Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 21 October 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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BP tanker arrives to load LNG at the Coral Sul FLNG
WHARF TALK: first of the cruise ships HANSEATIC SPIRIT
World Bank to finance Nacala port upgrades to assist Malawi
Important arrests made in Transnet pipeline theft investigations
Xeneta Update: Reefers riding out spot rate storm better than dry containers on key North Europe routes
SAECS advisory: Santa Clara to bypass Cape Town
SA Port Statistics for the month of September 2022
WHARF TALK: ore or bulk carrier or? BANGUS
Zambia’s president commits to full use of Walvis Bay’s Zambia Dry Port
IN CONVERSATION: How do you instantly create 10 ghost towns? Stop using coal, Gwede Mantashe warns
CMA CGM Reshuffles three services to West Africa
Second SA Navy Inshore Patrol Vessel MMIPV ‘blessed’
Transnet introduces recovery plan after majority of workers return
WHARF TALK:   general purpose tanker PACIFIC TRADER
Cruise Ship Schedule for Port of Durban 2022-2023
IN CONVERSATION: Coastal erosion is unstoppable – so how do we live with it?
US Coast Guard Strategy released for 2022 and beyond
International: Market volatility causing the classic ‘boom and bust cycle’ in the container shipping industry
STRIKE UPDATE: Transnet reaches agreement with majority union UNTU
WHARF TALK: Chinese MR2 products tanker ARDMORE SEAVANGUARD
WTO Trade Policy Review: Djibouti
NAMPORT RESULTS: Mixed fortunes, but altogether not a bad year
CMA CGM opens new winter version of EUROMAR with new service tween Morocco & North Europe
Out of the ordinary NSRI sea rescue evacuation off KZN South Coast
MSC’s TiL is the preferred bidder for Walvis Bay Container Terminal concession
WHARF TALK: midsize LPG tanker GASCHEM AACHEN
News in Brief
IN CONVERSATION: Somalia: Puntland state port is getting a revamp – this is key to its future
TRADE NEWS: Wilhelmsen enters into an agreement to acquire Vopak Agencies
Fishing vessel safety: The 2012 Cape Town Agreement – IMO Secretary-General urges ratification

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 25 February 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   SANTA CRUZ & SANTA CLARA

Ukraine Crisis: Black Sea, Bosporus and Sea of Asov- Update
WHARF TALK: Trader 18 class heavylift – PACIFIC DAWN
Three Taiwanese fishing vessels go aground off Mauritius coast
ONE & Hapag-Lloyd restructure Asia-East Africa service into two services
Western Cape fishing harbours revamp almost complete
Mossel Bay’s cup runs over – two cruise ships on Saturday
Pointe Noire’s Congo Terminal continues to upgrade facilities
WHARF TALK: the super luxury cruise ship – SILVER WHISPER
Damaging fire destroys Matola Cargo Terminal warehouses
GB Met Office on wildfires: Up to 50% increase in wildfires by 2100
South Africa adopts marine plastic pollution treaty ahead of UN environmental meeting
Nelson Mandela Bay Ports manager appointed
WHARF TALK: Ulstein X-Bow AHTS tug – ALP KEEPER
IMO Secretary-General expresses concern over Euroferry Olympia fire
Citrus season approaches as lemons are packed for export
IN CONVERSATION: The story of how Swahili became Africa’s most spoken language
The Rio de la Plata estuary: As seen by Copernicus Sentinel satellite
IN CONVERSATION: Britain’s ownership of the Chagos islands has no basis, Mauritius is right to claim them
WHARF TALK: Large LR2 Cosco product tanker – MEI LIN WAN
NEW BOOKS: The Spanish Civil War at Sea
Madagascar braces as Cyclone Emnati expected to reach Madagascar Tuesday evening
Cyclone Emnati approaching Madagascar
Despite challenges, CTCT handles 6% more deciduous fruit exports
WHARF TALK: tug and barges on tow – BRITOIL 71, WENDEL MARINE 1 & 2
Cyclone Emnati now an intense cyclone, will reach Mozambique Channel
WHO – EIB partnership: Support of the EU for health systems in Africa
Two ships on fire: survivor found safe on ferry, crew of car carrier safely evacuated
Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) moving head office
NATO’S Operation Sea Guardian
NATO Allies exercise interoperability in the Mediterranean
The Namibian Ports Authority welcomes the MS Europa 2
Record container lift for MSC Diletta at Felixstowe
New influx of Saharan dust in the Mediterranean

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 28-30 May 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page:  APL SANTIAGO

Fire aboard X-Press Pearl out of control, ship a likely write-off  UPDATE
Western Cape Govt MEC speaks out on Cape Town port inefficiencies
IN CONVERSATION: Why Kenya must take control of sand harvesting off its coast
WHARF TALK: Pacific Sarah – bringing…. ‘Petrol from Amsterdam’
Xeneta container rates alert: sky’s the limit….
TRADE NEWS: Daikin’s CA container technology ships custard apples long-range
South African citrus season off to an exciting and optimistic start
WHARF TALK: Handysize dry bulker Strategic Spirit and a cargo of soya beans
Meet Sabrina Chao, new BIMCO president
WHARF TALK: Another Spirit on our coast – NS Spirit
Transnet announces R870 million final settlement with McKinsey & Co
X-Press Pearl on fire off Colombo, continues to burn
SAECS vessel Santa Barbara skips southbound Cape Town call
IN CONVERSATION: How COVID-19 affected informal cross-border trade between Uganda and DRC
WHARF TALK: Reefer ship Cool Eagle arrives in Cape Town
CRUISING: AIDA Cruises opens its cruising season in the Eastern Mediterranean
Oxygen concentrators sent to India to save seafarers’ lives
Maritime legal courses for developing countries delivered online
IN CONVERSATION: Tanzania’s ‘forgotten’ cyclones and concerns for the future
DP World & Ethiopia enter into agreement for devloping road corridor to Berbera port
WHARF TALK: SANTA CLARA – sailing on Maersk service
Global vaccine rollout needed to stop crew crisis third wave
Unions threaten blockade on Israeli ship, Zim Shanghai
WHARF TALK: Durban Port Bulletin News
WHARF TALK: Durban Volume and Vessel Call Performance
HM The Queen visits HMS Queen Elizabeth:
  …..The UK Carrier Strike Group sails on 28-week Far East deployment
NSRI rescue returning Vasco da Gama race yachties in rough seas off Wild Coast
IMO calls for further action to address Gulf of Guinea piracy
WHARF TALK: AMDERMA – small, weather-beaten landing craft
IN CONVERSATION: Kenya launches Lamu port. But its value remains an open question
VIDEO: COOL EAGLE departing & COOL SPIRIT arriving at port of Durban

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 8 March 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: San Christobal
IMO postpones meetings due to COVID-19
Dakuku Peterside fired as head of NIMASA by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari
Chinese ship Huanghai Glory pirated 84 n.miles south of Lagos
Ship highjacking of MT Minerva Virgo in progress south of Cotonou
Saldanha takes delivery of two new mobile ship loaders for MPT
Is the time right for a single currency in West Africa?
Second SAECS ship to skip Cape Town owing to adverse weather
First case of Coronavirus reported in South Africa
Sale of Ghana’s Anadarko operation to Total SA underway
MSC Opera on Coronavirus alert, passengers remain on board in Piraeus
US Navy destroyer USS Carney to call at Cape Town this month
New jihadist terror attack near Mocimboa da Praia
Namport and Port Maritime de Dunkerque enter into MoU with Agence Française de Développement
Positive results on the back of strong volumes: Grindrod annual report
Port of Lüderitz sees significant increase in cargo throughout
312-km Congo – Cameroon highway completed
Walvis Bay Container Terminal passes six months with record throughout
Port of Douala’s IHC Beaver 50 dredger enters service
Nigerian Safety Authority (NIMAS) establishes online ship registry
Cruise line association speaks out on COVID-19 (coronavirus)
Weather forces SAECS container service to skip Cape Town on next southbound call
Successful Mossel Bay dredging programme completed
Shipowners and operators face detention of ships from 1 March under IMO rule
Final group of crew members leave Diamond Princess
US 2nd Fleet conducts NAVEUR convoy exercise in the Atlantic
Another diesel pipeline theft: 15 suspects nabbed
NSPCA loses livestock case in High Court
ICHCA and ABTO announce future collaboration: Global voice on safety strengthened
Africa Energy signs farmout agreements for Block 2B offshore South Africa
Brazilian Navy patrol ship Amazonas visits Walvis Bay on short visit
Cable Restorer takes on list overnight in Simon’s Town  
APMT West Africa Container Terminal orders 20 RTGs from Konecranes   
South African Port Statistics for the Calendar Year 2019

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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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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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First View : AFRICAN BULKER
Four international shipping companies suspended by Nigerian Ports Authority
Ships collide in Suez Canal after one vessel goes aground
EU NAVFOR warship provides vital medical aid to fishermen
Ghana tightens up on Port State Inspections following MT Alice breaking in two
Afrimart, B2B Pan-African e-commerce platform launched
Sea Sunday service to be celebrated in the heart of the maritime world
Autonomous deep water survey vessel
Sailors’ Society continues to help families of deceased crew members
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : SANTA CLARA

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