Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 30 April 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   ISLAND SKY

FSO SAFER: Urgent call for equipment for oil spill contingency plan
WHARF TALK: MR2 product tanker – STI VENERE
East London port: New 80 ton bollards improve ship turnaround time
Harbour Craft Jetty operationalised at Tema’s Terminal 3
Cruise curtain lowered on ports of the Eastern Cape
Cruise ship calls accelerate at Ghana ports
Angola tops a million tonnes of gas in exports
Suspension of Reefer shipments to Douala, Cameroon
DP World Port of Dakar terminal sets new container record
WHARF TALK: Panamax MR2 product tanker & Scrubbers – NORDTOKYO
Two new Ubuntu LNG-fuelled Newcastlemax bulkers: on charter to Anglo American
Port of Luanda unveils its developmental plan
Porto de Luanda revela o seu plano de desenvolvimento
Rehabilitation of Beira-Zimbabwe (Machipanda): line to be completed by September
WHARF TALK: LPG tanker – HELSINKI
Mashatile calls for removal of Africa’s structural and regulatory barriers to unlock investment in road and maritime infrastructure
Boskalis’ NDeavor en route to facilitate oil removal from FSO Safer in Yemeni waters
Mossel Bay celebrates its best ever cruise season
MPDC to develop truck stop to help decongest Port of Maputo
Fugro deepwater expertise helps locate wreck of Montevideo Maru 81 years after tragic sinking
Seychelles Coast Guard arrests Madagascan fishing vessel in island waters

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 2 April 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Durban Bay – Tranquility

Danish tanker Monjasa Reformer remains missing after pirates go on board
WHARF TALK: Ultramax bulk carrier SAGAR KANTA
IMO workshop on domestic ferry safety: Eastern and Southern Africa
Transnet Pipelines delivers first direct jet fuel parcel to OR Tambo International Airport
L’UE financera la reconstruction de l’autoroute stratégique Tchad-Cameroun vers le port de Douala
EU to fund rebuilding strategic Chad-Cameroon highway to Douala port
President Ramaphosa directs Transnet to implement reforms to turnaround entity’s performance
Gordhan off to China to ‘save’ the loco order
WHARF TALK: Post Panamax container vessel – MOL PROFICIENCY
SAECS Advisory – MOL Proficiency to bypass London Gateway
Hapag-Lloyd launches new WA1 – West Africa Service
Lake Tanganyika’s Kabwe Port saves traders long journeys
Another transport appointment change in Kenya as new administration takes charge
Lobito Port moves towards becoming a landlord port, with concessioned terminal
WHARF TALK: Panamax MR2 products tanker – KING GREGORY
Lake Tanganyika ports enjoying fruits of government investment
Whatever next? Transnet investigates allegations of ‘Ghost Trains’
Angola’s February oil production decreases
NATO MARCOM: Exercising on Africa’s northern flank
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for February 2023
WHARF TALK: offshore support vessel – NAUTILUS
Grindrod confirms appointing Johny Smith as new CEO of rail division
World Bank agrees to finance repair of Mozambique’s EN1 North-South Highway
OPINION: Seismic surveys on the South African coast
Logistics Park planned for Angolan border town of Luau
USD 30 million for rebuilding Mocimboa da Praia port
Trade finance: Lifeblood for African small businesses

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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 5 March 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 28 February 2022

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FIRST VIEW:   ALP STRIKER

Kenya’s ‘ship in a box’ marine security simulator
WHARF TALK: delivering a cargo of fertiliser – OCEAN VENUS
ITF Dockers unite against Putin’s Ukraine invasion
Russian invasion of Ukraine brings concern for South Africa’s fruit industry
Grindrod presents positive results for 2021
Significant upgrading taking place at Luanda’s Sogester Container Terminal
WHARF TALK: Russian visitor to Cape Town – SCF PRIME
President Biden’s claims not indicative of maritime industry or market dynamics – WSC
Significant increase in Suez Canal traffic during February 2022
Suez Canal rates to further skyrocket after 15.1% jump in profits in February
XENETA: long-term ocean freight rates on the rise again
IN CONVERSATION: How the US and UK worked together to recolonise the Chagos Islands and evict Chagossians
Russian ships and ports are frozen out
WHARF TALK: gearless bulker in Cape Town – OCEAN PRINCE
Ukraine and Russia pose a danger to ailing African economies – need for African refineries
IN CONVERSATION: African states need a vision for relations with the Indo-Pacific
UN Bodies call for further action to end seafarer crisis
World Shipping Council attacks President Buiden speech ahead of State of the Union Address
Tanker Tresta Star aground off Reunion starts breaking up, as salvors walk away over payment
WHARF TALK: another class of tanker – FAIRCHEM FORTITUDE
Five essential commodities that will be hit by war in Ukraine
Port of Douala to build bypass roads for easy access & security
NATO Allies boost support to Ukraine
Unconfirmed report says Russian Navy detains two Ukrainian merchant ships
The global shipping workforce: Russian and Ukrainian seafarers’ contributions
Ukraine – IMO Secretary-General speaks of shipping & seafarers
WHARF TALK: specialised offshore support ship – NORMAND NAVIGATOR
SA calls for Russian withdrawal from Ukraine
France intercepts Russian-bound ship in English Channel
IN CONVERSATION: How Russia-Ukraine conflict could influence Africa’s food supplies
Nigeria importing large quantities of petrol to address shortage
Chinese trawlers with forged documents threatening Madagascar’s waters
Transport unions call for immediate ceasefire and withdrawal of Russian military from Ukraine
Dryad reports of ships being targeted off Ukraine

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 21 May 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page:  MAYDON WHARF

PIRACY: Atlantic Princess (IMO 8124412) boarded off Ghana coast and 5 crew kidnapped
WHARF TALK: CELSIUS RAVENNA – tankers on a conveyor belt
Two ships collide in Beira Harbour
WHARF TALK: GREEN MOUNTAIN – general cargo ship in every sense
Sonandrill secures contract to drill 12 wells offshore of Angola
Kenya’s newest port, Lamu, opens today
project44 warns blank sailing schedules portend delays well into the summer
WHARF TALK: TILL JACOB – An unabated stream of LR tankers to Mother City
DNG Energy intends placing FSU at Ngqura to supply LNG bunker vessels
MSC Cruises to start Baltic cruising from July
WHARF TALK: AVANTI – part of a waiting game
Dredging of Kribi Port access channel completed
SCA given authority to widen and deepen Suez Canal
Tema Floating Storage Regasificaton Unit (FSRU) completed
WHARF TALK: HAI FENG 698 – reefer with a long history
MSC Virtuosa arrives in Southampton, ready to restart cruising in UK waters
IMO and energy efficient ship operation: A free online course launched
Transnet doubles its capacity to rail export grain to Durban
WHARF TALK: BBC PLATA – and Damen 3307 FCS
Maritime charities extend retraining funding to year end
WHARF TALK: PALANCA CADIZ – potholes, roads and refineries
The future is here: Vale’s 325,000-ton sailing ship about to go into service
HMS Queen Elizabeth on pre-deployment exercise
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for April 2021 are now available here
WHARF TALK: Durban Port Bulletin News
WHARF TALK: Durban Volume and Vessel Call Performance
WHARF TALK: AKADEMIK FEDOROV – Russian Antarctic supply vessel
HAPAG’s East Africa Service EAS 3 arrives EA this week
Trinity House to replace Channel Lightvessel with Type 1 buoy
WHARF TALK: COOL SPIRIT – smaller version of impressive Cool Eagle
Protecting human rights at sea: New due diligence tool

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 9 May 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page:  FOREVER HARMONY

WHARF TALK: Chartered container ship Cypress flies the CMA CGM flag
Lekki port developers receive first installment of the loan facility to build the port
CAPE, an appropriate name for a ship calling at the Tavern of the Seas
TAZARA faces shortfall in freight carried for 2021/22
Scary moment on Lake Nyasa as mv Mbeya II is grounded by huge waves
UPDATE on quarantined ship Eaubonne in Durban harbour
Port of Douala terminal orders two Konecranes Gottwald Mobile harbour cranes
WHARF TALK: MSC Gabriella: Bet you didn’t know this
Update on Mozambique’s Palma in the aftermath of the March attack, Part 3
MSC Seaside returns to cruising with new Mediterranean destinations
Call for second Suez Canal channel to avoid another Ever Given
More Transnet Freight Rail cable theft arrests
Update on Mozambique’s Palma in the aftermath of the March attack, Part 2
WHARF TALK: Unicorn tanker named SC Draco calls at Cape Town
SAMSA appoints new acting senior managers
Bolloré Transport & Logistics alongside UNICEF in fight against malaria
Ship placed under quarantine in Durban in fear of Coronavirus
Update on Mozambique’s Palma in the aftermath of the March attack
WHARF TALK: Chinese tanker Lian Gui Hu calls at Cape Town
IN CONVERSATION: Watching a coral reef die as climate change devastates one of the most pristine tropical island areas on Earth
Celebrating Fish for Good: Setting a course for sustainable fishing in South Africa
Höegh Autoliners launching Aurora class: largest & most environmentally-friendly car carrier
Bon Voyage……saying ‘Goodbye’ to saying Goodbye
Royal Navy News
WHARF TALK: Oryong No.373 in port for planned maintenance & serious repair
Royal Canadian Navy Ship HMCS Calgary seizes record drug haul
Demand for HSFO to remain until future fuels roll out on larger scale – BIMCO
WHARF TALK: Bittersweet as HORIZON sails on
At IMO a new series of webinars on oil spill preparedness and response
US cruising to re-start in mid-July subject to COVID vaccinations
Port of Lüderitz to use feeder vessel for transships to Handymax or Capesize vessels

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