Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 27 October 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   SMIT AMANDLA

Second SA Navy MMIPV to be named SAS King Shaka on Friday
Malawi & Chinese investors plan Nacala Railway extension into Zambia and Tanzania
WHARF TALK: handy size transshipment vessel – WHYALLA
Another TFR executive departs
In Conversation: Tiny and mysterious: research sheds light on sub-Saharan Africa’s seahorses, pipefish and pipehorses
Revision of IMO instruments: LSA and related equipment
Intermodal strengths set MSC Namibia up for the future
Chinese investors want to develop two terminals at Port of Beira
Investidores chineses querem desenvolver dois terminais no Porto da Beira
WHARF TALK: heavylift combi-freighter ALANIS
UHURU II takes to the waters of Lake Victoria
Transnet engages with unions over recovery plan
Shore-Side electricity and data monitoring take hold in the cruise industry
TotalEnergies wants Palma airport expanded to take Boeing 737s
Cape Corridor Kroonstad-East London rail slot agreement cancelled
WHARF TALK: tug JOHN ROSS, aka SA AMANDLA Part 2
TNPA seeks RFIs for seven port hydrogen terminal initiatives
DP World to operate Port of Dar es Salaam on 30-year concession
Cape Town Agreement on fishing safety: Key milestone reached
SAMSA investigating Vaal River boating tragedy
Tau Morwe back! Appointed acting head of SAMSA
WHARF TALK: tug JOHN ROSS, aka SA AMANDLA Part 1
South Africa Europe Container Service (SAECS) schedule updates
Indian Navy patrol ship INS Sumedha visits Nigeria
IMRF Awards 2023: SA and Uganda score
FLNG Hilli Episeyo off Cameroon offloads 100th LNG cargo
Namport warns about fake vacancy advertisements
Cameroon’s Port of Kribi handles first wheat cargo
Tragedy on the Congo River as passenger vessel capsizes
Promotion of IMO’s technical assistance: New brochure issued
Xeneta Update: Stormy 2024 forecast as shipping lines set sights on freight rate increases

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 9 September 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Jolly Palladio

Cable theft disrupts coal deliveries to Richards Bay Coal Terminal
WHARF TALK: HMS SWALLOW – 1768
IN CONVERSATION: Kenya’s Lamu Port was meant to deliver great things. But, as the story of local fishermen shows, it hasn’t
Xeneta container update: Questioning myths of declining container volumes
South Africa cuts short orange export season to EU due to Black Spot concerns
MSC re-routes ships to avoid blue whales off the coast of Sri Lanka
VUKA Marine extends its support for the SA ship register
WHARF TALK: HMS SWALLOW – 1768
Focus on Port of Durban – Unusual ship movements
U.S. sea base ship Hershel “Woody” Williams next calls at Walvis Bay
Africa Adaptation Summit
TRADE NEWS: DNV and MSC sign 100 vessel contract for Anti-Roll Assist and ARCS
Shell loses case as High Court rules against Wild Coast survey
WHARF TALK: German light cruiser – KARLSRUHE  1935
Mozambique’s President Nyusi confirms a second FLNG for Rovuma Basin is under study
New KZN Dube Trade Port chemical plant to boost economy, reduce exports
MSC’s TIL & Hutchison Ports team up for massive Rotterdam container terminal
Keen interest by third party operators for slots on railway network
WHARF TALK: An English Privateer and Robinson Crusoe – 1710
USS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams crew awarded USCG Special Operations Service Ribbon
Tanger Med installs advanced software to reduce wind gust damage
Os 35 casualty – pumping continues as engineroom structure expected to deteriorate
Focus switch to COP27: African leaders in Gabon for Africa Climate Week
Commonwealth Secretariat and UNCTAD Accord at Africa Climate Week 

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 12 February 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:    CMA CGM VALPARAISO

Ghana’s Port of Tema Terminal 3 sets new vessel productivity records
WHARF TALK: a long, long wait for – NAUTICAL JANINE
IN CONVERSATION: Southern Africa’s summer has been wetter than normal: here’s why
TRADE NEWS: Value Maritime installs world’s first CO2 capture & Storage unit on operational ship
IMO urges members to accept Council expansion
IN CONVERSATION: State capture in South Africa: how the rot set in and how the project was rumbled
WHARF TALK: a second heavylift vessel only hours apart – BBC RUSHMORE
USCGC Polar Star arrives McMurdo: Supporting Operation Deep Freeze
Maersk enjoys record earnings for 2021 – with strong outlook for 2022
Call for Africa to overhaul and transform its transport sector
Tanzania to buy 1,430 rail wagons from China
Cyclone Batsirai fades away but its legacy remains across Madagascar
WHARF TALK: Forest product bulker – HERANGER
Concession to manage & operate Onitsha River Port in Nigeria awarded
The EU’s Copernicus Sentinel: The wonders of the Earth, brought to us
IN CONVERSATION: Arms trade to Africa can be opaque: why this is dangerous
Harnessing ammonia as a ship fuel: What are the key challenges
Tresta Star remains aground on the rocks of Reunion
Three of the missing crew of FPSO Trinity Spirit found alive
WHARF TALK: Maide voyage with a difference for COSCO SHIPPING GRACE
Batsirai loses its strength in Mozambique Channel as it moves off to the south
Shell and Partners strike oil on Namibian side off Orange River mouth
IMO GHG SMART workshop series: Online course progress, funded by ROK
Nor-Shipping Summit to demystify ship autonomy
Major distributor slams poor port performance at Durban
Cyclone Batsirai UPDATE Sunday 23h00
Shipping Industry Flag State Performance Table 2021/2022
WHARF TALK: one of the mighty mouse fleet – BBC NAPLES
EU to boost its naval presence in the northwest Indian Ocean 
INTERCARGO: EU Beginning to Grasp Realities of Shipping
Contract awarded to dredge open Senegal’s Port of St Louis River
MSC Cruises announces details for 2022/2023 cruise season
The Pilot Safety agenda: Understanding it with the latest edition of The Navigator
Cyclone Batsirai on course to strike Madagascar
Mauritian tanker Tresta Star goes aground off Reunion during height of Cyclone Batsirai

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 6-7 November 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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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 1 November 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  HÖEGH MASAN

Transnet pipeline fire in Durban – 3 dead
Meridian Port Services completes works on new 4th container berth at Tema – Phase 2
News flashes from along the coast
WHARF TALK: Lightweight yet full cargo – CMA CGM LAPIS
Vard Electro to retrofit battery package into Siem Offshore subsea vessels
Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller Center launches Zero Carbon Shipping strategy
Polar vessels meet at Harwich International
WHARF TALK: Supramax bulker from Saldanha Bay – THOR CHAIYO
Nigeria stakes its claim for a seat on the IMO Council
Moz Government confident Exxon Mobil intends continuing with gas projects in Cabo Delgado
Toyota SA launches locally produced Corolla Cross hybrid at Durban plant
Fugro completes seabed geo-data for Richards Bay port expansion
WHARF TALK: In Cape Town for a pitstop – TROGIR
At IMO Botswana comes in at No 175
EU NAVFOR opens discussions on support for Mozambique against insurgency
Piracy:  MSC Lucia rescued from pirates by Russian Navy destroyer
Work gets underway on Durban port’s new multi-million rand tug jetty
Saldanha port and rail factors hinder Kumba’s exports
WHARF TALK: LR1 Panamax tanker – CIELO DI ROTTERDAM
Fruit exports: SA has optimistic outlook for stoned fruit season
IN CONVERSATION: Climate change has already hit southern Africa. Here’s how we know
TNPA to host Maritime Engineering & Logistics webinar this Thursday
Piracy: Vessel boarding report offshore of Nigeria
Maersk Drilling goes for world record depth off Angola
Cruising on the River Nile on board SS Sphinx
WHARF TALK: Kamsarmax bulk carrier – ARTEMIS 1
MSC reports that the terminals at Port Sudan have ceased operations
OneLearn Global: Launch of lifesaving enclosed spaces course
Kotug sets up tug operations in Port Gentil, Gabon

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 25 September 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   JOLLY COBALTO

WHARF TALK: Dramatic local beginning for new South African tug – UMKHUSELI
Special Feature: Shining the Light:  South Africa’s lightkeeping heritage
WHARF TALK: Former Safmarine ship – UML VALENTINA
Back to the future for Inchcape in Sri Lanka
IN CONVERSATION: Scientists still don’t know how far melting in Antarctica will go – or the sea level rise it will unleash
TNPA appoints Durban Port Manager
WHARF TALK: Handysize bulker from a great shipping line – WULIN
Commercial production at Mozambique’s Coral Sul FLNG on track for 2022
Benin Terminal commissions two Konecranes container handlers at port of Cotonou
Cameroon’s Kribi port terminal bolstered by five new RTGs
Maritime sector’s commitment on climate change: Highlight of IMO new video
Debmarine diamond recovery ship Benguela Gem arrives in Cape Town
WHARF TALK: New charter vessel for MACS – ARAMIS
IN CONVERSATION: How big is the Islamic threat in Mozambique? And why are Rwandan troops there?
UNCTAD: Strengthening resilience in commodity-dependent countries
USS Herschel ‘Woody’ Williams arrives in Walvis Bay
De Beers’ Damen-built diamond recovery ship heads for South Africa
Disabled MSC KATERINA arrives under tow in Durban for repairs
WHARF TALK:   Offshore support vessel heading for Angola – GREATSHIP MANISHA
AMSOL welcomes new anchor handling vessel tug supply vessel UMKHUSELI to the fleet
No Time To Die: new James Bond film with a helping hand from CMA CGM
IN CONVERSATION: How a new app helps fishing boats avoid endangered species
WHARF TALK: another in the ‘stream of tankers’ – STI EXCEL
Delivering Covid-19 vaccines: International organizations, vaccine manufacturers to intensify cooperation

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 11 July 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   FRONTIER ACE

Seafarers’ union welcome Ever Given release
Paramount Group to provide platinum sponsorship of Africa’s largest maritime security gathering, IMDEC 2021
WHARF TALK: As peak season arrives reefer FUJI BAY makes a necessary bunker call
MAERSK signs contract to build world’s first methanol-fueled container ship
WHARF TALK: A tanker named MARGARITA
TNPA says On-Time berthing is a catalyst for increased automotive volume
Maritime Safety Week 2021 – UK
Fewer ship calls at Mombasa means less freight traffic for Kenya’s SGR
WHARF TALK: Not all reefers are here to load fruit – CHIKUMA
WHARF TALK: an unintended call call for UNISPACE
Ship Chandling: Putting the environment first: ISSA’s Green Agenda
IN CONVERSATION: Nigeria doesn’t have a coherent strategy to manage freight:  how it can get there
Chinese port congestion could impact shipments until Christmas – project44
The Future is Here: HyperloopTT and HHLA reveal HyperPort™
Camera security upgrade for Ghana’s Port of Tema
WHARF TALK: direct from the MIAX service – AS CYPRIA
Derailment on Richards Bay coal line a cause for concern – TFR
TRADE NEWS: Counting the cost of BWT inaction by shipowners
WHARF TALK: Cape Town’s weather delivers more shipping problems
WHARF TALK: Over 25 years old and still going strong – MSC KOREA
Inchcape Shipping Services & John Keells Holdings form joint venture
WHARF TALK: The flow of fertiliser continues: LEFKADA
Proper management of ageing rolling stock: Fractured wagon investigated
Port Window: Durban Port Bulletin report
The Port Window: Port of Durban Volume & Vessel Call Performance
Economic Integration in West Africa: Need for Road Corridors
WHARF TALK: Razor wire protection for PACIFIC MERMAID
FORGOTTEN AT SEA
WHARF TALK: Burnt out Korean fishing vessel DONG WON 701 scuttled
WHARF TALK:   No beauty after retrofit for MSC JULIE
Fire on Israeli-owned ship CSAV Tyndall after attack in N.Indian Ocean 

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 14 June 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: CELINA STAR
Court orders a halt to loading of sheep in East London harbour
Autonomous drone inspections move step closer after successful test
TFR and ArcelorMittall in talks about improving freight operations
Rebuilding SA’s ship register is vital, says SAMSA
Total developing cleaner fuels for maritime industry
TFR reopens Pyramid South freight line for mining & automotive sectors
Ramaphosa signs Hydrographic Act into law
Nigeria hands over to Ghana detained suspected pirate mothership
Total resumes LNG operations in Afungi, Northern Mozambique: ExxonMobil FID delayed
NSRI Richards Bay called out to evacuate ill seafarer from ship at sea
SA Amandla returns after long and arduous tow
Hapag-Lloyd’s Montpellier back in quaranting – another crewman tests positive for COVID-19
Jones Act centenary
Exploring the Indian Ocean as a rich archive of history
No play with Vesconite Hilube rudder bushing : Trade News
The Northern Sea Route: Sovcomflot’s trailblazing LNG carrier Christophe de Margerie
Kenya orders new 120-ton bollard pull salvage & harbour tug
WHARF TALK: News & Views From Along the Coast

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 7 June 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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TPT says Cape Town Terminals remain operational – UPDATE
Cape ports crippled by closures and congestion
SA seafarers may now freely join or leave ships in local ports under Level 3
Angola extends concession tender for Luanda Multi-purpose Terminal
Infection prevention for the maritime industry
Canadian Satellite System Supports CMF Operations
Stolen railway materiel found in Beira foundry
South Africa must get ready for an inevitable loosening of trade ties with the US
AMSOL completes anchor leg replacement at Durban SBM
Shipping lines continue with Cape sea route
Indian Navy ship INS Kesari (L15) visits Madagascar and Comores
MSC Sixin (23,656 TEU) maiden call at Barcelona
Uganda backs away from mandatory use of Standard Gauge Railway
Another Wild Coast environmental disaster averted as giant tanker arrives in Durban
Yuan Hua Hu berths safely in Durban: SAMSA
Introducing the (UK) Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB)
Svitzer anchors position in Africa: Nacala and Egyptian LNG contracts strengthen position
OSI’s remote services keep East Africa cable project on track
Ngqura helping make green energy possible
Study shows rate of improvements through ICT at the port of Cotonou
Navies strengthen partnerships through strategic plan
Imperial renews major automotive logistics contract
The latest from Transaid: Heroes and Hostility
Ship movements on South African coast
WHARF TALK: News & Views From Along the Coast

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 12 January 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: MSC RAVENNA calls at Durban, biggest ever container ship in South Africa 
Front Page 2: MSC ANNAMARIA
Two days in the life of the US Navy
Sequel to tragedy and medical emergency on board FPSO in transit on Boka Vanguard
USS Leyte Gulf returns home
SA Air Force and NSRI called in for medical evacuation of five injured Brazilian seafarers
ExxonMobil Secures Exploration Acreage Offshore Egypt
NSRI rescue mission with a difference
Pirates strike at dredger Ambika 9nm East of Forcados Terminal, 4 dead, 3 kidnapped
Acting Secretary Wolf issues Homeland Security NTAS Bulletin
ClassNK begins publication of ClassNK Technical Journal
South African man who jumps overboard from MSC Orchestra in mid ocean is rescued
US Coast Guard medically evacuates Queen Mary 2 passenger
A new shipbuilding title: Leith-Built Ships: Volume 1 They once were shipbuilders
Douala Container Terminal concession back in limbo: Court annuls concession procedure
Indian Register of Shipping receives major shipping accolades
FMT and Indian Register of Shipping sign MOU on strategic cooperation
US DARPA announces Angler Programme Awards: Contracts to Advance Autonomous Underwater Systems
Pirates attack tanker Happy Lady off Cameroon, kidnap eight seafarers
Shipping sector proposes US$5 billion R&D board to cut emissions
UK Ministry of Defence most memorable pictures of 2019
Another pirate attack on ship in Gulf of Guinea region
Cyclone Calvinia in vicinity of Mauritius
South Africa’s training vessel SA Agulhas sails with an all-female cadet complement
Transaid’s end of year message
Cyclone Alert: Storm system (96S) north-northwest of Mauritius
Warning given of probable mother ship involved in GoG piracy
Keeping up with Forces’ mail over the Festive period
CTF’s HMS Defender seizes shipment of crystal methamphetamine
Pirates attack tanker Istanbul South-West of Brass
Pirates attack off Gabon, ship captain killed, four crew taken hostage
Not forgetting Gough Island
’t was the week before Christmas and US Navy was busy…..
SA ship registry facing continued headwinds: SAMSA
TNPA closes Naval Island and nearby Richards Bay port sites to public
SA to get R5-R8 Billion injection in Search & Rescue capability
SA to miss 1 January target date for legislation on low-sulphur ship fuel
The UK General Election of 12 December
Pirates seize tanker offshore Lomé, abduct all crew except one
SA Port Statistics for the month of November 2019 are now available here
Hard Down! Hard Down! The Life and Times of Captain John Isbester from Shetland. By Captain Jack Isbester
Coastal communities now also ‘fishing for bricks’
Transnet Acting CE’s year-end message to all stakeholders
New UNCTAD report: International trade and the global economy cooling
Commissioning Day for HMS Prince of Wales
Kidnapped crew from JJ Ugland bulker Bonita are released
What Transnet has to say about the deal with Ghana Railways
Cyclone update: Belna 02S tracks along western coast of Madagascar
Talking Points: ExxonMobil pools opinions with DNV GL ahead of IMO 2020
Survey shows most German ships will run on low sulphur fuel
In these waters
NIRAS wins contract to provide National Port Masterplan for Tanzania
TNPA commits to the expansion of the Port of East London
Transnet to collaborate on Ghana Rail revitalisation
Government places Prasa places under administration
Develop Lamu as a transshipment hub and commodity port, says Shipping Council of East Africa
Maersk tightens belt, lays off 200-report
At least 62 lost in boat tragedy off Mauritania
DNV GL grants approval in principal for gas-fuelled 25,000-TEU containership design
ICTSI initiates second phase of Matadi port terminal expansion
Cyclone Updates: Pawan, Ambali and Belna
UN Security Council extends authorisation to curb piracy in Somali waters

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