Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 18 February 2024

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FIRST VIEW:   Gas Summit

CMA CGM Mermaid, first of a new design of container ship, enters service
Maersk to demerge towage company Svitzer
MSC’s Soren Toft & the Suez Canal Authority discuss Red Sea crisis
Nexans’ new cable-laying vessel: ABB hybrid power system
In Conversation: The world’s coral reefs are bigger than we thought – but it took satellites, snorkels and machine learning to see them
Cape Town Container Terminal achieves peak reefer loading
WHARF TALK: NCL cruise ship – NORWEGIAN DAWN
Trade News: Damen enters into Strategic partnership Agreement with SA’s DTIC
Green shipping fuels made in South Africa – a World Bank Blog
Rhenus expands warehouse capacities in Pretoria, PE and East London
Minerals Council delivers judgement on 2023
WHARF TALK: survey vessel – ARGO SEARCHER
Competing ports for the mineral wealth of Central Africa
Taylor Group acquires control of CVS Ferrari
TNPA: New hydraulic units will curb ship delays in Cape Town & Ngqura ports
WHARF TALK: Ro-Ro Passenger and Truck Ferry – P&O LIBERTÉ
Eni looking for logistics provider at Pemba
Airfreight: TAAG starts regular cargo operations at the new Luanda Airport
Carga Aérea: TAAG inicia operações regulares de carga no novo Aeroporto de Luanda
Greenpeace Africa Statement on South Africa Navy Marine Blasts
MACS creates new feeder service and connecting Lüderitz
WHARF TALK: LPG, VLGC tanker SUNNY BRIGHT
Mauritius: Port facility security training
UCT develops way to measure Antarctic sea-ice using ship-mounted radar
Fire aboard tank vessel S-Trust: Lithium-ion battery thermal runaway
A.P. Moller – Maersk 4th quarter 2023 results
MOL Group 3rd Quarter Business Results
DCT 2 down to single digit ships at anchor, planning ahead
Preparations for the removal of the wreck Elke M underway

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 11 February 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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First View: Queen Mary 2 in Durban

Preparations for the removal of the wreck Elke M underway
TRADE NEWS: Can a single maritime AI research project cut 1% of total global emissions?
In Conversation: Somaliland-Ethiopia port deal: international opposition flags complex Red Sea politics
Ivanhoe Mines to bring 240,000 tonnes of annual export capacity along Lobito Corridor
Give us more time, Transnet’s acting CEO tells government
WHARF TALK: Roll-On, Roll-Off vessel – HARTLAND POINT
CENTCOM report of 6 February attacks on Red Sea shipping
Cape Town Container Terminal reducing backlog – Transnet
South African Port Statistics for the Calendar Year 2023
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose heavylift cargo vessel BBC RAINBOW
Transnet sees some improvement on North (Richards Bay) Corridor
Red Sea maritime situation worsens
Tender issued for Inhaca Island jetty
IMO S-G’s fresh maritime agenda
Hapag-Lloyd weighs in with a weekly ‘Citrus loader’
Maritime Single Window – advancing digitalization in shipping
Reload Logistics acquires Sulphur Bulk Terminal at Richards Bay

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 4 February 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Iberian Bulker

Reload Logistics acquires Sulphur Bulk Terminal at Richards Bay
MSC enhances service between South Africa and North West Continent (NWC)
Shipping schedule advisories – Durban omit
MSC introduces new Ingonyama feeder service, East London – Ngqura (Coega)
In Conversation: Houthi militant attacks in the Red Sea raise fears of Somali piracy resurgence
Port Regulator’s TNPA Port tariff decision
WHARF TALK: Fred Olsen Line cruise ship BOLETTE
Port of Nacala establishes own record in cargo handling
Yet another merchant vessel attacked in the Red Sea
Xeneta: Impact of Red Sea crisis more rapid than Covid-19
TPT says improvements are happening at Cape Town Container Terminal
WHARF TALK: MR1 class multifunctional product and chemical tanker TIVY GOLD
Ramaphosa to officiate at SA’s AfCFTA launch at Durban port
In Conversation: Somaliland has been pursuing independence for 33 years. Expert explains the impact of the latest deal with Ethiopia
Djibouti, Red Sea Area: IMO maritime security training support
Indian Navy ship rescues 19 Pakistani sailors from pirates
15,000-TEU LNG-powered container ship calls at Lekki
Wharf Talk: Coast of cruisers and floating workhorses
WHARF TALK: cable vessel DECISIVE
$70 million Djibouti port expansion completed
UNCTAD raises alarm on global trade disruptions
ICS Publishes 2023/24 Shipping Industry Flag State Performance Table
Maersk names first methanol-enabled container ship Ane Maersk
IATA & ACAO: Global Standards for Dangerous Goods Shipments by Air
Coal: RBCT hits record low last seen in 1992
WHARF TALK: handysize chemical tanker CAIFU CHAO
Saharan dust reaches the Canary Islands and Cabo Verde
Queen Mary 2 and MSC Poesia visit Walvis Bay on same day
Container ship Karoline debuts at Lüderitz Port
Defence committees provide recommendations to SA defence sector after German study tour
TNPA’s Pepi Silinga takes voluntary leave of absence
SAECS South Africa-Europe schedule updates
Trade News: A maritime simulation training centre for South Africa
Derailment closes railway from South Africa to Port Maputo
In Conversation: Uganda will soon be exporting oil: an energy economist outlines 3 keys to success
Transnet Recovery Diary 25 January 2024
Transnet reacts to allegations against TNPA chief executive Pepi Silinga
Maputo port concession extended to 2058 – R38 billion additional investment

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 21 January 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   FINNCANOPUS

TFR returns Richards Bay coal line to service
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for December 2023
US CENTCOM strikes more Houthi weapon sites: US bulk carrier bombed by drone
A NEW BOOK: Brief Atlas of the Lighthouses
In Conversation: Ethiopia’s deal with Somaliland upends regional dynamics, risking strife across the Horn of Africa
Cyclone Belal hits La Réunion and Mauritius
Elke M salvage operation update
Transnet Freight Rail ‘fast-tracking’ repairs on KZN coal export line
WHARF TALK: Spirit on Mighty Servant 3
Transnet Recovery Diary 17 January 2024
Tanzania Ports Authority revives plans for container port at Bagamoyo
DCT Terminal 2 reducing the backlog
In Conversation: Suez Canal is not the only ‘choke point’ that threatens to disrupt global supply chains
Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd are teaming up with an operational cooperation
Port Maputo tops 31 million tonnes throughput, 16% up on previous year
WHARF TALK: laden Supramax bulk carrier SPAR CORVUS
TNPA to appoint panel to help close operational gaps at port terminals
Tanzania bans Kenya Airways in tit-for-tat
IMO and an Onshore Power Supply package: Now available for port stakeholders
Transnet Recovery Diary 16 January 2024
Trade News: CIMC Raffles picks TMC for Havfram Wind’s WTIVs
Two coal trains collide outside Richards Bay causing derailment
WHARF TALK: Antarctic Krill fishing vessel ANTARCTIC SEA
Breaking News: Houthi missile strikes US merchant ship
Tensions rise over Ethiopia’s sea access deal with Somaliland
In Conversation: Ethiopia’s quest for access to the sea: success rests on good relations with its neighbours
Transnet Recovery Diary 12 January 2024
Degrading rebel group Houthi’s capabilities
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose heavylift vessel CPC CAROLINA
SAMSA Update: Elke M casualty, St Francis Bay
Red Sea: UN Security Council Resolution 2722 (2024) Statement by IMO S-G
World’s largest semi-submersible crane vessel calls at Walvis Bay
SAECS advisory – SANTA ISABEL to omit Cape Town call
IMO improving Polar Code training: Key recommendations proposed
In Conversation: Houthi rebel Red Sea attacks and the threat of escalation and supply chain chaos are a major headache – and not just for the west
Transnet Recovery Diary 12 January 2024
US and UK missile strikes could signal the ‘beginning of the endgame’ in the Red Sea crisis
US and UK military launch attacks against Houthi bases
Transnet Recovery Diary 11 January 2024
Vopak Terminal Durban and TPL consortium awarded LNG Terminal concession at Richards Bay port
Transnet Recovery Diary 10 January 2024
Removal of pollutants from grounded fishing vessel Elke M begins
Houthis make largest overnight attack on naval and commercial ships in Red Sea
Richards Bay conveyor belt returns to service
Airfreight: Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services adds Casablanca
DNV: Maritime decarbonization efforts propelled as orders for alternative-fueled vessels grow
Transnet Recovery Diary 9 January 2024
Transnet Recovery Diary 8 January 2024
NATO’s Operation Sea Guardian (OSG)
Attacks on shipping: UN Security Council briefed
Maersk reverses course, heads around the Cape
Transaid looks back on a silver year
Fishing vessel Elke M aground near Cape St Francis, crew safe UPDATED
WSC, ICS & BIMCO speak out about Red Sea crisis
US and allies issue warning to Houthis over shipping in Red Sea
Transnet Recovery Diary 4 January 2024
IMO S-G addresses UN
Transnet Recovery Diary 3 January 2024
Cyclone Alvaro, First of the ‘Season’ – Madagascan waters  
S-G IMO’s New Year message

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 13 January 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   MSC TOPAZ

TPT says it is reducing Durban backlog
Farewell to IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim
Transnet Recovery Diary 21 December 2023
Red Sea Crisis: Over 100 Ships Divert Round the Cape
Grindrod sets new records at its terminal operations
XENETA UPDATE: Red Sea Crisis
Two Damen ASD Tugs for Ghana Ports
APM Tangier MedPort phase 2 expansion goes operational
Naval forces gather off Strait of el-Mandeb as shipping lines pause operations
Missile attacks on ships in Red Sea mount, as more vessels divert
Transnet’s Container Corridor lease process delayed
Port Elizabeth bulk manganese terminal reopens after maintenance shutdown
WHARF TALK: MR2 class product tanker – NORD OLYMPIA
IMO Assembly 33rd session
Maritime Security Incident Overview: M/V Strinda
IMO and training seafarers for a decarbonised future
In Conversation: Somali pirates are back in action: but a full scale return isn’t likely. Here’s why
Indian Navy ship calls at Kenya’s Lamu port
Cape Town’s RTG cranes arrive in time for Christmas
WHARF TALK: chemical tanker – STOLT ORCA
Red Sea Threats: Statement by IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim
Norwegian tanker Strinda struck by missile in Red Sea
Repairs to Angola’s research vessel Baía Farta will be completed by May
Durban Cruise Terminal quay wall strengthened
Transnet Recovery Diary 12 December 2023
Increasing number of ships avoid the Red Sea & turn for the Cape
WHARF TALK: logistic support ship FS JACQUES CHEVALLIER A725
Richards Bay’s South Dunes Precinct Development moves ahead – call for RfPs
US rail developer invests heavily in Angola’s rail corridors
Transnet Pipelines pleased with stiff jailtime for two fuel thieves
Transnet Recovery Diary 11 December 2023
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for November 2023
Richards Bay municipality to charge R30 ton toll on arriving long-haul trucks
WHARF TALK: bitumen tanker – BALTIC NARVAL
Durban port now has six working tugs
TPT secures equipment spares for port terminals
SA police make R150 million cocaine bust at Durban Harbour
Ethio-Djibouti Railway reaches maximum capacity on 40% annual growth
COP28: Africa could lose $25 billion a year from EU Carbon tax
Maersk gets set to deploy first large methanol-enabled ship on Asia-Europe trade lane
French frigate Languedoc shoots down two drones over Red Sea
Transnet Recovery Diary 10 December 2023

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 8 October 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   CMA CGM VALPARAISO

INVITATION TO TENDER: Dock Pontoon – Pontoon Lifter
Transnet Freight Rail CE Sizakele Mzimela resigns
Port of East London commences its first manganese exports
WHARF TALK: Linea Ignazio Messina &C. SpA   Part 1
Unifeeder invests in four new methanol powered ships
In Conversation: Nigeria’s new blue economy ministry could harness marine resources – moving the focus away from oil
Third bunker supplier in Algoa Bay has tanker detained
South Africa has trade balance of R13.3 billion for August 2023
WHARF TALK: Bangladeshi MR1 products tanker BANGLAR AGRADOOT
In Conversation: South Africa has one of the strongest navies in Africa: its strengths and weaknesses
Uncharted Waters: AI’s Impact on Maritime & Shipping – Dryad Global
Richards Bay port unaffected by NCT wood chip fire
Hapag-Lloyd welcomes Berlin Express, largest ship under German flag
AGL commences operations at Malindi’s Zanzibar Multipurpose Terminal
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose carrier BBC NAPLES the multi-purpose carrier BBC NAPLES
Strike at Richards Bay Coal Terminal continues
Mozambique’s ‘secret debt’ of over US$ 500 million cancelled
Ghana acquires multi-purpose environment protection vessel
TRADE NEWS: Port of Kapellskär has Sweden’s first suction mooring
Rudderless Transnet as top executives depart
WHARF TALK: MR1 class product tanker ESSIEN
Devastating fire at Richards Bay NCT Woodchip mill
Decarbonising shipping: UNCTAD calls for bold global action: Part 3
Kenya President Ruto confirms Mombasa port will not be privatised
Transnet’s private sector participation partnership with Mondi
Egypt – Chair of the NATO Military Committee visits: Operation Sea Guardian
Mozambique’s proposed Macuse port back in the news
Air freight of dangerous goods: IATA webinar
Xeneta Update: A turning point for the ocean freight industry? Data reveals first rise in long-term ocean freight rates in a year
Portia Derby steps down as Transnet Group Chief Executive

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 3 March 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   COSTA DELIZIOSA

Transnet says allocating available capacity to emerging miners is a fair solution
WHARF TALK: Fisheries Patrol Vessel LILIBET
Saipem awarded USD400 million drilling contract off Ivory Coast
Saipem remporte un contrat de forage de 400 millions de dollars au large de la Côte d’Ivoire
Greenpeace calls for strengthened surveillance of illegal fishing off West Africa
Greenpeace appelle à une surveillance renforcée de la pêche illégale au large de l’Afrique de l’Ouest
Not all gloom and doom – TPT still performing well in certain sectors
WHARF TALK: MR2 product tanker AEGEA
Mozambique’s TotalEnergies-led LNG project in Cabo Delgado province set to restart in July
The global nature of trade will prevail, MSC CEO Soren Toft tells TPM23 conference
Mozambique’s Limpopo Railway remains closed by heavy rain
CMA CGM adds Comoros call via Mtwara on NOURA service
IN CONVERSATION: Crisis meeting called after trucks block N2 highway and trash local airfield
WHARF TALK: P&O cruise ship ARTANIA
Guinea-Bissau: Oil spill response planning
MSC introduces 15,000 TEU MSC Virgo to the port of Pointe-Noire
Two govts commit to fixing road jams at border between DRC and Zambia
Xeneta Container Update: global long-term container rates arrest decline in February, buoyed by surge in US export rates
East London port taking back its role as an agricultural export port
WHARF TALK: A cruise ship plus a quiz – COSTA DELIZIOSA
TotalEnergies & Sasol link up with Air Liquide for renewable energy in South Africa
US Coast Guard cutter hauls in 1.5 tons of illegal drugs in Arabian Sea
M-Net TV series Reyka being filmed in Port of Durban
IMO Secretary-General Statement: Ukrainian ports in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov
Torrential rains and cyclone Freddy batter Mozambique
WHARF TALK: the US oceanographic research ship – ROGER REVELLE
Nigerian Navy hands over seized tanker Sea Eunice IMO 8609072 to NIMASA
Transnet allocates 2 million tons of manganese ore capacity to emerging miners
TotalEnergies & partners to drill more oil offshore Namibia
IN CONVERSATION: Ready for Freddy? SA must prepare for more intense weather events
IMCA welcomes workboat owners & operators under new membership category
New South African freight airline, Suid Cargo Airlines, ready to take wing

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Africa Ports & Ships maritime news 18 February 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  MSC JUDITH

Hutchison Ports (TICTS) out as Tanzania Ports Authority takes back container terminal
WHARF TALK: MR2 product tanker HANSA SEALIFTER
Africa as green jobs leader: Shipping undergoes low carbon revolution
Xeneta Container Update: Week 7
Nigerian Chamber of Shipping has new president
Kpler Acquires MarineTraffic and FleetMon for maritime sector expansion
Admiral Gorshkov departs from Cape Town for Durban
Dangote Refinery will bring a transformational shift in both crude and product tanker flows to West Africa
IN CONVERSATION: When two elephants fight: how the global south uses non-alignment to avoid great power rivalries
South Africa aims to generate R2 trillion in trade by 2028, with emphasis on intra-Africa
The new Mercy Ships’ hospital ship, Global Mercy™ arrives in Dakar
Le nouveau navire-hôpital, le Global Mercy™ arrive à Dakar
Lake Victoria’s newest and largest ship mv Hapa Kazi Tu, is launched
WHARF TALK: Cape Town bunkering – LIPUMA & others
Cape Town mayor says Russian warship not welcome
No rush for TotalEnergies to restart LNG operations in Mozambique
South Africa has new State of Disaster declared over flooding
Transnet seeks to shrink rail network and reduce costs
WHARF TALK: Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Navy Gorshkov (454)
Six crew dead after tank cleaning onboard tanker off Lagos
Russian missile frigate Admiral Gorshkov arrives in Cape Town LATEST
Heavy rains disrupt Transnet rail networks
WHARF TALK: Greek-owned Supramax bulk carrier LIA
Suez Canal ‘not for sale’ as revenue increases 47 per cent
A.P. Moller-Maersk reports extraordinary results for 2022
Just in Time arrival concept: New portal launched to support implementation
Hapag-Lloyd ships to be retrofitted with new propellers and bulbous bows
Angola plans a three-year ban on exports of unworked wood
Xeneta ‘Green Shipping’ report: Far East to South America East Coast container corridor

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 6 November 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   JOLLY TITANIO

Durban Container Terminals and truckers association partner to clear backlog
WHARF TALK: heavy load landing ship MARCAP MARS
MSC introduces fast new service Senegal to North Europe
ICAO General Assembly 41: States adopt net-zero 2050 global goal
Port of Entry status for Ports of Mossel Bay and Saldanha
WHARF TALK: Panamax LR1 tanker NORSTAR INTEGRITY
Climate plans remain insufficient: More ambitious action needed
Maersk delivers strong record Q3 but warns of storm clouds ahead
Harren Group opens branch in Nigeria
Cape Columbine Lighthouse turned 86 years old in October
WHARF TALK: Panamax container vessel MSC ADELAIDE
Le Port Sec d’Adétikopé au Togo : un relais stratégique pour le Port de Lomé
Togo’s Dry Port of Adétikopé: a strategic relay for the Port of Lomé
ICS and the global CO2 reduction fund
Dan-Bunkering and Amoil to join forces on 1 January 2023
Safeen Offshore expands subsea service capabilities with a support ship
Call on government department to unlock trade at Eastern Cape ports
WHARF TALK: large ocean towing tug BOKA ALPINE
Transnet Port Terminals lifts Force Majeure across all terminals
CMA CGM to reshuffle SHAKA 2 service rotation connecting Asia with South Africa
Xeneta Container Alert: stubborn long-term rates refuse to follow in footsteps of huge spot declines, but change is coming
DP World reports a 2.5% growth rate for nine months of 2022
Despite problems, SA citrus exports via TPT terminals up 3.7% on 2021
WHARF TALK: Panamax container vessel MSC SHANELLE
UNESCO Setting a global ambition for the Ocean We Want
Ships on the East coast on Sunday
Cape Acacia rounding the Cape
Why no mention of Richards Bay? asks Minerals Council South Africa
New US-Korea air freight service from Maersk Air Cargo

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 29 May 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  BRONAGH J  &  ALPHA FALCAO

Algoa Oil Spill Update – Umnenga II and Lefkas
Nigeria continues dredging of Escravos channel to improve access to Eastern Ports
IN CONVERSATION: Pan-African integration has made progress but needs a change of mindset
ISRAR fishing fleet blacklisted in Indian Ocean to safeguard tuna
Clean-up of Algoa Bay oil spill involving Umnenga II and Lefkas, continues
WHARF TALK: Inspection, Maintenance and Repair (IMR) vessel NOR GOLIATH
Abuja MoU: Harmonising Port State Control and Flag State implementation
Zimbabwe citrus sector turns towards China for new exports
IN CONVERSATION: Environmental groups launch legal review of go-ahead for Phinda gas-to-power plant in Richards Bay
Another bunkering oil spill in Algoa Bay
WHARF TALK: A bitumen tanker named BISKRA
NPA warns that Nigerian port concessions may be revoked unless….
IN CONVERSATION: Rising sea levels are driving faster erosion along Senegal’s coast
MAIB Report: Fumigant poisoning, mv Thorco Angela
Port of Douala Fruit Terminal upgraded
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for April 2022
WHARF TALK: Japanese-built MR2 product tanker – CALANDRIA
IMO Madagascar Port Security Workshop
WHARF TALK: Maritime News in Brief
Kenya: Developing a National Maritime Security Risk Register – IMO support
DR Congo shipping line opens offices at Dar es Salaam & Mombasa
WHARF TALK: THREE CONFEDERATE RAIDERS AT THE CAPE IN 1863
CGA calls for urgent update on interventions at the ports
ICS and Suez accord
Malawi grants licence to African Railway Company to import fuels from the port of Nacala
Bashir Jamoh hopes to remain with NIMASA as Director-General
Good news for the South African citrus industry: EC withdraws Cold Treatment requirement
Shipping costs costing E Cape citrus industry dearly
Air cargo: Air France-KLM and CMA CGM accord

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