Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 15 April 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Boka Northern Ocean 

WHARF TALK: The Queens at the Cape
MV Abdullah released by Somali pirates, apparently after ransom paid
Escalating Middle East Tensions Trigger Projected Surge in War Risk Premiums and Freight Rates
IAPH speaks out on seizure of MSC Aries by Iran
AGL signs contract to manage Walvis Bay Multipurpose Bulk Terminal
WHARF TALK: bitumen tanker – ATLANTIC NARVAL
DOF awarded West African subsea contract, utilises Maersk Installer
In Conversation: West Africa’s falling fish stocks: illegal Chinese trawlers, climate change and artisanal fishing fleets to blame
WHARF TALK: Research Seismic Survey vessel – MARCUS G. LANGSETH
Op Aspides repels 11 Red Sea attacks in two months
IMO S-G welcomes delegates to Facilitation Committee (FAL 48)
Hefty jail sentences for two oil pipeline thieves
MSC provides North Africa with improved weekly Black Sea Georgia service
APM Terminals issues challenge to DCT Pier 2 concessioning
WHARF TALK: Neopanamax cruise ship – MSC SPLENDIDA
In Conversation: Why there may be oceans inside dwarf planets beyond Pluto – and what this means for the likely abundance of life
IMO and future marine fuels and technology – New website launched
CMF Task Force 150 seizes illegal drugs in Arabian Sea
More than 90 die as unlicensed Mozambique ferry boat capsizes
WHARF TALK: passenger cruise ship – AMBIENCE
Africa Global Logistics (AGL) commences operations at AGL Lobito Terminal
DP World & local BE company score as bpSA outsources its secondary transport
The green shipping training programme: IMO and emerging leaders
Maersk to reinstate OC1 service transits through Panama Canal
Indian Navy rescues another pirated ship
Autonomous mine hunting: Indian Ocean north
Durban Terminals prepared for bumper citrus season
Cruise News: Farewell to MSC Splendida, hello to MSC Virtuosa

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 9 September 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Jolly Palladio

Cable theft disrupts coal deliveries to Richards Bay Coal Terminal
WHARF TALK: HMS SWALLOW – 1768
IN CONVERSATION: Kenya’s Lamu Port was meant to deliver great things. But, as the story of local fishermen shows, it hasn’t
Xeneta container update: Questioning myths of declining container volumes
South Africa cuts short orange export season to EU due to Black Spot concerns
MSC re-routes ships to avoid blue whales off the coast of Sri Lanka
VUKA Marine extends its support for the SA ship register
WHARF TALK: HMS SWALLOW – 1768
Focus on Port of Durban – Unusual ship movements
U.S. sea base ship Hershel “Woody” Williams next calls at Walvis Bay
Africa Adaptation Summit
TRADE NEWS: DNV and MSC sign 100 vessel contract for Anti-Roll Assist and ARCS
Shell loses case as High Court rules against Wild Coast survey
WHARF TALK: German light cruiser – KARLSRUHE  1935
Mozambique’s President Nyusi confirms a second FLNG for Rovuma Basin is under study
New KZN Dube Trade Port chemical plant to boost economy, reduce exports
MSC’s TIL & Hutchison Ports team up for massive Rotterdam container terminal
Keen interest by third party operators for slots on railway network
WHARF TALK: An English Privateer and Robinson Crusoe – 1710
USS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams crew awarded USCG Special Operations Service Ribbon
Tanger Med installs advanced software to reduce wind gust damage
Os 35 casualty – pumping continues as engineroom structure expected to deteriorate
Focus switch to COP27: African leaders in Gabon for Africa Climate Week
Commonwealth Secretariat and UNCTAD Accord at Africa Climate Week 

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 12 March 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   JOLLY DIAMANTE

Cyclone Gombe 19S comes ashore in Mozambique
WHARF TALK: LR1 Panamax tanker – PLOUTOS
Crews & ships trapped at Ukrainian ports: Intercargo statement
IN CONVERSATION: Ukraine war: fresh warning that Africa needs to be vigilant against Russia’s destabilising influence
Italian Navy frigate takes up patrol duties in Gulf of Guinea
Port of Maputo to be doubled in size on the landside
WHARF TALK: small landing craft – REGIS KASKAZI
SA Agulhas II & Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust success: Shackleton’s Endurance found!
Cyclone Gombe over Mozambique Channel & Comoros, Port Nacala landfall
Transnet Pipeline theft leads to massive diesel spillage into environment
South Korea’s Africa-Korea Economic Development Association talks of forming a shipyard in Angola
WHARF TALK: dry bulk carrier – SSI PRIVILEGE
Shell announces intent to withdraw from Russian oil and gas
PIL awards contracts for four 14,000-TEU dual-fuel container ships
Madagascar & Mozambique faces new Tropical Storm Gombe
DP World’s offer to acquire 100% stake in Imperial successfully concluded
Second container fire at Durban Container Terminal (DCT2) in two days
Out of sight, out of mind: Chronic sea blindness threatens nation’s maritime resilience
WHARF TALK: a bitumen tanker named – VIVEKA
Global tank container fleet reaches 736,935 units
IFSMA Statement on the crisis in Ukraine – 7 March 2022
NS QINGDAO UPDATE: Bulker remains at Saldanha Bay – slow discharge of toxic cargo
WHARF TALK: heavylift vessel named – DONALD
New man in charge at Maersk South Africa as Jonathan Horn prepares to retire
Container fire at Durban Container Terminal Pier 2
Navigational safety: Ukrainian and Russian waters in the Black Sea and Sea of Azov
CRUISE NEWS: Despite pandemic, new cruise ships keep appearing
Estonian-owned ship sunk off in Black Sea off Odessa
NATO Black Sea navigation warnings
US congressional oversight committees probe 2021 shipping rates
NATO completes Naval Exercise Dynamic Guard
Port omissions and rotation changes for SAECS

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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 16 January 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   SHEGARDIAH

Ship sinks off Madagascar, 83 dead, five missing
Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) declares force majeure over Cape Town power failure
WHARF TALK: Not quite a cruise ship – CONTI EVEREST
WATCHING THE GANGWAY: by Paul Ridgway
Watching the gangway: Port of Cape Town Multi-Purpose Terminal takes delivery of new mobile crane
Watching the gangway: Meet East London’s new port manager, Lwandile Mabuza
Watching the gangway: Dock strike at Ivory Coast’s Port of Abidjan suspended
Watching the gangway: New Mombasa Shipyard is commissioned 
Watching the gangway: On Africa: Tax revenues…
Watching the gangway: …and coal
Watching the gangway: Biodiesel
Watching the gangway: Port of Dover
Watching the gangway: Höegh Xiamen
Watching the gangway: Barcelona Europe South Terminal BEST
Watching the gangway: WHO and ILO form Action Group
Watching the gangway: Jamaica and the IMO Council
Watching the gangway: ClassNK and Remote Surveys
WHARF TALK: Heavylift vessel – ANNETTE
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for November 2021
Breaking News: Ports Regulator rules on TNPAS Tariff application
Shock and surprise as South Africa voted off the IMO Council
WHARF TALK: SAR Class 26 4-8-4 RED DEVIL – CAPE TOWN HARBOUR
A NEW BOOK: Trading with the Enemy
IN CONVERSATION: Checkpoint ‘taxes’ make South Sudan one of the most expensive places to move goods
Container ship Tonsberg thought to be the pirated vessel in Gulf of Guinea
DP World & DRC sign final agreement on developing Banana port
WHARF TALK: combi wood products carrier – LEROS 1
Transnet says it is continuing to implement Government’s Localisation policy
Zimbabwe runs short on fuel as Port of Beira stops pumping
Maersk reveals innovative methanol-fueled containership design
Labour dispute sees Freeport of Monrovia gates locked by court sheriff
IMO adopts amendments to expand Council to 52 states
WHARF TALK: tug on a mission – POSH OSPREY
HMS Queen Elizabeth returns home to UK
UN continues international counter-piracy patrols off Somalia for 3 months
IMO and the Central and Eastern Mediterranean: Pollution preparedness workshops
SA’s Imperial opens new multi-user logistics base in Germany
Euler Hermes Outlook: South Africa to see rise in exports in 2021, 2022 and 2023
Euro-Atlantic security: NATO SG praises France’s contributions
MSC suspends South African cruises until 9 January
IN CONVERSATION: Planned seismic survey by Shell has kicked up a storm in South Africa. Here’s an explainer

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 12 December 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  MSC ORCHESTRA

IN CONVERSATION: Planned seismic survey by Shell has kicked up a storm in South Africa. Here’s an explainer
Matola scores with a Capesize, its largest ever ship in Port Maputo
WHARF TALK: All Indian tanker – JAG APARNA
SA minister visits Port of Rotterdam to discuss hydrogen exports
IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee: 22-26 November – Part 2
Interesting book release: The Ever Given
TRADE NEWS: Xeneta Shipping Index by Compass is launched
UNCTAD and Africa Report
Grindrod stake in new freight ferry service to be introduced on Lake Victoria
WHARF TALK: Ice class general cargo vessel – MALIK ARCTICA
IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee: 22-26 November
Who’s the biggest of them all? MSC now on top, but Maersk still has the most ships
Liberia and China sign MoU to bolster and expand on maritime safety
UN Security Council adopts resolution to combat the continuing threat of piracy off the coast of Somalia
Capt Nick Sloane appointed as President of International Salvage Union
Wallenius Wilhelmsen celebrates naming ceremony for car carrier MV Nabucco
CRUISE NEWS: Hurtigruten launches more West African cruises; Covid and Omicron on board Norwegian cruise ship
West Africa: where have the pirates gone?
TNPA dredger Isandlwana replenishing sand on Durban beaches to prevent beach erosion
WHARF TALK: Unusual visitor to Cape Town – TEMIS
Maritime Safety: UK MAIB and collision investigation – Anchoring: Marine Guidance Note issued
Shell gets go-ahead with seismic survey off Eastern Cape Wild Coast
News From the Coast: Ships in port tonight; Seismic Surey underway, Platform vessel Temis
WHARF TALK: Ultramax SDARI Dolphin 64 design – CP CHONGQING
Omicron: Transport leaders warn of governments’ knee-jerk reaction: Supply chain at greater risk
Singapore suspends crew change for those with recent travel history to southern Africa
Nigerian Ports set date to become fully digital by 2025
BIMCO’s new contract for Employment of Security Escort Vessels

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 4 December 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  KAPETAN NONDAS

GOOD NEWS STORY: Young(ish) man scores his local cooperative a container and sewing machines
Algoa Bay oil spill cleanup completed
WHARF TALK: Something just doesn’t ‘stack’ up – STI AMBER
IN CONVERSATION: How we found a way to track alien marine species along South Africa’s coast
NS Qingdao returns to St Helena Bay to have reactive cargo removed
R240 million of cocaine discovered by Hawks on MSC container ship in Durban harbour
IN CONVERSATION: Nigeria and South Africa have a love-hate relationship: the continent needs them closerMozambique conference calls for revival of fishing communities
WHARF TALK: The cruise that wasn’t to be – EUROPA
New port managers appointed for ports of Saldanha, Cape Town, Mossel Bay & Richards Bay
News from the Coast: Cruise ships cancel seven Durban South African calls
Nigerian Maritime Law Association queries the killing of pirates in Gulf of Guinea
WHARF TALK: more tankers for Cape Town – LEFKARA
Future health of the seafaring community: Industry-wide collaboration sought
Strengthened freight rates saves PIL – all Scheme debts repaid ahead of schedule
Xeneta container rates alert: “astronomical” monthly hike pushes long-term ocean freight rates up 121% year-on-year
IN CONVERSATION: Channel deaths: the UK has clear legal responsibilities towards people crossing in small boats
WHARF TALK: tanker with a story – BW ZAMBESI
Life Saving Signals
IN CONVERSATION: Omicron is the new COVID kid on the block: five steps to avoid, ten to take immediately
Yara Birkeland, first fully electric & automated containership readies for service
UECC takes delivery of world’s first dual-fuel LNG battery hybrid car carrier
Critically ill patient airlifted from ship 45 n.miles off Richards Bay
Panic over seismic surveys off the Wild Coast
Mozambique launches sixth hydrocarbon licensing round
Shipping needs action from IMO member states on concrete climate change initiatives
Maritime security: IMO promotes a whole of government approach
WHARF TALK: From Cape to Rio (not quite) – NAVE ATRIA
Tanga port expansion pays off as bigger ships start calling
IMF warns against limiting Mozambique’s gas developments
Nigerian railway staff suspend strike but demand action on working conditions

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