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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Dec 15, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – MARY ARCTICA
RBCT Phase V expansion gets the nod – new entrants will be exporting early in 2010
Transnet Freight Rail’s non-performance delays entrance of black coal exporters - RBCT
Concargo awarded Sishen South Project requiring 63 truck loads
Grindrod introduces new board members
Chinese ports accounts for a quarter of all container traffic
Maputo’s MIPS achieves record container moves
Cape Town FPSO sailing postponed
Today’s recommended Read – Cruising in the Dominions
Pics of the day – MAERSK ASSERTER ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Dec 14, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – BLUE SKY
Most African ports unprepared for changing trends in shipping industry
No Father Christmas this year after DoT bans high-cubes
Pirates take another ship
News from the shipping lines
Further delays for the Sena – Beira railway
News clips – Keeping it brief
Pics of the day – MSC LORETTA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Dec 10, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – MEIN SCHIFF
DP World shares plummet but no restructure of port terminal division is likely, says company
Shipping Industry Supports Global Controls on CO2 at Copenhagen
Piracy – Somalis take Iranian ship
EU Naval Forces (NAVFOR) warns shipping not to sail in the Dangerzone
Trade News: Wilhelmsen seals 39-ship liferaft exchange agreement
Training - SAMTRA concludes successful Security Officers course
India plans oil refinery in Nigeria
Eskom signs 17-year contract for Majuba coal
Maersk raises USD704 million to repay banks
MOL looks to refocus on oil and LNG
South Africa and Switzerland hold trade talks
Today’s recommended Read – Challenging times lie ahead for the shipping industry
Pics of the day –MAERSK BROOKLYN ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Dec 9, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Dec 8, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – CAPTAIN JOHN K and PRIDE SOUTH PACIFIC
Richards Bay dry bulk and multipurpose terminals to combine
BIMCO calls on international governments to recommit against piracy
Trade News: Kuehne + Nagel awarded three-year contract for automotive parts and accessories warehousing and distribution
Intertanko calls for naval support in West Africa
Cruise ship was not attacked by pirates, says Costa Cruises
News clips – Keeping it brief
Pic of the day – SHIRAZ and NEFTEGAZ-61 ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Dec 7, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – NORTH STAR
South African port statistics for November are now available
SE Shipping Lines going westabout via South Africa
Transnet calls R5bn cover-up report misleading
TPT switches focus towards developing people skills
Wescoal to export coal through Durban
News clips – Keeping it brief
Today’s good read – China’s naval deployment priorities and challenges in the Horn of Africa
Pic of the day – MSC LAURA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Dec 3, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – ARIES VOYAGER
Shipping line woes – CMA CGM and ZIM receive lifesaving injections but Maersk says it will diversify
Cruise shipbuilders back in business as Carnival places new Dream order
DOULOS fails Singapore safety check – to be scrapped after 95 years
Japanese ice-breaking Antarctic observation ship on maiden voyage
Durban’s Bulk Connection takes top international award
ICS to provide Legal and Insurance ICS courses in January
SA beefs up border ports of entry
New vehicle sales show signs of recovery
Damco opens Maputo office
Today’s good read – Africa’s trade with BRIC countries multiplies
Pic of the day – AQUARIAN ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Dec 2, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – AKADEMIK FEDOROV
Four African countries elected to IMO Council
Hutchison Port Holdings invests USD60 million in Dar es Salaam port to ease pressure
Piracy - Security Council mandates another year of international action against pirates
Nissan SA planning to expand exports beyond Africa
SA chemicals industry must pursue West African exports
News clips – Keeping it brief – Umhlanga Lighthouse now a giant condom
Pic of the day – Pic of the day – NEFTEGAZ-61 and FPSO SHIRAZ ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Dec 1, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – FJORD
Transnet suspends two senior employees
South Africa has record R6.7-billion trade deficit
Khangela Bridge – the R200 million harbour bridge that truckers ignore
Pirates seize Greek tanker as SA says it can’t afford to send warships
Large iceberg east of offloading zone for SA AGULHAS poses question
News clips – Keeping it brief
Pic of the day – KOTA ANGGERIK ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 30, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – CE-DUKE
Transnet concludes R2.2-Bn loan agreement with French investor group AFD
Container line introduces piracy surcharge
Walvis Bay the loser as Maersk Line revises Samba service
Concern over Dubai World’s restructuring but DP World terminals look safe
NSRI involved in fishing boat rescue
News clips – Keeping it brief
Pic of the day – MONTE OLIVIA ...
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Ports & Ships maritime news
Nov 26, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

regret no Newsetter and Daily News today ...
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Ports & Ships maritime enws
Nov 26, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

Thursday's news delay ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 25, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – OCEAN TRADER
South Africa shows signs of economic recovery
SELI 1 cargo sold and will be removed from wreck
ITF throws down gauntlet to shipping lines over pirate infested waters
DRC and Sudan express interest in joining East African Community
News from the world of shipping
Pic of the day – IVAN PAPANIN ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 23, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – SEVEN SEAS VOYAGER
Industrialization will help Africa fully join world economy, says Ban
Namport having a record year with passenger ships
Wanna buy a tourist train?
Repairs to Port Bell will cost USD13 million
Piracy – Somali coastguard admits it is powerless against piracy
News clips – Keeping it brief
Pics of the day – VLADIMIR IGNATYUK ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 23, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – MSC SOCOTRA
Eleven marine pilots graduate
South Africa to participate in Korea-Africa Forum
South Africa looks to have 300 ships on its register
Readers write
Piracy – Arab ‘arms’ ship freed
Somalia: Residents and Sandbank Stymie Pirates' Plan
Today’s recommended Read – Piracy off coast not only criminal, but very successful, Security Council hears
Pics of the day – EUROCAR ISTANBUL AND CITY OF MUMBAI ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 23, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – MSC SOCOTRA
Eleven marine pilots graduate
South Africa to participate in Korea-Africa Forum
South Africa looks to have 300 ships on its register
Readers write
Piracy – Arab ‘arms’ ship freed
Somalia: Residents and Sandbank Stymie Pirates' Plan
Today’s recommended Read – Piracy off coast not only criminal, but very successful, Security Council hears
Pics of the day – EUROCAR ISTANBUL AND CITY OF MUMBAI ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 19, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

Picture problem – please be patient
First View – BOW CHAIN
SELI 1 salvage plan down but not yet out
Meet TPT’s new boss
End of the road in sight for trustworthy old SA AGULHAS
Piracy – Greater effort needed on land to fight Somali piracy, says Ban
Mombasa port privatization put on hold
News clips – Keeping it brief
Pic of the day – BAHIA NEGRA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 18, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – CAVOUR
Tau Morwe moves to Transnet Freight Rail – Socikwa to lead TPT
Piracy - Netherlands to continue off Somalia: Admiral defends EU record
Cape Town’s new cold storage facility a success
Hamburg Süd names new Rio class ship
UK’s All Leisure Group buys ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT
News clips – Keeping it brief
Pics of the day – SAFMARINE ASIA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 18, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – CAVOUR
Tau Morwe moves to Transnet Freight Rail – Socikwa to lead TPT
Piracy - Netherlands to continue off Somalia: Admiral defends EU record
Cape Town’s new cold storage facility a success
Hamburg Süd names new Rio class ship
UK’s All Leisure Group buys ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT
News clips – Keeping it brief
Pics of the day – SAFMARINE ASIA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 18, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – CAVOUR
Tau Morwe moves to Transnet Freight Rail – Socikwa to lead TPT
Piracy - Netherlands to continue off Somalia: Admiral defends EU record
Cape Town’s new cold storage facility a success
Hamburg Süd names new Rio class ship
UK’s All Leisure Group buys ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT
News clips – Keeping it brief
Pics of the day – SAFMARINE ASIA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 18, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – CAVOUR
Tau Morwe moves to Transnet Freight Rail – Socikwa to lead TPT
Piracy - Netherlands to continue off Somalia: Admiral defends EU record
Cape Town’s new cold storage facility a success
Hamburg Süd names new Rio class ship
UK’s All Leisure Group buys ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT
News clips – Keeping it brief
Pics of the day – SAFMARINE ASIA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 17, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – WOLRAAD WOLTEMADE
New South African Standby Tug Contract awaited
Kenya details plans for new standard gauge railway
MSC SINFONIA begins South African cruise season
Festive Season approaches – Saldanha shutdown periods
Piracy – British Royal Fleet Auxiliary unable to act as pirates removed British couple off yacht
News clips – Keeping it brief
Today’s recommended read – Bad roads slow continent's growth to a crawl
Pics of the day – KOTA NILAM ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 16, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – MSC SINFONIA
TPT makes sweeping changes with new business model
Maersk Line head hits out at state-aided bailouts and rescues
South Africa is ripe for growing cruise industry, says MSC Cruises CEO
News from the shipping lines
A closer look at the new Customs Control and Customs Duty Bills
News clips – Keeping it brief
Pics of the day – GEO BARENTS and VICKIE TIDE ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 12, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – MSC LEILA
Piracy – another ship with South African connections, FILITSA, is highjacked
Mozambique ports of Nacala and Beira deny Malawi claims of congestion
Mombasa port privatisation proposals under scrutiny
Transport forum agreed for the Walvis Bay-Ndola-Lubumbashi Corridor
Final outstanding payment detains tug OSAYAME in Cape Town harbour
News clips – Keeping it brief
Today’s recommended Read – East African Community trade skyrockets just five years into Customs Union
Pics of the day – ALAKNANDA and DONG WON 519 ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 11, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – MSC SINFONIA
Somali pirates raise the odds in Indian Ocean – wider area now no-go for merchant shipping
SELI 1 ko’d by late winter storms
Unicorn Shipping recognised for its contribution at sea
US Ruling makes South Africa first choice for ship arrests
Piracy – attacks on ships continue
News clips – Keeping it brief
Pics of the day – SMIT AMANDLA, WOLRAAD WOLTEMADE, MSC SINFONIA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 10, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – ARK CHARLY
SA port statistics for October are now available
South Africa strengthening relations at China-Africa forum
Dar es Salaam pledges to clear container ships within three days
Amendments mean higher Customs duties on imported containerised cargo
Rough ride for Oasis of the Seas
News clips – Keeping it brief
Pics of the day – SHASA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 9, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – ALBATROS
MSC SINFONIA arrives in South Africa tomorrow
Richards Bay coal exports hit a high note
USS San Juan arrives in Simon’s Town
Piracy – Greek ship DELVINA seized off Tanzania
Shipping line news
Today’s good read – visiting the Ghost Fleet
Pics of the day – USS SAN JUAN ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 5, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – COSTA PACIFICA
Moatize coal exports to start rolling in 2011
Piracy – pirates strike at two ships, Harriette and Jo Cedar
Africa seeks unity before trade talks with World Trade Organisation
Students from Durban University of Technology visit the Port of Durban
Drifting buoy meanders ashore at Breede River Mouth
News clips – Keeping it brief
Pics of the day – TIAKI and TOIA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 4, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – BELFORD DOLPHIN
Spanish trawler Acechador sinks off Durban – crew rescued by helicopter and passing ships
Cyclone Group appointed as agent for visiting Holland Africa Line Soccer World Cup flotels
New harbour tug SHASA sails for Port Elizabeth
Piracy - UN Maritime agency pledges support to repress Piracy off Somali coast
South Africa, Namibia meeting ends with trade and transport agreements
Rail regulator investigates KZN grain train accident
News clips – Keeping it brief
Pic of the day – SHASA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 3, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – CAVOUR
South Africa, Namibia to review strategic partnerships
Transnet and mining houses in talks over future of manganese exports
Western Cape Government concerned over Robben Island ferry
Piracy – Norwegian navy sailors fired on
CMA CGM founder Saadé denies reports that creditors want him out
News clips – Keeping it brief
Today’s recommended Read – Federal agencies raise alarm about cruise sewage
Pic of the day – SUBMARINE OFF CAPE TOWN ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Nov 2, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – OASIS OF THE SEAS
Durban maritime cluster back in the news
Getting ready to Groove on board MSC Sinfonia
South Africa says it is ready to deal with search and rescue 2010
Second coal mining export programme for Mozambique gets the nod
World’s biggest cruise ship OASIS OF THE SEAS sets sail
News clips – Keeping it brief
Pic of the day – WIND STAR & CARNIVAL DREAM ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Oct 29, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – JUTTEN
Transnet says it is weathering the storm
SELI 1 shipwreck update
Piracy – yacht sighted heading for Somalia
Former head of Nigerian ports authority jailed
South Africa and Russia to increase cooperation on trade, investment and technology
News clips – Keeping it brief
Today’s Good Read – Europeans who eat laundered fish
Pics of the day – CHUN HO & SAM RATULANGI PB1600 ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Oct 28, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – ASIAN BRIER
Tragedy at Mossel Bay as trawler capsizes
Mozambique clarifies plans for Moatize coal and Nacala
Government vows to transform the economy
Ouch, oops and eina as three Japanese lines post half-year losses
Gordhan announces relaxing of exchange controls
News clips – Keeping it brief
Pics of the day – UNDINE ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Oct 27, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – MSC SINFONIA
MSC SINFONIA sets sail for South Africa
Kenya resistance to concessioning Mombasa port
News from the shipping lines
Piracy – US places drones in service over Horn of Africa
Walvis Bay orders six RTGs to increase capacity
News clips – Keeping it brief
Today’s recommended read – Is Kenya off track with its standard gauge railway proposal
Pics of the day – REGNO MARINUS ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Oct 26, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – OVERSEAS PUGET SOUND
Moatize coal project surges ahead, breathes new life into Beira
Piracy – Somali pirates get busy
Unprecedented increase in Somali pirate activity, ICC reports
Sea Rescue – NSRI has busy week
Panama issues strong warning over Paris MOU detentions
News clips – Keeping it brief
Today’s Good Read – Chasing market share will kill the container lines
Pics of the day – SAFMARINE LLISBON and MOL KOMATI ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Oct 22, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – STAR PRINCESS
Transport minister launches Sea Watch and Response Centre today
SA patrol boat SARAH BAARTMAN captures two illegal Mozambique fishing vessels
MAERSK ALABAMA officers to be honoured at USS Admiral of the Ocean Dinner
Namport installs Navis SPARCS N4 at Walvis Bay
DP World’s Nakheel ‘cut down to size’
News clips – Keeping it brief
Today’s Good Read – Somalia: Al Qaida’s next stronghold
Pics of the day – VICTOR TALALIKHIN ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Oct 21, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – MAERSK DRYDEN
SA, Namibia and Botswana to introduce Shengen type border crossings
Large container terminal planned near Apapa
Rotterdam loses nearly 12 percent cargo this year
Durban Picture Parade
Last African gathering before Copenhagen climate summit kicks off
News clips – Keeping it brief
Today’s Good Read – Getting to grips with Bric
Pics of the day – TAHITIAN PRINCESS ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Oct 20, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – OCTOPUS
Mixed messages - Shipping line news
Walvis Bay sets new productivity record on Maersk ships – 45 container moves an hour
West African shipping news
Cape Town’s movie submarine on the move
Piracy update – Chinese bulker DE XIN HAI seized
News clips – Keeping it brief
Pics of the day – GLAS DOWR, WOLRAAD WOLTEMADE & SMIT AMANDLA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Oct 19, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – FRONTIER
Rio Tinto Alcan abandons Coega as a smelter site
Piracy – PIL loses another ship to Somali pirates
African Union signs Maritime Charter
Trade News - UAL expertise to boost SA explosives exports into Africa
News from the shipping lines
News clips – Keeping it brief
Pics of the day – Pics of the day – SAFMARINE CUNENE and WILLIAM R CROYLE II ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Oct 15, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – AMADEA
South Africa joins other Indian Ocean countries in tsunami exercise
Transnet commissions new R45m world class cold storage facility
Piracy – Somali pirates becoming increasingly sophisticated, Interpol told
Motor industry ranks SA ports poorly in global productivity
Kenya shippers want action on costs of cargo moving through Mombasa
News clips – Keeping it brief
Pics of the day – CAPE INFANTA & EB&H FLOATING CRANE ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Oct 14, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – HMAS MANOORA
Full scale Search & Rescue exercise scheduled for end October
Huge interest in MSC SINFONIA - over 46,000 bookings a month ahead of ship’s arrival
Kenya calls for greater international support against piracy
Wappen von Bremen completes 100th call at Richards Bay
Trade News – Cummins for Africa
News clips – Keeping it brief
Pics of the day – WAPPEN VON MUNCHEN and WAPPEN VON HAMBURG ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Oct 13, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – FORUM FIJI II
SA Transport Minister calls for introduction of cabotage in coastal shipping
Britain bans trading with Iran’s IRISL shipping line
Piracy update – Seychelles takes 11 pirates captive
Cape Town’s mystery submarine
Cruise operators object to increased port charges at Mombasa
SA Defence Force completes ten years of peacekeeping missions
News clips – Keeping it brief
Today’s recommended read – is ‘Supply Chain’ obsolete?
Pics of the day – MSC LORETTA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Oct 12, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – JASCON 21, FAIRPLAY 30 and EXCRAVOS LPG FSO
Seabourn diverts cruise ship from Indian Ocean because of pirates
Mystery of burning tanker off Cameroon
Calabar re-opens to container shipping
2nd AU Conference of Ministers for Maritime Transport takes place in Durban this week
Quay 500
South Africa explores trading opportunities with south countries
News clips – Keeping it brief
Pic of the day – KATYA ZELENKO ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Oct 8, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – !GARIEP
Latest SA port statistics for September now available
Transnet welcomes judgement in Gama case
Removal of exclusivity clause at Dar es Salaam port welcomed
Final SAMSA statement of PINE TRADER
PetroSA, Coega Development Corp sign agreement for oil refinery
News clips – Keeping it brief
Pics of the day – FAIRPLAY 30 and JASCON 21 ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Oct 7, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – EXPLORER
Tanzania ends exclusivity clause with TICTS, opens door to other operators
NORTHERN RELIANCE becomes Ngqura port’s unexpected second caller
Mozambique confirms intention to build northern coal railway to Nacala
Trident Marine flexes anti-stowaway muscles
Hapag-Lloyd thrown an EU lifeline but Maersk warns of too many operators
News clips – Keeping it brief
Pics of the day – SUBHIKSHA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Oct 6, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – ESCRAVOS LPG FSO
SELI 1 now officially abandoned and declared a wreck – no decision of any salvage
EAC entry points to be fully automated
Nigerian government moves to engage ex-militants following amnesty
Travelling graffiti the Niledutch way
News clips – Keeping it brief
Today’s Good Read – The Ibrahim Index of Governance
Pic of the day – SAFMARINE NGAMI ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Oct 5, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View - PROFESSOR KHROMOV
New vehicle sales continue downward trend
Kenya Ports Authority scraps scanning charges
Nigeria to commence dredging of Niger River
Piracy report - Spanish fishing vessel seized
Request for help - anyone know what happened to ZANSHIP?
News clips - Keeping it brief
MOL provides the ocean transport of mobile library vehicles to South Africa
Pics of the day - JUMBO VISION ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Oct 1, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – SAFMARINE MERU
Cruise schedule for Africa region now available
SA records trade deficit in August
Nigeria port focus
Piracy update – US Navy warns of escalation as monsoon ends
Somalia: Puntland cracks down as potential migrants gather in Bosasso
Handle with Care - Access Freight takes up the challenge from Porsche
SkySails get set to soar above Germany’s largest fishing trawler
News Clips – keeping it brief
Pic of the day – MAERSK ASSERTER ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Sep 30, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – MSC CATANIA
First container ship for Ngqura postponed because of delays at Durban
CMA CGM seeks moratorium and restructuring to remain afloat
Materials Handling specialist back in business
A step closer towards a Common Market for Africa
African port news - Nouakchott harbour project launched
News clips – Keeping it brief
Pics of the day – FENG KANG SHAN ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Sep 29, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – ALTAIR II
Maersk Line begins container calls at Richards Bay
Rotterdam doesn’t rule – not yet
Nigeria: Shipowners Association arrest fifth ship over illegal bunkering
Skills Levies in a Climate of Skills Crisis
News clips – Keeping it brief
Today’s recommended read – could this happen here?
Pics of the day – SANKO BARON ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Sep 28, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – HIGHLAND COURAGE
SELI 1 grounding – owners ‘walk’ away from responsibility
Piracy update – ships master killed by pirates
SA participates in Africa-South America Summit
News from the shipping lines
P&O Cruises sells ARTEMIS
World Maritime Day – 24 September
Today’s Good Read – Enter the gigayacht
Pics of the day – TRIESTINA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Sep 23, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – STELLA HAMAL
No big splash intended for Ngqura
Green light for Transnet’s Ngqura rail operation
Drought and conflict aggravate hunger in East Africa, warns UN food agency
Piracy update – pirates get active
Five ships to be auctioned in next few weeks
News clips – Keeping it brief
Pics of the day – AL MAREEKH ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Sep 22, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – SHASA
First container ship for Ngqura lines up for next Wednesday
East London told its future as a port city lies in its own hands
Two Soviet Antarctic bases and an ice-bound supply ship – in three days
Altech Netstar to the NSRI’s rescue with radio equipment
TPT takes delivery of multimillion rand consignment of cargo handling equipment
News clips – Keeping it brief
Pics of the day – Pics of the day – WOLRAAD WOLTEMADE & HIGHLAND COURAGE + PRIDE SOUTH PACIFIC ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Sep 21, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – SAFMARINE KOMATI
CDN intends investing $ 150 million in Nacala port and corridor
Interesting year ahead as cruise ships rock up
Piracy update – Nigerian militants extend cease-fire
SELI 1 update: recovery of oil continues
Panama opens shipping office in Durban
News clips – Keeping it brief
Ships for sale....
Pics of the day – CONCORD 1 ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Sep 18, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – MSC SENA
Shock for port industry as TPT’s Solly Letsoalo resigns
Hogan hints at action over Transnet appointment
Holland America ships NOORDAM and WESTERDAM heading for SA and FIFA World Soccer Cup
Dock strike threat for Mombasa
South African Navy sailors sent home after bar brawl
Multinational force keeps pirates at bay
News clips – Keeping it brief
Pics of the day – RIDLEY THOMAS ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Sep 16, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – TANCRED
Pirates release Greek bulker after payment of ransom
Questions raised over lake survey vessel
New maritime shipping law firm for Durban
PINE TRADER departs for the breakers
News from the world of shipping
News clips – Keeping it brief
Pic of the day – MAIDO ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Sep 15, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – GULSER ANA
Customs (SARS) workers back on the job
Indian company Rites says it has injected money into Tanzania’s railway
UN official calls for broader approach to the scourge of piracy
MSC Nikita makes it back to port - just
Massive abnormal project tackled by Durban’s Access Freight
News clips – Keeping it brief
Pic of the day – MONTE SARMIENTO ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Sep 14, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – NELE MAERSK
Morwe says Durban to remain SA’s premier container port
SELI 1 a wreck - unlikely to be refloated
Table Bay as a lee shore – the grounding of the SELI 1 and other similar incidents
Transnet says it is ‘saddened’ by Sipho Maseko’s decision to withdraw as a candidate for group CE
News from the ports of Africa
News clips – Keeping it brief
Today’s good read – The Boatman Cometh
Pics of the day – BELUGA LEGISLATION ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Sep 10, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – PREM PUTLI
SA port statistics for August now available
SELI 1 aground - latest update
Kenya to push ahead with plans for a standard gauge railway
Rough seas off Port Elizabeth
New head for Sierra Leone ports
News clips – Keeping it brief
Today’s Good Read – Uganda's oil bonanza is overshadowed by a tribal land dispute
Pics of the day – RAINBOW ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Sep 9, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – SELI 1
Table Bay drama as Turkish ship SELI 1 as goes aground
Piracy – German Navy kills suspect during firefight
Transnet Freight Rail struggling with coal deliveries - report
Vale looks at other Beira export options
Vintage US tug to be deployed on US – West Africa run
SARS offices open despite protest action
News clips – Keeping it brief
Recommended Reads – why do Africans shun going to sea?
Pic of the day – FAIRPARTNER ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Sep 8, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – BOA SUPPLIER
Turkish bulk carrier GULSER ANA goes aground off Madagascar
Dramatic rescue of fishermen off southern Cape coast
SA, EU to strengthen relations at summit
Somalia: Who is Fighting Whom
AP Moller – Maersk’s logistics services now trading as Damco
News clips – Keeping it brief
Pics of the day – TAKARA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Sep 7, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – BOA MIGHTY
Customs (SARS) advises of measures taken ahead of industrial action
Interesting ships at sea and on the water
US Military also to use Seychelles to stage surveillance aircraft on anti-piracy patrol
Cruise operator files for insolvency
News clips – Keeping it brief
SA supports commitments to economic recovery
Today’s Good Read
Pic of the day – CMA CGM EVEREST ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Sep 3, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – SUBHIKSHA
Gama suspended – union calls it a racial decision
Japan to fund EAC customs administration
Piracy update – European Union sends aircraft to Seychelles
News from the world of shipping
Sixteen Somalis drown making hazardous journey across Gulf of Aden
News clips – Keeping it brief
US security tightened for ships coming from the Congo
Pic of the day – MSC OSLO ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Sep 2, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – SVITZER CELESTE
Port Maputo establishes port user forum
Traders concerned at EAC failure to sign Economic Partnership Agreement with Europe
South Africa posts R0.4Bn trade surplus
Uganda June balance of payments shows a surplus
Kei Rail Project's safety permit renewed
News clips – Keeping it brief
Pics of the day – MAERSK DUBROVNIK ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Sep 1, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – USNS SUMNER
Products tanker ELLI breaks in two and sinks near Suez Canal
Coal ship in fire scare at RBCT
Kenya and Uganda look to World Bank loan to fund Malaba border post upgrade
Piracy update – Pirates fire of US navy ship; Iran sends more warships
Mozambique expects to earn billions from coal exports
News clips – Keeping it brief
Recommended Reads - Africa: Steamrolling the WTO Doha Negotiations
Pics of the day – SASDOCK & SVITZER CELESTE ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Aug 31, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – PRIDE SOUTH SEAS & SANKO BEAUTY
When will the witch-hunts end? Transnet places Gama under suspicion
Navy gathers at Walvis for exercise Golfinho
Two stowaways die on ship off Durban
What’s in a name? The Titan Uranus that just won’t go away
Four ships heading for judicial sale – Daewoo Frontier tops the list
UN expert praises Senegal’s efforts to strengthen rights of migrants
News clips – Keeping it brief
Pic of the day – MSC CARLA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Aug 27, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – IVS NIGHTJAR
Transnet annual report published
Gun running ship held in Philippines had South African in charge
Manganese ore export line not adequate, says mining boss
What’s in a name?
News from the shipping lines – MOL raises SAECS rates
Stowaways found dead in ship off Durban
News clips – Keeping it brief
Recommended Reads
Pic of the day – BOUNDARY ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Aug 26, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – DURBAN BAY & HARBOUR
Transnet stays committed to its R80 Billion investment programme
Hamburg Süd names the RIO BLANCO
Transnet refutes locomotive order report
UN agency sounds alarm on dire Kenyan food situation
African population reaches 1 billion
News clips – Keeping it brief
Pic of the day – ORIBI ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Aug 25, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – NONOTI
Piracy and illegal seagoing activity
Mozambique news – Namibian fishing vessel Antillas Reefer forfeited
News from the shipping lines
World Bank to pay for Uganda rail rehabilitation
Special Report: late and erratic rains in Eastern Africa raise food security concerns – El Niño an additional worry
News clips – Keeping it brief
Pics of the day – FAIRMOUNT GLACIER & SEAREX X ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Aug 24, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – ATLANTIC NAVIGATOR
Transnet announces allocation of PE manganese ore export channel to three customers
SA, Angola to cooperate in oil sector
News from the shipping lines – shipping woes continue
SA to host a multi-national military training exercise
News clips – Keeping it brief
Pic of the day – MSC TOBA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Aug 20, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – AL MAREEKH
Durban buffeted by winds as ships wait outside port
Global financial crisis continues to bite
New cargo transport convention could impact SA importers
Trade news - Cape marine lubricants firm in multimillion-rand BEE deal
Hell of a name for a ship
CSIR – making harbours a safe have for ships
News clips – Keeping it brief
Pic of the day – CIELO DI PISA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Aug 19, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – SAN ALESSIO
Mombasa port drops certain port charges for Uganda
Piracy – ARCTIC SEA found, crew safe and on way home
Maritime job creation links Singapore and Cape Town
Unity Bridge between Mozambique and Tanzania due to open in November
Trade News – first equipment under Terex Port Equipment banner handed over to MSC Rosslyn
News clips – Keeping it brief
Pics of the day – MSC CONFIDENCE ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Aug 18, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View
Piracy - France, Belgium and US look at arming ships
Universal Africa Lines (UAL) launches Cape office, new routes to W Africa
News from the shipping lines – more rate increases
Trade News - Dezzi appoints Big Lift Trucks as its distributor
Zuma visits Angola with large business delegation
News clips – Keeping it brief
Pic of the day – OCEAN ATLAS ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Aug 17, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – MOHAVE MAIDEN
Mozambique raises money to begin dredging port of Beira
UNCTAD tells Africa to pull together
Productivity achievement for Walvis Bay Container Terminal
Trade news – TPT backs local supplier for trailer design
News from the shipping lines – MSC announces rate restoration on SA services
News clips – Keeping it brief
Pic of the day – FUJI BAY ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Aug 13, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – IRIS
Government nominates Prof Everingham as acting chairman of Transnet
Call to prioritise freight logistics and corridor development as a pillar for economic development
US destroyer USS ARLEIGH BURKE concludes Africa Partnership Station mission
Malawi-Mozambique transport canal a step closer
Piracy report – Maltese-flag ship disappears en route to North Africa
News clips – Keeping it brief
Pics of the day – ELBRUS ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Aug 12, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – MSC NEW YORK
Bolloré Group wins concession to manage Cotonou port
Nigerdock completes second module of giant Usan FPSO
Piracy report – tug Buccaneer released but dispute over ransom
Rift Valley Railway concession still in place
SAMTRA upgrades bridge and engine room simulators
News clips – Keeping it brief
Pic of the day – SAFMARINE HOUSTON ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Aug 11, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – SONGHAI
South African Port Statistics for July now available
NSRI kept busy over long weekend
Call to expand Africa – US trade by way of AGOA
Rift Valley Railway concession ended
AP Moller-Maersk closes Odense shipbuilding yard
News clips – Keeping it brief
Pic of the day – MERMAID COMMANDER ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Aug 6, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – LUFAFA
Transnet says it is not to blame for airport fuel shortage
Nacala port and rail company appoints new chairman
Dar es Salaam container terminal strike ends
News from the shipping lines – it’s rate increase time
Dubai World cuts back in Africa
Trade news – NFS Industrial delivers three Konecranes reach stackers to Namport
Pic of the day – MOL DEVOTION ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Aug 5, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – MSC MAUREEN
Piracy: Hansa Stavanger released - ship off Nigeria attacked
Dar es Salaam port drops container handling and transfer charges
DRC ports reopen as strike ends
Trade News – Arlona delivers 20 new pitch coke skips to Richards Bay terminal
US military harbour security force for Djibouti
SAMTRA contracted by Stena Marine to manage cadet training
Pic of the day – KAPITAN PASTUSHENKO ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Aug 4, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – LONG CHARITY AGROUND
Saldanha ore ship goes aground
Piracy - EU plans Somali Coastal Security Force
News from the world of shipping – MSC Napoli salvage ends
Naval news – Construction of the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier begins
Customs moves to cut costly delays – 1000 auditors to be employed
Pic of the day – SEA BUFFALO ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Aug 3, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – AUTUMN WAVE
Maersk Line introduces new direct service to Maputo
East Africa reacts cautiously to EU trade deal after fresh issues introduced
SAMTRA holds bridge course for pilots
Trade News - Yara South Africa awards five year contract to Wilhelmsen Ships Service
Naval News – CSIR researching frigate helicopter operations
Pic of the day – SKY TETHYS ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jul 30, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – KOALA BAY
Fire guts passenger ferry in Dar es Salaam
Saldanha soars ahead with record iron ore shipments
News from the shipping lines
Port and harbour news – Expansion of Nouakchott port
Walvis Bay cluster meets to reduce corridor bottlenecks
Suez revenues drop 7.2 percent
Pic of the day – IOANNIS NK SINKING ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jul 29, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – RAGNHILD K
African Development Bank makes money available for Kenya-Ethiopia sea/land corridor
Port of Dar es Salaam container terminal crippled by strike
Navy gets new eyes
Clashes in Somalia forcing more refugees across Gulf of Aden – UN agency
Trade news – Japanese shipping lines offer bleak outlook
SA weathering recession quite well - Fitch
Pic of the day – OCEAN LYRA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jul 28, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – MAERSK DUISBURG
Question marks arise over QE2’s move to Cape Town
Piracy – US Navy warns of increased Somali activity
Cape Town’s container terminal achieves several milestones
Trade news - Terex completes acquisition of Fantuzzi and Noell port equipment businesses
Beira silting caused the fuel shortage, not boycotts
Zuma to visit India to enhance bilateral relations
Pic of the day – DAEWOO FRONTIER ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jul 27, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – MAERSK CONSTELLATION
Navigation warning in southern Cape waters
SA Air Force rescues seafarers off bulk carrier IOANNIS NK
Piracy update – ship released and pirates captured
Seafarer missions to hold important workshop on trauma councilling
Unusual cargo for Cape Town
Trade news - Terex Corp acquires control of Fantuzzi Group
Trade news - India, SA to intensify partnerships to address recession
Economic downturn will not change SA's development - Zuma
Pic of the day – ALLEN GARDINER ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News Breaking News
Jul 23, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

bulker Ioannis NK sinking off Cape coast near Lamberts Bay ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jul 23, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – THOR PIONEER
News from the shipping lines
Mailbag – No Greatest Shoal this year but what about these whales
Cargo ferry ready to sail Lake Victoria once again, says Rift Valley Railway
Nigeria loses one million barrels of oil a day
Hey, these things happen....
Pic of the day – STOLT VALOR ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jul 22, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – AMAR MUHIEDDINE
It’s confirmed – QE2 is coming to Cape Town
Committee calls for scrapping of Mombasa port levies
USS ARLEIGH BURKE sails for the Mascarenes today
Giant cruise ship CELEBRITY EQUINOX joins fleet
Piracy news – more ships arrive on anti-piracy station off Somalia
Ensure authentic sulphur content on BDR, says IBIA
Pic of the day – C DREAM and TEMPEST ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jul 21, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – DAL EAST LONDON
Piracy news – Victoria released but SA Navy remains hard to get
Drop in aluminium demand sees Mozambique exports plummet
News from the shipping lines
Customs reformer pledges to dredge Calabar approaches
US-Africa trade increased 28 percent in 2008
Pic of the day – HANSA TRONDHEIM ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jul 20, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – USS ARLEIGH BURKE
Global Patriot sold at auction for $ 2.65 million
Massive outreach by Customs to cut costly delays
Cape shipyard completes two new pilot boats for Port of Durban
Growth forecast for Maputo but challenges remain
Pic of the day – USS ARLEIGH BURKE ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jul 16, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – GARCIA D’AVILA
Transnet responds to media lawsuit claim
Kinshasa and Brazzaville to be linked by bridge
News from the shipping lines
Trade news - Regional trade hubs help foster US-Africa trade
Without global support, Somalia will fall to opposition – top UN political official
Pic of the day – MSC SPLENDIDA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jul 15, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – GREEN CHILE
The QE2 in Cape Town – where would you put her?
Cruise news - MSC SPLENDIDA joins fleet
Government outlines five year programme
US president refers to US Africa Command during Ghana visit
Pic of the day – IKAN KURAU ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jul 14, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – MONTE AZUL
Drewry pessimistic about quick container recovery
Walvis Bay to re-equip new terminal with new infrastructure and equipment
Piracy update – Somali pirates go after VLCC
Will she or won’t she? QE2 tipped as a Cape Town floating hotel
USS Arleigh Burke arrives in Durban
Pic of the day – USS ARLEIGH BURKE ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jul 13, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – MAERSK SEARCHER
SA port statistics for June 2009
South African Navy appeals to youth to join up
Transnet to call for branch line concessioning tenders
Piracy news – two more ships seized
Drama at sea – NSRI evacuate chief engineer – fire on ship in Suez Canal
Pic of the day – BM CHALLENGE ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime Naval News
Jul 9, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

warships began arriving in Durban this afternoon ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jul 9, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – ELBTANK FRANCE
Southern Africa to get its second one-stop border post
Government admits responsibility for Tanzania’s rail inefficiencies
Namibian railway is ‘worn out’ says government
West African news – Ghana Cocoa Board plans expansion programme with Takoradi
Trade News: Maersk Logistics’ SupplyChain HealthCheck™ assists companies in releasing cash from their supply chain
Navy news – US Navy destroyer Arleigh Burke to arrive Durban next week; SA Navy sails into Knysna
Pic of the day – SMIT LOMBOK ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jul 8, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – BALTIC PRIDE
Piracy – Nigerian militants take hostages
PetroSA to import half a million tonnes of LNG a year
Government to realign Denel under Defence dept
Tanzania grants 30-day amnesty to help de-congest Dar es Salaam
Government to review defence policy
Pic of the day – DIANE A ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jul 7, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – DIMITROVSKY KOMSOMOL
Transnet approves plans to enlarge Ngqura harbour
Global financial crisis to be hot topic at G8 Summit
Rail news – Namibia’s Chinese locos prove a costly disappointment – Tazara to boost capacity
Cunard starts work on a new Queen Elizabeth
African leaders agree on transformation of the AU
Pic of the day – QUEEN VICTORIA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jul 6, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – CAP PRESTON
Senior appointment and retirement announcements
Report from the Great Lakes area - Victoria
Derailments and sabotage along Mozambique’s rail network
It’s on again - Mauritius to Durban yacht race announced
Brazil promises to assist Africa’s economic growth
Pic of the day – MEXICAN BAY ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jul 2, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – SANKO BEAUTY
Wage discussions disrupt container operations at Durban port
Shipping line news – new services introduced
Piracy update – suspects go on trial in Kenya
Walvis Bay Corridors show remarkable growth
Africa’s food crisis must not be forgotten amid global economic woes – UN trade body
Pic of the day – RMS ST HELENA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
July 1, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – MARUBA AMERICA
Barge owners appoint Smit Salvage SA to remove grounded barge near Knysna
Tanzania goes all out to gain Uganda trade
Transnet lags behind with Richards Bay coal line upgrade, but does it matter?
NYK’s man in Southern Africa hangs up his hat
The case of the Foggy Pilot
Pic of the day – DOCERIVER ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jun 30, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – FAR SCIMITAR & FAR FOSNA
Durban-bound dredger vessel freed by pirates
Piracy on the agenda at AU summit
News from the world of shipping
Navy news – French and US Navy ship visits
Sea Sunday – a date to remember
Pic of the day – USS GETTYSBURG CG64 ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jun 29, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – JOHANNA RUSS
Transnet increases profits despite downturn
NSRI launches new rescue boat
Navigational warning as containers washed off Safmarine ship
News from the shipping lines
Piracy news – Seacom cable delay blamed on Somali pirates
Trade news – Invicta acquires Criterion Equipment
Pic of the day – FJELL ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jun 25, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

FIRST VIEW – BARGE AGROUND
Day of drama off Cape coast - two barges go aground and near misses for three ships
Vietnamese fishermen cleared of piracy in South African court
Maritime Centre of Excellence opens in Mombasa
Piracy update – ship released with fatalities
Chetty trades places to strengthen Transnet’s Corridor focus
African Trade news - Turkish exports to Africa on the up
Pic of the day – RS AFRICANA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jun 24, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – SMIT AMANDLA
Ship pulled clear of Cape coast ‘just in time’
Tanzania reviews rail concession given to India’s Rites
Ghana concerns over Port of Takoradi security
Trade news – new stacker reclaimer for Saldanha
Africa's trading blocs seek new partnership to boost exports
Pic of the day – GLOBAL PATRIOT ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jun 23, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – HIKITEA STEAM CRANE
Transnet reports to parliament – annual report due Wednesday
Navy hydrographic ship visits Port Elizabeth
Piracy update – Somali govt claims success
Support the Maritime Museums
SADC sends Mozambique’s Chissano to help heal Madagascar
Pics of the day – AUTO ATLAS and AUTO BANNER ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jun 22, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – PRINS DER NEDERLANDEN
Higher fuel costs divert ships back to the Suez Canal route
Oil refinery planned for Kenya’s new Lamu port
Nigeria’s Apapa terminal breaks productivity record
Naval News – US Navy destroyer arrives in Mombasa - to visit South Africa
Fire on ROYAL PRINCESS cancels cruise
Pic of the day – USS ARLEIGH BURKE ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jun 18, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – AURORA OPAL
Namport reveals details of the new Walvis Bay container terminal
Mozambique signs EU’s Economic Partnership Agreement but SA stands firm
Piracy update – Australia increases its response
Kenya’s Ndua is new IAPH President
Australian port set to challenge Richards Bay’s claim to fame
Pic of the day – REEFERS IN DURBAN ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jun 17, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – INGWENYA
Capacity boost for Cape Town goes well
Great Lakes border posts to provide 24-hour operation
Piracy update – pirates seize ship off Oman and other news
Navy news – Chief of the Navy responds to allegiance allegations
Trade news - Wilhelmsen Ships Service introduces new lifejacket
Pic of the day – JUTHA SIAM ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jun 15, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – NS BRENDAN SIMBWAYE
Bizarre report of Transnet senior officials having to take lie detector tests
Nigerian Shippers Council hits out at port privatisation
SA Navy committed to empowering youth with skills
News from the shipping lines – Maersk announces rates increase to West Africa
Africa must cushion its people against economic crisis and work collectively to realise opportunities - Zuma
Pics of the day – MARGARET and SALVALIANT ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jun 11, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – TALISMAN
SA port statistics for May 2009
Namibia commissions new patrol ship NS BRENDAN SIMBWAYE
News from the world of shipping
Transnet responds to weekend report on succession and audit leaks
Search & Rescue specialists in Cape Town conference
Pics of the day – DREDGER DI 68 AT WORK ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jun 10, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – SANKO BAY
MOL denies it intends spinning off container business
Namibia and Botswana sign agreement to undertake Trans Kalahari railway project
News from the shipping lines: Maruba to feeder to Walvis Bay
Piracy report – US official says international community has united against pirates
Transnet’s Saldanha plans scuttled
Pic of the day – MAERSK BALTIMORE ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jun 9, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – DURBAN PORT ENTRANCE
Concern over SA Custom Union fall-out
Namport plans to expand Walvis Bay container terminal
Piracy update – Nigerian tug released
Kenya’s new Merchant Shipping Act aims at breaking port cartels
Sierra Leone opts to privatise its ports
Pic of the day – MSC LINZIE ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jun 8, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – PATRICIA
News from the shipping lines – MOL considers withdrawing from containers
New Lake Victoria service gets underway
Another delay on the Richards Bay coal line
Piracy news – who took Maersk Alabama’s cash?
Five African leaders to attend World Economic Forum
Pic of the day – HOKUETSU USHAKA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jun 4, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – DAYAHAI
Zuma warns that economic crisis may affect pace of service delivery
Concargo adds four new routes into Africa
The case of the missing ship MV UGANDA
New Single Buoy Mooring for Durban’s oil discharge point
Dar es Salaam decreases port tariffs to fight congestion
Pic of the day – HELLESPONT DARING ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jun 3, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – NORMAND INSTALLER
SMIT to introduce new tug on coast
SA and Zimbabwe agree to reopen old Limpopo Bridge to facilitate a one-stop crossing
News from the shipping lines
Piracy update – Pirates move north into the Red Sea
Kenya gets go-ahead to build new container terminal
Pic of the day – MOL FORTITUDE ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jun 2, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – MAERSK BULAN
Durban municipal council agrees to look into Cato Ridge dry port idea
Industry support for Cato Ridge dry port – Mercury article
US and SACU to negotiate bilateral trade agreement
High seas and storms keep fishing fleet at home
Ugandan private sector asks govt to fast track Dar es Salaam railway route
Pic of the day – MKHUZE ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
June 1, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – SUN PRINCESS
Mozambique sugar company warns that rail tariffs must be ‘reasonable’
PINE TRADER UPDATE – ship enters Cape Town harbour
Somalia: Nation 'taken hostage' by continuing fighting, says UN envoy
Trade news – Premier Fishing goes angling aggressively
International shipping: Lines form Heavy Lift Club
Pics of the day – MSC LORENA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
May 28, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – ZHEN HUA 21
Rail gantry cranes arrive for Ngqura port container terminal
Piracy update – an ill wind can blow some good
Simon’s Town ceremony commemorates escape of the DIANA
Walvis Bay port road congestion
Illegal fishing robbing our oceans
Pic of the day – ORIANA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
May 27, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – CLIPPER
NYK and NileDutch link services between Asia, South Africa and West Africa
PIL finds new partners for West, East and South Africa services
Same air cargo companies deliver both humanitarian aid and weapons
Official - South Africa now in a recession as GDP drops by 6.4%
Angolan railway will reach DRC border by 2011
New cargo ship enters service on Lake Victoria
Pics of the day – SS USOGA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
May 26, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – FAIRMOUNT FUJI
Transnet continues with Durban terminal expansion
Mozambique railway moves closer to Moatize – reaches Sena
Brazil’s Petrobas takes 50% share in Namibian oil search
Red tape hinders Nigerian inland container plans
Namibia’s northern rail corridor in urgent need of repair
Pic of the day – HELLESPONT DARING ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
May 25, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – LAMNALCO TERN
Bulker Pride Trader update - latest
South African citrus crop looking strong for 2009
Piracy update – two ships evade capture
Corrosion team unravels wire rope problem for Cape consulting engineers
Luanda, Angola – new container depots to be opened to relieve port congestion
Pic of the day – TOLEDO ...
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Bulker Pride Trader - latest update
May 22, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

The latest news about the stricken bulker Pride Trader ...
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Latest Update - M.V. PINE TRADER
May 21, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

the latest position regarding the stricken bulker PINE TRADER ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
May 21, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – RYOEI
Bulker PINE TRADER taken in tow but still in danger from water in engine room
R800m Richards Bay terminal upgrade goes ahead despite downturn
Look beyond Europe, Namibia is advised
Shipping curbs cut greenhouse emissions
PP Partnerships needed to upgrade Africa’s roads
Pic of the day – PENTOW SERVICE ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
May 20, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – OCEAN EXPLORER
Near miss for bulker in difficulties off Cape coast
Shippers call for action over congested Mombasa port
Piracy update – Somalis repeats call for help in setting up coastguard
Maersk announces resignation of chief financial officer
Pic of the day – STX ACE 6 ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
May 19, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – AQUAMARINE
Third floating dock en route to Durban
Kenya, Tanzania get together to fight piracy
Piracy - Turkish-led task force makes first suspected pirate capture
MCS recruits new intake of South African deck and engineering cadets for Sanko
Gotta hand it to those Aussies
Pic of the day – US Navy versus Pirates in Gulf of Aden ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
May 18, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – DAL KALAHARI
Transnet sells remaining non-core business divisions
Praise for Transnet reporting
Piracy updates: Iran sends more warships
Trade news – ICTSI reports sharp drop in 1st quarter volumes
Maersk rings some changes
Pic of the day – ALPHA EXPRESS ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
May 14, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – FNS LA GRANDIERE
African port news
US says no to reviving talks on free trade agreement with southern Africa
Another milestone for training of Angolans
Thieves scuttle loaded oil barge in Niger Delta
US Navy takes delivery of tenth Nimitz-class aircraft carrier
Pic of the day – USS GEORGE HW BUSH ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
May 13, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – AURORA
Cruise Indian Ocean Association launched in Durban
African regional growth overviews
AP Moller-Maersk Line publishes first quarter loss
Vessel Monitoring System for Nigerian fishing fleet
US says anti-piracy efforts along African coast shows some success
Pic of the day –GRAND MERCURY ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
May 12, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – MICHAELLO
It’s time to Africanise seafarers – but not enough recruits – says manning expert
Africa ‘gravely affected’ by economic crisis - report
SAMSA issues findings on MONIE MARINE and MARITIME MASTER collision
Trade news – Radio Holland and Pertec become one
DP World in talks with potential partner
Pic of the day – JOLLY ROSSO ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
May 11, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – HUGIN R and MUNIN R
SA Port statistics for April
Transnet unions declare wage dispute – warns of port and rail strike
Zuma announces new cabinet posts
Piracy update
French warship La Grandiere in Durban
Pic of the day – SAFMARINE SOYO ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
May 7, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – LA PAZ
Transocean stacks three African rigs
Zambia gets its Walvis Bay dry port
Cape Town cracks down on overloading of long-haul road transport
Piracy – further attacks reported
South African High Court clarifies claims against bareboat charterers
Pic of the day – FNS NIVOSE ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
May 6, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – DISCOVERER CLEAR-LEADER
Ship’s crew arrested for piracy and kidnapping outside Cape Town
Stalemate as Calabar terminal development is halted until port is dredged
Drill ship Discoverer Clear-Leader heads from Durban for Mexican Gulf
Somalia: Young mariners get up-close lesson in thwarting pirates
Plans reveal exciting Port Elizabeth waterfront prospect
Pic of the day – CSCL SANTIAGO ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
May 5, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – AUTUMN WIND
Ngqura terminal in ship-shape condition for October launch
Bunker delays at Durban
News from the shipping lines
Inland port to be built near Harare
Piracy report – two ships taken
Pic of the day – CSAV RIO AYSEN ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
May 4, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – FU HAN KOU
Beira port upgrade gets financial boost
Largest LNG carrier transits Suez Canal
Pointe Noire new terminal underway
Piracy update – pirates remain active as NATO strengthens its mandate
Maersk Alabama master speaks – statement to the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Pic of the day – PALLIETER ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Apr 30, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – CAP PALLISER
Fred Olsen Cruise Lines reroutes Balmoral World Cruise to avoid Horn of Africa – coming to South Africa instead
Piracy update – Maersk Line sets new rules
News from the shipping lines
Training major welcomes industry leader on board
Pic of the day – CHARLOTTE BULKER ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Apr 29, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – NICOLAI MAERSK
What really happened on board the MAERSK ALABAMA
Mombasa-Uganda railway may soon be back in business
WHO says there is no need to restrict trade or close borders over swine flu
Strategic changes at Transnet Port Terminals
Navy plays host to NCAGS and Operation Bell Buoy
Pic of the day – PATRIOT ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Apr 28, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – MSC MELODY
Piracy roundup – another ship highjacked and cruise ship Melody attacked
News from the shipping lines
New MAFI yard tractors for Transnet Port Terminals
Knysna to welcome SA Navy minesweepers
New range of variable reach trucks available in southern Africa
Pic of the day – EFDIM JUNIOR ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Apr 23, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – SARONIKOS BRIDGE
Moatize coal railway set to roll
India becomes major coal importer from South Africa
Piracy update: Somalia says it has a solution
Another port smelter under threat
Pic of the day – ROTTERDAM ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Apr 21, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – DISCOVERY
Renewed rioting in Kenyan shanty town cuts Uganda rail link
Concargo forms new heavy haul company and gains additional international recognition
SA stone fruit season is late but normal
East Africa beats global financial crisis
Suez and Panama may revise polls
Pic of the day – PRINCESS DAPHNE ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Apr 20, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – DAL REUNION
Transnet secures financing for port equipment and expansion programme
Transnet closes the port terminals
NSRI to the rescue of ill seafarer
Kenya plans to open second port at Lamu by 2011
Mobile crane hire group takes delivery of largest capacity hydraulic crane
Pirates seize Durban-bound dredger
Pic of the day – MERMAID COMMANDER ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Apr 16, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – RAINBOW PORT
Transport strike ends
US and Kenya sign maritime security pact
Shipping company news - New Svitzer tug calls at Durban
Piracy update – More Somali attacks and Nigerian militants kill three Navy ratings
IMO MARPOL Annex VI, NOx Tech Code publication now available
UN bodies tackle alien species in ballast water
Pics of the day – Barque EUROPA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Apr 15, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – CAPE TOWN HARBOUR – A view with a difference
Port Statistics - Mombasa posts a good year for 2008
AP Moller - Maersk Group issues statement on piracy
Nacala acquires more locomotives
Nigerian port congestion – containers removed to Onne
Top UN envoy condemns recent rash of piracy off the coast of Somalia
Pic of the day – VICTORIA MXENGE ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Apr 14, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – ZHEN HUA 23
Piracy update – world’s attention on Maersk ship
Piracy - claim of international hypocrisy
News from the shipping lines – slow boats to China
Germanischer Lloyd strengthens position in oil and gas sector
St Lawrence Seaway 50 years young
Pics of the day – EUROPA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Apr 9, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – CMA CGM IMPALA
Piracy – Maersk container ship latest to be taken as US Navy issues new warning
New gantry cranes arrive for Transnet on board Chinese heavylift ship
Possible GM bankruptcy will have minimal impact on South Africa
US Navy CNO in first ever visit to South Africa
Maputo border crossing times over Easter weekend
Pic of the day – HOANG SON SUN ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Apr 8, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – STURDY FALCON
SA transport workers go on strike
Richards Bay bunker barge to go to Durban for double-hulling
African Conference looks at north-south corridor development
News from the shipping lines
Madagascar: A Cyclone in a Political Storm
Pic of the day – AMSTELGRACHT ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Apr 7, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – DENEB PRIMA
SA port 1st quarter statistics show small decline
Navigational advice about Durban port entrance channel
This is no fishy story
Pirates rampant – more ships seized – latest update
SA to introduce new secure passport this week
Pic of the day – BRO ALEXANDRE ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Apr 6, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – SAFMARINE MAKUTU
Ports Statistics for March 2009 are now available
Port statistics for the financial year 2008 show little growth
New shipping line services announced
Piracy update: container ship reported taken hostage
Pic of the day – DELMAS CAMEROUN ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Apr 2, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – GECO EAGLE
Port closures, holidays and strikes
Durban’s Cutler Community gets behind Cato Ridge Dryport idea
Calabar port dredging to resume
New chapter for Capespan and end of the road for Outspan
Shippers turn to SA as economic turbulence escalates
Pic of the day –SV CONCORDIA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Apr 1, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – Durban port entrance
African Search & Rescue coverage extended
Cape youngsters on historic Tall Ship voyage
Dar es Salaam-Kigali-Bujumbura railway to be running by 2014
Africa Partnership Station news – training boosts maritime safety
Pic of the day – SAFMARINE MULANJE ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Mar 31, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – SARAH BAARTMAN
Road freight industry faces strike
South Africa: Successful off-shore environmental vessel returns
News from the shipping lines
Eight services now using the Cape of Good Hope
Gulf Oil enters local market
Pic of the day – TUNA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Mar 30, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – AFRICAN PROTEA
Moatize coal mining gets underway – Vale to produce 26mt annually
Trawler runs aground on Long Beach near Kommetjie
Piracy update – two ships seized
Encouraging young people to pursue maritime law
Transnet, Japan sign loan agreement to widen Durban harbour
Pic of the day – DAL REUNION ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Mar 26, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – SAFMARINE BENGUELA
Govt halts Transnet succession in its tracks
Nigeria’s FG gets tough over cancelled shipping charges
Train and retain staff now, says ICS
Piracy update: another shipping group heads off for the Cape
DP World increases profits by 48 percent
Pic of the day – BOW PIONEER ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Mar 25, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – NORDIC PIA
Restricted ship movements for Richards Bay during beam placement
Piracy update: Russians reinforce patrols with new ships
Global and African freight forwarding networks announce alliance
News from the lines: Monte Alegre christened
Missions to Seafarers reopen at Saldanha Bay
Pic of the day – MONTE ALEGRE ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Mar 24, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – ER CANBERRA
Dorbyl takes control of Globe Engineering in Cape Town merger
Transnet Port Terminals introduces Navis SPARCS system across multiple sites
Piracy update: more ships escape as UN chief says restoration of law is required
Transnet cuts back as downturn bites deep
New joint Far East-South Africa-East Coast South America service announced
Pic of the day – BERG ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Mar 22, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – USS HARTFORD
Another nuclear sub collision causes spill
SADC to consider sanctions on Madagascar
Hoppers go hi-tech
NSRI in dash to save trawler from sinking
Piracy report – Greek ship captured
Pic of the day –THE EXPLORER ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Mar 22, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – USS HARTFORD
Another nuclear sub collision causes spill
SADC to consider sanctions on Madagascar
Hoppers go hi-tech
NSRI in dash to save trawler from sinking
Piracy report – Greek ship captured
Pic of the day –THE EXPLORER ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Mar 19, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – LIBRA IPANEMA
CMA CGM to take delivery of containership designed to prevent marine pollution
Europe set to exclude South Africa from SADC EPA
Mitropoulos repeats call for action on recruitment
US Senate updated on US Africa Command
Mozambique set for bumper sugar production increase
Pic of the day – KAMCHATSKIY PROLIV ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Mar 18, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

Container ship layups reach 484 and new high of 1.41 million TEU
Seal alert for US-bound containers
News from the shipping lines
Tanzania alerted to fishing piracy
It’s Navy Festival Week again
Pic of the day – DE NEYS in Simon’s Town ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Mar 17, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – PRECIOUS
Piracy report – warships prevent capture of Vietnamese ship
IMF Pushes on Aid for Africa, Revival of World Trade Talks
African ports set to expand - analysts
DEAT seizes illegal shark fins off Taiwanese fishing vessel in Cape Town harbour
Transnet reacts to reports linking Siyabonga Gama to cancelled tender
Pic of the day – UMALUSI ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Mar 15, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – GILAVAR
SAMSA issues statement about ship collision
Piracy update: Japan enters the arena with two destroyers
Namport announces new CEO
Five more years of shipping downturn, fears DNV
AP Moller Terminals commissions new Apapa RTGs
Pic of the day – CLEVELAND ...
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Ports & Ships Cruise News
Mar 13, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

It's Friday and our news on Fridays is always about the wonderful world of ocean cruising - please go to the CRUISE NEWS & REVIEW section - use the menu bar on the right ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Mar 12, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – CGG SYMPHONY
SA should lead fight against piracy off Africa
News from the shipping lanes
Port Maputo goes on display
Djibouti port congestion peaks
Mombasa port congestion eases
Pic of the day – CIDADE DE SAO VICENTE ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Mar 11, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – MOL WELLINGTON
EIA approval for extensions and improvements to Durban’s Bayhead Road
Watertight laws needed to fight piracy
SA has no plans to join international navies off Somalia
RBCT exports increase in February
Progress with Angola’s railways
Pic of the day – WILMA in CAPE TOWN ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Mar 10, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – GARCIA D’AVILA
Drama at sea off Port Elizabeth as ships collide
Cypriot ship sinks in Red Sea – 17 crew missing
Transnet explains cancellation of 212 locomotives – irregularities uncovered
Shipping Line News – Maersk has better than expected result and SEAS downgrades
Piracy update - cruise ships under the firing line
Pic of the day – MILLENIA TOWER ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Mar 8, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – LILIAN NGOYI in Cape Town
South African port statistics for January 2009
Urgent warning to all east coast boaters and seafarers as port is closed
Africa’s navies must be equipped for effective sea control – Adm Mudimo
Pic of the day – MONTE ALEGRE in Durban ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Mar 5, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

Anti-nuke body prepares the unwelcome signs for ships carrying nuclear fuel
More container ships to be idled as worldwide slump deepens
US scanning law now unlikely by 2012
UN agencies, shipping corporations to tackle environmental threats
SA, Moz discuss establishing one border post ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Mar 3, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – TYGERBERG
Transnet: Acting CEO appointed
Gloomy outlook forecast for world shipping
Diamond fleet at anchor
Freight rates begin to fall for World Merchant fleet
For technical reasons there are no additional pictures in today’s News Bulletin ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Mar 3, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – AFRICAN EAGLE
SA to host 3rd Sea Power for Africa Symposium
Piracy update – highjacks averted and IMO holds more meetings
Broström AB and Maersk Tankers announce merger restructure
Alang scrap may force down steel prices
Pics of the day – SALVAGE GIANT and H40 ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Mar 2, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – HANSA REGENSURG
Maersk extends its Far East - West Africa service
Enough, say TransNamib workers
Angola looks to Germany for naval ships
Trade news: Anchor Industries tied up mooring line deal with Scarebeo 7
Hapag Lloyd sale back in doubt ...
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Ports & Ships Cruise News today
Feb 27, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

as today is Friday the news is all about the wonderful world of cruising.

Please click on the CRUISE NEWS & REVIEWS button to the right of this page and go to the News section. Enjoy ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Feb 25, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – LEPTA GALAXY
Piracy update – anti-piracy base for mouth of Red Sea
Stowaways on the increase, says specialist
China to aid Liberia with ore port
Africa Partnership Station Nashville arrives in Ghana
Rift Valley Railway to outsource freight handling to Mombasa port
Pic of the day – UAL TYCOON ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Feb 25, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – MSC SHANGHAI
Transnet to press ahead with capital projects
How to beat congestion: ban the ships from coming – Nigeria’s solution
Number of shipping lines heading for the Cape of Good Hope route increases
Threats of unrest in Somalia mean continued piracy off coast
SA's GDP drops 1.8 percent in fourth quarter 2008
Pics of the day – DE ZHOU and AALBORG ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Feb 24, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – PENTOW SALVOR
Grindrod enters R274 million broad based black economic empowerment transaction
Calling all Heavy Vehicle Operators and related industry stakeholders
Much needed upgrade for Port of Luanda
Tristan da Cunha gets a big lift – crane delivered
Somali pirates strike again
Pics of the day – MSC LEVINA and MONA LISA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Feb 23, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – KENSINGTON
Rail strike action averted
Mitropoulos urges Nigerian Government to act on piracy
Sonangol to build new oil port in Sao Tome
Bob Couttie’s Casebook : The case of the Master’s touch
Piracy update – NATO sending ships to reinforce patrols
Pics of the day – TYCO RESOLUTE ...
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POrts & Ships maritime news
Feb 20, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

It's Friday and as usual our news this day is devoted entirely to the wonderful world of cruising. Please click on the Cruise News & Reviews button to the right of this page and go to the news section ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Feb 19, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – PORT OF NGQURA
Unions hit back as Transnet Freight Rail scraps all overtime
Small craft harbour set to boost KZN economy
Idle ships grow in number as recession bites deeper
Panama Canal to stick with its toll increase
Lagos ports more congested than ever
Pics of the day – PORT OF NGQURA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Feb 18, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – USS ROBERT G BRADLEY
US Navy visits Maputo
US sailors train with Mozambican Marines
Africa Partnership Station arrives in East Africa
Further setback for Coega smelter
Major advanced economies slide further into recession
Pic of the day – GRAND ELENA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Feb 17, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – OCEAN SUNRISE
National road freight strike set for March
Ship charter rates spiral downwards
Around the word to save money - CMA CGM eliminates Panama Canal in favour of Cape route
South Africa, Spain to boost political, economic ties
Piracy – US turns to unmanned drones to hunt pirates
Pic of the day – IMPALA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Feb 16, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – GROWTH RING
Other port authorities take note: Singapore cuts port fees
Despite govt measures Dar es Salaam port congestion still causing problems
Piracy update – Navies active as weather window favours pirates
CMA CGM/Delmas expand Mozambique, IOL, India service
Trade News: Lloyd’s Register accepts NMEA 2000 Standard
Pic of the day – PRETTY FLOURISH ...
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Ports & Ships Cruise News
Feb 13, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

Today is Friday (the 13th) and once again the news this day is given over to the wonderful world of cruising.

Please refer to the Cruise News pages ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Feb 12, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – ROZTOCZE
Ships divert as Lagos port congestion worsens
News from the shipping lines
Writing on the wall for Rift Valley Railway?
South Africa’s dispute with the EU continues
EU predicts service trade boost for ECOWAS
Pics of the day – VINNI and KIANGA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Feb 11, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – NORTH STAR and NEPTUNE FINDER
South African port statistics for January 2009
After Ramos goes van Niekerk
Piracy update – suspects flown to Netherlands for trial
United African government can not be reached overnight
Access builds with Habitat for Humanity
Pics of the day – SVITZER WATWICK and BATTLEAXE ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Feb 10, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – PRITA DEWI
Maersk may increase number of ships rounding the Cape
MOL announces series of rate increases
Bunker surcharge increase for Maersk Line on its Far East-South Africa service
‘Israeli’ ship evades union boycott
DP World’s new Djibouti terminal opens ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Feb 8, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – SAN ALESSIO
Four-step plan to help Africa during the global crisis
Railways and Harbours Conference and Exhibition – one month to go
Trade News – Satamatics announce successful LRIT testing
Piracy update : ships and crew released
Premier Fishing the one to catch
Port opens client centre
Pics of the day – STOLT PONDO and CHEMTRANS WESER ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Feb 5, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Feb 4, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – MSC LISBON
Unions to block ship from offloading in Durban
Turmoil in shipping: claims and arrests rise
World’s first FDPSO heads for the Congo
Piracy update – Turkish ship released
K Line goes west
Pics of the day – MSC LISBON and CMA CGM TEMA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Feb 3, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – SAFMARINE NOMAZWE
SAECS beefs up service with Reefer Express
Rate increase for India - East Africa service
Russia and India begin joint naval exercises
SA should be optimistic about weathering economic crisis
EC says shipping is set to rise despite downturn
Pics of the day – PYOTR VELIKY and SAFMARINE CUNENE ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Feb 2, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View - ENSELENI
Safmarine responds on naming of container ship Safmarine Bayete
Ship damaged at Richards Bay Dry Bulk Terminal
Durban ship held as police investigate drug bust
Piracy update – LPG tanker seized
Cruise liner alerts NSRI to mystery object and body in sea outside Durban
Pics of the day – MAERSK ASSERTER and AURORA OPAL ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jan 30, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

a boom on a discharge appliance at the Richards Bay DBT collapsed yesterday, damaging the ship Blumenau and the appliance.

In other news today please refer to our CRUISE NEWS & REVIEWS section ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jan 298, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – Durban Port entrance
What’s in a name? Plenty it seems, if it affronts royal protocol
Derailment along Richards Bay coal line
Africa's infrastructure is key to economic growth
Nigeria: Worsening coastal security raises fear of increased delays
Piracy update: French Navy busy arresting pirates - US Navy says pirate activity is lessening
Pics of the day – MSC FLAMINIA and KOTA MEGAH ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jan 28, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View - ELVEN
Two more container lines re-route around the Cape
President Motlanthe to attend World Economic Forum
Scepticism over Pres Obama’s plans of limiting oil imports
Impact of global economic crisis on Africa discussed ahead of AU summit
Australian company to develop Cameroon’s Kribi bulk port
Pic of the day – JING PO HE and CARIBBEAN CHALLENGER ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jan 27, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – EMPRESS DRAGON
New Tanzania – Central Africa railway takes shape – MOU signed
Maersk anticipates lower container growth rates
Truck shortage hampers Lagos container terminals
Piracy update – ship attacked off Cameroon while Somalis release the BISCAGLIA
Pics of the day – ALAM MANIS and MSC AMERICA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jan 26, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – SAINTY 8 and SALVAGE CHAMPION
Maersk opts to send Far East – Europe containerships the long way round Cape
Updates on Interesting ships and their cargoes
Piracy update – UN task force begins patrols
Madagascar: Cyclone Damage Becomes Clear
NSRI assists sick passenger from containership
Pics of the day – SALVAGE CHAMPION and ASTOR ...
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Ports & Ships Cruise News
Jan 23, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

Being a Friday, the news today is all about the wonderful world of cruising.

Please go to the Cruise News & Review page ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jan 22, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View - ALBERTA
Interesting ships line up
Change of Command for Naval Station Durban
Safmarine names first of two 3,075-TEU containerships for 2009
Durban fire destroys hundreds of car imports
Nigerian slips up on port revenue
Pic of the day – POSH VIBRANT and REEFER SHIPS ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jan 21, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – CALIFORNIA STAR ex SEA ELEGANCE ex WILLOWBANK
Hundreds missing as boats capsize off Yemen
Tanzanian president tells Dar es Salaam to sell abandoned containers
Shipping line news
The Case of the Rose Assassin
Pics of the day – ABAN ABRAHAM and SEA ELEGANCE ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jan 20, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – KNOCK ALLAN
MOL suspends launch of South African express loop
Japan’s Sanko provides new training berths for SA cadets
South Africa still reluctant to sign EPA with Europe
Cape Town’s Edgin welcomes new operations specialist
UNCTAD organises expert meeting on maritime transport and climate change
Pic of the day – GLOBAL OJI and SOUTHERN HARVEST ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jan 19, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – MAERSK NEBRASKA
Integrated tug and barges used to ship food aid to Africa sold
NSRI in several rescue incidents involving ships off the SA coast
News from the shipping lines
UK pulls out from new airport for St Helena
Piracy update – naval forces to act tough with Somali pirates
Pics of the day – PETER THE GREAT ...
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Ports & Ships Cruise News
Jan 16, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

It's Friday and the news today is all about the wonderful world of cruising - please go to the Cruise News & Reviews pages ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jan 15, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – KOTA NASRAT
Richards Bay MPT has about-face over weekend overtime charges
Signs of an early recovery for the dry bulk sector
Piracy update – new Puntland leader promises action
China promises help in extending Mauritanian port of Nouakchott
Scepticism over Nigeria’s latest port appointment - new faces but same old challenges
Pics of the day –SPRINGBOK and UMZUMBE ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jan 14, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View - LONDON
Speculators leasing ships gamble on oil increase
US Gulf Coast – South Africa trade faces tough year, says GAL
Nigerian importers face tough times as government tightens the screws
Piracy update
Proposed new East African railway will be financed locally - Odinga
Pics of the day – BLACK MARLIN, JOLLY AMBRA, PYOTR VELIKY ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jan 13, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – GOLAR FROST
TPT cuts back at Richards Bay
News from the shipping lines
Money troubles for TAZARA
Port congestion costs Nigeria $ 7 billion in 3 months
Luxury yacht Lady Michelle visits Knysna
Pics of the day – PETER THE GREAT ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jan 12, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – SIRIUS STAR
New proactive international naval force to fight Somali piracy
Port crews rise to the challenge in Port Maputo
Shipping lines making news
Piracy update – Sirius Star released but no reward for the pirates
Russian cruiser visit, Yes or No?
Pic of the day – SOUTHERN UNITY ...
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Ports & Ships Cruise News
Jan 9, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

The latest Cruise News and some views - please go to the CRUISE NEWS & REVIEW PAGES ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jan 8, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – FREJA R
Bourbon Leda and crew released off Nigeria
Maersk slashes more jobs to reorganise head office
Somali pirates release a Turkish freighter
Nigerian president tells ports to decongest within 60 days
Pics of the day – GOTLAND ALIYA and SEA GRACE ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jan 6, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – CREST DIAMOND
SA port statistics for 2008
SA port statistics for December 2008
Chinese Navy carries out first escort duty off Somalia
Tanzanian freight forwarders angry over increasing charges
Motorists have cause to smile from today
Pic of the day – CAPE HATTERAS & MSC PANAMA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jan 6, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – The fleet is In – Krustamoz 1-8
RBCT coal exports down 6.6%
Massive haul of illegal logs removed from ship at Pemba
Suez Canal authorities withhold fee increase
Piracy update – posers for the United Nations
Nigeria agrees to phase out single-hull vessels by 2010
Russia sends first cross Siberia container block train to Moscow
Pic of the day – STELLENBOSCH ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jan 5, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

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

IN THIS EDITION

First View – CITY OF HAMBURG
Good news for Transnet as Fitch Ratings gives the nod on creditworthiness
News from the shipping lines
News from the African ports...
Piracy update – Somali pirates undeterred and surcharging begins
Nigeria receives maritime education assistance from Ukraine government
Pic of the day – Tugs in Cape Town: MAERSK BATTLER & SALVERITAS ...
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