Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 13 May 2022

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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 10 April 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  HORIZON

WHARF TALK: LR1 Chinese tanker – LIAN BAI HU
IN CONVERSATION: The South African ship that found Antarctica’s Endurance wreck is vital for climate science
Maritime Just Transition Task Force: First partner: Singapore Maritime Foundation
Somalia boosts coastline policing with new maritime facility
Synthetic fuel: Container ship reduces emissions
WHARF TALK: diamond mining vessel – GRAND BANKS
Transnet Pipelines: Attempted theft, dead body at scene
IN CONVERSATION: At Unguja Ukuu, human activity transformed the coast of Zanzibar more than 1,000 years ago
Supply Chain Pressures: Implications of Russia-Ukraine War & Covid Lockdowns
Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change
Durban Car Terminal imports rise by 34% thanks to Asian entry-level vehicles
WHARF TALK: split hopper trailing suction dredger OMVAC DIEZ
AIIM and Mokobela-Shataki Consortium acquires The Logistics Group for R1.6 billion
Collision in the harbour at Tanger Med Port – two missing
New management at the helm of APM Terminals
UK MAIB Safety Digest: Lessons from Marine Accident Reports 1/2022
TPT team visits Thailand to benchmark port and logistical automotive performance in SA
Danger of mines: Northern Black Sea Region, the Sea of Azov (north of latitude 46°N)
WHARF TALK: heavy load carrier – FAIRLANE
Boost for Congo Terminal with 20 new port tractors & trailers
Cyber Security incidents reporting encouraged by SSA, ASA & CLASS NK
TRADE NEWS: Adopt new technologies for greener shipping, says Thordon
MSC acquires 100% of Bolloré Africa Logistics including all of Bolloré Group’s shipping, logistics and terminals operations in Africa
Land claim agreement means Richards Bay port expansion is now possible
WHARF TALK: mini heavylift vessel GRETA
Sense of musical chairs as new Interim CEO for SAMSA is appointed
Moratorium on issuing of bunkering licences in Algoa Bay remains in place
NS QINGDAO Update: Cargo discharge completed
Black Sea and the Sea of Azov: Insurance or other financial security certificates
Nigerian Navy’s new landing Ship Tank (LST), NNS Kada, homeward bound
As DRC joins EAC, competition between Mombasa and Dar es Salaam routes could increase
Xeneta Report: Long-term ocean rates up almost 100% year-on-year

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 6 February 2022

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FIRST VIEW:    KAPTAN ARIF BAYRAKTAR

Cyclone Batsirai on course to strike Madagascar
Mauritian tanker Tresta Star goes aground off Reunion during height of Cyclone Batsirai
FPSO Trinity Spirit explosion, followed by fire then sinking
WHARF TALK: container ship – COSCO ASHDOD
Oil spill in Peruvian waters
SHIP REPAIR: Southeast Asia’s ship repair threatened by strict Covid measures
DP World to work with Angolan govt to develop country’s logistics sector
WHARF TALK: bulker bunkering at Mother City – SEA VIRYA
Warning to KZN: Cyclone Ana highlights climate risks faced by vulnerable populations
Cyclone Batsirai batters Mauritius, next stop Madagascar
‘Fundamentalist’ Gwede Mantashe sticks to his guns, promises a lot of coal generation by 2030″
A Saharan dust storm: Location: Atlantic Ocean
WHARF TALK: Mossel Bay workhorse – LEWEK HARRIER
Dar es Salaam: Striving to become the regional port of choice
Tropical Cyclone Batsirai bears toward Madagascar, threatens Mauritius and Reunion
TotalEnergies wants to resume gas liquefaction project this year
HMS Montrose strikes again – more drugs discovered in stateless fishing vessel
South African Port Statistics for the Calendar Year 2021
SAMSA to lift moratorium on bunkering in Algoa Bay on 1 April
WHARF TALK: chartered container ship – PARIS II
IALA is on its way to Intergovernmental status
World’s biggest Wonder of the Seas delivered to Royal Caribbean
FLNG Coral Sul arrives on station in northern Mozambique
SA AGULHAS II to set off in search of Shackleton’s Endurance
A.P. Moller-Maersk shares millions of weather observations: An aid to climate science
WHARF TALK:  the letter D stands for….. – TS DELTA
IMO’s Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction (SDC 8) meets
New cyclone, Batsirai, heads for central Madagascar
Richard Ibwima appointed as new Operations Executive at Namport
APM Terminals investment in Apapa passes the US$ 400 million mark
New Transaid driver training project: CILT Ghana to support
Fires out on board NS Qingdao, ship moves to Saldanha Bay

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 30 January 2022

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FIRST VIEW:   SYROS TRADER

WHARF TALK: Saudi-flagged oil products tanker – NCC SAFA
New container handling equipment enhances Monrovia’s port service delivery
Meals on Wheels & SAMSA provide food parcels for crew of abandoned ships in Durban port
HMS Spey and Tonga tsunami relief
Positive year-end results for Port of Maputo
Cyclone Ana: Flooding in Tete province, bridges down
WHARF TALK: back from the Antarctic – SILVER ARCTIC
Tema’s MPS Terminal 3 breaks productivity record on MSC Ivana
IN CONVERSATION: US trade pact suspensions: what it means for Ethiopia, Mali and Guinea
Keeping the Global South safe and secure: South Atlantic and Indian Oceans
Terminal 3: Port of Tema signs contract for another 15 Ship-to-Shore cranes
WHARF TALK: LR1 Panamax tanker – GULF HORIZON
MSC Orchestra on her way to Marion Island
IN CONVERSATION: Somaliland’s quest for recognition: UK debate offers hint of a sea change
Record cargo at the Port of Felixstowe
DoT Minister Mbalula unveils investments to support Operation Phakisa
Cyclone Ana goes ashore in Mozambique, flood warnings sound
Cape Town Council concerned over delays at Cape Town port
WHARF TALK: successful Supramax bulker – MAGNUM ENERGY
Tanzania and Burundi agree on rail connection to Dar es Salaam
EU Navies to continue with Gulf of Guinea patrols
IN CONVERSATION: Nanosatellite launch is a big step forward for African space science
Tropical Storm ANA reaches Mozambique coast
Tanger Med Port Results: 7 million TEU mark exceeded
Transport minister to visit Dormac Marine, then address captains of industry
Durban port R100 billion Master Plan
Cyclone considered likely over Mozambique Channel and coast
Lowest reported maritime piracy incidents: Caution urged nevertheless
IN CONVERSATION: Africa faces an uphill battle against western emissions to combat climate change
British warship intercepts over one ton of illegal drugs in Gulf of Oman
First ship-to-containership LNG bunkering operation performed on CMA CGM Bali

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 23 January 2022

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FIRST VIEW:  MSC EYRA

Mauritius waters: Wakashio wreck removal: Team completes offshore operations
WHARF TALK: anchor handling tug – BOKA GLACIER
Africa becoming patrol boat country
Morocco Belt & Road deal opens Chinese gateway to Mediterranean
IN CONVERSATION: Airline tie-up for Kenya and South Africa: possible rewards, and risks
Revised version of ‘Shipping Industry Guidance on Pilot Transfer Arrangements’ is released
Work commences on construction of the new port of Ndayane, Senegal
WHARF TALK: seismic survey vessel – BGP PIONEER
Benin to digitise and safeguard its coastline
Port of Pemba to handle Mozambican graphite exports
IN CONVERSATION: Protected marine areas should serve nature and people: a review of South Africa’s efforts
NAVAL NEWS: Chinese & Russian Navy ships enter Indian Ocean
NAVAL NEWS: French Navy ship Champlain arrives in port of Durban
New multi-purpose ship loader installed at Richards Bay Bulk Terminal
WHARF TALK: bluff-bowed – KK MARLIN
Mombasa’s new salvage & harbour tug is delivered: Also three new STS cranes
IN CONVERSATION:  Ocean heat is at record levels, with major consequences
Hunger crisis in Horn of Africa: FAO launches $138 million plan
Wilhelmsen takes majority stake in Ahrenkiel Tankers
Poor King Coal, falling demand and little sympathy
WHARF TALK: Cape Town only visitor – CSCL AFRICA
CMA CGM reshuffles its Mozambique service to Asia
FLNG Coral Sul arrives on station off northern Mozambique. Flotel CSS Temis secured
Mombasa’s new Kipevu Oil Jetty nears completion
IN CONVERSATION:  State capture report chronicles extent of corruption in South Africa.  But will action follow”?
Sandock Austral Shipyards reaches agreement with leading tug designer Robert Allan Ltd
TPT reports recovery at Richards Bay Bulk Terminal following October’s conveyor fires
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for December 2021
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose offshore vessel – BOKA PEGASUS
Nigeria’s ports: IMO supports electronic data exchange
MSC has exclusivity on bid to acquire Bolloré Africa Logistics
Dachser – Freight and cargo insurance – a neglected safety net
Bolloré Ports’ Congo Terminal tops one million TEU
A new daily rail service from the Port of Felixstowe
MSC Orchestra resumes cruising in SA waters
Toxic cargo from NS Qingdao being dumped out at sea off West Coast
IN CONVERSATION: South African movie dives into the complexity of poaching
Three small South African marine surveillance satellites blast into space on board SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 4 December 2021

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FIRST VIEW:  KAPETAN NONDAS

GOOD NEWS STORY: Young(ish) man scores his local cooperative a container and sewing machines
Algoa Bay oil spill cleanup completed
WHARF TALK: Something just doesn’t ‘stack’ up – STI AMBER
IN CONVERSATION: How we found a way to track alien marine species along South Africa’s coast
NS Qingdao returns to St Helena Bay to have reactive cargo removed
R240 million of cocaine discovered by Hawks on MSC container ship in Durban harbour
IN CONVERSATION: Nigeria and South Africa have a love-hate relationship: the continent needs them closerMozambique conference calls for revival of fishing communities
WHARF TALK: The cruise that wasn’t to be – EUROPA
New port managers appointed for ports of Saldanha, Cape Town, Mossel Bay & Richards Bay
News from the Coast: Cruise ships cancel seven Durban South African calls
Nigerian Maritime Law Association queries the killing of pirates in Gulf of Guinea
WHARF TALK: more tankers for Cape Town – LEFKARA
Future health of the seafaring community: Industry-wide collaboration sought
Strengthened freight rates saves PIL – all Scheme debts repaid ahead of schedule
Xeneta container rates alert: “astronomical” monthly hike pushes long-term ocean freight rates up 121% year-on-year
IN CONVERSATION: Channel deaths: the UK has clear legal responsibilities towards people crossing in small boats
WHARF TALK: tanker with a story – BW ZAMBESI
Life Saving Signals
IN CONVERSATION: Omicron is the new COVID kid on the block: five steps to avoid, ten to take immediately
Yara Birkeland, first fully electric & automated containership readies for service
UECC takes delivery of world’s first dual-fuel LNG battery hybrid car carrier
Critically ill patient airlifted from ship 45 n.miles off Richards Bay
Panic over seismic surveys off the Wild Coast
Mozambique launches sixth hydrocarbon licensing round
Shipping needs action from IMO member states on concrete climate change initiatives
Maritime security: IMO promotes a whole of government approach
WHARF TALK: From Cape to Rio (not quite) – NAVE ATRIA
Tanga port expansion pays off as bigger ships start calling
IMF warns against limiting Mozambique’s gas developments
Nigerian railway staff suspend strike but demand action on working conditions

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 28 November 2021

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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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