Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 19 September 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

Front Page: BLUE MASTER II
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

Read more

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 18 August 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

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

Read more

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

Read more

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 4 August 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines

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

Read more

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 21 July 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines

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

Read more

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 14 July 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Always something new out of Africa

Here are the News Headlines:

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

Read more

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 1 July 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

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

Read more

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 19 May 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are this week’s News Headlines:

First View 1: BOCHEM OSLO
First View 2: NIJINSKY

More acts of piracy reported from Gulf of Guinea
Debmarine Namibia contracts Damen to build seventh diamond recovery vessel
President Nyusi has concern that armed violence in north of Mozambique could spread
APM Terminals Inland Services to be integrated into Maersk Logistics
South African port statistics for the month of April 2019 are now available
Report published on industry-level response to marine plastic pollution
Update on sewage discharge into Durban Harbour
Durban Container Terminals blockaded by angry truckers
Four RORO vehicle carrier ships lined up for Port of Walvis Bay during May
Naval Dome CEO warns of escalation of attacks on four tankers off Fujairah
Durban Car Terminal sets record of half a million vehicles handled
U.S. Postal Service honours battleship USS Missouri with a Forever Stamp
Port Maputo takes delivery of two new mobile harbour cranes
Port Sudan’s workers strike to be lifted
Passenger boat sinks crossing the Zambezi, 17 confirmed dead
Floatplanes collide in midair, cruise ship passengers killed
COSCO has its eys on acquiring PIL — WSJ report
Beira fuel terminal set to reopen later this month
Video of cargo ship burning in Sharjah’s Port Khalid
Agility Africa Logistics Warehouses expands in Mozambique
Expansion of Egyptian fruit and vegetable firm Farm Fresh
Saudi Arabia claims two of its tankers off Fujairah were sabotage targets
Drama as crew rescued from burning fishing vessel 1100 km off Durban
NSRI alert as Madagascar-bound catamaran starts taking on water
US Navy aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln transits Suez Canal
Indonesia takes action and sinks 51 illegal fishing boats
Haifa docks biggest ship — video
Walvis Bay Corridor Group expresses confidence in Namibia as logistics hub
TNPA bans all diving and fishing in Durban Harbour due to sewage
Knud E Hansen designs new LNG-powered RoRo vessels for Wallenius-SOL
New Ugandan Lake Victoria ferry nears completion at Jinja
Konecranes to equip Tema Terminal 3 with 11 lift trucks
African businesses urged to ‘dive into’ the Blue Economy
Port Focus: Hutchison Ports BEST* terminal increases its capacity

Read more

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 13 May 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

BREAKING NEWS: TNPA bans all diving and fishing in Durban Harbour due to sewage
Knud E Hansen designs new LNG-powered RoRo vessels for Wallenius-SOL
New Ugandan Lake Victoria ferry nears completion at Jinja
Konecranes to equip Tema Terminal 3 with 11 lift trucks
African businesses urged to ‘dive into’ the Blue Economy
Port Focus: Hutchison Ports BEST* terminal increases its capacity
Blueye Robotics & Inchcape to partner using drones for underwater inspection services
Railway between Port of Beira and Zimbabwe undergoes reconstruction
ExxonMobil provides $100,000 in cyclone Kenneth relief aid
Oil tanker Apecus crew remain hostage as owners negotiate with pirates
Heavylift semi-submersible BLUE MARLIN highjacked by West African pirates
African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) set to enter into force on 30 May 2019
Hapag-Lloyd talks about growth plans in Ghana
New sensors protect vulnerable Malawians against deadly lightning
South Africa-South Sudan sign oil exploration and production sharing agreement
No Chinese loan to further develop Kenya’s SGR to Kisumu
50 years of Royal Navy nuclear service: New submarine is named
SAMSA concern over possible IMO STCW ‘White List’ delisting of South Africa
Boost for Mombasa port as SGR & port modernisation yields results
CMA CGM boosts cashew nut run between Africa and Vietnam
Good start of the year for Port of Nacala
Ecowas Regional Transport Integration Project gets underway
Tau Morwe steps down after six months as acting head of Transnet

Read more

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 29 April 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the news headlines:

First View 1: EAGLE MATSUYAMA
Big welcome for NSRI’s new generation Search & Rescue vessel
Transnet prepares to take delivery of two new AW109SP helicopters
Cyclone Kenneth comes ashore near Pemba
Warming seas & wetter atmosphere feeding the deluge delivered by cyclones
Somali piracy rears its ugly head again
Techobanine deepwater port project ‘cherished’ by Moz government
Bonny River anchorage pirates strike again, six seamen abducted
Durban port in massive clean-up mode, calls for support
Red Alert issued for Cyclone Kenneth as it barrels towards north Mozambique
Cyclone Kenneth 24S reaches Mozambique coast near port of Pemba today
Cyclone Lorna 25S in mid Indian Ocean gets named
Government calls on business to take the lead in transforming the fishing industry
Botswana and Namibia presidents visit Namport
Digital Container Shipping Association established
Durban port delays due to pollution in bay
The U.S. Coast Guard’s Mission to Africa
Viking Sun brings an end to Eastern & Western Cape’s 2018/19 Cruise Season
Small craft still missing from Beira after cyclone Idai
Weather disruptions at Durban port
Tropical Storm 24S now a full cyclone named Kenneth, Mozambique landfall expected in 48-72 hours
CSAV shipping company faces prosecution for cartel conduct
IRClass to provide classification services for India’s Border Security Force
French naval ships dock in Cape Town at end of mission
Nigerian Navy arrests American security patrol vessel
Peterside reiterates commitment to competitive maritime sector
Two potential cyclones ‘brewing’in Indian Ocean
Some fine ship models come to auction in London
AfDB approval for Central Africa Strategy
2018 was not the best of years for Damen Shipbuilding
SAMSA leads mission to Miami to draw more cruise ships to South Africa
Armed pirates open fire and board tanker in Bonny River anchorage
French take delivery of fourth Multi-Mission naval ship
US Navy and French Navy aircraft carrier groups joint exercise in Red Sea
Leading maritime capitals of the world report 2019
Preparing for major incidents at sea

Read more