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LATEST NEWS

Thursday/Friday, 3-4 September 2015

FIRST VIEW -- KONSTANTINOS D

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The bulk carrier KONSTANTINOS D (50,326-dwt, built 2000) made a brief entry into Durban harbour earlier this week. The ship has since retired back to the outer anchorage. The Greek-owned ship flies the Liberian flag and is managed by Hellenic Ship Management. Picture is by Ken Malcolm.


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Mombasa and Dar es Salaam need to complement each other, says Trademark East Africa

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Trademark East Africa says it supports the upgrading of Dar es Salaam and Mombasa ports, not for them to compete against each other, but to serve the region better in the wake of booming trade. The TMEA Board of Directors Chairman, Mr Ali Mufuruki, said last week that their support to improve physical capacity and efficiency at the two ports was not focused on competition but to help them optimise their potential as "they operate far below their capabilities."
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Mixed results for container shipping giants

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French container line operator CMA CGM showed 'strong and profitable growth' in the second quarter with consolidated net profit group share rising 67 percent year on year to US$156 million.
By contrast, China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) profit deceased sharply by 97.5 percent year on year to CNY14.3 million (US$2.2 million) during the first six months of 2015, and fellow Chinese state-owned line COSCO Holdings, with whom CSCL is reported to be involved in merger discussions, has posted results that show an 183 percent increase in net profits for the first half of 2015. Another company involved in a merger, Germany's Hapag-Lloyd, has posted 'significant' increases in profits and revenue for the first six months of 2015, which is ascribed to be partly at least as a result of its merger with Chile's CSAV.
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South African team to conduct research on Gough Island

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Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa is to bid farewell today (Thursday) to the overwintering team (Gough61) heading for Gough Island on the research ship SA AGULHAS II. The six-member Gough61 team, which will leave from Cape Town, will spend 14 months on the island conducting research on weather forecasts which impact Southern Africa.
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Irate cruise passengers forced off cruise ship

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About 300 passengers refused to leave a cruise ship in the port of Shanghai this week because of a forced change of route. Royal Caribbean Cruises' giant QUANTUM OF THE SEAS which is currently based in Chinese waters, was supposed to cruise to Japan, visiting three Japanese cities along the planned and advertised route, but owing to Typhoon Goni, the ship's nine day cruise was suddenly altered and Quantum of the Seas went to South Korea instead.
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Nigeria to introduce drones in the fight against oil theft

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Nigeria intends introducing drones and heightened naval monitoring of its territorial waters as it attempts to get a grip on the wholesale thieving of oil that has been taking place off the coast and among the creeks and river systems of the Niger Delta. The Niger Delta has as a result of this illegal activity become heavily polluted.
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Direct maritime link for Angola and Brazil

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The establishment of a maritime link between Brazil and Angola is vital for enhancing bilateral trade, Brazil's new ambassador in Angola, Norton de ANdrade Mello Rapesta, says. If that connection becomes a reality then Angola could become a springboard for exporting Brazilian products to other African countries and also a new 'agricultural border' for Brazil, Rapesta said in comments to Angop news agency.
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Is this the future of the Royal Navy?

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New design concepts of what the future Royal Navy ships may look like have been released by a group of British naval engineers. With a radical departure from conventional naval ship design, which evolves slowly over the generations, they have come up with what they are dubbing the Dreadnought 2050, a ship built on an acryclic hull that is nearly invisible to the naked eye.
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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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PIC OF THE DAY -- KOTA LAHIR

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Always looking well maintained, another Pacific International Lines (PIL) vessel, the 4,250 TEU capacity container ship KOTA LAHIR (50,689 dwt, built 2006) makes her way in Cape Town harbour during August this year. Pictures by Ian Shiffman.
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EARLIER NEWS . . . .

Wednesday 2 September 2015
 
First View : TRIDENT XIV
Two and a half week delay for Durban dry dock caisson
South Africa ill-equipped to evacuate people from ships by helicopter
Concessions awarded to manage Cameroon's Kribi deep-port terminals
TPT recognised as industry trailblazer
New completion date set for troubled Sena Railway
IORA moves to unlock Blue Economy
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day : NORD SINCERE

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Tuesday 1 September 2015
 
First View : SAS ISAAC DYOBHA P1565
Transnet to revive port festivals
SA Navy completes Exercise Red Lion
Transnet Port terminals emphasises women in maritime business
Cementing the future - the West African Container Terminal story
Renewing AGOA: Will Africa get it right this time?
India and Australia hold naval exercises due to Chinese expansion
Video clip: Train tour of Port of Hamburg
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day : MSC ATHOS

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Monday 31 August 2015
 
First View : PERIDOT
Shipping industry enters fascinating period of uncertainty
Bulker Minerva Faith aground in Suez Canal -- update
MSC Ajaccio towed to safety off Spain
West Africa cooperates to fight piracy
Nigeria cancels delivery of crude to refineries
Iranian fishing vessel escapes from Somali pirate captivity
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day : CMA CGM BELLINI

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Thursday 27-28 August 2015
 
First View : EL MAR VICTORIA
TNPA's Western Cape ports now smartPORTS
Japan aims to finance Phase 2 of Namibe port modernisation
Nigerian Navy chief runs the rules over badly maintained ships
South Africa attending Libreville AGOA Forum
Grounded ship blocks southbound Suez Canal traffic
Algoa Bay fish farm application under consideration
Angola's Lobito Corridor : White Elephant or not?
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day : NAVARRA, MAYDON WHARF CORNER & MAERSK VILNIUS, PIER 1

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Wednesday 26 August 2015
 
First View : GAJAJA
Nigerian truck drivers threaten to boycott Lagos ports
Zimbabwe seeks a deepwater port north of Beira
Landlocked Swaziland seeks its own port and canal
Lottery fund aids Mission to Seafarers
Fire at South Korean shipyard, two dead
Are Africa's railroads on track for sustainable development?
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day : CHARLOTTE MAERSK

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Tuesday 25 August 2015
 
CLEMENS SCHULTE -- MOMBASA'S BIGGEST CONTAINER SHIP
Ngqura port's manganese terminal green light
South Africa to participate in AGOA Forum
Cacophany of sound as MSC Zoe pulls into Hamburg
Bahamas Celebration makes unexpected call at Walvis Bay
Panama Canal expansion faces delay as cracks appear in lock
Southern Power Products to join in global testing of new engines
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day : CMA CGM AFRICA TWO

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Monday 24 August 2015
 
First View : LOUIS
US concerns over China's growing influence in Djibouti
Angola wants to privatise floating dock
World-record pipeline unites DR Congo and Angola
Aden reopens as another Yemeni port is bomber and shelled
How China's slowdown is affecting Africa
Two Royal Navy ships arrive in Simon's Town
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day : WHITE FIN

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Thursday/Friday 20-21 August 2015
 
First View : XIN HAI TONG 8
Maputo ship loading times down to two and a half days
Moody's : Moz govt will have to assume Ematum's US$850 million debt
Kenya's Northern Corridor road to be complete by December
Uganda and Kenya agree on oil pipeline route
Lagos ports to handle 3m tons of cargo for Niger
MOL reaches class action antitrust settlement
Konecranes new Hook Latch Trigger safety feature introduced
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day : DITLEV REEFER

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Wednesday 19 August 2015
 
First View : CAP SAN SOUNIO
Former Nigerian Ports Authority managing director reinstated
Colombian Navy ship joins EU counter-piracy patrols
Norwegian Escape floats out from building dock
Ship catches fire at entrance to Suez Canal
Iran Navy spoils pirate attack in Gulf of Aden
Africa Mercy leaves Durban's dry dock: caisson repair can begin
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day : COSCO JEDDAH

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Tuesday 18 August 2015
 
First View : HMS RICHMOND
Small harbour rehabilitation planned
SA Agulhas II returns from winter research expedition
Ghana's fishing failure
Recognition for Marine Data Solutions MD Steve Nell
International: UNCTAD helps as Port au Prince is rebuilt
PIL celebrates 15 years in South Africa
Upgrade of Sena railway line 75 percent complete
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day : SPIKE

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Monday 17 August 2015
 
First View : PENELOPE M
Green light for Ngqura manganese terminal
Power ships to be operational in Ghana next month
Operation Phakisa to assist South Africa's economy
India's pm holds talks with Mozambique's Pres Nyusi
Transnet launches carbon calculator app
China to build nine tuna fishing boats for Mozambique-based company
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day : BERLIN TRADER

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Thursday/Friday 13-14 August 2015
 
First View : INYALAZI
Port statistics for July are now available
Operation Phakisa report back
MSC Cruises reveals details of 2016-17 cruise season
Naval exercise lines up at Richards Bay
Indian frigate INS Trikand calls at Djibouti
Maersk's three minute video transit of Suez Canal
Mozambique's Goba railway to increase annual capacity to 5m tons
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day : MSC GISELLE

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Wednesday 12 August 2015
 
First View : JIIN SHUN HORNG 4 & SHUN HORNG No.101
Lagos Ports channels dredged to 13.5 metres
CMA CGM upgrades West Africa Europe services
Port Suez increases container capacity to 5.4 million TEUS
Nigeria LNG denies Badagry dry dock connection
WWL ships massive mining excavator to Durban
Kenyan crew rescued from sinking vessel
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day : MAERSK LAGUNA

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Tuesday 11 August 2015
 
First View : DURBAN CAR TERMINAL
South Africa could turn to wave energy for electricity needs
Two Nautic Africa patrol vessels for Nigeria
Two new STS cranes will lift DCT productivity
New dedicated grab dredger for Port of Durban
COSCO and CSCL to merge : China reports
Futuristic design of Branson's Virgin Cruise ship revealed
Kitesurfing the East African coast
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day : BRESSAY BANK

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Thursday/Friday 6-7 August 2015
 
First View : MSC VANCOUVER
New Suez Canal to be inaugurated today
Rob Davies confident about AGOA outcome in Washington
US wants Kenya to adopt increased surveillance at Mombasa
Floating electricity power stations on govt agenda
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day : PICTORIAL SUEZ SCENES

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Wednesday 5 August 2015
 
First View : Maersk Deliverer in Port of Ngqura
Big day ahead as new Suez Canal section is inaugurated
Thailand to export 760,000 tons of rice to Africa
Zambia ships peacekeeping equipment through Walvis Bay to CAR
Competition between the Eastern and Northern Corridors hots up
Industry expects more wide-beam container giants
Pipe Dream
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day : BALTIC PRIDE

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Tuesday 4 August 2015
 
First View : BERMUDA
Collapsed stacker won't hold back coal exports - Vale
Marion Dufresne II renovated in life extension project
General shipping and port news
Cunard celebrates!
Hydro2015 to be held in Cape Town later this year
Recent Appointments
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day : BERG

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Monday 3 August 2015
 
First View : BERMUDA
Collapsed stacker won't hold back coal exports : Vale
Marion Dufresne II renovated in life extension project
General shipping and port news
Cunard celebrates!
Hydro2015 to be held in Cape Town later this year
Recent Appointments
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day : BERG

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Thursday/Friday 30-31 July 2015
 
First View : SADLERS WELLS
PMAESA Gets a New Secretary General
Two mega sized LNG-fuelled cruise ships for Costa
Angola turns to Brazil for fishery cooperation
Nigeria to take delivery of six LNG carriers
Nigeria moves against rice importers and smugglers
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day : BERGENSFJORD

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Wednesday 29 July 2015
 
First View : SA EXPLORER
Setback for Vale exports as Nacala coal stacker collapses
TNPA takes the lead with Smart Port technology
Four Fred. Olsen cruise ships met together in Bergen
Nigerian state oil company to be split in two
CMA CGM takes delivery of largest Chinese-built ship
Moma mine improves despite setbacks
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day : OCEAN EXPORTER

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Tuesday 28 July 2015
 
First View : MINNA
Tanzanian standard gauge railway to link Rwanda, Burundi
Casefile: Bulk carrier Agatis and her distressed crew
MSC Cruises launches Voyagers Club
Mozambique sugar industry warns of cheaper imports
New Appointments: BGAG appoints David Forfar
Port director indicted for sabotage, theft and conspiracy
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day : MAGELLAN

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Monday 27 July 2015
 
First View : BORKUM
Cape Town port gets its first scanner
First ships test the new Suez Canal
War clouds over Libya but Aden is relieved
Dredger being built in Port Elizabeth
Italian ship towed into Djibouti : EUNAFOR warships guard
India, US and Japan to conduct naval exercise in Indian Ocean
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day : MSC LONDON

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Thursday/Friday 23-24 July 2015
 
First View : CALABRIA
Saldanha: Start made on SA's first dedicated offshore supply base
Mozambique president stresses importance of territorial waters
Is this the end of the freight forwarding middleman
Governor tells CFM to meet Beira's increased railway demand
Suez security on high alert for inauguration of new canal
Fire on Freedom of the Seas
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day : CAUSEWAY SUPPLIER

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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. That's just to keep things fresh and up to date. In the meantime you can start HERE.....

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