Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 20 July 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   K-Line’s Bridge ships

Red Sea escalation: Israel bombs Yemen’s Port Hodeidah
Maersk Frankfurt on fire in Arabian Sea
Transnet secures USD 1 billion loan from African Development Bank Group
Giant CMA CGM container ship cleared to sail after losing containers overboard
Damen contracts with Toyota Tsusho for four tugs for Namibe port
Tanker struck as Houthis resume their missile and drone attacks in Red Sea region
WHARF TALK: crab fishing vessel – KAPITAN EGOROV
TNPA hosts Green Port workshop
Ngqura Container Terminal looks to increase citrus loading rate with 50 new haulers
Salvage work on Ultra Galaxy continues despite weather conditions
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose heavylift vessel – EENDRACHT
Xeneta Update: Spiralling ocean container shipping market set to peak, but will not bring an end to shippers’ problems
Gambia Ports Authority and Turkiye’s Albayrak Group put ink to 30-year port concession agreement
Rocket launch debris: IMO explores ocean threats
WHARF TALK: Hospital Ship No.67 – GERUSALEMME
Study finds health risks in switching ships from diesel to ammonia fuel
ABL appointed to provide MWS services for Phase 2 of the Congo LNG development project
Iraq: Major ports’ maritime single window
Welcome ‘Full Up’ sign outside Durban Dry Dock
WHARF TALK: MR1 chemical tanker – MTM KEY WEST
Ultra Galaxy salvage attempt weekend wrap
Transnet suspends rail operations on Cape Main Line due to weather damage
IMO: Call for Expressions of Interest – Reducing ship GHG emissions
Container ship CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin loses 44 containers overboard off Durban
Inland Navigation: Pathway for sustainable urbanization & industrialisation in Africa
Ultra Galaxy update – salvage operations take centre stage
Transnet gradually resuming port operations at Cape ports
Korean Register successfully installs onboard carbon capture system onto container ship

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 29 June 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Gem Turquoise

SAS Amatola visit to Russia cancelled – defects and lack of maintenance cited
Beira port reacts, says record container volumes are being achieved this year
O porto da Beira reage e diz que volumes recordes de contentores estão a ser alcançados este ano
Port of Dar es Salaam hosts its largest containership, MSC ADU V
IMO Maritime Single Window: Port of Abidjan, Cȏte d’Ivoire
Kenmare names two new dredgers for new Moma mine site
WHARF TALK: survey vessel with exciting history – FUGRO SUPPORTER
ITF wants immediate action taken to safeguard seafarers in Red Sea region
Women strengthen port management skills
In Conversation: Lake Victoria: why so many fishers are dying and what can be done about it
SA Navy ensures continuous hydrographic services amid capability gap
WHARF TALK: Handy class products tanker – GUNES K
Marine Bursary Golf Day 24 July 2024
Impact of maritime decarbonisation on seafarers – an ISWAN survey
International Day of the Seafarer spotlights safety at sea – Celebrating seafarers worldwide
AMSOL celebrates ‘Day of the Seafarer’ – A commitment to Seafarer Safety & Wellbeing
WHARF TALK: ocean towing and anchor handling tugs – POSH HAWK & POSH COMMANDER Part Two
TNPA calling for RFIs to refurbish the Mossel Bay SPM and CBM
Research ship Dr Fridtjof Nansen arrives in Luanda
PRASA CEO calls on SADC to invest more in rail
Reports of another ship abandoned after Houthi attack
Transnet issues disciplinary charges against TNPA chief executive, Pepi Silinga
WHARF TALK: ocean towing and anchor handling tugs – POSH HAWK & POSH COMMANDER
Cruise ship Insignia in dramatic rescue of migrants off NW African coast
Transnet disappointed with court judgement over pipeline dispute
Beira port sets new productivity record loading granite into ship
Porto da Beira bate novo recorde de produtividade no carregamento de granito em navios
Hundreds of vehicles damaged inside car carrier Höegh London after leaving PE
‘Solly’ Letsoalo returns as Transnet SOC Ltd Chief Operating Officer
Grindrod appointed as preferred bidder for Richards Bay container handling facility
SA Port Statistics for May 2024

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 2 May 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Costa Deliziosa

WHARF TALK: Kamsarmax bulk carrier – ODYSSEAS L
Drone attack on diverted MSC Orion in Arabian Sea
Angola confirms intention of linking all three railway corridors
Port State Control Officers: IMO boosting maritime security skills
AD Ports awarded 20-Year concession to operate & upgrade Luanda MPT
AD Ports obtiene una concesión de 20 años para operar y mejorar el MPT de Luanda
WHARF TALK: British Military Sealift vessel – ANVIL POINT
Houthi attacks on Red Sea & GoA ships continue
Beira dredger Macuti returns to Mozambique port
UK MAIB Safety Digest issued
Turkish warship visits Somalia
Port News and Shipping Advisories
UK presents hydrographic award to Nigeria
Nigerian Navy’s second Dearsan OSV launched
Engineers open 10.6-metre deep channel under Baltimore’s collapsed bridge

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 31 March 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Ala’suinu

First of 45 new haulers arrive for Durban Container Terminals
In Conversation: I’ve captained ships into tight ports like Baltimore, and this is how captains like me work with harbor pilots to avoid deadly collisions
WHARF TALK: Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) tanker – CLAUDE
Tropical Cyclone Gamane threatens Madagascar and Mozambique
Aftermath of Baltimore Bridge collision
Baltimore Bridge disaster: Significant impact on local port and economy
TFR has best performance of the year on North (Richards Bay) Corridor
WHARF TALK: MR2 class Product Tanker – STI MILWAUKEE
Over 100 dumpers and payloaders arrive to beef up Richards Bay MPT performance
The Baltimore Bridge collapse – Civil Engineer’s comment
Baltimore Bridge collapse: potential for significant supply chain disruption
BREAKING NEWS: Ship strikes Baltimore bridge, major collapse
French Navy seizes over 10 tons of cocaine from Gulf of Guinea fishing vessel
WHARF TALK: polar expeditionary passenger vessel – SH VEGA
Maritime net-zero framework: IMO agrees possible outline
India, Mozambique, Tanzania joint maritime exercise IMT Trilat underway
US–India joint CG ops – Andaman and Nicobar Islands
SA Port Statistics for February 2024
WHARF TALK: short sea Ro-Pax ferry – ALA’SUINU
Ship and port scheduling advisories
Richards Bay port to become key hub for energy trade
CMA CGM upgrades service between Jeddah and North Red Sea
Poland becomes 42nd member of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF)
UNCTAD’s Global Trade Update: Encouraging signs
Quissanga and Quirimba Island retaken by Mozambique armed forces
SAMSA receives reports of oiled Cape Gannets on Bird Island

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 10 March 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Hellas Margarita

Grindrod grows its headline earnings with operational resilience
Saldanha MPT having a good year, already exceeded YTD volume budget by 6.2%
World Shipping Council speaks out on attack of True Confidence
Port advisories for South African ports
In Conversation: MH370 disappearance 10 years on: can we still find it?
Is Iran planning a naval base at Port Sudan?
Breaking News: Tanker hit by missile off Aden, 2 seafarers killed
WHARF TALK: multipurpose heavylifter – BBC SCANDINAVIA
Vice Admiral Monde Lobese to address poor morale in the SA Navy
Höegh Autoliners receives funding for two ammonia-powered car carriers
Houthi attacks continue as Italian destroyer gets into the action
WHARF TALK: newly spotted box ship – ONE REASSURANCE
IMO statement on the Red Sea crisis and the Rubymar
UNCTAD port training module for Nigerian port officials
West Africa’s GTA LNG project: Arrival of FLNG vessel GIMI – Major milestone reached
Transnet unpacks plans for repositioning ports of Durban & Richards Bay
WHARF TALK: residential cruise ship – THE WORLD
Seafarer lost overboard container ship Santa Cruz near Cape Recife
Houthi’s may have scuttled abandoned British bulker Rubymar
Tunisia commercial port traffic increases 2% in 2023
Transnet given approval to finalise DCT2 contract with ICTSI
DCT Pier 2 is steadily recovering, says TPT
WHARF TALK: Large Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHST) vessel – NORMAND SIRIUS
Transnet says it will deal ‘decisively’ concerning activities at TNPA
CMA CGM given go-ahead to acquire 
SA Navy will hit the high seas this year with ship visits to Russia and Cuba
SA Navy prepared to divorce itself from the Armscor Dockyard – Lobese
Xeneta Update: XSI® records biggest increase in 18 months
Combating harassment and bullying: ICS sets out industry principles
In Conversation: How climate change is messing up the ocean’s biological clock, with unknown long-term consequences
Transnet executive appointments – official announcement

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 2 March 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Richards Bay

Third SA Navy MMIPV to be christened on Friday
German frigate Hessen into action in Red Sea, shoots down drones
Hortgro: CT Port improving, but “still a long way to go”
Cape Town Container Terminal improving
Michelle Phillips appointed to position of Transnet Group CEO
SASOL to partner with TFR on rail operation
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose heavylifter – BBC DESTINY
SAN Chief attends Indian Navy Exercise Milan
Projects at Western Cape ports aim at repositioning and supporting ‘world-class’ port infrastructure – TNPA
SAECS service advisory – London Gateway port omission
Damen Cape Town receives order for 7 new TNPA tugs
WHARF TALK: sail training ship – STS PICTON CASTLE
Fishing: New guidelines – IMO ILO accord
Wallenius Wilhelmsen looks to expand fleet with further four Shaper class PCTCs
Norwegian Dawn allowed to dock in Port Louis
Health scare prevents Norwegian Dawn from landing in Mauritius
WHARF TALK: P&O liner – S.S. HIMALAYA
‘Cause and effect’. Red Sea surcharges and the power of uncertainty
Djibouti port security training
Signing of Maputo Port 25-year concession extension
As Port Maputo gears up, Durban port is targeted!
WHARF TALK: seismic support vessel – THOR FRIGG
KZN Ships in Port Update
Cape Morgan Lighthouse, Eastern Cape – Sixty years of service
Gabon’s Owendo Container Terminal linked by new bridge
Spectacular bridge project to connect Mombasa with mainland
UNCTAD: Unprecedented shipping disruptions: Risk to global trade
Transforming an industry on a global scale?
Claude Aman appointed Managing Director of Africa Global Logistics Ghana
IMO agrees new guidance for safe transport of plastic pellets on ships

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 28 January 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Port of East London

Maputo port concession extended to 2058 – R38 billion additional investment
WHARF TALK: LPG Ethylene Tanker GASCHEM PACIFIC
MACS Maritime to commence service to St Helena Island this week
Galp & partners announce light oil discovery off Namibia
Transnet Recovery Diary 24 January 2024
Korean line introduces new service to East Africa
Cape Town Container Terminal recruits to beef up capacity
WHARF TALK: oceanographic research vessel RRS DISCOVERY
Largest container ship for Nigeria’s new Lekki port berths
IMO and Morocco: Port facility security auditors’ training
CMA CGM joins the fleet around the Cape of Good Hope
Xeneta Update: Ocean freight shipping rates are set to rise further in February
UK-India naval accord
WHARF TALK: Offshore Windfarm Support Vessel IWS SKYWALKER
Transnet invited to appear before Western Cape government department over table grape & stone fruit export troubles
Red Sea: The Warlike Operations Area Committee agreement
The Red Sea: Seafarer safety paramount
In Conversation: AI and satellite imagery to map out of sight ocean activities, including fishing, shipping and energy development
SAECS Advisory: Kalahari Express Port Elizabeth call and Cape Town omission
WHARF TALK: passenger cruise ship CELESTYAL JOURNEY
Red Sea crisis: MSC Cruises cancels three Grand Voyage sailings
Durban Container Terminal Pier 2 begins to prepare for the citrus season
ITF and abandonment
SAIC Motor launches Anji Sincerity, largest LNG dual-fuel car carrier
Wharf Talk: Two cruise ships brighten Durban port for a day
Ngqura Container Terminal recruits operators to run a full three-berth operation
TFR returns Richards Bay coal line to service
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for December 2023

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