Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 25 May 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: NORTHERN DEBONAIR
WHARF TALK: News & Views From Along the Coast
News from The Honourable Company of Master Mariners
COVID-19 brings congestion & blockages to Nigerian ports — report
Drill rig Deepsea Stavanger idles in Norway until SA COVID-19 restrictions are lifted
UN must persuade governments to adopt crew change protocols or risk humanitarian disaster

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 8 March 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: San Christobal
IMO postpones meetings due to COVID-19
Dakuku Peterside fired as head of NIMASA by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari
Chinese ship Huanghai Glory pirated 84 n.miles south of Lagos
Ship highjacking of MT Minerva Virgo in progress south of Cotonou
Saldanha takes delivery of two new mobile ship loaders for MPT
Is the time right for a single currency in West Africa?
Second SAECS ship to skip Cape Town owing to adverse weather
First case of Coronavirus reported in South Africa
Sale of Ghana’s Anadarko operation to Total SA underway
MSC Opera on Coronavirus alert, passengers remain on board in Piraeus
US Navy destroyer USS Carney to call at Cape Town this month
New jihadist terror attack near Mocimboa da Praia
Namport and Port Maritime de Dunkerque enter into MoU with Agence Française de Développement
Positive results on the back of strong volumes: Grindrod annual report
Port of Lüderitz sees significant increase in cargo throughout
312-km Congo – Cameroon highway completed
Walvis Bay Container Terminal passes six months with record throughout
Port of Douala’s IHC Beaver 50 dredger enters service
Nigerian Safety Authority (NIMAS) establishes online ship registry
Cruise line association speaks out on COVID-19 (coronavirus)
Weather forces SAECS container service to skip Cape Town on next southbound call
Successful Mossel Bay dredging programme completed
Shipowners and operators face detention of ships from 1 March under IMO rule
Final group of crew members leave Diamond Princess
US 2nd Fleet conducts NAVEUR convoy exercise in the Atlantic
Another diesel pipeline theft: 15 suspects nabbed
NSPCA loses livestock case in High Court
ICHCA and ABTO announce future collaboration: Global voice on safety strengthened
Africa Energy signs farmout agreements for Block 2B offshore South Africa
Brazilian Navy patrol ship Amazonas visits Walvis Bay on short visit
Cable Restorer takes on list overnight in Simon’s Town  
APMT West Africa Container Terminal orders 20 RTGs from Konecranes   
South African Port Statistics for the Calendar Year 2019

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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 5-6 October 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: EUPEN
Port of Ngqura commemorates a decade of port operations
New TNPA port helicopters take official flight
Angola launches international public tender for 10 new oil concessions
British Ports Association calls Govt’s Two Borders proposal ‘challenging’
Huge iceberg calves from Amery Ice Shelf, Antarctica
New cutter suction dredger for Moma mining operation arrives at Nacala
Strong winds and high swells close Port of Durban overnight
Terrorist attacks in Mozambique’s Mocimboa da Praia region continue
RRS Sir David Attenborough named
Namport acknowledges long serving employees
NSRI in another medivac from ship, in Table Bay this time
Launch of a lifetime: Flagship MSC Grandiosa
NSRI tasked to evacuate sick crewman from bulk carrier outside Durban
Contract awarded for new Port Louis cruise terminal
Getting to Zero Coalition: Maersk aims a carbon-free vessel by 2030
The USN at work in waters near and far around Africa
Blue Economy key to Kenya’s development, says President Kenyatta
New Mozambique railway will connect Quelimane and Macuse with Tete
US EXIM Bank approves loan for Mozambique LNG project
Gambian authorities detain Chinese fishing vessel
Stolt tanker explosion in Ulsan harbour, fire spreads to Odfjell tanker
Total closing deal with Anadarko for LNG project in Mozambique
The UK motor trades and Brexit: The SMMT position
Indian container market expected to grow further as Hapag-Lloyd launches two new services
Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) opens Doha office
Awarding of contracts confirms further drilling for oil & gas off Mossel Bay
Stena Impero under way at last

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 8 September 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: D&K YUSUF I.AL-GHANIM
Hurricane Dorian: Telecommunications aid
Dive In: Exploring South Africa’s maritime opportunities
RFA Mounts Bay provides…..
Preparing for World Radio Communication Conference
G7, the maritime aspects
Chinese trade envoy meets with Kenya’s President Kenyatta
It is no Slow Boat to China as SA SEZs embark on roadshow
UK assistance following Hurricane Dorian
NZ protesters greet ship carrying phosphates from Western Sahara
South African truckers arrested for anti-foreigner protests
Pioneer Trek starts at Port of Mossel Bay
Indian Navy frigate INS Tarkash visits West Africa
South African potato company participates in Fruit Logistica
Parliament seeks solution to truck driver attacks
Paul Ridgway’s Sternpost: Another view from London
Korean fishing vessel In Sung Ho creates a stink in Cape Town harbour
HMS Queen Elizabeth sails for the US
East London Dry Dock to shut down for refurbishment
Port Welfare Committee established in Richards Bay
Grindrod sells its investment in NWK
Meet Hajara: an Emergency Transport Scheme user
Revised Peak Season Surcharges on CMA CGM cargo to Apapa and Tin Can
Transnet’s new helicopters enter into service
Trucking industry violence condemned
MOL links with Karadeniz to provide first LNG-to-Powership vessel for use in Nacala
Port of Lüderitz commissioning of first manganese shipment
Zimbabwe makes start on North-South Corridor road rehabilitation
Walvis Bay new container terminal goes live
US Marines’ amphibious landing drill on Djibouti soil

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 18 August 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: HMS WESTMINSTER BERTHS IN LONDON
MSC AINO named in Durban Harbour: exciting SA job creation venture announced
Detention of Grace 1. The end of a saga, or is it?
Coega creates 120,000 jobs, says CDC
New Walvis Bay Container Terminal to be commissioned Saturday 24 August
Indian Register of Shipping forges Indian Coast Guard training partnership
Damen Shipyards Cape Town joins WISTA
Collision between USS John S McCain and Alnic MC: NTSB Findings
Pipelay and accommodation vessel Jascon 30 docks in CT for refurbs
23,756-TEU MSC Gulsun videos of first voyage to Europe
Lamu New Port Update: First berth complete & ready for business
Mozambique to concession another five national roads to private operators
SAIMI sets new initiative to grow South Africa’s maritime culture
Douala Autonomous Port planning a second container terminal
Maersk includes vessel calls at Kribi in Cameroon
Cameroon think tank rates Kribi port over regional competitors
Anadarko takeover concluded: Total to be new operator of Rovuma Basin
Another Royal Navy frigate HMS Kent heads for Gulf escort duties
STERNPOST: Another view from London
Bonus for port of Lüderitz as 520 tonnes of manganese arrives by rail
Kenyan truckers faced with container embargo turn to specialised cargo
Trends: Remote surveys inspecting ships
US$432 million investment arranged for Owendo port in Libreville, Gabon
Celebrating the fourth anniversary of the New Suez Canal Inauguration
Durban News: NSRI & Air Force evacuate patient from tanker: SAS Drakensberg returns
UK Trade Secretary announces Freeports Advisory Panel
Jotun signs 42 vessel HPS contract with Wallenius Wilhelmsen
South Africa can become one of the world’s maritime centres of excellence, says SAMSA

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News 14 January 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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First View 1: BULK HOLLAND
First View 2: SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER
First View 3: VISBORG
Ships in port at Durban today (Friday 15h00)
Stonewin opens ship bunkering operation at Port Louis, Mauritius
Japan’s Toyota Tsusho proposes US$600 million development in Angola’s Namibe Bay
EU NAVFOR patrol ship Relampago conducts friendly approach to Somali fishing vessel
Maersk & Safmarine launch Musafir Express to Mogadishu
More names revealed in alleged Mozambican EMATUM fraud
Mammoet moves heavy lifting equipment into northern Mozambique
Indian Naval ship escorts World Food Programme vessel for first time
Walvis Bay looks forward to six cruise ship calls during January
Morocco to invest US$190 million in port infrastructure
ICTSI signs 20-year concession to develop & operate Port Sudan Container Terminal
Namibian environmental ministry puts a stop to South African manganese exports through Luderitz
US$40 million investment plan for Luanda Port Multipurpose Terminal
Ship raided in Ngqura harbour, cocaine worth more than R700 million seized
USS Porter arrives in Turkey on scheduled visit
Port of Nacala reaches target for general cargo as new round of dredging commences
IRClass Review of 2018 and Projections for 2019
As we face another year…looking back at some of the UK’s Armed Forces best moments of 2018
UK Trade and investment in 2018
Net draws tighter around alleged EMATUM conspirators
Unhappy New Year with fires, loss of life and containers lost at sea
Pirate attack off Benin — six crew kidnapped
ONE jointly conducts with PSA an immersive educational study tour
Safety lessons: having a clear understanding of your fishing vessel’s stability
AIDAnova arrives in Tenerife as world’s first LNG-powered cruise ship
MOL car carrier Sincerity Ace on ‘significant’ fire in mid-Pacific
Chinese heavylift Hai Yang Shi You 278 with oil rig on deck in Durban for repairs
Drug haul No.5 for CMF in boarding operations in Arabian Sea
73-year old American medivacced off cruise ship Seven Seas Explorer near Mossel Bay
CMA CGM announces improvements to Asea-Kenya-Mogadishu Service
South Africa launches its most advanced nano-satellite, precursor to advanced maritime communications
CMA CGM announces improvement for NOURA Service

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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First View : NAGOYA TOWER
TFR’s Container & Automotive Business Reaches Record High
Tanzania’s Central Corridor depends on efficiency & cost, says TPA
New Lüderitz port at Angra Point condemned in environmental report
Dutch shipowners given the go-ahead to employ armed guards against pirates
TAZARA may now operate directly between Dar es Salaam and Lusaka
INT’L-Argentine Coast Guard fires on illegal Chinese fishing vessel
INT’L-Russia now world’s top grain exporter
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : PRESIDENT CLEVELAND

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