Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 25 May 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Logos Hope

Transnet Port Terminals focusing on increased volumes
Unpacking risk resilience ahead of the elections
SA Navy’s new hydrographic survey vessel delayed again
Trade News: Thordon contract to retrofit tailshaft bearings on 32 tugs
AMSOL tanker servicing West African fishing industry renamed Densu River
WHARF TALK: Emirati Royal Yachts – A+ & Blue
Citrus season off to a strong start – Transnet Port Terminals
Cape Town Container Terminal reefer volumes looking positive
High piracy risk in Red Sea, Gulf of Aden and adjoining waters – maritime security report
WHARF TALK: Commissioning, Service and Operating Vessel (CSOV) – REM WIND
In Conversation: Seychelles: floating baby corals can help save damaged reefs – new study
Stefanutti Stocks provides scour protection for Durban Cruise Terminal
Baltimore’s container ship Dali refloated and moved away from crash scene
USCG convenes Safety Board of Inquiry: Assessing port infrastructure risks
Port Elizabeth turns out for SA Agulhas II tour
WHARF TALK: high heat tanker – IVER ABILITY
Trade News: Vesconite Bearings delivers largest order to Netherlands customer
Dali to be moved away from Baltimore Bridge at 11:00 SA time today
Sinking of the MFV Lepanto: rescue efforts called off
SA Port Statistics for April 2024
WHARF TALK: PLAN type 054a frigate in Cape Town – CNS XUCHANG FFG-536
Somali maritime security training – Whole-of-government approach
MOL names newbuilding LNG carrier, Greenergy Ocean
Madagascar: Ballast Water Management and Anti-fouling Systems workshop
Chrystal Arctic suspects await trial in Seychelles holding facility
IRS and twin tug launch
Fishing vessel Lepanto sinks off Slangkop Point- 11 crew missing
IMO Workshops: Bangladesh – Safe, sustainable ship recycling
EIA highlights the millions of tons of illegal logs shipped from Mozambique to China

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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 15 July 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  Ngura and MSC Catania

Richards Bay port at virtual standstill following ‘stop work’ order
New Transnet Board appointed
WHARF TALK: cable laying vessel – NIWA
Torching of trucks an act of economic sabotage says Transport Mi
Gulf of Guinea: Resurgence of maritime piracy and armed robbery
TRADE NEWS: Thordon applies seal-embedded bearing involving no drydocking
Nigeria to destroy tanker laden with stolen oil
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose heavylift cargo vessel – DA DAN XIA
Over 300 migrants missing at sea between Senegal and Canary Islands
More trucks stopped and set alight on national roads
Uganda-Tanzania oil pipeline under more pressure
New Northern Cape rail crossing loop leads to increased manganese export volumes
WHARF TALK: Capesize gearless bulk carrier – CAPE GENESIS
In Conversation: Somaliland- Berbera city’s growth is being held back by a power supply monopoly
Timely Reminder: African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) is essential
NIMASA has lost focus, says NISA chairman 
Two new Mobile Cranes for Port of Maputo
Dois novos guindastes móveis para o Porto de Maputo
WHARF TALK: MR2 product tanker – NEUTRON SOUND
IMO Latest: Revised GHG reduction strategy adopted
Service Update: CMA CGM to launch TURAF EXPRESS service connecting Turkey, Malta and Algeria
Lobito Corridor aims at 1.5 million tons freight in three years
Service Update: MOL Proficiency to omit Cape Town call
Maritime security: Expanding skills in Africa and the Indian Ocean
MPA Singapore and Lloyd’s Register sign ‘Silk Alliance’ MoU

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 7 July 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  HELLAS MARGARITA

In Conversation: South Africa supports decarbonisation of shipping industry — in a lukewarm kind of way
IATA latest: Air Cargo demand remains weak in May
Proposed Coral Norte FLNG project in Mozambique nears reality
Cape Town container terminal delays attract surcharge and port omission
Suez Canal Authority’s latest floating dock is delivered
DNV develops new Shore Power class rules for tankers
Dredging to safeguard a Maldive islet
Delay in starting rehabilitation of Mozambique’s EN1 ‘backbone’ highway
Tanzania wants port operations excluded from natural wealth laws
Angola’s Sonangol’s journey towards partial privatization and shifting mission
A jornada da Sonangol de Angola rumo à privatização parcial e mudança de missão
Congestion on SA/Mozambique border leads to lengthy delays
WHARF TALK:  Aframax LR2 product tanker – STELLATA
Angola’s Lobito Atlantic Rail Corridor concession all signed up
Plastic pollution initiatives – Reducing waste across the globe
Give a crane a name! Stockholm sets an example
TFR says it is getting on top of coal line challenges
In Conversation: Protecting Congo’s forests: new timber parks will help fight illegal logging
Aviation safety in Africa: IATA launches programme to improve
WHARF TALK: Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) – FILIPPO BRUNELLESCHI
Tanzanian Govt on benefits arising from partnership with DP World at Port of Dar es Salaam
BW Energy commences production from Gabon’s second Dussafu Hibiscus/Ruche well
Xeneta Update: Long-term ocean freight rates fall again, with almost 50% drop in key pricing benchmark across last three months
TNPA publishes its approved Port Development Framework Plans
WHARF TALK: Cable Ship – TELIRI
Port of Lobito: Testing Singapore-developed maritime single window
Top UN official for Africa calls for added action to stop piracy’s spread
Hong Kong ship recycling Convention: Bangladesh accedes
Mozambique’s Lesson for Senegal: Don’t Let Violence Lead to Lost Opportunities
La leçon du Mozambique pour le Sénégal : Ne laissez pas la violence vous faire perdre des opportunités

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 7 May 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Zululand’s Jewel – Port of Richards Bay

Portuguese submarine NRP Arpão (S161) to call Cape Town 4 June
WHARF TALK: Asian Distant Water Fishing Fleets and Cape Town Pt 2
Djibouti’s floating dock fitted with ShibataFenderTeam (SFT) Wheel fenders
‘Inclusive, sustainable trade will allow Africa to realize full potential’ – Botswana President
CMA CGM’s CEVA Logistics adds four dual-fuel hybrid RORO car carriers
MedPort Tangier (APM Terminals) takes delivery of first two of eight new STS cranes
WHARF TALK: Asian Distant Water Fishing Fleets and Cape Town
Three seafarers abducted by pirates from US bulker off Gabon
Go-ahead given for new Mozambique port at Chongoene
Port Maputo truck staging area opened
Sierra Leone receives patrol vessel donated by China
New multi-purpose terminal to be developed at Pointe Noire port by AD Ports
WHARF TALK: MR2 products tanker – MINERVA JOANNA
Jesser Point Lighthouse completes 37 years of coastwatch service
Suez Canal Authority orders six new tugs and a floating dock
HM The King presents RN with new colours
Maersk lays plans for landmark green methanol ship arrival
Tanzania to sign contracts for three new lake ships
WHARF TALK: seismic survey vessel – SW DUCHESS
Large WW Ocean roro car carrier calls at Durban
TotalEnergies hesitates over Mozambique LNG restart: contractors told to be reasonable
TotalEnergies hesita sobre o reinício do GNL em Moçambique: empreiteiros aconselhados a serem razoáveis
Gordhan finally leaves for China: hoping to unblock deliveries of Transnet locos and spares
Satellite technology: Transformation of African agriculture
Xeneta rates alert: long-term ocean freight rates slump over 10% in April Update
In Conversation: Africa’s oceans are being protected to serve the interests of big foreign corporates
TNPA stages another roadshow for Transkei Grade 12 pupils
Where Climate Harms Fisheries, Piracy Prospers

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 29 January 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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First View: MSC Federica

TRANSNET APPROACHES MARKET FOR LEASE OF DURBAN-JOHANNESBURG CONTAINER CORRIDOR
Cargo ship Jin Tian sinks in sea between Japan and Korea
WHARF TALK: welcome addition to coastal cruises – NORWEGIAN JADE
Cold ironing at Port of Mombasa being assessed by ABL Group
Annual West Africa Obangame Exercise gets underway
Xeneta Container Freight Rates Update: Week 4
Tropical cyclone Cheneso in Mozambique Channel
WHARF TALK: semi-submersible heavy load carrier – ZHEN HUA 33
Cameroon introduces law aimed at Gulf of Guinea combatting piracy
IN CONVERSATION: Nigeria has a coastal litter problem:  it’s time to clean up
MSC and Maersk agree to dissolve their 2M Alliance
Port Maputo records strong growth in 2022
WHARF TALK:  subsea construction & support vessel – SKANDI ACERGY
NSRI involved in medically evacuating patient off cruise ship Azamara Journey
UN Secretary-General and the Ocean Emergency
IN CONVERSATION: Chinese workers on Africa’s infrastructure projects: the link with host political regimes
New milestone as FPSO sails for Senegalese/Mauritania project site
Nouvelle étape alors que le FPSO navigue vers le site du projet sénégalais/mauritanien
RB Logistics opens new logistics warehouse at Clairwood Logistics Park
Minerals Council reacts to social media campaign to stop coal exports through Richards Bay
WHARF TALK: one of the last RMS flagships – ST HELENA
AD Ports expands into Angola with a JV at the Luanda Multipurpose Terminal
Karpowership & MOL raise finance to develop Senegal FRSU
African marine traffic being monitored for invasion of South Asian malaria-carrying mosquito
IATA Manuals: Air cargo, ground handling, and operations – Revised Industry Standards 2023 Edition
At the height of the Durban cruise season
WHARF TALK: A big dredger, no doubt – HAM 318
Durban Bay, a place of beauty, or a cesspool?
Underwater protection – RFA PROTEUS
Denmark launches the world’s first digital ship register
Cape Town Terminal enjoys 8% increase in deciduous fruit volumes
In Conversation: South Africa’s underwater explorers are going deeper to map biodiversity and track climate change in the ocean

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 1 November 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  HÖEGH MASAN

Transnet pipeline fire in Durban – 3 dead
Meridian Port Services completes works on new 4th container berth at Tema – Phase 2
News flashes from along the coast
WHARF TALK: Lightweight yet full cargo – CMA CGM LAPIS
Vard Electro to retrofit battery package into Siem Offshore subsea vessels
Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller Center launches Zero Carbon Shipping strategy
Polar vessels meet at Harwich International
WHARF TALK: Supramax bulker from Saldanha Bay – THOR CHAIYO
Nigeria stakes its claim for a seat on the IMO Council
Moz Government confident Exxon Mobil intends continuing with gas projects in Cabo Delgado
Toyota SA launches locally produced Corolla Cross hybrid at Durban plant
Fugro completes seabed geo-data for Richards Bay port expansion
WHARF TALK: In Cape Town for a pitstop – TROGIR
At IMO Botswana comes in at No 175
EU NAVFOR opens discussions on support for Mozambique against insurgency
Piracy:  MSC Lucia rescued from pirates by Russian Navy destroyer
Work gets underway on Durban port’s new multi-million rand tug jetty
Saldanha port and rail factors hinder Kumba’s exports
WHARF TALK: LR1 Panamax tanker – CIELO DI ROTTERDAM
Fruit exports: SA has optimistic outlook for stoned fruit season
IN CONVERSATION: Climate change has already hit southern Africa. Here’s how we know
TNPA to host Maritime Engineering & Logistics webinar this Thursday
Piracy: Vessel boarding report offshore of Nigeria
Maersk Drilling goes for world record depth off Angola
Cruising on the River Nile on board SS Sphinx
WHARF TALK: Kamsarmax bulk carrier – ARTEMIS 1
MSC reports that the terminals at Port Sudan have ceased operations
OneLearn Global: Launch of lifesaving enclosed spaces course
Kotug sets up tug operations in Port Gentil, Gabon

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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 18 September 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  BAHRI ABHA

WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for the month of August 2021 are now available
WHARF TALK: product of a famous tradition – NORTHERN DEFENDER
Bolloré Logistics China handles six jack-up barges for Central West Africa
Hapag-Lloyd opens its own representation in Morocco
The UK DfT Maritime successes 2019-2021
TNPA pulls out of developing Ngqura liquid bulk storage terminal
Hapag-Lloyd introduces worldwide electronic Bills of Lading
WHARF TALK: Twin visitor to Cape Town: MUTRIBA
The Royal Navy outlines future vision
More gunboats, please!
Google and project44 partner to provide clients with better, real-time visibility into their supply chains
WHARF TALK: Maersk SAECS service container ship SANTA CRUZ
UK calls for zero global shipping emissions by 2050
Maersk boss calls for date to end oil-fueled ships
Transnet pilot boat Petrel back in service at port of Cape Town
AIRFREIGHT: WHO logistics hub airlifts its largest single shipment of humanitarian cargo to Ethiopia
Port Window: Durban Port Bulletin report
Port Window: Port of Durban Volume & Vessel Call Performance
WHARF TALK: KOTC’s MR2 tanker AL ADAILIAH
Angola launches international tender for Lobito Corridor concession
The International Bargaining Forum concludes negotiations: Seafarers’ Covid sacrifice recognised
Global shipping removes Kenya from piracy Red List
MSC container ship MSC Katrina in difficulty off Cape South Coast
WHARF TALK: One of an own-fleet of good looking, multi-purpose vessels – RED CEDAR
ASYCUDA at 40: Keeping international trade flowing
Zambia seizes 200 trucks from Tanzania – report
Scanners to be deployed at Nigeria’s at Apapa, Tin Can and Onne ports
Shipborne SeaQ Energy Storage System in platform supply vessels
Namport explains report of container collapse in harbour
CMA CGM freezes spot freight rate increases until end January 2022
Montfort Group acquires Matola oil tanking terminal

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 6 June 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:    BARRINGTON ISLAND

WHARF TALK: A Cape Town facelift for MSC ship, GH Meltemi
Maersk FEW3 West Africa-Far East service includes call at DP World Cochin terminal
UK Custom and Tax Freeports: A golden opportunity for trade and manufacturing
…….The view from Solent Gateway Ltd
Ethiopia completes over 2,700 kilometres of asphalted highways
A new figurehead for Cutty Sark
AIRFREIGHT: African airlines resume flights
WHARF TALK: Gruaud Larose – Fertiliser in a Chinese ship named for a Bordeaux wine estate
ILLEGAL LOGGING: 66 Containers of Stolen Illegal Timber Return to Mozambique
Al Mawashi green light to ship more livestock from East London in mid summer
WHARF TALK: Distant water tuna fishing vessel Kao Fong 372
IN CONVERSATION: How illegals fishing harms Nigeria and what to do about it
Iranian Navy ship Kharg catches fire & sinks in Gulf of Oman
Passenger boat sinks in River Niger, 92 confirmed dead
PIRACY: Gulf of Guinea pirates attack fishing vessel IRIS S – 5 crew kidnapped
WHARF TALK: Surprising caller of LPG tanker Clipper Moon
Mammoet launches two floating drydocks via float-off operation in Saudi Arabia
WHARF TALK: MUR Shipping’s African Avocet
IMO and Autonomous ships: Regulatory scoping exercise completed
TRADE NEWS: Ocean Infinity selects DNV’s ShipManager for innovative robotic vessels
NSPCA up in arms over needless death of another 43 cattle at sea
GB’s national flagship proposal: To promote British businesses around the world
IN CONVERSATION: Africa’s free trade area offers great promise. But only if risks are managed with resolve
WHARF TALK: The Russians are coming! SCF Pearl
Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado crisis: SA says send troops; Tanzania says no troops, instead negotiate, develop
Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado crisis: Who will be top dog?
Transnet meets Richards Bay stakeholders to share Port Master Plan
IN CONVERSATION: Delay in sending regional forces to Mozambique could exact a high price
New SGTM ferry from Austal Vietnam to operate among the Comoros Islands
Hapag-Lloyd further expands its container fleet: 60,000 TEU ordered
WHARF TALK: Where does an old ship go to die? Lobelia R.I.P.
Phase-out of Santa Rosa from SAECS service, Maersk Luz becomes last-minute replacement
The Honourable Company of Master Mariners’ New Master 2021-2022
CMA CGM takes delivery of latest 23,000-TEU ship, CMA CGM Trocadero
WHARF TALK: Granada – one of Cape Town’s ‘long-stayers’

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