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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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 24 November 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

Front Page: SEASPAN EMINENCE
Transnet secures 10-Year coal deal with Ledjadja
The Australian bushfires as seen by the Copernicus satellite
Wagner mercenaries are ‘out of their depth’ in Mozambique — Moscow Times
BRICS decision to combat under-invoicing & to boost demand welcomed
CSA 2020 disappointed with Malaysia decision on scrubbers
TPT recognised with two award nominations
DNG Energy prepares to start LNG bunkering operations from Algoa Bay
Best infrastructure award for ICTSI Matadi port project
Tender issued for São Tomé and Príncipe deepwater port
CMA CGM takes part in Intermodal Africa 2019, Cameroon
Odwa Mtati appointed as CEO of SAIMI
Queen Elizabeth visits Walvis Bay and Cape Town
Confirmation of Soren Toft’s move to MSC
Chinese-backed consortium to build deepwater port and 650-km SGR railway in Guinea
Pirates active in Gulf of Guinea and Red Sea
Mozambique southern province of Gaza stripped of 174 tons of timber daily
Tanzania confident of funding for standard gauge railway, phase 2
MSC Orchestra arrives in South Africa: Construction begins at new Durban Cruise Terminal
Exercise Cutlass Express 19.2 is held in the Seychelles
Increasing terrorist atrocities committed in northern Mozambique
DP World signs MoU with Namibia’s Nara Namib
Transnet raises R1.6 billion loan with German bank
Rebuilt Beira-Zimbabwe highway inaugurated
The near grounding of the cruise ship Viking Sky
USN committal to the deep: Continuing a long tradition of ceremonial at sea
Fatal man overboard from shell fish vessel Sea Mist (BF918)
Namport marks 15 years of ISO Management systems accreditations
Some news & views in brief

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 27 October 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: SANTA CLARA
Global Initiative for West, Central and Southern Africa (GI WACAF): Cape Town hosts the 8th Regional Conference 28-31 October
Cruise Season 2019/20 sets sail at SA ports
It’s ‘Business Unusual’ as SA maritime sector investment grows, but jobs creation flops
Chinese firm given ultimatum over construction of Bagamoyo port
Russia, African countries agree on cooperation
Kenyan SGR ‘Railway to Nowhere’
Viking Glory promises to be most climate-smart cruise ship ever
NSRI Port Elizabeth stays busy with ship medivacs
Transport Minister Mbalula says legislation on course for IMO 2020
The Gambia intercepts 38 containers of illegal timber at Banjul Wharf
Alarm over conditions on livestock carrier at East London
River shipping recommences on White Nile between Sudan & South Sudan
Royal Boskalis Westminster wins dredging contract in Maldives
Port statistics for the month of September are now available here
Damen patrol vessels for Homeland Integrated Offshore Services arrive in Nigeria
Japan may send naval ships to patrol in western Indian Ocean
Tanzania & Zambia agree to review troubled TAZARA Act
South African 2019/20 cruise season is underway
Guest Article: The maritime economy has immense potential to rev up the economy and stimulate job creation
Kenya Ports Authority looks at providing shore power to ships in Mombasa & Lamu
South African President Ramaphosa attends Russia-Africa Summit
Regarding Brexit, what next?
Kenya opens Phase 2 of the Mombasa-inland Standard Gauge Railway
Walvis Bay Waterfront and Marina development plans taking shape
Gulf of Guinea remains IMB piracy hot spot
Earth from Space: The Korean Peninsula
HMS Montrose seizes 170kg of illegal drugs from dhow in Arabian Sea

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 20 October 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: ORANGE STREAM
HMS Queen Elizabeth’s aircraft embarked
TNPA boosts Port of Cape Town with another KZN tug
Nigeria takes drastic action, shuts its land borders
Forward Thinking Conference focusses on 4IR maritime skills
Danish aid to Africa and China: Tug operations training in Ghana
Maritime cooperation with China, the world’s largest ship builder
Regional integration key for African Ports
Luxury superyacht Aquijo docks at Port Elizabeth
Port of Walvis Bay handles marble exports
Overboard! Search for person who went overboard from Italian cruise ships Costa Pacifica
NPA Bursary Holders shine at Lawhill Awards
Walvis Bay has 17 cruise ship visits lined up
Expect shipping hikes next year from IMO 2020
The Earth from Space: Tanzania and Japan
ExxonMobil awards US$13 billion in contracts for Rovuma LNG
Port of Douala: PSS by CMA CGM & Armed Guards for ships at anchor
Mystery surrounds the explosions on the Iranian tanker Sabiti

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 15 September 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: ORION LEADER
You are invited to Damen Maritime Festival 2019
Cruise ship MSC Magnifica to be stretched
More medivacs from ships at sea for NSRI
The consumer to be aware of the seafarer
Fourth Propulsion Revolution: ICS reaches beyond the shipping community
Boskalis awarded coastal protection contracts in UK & Europe
Marine Interiors opens its doors for the first time: video
Damen Shipyards orders engine room pump system for new Debmarine ship
Grand Bahama, Bahamas, response continues
South African Denrick Moos takes the helm of Nigeria’s PTOL
DNV GL: Flexibility key to shipping transitions to lower carbon future
Bolloré Transport & Logistics inaugurate new multimodal hub in Abidjan
Minister calls for transformation of South Africa maritime industry
SA Port Statistics for August are now available
Sale of cargo of Grace 1
Nigerian Navy arrests two trawlers for fishing illegally
Greenpeace blocks Mozambique coal from being landed at Gdansk
NSRI called on to medivac crew from vessels at sea
Police make cocaine haul from ship in Port of Ngqura
Missing four seafarers on capsized car carrier Golden Ray rescued
IMarEST explores shipping automation and reliance on human skills
Kenya Port of Lamu to be opened in October
Photo Roundup: SAIMI Dive-In Expo held at Port of East London
Car carrier Golden Ray fire and capsize: four seafarers missing
Brexit: UK Government pledges £30 million to bolster ports
Dorian Aftermath: Coasties and team hard at work
Expedition ship Greg Mortimer delivered by Chinese shipyard
German Minister for Economic Cooperation visits Port of Walvis Bay
Hurricane Dorian: Telecommunications aid
Dive In: Exploring South Africa’s maritime opportunities
RFA Mounts Bay provides…..

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 8 September 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

Front Page: D&K YUSUF I.AL-GHANIM
Hurricane Dorian: Telecommunications aid
Dive In: Exploring South Africa’s maritime opportunities
RFA Mounts Bay provides…..
Preparing for World Radio Communication Conference
G7, the maritime aspects
Chinese trade envoy meets with Kenya’s President Kenyatta
It is no Slow Boat to China as SA SEZs embark on roadshow
UK assistance following Hurricane Dorian
NZ protesters greet ship carrying phosphates from Western Sahara
South African truckers arrested for anti-foreigner protests
Pioneer Trek starts at Port of Mossel Bay
Indian Navy frigate INS Tarkash visits West Africa
South African potato company participates in Fruit Logistica
Parliament seeks solution to truck driver attacks
Paul Ridgway’s Sternpost: Another view from London
Korean fishing vessel In Sung Ho creates a stink in Cape Town harbour
HMS Queen Elizabeth sails for the US
East London Dry Dock to shut down for refurbishment
Port Welfare Committee established in Richards Bay
Grindrod sells its investment in NWK
Meet Hajara: an Emergency Transport Scheme user
Revised Peak Season Surcharges on CMA CGM cargo to Apapa and Tin Can
Transnet’s new helicopters enter into service
Trucking industry violence condemned
MOL links with Karadeniz to provide first LNG-to-Powership vessel for use in Nacala
Port of Lüderitz commissioning of first manganese shipment
Zimbabwe makes start on North-South Corridor road rehabilitation
Walvis Bay new container terminal goes live
US Marines’ amphibious landing drill on Djibouti soil

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 18 August 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: HMS WESTMINSTER BERTHS IN LONDON
MSC AINO named in Durban Harbour: exciting SA job creation venture announced
Detention of Grace 1. The end of a saga, or is it?
Coega creates 120,000 jobs, says CDC
New Walvis Bay Container Terminal to be commissioned Saturday 24 August
Indian Register of Shipping forges Indian Coast Guard training partnership
Damen Shipyards Cape Town joins WISTA
Collision between USS John S McCain and Alnic MC: NTSB Findings
Pipelay and accommodation vessel Jascon 30 docks in CT for refurbs
23,756-TEU MSC Gulsun videos of first voyage to Europe
Lamu New Port Update: First berth complete & ready for business
Mozambique to concession another five national roads to private operators
SAIMI sets new initiative to grow South Africa’s maritime culture
Douala Autonomous Port planning a second container terminal
Maersk includes vessel calls at Kribi in Cameroon
Cameroon think tank rates Kribi port over regional competitors
Anadarko takeover concluded: Total to be new operator of Rovuma Basin
Another Royal Navy frigate HMS Kent heads for Gulf escort duties
STERNPOST: Another view from London
Bonus for port of Lüderitz as 520 tonnes of manganese arrives by rail
Kenyan truckers faced with container embargo turn to specialised cargo
Trends: Remote surveys inspecting ships
US$432 million investment arranged for Owendo port in Libreville, Gabon
Celebrating the fourth anniversary of the New Suez Canal Inauguration
Durban News: NSRI & Air Force evacuate patient from tanker: SAS Drakensberg returns
UK Trade Secretary announces Freeports Advisory Panel
Jotun signs 42 vessel HPS contract with Wallenius Wilhelmsen
South Africa can become one of the world’s maritime centres of excellence, says SAMSA

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 11 August 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 5 August 2019

Here are the news headlines:

Front Page: NILEDUTCH ANTWERPEN
Durban News: NSRI & Air Force evacuate patient from tanker: SAS Drakensberg returns
UK Trade Secretary announces Freeports Advisory Panel
Jotun signs 42 vessel HPS contract with Wallenius Wilhelmsen
South Africa can become one of the world’s maritime centres of excellence, says SAMSA
Drama-filled NSRI rescue of four seafarers injured by huge wave
Construction of Ghanaian Port of Takoradi Multi-Purpose Terminal begins
AfDB to help finance phase 1 of Ethiopia-Djibouti road corridor
Kenya government backtracks on SGR directive
Intelsat 39 is successfully launched
Semi-submersible rig Deepsea Yantai arrives in Mossel Bay
NSRI Durban called to evacuate patient from tanker in medical emergency
AfDB makes AU grant of US$4.8 million for AfCFTA
Inmarsat’s successful trials with KOTUG International for Asia Pacific region
Tullow Oil moves in on the Comoros Islands
Walvis Bay new container terminal opens
Trade partnerships must be aligned to the AfCFTA: Patel
French icebreaker patrol ship L’Astrolabe visiting Durban
Female learners ‘dive in’ to maritime working world
Indian Register of Shipping receives RO authorisation from Cyprus
SA participating in AGOA Forum
AAL to migrate to low sulphur oil for its fleet
FREXIT or the view of BREXIT and freight
Djibouti Govt continues to challenge int’l law, says DP World
(UK) Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) Annual Report 2018
Ghana to build new Western region naval & military base at Edzinlibo
SAS Drakensberg heading for Mozambique on relief duties

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 28 July 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

Front Cover: ANDALUCIA STAR
HMS Montrose escorts two ships through Strait of Hormuz
DG aims at putting PRASA back on track
In these waters 1: West Africa. US Navy chief visits Ghana; the Ghana Navy at 60
In these waters 2: US Fifth Fleet operations NW Indian Ocean
Cameroon Port of Douala takes delivery of IHC Beaver 50 cutter suction dredger
Cheap to operate electronic device brought down Iranian drone
British LPG tanker escorted safely through Strait of Hormuz
CMF naval forces working together to counter piracy
Welcome the Whales Festival for Ilha de Moçambique this weekend
Green light for East London’s Latimer’s Landing redevelopment
AMSOL becomes a finalist in 2019 Gender Mainstreaming Awards
SAIMI and FADI empower subsistence fishers
Damen delivers another two FCS 3307 patrol boats to Nigeria
Trade & Industry Minister Patel meets with Business Leadership
Britain’s response to Iran’s seizure of tanker Stena Impero
TPT inland terminal performs with over 100,000 tonnes of export chrome
Grindrod recovers 20 locomotives from Sierra Leone
Vesconite opens new office in New Zealand
Annual Sea Sunday service in Port of Durban on 28 July
Eni commences the fitting out ofits Mozambique-bound FNLG, Coral Sul
Operation ATALANTA: EU NAVFOR welcomes ESPS CANARIAS
Rovos Rail opening up cross Africa rail travel Dar to Lobito
Seadrill’s West Gemini drillship to operate ultra-deep off West Africa
Deepsea Stavanger to return for more drilling off SA’s southern Cape coast
UK-flag tanker STENA IMPERO seized by Iran – UPDATED: Iran confirms seizure, flies Iranian flag in defiance 

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Here are the day’s News Headlines:

First View : MSC SAVANNAH
Yesterday was the international Day of the Seafarer
SAIMI opens national headquarters in Nelson Mandela Bay
CMA CGM upgrade for ASEA KENYA service
Unusual ‘rescue’ call for NSRI Hout Bay and Kommetjie
First vessel for Mozambique’s ‘Port’ of Mocimboa da Praia
OSM launches mental health campaign to safeguard 11,000 seafarers
Watch those bollards
Human element is part of the maritime cyber problem
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : BW YANGTZE

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