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LATEST NEWS

Thursday/Friday, 23-24 April 2015

FIRST VIEW – NIGER DELTA KING

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A busy Cape Town harbour scene, with the offshore service tug NIGER DELTA which has just arrived in port from the South African coast under tow behind the SMIT LOMBOK. She is seen here with two harbour tugs close in attendance as they escort the big tug to her berth. The harbour tug closest to Niger Delta is ENSELENI. Picture: Aad Noorland (62 of 62 words)
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Conventional buoy mooring (CBM) installed in Luanda Bay

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A conventional buoy mooring (CBM) has been installed in Luanda Bay to cater for tankers with a draught of up to 19.3 metres. The CBM was installed by Pumangol, the Angolan subsidiary of Singapore-based Puma Energy and will cater for a variety of small and medium to large tankers. (49 of about 200 words)
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Mystery surrounds loss of Inhaca Island ferry

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There are still five people missing after a ferry travelling between Maputo and Inhaca Island capsized, leaving three known survivors and at least one death.. (25 of about 210 words)
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Single-hull Nigerian cabotage tankers reprieved until 2021

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The phasing out of service of single-hull tankers operating in Nigerian waters will enjoy a reprieve until 2021, in terms of a revision of the schedule announced this week by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). (38 of about 140 words)
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Mombasa port takes action over false certificates

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Up to 400 port employees at the Kenyan port of Mombasa face a worrying time after Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) revealed that they are suspected of having used false certificates to gain employment. (33 of about 230 words)
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Most container ships losing money on Asia-Europe trade

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The two 2M carriers, Maersk and MSC, have the largest market share, but their break-even line per box is lower than rivals because of their bigger ships, Drewry said. (29 of about 410 words)
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SA sends condolences on Migrant ship tragedy

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President Jacob Zuma has sent his condolences following the death of African migrants when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya. (26 of about 140 words)
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APM Terminals Apapa wins Nigerian safety award

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APM Terminals Apapa was last month named the ‘Most Environmentally Conscious Port Operator at the Lagos Port Complex’ by the Nigerian Port Authority’s Environment Department of the Health, Safety and Environment Division. (32 of about 300 words)
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Giant CMA CGM Kerguelen under 12 cranes at Port Klang

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When French container line’s latest and biggest container ship, CMA CGM KERGUELEN performed her first call at the Malaysia’s Port Klang, the terminal operator was ready and had set up a unique arrangement for the new 398-m long ship, no less than 12 ship-to-shore cranes to work simultaneously on loading the vessel for her maiden voyage to Europe. (58 of about 720 words)
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Xenophobic attacks have hurt SA, says Trade Dep Minister

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Attacks on foreign nationals have not only been regrettable and sad but they have also resulted in a loss of export foreign revenue, Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Mzwandile Masina said on Wednesday. (33 of about 480 words)
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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...... (55 of about 400 words)
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PIC OF THE DAY - MSC MARIANNA

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It’s strange to think that had this ship arrived in the port of Durban (seen here) shortly after she was built, the ship would have excited much interest on account of her size and capacity. We would have been writing that she has a deadweight of 85,786 tons and that she measures 300 metres in length. Wow! Thirteen years on and her size and capacity of 6,750-TEU is commonplace and it would now take a ship twice her size in capacity to raise an article in any of the newspapers. How quickly things move on! MSC Marianna (85,786-dwt, built 2002) is seen here sailing from the port in fine autumn weather. Picture: Trevor Jones (114 of 114 words)
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EARLIER NEWS . . . .

Wednesday, 22 April 2015
 
First View – BORDER
First time for Richards Bay as wheat ship docks
Yemeni crisis heightens as more warships arrive
Nigerian FG moves against seven rice importers
TPT KZN port terminals awarded NOSA Five Star Ratings
Meraviglia is the name of MSC Cruises’ new Vista class ship
Container packing seminar at ICHCA Durban conference
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – LAVELA

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Tuesday, 21 April 2015
 
First View – SVS FROBISHER
Siyabonga Gama appointed acting Transnet Group chief executive
Transnet School of Excellence graduates 115 trainees
SA Shipyards enters into MoU with China Shipbuilding Trdg Co
Another huge loss of life in migrant ferry tragedy
BIMCO: Containership Rates Take a Nosedive
Uncertainty over proposed Tete-Macuse railway and port
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – URSUS

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Monday, 20 April 2015
 
First View –KARIBA
Transnet’s Molefe seconded to Eskom
US$596 million development for Port of Dar es Salaam
Merchant ships stopped from entering Yemeni ports with vital foodstuffs
Ovation of the Seas to sail in Australian waters
Two ships ground themselves in Suez Canal
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – QUEEN MARY 2

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Thursday/Friday, 16-17 April 2015
 
First View – AURORA
SA delegation in the US for AGOA talks
Nautic Africa expands into quayside management
TPT shortlisted by Navis as one of the best terminal operators
Queen Mary 2 in South Africa
Guinea-Bissau gets tough, bans logging for five years
Book Release: The Admiralty Manual of Seamanship
Suez Canal widening to be completed by July
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – AVONBORG

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Wednesday, 15 April 2015
 
First View – QUEEN MARY 2
Piracy returns to Nigeria as 3 crew members are snatched
BlueTec turbines - Harnessing the ocean current
Nairobi Wreck Removal Convention Enters into Force
South Africa and US commit to addressing AGOA concerns
OOCL orders six 21,000-TEU container ships
Yemen bans ships from entering its territorial waters
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – DA QING XIA

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Tuesday, 14 April 2015
 
First View – ANTHEM OF THE SEAS
Maputo port authority found liable in grounding of Dubai Sun
Cruise ship Azores held in Lisbon over debt dispute
Wharf Talk: A pollution disaster waiting to happen
MSC axes world’s biggest ship’s maiden voyage as rates hit all-time low
SA Agulhas leaves on another scientific voyage
West Africa set to get new generation PSV tonnage
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – THERMOPYLAE

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Monday, 13 April 2015
 
First View – LOUIS 2
Eighteen of EMATUM fleet already in Mozambique
Mozambique seeks US$2.3 billion to expand rail and port network
Zambia joins IMO
Shipping lines pull back as Yemen crisis shows no sign of ending
CMA CGM new service connects Houston and West Africa
Sound familiar? Six-mile truck jam outside US port
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – WARDEH

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Thursday/Friday, 9-10 April 2015
 
First View – KANG SHENG
Illegal fishing vessel Thunder scuttled off São Tomé
First cruise ship visit to Southern Angolan port of Namibe
Inchcape Shipping Services opens in Mozambique
Another giant for MSC as Oliver enters service
Marion Dufresne undergoes life extension renovation
Sub-Sahara Africa loses 85 percent of oil trade with US
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – TAI FU No. 3

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Wednesday, 8 April 2015
 
First View – CRYSTAL SERENITY
Lengthy delays at Douala port bring surcharges
Ugandan shippers upset by shipping line fees
Six contenders for IMO top job
India and China cooperate on joint Indian Ocean trade routes
Gambia Ports Authority signs MOU with Guinea Bissau Ports
The Changing Face of Marine Risk
Fire on board Russian nuclear submarine
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – ATLANTIC BLUE

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Tuesday, 7 April 2015
 
First View – AMAZON WARRIOR
Suez and Red Sea traffic unaffected by Yemen crisis
DEA reacts to Durban Bay oil spill
RMS Queen Elizabeth - I was on her last voyage to New York!
DP World signs MOU with Maldivian Government
Wharf Talk – Farewell, Captain George Foulis
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – PALABORA

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Thursday/Friday, 2-3 April 2015
 
First View – DURBAN HARBOUR
Container ships getting bigger and bigger
Nacala port developer files for bankruptcy
New cruise ship Viking Star is delivered
Shipping faces US$100 billion a year bill from recent sulphur cap
Fugro opens new office in Accra, Ghana
Panama Canal Authority plans further expansion
Black Sea ports handle 2.6 million TEU in 2014
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – MSC RITA

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Wednesday, 1 April 2015
 
First View – Clipper Ise
Saudi Navy blockades Yemeni ports
Dar es Salaam the busiest gateway into Central Africa
GE Group supplies 100 diesel locomotives to Angola
Carnival splits nine new ships between two shipyards
SA keen of doing business with Russia
Trade News: EBH carving a niche
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – DEMETER

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Tuesday, 31 March 2015
 
First View – MKHUZE
Yemeni ports closed as crisis deepens
Work on new Walvis Bay Gateway port starts in April
New Transnet appointments announced
A Gracious Quartet remembered
NATO’s Group neutralises two mines off French coast
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – INSPIRATION

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Monday, 30 March 2015
 
First View – CSC NELSON and SASDOCK
Nigeria’s Federal Govt pledges support for Lekki port
L-o-n-g-e-r MSC Sinfonia heads off for Med. cruises
East African Community seeking infrastructure investment
Gateway to Antarctica Exhibition
New freight trains launched in Dar es Salaam
Somalis seize Iranian fishing vessel
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pic of the Day – DA CHANG

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Thursday/Friday, 26-27 March 2015
 
First View – KOTA BISTARI
TAU MORWE TO RETIRE
Nigerian port workers embark on three-day strike
MOL increases Moz and Madagascar rates – CMA CGM orders 20,000-TEU ships
South Africa to stay net maize exporter, despite drought
Two new berths at Port of Ngqura
Trade News: Veecraft Marine pioneers hybrid propulsion system
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – Simon’s Town Naval Festival

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Wednesday, 25 March 2015
 
First View – RS AFRICANA
Namibia moves ahead with CapeFria deepwater port process
Nigeria repositions to become Africa’s biggest fertiliser exporter
Ghanaian Navy hones skills in maritime security training
Cameroon’s container imports block country’s cocoa exports
Tanzanian president vows to reduce road blocks on Central Corridor
Mega ships bring mega logistical headaches
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – GLOVIS CHALLENGE

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Tuesday, 24 March 2015
 
First View – THE WORLD
Grimaldi introduces second newbuild to West Africa
WISTA-UK recognises achievements of women in shipping
ABB’s Azipod propulsion selected to new Mercy Ship
How is the cruise industry faring?
New MSC ship to be based in Miami
Angola’s Moçâmedes Railroad now in business
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – HAPPY DOVER

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Monday, 23 March 2015
 
First View – SARAH BAARTMAN
South Africans experience a Tunisian terrorist attack!
No SA Air Force patrols over Mozambique Channel
MSC OPERA departs from Durban today
First batch of 95 Transnet electric locomotives rolled out
HMS Dragon and South African sub play cat and mouse game
Prison for pirates who received Danish compensation
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pic of the Day – CELESTE

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Thursday/Friday, 19-20 March 2015
 
First View – RFA GOLD ROVER
EU support for the Somali Coast Guard
Maputo dredging of access channel announced
Walvis Bay upgrades to Navis 2.6 system
Luanda handles over 13 million tonnes of cargo in 2014
Full of the joys of spring, the Queen christens Britannia
Industry News: Concargo merges into TSI Central Station
Invaders from the Sea – Ballast Water – video clip
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – TORINO

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Tuesday, 17 March 2015
 
First View – AURORA and SEA PRINCESS
SA Port statistics for the calendar year 2014 are available here
New Suez Canal will handle ‘most types’ of ships
Messina Line takes delivery of world’s biggest ro-ro container ship
Bringing new meaning to the word ‘evocative’!
Promar targets Gulf of Guinea with new-build PSV
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – DONG-A ARTEMIS

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Monday, 16 March 2015
 
First View – FATIH
Port statistics for the month of February 2015 are now available here
Counter piracy centre opens in Cotonou
New Walvis Bay container terminal on track
Uncertainty over AGOA proving damaging
USNS Spearhead undertakes Cameroonian phase of African Partnership Station
OPV Barracuda commissioned into Mauritian Coast Guard
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – FGS KARLSRUHE (F212)

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Thursday/Friday, 12-13 March 2015
 
First View – EMMA BULKER
Nigerian port results for 2014 listed
Skuld issues advisory over ship-to-ship oil transfers off West Africa
Transnet to secure 36 take-or-pay coal contracts by 31 March
P&O Flagship debuts on Saturday
EBH Namibia: When the going gets tough
Maersk Line says slow steaming will continue
Liebherr opens African maritime hub
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pic of the Day – BALAO

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Wednesday, 11 March 2015
 
First View – HMS DRAGON
US, British and Spanish marines carry our weapons drills with Angolans
SafmarineMPV adds Angola and Congo to its USA-West Africa service
Suez Canal gains the most over US West Coast congestion
Mission to Seafarers assists crew of arrested ship Iskandar
World’s largest cutter suction dredger for Jan de Nul
Disputes simmer over oil & gas rights in Eastern Africa
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pic of the Day – COSTA neoRIVIERA

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