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 25 March 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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First-ever concept for a green corridor between South Africa and Europe
WHARF TALK: a rare visitor, LR2 tanker SC MAJESTIC LXII
Developing southern part of Suez Canal will improve navigation by 28%
WTO Director-General receives Group of Francophone Ambassadors Award for 2022
Le Directeur général de l’OMC reçoit le prix du Groupe des ambassadeurs francophones pour 2022
African Energy Chamber launches The State of South African Energy Special Report
Durban Car Terminal handles 600,000 + vehicles in 2022/23
WHARF TALK: Incat High Speed Vessel MONTEVIDEO EXPRESS
Hutchison Ports’ major investment in Egypt’s Sokhna Port
COSCO confirms taking equity in new Sokhna port development
Eco Atlantic applies to drill in Block 3B/4B in Orange Basin off N.Cape coast
Two African flag states targeted by ITF for unsafe shipping
WHARF TALK: heavily delayed boxship MSC ACAPULCO
AD Ports in line to develop new multipurpose terminal at Pointe Noire
AD Ports Group to develop and operate Egypt’s Safaga Port
African Maritime Forces Summit being held in Sal Island, Cabo Verde
Maersk divests another division, selling Maersk Supply Service
Army and police on alert at key and flash points ahead of Monday’s threatened mass action
WHARF TALK: MR2 products tanker FALCON ROYAL
Kenya’s President Ruto throws his support behind Dr Nancy Karigithu for top IMO job
Global rail, road and urban transport unions: Transformative change

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 3 March 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   COSTA DELIZIOSA

Transnet says allocating available capacity to emerging miners is a fair solution
WHARF TALK: Fisheries Patrol Vessel LILIBET
Saipem awarded USD400 million drilling contract off Ivory Coast
Saipem remporte un contrat de forage de 400 millions de dollars au large de la Côte d’Ivoire
Greenpeace calls for strengthened surveillance of illegal fishing off West Africa
Greenpeace appelle à une surveillance renforcée de la pêche illégale au large de l’Afrique de l’Ouest
Not all gloom and doom – TPT still performing well in certain sectors
WHARF TALK: MR2 product tanker AEGEA
Mozambique’s TotalEnergies-led LNG project in Cabo Delgado province set to restart in July
The global nature of trade will prevail, MSC CEO Soren Toft tells TPM23 conference
Mozambique’s Limpopo Railway remains closed by heavy rain
CMA CGM adds Comoros call via Mtwara on NOURA service
IN CONVERSATION: Crisis meeting called after trucks block N2 highway and trash local airfield
WHARF TALK: P&O cruise ship ARTANIA
Guinea-Bissau: Oil spill response planning
MSC introduces 15,000 TEU MSC Virgo to the port of Pointe-Noire
Two govts commit to fixing road jams at border between DRC and Zambia
Xeneta Container Update: global long-term container rates arrest decline in February, buoyed by surge in US export rates
East London port taking back its role as an agricultural export port
WHARF TALK: A cruise ship plus a quiz – COSTA DELIZIOSA
TotalEnergies & Sasol link up with Air Liquide for renewable energy in South Africa
US Coast Guard cutter hauls in 1.5 tons of illegal drugs in Arabian Sea
M-Net TV series Reyka being filmed in Port of Durban
IMO Secretary-General Statement: Ukrainian ports in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov
Torrential rains and cyclone Freddy batter Mozambique
WHARF TALK: the US oceanographic research ship – ROGER REVELLE
Nigerian Navy hands over seized tanker Sea Eunice IMO 8609072 to NIMASA
Transnet allocates 2 million tons of manganese ore capacity to emerging miners
TotalEnergies & partners to drill more oil offshore Namibia
IN CONVERSATION: Ready for Freddy? SA must prepare for more intense weather events
IMCA welcomes workboat owners & operators under new membership category
New South African freight airline, Suid Cargo Airlines, ready to take wing

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 10 February 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  WALRUS ACE

Maersk to recruit South African cadets for its global fleet
WHARF TALK: d’Amico Shipping’s MR2 products tanker – HIGH DISCOVERY
Mossel Bay port plans removal of asbestos in buildings
Air cargo 2022 at near pre-pandemic levels: IATA’s Somalia accord
Tanzania’s Port of Mtwara eyes increased container traffic
Agility Report: Key African countries gain ground in 50-country Emerging Markets rankings
WHARF TALK: first reefer of the season – CROWN SAPPHIRE
MSC temporarily suspends rail service between Beira and Zimbabwe
CMA CGM adds new intermodal service to Cabinda Feeder through Pointe Noire
Transnet Port Terminal on the way back, says its steady recovery is continuing
mv Onda: Crew seize ship after Senegal shirks obligations
Russian frigate Admiral Gorshkov to call at Cape Town on Sunday
WHARF TALK: ocean going towing tug – ALP GUARD
MSC enhances West Africa feeder service with call at Conakry
South African citrus exports to Russia increase
TRADE NEWS: Mammoet & P&O Logistics transport prefab luxury villas to Red Sea resort
US Coast Guard & international partners investigating Antarctic marine casualties
Maritime Single Window SWiFT Project: Angola port moves ahead
WHARF TALK: Kuwaiti MR2 products tanker – BUBYAN
Brazil scuttles former aircraft carrier SÃO PAULO
Container demand revival as China reopens and rates stabilize – Container xChange
IN CONVERSATION: Seychelles is becoming overwhelmed by marine plastic – we now know where it comes from
Good tidings for Durban Car Terminal as it exceeds financial year end targets
WHARF TALK: Green Dolphin 38 class bulker – VOGE SOPHIE
Transnet issues successful US$ 1 billion bond at a coupon of 8.25%
Durban port tug availability improves
PIANC Mediterranean Days
TRADE NEWS: Total propulsion control makeover of Silja Europa
UKHO: Withdrawal of Standard Nautical Charts and Thematic Charts Extended beyond 2026
Algeria to become the next member of BRICS?

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 29 May 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  BRONAGH J  &  ALPHA FALCAO

Algoa Oil Spill Update – Umnenga II and Lefkas
Nigeria continues dredging of Escravos channel to improve access to Eastern Ports
IN CONVERSATION: Pan-African integration has made progress but needs a change of mindset
ISRAR fishing fleet blacklisted in Indian Ocean to safeguard tuna
Clean-up of Algoa Bay oil spill involving Umnenga II and Lefkas, continues
WHARF TALK: Inspection, Maintenance and Repair (IMR) vessel NOR GOLIATH
Abuja MoU: Harmonising Port State Control and Flag State implementation
Zimbabwe citrus sector turns towards China for new exports
IN CONVERSATION: Environmental groups launch legal review of go-ahead for Phinda gas-to-power plant in Richards Bay
Another bunkering oil spill in Algoa Bay
WHARF TALK: A bitumen tanker named BISKRA
NPA warns that Nigerian port concessions may be revoked unless….
IN CONVERSATION: Rising sea levels are driving faster erosion along Senegal’s coast
MAIB Report: Fumigant poisoning, mv Thorco Angela
Port of Douala Fruit Terminal upgraded
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for April 2022
WHARF TALK: Japanese-built MR2 product tanker – CALANDRIA
IMO Madagascar Port Security Workshop
WHARF TALK: Maritime News in Brief
Kenya: Developing a National Maritime Security Risk Register – IMO support
DR Congo shipping line opens offices at Dar es Salaam & Mombasa
WHARF TALK: THREE CONFEDERATE RAIDERS AT THE CAPE IN 1863
CGA calls for urgent update on interventions at the ports
ICS and Suez accord
Malawi grants licence to African Railway Company to import fuels from the port of Nacala
Bashir Jamoh hopes to remain with NIMASA as Director-General
Good news for the South African citrus industry: EC withdraws Cold Treatment requirement
Shipping costs costing E Cape citrus industry dearly
Air cargo: Air France-KLM and CMA CGM accord

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 25 February 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   SANTA CRUZ & SANTA CLARA

Ukraine Crisis: Black Sea, Bosporus and Sea of Asov- Update
WHARF TALK: Trader 18 class heavylift – PACIFIC DAWN
Three Taiwanese fishing vessels go aground off Mauritius coast
ONE & Hapag-Lloyd restructure Asia-East Africa service into two services
Western Cape fishing harbours revamp almost complete
Mossel Bay’s cup runs over – two cruise ships on Saturday
Pointe Noire’s Congo Terminal continues to upgrade facilities
WHARF TALK: the super luxury cruise ship – SILVER WHISPER
Damaging fire destroys Matola Cargo Terminal warehouses
GB Met Office on wildfires: Up to 50% increase in wildfires by 2100
South Africa adopts marine plastic pollution treaty ahead of UN environmental meeting
Nelson Mandela Bay Ports manager appointed
WHARF TALK: Ulstein X-Bow AHTS tug – ALP KEEPER
IMO Secretary-General expresses concern over Euroferry Olympia fire
Citrus season approaches as lemons are packed for export
IN CONVERSATION: The story of how Swahili became Africa’s most spoken language
The Rio de la Plata estuary: As seen by Copernicus Sentinel satellite
IN CONVERSATION: Britain’s ownership of the Chagos islands has no basis, Mauritius is right to claim them
WHARF TALK: Large LR2 Cosco product tanker – MEI LIN WAN
NEW BOOKS: The Spanish Civil War at Sea
Madagascar braces as Cyclone Emnati expected to reach Madagascar Tuesday evening
Cyclone Emnati approaching Madagascar
Despite challenges, CTCT handles 6% more deciduous fruit exports
WHARF TALK: tug and barges on tow – BRITOIL 71, WENDEL MARINE 1 & 2
Cyclone Emnati now an intense cyclone, will reach Mozambique Channel
WHO – EIB partnership: Support of the EU for health systems in Africa
Two ships on fire: survivor found safe on ferry, crew of car carrier safely evacuated
Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) moving head office
NATO’S Operation Sea Guardian
NATO Allies exercise interoperability in the Mediterranean
The Namibian Ports Authority welcomes the MS Europa 2
Record container lift for MSC Diletta at Felixstowe
New influx of Saharan dust in the Mediterranean

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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First View : SIBANYE
Federal Government intervenes again in effort to resolve Apapa traffic chaos
Transnet takes over inland manganese terminal
Bolloré Transport & Logistics strengthens its presence in East Africa
KZN infrastructure expenditure to exceed R200 billion
Namport donates 25 desktops and software to Hungua Primary School
Navis announces Congo Terminal licensing deal
Success for young Port of Saldanha engineering professionals
Hapag-Lloyd confirms order for third expedition ship
Virgin Voyages names its first cruise ship Scarlet Lady
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : UMKHOMAZI

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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First View : Maydon Wharf 14
Ukraine takes delivery of 675,000 tonnes of South African anthracite coal
Hapag-Lloyd adds Pointe Noire to South America – South Africa service
Nigerian Customs nab another cache of smuggled weapons at Tin Can Island
Dangote says Africa will become the food basket of the world
IUMI calls for better fire-fighting provisions as container ships grow larger
World War 1 submarine found in 30 metres of water off port of Ostend
Namibian Snippets – not ready for the Africa Free Trade Area
PRESS RELEASE: Where to invest in Africa report
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : PACIFIC DILIGENCE & TINA

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Wednesday’s Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Wednesday’s Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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First View : BALTIC PRIDE
Tanker highjacked off Somali Puntland coast
Deepwater port and railway at Macuse in Mozambique to go ahead
TPT’s DCT implements container appointment system
Congo Terminal employs female gantry crane operators
Russian groups to build oil refinery and rail link in Angola
Talk of reviving Kenya National Shipping Line
Naval: Royal Navy’s first Offshore Patrol Vessel named
PRESS RELEASES: Saga Shipholding installs all 32 ships with Optimarin Ballast System
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : APL SANTIAGO

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