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 2 November 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   MSC CAROLE

Richards Bay Karpowership back on the table
WHARF TALK: ocean towing and salvage tug – VIRGO
Transnet establishes Interim Infrastructure Manager
IMO and the Djibouti Code of Conduct: A strategic approach
EU what? A simple guide to the EU ETS
TP Nchocho appointed as the new TNPA board chairperson
US boots four African nations from AGOA
WHARF TALK: Neo-Panamax container vessel – LUANDA EXPRESS
EU support for making Walvis Bay into regional industrial & logistics hub
In Conversation: Niger delta is rich in resources, but environmental destruction is pushing people into poverty
DNV issues safe guidelines for industrial AI
Dearsan launches first offshore patrol vessel for Nigeria
WHARF TALK: Damen built harbour tugs NESTOR PERCY GALLEY and Gp.CAPT. EDWARD A.A. AWUVIRI
Official kick off for Namibia’s cruise season
EU and US sign MoU to develop Lobito Corridor and new Zambia-Lobito rail line
Drafting national legislation at IMO
TNPA checking the market for LNG importation at country’s ports
Transnet Board introduces its Turnaround Plan
WHARF TALK: ex-RN now diamond mining vessel YA TOIVO
AMSA Alert! Electric Vehicles: Risks associated with carriage
Ocean shipping industry must invest and build partnerships to reduce carbon – Xeneta Summit
In Conversation: China’s Belt and Road Initiative turns 10: Xi announces 8 new priorities, continues push for global influence
Maritime civil engineering: Events and guidelines
Port managers of Angola’s Luanda and Cape Verde elected APLOP consultant
Gestores portuários de Luanda e Cabo Verde, em Angola, eleitos consultores da APLOP
IMO Member State Audit Scheme
Second SA Navy MMIPV to be named SAS King Shaka on Friday

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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 9 May 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page:  FOREVER HARMONY

WHARF TALK: Chartered container ship Cypress flies the CMA CGM flag
Lekki port developers receive first installment of the loan facility to build the port
CAPE, an appropriate name for a ship calling at the Tavern of the Seas
TAZARA faces shortfall in freight carried for 2021/22
Scary moment on Lake Nyasa as mv Mbeya II is grounded by huge waves
UPDATE on quarantined ship Eaubonne in Durban harbour
Port of Douala terminal orders two Konecranes Gottwald Mobile harbour cranes
WHARF TALK: MSC Gabriella: Bet you didn’t know this
Update on Mozambique’s Palma in the aftermath of the March attack, Part 3
MSC Seaside returns to cruising with new Mediterranean destinations
Call for second Suez Canal channel to avoid another Ever Given
More Transnet Freight Rail cable theft arrests
Update on Mozambique’s Palma in the aftermath of the March attack, Part 2
WHARF TALK: Unicorn tanker named SC Draco calls at Cape Town
SAMSA appoints new acting senior managers
Bolloré Transport & Logistics alongside UNICEF in fight against malaria
Ship placed under quarantine in Durban in fear of Coronavirus
Update on Mozambique’s Palma in the aftermath of the March attack
WHARF TALK: Chinese tanker Lian Gui Hu calls at Cape Town
IN CONVERSATION: Watching a coral reef die as climate change devastates one of the most pristine tropical island areas on Earth
Celebrating Fish for Good: Setting a course for sustainable fishing in South Africa
Höegh Autoliners launching Aurora class: largest & most environmentally-friendly car carrier
Bon Voyage……saying ‘Goodbye’ to saying Goodbye
Royal Navy News
WHARF TALK: Oryong No.373 in port for planned maintenance & serious repair
Royal Canadian Navy Ship HMCS Calgary seizes record drug haul
Demand for HSFO to remain until future fuels roll out on larger scale – BIMCO
WHARF TALK: Bittersweet as HORIZON sails on
At IMO a new series of webinars on oil spill preparedness and response
US cruising to re-start in mid-July subject to COVID vaccinations
Port of Lüderitz to use feeder vessel for transships to Handymax or Capesize vessels

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 27 April 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: JONAS OLDENDORFF
Veecraft awarded tender to build new Transnet workboats
Hapag-Lloyd voids sailings on Middle East India Express (MIAX) service
Escalation in Islamist terror attacks in northern Mozambique
APM Terminals Nigeria supports country’s COVID-19 response
Four new RTGs for Guinean Port of Conakry
Video film of RMS Transvaal Castle sailing to South Africa
WFP Chief warns of hunger pandemic as COVID-19 spreads
Pacific International Line (PIL) introduces enhancement
ONE reports on port terminal operations in South Africa
Autonomous Port of Douala lays out plans for the future
You are not alone. You are not forgotten. – IMO Kitack Lim to seafarers
Cameroon’s Kribi port cargo volumes up 17 per cent
Drugs seized from smuggler’s dhow in Pemba Bay sold by crooked cops
Clear your cargo please says GPHA, restrictions on movements don’t apply
DP World Launches Worldwide Digital Platforms
Nigerian Ports Authority orders further 14-day suspension of terminal demurrage fees
Bio-UV Group’s BWTS technology adapted to kill coronavirus on surfaces
Port of East London open and handling essential commodities
Horn of Africa News: Puntland bans cross-border trucking; Saudi Arabia lifts ban on Somalia livestock
Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge railway 90% complete, says Federal Government
Tazara suspends cross-border passenger rail operations due to COVID-19 concerns
Financial support for England’s fishing businesses: Coronavirus, Domestic Fisheries Policy
Transnet makes personal protective equipment (PPE) donation
Customs & ports urged to maintain flow of critical goods during pandemic
USS Porter enters the Black Sea
Stevedore dies in accident at Walvis Bay
Half the crew of French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle test positive with COVID-19
Master of Hamburg Süd ship killed by his crew
Pirates board container ship Tommi Ritscher outside Cotonou

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 19 April 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: NYK PAULA
Pirates board container ship Tommi Ritscher outside Cotonou
Port Terminals to reopen to help decongest the ports, mining also reopens with conditions
Port Statistics for the month of March 2020 are now available here
ExxonMobil’s Rovuma LNG production may be postponed to 2030
Namdock adds ballast water treatment systems to its offering
Tanzania government provides US$4.322 million for TAZARA
Wildoceans launches project to stop plastic entering ports: Durban Bay becomes pilot port
Nigeria’s Shippers Council concerned over lower port revenues
Tanzanian road transporters anticipate cargo decline
Port of Beira shows increase in cargo volumes
audi Ports Authority and Saudi Global Ports accord
Ghana reports cargo traffic in ports unaffected by COVID-19 restrictions
IMO and Port State Control inspection: Authorities set pragmatic approach to support global supply chain
SAMSA vows tough action against abuse on board ships in SA waters
Jihadist terrorists attack Mozambique’s Quirimba Island
Tanzania keeps borders open & Dar es Salaam to maintain port services
Fifth anniversary for world’s first methanol-powered ship, Stena Germanica
COVID-19 exit and recovery strategy — The message: Keep European ports going
Economic Impact of Port of Durban Delays
Four new straddle carriers arrive for Cape Town Container Terminal
HMS Audacious arrives at her home port
Cruise ship Greg Mortimer crippled by the coronavirus bug
In these waters: The US helping keep them and us safe
Ardent Americas taken over by Royal Boskalis Westminster NV

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 2 February 2020

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: MURRAY EXPRESS & SYMPHONY
Cruise Ship cavalcade — photo story
Transnet announces plans to prevent coronavirus from entering country’s ports
How the shipping industry is charting a course toward climate disaster
Kenya expected to sign significant trade deal with US in coming week
Rovuma Venture consortium to develop three business development centres
Transnet National Ports Authority warns of job scams involving TNPA
AP Moller Capital to invest in West African port and logistics infrastructure
Marco Polo returns to South Africa
Free port of Monrovia applies restrictions on ship sizes
NYK, Bolloré & Toyota Tsusho to build the new RoRo terminal at Port Said
Business called to support Africa’s economic aspirations
Record-high fruit exports at Cape Town Container Terminal
EU Exit: The Get Ready for Brexit campaign-Findings by the National Audit Office (NAO)
NIMASA D-G explains why new floating dock remains unused
DP World awarded 30-year concession for the South Container Terminal at Jeddah Islamic Port
United Kingdom commits to Africa’s economic transformation
Freight volumes drop 9.7% but Tazara management remain confident
DP World’s Cold Storage in Rwanda makes its mark
Pakistan latest country to ban use of open-loop scrubbers in local waters
‘Angola’ model used to finance infrastructure becomes ‘Ghana model’
US icebreaker Polar Star reaches Antarctica
Angola and Mozambique are both exposed to risks of over-indebtedness
Sao Tome and China agree to leave Sao Tome port project to private sector
Shipping needs to prepare for coronavirus restrictions: Hill Dickinson warns
Transnet engages with Richards Bay Municipality over Naval Island closure
In these waters: USN activities in the seas around Africa

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 27 October 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: SANTA CLARA
Global Initiative for West, Central and Southern Africa (GI WACAF): Cape Town hosts the 8th Regional Conference 28-31 October
Cruise Season 2019/20 sets sail at SA ports
It’s ‘Business Unusual’ as SA maritime sector investment grows, but jobs creation flops
Chinese firm given ultimatum over construction of Bagamoyo port
Russia, African countries agree on cooperation
Kenyan SGR ‘Railway to Nowhere’
Viking Glory promises to be most climate-smart cruise ship ever
NSRI Port Elizabeth stays busy with ship medivacs
Transport Minister Mbalula says legislation on course for IMO 2020
The Gambia intercepts 38 containers of illegal timber at Banjul Wharf
Alarm over conditions on livestock carrier at East London
River shipping recommences on White Nile between Sudan & South Sudan
Royal Boskalis Westminster wins dredging contract in Maldives
Port statistics for the month of September are now available here
Damen patrol vessels for Homeland Integrated Offshore Services arrive in Nigeria
Japan may send naval ships to patrol in western Indian Ocean
Tanzania & Zambia agree to review troubled TAZARA Act
South African 2019/20 cruise season is underway
Guest Article: The maritime economy has immense potential to rev up the economy and stimulate job creation
Kenya Ports Authority looks at providing shore power to ships in Mombasa & Lamu
South African President Ramaphosa attends Russia-Africa Summit
Regarding Brexit, what next?
Kenya opens Phase 2 of the Mombasa-inland Standard Gauge Railway
Walvis Bay Waterfront and Marina development plans taking shape
Gulf of Guinea remains IMB piracy hot spot
Earth from Space: The Korean Peninsula
HMS Montrose seizes 170kg of illegal drugs from dhow in Arabian Sea

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 25 August 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: OPTIMANA
French shipping line announces GRR from Asia to East, South, West Africa & Indian Ocean
The supply and use of 0.50%-sulphur marine fuel
Durban Maritime Museum tug JR More joins minesweeper SAS Durban at ship repair yard
CMA CGM decides not to use the Northern Arctic route
Grindrod six-months interim results reflect refocus on trade corridors
Call for SA to increase support for Indian Ocean rim countries’ port State controls
TNPA Cape Town hosts IALA Aids for Navigating Training Course
NSRI reports on evacuating a patient off a ship in Table Bay
Australia to join US-led Persian Gulf naval patrols
President calls for robust partnerships to grow economy
MSC Cruise’s continued investment in Africa’s tourist industry
MSC Cruises adds second ship to South Africa’s 2020/2021 cruise season
Under-performing Tazara highlighted at SADC summit, but potential stressed
SAS Drakensberg in second mercy voyage to cyclone-hit Beira
Photo Story: SAS Durban heads for the floating dock and much-needed ship repair
Veecraft expands into new bigger shipbuilding premises in Cape Town
Export containers transferred to new Walvis Bay container terminal
First for Port of Cape Town with appointment of female Marine Technical Officer
Peak Season Surcharges on Nigerian CMA CGM shipments
Photo Story: USN replenishment at sea
Tanger Med expansion makes it biggest capacity container terminal in Africa
The continuing saga of the VLCC Grace 1 …..
South African Port Statistics for July 2019 are now available
Second ship attacked of Douala, nine crew missing
CMA CGM announces 1 September rates increases Asia to East and South Africa
Crew abandon ship after fire engulfs tanker Sea Voyager in Lagos anchorage
CMA CGM announces 1 September rates increases Asia to West Africa
MSC AINO named in Durban Harbour: exciting SA job creation venture announced
Long-distance airborne medivac mission for seafarer on West Coast
Ghana will be ready for IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap regulations
Nigeria’s Calabar coast under threat from piracy, robbery & kidnapping
Pirates abduct eight crew from mv MarMalaita outside Douala

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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First View : NAGOYA TOWER
TFR’s Container & Automotive Business Reaches Record High
Tanzania’s Central Corridor depends on efficiency & cost, says TPA
New Lüderitz port at Angra Point condemned in environmental report
Dutch shipowners given the go-ahead to employ armed guards against pirates
TAZARA may now operate directly between Dar es Salaam and Lusaka
INT’L-Argentine Coast Guard fires on illegal Chinese fishing vessel
INT’L-Russia now world’s top grain exporter
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : PRESIDENT CLEVELAND

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