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LATEST NEWS

Thursday/Friday 22-23 September 2016

FIRST VIEW: JPO PISCES

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The 264-metre long container ship JPO PISCES (52,828-dwt, built 2005) sails from Lyttelton harbour in New Zealand after working her cargo at the port's container terminal. The German-owned ship (Oltmann Verwaltung) which has a capacity of 4132-TEU was built in South Korea at the Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries shipyard as their hull number S235 and is operated by Hapag-Lloyd. This picture is by Alan Calvert
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Sikorsky helicopters for Ghana's Port of Takoradi

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The Ghana port of Takoradi now has the use of two large S92 Sikorsky helicopters. As the main logistics support base for Ghana's oil industry, Takoradi requires the use of helicopters for the purposes of crew changes and for emergency evacuation at the TEN and Jubilee oil fields. The aircraft have a crew of two and can carry up to 19 passengers each. They have been provided by Tullow Oil Ghana Limited and were assembled at the port by PH Aviation, a local partner of PH Century Aviation in the USA
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Mozambique & Anadarko close to gas production agreement

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The commencement of natural gas extraction operations in the Rovumo basin region of northern Mozambique is a lot closer, following reports that the Mozambique government and US-group Anadarko Petroleum are about to sign final agreement papers. That's according to a report in the Portuguese language Maputo newspaper Noticias which quoted statements made by Al Walker, chief executive of the oil company at the conclusion of a visit of Mozambique's President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi to the oil company's premises in Houston, Texas.
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Seized Namibian f/v Antilles Reefer transferred to Mozambique Navy

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The Mozambique Defence Ministry has taken over control of a former Namibian fishing vessel that was seized for illegally fishing in Mozambique waters. The vessel, ANTILLES REEFER was arrested by Mozambique authorities in 2008 while fishing illegally in Mozambique's waters and was found to have on board 45 tonnes of fish products, including sharks. After a court case the owners of the ship were fined US$4.5 million, a sum that was never paid, and in 2009 the ship was confiscated by the state authorities.
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Hanjin saga can redefine container shipping landscape -- Xenata

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The Hanjin saga has the potential to redefine the container shipping landscape, says Patrik Berglund, CEO of Oslo-based think tank and market intelligence platform, Xenata. "For an industry that has struggled with collapsing rates, severe overcapacity (8.1% at the beginning of 2016) and devastated profit margins -- with even Maersk down 90% year on year for Q2 -- this marks an opportunity to finally regain the upper hand at the negotiating table," he suggests.
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Storm batters Rhapsody of the Seas Mediterranean cruise

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The cruise ship RHAPSODY OF THE SEAS has been battered by a severe storm in the eastern Mediterranean earlier this week, which delayed the ship's arrival in Santorini. There were no injuries to passengers who largely remained in their cabins as the ship entered an area of a low pressure storm, with strong winds, heavy rain and high seas. The ship was caught in the storm west of the Peloponnese Peninsular while en route from Corfu to Santorini.
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Jotun chuffed with EU decision on copper in marine antifoulings

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Jotun, a leading manufacturer of marine antifouling coatings, says it believes the European Union's decision to approve the use of copper in marine antifoulings will ensure continued delivery of powerful benefits for both the shipping industry and environment. Copper, Jotun says, is a key ingredient of most antifouling coatings, valued for its ability to provide the best overall balance of environmental protection and cost savings.
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CRUISE NEWS and NAVAL NEWS

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We publish news about the cruise industry and naval news here in the general news section, but now also in dedicated Cruise News and Naval News sections. These sections will include stories or news not necessarily covered in the general news section so if you have an interest in either of these don't forget to check regularly in our CRUISE NEWS and NAVAL NEWS sections.
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Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port

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Ports & Ships publishes regularly updated SHIP MOVEMENT reports including ETAs for ports extending from West Africa to South Africa to East Africa and including Port Louis in Mauritius. Some ports such as the South African Container Terminals (Durban, Ngqura, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town) include access to the latest stack dates......
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PIC OF THE DAY : BRITISH LOYALTY

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BP Shipping's crude oil tanker BRITISH LOYALTY (46,803-dwt, built 2004) arriving in Durban from the coast earlier in September. The Isle of Man-registered handysize tanker operates between the Gulf ports and on the South African coastal service together with a second company handsizer, BRITISH ENVOY. British Loyalty which is currently en route to Sohar in Oman is owned and operated by BP Shipping and was built at their Hyundai Mipo shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea as hull nmber 219. This picture is by Trevor Jones.
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EARLIER NEWS . . . .

Wednesday 21 September 2016
 
First View : INS KOLKATA
TNPA launches fourth new harbour tug OSPREY
Kenya to defend its maritime economic zone
US-based Oceanwide Logistics Opens in South Africa
Kidnapped truck drivers rescued by DRC army
Terex renews Lloyd's Register approval for floating cranes
PSA employs Vesconite bushings on prime mover axles
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : RUTH FIRST

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Tuesday 20 September 2016
 
First View : BALTIC PRIME
Crystal Serenity completes Northwest Passage voyage
Bowmans to hold ports & logistics seminar
CMA CGM introduces training course for Africa executives
SA Shipyards to launch Transnet's 4th new tug today
Ship Safety in West African Waters
140th Edition of Brown's Nautical Almanac available from October
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : ISLAND VIEW BERTHS

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Monday 19 September 2016
 
First View : ZEYNO
Burgh Group and Vitol buy into Richards Bay Coal Terminal
Dredging resumes at Maputo's long entrance channel
China Railway International Group to resupply Angolan railway network
Long distance truck drivers kidnapped by DRC rebels
CEVA announces Supplier of the Year winners
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : CAP CARMEL

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Thursday/Friday 15-16 September 2016
 
First View : HAM 310
Port Statistics for August are now available
BIMCO reports lowest level of newbuilding contracts in 20 years
Dar es Salaam Port looks to re-invent itself
Electric cruise ships of the near future
NATO Operation Active Endeavour in the Mediterranean
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : ELLENSBORG

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Wednesday 14 September 2016
 
First View : MAERSK VARNA
SA Ports gearing up to new e-Commerce Platform
Harmony of the Seas lifeboat falls -- one dead, four injured
Contract awarded for Freetown terminal extension
Oil & Gas: Qatar to buy stake in Mozambique's Rovuma Area 4
Denel & China's Poly Technologies in maritime sector agreement
Cathelco tests ballast water treatment system with US Coast Guard
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : SAS DRAKENSBERG & SAS SPIOENKOP

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Tuesday 13 September 2016
 
First View : KOBE STAR
IDZ plan for Mozambique's Tete province Nacala rail corridor to handle 22mt from 2018 Tema Shipyard busy with five vessels undergoing repair USS Zumwalt: The future guided-missile destroyer Sea Rescue: Chokka boat runs aground Expedition ship HANSEATIC completes Northeast Passage crossing Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port Cruise News and Naval Activities Pics of the Day : MSC SILVIA
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Monday 12 September 2016
 
First View : PLEIADES SPIRIT
Tema port expansion to commence next month
Taiwanese fishing vessel escorted to Cape Town
SA Navy ships Drakensberg & Spioenkop in Durban for repairs
Carnival orders three new LNG-powered cruise ships
Can China help Mozambique fight deforestation?
Medcruise endorses Mercy Ships Charity of Choice
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : THOR INTEGRITY

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Thursday/Friday 8-9 September 2016
 
First View : PERISTIL
Ghana removes controversial Terminal Handling Charges
WBHO selected to build Saldanha oil terminal
Rwanda promises to continue using port at Dar es Salaam
Tanzania standard gauge railway timelines
Kenya to start exporting crude oil by mid-2017
Port Techobanine railway back in vogue
New port engineer for Durban
Automation & Technology, say Nigeria's port authorities
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : MSC SILVANA

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Wednesday 7 September 2016
 
First View : MAYDON WHARF 4
World shipping facing challenges
Port of Dar es Salaam revenue improves
DP World gets 30-year concession to run Berbera port
MoA signed between IALA and India
China's hunger for Avocados
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : MAERSK VALLVIK

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Tuesday 6 September 2016
 
First View : SOUTHERN HIGHWAY
Antwerp port to assist expansion at San Pedro
MSC announces name of 2nd Meraviglia-class cruise ship
MSC Cruises' launches 2017/18 local season: new destination
Angola shipyard development
Transforming the face of Port Elziabeth
Final preparations for today's Cape Industries Showcase
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : HS BERLIOZ

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Monday 5 September 2016
 
First View : DORMAC DOCK 1
Dormac's new floating dock is named
Transnet unveils Africa's first dredging simulator
NIMASA reaffirms its commitment to the ISPS Code
Hanjin ships seized as HMM intervenes
French CGG forms offshore seismic J/V in Ghana
Transnet maintains it is in healthy liquidity position
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : MSC SINDY

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Thursday/Friday 1-2 September 2016
 
First View : FAIRY TALE
Grain imports press East London grain elevator back into service
Mozambique plans a ban on all exports of unprocessed logs
Mombasa second container terminal commissioning on Friday
Nigeria losing 700,000 barrels of oil a day
Fire in Colombo container terminal
Hanjin Shipping seeks court receivership
New marine representative for Vesconite
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News and Naval Activities
Pics of the Day : GOLDEN YOSA

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What! Still not enough? Good grief, as Snoopy would say! Okay, check out the archives-they go back way back, about 12 or 13 years actually, and that ought to keep you reading for a while, but don't forget, we're adding new news every weekday Monday to Thursday. That's just to keep things fresh and up to date. In the meantime you can start HERE.....

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Ports & Ships provides news and in-depth reporting from the ports, harbours and shipping lines serving Southern and Sub-Saharan Africa including regularly updated shipping movements (schedules) and port, rail and road transport developments.

In addition Ports & Ships offers analysis of the many issues affecting the maritime industry throughout the region, including East Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands. The latest developments in the ports are covered, while legal comment covering some pertinent issues is provided by experts in the field.
 
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