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LATEST NEWS

Monday 28 July 2014

FIRST VIEW – MARVEL SCAN

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The small but quite attractively painted Dutch general cargo ship MARVEL SCAN (10,049-dwt, built 2011) called at Durban at the weekend to take bunker fuel, before sailing again shortly afterwards. For this purpose she came alongside at berth O on the T-Jetty where one of the port’s bunker barges serviced her. Picture: Terry Hutson. (54 of about 54 words)
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South Africa on track with Special Economic Zones

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The roll-out of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) is on track, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.
“Within the next 100 days, we will be passing all the regulations necessary to establish a SEZ board so that we can go ahead and establish Special Economic Zones (SEZs). We have already fast tracked a couple of them,” Davies said last week. (60 of about 530 words)
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Blue economy massive boost for jobs

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South Africa’s oceans have the potential to create between 800 000 and one million direct jobs, which will be realised through Operation Phakisa.
Briefing the media on Thursday following Cabinet’s regular meeting, Communication Minister Faith Muthambi said the executive had welcomed the launch of Operation Phakisa, which is set to contribute up to R177 billion to the country’s GDP by the year 2033. (63 of about 200 words)
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Replacement of SAS Protea process begins

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A Request for Proposals has been issued by South Africa’s Armscor for a new hydrographic survey ship to replace the 42-year old SAS PROTEA.
The retirement from service of the survey ship SAS Protea has been expected for some time, with the navy having indicated earlier that it would be seeking to acquire of more modern ship for the purpose of surveying South Africa’s coastline. (65 of about 330 words)
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Singapore tanker seized by pirates off Ghana

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The Singapore-owned and managed oil products tanker HAI SOON 6 (5497-dwt, built 1993) has been attacked and seized by pirates off the coast of Ghana, the IMB is reporting.
The attack took place on Friday some 46 n.miles south of Anloga in Ghana. (43 of about 150 words)
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Costa Concordia arrives in Genoa

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After a journey of four days, and at a speed averaging around 3 - 5 knots, the 114,500-gt former cruise ship COSTA CONCORDIA arrived intact in the north Italian port of Genoa.
It has been 30 months since the luxury cruise ship slammed into the rocky shore of Giglio Island, near the coast of Italy. The crew and master had wanted to sail close to the island (at night) to ‘salute’ former shipmates who are in retirement on the island. This wasn’t the first time this had taken place, it was reported. (92 of about 375 words)
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Mineral resources central in economy

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Operation Phakisa is expected to place marine resources central in the economy, says Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister, Senzeni Zokwana.
Operation Phakisa is aimed at fast-tracking the delivery of the priorities outlined in the National Development Plan (NDP), which is the country’s blueprint for eliminating poverty and reducing inequality. (49 of about 230 words)
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UN Agency urges Europe to stop migrant deaths at sea

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In the wake of recent tragedies, the United Nations refugee agency today called on European countries to take urgent action to stop the rising number of deaths among refugees and migrants attempting to reach the continent by sea.
According to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), more than 260 people have died or been reported missing in the past 10 days after attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea towards Europe. The total number of deaths for this year amounts to more than ....... (83 of about 420 words)
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NATO warship completes Dar es Salaam visit

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The Italian Navy’s ITS FRANCESCO MIMBELLI (D561) has concluded a goodwill visit to the Tanzanian port of Dar es Salaam.
ITS Francesco Mimbelli (D561) is one of two De la Penne class guided missile destroyers which are updated versions of the Audace class destroyer. They are larger than the earlier models and are powered by CODAG machinery. The two ships in this class are 148m in length and 16m wide, and ...... (71 of about 260 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 - NORDIC MACAU

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The container ship NORDIC MACAU (46,130-dwt, built 2013) departing Cape Town during this July. The ship is owned by German interests and managed by Nordic Hamburg Ship Management. Her container capacity is 3,421-TEU including 538 reefers. She is registered in Liberia. Pictures: Ian Shiffman (41 of about 41 words)
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EARLIER NEWS . . . .

Thursday/Friday, 24-25 July 2014
 
First View – PACIFIC PEACOCK
Durban dig-out port delayed
SADC and EU conclude EPA negotiations
Brazil looks to increase exports to Angola
CMA CGM re-organises ASAF and WAX service rotations
Costa Concordia on her final voyage
New railway and road to unlock Tanzania’s south
Insatiable Chinese demand ransacking Mozambique forests
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – CAPE DON

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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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