Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 15 September 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   TORM RAGNHILD

Angola’s Sonangol takes delivery of second Suezmax oil tanker, ‘Njinga Mbande’
A Sonangol de Angola recebe o segundo petroleiro Suezmax, ‘Njinga Mbande’
WHARF TALK: Damen FCS 3307 Type – CAPE TOWN
Port of Cape Town’s Culemborg project making progress
Nigeria’s Lagos-Ibandan SGR freight trains start to roll
Nigerian minister calls for rehabilitation of Apapa and Tin Can Island ports
Taiwanese fishing vessel DER HAE No.66 reported sinking deepsea off Durban
WHARF TALK: Split Hopper Barge TRINIDAD
Saldanha port fencing project benefits local SMMEs
Dust, dust and more dust
Second Senegalese OPV 58S undergoing sea trials
Change of command at Trinity House
Dramatic rescue after fishing vessel sinks off Namibia’s Diamond Coast
WHARF TALK: Split bridge superstructure, Part 2 of MSC BIANCA expanded
US & EU provide support for extending the Lobito Corridor directly to Zambia
DP World incentivises cargo owners to use rail instead of road
TNPA acquires additional Shore Tensioner units for SA ports
WHARF TALK: semi-submersible heavyload vessel MIGHTY SERVANT 3
Russian Federation declares ITF an undesirable organisation
Mailbag: The Russian Lady R saga – government’s report proves nothing
African countries listed by NOAA for illegal fishing activities
Cameroon: Maritime security – IMO promotion
Maersk and Amazon agree on ECO delivery for 20,000 FFE containers
TNPA programme to encourage maritime interest among school learners
Xeneta update: real-time container rates update, week 36, 2023
Lest we forget: Merchant Navy Day

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 21 May 2021

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page:  MAYDON WHARF

PIRACY: Atlantic Princess (IMO 8124412) boarded off Ghana coast and 5 crew kidnapped
WHARF TALK: CELSIUS RAVENNA – tankers on a conveyor belt
Two ships collide in Beira Harbour
WHARF TALK: GREEN MOUNTAIN – general cargo ship in every sense
Sonandrill secures contract to drill 12 wells offshore of Angola
Kenya’s newest port, Lamu, opens today
project44 warns blank sailing schedules portend delays well into the summer
WHARF TALK: TILL JACOB – An unabated stream of LR tankers to Mother City
DNG Energy intends placing FSU at Ngqura to supply LNG bunker vessels
MSC Cruises to start Baltic cruising from July
WHARF TALK: AVANTI – part of a waiting game
Dredging of Kribi Port access channel completed
SCA given authority to widen and deepen Suez Canal
Tema Floating Storage Regasificaton Unit (FSRU) completed
WHARF TALK: HAI FENG 698 – reefer with a long history
MSC Virtuosa arrives in Southampton, ready to restart cruising in UK waters
IMO and energy efficient ship operation: A free online course launched
Transnet doubles its capacity to rail export grain to Durban
WHARF TALK: BBC PLATA – and Damen 3307 FCS
Maritime charities extend retraining funding to year end
WHARF TALK: PALANCA CADIZ – potholes, roads and refineries
The future is here: Vale’s 325,000-ton sailing ship about to go into service
HMS Queen Elizabeth on pre-deployment exercise
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for April 2021 are now available here
WHARF TALK: Durban Port Bulletin News
WHARF TALK: Durban Volume and Vessel Call Performance
WHARF TALK: AKADEMIK FEDOROV – Russian Antarctic supply vessel
HAPAG’s East Africa Service EAS 3 arrives EA this week
Trinity House to replace Channel Lightvessel with Type 1 buoy
WHARF TALK: COOL SPIRIT – smaller version of impressive Cool Eagle
Protecting human rights at sea: New due diligence tool

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 1 December 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: TURANDOT and TAIPAN
Transnet says traffic crisis in Bayhead is over
DB Schenker commits to Africa, joins the Pan-Africa Mobility Alliance
AfDB approves US$400 million loan for natural gas project in Mozambique
DP World Sokhna $520 million port expansion nears completion
Obituary: Professor David Last 1940-2019
Beira fishing port to be privately managed
Port of Pemba granted ISPS Code status by IMO
Vale cuts back on Mozambique thermal coal, focuses on metallurgical
Berbera Port Container Terminal to receive US$269 million upgrade injection
First a blockade, then a boycott of Durban Harbour
ALERT: Gridlock surrounds Durban port south
Port Congestion mess: What is going on?
In these waters: The US Navy at work
Livestock Carrier Queen Hind capsizes, over 14,000 sheep drown
Trinity House appoints new Secretary to the Corporation
Richards Bay South Africa’s most secure port
South African among crew on pirated supply vessel Pacific Warden off Equatorial Guinea
Russian, Chinese and SA navies gather at Cape Town for Exercise Mosi
Stand by for COP 25
Malaysia the latest nation to ban open-loop scrubbers
Namibian rail upgrade on track as 2nd shipment of rails arrives in Walvis Bay
Maritime UK sector sets out priorities for next government
Cape Town Cruise Terminal passengers exceed 266,000 arrivals since 2015
Stand up for Shipping: A four-point plan for the UK’s 2019 General Election
The Swedish Club points bridge crew in the right direction: Publication of Navigational Claims
NSPCA brings charges against those involved in export of 57,000 sheep from East London
Regional Collaboration Centre Established in Dubai
Investment conference showed confidence in SA economy — Mthembu
Transnet secures 10-Year coal deal with Ledjadja

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 8 July 2019

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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First View 1: MAERSK STADELHORN
SAMSA to investigate Algoa Bay oil spill
Mocamedes Railway anticipates increase in traffic due to pig-iron exports
Iran kicks back and threatens British shipping in the Gulf
Detention of supertanker Grace 1
Celebrations at Slangkoppunt Lighthouse reaches its centenary
East-West-East rail freight: Volvos to China + Volvos from China
New record as largest containership MSC Gulsun enters service
SAS Drakensberg goes on station in Mozambique Channel for Operation Copper
Fire on secret Russian submarine Losharik — 14 dead
Africa’s Small-Scale Fisheries Critical to Food Security
SunStone breaks the mould with cruise ships
Mossel Bay Port calls charity fishing competition a great success
UK launches Maritime Safety Action Plan
No Tema Port job losses because of Meridian Ports concession, says Ghana president
Trinity House celebrates World Marine Aids to Navigation Day 2019
Boskalis to dry dock 322-metre Carnival Vista on the heavylift BOKA Vanguard
NSRI Durban rendezvous’ with bulker off coast after yacht tragedy
Investigation finds unintended risks with ECDIS navigation
Not as bad as it looks
Durban Maritime Museum vessels ready to go to dry dock
Undisturbed Roman shipwreck discovered with full cargo
Shipmanager calls for action to address seafarer suicides
SAWDN to rescue as whales get entangled in fishing gear
Richards Bay coal line annual shutdown announced
Marseilles pays lasting tribute to memory of Jacques R Saadé
IMF says São Tomé and Príncipé public debt is out of control
Another terror attack in Mocimboa da Praia leaves 7 dead
No more octopus fishing in False Bay, says Creecy

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News – 3 November 2018

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News – 3 November 2018

Here are the News Headlines (check back for updates):

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 : JOLLY PERLA
Cameroon’s FLNG Hilli Episeyo goes into production
New Kisumu oil jetty on lake Victoria opens for business
Dredging survey for Nigeria’s Calabar port gets underway
Kenya cargo owners tell govt, don’t force us to use SGR
Society celebrates 200 years of helping seafarers and their families
TNPA Adopt a School Project benefits Richards Bay school
Mumbles Lighthouse modernisation completed
Bureau Veritas addresses cyber safety and security
IACS Chairman sets out transformation of IACS at CMA Shipping 2018
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : CMA CGM JAMAICA

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Monday’s Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Monday’s Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Here are today’s News Headlines:

First View : MOUNT HIKURANGI
Boost for SA seafarers with 3rd ship now on SA Register
Pacific Partnership 2017 (in Indian Ocean)
Samsung builds world’s biggest containership – 20,150-TEU MOL Triumph
Coals to Newcastle or Diesel to Singapore
Russia warns of impending crisis at Yemen’s Port Hodeidah
Trinity House advances at Europa Point, Gibraltar
PRESS RELEASES: TNPA pilot brings in car carrier despite heavy swells
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : STADT KOLN

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