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 18 February 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Gas Summit

CMA CGM Mermaid, first of a new design of container ship, enters service
Maersk to demerge towage company Svitzer
MSC’s Soren Toft & the Suez Canal Authority discuss Red Sea crisis
Nexans’ new cable-laying vessel: ABB hybrid power system
In Conversation: The world’s coral reefs are bigger than we thought – but it took satellites, snorkels and machine learning to see them
Cape Town Container Terminal achieves peak reefer loading
WHARF TALK: NCL cruise ship – NORWEGIAN DAWN
Trade News: Damen enters into Strategic partnership Agreement with SA’s DTIC
Green shipping fuels made in South Africa – a World Bank Blog
Rhenus expands warehouse capacities in Pretoria, PE and East London
Minerals Council delivers judgement on 2023
WHARF TALK: survey vessel – ARGO SEARCHER
Competing ports for the mineral wealth of Central Africa
Taylor Group acquires control of CVS Ferrari
TNPA: New hydraulic units will curb ship delays in Cape Town & Ngqura ports
WHARF TALK: Ro-Ro Passenger and Truck Ferry – P&O LIBERTÉ
Eni looking for logistics provider at Pemba
Airfreight: TAAG starts regular cargo operations at the new Luanda Airport
Carga Aérea: TAAG inicia operações regulares de carga no novo Aeroporto de Luanda
Greenpeace Africa Statement on South Africa Navy Marine Blasts
MACS creates new feeder service and connecting Lüderitz
WHARF TALK: LPG, VLGC tanker SUNNY BRIGHT
Mauritius: Port facility security training
UCT develops way to measure Antarctic sea-ice using ship-mounted radar
Fire aboard tank vessel S-Trust: Lithium-ion battery thermal runaway
A.P. Moller – Maersk 4th quarter 2023 results
MOL Group 3rd Quarter Business Results
DCT 2 down to single digit ships at anchor, planning ahead
Preparations for the removal of the wreck Elke M underway

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 4 February 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Iberian Bulker

Reload Logistics acquires Sulphur Bulk Terminal at Richards Bay
MSC enhances service between South Africa and North West Continent (NWC)
Shipping schedule advisories – Durban omit
MSC introduces new Ingonyama feeder service, East London – Ngqura (Coega)
In Conversation: Houthi militant attacks in the Red Sea raise fears of Somali piracy resurgence
Port Regulator’s TNPA Port tariff decision
WHARF TALK: Fred Olsen Line cruise ship BOLETTE
Port of Nacala establishes own record in cargo handling
Yet another merchant vessel attacked in the Red Sea
Xeneta: Impact of Red Sea crisis more rapid than Covid-19
TPT says improvements are happening at Cape Town Container Terminal
WHARF TALK: MR1 class multifunctional product and chemical tanker TIVY GOLD
Ramaphosa to officiate at SA’s AfCFTA launch at Durban port
In Conversation: Somaliland has been pursuing independence for 33 years. Expert explains the impact of the latest deal with Ethiopia
Djibouti, Red Sea Area: IMO maritime security training support
Indian Navy ship rescues 19 Pakistani sailors from pirates
15,000-TEU LNG-powered container ship calls at Lekki
Wharf Talk: Coast of cruisers and floating workhorses
WHARF TALK: cable vessel DECISIVE
$70 million Djibouti port expansion completed
UNCTAD raises alarm on global trade disruptions
ICS Publishes 2023/24 Shipping Industry Flag State Performance Table
Maersk names first methanol-enabled container ship Ane Maersk
IATA & ACAO: Global Standards for Dangerous Goods Shipments by Air
Coal: RBCT hits record low last seen in 1992
WHARF TALK: handysize chemical tanker CAIFU CHAO
Saharan dust reaches the Canary Islands and Cabo Verde
Queen Mary 2 and MSC Poesia visit Walvis Bay on same day
Container ship Karoline debuts at Lüderitz Port
Defence committees provide recommendations to SA defence sector after German study tour
TNPA’s Pepi Silinga takes voluntary leave of absence
SAECS South Africa-Europe schedule updates
Trade News: A maritime simulation training centre for South Africa
Derailment closes railway from South Africa to Port Maputo
In Conversation: Uganda will soon be exporting oil: an energy economist outlines 3 keys to success
Transnet Recovery Diary 25 January 2024
Transnet reacts to allegations against TNPA chief executive Pepi Silinga
Maputo port concession extended to 2058 – R38 billion additional investment

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 9 September 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Durban Container Terminals Piers 1 & 2

Mystery over APM Terminals reported sale of majority share in Luanda container terminal
WHARF TALK: Split bridge superstructure,  Part 2 of MSC BIANCA
Making Africa a renewable energy superpower: UN S-G speaks
Port of Beira to implement new reefer management system
Trans Kalahari Corridor Secretariat opens new offices in Windhoek
Govt issues Lady R executive summary report 
Port of Beira attracts ONE as new shipping carrier
WHARF TALK: Neo-Panamax container vessel MSC BIANCA Part 1
FIT Alliance launches ‘Declaration of the electronic Bill of Lading’
Turkish company Tosyali Holding to export 1.8 million tonnes of iron from Namibe
Surveillance of Russian vessels: A new Defence Minister
No evidence of weapons loaded for export onto Lady R
WHARF TALK: chemical tanker YC AZALEA
HMS Prince of Wales departs Portsmouth
Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZONE) Container Terminal 2 concession awarded to APM Terminals’ SCCT
Seychelles to dredge sand for stockpile replenishment
Trade News: XXL monopile transport system lowers storage and handling costs
Transnet issues financial year end Report: unmodified audit opinion
Transnet financial report 2023 in some detail
WHARF TALK: Handymax bulk carrier VOGE MIA
Durban Dry Dock rehabilitation: Pump station commissioned 
TNPA issues RFP for East London port road widening
MOL Group Launches 1st Warehouse Operation in Africa
Shipping caught up in Gabon coup d’état
HMS Prince of Wales departs Portsmouth
SA Navy back on show with a mini festival
Xeneta Update: Long-term ocean freight rates plunge by more than 60% in year of decline, but changing fortunes appear imminent

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 29 July 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW: MSC EUGENIA

WHARF TALK: The successful righting of sailing barque EUROPA
TNPA Richards Bay seeking supplier of port common-user LNG infrastructure
Angola bets ‘heavy’ on Blue Economy for socio-economic development
Angola aposta ‘pesado’ na Economia Azul para o desenvolvimento socioeconómico
Fire on Fremantle Highway still burning Thursday morning
Car Carrier Fremantle Highway on fire off Netherlands coast
The IMO World Maritime Theme 2024: Navigating the future: safety first!
WHARF TALK: Greenpeace in South Africa – regular visitors & marine demonstrations. Part 2
SAECS schedule changes because of SA port delays
In Conversation: Food crisis in Africa: the high cost of imported fertilisers is adding to the problem
Ghana receives Defender boats as part of multi-million maritime security upgrade
TNPA shortlists three groups for Boegoebaai Port & Rail development
WHARF TALK: Greenpeace in South Africa – regular visitors & marine demonstrations. Part 1
RITES the lowest bidder for supplying ten diesel locos & wagons to Mozambique
In Conversation: Kenya’s logging ban has been lifted – it’s a political decision and a likely setback for conservation
New IMO MENA Regional Presence Office Egypt
New STS cranes and RTGs set sail for Tema port
WHARF TALK: SA Navy submarine SAS MANTHATISI S101
Pacific International Lines – First into Hutchison’s Red Sea Port, Jazan
Kenya: Malaba border delays as Uganda upgrades ‘system’
UAE and DNV: Establishing a maritime decarbonisation centre
Call for Port of Cape Town private sector participation
WHARF TALK: forerunner of all things green – ENERGY OBSERVER
WTO D-G Okonjo-Iweala: African ingredients for digital success
In Conversation: Why Russia pulled out of its grain deal with Ukraine – and what that means for the global food system
Galilee: Women in port management training
Hefty jailtime for two oil pipeline thieves
Seafarer Photography Competition: Life At Sea 2023
Mozambique: Cuamba to Lichinga railway reopened

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 15 July 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  Ngura and MSC Catania

Richards Bay port at virtual standstill following ‘stop work’ order
New Transnet Board appointed
WHARF TALK: cable laying vessel – NIWA
Torching of trucks an act of economic sabotage says Transport Mi
Gulf of Guinea: Resurgence of maritime piracy and armed robbery
TRADE NEWS: Thordon applies seal-embedded bearing involving no drydocking
Nigeria to destroy tanker laden with stolen oil
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose heavylift cargo vessel – DA DAN XIA
Over 300 migrants missing at sea between Senegal and Canary Islands
More trucks stopped and set alight on national roads
Uganda-Tanzania oil pipeline under more pressure
New Northern Cape rail crossing loop leads to increased manganese export volumes
WHARF TALK: Capesize gearless bulk carrier – CAPE GENESIS
In Conversation: Somaliland- Berbera city’s growth is being held back by a power supply monopoly
Timely Reminder: African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) is essential
NIMASA has lost focus, says NISA chairman 
Two new Mobile Cranes for Port of Maputo
Dois novos guindastes móveis para o Porto de Maputo
WHARF TALK: MR2 product tanker – NEUTRON SOUND
IMO Latest: Revised GHG reduction strategy adopted
Service Update: CMA CGM to launch TURAF EXPRESS service connecting Turkey, Malta and Algeria
Lobito Corridor aims at 1.5 million tons freight in three years
Service Update: MOL Proficiency to omit Cape Town call
Maritime security: Expanding skills in Africa and the Indian Ocean
MPA Singapore and Lloyd’s Register sign ‘Silk Alliance’ MoU

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 3 February 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  MAERSK TACOMA

Kumba’s tale of lost exports
WHARF TALK: LR1 class products tanker CHEMTRANS ARCTIC
Green shipping in South Africa: IMO supporting opportunities
Boluda Towage adds additional tug to fleet in Mauritania
COMMENT: MSC Shosholoza feeder service Ngqura to Cape Town
Mercy Ships’ newest Hospital Ship ready to lower her gangplank for patients
WHARF TALK: mini bulk carrier – LITA
MSC’s Shosholoza feeder service gets underway
IN CONVERSATION: Somaliland’s oil find could reset the regional balance: here’s how
Transaid at 25: London fundraising
Six arrested for truck highjacking – one a policeman
WHARF TALK: homeported at Cape Town – MSC SINFONIA
Land reclamation in the Maldives: Boskalis acquires €120 million contract
Xeneta container rates alert: record-breaking fall in long-term rates for ocean freight, as carriers brace for stormy 2023
MoU signed for railway linking Niger and Nigeria
MoU signé pour le chemin de fer reliant le Niger et le Nigeria
French Naval frigate FS Nivôse calls at Durban
Latest problem to hamstring Durban port operations – a broken down tug fleet
WHARF TALK: Neo-Panamax container vessel – MSC ATHENS
IN CONVERSATION: Copper transformed way the world works before: it’s about to do so again
Kenya’s new Lake Victoria ship, Uhuru II, to be launched in May
Large ammonia-fuelled bulk carrier development by MOL and Mitsui
Trademark Africa expands into West Africa
Trademark Africa s’étend en Afrique de l’Ouest
Transnet approaches market for lease of Durban-Johannesburg Container Corridor 
WHARF TALK: MR2 product tanker – STI MAGISTER
Hamburg Süd loses its identity as Maersk consolidates brands
IMO Symposium: The Maritime Single Window 2024
Anglo American loads first LNG dual-fuelled vessel in chartered fleet
IN CONVERSATION: Deep sea reefs are spectacular and barely-explored – they must be conserved
Aqaba Cruise Terminal opens
Revamped Mombasa Cruise Terminal making a difference

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 14 August 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   MSC AINO

Surprise: SA citrus exports up 7% mid-season despite global industry challenges
WHARF TALK: impressive pipelay crane vessel SAPURA 3500
Thais withdraw, Macuse rail and port project now appears unlikely
Nacala to become a significant modern Southern African port
Dar es Salaam-Morogoro Standard Gauge Railway to commence operations in January 2023
Eswatini Railway doubles daily coal trains to port of Maputo via Goba corridor
Transnet and SIU obtain preservation order freezing assets of former Transnet executives
WHARF TALK: tanker with a basic scrubber HAFNIA EXPERIENCE
Maritime Value Chain Task Force to meet in Durban tomorrow
IMO and Mauritius: port facility security assessment in Port Louis
Nigeria’s deepwater Lekki port receives second shipment of harbour cranes
Mozambique’s CFM to rehabilitate harbour infrastructure at Mocímboa da Praia
Chinese land port of Erenhot logs 10,000 100-wagon freight trains for Europe
Transnet agrees to provide Botswana with access to South African ports, in particular Richards Bay & Durban
WHARF TALK: offshore construction vessel – DEEP ORIENT
UN on oil and gas profits
Eni acquires Tango FLNG for the Republic of Congo
Talk of a second FLNG for Mozambique to join Coral Sul
Kisumu shipyard and ferry Uhuru II inaugurated on Lake Victoria
WTO and Cotton: Part 2

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 25 February 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   SANTA CRUZ & SANTA CLARA

Ukraine Crisis: Black Sea, Bosporus and Sea of Asov- Update
WHARF TALK: Trader 18 class heavylift – PACIFIC DAWN
Three Taiwanese fishing vessels go aground off Mauritius coast
ONE & Hapag-Lloyd restructure Asia-East Africa service into two services
Western Cape fishing harbours revamp almost complete
Mossel Bay’s cup runs over – two cruise ships on Saturday
Pointe Noire’s Congo Terminal continues to upgrade facilities
WHARF TALK: the super luxury cruise ship – SILVER WHISPER
Damaging fire destroys Matola Cargo Terminal warehouses
GB Met Office on wildfires: Up to 50% increase in wildfires by 2100
South Africa adopts marine plastic pollution treaty ahead of UN environmental meeting
Nelson Mandela Bay Ports manager appointed
WHARF TALK: Ulstein X-Bow AHTS tug – ALP KEEPER
IMO Secretary-General expresses concern over Euroferry Olympia fire
Citrus season approaches as lemons are packed for export
IN CONVERSATION: The story of how Swahili became Africa’s most spoken language
The Rio de la Plata estuary: As seen by Copernicus Sentinel satellite
IN CONVERSATION: Britain’s ownership of the Chagos islands has no basis, Mauritius is right to claim them
WHARF TALK: Large LR2 Cosco product tanker – MEI LIN WAN
NEW BOOKS: The Spanish Civil War at Sea
Madagascar braces as Cyclone Emnati expected to reach Madagascar Tuesday evening
Cyclone Emnati approaching Madagascar
Despite challenges, CTCT handles 6% more deciduous fruit exports
WHARF TALK: tug and barges on tow – BRITOIL 71, WENDEL MARINE 1 & 2
Cyclone Emnati now an intense cyclone, will reach Mozambique Channel
WHO – EIB partnership: Support of the EU for health systems in Africa
Two ships on fire: survivor found safe on ferry, crew of car carrier safely evacuated
Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) moving head office
NATO’S Operation Sea Guardian
NATO Allies exercise interoperability in the Mediterranean
The Namibian Ports Authority welcomes the MS Europa 2
Record container lift for MSC Diletta at Felixstowe
New influx of Saharan dust in the Mediterranean

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 17 October 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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First View: MSC JEANNE

Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) to prioritise Intra-African trade
WHARF TALK:  keeping the wheels turning – HELLAS NEMESIS
IN CONVERSATION: Overseas trade has a hidden environmental ‘disaster footprint’ – new report
Protect our Oceans, keep trash in the bin – Port of Mossel Bay
Coega Development Corp welcomes DHL as investor in the SEZ
Transnet investigating another fire at Port of Richards Bay
Three new port managers appointed by Nigeria Ports Authority
WHARF TALK: LR1 Panamax products tanker – NORDIC TRISTAN
WTO issues new edition of Trade Profiles
DP World and CDC Group create US$ 1 billion investment platform in three African ports
KPA denies there is port congestion at Mombasa
WHARF TALK: Final reefer of the 2021 season – ICE GLACIER
CDC calls for proposals for new manganese export terminal at Ngqura
WATER: What is needed, per WMO
Mammoet’s heavy lifting services in action for Djibouti’s first renewable energy farm
Impact of Congestion on Chinese Ports – project44 report
Update on fire on the Houseboat Shayamanzi on Lake Jozini
WHARF TALK: a tale of a new tanker & new oil & gas port – AL KHTAM
IN CONVERSATION: China’s ‘Silk Road urbanism’ is changing cities from London to Kampala – can locals keep control?
SA’s hydrogen valley receives feasibility study stamp of approval
New IMO video highlights need for domestic ferry regulations
Fire onboard luxury passenger vessel on Jozini Dam, northern Zululand
Second cargo of copper cathodes exported through Port of Walvis Bay
WHARF TALK: From Russia with…. –   VENTURE GRACE
Confident UK logistics recovery forecast
TSHD Isandlwana sets new dredging record at Port of Mossel Bay
TRADE NEWS: Haropa port installs ShoreTension®
Admiral Sir Tony Radakin KCB ADC appointed as Chief of the Defence Staff
Covid-19’s heavy US$10 Billion burden on African airlines

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