Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 11 August 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Maersk Danube
 
Dar es Salaam offers Uganda shippers 30 days free storage
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose, offshore towage, anchor handling, and support vessel SD GRACE
Xeneta Container Update: Spot rates rally on key Far East trade lanes after latest GRI moves
Cable ship Léon Thévenin needed in two place at once
WHARF TALK: handysize bulk carrier – CHARISMA.GR
Dual loading at PE Car Terminal increases handling rate by 14%
Fishing trawler Dijaanda shipwrecked on Mossel Bay coast – four dead, one seafarer missing
The UK’s National Risk Register 
Hapag-Lloyd and DB Schenker to decarbonise supply chains
TNPA & CSIR to collaborate over wind impact at Cape Town port
WHARF TALK: Damen new-build tug – E-EIGHT
Suez Canal Authority tug sinks after collision with tanker
Tanzanian ship to ease container logistics between Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar
TPT says Truck Booking System at Port of Richards Bay is having effect
Namibe port begins export of pig iron from Cuando Cubango
WHARF TALK: Panamax MR2 Product Tanker KARDIANI
SAECS Service advisory Update MOL Proficiency & Santa Cruz
MSC Joins SEA-LNG as Latest Coalition Member
Angola receives first tank landing craft from CMN; inaugurates refurbished Soyo naval base
Renewed interest in extending East Africa’s Standard Gauge Railway
NEW BOOK: Running the Gauntlet: Cargo Liners 1939-1945
MSC Air Cargo has delivery of 2nd of 4 new Boeing 777-200 freighters

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 23 September 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Port of East London

Port of Walvis Bay handles 80 new tipper trucks for mining operation
WHARF TALK: French oceanographic research vessel ANTEA
Boost for Liberia’s Port Buchanan with project cargo
Return of the Bronagh J – back at Moma
ATSB Report: BBC Rhonetal ship fire.Port Hedland, Western Australia
The Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Rubber Tyre Gantries arrive for Durban Container Terminal, STS for Cape Town
DP World wins again in latest judgement over Djibouti concession
IN CONVERSATION: Supply chain management in Africa needs a rethink – COVID changed everything, or did it?
Rhenus Group opens large new warehouse in Durban
SA Port Statistics for the month of August 2022
WHARF TALK: Shell MR2 class tanker MORNING GLORY
IN CONVERSATION: Tanzania and Zambia want to upgrade the ‘Uhuru Railway’ – but can they?
Suez Canal users face double-digit rates hike from January
CMF Naval forces partner in Seychelles to build cooperation
Korean shipyards secure orders for eight ships from African operators
Second of three patrol vessels for Senegal is launched
Mozambique fishers complain of foreign trawlers taking their catch
Saudi Port of Jazan City inaugurated for primary & downstreaming industries
WHARF TALK: Royal visits to South Africa – in the 20th Century
Progress reported on Durban’s main container road to & from port
President Ruto reverses rule of clearing containers inland, Mombasa reinstated
Madagascar: Regional training for Port State Control officers
Xeneta Rates Report: Xeneta real-time container rates update: week 37
Hapag-Lloyd acquires share in land-based logistics group Spinelli

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 22 May 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  MSC Domitille

WHARF TALK: SHINSEI MARU NO.3 and PORT FIREFIGHTING
IN CONVERSATION: ‘Gentleman’s agreement’: Despite mining ban, Russia scours Antarctica for massive fossil fuel deposits
International News: Xeneta real-time container rates update
Scholars exposed to maritime careers at Port of Mossel Bay
IN CONVERSATION: Traditional leaders give Wild Coast seismic survey (and Mantashe) a king-size boost
WHARF TALK: after an eight-day wait – CYGNUS
Over 50 tons of semi-precious stones for illegal export seized in northern Mozambique
Second coal train from Botswana reaches Port Maputo
Plans for a 80 MW thermal power plant at Cameroon’s Port of Kribi
Bolloré Transport & Logistics invests in cocoa loading station in San Pedro
WHARF TALK:  navy grey painted tanker – LARGO DESERT
Gbemisola Saraki becomes Nigeria’s new transport minister as Amaechi resigns
IN CONVERSATION: Mombasa Port: how Kenya’s auditor-general misread China’s Standard Gauge Railway contracts
SA Navy’s new patrol vessel SAS Sekhukhune is to be taken into service today
President Nyusi inaugurates Port of Maputo’s rehabilitated berths
WHARF TALK: Kamsarmax bulk carrier – AEOLIAN
CMF ships make successive drug hauls in north-western Indian Ocean
amaBhungane exposure: Fuel theft from Kriel Power Station
TRADE NEWS: Vesconite facilitates extra-large marine bearings
Cameroon expects to import 510,000 tonnes of oil products in next quarter
Tanker Elandra Denali with Russian oil arrives off South African Cape coast
WHARF TALK: Floating Storage and Regasification Unit – GOLAR IGLOO
Maputo Port Fruit Terminal eases  into export of citrus
Forum & Expo to detail upgrades and plans throughout African ports
NSRI Durban helps with release of young albatross
Why ports are at the heart of sustainable development
Mozambique’s STEMA to rehabilitate Matola grain silos
Simplifying saving lives: automating AMVER
Transnet increases supply of jet fuel to OR Tambo International Airport
IMO adopts new guidelines to combat wildlife trafficking

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 23 October 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  CAPE TAINARO

WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for the month of September 2021 are now available
WHARF TALK: heavy-lift cargo vessel – BRUCE
Operating INMARSAT’s Global Xpress satellite communications services in India
USS Herschel ‘Woody’ Williams completes visit to Maputo
Oceana’s Commercial Cold Storage goes green with solar panel roof
Bolloré considering the sale of its Africa logistics assets
MSC Cruises announces plans to restart cruising in South Africa
WHARF TALK: award-winnig fish reefer – IBUKI
Credit Suisse & Russian bank VTB Capital agree to pay $480 to US & UK authorities over Mozambican ‘Hidden Debt’
Port Sudan protests result in US$83 million monthly losses in livestock exports
Gordhan’s assurance to agricultural sector about Transnet and exports
Kenya enforces mandatory rule of using the SGR to deliver containers to Nairobi
WHARF TALK: General Purpose IMO class 2 Chemical Tanker – MED ATLANTIC
The UN Second Global Sustainable Transport Conference
Bolloré Ports orders two Gaussin port tractors for port of Freetown, Sierra Leone
MOL and partners look to ammonia to power ships and machinery
Dry Bulk exports and some imports face delays after Richards Bay fire
WHARF TALK: Multipurpose general cargo ship – ARA ROTTERDAM
Port of Beira reintroduces bulk copper exports
UK: New First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff
Piracy Report: Iranian Navy chases off Gulf of Aden pirates
To the Editor: US Military flights into Cape Town
Record, almost obscene profits, by container lines
Walvis Bay receives two new visitors as port appeal widens
WHARF TALK: Apparition or patron – PATRONUS
USS Herschel ‘Woody’ Williams completes maintenance repairs in Cape Town
OCEA awarded tender for second Nigerian hydrographic survey vessel
Vaccine supply chain misery – – no one is safe until we’re all safe
MSC leads the way by fully adopting standardised depot codes
Transnet declares Force Majeure at Richards bay Bulk Terminal

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 7 June 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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TPT says Cape Town Terminals remain operational – UPDATE
Cape ports crippled by closures and congestion
SA seafarers may now freely join or leave ships in local ports under Level 3
Angola extends concession tender for Luanda Multi-purpose Terminal
Infection prevention for the maritime industry
Canadian Satellite System Supports CMF Operations
Stolen railway materiel found in Beira foundry
South Africa must get ready for an inevitable loosening of trade ties with the US
AMSOL completes anchor leg replacement at Durban SBM
Shipping lines continue with Cape sea route
Indian Navy ship INS Kesari (L15) visits Madagascar and Comores
MSC Sixin (23,656 TEU) maiden call at Barcelona
Uganda backs away from mandatory use of Standard Gauge Railway
Another Wild Coast environmental disaster averted as giant tanker arrives in Durban
Yuan Hua Hu berths safely in Durban: SAMSA
Introducing the (UK) Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB)
Svitzer anchors position in Africa: Nacala and Egyptian LNG contracts strengthen position
OSI’s remote services keep East Africa cable project on track
Ngqura helping make green energy possible
Study shows rate of improvements through ICT at the port of Cotonou
Navies strengthen partnerships through strategic plan
Imperial renews major automotive logistics contract
The latest from Transaid: Heroes and Hostility
Ship movements on South African coast
WHARF TALK: News & Views From Along the Coast

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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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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News – 3 November 2018

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News – 3 November 2018

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First View : RICHARDS BAY SMALL CRAFT BASIN
Vale forecasts dramatic reduction in 2018 Mozambique 2018 coal production
Record low hijackings yet danger persists in Gulf of Guinea
Fourth new cruise ship for Virgin Voyages
International: London Thamesport’s short sea role strengthened by Containerships
The greatest maritime rescue in history-OCEANOS
Master Mariners recognition for South Africa’s top salvage master Capt Nick Sloane
Maersk launches instant container bookings
Port Elizabeth reopened to shipping following crane collapse     
Bulk sector prospects positive but challenges ahead – Abto
At Last: Port of Richards Bay Floating Dock gets green light of approval
Ghana’s Ministry of Transport looking for investors in Tema Shipyard
Suspension for another top Transnet official 
Mozambique Economy is “more stable, but with reduced capacity for growth” – World Bank
New date set for opening of Maputo-Catembe Bridge
CMA CGM updates its WAX 3 and Midas 1 services to West Africa
Pirate whaler seized and destroyed off Somalia by EU NAVFOR 
Nigerian pirates strike again, 11 crew taken hostage from Pomerenia Sky 
The Port of Durban closed due to strong winds and swell – UPDATED port reopened to selected movements. 
Tanzania & Rwanda seek to fast-track SGR railway from Dar es Salaam
Float out of Australian icebreaker Nuyina aided by Unique Group
New performance record for Port of Mombasa   
EU NAVFOR programme of helping Somali fishermen continues
Trinity House commemorates the end of the First World War
Bidvest/Petredec Tank Terminals’ LPG storage facility launched in Richards Bay
20th Intermodal Africa Exhibition & Conference is in Accra next month
Agri-tech can turn African Savannah into global food basket
Captain Rufus Lekala’s return from suspension
NSRI called to evacuate patient off ship outside Durban
Another first for LBH Southern Africa and Port of Ngqura
Winds close Durban’s Maydon Wharf channel to shipping
Angola’s port of Namibe faces second phase of modernisation works
Damen to hold its first fishing seminar in Cape Town
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : GREEN KARMOY

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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First View : MARION DUFRESNE
Big day ahead as Kenya SGR is to be opened
Piracy: Reports of pirate activity on both sides of the continent
ICTSI pulls out of Lekki port concession because of delays
Walvis Bay expansion hits a snag – dead organic matter
Mission to Seafarers Secretary General to visit South Africa
Allied naval operations in the Baltic
PRESS RELEASES: SAMSA to participate at Nor-Shipping Conference
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : WMS HARLINGEN

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Wednesday’s Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Wednesday’s Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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First View : MSC HIMANSHI
Boost for Seafarer Training
Another top award for Ghana’s Port Authority
Tanzania’s standard gauge railway to the hinterland gets underway
Indian Ocean Security: UK & India agree closer co-operation
Alphaliner: Major shipping lines in the red
Organised crime targets Rotterdam port workers
PRESS RELEASES
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : KOTA APL

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