Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 29 June 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Gem Turquoise

SAS Amatola visit to Russia cancelled – defects and lack of maintenance cited
Beira port reacts, says record container volumes are being achieved this year
O porto da Beira reage e diz que volumes recordes de contentores estão a ser alcançados este ano
Port of Dar es Salaam hosts its largest containership, MSC ADU V
IMO Maritime Single Window: Port of Abidjan, Cȏte d’Ivoire
Kenmare names two new dredgers for new Moma mine site
WHARF TALK: survey vessel with exciting history – FUGRO SUPPORTER
ITF wants immediate action taken to safeguard seafarers in Red Sea region
Women strengthen port management skills
In Conversation: Lake Victoria: why so many fishers are dying and what can be done about it
SA Navy ensures continuous hydrographic services amid capability gap
WHARF TALK: Handy class products tanker – GUNES K
Marine Bursary Golf Day 24 July 2024
Impact of maritime decarbonisation on seafarers – an ISWAN survey
International Day of the Seafarer spotlights safety at sea – Celebrating seafarers worldwide
AMSOL celebrates ‘Day of the Seafarer’ – A commitment to Seafarer Safety & Wellbeing
WHARF TALK: ocean towing and anchor handling tugs – POSH HAWK & POSH COMMANDER Part Two
TNPA calling for RFIs to refurbish the Mossel Bay SPM and CBM
Research ship Dr Fridtjof Nansen arrives in Luanda
PRASA CEO calls on SADC to invest more in rail
Reports of another ship abandoned after Houthi attack
Transnet issues disciplinary charges against TNPA chief executive, Pepi Silinga
WHARF TALK: ocean towing and anchor handling tugs – POSH HAWK & POSH COMMANDER
Cruise ship Insignia in dramatic rescue of migrants off NW African coast
Transnet disappointed with court judgement over pipeline dispute
Beira port sets new productivity record loading granite into ship
Porto da Beira bate novo recorde de produtividade no carregamento de granito em navios
Hundreds of vehicles damaged inside car carrier Höegh London after leaving PE
‘Solly’ Letsoalo returns as Transnet SOC Ltd Chief Operating Officer
Grindrod appointed as preferred bidder for Richards Bay container handling facility
SA Port Statistics for May 2024

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 16 June 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Atlantic Narval

WHARF TALK: New ‘Russian’ Transnet Harbour Tugs
Houthi missiles strike several ships, engineroom of m/v Tutor flooded
Trade News: All new ships should be built to a seawater-lubricated sterntubeless ship design, says Leontopoulos
Two of TNPA’s four new harbour tugs will operate at East London
WHARF TALK: handy class size products tanker – ALFRED N
MPDC and CFM sign Joint Service Level Agreement for greater logistics efficiencies
Transnet another who is angry and disappointed with World Bank port rankings
In Conversation: Africa’s freeports should boost trade and foreign exchange earnings – but evidence is thin
WHARF TALK: multipurpose project ships – BBC NYHAVN and BBC NAGASAKI
LNG newbuilding values at record high
ONE & Freightliner switch to HVO fuel oil for UK rail cargo
TNPA’s four latest tugs arrive in Durban – Photographs
Angry Djibouti refutes World Bank port container performance rankings
WHARF TALK: LR2 product tanker – KING PHILIPPOS
Heads Up! Four new Transnet tugs arriving Durban today (Tuesday 11 June)
NATO Mine Countermeasures Task Group: Major Italian exercise
World Bank publishes Port Rankings for 2023 – poor showing by SA ports
WHARF TALk: pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) – SAIC ANJI SINCERITY
Port News & Shipping Advisories
Houthis keep up with their attacks on merchant and naval ships
Lobese reaches out to Chinese Navy
Mauritius: Dry-dock operations: biofouling prevention
In Conversation: South Africa’s largest oil refinery sold for a few cents: will BP and Shell be held accountable for environmental damage?
Cameroon: Boosting seafarer training and certification skills
Mozambique’s Coral Sul exports 58 LNG shipments since November 2022
World Ocean Day 2024: Environmental concerns prompting nearly half of consumers to switch diets
Did you know? 5 ways sustainable fishing gives us more on World Oceans Day

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 1 June 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Lily Glory

Positive cruise season spells future growth for SA tourism market
Xeneta: Ocean freight container shipping market set to surpass Red Sea crisis peak and hit levels not seen since Covid-19 pandemic
ITF includes Gabon and Eswatini as Flags of Convenience
WHARF TALK: cable laying vessel – ILE D’YEU
Greek bulk carrier Laax struck by three Houthi missiles
Bulker newbuilding values at 15-year high
WHARF TALK: another diverted cruise ship – SILVER MOON
Maersk Safari Service: Capacity adjustments necessary because of Red Sea & Durban port productivity issues
EUMETSAT and the AUC signed an agreement to strengthen their cooperation in the field of Earth observation
EUMETSAT et la CUA ont signé un accord visant à renforcer leur coopération dans le domaine de l’observation de la Terre
Spanish mine warfare exercise: NATO group encounters hybrid threats
Multimodal Inland Port Association (MIPA) officially launched during Transport Forum
WHARF TALK: cruise ship – SERENADE OF THE SEAS
Port News and Schedule Advisories
The 2024 Atlantic hurricane season
Ngqura’s harbour master elected as president of African HM Committee
WHARF TALK: Our stagnating container terminals
WHARF TALK: Emirati super yacht support vessels – M2 & ALESUND
Terminal Operator Agreement (TOA) signed for Durban Port liquid bulk facility
Red Sea: IMO condemns illegal and unjustifiable attacks
In Conversation: The world is rushing to Africa to mine critical minerals like lithium – how the continent should deal with the demand
Cargo ship Basilisk and crew liberated from pirates by EUNAVFOR naval ship off Somalia
IMO and the London Protocol: Carbon capture and storage – Madagascar workshop
Transnet Port Terminals focusing on increased volumes
Unpacking risk resilience ahead of the elections
SA Navy’s new hydrographic survey vessel delayed again

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 19-20 April 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Resilient Lady

SA Port Statistics for March 2024
WHARF TALK: luxury motor yacht – PARAFFIN
Senegal’s third & final offshore patrol vessel, Cayor, is delivered
Clearing the Baltimore Bridge wreck: now the legal issues surface
International Maritime Bureau: Concern raised on continued piracy
Analysis: South Africa’s national security priorities in question amidst troop deployment, naval visits
WHARF TALK: small Handysize products tanker – ALPHA
Hapag-Lloyd and Seaspan to retrofit five vessels to methanol propulsion
The Marrakesh Agreement: WTO at 30
In Conversation: Rogue waves in the ocean are much more common than anyone suspected, says new study
Indian Navy carries out first drug interdiction as CMF member
WHARF TALK: The Queens at the Cape
MV Abdullah released by Somali pirates, apparently after ransom paid
Escalating Middle East Tensions Trigger Projected Surge in War Risk Premiums and Freight Rates
IAPH speaks out on seizure of MSC Aries by Iran

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 17 March 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   The World

Angola’s Customs Police seize seven fishing vessels
TNPA opens 100 opportunities to lease port land and commercial developments
Indian Ocean naval exercise involving Iran, Russia & China – SA as observer
In Conversation: Five hotspots where floating plastic litter poses the greatest risk to North Atlantic marine life – new study
Armscor to acquire speedboats to patrol SA’s maritime borders
WHARF TALK: luxury passenger ship – SILVER SPIRIT
In Conversation: Technology to protect South Africa’s oceans: experts find that a data-driven monitoring system is paying off
IMO and Tunisia: Port security audit training
Bulk carrier Abdullah, sailing from Maputo, is highjacked by pirates
Near-tripling of EU ETS costs due to Red Sea crisis, analysis shows
WHARF TALK: Pure Car Carrier – WON SHIN
Two centuries of the RNLI
In Conversation: Somalia-Turkey maritime deal is a win for both countries, and not a power play for the Horn of Africa
TNPA begins rehabilitating Durban port roads
Nigerian Ports Authority to invest $1 billion in upgrading Tin Can Island and other ports
WHARF TALK: passenger cruise ship – ISLAND PRINCESS
Cyclone Filipo 17S now in Mozambique Channel, threatens southern Mozambique
TotalEnergies takes participating interest in Orange River Basin Block 3B/4B
IMO and MENA regional training: Seafarers’ assessment, examination and certification
MSC opens R350 million new cold storage facility in Durban
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose heavylift vessel – REGINE
Humanitarian aid to Gaza: US military to construct temporary pier
Anglo American takes delivery of 10th LNG-fuelled bulk carrier, Ubuntu Liberty
Port of Douala flourishing since MSC takeover
Beware the Chinese harbour cranes – US Homeland Security
Houthis & Yemen – first casualties on merchant ship True Confidence
New vessels needed for the SA Navy more than ever
Jeddah Amendment: Bahrain signs
In Conversation: West Africa’s coast was a haven for piracy and illegal fishing – how technology is changing the picture

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 10 March 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Hellas Margarita

Grindrod grows its headline earnings with operational resilience
Saldanha MPT having a good year, already exceeded YTD volume budget by 6.2%
World Shipping Council speaks out on attack of True Confidence
Port advisories for South African ports
In Conversation: MH370 disappearance 10 years on: can we still find it?
Is Iran planning a naval base at Port Sudan?
Breaking News: Tanker hit by missile off Aden, 2 seafarers killed
WHARF TALK: multipurpose heavylifter – BBC SCANDINAVIA
Vice Admiral Monde Lobese to address poor morale in the SA Navy
Höegh Autoliners receives funding for two ammonia-powered car carriers
Houthi attacks continue as Italian destroyer gets into the action
WHARF TALK: newly spotted box ship – ONE REASSURANCE
IMO statement on the Red Sea crisis and the Rubymar
UNCTAD port training module for Nigerian port officials
West Africa’s GTA LNG project: Arrival of FLNG vessel GIMI – Major milestone reached
Transnet unpacks plans for repositioning ports of Durban & Richards Bay
WHARF TALK: residential cruise ship – THE WORLD
Seafarer lost overboard container ship Santa Cruz near Cape Recife
Houthi’s may have scuttled abandoned British bulker Rubymar
Tunisia commercial port traffic increases 2% in 2023
Transnet given approval to finalise DCT2 contract with ICTSI
DCT Pier 2 is steadily recovering, says TPT
WHARF TALK: Large Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHST) vessel – NORMAND SIRIUS
Transnet says it will deal ‘decisively’ concerning activities at TNPA
CMA CGM given go-ahead to acquire 
SA Navy will hit the high seas this year with ship visits to Russia and Cuba
SA Navy prepared to divorce itself from the Armscor Dockyard – Lobese
Xeneta Update: XSI® records biggest increase in 18 months
Combating harassment and bullying: ICS sets out industry principles
In Conversation: How climate change is messing up the ocean’s biological clock, with unknown long-term consequences
Transnet executive appointments – official announcement

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 10 December 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Transnet Helicopter Service

DNV approval for world’s largest car carrier design
WHARF TALK: handysize bulk carrier – CINNAMON
Maputo Karpowership project: Second public consultation on 19 December
COP28: APM Terminals and DP World launch Zero Emission Port Alliance
Maersk advisory on shipping emission surcharges
Transnet Recovery Diary 6 December 2023
Red Sea security: IMO enhancing mechanisms
WHARF TALK: Pure Car and Truck Carrier – HELIOS LEADER
Progress being made in fixing SA Navy – Lobese
Groenriviermond Lighthouse marks 35 years of service
Long-distance passenger trains return to service in time for Christmas
Transnet Recovery Diary 5 December 2023
TNPA issues Request for Proposals for DCT2 North Quay deepening & lengthening
WHARF TALK: heavylift project freight carrier – BBC SEBASTOPOL
Durban Container Terminal’s berth 108 dredging completed
Airfreight: Kenya Airways adds two Boeing 737-800 conversions
Missile and drone attacks on Israeli linked ships in Red Sea
Transnet Recovery Diary 4 December 2023
Transnet gets its R47 billion facility
South Africa and Nigeria lose out on IMO Council
WHARF TALK: reefer vessel – WHITNEY BAY
TFR adds extra locomotives to ramp up service on the Richards Bay line
Port of Durban pilot helicopter service now available 24 hours a day
Transnet acquires seven refurbished RTGs from Los Angeles
French Navy ship Jacques Chevalier on maiden visit to South Africa
Mozambique: CFM’s new Indian locomotives + Port & Rail volumes
Arsenio Dominguez Velasco confirmed as next IMO Secretary-General
Xeneta Update: Ominous signs on the Xeneta XSI® point to a brutal 2024 for ocean freight carriers
Grindrod transforms education and mobility along the Ressano Garcia Corridor
IMO update to COP 28

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 2 November 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   MSC CAROLE

Richards Bay Karpowership back on the table
WHARF TALK: ocean towing and salvage tug – VIRGO
Transnet establishes Interim Infrastructure Manager
IMO and the Djibouti Code of Conduct: A strategic approach
EU what? A simple guide to the EU ETS
TP Nchocho appointed as the new TNPA board chairperson
US boots four African nations from AGOA
WHARF TALK: Neo-Panamax container vessel – LUANDA EXPRESS
EU support for making Walvis Bay into regional industrial & logistics hub
In Conversation: Niger delta is rich in resources, but environmental destruction is pushing people into poverty
DNV issues safe guidelines for industrial AI
Dearsan launches first offshore patrol vessel for Nigeria
WHARF TALK: Damen built harbour tugs NESTOR PERCY GALLEY and Gp.CAPT. EDWARD A.A. AWUVIRI
Official kick off for Namibia’s cruise season
EU and US sign MoU to develop Lobito Corridor and new Zambia-Lobito rail line
Drafting national legislation at IMO
TNPA checking the market for LNG importation at country’s ports
Transnet Board introduces its Turnaround Plan
WHARF TALK: ex-RN now diamond mining vessel YA TOIVO
AMSA Alert! Electric Vehicles: Risks associated with carriage
Ocean shipping industry must invest and build partnerships to reduce carbon – Xeneta Summit
In Conversation: China’s Belt and Road Initiative turns 10: Xi announces 8 new priorities, continues push for global influence
Maritime civil engineering: Events and guidelines
Port managers of Angola’s Luanda and Cape Verde elected APLOP consultant
Gestores portuários de Luanda e Cabo Verde, em Angola, eleitos consultores da APLOP
IMO Member State Audit Scheme
Second SA Navy MMIPV to be named SAS King Shaka on Friday

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 21 October 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Bariloche

NEWS FLASH – Tau Morwe appointed acting head of SAMSA, and confirmation of Sobantu Tilayi’s reinstatement as COO
Power outages impacting Richards Bay port operations
WHARF TALK: MR2 product tanker – WHITE PEACH
Vessel catches fire and burns out in Liberia’s Buchanan port
Heavy sentences for two rail equipment thieves
MOL confirms introduction of Starlink into more than 200 ships in its fleet
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for September 2023
WHARF TALK: handy size bulk carrier – UNITY LIGHT
AGL wins bid to manage and operate Lobito port terminals
AGL vence concurso para gerir e operar terminais portuários do Lobito
“Procurement challenges” and “lack of capacity” keep SA Navy in harbour
US$ 290 million expansion & modernisation promised for Beira port
WHARF TALK: MR1 product tanker – CR TETHYS
Happy Birthday for Green Point Lighthouse KZN as it marks 118 years of service
EXMAR’s two newbuild gas tankers will have ammonia dual-fuel engines
In Conversation: Nigeria wants to revamp its railway network. Four things it needs to do to succeed
Transnet seeks proposals for Maydon Wharf citrus terminal
Transnet Board completes turnaround plan – now it’s over to DPE
WHARF TALK: Panamax gearless bulk carrier – SHI DAI 10
Breaking the back of the coal theft syndicates
Operational delays – SAECS service updates
IMO and West Africa: Implementing oil pollution, liability and compensation measures
Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd to provide Starlink to their fleets
Grindrod donates 177 bicycles to schools in Mozambique
Transnet and eThekwini Municipality take next step on developmental projects
In Conversation: New treaty to protect the world’s oceans may hurt vulnerable African fisheries
Standing NATO Maritime Group 2: Reintegrating in eastern Med

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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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