Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 31 May 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: NORTHERN DEBONAIR
Disabled tanker at anchor near Port St Johns, salvage tug on the way
DP World Joins with TradeLens to Digitise Global Supply Chains
Britain needs African partners after Brexit – it must not neglect the continent now
Xeneta container rates alert amidst global uncertainty
USS Constitution performs a 21-gun salute in honour of US Memorial Day 25 May
Update on the South African cruise ship position
South Africa experiences diesel rationing
UK Customs agents after Brexit: Freight forwarders call for extension to Brexit transition period
How a post-COVID-19 revival could kickstart Africa’s free trade area
Fire on COSCO container ship in Cape Town under control
Capesize COSCO tanker Yuan Hua Hu loses power, at anchor off Wild Coast
Long delays for SA/Mozambique truckers at Lebombo Border Crossing
UK’s National Transport Trust welcomes new Royal Patron
Tema Terminal 3 sets new record of 111.4 container moves an hour
e5 Consortium aims at zero-emission electric tanker
Safety of navigation remains paramount. IALA’s Members work to ensure the safety of navigation
Three Carnival cruise ships anchor in Algoa Bay
Mossel Bay, SA’s smallest port, playing critical role with essential services
Port of Takoradi oil jetty nears completion
Vessel Control Profiler position created at Richards Bay
Kenya enforces rule that transit cargo must go by rail
International shipper says no to container ships rounding the Cape
WHARF TALK: News & Views From Along the Coast
News from The Honourable Company of Master Mariners
COVID-19 brings congestion & blockages to Nigerian ports — report
Drill rig Deepsea Stavanger idles in Norway until SA COVID-19 restrictions are lifted
UN must persuade governments to adopt crew change protocols or risk humanitarian disaster

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 5 April 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: MSC LUDOVICA
US Coast Guard oversees disembarkation of 250,000 from cruise ships
UNCTAD: Let’s keep ships moving, ports open and cross-border trade flowing
Central & West African ports cannot shut down, rules PMAWCA
Latest on the Queen Mary 2 medical emergency
Transnet appoints former airline executive to run the TFR freight rail service
Combi Dock 1 loads ultra large project cargo at Port of Takoradi
Queen Mary 2 departs from Durban and South Africa
South African Government relaxes some port restrictions
Updated Maritime Security Guidance: West Africa and the Gulf of Guinea
Nigeria imposes curfew at Lagos but ports remain open
Repatriation of Filipino seafarers
Royal Australian Navy frigate interdicts 3 tons of narcotics
Stowaways allegedly put overboard from Chinese ship off KZN coast
Transport Minister Mbalula gives update on transport regulations
First ore train in three days seen on Sishen – Saldanha railway
Crew on Maersk containership confirmed with COVID-19
Maersk advises of seasonal adjustment to Far East-SA Safari Service
Nigerian terminal operators want ports to remain fully open
MPDC adopts measures to ensure continuity of business during COVID-19 crisis
NIMASA bans international vessels with no thermal screening facilities
Transnet makes properties available as COVID-19 quarantine sites
Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) offers six-month pause on assessment and certification
Maputo conference and exhibition moved to August
Russian naval frigate due in Cape Town
Ninth vessel added to restore SRX Europe-South Africa service reliability
Piracy: Aborted attack on mv Lana south of Bonny Island
Covid-19 curtails operations at Rio Tinto’s Richards Bay Minerals
CMA CGM increases liquidity with sale of eight terminals
Help on the way: USNS Comfort and USNS Mercy deployed on US East & West Coasts
Cruise and ship port movements due to COVID-19

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 1 March 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: DITLEV REEFER
Brazilian Navy patrol ship Amazonas visits Walvis Bay on short visit
APMT West Africa Container Terminal orders 20 RTGs from Konecranes
Cable Restorer takes on list overnight in Simon’s Town
South African Port Statistics for the Calendar Year 2019
Nigeria takes delivery of two Special Mission Vessels to fight piracy
Our Wide World: US Coast Guard rescue from mv Golden Ray
US Navy at work
Dredging of Takoradi’s Harbour basin gets underway
dti planning on taking equity in South Africa’s SEZs
Transnet responds to industry criticism and places equipment orders for port terminals
NSPCA goes to High Court to stop the export of livestock to Kuwait
French research ship Marian Dufresne returns to Durban from ACCLIMATE 2 oceanographic mission
Spotlight on investment in transport infrastructure at Maputo conference
Biofouling or Ballast Water: which spreads the most non-native flora & fauna?
Port of Ngqura Liquid Bulk Terminal placed on hold: Lack of interest cited
Pointe Noire’s Congo Terminal infrastructure officially inaugurated
MSC awarded new DNV GL container ship fire safety notation
Record maize crop forecast with strong export opportunities
Total orders eight LNG carriers for Mozambique gas project
APM Terminals boost for West Africa Container Terminal (WACT), Onne
SA Government extends the West Coast Rock Lobster season
DOF Subsea announces two African contract awards
Damen Shipyards Sharjah lays keel for Nigerian Navy landing craft
DEME Group backhoe dredger Pinnochio completes La Reunion contract, leaves island
Transnet diesel thieves caught in the act
Denmark and Cameroon explore co-operation in maritime affairs
Takoradi to pilot single window ICUMS system from Friday 21 February
State Department advises US citizens against cruising to Asia
Seafarers facing unprecedented challenges during the coronavirus outbreak
HMS Montrose makes another major drug bust at sea

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 11 August 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 5 August 2019

Here are the news headlines:

Front Page: NILEDUTCH ANTWERPEN
Durban News: NSRI & Air Force evacuate patient from tanker: SAS Drakensberg returns
UK Trade Secretary announces Freeports Advisory Panel
Jotun signs 42 vessel HPS contract with Wallenius Wilhelmsen
South Africa can become one of the world’s maritime centres of excellence, says SAMSA
Drama-filled NSRI rescue of four seafarers injured by huge wave
Construction of Ghanaian Port of Takoradi Multi-Purpose Terminal begins
AfDB to help finance phase 1 of Ethiopia-Djibouti road corridor
Kenya government backtracks on SGR directive
Intelsat 39 is successfully launched
Semi-submersible rig Deepsea Yantai arrives in Mossel Bay
NSRI Durban called to evacuate patient from tanker in medical emergency
AfDB makes AU grant of US$4.8 million for AfCFTA
Inmarsat’s successful trials with KOTUG International for Asia Pacific region
Tullow Oil moves in on the Comoros Islands
Walvis Bay new container terminal opens
Trade partnerships must be aligned to the AfCFTA: Patel
French icebreaker patrol ship L’Astrolabe visiting Durban
Female learners ‘dive in’ to maritime working world
Indian Register of Shipping receives RO authorisation from Cyprus
SA participating in AGOA Forum
AAL to migrate to low sulphur oil for its fleet
FREXIT or the view of BREXIT and freight
Djibouti Govt continues to challenge int’l law, says DP World
(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

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News 3 December 2018

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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First View : Pacific Vision
Strong words from E.Cape premier as young people prepare to join cruise ships
Team Namport heeds call to clean up Walvis Bay harbour town
BREAKING NEWS– Ports Regulator brings relief with tariff application
World’s first iVLOC with DNV GL’s Smartship notation delivered from builder
IUM students to gain experiential exposure at Port of Walvis Bay
The Bank of England and BREXIT
Port of Richard’s Bay Port Festival makes a return
Bolloré Ports announces that work has been completed on Sierra Leone’s Freetown Terminal
SHADE Conference issues warning about complacency with Somali piracy
UAE ships conducting seismic survey near Pemba in Tanzania
Major disruption forecast at UK ports as a ‘real prospect in a no-deal BREXIT
Xeneta unveils monthly insights on long-term ocean freight rate development
SA Navy’s new hydrographic survey ship building programme starts on Friday
Saldanha Terminals creating jobs despite fragile economy
HMS Dragon seizes 3 tons of drugs from dhow in Indian Ocean
SAMSA launches investigation into capsizing of catamaran in Table Bay
Seafarer in medical emergency at sea is brought to Port Elizabeth by NSRI
Special Feature–Supplying Antarctica
Port of Takoradi to be developed as an oil and gas hub
Francophone Africa agrees on a plan for better ship pollution prevention
Ukraine/Russia crisis as Russia impounds Ukraine Navy ships
Subtech secures multi-million dollar offshore Middle East contract
Danquah Institute demands a re-negotiation of new Tema container terminal concession
DCT berth deepening on hold as Transnet issues Stop Work order
Tackling Africa’s road safety crisis
NSRI kept busy last week with medical emergencies on ships at sea
Port of Mombasa is on the way to 31 million tonnes of cargo in 2018
Tullow Oil transports over 30,000 barrels of oil to Mombasa for export
Transnet’s statement on taking the lead with the Nigerian Capegauge railway
SARS destroys number of illegally imported motor vehicles in KZN
IMO Council re-appoints HE Kitack Lim as Secretary-General of IMO for second four-year term

EARLIER NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED…….

Bitumen tanker named Durban Queen sinks in Persian Gulf, crew rescued
Subsea 7 contracts in Equatorial Guinea cancelled because of lack of local content
TNPA Mossel Bay welcomes Supreme Court of Appeal judgement regarding Mossel Bay Yacht Club
International freight rail service connecting Barcelona with Lyon
ONE transports 23,000 English story books from Hong Kong to benefit children in South Africa
Beira port to benefit from US$290 million investment by concession-holder Cornelder
Walvis Bay facilitates safe and efficient sea trade
The Mission to Seafarers to operate in Panama for the first time
Obstacles to reform at IMO threaten climate goals, says Transparency International
GE pulls out of Nigerian rail concession–hands over to Transnet
Saldanha ship repair comes alight as LNG carriers dock

OLDER NEWS CAN BE FOUND AT NEWS CATEGORIES…….

The masthead today (Monday) is Maydon Wharf, Durban

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Here are the News Headlines:

First View : TOKOMARU BAY
Four operators shortlisted for Douala Container Terminal
Bold interventions for Seafarers’ wellbeing
LR supports Mozambique FLNG Project
Ghana’s single window saves US$500m in two years
Kenya SGR to increase number of daily trains from Mombasa port
Sequel to story about whale carcass towed into Hout Bay
ABB to power new Virgin Voyages cruise ship fleet with highest energy efficiency
SA Navy to take part in Exercise Atlasur off SA coast
Greek shipowners set to verify their ballast water treatment systems with onboard test kit
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : MSC REGULUS

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Tuesday’s Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the day’s News Headlines:

First View : SAN GRANIT
CMA CGM launches second Midas service, Midas 2
Tender for new Lake Victoria vessel to be opened on 12 June
Kenya & Uganda to rebuild ports while dilly-dallying over SGR railway
Takoradi’s Container Terminal opens for business
Commonwealth African countries to discuss priorities for reviving world trade
Another ship-crane collision in Durban harbour
John Lloyd appointed as Nautical Institute CEO
PRESS RELEASES: NI issues Maritime Evidence Guidelines
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : JPS ELLI and tug UTHUKELA

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Thursday’s Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Thursday’s Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the day’s News Headlines:

First View : MORSTON
2016 South African Port Statistics
Takoradi tank farm ready to go into service
BRICS Plus can become new integration model for world economy
Maritime casualties and the risks of uninsured cargo: a review of the mv APL Austria
Bolloré increases Abidjan’s container capacity with four new RTGs
Progress with EfficienSea2
Video: Sinking of the Titanic
PRESS RELEASES
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : JACOB RICKMERS

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Thursday’s Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Thursday’s Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the day’s News headlines:

First View : MSC LAURENCE
Containership MSC Daniela catches fire: Video
Coal expected to be Mozambique’s largest source of export earnings
Kenya cancels Rift Valley Railways 25-year concession
Massive sea and land journey for transformers
Mozambique extends logging ban by three months
Ghana Ports: Tema Drydock and Takoradi Container Terminal open for business
Transaid truck donation to Zambia
Viking Line signs with Chinese shipyard for new cruise ship
PRESS RELEASES: Seatrade Cruise Med venues for 2018 & 2020 announced
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : KENNEDY

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Thursday/Friday’s Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Thursday/Friday’s Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Here are the News Headlines:

First View : AURORA
Ghana Ports calls for scrapping of ‘nuisance’ transit taxes
Puntland sacks anti piracy chief over statement
Kenya banks on regaining cruise tourism
Indian company to resume iron ore exports from Mozambique
Equatorial Guinea demands the return of superyacht seized by the Dutch
IMarEST hosts successful Annual Guildhall Dinner
PRESS RELEASES:
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : HÖEGH SYDNEY

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