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Thursday/Friday 24-25 July 2014 WEEKEND

FIRST VIEW – PACIFIC PEACOCKPACIFIC PEACOCK aad noorland 2 (3) 470 adj

Swire Pacific’s offshore supply tug PACIFIC PEACOCK (1329-gt, built 2011) arrived in Cape Town this week after an eventful crossing of the Indian Ocean, in which the Singapore-registered tug was diverted to the Southern Ocean to take up a tow of the car carrier TAI SHAN (48,676-gt, built 1986) on which there had been a fire, leading to the loss of engine power. The tow ended in Durban where the car carrier is undergoing repairs, leaving the Pacific Peacock to continue her interrupted voyage. Picture: Aad Noorland (87 of about 110 words)
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Durban dig-out port delayed

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The reduced number of ships at our ports and in particular the generally quiet state of Durban’s container terminal may well be considered as an indication of a country whose economy is hovering on the brink of recession. It is something that gives further reason for Transnet to be undertaking a rethink as to the urgency of the proposed new dig out port on the old Reunion site.
Readers will recall that a new dig-out port on the site of the old Durban International Airport was going to be ready for the first ships to call by the end of 1919, which would have required a start on the ground by late 2015 or early 2016 at least. (118 of about 1080 words)
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SADC and EU conclude EPA negotiations

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Chief negotiators of the European Union and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) EPA Group (Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland) have concluded negotiations for an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), it was announced Tuesday.
The agreement takes into account the differences in the level of development between the EU and its African partners. (55 of about 285 words)
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Brazil looks to increase exports to Angola

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Increasing Brazilian exports to Angola is the main aim of the business mission organised by Brazil’s Agency to Promote Exports and Investments (Apex), said Apex spokesman, Rafael Ribeiro.
Ribeiro also said that the trip to Angola, which will focus on business meetings, includes around 30 businesspeople particularly from the machinery and equipment, construction, food, beverages and cosmetics industries. (58 of about 170 words)
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CMA CGM re-organises ASAF and WAX service rotations

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CMA CGM is reorganising the rotations of its ASAF and WAX lines to improve service between Asia and West Africa.
The French line says this is in order to better match the needs of its customers in terms of Asian ports covering and available capacities, and to improve the reliability and flexibility of its lines. As a result CMA CGM has decided to reorganise the rotations of its ASAF and WAX lines. (72 of about 250 words)
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Costa Concordia on her final voyage

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After several days of delays because of adverse weather, the former cruise ship COSTAA CONCORDIA is now on her way to the Italian port of Genoa for dismantling, ending a saga lasting more than two years and the lives of 32 people.
The ship finally sailed away at 9am local time under tow to two tugs, the RESOLVE EARL (2,311-gt) and the ITC BLIZZARD (2,311-gt), and assisted from the rear by the tugs Garibaldo (499-gt) and Red Wolf (477-gt)..... (79 of about 180 words)
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New railway and road to unlock Tanzania’s south

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Construction of a railway line to connect Mtwara Port on the Indian Ocean and Mbamba Bay on Lake Malawai to ease the haulage of heavy cargo along the Mtwara Corridor in southern Tanzania is in the offing, President Jakaya Kikwete has announced.
Addressing a mammoth crowd at a public rally, the president said the government has found it ideal to construct the railway network to unlock the corridor. (67 of about 390 words)
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Insatiable Chinese demand ransacking Mozambique forests

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Insatiable Chinese demand for timber is driving a grossly unsustainable illegal logging and timber smuggling crisis which threatens to undermine Mozambique’s forest resources.
Launching the new report First Class Crisis today, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) revealed that a staggering 93 per cent of logging in Mozambique during 2013 was illegal. Research, undercover investigations and analysis conducted by EIA from 2013-14 demonstrate that the key driver of forest crime in Mozambique is ongoing demand from China. (76 of about 370 words)
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Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port

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Ports & Ships publishes regularly updated SHIP MOVEMENT reports including ETAs for ports extending from West Africa to South Africa to East Africa and including Port Louis in Mauritius. Some ports such as the South African Container Terminals (Durban, Ngqura, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town) include access to the latest stack dates......
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PICS OF THE DAY - CAPE DON

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One of the Columbia Management vessels, the 1842-TEU container ship CAPE DON (30,500-dwt, built 2001), former names Pacific Dream, Tasman Voyager and CCNI Shanghai, arriving in Cape Town in the past week. Pictures: Ian Shiffman< (40 of about 40 words)
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EARLIER NEWS . . . .

Wednesday, 23 July 2014
 
First View – ARMADA TUAH 307
SA to probe Citrus Black Spot shipment
Plans announced for expansion of Liberia’s Port Harper
Search for man overboard near St Francis Bay
Kenya Ports Authority taken to task over overspending
Nigerian truckers plan for port call-up system
Two years after fire at sea, MSC Flaminia comes back
Brics Bank will mobilise resources for development
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – MAERSK VISBY

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014
 
First View – CMA CGM ROSSINI
South Africa kickstarts maritime leg of development plan
Bolloré targets Mombasa’s second container terminal
Costa Concordia’s final voyage starts today
South Africa to benefit from economic pact with EU
All change for Tazara
Military trucks to transport maize from Ruvuma
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – CRIMSON QUEEN

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Monday, 21 July 2014
 
First View – ARAGO
Print yourself a 3D spare ship’s part
New West African transhipment service planned
Royal Navy’s biggest and most powerful carrier is floated
Copper, zinc and lead discoveries made in Mozambique
Big drop in Angola’s oil exports
British and French navies exercise with Guinean Navy
Citrus Black Spot discovered in EU export consignment
Press Release: Strategic investment for Unique Management Group
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – CAP SAN RAPHAEL

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Thursday/Friday, 17-18 July 2014
 
First View – KACEY
Navy threatens to intervene with Apapa road congestion
Start made on world’s most luxurious ship
Costa Concordia finally afloat
New tugs for the navy under construction
Hopes of an end to Mozambique strife
Still uncertainty over East-West trade agreements
Al Noor arrest yields 342kg stash of smuggled heroin
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – PACIFIC PEACOCK and TAI SHAN

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Wednesday, 16 July 2014
 
First View – GO ALTAIR
Which way now, Port of East London?
Five tuna fishing boats leave Cherbourg for Maputo
NCL orders another two Breakaway ships
Durban law firm merges with Bowman Gilfillan
Maputo back as a trade hub for Southern Africa
South African fuel levy – R238bn in 6 years?
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – CAP SAN SOUNIO

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Tuesday, 15 July 2014
 
First View – PACIFIC PEACOCK & TAI SHAN TOW
Abidjan secures €200 million facility for port expansion
President Zuma in Fortaleza for BRICS summit
Liberian truckers to stage go slow over lack of terminal services
Guinea Bissau government suspends exports of wood
Tug contract awarded to Durban’s Southern African Shipyard
SA economy battles to get out of the woods
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – PACIFIC SHARAV

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Monday, 14 July 2014
 
First View – TAIAROA
Tug contract awarded to Durban’s Southern African Shipyard
South African Navy enters Knysna Lagoon
Nigerian piracy a major threat to seafarers
KPA to assume landlord role under privatisation plan
Matching supply and demand is out of shipping industry reach
Costa Concordia to be refloated today
Seaman Guard Ohio crew released by Indian High Court
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – CAP SAN MALEAS

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Thursday/Friday, 10-11 July 2014
 
First View – PACIFIC LEADER
DoT says transport infrastructure will unlock economy
MSC Cruises introduces Distance Care for children on board
Increased production at Kenmare’s Moma mine
Costa Concordia to be moved next week
US$ 80 million injection for Tazara railway
Next step, a 24,000-TEU container ship
SA, Botswana to co-operate on cross-border trade
Maersk and MSC in 10-year Vessel Sharing Agreement
Int’l Spotlight – Nicaragua Approves US$ 40 Billion canal route
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – MAERSK CERES

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Wednesday, 9 July 2014
 
First View – OCEAN RAPTOR
President Zuma leads SA delegation to Brics summit
Portus Indico takes control of Navique
Djibouti cancels DP World’s Doraleh container terminal concession
Big tobacco harvest not enough to save Zimbabwe’s economy
Tonkolili’s iron ore exports on track
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – BOURBON EVOLUTION 804

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Tuesday, 8 July 2014
 
First View – AMBOIM
S African port statistics for June are now available here
Nigeria plans to destroy tankers used for oil theft
Tim McClure passes away
Selso – hauls out on Marion Island after 169 days at sea
Nile River cruises set to double in price
Mozambican state-controlled fishing company to begin operations
Road upgrade delay at Port of Richards Bay
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – MSC DIVINA

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Monday, 7 July 2014
 
First View – WBI TRINITY
Mombasa port upgrade, Phase II to begin
Al Noor intercepted off Lamu on drugs charge
Queen Elizabeth names Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier
Deadly al-Shabaab attack on Lamu
Coastal shipping returns to Mozambique
Trade News: Kalmar straddle carrier setting the benchmark
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – MSC CHALLENGER

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Thursday/Friday, 3-4 July 2014
 
First View – NORWEGIAN SKY
BREAKING NEWS: Serious acid spill at Port of Richards Bay
Still no weighbridge on the Durban horizon
TPT ready to help drive Africa’s growth
Indian consortium to make bid for Rio Tinto Mozambique coal assets
Judge acquits 12 suspects in Spice Islander accident
São Tomé and Príncipe and Nigeria score in oil pact
More Mozambique attacks despite talks
Moroni call added to CMA CGM's Rhino service
Int’l Spotlight – Hamburg Süd takes Green Award 3 times in a row
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – MEREDA

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Wednesday, 2 July 2014
 
First View – NYK DANIELLA
WISTA conference tackles container weighing
Funding clears way for North-South freight corridor study
DCD Marine attracts R1 billion business to Western Cape
Brenda Horne-Ferreira returns to the fold
West Africa Service Kicks Off at London Gateway
New pirate attack in Gulf of Aden
Int’l Spotlight – Costa Concordia to go to Genoa one last time
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – TORM LOUISE

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Tuesday 1 July 2014
 
First View – ER INDIA
Transnet raises profits by 25% to R 5.2 billion
Lekki Container Terminal to be operational in 2017
Voyage report: Cruise ship Astor
Cruise News: Viking Star floats out
MSC Cruises donates €3 million to UNICEF
Blanket Appeal
Late News: Brenda Horne-Ferreira returns to the fold
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – COSCO JEDDAH

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Monday 30 June 2014
 
First View – MSC PARIS
AGOA: US removes Swaziland, reinstates Madagascar for AGOA Benefits
Local support grows for Zambia-Angola rail link
Kenmare rejects offer on Moma Mine
Ghana Port Authority to set up port training school
US Coast Guard assesses 127 Nigerian terminals as unsecure
Int’l Spotlight: First of 28 new 9,400-TEU ships launched
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – LEWEK CONSTELLATION

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Thursday/Friday 26-27 June 2014
 
First View – PROFESSOR KHROMOV
Nigerian Navy will arrest vessels with armed guards
Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth completes her refit
New graphite discoveries in Mozambique
Blanket Appeal
Mozambique considers building North-South gas pipeline
Int’l Spotlight: Supreme Group acquires EMS Seven Seas
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – LEONID LOZA

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Wednesday 25 June 2014
 
First View – CMA CGM HUGO
Fisheries patrol vessel Ellen Khuzwayo back in service
Renamo gunmen attack village in Tete Province
Maputo-Catembe harbour bridge on again
New frigate commissioned into Equatorial Navy
Fears of sea level rise in Maputo Bay
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pic of the Day – CELEBRITY SOLSTICE

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Tuesday 24 June 2014
 
First View – JEWEL OF THE SEAS
Safmarine ship blocked from entering port
South Africa to participate in Tanzanian Trade Fair
Tanzania wants new fishing port
Cruising: A grand old lady turns 50 next year!
Mozambique confirms illegal timber exports
Dead stowaways found on ship in Durban
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – OCEAN SWIFT and TRANSOCEAN MARIANAS

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Monday 23 June 2014
 
First View – TERASEA HAWK and TERASEA FALCON
Transnet’s new dredger is named Italeni
DB Schenker intensifies its presence in Africa
Namibia’s Welwitschia Well shut down & plugged
Total signs Ocean Rig Skyros for Angola drilling
Technology: Intelligent Harbour & Sea Surveillance
SA Agulhas II visit re-scheduled
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pic of the Day – DISCOVERY and MSC FANTASIA

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