Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 11 May 2024

Africa PORTS & sHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Maersk Stadelhorn

Namport’s Walvis Bay to have Africa’s first hydrogen-fuelled workboat
WHARF TALK: Hapag-Lloyd cruise ship – EUROPA
Incat Crowther to construct supply vessel for Senegalese operator
Somali pirates strike again taking another Iranian fishing vessel
SA auto sector highlights South Africa as an investment destination
WHARF TALK: passenger vessel – CRYSTAL SERENITY
Hapag-Lloyd & IKEA join forces to decarbonise container shipments from Asia
MSC Cruises places orders for two enviro-advanced World ships
IMO biofouling project: Biodiversity threat extended
Taylor Smith Shipyard and Nouum Engineering to cooperate in Mauritius
WHARF TALK: LPG/Ethylene tanker – NAVIGATOR PLUTO
New Multimodal Inland Port Association to lead logistics transformation in Southern Africa
Maersk adds capacity to compensate for Red Sea situation
Port News and Advisories
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose heavylift vessel – INDUSTRIAL SKIPPER
MSC makes successful offer to buy Norwegian Gram Car Carriers
Nigerian Navy rescues hundreds of passengers from sinking boat
IMO’s Legal Committee
African Maritime Forces Summit, Naval Infantry Leaders Symposium-Africa held in Ghana
Introduction of extra trains sees road truck congestion reduced at Richards Bay
Focus on the Port of Tanga
Xeneta Update: Long term rates edge up globally as Red Sea conflict continues to cast uncertainty across the market

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 27 April 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Port Nolloth

Nigerian Navy’s second Dearsan OSV launched
Engineers open 10.6-metre deep channel under Baltimore’s collapsed bridge
TNPA seeks RFP from potential liquid bulk terminal operator
WHARF TALK: return of the Rotorship – E-SHIP 1
Mercy Ships to grow fleet with new hospital ship with help from MSC & MSC Foundation
Xeneta Update: Counting the cost of war on the climate
Red Sea Crisis and implications for trade facilitation in Africa
Port News, Updates & Advisories
Hawks make R15m drug haul on ship in Richards Bay
WHARF TALK: expeditionary passenger vessel – NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORER
Nigerian Navy takes delivery of new OSV 115 hydrographic survey vessel
Boskalis completes massive Maldives dredging & reclamation project
IMO S-G addresses the Legal Committee: Call for release of seized seafarers
Diverting shipping around the Cape, a costly business
WHARF TALK: Super Yacht – YAS
Another riverboat tragedy in Africa – more than 58 dead
In Conversation: Blue whales: first discovery near Seychelles in decades – what our study found
Port news and shipping advisories
New home sought for Durban port Vessel Tracking System (VTS) Radar
WHARF TALK: passenger cruise ship – RESILIENT LADY
Port News & Views: Advisories & Observations
SA initiates dispute with WTO over Black Spot Citrus regulations
IMO and port security training in Kenya – Tackling maritime security threats
Operation Aspides: German frigates exchange places in Red Sea
Finland joins Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) as 43rd member
Domestic ferry safety in Africa: IMO regional seminar
UNCTAD rebrands to UN Trade & Development
International Maritime Bureau: Concern raised on continued piracy
Analysis: South Africa’s national security priorities in question amidst troop deployment, naval visits

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 2 December 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   MSC SPLENDIDA

Transnet Recovery Diary 1 December 2023
Transnet Recovery Diary 30 November 2023
South Africa in bid for election onto IMO Council
WHARF TALK: polar icebreaker A.MIKOYAN 1942
Port Maputo aiming high at increasing throughput to 47 mtpa
Porto Maputo tem como objetivo aumentar a produção para 47 mtpa
MPV Everest Engine room fire – ATSB report
Transnet Recovery Diary 29 November 2023
Maersk & CMA GGM go big on their Far East-West Africa services
WHARF TALK: Holland America cruise ship ZUIDERDAM
Ship emissions: VesselBot’s Report reveals key insights
Somali pirates strike again, Iranian fishing vessel highjacked
CMA CGM omits Durban call for MIDAS 1 service
Transnet Recovery Diary: 28 November 2023
Port of San Pedro loads first iron ore cargo at TIPSP MPT terminal
Le port de San Pedro charge la première cargaison de minerai de fer au terminal TIPSP MPT
WHARF TALK: MR2 product tankers – HELLAS TATIANA & HELLAS MARGARITA
US Navy liberates Israeli tanker seized by Houthi forces
Nigerian oil spill at sea, clean-up operations underway
Nigerian Navy holds Exercise Nchekwa Oshimili 2023 in Gulf of Guinea
President promises “We have a plan” to fix ports crisis
WHARF TALK: Handysize bulk carrier EDWINE OLDENDORFF
IMO news: Single Window for Facilitation of Trade (SWiFT) – System handover, Lobito, Angola
Two oil storage tank farms for port of Dar es Salaam
FLNG GIMI en route to West Africa
FPSO GTA departs offshore Durban for West Africa
ICS counts down to COP28
IMO at COP28
Maersk signs landmark green methanol offtake agreement
Making lithium batteries safe to air freight: IATA advice

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 2 November 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   MSC CAROLE

Richards Bay Karpowership back on the table
WHARF TALK: ocean towing and salvage tug – VIRGO
Transnet establishes Interim Infrastructure Manager
IMO and the Djibouti Code of Conduct: A strategic approach
EU what? A simple guide to the EU ETS
TP Nchocho appointed as the new TNPA board chairperson
US boots four African nations from AGOA
WHARF TALK: Neo-Panamax container vessel – LUANDA EXPRESS
EU support for making Walvis Bay into regional industrial & logistics hub
In Conversation: Niger delta is rich in resources, but environmental destruction is pushing people into poverty
DNV issues safe guidelines for industrial AI
Dearsan launches first offshore patrol vessel for Nigeria
WHARF TALK: Damen built harbour tugs NESTOR PERCY GALLEY and Gp.CAPT. EDWARD A.A. AWUVIRI
Official kick off for Namibia’s cruise season
EU and US sign MoU to develop Lobito Corridor and new Zambia-Lobito rail line
Drafting national legislation at IMO
TNPA checking the market for LNG importation at country’s ports
Transnet Board introduces its Turnaround Plan
WHARF TALK: ex-RN now diamond mining vessel YA TOIVO
AMSA Alert! Electric Vehicles: Risks associated with carriage
Ocean shipping industry must invest and build partnerships to reduce carbon – Xeneta Summit
In Conversation: China’s Belt and Road Initiative turns 10: Xi announces 8 new priorities, continues push for global influence
Maritime civil engineering: Events and guidelines
Port managers of Angola’s Luanda and Cape Verde elected APLOP consultant
Gestores portuários de Luanda e Cabo Verde, em Angola, eleitos consultores da APLOP
IMO Member State Audit Scheme
Second SA Navy MMIPV to be named SAS King Shaka on Friday

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 3 March 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   COSTA DELIZIOSA

Transnet says allocating available capacity to emerging miners is a fair solution
WHARF TALK: Fisheries Patrol Vessel LILIBET
Saipem awarded USD400 million drilling contract off Ivory Coast
Saipem remporte un contrat de forage de 400 millions de dollars au large de la Côte d’Ivoire
Greenpeace calls for strengthened surveillance of illegal fishing off West Africa
Greenpeace appelle à une surveillance renforcée de la pêche illégale au large de l’Afrique de l’Ouest
Not all gloom and doom – TPT still performing well in certain sectors
WHARF TALK: MR2 product tanker AEGEA
Mozambique’s TotalEnergies-led LNG project in Cabo Delgado province set to restart in July
The global nature of trade will prevail, MSC CEO Soren Toft tells TPM23 conference
Mozambique’s Limpopo Railway remains closed by heavy rain
CMA CGM adds Comoros call via Mtwara on NOURA service
IN CONVERSATION: Crisis meeting called after trucks block N2 highway and trash local airfield
WHARF TALK: P&O cruise ship ARTANIA
Guinea-Bissau: Oil spill response planning
MSC introduces 15,000 TEU MSC Virgo to the port of Pointe-Noire
Two govts commit to fixing road jams at border between DRC and Zambia
Xeneta Container Update: global long-term container rates arrest decline in February, buoyed by surge in US export rates
East London port taking back its role as an agricultural export port
WHARF TALK: A cruise ship plus a quiz – COSTA DELIZIOSA
TotalEnergies & Sasol link up with Air Liquide for renewable energy in South Africa
US Coast Guard cutter hauls in 1.5 tons of illegal drugs in Arabian Sea
M-Net TV series Reyka being filmed in Port of Durban
IMO Secretary-General Statement: Ukrainian ports in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov
Torrential rains and cyclone Freddy batter Mozambique
WHARF TALK: the US oceanographic research ship – ROGER REVELLE
Nigerian Navy hands over seized tanker Sea Eunice IMO 8609072 to NIMASA
Transnet allocates 2 million tons of manganese ore capacity to emerging miners
TotalEnergies & partners to drill more oil offshore Namibia
IN CONVERSATION: Ready for Freddy? SA must prepare for more intense weather events
IMCA welcomes workboat owners & operators under new membership category
New South African freight airline, Suid Cargo Airlines, ready to take wing

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 6 May 2022

Africa Ports & Ships maritimne news

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FIRST VIEW:  DAL KALAHARI

Durban Port’s Millennium Tower woes
WHARF TALK: Nigerian Navy latest ship – NNS KADA
Two new Greenland-based cargo ships for Royal Arctic Line
NPA granted R1 billion restraining order in Regiments assets over Transnet affair
Maersk reports record Q1 results
Backlog cleared at Cape Town Container Terminal – TPT
WHARF TALK: naval auxiliary vessel – FNS CHAMPLAIN
China pressurising Tanzania to restart Bagamoyo port project
Natal Corridor railway from Durban to Gauteng & Botswana out of service until 9 June
MOL builds one of the largest capacity green hydrogen plants in Europe
African Flag Registries Exploited by High-Risk Fishing Operators
WHARF TALK: surveillance patrol frigate – FNS NIVOSE F732
UN S-G Guterres in Senegal: ‘Triple crisis’ in Africa aggravated by war in Ukraine
Coal miners resort to road transport in place of railing to ports
IN CONVERSATION: Rising atmospheric CO2 may benefit maize crops: first experiment in African conditions
IMO and tackling aquatic invasive species
Durban’s Pier 1 Container Terminal handles record volumes
Russian oil to be pumped ashore at Saldanha?
WHARF TALK:  La Fayette class stealth frigate FNS COURBET
Ocean Network Express (ONE) adds new Mozambique, Middle East, India service
Paramount Maritime launches state-of-the-art high-speed, multi-purpose naval vessel
Six new Rubber Tyre Gantries (RTGs) arrive for Abidjan’s 2nd container terminal
ABB’s integrated ship operating system: Key DNV cyber security certification
Nor-Shipping looks to 2023 with confidence after success of “long-awaited” return
Xeneta container rates alert: Demand, disruption and deft carrier strategies fuel new highs for long-term ocean freight rates
IMO and the Ukraine: Actions to facilitate seafarer evacuation

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 28 November 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  PALMGRACHT

Cruising resumes in Namibia and South Africa
Danish Naval forces on HDMS Esbern Snare kill four Gulf of Guinea pirates
WHARF TALK: container ship with a story – MAERSK LUZ
Mozambique Beira-Malawi railway to reopen in first half of next year
SAA & Kenya Airways jointly plan a Pan African airline by 2023
WHARF TALK: Heavylift visitor – FRIEDA
Greenpeace slams Cameroon’s proposed 15% increase in raw timber export duty
HMS Queen Elizabeth cross-decks with the Italian Navy
Shipping companies unprecedented profits continue
Keta port Phase 1 will cost $600 million – Ghana Ports Authority
Algoa Bay oil spill: birds found contaminated
Navigating the challenges of the Suez Canal
WHARF TALK: seismic survey vessel arrives – AMAZON WARRIOR
IN CONVERSATION: How South Africa can get communities involved in conserving coastal and marine areas
ISWAN Annual Review 2020-21
Nigerian Navy’s landing ship launched at Damen Shipyards, Sharjah
DFFE says it notes concerns over Shell’s East Coast seismic surveys
Cameroon cuts customs duty to cover freight rate increases
WHARF TALK: Second seismic support ship arrives – OCEAN FORTUNE
IN CONVERSATION: African marine rules favour big industry, leaving small-scale fishers in the lurch
TRADE NEWS: World’s first inline Active Heave Compensator successfully tested
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for October 2021
WHARF TALK: Seismic support ship – ASTRA G
News from the coast: Bunker spill, Skandi Africa, dredger Macuti, MSC Trieste, NS Qingdao, Marvin Star, Algoa
The Grains Trade Convention: Addition of pulses and their products in the definition of grains
FLNG Coral South (Sul) launched and ready to work off Mozambique
Sea-based sources of marine litter: New report by GESAMP
Maersk issues first green bond to fund first green methanol vessels
Call by Nigeria’s Dangote Group for ports in Africa to be reformed

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 14 November 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  HOLE IN THE WALL

Namport readies itself to become a Green Hydrogen export hub for Europe and the world
WHARF TALK: Another KOTC tanker calls at Cape Town – BURGAN
Aviation commits to net-zero by 2050
IMO supporting digital clearance in Pacific ports
Bulk carrier NS QINGDAO escorted from Durban to St Helena Bay because of toxic fumes
COP 26 latest: UN Global Compact – Shipping industry confirms formation of ‘people-centred’ Task Force
New IMO programme for West Africa maritime security
Mounting pressure on government for intervention at the ports
IN CONVERSATION: COP26: Two worlds talked past each other – or never even met
Durban Harbour becomes a septic pond as sewers overflow
Saldanha Iron Ore terminal renews its operating licence
WHARF TALK: feeder container vessel – MSC MILA 3
IN CONVERSATION: Kenya’s mega-railway project leaves society more unequal than before
SAMSA issues new bunkering and ship-to-ship codes of practice for comment
Remove slime from ships to cut emissions: COP 26 presentation
ITF just transition plan: New employer-union climate alliance
WHARF TALK: what’s in a name? – HIGH SEAS
Nigerian Navy orders two OPVs from Turkey’s Dearsan Shipyard
Spot rate relief continues for customers in November
Two giant new ship unloaders arrive for TPT’s Durban Agribulk Terminal
WHARF TALK: NO WIZARD THIS – MERLIN III
Ships using Suez Canal face 6% tariff hike in 2022
WHARF TALK: Second pipelayer calls in Durban – SKANDI AFRICA
UK Defence Secretary in Oman: Working with Oman and Gulf partners
Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) upgrades Lagos Apapa Control Tower
Port Louis Cruise Terminal making progress
Lagos moves to introduce waterways safety code

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 23 October 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  CAPE TAINARO

WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for the month of September 2021 are now available
WHARF TALK: heavy-lift cargo vessel – BRUCE
Operating INMARSAT’s Global Xpress satellite communications services in India
USS Herschel ‘Woody’ Williams completes visit to Maputo
Oceana’s Commercial Cold Storage goes green with solar panel roof
Bolloré considering the sale of its Africa logistics assets
MSC Cruises announces plans to restart cruising in South Africa
WHARF TALK: award-winnig fish reefer – IBUKI
Credit Suisse & Russian bank VTB Capital agree to pay $480 to US & UK authorities over Mozambican ‘Hidden Debt’
Port Sudan protests result in US$83 million monthly losses in livestock exports
Gordhan’s assurance to agricultural sector about Transnet and exports
Kenya enforces mandatory rule of using the SGR to deliver containers to Nairobi
WHARF TALK: General Purpose IMO class 2 Chemical Tanker – MED ATLANTIC
The UN Second Global Sustainable Transport Conference
Bolloré Ports orders two Gaussin port tractors for port of Freetown, Sierra Leone
MOL and partners look to ammonia to power ships and machinery
Dry Bulk exports and some imports face delays after Richards Bay fire
WHARF TALK: Multipurpose general cargo ship – ARA ROTTERDAM
Port of Beira reintroduces bulk copper exports
UK: New First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff
Piracy Report: Iranian Navy chases off Gulf of Aden pirates
To the Editor: US Military flights into Cape Town
Record, almost obscene profits, by container lines
Walvis Bay receives two new visitors as port appeal widens
WHARF TALK: Apparition or patron – PATRONUS
USS Herschel ‘Woody’ Williams completes maintenance repairs in Cape Town
OCEA awarded tender for second Nigerian hydrographic survey vessel
Vaccine supply chain misery – – no one is safe until we’re all safe
MSC leads the way by fully adopting standardised depot codes
Transnet declares Force Majeure at Richards bay Bulk Terminal

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 11-13 February 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: LOTUS

Nautic Africa launches new 35-metre flagship vessel
WHARF TALK: Thursday’s Cape Town ship observations
Supply chain specialist warns of more supply chain delays
DP World Maputo: Looking ahead to the future
Nigeria-Niger SGR railway aims to ease logistics of import and export business
South African Port Statistics for the Calendar Year 2020
Cabo Delgado Conflict: Escalating tensions and COVID-19
PIRACY: Products tanker Maria E boarded near Sao Tome, 6th boarding this year
WHARF TALK: Cocaine cache discovered inside container at Port of Ngqura
Green light for Africa’s first offshore gas terminal
Logistics Industry Sees Global Recovery Out of Reach for 2021
Magellan and the world’s first circumnavigation, 500 years ago
US DOT releases report to Congress
Nigerian cabotage & ship ownership back in the news
Nigerian Navy personnel accused of colluding with drug smugglers and pirates
PIRACY: Yet another ship attacked by pirates
WHARF TALK: Durban & Cape Town Ship Movements
From war elephants to cheap electronics: modern globalisation has its roots in ancient trade networks
Call for US mariners to report their mental health needs during COVID-19
WHARF TALK: Durban Port Bulletin News
WHARF TALK: Durban Volume and Vessel Call Performance
WHARF TALK: Reefer train to ease road congestion at CTCT
WHARF TALK: Cape Town ship observations
WHARF TALK: Port of Djibouti launches shipyard construction
Historic marine instrument discovered on Port Elizabeth beach
Taiwan’s Evergreen orders 20 new 15,000-TEU container ships
Konecranes receives crane orders for helping transship bauxite offshore in Guinea
Chile’s Navy selects Canada’s Vard Marine to design new multipurpose transport ship
MT Sea Phantom boarded by pirates 115 miles from Kribi

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