Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 10 May 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: LA TONDA
Possible boarding and kidnapping from ship in Luba anchorage
Bunker One strengthens bunker fleet in West Africa
Need for crew changeovers is of utmost urgency, says IMO
NSRI Port Elizabeth evacuate patient from ship passing South Africa
Kenya’s Rift Valley Railway gets a second chance
Global study reveals mismatch between land and seafloor debris
MSC grants go to South African fisheries & research projects
Wharf Talk: shipping and port activities around the coast
Filipino seafarer airlifted to hospital from bulker off KZN coast
Hapag-Lloyd adjusts rotation of worldwide services
Pemba Port logistics base takes shape
COVID-19 Accelerates adoption of technology-enabled Smart Cities approach
COVID-19 hand sanitizer safety warning
Saldanha’s Oiltanking MOGS takes its first shipment of crude oil
News from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA)
Rwanda tightens controls over trucks arriving at borders
Nigerian port concessionaires dig deep to fight COVID-19
Contract signed to construct pier and landing facility at Mozambique’s Palma
Workers evacuated from FPSO Serpentina offshore Equatorial Guinea
Reports of changes and new appointments within Transnet divisions
NSRI called out to perform offshore medical evacuations
USNS Comfort returns to Norfolk, Virginia
Abundant grain harvest means sufficient staple grain supply
Mozambique claims successes in dealing with Islamic insurgents
Piracy: Crew kidnapped offshore of Libreville, Gabon
Maersk Line-operated Santa Catarina sets new Port Maputo container record
ExxonMobil Rovuma LNG project slows down due to COVID-19 & low oil prices
ICS call on ships horns to be heard: watch and listen
USN and RN exercise in Arctic waters
Exports of SA’s citrus to Japan and China well underway  
Transaid: Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa  
Pirates raid products tanker Vemahope, kidnap 10 seafarers 

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 27 April 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

Front Page: JONAS OLDENDORFF
Veecraft awarded tender to build new Transnet workboats
Hapag-Lloyd voids sailings on Middle East India Express (MIAX) service
Escalation in Islamist terror attacks in northern Mozambique
APM Terminals Nigeria supports country’s COVID-19 response
Four new RTGs for Guinean Port of Conakry
Video film of RMS Transvaal Castle sailing to South Africa
WFP Chief warns of hunger pandemic as COVID-19 spreads
Pacific International Line (PIL) introduces enhancement
ONE reports on port terminal operations in South Africa
Autonomous Port of Douala lays out plans for the future
You are not alone. You are not forgotten. – IMO Kitack Lim to seafarers
Cameroon’s Kribi port cargo volumes up 17 per cent
Drugs seized from smuggler’s dhow in Pemba Bay sold by crooked cops
Clear your cargo please says GPHA, restrictions on movements don’t apply
DP World Launches Worldwide Digital Platforms
Nigerian Ports Authority orders further 14-day suspension of terminal demurrage fees
Bio-UV Group’s BWTS technology adapted to kill coronavirus on surfaces
Port of East London open and handling essential commodities
Horn of Africa News: Puntland bans cross-border trucking; Saudi Arabia lifts ban on Somalia livestock
Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge railway 90% complete, says Federal Government
Tazara suspends cross-border passenger rail operations due to COVID-19 concerns
Financial support for England’s fishing businesses: Coronavirus, Domestic Fisheries Policy
Transnet makes personal protective equipment (PPE) donation
Customs & ports urged to maintain flow of critical goods during pandemic
USS Porter enters the Black Sea
Stevedore dies in accident at Walvis Bay
Half the crew of French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle test positive with COVID-19
Master of Hamburg Süd ship killed by his crew
Pirates board container ship Tommi Ritscher outside Cotonou

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 2 February 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

Front Page: MURRAY EXPRESS & SYMPHONY
Cruise Ship cavalcade — photo story
Transnet announces plans to prevent coronavirus from entering country’s ports
How the shipping industry is charting a course toward climate disaster
Kenya expected to sign significant trade deal with US in coming week
Rovuma Venture consortium to develop three business development centres
Transnet National Ports Authority warns of job scams involving TNPA
AP Moller Capital to invest in West African port and logistics infrastructure
Marco Polo returns to South Africa
Free port of Monrovia applies restrictions on ship sizes
NYK, Bolloré & Toyota Tsusho to build the new RoRo terminal at Port Said
Business called to support Africa’s economic aspirations
Record-high fruit exports at Cape Town Container Terminal
EU Exit: The Get Ready for Brexit campaign-Findings by the National Audit Office (NAO)
NIMASA D-G explains why new floating dock remains unused
DP World awarded 30-year concession for the South Container Terminal at Jeddah Islamic Port
United Kingdom commits to Africa’s economic transformation
Freight volumes drop 9.7% but Tazara management remain confident
DP World’s Cold Storage in Rwanda makes its mark
Pakistan latest country to ban use of open-loop scrubbers in local waters
‘Angola’ model used to finance infrastructure becomes ‘Ghana model’
US icebreaker Polar Star reaches Antarctica
Angola and Mozambique are both exposed to risks of over-indebtedness
Sao Tome and China agree to leave Sao Tome port project to private sector
Shipping needs to prepare for coronavirus restrictions: Hill Dickinson warns
Transnet engages with Richards Bay Municipality over Naval Island closure
In these waters: USN activities in the seas around Africa

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 17 November 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: HSL PARATY
Namport marks 15 years of ISO Management systems accreditations
Some week end views and news briefs
Port Statistics for the month of October 2019 are now available here
Six Tanzanians executed by terrorists near Mozambique border
Pyrolusite imported through the Port of Walvis Bay
AfCFTA implementation presents opportunities for BRICS investment: Ramaphosa
Africa Investment Forum 2019: MOU brings good news for Africa’s rail networks
Damen Shipyards supplies three FCS Patrol Vessels for Nigeria’s SR Platforms
CMA CGM takes part in Madagascar International Transport Logistics & Handling Fair
Grimaldi names first of seven new car carriers Grande Torino
European Union gives backing to AfCFTA
Carnival Horizon: Manhattan Cruise Terminal Pier 88 / 90: NTSB Report
Kumba lowers its iron ore export outlook
SASDock floating dock transfers to East London
Dredgers ITALENI & ISANDLWANA go to work in Port of Cape Town
ITF calls for urgent regional cooperation to tackle rising piracy in Gulf of Guinea
Mixed results in Transnet’s interim half-year results
IMO launches online tool to smooth ship reporting formalities
DHL subsidiary Saloodo! launches first international digital road freight platform in Africa
Russian and Chinese naval ships gather at Cape Town ahead of Exercise Mosi
Transnet donation provides for squint eye surgery to young children
USN in these waters
Remembrance 2019
Namdock secures significant Angolan Navy maintenance contract
Introduction to PEMA: Port Equipment Manufacturers Association
Danish bunker specialist Monjasa opens bunker service in Angola
MSC Cruises becomes first global cruise line with carbon neutral operations
Total appoints Shearwater GeoServices for further seismic survey of Brulpadda site

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 29 April 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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First View 1: EAGLE MATSUYAMA
Big welcome for NSRI’s new generation Search & Rescue vessel
Transnet prepares to take delivery of two new AW109SP helicopters
Cyclone Kenneth comes ashore near Pemba
Warming seas & wetter atmosphere feeding the deluge delivered by cyclones
Somali piracy rears its ugly head again
Techobanine deepwater port project ‘cherished’ by Moz government
Bonny River anchorage pirates strike again, six seamen abducted
Durban port in massive clean-up mode, calls for support
Red Alert issued for Cyclone Kenneth as it barrels towards north Mozambique
Cyclone Kenneth 24S reaches Mozambique coast near port of Pemba today
Cyclone Lorna 25S in mid Indian Ocean gets named
Government calls on business to take the lead in transforming the fishing industry
Botswana and Namibia presidents visit Namport
Digital Container Shipping Association established
Durban port delays due to pollution in bay
The U.S. Coast Guard’s Mission to Africa
Viking Sun brings an end to Eastern & Western Cape’s 2018/19 Cruise Season
Small craft still missing from Beira after cyclone Idai
Weather disruptions at Durban port
Tropical Storm 24S now a full cyclone named Kenneth, Mozambique landfall expected in 48-72 hours
CSAV shipping company faces prosecution for cartel conduct
IRClass to provide classification services for India’s Border Security Force
French naval ships dock in Cape Town at end of mission
Nigerian Navy arrests American security patrol vessel
Peterside reiterates commitment to competitive maritime sector
Two potential cyclones ‘brewing’in Indian Ocean
Some fine ship models come to auction in London
AfDB approval for Central Africa Strategy
2018 was not the best of years for Damen Shipbuilding
SAMSA leads mission to Miami to draw more cruise ships to South Africa
Armed pirates open fire and board tanker in Bonny River anchorage
French take delivery of fourth Multi-Mission naval ship
US Navy and French Navy aircraft carrier groups joint exercise in Red Sea
Leading maritime capitals of the world report 2019
Preparing for major incidents at sea

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 4 March 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Here are the news headlines:
First View 1: EASTERN LIGHT
Tema’s new container terminal means layoffs at the Inland Container Depots, says Ghana Ports Authority
Cyclone Haleh threatens mid Indian Ocean
Capespan’s The Logistics Group (TLG) ready to expand facilities to the fresh fruit export sector
New Comoros communications undersea cable to become operational in third quarter
Japan comes out in support of open-loop scrubbers, says no threat to environment
Anadarko Petroleum to invest US$176 million in Mozambique the first half of 2019
MODEC awarded FPSO contract for SNE Field offshore Senegal
Digital facelift for Mombasa tea trade
New Uganda port for Kampala receives go-ahead
UK Defence Secretary announces £235 million submarine nuclear propulsion deal
Transport Minister in Durban today to address inaugural Maritime Transport Sector Dialogue
Suez Canal registers highest daily tonnage in 150 years
Dynamar: The East & Southern Africa Container Trades 2019
UK ordered to hand back Chagos Islands (and Diego Garcia) to Mauritius
Nigerian ports reopen after election shutdown
CSA 2020 says Scrubber Washwater Composition Study showed positive results
South Africa’s ZACube-2 nanosatellite transmits first images from space
Cloudy Waters
Attempted pirate attack on container ship in Gulf of Guinea
Mozambique deploys troops to the north to protect gas exploration
Five new diesel-electric locomotives arrive in Maputo for CFM
Strike action by port workers rejecting concessioning at Port Sudan
Viking Jupiter delivered with Thordon water lubricated propulsion arrangement
French ship Cassard conducts 2nd drug seizure off coast of Oman
Ethiopia signs pipeline deal with Djibouti
Keel laid to mark construction of first of three Multi-Mission Inshore Patrol vessels for SA Navy
Stay watching this space as more news will follow…..
Red faces as two MSC Cruises’ ships embarrassingly collide
Fifth drug strike for HMS Dragon under CTF 150 Command
Jihadists attack Anadarko workers near Palma and execute one man — Anadarko seeks armoured vehicles
Namport and Port of Dunkerque sign Memorandum of Understanding
Wilhelmsen reports strong results for fourth quarter 2018 — 5% increase in top line
New strategic appointments strengthen Southern African Shipyard’s team
Construction commences at Port of Ngqura Liquid Bulk Terminal
Durban-built barge will be only one of its kind in the world
Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) to focus on business opportunities in Greece
Djibouti says Doraleh is now better run than a year ago and is a world-class commercial and logistics hub
TNPA has contingency plan for Port Elizabeth tanker berth outage

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News 25 February 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

First View 1: TROPICAL I
First View 2: AFRICA HARRIER
Jihadists attack Anadarko workers near Palma and execute one man — Anadarko seeks armoured vehicles
Namport and Port of Dunkerque sign Memorandum of Understanding
Wilhelmsen reports strong results for fourth quarter 2018 — 5% increase in top line
New strategic appointments strengthen Southern African Shipyard’s team
Construction commences at Port of Ngqura Liquid Bulk Terminal
Durban-built barge will be only one of its kind in the world
Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) to focus on business opportunities in Greece
Djibouti says Doraleh is now better run than a year ago and is a world-class commercial and logistics hub
TNPA has contingency plan for Port Elizabeth tanker berth outage
Port of Hamburg sets record for intermodal sea/rail traffic
Ex president’s son arrested for hidden Ematum debts scandal
James Fisher expands further into Middle East by acquiring Murjan
Royal Caribbean orders sixth Oasis-class ship
SCRUBBER DEBATE: CSA 2020 voices concerns over scrubber proposal from European Commission
South Africa on show at New York’s 22nd Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit
COSCO Shipping Lines and Bolloré Transport & Logistics sign MoU to develop new synergies
Matadi Gateway Terminal unlocks shipping system benefits
Mozambique’s Rovuma to commence exporting first LNG in 2022, says ENI
Saldanha Bay IDZ attracts R3 billion worth of investment
Ocean Infinity discovers missing Stellar Daisy 1800 miles west of Cape Town
Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering awarded to the creators of the GPS
South Africa to host EU-SADC joint council
Mine Counter Measures Exercise Dynamic Move
EXMAR Ship Management opts for LuminUltra to verify quality of onboard drinking water
Australia’s CSIRO develops smelting process to produce soluble phosphate for fertiliser
Port of Mombasa targets 1.6 million TEU by 2022 through increasing efficiency
Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) strengthens footprint
NATO in the Eastern Mediterranean
ISSA executive to play key role in Africa Cup of Nations
All systems go for Armed Forces Day in Cape Town
All ten crew rescued as fishing vessel Ankoveld sinks off Saldanha Bay
SAMSA sets up inquiry into deadly Durban ship fire
Zille says over R1 billion ploughed into Saldanha Bay IDZ
Parliament steps up efforts to assist South African sugar industry
Some news you may have missed last week…(headlined in Green)
Deadly fire on fishing trawler at Durban’s Bayhead ship repair wharf
Another great Australian maritime business success story
South Africa expects to reach roll-over agreement with the UK following Brexit
South African Port Statistics for the month of January 2019 are now available
Kenya Govt commissions construction & rehabilitation of Lamu jetties
Contracts for luxury sailing ship Sea Cloud Spirit awarded
OLDER NEWS CAN BE FOUND HERE AT NEWS CATEGORIES…….

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News 18 December 2018

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Here are the News Headlines:

First View : SILVER DISCOVERER
Next First View : SAS PROTEA

Mission to Seafarers’ Christmas message: Call to action on seafarers’ mental health
Wentworth Resources to pull out of Mozambique, concentrate on Tanzania
Mozambique fishing remains in the hands of artisanal fishermen
Navy frigate SAS Spioenkop collides with SAS Drakensberg
Well-known personality in the Port of Durban, Willem Kruk, has passed away
South African port statistics for November are available here
South Africa deposits instrument ratifying TFTA
Another oil vessel splits in two at Tema port anchorage
Mozambique Navy & Fisheries personnel receive maritime counter piracy training from French
Hydrographers can now add letters after their name
Another three terrorist attacks made in Mozambique’s Palma district
CMA CGM wins top environmental award
The Dragon strikes again, seizes second haul of drugs from dhow in Indian Ocean
Special Feature: Remember Winter in the North Atlantic 40 years ago
Dredger Isandlwana sails from Durban to dredge at Port of Mossel Bay
HMS Queen Elizabeth returns to Portsmouth
Mozambique fisheries minister denies any knowledge of Chinese fishing boats
Ballast water treatment UV doses must be consistent
The 1st International Shipmasters’ Congress, ISC ’19
The clouds over Brexit
Brexit: Comments from the Freight Transport Association & Road Haulage Association
Bolloré Logistics opens new logistics hub in Lastoursville, Gabon
EU NAVFOR marks 10 years of maritime ops, but pirates strike off Cameroon
Look South, Not North, Europe told
Anadarko selects TechnipFMC & Van Oord for its Mozambique offshore subsea LNG project
Innovate Durban: Maritime Youth Innovation Challenge

EARLIER NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED…….
South African crew arrested on MSC Seaside for drug smuggling
Damen first Fishing Seminar success
Djibouti eyes its hinterland, to resume services to South Sudan
Maersk sets zero co2 emission target by 2050
South Africa welcomes parliament’s approval of AfCFTA
Uganda becomes latest nation to ratify African Continental Free Trade Agreement
Ghana Ships Suppliers Association is launched
Graduation Day for junior naval officers at the South African Naval College
EU NAVFOR marks 10 years of presence in Western Indian Ocean
Tullow to search for oil & gas off Comoros
Transnet to plot a new course going forward
South Africa exits technical recession in third quarter
Sishen-Saldanha rail line to be reopened on Monday 9 December
Sunken tug De Mist slowly emerging from the waters of Simon’s Town
UK strengthens defence partnership with Ukraine in face of increasing Russian aggression
UK’s MoD announces new Royal Navy chiefs
TPT introduces another port tech innovation for auto sector
MoD Navy news HMS Diamond and Cyprus
Environmental report understates potential catastrophe on the East Coast
A new book on ships and trades: Tramp Ships: An Illustrated History
The return of Sailing Ships

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Here are the day’s News Headlines:

First View : HANSA EUROPE
South Africa Re-elected to IALA Council
NIMASA takes delivery in Lagos of its long awaited floating dock
Saldanha workboat Crested Tern returns to service after inspection
Service change for CMA CGM’s SAMWAF service between Brazil, South & South-western Africa
Concern mounts over rise in jihadi terrorism in Mozambique’s Palma & Mocimboa da Praia regions
Aiteo denies complicity in protests targeting commander of Operation Delta Safe (OPDS)
Class action lawsuit brought against Aegean Marine Petroleum Network
Djibouti seeks equitable solution to dispute with DP World over Doraleh port
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : PANTANAL

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Here are the day’s News Headlines:

First View : STENAWECO SPIRIT
Two Chinese-built patrol ships for Namibian Navy commissioned
Alpha Logistics, LBH Mozambique and Subtech Mozambique sign MoU
Another lady in distress in the harbour
CMA CGM’s nine new 22,000-TEU super container ships will use LNG
Postponed memorial service to halt Durban port operations today
Tanker Pretty Scene is to be auctioned on Tuesday, 5 December 2017
Press Release: Production times on marine bearings reduced
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : MR PEGASUS

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