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Wednesday, 22 May 2013
First View – SAFMARINE NOMAZWE
The container ship SAFMARINE NOMAZWE (50,657-gt, built 2004), assisted by the harbour tug PALMIET,
approaches Cape Town harbour earlier this week. Read More…..
Shipwatch: Reshuffle for Asia-South Africa-East Coast South America
In a major rationalisation, CMA CGM, Maersk, Hamburg Süd, CSAV, China Shipping and Hanjin, intend
restructurng their Far East to East Coast South America (ECSA) services with three new joint strings from July. The three new
services will replace the following four services - the ASAS 2/NGX 2/SEAS 2/ASAX 2 currently operated by Maersk, Hamburg Süd, CSAV,
CMA CGM and China Shipping. In Scotland a small passenger ship went aground but has been successfully reflaoted and is now at
anchor in Oban Bay. Read More…..
Ships in port of interest
Five SA Navy vessels at Salisbury Island yesterday morning – shades of the past. The ships were the four
former strike craft and the navy hydrographic survey ship SAS Protea. Other ships of interest in the ports of South Africa included
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Piracy: Too soon to celebrate
It is perhaps too soon to start celebrating or to relax your vigil. That’s the message from a variety of
sources all concerned over premature high fiving amidst thoughts of having beaten the pirates. Rear Admiral Bob Tarrant, operation
Commander of the EU Naval Force operating in Somali waters said this week that there were still Somali pirates waiting to go out to
sea, and if presented with an easy target, they will attack. Other experts and specialists in this field are saying the same,
warning that complacency will prove costly. It only takes one successful capture of a ship to burst that bubble. Read More…..
Angola oil exports highest since 2010
Angola’s oil exports in March rose almost 10 percent to 1.74 million barrels per day against February,
which was the highest amount since 2010, according to the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). The rise in oil
sales is expected to continue in April and May and may slow down in June, a month for which Angola has already signed contracts for
1.63 million barrels per day. Read More…..
Africa offers opportunity for North-South, says Zuma
In developing Africa, countries from the North and the South have the unique opportunity to work together
to change the lives of millions of Africans, President Jacob Zuma said yesterday. Briefing the media in Tuynhuys during a visit by
Canada’s Governor-General David Johnston, Zuma said South Africa offered good investment prospects for countries like Canada. Read More…..
Ten years to overcome manpower shortage, says Nimasa head
The South African Association of Ship Operators and Agents announced last night that Peter Besnard has
been appointed as acting chief executive officer of SAASOA with effect from 20 May 2013. The position of CEO has been vacant since
the resignation of Ms Thato Tsautse in September last year. Read More…..
Germany reforms its maritime trade law
Germany is in the final stages of significantly reforming its maritime trade law. The reform bill has
been approved by parliament and is set to enter into force in due course. Although Germany has always endeavoured to adapt its
maritime law to changing economic conditions, and has therefore incorporated various reforms into the code, the general structure
of maritime trade law has undergone no significant adaptions for the past 150 years. Read More…..
Pics of the Day – ELIZABETH LYKES
a photographic record of just some of the many ships that have graced our ports. Read More…..
Previous News . . . .
Tuesday 21 May 2013
First View – WALVIS BAY TUGS
Chinese plan for new coal terminal and railway to Beira
Dutch sailing ships off Eastern Cape coast
Maersk confirms no more new tonnage this year
IMO agrees on a reduction of emissions
Nigeria LNG has to pay maritime levy
SAASOA appoints Peter Besnard acting CEO
Lake Malawi’s water levels are dropping
Seven countries block convention on asbestos shipping
Pics of the Day – DIEGO
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Monday 20 May 2013
First View – SVS AVERY
Nigeria declares force majeure on lng exports
Future Lamu port tipped to surpass Mombasa
Labour unrest still threatens SA ports
Piracy: $2.6 million paid to release ship
Maersk first quarter an improvement
Cruising: Breakaway docks in Bermuda
US Navy drone takes off and lands from aircraft carrier
Brazilian at the helm of WTO
Pics of the Day – BELLA Read More .....
Thursday 16 May 2013
First View – NILEDUTCH RHINO
News of ships and the shipping lines
Two-year wage agreement lessens Transnet strike risk
South Africa should diversify its economy
SAMSA signs MOU with World Maritime University
Tanzania to license 4th round of petroleum exploration
Costa goes Chinese on round the world cruise
SAMSA enters the surfing world
Classic Cruises back in service soon
Business Bill to be revamped
Pics of the Day – HOEGH TRAPEZE and KOTA HALUS Read More .....
Wednesday 15 May 2013
First View – THOMAS HARRISON
Diverted Maputo citrus brings congestion
Interesting coastal ship movements
Nigerian pirates release five crewmen
Nigeria: Five years for arms smugglers
MSC takes cruising a stage further with 7-night options
Oil: Uganda MoU on the way
Mozambique’s gas resources master plan by end 2013
Pondo people give nod to N2 deviation
Pics of the Day – GLENDEN Read More .....
Tuesday 14 May 2013
First View – Orchid Ace
Latest port statistics for month of April
April port statistics for RBCT
Gigaba commissions new Durban STS cranes
Locos for Angola and Mozambique may be built in SA
Black Sea to be targeted as ‘Sea of Shame’
Rio Tinto dismisses Mozambique workforce
Imperial buys into Nigerian logistics group
Coal line faces annual maintenance shutdown
Pics of the Day – XIA ZHI YUAN 6 Read More .....
Monday 13 May 2013
First View – SANDRA S
Maersk aims at more African contracts
From spec to sea – follow the Triple-E
Which way for Botswana coal?
More capacity on Far East- EC South America service
Djibouti looking for nearly $6 billion for port infrastructure
WWH orders first post-Panamax car carriers
How to comply with MARPOL Annex V
Maputo has a new pilot boat
Maersk hikes Mid East/India to East Africa rates
Pics of the Day – Martha Schulte Read More .....Thursday 9 May 2013
First View – Kota Arif
Horror collision with Messina ship in Genoa
Support for Somalia pledged by London conference
Industry leaders address piracy issues
Cruising: The best of the West Coast
Norwegian Breakaway rated a Wow
France says no to nationalising the Saint-Nazaire shipyard
Third CMA CGM giant goes to sea
US disengaging from Africa – Mo Ibrahim
Revamped Eastern Africa Shippers Council
Pics of the Day – BBC CAMPANA and AFRICAN PROTEA Read More .....Wednesday 8 May 2013
First View – Boa Thalassa
Top level conference focuses on stability for Somalia
Port of Praia phase 2 expansion to be completed this year
Dar es Salaam increases port traffic by 20 percent
Fourth navy strike craft to return to service
DCD Marine awarded Deepsea Metro 1 upgrade maintenance contract
Vale begins reconstruction of Nacala railway
Two British naval ships arrive in Walvis Bay
Germany a crucial agricultural investor for SA
Meeting at Richards Bay port about Newark Road upgrade
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