Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 10 November 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: SIMON’S TOWN VISTA
Port of Durban welcomes first vessel on new MIAX service
WSU Hosts R40 million Marine Pollution Rescue Facility
Walvis Bay volume boost announced on award night
Port of Mombasa cruise terminal to be commissioned in December
Transnet introduces 100 engineers & technicians to its rail network
New Lamu port to receive first ship visit next month
Khomotso Phihlela returns as TNPA Acting Chief Executive
Upgrade and dredging for Tanzanian Port of Tanga
Transaid’s Innovation Fund
Ford to establish Automotive Hub at Gauteng SEZ
ESPS Victoria rejoins Eunavfor’s Operation ATALANTA
African countries recommit to working together against oil spills
Illegal logging operation uncovered in Mozambique
Tanzanian SGR deadline delayed by rains
Steering South Africa’s marine pollution management preparedness: IMOrg at the helm
Transaid makes a difference with African road safety: 2019 Annual Showcase
Trade to take centre stage at Import Expo
Second pirate attack off West African coast in days
Another terrorist attack leaves 10 dead in Northern Mozambique
Pirates attack Norwegian ship Bonita off Benin, abduct nine seafarers
New berth and terminal at Tanzanian Port of Mtwara passes halfway mark
Nigeria: Unregistered freight forwarders face the chop
Hapag-Lloyd introduces IMO 2020 fuel transition surcharges
Oil & gas exploration off KZN coast blocked for now
NIMASA D-G Dakuku Peterside calls for dedicated cargo ports
USCG Healy returns home
Wave energy comes a step closer in Portugal       
Mossel Bay Garden Route Port Festival lines up for this weekend

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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 13 October 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: POOLGRACHT
Mystery surrounds the explosions on the Iranian tanker Sabiti
South African company buys Odfjell’s products tanker Bow Cecil
Samsung wins order to build six 23,764 TEU container ships for Evergreen
CMA CGM Rate announces rate restorations & FAK rate increases
Mozambican security forces kill nine insurgents near Mocimboa da Praia
Mombasa truckers in strong protest over losses to SGR
The UK’s Brexit No-Deal Readiness Report
CMA CGM announces launch of Guinea Gulf Express
Tanzania Ports Authority targets 6 per cent increase in harbour revenues
Russia-Africa forum lays ground to strengthen ties
SA seafarer missing after tug Bourbon Rhode sinks during Hurricane Lorenzo
One year later we’re still waiting for news of the Richards Bay floating dock
Rail cargo via the Port of Walvis Bay on the increase
Massive investment in LNG production for Mozambique
Namport STS crane operators graduate
World’s first hydrogen-powered seagoing vessel docks in London
Chinese-built cruise ship Greg Mortimer calls at Cape Town
Sentinel over The Netherlands
SA Navy to hold naval exercises with Russian & Chinese navies
Game on! Commonwealth steps up battle on climate change
CMF demonstrates full range of counter piracy capabilities
US$49.8M contract award to support US Littoral Combat Ship programme
French ship FS Nivose makes major drugs bust in Arabian Sea
Choccies for safety: Ngqura achieves one million hours of safety
Botswana Dry Port expands its services
Maritime Heritage Institute hosts conference on maritime heritage ecosystem
ClassNK grants AIP to Wind Challenger Project
NSRI in vain attempt to medivac seriously ill tanker seafarer

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 22 September 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: BLUE MASTER II
Durban Terminal operating system ‘glitch’ adds to TPT headache
VARD secures advanced stern trawler contract
Controversial livestock carrier Al Shuwaikh remains at anchor outside East London
Port employees unite to clean up coast
How much fishing gear is lost at sea? CSIRO study
Visit the Slangkoppunt Lighthouse on World Maritime Day, no charge
World Maritime Day Parallel Event 2020 to be held in Durban
SA & Brexit: New agreement to ensure continued SA-UK trade
SA & Brexit: No-deal Brexit and what it would mean to SA
SA & Brexit: Why UK is SA’s important trade partner
Indian Navy frigate INS Tarkash visits Walvis Bay
Smit Lamnalco signs 10-year Coral Sul terminal services contract in Mozambique
Transnet Freight Rail ties up its 10th and final manganese producer contract
AfCFTA under the spotlight at ISO assembly in Cape Town
Namport invests in school for marginalised learners
Survitec highlights benefits of chutes an clides in mass evacuation
Italian & S Korean naval ships undertake counter-piracy exercise in GoA
Giant LPG storage tanks arrive at Port of Richards Bay
Dan Sten Olsson donates peace symbol to Belfast
Boat sinks near Kinshasa in DRC, dozens feared dead
Walvis Bay new STS cranes all simultaneously operational
Durban Aerotropolis Master Plan to have positive spinoffs for KZN
SAMSA: South Africa will maintain IMO STCW Convention ‘Whitelist’ status
South Africa preparing to host IMO General Council Conference 2020
You are invited to Damen Maritime Festival 2019
Cruise ship MSC Magnifica to be stretched
More medivacs from ships at sea for NSRI

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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

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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 4 August 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: HOEGH OSAKA
(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
Construction of Anadarko processing LNG units in Rovuma Basin to begin
Angola takes back state control of Luanda and Lobito port terminals
Sea Shepherd in joint operation with Namibia over illegal fishing vessels
Transnet responds to smear action targeting Group Chairman
The UK motor trades and Brexit: The SMMT Position
Fitch Solutions thinks gas pipeline between Mozambique & South Africa unlikely
Xeneta issues rates alert as trade war impacts on trade lanes
Rovos Rail owner looks to possibly invest in Angola
Kenya SGR sets new six-month container handling record
South Africa ready for IMO 2020 sulphur cap implementation but legislation lagging
INTERCARGO raises concerns with 2020 Global Sulphur Limit implementation
Total SA signs agreement to build FLNG for use off Benin
East Africans forced to fall back on old metre gauge railways
ZEAMARINE secures massive Australian shipping contract
India hands over two inshore patrol boats to the Mozambique Navy
TNPA hosts its National Safety Competition awards in Richards Bay
Second Royal Navy ship, HMS Duncan arrives in the Gulf
Neither UK nor EU ready for no deal: CBI contingency planning study findings
Garden Route Careers Expo takes off
Equipment on its way to reopen Kenya’s Kisumu port on Lake Victoria
Two new mobile cranes for West Africa Container Terminal, Onne
India and Mozambique to monitor ships in Mozambique waters
Maritime Academy near Richards Bay to be officially opened
US Navy Ship USNS Carson City docks at Tema, Ghana

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 21 July 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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First View: STENA IMPRIMIS

Deepsea Stavanger to return for more drilling off SA’s southern Cape coast
SAMSA holds Chrysanthi 1 responsible for Algoa Bay oil spill
Ford to create 1200 new jobs, new exports at Pretoria plant
Support for science from Namport at Walvis Bay school
South Africa accedes to compensation regime for hazardous and noxious cargoes
Gibraltar’s Chief Minister meets PM May in 10 Downing Street
Union says go-slow at Port of Ngqura not the only reason for poor productivity
Seabed Geosolutions wins 4D ocean bottom survey offshore West Africa
MSC Gayane seized by U.S. in drug raid released on bail
Multilateral Southern African Maritime Search & Rescue Agreement concluded
Zimbabwe railways turns to mining engineering for turnaround
West African waters remain pirate hotspot, reports IMB
Angola’s Sonangol to take 20% stake in future oil discoveries
TPT launches exposure programme for youth in port cities
ONE Line delivers recycled clothing for African cyclone victims
Cruise orderbook hits new high of over $69 billion
Pirates attack Turkish ship Paksoy-1 off Nigeria, 10 crew abducted
Chinese express interest in re-launching the Lobito Corridor & Benguela Railway
Another Port Elizabeth offshore patient evacuation for the NSRI
ONE Introduces Africa India Middle East (AIM) Service
Heavylift BOKA Vanguard successfully lifts giant Carnival cruise ship
Lot of homework before AfCFTA can reshape the economy
South African port statistics for June 2019 are now available
MPS Terminal 3 at Port of Tema, Ghana handles first container ship
MV Grace 1, more…
NATO port visit: Exercise Sea Breeze 2019

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 14 July 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Always something new out of Africa

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MV Grace 1, more…
NATO port visit: Exercise Sea Breeze 2019
Transnet suspends workers at Port of Ngqura over go-slows
Obituary: Captain Eric Bismeyer
USNS Carson City’s deployment to Africa
Ambitious targets to cut shipping emissions
British warship warns off Iranian gunboats in Strait of Hormuz
Jihadist attack in northern Mozambique leaves seven dead
Next Steps for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)
Saga Cruises Spirit of Discovery is named
Orolia & Radio Holland to provide first VDR for inland shipping
SA Ports hit by labour go-slows
Opposition raised over handing of Mombasa 2nd Container Terminal to MSC-KNSL
President Kenyatta sees off 40 trainee seafarers to join MSC ships worldwide
African Free Trade Area: an OAU dream fulfilled
Kenya rebuilding its fishing industry
Mozambique’s Rovuma Basin faces significant investments
Baltic Sea turns into the world’s first broadband sea
Babcock awarded De Beers Marine design contract for mv !Gariep
Grace 1 confirmed to be carrying full load of crude oil
USNS Carson City to join Africa Partnership Station in Guinea
Walvis Bay vehicle imports continue to increase
Boost for Blue Economy as Pres Kenyatta commissions Bandari Maritime Academy
SAMSA to investigate Algoa Bay oil spill
Mocamedes Railway anticipates increase in traffic with pig-iron exports
Iran kicks back and threatens British shipping in the Gulf
Detention of supertanker Grace 1
Celebrations at Slangkoppunt Lighthouse reaches its centenary

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 1 July 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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First View 1: SANTA CLARA
Richards Bay coal line annual shutdown announced
Marseilles pays lasting tribute to memory of Jacques R Saadé
IMF says São Tomé and Príncipé public debt is out of control
Another terror attack in Mocimboa da Praia leaves 7 dead
No more octopus fishing in False Bay, says Creecy
Africa forum pledges to deliver on Blue Economy
Kenya-Somalia marine border case goes to court in September
EU Vice-President impressed with $1.5Bn infrastructure investment in Tema Port Expansion
East London Port Manager up for award
Conditions close Durban port to incoming shipping
Kenya Ports Authority seeks new Terminal Operating System (TOS)
Anadarko stresses importance of prioritising shareholders
Talks on extending Tanzania-Rwanda SGR to Eastern DRC
Name-change and good fortune for EBH Namibia, now rebranded Namdock
One of ONE’s ships in Gulf of Aden rescue
SAMSA unapologetic over contribution to Eastern Cape economic development
Two Oceans Marine launches SA’s biggest leisure catamaran
Indian Navy sends two naval ships to Gulf of Oman
Namibia commissions Naval Base Impalila on the Zambezi
IALA* announces World Marine Aids to Navigation Day 2019
AMSOL employee share scheme creates value
Interpreting contractual terms in charterparties & absolute versus intermediate obligations
Nigerian Ports Authority juggles its port management
US provides Mombasa port with added security measures
Man overboard from commercially operated yacht CV30 with loss of 1 life
Maersk to offer customers carbon-neutral transport
Construction of Angola’s Barra do Dande Oil Terminal to recommence
London courtesy visit by HMS Enterprise
Interview with Admiral James G Foggo III, Commander US Naval Forces Africa
South Africa’s Economy to Remain at its Lowest Levels
Samskip fine tunes multimodal network

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