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LATEST NEWS

Wednesday 17 September 2014

FIRST VIEW – GOLDEN KAROO

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MACS lines general cargo ship GOLDEN KAROO (37,472-dwt, built 2013) seen moving down the Esplanade Channel towards a berth at Durban’s Maydon Wharf on a hot hazy afternoon yesterday. Picture: Trevor Jones (32 of about 32 words)
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Vale to overcome two-year Chinese ban on Valemax ships

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Brazil’s Vale and the China Ocean Shipping Company (Cosco), the largest dry bulk carrier in China and one of the largest dry bulk shipping operators worldwide, have signed a framework agreement involving strategic cooperation in iron ore shipping.
The agreement is expected to help overcome a two-year ban on Vale’s very large (400,000-dwt) ore carriers – known as Valemax ships – entering Chinese ports. (62 of about 390 words)
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SAS Isandlwana returning home after Atlasur

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The South African Navy frigate SAS ISANDLWANA (F146) is returning to South Africa after taking part in this year’s Exercise Atlasur, held each year between the navies of Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and South Africa.
This year Exercise Atlasur took place off the southern coast of Brazil. According to the navy the exercise commenced on 1 September with SAS Isandlwana calling at Itajai to refuel and take on supplies ahead of joining the ships of the other navies . (77 of about 380 words)
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Ghana growing its ports

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Ghana has added its name to the growing list of ports along the West African coast which have firm plans to add new deepwater capacity, reports the monthly Port Strategy.
Some of this information has been covered previously in PORTS & SHIPS, but this report forms a neat summary of developments in Ghana. (53 of about 580 words)
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Corruption and bureaucracy costs Kenya dearly

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Police corruption and overbearing bureaucracy is continuing to plague Kenyan efforts at improving the logistics of moving cargo from the Mombasa port to inalnd destinations. Corrupt police and other officials see the road users as cash cows for their own enrichment. In this Sabahi report the issues are examined in a frank and revealing manner, but what is embarrassing to Kenya applies equally to many other parts of sub-Saharan Africa, including South Africa. (73 of about 1070 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 - HMS IRON DUKE

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The Royal Navy frigate HMS IRON DUKE ended her R&R visit to Simon’s Town yesterday when she sailed for the South Atlantic. Here she is seen departing the naval base, while several kayakers in the water wait for her to pass. The other ship in the first picture is the frigate SAS SPIOENKOP (F147). Pictures: David Erickson (57 of about 57 words)
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EARLIER NEWS . . . .

Tuesday, 16 September 2014
 
First View – MSC ASTRID
Hundreds feared dead in another emigrant boat tragedy
Sudden death of Grindrod’s Captain Dave Rennie
Ebola Virus: Cotonou issues preventative measures
MSC Armonia is ‘having an operation’
Chokka boats collide offshore St Francis Bay
Expansion planned for Tanzania Port Mtwara
South Africa urged to import more agri imports from India
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – MSC MAUREEN and MOL GLIDE

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Monday, 15 September 2014
 
First View – SEA AXE 25
UN calls for stronger action against Indian Ocean drug smuggling
TNPA opts for Caterpillar engines in new tugs
Banks to bankroll expansion of Dar es Salaam port
Nautic SA donates to Lawhill Maritime Centre
NSRI evacuates sick seafarer off passing ship
Mozambique concluding customs tariff exemption
Ebola: Maersk’s new West African port rotations
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – EVER REACH

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Thursday/Friday, 11-12 September 2014
 
First View – HMS PROTECTOR
Transnet’s Italeni to dredge Maputo harbour
‘K’ Line orders another five 14,000-TEU boxships
Rehabilitation of Inhambane and Maxixe piers completed
Kenyan ships agents call for better productivity
Ebola: Liberia facing its greatest threat
Navis downtime: SASC calls urgent meeting
New communication network for Oman
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – MOL PROFICIENCY

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Wednesday, 10 September 2014
 
First View – GRANDE AMERICA
SA Port statistics for August are available here
Bolloré plans massive rail investment for West Africa
CMA CGM, CSCL and UASC sign up for Ocean Three
DHL Express confident about trade with Africa
Engen Refinery reopens after maintenance shutdown
Thirty three die in Niger River boat tragedy
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – TOP CORAL DO ATLANTICO

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Tuesday, 9 September 2014
 
First View – ORCHARD BULKER
Angola orders seven patrol boats from Brazil
Bagamoyo, Tanzania’s mega-port, gets a head start
World transport bodies put heads together over Ebola outbreak
Full season of diverse MSC Opera cruising looms!
Fishing in Guinea-Bissau remains unmonitored
South Africa suspends citrus exports to the EU
Int’l Spotlight: UK to go ahead with 2nd aircraft carrier
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – AURORA LEO

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Monday, 8 September 2014
 
First View – JOLLY QUARZO
15 percent growth forecast for Port of Beira
New Nigerian port of Lekki making progress
Chinese to deliver Angola’s Moçâmedes railroad next month
Nautic Africa buys out Vee Craft
Prospecting begins on 9 oil blocks in Angola
Russian Mistrals could work well as NATO asset
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – ROCKWATER 2

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Thursday/Friday, 4-5 September 2014
 
First View – AFON ALAW
Work on New Suez Canal has started
Giant XLE-2 rig heading our way
Kenyan court says sinking of drug ship was ‘wrong’
Tanker seized by pirates in Gulf of Guinea
Mozambique joins the fight against illegal fishing
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – FUJITRANS WORLD and HMNZS OTAGO

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Wednesday, 3 September 2014
 
First View – MARAL SEGUNDO
Norwegian Cruise takes over Oceania and Regent Seven Seas
Grimaldi increases frequency of West African service
Angola’s first maritime training college launched
Kenmare posts loss at Moma heavy minerals plant
Chinese experts meet over TransNamib locomotives
Int’l Spotlight: MSC ship banned then arrested
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – KOTA LANGSAR

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Tuesday, 2 September 2014
 
First View – SARAH BAARTMAN
Mystery surrounds scuttling of gun-running ship at Dakar
Drug ship Al Noor blown up by Kenyan Navy
India’s ICV starts recruiting staff for Mozambique coal
Ebola: Liberia bans shore leave at its ports
Senegal latest victim of Ebola
Dutch treat for Cape Town!
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – CALTEX CAPE TOWN and EASTERN SATURN

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Monday, 1 September 2014
 
First View – Early morning at Simon’s Town
TNPA embarks on promoting a maritime career
Somalia in dispute with Kenya over border
Ghana set to build third FPSO
Maritime piracy in the Gulf of Guinea
Zim upgrades West Africa MAF service to weekly
Monkeys stowaway on board Maersk E-class container ship
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – CAP SAN TAINORO

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Thursday/Friday, 28-29 August 2014
 
First View – MIGHTY SERVANT 3
Sub-Saharan ports fare poorly in 2013, Durban in 54th position
Mozambique to produce 20 million tons of LNG annually
Dramatic sea rescue off St Francis harbour
Combined Ghana ports ready to handle one million TEU
Ebola crisis: Maersk delists ports from rotation
Fishing concerns over planned seismic surveys
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – MAERSK LAVRAS and KOTA LAZIM

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Wednesday, 27 August 2014
 
First View – HMS IRON DUKE
Kenya seeks pvt investors for 2 new Mombasa berths
What went wrong with Rio Tinto in Mozambique?
Mozambique’s Rovuma Basin holds 170 trillion cuc feet of natural gas
East African land corridors open for business
Mozambique taxman confiscates UN armoured cars
PetroSA cans Mossel Bay gas terminal plans
Death of Durban’s well-known Roy Hitchings
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – PACIFIC DUCHESS

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Tuesday, 26 August 2014
 
First View – ITALENI
How southern African small businesses are making the world rethink
Reunion to become CMA CGM Indian Ocean hub terminal
Mozambique to reduce dependency on rice imports
TNPA acts against Ebola threat
New initiatives to enhance Dar es Salaam’s productivity
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – ENSCO 5001

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Monday, 25 August 2014
 
First View – UOS EXPLORER
First of nine Transnet tugs goes into production
SA signs new Benguela Current pact
Ebola: Two die in DRC as virus spreads
Port of Lobito re-inaugurated
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – ONEGO BURAN

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Thursday/Friday, 21-22 August 2014
 
First View – MKHUZE
Construction of Pemba port logistics base starts
Tug contract begins today with first steel cutting
Liberia introduces curfew to combat Ebola
Celebrations as Benguela Railway is completed
EBH Namibia announces housing project for employees
Somali pirate kingpin arrested
Ship under quarantine over Ebola
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – EHOALA TROZO and STRIKER

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Wednesday, 20 August 2014
 
First View – ORANGE BLOSSOM 2
First 5 Ematum vessels arrive in Mozambique
Ebola Scare Threatens West African ports business
USS aircraft carrier conducts unmanned, manned ops
Maersk raises forecast for 2014
HMS Iron Duke and HMS Protector making waves
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – RFA BLACK ROVER

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Tuesday, 19 August 2014
 
First View – CAP SAN SOUNIO
Dire warning as Vale Moçambique posts heavy loss
WHO cautions against closing borders on Ebola virus
Chinese firm to develop Mombasa Free Trade Zone
NSRI rescues stricken yacht off KZN coast
Mozambique spends US$15m fighting illegal fishing
MSC goes big with order for 19,200-TEU ships
Epicentre of Nigerian Piracy Found - claim
International Spotlight – Maersk SeaLand to return
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – ORANGE BLOSSOM 2

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Monday, 18 August 2014
 
First View – BALTIC HOLLYHOCK
Kalmar secures order for 10 straddle carriers for DCT
Call for Africa to beneficiate its minerals
Transnet strengthens Executive Committee as Charl Möller retires
SADC Summit now underway
Earthquake at sea south-east of Mauritius
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – MAERSK LABREA and NILEDUTCH ZEBRA

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Thursday/Friday, 14-15 August 2014
 
First View – SAFMARINE HIGHVELD
Major overhaul for Beira railway systems
Transnet NPA on the alert over Ebola virus
Loss for Hapag-Lloyd as it moves towards CSAV merger
The wreck of Hektor 3, ex HMSAS Soetvlei, 60 years on
Namibia to sell problematic locomotives
Mozambique Govt not officially informed of Rio Tinto sale
South Africa ready to respond to Ebola threat
HMS Iron Duke due in Cape Town
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – SCT PERU and PACIFIC HERON

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Wednesday, 13 August 2014
 
First View – PACIFIC FINDER
Reports on Ebola scare on Richards Bay ship unfounded
Malawi, Tanzania move towards One Stop Border Post
New law will keep 25% of oil and gas in Mozambique
Port Nouakchott expansion inaugurated
Special Report: China inflates seaborne minerals export trade
British warships calls at Walvis Bay
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – CALM BAY

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