Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 18 February 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Gas Summit

CMA CGM Mermaid, first of a new design of container ship, enters service
Maersk to demerge towage company Svitzer
MSC’s Soren Toft & the Suez Canal Authority discuss Red Sea crisis
Nexans’ new cable-laying vessel: ABB hybrid power system
In Conversation: The world’s coral reefs are bigger than we thought – but it took satellites, snorkels and machine learning to see them
Cape Town Container Terminal achieves peak reefer loading
WHARF TALK: NCL cruise ship – NORWEGIAN DAWN
Trade News: Damen enters into Strategic partnership Agreement with SA’s DTIC
Green shipping fuels made in South Africa – a World Bank Blog
Rhenus expands warehouse capacities in Pretoria, PE and East London
Minerals Council delivers judgement on 2023
WHARF TALK: survey vessel – ARGO SEARCHER
Competing ports for the mineral wealth of Central Africa
Taylor Group acquires control of CVS Ferrari
TNPA: New hydraulic units will curb ship delays in Cape Town & Ngqura ports
WHARF TALK: Ro-Ro Passenger and Truck Ferry – P&O LIBERTÉ
Eni looking for logistics provider at Pemba
Airfreight: TAAG starts regular cargo operations at the new Luanda Airport
Carga Aérea: TAAG inicia operações regulares de carga no novo Aeroporto de Luanda
Greenpeace Africa Statement on South Africa Navy Marine Blasts
MACS creates new feeder service and connecting Lüderitz
WHARF TALK: LPG, VLGC tanker SUNNY BRIGHT
Mauritius: Port facility security training
UCT develops way to measure Antarctic sea-ice using ship-mounted radar
Fire aboard tank vessel S-Trust: Lithium-ion battery thermal runaway
A.P. Moller – Maersk 4th quarter 2023 results
MOL Group 3rd Quarter Business Results
DCT 2 down to single digit ships at anchor, planning ahead
Preparations for the removal of the wreck Elke M underway

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 20 August 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Durban Container Terminal DCT2

TPT prepares to partner with ICTSI at Durban Container Terminal Pier 2
WHARF TALK: the golden age of passenger liners: THE FOUR FUNNELLERS Part 2
UNCTAD: Economic Development in Africa Report 2023 Part 2
Léon Thévenin departs Mombasa for Cape Town
Xeneta Container Update: Shippers Must Seize Opportunities Before Market Rebounds
Recovery attempts for shipwrecked fishing trawler Dijaanda
WHARF TALK: the golden age of passenger liners: THE FOUR FUNNELLERS   Part 1
Suez Canal: Sunken tug boat Fahd recovered
Kongsberg Digital to digitalise Höegh Autoliners entire car carrier fleet
UNCTAD: Economic Development in Africa Report 2023 Part 1
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for July 2023
WHARF TALK: MR2 product tanker UOG SPARTA
DP World commits to adding 3 million TEU handling capacity by end of 2023
COSCO takes delivery of second methanol-ready general cargo ship
Saipem awarded two contracts, one in Congo, worth US$ 700 million
New SAN hydrographic vessel “on track”
WHARF TALK: container vessel MSC MATTINA
Nigerian floating dock shortly to enter service at Apapa, Lagos
Tanzania’s SGR rail construction halted by strike
Saipem awarded US$1 billion contract offshore Libya
Yemen waters – FSO Safer: Boskalis’s SMIT Salvage successfully transfers oil
WHARF TALK: reefer vessel FRIO AEGEAN
Fremantle Highway fire brings debate on transporting electric vehicles into sharp focus
UK Marine Guidance Note: Ro-ro passenger ferries: Carriage of electric cars; Risks and mitigations
South Africa-Europe Container Service (SAECS) service update: Kalahari Express Cape Town omission
South Africa-Europe Container Service (SAECS) service update: Santa Teresa Algeciras omission
Mercy Ship in Durban, undergoing extensive repairs
Transnet approaches market for digital procurement system
UK withdraws licences for Indian Ocean floating armouries

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 10 March 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

FIRST VIEW:  MURRAY EXPRESS

Mozambique braces for return of Cyclone Freddy
WHARF TALK: Superyacht ODYSSEY
IN CONVERSATION: Ukraine: Russia’s inability to dominate the sea has changed the course of the war
Xeneta Container Update: Week 10 – Reefer spot rates head back to pre-pandemic levels
Coal train on Sena Railway derailment – repairs underway
Port of Cape Town operations under the weather
WHARF TALK: MR2 products tanker HTM WARRIOR
A.P. Moller-Maersk integrates Asia, India and Africa into one region – IMEA
IN CONVERSATION: We now have a treaty governing the high seas. Can it protect the Wild West of the oceans?
Yoram Cohen, founder of Liberian International Ships Registry, dies
ICS welcomes historic breakthrough of UN High Seas Treaty
MSC revises Ingwe Service – Asia to Mauritius to South Africa
WHARF TALK: AMSOL tug SAVE RIVER
IMO welcomes new oceans treaty
NEW BOOKS: Rock Lighthouses of Britain and Ireland
IN CONVERSATION: I dug for evidence of the Rosetta Stone’s ancient Egyptian rebellion –
Cyclone Freddy building its strength again, heading northwest
WHARF TALK: MR2 products tanker PUFFIN PACIFIC
Kenmare’s Moma production of ilmenite and rutile set back by weather
APM Terminals’ Vessel Inspection App relaunched
MSC Istanbul aground in Suez Canal – quickly refloated
Yinson to supply Eni with FPSO Agogo in Angola
Grindrod records successful year on back of strong commodity markets
WHARF TALK: return of the hospital ship AFRICA MERCY
Cyclone Freddy back in Mozambique Channel heading for southern Madagascar
Hapag-Lloyd publishes 2022 annual report and announces forecast for the current financial year
SAECS vessel Mehuin to omit Cape Town call
NEW BOOKS
CEO Johny Smith to leave TransNamib
Somaliland’s Berbera Port Economic Zone opens
Transnet says allocating available capacity to emerging miners is a fair solution

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 31 July 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   AMIS WEALTH

DP World invests in fleet of 30 new high-performance tractors for Luanda terminal
DNV backs South East Asia crew change programme
WHARF TALK: Mini class of bulk carrier – ERKUL S
Port of Maputo handles a decrease to 18 million tonnes in 2020
SCA’s new dredger Hussein Tantawi arrives at Suez Canal
Ports of Saldanha & Ngqura handle three wind farm projects
New operating times for Ressano Garcia/Lebombo border crossing
WHARF TALK: Latest reefer ship into Mother City – WILD PEONY
US Coast Guard Cutter Eagle under way this week
IN CONVERSATION:Predicting droughts and floods: why we’re studying 19th-century ocean records
Prevention of pest contamination: Cargo Integrity Group calls for risk-based measures
Transnet IT network remains affected after last week’s hack, but progress “being made”
WHARF TALK: A fleeting visit from heavy lift PALMGRACHT
MSC partners with Fincantieri and Snam to build world’s first ocean-going hydrogen-powered cruise ship
Construction underway of LNG-powered, environmentally advanced cruise ship, MSC Euribia
It’s back to cruising for Norwegian Cruise Line
Durban ship calls omitted as Transnet system outages continue
WHARF TALK: Project ship LISA AUERBACH
NEW BOOKS: Seaforth World Naval Review 2021
Video: The scuttling of the Twin Capes ferry to create a natural reef
Updating Maritime Administrators in the Caribbean
Maersk enhances shipping services between Mombasa and North Europe
Transnet prioritises reefer exports as IT network remains hacked
Nigerian court sentences 10 pirates to lengthy jail time
WHARF TALK: multi-role geophysical and hydrographic survey vessel FUGRO DISCOVERY
WHARF TALK: LR1 Aframax tanker SERENGETI
NEW BOOKS: Flag Waves – House Flags from the National Maritime Museum
MAIB report on Stolt Groenland explosion & fire Sept 2019
SAIMENA joins forces with IZA on zinc coatings for ships
How to spot the warning signs of wildlife crime in the maritime industry
IN CONVERSATION: Violence in South Africa: an uprising of elites, not of the people
After 48 hours in the sea, another survivor of Niko Ivanka is rescued

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 24 April 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page:   MAERSK SHEERNESS

Future World: Hydrogen 101: the lowdown on maritime’s fuel of the future
Piracy: Contship New boarded northwest of Sao Tome
UMLOBI – I&J’s flagship and workhorse
Cyclone Jobo 29S heading for Dar es Salaam
Cabo Delgado: Recent seizures show drugs no longer pass through war zone
Hapag-Lloyd & NileDutch deploy additional vessel for Africa South America service
CRUISING: MSC to cruise 2 ships in Saudi waters during 2021/2022 season
IN CONVERSATION: The toll and toil it took to cleave the Suez Canal through the Egyptian desert
ITF confirms Ever Given crew welfare: Egypt cannot hold Suez seafarers hostage
Imperial sells its South American shipping arm
Cabo Delgado: Is Mozambique Safe?
WHARF TALK: Alora, a bulker with a South African connection
Future World: Knud E Hansen design for medium-size LNG gas bunkering tankers
Helicopter firefighters use the Cape Town Harbour for water supply
Tanzania gives green light to mammoth 1445-km oil pipeline to Uganda
WHARF TALK: Helena, successor to a very famous ship
Future World: Crowley’s fully electric tug with autonomous technology
100 Chartered flights between Europe & Africa for Bolloré Logistics
Three STS cranes for DP Terminal at Port of Berbera
Can Durban reclaim its place as the best-performing port in Africa?
WHARF TALK: Baltic Purple: One of a lessening number of reefers
Suez Canal Authority commissions giant new dredger Mohab Mameesh
NSPCA calls for an end to transporting livestock at sea
New Zealand bans livestock exports by sea
Mozambique insurgency: Ships and other craft lie idle at Pemba Bay & Palma, Pt 1
Mozambique insurgency: Ships and other craft lie idle at Pemba Bay & Palma, Pt 2
WHARF TALK: Sonne on an overdue ‘rescue’ mission
Funeral of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
CMF NEWS: French frigate Guépratte makes large drug bust
CMF NEWS: Egypt becomes 34th member nation of the Combined Maritime Forces
Another Antarctic voyage complete for Vasiliy Golovnin
Hapag-Lloyd places huge order for dry and reefer containers
Human Traffickers’ boat capsizes off Djibouti – 42 dead
UECC floats first of three LNG battery hybrid Car Carriers (PCTCs)
BEST welcomes CMA CGM Scandola: The first LNG vessel in the Port of Barcelona

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