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Lake Victoria ferry MV Kalangala withdrawn for one month service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 19 January 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: MSC CHLOE
Warmest decade concluded in 2019. Confirmation from Met Office, NASA and NOAA
Gambian Navy intercepts another fishing trawler
Third Ngqura pilot gains his Open Licence
Port of Djibouti looking to develop delayed LNG export terminal
Port of Walvis Bay rolls out red carpet for arrival of MSC Orchestra
Phillip Mainga appointed as Kenya Railways Corporation’s new managing director
Good year for Port Nacala, 16% increase on 2018
Second success for French warship FS Courbet in Arabian Sea
UN invites AIVP to present its 2030 Agenda at WUF10
Neo-Panamax vessels now capable of docking at Tema MPS 3: three berths now available
Tema Port Terminal 3 rolls out more berthing capacity 7 months ahead of schedule
Truckers suffer as Kenyan government increases support for standard gauge railway
South Africa to host SADC Search and Rescue Conference next month
SAMSA aids foreign fishermen stranded in Cape Town
Port of Mombasa has a record year
London Court orders Djibouti to restore container terminal concession to DP World
Companies propel North Sea Port* to another record year
Road and bridge projects to boost East African intra-trade
US$390 million available for modernisation of Mauritania’s Nouakchott Port
New rail destination from the Port of Felixstowe
Damen to hold more Technical Seminars in Nigeria during 2020
Construction of Lamu port halted because of terror attack
Successful sea trial of UK’s aircraft carrier, HMS Prince of Wales: Powered by GE’s propulsion technology
SA Port Statistics for the month of December 2019 are now available here
Tender process opens for Angolan Port Luanda Multi-Purpose Terminal
Hapag-Lloyd to develop and grow presence in Africa; Opens Quality Service Centre in Port Louis
Pilot Murphy retires after four decades of service
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

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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 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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