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LATEST NEWS

Monday, 3 August 2015

FIRST VIEW – CMA CGM VERDI

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The container ship CMA CGM VERDI seen arriving in Cape Town harbour on Friday, 31 July, riding high and presumably with lots of empties. Picture is by Ian Shiffman. (29 of about 29 words)
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SAS Amatola returns to service

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After a lengthy refit which included having her two main diesel engines removed and replaced, the SA Navy frigate SAS AMATOLA F145 sailed from Salisbury Island Naval Station in Durban on Saturday evening, bound for the naval base at Simon’s Town. Once back in Simon’s Town the ships weaponry will be refitted on the ship, which was stripped in order that her refit could take place at the Durban shipyards of Southern African Shipyards. (72 of about 510 words)
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Wallenius Wilhelmsen admits liability for price fixing and collusion

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Another shipping liner admits liability for price fixing, market allocation and collusive tendering. (13 of about 200 words)
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Zambia creates its first naval special forces unit

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Zambia has officially launched its first ever Special Forces Marine Unit, reports the Times of Zambia. Making the announcement, President Edgar Lungu said the Special Forces Marine Unit was designed to counter acts of aggression on the country’s territorial waters. (40 of about 240 words)
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Nigerian ports obligated to remain open 24/7

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Nigerian terminal operators are reported to have issued a statement that the ports perform essential services and are therefore obligated to remain open at all times including weekends and public holidays. (33 of about 200 words)
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Noise & dust pollution bugs new Walvis terminal

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Complaints of noise and dust pollution created by terminal construction work at the Port of Walvis Bay have been acknowledged by the Chinese contractor, reports the Namibian paper Informanté. China Harbour and Engineering Company (CHEC) said that it would consider installing a wall of empty containers along the boundary fence of the port of Walvis Bay to help reduce the problem (61 of about 340 words)
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New draft road traffic restrictions on trucks

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JB Cronjé, tralac researcher, comments on South Africa’s draft road traffic regulations concerning peak hour restrictions on trucks. The South African Minister of Transport recently published draft road traffic regulations prohibiting trucks with a gross weight of more than 9 tons in urban areas during morning and afternoon peak traffic hours... (51 of about 920 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 – ANL ECHUCA

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The German-owned, ANL-operated container ship ANL ECHUCA (23,606-dwt, built 2003) departing from Lyttelton in New Zealand after exchanging containers. Interestingly, the forward crane was swung outward but no doubt the ship went to anchor outside port to stow the crane. Picture is by Alan Calvert (45 of 45 words)
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EARLIER NEWS . . . .

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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Wednesday 22 July 2015
 
First View – MSC KRITTIKA
New Nigerian Govt clamps down on crude oil tankers
Crystal Cruises expansion plans – 3 new 100,000-ton ships
Mombasa port users won't be penalised by recent strike
Mozambique must modernise ports and railways
Doubts over Uganda’s role with standard gauge railway
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – MAYDON WHARF BERTH 1 REBUILDING

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Tuesday 21 July 2015
 
First View – DURBAN CAR TERMINAL
Nautic to custom develop range of boarding craft for SA Navy
Mombasa Container Terminal Phase 2 awaits govt approval
Durban Dry Dock closes for 2 months for repair
Meet Wärtsilä’s two-stroke X92 engine for a 20,000-TEU ship
Another Odfjell top official steps down
Nacala begins exporting coal
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – BRIGHT SKY

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Monday 20 July 2015
 
First View – BREAUX TIDE
Richards Bay – the navy’s coming to town
CMA CGM & Hapag-Lloyd improve West Africa-Europe services
R1.34 billion upgrade for Richards Bay Coal Terminal
Still no bids for tug Umzumbe
New Suez Canal waterway is completed
Unesco says discovery of Captain Kidd’s ship is a fake
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – ROSITA

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Thursday/Friday 16-17 July 2015
 
First View – UZAVALO
Uproar as Navy’s Belmont House unilaterally renamed by admiral
NileDutch starts new South America-Africa service
Mombasa container traffic keeps increasing
Livestock carrier ‘Trust’ placed on blacklist
EBH Namibia boosts safety through ISO and OHSAS compliance
Video Clip: Somalia’s Mogadishu Port Project
There’s a lady in charge of this cruise ship
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – HOLSTEIN EXPRESS

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Wednesday 15 July 2015
 
First View – SAA ADAM KOK, Boat 1563
Port Statistics for June are now available here
Transnet annual results published
Nigeria’s Chief of the Navy fired
EMATUM makes more Mozambican waves
China buys US$3.5 billion of graphite from Mozambique
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – Launching of dredger Ilembe

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Tuesday 14 July 2015
 
First View – KS FLORA
Indian frigate Teg on patrol off Mauritius
Russian Navy ships visit Luanda
Restructuring of port facilities in Libya
SMIT Amandla Marine partners with NSRI in KZN
News from around the ports
Are Africa’s railways on track for sustainable development?
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – MAERSK VILNIUS

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Monday 13 July 2015
 
First View – HMAS ANZAC
Repair of Durban dry dock caisson awarded
ENI announces oil investments in Angola
Australian Navy ship nabs more drugs off East Africa
Cruise Lines begin travelling to Cuba
Chaos as 4000 Chinese descend on small Japanese town
Mozambique forest under risk from illegal loggers & mining
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – WEST ECLIPSE & JASPER EXPLORER

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Thursday/Friday 9-10 July 2015
 
First View – MARE ATLANTICUM
New SA Navy tug Imvubu delivers this week
European investors hosted to SA Oceans Economy seminar
Coal India relinquishes 75% of its licensed area in Tete
EC approves CMA CGM acquisition of short sea line OPDR
Gloomy outlook for shipping industry
Drewry says big ship policy is starting to backfire
Lamu port design work completed
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – DP STAR

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Wednesday 8 July 2015
 
First View – THALATTA
Skuld P&I issues cautionary over Durban groundings
Suez scare as 13 bomb suspects arrested
Migrant smuggling at sea – New platform established
Govt optimistic about investor growth at Coega
Cruise terminal for Mombasa Port
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – HOKUETSU IBIS

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Tuesday 7 July 2015
 
First View – MSC AJACCIO
French president visits Angola for shipbuilding orders
Uncertainty at Mombasa as 27 dock workers are fired
Charges brought against officers of rogue fishing vessel Thunder
Silversea expands into its biggest ship ever
First widened containership returns to service
Moma mine returns to work after strike
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – BOUGAINVILLE

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Monday 6 July 2015
 
First View – MTS STATUM
Mombasa striking workers return but may continue this week
Saldanha’s offshore supply base gets underway
Ro-Ro vessel TABA sinks in Red Sea
Sailors’ Society launches crisis response centre
Registration starts for Integrated Port Management System
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – BRITISH ENVOY

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Thursday/Friday 2-3 July 2015
 
First View – UHUVA and UZAVOLO
Cape Town Cruise Terminal to be run by V&A Waterfront
SA Commission fines NYK R104 million for price fixing
Cattle ship heads for East London
Indian Ocean naval exercises but no South Africa
Cameroon’s Kribi port ready for shipping
Panama Canal widening project 90% complete
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – BALTIC PATRIOT

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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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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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