2011 News Article Archive

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
15-16 December 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

BREAKING NEWS -- SHIP AGOUND IN MAPUTO ENTRANCE
First View – NORTH STAR
Jorge Ferraz resigns from Maputo Port Development Company
Toyota turns back to rail
‘Antarctic Gateway’ plaque unveiled as SA Agulhas begins her last journey to the ice
Zuma promotes intra-Africa trade
Pics of the Day – ERNEST SHACKLETON and MAERSK KENSINGTON
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
14 December 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – ULSNIS and MOL GARLAND
Zuma off to Maputo for state visit
NSRI hunts down unidentified floating object off Port Alfred coast
News from the world of ships and shipping
Naval News: SAS Isandlwana deployed to Mozambique Channel patrol
Ship Repair: Sacrificial anodes replaced on oil rig
Pics of the Day – POLARSTERN
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
13 December 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – DEEP OCEAN ASCENSION
Carbon tax on shipping blocked at Durban COP17 conference
New Mozambique customs system will reduce processing time
News from the world of ships and shipping
Yesteryear – those glorious ships
Berco Express taken over by Dubai’s Aramex
Pics of the Day – SMIT AMANDLA
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
12 December 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – YUAN SHUN HAI
Piracy forces Volvo Ocean Race to skip Indian Ocean leg
Container lines start rationalising services
Mozambique takes back Beira Central Railway from India’s Ricon
Rio Tinto to start delivering iron ore exports to Guinea coast by road
Pics of the Day – EXPRESS
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
8-9 December 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – VALE BEIJING
Mozambique agrees sea boundaries with Tanzania and Comoros
South Africa re-elected to IMO Council
Port News: New Tanga port will ease Dar congestion
Ratings agency warns of downgrades in Europe
Zuma visiting Nigeria and Benin this week
Pics of the Day – VALE BRAZIL
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
7 December 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – NORMAND SKARVEN
Port statistics for November are now available
China's top science experts reject global warming and carbon scares
MISC decision applauded as wise move
Piracy: UK issues guidance over use of armed guards on ships
Mozambique: New patrol ship for exclusive economic zone
Pics of the Day – OCEAN MONARCH and MOCAMBIQUE
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
6 December 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – DONGSAN AFTERMATH
Shipper concerns over formation of monopolistic cartels
Cape Town Container Terminal back in service after ship fire
DP World commissions expanded Dakar container terminal
Cruise News & Views
NSRI in two long haul sea rescues
Pics of the Day – SONGA ECLIPSE and TEAL
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
5 December 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – SAFMARINE NOMAZWE
Fire on ship closes Cape Town Container Terminal
News from around the ports
Piracy: Pirates unsuccessful in several attacks
Fairseas in South Atlantic dash
Pics of the Day – AS ELBIA
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
1-2 December 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – TRIUMPH
Shipping industry faces multi billion climate fund
Ships & Shipping Line News – CMA CGM and MSC sign partnership agreement
Progress as Benguela Railway heads for Zambian border by 2012
Cruise News and Views
Pics of the Day – KARIN RAMBOW
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
30 November 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – COPENSHIP EUROPA loads BEIRA COAL WAGONS
Durban pilot boat misses port entrance, goes aground
Shipping emissions have to be curbed - Gore
New Angolan port of Barra do Dande to be one of the biggest in Africa
COP17 very ‘unpredictable’, say activists
News of ships and shipping lines
Pics of the Day – SAFMARINE KARIBA
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
29 November 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – ARATERE
Ships & Shipping Lines: 2011 has been a disaster
Piracy: Italian ship Rosalia D’Amato released
Mozambique coal exports targeting 46 million tons by 2015
World’s largest dredger shows the way for Seychelles
Special export terminal opened in Nacala
Pics of the Day – GRETA DELPORT and MAERSK WILLOW
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
28 November 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – CRUZEIRO DO SUL
SMIT Amandla Marine strengthens its foothold in Mozambique – consolidates position with PetroSA
News of ships and shipping lines
Sekunjalo awarded maintenance contract for sea fishery fleet
Piracy: UN wants more action but EUNAVFOR says fleet will be cut back
Hope at last for Transnet pensioners
Pics of the Day – MSC AGATA
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
24-25 November 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – IVUBU
Quelimane now a prospective port for coal exports
World’s first LNG-fueled products tanker goes to sea
Cruise News: next generation of ships needs to be of flexible design - Fincantieri
New Nigerian naval vessel on her way
PetroSA receives Green approval to explore for gas off Mossel Bay
Piracy: several unsuccessful attacks on shipping off Somalia
Pics of the Day – MSC METHONI and BRITISH ENVOY
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
23 November 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – RMS ST HELENA
Piracy: BIMCO to prepare armed guards on ships contract
News from the world of shipping
South African cadets head off to sea
Nampak sends first ever shipment via Walvis Bay
Giant Pazflor development inaugurated off Luanda
Pics of the Day – HOEGH KOBE & INGEBORG
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
22 November 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – CRISTOBAL COLON
Zuma says South Africa is ready to welcome the world
Maersk bullish about over-capacity – says it can outlast rivals
British govt to hold conference on stopping Somali piracy
UN-backed group calls for support in tackling piracy off Somali coast
Transnet Freight Rail commended for good services
Govt talks of plans for a Durban – Cape Town rail link
Pics of the Day – MAERSK VISBY
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
21 November 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – SCARABEO 9
News of ships and shipping lines
Piracy: Three kidnapped off American supply vessel off Nigeria
Cruise News: MSC Melody on her way – Who’s the best?
Another Mozambique mine prepares to start exporting coal
Pics of the Day – HMAS CHOULES
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
17-18 November 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – TIGRIS
Tanzania Ports Authority to invest big in port expansion
TFR goes back to running scheduled trains
Pretoria Calls for Common Approach to Indian Ocean Maritime Security
Hamburg says nein to Euro crisis and forecasts 14% container growth
Sena Railway now delayed until 2013
News from around the ports
Pics of the Day – ISLAND ESCAPE and THOMSON DESTINY
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
16 November 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – MSC SINFONIA
South Africa open for business - Davies
Piracy: Puntland takes action on land
IMO study shows significant reductions in ship emissions
YESTERYEAR – SWELLENDAM and ZONNEKERK
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
15 November 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – TIGRIS
South Africa attends meeting of Indian Ocean Rim countries
Bollore announces US$37 million investment in Abidjan container port
Cruise News: Europa reappears in all her splendour
Ships and shipping line news
Port Terminal News – APM Terminals enjoy 24% hike in Q3 profits
Pics of the Day – FAIRMOUNT GLACIER and SCARABEO 7
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
14 November 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – PEREZ
Port Statistics for October are now available
African port news
Cruise season kicks off in fine style
C&I Leasing acquires three line handling tugs for Lagos
South Africa and Argentina explore trade prospects
SA Agulhas on pre-COP17 voyage
Pics of the Day – GO COUGAR
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
10-11 November 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – SMIT AMANDLA
South Africa and Mozambique clamp down on piracy
US and EAC hold discussions on trade initiative
Emergency repairs planned for Nacala starting 2012
Rio Tinto leans towards using Zambezi River to move Moatize coal
Sierra Leone prepares to ship its first iron ore in 30 years
Pics of the Day – CSAV LAUCA
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
9 November 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – Costa Romantica
Arrested ship does a runner, has left SA waters
Missing trawler found submerged off Witsand
Massive infrastructure projects for Port of Durban, continued…
Dog survives going overboard
Pics of the Day – JAMES COOK and HANIHE
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
8 November 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – SMIT ANGOLA
Morwe denies move to SABC – I have job to do at TNPA, he says
Piracy: Taiwanese take on pirates and get their vessel back
Feasibility study for Mombasa SBM
Cruise News – Carnival orders two 125,000-gt cruise ships from Japanese builders
SAMSA head voted BBQ Businessman of the Year
Pics of the Day – HIMALAYA and PRINCIPE PERFEITO
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
7 November 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – HMS CLYDE
SA seeks solution to LPGas shortage
DCD-Dorbyl inaugurates Cape Town’s upgraded A-Berth repair facility
Massive ongoing projects underway at Port of Durban
AP Moller-Maersk to expand Nigeria’s Lagos port
Piracy: Greek tanker highjacked
Pics of the Day – DISCOVERY SUN
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
3 November 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – LAMNALCO MERGANSER
Good news for Port Nolloth
Sri Lankan fishermen saved by life-raft that SAMSA forced them to buy
Piracy: Chemical tanker highjacked near Aden – three other ships attacked
FedEx adds new offices in South Africa and Europe
Cape Town Chamber looks at high cost of ports
Gulf of Guinea anti-piracy strategy welcomed
Pics of the Day – MSC JENNY
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
2 November 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – SA FORTIUS
News of ships and shipping lines
Mozambique could become a significant natural gas poducer
Cruise News: Cunard reveals details of Queen Mary 2 refit
New pilot boat for Mombasa
SAMTRA adds Able Seaman course to list of courses on offer
Pics of the Day – DEBMAR PACIFIC and SMIT AMANDLA
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
1 November 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – MERLOT
Piracy: UK agrees to armed guards on British ships
Cruise News: MSC Sinfonia to host charity function in Cape Town
Cargo dwell time: Durban provides a lesson for sub-Saharan ports
Vale’s Phase 2 Moatize concession set to transform Port Nacala
YESTERYEAR – CJ HOVELMEIER and BONTEBOK
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
31 October 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – HÖEGH MAPUTO
News of ships and shipping lines
Extra accreditation for Dormac Marine and Offshore
Trans Kalahari Corridor volumes take off
AIS – keeping an eye on shipping
ENI says Mozambique gas find 50% bigger than previous assessment
Pics of the Day – MAERSK ABERDEEN and ANTWERP
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
27-28 October 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – MAGSENGER 2
Transnet posts strong half year results
South African national cadet training project gains momentum
Port increases could lead to job losses – Cape Town City
Yesteryear: Mailships in Durban Harbour
Industrial Development Zones to get R25 billion
EMC to host Durban anti-piracy workshop
Cruise News: New ships on the way
Pics of the Day – MAGSENGER 2
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
26 October 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – TAISEI MARU 24
Government to boost infrastructure and industrialisation
Ships and shipping lines news
Chinese seamen injured in rough seas, evacuated from bulker off Port Elizabeth
Another new port proposal for Mozambique
Pics of the Day – ULSNIS
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
25 October 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – WESTERN ISLAND
Piracy on the agenda for coastal security conference
Piracy: West Africa looks to UN for help
No more new toll gates, for now
Safmarine judged best shipping line on India-Africa trades
Saving Africa’s Free Trade Area from failure
Pics of the Day – Pride South Seas and Escravos LPG FSO
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
24 October 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – MAPLE FORTITUDE
Ships and shipping line news
Oil refineries in a pickle
Cruise News – Cunard no longer British registered
Piracy: Multiple attacks by pirates in Red Sea
SAMSA honours South African seafarers
Pics of the Day – DB SUPERIOR PRIDE
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
20 October 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – DESOTO TIDE
Ships and shipping line news
Angola to build new port at Barra do Dande
Heavy rains disrupt Mombasa cargo working
Piracy: Another ship attacked off Tanzania
Namibia orders 100 rail wagons from China
Pics of the Day – YESTERYEAR – those magnificent ships
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
19 October 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – CAPE TOWN’s STURROCK DRY DOCK
Maersk looks to expand Apapa and shipping services
New Namibian research vessel due in 2012
BIMCO discusses methods of helping the environment
Improved trade relations between IBSA countries
SPECIAL REPORT - Nigeria: Ending Decades of Racketeering at the Seaports
Pics of the Day – TALISMAN and TRIUMPH
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
18 October 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – PACIFIC MISTRAL
Cape Town Container Terminal exceeds performance targets
Messina Line celebrates 90 years in business
Piracy: Benin in the firing line
Construction of Kribi port gets underway
ICS says flag states must enforce the rules
Pics of the Day – Hanjin Chongqing
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
17 October 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – VALOPOULA
Finale to the Phoenix
France, South Africa and Mozambique conduct military exercise in Moz. Channel
Navy opens submarine facility
Maritime Summit planned for Durban
Offshore deepsea helicopter service for Durban
DP World helps open Djibouti internet-connected solar-powered community station
Pics of the Day – BULL
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
13-14 October 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – ANNIKA N
News of ships and shipping lines
Credit crunch hits SA agriculture markets abroad
Judge Albert Hoffmann appointed vice-president of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
Transnet Freight Rail plans heavy-haul line for Waterberg
MSC Sinfonia ready to head back to South Africa
Davies counts motor industry gains
Pics of the Day – Taking a stern view of things
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
12 October 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – MSC ROMA
West African container trade trebles
Piracy: Montecristo freed
Piracy 2: BIMCO asks why piracy is so hard to stop
US$ 330 million expansion for Djibouti
The drone-war blowback
Pics of the Day – AS VALERIA
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
11 October 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – HORIZON
Port statistics for September are now available
Ships and shipping line news
Piracy: Mozambique Channel the new hotspot
Pics of the Day – WESTERN CHARM and NOBLE BULLY 1
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
10 October 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – DAMEN TUGS
RBCT’s CEO Raymond Chirwa resigns
Saldanha IDZ to be declared early in 2012
KPA orders two Demag mobile cranes for Port of Mombasa
Beira port set to double cargo handled by 2015
Durban Container Terminal crippled by wildcat strike
Pics of the Day – Warnow Trader and Inuyama
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
6-7 October 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – BUXCONTACT
Bidvest invests further into the supply chain arena
Piracy Report: Oil rig Poseidon attacked off Tanzania
South Africa and Turkey talk trade
Mozambique becomes a magnet for oil companies
Shipping line news – K Line looks at full year loss
Pics of the Day – TELIRI and BUXMASTER
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
5 October 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – DEVA
Piracy – Tanzania asks UN for support against Indian Ocean pirates
South Africa and Turkey seek common economic ground
Port News: Ports Regulator presentations available from here
Port News: Konecranes’ RTG’s for Tin Can Island
Cruising: Berlitz awards for 2012 announced
Pics of the Day – MAERSK KARLSKRONA
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
4 October 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – DENZIL S
Safmarine merges into Maersk – Cape Town no longer a regional office
The ups and downs of Nigeria’s ports
Piracy – ICS chairman says if pirates’ hostages were American or European then Western response would be different
Cruise Convention confirms growth prospects
18,000-TEU boxships will not flood the market – Maersk Line
Pics of the Day – NEW ERA and HANSA SALZBURG
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
3 October 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – NOBLE BULLY 1
New deepwater port for Mozambique coal a possibility
News of ships and shipping lines
Chauncy Maples rebuilding project receives a major boost
Piracy – ICS chairman calls for greater naval presence in Indian Ocean
TPT plots the way forward with new equipment and people
Pics of the Day – WILENERGY
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
29-30 September 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – VARADA BUZIOS
Piracy: ICS repeats call for world governments to do more for protecting merchant shipping
Shipping News – East London welcomes largest car carrier so far to visit the port
Cruise News: Europe’s leading cruise event opens
Automotive sector key to economic growth - Zuma
Calabar dredging contract held up as bidders accuse NPA of having vested interest
Prohibition of handling of dangerous goods (IMDG) extended in Port of Durban terminals
Pics of the Day – ORSUL RECIFE
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
27 September 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – SEVEN SEAS
East African Community told to develop transport corridors
MOL Logistics expands its African operations
Cruise News: Bazaruto back on the cruising calendar
Piracy: One year later impossible ransom set for release of South African couple
Pics of the Day – Explorer and Luetjenburg
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
26 September 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – SEVEN SEAS
SAMSA says maritime sector ready to meet govt plan for job creation
News of ships and shipping lines
World Maritime Day celebrated
Piracy: Spanish tanker Mattheos 1 released by West Africa pirates
Coal India group plans to export coal from Mozambique in 2015
Pics of the Day – NOVA ZEELANDIA
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
22-23 September 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – NEDLLOYD TESLIN
Mombasa goes to 24-hour operation to ease port congestion
Saldanha ruled out as manganese port – ore must go to Ngqura
Coastwatch: Unusual fellow (sea) traveller
Piracy: Another security alert for Kenyan waters
TPT says DCT recovery plan is on track
Four charged over Zanzibar ferry disaster
Pics of the Day – FGS SACHSEN F219 and HMS EDINBURGH D97
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
21 September 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – ANATOKI
Sogester invests US$155 million in Luanda Container Terminal
Grindrod to fund port and terminal expansion by selling R2 billion in new shares
East Africa: Tanganyika Explorer to be converted into a survey vessel
News of ships and shipping lines
Cruise News: Carnival Breeze launched
Pics of the Day – ATHENS BRIDGE
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
20 September 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – CS SORAYA
Durban shipyard company Elgin Brown & Hamer sold - unconfirmed reports
Piracy: IMO endorses use of armed guards, calls on states to act
Cruise News: Saga coming this way in 2012/13
ICTSI creates Cape Town unit to manage African assets
Pics of the Day – PALAU and THOR WAVE
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
19 September 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – NORDLYS
News of ships and shipping lines
Piracy: Cypriot ship highjacked off Benin
Manganese exports set to soar
Coastwatch – tragic Richards Bay death during stowaway search
Pics of the Day – SAS MENDI F148 and MORNING MIRACLE
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
15 September 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – NOBLE DUCHESS
Historic day as Beira ships its first coal
Coastwatch: Naval visits to Durban and East London
News of ships and shipping lines
Meeting the need for apprenticeships
SA, EU to reaffirm trade, diplomatic relations
Cameroon ports show increase year on year
Pics of the Day – MARSOL PRIDE and MAEIA
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
14 September 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – GRAND AVIVA
Ports Regulator says he hopes Tau Morwe has been misquoted
Piracy: SADC to host anti piracy summit
IMO Sec-General expresses sorrow at Zanzibar ferry disaster
News of ships and shipping lines – Maersk says its new 'Maersk Daily' service is unique
Rs 20-bn new container terminal planned for Mauritius
Find out about Panama’s maritime strategies and the expanded Panama Canal
Pics of the Day – KOTA LAWA
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
13 September 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – BOW VICTOR
Tanzanian ferry disaster – death toll mounts
Daily Maersk – a giant conveyor belt between Asia and Northern Europe
Added capacity at PE Car Terminal pays off
Naval News: German Navy to fire missiles off SA coast
Piracy: Global shipping industry calls for armed UN force against Somali pirates
Fire in Durban Harbour
Pics of the Day – SAIPEM FDS
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
12 September 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – ASIAN GRACE
South African Navy helps Tanzania after ferry capsizes
French shipbuilder DCNS partners with Simon’s Town’s KND to bid for Project Biro
Last moments for the Phoenix
9/11 – Ten years on from the event that changed the world
Pics of the Day – BREEDE
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
8-9 September 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – NILEDUTCH SHENZHEN
South Africa highest ranked economy in sub-Saharan Africa
IVS Magpie named in Japan
Naval News: USS Samuel B Roberts arrives in Mauritius
Cruising News: First steel cut for Hapag-Lloyd’s Europa 2
Liebherr delivers two mobile cranes to Niger River port
Piracy: Danish yachties released after ransom is paid
Pics of the Day – CIELO DI LONDRA
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
7 September 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – MIGHTY SERVANT 3
Port Statistics for August are now available
Seven new tandem lift ship-to-shore cranes for Durban Container Terminal
Piracy: Omani Navy strikes back
Coastwatch: NSRI aids long line fishing vessel; Durban port road delay warning; Update from Simon’s Town
Mailbag: Save Our Seas not the first to be stretched in Durban
Seli 1 oil leak – City takes legal advice
Pics of the Day – LAVELA
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
6 September 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – PHOENIX
SATAWU hits out at ‘obscene’ salaries paid to top Transnet personnel
Coastwatch: Update on SELI 1 oil spill
MSC DIVINA hits the water and is ready for dressing up!
Mailbag: Trucking across Africa
Navy News: German Navy arrives in Simon’s Town
Private companies to provide rolling stock to Mozambique and South Africa
Pics of the Day – PACIFIC SCIROCCO
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
5 September 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – KOTA ANGGUN
Phoenix goes to watery grave as Seli 1 belches oil onto beach
Coastwatch: NSRI assists its own off Hermanus
East Africa News: Complaints of port delays bug two ports
Pics of the Day – PACIFIC VOYAGER
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
1-2 September 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – MAERSK NOMAD
Piracy: Security Council concerned over West African piracy
News of ships and shipping
Terminal News: New gates for Cape Town Container Terminal
USS Samuel B Roberts (FFG 58) visits Maputo
Trade News: Hypack user conference scheduled for Cape Town next week
Pics of the Day – NEVERLAND ANGEL
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
31 August 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – ALDEN J LABORDE
Ports Regulator calls for comment on port tariffs
Coastwatch: Should the Phoenix have been allowed to enter Durban Harbour?
South Africa faces development challenges
National Defence: Defence policy to be reviewed
Trade News: Cathelco provides hull protection for new Polarcus vessels
Pics of the Day – SIDER TINO and ATLANTIC NYALA
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
30 August 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – MSC CHICAGO
Phoenix refloating delayed
South Africa keen to boost exports to India
News of ships and shipping lines
Coastwatch: Pirates board Cameroonian ship off Nigeria
Pics of the Day – SICILIA
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
29 August 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – AMUSEMENT WORLD
SA port claims are misleading, says Transnet CEO
Ships and shipping line news
Coastwatch: NSRI assists ski-boat; Nigerian Customs seize another arms container
DTI promotes intra-Africa trade
Pics of the Day – MAERSK NEXUS
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
25 August 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – WESTERN NEPTUNE
Special Report: Africa’s window of opportunity
Ships and shipping line news
Good performance improvement at Dar es Salaam
African Minerals ups capacity of Sierra Leone’s Tonkolili iron ore project
Coastwatch: New pirate highjacking off Benin
South African entrepreneurs seeking business in Nacala
Pics of the Day – KAPITAN GLAZACHEV
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
24 August 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – KAMPALA
Urgent call to solve Durban port road congestion
Durban dig-out port agreement expected by end September
Piracy: Up to 80% of owners want their ships armed
Drewry foresees higher operating costs
Coastwatch: Latest news from the NSRI or other coastal shipping
Careful what you do with our anchor
Pics of the Day – F ELEPHANT
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
23 August 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View - Cadet yachting and the Karanja
News from the shipping lines
2011 an interesting time for ship repair - Drewry
Africom assists Cape Verde Coastguard
Pics of the Day – BORE

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
22 August 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – SS ROTTERDAM
Embattled Durban Container Terminal
Pirates strike in Salalah port
Shipping company news
Ghana and South Africa to bolster economic ties
Death of Durban’s Dick Jenkins
Pics of the Day – ISANDLWANA
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
18-19 August 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – ADMIRAL KUZNETSOV
Feature: More bad news on piracy
Stakeholders decry Mombasa port inefficiency
Nigerian government committed to building East-West railway
Yesteryear: Ville de Bordeaux and Talthybius
Angolan plans for another 100,000 barrels of oil a day
This and That
Pics of the Day – ATACAMA
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
17 August 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – PRIDE SOUTH SEAS
Ethiopia set to import coal from South Africa
Piracy: Nato’s new website; and Indian Navy intercepts ship with a mystery
Nigerian ports enjoy good half year
SADC countries told to adopt maritime security reinforcement measures
Naval News – US warship visits Dar es Salaam; and Chinese aircraft carrier goes to sea
Pics of the Day – COSTA ATLANTICA and VENTURA
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
16 August 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – EDDA FIDES
Piracy: Sinin released after 182 days and piracy on Lake Victoria
Ships and shipping news
Update on the Angel 1 casualty
Chinese aircraft carrier nears readiness for sea trials
Sealite P/L appoints Rotor Motive as its authorised distributor in South Africa
Pics of the Day – COLOR MAGIC
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
15 August 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – F ELEPHANT
Focus on West African piracy grows
Tugs head for Mauritius and the grounded Angel 1
Lifeboat falls off tanker Stolt Mountain
Chinese to finance new railway between Moatize and Beira
Pics of the Day – MOL SOLUTION
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
11 August 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – SEASAFE SALVO<> First Vale coal arrives at port of Beira
DHL introduces direct LCL service between New York City and Durban
News of ships and shipping lines
Walvis Bay entrance channel and anchorage changes
Höegh Trove becomes first vessel equipped with OceanSaver Ballast Water System
South African condolences for Comoros after boat accident
Pics of the Day – EMPRESS
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
10 August 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – CAP SAN DIEGO
US downgrade will affect South Africa - economists
TNPA applies for 18.1% tariff increase for 2012/13
Readers solve our little mystery about the Jupiter
Ship goes aground off Mauritius
Piracy: West African nations to meet about increasing piracy in region
Pics of the Day – HAPPY DRAGON and MSC ADRIATIC
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
8 August 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – JUPITER
Port statistics for July are now available
TNPA applies for 18.1% tariff increase for 2012/13
Sub-Saharan Africa needs transport boost
Phoenix stuck fast – next attempt to refloat at end of August
Cruise News: Three new ships for Carnival
MARPOL Amendments on pollution regarding Antarctic waters now in force
Pics of the Day – STENA SCANDINAVICA
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
4-5 August 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – SANDNES
New port dimensions and draught for Cape Town Container Terminal
Cruise News: MSC to return with two ships
The most expensive act of piracy so far
Panama Canal on target for 2014 completion
Nautical Institute Command Seminar for Cape Town
Pics of the Day – QUEEN ELIZABETH
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
3 August 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – TOISA SENTINEL
Phoenix still on the rocks
Rail News: More than two thirds of Moçâmedes railroad is complete
Dredging of Beira port complete
News of Ships and Shipping Lines
Pics of the Day – MACAO STRAIT and NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
2 August 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – Phoenix
First effort to refloat Phoenix unsuccessful
Piracy: Another two ships seized off Benin in West Africa
Cabinda port expansion to be completed by November
SOS Children’s Village presented with a R500,000 good garden
Pics of the Day – PHOENIX
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
1 August 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – PHOENIX ON SHEFFIELD BEACH
Is the Phoenix the victim of an insurance scam?
Apapa now has deepest berths in Nigeria
News of Ships and Shipping Lines
Three Transnet women first in Africa to receive open marine pilot licences
Pics of the Day – PHOENIX
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
28-29 July 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – Special Day in Durban
Phoenix firmly aground
Phoenix – South Africa will have to foot the bill
Tough laws needed to deal with pirates - Sisulu
Sweden signs Rotterdam Rules
Mailbag: Readers’ views
Pics of the Day – MSC LUCY
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
27 July 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

Phoenix shipwrecked off North Coast
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
26 July 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – WBI TRINITY
Kenya’s port privatisation plan scrapped as workers strike
Piracy: Another ship highjacked off West Africa
Botswana may switch to using port of Maputo
DHL and Angola sign MoU
Naval News: HMS Edinburgh takes up station in the Falklands
Heavy seas and gale force winds play havoc with ports and shipping
Pics of the Day – THOR INGEBORG and THOR NEPTUNE
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
25 July 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – FLEUR DU CAP
New Saldanha Harbour Master appointed
Ships and shipping line news
MOL announces hybrid car carrier scheduled for 2012
Kenya halts Mombasa port dredging for two weeks
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
21-22 July 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – DRILL SHIPS OFF BLOUBERG
New partners on Far East – South Africa – West Africa services
Maersk awarded additional pre-positioning ship contract
Hawks net suspected abalone syndicate
Pics of the Day – MOL DIGNITY
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
20 July 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – PACIFIC SCIROCCO
Labour minister calls for end to petrochemical strike
UAL new service to East Africa revealed
MSC sells 5,000-TEU container ship and charters back
Piracy – tanker highjacked and then released off Benin
Chinese company seeks control of Sundance – deal would include new Cameroon port
Pics of the Day – MAESRK VALLVIK and APELLIS
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
19 July 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – MACUBA
Togo’s Lome port gets €60 million loan to build new container terminal
Piracy: Tanker highjacked off Socotra
Rift Valley Railway secures US$40 million loan
Transnet in trouble over unauthorised re-development
DHL and Safmarine boost literacy in Senegal
Pics of the Day – BONNY
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
18 July 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – GULMAR ATLANTIS
News of ships and shipping lines
Africa free trade area gets UK support
Mailbag: Update on the barge Margaret
Piracy: First ship in weeks to be highjacked
Nacala Customs admit they were at fault
Pics of the Day – PALABORA
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
14-15 July 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – TOISA PEGASUS
Nigerian ports brace for major strike
Judge for yourself: fire on the Greek tanker
Safmarine introduces new weekly service between India and East Coast South America
Ford to start exporting 110,000 Rangers a year from South Africa
Africa’s cooperation with major emerging economies: The Case of the Brics
Pics of the Day – Durban International Boat Show
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
13 July 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – SANKO BRIDGE
Drewry – Carriers can look to losses in 2011 because of overcapacity
Sierra Leone – Arrested fishing vessel owners pay fines
Cargoshell introduces the composite fold-down container
Motor exports to increase as Nissan targets Africa
Mailbag – The Transocean Marianas accident
Pics from YESTERYEAR - RANDFONTEIN
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
12 July 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – Smit Montserrat, Smit Cayman and Sarah Baartman
Oil exploration off Tanzania could make for good news for Durban
Multimillion rand yachts discharged from pirated ship in Durban harbour
Naval News – Thai Navy returns to Somalia for 2nd tour
Drilling off Ghana could be delayed 6 months after rig is damaged
Beira dredging in final phase
Cape Town faces bunker shortage as strike gets underway
Pics of the Day – TB KAMPAR and VERITAS VOYAGER
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
11 July 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

Coast safe as tanker Phoenix is towed out to sea
Sena railway delayed by another 18 months as costs rise
News from the shipping lines
Zuma extends South African anti piracy deployment in Mozambique
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
7 July 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – PRIMROSE ACE and ALLEN GARDINER
South African port statistics for June 2011
Drama off Wild Coast as tug Amber 2 loses barge tow in heavy seas
Tanker dead in water and on fire after attack by Somali pirates
African demand for heavy lift set to grow, but TPT clamps down
SA economy still faces tough time: minister
Pics of the Day – MSC ZAMBIA
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
6 July 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – SVITZER QUEST
Kenya takes delivery of another two patrol ships
News of ships and shipping lines
International financial crisis to blame for Mozambique’s fishing woes
Nigerian corruption deters investors - WTO
Beacon Hill starts mining coking coal for export from Beira
Pics of the Day – SAS UMKOMAAS
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
5 July 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – CONTI HARMONY
Daewoo now in picture for Richards Bay ship repair
Ships and shipping line news
APM Terminals voted Africa’s best port terminal operator
Piracy – Layers of ship hardening
Piracy - Beware, the enemy is intellectually cunning
Mombasa dock strike called off
Pics of the Day – AGIA
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
4 July 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – SA AGULHAS
Gama backs Ngqura for manganese export channel
TPT switches from Kalmar to Terex Noell for straddle carriers
News of ships and shipping lines
Cruise News – Celebrity Silhouette leaves the shipyard
Pics of the Day – MSC LAURA
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
30 June - 1 July 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – HOEGH CHENNAI
News from around the ports
Durban’s Maritime Cluster to hold ISPS Awareness Event
Cruise News – European Cruise Council cautions Greece over protectionist policies
Cruise News – not a good month for cruise ships
Ships and shipping news
Pics of the Day – CHICAGO EXPRESS ad CASPIAN GALAXY
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
29 June 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – SAVE OUR SEAS
Transnet targets Durban Container Terminal for criticism
Mozambique requires $25 million for ship to service lighthouses and buoys
Cape Town terminal offers pre-booking landside service during night shift
IMO elects new secretary-general to succeed Efthimios Mitropoulos
US Homeland Security chief now doubts that 100% scanning of containers is feasible
Pics of the Day – HMS Protector and Polarbjorn
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
28 June 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – EMMANUELLE
Ships and shipping lines news
Transnet announces annual results
Second Richards Bay coal line study ready by October
HMS Protector commissioned
Maersk introduces no-show box fee
Pics of the Day – BAHIA NEGRA and CAP PALMAS
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
27 June 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – Bourbon Viking
I’m still chairman of MSC South Africa and will remain in this position for the next 10 years, says MSC’s Sarno
New tug for Dar es Salaam leaves Cape Town
NSRI: Yacht missing off Kei Mouth in heavy seas, trawler aground at Mossel Bay
Yesteryear: The last moments of the Klipfontein
US Naval Hydrographical survey of Maputo Bay
Pics of the Day – Alma Ata and Daio Andes
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
24 June 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

MSC’s Captain Sarno steps down as managing director of MSC South Africa
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
23 June 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – Nordic Explorer and Aquarius
Arrival in mother city of HMS Edinburgh tinged with tragedy and sadness
MSC celebrates 40 years in South Africa
Cruise News: Europe heads for another year of strong cruise growth
Road Transport - Decision on e-tolling expected by end July
A Whale of a Story - humpback freed from lobster netting near Cape Point
For the Record: EU NAVFOR retracts part of Ejnan story
Pics of the Day – PETER FABER
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
22 June 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – AQUARIUS
India joins South Africa in offering Mozambique aid against piracy
Dredging of Calabar postponed
Piracy Report: ICC issues piracy warning to vessels off Benin
Cruise News: New ships for Costa and for Uniworld
Going places – TNPA assists budding young golfer
Pics of the Day – St. LUCIA and AQUARIUS ACE
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
21 June 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – SANTA ISABEL
Naval News – Richards Bay to ‘see more of the navy’
New record vehicle handling for Walvis Bay port
Mombasa port re-development gets underway
Somalia: The Hidden Cost of Piracy
Readers views: Who owns the ports?
Pics of the Day – HAKO FAITHFUL and OTTO 2
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
20 June 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – VENEZIA
New railway to connect Richards Bay with Gauteng
Maersk expresses confidence in Africa trades
Creating opportunities through education in Ghana's cocoa community
Piracy Report: Private security firms seek clarity over bringing weapons into port
Pics of the Day – PAVILION
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
15-17 June 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – Fairmount Alpine and Fairmount Glacier
South Africa called to invest in maritime industry
Davies maps route for free trade area
Force Majeure at Bonny Loadings
Cruise News: Orion Expedition Cruises sets sail in new ship
And a great day was had by all – SAAFF KZN golf day
SAMTRA to provide tug handling training using Voith tug module
Pics of the Day – NILEDUTCH DURBAN
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
14 June 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – HANSEATIC
Free trade area closer to fruition
Iron Ore Logistics: Sishen-Saldanha expansion on track
Focus on PE as auto sector revs up volumes and capacity
Stolen luxury cars smuggled through port of Ngqura
Cruise News: Royal Caribbean goes to China with giant ship to woo new business
Pics of the Day – BEAUFORT EXPLORER
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
13 June 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – MANDAKINI
Kenya: Expanding trade attracts foreign investors
Ships and shipping news
Piracy: France donates patrol ship La Rieuse to Kenya
Ghana ports authority says it can become the Golden Gateway into West Africa
Pics of the Day – TORM ESBJERG and DUANA
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
9-10 June 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – SUN PRINCESS
Port and Rail News – TPT looks at Navis Sparc N4 updates
East and West African Port News
Piracy – Australian concern over armed security on board ships
Let’s change the way we think about shipping, says Maersk head
Cruise News: Return of the two funnel cruise ships
Pics of the Day – MSC ADRIATIC
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
8 June 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – MONTE PASCOAL
News of ships and shipping companies
Mombasa delays raise spectre of surcharges
Piracy: The human cost examined
Coal exports down as result of rail maintenance
SPECIAL FEATURE – Free Trade deal could boost trade investment in Africa
Pics of the Day – FAIRMOUNT ALPINE AND FAIRMOUNT GLACIER
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
7 June 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – DEEPWORX
News of ships, shipping and shipping lines
Piracy: Maersk implements piracy surcharge
New TPT head of marketing and communciation
Cruise News: Carnival orders new 141,000-ton cruise ship for British market
Mining houses invest US$ 2.1 billion in Mozambique coalfields
Pics of the Day – ATLANTIC NYALA
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
6 June 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – MESSOLOGI
South African port statistics for May now available
Piracy: South Africa, Mozambique join hands to fight piracy
Further $750 million investment planned for Port Maputo
Vale turns to road transport to deliver coal to Port of Beira
Nine fishermen rescued, one dies when chokka boat capsizes
Pics of the Day – FIVEL
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
2-3 June 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – MSC AMERICA
Ships and ports and shipping company news
Dredging of Zambezi to cost US$ 100 million
Piracy update – Norwegian Air Force planes to patrol Mozambique Channel
Cruise News: Arabian Nights for MSC Cruises
Panama representatives in South Africa
SAAFF holds annual golf day on 9 June
Pics of the Day – STRIKER and ID NORTH SEA
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
1 June 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – SEASAFE SALVO
Setback as Sena Railway opening is delayed
South Africa’s economy set to grow
Freight Logistics – Walvis Bay Corridor Group presents in Zimbabwe
IMO to examine issue of incorrectly declared container weights
General news of interest
US Coast Guard cutter donated to Nigeria
Pics of the Day –SEASAFE SALVO
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
31 May 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – BLUESKY
Mozambique – Tata assembly plant for Zambezia, says minister
Piracy - Somali pirates remain active, warns NATO
Africa, India cement ties
New CEO for South African citrus export group
Pics of the Day – SARDAUNA and REPUBBLICA DI VENEZIA
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
30 May 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – DEEP VENTURE
Transnet and Unions do a deal – no wage strikes this year!
Ships and Shipping Line News
Motlanthe pushes for more Africa-India trade
Wedding bells on board the MSC Sinfonia
Piracy – Life in jail says Korean court
Pics of the Day – Mauritius Trochetia on Eldock and Jolly Rosso
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
26 May 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – FAIRMOUNT EXPEDITION
South Africa celebrates Africa Day
Piracy: India gives nod to armed guards on its ships
Cruise News: Norwegian Dawn completes major refit
SA Navy may re-establish naval base at Salisbury Island
Congestion mounts in Mombasa as Customs’ operating system falters
Pics of the Day – STAD CADIZ
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
25 May 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – DEEPSEA STAVANGER
Ships and Shipping Company News
Port of Bissau becoming too shallow for container ships – World Bank
Piracy Report: No highjackings reported in past 24 hours but pirates still active
Cruise News: India joins the club
Pics of the Day – RED CEDAR
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
24 May 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – DEEPSEA STAVANGER
IMO issues much awaited policy statement on shipboard armed guards
Ships and shipping line news
Mozambique: draft assessment to use Zambezi River for coal shipments
Maersk Line launches sustainable container floor
Piracy: Iran Navy deters pirates from capturing boxship Dandle
Pics of the Day – MAURITIUS TROCHETIA
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
23 May 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – BELO ORIENTE
Shipping News – SAECS reefer service returns
SADC reveals US$ 100-Bn infrastructure plan
Looking East – Walvis Bay Corridor offers shortest route into S.Africa
Piracy Report: SAS AMATOLA passes through Durban for the Mozambique Channel
New chief at Port Sudan
Pics of the Day – MAERSK DANBURY
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
19 May 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – FAIRMOUNT ALPINE & FAIRMOUNT GLACIER
Rufus Lekala appointed South Africa’s first black chief harbour master
EU Commission raids European container shipping lines over cartel suspicions
Cruise Forum raises more questions than answers
Coal deliveries becoming a national concern
Piracy update – USS Bulkeley aids German tanker under attack
Pics of the Day – VOLVOX OLYMPIA
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
17 May 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – BOURBON VIKING
Tugs to the rescue as MSC Opera suffers engine explosion
Illegal ship chandlers costing Nigeria millions of dollars
Piracy: Portuguese warship intercepts pirate mother ship
Pics of the Day – MSC CHELSEA and OCEAN TRADER
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
16 May 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – SAS MENDI
Piracy Update: Pirates remain active despite onset of SW monsoon
Ships and Shipping Line News
New South African anti boarding device to prevent pirates from boarding
Nigeria: NIMASA recommits to provisions of Marpol 73/78
In the Mail: Transnet’s new focus
Pics of the Day – SAFINA 2
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
12-13 May 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – SARDAUNA
Transnet Freight Rail ring fences container & auto services
SAS Isandlwana returns to base after successful mission
Cruise News: Africa’s first cruise forum a big success in Durban
Large sea rescue exercise for Mossel Bay on Saturday night
Pics of the Day – NIPPON MARU
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
11 May 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – Minerva II and The World
Another giant step for Cape Town Container Terminal expansion project
First coal from Moatize to be shipped by July
Piracy high on the agenda at today’s IMO’s meeting
Setas to get makeover
Welcome for SAS Isandlwana back from South Atlantic mercy mission
Pics of the Day – HANSA AFRICA
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
10 May 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – WAPPEN VON MŰNCHEN
Port statistics for April now available here
Namport aims for international standards
Piracy: EU NAVFOR introduces new ship monitoring system off Somalia
SAS Isandlwana due from Tristan tomorrow with injured sailors
Pics of the Day – VARADA IPANEMA
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
9 May 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – SAN TONGARIRO and PROFESSOR KHROMOV
Navy ship in emergency dash to Tristan da Cunha
Vale starts mining coal in Moatize, Mozambique
News of ships and shipping lines
Piracy: Bulker seized in Indian Ocean
DHL to launch four Oil & Energy Centres of Excellence across Africa
Pics of the Day – HORIZON and ULSNIS
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
5-6 May 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – MSC SINFONIA
Keeping tabs on those hazardous cargoes
Kenya: Intense lobbying could delay construction of Mombasa’s 2nd Container Terminal
New plans to complete Benguela Railway link with Zambia
News of ships and shipping
Cruise Corner: MSC Sinfonia leaves for Europe after record breaking 2010/2011 summer
Piracy: Harsh 439 year jail sentence handed down
Pics of the Day – Snow Petrel and Ivan Papanin
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
4 May 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – SEALADY
Navis SPARCS N4 blows a fuse or two at DCT
MSC acquires Starlight Cruises
News of ships and shipping lines
Port News: New jetty in Cabinda, Angola to start operating in September 2012
Cruise Corner: Cruising along the Gambia River
Pics of the Day – MOL DELIGHT
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
3 May 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – ASUKA II
Bin Laden’s killing leads to call for extra vigilence
Somali pirates capture ship, release another
Turkey to build canal to reduce traffic in Bosporus
Mozambique – Maputo punted as cheaper option for fruit growers
Carnival’s latest ship Carnival Magic debuts
Pics of the Day – HISTRIA GEMMA
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
28 April 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – STENA FR8 1
Arrivederci MSC Sinfonia, or as we say, totsiens, till next time
Konecranes awarded its first container handling crane order from South Africa
Ship’s master casualty-evacuated to hospital off tanker at sea
Logwin to use Kenya as gateway into Africa
Topaz Marine enters West Africa market
Piracy: Eagle still in hands of the pirates
Pics of the Day – CLIPPER TALENT
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
26 April 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – RAKANUI
SA Defence Force given go-ahead to beef up anti-piracy strategy
Cruise News: New name for Prince Albert II
Pirates remain active over Indian Ocean region
Pics of the Day – TROYBURG and ATLANTIC IMPALA
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
21 April 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – EUROPA
Liner companies wipe out 2009 losses with 2010 profits, but…
SA Navy to re-equip with new Umkhonto surface-to-air missiles
News of ships and shipping lines
EUROPA receives top award for 4th year running
Mozambique: Vale and Malawi agree on use of railway to Nacala port
Japan and radiation contamination precautions
Pics of the Day – YESTERYEAR - CARNARVON CASTLE and GALILEO GALILEO
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
20 April 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – MSC DENISSE
Financial year statistics for 2010 are now available here
News of ships and shipping lines
Call for ships to sound sirens every day at noon as protest against piracy
Delays at the Durban Container Terminal a nightmare, says Chamber
Fishing boat capsizes off Zululand river – one dead and one missing
Pics of the Day – IRON MONARCH and ENERGY POWER
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
19 April 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – CRYSTAL SERENITY
New era for Africa with South Africa in BRICS
Piracy: Tanzania Army to provide armed guards for ships on coast
Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Botswana support construction of port of Techobanine
NSRI in another risky casualty evacuation from ship at sea
MAILBAG: SAMTRA and cadet training
Pics of the Day – AS VENUS plus LOTHENI and ORIGINATOR plus NONOTI
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
18 April 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – Houma Belle
Backlog cleared or not, delays continue
Transnet Freight Rail to shut down the coal line for three weeks
Pirates renege on ransom deal, hold 7 Indian seamen hostage for prisoner swap
Ivory Coast ports to reopen
Mailbag: Samtra’s news cadet training programme
SAMSA awarded for Newsworthy 2010
Pics of the Day – ARV 1
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
14-15 April 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – FU ZHOU HAI
Drewry warns that Mega-ship craze risks lay-ups in any rate war
News of ships, shipping lines, and logistics
Coal industry is bringing prosperity to Mozambique’s Tete Province
Nigerian and Ghanaian port traffic increases
Security Council to urgently consider plans for specialised courts to try Pirates
Sea Asia – focusing on the bulk sectors
Seize Brics opportunities - Zuma implores SA business
Pics of the Day – PACIFIC ASKARI and FAR SARACEN
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
13 April 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – Agios Dimitrios
Port News - Island View emergency drill tomorrow
Tanzania plans for lake vessels revealed
Maersk Line awarded contract to run pre-positioning ships
Pirates free Thor Nexus for $5 million ransom
Zuma jets off to join BRICS as full member
Pics of the Day – Kota Mawar and Kota Nazim
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
12 April 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – Crystal Serenity
SA Port Statistics for the month of March are now available here
News of Ships and Shipping Lines
MSC and Starlight executives among key speakers at Seatrade Africa
Piracy is out of control says Intertanko
EU lifts sanctions on two key Ivory Coast ports at Ouattara’s request
Australian Navy acquires British LHD ship
Pics of the Day – MSC JENNY
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
11 April 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – ODESSA
SAMTRA launches SAMSA national cadet training project
News of ships and shipping lines
Piracy – German ship highjacked off Oman
Zuma to attend Third BRICS Summit
Richards Bay coal lines reopened
Pics of the Day – MAERSK VISBY and BUNGA SEROJA DUA
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
7-8 April 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – CMA CGM Africa Three
Dilemma for ships arriving in SA ports with arms on board
Piracy: Pirates remain active as oil tanker is highjacked
West African News: Ghana ports need cash and Nigeria unveils Ports Master Plan
News of Ships and Shipping Lines
DHL spells out renewed focus on Africa as trade grows
Port & Logistics News: New Mombasa container depot – Durban harbour strike averted – land bridges across Asia
Pics of the Day – ID HARBOUR and MSC SARDINIA
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
6 April 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First Views – Putting a seal on things
News of ships and shipping lines
Illegal imports – SARS detains shipping containers
Piracy Information Centre commissioned in Mombasa
Nigeria faces new dock strike
MSC’s Aponte honoured with Seatrade Personality Award
Rebel held Tobruk reopens for first crude oil exports
Pics of the Day – CMA CGM AFRICA TWO
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
5 April 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – ZHOUSHAN
SPECTRE OF NEW STRIKES HANGS OVER PORTS ONCE AGAIN
SOUTH AFRICA IMPLEMENTS UNSC RESOLUTION ON IVORY COAST
NEWS OF SHIPS AND SHIPPING LINES
PIRACY: UAE MILITARY FREES BULKER
SIX LINE UP FOR TOP IMO JOB
DANISH FREIGHT PARTNER FOR BARLOWORLD LOGISTICS
PICS OF THE DAY – XUZHOU, ZHOUSHAN AND USS STEPHEN W GROVES
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
4 April 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

FIRST VIEW – DEEP OCEAN MENDOCINO
PUTTING ON THE SPIN ON WHILE THE EAST WIND BLOWS
SAMSA SAYS IT HAS HAD ITS FAIR SHARE OF SUCCESSES IN THE FIRST 13 YEARS
ANOTHER DERAILMENT COSTS RBCT AND SA DEARLY
DEVELOPING THE TRANS-CAPRIVI CORRIDOR
IVORY COAST CLOSES BORDERS
TRADE NEWS: UNITOR CHEMICALS NOW WILHELMSEN CHEMICALS
PICS OF THE DAY – BROTHER GLORY and VOGE FELIX
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
31 March/1 April 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – CLEANTEC and VOGE FELIX
RBCT HALTS FURTHER EXPANSION PLAN - HAMSTRUNG BY RAIL
CHINESE WARSHIPS WILL VISIT ONLY DURBAN
SHIPS AND SHIPPING LINE NEWS
FOR THE RECORD: VIKING BAY
WHO WILL BECOME NEW IMO SECRETARY-GENERAL?
SOUND FAMILIAR? PLEASE TAKE A NUMBER
PICS OF THE DAY – MAERSK DANBURY and MOL DIRECTION
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
30 March 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

FIRST VIEW – DOULOS
AFRICA OPEN FOR BUSINESS - MOTLANTHE
PIRACY: MAERSK HIKES PIRACY SURCHARGE 40 PERCENT
CHINESE NAVAL WARSHIPS ON THEIR WAY TO DURBAN
JUST FOUR WEEKS AND NINE FABULOUS CRUISES REMAINING FOR MSC SINFONIA
TRUCKING PROBLEMS AT THE PORTS
PICS OF THE DAY – CAPTAIN MICHALIS S
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
29 March 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

FIRST VIEW – CAPTAIN MICHALIS S
PIRACY – INDIAN NAVY RETAKES IRANIAN SHIP
MOZAMBIQUE NEWS – CONCERN OVER RAIL SERVICE AND COAL DELAYS
SHIPS AND SHIPPING LINE NEWS
CRUISE NEWS: MSC CANCELS CALLS IN TROUBLED ARAB LANDS
TRADE NEWS: WILHELMSEN SHIPS SERVICE GROWS ITS LOGISTICS BUSINESS
TRADE NEWS: DHL APPOINTS GLOBAL RETAIL HEAD
PICS OF THE DAY – YESTERYEAR - ALMKERK and ANENKERK
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
28 March 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – SAFMARINE LUALABA
Transnet shock as rail tariffs go up by 30 percent
SA Navy Festival lies ahead
Ships and shipping line news
Ministers meet over Benguela Current
Refurbishment of Lobito port to finish on schedule
Pics of the Day – PRINCE ALBERT II
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
24-25 March 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – OCEAN RIG CORCOVADO
Transport minister sends Merchant Shipping Bill to parliament
Transnet to commission new dust control plant at Saldanha
Industrial Policy Action Plan succeeds in attracting investment - Davies
Port News: No more than two at a time, says Cape Town port
Tanzania to raise US$ 3.5 billion for Dar es Salaam – Burundi railway
Piracy: South Africa setting up military base in Pemba
From the Mailbag – more on the longliner Viking Bay
Pics of the Day – KAPITAN MAN
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
23 March 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – VIKING BAY
Smit Amandla arrives at Tristan da Cunha – oil seeping from wrecked Oliva
Fred Jacobs takes over as chairman of SAASOA
Davies calls for Cape to Cairo Free Trade Zone
Cruise lines show commitment to developing Africa into a world-class cruise destination
TNPA 2011 tariff book is now available
Pics of the Day – VENETIA
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
22 March 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – MSC RANIA
Greek bulker Oliva breaks apart off Nightingale Island and spills 1500 tons of oil
Cruise News – Royal Princess is underway and Saga confirms name of Saga Sapphire
Piracy: Another week, one ship captured, one ship released
Ships and shipping lines news
Training: Samtra hosts Nigerian ratings
Pics of the Day – MSC VANESSA
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
17-18 March 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – CHARDONNAY
MORE BREAKING NEWS – Thursday – bulker goes aground off Tristan da Cunha UPDATED FRIDAY - Oliva breaks her back
LATE BREAKING NEWS - Surprises as Transnet finalises its executive committee
West Africa in the news
Delays likely along already congested Bayhead Road as road construction commences
Piracy Report: Crew rescued from VEGA 5 were all Mozambican
Company News: Beluga goes into insolvency; PPG expands global footprint
MSC Cruises CEO takes a European perspective to Seatrade Miami
The UK P&I Club’s latest ‘Legal Briefing’ homes in on the Ballast Water Management Convention
Pics of the Day – E.R. SEOUL and TUPERNA
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
17-18 March 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – CHARDONNAY
LATE BREAKING NEWS - Surprises as Transnet finalises its executive committee
West Africa in the news
Delays likely along already congested Bayhead Road as road construction commences
Piracy Report: Crew rescued from VEGA 5 were all Mozambican
Company News: Beluga goes into insolvency; PPG expands global footprint
MSC Cruises CEO takes a European perspective to Seatrade Miami
The UK P&I Club’s latest ‘Legal Briefing’ homes in on the Ballast Water Management Convention
Pics of the Day – E.R. SEOUL and TUPERNA
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
17-18 March 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – CHARDONNAY
West Africa in the news
Delays likely along already congested Bayhead Road as road construction commences
Piracy Report: Crew rescued from VEGA 5 were all Mozambican
Company News: Beluga goes into insolvency; PPG expands global footprint
MSC Cruises CEO takes a European perspective to Seatrade Miami
The UK P&I Club’s latest ‘Legal Briefing’ homes in on the Ballast Water Management Convention
Pics of the Day – E.R. SEOUL and TUPERNA
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
16 March 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – PRIDE SOUTH SEAS
COSATU hits out at Gama reappointment, says it is ‘concerned’
Another Iranian arms shipment seized – this one bound for Egypt
West African news: Togo installs Vessel Tracking Management System
Port exposure for ‘Men in the Making’
Triton Shield anti piracy system is introduced
Pics of the Day – TOISA SERENADE, TEKNIK PERDANA, & ZALIV AMERIKA
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
15 March 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – GARZA TIDE
East Africa: Refurbishing of region’s two main corridors will cost US$ 20 billion, says EAC
Japan: Northern ports knocked out and lines lose ships
Piracy: Indian Navy intercepts Mozambique vessel VEGA 5 and takes 61 pirates prisoner
Nigeria approves national shipping carrier
SAMTRA conducts its first STCW Tanker Oil & Chemical Specialisation course
Labour broking: SAMSA has draft awaiting promulgation
Pics of the day – ANTHIA
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
14 March 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – MAERSK DAESAN
Once they attacked ships, now they’re learning new skills
Piracy update: Mystery of sinking ship
News from the shipping lines – CMA CGM launches its eco-calculator
Port News: Bollore commits to build $640m third quay in Lome
Special Feature: BIMCO calls for rethink over when to sail around the Cape of Good Hope
Pics of the day – NYBORG MAERSK
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
10-11 March 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – BOW JUBAIL
Piracy: Suggestions of an oversupply of ships and hostages
West African News – Nigerian dockworkers call off strike
Shipping News : Beluga boss faces 10 years jail if found guilty
Does the bell toll for labour brokers?
Durban man gets top Wilhelmsen Ships Service job as Area Director
SAS ASSEGAI now an official museum submarine
Pics of the Day – BUNGA SEROJA DUA and BOURBON OCEANTEAM 101
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
9 March 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – SEACOR ACHIEVER
South Africa has great economic potential
SAMSA says newly installed LRIT tracking system is operational
Trade corridors will boost African marketplace - Davies
Mayoral welcome for International Transport Conference
Delays at Lebombo border addressed
West African Piracy – ship seized off Benin
Pics of the Day – ANNA KAKURLIKAZE MUNGUNGA, NATHANIEL MAXUILILI and ONTATI
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
8 March 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – TASCO 1
SA Port statistics for February are now available
News from the shipping lines and their ships
Millions in Libyan currency seized on ship in British waters
Alarming number of derailments reported on Beira-Zimbabwe railway
Piracy Update: No quiet on the Western Front as pirates keep up their attacks
Pics of the Day – MAIN TRADER and BARBARICA
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
7 March 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – BBC EMS
AARTO roll out not delayed – Dept of Transport
DTI launches system for South African exporters
Mystery over four containers of American weapons found on Maersk Constellation
Mozambique news: Police play mum on report of weapons found in Maputo port
Arrivederci as MSC Melody sails into the sunset
Pics of the Day – KOPER and MSC LESOTHO
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
3-4 March 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – MORNING COURIER
Ships and shipping line news
SOS Save Our Seafarers launched
YESTERYEAR – those classic ships - GAMTOOS
Transnet improves capacity on ore line with 32 additional locomotives
Mozambique News – Country to crack down on illegal fishing
The story of Davy Jone’s Locker
Pics of the day – SEAWAY INVINCIBLE
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
2 March 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – ZEYNEP KIRAN
News from the shipping lines
East Africa: Labour speaks out against Mombasa privatisation and Tanzania reveals plans for two new container terminals
Piracy: Patience running thin
Commodities: Mozambique may start exporting bananas
Pics of the Day – NILEDUTCH NINGBO
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
1 March 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – HOUTA MARU
Survey shows that strike action is a major threat to South Africa’s image
Vehicle imports and exports drive East London port
Piracy – ship feared lost in cyclone is found and pirates arrested
Cruise: Hapag-Lloyd to replace Columbus one year early
DHL is Africa’s International Freight Forwarder for third time
Cargill to go ahead with kite-powered ship
Pics of the Day – HMNZS CANTERBURY and MSC ITALIA
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
28 February 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – SANTA CLARA
Transnet’s about turn on Siyabonga Gama
Leaner year for Grindrod
Piracy – SA government admits it is becoming concerned
SA's oil imports from high-risk regions: HSRC
Border Management Agency now set for 2014
Those Bounty Hunters
Pics of the day – MARE DORO and NILEDUTCH SINGAPORE
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
24-25 February 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – E.R. VITTORIA
Temporary terminal shut down as TPT goes live with Navis and Auto-Gate
Piracy: SAS MENDI on patrol off Mozambique
News of ships and shipping
The spreading face and scourge of piracy
Freight Forwarding: Dachser links up with Jonen Freight
Watch out for the Bounty Hunters
Pics of the day – PALLIETER
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
23 February 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – HERDUSA 1
Four US yachtsmen killed by pirates
Toll road to link KZN and Mozambique
Moz Minister for Transport says that rail truck industry in Mozambique is viable
Travel aboard one of the largest containerships in the world
Special Report: The UK P&I Club gets to grips with nickel ore and iron ores fines cargoes
Pics of the Day – WESTPORT and BLACKADDER
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
22 February 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – CORINTHINIAN II
Momentous milestone as Maersk orders 10 Triple-E mega-ships
Big day for Transnet as it accepts first two of 100 locomotives
Gauteng premier to meet Transport Minister over tolling
Skagit and Kalama head for Tanzania
Moçâmedes railroad in Angola may transport millions of tons of iron ore
Pics of the day – MSC LEILA
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
21 February 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – IVS KESTREL
Truck strike – on or off?
News of ships and shipping lines
Pirates remain active across wide range of Indian Ocean
West African news – contract awarded for Sierra Leone quay upgrade
Cruise News: Royal Caribbean to build two new ships
Pics of the Day – BELUGA INTONATION
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
17-18 February 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – SILVER SPIRIT
Cyclone Bingiza tracks across Madagascar
Mozambique News: CFM refutes Malawian claims of port congestion
Mombasa tops 20 million tonnes but labour balks at privatisation
Safmarine introduces third dedicated Europe-India service
Brian Molefe appointed new Transnet CEO
Trade News: PPG expands global footprint
Yesterday’s Fun Quiz – Before the Mast
Pics of the day – MSC CHARLESTON
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
16 February 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – POS MELBOURNE
Cyclone Bingiza enters Mozambique Channel
News of ships and shipping lines
West Africa: MEND threatens to break truce with new attacks
SATAWU and RFA meet over wage dispute
Mozambique: new Beira coal terminal will process between 18 and 24 million tonnes annually
Before the Mast
Pics of the day – STOLT GULF MISHREF
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
15 February 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – WISH WAY
Cyclone Bingiza comes ashore on Madagascar
Company News – DB Schenker wins BMW contract and Hapag-Lloyd shareholder says no to further involvement
Piracy – SAS MENDI goes into action while ‘up north’ pirates take another ship
News Flashes: Mauritius orders naval patrol vessel and Maersk sells more ships to MSC
Trade News – DHL partners with Manchester United – Cathelco wins corrosion protection system order for P63 FPSO
Pics of the Day – CCNI ANTARTICO
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
14 February 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – IPHOTHWE
WEATHER WARNING – Cyclone nears Madagascar
TPT says Ngqura container terminal achieving 28 moves per gross crane hour
Africa Mercy arrives in Cape Town
Piracy: Russian sailors union call for boycott of pirate-infested waters
Road freight strike starts today
Port news – Cabinda to spend one million dollars on training
Pics of the Day – SHEILA McDEVITT and ATLANTIC IMPALA
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
10-11 February 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – HESPERIDES
Apapa faces challenges, says APM Terminals
MSC Melody returns to Cape Town for more cruises
Safmarine improves Far East – Indian subcontinent coverage
Piracy: Another VLCC tanker captured
CFM takes journalists to show that Sena railway is not ready for use
Business and labour looking forward to State of the Nation address
Stevedores and Longshormen
Pics of the day – STENA TRANSPORTER
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
9 February 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – SANTA ISABEL
Egyptian demonstrations intensify but canal stays open
Kenya Shippers Council warns of congestion charges at Mombasa
Piracy: Italian tanker captured in mid ocean
AFRICA MERCY to bid Durban farewell this morning
Safmarine offers new 225 service with direct calls in West Africa and Med
The meaning of Derrick
Pics of the day – QUEEN MARY 2
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
8 February 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – QUEEN MARY 2
South African port statistics for January are now available
US$1.8 million ransom demand for Mozambique fishing vessel
Piracy: Indian Navy captures 28 pirates, frees Thai trawler
TPT gives rural school a happy start to year
Pics of the Day – USS STEPHEN W GROVES
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
7 February 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – QUEEN MARY 2
Suez Canal remains open but delays at Egyptian ports
Piracy: International frustration over Somali piracy
Monrovia terminal opens to shipping
Ship collision at Richards Bay, anchor chain snags propeller
Transnet issues US$ 750 million bond
Ship movements: Africa Mercy leaves Durban; US Navy frigate due Cape Town
Pics of the Day - McDERMOTT DERRICK BARGE No 50 and SAFMARINE NOKWANDA
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
3-4 February 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – QUEEN MARY 2
Increased Africa deployment is changing the region's cruise map – Africa Cruise Forum
News of ships and shipping lines
West Africa Folder: EU ban on Ivory Coast imports takes effect
Environmental Issues: UK to sell off its forests
Wilhelmsen Ships Service closes Nalfleet deal – will hold chemical prices
Rail News: Moz govt threatens to cancel Beira Railroad concession and Nacala railway repair to cost $231m
Pics of the Day – OXL EMIR and PROTEO
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
2 February 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – SKANDI ACERGY
Egypt: Maersk calls Port Said a no-go area
Nacala gains tantalum exports over Walvis Bay
Cape Town shipping and harbour news
Piracy report: Rumours that SA Navy is to patrol Mozambique Channel
Cruise News: Celebrity to name new ship in Hamburg
One for the road….Physicists believe they have discovered how Vikings navigated in bad weather
Pics of the day – EATON and SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
1 February 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – TRANS FRIENDSHIP II
Port of Nacala statistics for 2010 – hits record high for containers
News from the Ships and Shipping Lines
Mailbag: Why AN XING HAI was in Cape Town
Training: SAMTRA launches ship simulation and bridge teamwork course
Date set for national road strike
Rail News – Coal line back in business after derailment
Pics of the Day – INDEPENDENCE and NEXOE MAERSK
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
January 31 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – ANTJE WULFF
News of ships and the shipping lines
Sturrock Shipping and Conceptum Logistics join forces in Africa
Piracy Report: Jurisdiction and Rules of Engagement causing concern
Maersk and the WFP
Port News: Durban port to be open North Pier for Queen Mary 2 visit
Pics of the day – BALTIC TRADER
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
January 27-28 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – SAFMARINE HOUSTON
Dhow breaks in half near Pemba – 17 drown
Suez Canal Container Terminal completes upgrade – looks now to double in size
Sena Railway connecting Moatize with Beira ready to open
YESTERYEAR: those classic ships – GLENAFFRIC
France to build four helicopter assault ships for Russia
Shippers say port tariff still too high
Piracy: German ship Beluga Nomination seized in Indian Ocean
Pics of the day – E.R. LUISA
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
January 26 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – AN XING HAI
Ban on Ivory Coast cocoa exports in the offing
News of ships and shipping lines
Piracy: Kenya’s cruise sector takes a dip
Dar es Salaam wants back its lost glory
Feature: SA must proceed cautiously with BRIC countries, say analysts
Uganda government to take over lake steamer KALANGALA
Pics of the day – MICHAELA S
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
January 25, 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – THOR OMEGA
Port Regulator rules on TNPA tariffs
Country faces road freight strike this week
Piracy – a news twist to the tale
Maritime law expert to speak at African Logistics Summit
DP World downplays sale of Australian terminals
Pics of the day – BULK FLOWER
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
January 24, 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – NGAHUE and IVS KWELA
Zuma looks to AU to solve Cote d'Ivoire crisis
DHL launches direct LCL service between India and South Africa
HMAS MELBOURNE’s final anti-piracy act
Port news – unusual cargo for Durban
Piracy: South Korea recaptures SAMHO JEWELRY in bloody battle
Injured seafarer casualty evacuated off ship near Cape Town
Pics of the day – MOL DIAMOND
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
January 20-21, 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – SOUTHERN VALOUR
Mounting aggression in Cote d'Ivoire
Piracy: Massive cost of Somali scourge, and more ships are attacked
YESTERYEAR: those classic ships – DEGEMA and CITY OF BIRMINGHAM
Trade and Commodities: South Africa and India trade set to hit new heights
Shipping news – MSC takes delivery on latest 12,500-TEU giant
Pics of the day – CHEM TAURUS
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
January 19, 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – SILVER SHADOW
South Africa's UNSC term to be testing, but exciting, say analysts
Medical evacuation from FPSO along Cape coast
Piracy: IMB calls for ‘desperate measures’
Special Report: Transnet to spend R20m on refurbishing East London Grain Elevator
Better economic outlook for South Africa
Pics of the Day – MERCY AFRICA and GEO CARIBBEAN
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
January 18, 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – JANUS
News out of West and Southwest Africa
Piracy Report: Somali pirates arrested in Tanzania as more ships get taken
News from the world of shipping lines
Hapag-Lloyd’s releases more detail on new cruise ships EUROPA 2 and COLUMBUS 2
Guess what
Pics of the Day – EXEMPLAR and PATARA
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
January 17, 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – WHAT ON EARTH
Piracy: more ships taken as Somali pirates continue unabated
NSRI evacuates deckhand from trawler offshore Port Elizabeth
Turners Shipping joins international shipping alliance
General shipping news – US extends blacklist of IRISL
Queen Mary 2 leaves New York for South Africa
Mailship commodore’s final call
Pics of the day – IOANNIS
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
January 13-14, 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – USNS HENSON
Port Statistics for December are available here
Rio Tinto launches takeover bid for Riversdale Mining
Piracy Report: Ship attacked off Nigeria
YESTERYEAR: those classic ship – CLAN MACTAVISH and CLAN ROSS
Anchor Industries creates industry’s first electronic Lifting Guide
Trade News: Wilhelmsen Ships Service acquires Nalfleet
Pics of the Day – DR. FRIDTJOF NANSEN
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
January 12, 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – CORNELIS ZANEN
South Africa another bric in the wall of emerging economies
Port and Harbour News: makeover for East London breakwater crane and crooked cops get a warning
Richards Bay Coal Terminal exports improve, but another derailment causes setback
Cruise News: new ships for Hapag-Lloyd
Anchor Industries brings smiles to residents of SOS Children’s Villages
Pics of the Day – CSCL LIMA and HOEGH DETROIT
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
January 11, 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – PRISCO ALEXANDRA
Pan-African Association for Ports Cooperation (PAPC) calls for tighter security in Africa’s ports
Mozambique port dredging continues apace
Singapore gives way to Shanghai as biggest container port
South Africa wants to push African agenda on UNSC
See South Africa’s coastal gems while cruising on board MSC Melody
Pics of the Day – FORT DAUPHIN and PORT d’EHOALA
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
January 10, 2011
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – PANGAEA
Shipping News – new services and increased capacity
Mkwanazi takes over as Transnet CEO, pending new appointment
Australian warship disrupts pirates in Arabian Sea
Piracy: Somali pirates head south deep into Mozambique Channel
Christmas or no, Elgin Brown & Hamer and Namib Diving complete the job
For the Record
Pics of the day – STOLT GULF MIRDIF
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