Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 21 January 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   FINNCANOPUS

TFR returns Richards Bay coal line to service
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for December 2023
US CENTCOM strikes more Houthi weapon sites: US bulk carrier bombed by drone
A NEW BOOK: Brief Atlas of the Lighthouses
In Conversation: Ethiopia’s deal with Somaliland upends regional dynamics, risking strife across the Horn of Africa
Cyclone Belal hits La Réunion and Mauritius
Elke M salvage operation update
Transnet Freight Rail ‘fast-tracking’ repairs on KZN coal export line
WHARF TALK: Spirit on Mighty Servant 3
Transnet Recovery Diary 17 January 2024
Tanzania Ports Authority revives plans for container port at Bagamoyo
DCT Terminal 2 reducing the backlog
In Conversation: Suez Canal is not the only ‘choke point’ that threatens to disrupt global supply chains
Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd are teaming up with an operational cooperation
Port Maputo tops 31 million tonnes throughput, 16% up on previous year
WHARF TALK: laden Supramax bulk carrier SPAR CORVUS
TNPA to appoint panel to help close operational gaps at port terminals
Tanzania bans Kenya Airways in tit-for-tat
IMO and an Onshore Power Supply package: Now available for port stakeholders
Transnet Recovery Diary 16 January 2024
Trade News: CIMC Raffles picks TMC for Havfram Wind’s WTIVs
Two coal trains collide outside Richards Bay causing derailment
WHARF TALK: Antarctic Krill fishing vessel ANTARCTIC SEA
Breaking News: Houthi missile strikes US merchant ship
Tensions rise over Ethiopia’s sea access deal with Somaliland
In Conversation: Ethiopia’s quest for access to the sea: success rests on good relations with its neighbours
Transnet Recovery Diary 12 January 2024
Degrading rebel group Houthi’s capabilities
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose heavylift vessel CPC CAROLINA
SAMSA Update: Elke M casualty, St Francis Bay
Red Sea: UN Security Council Resolution 2722 (2024) Statement by IMO S-G
World’s largest semi-submersible crane vessel calls at Walvis Bay
SAECS advisory – SANTA ISABEL to omit Cape Town call
IMO improving Polar Code training: Key recommendations proposed
In Conversation: Houthi rebel Red Sea attacks and the threat of escalation and supply chain chaos are a major headache – and not just for the west
Transnet Recovery Diary 12 January 2024
US and UK missile strikes could signal the ‘beginning of the endgame’ in the Red Sea crisis
US and UK military launch attacks against Houthi bases
Transnet Recovery Diary 11 January 2024
Vopak Terminal Durban and TPL consortium awarded LNG Terminal concession at Richards Bay port
Transnet Recovery Diary 10 January 2024
Removal of pollutants from grounded fishing vessel Elke M begins
Houthis make largest overnight attack on naval and commercial ships in Red Sea
Richards Bay conveyor belt returns to service
Airfreight: Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services adds Casablanca
DNV: Maritime decarbonization efforts propelled as orders for alternative-fueled vessels grow
Transnet Recovery Diary 9 January 2024
Transnet Recovery Diary 8 January 2024
NATO’s Operation Sea Guardian (OSG)
Attacks on shipping: UN Security Council briefed
Maersk reverses course, heads around the Cape
Transaid looks back on a silver year
Fishing vessel Elke M aground near Cape St Francis, crew safe UPDATED
WSC, ICS & BIMCO speak out about Red Sea crisis
US and allies issue warning to Houthis over shipping in Red Sea
Transnet Recovery Diary 4 January 2024
IMO S-G addresses UN
Transnet Recovery Diary 3 January 2024
Cyclone Alvaro, First of the ‘Season’ – Madagascan waters  
S-G IMO’s New Year message

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 13 January 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   MSC TOPAZ

TPT says it is reducing Durban backlog
Farewell to IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim
Transnet Recovery Diary 21 December 2023
Red Sea Crisis: Over 100 Ships Divert Round the Cape
Grindrod sets new records at its terminal operations
XENETA UPDATE: Red Sea Crisis
Two Damen ASD Tugs for Ghana Ports
APM Tangier MedPort phase 2 expansion goes operational
Naval forces gather off Strait of el-Mandeb as shipping lines pause operations
Missile attacks on ships in Red Sea mount, as more vessels divert
Transnet’s Container Corridor lease process delayed
Port Elizabeth bulk manganese terminal reopens after maintenance shutdown
WHARF TALK: MR2 class product tanker – NORD OLYMPIA
IMO Assembly 33rd session
Maritime Security Incident Overview: M/V Strinda
IMO and training seafarers for a decarbonised future
In Conversation: Somali pirates are back in action: but a full scale return isn’t likely. Here’s why
Indian Navy ship calls at Kenya’s Lamu port
Cape Town’s RTG cranes arrive in time for Christmas
WHARF TALK: chemical tanker – STOLT ORCA
Red Sea Threats: Statement by IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim
Norwegian tanker Strinda struck by missile in Red Sea
Repairs to Angola’s research vessel Baía Farta will be completed by May
Durban Cruise Terminal quay wall strengthened
Transnet Recovery Diary 12 December 2023
Increasing number of ships avoid the Red Sea & turn for the Cape
WHARF TALK: logistic support ship FS JACQUES CHEVALLIER A725
Richards Bay’s South Dunes Precinct Development moves ahead – call for RfPs
US rail developer invests heavily in Angola’s rail corridors
Transnet Pipelines pleased with stiff jailtime for two fuel thieves
Transnet Recovery Diary 11 December 2023
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for November 2023
Richards Bay municipality to charge R30 ton toll on arriving long-haul trucks
WHARF TALK: bitumen tanker – BALTIC NARVAL
Durban port now has six working tugs
TPT secures equipment spares for port terminals
SA police make R150 million cocaine bust at Durban Harbour
Ethio-Djibouti Railway reaches maximum capacity on 40% annual growth
COP28: Africa could lose $25 billion a year from EU Carbon tax
Maersk gets set to deploy first large methanol-enabled ship on Asia-Europe trade lane
French frigate Languedoc shoots down two drones over Red Sea
Transnet Recovery Diary 10 December 2023

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 24 February 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   ADMIRAL GORSHKOV 454

SA Government to invest large scale in ports and rail
WHARF TALK: large gearless bulk carrier – W-ACE
Putting a stop to poaching at the head of Durban Bay
SAECS Service Update: MOL Presence phased out, Santa Catarina comes in
Cyclone Freddy Update Thursday 23 February 2023
Cyclone Enala 14S to miss Mascarene Islands
Cyclone Freddy Update & local SA weather warning
WHARF TALK: MR2 products tanker PIS PRECIOUS
Tanzania approval for controversial Uganda pipeline
IN CONVERSATION: Cyclones in southern Africa: five essential reads
TechnipFMC contacted by TotalEnergies EP Angola for Girassol Life Extension project
Kumba delivers but Transnet restraints hold it back
WHARF TALK: seismic support vessel MAINPORT PINE
Cyclone Freddy Update – cyclone makes landfall in Madagascar
US Coast Guard Marine Safety Alert: Pilot access – Gateway handhold arrangements
A.P.Moller-Maersk and Mawani to develop Saudi Arabia’s largest logistics park at Jeddah Islamic Port
South African Port Statistics for the Calendar Year 2022
WHARF TALK: mystery Chinese oceanographic research ship – XIANG YANG HONG 01
Cyclone Freddy poses danger for Madagascar and Mozambique
AP Moller-Maersk to divest its St Petersburg & Novorossiysk logistics sites
From First Rating to a Chief Marine Engineer
Lady ‘R’ returns to Russia – Update 16 February 2023
TNPA Harbour Masters to attend inaugural African Harbour Masters Committee Seminar in Morocco
WHARF TALK: Russian naval auxiliary tanker – KAMA
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for January 2023
Transnet Pipelines & Vopak to bid together for the Richards Bay LNG Terminal
Ocean Network Express (ONE) Unveils New Israel Shuttle Service (ILX)
Cape Town Container Terminal says it is dealing with the adverse weather
Perenco secures FID for Gabon Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility
Cargo ship Antoineta sinks off Gabon coast
Three navies in port & conflated exercises

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 18 November 2022

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Truck congestion becomes a problem at port of Richards Bay
WHARF TALK: famous company MR2 tanker SPRUCE EXPRESS
ISWAN’s Annual Review 2021 / 2022 is issued: Partnership working vital for maritime industry’s future
PetroSA reports leak in its southern Cape offshore pipeline
Missile attack on tanker Pacific Zircon off coast of Oman
BREAKING NEWS: Loaded TFR ore train collides with CFM shunting train between Ressano Garcia & Komatipoort
SAFEEN Feeders Launches New UAE-Red Sea Service
Freight Forwarding: Inflation and geopolitics will weigh on global supply chain
IN CONVERSATION: South Africa is hooked on fossil fuels: how it got here and how it can get out
Expecting Great Things from Africa’s New Oil and Gas Economies in 2023
New Books: Where Light in Darkness Lies
Eni and Hong Kong’s CNOOC bid to explore Mozambique’s A6-C offshore area
Derailment on the Richards Bay coal line- 97 wagons cleared
WHARF TALK: sub panamax container vessel MSC GIADA III
Mozambique’s first LNG cargo departs from Coral Sul FLNG, offshore the Rovuma basin
TNPA & Vopak seal the deal on the Richards Bay Liquid Bulk Terminal development
Durban Port Multi-Million Rand Tug Jetty Project moving ahead
REMEMBRANCE: Whitehall, London, Sunday
EU NAVFOR Med Irini operation seizes illegal cargo heading for Libya
WHARF TALK: specialised longliner OCEAN AZUL
IN CONVERSATION: Kenya Standard Gauge Railway contracts: what released documents say, and what they don’t
New Books: HMS Fearless
Russian Antarctic Expedition ship, Akademik Fedorov to call at Cape Town
Airfreight: Emirates places order for five new Boeing 777-200R freighter aircraft
Force Majeure back in effect on Richards Bay Coal Line

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