Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 29 March 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: YUAN WANG 7
Help on the way: USNS Comfort and USNS Mercy deployed on us East & West Coasts
Cruise and ship port movements due to COVID-19
SA port terminals closed except for selected services
Liebherr to supply RTG cranes for DP World Berbera terminal
Is this the end for SAA as it suspends all domestic flights?
Port of Beira tightens up on COVID-19 counter-measures
Piracy: Second ship approached by suspicious craft near Agbami Terminal
Pirates attack Greek bulker mv SCARABE IMO 9712967 off Brass, Nigeria
COVID-19: Transport keeps us going
Jihadists attack northern Mozambique town of Quissanga, second in 48 hours
Coronavirus: Actions and measures in North Sea Port**
Shifting Realities: How the Covid-19 crisis will impact the maritime threat picture
Table Bay NSRI called to evacuate seafarer from bulk carrier
NSPCA expresses dismay at fate of 70,000 sheep at sea
Jihadist terrorists attack & seize Mocimboa da Praia by land and sea
Truck driver killed by crane at Cape Town Container Terminal
Nigerian Navy tasked with tracking ships calling in Nigeria
COVID-19: West African borders slam shut
Opening up the Northern Sea Route: Fast L-Band satellite network speed
The Supplier’s Supplier – the weakest links in the Supply Chain
WACT receives first direct container service into East Nigeria
MSC ship attacked by pirates west of Port Libreville, seven crew abducted
“Coronavirus ‘war’ demands joint action”
Sailors’ Society SA & Apostleship of the Sea introduce virtual seafarer support
Update on local cruise ships situation
COVID-19 IMO SG briefing
Cruise ships wrap up Southern African calls, yet others en route

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 19 January 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

Front Page: MSC CHLOE
Warmest decade concluded in 2019. Confirmation from Met Office, NASA and NOAA
Gambian Navy intercepts another fishing trawler
Third Ngqura pilot gains his Open Licence
Port of Djibouti looking to develop delayed LNG export terminal
Port of Walvis Bay rolls out red carpet for arrival of MSC Orchestra
Phillip Mainga appointed as Kenya Railways Corporation’s new managing director
Good year for Port Nacala, 16% increase on 2018
Second success for French warship FS Courbet in Arabian Sea
UN invites AIVP to present its 2030 Agenda at WUF10
Neo-Panamax vessels now capable of docking at Tema MPS 3: three berths now available
Tema Port Terminal 3 rolls out more berthing capacity 7 months ahead of schedule
Truckers suffer as Kenyan government increases support for standard gauge railway
South Africa to host SADC Search and Rescue Conference next month
SAMSA aids foreign fishermen stranded in Cape Town
Port of Mombasa has a record year
London Court orders Djibouti to restore container terminal concession to DP World
Companies propel North Sea Port* to another record year
Road and bridge projects to boost East African intra-trade
US$390 million available for modernisation of Mauritania’s Nouakchott Port
New rail destination from the Port of Felixstowe
Damen to hold more Technical Seminars in Nigeria during 2020
Construction of Lamu port halted because of terror attack
Successful sea trial of UK’s aircraft carrier, HMS Prince of Wales: Powered by GE’s propulsion technology
SA Port Statistics for the month of December 2019 are now available here
Tender process opens for Angolan Port Luanda Multi-Purpose Terminal
Hapag-Lloyd to develop and grow presence in Africa; Opens Quality Service Centre in Port Louis
Pilot Murphy retires after four decades of service
Two days in the life of the US Navy  
Sequel to tragedy and medical emergency on board FPSO in transit on Boka Vanguard     
USS Leyte Gulf returns home     
SA Air Force and NSRI called in for medical evacuation of five injured Brazilian seafarers

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 10 November 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

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 20 October 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: ORANGE STREAM
HMS Queen Elizabeth’s aircraft embarked
TNPA boosts Port of Cape Town with another KZN tug
Nigeria takes drastic action, shuts its land borders
Forward Thinking Conference focusses on 4IR maritime skills
Danish aid to Africa and China: Tug operations training in Ghana
Maritime cooperation with China, the world’s largest ship builder
Regional integration key for African Ports
Luxury superyacht Aquijo docks at Port Elizabeth
Port of Walvis Bay handles marble exports
Overboard! Search for person who went overboard from Italian cruise ships Costa Pacifica
NPA Bursary Holders shine at Lawhill Awards
Walvis Bay has 17 cruise ship visits lined up
Expect shipping hikes next year from IMO 2020
The Earth from Space: Tanzania and Japan
ExxonMobil awards US$13 billion in contracts for Rovuma LNG
Port of Douala: PSS by CMA CGM & Armed Guards for ships at anchor
Mystery surrounds the explosions on the Iranian tanker Sabiti

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News – 3 November 2018

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News – 3 November 2018

Here are the News Headlines (check back for updates):

First View : RICHARDS BAY SMALL CRAFT BASIN
Vale forecasts dramatic reduction in 2018 Mozambique 2018 coal production
Record low hijackings yet danger persists in Gulf of Guinea
Fourth new cruise ship for Virgin Voyages
International: London Thamesport’s short sea role strengthened by Containerships
The greatest maritime rescue in history-OCEANOS
Master Mariners recognition for South Africa’s top salvage master Capt Nick Sloane
Maersk launches instant container bookings
Port Elizabeth reopened to shipping following crane collapse     
Bulk sector prospects positive but challenges ahead – Abto
At Last: Port of Richards Bay Floating Dock gets green light of approval
Ghana’s Ministry of Transport looking for investors in Tema Shipyard
Suspension for another top Transnet official 
Mozambique Economy is “more stable, but with reduced capacity for growth” – World Bank
New date set for opening of Maputo-Catembe Bridge
CMA CGM updates its WAX 3 and Midas 1 services to West Africa
Pirate whaler seized and destroyed off Somalia by EU NAVFOR 
Nigerian pirates strike again, 11 crew taken hostage from Pomerenia Sky 
The Port of Durban closed due to strong winds and swell – UPDATED port reopened to selected movements. 
Tanzania & Rwanda seek to fast-track SGR railway from Dar es Salaam
Float out of Australian icebreaker Nuyina aided by Unique Group
New performance record for Port of Mombasa   
EU NAVFOR programme of helping Somali fishermen continues
Trinity House commemorates the end of the First World War
Bidvest/Petredec Tank Terminals’ LPG storage facility launched in Richards Bay
20th Intermodal Africa Exhibition & Conference is in Accra next month
Agri-tech can turn African Savannah into global food basket
Captain Rufus Lekala’s return from suspension
NSRI called to evacuate patient off ship outside Durban
Another first for LBH Southern Africa and Port of Ngqura
Winds close Durban’s Maydon Wharf channel to shipping
Angola’s port of Namibe faces second phase of modernisation works
Damen to hold its first fishing seminar in Cape Town
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : GREEN KARMOY

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Here are the News Headlines:

First View : BLUFF SHIPLOADER REPAIRED
Siyabonga Gama fights to prevent his dismissal
Somaliland’s Berbera port expansion gets underway
Nigeria ramps up defnce against piracy in aftermath of attack on MV Glarus
SAMSA’s SA Agulhas embarks on another training mission
Port of Mossel Bay becomes part of the Pioneer Trek
Oops, CMA CGM Mumbai doesn’t do parallel parking, hits quay instead
Trident Juncture 2018: NATO Secretary General visits
TFR Scoops Three Awards at 30th Logistics Achiever Awards
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : GREEN GUATEMALA

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Here are the day’s News Headlines:

First View : POLONIA
Pirates raid bulker Glarus off Bonny Island, take 12 hostages
Lake Victoria’s MV Nyerere death toll passes 200
Madagascan licensing bidding opens at Africa Oil Week
Second shipment of copper ore reaches Lobito by train from DRC
DAFF formalises small-scale fisheries
English High Court continues restraint against Djibouti Port Company
President Ramaphosa on stimulating the South Africa economy
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : UACC RAS TANURA

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Here are the day’s News Headlines:

First View : LEONORA VICTORY
Lekki seaport’s missing railway causing concern
SA Agulhas returns to Cape Town from East Coast scientific voyage
Debut Africa Blue Economy Forum hits the mark
Mossel Bay port’s marine training programme empowers local youth
Several awards for TFR at 11th Transport Africa Awards
Antarctica in 2070: What future will we choose?
Royal Caribbean buys two thirds stake in Silversea for $1 billion
DP World issues statement over Djibouti dispute
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : HMS PROTECTOR

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Here are the day’s News Headlines:

First View : MAERSK VALLVIK
Durbanites explore SA Agulhas II
Damen type 5114 finally gets delivered to SICL in Port Harcourt
Nigeria’s Homeland orders another Damen 3307 patrol vessel
Glimpses at the maritime world in pictures and words
NSRI involved with unusual rescue of injured man on board ship
Abrupt dismissal of Ghana Ports & Harbours Authority Director-General Paul Asare Ansah
BALTOPS annual maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic region
The F-35 arrives – Britain’s most advanced jets touch down on home soil
Call for classification socieities & IACS to be adaptable in a changing industry
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : ALPINE MAGNOLIA

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Here are the day’s News Headlines:

First View : FREEDOM OF THE SEAS
Luanda port volumes for 2017 take a dip
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari cancels US$195 million Israeli security contract
Kenya oil to start flowing from Turkana from June
Ghana awards 25-year concession for Takoradi port multi-purpose terminal
PIL pulls out of deal to help create Nigeria’s national fleet
Chinese companies commit US$10 billion to Limpopo SEZ
NSRI evacuates seriously injured seafarer from vessel off KZN coast
£850M Sea Ceptor missile system enters service with the Royal Navy
MSC Cruises’ new digital personal assistant to be named Zoe, will launch on MSC Bellisima
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : AMAZON

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