Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 18 February 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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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 21 January 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

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 18 February 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

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 3 February 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  MAERSK TACOMA

Kumba’s tale of lost exports
WHARF TALK: LR1 class products tanker CHEMTRANS ARCTIC
Green shipping in South Africa: IMO supporting opportunities
Boluda Towage adds additional tug to fleet in Mauritania
COMMENT: MSC Shosholoza feeder service Ngqura to Cape Town
Mercy Ships’ newest Hospital Ship ready to lower her gangplank for patients
WHARF TALK: mini bulk carrier – LITA
MSC’s Shosholoza feeder service gets underway
IN CONVERSATION: Somaliland’s oil find could reset the regional balance: here’s how
Transaid at 25: London fundraising
Six arrested for truck highjacking – one a policeman
WHARF TALK: homeported at Cape Town – MSC SINFONIA
Land reclamation in the Maldives: Boskalis acquires €120 million contract
Xeneta container rates alert: record-breaking fall in long-term rates for ocean freight, as carriers brace for stormy 2023
MoU signed for railway linking Niger and Nigeria
MoU signé pour le chemin de fer reliant le Niger et le Nigeria
French Naval frigate FS Nivôse calls at Durban
Latest problem to hamstring Durban port operations – a broken down tug fleet
WHARF TALK: Neo-Panamax container vessel – MSC ATHENS
IN CONVERSATION: Copper transformed way the world works before: it’s about to do so again
Kenya’s new Lake Victoria ship, Uhuru II, to be launched in May
Large ammonia-fuelled bulk carrier development by MOL and Mitsui
Trademark Africa expands into West Africa
Trademark Africa s’étend en Afrique de l’Ouest
Transnet approaches market for lease of Durban-Johannesburg Container Corridor 
WHARF TALK: MR2 product tanker – STI MAGISTER
Hamburg Süd loses its identity as Maersk consolidates brands
IMO Symposium: The Maritime Single Window 2024
Anglo American loads first LNG dual-fuelled vessel in chartered fleet
IN CONVERSATION: Deep sea reefs are spectacular and barely-explored – they must be conserved
Aqaba Cruise Terminal opens
Revamped Mombasa Cruise Terminal making a difference

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 1 November 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

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 22 March 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 15 March 2021

Here are the latest News Headlines:

Front Page:  JUMBO KINETIC

Red-letter day as Cape Acacia is registered in South Africa
REFLECTIONS: Edinburgh, Tristan da Cunha’s supply ship
MSC Cruises takes delivery of latest ship, MSC Virtuosa
Scrubber supplier Yara Marine reaches all-time high
USCGC Robert Goldman (WPC 1142) commissioned:
Ready for service in the Persian Gulf /Arabian Sea
Hapag-Lloyd acquires Africa specialist NileDutch
Seychelles planning to reopen Cruise Ship Season in August
The battle against live export is far from over – NSPCA
REFLECTIONS: Offshore Vessel Prantik Sarwar
Global Britain in a competitive age:
The Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy
IN CONVERSATION: Ancient leaves preserved under a mile of Greenland’s ice hold lessons about climate change
REFLECTIONS: Diamond Land sails with unusual cargo for New Orleans
WHARF TALK: Cape Town Ships today
PIRACY: Ransom of $300,000 to secure release of crew
Train accident in Zimbabwe disrupts traffic on important Harare – Beira line
Regional crew change and repatriation : IMO Pacific hub ports concept
Transnet fast-tracks alternative plans for the Ngqura Liquid Bulk Terminal
Hapag-Lloyd reveals new Asia – East Africa service
WHARF TALK: Ships seen or reported at the Cape: Cronus Z and Adelie
VARD delivers second Expedition Cruise Vessel to Coral Expeditions
TRADE NEWS: ABB technology to support US ferry’s move to hybrid-electric ops
Sitarail modernises its railway workshops
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for February 2021 are now available here
WHARF TALK: Port of Mombasa hurt by COVID restrictions
WHARF TALK: Steady year for the Nigerian ports
WHARF TALK: Cameroon trawler fleet in Cape Town
PIRACY: Ship boarded south of Lagos
MSC Lirica fire
PIRACY: Tanker Davide B boarded, 15 crew kidnapped

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 16 February 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: JOLLY CRISTALLO
Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady delivered for Dover
Suspected pirates board Maersk container ship 200 miles SW of Bonny
Bulk carrier makes emergency docking in Richards By after Master suffers injury
Namport and Grand Port Maritime de Dunkerque sign MoU on technical cooperation
Kribi deepwater port grows its CAR traffic 70% during 2019
Damen secures contract for five inter-island ferries for Zanzibar
Australian Kleos space mission underway
Hapag-Lloyd drops La Réunion call on MIAX service
UK’s post-Brexit Freeport proposal
SA Port statistics for the month of January 2020 are now available here
Increased traffic brings rising prospects for Port of Lüderitz
As terrorists strike again Mozambique oil regulator warns of increased security costs
South Africa’s Wamkele Mene is AfCFTA’s first secretary-general
South Africa in pace with global efforts to prevent spread of coronavirus: SAMSA
AP Moller-Maersk appoints Patrick Jany as new Chief Financial Officer
Port of Mossel Bay telecoms network gets smart
Beit Bridge border set for major revamp
Dutch sailors rely of South African Vesconite stern bearings
IMO 2020: International ban on carrying of HSFO in just over two weeks time
DeepOcean sets up Africa operations from southern France
SALDEHCO looks to unlock SA’s ocean economy with offshore support services
Port of Maputo grows its cargo volumes by 8 per cent
Hapag-Lloyd reports on Lagos port situation
Three new RAstar 3300 tugs delivered to Ghana Ports & Harbours Authority
Fugro awarded Aker Energy contract for Pecan field surveys offshore Ghana
Durban NSRI called to medivac patient from passing ship
Lake Victoria ferry MV Kalangala withdrawn for one month service
SA companies embark on West African trade mission
Further attacks in North Mozambique: 7 villagers beheaded
UN says insurgent propaganda combines footage from Mozambique, DRC and Somalia
Expansion of world-class Australian ship simulation centre
ICS concern at increasing number of pirate attacks on ships’ crews
BIMCO advice and updates on Coronavirus outbreak

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 14-17 June 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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First View 1: LA CHAMPLAIN
First View 2: ENIGMA XK
CURRENT NEWS
US statement and video on tanker attacks
Attacks on shipping, coast of Oman: IMO Secretary-General speaks out
BIMCO urges nations to co-operate after tankers attacked in Hormuz Strait
10,000 tonnes of bridgeworks as project cargo via Port of Walvis Bay
Seychelles floating solar energy project moves forward
Ngqura tank farm project remains on track
Introducing TNPA’s only woman diver
Central Africa stands to benefit the most from AfCFTA
Transnet Port Terminals invests millions in youth training
Rwanda needs US$1.3 billion for a standard gauge railway linking with Tanzania
SA citrus exports to China commence with arrival in Shanghai
East London school girls welcomed into port
Interview with Commander of Cape Verde’s Coast Guard
DHL e-commerce platform rolled out to another nine African countries
African Energy Chamber to host Equatorial Guinea Licensing Rounds in China
Getting their hands dirty, port stakeholders clean Maydon Wharf
Embrace digitalisation to prosper, Synergy Group CEO tells shipping industry
South African port statistics for the month of May 2019 are now available
Minister Mbalula says he is disappointed at ongoing N3 trucking violence
Transnet taking global lead in future of heavy haul railways
IMO venue for Gulf of Guinea conference
Ngqura tug SHASA completes service at East London dry dock
Normandy finale in pictures
South Africa observes World Oceans Day
Transnet provisionally lifts ban on fishing, commercial diving in Durban Bay
Interview with the Commander of the Ghana Navy, Rear Admiral Seth Amoama
Angola makes another discovery off Angola
Update on the missing fishing craft off Southern Cape
D-Day 75 Commemoration 1944-2019
New green in-water hull cleaning technology can create local jobs
Rosy future predicted for Tanzanian Lakes Victoria and Tanganyika
AU forges ahead with AfCFTA operational phase
Angola launches first-ever marginal fields bidding round
Large-scale ongoing search for two missing fishing boats off Western Cape
Portsmouth and D-Day 75 commemoration 1944-2019

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News — 25 November 2018

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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First View : SIMA GISELLE
Transnet’s statement on taking the lead with the Nigerian Capegauge railway
SARS destroys number of illegally imported motor vehicles in KZN
IMO Council re-appoints HE Kitack Lim as Secretary-General of IMO for second four-year term
Bitumen tanker named Durban Queen sinks in Persian Gulf, crew rescued
Subsea 7 contracts in Equatorial Guinea cancelled because of lack of local content
TNPA Mossel Bay welcomes Supreme Court of Appeal judgement regarding Mossel Bay Yacht Club
International freight rail service connecting Barcelona with Lyon
ONE transports 23,000 English story books from Hong Kong to benefit children in South Africa
Beira port to benefit from US$290 million investment by concession-holder Cornelder
Walvis Bay facilitates safe and efficient sea trade
The Mission to Seafarers to operate in Panama for the first time
Obstacles to reform at IMO threaten climate goals, says Transparency International
GE pulls out of Nigerian rail concession–hands over to Transnet
Saldanha ship repair comes alight as LNG carriers dock
CTF 151’s counter piracy Operation Haka is underway off Horn of Africa
LBH Mozambique breaks record in the Port of Beira
ONE Line’s latest newbuild the 14,000-TEU ONE Columbia is delivered
Countdown to the 20th Intermodal Africa 2018 being held in Ghana
Cruise season opens as MS Amadea arrives in Mossel Bay
Cruise season sets sail in the Port of PE
Two new 3212-series tugs for Smit Lamnalco West Australian Rio Tinto port
Five leading container lines plan container shipping association
A new book on seafaring: Recollections of an Unsuccessful Seaman
Fogo, Cabo Verde, courtesy of ESA and the Copernicus satellite
US Maritime Alerts: 2018-014-GPS Interference-Eastern Mediterranean and Red Seas

EARLIER NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED…….
Total prepares to start drilling off South African coast
Pemba Logistics Base to receive ships from January
PE Port Festival launched with focus on the people of Port Elizabeth
New bold vision tilts capital flows into Africa
SA Port Statistics for the month of October 2018 are now available here
Waning piracy threat off East Africa no reason for relaxation: IMO Durban workshop hears
ForSea (formerly HH Ferries Group) completes conversion of the world’s largest battery ferries
DP World Inland Container Terminal opens near Kigali, Rwanda
Greenpeace Africa celebrates a decade Of environmental activism

OLDER NEWS CAN BE FOUND AT NEWS CATEGORIES…….
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities

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Wednesday’s Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Wednesday’s Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Here are the day’s News Headlines:

First View : KOTA LEGIT
TPT takes out seven multipurpose depot licences
Somali pirate enigma: 2nd vessel released by pirates
Mozambique air crash claims lives of top Cornelder people
Bolloré transports 121,000 tonnes of cocoa from Ivory Coast in February
Russian naval ships visit Walvis Bay for first time
NATO’s Exercise Dynamic Manta concluded
PRESS RELEASES: Maersk lifts lid on digital disruption
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : SAGA NAVIGATOR

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