Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 22 May 2024

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FIRST VIEW:   Logos Hope

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 November 2023

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FIRST VIEW:   MSC CAROLE

Richards Bay Karpowership back on the table
WHARF TALK: ocean towing and salvage tug – VIRGO
Transnet establishes Interim Infrastructure Manager
IMO and the Djibouti Code of Conduct: A strategic approach
EU what? A simple guide to the EU ETS
TP Nchocho appointed as the new TNPA board chairperson
US boots four African nations from AGOA
WHARF TALK: Neo-Panamax container vessel – LUANDA EXPRESS
EU support for making Walvis Bay into regional industrial & logistics hub
In Conversation: Niger delta is rich in resources, but environmental destruction is pushing people into poverty
DNV issues safe guidelines for industrial AI
Dearsan launches first offshore patrol vessel for Nigeria
WHARF TALK: Damen built harbour tugs NESTOR PERCY GALLEY and Gp.CAPT. EDWARD A.A. AWUVIRI
Official kick off for Namibia’s cruise season
EU and US sign MoU to develop Lobito Corridor and new Zambia-Lobito rail line
Drafting national legislation at IMO
TNPA checking the market for LNG importation at country’s ports
Transnet Board introduces its Turnaround Plan
WHARF TALK: ex-RN now diamond mining vessel YA TOIVO
AMSA Alert! Electric Vehicles: Risks associated with carriage
Ocean shipping industry must invest and build partnerships to reduce carbon – Xeneta Summit
In Conversation: China’s Belt and Road Initiative turns 10: Xi announces 8 new priorities, continues push for global influence
Maritime civil engineering: Events and guidelines
Port managers of Angola’s Luanda and Cape Verde elected APLOP consultant
Gestores portuários de Luanda e Cabo Verde, em Angola, eleitos consultores da APLOP
IMO Member State Audit Scheme
Second SA Navy MMIPV to be named SAS King Shaka on Friday

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 1 October 2023

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FIRST VIEW:   BBG LEADER

The UNCTAD Review of Maritime Transport 2023 Part 2
WHARF TALK: handysize bulk carrier ANTARCTIC OCEAN
DP World investing $210 million in Luanda multipurpose terminal
Heavy rains disrupt rail freight services in Eastern & Western Cape
The UNCTAD Review of Maritime Transport 2023 Part 1
IMO World Maritime theme for 2023
SARS confirms detention of five bunker tankers in Algoa Bay
WHARF TALK: handysize bulk carrier DOUBLE DIAMOND
Cable Restorer sinks at her Simonstown mooring
APM Terminals Apapa welcomes first cargo movement on Nigerian SGR Lagos – Ibadan
IMO and Africa regional audits
Transnet accuses ‘opportunistic elements’ of having private agendas
Transnet says its challenges must not be highjacked for private agendas
WHARF TALK: geared container vessel MSC RADIANT III
Indian Ocean port security: Training in Comoros
New R3 billion auto manufacturing plant planned for Coega
The Gambia: Strengthening oil spill response planning
Tanzania to build first dedicated fishing harbour
Longline fishing company Pesquera Azul tests unique whale depredation solution
Maran Tankers’ VLCC Antonis I. Angelicoussis receives Green Award
Kenya to Uganda SGR will be built, says Kenya
Singapore ranked top maritime centre for 10th consecutive year

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 9 September 2023

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FIRST VIEW:   Durban Container Terminals Piers 1 & 2

Mystery over APM Terminals reported sale of majority share in Luanda container terminal
WHARF TALK: Split bridge superstructure,  Part 2 of MSC BIANCA
Making Africa a renewable energy superpower: UN S-G speaks
Port of Beira to implement new reefer management system
Trans Kalahari Corridor Secretariat opens new offices in Windhoek
Govt issues Lady R executive summary report 
Port of Beira attracts ONE as new shipping carrier
WHARF TALK: Neo-Panamax container vessel MSC BIANCA Part 1
FIT Alliance launches ‘Declaration of the electronic Bill of Lading’
Turkish company Tosyali Holding to export 1.8 million tonnes of iron from Namibe
Surveillance of Russian vessels: A new Defence Minister
No evidence of weapons loaded for export onto Lady R
WHARF TALK: chemical tanker YC AZALEA
HMS Prince of Wales departs Portsmouth
Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZONE) Container Terminal 2 concession awarded to APM Terminals’ SCCT
Seychelles to dredge sand for stockpile replenishment
Trade News: XXL monopile transport system lowers storage and handling costs
Transnet issues financial year end Report: unmodified audit opinion
Transnet financial report 2023 in some detail
WHARF TALK: Handymax bulk carrier VOGE MIA
Durban Dry Dock rehabilitation: Pump station commissioned 
TNPA issues RFP for East London port road widening
MOL Group Launches 1st Warehouse Operation in Africa
Shipping caught up in Gabon coup d’état
HMS Prince of Wales departs Portsmouth
SA Navy back on show with a mini festival
Xeneta Update: Long-term ocean freight rates plunge by more than 60% in year of decline, but changing fortunes appear imminent

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 5 August 2023

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FIRST VIEW:  Port of Ngqura

Malawi to build a dry port at Nacala
WHARF TALK: AHTS offshore support vessel – STRATIS Z
Video Special – The Legacy of Kotug
Durban’s Cooper Lighthouse marks 70 years of service
Mobile crane crashes off ship in Walvis Bay
Fremantle Highway taken to Eemshaven port
WHARF TALK: MR2 product tanker – MULBERRY EXPRESS
Yemen: IMO enhances maritime security
Liberian Coast Guard rescues hijacked Chinese fishing vessel
Hapag-Lloyd completes takeover of SM SAAM terminal and logistics business
SAAM to focus on expanding its towage business
TNPA reaches out to schools in KZN and Eastern Cape
SA records preliminary trade balance deficit of R3.5bn
WHARF TALK: Type 054A guided missile frigate CNS SANYA (FFG574)
The human rights of seafarers: New ITF guidance
Upgrade for Ethiopia – Djibouti main road
Bulk carrier Cooper Island and crew detained in Nigeria on drug charges
President Ruto calls for Mombasa port reform
Egypt’s new Ain Sokhna container terminal is handed over
WHARF TALK: PLAN auxiliary replenishment ship – WEISHANHU AOE887
Major maritime companies agree to develop book and claim approaches in order to accelerate shipping’s decarbonisation transition
Xeneta Container Update: Long-term ocean freight rates hit two-year low
Super Group expands further into UK, acquires Amco
Record high temps – July 2023
Korean War commemoration 1953 – 2023
Korean War commemoration 1953 – 2023
WHARF TALK: Chinese PLAN Type 052DL Destroyer NANNING 162
Update on fire on board car carrier Fremantle Highway
Beira and Nhava Sheva port calls added to ONE’s MIM service
SA Navy chief pledges ship visit to China
Scrap on Angola’s Luanda and Bengo coastlines to be cleared
The IMO ISM Code”: Seafarers’ views sought
‘Name Your Price’ freight service introduced to South Africa

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 23 June 2023

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FIRST VIEW: Italia Stream

Floating Dock for Ghana’s Port of Takoradi gets go-ahead
WHARF TALK: reefer vessel – ITALIA STREAM
IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 107): Part Three
Maersk becomes first to retrofit container ship for methanol fuel
More dust: Saharan dust reaches Italy
WHARF TALK: Distant Waters Squid Fishing Fleet: Part 2
IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 107): Part Two
Port of Alexandria’s new Tahya Misr multi-purpose terminal opens
Shibata Fenders installed at Nigeria’s Lekki port
In Conversation: Slowing deep Southern Ocean current may be linked to natural climate cycle – but that’s no reason to stop worrying about melting Antarctic ice
End of the road for SA Amandla – tug heading for breakers in September
WHARF TALK: Distant Waters Squid Fishing Fleets
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for May 2023
IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 107): Part One
Cable layer Teliri completes Liquid IT Mauritius-South Africa underwater cable
Navy to mark World Hydrography Day in Gqeberha
Apapa and Tin Can Island control towers recommissioned
Cape Town weather impacts port and citrus activity
MSC Washington calls at Port of Walvis Bay
Derailment on TFR Ore Corridor: line reopened & services again operational
Kuehne+Nagel acquires South African forwarder, Morgan Cargo
Beluga Ace, vehicle carrier with a special group of people on board
WHARF TALK: Busted! Chinese naval ghost ship HAI YANG 24 HAO
Mozambique’s maritime security laws: IMO assists drafting
Leis de segurança marítima de Moçambique: IMO auxilia na redação
WHARF TALK: Handymax bulk carrier – RUI FU XING
NEW BOOKS: Maritime London: An Historical Journey in Pictures and Words  
Incident takes Walvis Bay STS crane temporarily out of service
IMO Secretary-General statement on the migrant shipwreck off Greek coast
South Africa-Europe container service reschedule

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 14 May 2023

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FIRST VIEW:   TRAPICHE EMERALD

WHARF TALK: Supramax bulk carrier – BEATRICE
IMO: Africa, Low-Carbon Shipping – at the core of decarbonisation
In Conversation: All three Karpowership ‘emergency plans’ back on the table for late approval
Xeneta container freight rates update: Week 19
Eastern Cape Port Development Roadshow kicks off TNPA plans
WHARF TALK: MR2 products tanker – TORM TORINO
Dealing with South African port congestion
Namport has 17% increase in cargo tonnage handled in 2022
TRADE NEWS: Vesconite Bearing receives China Classification Society (CCS) Certificate of Works Approval
CMA CGM commits to purchase of Bolloré Group’s transport, logistics operations
WHARF TALK: unexpected Durban caller, rotorship – E-SHIP 1
Airfreight: Emirates expects to double its capacity in next decade
APM Terminals marks 17 years of Apapa port concession
Ferry operator increases frequency between Angola’s Soyo and Cabinda
Operador de ferry aumenta frequência entre Soyo e Cabinda em Angola
TNPA seeks interested to develop & operate LPG terminal at port of Cape Town
Transnet Freight Rail increases manganese export capacity
WHARF TALK: The Russians are coming
Mauritius: Boosting maritime security
Invictus Energy finds payable oil, gas and helium in Zimbabwe’s Cabora Bassa Basin
The Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla, 6 May 2023
WHARF TALK: finale ship of the season – SEVEN SEAS MARINER
A.P. Moller – Maersk inaugurates its first warehouse & distribution facility in Cape Town, South Africa
Seafarer green skills momentum: African leaders urged to harness
India expresses interest in helping build Mozambique’s North-South railway
NEW BOOK: The Norwegian Merchant Fleet in the Second World War
Brazilian court ruling bans export of livestock from its ports
Opinion: The Outlook for African Oil in 2023 is Promising
Opinion: Les perspectives du pétrole africain en 2023 sont prometteuses

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 3 March 2023

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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 6 November 2022

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FIRST VIEW:   JOLLY TITANIO

Durban Container Terminals and truckers association partner to clear backlog
WHARF TALK: heavy load landing ship MARCAP MARS
MSC introduces fast new service Senegal to North Europe
ICAO General Assembly 41: States adopt net-zero 2050 global goal
Port of Entry status for Ports of Mossel Bay and Saldanha
WHARF TALK: Panamax LR1 tanker NORSTAR INTEGRITY
Climate plans remain insufficient: More ambitious action needed
Maersk delivers strong record Q3 but warns of storm clouds ahead
Harren Group opens branch in Nigeria
Cape Columbine Lighthouse turned 86 years old in October
WHARF TALK: Panamax container vessel MSC ADELAIDE
Le Port Sec d’Adétikopé au Togo : un relais stratégique pour le Port de Lomé
Togo’s Dry Port of Adétikopé: a strategic relay for the Port of Lomé
ICS and the global CO2 reduction fund
Dan-Bunkering and Amoil to join forces on 1 January 2023
Safeen Offshore expands subsea service capabilities with a support ship
Call on government department to unlock trade at Eastern Cape ports
WHARF TALK: large ocean towing tug BOKA ALPINE
Transnet Port Terminals lifts Force Majeure across all terminals
CMA CGM to reshuffle SHAKA 2 service rotation connecting Asia with South Africa
Xeneta Container Alert: stubborn long-term rates refuse to follow in footsteps of huge spot declines, but change is coming
DP World reports a 2.5% growth rate for nine months of 2022
Despite problems, SA citrus exports via TPT terminals up 3.7% on 2021
WHARF TALK: Panamax container vessel MSC SHANELLE
UNESCO Setting a global ambition for the Ocean We Want
Ships on the East coast on Sunday
Cape Acacia rounding the Cape
Why no mention of Richards Bay? asks Minerals Council South Africa
New US-Korea air freight service from Maersk Air Cargo

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 28 October 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 24 October 2022

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FIRST VIEW:   EUROPA 2

Cape Town Terminals clear backlog ahead of approaching fruit export season
WHARF TALK: Dynamic Positioning vessel BOURBON EVOLUTION
IN CONVERSATION: Kenya has lifted its ban on genetically modified crops: the risks and opportunities
Ringfencing Port of Durban with new high security fencing
Govt casts Denel a R3.4 billion lifeline
Transnet welcomes R5.8 billion additional funding from National Treasury
WHARF TALK: SA Diamond Sampling Vessel CORAL SEA
Accra accueille la neuvième Conférence Régionale de l’Initiative Mondiale pour l’Afrique occidentale, centrale et australe (GI WACAF)(7 – 10 Novembre 2022)
The 9th Regional Conference of the Global Initiative for West, Central and Southern Africa (GI WACAF)
IN CONVERSATION: Kenya’s big railway project makes life even harder for the poor by ignoring their reality
Black Sea Grain Initiative offers hope, shows power of trade
Ports gearing for bumper cruise season, says Transnet
National consultation on proposed amendments to regulations of the Merchant Shipping Act
A simple word window into Durban Port
WHARF TALK: MR2 tanker HELLAS APHRODITE
IMO and Africa
New Managing Director appointed at APM Terminals Liberia
Scanners go into use at Apapa port over a month ago
Dachser SA: Responding to forces that impact the supply chain
New monthly record for TPT’s Durban Car Terminal
WHARF TALK: new Warrior-class MMIPV SAS ADAM KOK P1572 
Abidjan’s new ‘Côte d’Ivoire’ container terminal’s successful test call
Partial lifting of force majeure for TPT terminals
First Meko A-200 type frigate handed over to Egyptian Navy
Port of Dunkerque delegation visits Namport

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