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Ports & Ships Cruise News
Dec 19, 2008
Author: Terry Hutson

the latest Cruise News and Views features the following stories this week... ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Dec 18, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – STOLT EFFICIENCY
Lagos ports severely congested – 80 ships outside
New work barge launched in Durban
Piracy report – further attacks reported as UN promises land operations to curtail pirate activity
Kenya places territorial waters under surveillance
Railway news - Nacala railway reopens and boost for Rwanda link
TRADE NEWS – World Bank says world trade will shrink in 2009
Pic of the day – SIEM SASHA and MORNING GLORY III ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Dec 17, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – BERG’s maiden visit
TPT makes new appointments
Durban port remains open during Christmas and New Year
PPECB explains 10.5% fee increase
Piracy update – Indian frigate takes pirates prisoner
News from the shipping lines
Nacala railway damaged by heavy rain
Pics of the day – SAFMARINE ORANJE and MSC AFRICA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Dec 15, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

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First View – RFA BLACK ROVER
Höegh Autoliners and Grindrod enter into partnership over Maputo Car Terminal
Call for SA to promote agri exports
UN-backed meeting wraps up with call for greater action to fight piracy
K Line and PIL to go it together from March
Pic of the day – HOEGH TROOPER & STENA VICTORY ...
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Ports & Ships Cruise News
Dec 12, 2008
Author: Terry Hutson

the latest Cruise News & Views carries the following stories this week

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Dec 11, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – KIWI AUCKLAND
Outcry expected as HEBEI SPIRIT officers are jailed
Qatar agrees to finance new Kenyan port at Lamu
Shipping trends – lines consolidate and start cutting back
Another angle on piracy - coke goes overland to Norway
The Russians are coming!
Pics of the day – ARKAAN and BANGLAR MAYA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Dec 10, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

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First View – AQUAMARINE ACE
Boost for Coega as R1 billion contract is signed
SA Navy commissions new specialist reaction squadron
Russian Navy squadron to round Cape of Good Hope en route to Indian Ocean
Sonangol and KBR sign contract to build Lobito refinery
Piracy update - Maersk ship identified as the mystery vessel attacked off Dar es Salaam
Pics of the day – Scenes around Durban Bay ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Dec 9, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – RIO NEGRO
Dry bulk rates hit 22-year low
Cops kept busy with contraband cargo
New barge goes into the water
Ghana plans major development for Port of Takoradi
Piracy update – Somali pirates turn south in search of ships
Pic of the day – Progress at the Durban Point ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Dec 8, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – DEEP CONSTRUCTOR
South African port statistics for November
Richards Bay coal exports exceed expectations
Complex ship repair contract completed in Durban
Piracy update – another cruise ship comes under attack
Shipping trends – new tonnage keeps on coming
Pics of the day – INGWENYA & LONDON ...
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Ports & Ships Cruise News
Dec 5, 2008
Author: P&S

The latest Cruise News and Views carries the following stories ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Dec 4, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – BLACK EAGLE with talons bared
Navy unveils plans for new patrol ships
South African waters not a playground for pirates - Navy chief
Zeppelin Group takes stake in Skysails
Piracy report – AU expresses concern and UN extends Resolution 1848
Pic of the day – DAINTY RIVER and ACECHADOR ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Dec 3, 2008
Author: Terry Hutson

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – EUROPA
Nationwide strike threatens road freight transport
Cruise ship in Cape Town for dry docking
Cruise ship Nautica attacked by Somali pirates
NSRI tows Australian yacht into port
Gautrain arrives in Durban harbour
Pics of the day – Gautrain at the docks ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Dec 2, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

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First View – BLACK EAGLE
Dedicated surf rescue helicopters unavailable this summer
PetroSA recommissions FPSO on Oribi oilfield
Work gets underway on Libyan railway
Upsurge of fighting in Somalia among heaviest in recent months, UN reports
Low freight rates likely for at least another year
Pic of the day – MAERSK DELLYS ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Dec 1, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

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First View – WESTERN TRIDENT
Plans for new inland container park unveiled
GAC expands into Mozambique
Of ships and shipping lines
Deal in sight for armaments ship FEINA
Piracy report – security guards jump overboard
Pic of the day – Cape Town scene.... tugs DE DA and ROTTERDAM ...
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Ports & Ships Cruise News
Nov 28, 2008
Author: Terry Hutson

The latest cruise news is available in the CRUISE NEWS & REVIEWS section ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 27, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View - AN YUE JIANG
QE2’s final voyage ends in Dubai
Arlona Engineering provides specialised lifting equipment at Durban harbour
Counting the cost of piracy
Piracy report - Indian Navy sank Thai fishing vessel
Pic of the day – CAP CARMEL ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 26, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

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First View - LIKOS
PPPs bear fruit on Maputo Corridor, says Sturrock boss
Diamond sampling vessel DP THE EXPLORER ready to sail for Cape Town
Piracy update – Yemeni ship latest to be seized as India lines up more warships
Coega’s anchor tenant saga - another chapter opens
Shipping lines news
Pic of the day – KOTA AZAM and SEA LIFE ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 24, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

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First View – MOL DEDICATION
Crude oil settles below 50 dollars
Dispute sees dive company shut up shop after 23 years of service
SA Navy visits East London
IMO Secretary-General Mitropoulos calls for cohesive response to piracy
A pirate’s view of things
Pic of the day – DEVPRAYAG and BOW SUN ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 23, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

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First View - MSC LEVINA
Maria Ramos resigns from Transnet
Ramos says she leaves with mixed feelings
Engen unable to provide bunker fuel
Piracy report - Islamists say they will stop the pirates
OTAL secures aid shipments
Pic of the day - DURBAN HARBOUR SCENES ...
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Maria Ramos to step down from Transnet
Nov 21, 2008
Author: P&S

Maria Ramos, chief executive of Transnet for the last five years, announced today her intention to step down from the parastatal ...
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Ports & Ships Cruise News
Nov 21, 2008
Author: Terry Hutson

The latest Cruise News & Views carries the following stories - please go to the Cruise News and Reviews page ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 19, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

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First View – WESTERN TRIDENT & DEEP CONSTRUCTOR
Transport companies given 21 days to remove manganese ore dump near Port Elizabeth
Too many govt agencies in our ports, says Nigeria’s Public Enterprise DG
Transnet calls for someone to develop tank farm at Port of Ngqura
Study shows European environmentalism hurts African exports
Study finds large global barriers to trade in raw materials
East African Community EPA negotiations unlikely to be finished by December
Indian Navy frigate sinks Somali pirate ship
Pic of the day – TERN and SAFMARINE TEXAS ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 19, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

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First View - SEZELA
MOL and Maersk set to mothball ships
WFP reappoints SDTV to handle Djibouti commodities
US heightens its interest in Angolan maritime security
Pirates seized grain ship in Gulf of Aden
Nigerian customs intercept smuggled cars in containers
Pic of the day – KS COSMOS ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 18, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – KOTA NALURI
Odjfell re-routes its ships round the Cape
British quandary over captured pirates
Supertanker SIRIUS STAR taken by Somali pirates
IRISL chairman says US sanctions has little effect
Russia considers naval base at Benghazi
Pic of the day – BOW PIONEER ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 17, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – Progress with widening Durban’s port entrance channel
Fire at Durban oil refinery threatens bunker supplies
Container ship charters go into freefall
Chinese seaman off coast dies as containers go overboard
Piracy report – Somali pirates undeterred by naval presence
Bill for MSC NAPOLI comes to £120 million
Pic of the day – CAPE TOWN TUGS ...
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Ports & Ships Cruise News
Nov 14, 2008
Author: Terry Hutson

The latest Cruise News & Views carries the following stories - please go to the Cruise News and Reviews page

Carnival Dream floats out
QE2 now on her final voyage
Celebrity in New Zealand
Gentle facelift for Crystal Serenity
Rats! No more BYO for Rhapsody and Melody
Good news as NCL drops fuel surcharge
In the news this week ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 13, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

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First View – ATLANTIC IMPALA
Scare as gas leak causes evacuation of Port Elizabeth Container Terminal
Zimbabwe signs MoU to use Walvis Bay harbour
Piracy report – warships engage with pirates
Nato Navy Escorts Protect UN-Shipped Food Aid Against Pirates
A Leopard named Seal - The Truth Behind Russia’s “Ultramodern” Military
African economists meet at UN-backed conference in Tunis
For the record...
Pic of the day – P&O NEDLLOYD TESLIN ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 12, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and tansport related news of interest for Africa

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First View – TORM HELENE
News from the world of shipping
QE2 says farewell with a thump
Piracy report – Stolt tanker seized but Indian Navy prevents another
Tough times for Dar es Salaam clearing & forwarding industry
Pic of the day – GREEN CAPE and SAFMARINE CONGO ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 11, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

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First View – SAFMARINE SOYO
False alarm kills 20 on board Russian submarine
Australians called in to manage troubled Rift Valley Railway
Rwanda and Burundi to build rail link with Dar es Salaam
Mombasa resumes transhipments – Dar es Salaam still on hold
Good third quarter for international terminal operator
Pic of the day – Container ships at Durban – SAFMARINE MAFADI and STELLENBOSCH ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 10, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

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First View – RAINBOW under a rainbow
South African port statistics for October
Analysts expect a third of dry bulk newbuilds will be cancelled
Coastwatch tug SMIT AMANDLA goes into dry dock
Need to make Mombasa a 24-hour port
Piracy report – Danish ship taken
Pic of the day – LS JACOBA ...
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Ports & Ships Cruise News and Views
Nov 7, 2008
Author: Terry Hutson

The latest Cruise News & Views carries the following stories - please go to the Cruise News and Reviews page

MSC SINFONIA to cruise in Southern African waters
End of the road for Ocean Village
Hesitant start for Orient Lines
For what it's worth
P&O names new ship AZURA
End of the line for Fred Olsen's BLACK PRINCE
EUROPA scores again as Berlitz's 'Best Ship ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 6, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

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First View – PECOS RIVER
Brimstone consortium takes control of Sea Harvest
World first for FPT Durban
Move your operations or else, Mombasa’s clearing & forwarding agents told
Food, oil dominate 2008 global economy
Pic of the day – MSC KRYSTAL ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 5, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

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First View – EVER GENTLE renamed
News from the world of shipping
Cable landing sites in Kenya and Mozambique underway
African Free-Trade bloc will reduce cost of doing business, says SADC head
Illicit trade undermines single East African market
International trade hit by global financial crisis, says UN body
Pic of the day – TALISMAN ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 4, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

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First View – SVITZER GELLISWICK
Charges brought against TransNamib boss
Shipping representatives issue appeal over piracy
K-Line and PIL join forces with joint Asia – east coast South America service
East Africa’s broad gauge railway to extend into Rwanda says Uganda minister
Plans to increase Tema Container Terminal capacity
Pic of the day – SHIN FUJI ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 3, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport news of interest for Africa

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First View – DIOMED, another victim of the Zululand coast
Drama on the Zululand coast
Motor Industry – VW looks to expand exports
Piracy report - Kenya and Ukraine asked to explain Faina’s cargo
News from the shipping lines
SAS SPIOENKOP in historic visit to Vietnam
Botswana bans animals from Trans-Kalahari
Pic of the day – MONIQUE ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Oct 30, 2008
Author: P&S

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

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First View – MSC ROBERTA in Cape Town
Barges remain aground off Zululand coast
MOL withdraws from liner trade agreements
Oil rig due in Cape Town tomorrow
US gives Mauritius the nod on textiles under AGOA
P&O names new ship AZURA
Comments on the SADC-EAC-COMESA Summit
Pic of the day – ORIBI ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Oct 28, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

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First View – RSS JAMES COOK
Transnet posts pleasing revenue returns
No crooks or corruption in fast Walvis Bay
Govt has second thoughts on limiting export of scrap metal
Piracy Report – NATO ships begin operations
Nigeria’s Yar’Dua hints at strengthening naval presence
Oil drops below 60 dollars a barrel
Pic of the day – MAGNATE ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Oct 28, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

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First View – SVITZER MUSSELWICK
Weekend of drama on the Zululand coast
TNPA to upgrade Durban port roads
UN wants overhaul of China food safety practices
MOL adds surcharge to St Petersburg cargo
UN envoy welcomes Somali peace deal
Pic of the day – ORANGE RIVER BRIDGE ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Oct 27, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

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First View – SAS CHARLOTTE MAXEKE
End of the line for the Coega smelter?
CFM offers to rebuild Malawi railway
Cruise season gets underway as Rhapsody arrives
SAS SPIOENKOP impresses the Chinese
Piracy Report – French fight back
Transnamib locomotives for overhaul
Pic of the day – MAERSK BOSTON ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Oct 23, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

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First View - JING PO HE under 5 cranes
Plans advance for a 26-state African Free Trade Area
Ovenstone Agencies charter in BALTIC TRADER for Tristan trade
Silting still the Port of Beira’s chief problem
Strategic bridge ‘dangerous’ – threat to important trade route
Congestion and long dwell times plague European ports
Piracy Report: Indian dhow freed by Somali armed forces
Pic of the day – SAFMARINE NGAMI ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Oct 22, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interet for Africa

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First View – NYK HAKONE in New Zealand waters
China freight forwarders to target Africa and other emerging markets
Mozambique: Railway to Marromeu reopened
SA Navy ships to visit Maputo
Piracy Report – another ship seized
Over 100 years of Liner Conferences in Europe come to an end
Pic of the day – ACECHADOR ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Oct 20, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

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First View – SNOW CRYSTAL
News from the shipping lines
CMA CGM and Delmas expand into Indian Ocean Island trades
Belgian trade seminar for Durban
Piracy report: ships and sailors ransomed
News from the cruise lines
Pic of the day – MSC ORIANE ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Oct 20, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

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First View – WESTERN SPIRIT
Truckers threaten to blockade Durban port
Rift Valley Railway faces two week ultimatum
Port Elizabeth tackles Transnet over the removal of harbour sites
NSRI makes highest ever award to port airmen and one of its own
Port Maputo introduces graduate development programme
Customs rebates increase competitiveness
Pic of the day – MOL DOMINANCE ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Oct 16, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

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Lonhro brings liquidation order against SAILS
SAS SPIOENKOP in China
Hauliers upset at road congestion outside Durban container terminals
Port delays lead to port omissions
Piracy Report: NATO gets involved
Port Elizabeth harbour spillage linked to oil storage tanks
Safmarine containers in Canada
Radar reflecting life jackets
Pic of the day – BOA BARGE, BOA MIGHTY, BOA GALATEA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Oct 13, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

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South African port statistics for September
Ins-and-outs of the global economic crisis explained
Mozambique wants SA to think again over power cuts to Matola
Coega oil refinery fully operational by 2015
The Queen makes her final voyages
SAS CHARLOTTE MAXEKE in Durban
Piracy Report: Comings and goings in Somalia
US ratifies MARPOL Annex VI
LYKES RUNNER
Date set for slashing of maritime sulphur emissions
Seychelles says global trade regime is detrimental to developing countries
Pic of the day – KETY II ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Oct 9, 2008
Author: P&S

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

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WANTED – one Yanmar inboard diesel engine
Pres Motlanthe to attend his first IBSA summit
Zululand weigh bridge opens near Richards Bay
Theodore Roosevelt completes South Africa port visit
Security Council call for naval and air action against pirates
Piracy Report – Ships crew may now receive danger money
US Navy MSC charters kite-powered BELUGA SKYSAILS
Whales, dolphins and manatees win protection under UN-backed pact
Mombasa port to undertake container census
Namibia to extend new rail line 1km into Angola
Safmarine appoints its first female master in command of a ship
NSRI evacuates sick sailor off ship
Pic of the day – ESMERALDA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Oct 5, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

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Port security chief criticises newspaper over security claim
Coega oil refinery comes a step closer
SOMALIA: Piracy threatens aid delivery - analyst
Piracy Report: Somalia agrees to armed action to recapture FAINA
NRP SAGRES in Simon’s Town
Mombasa tax evasion racket may have cost revenue service KSh 2 billion
UN Envoy likens piracy off Somalia to 'Blood Diamonds' trafficking
Kenyan seafarer official arrested for revealing ship’s cargo
Submarine SAS CHARLOTTE MAXEKE makes first visit to Durban
French Navy visits West African ports
Government bails out TransNamib over recent strike
US aircraft carrier in Cape Town
Pic of the day – USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT ...
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US nuclear carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt in Table Bay
Oct 4, 2008
Author: P&S

The American nuclear aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT arrived in Table Bay this morning ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Oct 2, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

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Transnet Port Terminals announces key strategic appointments
US aircraft carrier unable to enter Cape Town harbour
Dormac shipyard abuzz with activity
Piracy Report: close watch kept on arms-carrying Faina
Tug Wolraad Woltemade makes brief visit to Cape Town
Ships lining up outside Lagos
Hapag-Lloyd’s fate to be known in a fortnight
Pic of the day – AN SHUN JIANG ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Sep 29, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

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Two SA Navy frigates on overseas visits
Richards Bay benefits at Port Elizabeth expense with manganese ore exports
Still no clarity over Port Elizabeth manganese terminal
Strong winds blow over East London container stacks
Kenya prime minister points the finger at customs and bureau of standards for causing port congestion
Last of Royal Star crew abandon ship and go home
Namibia over dependent on foreign fishing companies, says minister
Walvis Bay Corridor Group opens Gauteng office
Tender out for Mombasa’s second grain terminal operator
Piracy Report – ships carrying arms and heavy weapons captured by Somali pirates
IMO turns 60
Pic of the day – LICA MAERSK ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Sep 25, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

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Giant FPSO named Akpo passes Southern Africa
Mystery over IRISL ship held by Somali pirates
Safmarine confirms order for four multipurpose ships
Pirates try to highjack US Navy ship
Rift Valley Railway reveals investment plan
Congestion looms at Lagos, says AP Moller boss
Canada extends WFP naval escorts to Somalia
Pic of the day – RFA BLACK ROVER ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Sep 24, 2008
Author: P&S

owing to the South African public holiday on Wednesday the next mid-week news bulletin will appear on Friday (26 September) ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Sep 22, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

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Durban terminal road access heavily congested after strong winds interrupt operations
Piracy Report – threat to use Cape route
Heavy seas disrupt train operations to Port Elizabeth harbour
Ore traffic picks up on Maputo rail corridor
News from the shipping lines – MSC ups its container capacity
SA, Kenya seek to address import, export deficit
Decline in container ship orders
Fire closes Port Khalid
Boskalis ups the odds for SMIT
Nigeria clears another wreck from Lagos waterway
Pic of the day – SWISSCO SOVEREIGN ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Sep 18, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

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Coega embarrassment as red tape blocks first ship arrival
SAMSA and IMO to host World Maritime Day in Durban
Erwin confirms state support for Coega
Richards Bay and Durban choppers back in service
RDC ‘Out of Africa’ … for now!
DP World keen to take over Port Mombasa, but KPA a reluctant bride
HMS Liverpool arrives in Cape Town
Mombasa gets tough with overstays
Walvis Bay trawler to be refloated this week
Praise for France as hostages are rescued
New ferries for Mozambique
Kenya’s Royal Star cruise operation folds - ship to be sold
Pic of the day – MSC FRANCE ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Sep 14, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

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News from the shipping lines
Coega port to get its first cargo-working ships this week
Namibia’s rail strike over but banks penalise TransNamib
Naval activity – Operation Oxide to be held off Durban
Company news - Dubai Ports rakes in cash and Maersk enjoys first half profit
Cape Town scenes
Mauritius port president dismissed
Piracy Report – ships and crew freed
US introduces sanctions on IRISL
US accused of bribing pirates to search Iranian ship
Go ahead for Trans-Kalahari coal line
16th Century Portuguese shipwreck reveals its treasures
Special Report – Mozambique Zimbabwe – the commodities lifeline
Pic of the day – RIO DE LA PLATA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Sep 11, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

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Durban Car Terminal opens inspection facility
Durban Maritime Cluster gathers steam as members sign up
Maputo port sets new ore records
Africa - China bilateral trade likely to top USD100 billion this year
Navy helicopters to take part in AAD2008 exhibition
Piracy off Somalia continues unabated
International guidelines to ease impact of fishing in deep sea areas
SACU’s exports to the US up 15% year on year
Coal line reopens after derailment
Pics of the day – ACONCAGUA BAY and CHAMAREL ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Sep 7, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

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SA Port Statistics for August
Navy ships honestly obtained, says Mbeki
Navy Fleet Review in pictures
Robben Island Ferry back in service
Cabinet approves new automotive programme to replace MIDP
SA's second quarter GDP reaches 4.9 percent
Ships in our ports
New terminal opens at OR Tambo Airport
News from the Shipping Lines
NENA J safely in Cape Town
American pleads guilty to bribery charge in Nigeria
Ships in our ports
Sunday Times backtracks over Transnet Table Bay story
Namibia Railways grinds to a halt
Rift Valley railway unveils recovery plan
Mombasa dock workers set for 40% wage hike
Mombasa to auction cars and containers
Light on a distant horizon for SA / Mozambique rail agreement
NSRI elects new chairman as Hennie Taljaard steps down
Piracy report – ten ships seized in two months
MSC looks at the airline business
Pic of the day – Presidential Fleet Review ...
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Red Hot news - NSRI and rescue teams on alert as bulker risks going aground off Gansbaai
Sep 1, 2008
Author: P&S

rescue services remain on standby after a bulker threatened to go aground near Gansbaai during the weekend's storm ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Aug 31, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

Transnet prepares to increase expenditure
Navy denies controversial reports over new ships
Plans to dock US nuclear carrier in Cape Town
USS Theodore Roosevelt prepares for deployment
Navigational warning over logs off Cape coast
Society of Master Mariners hold AGM in Zululand
Death of Durban maritime stalwart
Albatross stows away on tug to Durban
News from the shipping lines
Stowaways handed over to Walvis Bay police
African piracy update
Another boost for Cape Town container crane fleet
Queen Mary 2 to visit Cape Town and Durban
Orient Line buys Maxim Gorkiy
Pier 1 Container Terminal auto gate goes live
Uruguayan Navy frigates leave Simon’s Town
Pics of the day – KOTA NAGA and KOTA NABIL ...
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breaking news - Public and shipping and boating warned of Table Bay log hazard
Aug 30, 2008
Author: Capt Nick Sloane

The public, shipping and boating has been given a further warning of Table Bay log hazard ahead of the weekend ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Aug 24, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

SA west coast has Tsunami scare
Southern Africa Free Trade Area is launched
Durban Pier 1 pipeline bunkering ends
Still no sign of Richards Bay dry dock
New Draft Revenue Amendments & Buying Commission
Grindrod increases interim headline earnings by 95 percent
Update: Salvage operation – Seawin Sapphire
Islamists retake Port of Kismayo
Dar es Salaam opts for pre-shipment inspection
Mombasa to auction uncleared cargo
PICTORIAL INTERLUDE
Rift Valley Railway promises results
Another Lake Victoria ship sinks
Djibouti suspends port tariff increases
Lobito port upgrade to cost 1.8 billion dollars
Four ships seized by Somali pirates in two days
SA Navy asked to intervene in Somalia
NSRI sea rescue update
New name for SA Shippers’ Council
Rotterdam’s Maasvlaakte begins
London Gateway to become world’s most technically advanced container port
Pic of the day – SALVERITAS
Second Pic of the day – NORTH STAR ...
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Breaking news - Grindrod increases interim headline earnings by 95 percent
Aug 20, 2008
Author: P&S

Grindrod has increased its earnings for the six months ended 30 June to more than R1 billion ...
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Update: Salvage operation – Seawin Sapphire
Aug 20, 2008
Author: P&S

salvage operations to recover the fishing vessel Seawin Sapphire are being conducted ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Aug 17, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

SA port statistics for July
Eleven marine pilots graduate in Durban
Trawler breaks up in Table Bay surf
No capacity problems as Durban Car Terminal secures 14,000 parking bays
Svitzer Salvage will recover overboard logs
Diesel-electric locomotives return to South Africa
Transnet may increase loco order
Sturrock introduces its Man in Angola
Mombasa goes 24/7
Somali piracy goes on and on and on
Africa holds the dubious hot spot title
West and Central Africa to establish coast guard
China slowdown forecast
Large shipment reaches Richards Bay
MSC places orders for another two cruise ships
Pic of the day – STELLENBOSCH ...
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Svitzer Salvage appointed to recover overboard logs
Aug 13, 2008
Author: P&S

A Cape Town-based company, Svitzer Salvage Africa has been appointed to search for and recover logs lost off the cargo ship Lola ...
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Breaking news... Trawler breaks up
Aug 12, 2008
Author: P&S

The grounded trawler Weskus 1 broke up in heavy surf today off Melkbosstrand ...
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Breaking News
Aug 11, 2008
Author: p&s

Approximately 200 logs have been washed off a ship in Table Bay near Robben Island and is posing a navigational hazard ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Aug 10, 2008
Author: P&S

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

Transnet opens new Freight Rail communications centre
Kenya Ports Authority head replaced over inefficiency
Repairs to Beluga Foundation completed in record time
US Navy ship stops pirate attack
UN hails Canada's decision to provide escorts for food ships
No protection available for UN ships
Mozambique takes back Nacala railway and port
Neptune Orient Line still a favourite to buy Hapag Lloyd
Evergreen pulls away from mega container ships
Marine Bulk Carriers adds to fleet
Rift Valley Railway MD replaced in reshuffle
Sunken ship blocks Walvis Bay syncrolift
Another busy week for NSRI
Nigeria calls for ENL’s Apapa license to be revoked
Original Richards Bay ship unloader is phased out
Sea Consortium appoints new Dar es Salaam agent
MSC Los Angeles will become largest container ship in regular South African service
Pic of the day – FAIRMOUNT EXPEDITION & SEDCO 702 ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Aug 3, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

Plans to increase Saldanha ore export capacity announced
MSC adds capacity to container fleet
Cruise passengers tossed about like rag dolls
First South Africa maize exports of season to Kenya
Phoenicia goes into the water
Cameroon plans expansion of Limbe and Kribi ports
More oil workers taken hostage in NIgeria
Fishermen turn to human trafficking as fish profits drop
HMS Endurance in Simon’s Town
Uganda: Lake Victoria degradation threatening livelihoods
Head of Mauritius Ports Authority denies bribe allegations
Smit Marine appointed to salvage grounded trawlers Weskus I and Seawin
Grindrod acquires remaining 50 percent of Oreport
Blue chip company enters shipping world as Cape companies expand empowerment footprint
Alternative shipping arrangements post 2012 air services to be investigated
Egyptian ferry owners acquitted
Pic of the day – HIGH CENTURY ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Aug 3, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

Plans to increase Saldanha ore export capacity announced
MSC adds capacity to container fleet
Cruise passengers tossed about like rag dolls
First South Africa maize exports of season to Kenya
Phoenicia goes into the water
Cameroon plans expansion of Limbe and Kribi ports
More oil workers taken hostage in NIgeria
Fishermen turn to human trafficking as fish profits drop
HMS Endurance in Simon’s Town
Uganda: Lake Victoria degradation threatening livelihoods
Head of Mauritius Ports Authority denies bribe allegations
Smit Marine appointed to salvage grounded trawlers Weskus I and Seawin
Grindrod acquires remaining 50 percent of Oreport
Blue chip company enters shipping world as Cape companies expand empowerment footprint
Alternative shipping arrangements post 2012 air services to be investigated
Egyptian ferry owners acquitted
Pic of the day – HIGH CENTURY ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jul 27, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

Transnet Board moves on future of Ramos
Navy chief criticises South Africa’s lack of cohesive maritime policy
India, South Africa, Argentina reject proposals to limit protection to farm sector
News from the shipping lines
Unicorn bunker tankers are named
Abnormal load heads for and from Richards Bay
Zim Kenya expands operations
Zambia looks to Mombasa for its copper exports
Mombasa suspends cargo transfer services
Somali pirates strike again – Japanese bulker taken this time
Portuguese-flagged tug held captive by Nigerian militants
Nigerian activists up in arms over British intentions in Niger Delta region
Senegal seizes 2.5 tonnes of cocaine on sailing ship
Italy says it sees Mozambique as southern Africa’s economic gateway
Fishing vessels Paloma V and Antillas Reefer accused of illegal fishing linked to single joint venture
Fuel crisis hits cruise industry
Southern Africa: New money to mitigate disaster
Sea Sunday service held in port of Durban
Stowaways survive 14 days outside ship
Pic of the day – JAG RAHUL ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime news
Jul 21, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

Call for comment on tonnage tax
Sturrock Shipping enters into major empowerment deal
Bunkering by pipeline ends at Durban container terminals
New super cranes arrive at Cape Town Container Terminal
SACU and US sign trade agreement
Mombasa port clogged again as containers mount
Maersk closes Mombasa container depot
Golar and Bluewater in South African venture
Coalition warships to the rescue of Lehmann Timber
Bad days for Kenyan ships agents and forwarders
West African security now a top US Coast Guard priority
Sena railway delay costs Marromeu sugar company
Food needs rise in Eastern Congo
South Africa backpeddles on paper imports
Team South Africa selected fro Tall Ships Race
Pic of the day – SANTA ANNABELLA ...
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Weekly Shipping News
Jul 21, 2008
Author: P&S

temporary delay to this week's news bulletin ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jul 13, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

SA Port Statistics for June 2008
Durban establishes maritime cluster
Beluga vessel breaks down off Angola
Spanish fishing vessel catches fire – 36 rescued
Somali pirates release German ship Lehmann Bulker
IMB report highlights African piracy
Senior NPA man resigns
Access Freight expands into road cartage
Busy Durban dry dock drops back as ships line up
Impounded ship LADY EAST prepares to sail from Richards Bay
News from the shipping lines
Those interesting ships
Increased rail traffic for Mozambique southern routes
Additional locomotives en route for Nacala
Angola opens port railway
Rift Valley Railway increases freight rates by 14.5 percent
Nigeria losing out to foreign owned ship chandlers - claim
Djibouti port tariff plan worries Ethiopia
Nigerian Navy captures oil smugglers – ship detained
Pic of the week – MARCALABRIA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jul 6, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

Transnet completes turnaround and looks for growth
Safmarine enters Asia – West Africa breakbulk trades
SAILS loses R96 million for half year
Skippers – indemnify yourselves or pay up
Grindrod increases its estimates – issues Trading Update
Double hulled Smit bunker barge launched early
Pier 1 strike resolved
IMO makes carrying of ECDIS mandatory – timeline set
US now requires automatic electronic filing of export information
Skysails secures three orders
Access Freight gains accreditation with SA Institute of Chartered Accountants
Transnet Port Terminals gives its support to MSC Regatta
Maersk grows its East Coast South America trades with 16 new ships
Mozambique port cargo up by 3 percent this year
Gama says the railway must expand, not shrink
Robben Island ferry out of water for maintenance
Rwanda plans to bypass Mombasa and Dar es Salaam ports
SA Economy can weather global slowdown
Energy crisis hurts Mozal aluminium exports
Mozambique negotiates 1.2m tonnes of rice from Vietnam
Pic of the week – MSC MESSINA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jun 27, 2008
Author:

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

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Ship collides with Durban’s North Pier
Kuiseb forced to return to Richards Bay
Xstrata gives Richards Bay MPT the thumbs up
Little joy for stowaways on Chinese ship
South Africa’s sealanes are economic lifeline, says navy
Oil rig Pride Cabinda departs Walvis Bay as others line up
Industrial unrest comes to Nacala
Beira and Nacala ports to have scanners by December
Make better use of AGOA opportunities, advises US diplomat
Mombasa switches to KWATOS operating system
Rail closure won’t affect Uganda cargo, says RVR’s Puffet
News from the shipping lines
Dormac completes large cofferdam repair to HEBEI WISDOM
Piracy report – Somalis release Amiya Scan and crew
NSRI sea rescue reports
Audacious attack on FPSO Bonga
Pic of the week – QSM SHARJAH ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jun 19, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

Chinese arms ship An Yue Jiang ‘nearly home’
Nautical school for Eastern Cape
Shipping line news
Siemens a major sub-contractor in tug building programme
UN Food Agency Appeals for Naval Escorts for Shipments
Cameroonians become latest victims of armed militants
Another Kenyan rail line is closed
Developer says Botswana coal port terminal in Namibia is very much still on
Mozambique sugar production set to increase
Increase in catch ahead as Gamba shrimp stocks reach sustainable levels
Mozambique cotton crop looking good
Somali opposition opposed to foreign navies
Crew wanted for 600 BC circumnavigation of Africa
Last Liberty ship sails into the sunset
Hovering around Durban
Food security tops African Regional Summit agenda
Rapid action urged over new fuel pipeline
Passing of Durban shipping man
Sailors Society reaches out to Myanmar
NSRI sea rescue reports
For the Record
Navy ship in Durban open to the public
Pic of the week – MSC MESSINA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jun 12, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

SA Port Statistics for May 2008
CSCL brings in newbuilds and adds another Durban call
Review of SAECS bunker surcharge
News from the shipping lines
Two brothers rescued from sinking fishing vessel
Hungry mouths bring uncommon shipping to African shores
Uganda budgets to replace sunken lake ship Kabalega
SADC transport heads inspect port of Walvis Bay
We have to create capacity ahead of demand, says Morwe
Namibian railway not a white elephant, says minister
Sena railway reopens
Uganda railway reopens on Friday
Criticism of Rift Valley Railway growing
Nigeria’s east-west railway to cost USD 5 billion
Siemens to open electrical facility at Durban shipyard
Piracy update
Mombasa to go live with Kwatos operating system
South Africa and France prepare for SA/EU Summit
HMS ENDURANCE arrives in Simon’s Town
Shell kicked out of Ogoniland
Pic of the week – MSC TOBA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jun 4, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

IMO welcomes Security Council action to curb piracy
UN sanctions anti piracy action off Somalia
The week’s piracy report
Unicorn Calulo bunker barges arrive
Dormac completes Smit Amandla barge in record time
Second Megawhite for Safmarine
MSC abandons Port Louis for Salalah
Salalah adds another three berths
Massive train derailment closes main Durban – Gauteng line
Maputo Corridor railway rehab nears completion
CDN needs USD18 million to fix railway
International Rail News – Berlin-Beijing railway set to roll
Warri Ports fights for its own
Maritime issues a threat to tourism
Angola promises speedy solution to Luanda harbour issues
Pic of the week – ARA ROBINSON ...
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Ports & Ships News Bulletin goes weekly
Jun 2, 2008
Author: P&S

this week's news bulletin will appear on Thursday, 5 June ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
May 30, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

Ports & Ships News Bulletin goes weekly
Richards Bay tug out for maintenance
News from the shipping lines
Transhipment station set up for damaged railhead
How much bigger can a container ship grow?
Africa must unite in fighting economic crimes
Pic of the day – HAINAN ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
May 29, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN HIS EDITION

Minister denies submarine crew shortage
South Africa and Iran meet to explore maritime interests
Inflation at 10.4 percent as food, fuel prices continue to climb
Dubai Maritime City to play key role in Arab maritime sector
AP Moller shipyard warns of possible layoffs
Infrastructure investment can improve Africa's growth - Mbeki
Pic of the day – GRAND ELENA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
May 28, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

Fresh pirate attack off Somalia
Unicorn Calulo’s new bunker barges arrive this weekend
Asia’s demand denudes Africa’s forests
Concargo joins the heavyweights
South Africa’s economic growth at 2.1 percent low
Angola now Africa’s top oil producer
Militants strike at Nigerian oil flow station
Pic of the day – OFFSHORE LAUNCH ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
May 27, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

Renewed threat to cancel Rift Valley Railway concession
Three men in a boat – how to make your escape from Mauritius
Queen Modjadji 1 arrives in Simon’s Town
Korean fishing vessel sinks after fire
New tug for port of Tanga completed in Cape Town
SOUTH AFRICA: African governments begin repatriating their nationals
Pic of the day – QUEEN MODJADJI 1 ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
May 26, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport logistic related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

Illovo to up its investment in Mozambique sugar
Indian Ocean islands expect 20,000 cruise passengers for 2008 – 2009 season
PetroSA increases capacity at Coega plant
Pirates free Jordanian ship Victoria
News from the shipping lines
Lonrho appoints former Portnet CEO Sipho Nyawo to African board
Special Report: Economic growth - only way out of poverty
Pic of the day – MAERSK BROOKLYN ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
May 23, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

Navy’s third new sub arrives at Simon’s Town
Seanergy acquires bulkers from Restis Group
AGOA gets the C-classes rolling from SA to the US
Kenyan shippers call for review of transport costs
Time to review how safety management systems work
COMESA ready to launch customs union in December
SA Navy needs more technical staff and divers
SADC expresses concern over violence in SA
Pic of the day – AGIA SOFIA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
May 22, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

AU meeting to discuss economic integration of African states
US Coastguard AMVER award for South African ship
Shipping line news
Cargo mounts in Mombasa after rail closure
Tanzanian introduces pollution prevention plan
UN agencies deplore South African xenophobic attacks
Yemen praised for protecting people fleeing Somalia
Pic of the day – FRONTIER ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
May 21, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN HIS EDITION

US Navy said to be poised to assist latest pirate victim
Beira and Nacala ports to be refurbished
Seychelles steps up fight against illegal fishing
Govts urged to help Africa in facing food crisis
Oil reaches new high
Efficient Transport System Imperative for Successful 2010
Nacala airport to be refurbished and upgraded
Pic of the day – STATESMAN ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
May 20, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

Mbeki denies giving order to refuel Chinese arms ship
Safmarine names latest ship after River Nile
NSRI calls for caution as big swells strike coast
Tanzania Railways offers to help Uganda traders
Exports set to increase when Dube Trade Port opens near Durban
Nigeria: Emergency rice import cancelled
Pic of the day – THETIS GLORY ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
May 19, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

Somali pirates seize Jordanian ship
Bad start to Atlasur as two Uruguayan navy ships collide
Mystery over disappearance of foreign seafarers in Walvis Bay
MAILBAG – readers’ view
Mombasa stays on top
Pic of the day – NAMDOCK ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
May 16, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

Chinese arms ship again on the move
TPT introduces high-tech simulator training
Uganda orders Mombasa rail line to be fixed
Piracy along African coast - update
US provides funding for Ghana ports study
Queen Victoria given a stern warning in Malta
Madagascar bans rice exports
Pic of the day – GRAND ELENA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
May 15, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

SAMSA chief says SA lacking in maritime basics
Kalmar to supply another 30 straddle carriers for Durban Container Terminal
Regional: The Indian Ocean islands ports bet on co-operation
Floods cut Uganda – Mombasa railway
Angola reports economic growth of 15 percent
SAA committed to growth in Africa
Pic of the day – MSC BREMEN ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
May 14, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and other transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

The Coega clock is ticking – less than a year to go
Cruise Trade Prospects in Mauritius
MOL announces plans for 53 new ore ships by 2014
Sierra Leone - Iron ore mining brings new hope to port of Pepel
Latest Maersk container ship introduced
Pic of the day – TORTUGAS ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
May 13, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

Tanzanian shippers rise up over raised port charges
Developing professional capacity for the shipping sector in Mauritius
Jo Tankers celebrates 25 years trading with South Africa
Korean trawler Ocean burns out on Berkley Sound
India gets tough on older ships
Tanzania to re-examine port and railway contracts
Southern Africa – beefing up for a revolution
Pic of the day – BNS INDEPENDENCIA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
May 12, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for africa

IN THIS EDITION

Boskalis dredger URSA docks in Durban
Lack of progress with Richards Bay dry dock decried
Maiden visit for NYK car carrier
Things looking up for SA motor vehicle exports
The marine month of April – courtesy of Bow Wave
Beira dry dock back in service
Pic of the day – BAHIA NEGRA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
May 9, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

Durban port helicopter out for 12 weeks – Richards Bay chopper doubles for both ports
New Walvis Bay floating dock arrives
Port Elizabeth harbour gets a double boost
Docking of Sea Prince completed
New men to man the bridge at RBCT
The An Yue Jiang saga continues
New oil field is largest in West Africa waters
Cape Town floating crane unavailability
Pic of the day – SMIT LOIRE ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
May 8, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

Mystery continues over Chinese ‘Ship of Shame’
Stowaways plague Durban port
Ford increases export order with 70,000 pick-up ‘bakkies’
Media Release – 1st International Ship-Port Interface Conference – the Human Element
Undersea cable to create sustainable competitive market
New Zealand – Union says rail buyback on the right track
Pic of the day – SCYTHIA GRAECA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
May 6, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

South African port statistics for April 2008
Cape Town terminal expansion stays on track
Joint customs post declared a success
News from the shipping lines
Large timber import arrives in East London
EC Rail Conference to encourage people to use rail
Mona Lisa passengers leave ship
Pic of the day – MARIEKE ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
May 6, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

Nigeria promises stern action as pirates continue attacks
Navy ships gather at Simon’s Town
Freight rate increase hangs over Port Louis
Mona Lisa passengers prepare to evacuate ship
India, Brazil, SA navies engage in joint exercises
Emirates to begin direct daily flights to Durban from December
South Africa, Qatar to advance trade relations
Pic of the day – SAIPEM 3000 ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
May 5, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

Zanzibar ferry Seagull goes aground off Mombasa but is later pulled clear
Tanzanian MPs withdraw their threat to fire TICTS
Shipwreck discovery has Namibia excited
Not a happy cruise or three
Expanding Australia
Rio Tinto Alcan says we’re still interested in Coega
Japan agrees to finance Mombasa port development
Pic of the day – MAERSK GLOUCESTER ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Apr 30, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

Argentine sailing ship docks in Cape Town
Cruise ship MADAGASCAR finally sold for USD 926,000
France and US introduce anti piracy resolution before the UN
Ambitious rail master plan for East Africa
CAMEROON: Lifting of import taxes fails to reduce food prices
Pic of the day – FRIO ROMA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Apr 29, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

Chinese ship An Yue Jiang seen in Luanda
French to launch fleet of commercial sailing ships
Somalis free Spanish tuna boat after payment of USD1.2 million
Pic of the day – BOURBON ALTAIR ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Apr 25, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

An Yue Jiang on way back to China
Mombasa commissions new port equipment
Ramos presents her ‘State of Transnet’ review
Durban and Mossel Bay affected by load shedding – other ports nor affected
NSRI called out for ill chokka fisherman
NPA lifts fishing ban from boats on Durban Bay
Pic of the day –MAERSK DERINCE ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Apr 24, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news from the ports and harbours of Africa

IN THIS EDITION

HOKUETSU USHAKA greeted with traditional Kagamiwari ceremony on arrival in Durban
Still no definite word of China’s ship of shame
TICTS calls for speedier clearance of cargo from Dar es Salaam
Driver of the year competition to improve skills
Mpumalanga and Maputo advance economic ties
Butiaba to be redeveloped as oil port
Pic of the day – MAERSK CONSTANTIA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Apr 23, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

An Yue Jiang may return its cargo to China
Sailing barque Europa arrives in Cape Town
Former SAR&H tug Alwyn Vintcent sold to Australia
SA's economic growth linked to regional economy
High food prices a silent global tsunami, says WFP
Pic of the day – ALWYN VINTCENT ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Apr 22, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

SA Navy tracks Chinese ship An Yue Jiang round coast
Chinese arms ship latest: unions mobilise to prevent weapons transfer
Grindrod expects half-year profits to go up by between 55 – 75 percent
Islanders count cost as crane collapses
Uganda gives up on recovering lake cargo ship mv Kabelega
Somali pirates seize Spanish fishing ship
Pic of the day – ARA LIBERTAD ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Apr 21, 2008
Author: P&S

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

Mystery deepens over An Yue Jiang’s destination
Sail Ho... Libertad, the world’s fastest frigate set to sail into Cape Town
Last Big White sails quietly away
Indian Navy begins arriving for IBSA exercise
Cruise ship Melody sails for Europe
Kenya calls for increased intra-Africa trade
Pic of the day – HARRIER EXPLORER ...
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BREAKING NEWS…. Chinese ship An Yue Jiang turns round – heads south
Apr 19, 2008
Author: P&S

reports indicate the Chinese arms-carrying ship An Yue Jiang has turned round and is heading back along the South Africa coast... the question is where to? ...
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Apr 18, 2008
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New twist in Chinese arms shipment – union will refuse to handle cargo
SA government says it can’t interfere with China-Zim shipment
RBCT one of the top companies to commit to UN Global Compact
Mozambique wants USD70 million to fix port of Beira
Somalia’s head to authorise international measures against piracy
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Apr 17, 2008
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Chinese ship carrying arms for Zimbabwe refused entry to Durban
Mauritius Ports Authority has positive financial year
Durban port authority reacts to loadshedding
Saboteurs close down Nigerian flow stations
SAAFF prepares to tackle freight forwarding issues
NSRI alert as flares fired from sinking vessel
Pic of the day – SEA PRINCE ...
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Apr 16, 2008
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Power shedding strikes Durban port and Customs goes down
Sale of Madagascar not concluded
Economist warns of mishandling the energy crisis
News from the shipping lines
Shrimp fishing faces extended closed season
Mozambique expects delivery of 40 refurbished locomotives
Cost of Beira dredging disclosed
Pic of the day –LYKES RAIDER AT DAWN ...
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Apr 15, 2008
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Grindrod takes full control of Cockett Marine
A second cruise operator for Mauritius
Alcan hints at a 4-year delay for Coega
Getting French and personal with pirates
Transport infrastructure holds back Africa – US trade official
Somalia: UN says humanitarian situation worsening faster than expected
Pic of the day – GEFION R ...
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Shipping and maritime news from the ports of Africa
Apr 14, 2008
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SA wood chip exports slump
Wood chip carrier named after Durban
French marines take back yacht
NSRI has busy time on the coast
Later NSRI reports
Rift Valley Railway disrupted again by rioting
Pic of the day – SALVIGILANT ...
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Apr 11, 2008
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Mozambique’s transport minister repeats warning to Maputo port and Nacala rail operators
Uganda says it is determined to make greater use of Dar es Salaam
SACD Freight sets new trends in container handling
New Red Sea port will be among world’s top ten
TATA plans to build trucks in South Africa
SPECIAL FEATURE : Port Louis – New hub in the Indian Ocean
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Apr 10, 2008
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Work begins on double hulling Pentow Energy bunker barge
Interesting naval manoeuvre in Simon’s Town
MOL Springbok port omission and rotation change
Two SAECS ships to be replaced
Mauritius prepares to adhere to Hydrographic Commission of the Indian Ocean
Now it’s India’s turn to show interest in Coega
India offers trade privileges to African countries
Pic of the day – JIN RONG ...
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Apr 9, 2008
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Still no rescue or word of highjacked French yacht
Mombasa dredging to start this year
Nigerian plans for new deepwater port
India-Africa Summit to forge strategic economic relations
Mombasa declares itself free of congestion
Walvis Bay Corridor Group encouraged by increasing volumes
Richards Bay steel plant commissioned
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Apr 8, 2008
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IMO go-ahead for MARPOL sulphur oxide emissions reduction
Kenya Ports Authority calls on railway to take more cargo
Tanzania rail workers go on strike
South Africa, India solidify South-South relations
Scam at Mombasa port exposed
USD420 million profit for DP World
Show of confidence as UN peacekeepers dismantle Ivory Coast observation posts
Pic of the day – HARMONY SW ...
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Apr 6, 2008
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South African port statistics for March
Annual SA port statistics reflect little growth
Safmarine names more ships in service
EC rail conference to improve public transport
French cruise yacht seized by pirates under the noses of coalition navy
Durban transport company invests in variable reach truck
Work starts on laying Eassy fibre optic undersea cable
Pic of the day –DELPHIN VOYAGER ...
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Apr 4, 2008
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African economic growth still strong but development and aid lag: UN report
Van Gogh arrested - again
Container ship crippled by engine room fire
New grain terminal adds capacity at Mombasa
Death of Capt Craig Doornekamp – South African seafarer
New Angolan port planned for Luanda
Pride Angola signs on for another five years
India turns towards Angola for its oil
Africa needs better meteorological monitoring for development - UN official
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Apr 3, 2008
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Stowaways – an African pain
Energy threat to Walvis Bay port expansion
P&O takes umbrage over ORIANA’s berthing arrangement
Safmarine Angela introduced into multi purpose service
Transnet director stands down
AFRICOM aims to partner with African nations
Pic of the day – Durban port entrance widening ...
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Apr 2, 2008
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Passenger ship MADAGASCAR up for sale on 15 April
SA, Australia sign protocol to amend tax treaty
IMO’s Mitropoulos lays into shipping’s environmental critics
Mozambique – Tanzania ‘Unity Bridge on schedule
US Military Sealift Command Ships undertake sea-base exercise with African partners
AFRICOM makes progress with African allies, civilian director says
Pic of the day – VAAL RIVER ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Apr 1, 2008
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Egypt puts cameras along Suez Canal after shooting
New piracy warnings on African coast
Picture images of new Walvis Bay floating dock
Hapag-Lloyd reorganises Africa – North America service
IBIA aims at establishing professional bunkering qualifications
Safmarine takes delivery of new ship
For Sale sign goes up at Hapag-Lloyd
Pic of the day – CORINTHIAN II ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Mar 31, 2008
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Rift Valley Railway lifts cargo capacity
Beira dry dock back in service
New Walvis Bay floating dock on its way
Elegant sail ships enters Cape Town
SA government bans all asbestos exports
SADC considers single visa for member states
SAMSA celebrates ten years
Pic of the day – ORIANA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Mar 28 2008
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* Durban bans all bay fishing
* Interceptor unmanned patrol craft on display
* Sailor dies on board ship off Cape coast
* Transnet NPA reminds Richards Bay port users of permit deadline
* UN relief agencies strengthen their presence in Comoros following invasion
* US Navy admits shooting Egyptian and says sorry
* AFRICOM to focus on military, not humanitarian role
* Pic of the day – SEA LIFE
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Mar 27, 2008
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Scrap ship Lady East sells for unprecedented figure
Mauritian freight rates set to increase from April
News from the sea lanes
- Mombasa call reinstated
- IRISL renames ships
- Portline increases West African service
- American ship opens fire on bum boat in Suez Canal
APM Terminals and Port of Rotterdam undertake joint research
UN says nearly a million Southern Africans hit by floods and cyclones this season
Mozambique and Portugal agree to boost trade
Greenpeace block New Zealand coal ship departure
Pic of the day – COMBI DOCK
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Mar 25, 2008
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South African ports top the list of stowaways
Richards Bay smelter potlines close
Long established logistics provider gains partner
Initiative to build electrified Trans-Kalahari railway gains impetus
Anjouan falls to African Union government forces
Deferred VAT – credit to Customs and Excise
Court rules against abalone fishing
Pic of the day – BAHIA
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Mar 25, 2008
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In this edition:
DP World’s George Ferraz and Ron Herman head up Maputo Port Development Company
Double hulled bunker barge enters service in Durban
Lonrho increases stake in SAILS to 66.7 percent
Search and Rescue has busy weekend
SDV invests heavily at Tin Can Island
Beira coal railway falls behind schedule
Reporting of accidents on ships in SA waters
SA Navy Festival – report and pictures
Pic of the day – SAN FERNANDO

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Mar 20, 2008
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Thursday’s roundup of maritime news
Beluga Skysails maiden voyage dubbed a success
Boost for Port Elizabeth reefer capacity
Large order of RTGs placed for Ngqura port
Port of Mombasa recovers from political setbacks
Shipping companies asked to rebuild Mombasa roads
Zambia looks west towards Angola for trade
Kenya wants stable supply of fertiliser
East African region unhappy with EPA agreements
Distress flare has Cape search and rescue teams scrambling
Coega crude refinery plans moves ahead
Uganda car terminal completed
BACKGROUND: New agreement maximises SA, Ethiopia trade
Pic of the day – WOLRAAD WOLTEMADE
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Feb 22, 2008
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