Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 16 February 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: JOLLY CRISTALLO
Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady delivered for Dover
Suspected pirates board Maersk container ship 200 miles SW of Bonny
Bulk carrier makes emergency docking in Richards By after Master suffers injury
Namport and Grand Port Maritime de Dunkerque sign MoU on technical cooperation
Kribi deepwater port grows its CAR traffic 70% during 2019
Damen secures contract for five inter-island ferries for Zanzibar
Australian Kleos space mission underway
Hapag-Lloyd drops La Réunion call on MIAX service
UK’s post-Brexit Freeport proposal
SA Port statistics for the month of January 2020 are now available here
Increased traffic brings rising prospects for Port of Lüderitz
As terrorists strike again Mozambique oil regulator warns of increased security costs
South Africa’s Wamkele Mene is AfCFTA’s first secretary-general
South Africa in pace with global efforts to prevent spread of coronavirus: SAMSA
AP Moller-Maersk appoints Patrick Jany as new Chief Financial Officer
Port of Mossel Bay telecoms network gets smart
Beit Bridge border set for major revamp
Dutch sailors rely of South African Vesconite stern bearings
IMO 2020: International ban on carrying of HSFO in just over two weeks time
DeepOcean sets up Africa operations from southern France
SALDEHCO looks to unlock SA’s ocean economy with offshore support services
Port of Maputo grows its cargo volumes by 8 per cent
Hapag-Lloyd reports on Lagos port situation
Three new RAstar 3300 tugs delivered to Ghana Ports & Harbours Authority
Fugro awarded Aker Energy contract for Pecan field surveys offshore Ghana
Durban NSRI called to medivac patient from passing ship
Lake Victoria ferry MV Kalangala withdrawn for one month service
SA companies embark on West African trade mission
Further attacks in North Mozambique: 7 villagers beheaded
UN says insurgent propaganda combines footage from Mozambique, DRC and Somalia
Expansion of world-class Australian ship simulation centre
ICS concern at increasing number of pirate attacks on ships’ crews
BIMCO advice and updates on Coronavirus outbreak

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 26 January 2020

Africa PORTS & SHPS maritime news

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Front Page: STOLT PALM
Transnet engages with Richards Bay Municipality over Naval Island closure
In these waters: USN activities in the seas around Africa
Pirates chase and fire at container ship off Nigerian coast
SARS targets illicit traders
Mozambique appeals for help in dealing with terrorism in Cabo Delgado province
Lekki deepwater port will be able to berth 18,000 Teu ships
Kidnapped Happy Lady crew are released by pirates
NSRI evacuates sick chokka seafarer off South-East Cape coast
AP Moller Capital given EC green light for port concessions in West Africa
Guidelines for the Carriage of Seed Cake in containers: Newly published
Kisumu port upgrade welcomed by stakeholders
East London cruising to popularity
Ride the wave of the African Continental Free Trade Area, UK investors urged
Transnet board forwards name of preferred candidate as Group CEO to Minister
Two new books from Brown, Son & Ferguson
IMB Annual Piracy Report: Unprecedented number of crew kidnappings in the Gulf of Guinea
Cape gales holdup undersea cable repairs, Internet on go-slow
Tullow Oil suspends sending crude oil to Mombasa because of poor roads
Boris Johnson calls for bigger economic investments in Africa
Gales subside, Cape Town harbour returns to normal
Cyclone alert for mid-Indian Ocean, and heavy rains in northern Mozambique Channel
Apapa APMT Terminal delays are more than 20 days, says Hapag-Lloyd
Djibouti government rejects London Court ruling to hand Doraleh terminal back to DP World
Pirates release 19 crew of British tanker Duke, but one crewman died in captivity
African Union adopts Lapsset Transport Corridor as an official AU project
Bad weather delays cruise ships in the Mother City
Grindrod breaks ground at R105 million Umlaas Road AutoPort Project
Eni Rovuma Basin Coral Sul FLNG is launched in Geoje, South Korea
Top five AI trends in shipping for 2020
Nigeria: Shippers Council raises alarm over Lagos port congestion
Sailors’ Society to hold annual Dedication Service on Sunday
French frigate Nivose to visit Cape Town this week

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 12 January 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: MSC RAVENNA calls at Durban, biggest ever container ship in South Africa 
Front Page 2: MSC ANNAMARIA
Two days in the life of the US Navy
Sequel to tragedy and medical emergency on board FPSO in transit on Boka Vanguard
USS Leyte Gulf returns home
SA Air Force and NSRI called in for medical evacuation of five injured Brazilian seafarers
ExxonMobil Secures Exploration Acreage Offshore Egypt
NSRI rescue mission with a difference
Pirates strike at dredger Ambika 9nm East of Forcados Terminal, 4 dead, 3 kidnapped
Acting Secretary Wolf issues Homeland Security NTAS Bulletin
ClassNK begins publication of ClassNK Technical Journal
South African man who jumps overboard from MSC Orchestra in mid ocean is rescued
US Coast Guard medically evacuates Queen Mary 2 passenger
A new shipbuilding title: Leith-Built Ships: Volume 1 They once were shipbuilders
Douala Container Terminal concession back in limbo: Court annuls concession procedure
Indian Register of Shipping receives major shipping accolades
FMT and Indian Register of Shipping sign MOU on strategic cooperation
US DARPA announces Angler Programme Awards: Contracts to Advance Autonomous Underwater Systems
Pirates attack tanker Happy Lady off Cameroon, kidnap eight seafarers
Shipping sector proposes US$5 billion R&D board to cut emissions
UK Ministry of Defence most memorable pictures of 2019
Another pirate attack on ship in Gulf of Guinea region
Cyclone Calvinia in vicinity of Mauritius
South Africa’s training vessel SA Agulhas sails with an all-female cadet complement
Transaid’s end of year message
Cyclone Alert: Storm system (96S) north-northwest of Mauritius
Warning given of probable mother ship involved in GoG piracy
Keeping up with Forces’ mail over the Festive period
CTF’s HMS Defender seizes shipment of crystal methamphetamine
Pirates attack tanker Istanbul South-West of Brass
Pirates attack off Gabon, ship captain killed, four crew taken hostage
Not forgetting Gough Island
’t was the week before Christmas and US Navy was busy…..
SA ship registry facing continued headwinds: SAMSA
TNPA closes Naval Island and nearby Richards Bay port sites to public
SA to get R5-R8 Billion injection in Search & Rescue capability
SA to miss 1 January target date for legislation on low-sulphur ship fuel
The UK General Election of 12 December
Pirates seize tanker offshore Lomé, abduct all crew except one
SA Port Statistics for the month of November 2019 are now available here
Hard Down! Hard Down! The Life and Times of Captain John Isbester from Shetland. By Captain Jack Isbester
Coastal communities now also ‘fishing for bricks’
Transnet Acting CE’s year-end message to all stakeholders
New UNCTAD report: International trade and the global economy cooling
Commissioning Day for HMS Prince of Wales
Kidnapped crew from JJ Ugland bulker Bonita are released
What Transnet has to say about the deal with Ghana Railways
Cyclone update: Belna 02S tracks along western coast of Madagascar
Talking Points: ExxonMobil pools opinions with DNV GL ahead of IMO 2020
Survey shows most German ships will run on low sulphur fuel
In these waters
NIRAS wins contract to provide National Port Masterplan for Tanzania
TNPA commits to the expansion of the Port of East London
Transnet to collaborate on Ghana Rail revitalisation
Government places Prasa places under administration
Develop Lamu as a transshipment hub and commodity port, says Shipping Council of East Africa
Maersk tightens belt, lays off 200-report
At least 62 lost in boat tragedy off Mauritania
DNV GL grants approval in principal for gas-fuelled 25,000-TEU containership design
ICTSI initiates second phase of Matadi port terminal expansion
Cyclone Updates: Pawan, Ambali and Belna
UN Security Council extends authorisation to curb piracy in Somali waters

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 24 November 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

Front Page: SEASPAN EMINENCE
Transnet secures 10-Year coal deal with Ledjadja
The Australian bushfires as seen by the Copernicus satellite
Wagner mercenaries are ‘out of their depth’ in Mozambique — Moscow Times
BRICS decision to combat under-invoicing & to boost demand welcomed
CSA 2020 disappointed with Malaysia decision on scrubbers
TPT recognised with two award nominations
DNG Energy prepares to start LNG bunkering operations from Algoa Bay
Best infrastructure award for ICTSI Matadi port project
Tender issued for São Tomé and Príncipe deepwater port
CMA CGM takes part in Intermodal Africa 2019, Cameroon
Odwa Mtati appointed as CEO of SAIMI
Queen Elizabeth visits Walvis Bay and Cape Town
Confirmation of Soren Toft’s move to MSC
Chinese-backed consortium to build deepwater port and 650-km SGR railway in Guinea
Pirates active in Gulf of Guinea and Red Sea
Mozambique southern province of Gaza stripped of 174 tons of timber daily
Tanzania confident of funding for standard gauge railway, phase 2
MSC Orchestra arrives in South Africa: Construction begins at new Durban Cruise Terminal
Exercise Cutlass Express 19.2 is held in the Seychelles
Increasing terrorist atrocities committed in northern Mozambique
DP World signs MoU with Namibia’s Nara Namib
Transnet raises R1.6 billion loan with German bank
Rebuilt Beira-Zimbabwe highway inaugurated
The near grounding of the cruise ship Viking Sky
USN committal to the deep: Continuing a long tradition of ceremonial at sea
Fatal man overboard from shell fish vessel Sea Mist (BF918)
Namport marks 15 years of ISO Management systems accreditations
Some news & views in brief

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 10 November 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

Front Page: SIMON’S TOWN VISTA
Port of Durban welcomes first vessel on new MIAX service
WSU Hosts R40 million Marine Pollution Rescue Facility
Walvis Bay volume boost announced on award night
Port of Mombasa cruise terminal to be commissioned in December
Transnet introduces 100 engineers & technicians to its rail network
New Lamu port to receive first ship visit next month
Khomotso Phihlela returns as TNPA Acting Chief Executive
Upgrade and dredging for Tanzanian Port of Tanga
Transaid’s Innovation Fund
Ford to establish Automotive Hub at Gauteng SEZ
ESPS Victoria rejoins Eunavfor’s Operation ATALANTA
African countries recommit to working together against oil spills
Illegal logging operation uncovered in Mozambique
Tanzanian SGR deadline delayed by rains
Steering South Africa’s marine pollution management preparedness: IMOrg at the helm
Transaid makes a difference with African road safety: 2019 Annual Showcase
Trade to take centre stage at Import Expo
Second pirate attack off West African coast in days
Another terrorist attack leaves 10 dead in Northern Mozambique
Pirates attack Norwegian ship Bonita off Benin, abduct nine seafarers
New berth and terminal at Tanzanian Port of Mtwara passes halfway mark
Nigeria: Unregistered freight forwarders face the chop
Hapag-Lloyd introduces IMO 2020 fuel transition surcharges
Oil & gas exploration off KZN coast blocked for now
NIMASA D-G Dakuku Peterside calls for dedicated cargo ports
USCG Healy returns home
Wave energy comes a step closer in Portugal       
Mossel Bay Garden Route Port Festival lines up for this weekend

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News – 3 November 2018

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News – 3 November 2018

Here are the News Headlines (check back for updates):

First View : RICHARDS BAY SMALL CRAFT BASIN
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
International: London Thamesport’s short sea role strengthened by Containerships
The greatest maritime rescue in history-OCEANOS
Master Mariners recognition for South Africa’s top salvage master Capt Nick Sloane
Maersk launches instant container bookings
Port Elizabeth reopened to shipping following crane collapse     
Bulk sector prospects positive but challenges ahead – Abto
At Last: Port of Richards Bay Floating Dock gets green light of approval
Ghana’s Ministry of Transport looking for investors in Tema Shipyard
Suspension for another top Transnet official 
Mozambique Economy is “more stable, but with reduced capacity for growth” – World Bank
New date set for opening of Maputo-Catembe Bridge
CMA CGM updates its WAX 3 and Midas 1 services to West Africa
Pirate whaler seized and destroyed off Somalia by EU NAVFOR 
Nigerian pirates strike again, 11 crew taken hostage from Pomerenia Sky 
The Port of Durban closed due to strong winds and swell – UPDATED port reopened to selected movements. 
Tanzania & Rwanda seek to fast-track SGR railway from Dar es Salaam
Float out of Australian icebreaker Nuyina aided by Unique Group
New performance record for Port of Mombasa   
EU NAVFOR programme of helping Somali fishermen continues
Trinity House commemorates the end of the First World War
Bidvest/Petredec Tank Terminals’ LPG storage facility launched in Richards Bay
20th Intermodal Africa Exhibition & Conference is in Accra next month
Agri-tech can turn African Savannah into global food basket
Captain Rufus Lekala’s return from suspension
NSRI called to evacuate patient off ship outside Durban
Another first for LBH Southern Africa and Port of Ngqura
Winds close Durban’s Maydon Wharf channel to shipping
Angola’s port of Namibe faces second phase of modernisation works
Damen to hold its first fishing seminar in Cape Town
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : GREEN KARMOY

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Here are the News Headlines:

First View : MAERSK TRIESTE
Glencore secures its controlling interest in Cape Town’s Chovron SA refinery
Transnet prepares to reconstruct accummulator tanks at Durban’s Island View
Port Elizabeth welcomes modern car carrier Titus on maiden voyage
Siyabonga Gama dismissed despite arbitration order
Bulk carrier attacked by Somali pirates identified
World’s largest LNG bunker supply vessel sets off to Europe
MAIB Report: Heavy contact made by CMA CGM Centaurus with Jebel Ali quay and shore cranes
HMS Queen Elizabeth arrives in New York
USN in Northern Waters Under way to Exercise Trident Juncture 2018
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : ALS FAUNA

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Here are the News Headlines:

First View : KMARIN AQUA
Request for Expressions of Interest to operate Cameroon’s Kribi port MPT
Problems at Mombasa’s Likoni Channel as two ferries incapacitated
West Africa pirates active–more ships attacked
FEATURE-AU highlights importance of African free trade area
Understanding AfCFTA signing–two alternate views
Nigerian manufacturers caution against African free trade agreement
Israeli shipyard arrests over Nigerian naval ship deal
Maersk Honam still alight two weeks later, ship outside Salalah
MAIB Accident Investigation Report-Saga Sky and Stema Barge II
Naval News-USS Oak Hill–26th MEU enters Batumi, Georgia
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : BOUNDARY

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Here are the day’s News Headlines:

First View : PROMINENT ACE
Another tanker goes missing off Cotonou
Online control of certificates could lead to faster PSC inspections
NSRI in action during the week
Twenty-six containers of logs & timber for export intercepted in Port of Beira
Ban on night-time ship transfers in Algoa Bay
Hamburg celebrates 829th port anniversary with South Africa
Naval News-USS Ross arrives in Trieste
The Complexities of Arctic Maritime Traffic
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : VIKING SUN

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Here are the day’s News Headlines:

First View : MARION DUFRESNE
Big day ahead as Kenya SGR is to be opened
Piracy: Reports of pirate activity on both sides of the continent
ICTSI pulls out of Lekki port concession because of delays
Walvis Bay expansion hits a snag – dead organic matter
Mission to Seafarers Secretary General to visit South Africa
Allied naval operations in the Baltic
PRESS RELEASES: SAMSA to participate at Nor-Shipping Conference
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : WMS HARLINGEN

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