be built to a seawater-lubricated sterntubeless ship design, says Leontopoulos
Two of TNPA’s four new harbour tugs will operate at East London
WHARF TALK: handy class size products tanker – ALFRED N
MPDC and CFM sign Joint Service Level Agreement for greater logistics efficiencies
Transnet another who is angry and disappointed with World Bank port rankings
In Conversation: Africa’s freeports should boost trade and foreign exchange earnings – but evidence is thin
WHARF TALK: multipurpose project ships – BBC NYHAVN and BBC NAGASAKI
LNG newbuilding values at record high
ONE & Freightliner switch to HVO fuel oil for UK rail cargo
TNPA’s four latest tugs arrive in Durban – Photographs
Angry Djibouti refutes World Bank port container performance rankings
WHARF TALK: LR2 product tanker – KING PHILIPPOS
Heads Up! Four new Transnet tugs arriving Durban today (Tuesday 11 June)
NATO Mine Countermeasures Task Group: Major Italian exercise
World Bank publishes Port Rankings for 2023 – poor showing by SA ports
WHARF TALk: pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) – SAIC ANJI SINCERITY
Port News & Shipping Advisories
Houthis keep up with their attacks on merchant and naval ships
Lobese reaches out to Chinese Navy
Mauritius: Dry-dock operations: biofouling prevention
In Conversation: South Africa’s largest oil refinery sold for a few cents: will BP and Shell be held accountable for environmental damage?
Cameroon: Boosting seafarer training and certification skills
Mozambique’s Coral Sul exports 58 LNG shipments since November 2022
World Ocean Day 2024: Environmental concerns prompting nearly half of consumers to switch diets
Did you know? 5 ways sustainable fishing gives us more on World Oceans Day

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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 21 October 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Bariloche

NEWS FLASH – Tau Morwe appointed acting head of SAMSA, and confirmation of Sobantu Tilayi’s reinstatement as COO
Power outages impacting Richards Bay port operations
WHARF TALK: MR2 product tanker – WHITE PEACH
Vessel catches fire and burns out in Liberia’s Buchanan port
Heavy sentences for two rail equipment thieves
MOL confirms introduction of Starlink into more than 200 ships in its fleet
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for September 2023
WHARF TALK: handy size bulk carrier – UNITY LIGHT
AGL wins bid to manage and operate Lobito port terminals
AGL vence concurso para gerir e operar terminais portuários do Lobito
“Procurement challenges” and “lack of capacity” keep SA Navy in harbour
US$ 290 million expansion & modernisation promised for Beira port
WHARF TALK: MR1 product tanker – CR TETHYS
Happy Birthday for Green Point Lighthouse KZN as it marks 118 years of service
EXMAR’s two newbuild gas tankers will have ammonia dual-fuel engines
In Conversation: Nigeria wants to revamp its railway network. Four things it needs to do to succeed
Transnet seeks proposals for Maydon Wharf citrus terminal
Transnet Board completes turnaround plan – now it’s over to DPE
WHARF TALK: Panamax gearless bulk carrier – SHI DAI 10
Breaking the back of the coal theft syndicates
Operational delays – SAECS service updates
IMO and West Africa: Implementing oil pollution, liability and compensation measures
Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd to provide Starlink to their fleets
Grindrod donates 177 bicycles to schools in Mozambique
Transnet and eThekwini Municipality take next step on developmental projects
In Conversation: New treaty to protect the world’s oceans may hurt vulnerable African fisheries
Standing NATO Maritime Group 2: Reintegrating in eastern Med

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 8 October 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   CMA CGM VALPARAISO

INVITATION TO TENDER: Dock Pontoon – Pontoon Lifter
Transnet Freight Rail CE Sizakele Mzimela resigns
Port of East London commences its first manganese exports
WHARF TALK: Linea Ignazio Messina &C. SpA   Part 1
Unifeeder invests in four new methanol powered ships
In Conversation: Nigeria’s new blue economy ministry could harness marine resources – moving the focus away from oil
Third bunker supplier in Algoa Bay has tanker detained
South Africa has trade balance of R13.3 billion for August 2023
WHARF TALK: Bangladeshi MR1 products tanker BANGLAR AGRADOOT
In Conversation: South Africa has one of the strongest navies in Africa: its strengths and weaknesses
Uncharted Waters: AI’s Impact on Maritime & Shipping – Dryad Global
Richards Bay port unaffected by NCT wood chip fire
Hapag-Lloyd welcomes Berlin Express, largest ship under German flag
AGL commences operations at Malindi’s Zanzibar Multipurpose Terminal
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose carrier BBC NAPLES the multi-purpose carrier BBC NAPLES
Strike at Richards Bay Coal Terminal continues
Mozambique’s ‘secret debt’ of over US$ 500 million cancelled
Ghana acquires multi-purpose environment protection vessel
TRADE NEWS: Port of Kapellskär has Sweden’s first suction mooring
Rudderless Transnet as top executives depart
WHARF TALK: MR1 class product tanker ESSIEN
Devastating fire at Richards Bay NCT Woodchip mill
Decarbonising shipping: UNCTAD calls for bold global action: Part 3
Kenya President Ruto confirms Mombasa port will not be privatised
Transnet’s private sector participation partnership with Mondi
Egypt – Chair of the NATO Military Committee visits: Operation Sea Guardian
Mozambique’s proposed Macuse port back in the news
Air freight of dangerous goods: IATA webinar
Xeneta Update: A turning point for the ocean freight industry? Data reveals first rise in long-term ocean freight rates in a year
Portia Derby steps down as Transnet Group Chief Executive

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 13 January 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Durban Marina

Impasse, as Transnet locks horns with Chinese loco builder, CRRC E-Loco Supply
Norwegian Tall Ship Statsraad Lehmkuhl arrives in Cape Town on circumnavigation cruise
Watching the Gangway 5 by Paul Ridgway
IN CONVERSATION: How do floating wind turbines work? 5 companies just won the first US leases for building them off California’s coast
Energy Companies are raring to go in Africa in 2023 with sustainable energy development
Xeneta container rates alert: calm before storm
Mercy Ships’ founder receives Lifetime Achievement Award at GE7 Africa Visionary Leaders Annual Summit
Le fondateur de Mercy Ships reçoit le Lifetime Achievement Award lors du sommet annuel des leaders visionnaires africains de GE7
Watching the Gangway 4   by Paul Ridgway
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for November 2022
FIRE ON SHIP IN DURBAN PORT – UPDATE
BREAKING NEWS: FIRE ON SHIP IN DURBAN HARBOUR
Watching the Gangway 3  by Paul Ridgway
Watching the Gangway 2  by Paul Ridgway
MSC completes full ownership of Bolloré Africa Logistics
Xeneta Freight Rates Update: Week 50
Watching the Gangway 1  by Paul Ridgway
IN CONVERSATION: Africa’s ports race is hyped as ‘development’ but also creates pathways for plunder
WHARF TALK: Antarctic krill trawler SEJONG
Cruise News: Unexpected arrival & MSC launches latest flagship, MSC Seascape
Holding Steady in a Turbulent Oil and Gas Market
UNCLOS – The UN Law of the Sea Convention: More relevant than ever
IN CONVERSATION: Joe Biden is meeting African leaders – why free trade is a major talking point
UNCTAD releases key data report on global economic, trade and development trends
WHARF TALK: Fisheries Protection Vessel VICTORIA MXENGE
Port of Walvis Bay to handle 110,900 tonnes of salt over eight days
IN CONVERSATION: Kenya’s Lapsset development corridor: between a bright future and a grim past
Indian Ocean wreck removal – Seychelles and Reunion
Championing women in maritime
WHARF TALK: The mystery of the Lady R – gun runner or just an innocent distressed ship?
New man, Vincent Clerc replaces Søren Skou as CEO at Maersk
TNPA calls for Request for Proposals for a LPG Terminal at Durban’s Island View
Tanker attacked by pirates off Cameroon coast
Compliance with STCW: IMO reports first regional workshop in Jeddah
Six more people arrested for Transnet pipeline theft
Walvis Bay handles largest 42,000 ton consignment of petcoke
WHARF TALK: Chinese krill trawler SHEN LAN
DP World signs to develop Puntland’s Port of Bosaso
Maritime security legislation: Support for Angola
Good news as Saldanha reduces ship time spent in port
UK Government £45 million award: Maintaining UK Flagship scientific research vessels
The making of a global port, and the unmaking of a people

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 21 August 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   MSC CASSANDRE

SA Port Statistics for the month of July 2022
WHARF TALK: dedicated fish reefer vessel MEITA MARU
Port digitisation project at APM Terminals Liberia set to improve efficiency and ease of doing business
NATO maritime groups: Joint mine countermeasures exercises
Tugs and pilot boats on their way to Lekki Deep Seaport
Transnet locomotive saga: High Court launched against CRRC E-Loco
WHARF TALK: Turkish MR2 class tanker PS DREAM
UN Environment Programme and EIB: The Mediterranean Basin
Toyota plant at Durban reopens following April floods
Nigerian Navy ship NNS Kada arrives in Guinea Bissau with military hardware
Transnet security personnel given powers of arrest as peace officers
WHARF TALK: arrival of a fish reefer named SEIN HONOR
NATO Group in E Med and Adriatic
IN CONVERSATION: Auto manufacturing is changing: how South Africa can adjust to protect workers and jobs
NIMASA plans visit to Mombasa shipyards on behalf of Nigerian shipowners
Presidential election results and unrest affect JKIA and Mombasa port
WHARF TALK: rare visitor to South Africa- SWARNA JAYANTI
Cruise News: Three Canary Island cruise port concessions confirmed
Concession process approved for the proposed Bagagry Deep Sea Port
Maersk Air Cargo will take off with three B767Fs
WTO: Strengthening developing countries’ participation- Ireland gives €400,000
Island Innovator rig on her way to drill off West Coast
REPEAT : Ten Companies shortlisted to operate Pier 2 DCT; four for Ngqura
WHARF TALK: small handy chemical tanker MERA 7
The Seafarers’ Happiness Index
First cargo ship in 9 years arrives in Mossel Bay harbour
Settlement reached with EU to clear citrus blocked in European ports
AD Ports Group and Adani Ports and SEZ Ltd sign MoU for joint infrastructure investments in Tanzania
Montagu acquires Maritime Intelligence (Lloyd’s List) from Informa Plc
IN CONVERSATION: Lilian Ngoyi: an heroic South African woman whose story hasn’t been fully told
Mombasa added to ONE line’s Maputo- India- Middle East (MIM) service

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 17 July 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   OAK EXPRESS

TPT takes steps to improve Durban Container Terminal stack handling efficiencies
WHARF TALK: LR1 oil products tanker – RIVER SHINER
Global trade hits record $7.7 trillion in Q1 2022
IN CONVERSATION: Stranded in Cape Town — Ukraine’s polar vessel recalls harrowing Antarctic quest
TPT business model focusing on youth development
Cable Theft disrupts Majuba Power Station coal deliveries by rail
Good news as fourth lane of Durban’s Bayhead Road is opened
Jindal coal mine at Chirodzi drops Beira port in favour of Nacala
Richards Bay coal line (North Corridor) shuts down for maintenance
Transnet successful in re-entering the international bond market
SA Port Statistics for the month of June 2022
WHARF TALK:  a tale of drama at  sea – Restless Wave
CRUISE NEWS: Swan Hellenic’s SH Vega on first cruise
CRUISE NEWS: Another two cruise ships for Explora Journeys – LNG powered
CRUISE NEWS: Meet Captain Serena Melani, master of Explora I
IN CONVERSATION: COVID hurt West and Central Africa’s small-scale fishers. They need more support
Mozambique transport minister moves to introduce reforms and improvements to Maputo Corridor
NATO Operation Sea Guardian concluded in Western Mediterranean
IN CONVERSATION: Morocco – a top fertiliser producer – could hold a key to the world’s food supply
Maersk resigns as board member of International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)
APM Terminals establishes three macro regions – new regional MDs
HMS Montrose intercepts Iranian rocket parts and weapons on smugglers’ speedboats
WHARF TALK: YACHT SPRAY 1897 & 1898 – The First Solo Round The World Voyage
NSBT’s berth extension launched in Freetown, Sierra Leone
TNPA to invest R16.1 billion in Western Cape ports over seven years
IMO combating maritime security threats: Western Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden
Poor ole King Cole, still down in South Africa’s dumps
South32 acquisition gives it a 63.7% share in Maputo’s Mozal Aluminium
IMO and strengthening of port security in Tunisia
South African citrus exports lagging as new challenges surface
Deal or No Deal – CGA chief executive speaks out on EU’s latest citrus move

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 13 May 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  HAPPY STAR

P&O Ferries’ sackings: Unions trigger ILO investigation
WHARF TALK: South African Railways Class 19D Locomotive 3322 – 1948
Dar es Salaam port hits new hot spot with record vehicle shipment
IN CONVERSATION: Whale sharks: how we discovered what’s killing so many of the world’s largest fish
Suez Canal Authority adds another dredger to canal expansion fleet
Transport Minister Mbalula says the National Rail Policy is critical to structural reforms in the economy
WHARF TALK:  a living monument to history – SS GREAT BRITAIN
Seafarer dies, a number missing when Ghanaian fishing vessel Comforter II sinks off Takoradi coast
Fire on board fishing vessel Shinsei Maru No3 being scrapped in Cape Town harbour
River port solves some of Bolivia’s logistics problems
WHARF TALK: troubled Supramax bulk carrier – NS QINGDAO
Renewed call to ban the export pf scrap metal
Floating Border Outposts introduced for India’s Border Security Force
Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority MD, Michael Luguje, appointed IAPH vice president
WHARF TALK: large LR2 Aframax tanker – SEALEGEND
Durban Point Waterfront plans a revival  (of sorts)
Enhancing security of cruise terminals in the Seychelles
AD Ports (Abu Dhabi) Group to develop port projects in Egypt
UNCTAD: Five global actions needed to build a sustainable ocean economy
NATO maritime groups train with Finland and Sweden
Sustainable maritime transport in Caribbean
Ukrainians strike another Russian vessel in Black Sea

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 12 March 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   JOLLY DIAMANTE

Cyclone Gombe 19S comes ashore in Mozambique
WHARF TALK: LR1 Panamax tanker – PLOUTOS
Crews & ships trapped at Ukrainian ports: Intercargo statement
IN CONVERSATION: Ukraine war: fresh warning that Africa needs to be vigilant against Russia’s destabilising influence
Italian Navy frigate takes up patrol duties in Gulf of Guinea
Port of Maputo to be doubled in size on the landside
WHARF TALK: small landing craft – REGIS KASKAZI
SA Agulhas II & Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust success: Shackleton’s Endurance found!
Cyclone Gombe over Mozambique Channel & Comoros, Port Nacala landfall
Transnet Pipeline theft leads to massive diesel spillage into environment
South Korea’s Africa-Korea Economic Development Association talks of forming a shipyard in Angola
WHARF TALK: dry bulk carrier – SSI PRIVILEGE
Shell announces intent to withdraw from Russian oil and gas
PIL awards contracts for four 14,000-TEU dual-fuel container ships
Madagascar & Mozambique faces new Tropical Storm Gombe
DP World’s offer to acquire 100% stake in Imperial successfully concluded
Second container fire at Durban Container Terminal (DCT2) in two days
Out of sight, out of mind: Chronic sea blindness threatens nation’s maritime resilience
WHARF TALK: a bitumen tanker named – VIVEKA
Global tank container fleet reaches 736,935 units
IFSMA Statement on the crisis in Ukraine – 7 March 2022
NS QINGDAO UPDATE: Bulker remains at Saldanha Bay – slow discharge of toxic cargo
WHARF TALK: heavylift vessel named – DONALD
New man in charge at Maersk South Africa as Jonathan Horn prepares to retire
Container fire at Durban Container Terminal Pier 2
Navigational safety: Ukrainian and Russian waters in the Black Sea and Sea of Azov
CRUISE NEWS: Despite pandemic, new cruise ships keep appearing
Estonian-owned ship sunk off in Black Sea off Odessa
NATO Black Sea navigation warnings
US congressional oversight committees probe 2021 shipping rates
NATO completes Naval Exercise Dynamic Guard
Port omissions and rotation changes for SAECS

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 5 March 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 28 February 2022

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FIRST VIEW:   ALP STRIKER

Kenya’s ‘ship in a box’ marine security simulator
WHARF TALK: delivering a cargo of fertiliser – OCEAN VENUS
ITF Dockers unite against Putin’s Ukraine invasion
Russian invasion of Ukraine brings concern for South Africa’s fruit industry
Grindrod presents positive results for 2021
Significant upgrading taking place at Luanda’s Sogester Container Terminal
WHARF TALK: Russian visitor to Cape Town – SCF PRIME
President Biden’s claims not indicative of maritime industry or market dynamics – WSC
Significant increase in Suez Canal traffic during February 2022
Suez Canal rates to further skyrocket after 15.1% jump in profits in February
XENETA: long-term ocean freight rates on the rise again
IN CONVERSATION: How the US and UK worked together to recolonise the Chagos Islands and evict Chagossians
Russian ships and ports are frozen out
WHARF TALK: gearless bulker in Cape Town – OCEAN PRINCE
Ukraine and Russia pose a danger to ailing African economies – need for African refineries
IN CONVERSATION: African states need a vision for relations with the Indo-Pacific
UN Bodies call for further action to end seafarer crisis
World Shipping Council attacks President Buiden speech ahead of State of the Union Address
Tanker Tresta Star aground off Reunion starts breaking up, as salvors walk away over payment
WHARF TALK: another class of tanker – FAIRCHEM FORTITUDE
Five essential commodities that will be hit by war in Ukraine
Port of Douala to build bypass roads for easy access & security
NATO Allies boost support to Ukraine
Unconfirmed report says Russian Navy detains two Ukrainian merchant ships
The global shipping workforce: Russian and Ukrainian seafarers’ contributions
Ukraine – IMO Secretary-General speaks of shipping & seafarers
WHARF TALK: specialised offshore support ship – NORMAND NAVIGATOR
SA calls for Russian withdrawal from Ukraine
France intercepts Russian-bound ship in English Channel
IN CONVERSATION: How Russia-Ukraine conflict could influence Africa’s food supplies
Nigeria importing large quantities of petrol to address shortage
Chinese trawlers with forged documents threatening Madagascar’s waters
Transport unions call for immediate ceasefire and withdrawal of Russian military from Ukraine
Dryad reports of ships being targeted off Ukraine

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