Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 25 May 2024

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FIRST VIEW:   Logos Hope

Transnet Port Terminals focusing on increased volumes
Unpacking risk resilience ahead of the elections
SA Navy’s new hydrographic survey vessel delayed again
Trade News: Thordon contract to retrofit tailshaft bearings on 32 tugs
AMSOL tanker servicing West African fishing industry renamed Densu River
WHARF TALK: Emirati Royal Yachts – A+ & Blue
Citrus season off to a strong start – Transnet Port Terminals
Cape Town Container Terminal reefer volumes looking positive
High piracy risk in Red Sea, Gulf of Aden and adjoining waters – maritime security report
WHARF TALK: Commissioning, Service and Operating Vessel (CSOV) – REM WIND
In Conversation: Seychelles: floating baby corals can help save damaged reefs – new study
Stefanutti Stocks provides scour protection for Durban Cruise Terminal
Baltimore’s container ship Dali refloated and moved away from crash scene
USCG convenes Safety Board of Inquiry: Assessing port infrastructure risks
Port Elizabeth turns out for SA Agulhas II tour
WHARF TALK: high heat tanker – IVER ABILITY
Trade News: Vesconite Bearings delivers largest order to Netherlands customer
Dali to be moved away from Baltimore Bridge at 11:00 SA time today
Sinking of the MFV Lepanto: rescue efforts called off
SA Port Statistics for April 2024
WHARF TALK: PLAN type 054a frigate in Cape Town – CNS XUCHANG FFG-536
Somali maritime security training – Whole-of-government approach
MOL names newbuilding LNG carrier, Greenergy Ocean
Madagascar: Ballast Water Management and Anti-fouling Systems workshop
Chrystal Arctic suspects await trial in Seychelles holding facility
IRS and twin tug launch
Fishing vessel Lepanto sinks off Slangkop Point- 11 crew missing
IMO Workshops: Bangladesh – Safe, sustainable ship recycling
EIA highlights the millions of tons of illegal logs shipped from Mozambique to China

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 31 March 2024

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FIRST VIEW:   Ala’suinu

First of 45 new haulers arrive for Durban Container Terminals
In Conversation: I’ve captained ships into tight ports like Baltimore, and this is how captains like me work with harbor pilots to avoid deadly collisions
WHARF TALK: Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) tanker – CLAUDE
Tropical Cyclone Gamane threatens Madagascar and Mozambique
Aftermath of Baltimore Bridge collision
Baltimore Bridge disaster: Significant impact on local port and economy
TFR has best performance of the year on North (Richards Bay) Corridor
WHARF TALK: MR2 class Product Tanker – STI MILWAUKEE
Over 100 dumpers and payloaders arrive to beef up Richards Bay MPT performance
The Baltimore Bridge collapse – Civil Engineer’s comment
Baltimore Bridge collapse: potential for significant supply chain disruption
BREAKING NEWS: Ship strikes Baltimore bridge, major collapse
French Navy seizes over 10 tons of cocaine from Gulf of Guinea fishing vessel
WHARF TALK: polar expeditionary passenger vessel – SH VEGA
Maritime net-zero framework: IMO agrees possible outline
India, Mozambique, Tanzania joint maritime exercise IMT Trilat underway
US–India joint CG ops – Andaman and Nicobar Islands
SA Port Statistics for February 2024
WHARF TALK: short sea Ro-Pax ferry – ALA’SUINU
Ship and port scheduling advisories
Richards Bay port to become key hub for energy trade
CMA CGM upgrades service between Jeddah and North Red Sea
Poland becomes 42nd member of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF)
UNCTAD’s Global Trade Update: Encouraging signs
Quissanga and Quirimba Island retaken by Mozambique armed forces
SAMSA receives reports of oiled Cape Gannets on Bird Island

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 23 March 2024

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FIRST VIEW:   Port of Dar es Salaam

Durban Container Terminal Pier 2 Recovery will take another 3-5 months
WHARF TALK: MR2 products tanker – ZEZE START
Exercise Ibsamar 2024 looks likely later this year
Pirates move Abdullah into Somali territorial waters to avoid rescue attempt
New Indian Navy survey vessel INS Sandhayak
Xeneta Update: How low will spot rates go from Far East into Europe?
WHARF TALK: cable laying ship – ISAAC NEWTON
Port of Namibe staff to receive training in Germany
Funcionários do Porto do Namibe receberão formação na Alemanha
Be my witness: Taiwanese container ship takes out four ship-to-shore cranes
Air Cargo Digitalization Leadership Charter: First Signatories per IATA
WHARF TALK: cable laying vessel – ENDEAVOUR
Ports Regulator of South Africa and B-BBEE Commission Sign MOU
Xeneta Update: Mexico amid ongoing US trade war
In Conversation: Undersea cables for Africa’s internet retrace history and leave digital gaps as they connect continents
Introduction of third-party access to Transnet’s rail network a step closer
WHARF TALK: small gearless bulk carrier – ELECTRAMAR
Pirated ship Ruen and crew freed by Indian Navy
NATO Exercise Dynamic Manta: Mediterranean showcase
GEFO chemical tanker Tosca is a certified industry pioneer
APM Container Freight Station commissioned in Onne, Nigeria
IMO and Madagascar: Duties and obligations of a Flag State
Drama in South Atlantic as yacht sinks, sailors rescued

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 10 March 2024

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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 13 January 2024

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FIRST VIEW:   MSC TOPAZ

TPT says it is reducing Durban backlog
Farewell to IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim
Transnet Recovery Diary 21 December 2023
Red Sea Crisis: Over 100 Ships Divert Round the Cape
Grindrod sets new records at its terminal operations
XENETA UPDATE: Red Sea Crisis
Two Damen ASD Tugs for Ghana Ports
APM Tangier MedPort phase 2 expansion goes operational
Naval forces gather off Strait of el-Mandeb as shipping lines pause operations
Missile attacks on ships in Red Sea mount, as more vessels divert
Transnet’s Container Corridor lease process delayed
Port Elizabeth bulk manganese terminal reopens after maintenance shutdown
WHARF TALK: MR2 class product tanker – NORD OLYMPIA
IMO Assembly 33rd session
Maritime Security Incident Overview: M/V Strinda
IMO and training seafarers for a decarbonised future
In Conversation: Somali pirates are back in action: but a full scale return isn’t likely. Here’s why
Indian Navy ship calls at Kenya’s Lamu port
Cape Town’s RTG cranes arrive in time for Christmas
WHARF TALK: chemical tanker – STOLT ORCA
Red Sea Threats: Statement by IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim
Norwegian tanker Strinda struck by missile in Red Sea
Repairs to Angola’s research vessel Baía Farta will be completed by May
Durban Cruise Terminal quay wall strengthened
Transnet Recovery Diary 12 December 2023
Increasing number of ships avoid the Red Sea & turn for the Cape
WHARF TALK: logistic support ship FS JACQUES CHEVALLIER A725
Richards Bay’s South Dunes Precinct Development moves ahead – call for RfPs
US rail developer invests heavily in Angola’s rail corridors
Transnet Pipelines pleased with stiff jailtime for two fuel thieves
Transnet Recovery Diary 11 December 2023
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for November 2023
Richards Bay municipality to charge R30 ton toll on arriving long-haul trucks
WHARF TALK: bitumen tanker – BALTIC NARVAL
Durban port now has six working tugs
TPT secures equipment spares for port terminals
SA police make R150 million cocaine bust at Durban Harbour
Ethio-Djibouti Railway reaches maximum capacity on 40% annual growth
COP28: Africa could lose $25 billion a year from EU Carbon tax
Maersk gets set to deploy first large methanol-enabled ship on Asia-Europe trade lane
French frigate Languedoc shoots down two drones over Red Sea
Transnet Recovery Diary 10 December 2023

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 27 October 2023

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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 12 October 2023

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FIRST VIEW:   Kota Lekas

INVITATION TO TENDER: Dock Pontoon – Pontoon Lifter

RCL part of new service between Far East and East Africa
WHARF TALK: Pipelaying vessel – CASTORONE
Trade News: Fastro Lifting System Nominated for Heavy Lift Awards
SAMSA’s Sobantu Tilayi reinstated in his former position with the maritime authority
WHARF TALK: Handy class products tanker – BRO DEVELOPER to HAWKS PROGRESS
Giant FPSO GTA set to enter Durban for engineering work
Nacala Corridor to be managed by Mozambique, Malawi and Zambia
Namport and Interpol Central Bureau for Namibia in collaboration
DNV Study: Can CO2 capture and nuclear get ships to net zero?
Port of Mocimboa da Praia officially recommissioned
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose cargo vessel – BREADBOX HARRIER
President Nyusi inaugurates new infrastructure at Port Nacala
East London dry dock enjoying busy spell
In Conversation: The Atlantic Ocean’s major current system is slowing down – but a 21st century collapse is unlikely
APM Terminals Monrovia boosted by new cranes and dredging
WHARF TALK: Linea Ignazio Messina &C. SpA Part 2
TNPA Mossel Bay clears way to increase ship repair capacity
Hydrogen and ammonia-fuelled ships: IMO and safety guidance
Nigerian Government encourages use of barges to evacuate cargo from Eastern ports
Star of the Seas to be the next RCI Icon class ship
Obituary: Captain Tom Woodfield OBE – Polar Medallist
Orange Marine launches new cable laying vessel, Sophie Germain
Logistics provider Van den Bosch expands into East Africa & Indian Ocean Islands
Transnet Freight Rail CE Sizakele Mzimela resigns

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 20 August 2023

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FIRST VIEW:   Durban Container Terminal DCT2

TPT prepares to partner with ICTSI at Durban Container Terminal Pier 2
WHARF TALK: the golden age of passenger liners: THE FOUR FUNNELLERS Part 2
UNCTAD: Economic Development in Africa Report 2023 Part 2
Léon Thévenin departs Mombasa for Cape Town
Xeneta Container Update: Shippers Must Seize Opportunities Before Market Rebounds
Recovery attempts for shipwrecked fishing trawler Dijaanda
WHARF TALK: the golden age of passenger liners: THE FOUR FUNNELLERS   Part 1
Suez Canal: Sunken tug boat Fahd recovered
Kongsberg Digital to digitalise Höegh Autoliners entire car carrier fleet
UNCTAD: Economic Development in Africa Report 2023 Part 1
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for July 2023
WHARF TALK: MR2 product tanker UOG SPARTA
DP World commits to adding 3 million TEU handling capacity by end of 2023
COSCO takes delivery of second methanol-ready general cargo ship
Saipem awarded two contracts, one in Congo, worth US$ 700 million
New SAN hydrographic vessel “on track”
WHARF TALK: container vessel MSC MATTINA
Nigerian floating dock shortly to enter service at Apapa, Lagos
Tanzania’s SGR rail construction halted by strike
Saipem awarded US$1 billion contract offshore Libya
Yemen waters – FSO Safer: Boskalis’s SMIT Salvage successfully transfers oil
WHARF TALK: reefer vessel FRIO AEGEAN
Fremantle Highway fire brings debate on transporting electric vehicles into sharp focus
UK Marine Guidance Note: Ro-ro passenger ferries: Carriage of electric cars; Risks and mitigations
South Africa-Europe Container Service (SAECS) service update: Kalahari Express Cape Town omission
South Africa-Europe Container Service (SAECS) service update: Santa Teresa Algeciras omission
Mercy Ship in Durban, undergoing extensive repairs
Transnet approaches market for digital procurement system
UK withdraws licences for Indian Ocean floating armouries

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 23 April 2023

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FIRST VIEW:   SILVER CLOUD

WHARF TALK: The Kama Saga – an update and a backdate
Food for thought: railway vandalism, looting and burning
CTF 150 Seizes $23 Million in Illegal Drugs in Indian Ocean
In Conversation: Antarctica’s heart of ice has skipped a beat. Time to take our medicine
Geopolitical tensions and ‘friendshoring’ may redefine global trade patterns, warns Xeneta
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for February 2023
WHARF TALK: New Nigerian Ports Authority tugs – MAI KOKO and DA-OPUKURO
ONE increases frequency for Africa, India, Middle East (AIM) service
CMA CGM in exclusive talks aimed at buying Bolloré SE’s logistics arm for Euro 5 billion
Great Antwerp, Grimaldi’s first new G5 class ro-ro multipurpose ship enters service
In Conversation: South Africa’s power outages could reach critical levels this winter – likely scenarios
Innovate and expand your market, Minister tells Maputo Port company
WHARF TALK: handyize bulk carrier – LILA PIRAEUS
IMO and Spanish e-learning – Oil pollution preparedness
La OMI y el aprendizaje electrónico en español: preparación para la contaminación por hidrocarburos
Angola to enforce rules of maritime and inland waterway navigation
Angola fará cumprir regras de navegação marítima e fluvial
Record increase in passenger ship calls at Walvis Bay
WHARF TALK: former Unicorn Handysize tanker BONITO
Transnet to rebuild its own audit capabilities
Dredging of Suez Canal nearing completion
SMART Ocean-SMART Industries (SO-SI): Ocean and climate data collection
Pirated tanker Success 9 located – crew all safe – UPDATE
BIMCO says record high container order book signals significant change
WHARF TALK: small passenger ship SILVER SHADOW
No new news of missing tanker Success 9 pirated in Gulf of Guinea
TNPA extends deadline for Richards Bay LNG Terminal proposals
50,000 Filipino jobs saved: EU on seafarer training certificates
ONE resumes its Eastern Cape Express reefer service from Port Elizabeth
India wants to work with Mozambique on rail, roads and bridges
Fishing vessel Olivia Marie on fire south of Cape Town, crew abandon ship

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 28 October 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 24 October 2022

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FIRST VIEW:   EUROPA 2

Cape Town Terminals clear backlog ahead of approaching fruit export season
WHARF TALK: Dynamic Positioning vessel BOURBON EVOLUTION
IN CONVERSATION: Kenya has lifted its ban on genetically modified crops: the risks and opportunities
Ringfencing Port of Durban with new high security fencing
Govt casts Denel a R3.4 billion lifeline
Transnet welcomes R5.8 billion additional funding from National Treasury
WHARF TALK: SA Diamond Sampling Vessel CORAL SEA
Accra accueille la neuvième Conférence Régionale de l’Initiative Mondiale pour l’Afrique occidentale, centrale et australe (GI WACAF)(7 – 10 Novembre 2022)
The 9th Regional Conference of the Global Initiative for West, Central and Southern Africa (GI WACAF)
IN CONVERSATION: Kenya’s big railway project makes life even harder for the poor by ignoring their reality
Black Sea Grain Initiative offers hope, shows power of trade
Ports gearing for bumper cruise season, says Transnet
National consultation on proposed amendments to regulations of the Merchant Shipping Act
A simple word window into Durban Port
WHARF TALK: MR2 tanker HELLAS APHRODITE
IMO and Africa
New Managing Director appointed at APM Terminals Liberia
Scanners go into use at Apapa port over a month ago
Dachser SA: Responding to forces that impact the supply chain
New monthly record for TPT’s Durban Car Terminal
WHARF TALK: new Warrior-class MMIPV SAS ADAM KOK P1572 
Abidjan’s new ‘Côte d’Ivoire’ container terminal’s successful test call
Partial lifting of force majeure for TPT terminals
First Meko A-200 type frigate handed over to Egyptian Navy
Port of Dunkerque delegation visits Namport

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