Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 13 July 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Ipek – off the boneyard

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
Stricken Ultra Galaxy goes aground off West Coast
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose heavylifter – KEITH
Houthis resume attacks on shipping
Xeneta Update: Global demand for ocean freight container shipping hit an all-time record in May
Voith Schneider about to supply propellers for 1000th Voith water tractor
Salvage tugs head for the stricken Ultra Galaxy
Transnet closely monitoring port operations amid adverse weather conditions
WHARF TALK: guided missile destroyer – JS SHIMAKAZE
Maputo railway section to SA border now a double track line
Over 500 tankers will call at Dangote Refinery this year
Technology: DNV rules create new in-operation class framework
Cargo ship Ultra Galaxy listing off West Coast, crew rescued
WHARF TALK: Japanese naval visitors to South Africa, including – JS KASHIMA
80-ton Lekki port tugs named and commissioned
Benin: Port of Cotonou loses its Niger trade but “still doing well”
Houthi’s score another success – Port of Eilat facing bankruptcy
Iranian frigate Sahand capsizes at her mooring
WHARF TALK: Capesize bulk carrier – GEORGE ISLAND
Hello Ceva Logistics, totsiens Bolloré Logistics
Mombasa port embraces the reefer sector
Ballast water management: New IMO online course – Free-to-access
Port of Tema: MPS installs latest simulator facility at Tema port
In Conversation: The story of how Swahili became Africa’s most spoken language
Angola’s Port of Luanda honoured by ESQR award
In Conversation: Shell didn’t consult communities properly about mining the Wild Coast – but how much legal protection do South Africans have?
Port Advisories and general shipping news  UPDATE

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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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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 7 July 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  HELLAS MARGARITA

In Conversation: South Africa supports decarbonisation of shipping industry — in a lukewarm kind of way
IATA latest: Air Cargo demand remains weak in May
Proposed Coral Norte FLNG project in Mozambique nears reality
Cape Town container terminal delays attract surcharge and port omission
Suez Canal Authority’s latest floating dock is delivered
DNV develops new Shore Power class rules for tankers
Dredging to safeguard a Maldive islet
Delay in starting rehabilitation of Mozambique’s EN1 ‘backbone’ highway
Tanzania wants port operations excluded from natural wealth laws
Angola’s Sonangol’s journey towards partial privatization and shifting mission
A jornada da Sonangol de Angola rumo à privatização parcial e mudança de missão
Congestion on SA/Mozambique border leads to lengthy delays
WHARF TALK:  Aframax LR2 product tanker – STELLATA
Angola’s Lobito Atlantic Rail Corridor concession all signed up
Plastic pollution initiatives – Reducing waste across the globe
Give a crane a name! Stockholm sets an example
TFR says it is getting on top of coal line challenges
In Conversation: Protecting Congo’s forests: new timber parks will help fight illegal logging
Aviation safety in Africa: IATA launches programme to improve
WHARF TALK: Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) – FILIPPO BRUNELLESCHI
Tanzanian Govt on benefits arising from partnership with DP World at Port of Dar es Salaam
BW Energy commences production from Gabon’s second Dussafu Hibiscus/Ruche well
Xeneta Update: Long-term ocean freight rates fall again, with almost 50% drop in key pricing benchmark across last three months
TNPA publishes its approved Port Development Framework Plans
WHARF TALK: Cable Ship – TELIRI
Port of Lobito: Testing Singapore-developed maritime single window
Top UN official for Africa calls for added action to stop piracy’s spread
Hong Kong ship recycling Convention: Bangladesh accedes
Mozambique’s Lesson for Senegal: Don’t Let Violence Lead to Lost Opportunities
La leçon du Mozambique pour le Sénégal : Ne laissez pas la violence vous faire perdre des opportunités

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 25 November 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 21 November 2022

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FIRST VIEW:   Zaandam

Transnet concludes evaluation of bids for Corridor slots
U.S. Navy destroyer makes large drug haul in Gulf of Aden
WHARF TALK: Panamax container vessel COSCO IZMIR
IMO’s Secretary-General Kitack Lim commissions new NIMASA headquarters
Xeneta market forecast 2023: Xeneta forecasts falls in freight rates, volumes and demand as storm clouds gather for 2023
SA – Maputo railway to fully reopen on Sunday 27 November 2022
Female cadet and Maersk reached settlement over sexual assault on company ship
WHARF TALK: MR2 tanker in Cape Town STAVANGER POSEIDON
Aviation: Ampaire Flies First Hybrid-Electric Regional Aircraft
Boskalis enjoys strong Q3 and tackles new project in Togo & Benin
African Upstream Activity Trending Higher in 2023: What’s Driving the Increase?
WHARF TALK: 30-year old CNFC reefer SHIP HAI FENG 728
APM Terminals to expand Suez Canal Container Terminal
COP27: Breakthrough on the Global South’s call: Climate-related loss and damage
Final update on Richards Bay railway North Corridor repair
AD Ports acquires logistic provider Noatum for EUR 660 million
Cape St. Lucia Lighthouse – 1906
Cape St Lucia Lighthouse trashing – 2022
SA Port Statistics for the month of September 2022
WHARF TALK: NeoPanamax container ship MSC DESIRÉE
Gazania-1 well off Orange River Mouth shows up dry
CRUISE NEWS: SA cruise season swings into action with arrival of ships
IATA and the Dangerous Good Code
Richards Bay coal line derailment – one BOTH lines reopened

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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 17 July 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   OAK EXPRESS

TPT takes steps to improve Durban Container Terminal stack handling efficiencies
WHARF TALK: LR1 oil products tanker – RIVER SHINER
Global trade hits record $7.7 trillion in Q1 2022
IN CONVERSATION: Stranded in Cape Town — Ukraine’s polar vessel recalls harrowing Antarctic quest
TPT business model focusing on youth development
Cable Theft disrupts Majuba Power Station coal deliveries by rail
Good news as fourth lane of Durban’s Bayhead Road is opened
Jindal coal mine at Chirodzi drops Beira port in favour of Nacala
Richards Bay coal line (North Corridor) shuts down for maintenance
Transnet successful in re-entering the international bond market
SA Port Statistics for the month of June 2022
WHARF TALK:  a tale of drama at  sea – Restless Wave
CRUISE NEWS: Swan Hellenic’s SH Vega on first cruise
CRUISE NEWS: Another two cruise ships for Explora Journeys – LNG powered
CRUISE NEWS: Meet Captain Serena Melani, master of Explora I
IN CONVERSATION: COVID hurt West and Central Africa’s small-scale fishers. They need more support
Mozambique transport minister moves to introduce reforms and improvements to Maputo Corridor
NATO Operation Sea Guardian concluded in Western Mediterranean
IN CONVERSATION: Morocco – a top fertiliser producer – could hold a key to the world’s food supply
Maersk resigns as board member of International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)
APM Terminals establishes three macro regions – new regional MDs
HMS Montrose intercepts Iranian rocket parts and weapons on smugglers’ speedboats
WHARF TALK: YACHT SPRAY 1897 & 1898 – The First Solo Round The World Voyage
NSBT’s berth extension launched in Freetown, Sierra Leone
TNPA to invest R16.1 billion in Western Cape ports over seven years
IMO combating maritime security threats: Western Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden
Poor ole King Cole, still down in South Africa’s dumps
South32 acquisition gives it a 63.7% share in Maputo’s Mozal Aluminium
IMO and strengthening of port security in Tunisia
South African citrus exports lagging as new challenges surface
Deal or No Deal – CGA chief executive speaks out on EU’s latest citrus move

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