Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 17 July 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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First View: STENA IMPRIMIS

Angola’s Sonangol to take 20% stake in future oil discoveries
TPT launches exposure programme for youth in port cities
ONE Line delivers recycled clothing for African cyclone victims
Cruise orderbook hits new high of over $69 billion
Pirates attack Turkish ship Paksoy-1 off Nigeria, 10 crew abducted
Chinese express interest in re-launching the Lobito Corridor & Benguela Railway
Another Port Elizabeth offshore patient evacuation for the NSRI
ONE Introduces Africa India Middle East (AIM) Service
Heavylift BOKA Vanguard successfully lifts giant Carnival cruise ship
Lot of homework before AfCFTA can reshape the economy
South African port statistics for June 2019 are now available
MPS Terminal 3 at Port of Tema, Ghana handles first container ship
MV Grace 1, more…
NATO port visit: Exercise Sea Breeze 2019

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 13 May 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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BREAKING NEWS: TNPA bans all diving and fishing in Durban Harbour due to sewage
Knud E Hansen designs new LNG-powered RoRo vessels for Wallenius-SOL
New Ugandan Lake Victoria ferry nears completion at Jinja
Konecranes to equip Tema Terminal 3 with 11 lift trucks
African businesses urged to ‘dive into’ the Blue Economy
Port Focus: Hutchison Ports BEST* terminal increases its capacity
Blueye Robotics & Inchcape to partner using drones for underwater inspection services
Railway between Port of Beira and Zimbabwe undergoes reconstruction
ExxonMobil provides $100,000 in cyclone Kenneth relief aid
Oil tanker Apecus crew remain hostage as owners negotiate with pirates
Heavylift semi-submersible BLUE MARLIN highjacked by West African pirates
African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) set to enter into force on 30 May 2019
Hapag-Lloyd talks about growth plans in Ghana
New sensors protect vulnerable Malawians against deadly lightning
South Africa-South Sudan sign oil exploration and production sharing agreement
No Chinese loan to further develop Kenya’s SGR to Kisumu
50 years of Royal Navy nuclear service: New submarine is named
SAMSA concern over possible IMO STCW ‘White List’ delisting of South Africa
Boost for Mombasa port as SGR & port modernisation yields results
CMA CGM boosts cashew nut run between Africa and Vietnam
Good start of the year for Port of Nacala
Ecowas Regional Transport Integration Project gets underway
Tau Morwe steps down after six months as acting head of Transnet

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News 18 March 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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Book Review: Beyond the Harbour Lights
Martek introduces marine anti drone detection system
Grande America fire Bay of Biscay. EMSA communiqué
Cyclone Idai comes ashore near Beira, losses of life reported
Call for Maritime Transport Policy by Ghanaian Maritime Authority
Saga Pearl II makes her first and only viit to Port Elizabeth
Malawi, Mozambique send SOS to South Africa over Cyclone Idai
Simon’s Town NSRI called out to medivac ill fisherman off Cape Point
BREXIT: Enough is enough, says Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
Pirates attack offshore support vessel off Nigeria, five crew abducted
British Chambers of Commerce: UK must avoid messy and disorderly exit on 29 March
Sandra Opoku appointed as GPHA’s first female director of Tema port
Port of Ngqura opens the doors for Eastern Cape boat builders
Red alert as Cyclone Idai draws nearer to Beira coast
MoU set to be a game changer for East London and its port
ONE advice: EU Customs — Impact on EU Security filing requirements in case of No-Deal Brexit
Namport women honoured on International Women’s Day
Nozipho Mdawe appointed as acting chief executive of TNPA
Top people in Transnet suspended, includes TNPA & TFR chief executives
Dramatic Biscay rescue by the Royal Navy
Tanker Histria Ivory attacked by pirates in Gulf of Guinea, sailors abducted
South African port statistics for the month of February 2019 are now available
YouTube SABC interviews Transnet Board chairman Popo Molefe re corruption
Nacala port acquires a new mobile crane for general cargo
Cyclone Idai 18S update
Combined Task Force 150 intercepts 4 tons of narcotics in 24 Hours
Port of Tema expansion on schedule for June 2019 inauguration
Vigilance essential despite reduction to Piracy in the Indian Ocean
Bidvest appoints Mpumi Madisa as new chief executive officer-designate
A fine naval biography: Henry Harwood, Hero of the River Plate
EARLIER NEWS..(headlined in Blue)
New cyclone rapidly forming over northern Mozambique Channel
Lucky escape for Norwegian Escape
14th Pacific Partnership mission: Strengthening ties in the Indo-Pacific region
The growing debate on scrubbers: Yara says keep options open
Port Elizabeth tanker berth repairs progressing well, say TNPA
More shipowners join CSA 2020 in support of exhaust gas cleaning systems
SOME NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED..(headlined in Green)
Cyclone Haleh continues to weaken but new storm in Moz Channel threatens
Port of Ngqura Container Terminal welcomes another big ship
Somaliland building strategic road linking Berbera with Ethiopia
Piracy and drug smuggling continues to challenge navies
Positive results reported by Grindrod

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News 11 March 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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Vigilance essential despite reduction to Piracy in the Indian Ocean
Bidvest appoints Mpumi Madisa as new chief executive officer-designate
A fine naval biography: Henry Harwood, Hero of the River Plate
New cyclone rapidly forming over northern Mozambique Channel
14th Pacific Partnership mission: Strengthening ties in the Indo-Pacific region
The growing debate on scrubbers: Keeping options open
Port Elizabeth tanker berth repairs progressing well, say TNPA
More shipowners join CSA 2020 in support of exhaust gas cleaning systems
NEWS FROM EARLIER THIS WEEK…….
Cyclone Haleh system continues to weaken but new storm in Moz Channel threatens
Port of Ngqura Container Terminal welcomes another big ship
Somaliland building strategic road linking Berbera with Ethiopia
Piracy and drug smuggling continues to challenge navies
Positive results reported by Grindrod
NSRI Port Elizabeth called out to assist with shark-bite victim
Women in Maritime, IMO’s gender programme
Refurbishment of Mossel Bay Admin Building underway
Mozambique says EU lacks transparency in tuna fishing negotiations
Discovering our universe — share your views
DoT to launch interim sector development council in June
Ships delayed at Cape Town because of no pilot boat
Development Council mooted to develop and transform the maritime sector
Corporatisation of TNPA is on the cards, says transport minister
News from ESA: Methane and ozone data products from Copernicus Sentinel-5P
Cyclone Haleh 17S update
Drilling at the proven Brulpadda site off Mossel Bay to resume in December
New deepwater waterway into Abidjan harbour is opened for shipping
French Mistral-class helicopter carrier to visit the Cape during annual mission
Mozambique files lawsuit against Credit Suisse, Privinvest and three ex-Privinvest employees
Hapag-Lloyd hits Nigerian importers with US$700/box fee
Tema’s new container terminal means layoffs at the Inland Container Depots, says Ghana Ports Authority
Cyclone Haleh threatens mid Indian Ocean
NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED…..
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

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News — 19 November 2018

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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First View : A80
Total prepares to start drilling off South African coast
Pemba Logistics Base to receive ships from January
PE Port Festival launched with focus on the people of Port Elizabeth
New bold vision tilts capital flows into Africa
SA Port Statistics for the month of October 2018 are now available here
Waning piracy threat off East Africa no reason for relaxation: IMO Durban workshop hears
ForSea (formerly HH Ferries Group) completes conversion of the world’s largest battery ferries
DP World Inland Container Terminal opens near Kigali, Rwanda
Greenpeace Africa celebrates a decade Of environmental activism
Disappointing start to MSC Musica’s island cruises
World’s most powerful Cutter Suction Dredger Spartacus is launched
The latest edition of The Navigator is available for download now
Strong winds, sea swell closes Durban port to incoming vessels   (Update Tuesday 19h00)
IMO Durban workshop has shipping safety & security under spotlight
Piracy–EU NAVFOR protection team keeping vital food aid safe
Successful Africa Oil Week closes with promising outlook for Africa
Exercise Trident Juncture 2018 — NATO destroys wartime mines
Navy tug De Mist sinks in Simon’s Town harbour
Remembrance: Their Liveth for Evermore
Madagascar by ESA’s Copernicus Sentinel
WS Sirius, Most powerful harbour & ocean going tugboat enters service in Brazil
Twenty-seven South African organisations take part in Chinese import expo
Maputo-Catembe Bridge opens over Maputo Bay
EARLIER NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED…….
Mozambique Island hosts 15th Seminar on Indo-Portuguese History
HNoMS Helge Ingstad NATO warship collision
Mozambique Navy officers & personnel training in India
Gas profits to pay for portion of Mozambique’s Ematum debt
Damen to present new leasing fund for African shipowners
Syrah Resources sells Mozambique graphite to Chinese buyer
MSC Musica arrives in South Africa at start of 2018/19 summer season
OLDER NEWS CAN BE FOUND AT NEWS CATEGORIES…….
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities   

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News — 11 November 2018

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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First View : MSC MUSICA
Twenty-seven South African organisations take part in Chinese import expo
Maputo-Catembe Bridge opens over Maputo Bay
Mozambique Island hosts 15th Seminar on Indo-Portuguese History
HNoMS Helge Ingstad NATO warship collision
Mozambique Navy officers & personnel training in India
Gas profits to pay for portion of Mozambique’s Ematum debt
Damen to present new leasing fund for African shipowners
Syrah Resources sells Mozambique graphite to Chinese buyer
MSC Musica arrives in South Africa at start of 2018/19 summer season
Norway increases its support for the prevention of illegal fishing across Africa
Cyclone 03 developing strongly north of Mauritius, NE of Madagascar   DEVELOPING STORY
South Africa & Kenya to introduce multiple entry visa 
UK cements position in Gulf with new joint base in Oman    
UAE’s DP World sues China’s Merchants Port for unlawful action

Earlier News You May Have Missed…….

Tau Morwe returns….. as Transnet Acting Group CE
IMO and splendid efforts on maritime security
Moscord’s drive to become the ‘Amazon’ of shipping
Sovereign guarantee required for Mozambique’s entry into gas sector
Piracy reported again off West Africa – hostages taken
Vale forecasts dramatic reduction in 2018 Mozambique 2018 coal production   
Record low hijackings yet danger persists in Gulf of Guinea       
Fourth new cruise ship for Virgin Voyages    CRUISING   
International: London Thamesport’s short sea role strengthened by Containerships   
The greatest maritime rescue in history-OCEANOS    FEATURE
Master Mariners recognition for South Africa’s top salvage master Capt Nick Sloane    
International: Maersk launches instant container bookings     
Port Elizabeth reopened to shipping following crane collapse      
International: Bulk sector prospects positive but challenges ahead – Abto   
At Last: Port of Richards Bay Floating Dock gets green light of approval  
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : MSC MUSICA

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Here are the day’s News Headlines:

First View : AFRICAN BUZZARD
Namport, Walvis Bay tightens up on change of ships agents in port
NIMASA says it is working to secure release of 12 crew taken by pirates
IORA delegation visits Operation Phakisa projects in Port Elizabeth
Liebherr Reachstackers reinforce Port of Durban
UN Economic Commission for Africa pushes for African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)
South Africa to pilot e-Visa in New Zealand
Shippers up in arms over sulphur cap surcharges
Setting standards for the future of shipping–DNV GL releases autonomous and remotely operated ship guideline
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : JOLLY DIAMANTE

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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First View : POLONIA
Pirates raid bulker Glarus off Bonny Island, take 12 hostages
Lake Victoria’s MV Nyerere death toll passes 200
Madagascan licensing bidding opens at Africa Oil Week
Second shipment of copper ore reaches Lobito by train from DRC
DAFF formalises small-scale fisheries
English High Court continues restraint against Djibouti Port Company
President Ramaphosa on stimulating the South Africa economy
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : UACC RAS TANURA

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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First View : BRITISH CHIEF
South Africa signs Africa Continental Free Trade Area agreement
RETUSA calls for strike action at Transnet terminals for next Wednesday to Friday
New navigational aids being introduced at Port of Maputo
EU NAVFOR maintaining 24-hour watch to keep Horn of Africa trade lanes open
Ghana Revenue Authority reminds importers of cargo tracking note (CTN)
Cape Town Container Terminal reopens after another weather stoppage
Vard secures contract to build new luxury expedition cruise ship for Hapag-Lloyd
NATO Maritime Group handover
UK and Irish Waters — Differential GPS User Survey
Trainee Program in Glander International Bunkering
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : GLOVIS CHALLENGE

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Here are the day’s News Headlines:

First View : GOLIATH LEADER
Terrorist links with illegal trade routes in north of Mozambique
NSRI Report: Dramatic patient evacuation off fishing vessel
The mirage of Djibouti’s economic success
Crew of 11 seafarers kidnapped by Nigerian pirates are released
CMA CGM and Maersk latest lines to add bunker recovery surcharges
Port of Durban hosts Ghanaian delegation
New helicopters for the Royal Marines
Almarin presents at IALA Conference 2018
Africa Oil Week welcomes nine African Ministers
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : MSC ATHENS

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