Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 22 September 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: BLUE MASTER II
Durban Terminal operating system ‘glitch’ adds to TPT headache
VARD secures advanced stern trawler contract
Controversial livestock carrier Al Shuwaikh remains at anchor outside East London
Port employees unite to clean up coast
How much fishing gear is lost at sea? CSIRO study
Visit the Slangkoppunt Lighthouse on World Maritime Day, no charge
World Maritime Day Parallel Event 2020 to be held in Durban
SA & Brexit: New agreement to ensure continued SA-UK trade
SA & Brexit: No-deal Brexit and what it would mean to SA
SA & Brexit: Why UK is SA’s important trade partner
Indian Navy frigate INS Tarkash visits Walvis Bay
Smit Lamnalco signs 10-year Coral Sul terminal services contract in Mozambique
Transnet Freight Rail ties up its 10th and final manganese producer contract
AfCFTA under the spotlight at ISO assembly in Cape Town
Namport invests in school for marginalised learners
Survitec highlights benefits of chutes an clides in mass evacuation
Italian & S Korean naval ships undertake counter-piracy exercise in GoA
Giant LPG storage tanks arrive at Port of Richards Bay
Dan Sten Olsson donates peace symbol to Belfast
Boat sinks near Kinshasa in DRC, dozens feared dead
Walvis Bay new STS cranes all simultaneously operational
Durban Aerotropolis Master Plan to have positive spinoffs for KZN
SAMSA: South Africa will maintain IMO STCW Convention ‘Whitelist’ status
South Africa preparing to host IMO General Council Conference 2020
You are invited to Damen Maritime Festival 2019
Cruise ship MSC Magnifica to be stretched
More medivacs from ships at sea for NSRI

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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 1 September 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: MSC QINGDAO
Mozambique cabinet ratifies agreement with Russian Navy on easy entry to Moz ports
Zambia issues urgent travel alert to Zambian truck drivers travelling in SA
South Africa, Deadly Attacks on Foreign Truck Drivers: Nationwide Xenophobic Harassment Campaign
Eni reports significant gas and condensates strike onshore Niger Delta
SA places climate change under the spotlight at TICAD
Terrorism returns to northern Mozambique with five beheadings
New floating wave attenuator in Walvis Bay
Another ferry tragedy, this time in Cameroon waters
IMO SG in Greenland
Africa the next growth frontier, Ramaphosa tells Japanese investors
Amazon wild fires: August 2019
President Ramaphosa urges G7 economies to partner with Africa
A textbook evacuation: Two men escape fishing vessel fire
Qatar announces plans to develop the Somalia port of Hobyo
KV Svalbard First ABB Azipod®-propelled vessel reaches North Pole
Strong half-year results for DP World, Africa features
SAMSA hosts S-E Asia Convention for Fishermen’s working conditions
Websites to watch: Continuing an occasional series
Oyo discovery a game changer for Congo and the continent
Guidelines and Recommendations for River Information Services (RIS)
Ramaphosa says AfCFTA will release continent’s economic potential
Port of Mossel Bay hosts workshop for women SMMEs
French shipping line announces GRR from Asia to East, South, West Africa & Indian Ocean
The supply and use of 0.50%-sulphur marine fuel
Durban Maritime Museum tug JR More joins minesweeper SAS Durban at ship repair yard
CMA CGM decides not to use the Northern Arctic route
Grindrod six-months interim results reflect refocus on trade corridors

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 11 August 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 5 August 2019

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Front Page: NILEDUTCH ANTWERPEN
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
Drama-filled NSRI rescue of four seafarers injured by huge wave
Construction of Ghanaian Port of Takoradi Multi-Purpose Terminal begins
AfDB to help finance phase 1 of Ethiopia-Djibouti road corridor
Kenya government backtracks on SGR directive
Intelsat 39 is successfully launched
Semi-submersible rig Deepsea Yantai arrives in Mossel Bay
NSRI Durban called to evacuate patient from tanker in medical emergency
AfDB makes AU grant of US$4.8 million for AfCFTA
Inmarsat’s successful trials with KOTUG International for Asia Pacific region
Tullow Oil moves in on the Comoros Islands
Walvis Bay new container terminal opens
Trade partnerships must be aligned to the AfCFTA: Patel
French icebreaker patrol ship L’Astrolabe visiting Durban
Female learners ‘dive in’ to maritime working world
Indian Register of Shipping receives RO authorisation from Cyprus
SA participating in AGOA Forum
AAL to migrate to low sulphur oil for its fleet
FREXIT or the view of BREXIT and freight
Djibouti Govt continues to challenge int’l law, says DP World
(UK) Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) Annual Report 2018
Ghana to build new Western region naval & military base at Edzinlibo
SAS Drakensberg heading for Mozambique on relief duties

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 4 August 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: HOEGH OSAKA
(UK) Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) Annual Report 2018
Ghana to build new Western region naval & military base at Edzinlibo
SAS Drakensberg heading for Mozambique on relief duties
Construction of Anadarko processing LNG units in Rovuma Basin to begin
Angola takes back state control of Luanda and Lobito port terminals
Sea Shepherd in joint operation with Namibia over illegal fishing vessels
Transnet responds to smear action targeting Group Chairman
The UK motor trades and Brexit: The SMMT Position
Fitch Solutions thinks gas pipeline between Mozambique & South Africa unlikely
Xeneta issues rates alert as trade war impacts on trade lanes
Rovos Rail owner looks to possibly invest in Angola
Kenya SGR sets new six-month container handling record
South Africa ready for IMO 2020 sulphur cap implementation but legislation lagging
INTERCARGO raises concerns with 2020 Global Sulphur Limit implementation
Total SA signs agreement to build FLNG for use off Benin
East Africans forced to fall back on old metre gauge railways
ZEAMARINE secures massive Australian shipping contract
India hands over two inshore patrol boats to the Mozambique Navy
TNPA hosts its National Safety Competition awards in Richards Bay
Second Royal Navy ship, HMS Duncan arrives in the Gulf
Neither UK nor EU ready for no deal: CBI contingency planning study findings
Garden Route Careers Expo takes off
Equipment on its way to reopen Kenya’s Kisumu port on Lake Victoria
Two new mobile cranes for West Africa Container Terminal, Onne
India and Mozambique to monitor ships in Mozambique waters
Maritime Academy near Richards Bay to be officially opened
US Navy Ship USNS Carson City docks at Tema, Ghana

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 9 June 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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First View 1: DEN
First View 2: MORNING PEACE & UMBILO
CURRENT NEWS…..
D-Day 75 Commemoration 1944-2019
New green in-water hull cleaning technology can create local jobs
Rosy future predicted for Tanzanian Lakes Victoria and Tanganyika
AU forges ahead with AfCFTA operational phase
Angola launches first-ever marginal fields bidding round
Large-scale ongoing search for two missing fishing boats off Western Cape
Portsmouth and D-Day 75 commemoration 1944-2019
Angola commences licensing high-potential blocks in Namibe and Benguela Basins
Tight Lines at new Foreshore Fishing Venue (East London)
Carriers beware: clarifying the onus in cargo damage claims
‘Fire in the Hold’– a relic of the past with thermal event monitoring
Move to establish Richards Bay Port Welfare Committee
Mossel Bay port keen to unlock SMME business opportunities
New survey craft to boost Transnet dredging fleet
How to make a crippling sovereign debt go away
Not good news as South African economy contracts 3.2 percent
Durban Container Terminal’s berth deepening contract formally cancelled
DNV GL releases update to bulk cargo liquefaction guideline
Port of Durban is Africa’s Leading Cruise Port at World Travel Awards
Details of the new Maputo-Inhaca ferry
INTERTANKO/OCIMF maritime security update on Fujairah attacks
MSC Opera collision in Venice leads to renewed calls for ban on cruise ships
White Paper from Rivertrace on scrubber & washwater technology
Gangs operating along the N-3 from Durban petrol-bomb more trucks
As AfCFTA comes into effect, questions arise about its ability to bring change
South Africa readies for IMO 2020 ship emission laws
NSRI Station 5 Durban latest sea rescue boat Alick Rennie commissioned
Tunisia joins the International Transport Forum (ITF)
Durban Port Welfare Committee established
EARLIER NEWS……
The PIANC Yearbook 2018 is now available
New Inhaca Island ferry enters service at Maputo
Port of Durban cruise prospects promising
Mossel Bay girls explore the port
Eni acquires rights in three new exploration licenses in Mozambique
Ghanaian Navy to be host to over 10 Chiefs of Navies & 250 international guests

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 2 June 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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First View 1: HORIZON
Tunisia joins the International Transport Forum (ITF)
Durban Port Welfare Committee established
The PIANC Yearbook 2018 is now available
New Inhaca Island ferry enters service at Maputo
Port of Durban cruise prospects promising
Mossel Bay girls explore the port
Eni acquires rights in three new exploration licenses in Mozambique
Ghanaian Navy to be host to over 10 Chiefs of Navies & 250 international guests
Third wind turbine installation vessel for Jan de Nul
Update on Satawu strike by TNPA marine personnel
South Africa’s marine protection increases
Milestone achieved as 2000th tanker visits Mossel Bay SPM
Durban port remains contaminated, fishing & diving ban continues
SATAWU says it intends shutting down all SA ports with a strike this Thursday
Tragedy in the DRC as passenger ferry sinks on Lake Mai-Ndombe
Milestone for stakeholders as Kenya Revenue Authority signs transshipment SOPs
SAMSA allys fears of South Africa being delisted from IMO White List
Rehab of Durban Dry Dock inner caisson underway, reports TNPA
Almarin joins the First World Marine Aids to Navigation Day
Iranian Navy sends 62nd Naval flotilla to the Gulf of Aden
Port of Mossel Bay Security Dept stages compliance security training
US Coast Guard Cutter Thetis returns home from Africa
Ban on commerical diving and fishing in Durban harbour still in place
Profile: First female open pilot licence holder thrives at Port of Cape Town
Marine pilotage service for Port of Cape Town
‘Jumbo’ export for Walvis Bay as six elephants ship out
Gibdock converts ferry to run on LNG fuel
Port Elizabeth bid to host 2021-22 Ocean Race Edition
Port of PE becomes first SA port to achieve ISO 45001 certification
ABB to enable world’s first hydrogen-powered river vessel
Svitzer begins landmark trial of new line handling technology
New Damen crew boat for Angolan diving services company Octomar
EU-Polarnet White Papers released

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 5 May 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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First View 1: TOMBARRA
First View 2: CMB ADRIEN
Good start to the year for Port of Nacala
Ecowas Regional Transport Integration Project gets underway
Canadian Navy ship makes another two drug busts in Arabian Sea
Nigerian Shippers Council moves on under-declaration of imported goods
Nigerian Ports Authority to open two truck staging parks in Lagos
TNPA Port Elizabeth marks World health & Safety Day
Tau Morwe replaced after six months as acting head of Transnet
African Development Bank calls for urgent global action after second Mozambique cyclone
Puntland turns to UAE to help boost maritime security
SA Navy tests new submarine tower escape safety system (TESS)
ZEABORN enters tanker ship management and buys CPO Tankers
Kenyan avocados gain access to lucrative Chinese market
South Africa’s cruise season closes with departure from Durban of MSC MUSICA
MSC South Africa to take delivery of eight Konecranes lift trucks
Maersk Supply awarded FPSO mooring project off West Africa
Konecranes completes major refurbishment challenge in Richards Bay
Anadarko Chevron not a done deal as Oxy enters the bidding
Mossel Bay port participates in Earth Day activities
Angry truckers blockade Richards Bay access road over foreign drivers
Kenya reveals plans to build new port at Kisumu
Pirated tanker offshore of Lagos rescued by Spanish Navy
New tonnage for ONE
Big welcome for NSRI’s new generation Search & Rescue vessel
Transnet prepares to take delivery of two new AW109SP helicopters
Cyclone Kenneth comes ashore near Pemba
Warming seas & wetter atmosphere feeding the deluge delivered by cyclones
Somali piracy rears its ugly head again
Techobanine deepwater port project ‘cherished’ by Moz government
Bonny River anchorage pirates strike again, six seamen abducted
Durban port in massive clean-up mode, calls for support

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 15 April 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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First View 1: MATUMBA
First View 2: ELEVATION
CSA 2020 welcome SAMSA decision on open-loop exhaust gas scrubbers
Richards Bay TNPA provides emergency assistance to pipe-towing tug
Cunard’s Queen Victoria calls at Port Elizabeth
Nissan to make R3 billion investment at its Rosslyn plant in Pretoria
ISSA and unfair port access practices
Ghana’s drastic reduction of port costs
Canadian Navy makes first drug haul off Horn of Africa region
Rio Tinto announces expansion of Richards Bay Minerals operation
Mozambican Special Forces capture suspected terrorist base in northern province
How the Port of Beira was able to reopen so soon after the destruction of Cyclone Idai
Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) expansion in the Asia Pacific region
CMA CGM takes full control of CEVA Logistics
The world comes to Beira: At least 200 aircraft everyday — Watch
SANDF rescue mission in Malawi & Mozambique + Rescue SA
TNPA shares port insights with Nigerian Shippers Council
Tanzania announces plans for a cruise terminal at port of Dar es Salaam
Stakeholders engage over Mossel Bay oil and gas industry
U.S. places sanctions on 11 African countries for port security lapses
Protesters place truckers under siege at Zambia/DRC Kasumbelesa Border Post
The 2020 Global Sulphur Cap
Kenya offers land in Naivasha for Uganda to build dry port
CTF in Seychelles, welcomes increased Canadian input
Maritime industry keen for speedy action on maritime risk challenges
More African ports linked to the China Belt and Road initiative
Kenya to sign loan from China for Naivasha to Kisumu SGR
South African companies exhibiting in Brazil
Air cargo industry rallies to help Mozambique following Cyclone Idai
Death of ‘fiercely loyal’ MSC man Dallas Sutton
Chamber’s role in promoting international trade commended
Yacht wrecked on Durban port South Breakwater
London Tribunal issues hefty fine on Republic of Djibouti over Doraleh
Severe weather expected over Durban from 19H00 today (Thursday)
Ford begins vehicle exports from Port Elizabeth to Europe 
Maritime training ploughing scarce skills back into the Eastern Cape
Oversupply Still Major Challenge Warns ICS
Transnet places tugs and workboats for sale by auction
Container ship Contship Oak attacked by pirates, four crew kidnapped
Counting the costs of fires at sea

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 8 April 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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First View 1: NORTHERN JAVELIN
First View 2: PACIFIC PRINCESS
CURRENT NEWS..
South African companies exhibiting in Brazil
Air cargo industry rallies to help Mozambique following Cyclone Idai
Death of ‘fiercely loyal’ MSC man Dallas Sutton
Chamber’s role in promoting international trade commended
Yacht wrecked on Durban port South Breakwater
London Tribunal issues hefty fine on Republic of Djibouti over Doraleh
Adverse weather expected to hit Durban from 19h00 today (Thursday)
Ford begins vehicle exports from Port Elizabeth to Europe
Maritime training ploughing scarce skills back into the Eastern Cape
Oversupply Still Major Challenge Warns ICS
Transnet places tugs and workboats for sale by auction
Container ship Contship Oak attacked by pirates, four crew kidnapped
Counting the costs of fires at sea
Bolloré Transport & Logistics to sell its French port operations
Vesconite enters the Namibian marine sector
One for ONE: Ocean Network Express celebrates first anniversary
Transnet gives approval for desalination studies for Cape Town Harbour
Cruise ship Astor closes Port of Mossel Bay’s 2018/19 Cruise Season
Cape Town’s Duncan Dock to undergo maintenance dredging
Aid starts to pour in to Beira and other Cyclone Idai devastated regions
PE’s tanker berth welcomes its first vessel after repairs
Continent’s first dredging school launched by Transnet
Joint operations to combat crime in the Indian Ocean
Maritime emergencies a real threat for South Africa: SAMSA
EU NAVFOR moves Operational HQ from Northwood UK to Spain & France
USCGC Seneca completes patrol
A whale of a story
Recovery time in Beira in the wake of cyclone Idai
EARLIER NEWS..
Miami-Dade County delegation revisits Port of Cape Town
Trucks set alight on N-3 highway near Mooi River
Denmark continues maritime cooperation with Ghana
TNPA commits to growing exports in Eastern Cape
SOME NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED..
Cyclone Joaninha swings past Rodriguez close to Mauritius
Port of PE tanker berth back in business
Defective vessel passage plans: When failing to plan is planning to fail
ABB propulsion systems to power first Chinese-built cruise ship

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