Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 18 November 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Truck congestion becomes a problem at port of Richards Bay
WHARF TALK: famous company MR2 tanker SPRUCE EXPRESS
ISWAN’s Annual Review 2021 / 2022 is issued: Partnership working vital for maritime industry’s future
PetroSA reports leak in its southern Cape offshore pipeline
Missile attack on tanker Pacific Zircon off coast of Oman
BREAKING NEWS: Loaded TFR ore train collides with CFM shunting train between Ressano Garcia & Komatipoort
SAFEEN Feeders Launches New UAE-Red Sea Service
Freight Forwarding: Inflation and geopolitics will weigh on global supply chain
IN CONVERSATION: South Africa is hooked on fossil fuels: how it got here and how it can get out
Expecting Great Things from Africa’s New Oil and Gas Economies in 2023
New Books: Where Light in Darkness Lies
Eni and Hong Kong’s CNOOC bid to explore Mozambique’s A6-C offshore area
Derailment on the Richards Bay coal line- 97 wagons cleared
WHARF TALK: sub panamax container vessel MSC GIADA III
Mozambique’s first LNG cargo departs from Coral Sul FLNG, offshore the Rovuma basin
TNPA & Vopak seal the deal on the Richards Bay Liquid Bulk Terminal development
Durban Port Multi-Million Rand Tug Jetty Project moving ahead
REMEMBRANCE: Whitehall, London, Sunday
EU NAVFOR Med Irini operation seizes illegal cargo heading for Libya
WHARF TALK: specialised longliner OCEAN AZUL
IN CONVERSATION: Kenya Standard Gauge Railway contracts: what released documents say, and what they don’t
New Books: HMS Fearless
Russian Antarctic Expedition ship, Akademik Fedorov to call at Cape Town
Airfreight: Emirates places order for five new Boeing 777-200R freighter aircraft
Force Majeure back in effect on Richards Bay Coal Line

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 22 July 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

FIRST VIEW:  MedPort Tangier

Nigeria & shipping agencies aim at ending piracy in Gulf of Guinea
Mossel Bay port to host TNPA Garden Route Career Exhibition
CMA CGM’s Ceva Logistics expands in Africa
Militarisation of Red Sea – Russian seabase at Port Sudan scuttled
Oman acts against illegal fishing – strikes ISRAR fleet off register
Lobito Corridor (Benguela) railway concession awarded to consortium
WHARF TALK:  LR2 sized tanker – LEO
Former CMA CGM executive Sartini rumoured to head up Bolloré’s African logistics unit for MSC
DP World’s Imperial completes the acquisition of Mozambique’s J&J Group
IN CONVERSATION: Ice Wide Shut — Inside the complex, secretive world of the Antarctic Treaty
Impressive largest magnetite cargo handled by Richards Bay Bulk Terminal
WHARF TALK: purpose built research vessel – BAIA FARTA
IHMA announces a new President: Captain Paul O’Regan
Opinion: Oversupply of containers leading to second-hand container market
NIMASA to use Special Mission aircraft to fight oil theft
South African Summer Citrus arriving in the USA
WHARF TALK: Handysize chemical tanker – STOLT ALM
Mystery of APL Vanda solved
Swastika’s in Africa: Feedback on a Wharf Talk article
DP World rolls out e-commerce platform Dubuy.com into Ghana and Zambia
Don’t look for trouble, warns Nigeria’s new transport minister
APM Terminals MedPort Tangier invests to drive down CO2 emissions
WHARF TALK: US Task Force 88 – OPERATION SOLANT AMITY 1
Kenya ports and the concessioning debate – is Mombasa up to it?
WTO Webinar: Trade-related developments in an interdependent world
Imperial acquires controlling stake in Nigeria’s Africa FMCG Distribution Ltd
WTO LATEST: Cabo Verde Prime Minister José Ulisses Correia e Silva welcomed at WTO
TRADE NEWS: Choosing noise-free marine bearings
African countries’ export diversification: UNCTAD urges rethink
SADC extends SAMIM mandate in northern Mozambique

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 6-7 November 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

FIRST VIEW:  BAHRI JAZAN

DP World Maputo opens new trade opportunities for South African commodity importers
WHARF TALK: in port for an emergency – KIRAN EUROPE
Hospital ship Global Mercy: Mercy Ships looks to Nor-Shipping 2022 to boost support
Ghana’s proposed Keta port is “not dead” says D-G
Hidden Debts scandal: viability study was “unrealistic”, says witness – AIM report
Final drilling of Rovuma Basin Area 4 taking place ahead of FLNG arrival
Botswana commences iron ore shipments to China
Decarbonisation of shipping: World Shipping Council calls on the EU to step forward
WHARF TALK: petrol from Amsterdam – AZURITE
Fishing for solutions – the climate catastrophe: the time for action is now
IMO at COP 26: Updates on work to cut GHG emissions from shipping
Port Sudan port temporarily reopened
WHARF TALK: container ship – MSC ARICA
First new SMH H10 diesel locomotive for Tanzania Railways Corporation handed over
Maersk expands logistics network with acquisition of Senator International
Maersk records record 3rd Quarter, in line for record full year result
CEVA deploys new fish loaders to Ivory Coast port of Abidjan
Transnet records hefty R8.4 billion loss for financial year
WHARF TALK: LPGC tanker for Cape Town – PERSERVERANCE V
IMO-Singapore and Lobito, Angola: Maritime Single Window project
Xeneta container rates alert: strong demand and supply chain strain continue to drive long-term ocean freight rates
IN CONVERSATION:  Industrial policy paved the way for Dangote’s empire. Why it didn’t deliver for all Nigerians
Shipping’s ambitious climate targets: Seafarers call for sustainability
Bowmans and Gide announce a strategic co-operation agreement:  enhanced legal services provided to clients across Africa
Transnet pipeline fire in Durban – 3 dead

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 23 October 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

FIRST VIEW:  CAPE TAINARO

WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for the month of September 2021 are now available
WHARF TALK: heavy-lift cargo vessel – BRUCE
Operating INMARSAT’s Global Xpress satellite communications services in India
USS Herschel ‘Woody’ Williams completes visit to Maputo
Oceana’s Commercial Cold Storage goes green with solar panel roof
Bolloré considering the sale of its Africa logistics assets
MSC Cruises announces plans to restart cruising in South Africa
WHARF TALK: award-winnig fish reefer – IBUKI
Credit Suisse & Russian bank VTB Capital agree to pay $480 to US & UK authorities over Mozambican ‘Hidden Debt’
Port Sudan protests result in US$83 million monthly losses in livestock exports
Gordhan’s assurance to agricultural sector about Transnet and exports
Kenya enforces mandatory rule of using the SGR to deliver containers to Nairobi
WHARF TALK: General Purpose IMO class 2 Chemical Tanker – MED ATLANTIC
The UN Second Global Sustainable Transport Conference
Bolloré Ports orders two Gaussin port tractors for port of Freetown, Sierra Leone
MOL and partners look to ammonia to power ships and machinery
Dry Bulk exports and some imports face delays after Richards Bay fire
WHARF TALK: Multipurpose general cargo ship – ARA ROTTERDAM
Port of Beira reintroduces bulk copper exports
UK: New First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff
Piracy Report: Iranian Navy chases off Gulf of Aden pirates
To the Editor: US Military flights into Cape Town
Record, almost obscene profits, by container lines
Walvis Bay receives two new visitors as port appeal widens
WHARF TALK: Apparition or patron – PATRONUS
USS Herschel ‘Woody’ Williams completes maintenance repairs in Cape Town
OCEA awarded tender for second Nigerian hydrographic survey vessel
Vaccine supply chain misery – – no one is safe until we’re all safe
MSC leads the way by fully adopting standardised depot codes
Transnet declares Force Majeure at Richards bay Bulk Terminal

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 3 October 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

FIRST VIEW:   STAVANGER PIONEER

Port of Mossel Bay: Celebrating over 500 years of Maritime Heritage
WHARF TALK: For a change, a Handysize tanker – MTM AMSTERDAM
IN CONVERSATION: How illegal fishing off Cameroon’s coast worsens maritime security
WHARF TALK: Research vessel – PELAGIA
Xeneta container rates alert: long-term ocean freight rates now up over 90% year-on-year
AVIATION: SAA reactivate partnership with Emirates and MoU with Kenya Airways
Saldanha Iron Ore Terminal on planned maintenance shutdown
Kalmar to supply Mombasa port with reachstackers and forklift trucks
TFR door not yet slammed shut to coal line extension to Botswana
China introduces loadshedding – its way
How to cushion consumers from high maritime freight rates
Nigeria Ports Authority boss says Nigeria is poised to become West Africa’s maritime hub
Maersk sells its container factory business to CIMC
WHARF TALK: Another cargo of palm oil – BOW SAGA
Protests close Port Sudan seaport and the city’s airport  UPDATE
TPT introduces truck booking system at Cape Town port terminals
Inchcape briefing: A wide range of MSI services
WHARF TALK: tanker with a sticky cargo – MAERSK BRIGIT
DSV opens Africa’s largest integrated logistics centre
Protests close Port Sudan seaport and the city’s airport
Seafarer access to medical care now a matter of life and death
New senior appointments by TNPA
WHARF TALK: Cape Town visit for USS HERSHEL ‘WOODY’ WILLIAMS
Extra large first heavylift for Mammoet’s terminal crane at Lagos
Ever Act, world’s biggest, now on her way into service
WHARF TALK: tale of tanker in a predicament – ENERGY CENTAUR
Synergy Group takes over Maersk tankers’ technical management business
French warship seizes over $5 million haul of illicit drugs
Second cyber attack in a year for CMA CGM
Leverage trade to build sustainable food systems – WTO D-G

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 16 May 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page:  BBC PLATA

WHARF TALK: COOL EAGLE – largest reefer ship to be built
StormGeo to be acquired by Alfa Laval
Sudan halts development of a Russian naval base at Port Sudan
Social Interaction Matters (SIM): Dealing with demographics
Ocean Network Express (ONE) expands its refrigerated container fleet
TPT ready to launch newer version of Navis SPARCS N4 3.7 operating system operating system
WHARF TALK: MELTEMI – upside to a downside
Mercy Ships new hospital ship Global Mercy completes sea trials
TPT’s Durban Container Terminal receives a further batch of straddle carriers
IMO’s Kitack Lim urges fair vaccine distribution for seafarers
Djibouti achieves top ranked container port in Africa
WHARF TALK:  PROUD UNITY – Ultramax bulker in port
Rising Rollover Rates Show Worsening Maritime Supply Chain Delays
MLC 2006 Interagency task force called for
IN CONVERSATION: Moving US Africa Command to Africa will not solve the continent’s security issues
Helicopter called into duty to evacuate injured seafarer from ship off Cape Point
DP World ready to commence construction and development of a deepwater port at DRC’s Banana
WHARF TALK:  BBC PEARL – equipment for Debmar’s diamond recovery vessel
We are only safe when everyone is safe: aviation unions join call for TRIPS Waiver to fight Covid
TRADE NEWS: Voith to present technology for remote-controlled tugboats at National Maritime Conference in Rostock
In Europe the strategic role of ports is respected
Another South African port-connected ship caught up in the Covid-19 crisis
WHARF TALK: SILVERFJORD – taking a rather special cargo
WHARF TALK: Durban Port Bulletin News
WHARF TALK: Durban Volume and Vessel Call Performance
Angolan Port of Luanda has slight decrease in volume throughput
Cargo containment system for large liquefied hydrogen carrier
TPT in innovative development of logistics App for industry
Santa Rosa phase-out on South Africa-Northern Europe service

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 6 March 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page:   BAHRI JEDDAH

Grindrod reports solid results for 2020
IN CONVERSATION: Africa looks likely to continue relying on power from fossil fuels for some time
Port is what we do: the plight of trapped seafarers
Vesconite acquires super-large lathe for marine bearings
Astral Aviation increases airfreight capacity to Johannesburg to 160 tonnes per week
Engine failure and fire: mv Finlandia Seaways
Freight association comments on UK budget
South African hake trawl fishery celebrating fourth certification
CMA CGM acquires significant equity stake in Algeciras’ TTIA container terminal
Buoyant air cargo demand being reported
IN CONVERSATION: Infrastructure spend: insights from the effect of a bridge across the Zambezi on maize prices
R583 million cocaine haul on Saldanha coast
IHMA announces new Regional Committee for Africa
CMA adds Port Louis to its NEMO service: Connecting Europe with Indian Ocean & Australia
1250 years cumulative jailtime for copper thieves
NSPCA hits out at transporting livestock by sea
Tanzania-Burundi rail connection to cost US$ 1.9 billion
WTO latest
Saldanha Bay IDZ brings in R21 billion worth of investments
Hapag-Lloyd opens new office in Nairobi, Kenya
TRADE NEWS: LOC launches digital solution for enhancing port pilotage safety
AIRFREIGHT: Kenya Airways resumes cargo flights to India
WHARF TALK: Sunday’s Ship Movements at the Port of Durban
WHARF TALK: Cape Town Ship Movements
The 2012 Cape Town Agreement: IMO African Regional webinar builds support
WTO LATEST: DDG Wolff calls on members to work with new Director-General
US Military Sealift transport ship USNS Carson City visits Port Sudan
IN CONVERSATION: At last, climate science may be able to predict tropical Atlantic weather better
TRADE NEWS: Shipowners advised on IMO 2020 compliancy amid high sulphur warning
Further arrests in theft of railway copper wiring
Latest piracy attack report a hoax

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 4 January 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

Front Page: VASILIY GOLOVNIN

Best of Defence Imagery (UK) 2020
The Brexit deal: Maritime professionals’ union Nautilus welcomes approval
Further update on the movements of Russian vessel Vasiliy Golovnin
Russian visitors in South & Southern African waters UPDATED
Two more ships attacked by pirates in Gulf of Guinea
More States join call to designate seafarers as key workers – IMO
New shipping services announced for Europe – Middle east & Indian Sub-Continent via Red Sea call
Applause for security operation against cable & fuel theft
UK retailers and food manufacturers demand inquiry into port disruption
US donates equipment to Nigerian Navy to help combat piracy
Piracy: Yet another ship attacked, 8 crew abducted
Pirates strike at two ships in Gulf of Guinea — MT New Ranger
Pirates attack Cameroon-registered Cap Saint Georges, 5 crew kidnapped
WHARF TALK: SAECS Service updates
IMO at work around Africa
Russian naval base planned for Sudan
IN CONVERSATION: Arctic Ocean: climate change is flooding the remote north with light – and new species
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for November 2020 are now available here
Transnet half-year results impacted by COVID-19, company remains ‘cautiously optimistic’
NATO in the Med:NATO trains in the E Med
WHARF TALK: Durban Port Bulletin News
WHARF TALK: Durban Volume & Vessel call performance
WHARF TALK: Cape Town port report

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 19 May 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are this week’s News Headlines:

First View 1: BOCHEM OSLO
First View 2: NIJINSKY

More acts of piracy reported from Gulf of Guinea
Debmarine Namibia contracts Damen to build seventh diamond recovery vessel
President Nyusi has concern that armed violence in north of Mozambique could spread
APM Terminals Inland Services to be integrated into Maersk Logistics
South African port statistics for the month of April 2019 are now available
Report published on industry-level response to marine plastic pollution
Update on sewage discharge into Durban Harbour
Durban Container Terminals blockaded by angry truckers
Four RORO vehicle carrier ships lined up for Port of Walvis Bay during May
Naval Dome CEO warns of escalation of attacks on four tankers off Fujairah
Durban Car Terminal sets record of half a million vehicles handled
U.S. Postal Service honours battleship USS Missouri with a Forever Stamp
Port Maputo takes delivery of two new mobile harbour cranes
Port Sudan’s workers strike to be lifted
Passenger boat sinks crossing the Zambezi, 17 confirmed dead
Floatplanes collide in midair, cruise ship passengers killed
COSCO has its eys on acquiring PIL — WSJ report
Beira fuel terminal set to reopen later this month
Video of cargo ship burning in Sharjah’s Port Khalid
Agility Africa Logistics Warehouses expands in Mozambique
Expansion of Egyptian fruit and vegetable firm Farm Fresh
Saudi Arabia claims two of its tankers off Fujairah were sabotage targets
Drama as crew rescued from burning fishing vessel 1100 km off Durban
NSRI alert as Madagascar-bound catamaran starts taking on water
US Navy aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln transits Suez Canal
Indonesia takes action and sinks 51 illegal fishing boats
Haifa docks biggest ship — video
Walvis Bay Corridor Group expresses confidence in Namibia as logistics hub
TNPA bans all diving and fishing in Durban Harbour due to sewage
Knud E Hansen designs new LNG-powered RoRo vessels for Wallenius-SOL
New Ugandan Lake Victoria ferry nears completion at Jinja
Konecranes to equip Tema Terminal 3 with 11 lift trucks
African businesses urged to ‘dive into’ the Blue Economy
Port Focus: Hutchison Ports BEST* terminal increases its capacity

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News 14 January 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Here are the News Headlines:

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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