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LATEST NEWS

Wednesday 23 July 2014

FIRST VIEW – ARMADA TUAH 307

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The Malaysian offshore supply ship ARMADA TUAH 307 (3,278-dwt, built 2014) in Cape Town harbour during July. Armada Tuah 307 is a recent addition to the growing Bumi Armada fleet which has recently won several contracts on the west African oilfields. Picture: Ian Shiffman (44 of about 44 words)
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SA to probe Citrus Black Spot shipment

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The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has launched an investigation to determine the causes of the presence of Citrus Black Spot (CBS) discovered on a consignment of exported lemons to the European Union (EU).
Last week, the Netherlands’ phytosanitary authorities confirmed that laboratory tests had shown that CBS was present in a consignment of South African lemons exported to the EU. (625 of about 420 words)
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Plans announced for expansion of Liberia’s Port Harper

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Plans have been announced for the upgrading and expansion of the port of Harper, on the south-east coast of Liberia near the border with Cote d’Ivoire.
The plans, which were revealed by Golden Veroleum Liberia, an oil palm company which operates in Sinoe and Kru counties, has the approval of the National Ports Authority of Liberia and the government. (58 of about 220 words)
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Search for man overboard near St Francis Bay

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Rescue services were activated yesterday (Tuesday 22 July) after reports of a man overboard some 30 n.miles south-west of St Francis Bay.
The volunteer National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) at St Francis Bay was activated as soon as reports came in that a fisherman sailor on board the Port Elizabeth long-liner trawler HELENA MARIE had gone overboard into the sea. The man was wearing a helmet, oil skins and a life jacket and the long-liner immediately reacted according to protocols for a man overboard. (84 of about 320 words)
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Kenya Ports Authority taken to task over overspending

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The Auditor General has questioned the Kenya Ports Authority's ( KPA) spending for the 2012/2013 financial year, as it emerged that the parastatal owed its creditors more than Sh11.6 billion in that year.
A report by the Auditor General for the period ending June 2013, also questions KPA's increased operational expenses. The Auditor General says the increase in operating revenue indicated that there was a revenue leakage, which may affect the long-term sustainability of business at the port. (78 of about 360 words)
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Nigerian truckers plan for port call-up system

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Faced with over four weeks of absolute gridlock on the roads leading to the port at Apapa in Lagos, Nigerian truck operators say they intend creating their own solution in the form of a “call up system” using truck staging areas outside the port.
“The call up system is a temporary method. It will enable an agent to call a truck driver when needed to load goods,” explained Chief Aderemi Ogungbemi, president of the Association of Maritime Truck Owners (AMATO ..... (80 of about 310 words)
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Two years after fire at sea, MSC Flaminia comes back

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Two years after a devastating fire at sea which left several crew members dead or dying, the 7,000-TEU container ship MSC FLAMINIA is being readied to make a return to service.
In July 2012 the ship was heading for Europe at the time but was left with no port or refuge for several months as European ports declined to accept the ship into their harbour, forgettin g the meaning of the word. (72 of about 350 words)
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Brics Bank will mobilise resources for development

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The formation of a BRICS New Development Bank was announced at last week's 6th BRICS Summit, and is aimed at mobilising resources for infrastructure and sustainable development projects in developing nations. While the head office will be based in Shanghai, the BRICS New Development Bank will have its African regional branch located in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Charles Brewer, Managing Director of DHL Express Sub Saharan Africa, says that the announcement of the ..... (72 of about 560 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 - MAERSK VISBY

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Maersk Line’s 1800-TEU capacity container feeder ship, MAERSK VISBY (26,020-dwt, built 2010) which called at Cape Town this past week, seen arriving in port. Pictures: Ian Shiffman. (27 of about 27 words)
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EARLIER NEWS . . . .

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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Thursday/Friday 19-20 June 2014
 
First View – ARK GRIFFIN
South Africa to focus on ocean economy - Radebe
Public invited to visit SA Agulhas II
TPT app to help customers keep track of cargo
Citrus farming re-launched in Mozambique
Mozambique: Renamo attacks two convoys in one day
Beira-Zimbabwe railroad may undergo rehabilitation
New head of Nautical Institute issues challenges
Int’l Spotlight: Driverless trucks for Port of Rotterdam
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – CNS YANCHENG and CNS TAIHU


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