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 25 August 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   INS SUNAYNA P57

TFR adopts an Outcomes Based Security solution to solve theft and vandalism on rail network
WHARF TALK: Norwegian Fisheries Research Vessel DR. FRIDTJOF NANSEN
New Port Security Officer (PSO) appointed for Port of Durban
Tanker collision in Suez Canal
Third new tug arrives for service at Port Maputo
DRC copper mine to rail 10,000 tonnes of copper through the Lobito Corridor
Mina de cobre da RDC transportará 10.000 toneladas de cobre através do Corredor do Lobito
WHARF TALK: anchor handling, tug, and supply vessel BOKA FULMAR
Potential shortages as Panama Canal restrictions impact holiday stocks, warns Container xChange
Nigeria: Dangote Refinery completes construction and starts production
Innovative WindWings sail-assisted bulker sets off on commercial voyage
Namport planning to enlarge Walvis Bay port for oil and gas sector
WHARF TALK: offshore crane vessel BOKALIFT 1
92 Years of service for South Sands Bluff Lighthouse
In Conversation: Kenya and the US are negotiating a trade deal that could be a model for Africa
Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) explained: Video series
TPT prepares to partner with ICTSI at Durban Container Terminal Pier 2
WHARF TALK: anchor handling, tug, supply vessel (AHTS) PACIFIC DOLPHIN
Transnet calls for retraction of media comments after Group CE speech
ICTSI posts healthy half-year results
Mossel Bay port issues a Request for Information on a renewable energy facility
IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim welcomes transfer of oil from FSO Safer
Testing of Tanzania SGR delayed by lack of locomotives

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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 5 August 2023

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:  Port of Ngqura

Malawi to build a dry port at Nacala
WHARF TALK: AHTS offshore support vessel – STRATIS Z
Video Special – The Legacy of Kotug
Durban’s Cooper Lighthouse marks 70 years of service
Mobile crane crashes off ship in Walvis Bay
Fremantle Highway taken to Eemshaven port
WHARF TALK: MR2 product tanker – MULBERRY EXPRESS
Yemen: IMO enhances maritime security
Liberian Coast Guard rescues hijacked Chinese fishing vessel
Hapag-Lloyd completes takeover of SM SAAM terminal and logistics business
SAAM to focus on expanding its towage business
TNPA reaches out to schools in KZN and Eastern Cape
SA records preliminary trade balance deficit of R3.5bn
WHARF TALK: Type 054A guided missile frigate CNS SANYA (FFG574)
The human rights of seafarers: New ITF guidance
Upgrade for Ethiopia – Djibouti main road
Bulk carrier Cooper Island and crew detained in Nigeria on drug charges
President Ruto calls for Mombasa port reform
Egypt’s new Ain Sokhna container terminal is handed over
WHARF TALK: PLAN auxiliary replenishment ship – WEISHANHU AOE887
Major maritime companies agree to develop book and claim approaches in order to accelerate shipping’s decarbonisation transition
Xeneta Container Update: Long-term ocean freight rates hit two-year low
Super Group expands further into UK, acquires Amco
Record high temps – July 2023
Korean War commemoration 1953 – 2023
Korean War commemoration 1953 – 2023
WHARF TALK: Chinese PLAN Type 052DL Destroyer NANNING 162
Update on fire on board car carrier Fremantle Highway
Beira and Nhava Sheva port calls added to ONE’s MIM service
SA Navy chief pledges ship visit to China
Scrap on Angola’s Luanda and Bengo coastlines to be cleared
The IMO ISM Code”: Seafarers’ views sought
‘Name Your Price’ freight service introduced to South Africa

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 5 July 2020

Africaa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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Front Page: JOLLY TITANIO
Pirates board general cargo ship Kota Budi off Cotonou,kidnap crew
TPT remains optimistic about SA’s remaining citrus season
FPSO Sendje Berge attacked by militants, nine personnel kidnapped
Veecraft Marine-built workboat Inkanyamba handed over to Armscor
Ten Solstad offshore vessels departing for Africa and Russia
Navis Truck Appointment System introduced at City Deep Terminal
UK’s economic recovery: Department for International Trade launches modelling review to support economic recovery
World Marine AtoN Day coincides with 122nd anniversary of lighthouse
Transnet appoints new Chief Financial Officer
Covid-19 and the oil price slump in Africa: which countries will fare better?
No Fuel, No Fumes: Water Witch clears pollution with electric clean-up boats
MOL spearheads demo voyages of autonmous coastal vessels
Historic mine sweeper SAS Durban partially sinks in Durban Harbour
Durban provides additional capacity to assist at Cape Town terminal
CMA CGM Group helping Africa accelerate its economic development
UK govt commits to protect seafarers and help stabilise global shipping market
MSC Cruises celebrates keel-laying of LNG-powered MSC World Europa
NSPCA successful in 2nd High Court action against live sheep export
Transnet Port Terminals places order with ZPMC for 22 straddle carriers
Western Cape govt concern over operational issues at Cape Town port
STS seizes control of Socotra: Ramifications and Risk
A massive Saharan dust plume is moving into the southeast US
LPG conversion accepted by Flag for use as fuel on VLGC
Royal Air Force flies aid to Africa: Tackling Coronavirus
WHARF TALK: News & Views From Along the Coast
Uganda: Protection of HGV drivers from COVID-19, Transaid’s emergency project
UK Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB): Human performance in signalling operation
Nigerian Federal Govt to take control of all anchorages

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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First View : AMSTERDAM
Opposition to Indian military base on Assumption Island, Seychelles
Register now for a Port and Terminal Concession course, but beware the scams
Ghana ports urges to seek more traffic from Niger
Houthi attack on Saudi tanker in Gulf of Aden
Mozambique’s INAMAR to reinforce search and rescue
Transaid team visits Zambia
Slow but steady growth for next two years, says shipping analyst Drewry
Carnival Cruise Line Takes Delivery of Carnival Horizon
Wilhelmsen and KONGSBERG establish world’s first autonomous shipping company
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : NORWEGIAN SKY, SUN & JADE

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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First View : ASTOR
Qatar ups the ante and sends seven ships to Suakin, Sudan
Somalia appeals to the UN for action against a UAE military base in Somaliland
DAFF to use diplomatic channels to return funds held abroad
NIMASA chief calls for Nigerian National Maritime Policy to be implemented
Why Africa’s free trade area offers so much promise
dti Ready to engage the US on steel and aluminium quotas
Maersk and Bolloré to jointly develop 2nd Abidjan Container Terminal
Allied Maritime Command hosts Allied Operational Commanders
Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) exercising in the Baltic
New name, new leadership and new working groups for ICHCA Technical Panel
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : NILEDUTCH PANTHER

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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First View : ST TROPEZ 1
Surprise cancellation of navy’s three offshore patrol vessels
South Africa, Mozambique talk transport
News from Yemen Gulf of Aden Ports Corporation (YGAPC)
Female marine pilot making waves in Saldanha
EU NAVFOR in Oman/ Serbian team in Djibouti
MSC next shipping line to opt for new mega ships
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : AFRICAN TURACO

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Thursday’s Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Thursday/Friday’s Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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First View : Simon’s Town Naval Dockyard
China’s CNOOC takes possession of West African block
News in general from the ships and ports around the coast
West African port security
Norwegian Joy heads out for China – Video
Air crash passengers who died were from Cornelder Port of Beira
World’s largest container ship, MOL Triumph, is first of six sisterships
MARAD advisory warns of Yemen risks to US-flag ships
PRESS RELEASES: Maritime Industry Conference will explore sector opportunities
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : APL AUSTRIA

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Monday’s Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

Monday’s Africa PORTS & SHIPS Maritime News

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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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