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LATEST NEWS

Wednesday 22 October 2014

FIRST VIEW – STX ACE 10

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The South Korean chemcial and oil products tanker STX ACE 10 (46,159-dwt, built 2008) arriving at Lyttleton, New Zealand in early September this year, ro discharge products. Picture: Alan Calvert (30 of 30 words)
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Ballast water treatment guidelines to be reviewed

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As the implementation of the ballast water convention draws nearer, ballast water treatment guidelines are to be reviewed by the UN's International Maritime Organisation (IMO).
This is with a view to delaying penalties for using installed treatment systems approved under the old system, says INTERTANKO. (45 of about 220 words)
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RFA Argus deploys to Sierra Leone

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The Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship RFA ARGUS began her journey south to Sierra Leone on Friday (17 October) as a pivotal element of the UK’s role in the response to the Ebola outbreak.
The aviation support ship sailed from Falmouth with Royal Fleet Auxiliary, Royal Navy personnel and Royal Marines onboard, along with three Merlin helicopters, aircrew and engineers from 820 Naval Air Squadron, reports Naval Today. (67 of about 370 words)
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Construction of Mombasa-Uganda standard gauge railway begins

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Beijing’s China Harbour Engineering construction company has been awarded the contract to build a US$13.5 billion standard gauge (4ft 8˝ ins) railway between the port of Mombasa on Kenya’s coast, to Kampala in neighbouring Uganda and has commenced work. (39 of about 215 words)
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DCD-Marine Cluster shipshape for new era in SA shipping

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Newly-appointed Managing Director of the DCD Marine Cluster, Gerry Klos, says he is looking forward to a new growth phase in South African shipping and ship repair as the government prepares its recommendations on Operation Phakisa.
“The outcomes of Operation Phakisa could have a major impact on the growth of the ship repair and ship building industries in South Africa, and the DCD Marine Cluster is preparing to align its strategy accordingly,” Klos says. (74 of about 830 words)
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Audacious theft of Madagascan nickel ore

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In an audacious scam, thieves placed worthless stone in four out of five containers supposedly loaded with nickel ore that were recently shipped to customers in Asia.
The nickel was supposed to have been loaded at the mine operated by nickel mining company Ambatovy, reports the Madagascan newspaper La Nation. No one is sure where the exchange for stone rocks took place, but when the containers were opened at their Asian destination earlier this month, only one of the five containers was found to container nickel ore. (87 of about 300 words)
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Today, a blog about Durban harbour

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We’ve been notified of a blog that is due to appear during today (Wednesday, 22 October 2014) which will feature Durban Harbour.
What its content will be like but it should still e worth looking at, either today or by going back later. (43 of about 55 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 - GENMAR GEORGE T

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The US-owned, Indian-managed, Marshall Island-flagged capsize crude oil tanker, GENMAR GEORGE T (149,847-dwt, built 2007) which called at Cape Town in the last week. Pictures: Ian Shiffman (27 of 27 words).
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EARLIER NEWS . . . .

Tuesday, 21 October 2014
 
First View – HARBOUR POLLUTION
Richards Bay Bulk Terminal exceeds target thanks to quick vessel turnaround
Hong Kong and South Africa enter into tax pact
NIMASA clamps down on non-compliant ISPS facilities
Ebola: DRC to train 1000 volunteers to fight epidemics
Consortium awarded US$1.5 billion Suez Canal dredging contract
Seamen from Advanfort guard ship must face Indian trial again
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – IBSAMAR 2014 PREVIEW

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Monday, 20 October 2014
 
First View – STOLT VINLAND
Mayotte Channel Gateway selects Navis N4
SA takes up citrus black spot issue at WTO
Safmarine Makutu in collision in Sydney harbour
South African designed patrol vessel targets growing African demand
TFR personnel complete railway operations management degrees
NSRI aids 82-year old lone sailor, medivacs sick fisherman
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – GOTTFRIED SCHULTE

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Thursday/Friday, 16-17 October 2014
 
First View – CHRISTMAS ISLAND
Statoil scores with seventh gas discovery off Tanzania
SA’s Ocean Economy expected to contribute R20-billion to GDP
NSRI medivacs fisherman off trawler at sea
Ebola: RFA Argus to deploy this week to Sierra Leone
New Mission to Seafarers chaplain appointed in Durban
Angola to become Africa’s largest oil producer from 2016
Port Window – Around our ports this morning
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – AFRICA MERCY

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Wednesday, 15 October 2014
 
First View – NARODNY BRIDGE
Special cargo of Australian locomotives arrive in Durban
Kenya Chamber of Commerce alarmed at Mombasa port taxes
Africa begins stocking up with patrol boats
New Damen tugs begin operations in Equatorial Guinea
NATO exercise tests crisis responses in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic
How well do you know ship parts? - an interactive guide
USS Constitution and naval titbits
No interest shown in Cape Town cruise terminal
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – JUST FITZ III

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Tuesday, 14 October 2014
 
First View – RB3 and EHOALA TROZO
Nautic SA to transfer DAFF vessels to SAMSA
Port of Calabar reopened to shipping after dredging
President Zuma to release Ocean Economy delivery plans
Latest cruise ship Mein Schiff 4 floats out
Let's build the Smart Port city
A little known titbit of naval history
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – MOL PRECISION

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Monday, 13 October 2014
 
First View – SAS UMHLOTI
Multi-billion dollar projects for Nigeria’s Onne port
World rallies to fight Ebola
New Smit Amandla Marine utility vessel named
Dredging and Port Expansion Africa draws nearer
Exercise Ibsamar 2014 details announced
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – GREEN MOUNTAIN

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Thursday/Friday, 9-10 October 2014
 
First View – EIRIK RAUDE
Indian Navy ships head for East and South Africa
Mozambique to open 15 blocks for oil & gas exploration
MSC Opera sets sail for South Africa
National Marine Week observed
Mombasa to ban trucks from parking in city areas
Piracy tipped to peak ahead of Nigerian elections
HMS Queen Elizabeth floats out
Injured seaman evacuated from ship off Cape Town
The Great Wall of Lagos
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – MAERSK CERES

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Wednesday, 8 October 2014
 
First View – PRESTIGE ACE
Port statistics for September are now available
Dube Tradeport now an IDZ – moves to reindustrialise SA’s economy
CMA CGM revamps Africa-India service, adds call
Barawe, last port town in Somalia, falls to government
Ebola: US ports begin screening process
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – MAGSENGER 3

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Tuesday, 7 October 2014
 
First View – MSC TOMOKO
Disabled French frigate FNS Nivose back in Reunion
Nigeria’s Ladol shipyard open to business
DRC Customs go hi-tech, leads to 20km queues at border
EBH sponsors Erongo reading programme
Namibian fuel train derails
TNPA emphasises maritime careers during October Transport Month
Former Port Exec is new Durban Chamber of Commerce CEO
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – JO ACER and SVENDBORG

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Monday, 6 October 2014
 
First View – E.R. ATHINA
Questions over how the tanker Pacific Quarz touched bottom in Durban channel entrance
Fight against Ebola hampered by gaps in data, hidden cases
Changing of the guard for MSC
Transport month to be highlighted in Gauteng
Congestion outside Apapa port returns with vengeance
Ghana Shippers Authority commended
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – KOTA PERMATA

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Thursday/Friday, 2-3 October 2014
 
First View – DELPHINIUS
Tanker touches bottom and is holed outside Durban entrance
Somalia’s Mogadishu ports returning to normality
Fractured hull girder led to sinking of MOL Comfort
Nautic Africa teams up to build support craft for FPSO
MSC Opera ready to return to South Africa
Another successful project concluded by Cape Town’s DCD Marine
Piracy: It never goes away
Collison in Suez Canal - Video
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pic of the Day – CMA CGM MOZART

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Wednesday, 1 October 2014
 
First View – BRITANNIA
New Durban port manager announced
French frigate FNS NIVOSE reportedly on fire
Transnet and BHP sign R24Bn coal export ‘take or pay’ contract
Ships collide in mouth of Suez Canal
Singapore latest port to tighten up on Ebola checks
MOL announces details of Far East-South Africa services
Mozambique hires firm to study sale of natural gas
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – CAP SAN TAINORO

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Tuesday, 30 September 2014
 
First View – AFRICA MERCY
Clarity over the keel clearance issue at DCT
Record load for Durban’s Bulk Connections terminal
Another Damen Dredger for Nigerian Customer
Lake Victoria medical ship launched
Three new locos arrive for Moçâmedes Railway
Iluka Resources bids to buy Moma minerals mine from Kenmare
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – AFRICA MERCY

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Monday, 29 September 2014
 
First View – QUANTUM OF THE SEAS
NATO and Japan conduct counter piracy exercise in Gulf of Aden
Dar es Salaam: New STS and RTG cranes arrive
PIL launches new Far East-SA service with partners
Draught limitations tightened at Durban Container Terminal
Minister satisfied with ongoing works at Tema
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – SAS AMATOLA F145

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Thursday/Friday, 25-26 September 2014
 
First View – MA DEVI Maputo Corridor Joint Operating Centre launched
Air Sea Rescue evacuates injured seafarers
Mozambique in multi billion port-rail plan
Australian warship intercepts more drugs off African coast
Customs seize fake medicines in 15 African ports
Transnet buys second-hand Australian locomotives
US forecasts over 500,000 Ebola cases in West Africa
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – CAROLINA STAR

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Tuesday, 23 September 2014
 
First View – SAGA MORUS
Airlines stop flying into Yemen but ports remain open
The link between illegal fishing and piracy
Final call for Queen Mary 2 as full World Cruise looms
MSC Cruises signs terminal agreement with Russia
Watching as MSC Armonia is cut in half
Mozambique tuna boats prompt donor concern
IMO general-secretary to stand down
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – BERGE SUMMIT

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Monday, 22 September 2014
 
First View – MILBURN CARRIER II
TNPA appoints new chief operating officer
SA solo yachtsman in South Pacific drama
Rift Valley Railway commissions three new locos
Technip transfers technology and training in Mozambique
New Suez Canal: Alarming challenges and awaited benefits
Parts of Beira flooded
E-payments speed up Onne vessel and cargo traffic
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – NINGBO EXPRESS and CMA CGM PUCCINI

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Thursday/Friday, 18-19 September 2014
 
First View – Sir Emeka Offor
KPA blames operational challenges for Mombasa delays
Ebola scare as ship with sick crewman reaches New Orleans
Nicaragua Canal begins with port in December
Africa Marine Expo planned for Scottburgh
Piracy: Iranian Navy rescues CSCL ship in Gulf of Aden
New Walvis Bay port brought forward
PierPass launches Free-Flow cargo programme
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – CENTAUR

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Wednesday, 17 September 2014
 
First View – GOLDEN KAROO
Vale to overcome two-year Chinese ban on Valemax ships
SAS Isandlwana returning home after Atlasur
Ghana growing its ports
Corruption and bureaucracy costs Kenya dearly
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – HMS IRON DUKE

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