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LATEST NEWS

Thursday/Friday, 2-3 July 2015

FIRST VIEW – UHUVA and UZAVOLO

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Two Richards Bay harbour tugs, advancing in years and likely to be replaced in the near future as new tugs come off the production line from Durban’s Southern African Shipyards. Pulling away from her berth at the small craft basin in Richards Bay is UHUVA (RB1) while in the lower picture is RB3, UZAVOLO. Both pictures: Trevor Jones (57 of 57 words)
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Cape Town Cruise Terminal to be run by V&A Waterfront

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The V&A Waterfront (Pty) Ltd, which operates and manages the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, has been awarded the status of Preferred Bidder for the development of a cruise terminal at the Port of Cape Town. Announcing this, Transnet National Ports Authority said that once all negotiations are concluded, the V&A Waterfront will invest just under R179 million to finance, design, and develop the terminal. (65 of about 610 words)
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SA Commission fines NYK R104 million for price fixing

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South Africa’s Competition Commission said this week that it has fined Japanese shipping company Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha Ltd (NYK) an amount of R104 million (US$8.56 million) "for price fixing, market allocation and collusive tendering in the transportation of cars to and from South Africa." (45 of about 320 words)
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Cattle ship heads for East London

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The port of East London is again playing host to a livestock carrier. The livestock carrier, HOLSTEIN EXPRESS was due in the Eastern Cape port later yesterday (Wednesday) but may arrive only today, after calling at Durban for bunkers. The ship’s previous port of call was Batangas in the Philippines and then at Singapore. In East London the ship is due to load a cargo consisting of 2,500 head of cattle, 1,500 sheep and goats, and 120 metric tons of fodder. (81 of about 390 words)
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Indian Ocean naval exercises but no South Africa

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With its eye firmly on China, India is to hold naval exercises with Japan, Australia, Myanmar and others, reports the Times of India. India may still be reluctant to invite Japan, Australia and others to join its top-notch Malabar naval exercise with the US this year, in part because China protested against such a multilateral naval grouping in the Bay of Bengal the last time around. But it does not mean there is no strategic game plan underway. (78 of about 680 words)
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Cameroon’s Kribi port ready for shipping

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The construction phase at the Cameroon new port of Kribi is nearing completion, with Chinese firm China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) having completed the basic construction and all the necessary infrastructure is in place. Kribi deep port consists of two terminals. The multi-purpose terminal has a 265m long quay and a design capacity of 1.5 million tonnes of cargo a year. (61 of about 630 words)
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Panama Canal widening project 90 % complete

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A video released by the Panama Canal shows the progress of the expansion throughout June, 2015, by which time the project was 90 percent complete and due to be operational by early 2016. (32 of about 100 words)
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Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port

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Ports & Ships publishes regularly updated SHIP MOVEMENT reports including ETAs for ports extending from West Africa to South Africa to East Africa and including Port Louis in Mauritius. Some ports such as the South African Container Terminals (Durban, Ngqura, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town) include access to the latest stack dates...... (55 of about 400 words)
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PIC OF THE DAY – BALTIC PATRIOT

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The refrigerated (reefer) ship BALTIC PATRIOT (10,621-dwt, built 1992) sails from Durban harbour after loading citrus fruit. The picture was taken from the maritime museum. Picture: Ken Malcolm (28 of 28 words)
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EARLIER NEWS . . . .

Wednesday 1 July 2015
 
First View – AFRICAN PELICAN
S Korea’s Lim Ki-tack elected next IMO secretary-general
Heroin seizures off East African coast mount
Anadarko seeks to sell LNG to Japan’s Jera
Chinese move on making Suez Canal part of Silk Road
India studies navigational capacity of River Ganges
SMIT Amandla Marine partnering women in business
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – HS ROSSINI

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Tuesday 30 June 2015
 
First View – THAT MYSTERY JACK-UP BARGE
Lady of Zanzibar ferry to operate Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar
Second Viking Cruise ship launched
ISS announces convoy info ahead of new Suez Canal opening
Veecraft delivers wave piercing crew boat
MV Victoria story brings back memories
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – DR ACE

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Monday 29 June 2015
 
First View – NORMAND PACIFIC
African dredging contracts for Royal Boskalis
MAST’s latest security update – Somalia, Libya, Yemen
New Customs system needed – not more red tape, says Deloitte
Smit Amandla Marine partnering women in business
Solstad Offshore returns to Gibdock
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – AFON CADNANT

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Thursday/Friday 25-26 June 2015
 
First View – UOS NAVIGATOR
Pirates kill four policemen in Port Harcourt
Call for more tugs at Lagos ports
Strike halts production at Kenmare’s Moma Mine
Start made on MSC Cruises’ biggest ship, Seaside
Virgin Cruises makes its debut into cruising
Unique Group aims at new markets and acquisitions
Nigeria slashes price of crude oil
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – PRIVMED

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Wednesday 24 June 2015
 
First View – MSC ARICA and MSC ATHOS
Nigerian LNG talks of building large shipyard
New era as Panamax is docked for repair at Walvis Bay
Nestle cuts back in Africa after misjudging growth
German bank loans Transnet R2.8bn for loco acquisition
South Africa – USA agree on transportation cooperation
Moatize coal to be exported through Nacala in July
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – MAERSK VARNA

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Tuesday 23 June 2015
 
First View – CHESHIRE
Tanzania conducts marine survey on nine lake ships
Mega ship trend close to optimal limit - OECD official
Five Royal Caribbean ships to be deployed to China!
Book Review: Lawrence and the Red Sea
New Appointments
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – ULYSSE

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Monday 22 June 2015
 
First View – SUMMER FLOWER
China and S Korea take over from Portugal in Angola
Crane shortage at Walvis Bay
Moody’s downgrades heavily indebted MOL
Tanga port prepares for petroleum products
Dar es Salaam port growth at 14 percent
Mauritius enforces rules about navigational charts
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pic of the Day – BORDER

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Thursday/Friday 18-19 June 2015
 
First View – LADY OF ZANZABAR
MOL increases rates to South Africa by US$200 per TEU
Meridian Port Services in large Ghanaian port investment
Nigeria brings charges against Dubai and British oil companies
African textile exports under AGOA could reach US$4 billion
Carnival Corp orders four 6,600-passenger cruise ships
Ardent and Ardentia to remove oil from sunken Oleg Naydenov
IHC Merwede in Durban talks about TNPA’s latest dredger
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – UMHLALI and CRANE

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Tuesday 16 June 2015
 
First View – AFRICA MERCY
Ghana grants British company right to place armed guards on ships
Container ships at Durban restricted by shallowing berths
The 2015/16 cruise season heralded as “the most important ever” for MSC Cruises in SA waters
It’s the hot new ‘Channel’ Destination… now added to MSC Sinfonia’s 2015/16 itineraries
Sea Harvest launches employees share scheme
New Appointments
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – CMA CGM TIGRIS

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Monday 15 June 2015
 
First View – ASIAN BEAUTY
Africa serious about Free Trade Area
MOL rebrands its car carrier business
CMA CGM order six 14,000 TEUers
Routine railway shutdowns on Richards Bay and Maputo routes
India’s homebuilt aircraft carrier Vikrant undocks
Engen buys into Mauritius jet fuel market
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – OMS DOMINANT

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Thursday/Friday 11-12 June 2015
 
First View – IVER EXPRESS
Port statistics for May are now available here
Construction of Cabinda deepwater port begins
Namibia considers using Karpowerships for instant energy
East London gets navy visit
Revive Southern African Railways call by Zambia
Ghana Ports plan port tariff increase in July
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pic of the Day – BRITISH ENVOY

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Wednesday 10 June 2015
 
First View – WAPPEN VON BAYERN
Doubling port capacity without doubling the space
South Africa attends Free Trade Area launch
AP Moller-Maersk eyes African ports
Increased limits of liability comes into force
Poultry AGOA deal – South Africa gives way
Tazara - Buggered, but Can Be Fixed
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – MSC LUISA

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Tuesday 9 June 2015
 
First View – SEVEN EAGLE
South African oceans to unlock opportunities in economy
Nacala could compete with Durban - Fernando Couto
Deutschland to become the World Odyssey
What caused China’s worst ever cruise disaster?
Cape to Cairo Free Trade pact hailed
Arctic shipping routes explained
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – MSC ALTAMIRA

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Monday 8 June 2015
 
First View – MSC ASTRID
Transnet and Unions in 3-year wage agreement
Transnet takes R30 billion loan from Chinese bank
Carnival launches new ‘Do-Good’ brand of cruising
Delay for port of Dar es Salaam’s Single Window System
Maputo Development Corridor is a “success story”
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pic of the Day – ASPASIA LUCK

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Thursday/Friday 4-5 June 2015
 
First View – CENTAURUS
World Economic Forum kicks off in Cape Town
Maersk orders 11 Triple E containerships
Five major Chinese shipbuilders go bankrupt
Mozambique fishing company EMATUM has heavy losses
Cruise ship MAGELLAN clears dock for new duty
IAPH Port Conference video clip from Day 2
Economic implications of a northern sea route explained
SA Navy simulation centre opened
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – LUFAFA

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Wednesday 3 June 2015
 
First View – Noble and SBM
Shippers Council becomes Nigeria’s interim port regulator
UN Aid ship comes under shell fire at Aden
Tragedy on the Yangtze
Sea Shepherd buys two Coast Guard ships
Purple Beach taken to Wilhelmshaven
Chinese firms to build Tanzanian std gauge railways
IAPH World Port Conference – Day 1 video clip
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – MAERSK VARNA and BRITTA MAERSK

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Tuesday 2 June 2015
 
First View – Xo Lion
Ardent and Subtech form joint venture
CMA CGM launches new West Africa Wazzan service
MSC Sinfonia berths are selling like hot cakes!
Vale to export coal on Nacala Corridor in 3rd quarter
Sogester to manage Namibe port cargo terminals
New Appointments
Hamburg’s Smart Port traffic lights - video
Port of Hamburg Elbjazz Festival video clip
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – Crane & Italeni

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Monday 1 June 2015
 
First View – ALPINE MYSTERY
AU to launch continental free trade agreement
IAPH Conference 2015 kicks off in Hamburg
MSC rumoured to have booked four 20,000-TEU ships
MSC Sinfonia to spend 2 days at Portuguese Island!
Labour shortage halts work on new Namibian railway
Port of East London plays host to local girls
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – MSC CHIARA

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Thursday/Friday 28-29 May 2015
 
First View – FUGRO FRONTIER
Danger of Purple Beach exploding from fertiliser fire
Pirates strike off Nigerian coast
SA Shipyards in MOU with Military Veterans Association
New luxury in cargo ship cruising
Highlighting the importance of Mombasa port expansion
Opinion Piece: A moment for Africa to shine
A tale of two crudes: Nigeria and Angola
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – PACIFIC MELTEM

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What! Still not enough? Check out the archives - they go back way back, about 12 or 13 years actually, which ought to keep you reading for a while, but don't forget, we're adding new news every weekday Monday to Thursday -- just to keep things fresh and up to date. In the meantime you can start HERE.....

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