Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 27 February 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: DA XIN

Latest piracy attack report a hoax
PIRACY: Security Escort Vessel (SEV) attacked, two crew dead
CONTAINER RATES ALERT: rates rise go into overdrive
Unions call for global seafarer vaccination programme
AIRFREIGHT: Kenya Airways launches B787 Dreamliner freighter
Upgrade for the Ngqura Container Terminal
Port is what we do – Hamburg port authority video
Kuehne+Nagel acquires Chinese logistics provider Apex
ICAO and WCO issue joint calls Vaccine supply chain priorities
WHARF TALK: Durban shipping movements today
WHARF TALK: Cape Town commercial shipping movements
Russia’s Red Sea plans amidst rising militarisation
WHARF TALK: SAECS scheduled delays, southbound Cape Town calls omitted
MSC’s new direct service between India and West Africa
Rehabilitation of Beira-Zimbabwe railway back underway
Bolloré Transport & Logistics receives AEO regional recertification in East Africa
Arrivederci, South Africa – MSC Orchestra sails for Europe
WHARF TALK: Durban & Santos, a tale of two ports
Transnet prioritises capacity improvements to Richards Bay coal line
UK’s Freeport East Hydrogen Hub will boost decarbonisation agenda
Global Shippers Council fed up with chaotic shipping market
WW announces plans for first full-scale wind powered RoRo ship
NSRI rescue reports & a warning to stay clear of the Bos 400 wreck
WHARF TALK: State of the Port of Durban
WHARF TALK: Port of Durban Volume & Vessel Call Performance
WHARF TALK: Cape Town Ship Movements
Merchant Shipping Bill 2020: a work in progress
The RAF transports Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine to Ascension
SA looks to Asian markets to revive economic growth
UK to lead the way in training for autonomous shipping
Namport makes social investment to Namibian secondary school
WHARF TALK: Djibouti set to provide floating bunker operations
 US Navy ship Herschel ‘Woody’ Williams arrives in Cape Town

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 19-20 February 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: MSC ELMA

FLASH NEWS: US Navy ship Herschel ‘Woody’ Williams due in Cape Town Saturday
BREAKING NEWS: MSC cancels South Africa’s 2020/21 cruise season
MSC Cruises reveals 2021/2022 local cruise season
Back to the drawing board: Transnet seeking ways of avoiding rail washaways
IN CONVERSATION: Why being endowed with oil is not always a boon: the case of Nigeria and Angola
First of three navy IPVs named at Cape Town
WHARF TALK: Port of Durban, in retrospect
Mauritius on the way to becoming a serious bunkering hub
DNV GL White Paper looks to close looming safety gap
CMF ship HMS Montrose intercepts large amount of narcotics in Arabian Sea
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for January 2021 are now available here
Major airlines join forces with UNICEF in support of monumental COVID-19 vaccine roll-out plan
NIMASA deploys patrol boats to Lagos Anchorage
The cost of Brexit
Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of Nigeria to be new WTO Director-General
US Navy ship visits Mombasa port
WHARF TALK: Milestones for Djibouti port productivity
NATO focused security patrols in Western Mediterranean
IMO urges action to deter piracy in Gulf of Guinea
SA borders reopen, but 30 remain closed
WHARF TALK: Cape Town ship observations
After five years SAMSA appoints another acting CEO
New Cable Ship Design: VARD selected by Orange Marine
15 Squadron SAAF & NSRI Station 15 in long range emergency rescue of Chinese seafarer
CMA CGM expands into air freight
PIRACY: 15 highjacked crew from container ship Mozart have been released
AfCFTA: Alive with possibilities – SA Government
SA Government embarks on centralised SOE model
Nigerian corruption endemic because thieves are not jailed

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 22-24 January 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

Front Page: MP THE LAW & MP THE BRADY

Pirates board container ship Mozart in Gulf of Guinea. One crew killed, 15 abducted 
Tropical Cyclone Eloise nears Mozambique coas
DP World and Senegal sign agreement to develop Ndayane Port
CEVA continues expansion into Egypt & Ethiopia
ONE signs long-term charter for six Ultra-Large 24,000-TEU container ships
Hapag-Lloyd orders six 23,500-TEU container ships from Daewoo
SHIPPING TRENDS: The bull run is wreaking havoc with cargo delays in major ports
NEW BOOKS: The Eastern Fleet and the Indian Ocean, 1942–1944: The Fleet that Had to Hide by Charles Stephenson
ONE adds Hamburg & Antwerp to strengthen West Africa Service — African Rainbow Shuttle (ARS)
UN issues Joint Statement on Mozambique security crisis
CMA CGM announces new rotation for West Africa-South America service
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for December 2020 are now available here
IMO at work around Africa: Cameroon, Mediterranean, MENA
IN CONVERSATION: South Africa failed to get its act together on vaccines: here’s how
Total pulls out of LNG site in northern Mozambique: UN declares concerning at deteriorating situation as 565,000 people are displaced
Cyclone Eloise strikes Madagascar, threatens Mozambique & Northern KZN
Famous brand Manica disappears as CMA CGM’s CEVA takes over
SAMSA warns of harmful substances spilled at sea
IN CONVERSATION: Climate change: what would 4°C of global warming feel like?
Ports and shore side power   Video Conferencing
CMA CGM introduces new MEDWAX service linking Europe & West Africa: improvements to EURAF 3 and WAZZAN services
TRADE NEWS: ClassNK certifies ‘Kawasaki Integrated Maritime Solutions’
Jamaica and Kenya sign MOU: Reciprocal Recognition of STCW Certificates
New ISWAN research: Highlights benefits of regular social interaction on board
IN CONVERSATION: South African astronomy has a long, rich history of discovery – and a promising future
Another Maersk container ship threatened by West African pirates
Grindrod’s Hesper Engineering acquires Mossel Bay engineering stalwart
NSRI called to rescue seafarer from passing bulk carrier
Promoting intra-African trade: UNCTAD Secretary-General wins award
New dawn for SA trade with Africa

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 6 December 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: GH ZEPHYR

IN CONVERSATION: Toxic waste dumping in the Gulf of Guinea amounts to environmental racism
Reflecting on Port of Durban Decongestion Task Team Initiatives
The 2020 ESPO Environmental Report
IN CONVERSATION: Slavers in the family: what a castle in Accra reveals about Ghana’s history
The Maldivian Coast Guard vessel MNDF CGS Huravee on completion of her refit in an Indian naval dockyard
Malawi warned against getting involved with Mozambique insurgency
UN Resolution calls for seafarer key worker designation and implementation of crew change protocols
TransNamib in process of acquiring 33 diesel-electric locomotives
US Navy to decommission fire-damaged USS Bonhomme Richard
COMESA grants Kenya further two-year extension to limitation of sugar imports
Meridian adds extra scanner at Tema terminal gate for added security
MSC plans on reintroducing two ships in SA for 2021/22 cruise season
HMS Dragon returns home from Black Sea and E Med
Tema port ranked the largest in West and Central Africa
BREXIT, the end is near
KZN premier appeals for road freight resolution as police ask army to step in
TRADE NEWS: Castor Marine takes over SeaVsat assets
WHARF TALK: Durban Port Bulletin News
WHARF TALK: Durban Volume and Vessel Call Performance
SAMSA to probe fatal capsizing of fishing boat of West Coast
Piracy: Another tanker Agisilaos boarded in Gulf of Guinea
Calling boat and yacht owners worldwide
SA Ports Regulator’s decision on Port Tariffs
WHARF TALK: Snippets of news from the port of Cape Town
Navy’s former strike craft, SAS Galeshewe, decommissioned
Second hydrographic survey boat for Project Hotel completed
WHARF TALK: Transnet Pipelines provides update on uMbilo River crude oil clean-up
Seafarers Delivering Christmas Campaign 2020
WHARF TALK: Transnet Port Terminals warns of scams
Royal Navy aid in Honduras waters

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 29 November 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: CONSTANTINOS P & VENUS SPIRIT

Fincantieri’s Vard yard to build eight unmanned robotic marine vessels
Ambitious vision set out for innovative new Freeport in East of England
IN CONVERSATION: G20: led by Russia and China, world’s ’emerging powers’ look to push unified agenda
Xeneta container rates alert: no crisis for carriers, but what awaits in 2021?
Pirates board general cargo ship Milano 1 near Pennington Terminal
President Ramaphosa weighs in against ‘mindless’ truck attacks
China’s high-speed cross-border intercontinental train rolls off assembly line
IN CONVERSATION: How popular is China in Africa? New survey sheds light on what ordinary people think
WHARF TALK: Namibian fishery is second in Africa to be certified as sustainable
IN CONVERSATION: Why the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine is now a global gamechanger
WHARF TALK: Namport welcomes back 335-metre long Maersk Sheerness
Call for calm in trucking industry in face of shutdown threat
Indian Coastal Surveillance System Project Phase II
IN CONVERSATION: How West Africa economic partnership deals put the cart before the horse
Piracy: Confirmation that three people kidnapped from tanker Stelios K
Australian ports: Tiller Technical and Helm Operations launch expansion
WHARF TALK: Babcock swings into action at V&A Waterfront
Former Transnet executive loses bid to save frozen assets
Transnet Freight Rail engages customers on security concerns
First the UK Freeports Consultation, now the Bidding Process
Another drug haul success for CMF naval forces
NSRI & SA Air Force in deepsea medical emergency rescue
WHARF TALK: Namport experiences record truck visits at terminals
WHARF TALK: Durban Port Bulletin News
WHARF TALK: Durban Volume and Vessel Call Performance
Eni’s Coral-Sul FLNG project a step closer as last of 13 topside modules fitted
IN CONVERSATION: China’s Belt and Road mega-plan may devastate the world’s oceans, or help save them
WHARF TALK: Debmarine awards AMSOL 2-year offshore supply & support contract
Impact Africa joins Shell to explore Transkei & Algoa Blocks for oil and gas
African Energy Outlook 2021

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 18 October 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: MSC JESSENIA R

Latest News
Geo Searcher Update: SA Agulhas II returning to Gough Island to evacuate Geo Searcher survivors
BREAKING NEWS: Belize-flagged research vessel, GEO SEARCHER, sinks off Gough Island
WHARF TALK: R60m drydock refurbishments usher in new era of optimised growth for East London Port
NSRI to the rescue as fisherman loses consciousness on chokka boat
IN CONVERSATION:   Lockdown didn’t work in South Africa: why it shouldn’t happen again
Pirates are kidnapping more seafarers off West Africa, IMB reports
WHARF TALK: DNG Energy receives Transnet license to carry out LNG bunkering in Ngqura harbour
SARS Announces Improved Trade Facilitation Measures
The impact of covid-19 on seafarers & the South African maritime sector
Sishen-Saldanha Iron Ore Corridor to undergo maintenance shutdown
IN CONVERSATION: South African community wins right to access mining application. But who will win the war?
SA Port Statistics for September 2020 are now available here
SAMSA and ABSA in action together to assist fishing communities
CMA CGM upgrades EURAF-1 service with direct call at Tema, Ghana
Maersk bullish for Q3 & Q4 but 2,000 staff made redundant
US Navy & US Coast Guard remain committed to supporting African navies
NSRI evacuates injured seaman from ship in rough seas
Transnet focuses on nationwide level crossing awareness campaign
Seeing below the surface: LADAR trials promise enhanced vessel safety
Zambezi Bridge at Kazungula completed: connects Botswana and Zambia
WHARF TALK: Durban Port Bulletin News
WHARF TALK: Durban Volume & Vessel Call Performance
WHARF TALK: Ngqura’s role as first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) import terminal affirmed
WHARF TALK: Walvis Bay attracts increased Ro-Ro traffic
Royal Navy news: UK Carrier Strike Group assembles for the first time
Nobel Peace Prize goes to…. World Food Programme (WFP)
Djibouti begins transformation of historical port
MSC sees hydrogen & biofuels as key to future of shipping
The South African Navy Hydrographic Office (SANHO) 1922 TO 2020

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 23 August 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: YUAN WANG 6

Tanker Aegean II highjacked by pirates off Socotra
London Thamesport receives first train for Tideway East project
TPT develops logistics App to connect SA’s supply chain
Mauritius oil spill: potential government failures should be investigated
World Maritime Day Parallel Event postponed
Wakashio Update: UNCTAD responds
PICTURE PARADE: Holland America ships come a calling
TNPA pledges ongoing support for generation equality
Kenya-US free trade talks are under way: what Nairobi must get right from start
A.P. Moller-Maersk delivers strong second quarter performance
mv Wakashio oil spill in Mauritius: IMO helping to mitigate impacts
More congestion headaches at Durban Bayhead
Insurgents in command at Mocimboa da Praia: SADC offers belated condemnation
Large expansion for Port of Dar es Salaam car terminals
STERNPOST: Another view from London
Hamburg’s news leading light on the Elbe
Public Enterprises welcomes seizure of top Transnet executive’s assets
South Africa, Ghana engage in trade talks
WHARF TALK: MSC Cruises’ plans for cruising in South Africa
WHARF TALK: Durban weekly port summary
WHARF TALK: Durban weekly port performance
WHARF TALK: Cape Town weekly port summary
WHARF TALK: Cape Town weekly marine report
WHARF TALK: Cape Town Terminal Report
WHARF TALK: Port Elizabeth & Ngqura Report
WHARF TALK: Citrus – Orange season ending early
WHARF TALK: Drilling Rig Deepsea Stavanger returns to drill gas
Wakashio breaks up off the coast of Mauritius
IMO assists efforts to prevent oil spill from FSO Safer

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 2 August 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: MSC FLORIANA
ICTSI signs Kribi port concession contract
Spanish EU NAVFOR frigate ESPS Santa Maria goes straight to work
Competition between East Africa’s two main ports heats up
ESPO welcomes the EMSA and ECDC COVID-19 Guidance for safe and sustainable restoration of cruise operations
Wakashio grounding off Mauritius: latest update
Cape Town’s assembled straddle carriers go into service with TPT
Increase of container traffic for Kenyan SGR train
China-Europe rail freight traffic up by nearly a third
New RN patrol craft for Gibraltar
DP World Komatipoort becomes the first dry port east of Gauteng
What drove Asia’s economic success stories, and what should Africa emulate?
Indian Ocean Tsunami warning exercise
Benin Terminal’s red carpet out for first ever 300m container ship
USCGC Mellon pays off for the last time
More arrests involving fuel theft from Transnet pipeline
Wakashio grounding — captain was warned of danger
Transnet focus is on back of port to reduce Durban port congestion
CEVA Logistics launches three-part expansion plan into Africa
Marine scrubbers – Yara Marine tackles the great upheaval
UK preparing for BREXIT: Major new campaign to prepare UK for end of the transition period
New ferry for Lake Victoria’s Buvuma
WHARF TALK: News & Views From Along the Coast
Africa six-month trade with China drops 20%
Targeting container ships: AMSA launches campaign
Steps towards increased maritime security & economic growth in Kenya
UK Border Strategy consultation

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 12 July 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: MSC Sasha
Castor Marine to install Global 4G Connectivity on 30 Groningen vessels
The Chancellor speaks: Employment support schemes
Use technology to identify unnecessary maintenance, says LR
Horn…hornn…hornnnnn!   Vernon Buxton recalls the time of Union-Castle
Annual Sea Sunday online this Sunday
The Nautical Institute: New President
Mozambique Coastal shipping looks ahead
Total sub-contractors killed in ambush near Mocimboa da Praia
CMA CGM commits to fight illicit trafficking of protected species
Trucking strike hits productivity at ports
SAECS reinstates Cape Town call on SA-Europe export service
Islamic State threatens South Africa over involvement in Mozambique conflict
Total confident over security with Cabo Delgado gas project
UK Maritime Safety Week 2020
106-Year old Grand Dame of the Seas gets a new lease of life
Which navigation buoy?
NSRI assist with evacuating sick crewman from bulk carrier
Evac Evolution ballast water system for cable layer Etisalat
WHARF TALK: CMA CGM to launch Round the Africa service
WHARF TALK: Transnet Port Terminals Chief Executive appointed
WHARF TALK: Ship on fire off Port Edward coast, or was it an explosion?
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) and its World of Ports
Kenya govt backs down over edict forcing the use of SGR for freight
Kenya Court declares SGR contract with China’s CRBC illegal
Exercise Dynamic Mongoose 17 underway in the High North
WHARF TALK: Mysteries at the museum
WHARF TALK: Decongesting the Port of Durban
WHARF TALK: Cape Town catching up with backlogs
WHARF TALK: Mossel Bay reports steady flow of work for ship repair
WHARF TALK: Deepsea Stavanger mobilises for South Africa
BEST gives its best performance: terminal breaks an historic moves per vessel record
Pirates board ships off Cotonou,kidnap crew

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 28 June 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: HECTOR N
Djibouti offers to facilitate ship crew changes
Opinion Piece: Securing logistics operations in a data-first world
IMarEST announces partnership with ITN on online series
Fishing vessel attacked by pirates, 6 crew kidnapped
Decarbonisation initiatives will position shipping ahead of the regulatory curve
More arrests involving theft of rail equipment
Record reefer movement set for Walvis Bay
Pirates face trial under new Nigerian law
Walvis Bay targets 9,000-TEU ships as large ship calls
Today marks the International 2020 Day of the Seafarer
Namport enjoys 30% increase in cargo handling, thanks largely to Luderitz
Namport donates mobile office to Walvis Bay COVID-19 security checkpoint
We take a look at the US Navy deployed around the globe (In waters near to Africa)
Why South Africa has a keen interest in extremist violence in northern Mozambique
Latest terrorist activity in Cabo Delgado
FUGRO completes Middle East’s first autonomous geophysical route survey
NSRI responds to calls to evacuate injured of ill seafarers
SAECS main string stops calling at Cape Town due to delays
Marion Island’s last ice age happened earlier than we thought. Why it matters
New Zealand ban on cruise ships extended
Voith Schneider’s innovative electric propeller
UK announces free trade agreement negotiations: Australia and New Zealand
Kenya High Court orders suspension of Naivasha cargo order
PSC in action in the UK: Cruise ships in Tilbury and Bristol inspected
WHARF TALK: News & Views From Along the Coast

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