Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 7 July 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  HELLAS MARGARITA

In Conversation: South Africa supports decarbonisation of shipping industry — in a lukewarm kind of way
IATA latest: Air Cargo demand remains weak in May
Proposed Coral Norte FLNG project in Mozambique nears reality
Cape Town container terminal delays attract surcharge and port omission
Suez Canal Authority’s latest floating dock is delivered
DNV develops new Shore Power class rules for tankers
Dredging to safeguard a Maldive islet
Delay in starting rehabilitation of Mozambique’s EN1 ‘backbone’ highway
Tanzania wants port operations excluded from natural wealth laws
Angola’s Sonangol’s journey towards partial privatization and shifting mission
A jornada da Sonangol de Angola rumo à privatização parcial e mudança de missão
Congestion on SA/Mozambique border leads to lengthy delays
WHARF TALK:  Aframax LR2 product tanker – STELLATA
Angola’s Lobito Atlantic Rail Corridor concession all signed up
Plastic pollution initiatives – Reducing waste across the globe
Give a crane a name! Stockholm sets an example
TFR says it is getting on top of coal line challenges
In Conversation: Protecting Congo’s forests: new timber parks will help fight illegal logging
Aviation safety in Africa: IATA launches programme to improve
WHARF TALK: Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) – FILIPPO BRUNELLESCHI
Tanzanian Govt on benefits arising from partnership with DP World at Port of Dar es Salaam
BW Energy commences production from Gabon’s second Dussafu Hibiscus/Ruche well
Xeneta Update: Long-term ocean freight rates fall again, with almost 50% drop in key pricing benchmark across last three months
TNPA publishes its approved Port Development Framework Plans
WHARF TALK: Cable Ship – TELIRI
Port of Lobito: Testing Singapore-developed maritime single window
Top UN official for Africa calls for added action to stop piracy’s spread
Hong Kong ship recycling Convention: Bangladesh accedes
Mozambique’s Lesson for Senegal: Don’t Let Violence Lead to Lost Opportunities
La leçon du Mozambique pour le Sénégal : Ne laissez pas la violence vous faire perdre des opportunités

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 18 June 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:    INS Trishul F43

WHARF TALK: Busted! Chinese naval ghost ship HAI YANG 24 HAO
Dishonouring of EU Fisheries Agreements: French & Spanish companies fuelling strike actions
WHARF TALK: large LR1 Panamax products tanker – SUNDA
More than 100 drown when passenger boat capsizes in Niger River
IMO support for Tanzania with draft maritime security legislation
Another pipeline thief jailed – Fuel thief pleads guilty, sentenced to seven years 
ICTSI invests further in DRC’s Port of Matadi
ICTSI investit davantage dans le port de Matadi en RDC
WHARF TALK: Ultramax bulk carrier ARABELLA
MSC Houston becomes the longest containership to call at Beira
Maersk secures green methanol for world’s first methanol-enabled container vessel
In Conversation: Exploring the Indian Ocean as a rich archive of history
DP World incentives rail use to drive decarbonisation of UK supply chains
MOL and Kenya’s GCS Velogic enter into strategic alliance
WHARF TALK: Chinese MR2 products tanker – CHANG HANG XING YUN
Two powerful 83 ton BP Damen ASD 2813 tugs are commissioned at Lekki Port
A.P. Moller-Maersk boosts cloud-first technology with Microsoft
Port impasse results in little freight traffic on Nigerian Lagos-Ibadan SGR
Modest increase in ships calling at Tanzania’s Port of Tanga
WHARF TALK: Japanese tuna longline fishing vessel SHOFUKU MARU No.1
Bonn climate conference: IMO shipping decarbonization latest
Maersk discusses ‘Logistics 4.0: Accelerating Africa’s Digital Revolution’ at the Africa CEO Forum
Fikile Mbalula flipped a Sunday ‘ace’ card in the Karpowership poker saga, but does he have a winning hand?
Leveraging logistics to unleash Africa’s vast economic potential
D-G welcomes WTO fishing subsidies agreement
MOL fleet recognised for observation and reporting to Japan’s meteorological service
MOL trials Starlink Satellite Communication service at sea

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Africa Ports & Ships maritime news 18 February 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  MSC JUDITH

Hutchison Ports (TICTS) out as Tanzania Ports Authority takes back container terminal
WHARF TALK: MR2 product tanker HANSA SEALIFTER
Africa as green jobs leader: Shipping undergoes low carbon revolution
Xeneta Container Update: Week 7
Nigerian Chamber of Shipping has new president
Kpler Acquires MarineTraffic and FleetMon for maritime sector expansion
Admiral Gorshkov departs from Cape Town for Durban
Dangote Refinery will bring a transformational shift in both crude and product tanker flows to West Africa
IN CONVERSATION: When two elephants fight: how the global south uses non-alignment to avoid great power rivalries
South Africa aims to generate R2 trillion in trade by 2028, with emphasis on intra-Africa
The new Mercy Ships’ hospital ship, Global Mercy™ arrives in Dakar
Le nouveau navire-hôpital, le Global Mercy™ arrive à Dakar
Lake Victoria’s newest and largest ship mv Hapa Kazi Tu, is launched
WHARF TALK: Cape Town bunkering – LIPUMA & others
Cape Town mayor says Russian warship not welcome
No rush for TotalEnergies to restart LNG operations in Mozambique
South Africa has new State of Disaster declared over flooding
Transnet seeks to shrink rail network and reduce costs
WHARF TALK: Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Navy Gorshkov (454)
Six crew dead after tank cleaning onboard tanker off Lagos
Russian missile frigate Admiral Gorshkov arrives in Cape Town LATEST
Heavy rains disrupt Transnet rail networks
WHARF TALK: Greek-owned Supramax bulk carrier LIA
Suez Canal ‘not for sale’ as revenue increases 47 per cent
A.P. Moller-Maersk reports extraordinary results for 2022
Just in Time arrival concept: New portal launched to support implementation
Hapag-Lloyd ships to be retrofitted with new propellers and bulbous bows
Angola plans a three-year ban on exports of unworked wood
Xeneta ‘Green Shipping’ report: Far East to South America East Coast container corridor

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 13 January 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Durban Marina

Impasse, as Transnet locks horns with Chinese loco builder, CRRC E-Loco Supply
Norwegian Tall Ship Statsraad Lehmkuhl arrives in Cape Town on circumnavigation cruise
Watching the Gangway 5 by Paul Ridgway
IN CONVERSATION: How do floating wind turbines work? 5 companies just won the first US leases for building them off California’s coast
Energy Companies are raring to go in Africa in 2023 with sustainable energy development
Xeneta container rates alert: calm before storm
Mercy Ships’ founder receives Lifetime Achievement Award at GE7 Africa Visionary Leaders Annual Summit
Le fondateur de Mercy Ships reçoit le Lifetime Achievement Award lors du sommet annuel des leaders visionnaires africains de GE7
Watching the Gangway 4   by Paul Ridgway
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for November 2022
FIRE ON SHIP IN DURBAN PORT – UPDATE
BREAKING NEWS: FIRE ON SHIP IN DURBAN HARBOUR
Watching the Gangway 3  by Paul Ridgway
Watching the Gangway 2  by Paul Ridgway
MSC completes full ownership of Bolloré Africa Logistics
Xeneta Freight Rates Update: Week 50
Watching the Gangway 1  by Paul Ridgway
IN CONVERSATION: Africa’s ports race is hyped as ‘development’ but also creates pathways for plunder
WHARF TALK: Antarctic krill trawler SEJONG
Cruise News: Unexpected arrival & MSC launches latest flagship, MSC Seascape
Holding Steady in a Turbulent Oil and Gas Market
UNCLOS – The UN Law of the Sea Convention: More relevant than ever
IN CONVERSATION: Joe Biden is meeting African leaders – why free trade is a major talking point
UNCTAD releases key data report on global economic, trade and development trends
WHARF TALK: Fisheries Protection Vessel VICTORIA MXENGE
Port of Walvis Bay to handle 110,900 tonnes of salt over eight days
IN CONVERSATION: Kenya’s Lapsset development corridor: between a bright future and a grim past
Indian Ocean wreck removal – Seychelles and Reunion
Championing women in maritime
WHARF TALK: The mystery of the Lady R – gun runner or just an innocent distressed ship?
New man, Vincent Clerc replaces Søren Skou as CEO at Maersk
TNPA calls for Request for Proposals for a LPG Terminal at Durban’s Island View
Tanker attacked by pirates off Cameroon coast
Compliance with STCW: IMO reports first regional workshop in Jeddah
Six more people arrested for Transnet pipeline theft
Walvis Bay handles largest 42,000 ton consignment of petcoke
WHARF TALK: Chinese krill trawler SHEN LAN
DP World signs to develop Puntland’s Port of Bosaso
Maritime security legislation: Support for Angola
Good news as Saldanha reduces ship time spent in port
UK Government £45 million award: Maintaining UK Flagship scientific research vessels
The making of a global port, and the unmaking of a people

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 6 November 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   JOLLY TITANIO

Durban Container Terminals and truckers association partner to clear backlog
WHARF TALK: heavy load landing ship MARCAP MARS
MSC introduces fast new service Senegal to North Europe
ICAO General Assembly 41: States adopt net-zero 2050 global goal
Port of Entry status for Ports of Mossel Bay and Saldanha
WHARF TALK: Panamax LR1 tanker NORSTAR INTEGRITY
Climate plans remain insufficient: More ambitious action needed
Maersk delivers strong record Q3 but warns of storm clouds ahead
Harren Group opens branch in Nigeria
Cape Columbine Lighthouse turned 86 years old in October
WHARF TALK: Panamax container vessel MSC ADELAIDE
Le Port Sec d’Adétikopé au Togo : un relais stratégique pour le Port de Lomé
Togo’s Dry Port of Adétikopé: a strategic relay for the Port of Lomé
ICS and the global CO2 reduction fund
Dan-Bunkering and Amoil to join forces on 1 January 2023
Safeen Offshore expands subsea service capabilities with a support ship
Call on government department to unlock trade at Eastern Cape ports
WHARF TALK: large ocean towing tug BOKA ALPINE
Transnet Port Terminals lifts Force Majeure across all terminals
CMA CGM to reshuffle SHAKA 2 service rotation connecting Asia with South Africa
Xeneta Container Alert: stubborn long-term rates refuse to follow in footsteps of huge spot declines, but change is coming
DP World reports a 2.5% growth rate for nine months of 2022
Despite problems, SA citrus exports via TPT terminals up 3.7% on 2021
WHARF TALK: Panamax container vessel MSC SHANELLE
UNESCO Setting a global ambition for the Ocean We Want
Ships on the East coast on Sunday
Cape Acacia rounding the Cape
Why no mention of Richards Bay? asks Minerals Council South Africa
New US-Korea air freight service from Maersk Air Cargo

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 6 May 2022

Africa Ports & Ships maritimne news

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FIRST VIEW:  DAL KALAHARI

Durban Port’s Millennium Tower woes
WHARF TALK: Nigerian Navy latest ship – NNS KADA
Two new Greenland-based cargo ships for Royal Arctic Line
NPA granted R1 billion restraining order in Regiments assets over Transnet affair
Maersk reports record Q1 results
Backlog cleared at Cape Town Container Terminal – TPT
WHARF TALK: naval auxiliary vessel – FNS CHAMPLAIN
China pressurising Tanzania to restart Bagamoyo port project
Natal Corridor railway from Durban to Gauteng & Botswana out of service until 9 June
MOL builds one of the largest capacity green hydrogen plants in Europe
African Flag Registries Exploited by High-Risk Fishing Operators
WHARF TALK: surveillance patrol frigate – FNS NIVOSE F732
UN S-G Guterres in Senegal: ‘Triple crisis’ in Africa aggravated by war in Ukraine
Coal miners resort to road transport in place of railing to ports
IN CONVERSATION: Rising atmospheric CO2 may benefit maize crops: first experiment in African conditions
IMO and tackling aquatic invasive species
Durban’s Pier 1 Container Terminal handles record volumes
Russian oil to be pumped ashore at Saldanha?
WHARF TALK:  La Fayette class stealth frigate FNS COURBET
Ocean Network Express (ONE) adds new Mozambique, Middle East, India service
Paramount Maritime launches state-of-the-art high-speed, multi-purpose naval vessel
Six new Rubber Tyre Gantries (RTGs) arrive for Abidjan’s 2nd container terminal
ABB’s integrated ship operating system: Key DNV cyber security certification
Nor-Shipping looks to 2023 with confidence after success of “long-awaited” return
Xeneta container rates alert: Demand, disruption and deft carrier strategies fuel new highs for long-term ocean freight rates
IMO and the Ukraine: Actions to facilitate seafarer evacuation

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 12 February 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:    CMA CGM VALPARAISO

Ghana’s Port of Tema Terminal 3 sets new vessel productivity records
WHARF TALK: a long, long wait for – NAUTICAL JANINE
IN CONVERSATION: Southern Africa’s summer has been wetter than normal: here’s why
TRADE NEWS: Value Maritime installs world’s first CO2 capture & Storage unit on operational ship
IMO urges members to accept Council expansion
IN CONVERSATION: State capture in South Africa: how the rot set in and how the project was rumbled
WHARF TALK: a second heavylift vessel only hours apart – BBC RUSHMORE
USCGC Polar Star arrives McMurdo: Supporting Operation Deep Freeze
Maersk enjoys record earnings for 2021 – with strong outlook for 2022
Call for Africa to overhaul and transform its transport sector
Tanzania to buy 1,430 rail wagons from China
Cyclone Batsirai fades away but its legacy remains across Madagascar
WHARF TALK: Forest product bulker – HERANGER
Concession to manage & operate Onitsha River Port in Nigeria awarded
The EU’s Copernicus Sentinel: The wonders of the Earth, brought to us
IN CONVERSATION: Arms trade to Africa can be opaque: why this is dangerous
Harnessing ammonia as a ship fuel: What are the key challenges
Tresta Star remains aground on the rocks of Reunion
Three of the missing crew of FPSO Trinity Spirit found alive
WHARF TALK: Maide voyage with a difference for COSCO SHIPPING GRACE
Batsirai loses its strength in Mozambique Channel as it moves off to the south
Shell and Partners strike oil on Namibian side off Orange River mouth
IMO GHG SMART workshop series: Online course progress, funded by ROK
Nor-Shipping Summit to demystify ship autonomy
Major distributor slams poor port performance at Durban
Cyclone Batsirai UPDATE Sunday 23h00
Shipping Industry Flag State Performance Table 2021/2022
WHARF TALK: one of the mighty mouse fleet – BBC NAPLES
EU to boost its naval presence in the northwest Indian Ocean 
INTERCARGO: EU Beginning to Grasp Realities of Shipping
Contract awarded to dredge open Senegal’s Port of St Louis River
MSC Cruises announces details for 2022/2023 cruise season
The Pilot Safety agenda: Understanding it with the latest edition of The Navigator
Cyclone Batsirai on course to strike Madagascar
Mauritian tanker Tresta Star goes aground off Reunion during height of Cyclone Batsirai

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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 21 January 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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First View 1: SC SCORPIO & SC DRACO
MSC Musica racing back to Durban after gales force delays at Cape Town
China in push to extend Nacala to Moatize railway into Zimbabwe
South African port statistics for calendar year 2018
Winds delay MSC Musica outside Cape Town
Nigerian Navy Hydrographic Office expands Bathymetric capabilities
Polarcus commences offshore Namibian seismic survey for Portuguese energy company Galp
TransNamib and Botswana Railways agree on having a Gobabis Container Terminal
Possible new cyclone warning for mid Mozambique Channel, tracking south
Most UK ports unprepared for Brexit
TUI takes delivery of New Mein Schiff 2 cruise ship
Angola sets up National Oil and Gas Agency
Ethiopia-Eritrea railway gets offer of Italian financial help
Only international action will stop increase in piracy, says BIMCO
Port of Felixstowe and DFDS boost capacity
New locomotives for Camrail arrive in Douala
FEATURE: Ten developments that will shape Africa’s energy sector in 2019
Cyclone Desmond dumps heavy rain on Beira and central Mozambique
Submariners celebrate 50 years of success of Navy’s ultimate mission, Part 2
Verbrugge Terminals’ new permanent shipping line with South America
Armscor CEO Kevin Wakeford named in Zondo Commission takes special leave
Cyclone TC10S Desmond update — second storm over northern Madagascar
World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Davos-Klosters 22-25 January 2019
Submariners celebrate 50 years of success of Navy’s ultimate mission
Partnerships & removal of barriers is key to Africa’s emergence, says DP World head
Sailors’ Society South African Dedication Service
IAPH seeks a new Secretary-General
SAMSA’s role in the South African economy: interview with COO Sobantu Tilayi
West Africa piracy attacks increase — IMB annual 2018 report
SAMSA celebrates 20 years of existence
BIMCO’s Dry Bulk Terminals Vetting Report for 2018
Cyclone warning in Southern Mozambique Channel, threat to Northern Mozambique
IRClass and Government of Assam MoU
North Sea Port monitoring the Brexit closely

EARLIER NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED…….

Port statistics for December 2018 are now available
NSRI called to medivac injured seaman from deepsea fishing vessel
CMA CGM adjusts its EURAF 4 & EURAF 5 West Africa services
Lunar New Year brings adjustments to CMA CGM African services
Cultivating human resources for marine resource development
Chad is offered 10 hectare logistics base in Cameroonian port of Douala
Relief for Apapa as 2-km Wharf Road is completed and ready to be opened
Congestion as Jambo ferry breaks down, stranding Mombasa commuters
Spanish Sener group to design new Tanzanian Lake Victoria ferry
Tsavliris Salvage joins forces with Green Award Foundation

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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First View : LIBRA
DP World boss, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem visits West Africa
Port Sudan workers repeat their rejection of privatisation 
Angola’s growth depends on its oil – EIU
Record crop approaches for South African citrus
Start to be made in 2018 on Senegal’s Port du Futur
Tanzania prepares to launch phase two of standard gauge railway
PRESS RELEASE: Conference to explore maritime training for “Generation Alpha”
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day : SALDANHA BAY

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