Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 15 July 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  Ngura and MSC Catania

Richards Bay port at virtual standstill following ‘stop work’ order
New Transnet Board appointed
WHARF TALK: cable laying vessel – NIWA
Torching of trucks an act of economic sabotage says Transport Mi
Gulf of Guinea: Resurgence of maritime piracy and armed robbery
TRADE NEWS: Thordon applies seal-embedded bearing involving no drydocking
Nigeria to destroy tanker laden with stolen oil
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose heavylift cargo vessel – DA DAN XIA
Over 300 migrants missing at sea between Senegal and Canary Islands
More trucks stopped and set alight on national roads
Uganda-Tanzania oil pipeline under more pressure
New Northern Cape rail crossing loop leads to increased manganese export volumes
WHARF TALK: Capesize gearless bulk carrier – CAPE GENESIS
In Conversation: Somaliland- Berbera city’s growth is being held back by a power supply monopoly
Timely Reminder: African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) is essential
NIMASA has lost focus, says NISA chairman 
Two new Mobile Cranes for Port of Maputo
Dois novos guindastes móveis para o Porto de Maputo
WHARF TALK: MR2 product tanker – NEUTRON SOUND
IMO Latest: Revised GHG reduction strategy adopted
Service Update: CMA CGM to launch TURAF EXPRESS service connecting Turkey, Malta and Algeria
Lobito Corridor aims at 1.5 million tons freight in three years
Service Update: MOL Proficiency to omit Cape Town call
Maritime security: Expanding skills in Africa and the Indian Ocean
MPA Singapore and Lloyd’s Register sign ‘Silk Alliance’ MoU

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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 23 January 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  MSC EYRA

Mauritius waters: Wakashio wreck removal: Team completes offshore operations
WHARF TALK: anchor handling tug – BOKA GLACIER
Africa becoming patrol boat country
Morocco Belt & Road deal opens Chinese gateway to Mediterranean
IN CONVERSATION: Airline tie-up for Kenya and South Africa: possible rewards, and risks
Revised version of ‘Shipping Industry Guidance on Pilot Transfer Arrangements’ is released
Work commences on construction of the new port of Ndayane, Senegal
WHARF TALK: seismic survey vessel – BGP PIONEER
Benin to digitise and safeguard its coastline
Port of Pemba to handle Mozambican graphite exports
IN CONVERSATION: Protected marine areas should serve nature and people: a review of South Africa’s efforts
NAVAL NEWS: Chinese & Russian Navy ships enter Indian Ocean
NAVAL NEWS: French Navy ship Champlain arrives in port of Durban
New multi-purpose ship loader installed at Richards Bay Bulk Terminal
WHARF TALK: bluff-bowed – KK MARLIN
Mombasa’s new salvage & harbour tug is delivered: Also three new STS cranes
IN CONVERSATION:  Ocean heat is at record levels, with major consequences
Hunger crisis in Horn of Africa: FAO launches $138 million plan
Wilhelmsen takes majority stake in Ahrenkiel Tankers
Poor King Coal, falling demand and little sympathy
WHARF TALK: Cape Town only visitor – CSCL AFRICA
CMA CGM reshuffles its Mozambique service to Asia
FLNG Coral Sul arrives on station off northern Mozambique. Flotel CSS Temis secured
Mombasa’s new Kipevu Oil Jetty nears completion
IN CONVERSATION:  State capture report chronicles extent of corruption in South Africa.  But will action follow”?
Sandock Austral Shipyards reaches agreement with leading tug designer Robert Allan Ltd
TPT reports recovery at Richards Bay Bulk Terminal following October’s conveyor fires
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for December 2021
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose offshore vessel – BOKA PEGASUS
Nigeria’s ports: IMO supports electronic data exchange
MSC has exclusivity on bid to acquire Bolloré Africa Logistics
Dachser – Freight and cargo insurance – a neglected safety net
Bolloré Ports’ Congo Terminal tops one million TEU
A new daily rail service from the Port of Felixstowe
MSC Orchestra resumes cruising in SA waters
Toxic cargo from NS Qingdao being dumped out at sea off West Coast
IN CONVERSATION: South African movie dives into the complexity of poaching
Three small South African marine surveillance satellites blast into space on board SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 24 July 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   ORANGE STREAM

IN CONVERSATION: Nigeria’s ambitious new maritime security project must avoid old traps
Cutting GHG emission from shipping: IMO and ten years of mandatory rules
RINA to classify China’s largest newbuild cruise ship
Transnet IT network experiences disruptions- weather interrupts Eastern Cape container ops
SANDF troops arrive in Pemba as part of SADC regional standby force
Pilot transfer arrangements: Bahamas Maritime Authority introduces inspection campaign
WHARF TALK: South African flagged bunker tanker visits Cape Town – LEFKAS
Durban’s Toyota Motor Corporation returns to production following unrest
Durban’s SAPREF refinery reopens following unrest
INSIGHTS: Five lessons to learn from hydrogen as a ship fuel
CMA CGM to launch a new Indian Ocean feeder service to/from Comoros
WHARF TALK: Owned by an oil producer – SHEGARDIAH
CIVIL UNREST: ONE reveals SAECS service contingency plan
Connectivity crucial to seafarers’ welfare needs: Inmarsat sponsored report
Port an rail operations in KZN restart after unrest
ZPMC wins order to supply Ports of Durban & Cape Town with new RTGs
General cargo ship sinks off Liberia, 18 missing
Abu Dhabi Maritime Academy:
WHARF TALK: Norway’s Odfjell tanker – BOW SKY
Carrier Strike Group 2021 & Japanese Navy hold anti-piracy drill in Gulf Of Aden
Port Window: Durban Port Bulletin report
Port Window: Port of Durban Volume & Vessel Call Performance
Problems associated with surging in Cape Town Harbour – July 2021
Meteorology: Reported extremes – New rapid response team will provide guidance
Cabo Delgado Update: 1000 Rwandan troops arrive to protect Mueda and the gas
WHARF TALK: tanker with a difference, & the hint lies in the name – POLAR UNICORN
Namibian shipping sector donates containers to country’s health system
Service levels slowly improving, says Transnet. Meanwhile one boxship ups anchor & leaves
Incremental improvement in Transnet operations following unrest

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