2010 News Article Archive

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
December 15, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – RUBIN CRANE
News from the ports of Africa
90,000-ton Brilliance of the Seas battered by Mediterranean storm
Focus on Mozambique coal grows more intense
News of ships and shipping lines
Get that furry feeling – Canadians seek Namibian help with seal harvesting
Pics of the day – YESTERYEAR – those classic ships
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
December 14, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – BOURBON LIBERTY 121
Interesting ships in our ports
Navy Frigates and the Somali Pirates
News of ships and shipping lines
Tanzanian inland container terminal expected to relieve port congestion
PPG’s Interfreight named as a Top 100 mid-sized company in Uganda
Pics of the Day – JIN YUAN and KATINA
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
December 13, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – CLELIA II
EU’s 24-Hour Rule draws nigh
Govt and industry welcomes R2bn Mercedes Benz investment
Durban shipyard to build barges for Moma Mineral Sands
Piracy: MSC PANAMA latest ship with SA connections to be highjacked
For the Record
Pics of the day – SAIPEM FDS
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
December 9-10, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – NYK PAULA
MSC Melody returns to introduce new destinations out of Cape Town and Durban
Transnet’s new board gets down to work, and choosing a new CEO is one of its priorities
Climate change brings growing emphasis on pollution at sea
Transnet fuel pipelines take shape
Piracy: Passenger vessel captured inside Tanzanian waters
Trade News: new skips for transportation of aluminium waste
YESTERYEAR – those classic ships - CATHAY
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
December 8, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – ERNEST SHACKLETON
Port Statistics for November 2010 are now available
Piracy: Indian Navy reacts to pirate presence with multi-ship deployment
Turners Shipping joins BDP network
New flag appointments at the navy
Chauncy Maples wins award for Thomas Miller
Pics of the day – SANKO DOLPHIN
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
December 7, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – PACIFIC DAWN
Piracy 1 – Five Somalis to go on trial for abduction of South African yachting couple
Piracy 2 – Private anti-piracy forces move in
Piracy 3 – another ship highjacked
News from the West African ports and harbours
Maersk donates 300 containers to African charity
Trade News: Anchor Industries meets tall order
Pics of the day – SA AGULHAS
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
December 6, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – DUNCAN BAY
IMO asked to take action on overweight containers
UK commits to double trade with South Africa
YESTERYEAR – those classic chips - BLUMENTHAL
News from West Africa: CMA CGM increases rates to West Africa; MOL opens Abidjan office; illegal fishing in Sierra Leone puts jobs at risk
Kenya approves formation of coast guards
SAAF and NSRI evacuate casualty off bulk carrier at sea
Pics of the day – MSC CARLA
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
December 2-3, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – SEVEN SEAS MARINER
Ships and shipping news of interest for Africa
Zuma disappointed with Europe-Africa partnership
News out of West Africa: Forwarders call CTN fees at Nigerian ports a scam
Piracy: Kenya wants more international support to prosecute pirates
Port News: Luanda says port delays are reducing: Amsterdam to open inland terminal
International: Grim outlook for 2011 global economy - UN
Training: STCW tanker oil and chemical specialisation course
TNT plans to sell Express Business
Pics of the day – HANSEN SCAN
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
December 1, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – NORDIC GRACE
Big expansion forecast for Maputo
Hapag-Lloyd for sale again by TUI
News of ships and shipping lines
Piracy: further attacks on shipping off Somalia
Allure of the Seas named by princess
Pics of the day – FALCON BAY and SA AGULHAS
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
November 30, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – CAPE Town Summer Anchorage
South Africa ripe for growing cruise ship industry, says head of MSC Cruises
Zuma in Libya for Africa-EU Summit
Walvis Bay dredging contract awarded – port will take 5,000-TEU ships
Piracy: Mombasa-bound Container ship seized
NSRI Sea Rescue contact numbers
Pics of the Day – SAIPEM 3000 and EXPLORER
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
November 29, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – E WHALE, FALCON BAY & VOSCO SKY
Government gets on board with cruise tourism
Mozambique insists on EIA study on Shire-Zambezi waterway
Piracy: More ships escape being pirated
News from the shipping lines
Another busy week for NSRI
Pics of the Day – AFRICAN UBUNTU and WAN HAI 506
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
November 25-26, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – HERMOD
Safmarine profits from turnaround in first nine months of year
Mercy Ship AFRICA MERCY refit passes halfway point
Mozambique needs strategic infrastructure and logistics plan for hauling coal
Gambia breaks off relations with Iran over arms shipments
AGOA NEWS: Africa resisting the threat of EPAs
SA Government considers regulating coal exports to protect Eskom
Comments and Corrections
Pics of the day – HERMOD, RETRIEVER and HUSKY
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
November 24, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – SANTA CLARA
Expect tight shipping and a lack of containers in the next few years, says industry chief
Piracy, East Coast: Combined navies rescue seven Seychellois fishermen
South Africa signs defence and S&R pacts amidst controversy over ships
YESTERYEAR – those classic ships – GRECIA and VENEZIA
DHL to focus on Africa as new ‘engine of growth’ in India’s developing economy
Pics of the day – OCEAN PRINCESS
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
November 23, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – SCAN BRASIL
News of ships and shipping lines
Air Sea Rescue: Patient with suspected heart attack airlifted from MSC SINFONIA
Piracy: East Coast – NATO may withdraw naval forces
NIMASA CEO Omatseye elected chairman of D-8 maritime group
Port and Terminal news around the world
SAFAIR takeover now final
Pics of the day – GRAND BANKS
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
November 22, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – new mobile crane for Toamasina
US bank clears way for South African locomotive exports
India’s Shipping Corp of India (SCI) launches new container service to East Africa
Saga to expand fleet with additional ship
Piracy East Coast: Chinese semi-submersible highjacked
Piracy West Coast: Attack on Danish products tanker off Conakry
Grindrod Intermodal opens new warehouse at 6 Bluff Road
Pics of the day – KARIN RAMBOW
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
November 18-19, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – UMVOTI
Ships and shipping line news
Piracy: Deadly attack off Cameroon
MSC Sinfonia function raises R385,000 for childrens home
Rail News: Vale ships first locos to Africa for Moatize mine
Rotterdam port once again offers harbour dues rebates
Hotseat Comment – Looking at the G20 Summit
Pics of the Day – SPRUCE ARROW and USNS YANO
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
November 17, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – AFRICAN GLORY and MEEUW
Port tariff increases excessive and unjustified, says Cape Chamber of Commerce
West African shipping and port news
Piracy: Uganda critical of international pirate strategy
At least ten people drown when Mozambique ferry capsizes
Rail News – Moz govt to intervene in Vale/RITES squabble
Navy blues… Half speed ahead for Aussie Navy while the SAN blows a fuse
Pics of the Day – YESTERYEAR – GIESSENKERK and TATANA
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
November 16, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – SUN PRINCESS
Port tariff hikes anger timber industry
Northern Mozambique to be covered by new radar network in Pemba
Piracy: Chinese ship seized as the UN speaks out again
BRIC countries should cut red tape and boost infrastructure, says DHL chief
Motor export news – GM opens new Coega centre
Interesting Read: Dasftnet STS cranes offer 400+ moves and hour
Pics of the Day – MSC SARAWAK and KARIN RAMBOW
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
November 15, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – SONOMA
Ngqura was a big mistake, admits top government official
PIL places six multi purpose ships on West Africa MPP service
NSRI has busy weekend
Piracy: British yachting couple freed but other ships highjacked
Recreational fishing dates announced
Pics of the Day – MSC MAEVA and SKY OCEANUS
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
November 11-12, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – MSC MAEVA
Zuma arrives in Seoul for G20 Summit
TPT appoints new operational heads at PE and Ngqura terminals
New 80,000-tonne bulk soya bean terminal commissioned at Durban’s Maydon Wharf
Official Opposition calls for action over ‘deficiencies’ at port of Durban – says time has come to develop dryport at Cato Ridge
Of ships and shipping
Brazil’s Vale and India’s RITES unable to reach agreement on transport of coal from Moatize, Mozambique
Pics of the day – ENSELENI and PINOTAGE
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
November 10, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – OCEAN PRIDE
Piracy: Two South Africans now hostages of Somali pirates
Of ships and shipping
African port news
Cruise News – MSC Sinfonia arrives and Carnival ship crippled by fire
Tororo dry port to be ready by 2012
Panalpina to pay US$ 81.9 million in settlement of bribery charges
Pics of the day – MSC SINFONIA
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
November 9, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – SMIT ANGOLA
South African yachtsman rescued from yacht pirated off Somali coast
Piracy Report: Pirates use captured NYK Line ship to attack Spanish warship
Cape Town terminal introduces simultaneous loading and discharging of container ships
MSC SINFONIA arrives in Durban this week for extended cruise season
Dromlan – from Cape Town to Antarctica
Pics of the Day – MOL HERITAGE and MSC ANTARES
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
November 8, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – MSC MAEVA
October port statistics now available
Cape Town container depot introduces 24 hours service
Piracy: Hostage shot dead was not a South African
Pics of the day – MSC MAEVA
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
November 4-5, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – BIRCH 4
New SMIT Amandla Marine tug Smit Siyanda is named today
Transnet faces having new CEO, new Chairman of the Board, new Board and new Minister, all in a matter of months
First index-priced coal deal from South Africa to China concluded
New appointment at Maputo port
YESTERYEAR – those classic ships - JOLANDA
Of ships and shipping lines
Pics of the day – CLIPPER HOPE
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
November 3, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – KOTA LAHIR
Chris Wells resigns from Transnet
Piracy: British yacht feared captured by pirates
News of ships and shipping
New Disney ship floats out
Cockett expands South African operations
More Lake Victoria fatalities as vessel capsizes
Pics of the day – ORANGE ISLAND
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
November 2, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – DURBAN QUEEN
New coal export record for RBCT during October
Of ships and shipping
Transport and logistics news
Piracy’s list of shame
German cruise operator Delphin goes bust
Pics of the day – SMIT SIYANDA and SKY TETHYS
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
November 1, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – SA Navy in Argentina
World’s newest biggest cruise ship heads for Florida
Piracy: another ship highjacked but MSC ship fights free
Mozambique sends envoy to discuss Shire River incident with Mugabe
News of ships and shipping lines
South Africa, Mozambique build on relations
Arms shipment from Iran seized in Nigeria
Pics of the day – CARIBBEAN EXPRESS
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
October 28-29, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – SEAWAYS 16
Sarno slams Transnet – calls DCT inefficient and monopolistic
Transnet increases earnings and profit for half-year
East London fishing boat and crew arrested
Piracy: LPG Maido abandoned by pirates after crew takes refuge in citadel
Navigation on Mozambique’s Shire and Zambezi rivers depends on feasibility study - Mozambique
Kenyan Customs releases impounded rice
Pics of the Day – KOOMBANA and BENCRUACHAN
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
October 27, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – PHOLELA
SA sets course for new economic path
Malawi military attaché arrested for ‘cruising’ on the river Shire
Korean shipyard DSME buys into Angolan yard
NCL to build two 143,000-ton cruise ships
News of ships and shipping lines
Imported used cars at Mombasa may be destroyed
Pics of the Day – CARIBBEAN EXPRESS and BALTIC MOON
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
October 26, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – MSC JADE
Van Oord awarded Mombasa dredging contract
Some background to the visit by VLADIMIR IGNATYUK
Piracy: Highjacked Beluga Fortune re-secured by cool-headed crew – ship was heading for Durban when seized
Safmarine takes delivery of new multi purpose ship SAFMARINE SUMBA
Ex-Nigerian Navy chief warns of piracy and bunker thieves
Pics of the day – MIGHTY SERVANT 3 and SMIT AMANDLA
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
October 25, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – MSC BASEL
African Union urges UN for Somalia blockade
Piracy: two more ships including Greek LPG tanker captured
Safmarine says EC South America to Asia and Africa is driving growth
Dramatic air sea rescue off Cape coast
Nigeria probes another ‘toxic waste’ ship
One millionth ship passes through Panama Canal
Pics of the day – VLADIMIR IGNATYUK
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
October 21-22, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – SA AGULHAS
Panalpina faces criminal fine of US$ 85 million over corruption accusations
Vale pledges to develop Nacala port
News from the shipping lines
The week in pictures
Maritime piracy off Somali Coast a global problem
Mozambique calls for environmental study before agreeing to use Zambezi for marine transportation
For the record
Pics of the day – BOUNDARY and SA AGULHAS
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
October 20, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – PNS SHAH JAHAN
Mercedes-Benz SA achieves export milestone
Law & Order, Sierra Leone style
Piracy: VOC Daisy freed and RFA ship destroys pirate craft
Capespan slides into the red
Tanzania confirms plans to build new port at Bagamoyo
Sea Cow, origin of mythical mermaid, threatened with extinction, UN warns
Pics of the day – AFRICAN CHEETAH and IMPERIUS
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
October 19, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – SAS CHARLOTTE MAXEKE
Bulker ATTALAYA still missing off Eastern Cape coast
New MSC head appointed for Indian Ocean
DP World to double Egypt port operations
Ngqura to add extra 100m of berthing to terminal
KND builds R90m Anti-Piracy Boat
Pics of the day – PNS SHAH JAHAN & PNS MOAWIN
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
October 18, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – AMAZON GUARDIAN
Shipping line news: CMA CGM gets overtures from Turkish investor
APM Terminals wins 25-year Monrovia concession
Coega refinery will save South Africa billions - Zuma
Piracy: Kenyan lawyers and security agents suspected on conducting business with pirates
Phoenicia makes landfall in Lebanon
Pics of the day – ANDERMATT
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
October 14-15, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – IVS KWELA
African Union turns attention to improving maritime security and safety in Africa
Walvis Bay upgrade on target for 2014
News of ships and shipping lines
Tanzanian concern over loss of maritime personnel
SA AGULHAS arrives in Durban Friday with all-women crew
Fishing boat sinks in Cape Town harbour
Pics of the Day – DURBAN BAY and Durban SBM with VLCC
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
October 13, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – GLORIA
NSRI heroes will be going to London
Freight Forwarding: DSV Air & Sea comes to South Africa – meanwhile Drewry says shipper-carrier relationships have changed
Angola: Public Private Partnerships sought for Angola's railways
YESTERYEAR: those classic ships of yesteryear - BELTANA
Safmarine’s first female engineer wins Seafarer of the Year Award
Road Transport: Truckers roadmap to a healthy lifestyle
Pics of the day – SAFMARINE BENGUELA and TOLEDO
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
October 12, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – INKUNZI
Piracy: NYK bulk carrier IZUMI highjacked but Kenya says no more piracy trials
Transnet’s says pipeline will secure supplies to the inland market for next 70 years
NSRI coxswain and crew honoured by IMO
New Lake Victoria ferry company gets ready to launch fast service
Giant hospital ship docks in Mombasa
Queen Elizabeth launched on her way
Pics of the day – MSC VIVIANA
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
October 11, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – SEA RESCUE
SA Shipyards to expand into Nigeria – NIMASA acts to ‘ease the way’
SA Revenue Services operation nets 46 illegal motor imports
Piracy: Mauritius hesitates over hanging clause
Boundary safe in Cape Town after fire scare
South Africa recommits to development of Africa through trade
QUEEN ELIZABETH to be named today
Pics of the day – BORONIA and BBC NEW YORK
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
October 8, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson


News Flash.....
Breaking News...Containership BOUNDARY on fire off Cape Columbine
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
October 7-8, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – ICE FLAKE
Read the latest SA port statistics for month of September
Piracy – EU’s chief diplomat Catherine Ashton meets with Zuma over Somali piracy
Angolan government buys Chinese patrol boats to help combat illegal fishing
China-Africa trade rebounds – will exceed US$100 billion this year
News from the shipping lines
News flash… Pakistan warships to visit Durban this month
Pics of the day – QUEEN ELIZABETH
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
October 6, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – CAETÉ and JAUÁ
AfDB to finance 2nd phase of Nacala Corridor roads project
Why Queen Elizabeth differs from Queen Victoria
YESTERYEAR: those classic ships – BIRGITTE SKOU
Construction of the Sudan – Kenya – Uganda railway gets go-ahead
Cutting shipping emissions ‘could raise billions’
Pics of the day – SAFMARINE BAYETE
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
October 5, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – SAFMARINE ORANJE
Cunard takes delivery of QUEEN ELIZABETH
Piracy: Two seafarers taken from bitumen tanker off Niger Delta
Safmarine cosies up to Indian subcontinent and creates new region
Transnet Freight Rail passes the barrier on coal line – 65 million tonnes now feasible this year
Maritime hostage negotiator chosen by WISTA as its Personality of the Year
MSC Cruises to stage MSC LIRICA in Persian Gulf for 2011/12
Pics of the day – SINGAPORE, SMIT AMANDLA and SAFMARINE ORANJE
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
October 4, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – SAFMARINE MULANJE
Maputo focus on speeding up border crossing
Zuma encourages more trade between India and SA
Piracy: Seafarers taken hostage off West Africa released
Another big ship for CMA CGM
South African R4.7 billion trade deficit for August
Pics of the day – BELGIAN EXPRESS
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
September 30/October 1, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

Pirates seize Durban-bound bitumen tanker ASHPHALT VENTURE
Left or right for Botswana’s coal exports?
Another safety accolade for South Africa’s busiest car terminal
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
September 29, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – OCEAN WINNER
Cape Town tanker basin berth goes out of commission for 3 months of repair
Tanzania calls for coordinated effort including regional powers against piracy
Pirates move south into Tanzanian waters; and how the Lugela escaped
Africa becoming more important to Maersk Line, says CEO Kolding
Transnet refutes privatisation rumour but unions say smoke means fire
News from the shipping lines
Pics of the day – INS MYSORE and INS ADITYA
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
September 28, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – ATLANTIC ELAND
Brazil’s Vale takes 51% stake in Nacala’s SDCN
Mozambique reserves land and presses ahead with proposed new deepwater port between Maputo and KZN
MSC takes delivery of latest super container ship MSC EMANUELA
CO2 control measures high on agenda at IMO environment meeting
Piracy: captured LUGELA is free again as pirates abandon ship
Pics of the Day – INS GANGA and INS TABAR
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
September 27, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – PACIFIC BARBARIAN
Go to sea, young man
Somali pirates back on the offensive – general cargo ship captured
Automatic gates for Apapa
Maersk refinances with revolving credit facility
80-wagon phosphate export train derails
Pics of the day – MAESTRO TIGER and MINORQUE
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
September 23, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – MERLOT
Damen says it is in the mix for navy patrol boat contracts
Maputo dredging begins with arrival of Pallieter
Happy Birthday for local cruising specialists
SATAWU says it will campaign against AARTO
SA economy to grow by 3.2%, says IMF
Alphaliner's Top 50 container lines
Pics of the day – NORTHERN PROMOTION and HELENE S
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
September 22, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – BLUE JAY
Transnet concessioning process moves ahead
Logistics: DAMCO takes over Maersk Distribution Services in the US
Hub strategy is working for Ngqura, says TPT
Cape Town Container Terminal being transformed by R5.4 billion expansion programme
Piracy: The three big container lines square off against pirates
Pics of the day – MSC LUDOVICA
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
September 21, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – KANPUR
Southern and Eastern Africa ports lack capacity to deal with pollution, says PMAESA
Cape Town shipyard to build two 30m crewboats for Nigeria
NATO forges closer links with the maritime industry to fight piracy
Bayhead Road extension to go ahead, but don’t get too excited too soon
Merc SA proposes investment, new jobs
World’s oldest steam ship finds new home
Pics of the day – SELI 1
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
September 20, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – CHS CREATION
Landside delays bedevil Durban port operations
Submarine sells at last
Piracy: Six people taken hostage at Douala, not two
Dar es Salaam reaches out
Pirate attack on cruise ship recalled
Pics of the day – HANSA OLDENBURG
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
September 16-17, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – FRISIA ROSTOCK
Port News – what's happening in the world of ports
Piracy: Pirates may be using VLCC as ‘super mother ship’
South Africa needs new growth path
Drewry looks ahead at modal warfare for reefer trades
Motlanthe kicks off UK visit
Nigeria could buy up to 1 million tonnes of Thai rice
Pics of the day – DORIA aka FRONTIER
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
September 15, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – AOG MARLIN
Transnet looks to private sector to operate branch lines
Piracy: Belgian dredger attacked off Port of Douala
YESTERYEAR: those classic ships – SHELDON LYKES
Kenya calls for bids to build new port at Lamu
Shippers call on African and Asian governments for protection against shipping cartels
Pics of the Day – INS ADITYA and SP BRUSSELS
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
September 14, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – MAERSK NOUMEA
South Africa backs away from Somali engagement
SDV’s Mombasa dry port terminal ready for action
Maersk Line cuts sulphur emissions, calls for raise on regulatory bar on SOx
BP well threatens ancient Libyan sites
Italian shipowner Guido Grimaldi dies at 92
Pics of the day – NITEROI and INS TABAR
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
September 13, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – INS MYSORE
IBSAMAR II gets underway today off KZN coast
Dubai World looks at possibility of selling its port operations
Piracy: Magellan Star recaptured by marines and Panega set free
Sundance and China-Africa Construction sign MoU on rail link to new port
MSC CHITRA not to blame for Mumbai collision
Pics of the Day – ROTTERDAM and SICHEM PANDORA
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
September 9-10, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – CAPE SANTA MILAGRIA
Monsoon ends and pirates strike - Greek ship seized
Hapag-Lloyd reconquers Northwest Passage
Cape Town tackles the winds – new strategy introduced
Moz riots aftermath: Life returning to normal in Mozambique
Indian shippers point fingers at Maersk and Safmarine over exclusivity deal
Tall Story – Mossel Bay’s post office tree included among South Africa’s champion trees
Message for James Wilson
Pics of the day – V&A Waterfront and SOUTHERN VALOUR
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
September 8, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – JAGUAR
Naval exercise IBSAMAR II due to commence off the KZN coast this weekend
Change of name for NYK
New submarine cable to link west coast Africa with South America
YESTERYEAR: those classic ships - SPRINGFONTEIN
First EAC Lake Victoria Investment Forum for December
Five fishing boats capsize at sea off Mozambique
Pics of the day – KRUSTAMOZ 3 and 8
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
September 7, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – JO SELJE
Piracy: get ready for increased pirate activity as monsoon moderates
Read the latest Port Statistics for August
News of ships and shipping lines
Quelimane may gain cargo at Walvis Bay's expense
DHL appointed official logistics partner to next year’s Rugby World Cup
Pics of the day – SIMON STEVIN
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
September 6, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – AFRICAN UBUNTU
Transnet to develop Maydon Wharf for containers
South Africa edges closer to joining BRIC group
Back in profit could result in Hapag-Lloyd being sold off
Queen Elizabeth to name new Queen Elizabeth
DoT reveals plans to improve South Africa’s rail network
Border not affected by Maputo strife
Pics of the day – VOYAGER
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
September 2-3, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – SAN ASPIRING
Piracy: new ships join piracy patrols
Enviro ministers to discuss Benguela Current Commission
CMA CGM recovers to post half year profit of US$ 864 million
Intertanko applauds US plea bargaining to send Somali pirate to jail
Cruise News – Peter Deilman Cruises taken over
Ceva Logistics secures R14 million a year Far East contract
Pics of the day – AFRICA MERCY
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
September 1, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – BELUGA ENERGY
Container growth set to catch terminal industry with its pants down
South Africa records trade surplus in July
YESTERYEAR: those classic ships - BONTEBOK
Full steam ahead for Rift Valley Railway
South Africa, Japan to advance relations
Pics of the day – MAERSK CONSTANTIA and ORIANA
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
August 31, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – BOURBON LIBERTY 107
Piracy report: NATO forces prevent pirate attack in Gulf of Aden
2010: The South African Weather Service and the Year of the Seafarer
Port of Nacala now linked to Zambia by rail
Marine Bulk Carriers clinches new offshore deal with PetroSA
NSRI performs another offshore medical rescue
Pics of the day – WANG GEON
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
August 30, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – AFRICA MERCY
Shipbuilder forum established – aims to keep naval shipbuilding ‘at home’
Cockett Marine goes live this week with Channel bunkering
News from the shipping lines
Tanzanian president promises new ship for Lake Victoria
For the record…
Does anyone know this dredger?
Alert for whale entangled in netting
Pics of the day – CHAMAREL
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
August 26-27, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – DENNY Z
Zuma foresees bright future for Africa-China
Pirates are heading south, says the navy
An end to the HECTOR saga
South Africa, China sign rail agreement
African economic blocs set rules for free trade areas
News from the world of ships and shipping
Dormac announces expansion into African oil and gas market
Pics of the Day – BATTLEAXE and FLOATING DOCK at Walvis Bay
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
August 25, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – SUVARNA
South Africa open for business, Zuma tells Chinese
IMB issues warning about NVOCC shipments
UN lays out options for prosecuting pirates operating off Somali coast
Tanzania Ports Authority told to find a competent investor
Richards Bay Minerals to go out on strike from Friday
UK can halve maritime CO2 emissions
Pics of the day – SAS SPIOENKOP
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
August 24, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View –CSAV RIO ILLAPEL
Zuma in China to boost ties
Walvis Bay used for smuggling vehicles into Africa
YESTERYEAR – those classic ships - RIJPERKERK
Japan builds naval base at Djibouti
Rail link connecting Zambia with Malawi and Nacala opens on Friday
Pics of the Day – COMPASS CHALLENGER and BOURBON HESTIA
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
August 23, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – DONG SAN
Piracy – Somali pirates demand US$ 4 million for Egyptian ship
Strong Rand hurts Grindrod
Terminal modernisation aims at reducing Luanda port congestion
Tanzania’s Ngaka Project has coal reserves of 800 million tonnes
News from the shipping lines
Pics of the day – ISMAIL K
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
August 19, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – SOLEA
Indian Navy called in to find missing containers
Wool exports to China banned because of Rift Valley Fever
AP Moller-Maersk reports good turnaround for halfyear
Lamu port development may be held up on environmental grounds
SADC pushes towards Customs Union
Special Feature – Saldanha’s giant trains
US company discovers oil deposits off northern Mozambique
Pics of the day – ORIENT QUEEN
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
August 18, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – RIG SUPPORTER
Cape Town claims the lead in container terminal performance
West African maritime news
Two more super container ships enter service
Third CMA CGM giant goes into service
Transnet to stagger purchases of locos and cranes to average and reduce the age of infrastructure
Pics of the day – ANJASMORO
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
August 17, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – MAINPORT ASH
SA Cabinet will decide tomorrow on whether to send troops to Somalia
Drama as container ship forced to return to SA from Hong Kong
ITF calls for overhaul of its Flag of Convenience (FOC) policy
Shippers face increased exposure to the risk of piracy
Suez Canal Authority stops transit of weapons on canal
Pics of the day – ASABA GE Floating Dock
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
August 16, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – AMBASSADOR BRIDGE
SASOL ready to start prospecting for oil off Sofala and Inhambane
Transnet issues annual report – says it has emerged stronger
Beira ready to handle 10mt pa by 2012 - CFM
Holland America launches fourth Nieuw Amsterdam
MOL enhances e-tariff service on the web
Pics of the day – AMERIGO VESPUCCI and COSTA MARINA
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
August 12-13, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – EILHARD SCHULTE
News from the shipping lines
NDONGENI finds her way to Cape Town
YESTERYEAR: Those classic ships - ELPENOR
Piracy report – Indian concern as Somalis move closer
US focusing on high-end to boost export trade with Africa
Transport infrastructure key to Africa’s growth
Pics of the Day – NILEDUTCH SHENZHEN and FAIRMOUNT FUJI
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
August 11, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – SYRIA STAR
Mumbai ports to reopen following collision
Maersk cancels South Africa – Oceania dry cargoes
Pirates abandon highjacked ship SYRIA STAR
Rehabilitation of Namibe Port underway
Kenyan transport companies fail to comply with tracking equipment instruction
Damco appointed as logistics provider to Ghana cocoa producer
Pics of the day – LUDWIG SCHULTE
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
August 10, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – DEEPWORX
Port statistics for July are now available
PIL’s ten years in South Africa
The navy’s in town – Indian and S Korean navy ships arrive
TPT trainees soon to straddle the gender divide
Auction of fishing vessels and submarine in Cape Town
Pics of the day – NIEUW AMSTERDAM and NORWEGIAN JADE
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
August 5-6, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – DENEB PRIMA
Zuma eyes stronger ties with Russia
Maersk says it hasn’t placed orders for new super ships... yet
Uganda stands to lose out in Common Market because of the railway - claim
2010 Most Influential Women awards held
Cruising: Europe the new growth market
RBCT has good July but still looks to lag behind at year end
Pics of the Day - ENDURANCE II and GRACE ACACIA
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
August 4, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – SAIPEM FDS
Transnet calls on all ships agents to register with port authority
Uganda plans to register all boats and fishermen on lakes
News from the shipping lines – Maersk and Safmarine open new Far East West Africa loop
Odfjell tanker evades pirate attack with help from navy
French destroyer de Grasse to take over as Task Force flagship
Constitutional Court finds that Anti-Dumping duties are punitive
Pics of the day – SIR DAVID HUNTER and JOHN DOCK
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
August 3, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – LOUIS
Transport infrastructure will face strain for next 20 years – PwC analysis
Seventy die on Lake Albert as boat capsizes
Piracy: Bulker captured by pirates while Saudi bank frees up USD 20 million to pay ransom demand and Kenya gives notice on no more piracy trials
NSRI says don’t go to sea without proper safety plan and equipment
Grab this! Arlona supplies more new cargo handling equipment
Nigeria’s Federal Govt rebukes NPA for poor port facilties
Pics of the Day – Taking a stern view of MOL OUEME and NYK FREESIA
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
August 2, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – TWIN PEAKS
South Africa closer to sending ships and troops to Somalia
News from the shipping lines
Piracy – Turkish ship released
US and Mozambique officials announce joint exercise SHARED ACCORD
150-year mystery solved as ship is found in the Arctic
Pics of the day – PHAYAO NAVEE and SANEI MARU 51
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
July 29, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View –Durban yacht basin
Grindrod’s Cockett Marine introduces English Channel bunker barge service
Nigerian government committee concerned over Apapa congestion
Piracy: EU flagship warned off for being ‘too close’
Disinfectant banned after fire on CHARLOTTE MAERSK
MSC Cruises confirms order for additional Fantasia class ship
AGOA News: West African civil society groups call for removal of trade barriers in Africa
Pics of the day – USNS ALTAIR
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
July 28, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – BOURBON LIBERTY 119
Seychelles jails 11 Somali pirates
Japan to assist Tanzania with road programme
Chinese due to start searching along Kenyan coast for 600-year old ship
YESTERYEAR: those classic ships - MARGIN
Reefer trade: Capespan profits took a dip in 2009
Saldanha-Sishen railway back in service later today
Pics of the day – TOLEDO and USNS YANO
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
July 27, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – LYTTELTON
AU Summit could see Nepad integrated into AU
Oil leak near Dar es Salaam port sealed
News from the Piracy Reporting Centre
Cape Town Port Terminals restructure bears fruit
Changes in personnel at TPT Cape Town
Recommended read: World Bank says Africa on the road to recovery
Pics of the day – SHIRAZ
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
July 26, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – HELLESPONT DRIVE
Saldanha ore train derailed
CMA CGM takes delivery of second giant ship this month
Chevron cancels plans to extend Durban Island View project
RBCT strike comes to an end
Iranian shipping crippled by sanctions - report
Seacom completes repairs to underwater cable
Pics of the day – KOTA MAWAR and FUMANA
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
July 22, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – MSC JEMIMA
Mozambique could be exporting 110 million tonnes of coal by 2020
That was the week that was
DHL Global Forwarding sharpens its focus on Africa
Cement tops Angolan imports
tralac’s Hotseat comment – SACU’s revenue sharing formula
A whale of a story
Pics of the day – GOLDEN HARMONY
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
July 21, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – SAFMARINE CUNENE
Mozambique and Botswana sign MoU on new deepwater port and railway
Pirates release two ships
YESTERYEAR: those classic ships - RANDFONTEIN
Fancy a cruise on the American Great Lakes?
RBCT strike continues into week two
Pics of the day – AURORA OPAL and NIGERIA STAR
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
July 20, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – MORNING CALM
Seychelles and the US sign Piracy Agreement
Nigeria detains nine illegal bunker barges
SAMTRA to run more auxiliary boiler familiarisation courses
Tough new US regulations for cruise ships
Kenyan firms cash in on piracy
Pics of the day – MSC LEILA and DELMAS KOMATI
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
July 19, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – TOREA
Mystery death of female cadet – accusations of sexual abuse and rape
Daewoo Shipbuilding enters South African shipping sector
Impasse brings threat of stopping Saldanha steel exports
Construction of Sao Tome and Principe deep water port may begin this year
New CMA CGM/Delmas Far East-West Africa service includes Maputo call
Pics of the day – ZEUS
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
July 15, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – SAVE OUR SEAS
Transnet’s latest tug PHOLELA is launched
Roll up for Open Day on the SA AGULHAS
Hapag-Lloyd opens new link between Europe and West Africa
AP Moller-Maersk adjusts its profit expectations
Zimbabwe’s National Railway is facing collapse - GM
Botswana and Namibian police join hands to secure common trade corridors
Annual Sea Sunday coming up
Pics of the day – MSC LESOTHO
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
July 14, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – STELLENBOSCH
ICF steps in to help modernise customs administration in the port of Dar es Salaam
CMA CGM welcomes 13,800-TEU flagship CHRISTOPHE COLOMB
YESTERYEAR – those classic ships – HARBOUR TUGS
Angola invests USD 350m in Luanda port as CFL railway gets set to reopen
Pic of the day – BREEDE
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
July 13, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – WESTERDAM
Controversy as PetroSA turns to SAAF choppers
RBCT's turn as SATAWU strikes
Evergreen finalises order for another 10 containerships
Japan finances study to improve port of Nacala
The SEACOM cable... and piracy
Piracy – Iranian ship escapes attack
Pics of the Day – WEHR RISSEN
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
July 12, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – HELLESPONT CENTURION
South African port statistics for June 2010
CSCL provides four ships to expanded WAX service
CSAV introduces weekly China container service with South Africa
Transnet strike causes RBCT June exports to slump
New deepwater port south of Maputo back on the agenda
Pics of the day – AFRICAN UBUNTU
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
July 8, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – SPRING DRAGON
Mombasa port faces dock strike
Transnet cadet lost overboard from Safmarine ship
News from the shipping lines
Sorting out those corridor bottlenecks
Nigerian floating dock re-floated
Oil trade between Angola and China attractive to tanker owners
Pics of the day – GEO ENDEAVOUR ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
July 7, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – TORM NAKSKOV
Zambezi River under scrutiny as means of moving coal to the coast
Nigeria tightens up legislation against toxic shipments
Durban shipping companies ring the changes
Piracy - Time to revisit the ship charter small print?
Cruise ship BREMEN completes refit, ready for cruising
Pics of the day – NOE ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
July 6, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – SALVERITAS
Several new African shipping services announced
Piracy - ship highjacked in the Red Sea
Brazil's Vale and Australia's Riversdale Mining agree on use of Beira port coal terminal
Top Zimbabwe railway officials accused of fraud
Recommended Reading - Building African partnerships to defeat piracy
Pics of the day – DARWIN ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
July 5, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

Union reacts to Gama's dismissal and Transnet privatisation plans
Transport operators gain small reprieve following court appeal
NSRI and Air Force kept busy at sea
Evergreen slips a place or two, but not for long
Damning report - SA unemployment level at 60 percent
Pics of the Day - AWOBASAN and DAL KALAHARI
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
July 1, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – USNS SUMNER
Transnet dismisses Gama
Cape Town’s new harbourmaster appointed
Transnet to evaluate ship repair proposals
Second container terminal lined up for Dar es Salaam
Full steam ahead for Petrel’s fishing gear on Icelandic vessels
Zambian president visits new Walvis Bay port facility
Pics of the day – LUDWIG SCHULTE ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jun 30, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – PRO JADE
Daily pirate attacks
US Sen McCain wants Jones Act repealed
India mulls easing cabotage, but domestic industry opposes move
Portugal to train Mozambican personnel in port management
A teacher’s quest
Angola tops 1.88m barrels a day but seeks to diversify exports to USA
Pics of the day – MSC ANNA and KOTA ARIF ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jun 29, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – MAERSK FUKUOKA
Piracy: Singapore tanker highjacked
Cruise ship EUROPA takes Six Star Award for third time
Margaret barges for sale – three left
Angolan road transport company plans to open trade routes to neighbouring states
UN agency to monitor for toxic waste in Abidjan port
Diversity pays off for fishing companies
Pics of the day – AFRICAN PROTEA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jun 28, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – SAS UMKOMAAS
Companies fear chaos at border posts from Thursday
Piracy: Kenya reopens piracy court
IRISL ships face EU ports ban
CCFB requires 30 locos and 600 wagons for Sena line
NSRI report – Air Force responds to call for aid from bulker 100 n.miles off Cape Town
Pics of the day – LORELAY ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jun 24, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – TABLE BAY
Nigerian shipping authorities at odds over administration of CTN
US double standards over ransom payments
Dutch sending a submarine to hunt for pirates
More piracy – how the crew of RIM survived
MARGARET – or what’s left of her
BIMCO warns of possible problems in port of Luanda
FPSO KWAME NKRUMAH arrives off Ghana
Pics of the day – SEA MARTEN and TORM CAROLINE ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jun 23, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – MSC LOS ANGELES
Happy 150th Anniversary, railways
Missing aircraft found crashed in jungle – all on board confirmed dead
YESTERYEAR: those classic ships: CITY OF EXETER
Onne container terminal sets new targets
Pics of the day – TIGHT FIT ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jun 22, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – CSC CYANITE
Search continues for Sundance’s missing mining executives
GoReefers cuts costs at Maputo
Shipping line news: bunker surcharges and container shortages
Piracy: former highjacked ship undergoes repairs
Brazilian Navy ships visit Walvis Bay
Pull up your trade socks, Clinton tells Africa
Pics of the day – TAGA BAY and UTOPIA ACE ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jun 21, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – SAS MENDI
Kenya Shipping Report Q2 focuses on Lamu
Nigeria starts clearing sunken vessels in Lagos harbour
Piracy: new head of EU NAVFOR Op Atalanta takes over
Noose tightens round IRISL following new UN, US and EU sanctions
NSRI: Seriously ill seaman airlifted from bulk carrier at sea
Online courses contribute to port performance
Three new tugs for Luanda
Pics of the day – BOLERO and CHANG JIANG BRIDGE ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jun 17, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – SPIRIT OF ENDURANCE
Gama says he will go to court to set aside hearing
Briefly from the ports
Piracy: Somali pirates become more daring and sophisticated
Port Maputo concession extended to 2033
Thomas Miller helps renovate Africa’s oldest ship
Australian firm signs contract to process coal in Mozambique
Mauritius joins 3PL heavy-lift network
China faces prospect of widespread strikes
Road to Maputo: Nelspruit Northern Bypass now open
Pics of the day – ORCA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jun 15, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Wednesday a public holiday - no news bulletin until Thursday ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jun 15, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – REFLECT ARIES
Port statistics for May 2010 are now available
Beira dredging starts in July
News from international shipping
YESTERYEAR: those classic ships: SPYROS NIARCHOS
Oil production at Angola’s Bloc 17 passes billion-barrel mark
Nigeria uncovers irregularities in Lagos ports
Pics of the day – ROTTERDAM ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jun 14, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – NILEDUTCH PROSPECTOR
Transnet pleased with financial results
Transnet divisional financial results for 2009/10
Maersk and Hamburg Süd beef up Asia/Africa/South America service
Piracy: Asian Glory released
New mineral port envisaged for Nacala
Tanker Monte Carlo absconds from Lobito
Tsunami warning for Indian Ocean region cancelled
Pics of the day – TASMAN MERMAID ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jun 10, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – SAIGON QUEEN
Long awaited privatisation of SA branch lines
Obama administration committed to AGOA partnership with Africa
YESTERYEAR: those classic ships: SAS DURBAN
Illegal Somali immigrants die off Mozambique coast
Piracy : Libyan ship was abandoned after engine problems
Wilhelmsen Ships Service challenges traditional ships agency business
Developed world inhibits African trade – Report
Replace Africa aid with trade, rich countries told
TPT will remain open all Friday during soccer World Cup
Good read: South Africa’s way ahead: shall we samba?
Pics of the day – WESTERDAM ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jun 9, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – TITUS
Apapa port operations threatened by ministerial order
Walvis Bay to host Holland America cruise ship WESTERDAM
South Africa’s coal exports to the east now top 50 percent
Cruising: MSC sets new destinations for SA summer season
News from the shipping lines
Nigeria and why so many vessels are abandoned
Pics of the day – SELI 1, the fire ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jun 8, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – ANTWERP
Gama found guilty of charges brought by Transnet
Nigeria nabs more toxic waste being shipped in from Europe
YESTERYEAR: Those classic ships: SIR WILLIAM HOY
GAC Group receives IFC funding to support oil operations in Africa
New container ports planned for Angola
Piracy: Dutch to extradite Somalis to Germany
Pics of the day – RBO FIUGGI and BLACK MARLIN ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jun 7, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – SKANDI BERGEN
New look coming for PORTS & SHIPS
Transnet blamed for recent strike
CMA CGM adds Durban as one of its transhipment centres
Transnet clarifies its role with DIA dig-out site
Piracy: Fatalities mount as crews fight back
SELI 1 catches fire, salvage crew rescued
Port news: APM Terminals invests heavily in Nigerian facility
Surf’s up!
Pic of the day – SMIT AMANDLA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jun 3, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

New look for PORTS & SHIPS
First view: MAHAWELI
President Zuma arrives in India
Row brewing over truck freight toll costs
Piracy – Libyans retake their ship but Panamanian ship QSM DUBAI is captured
NATO chairs counter piracy meeting in Bahrain
Decade-old US AGOA trade program assessed
Maersk secures new US Navy Military Sealift contracts
Rail strike over as workers accept PRASA offer
US and EU monitor top container lines for price fixing
Pics of the day – Floating dock ASABA GE ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jun 2, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – MSC SANTHYA
Seychelles to seek India’s help with piracy
Mombasa to unveil plans for second container terminal
YESTERYEAR: those classic ships: BLOEMFONTEIN
South Africa faces another year of disappointing coal exports
Trade News: Basic ship paint technology course offered by SAMTRA
Maputo container terminal receives new equipment
Trade policies and the global economic crisis: the Sub-Saharan perspective
Pics of the day – SCF BYRRANGA and INGWEGWE ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
June 1, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – AUTUMN WAVE
100 years ago.... the birth of a giant transport system
Passenger rail strike: Satawu consulting members over Prasa offer
Chinese firms urged to invest in Africa
Tribute to the late Peter Melliar
Trade News: marine diamonds remain forever
Van Oord wins contract to dredge Beira port
Broken floating dock to find rest and repair in Cape Town
Pics of the day – CRANE and UMALUSI ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
May 31, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View ¨C THOR HANNE
Strike ends ¨C time to act on productivity
Indian Ocean countries to get tough on piracy
Durban¡¯s Island View 6 back in business
Breede becomes 1000th ship at Mossel Bay SPM
Saldanha: iron ore port on a roll
Likely delays as oil rig gets set to enter Cape Town harbour
Logwin opens subsidiary in Kenya
Pics of the day ¨C CMA CGM YANTIAN ...
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Breaking news.... strike ends
May 27, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

The 17-day Transnet strike came to an end today as Satawu accepted an 11% wage increase offer ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
May 27, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – DONG HUA MEN
Strike settlement in sight – possible breakthrough as Transnet agrees to up its offer
Strike continues – BMW forced to cut back production
Metrorail arson condemned
Japan goes ahead with military base in Africa
YESTERYEAR – those classic ships : BOVENKERK
East London’s waterfront declared an eyesore
SAGA ROSE reappears
Bring on the big stuff says Durban harbourmaster
Piracy update – tanker attacked off Zanzibar
Pics of the day – BOURBON LIBERTY 116 ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
May 26, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – GOLDEN GEORGIA
Strike continues – week 3 and mixed messages
Strike: Agricultural losses over R1bn - Joemat-Pettersson
Grindrod expands bunker barging business into Europe
Safmarine adds Sharjah to Gulf East Africa Service
Pics of the day – JAN LEEGHWATER ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News Bulletin
May 24, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

The two-week long port and railway strike will continue indifintely and could be escalated ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News....BREAKING NEWS
May 21, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Transnet strike set to continue into next week ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
May 20, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – FNS TONNERRE
Strike Latest: hopes for an end to strike as unions consider Transnet proposal
Floating hotel ship visits cancelled
Global push for action against piracy starts today
RN Marines sink two pirate boats
UN tightens noose around IRISL with sanctions
Coal – Riversdale ups development in Mozambique
The ups and downs of South Africa’s coal exports
Pics of the day – WILMA and STRADA CORSARA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
May 19, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – UTHUKELA
Wells appeals to striking workers to put South Africa first
Piracy: Yemen hands down death sentence as two highjacked ships reach Somali coast
Safmarine announces new Horn of Africa service
YESTERYEAR: Those classic ships – AFRICA SHELL
Trade News: Anchor Industries introduces new Vertex Webbing Slings to the market
Pics of the day – ILE DE BATZ ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
May 18, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – AMBER LAGOON
Strike moves into second week with no solution in sight
Piracy – Russians deny wanting to kill Somalis
Damco joins DASH7 Alliance
Angolan company to export black granite to China
Royal Navy rescues Cape Town-bound yacht in deep South-Atlantic waters
Warning that Zimbabwe’s national railways faces collapse
More than 2000 containers stuck in Nigerian ports
Today’s recommended Read – Piracy may be the first international crime, says UN’s Ban
Pics of the day – OXL AVENIR ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
May 17, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – ARCTIC REEFER
Strike continues – little cargo being uplifted at Durban or Cape Town
Train commuters become latest victims of striking labour
PRASA withdraws train services
Piracy: UK-flagged ship released after ransom is paid
Training: Auxiliary Boiler Familiarisation Course – Operational level
Nigeria: Congestion - National Assembly Committee to Push for New Port Development
Pics of the day – FNS TONNERRE ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
May 13, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – ENSELENI
Strike enters fourth day and still no end in sight
Shipping lines return to profitability and increase services
Piracy: Two more ships captured, Eleni P and Panega
Mozambique nabs Iranian fishing vessel
Shell declares Force Majeure at Bonny Offshore
Wind farm for Coega and windy city
Namibia lends Angola a research vessel
Johannesburg/Durban plan needs further investigation - SARF
Pics of the day – OCEAN PRINCESS and MILLENIA TOWER ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
May 12, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – OCEAN SEDNA
Strike set to continue as second union joins in
Mystery over ship in difficulty off Wild Coast
MOL increases BAF between SA and USA
Pirates release captured reefer ship
YESTERYEAR: Those classic ships - DANMARK
Somalia: Hizbul Islam rebels reject UN anti-piracy plan
Today’s recommended Read – The Greek economic crisis and the powerful force that unpredictable exogenous events can have on economies
Pics of the day – OXL AVENIR ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
May 11, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – BOURBON THALIE
Transnet condemns violence as ports and railway services feel the strike
Seli wreck removal hits a snag
ZIM hikes rates to Africa
Beira development has port ‘buzzing’ with activity
DUT maritime students tour Durban harbour
EAC, COMESA, SADC to review railway treaties
Pics of the day – ZONDA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
May 10, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – SMIT AMANDLA
CLOSED – Expect ports to be hit by strike
South African Port Statistics for April now available
SA Port Statistics for the 2009/2010 financial year are now available
First call in Durban for Hanjin box ship
Piracy update: Russian Navy retakes tanker Moscow University, one dead but pirates released
Bad roads and inadequate rail force costs up
Today’s recommended Read – Old railway thinking stifles the 'can-do' mentality
Pics of the day – CHEMBULK TORTOLA and GRAND WAY ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
May 6, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – GLORIOUS SUNRISE
Time for talking, not arguing as strike draws closer
Pirates seize another oil tanker
CMA CGM returns to profitability in first quarter
Mozambique to reveal plans for coal export infrastructure
Obstacle to trade: New visa requirements for drivers
Togo introduces new vehicle import regulations
International shipping calls on government intervention to curb piracy
Today’s recommended Read – Massive Southern Ocean current discovered
Pics of the day – MORNING GLORY III and YELLOWSTONE ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
May 5, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – OCEAN PRINCESS
Radioactive waste dumped off Mozambique coast
UAL opens direct SA – Nigeria express route
Islamist group capture pirate port of Haradhere
Maputo container terminal introduces 24-hour cut-off points
Trade News: SA shipping company goes global
Mozambique loses USD 35 million a year to illegal fishing
Pics of the day – HARBOUR WORK BOATS ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
May 4, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – STX ROSE I
Subtech tug REIER plays critical role in search for ship’s captain and wife
BIMCO calls on African countries to help with fighting piracy
Moatize and Benga coal mining to start in July
YESTERYEAR: Those classic ships - SA ORANJE
Trade News: Anchor Industries signs landmark distribution agreement
Safmarine recycles SAFMARINE COTONOU the green way
Liberia ships first logs after forestry ban is lifted
Pics of the day – RT ADRIAAN ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
May 3, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – ENERGY PANTHER
Transnet strike to hit ports and railway operations
Mystery surrounding deaths on car carrier off Durban
French Navy nabs more pirates
Grindrod buys remainder of Fuelogic
Damco given Best Clearing Agent of the Year award
Zimbabwe begins refurbishing locomotives and rolling stock
Saga Rose mystery moves to Mozambique
Pics of the day – SERPENTINE ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime Breaking News
Apr 29, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Transnet Unions to go on strike on 10 May ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Apr 29, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – STEN IDUN and PUJAWATI
UN Security Council calls for international piracy tribunals
Container scanner installed at Nacala port
NYK Logistics offers reefer and dry sailings from Europe to South Africa
Suez Canal Container Terminal takes four more supersize STS cranes
Trade News – Nigeria LNG commences live ops with Navarik Vetting™
Japan opens military base in Djibouti
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises offers young musicians the chance to compete for €15,000 prize
South Africa economy recovers, but risks remain – bank
SAGA ROSE remains in port at Richards Bay
Pics of the day – TOISA PUMA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Apr 28, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

Piracy update – EU warships destroy pirate groups
EASSy cable is laid
MOL adds Lagos call to its Tangier-West Africa feeder service
CPI expected to ease in March
Maputo Corridor scores a first with BMW motor cars
Wartsila downgrades – 730 laid off in Finland
The saga of Saga Rose’s mystery voyage
Pics of the day – VINNI ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Apr 26, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – STAD AMSTERDAM
Zuma has frank discussion with top management
SA to push for Africa's economic integration
COSCO and Evergreen split Asia-Africa-ECSA service into two loops
Safmarine appoints new Chief Process Officer (CPO)
STAD AMSTERDAM, aka HMS Beagle, comes to town
CSCL posts USD 951 million loss but says 2010 will be better
Pics of the day – STAD AMSTERDAM ...
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BREAKING NEWS – SAGA ROSE arriving Port Elizabeth on Saturday
Apr 23, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Saga Rose, one of the world's charismatic cruise ships, will arrive in Port Elizabeth on Saturday, but appears to be heading for the breakers ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Apr 22, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – DOLPHIN COAST
Shearwater to be sold in Durban on Friday
German company buys into CSAV
YESTERYEAR – those classic ships: MEDITERRANEAN STAR
Ethiopia, Djibouti row erupts over new port directive
Maersk slams Hamburg costs and productivity
IT boost to Damco Freight Logistics
Maritime Renaissance
CMA CGM takes delivery of new ship
Piracy: bulk carrier VOC DAISY highjacked east of Salalah
RedPrairie opens on the veld
Pics of the day – ATLANT REGINE and PENTOW SALVOR ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Apr 22, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – SVITZER MERINGA
South African ports and railways face strike threat
Three Thai vessels highjacked as pirates head towards India
Showing how it’s done – TransNamib CEO polices the level crossings
Japan charges New Zealand anti-whaling activist
Takoradi Port to be transformed
Ash Refugees
Pics of the day – IRAN SHARIATI and JOLLY BIANCO ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Apr 20, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – GRAND MARK
Toxic container on Maersk ship to be sent back to Europe
Unilog is renamed Grindrod Marine Services
Grindrod earnings fall 60% to R873 million
British House of Lords urges the placing of soldiers on ships
Nepad unveils project to attract investments into Africa
Pic of the day – USS ENTERPRISE CVN65 ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Apr 19, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – SALVERITAS
Strike today may affect ports and railways
Somali pirates face trial in Germany
IBSA summit ends on high note
Concern over Obama’s pirate executive order regarding payment of ransoms
South Dunes comes on board with RBCT
Global container traffic to reach 411.7m TEU by 2015 - report
Transnet’s BEE procurement hits 65 percent
Much ado over single ‘toxic’ container in Nigerian port
Spanish warship destroys pirate mother ship
Today’s recommended Read – The Eco, a single currency for West Africa – what’s in it for investors?
Pics of the day – HONG EXPRESS and HIGH STRENGTH ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Apr 15, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – ATLANTIC ELAND
MOL introduces changes to Africa trade network
High speed Durban-Johannesburg train again under consideration
Maersk adds Tincan Island to FEW1 service
Portugal to send aircraft, troops to counter Somali pirates
PetroSA begins preliminary work on its refinery
Watchdog releases list of 78 renamed Iran ships
Trade & Investment KZN inspired by Miami Boat Show
New generation of pirates fan out
DHL focuses on North Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa
Australian police arrest Shen Neng 1 master and watch officer
Pics of the day – TASCO 1, NEPTUNE FINDER and SALVERITAS ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Apr 14, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – HMS SCEPTRE
Slow steaming, rising peak season demand draw ships back into service
Nigeria: Lekki Port to service sub-regional consumers
Fog disrupts Cape Town port movement
Next IBSA summit kicks off Thursday
Cargo owner loses court claim for total loss after pirates seize ship
Piracy cuts oil production in Cameroon, threatens future investment
Pics of the day – SEVEN SEAS VOYAGER and MSC FABIENNE ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Apr 13, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

First View – ZUI YOH
South African Port statistics for March
New harbour tug for Port of Lobito
Piracy update: Turkish ship released and US Navy ship blasts pirate boat
YESTERYEAR : those classic ships – ARYA SEP
Nigerians nab crude oil thieves
Louis Dreyfus pulls out of discussion to invest with CMA CGM
HMS SCEPTRE sails from Simon’s Town
MAILBAG – readers write
Pics of the day – HELLESPONT DIONE ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Apr 12, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – AKADEMIK ALEKSANDR KARPINSKIY
Navy, Security Forces and MCM engage in joint borderline patrol
Cruise ships avoid Tanzania, Zanzibar and Kenya because of piracy
Ford announces massive vehicle export investment programme
South Africa asks the US to roll over AGOA programme
Evergreen again talking of 100 new ships
DCD-Dorbyl upgrades blast shop near Sturrock dry dock
Pics of the day – CAMOCI ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Apr 8, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – LS JACOBA
Captain Mike Brophy retires as SA’s chief harbour master
Two fishing vessel collide off Walvis Bay
Russia calls on UN to prevent pirates from escaping justice
Piracy. Dutch Navy recaptures highjacked container ship
Somalia asks for help with toxic waste dumped on its coast
New initiative launches DRC, Zambia and Namibia transport corridor
UAL gives Cape Town’s Remix Dance Company new lease of life
Turkish bulker YASIN C is highjacked by pirates
Maersk says it will break even this year
Pics of the day –SAFMARINE LUALABA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Apr 7, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View - HMS SCEPTRE
SMIT International merges with Boskalis
Piracy - IMB warns shipping lines to be more vigilant further out from African coast
Safmarine appoints new Chief Commercial Officer
MOL challenges the future and announces three-year growth plan
Mozambique improves rail services with refurbished passenger carriages
NSRI wants some of its vehicles to carry emergency lights and sirens
US will lose a trade war with China - today's recommended read
Pics of the day - BALMORAL and AURORA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Apr 6, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – HMNZS CANTERBURY
TPT postpones Navis until mid year
Gale force South-Easter prevents Cape Town cruise ships from sailing
Richards Bay toll road shock
Piracy – another fully loaded supertanker SAMHO DREAM captured
Shipping lines raise rates for Indian Ocean islands and Africa
NYK bubbles with excitement as new ship is named
Results show economy is recovering
Pics of the day – BLUE SKY and BOURBON LIBERTY 218 ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Apr 1, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – BALMORAL
Durban port entrance channel project completed ahead of schedule
Transnet’s statement on the harbour entrance widening project
New East Africa – Colombo service to commence in May
South Africa, China in R2.3 billion trade agreement
YESTERYEAR (those classic ships) : DUNBAR CASTLE
Piracy: ITF calls on all governments to help end Somali piracy
Third new Voith tug is launched for TNPA
Trade to expand by 9.5% in 2010 after a dismal 2009, WTO reports
Dormac Marine takes top BEE awards
Today’s recommended Read – Southern Africa must reclaim control over EPA talks
Pics of the day – RISING SUN and DUCK FORTUNE ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Mar 31, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – IN SUNG 8
Promising start for Ngqura Container Terminal
APM developing Apapa Container Terminal to be the best in the world
African economies should unite - Zuma
RVR shareholders agree on redeveloping 1200-km Uganda - Kenya railway
Transnet gets into the spirit of the 2010 soccer world cup
Fishy Story..... US Court stops closure of canal
Expert warns East Africa against replacing rail gauge
Pic of the day – BALMORAL ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Mar 30, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – HMS SCOTT
RBCT achieves level 3 with broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE)
Safmarine withdraws from Europe-Asia trade but strengthens its Med – West Central Asia service
Maruba includes Durban in its planned new Round the World schedule
Piracy – more ships come under attack
Lobito port statistics for 2009
Two oil rigs may be heading for Walvis Bay
Tanker goes aground in Suez Canal
Pics of the day – PEARL K and ATLANTIC BREEZE ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Mar 29, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – QUEEN MARY 2
Transnet reacts to regulator’s ruling on pipeline tariff
Transnet says outlook review is no reflection on its financial strength
Drewry advises shippers to add a day for slow steaming
Why coal is the best way to power SA's growth
NSRI rescues trawler off Cape Point
Trade News – Fastlift completes refurbishment of first AWD crane
Pics of the day – QUEEN MARY 2 ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Mar 25, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – QUEEN MARY 2
Maiden voyage of QUEEN MARY 2 to a South Africa port – Durban’s does her proud
Orthodox economics failing South Africa - Patel
CPI falls to 5.7 percent in February
Strong punt to make Dar es Salaam the East African Community port
MOL introduces diesel particulate filter to ships using MFO
Concern over Nigerian port congestion
Annual Chevron maintenance shutdown at Cape Town
Arlona completes new equipment for Durban Container Terminal
Piracy – Two more ships, Frigia and Talca highjacked while pirate dies from gunshot in third attack
MOL adjusts rotation on West African (ARN) service
Pics of the day – QUEEN MARY 2 in Durban ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Mar 24, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Mar 23, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – GLOBAL OJI
Upbeat forecast as Transnet announces 5-year corporate plan
TFR saga continues – two senior managers dismissed
Management reshuffle for K-Line
Luanda ban on used cars at port
Piracy – New aggressive EU offensive is having results
ITF asks for more action against piracy
Specialist on Incoterms and Customs practice to speak at Durban conference
International Lighthouse Association conference underway at Cape Town
Injured sailor airlifted from CSCL Sydney off Saldanha
Pics of the day – NORMAN CLOUGH and DAE SAN ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Mar 21, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

The Port of Durban has agreed to open the new North Pier to the public for the visit of Cunard's Queen Mary 2...


Due to tomorrow's public holiday there will be no news bulletin on Monday (22 March) ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Mar 18, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – HMS SCOTT
Transnet Freight Rail starts winning back freight from road
Demand may bring Riversdale’s Benga coal mine forward
Return to slow steaming reduces container ship layups
Tanzania president calls for interconnected railway
Pirates attack Dutch warship
Rio Tinto and Chinalco mend fences over Guinea ore project
Trade news – Arlona completes new grab for Bidfreight Port Operations
Pics of the day – MARY THE QUEEN ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Mar 17, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – NILEDUTCH SHENZHEN
South African Abalone bound for Asia seized in Mozambique
Pirates release MV THERESA VIII
YESTERYEAR and those classic ships - JAGERSFONTEIN
EU naval and air forces and Seychellois Coast Guard strike at pirate group
Scary video clip of tug being crushed by container ship
Pic of the day – DELPHIN VOYAGER ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Mar 16, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – DISCOVERY
Wilh Wilhelmsen intends to restructure
WFP to help expand Bossasso port
Pirates attack German container vessel Lübeck, open fire
International navies take the attack to the pirate mother ships
Mombasa hit by insurance premium
Nigerian government tells contractor to ‘pull finger’ with Onitsha inland river port
Cyclone Hubert devastates southeast coast of Madagascar
Suez ports shut because of sand storms
Pics of the day – ETEL ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Mar 15, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – IRIS
APM Terminals named preferred bidder for Monrovia
QUEEN MARY 2 to dock at O shed in Durban
Shipping line news – MOL revises Asia-South Africa-South America service
Shipping line news - CCNI, Hanjin Shipping, Hapag-Lloyd, Wanhai and Zim in new service alliance
Warning of al-Qaeda attempts on shipping in Red Sea
Eight Somali pirates sentenced to 20 years for piracy
NATO extends its mandate to perform anti-piracy missions off Somalia
Singapore extends its port dues moratorium
Today’s recommended Read – Africa’s new oil hotspots
Pics of the day – MARY THE QUEEN and ORCA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Mar 11, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – QUEEN MARY 2
Transnet denies reports of a new coal terminal for Richards Bay
Hamburg celebrates newest jewel in MSC Crociere fleet
SA Navy to send frigates to guard soccer stadiums
Classics of Yesteryear - Boissevain
Up to 140 oil rigs for the Lagos coast
No way to run a railway - Tanzania Railways prepares to lay off 1,000 employees
Uganda streamlines vehicle importation process
Disappointing month for RBCT
Nigeria spends USD125m to fix roads leading to ports and refineries
Today’s recommended Read – New piracy levy to push up the cost of imported goods
Pics of the day - HESPERIDES ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Mar 10, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – SAFMARINE ASIA
Maersk reinstates Farrell Lines
Kenyan-flagged Spanish fishing vessel highjacked by pirates
UBT Ocean reported off Haradere in Somalia
Call on African countries to help prosecute Somali pirates
SkySails sets sail on a fishing trawler
East London port’s future hanging in the balance
Sea Rescue – NSRI rescues divers from sinking craft
Walvis Bay synchrolift back in service
Zambia identifies Glencore as preferred bidder to supply petroleum feedstock
Pics of the day – PRISCO ABAKAN ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Mar 9, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – ZEUS
SA port statistics for February are now available
For the record
DOULOS has chance of a new life
MSC’s Aponte says shippers drove rates too low
Piracy is now big business, and outside organisations are benefiting, says new report
East African conference to discuss railway revival
Book Review: Lighthouses of South Africa
Today’s recommended Read –Combating maritime piracy – a policy brief
Pics of the day – Durban’s wider entrance channel ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Mar 8, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – BREEDE
Moatize is reached as rail rehab of Sena line presses forward
Cape Town Container Terminal Expansion off to a good start in third year
AP Moller-Maersk earnings plummet USD4 billion
MSC Cruises places order for new Fantasia class ship
Piracy – Ship highjacked off Madagascar
Paul Scannel and Felix Scheder-Bieschin elected as chairman and vice-chairman of SAASOA
PIL launches multi purpose China – Africa service
Margaret loses some of her cargo
Transnet issues statement on its pipeline tariff application
Today’s recommended Read – Killer wave strikes cruise ship
Pics of the day – LONDON ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Mar 4, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – FGS NIEDERSACHSEN
Piracy report – Saudi products tanker captured
News from the world of shipping
Tanker detained at Dar es Salaam for unloading dirty fuel
MAGNIFICA – The world’s most modern fleet continues to grow
Marine police training facility planned for Lake Victoria
News clips – Keeping it brief: Namibian Marine Corps graduate & Tanzania has problem with rail contract
Today’s recommended Read – Shipbreaking: fears that clampdown in Asia will send toxic trade to Africa
Pics of the day – STENA FR8 1 ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Mar 3, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – SEVEN NAVICA
South Africa’s road network is deteriorating - Cronin
Piracy - Danish warship sinks pirate mother ship
Transnet may develop LPG facility at Saldanha
Finland helps fund Walvis Bay Corridor Group
New SA polar supply and research vessel to have Wärtsilä engines
News clips – Keeping it brief
Pics of the day – POLARIS LEADER ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Mar 2, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – SEVAN DRILLER
EU Commission critical of US plans for 100 percent scanning of containers
Elgin Brown & Hamer downsizes in Walvis Bay
News from the shipping lines
Views from the cruise ship AMSTERDAM
Transnet projects to create 300,000 jobs
Richards Bay stowaways arrested in Denmark
Today’s recommended Read – EU criticises US legislation for 100% scanning of containers
Pic of the day – MSC AURELIE ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Mar 1, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – JOLLY VERDE
Soccer fans have two luxury ships to enjoy
Piracy – Somali govt turns to diplomacy
Egypt says Costa Cruises must pay for damage to quay
Cruise industry weathers storm - confident with new ships and innovation, part 2
Will the new Customs Control Act dig into your pocket?
News clips – Keeping it brief
Pics of the day – RONALD H BROWN and STELLAR CUPID ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Feb 25, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – INGRID McCALL
Salvage contractor dies on board the MARGARET
News from the shipping lines
Cruise industry weathers storm - confident with new ships and innovation
New appointments at Maputo Port Development Company
US-Africa trade under AGOA stands at USD104 billion
News clips – Keeping it brief
Pics of the day – MAERSK NAHA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Feb 24, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – SEVAN DRILLER
Controlled explosion to free the wreck called MARGARET
South Africa’s GDP exceeds market expectations
News from the shipping lines
Damco expands into strategic Horn of Africa
North Korean arms shipment intercepted by South Africa
Piracy update – US Navy grabs eight pirates, stops attack
News clips – Keeping it brief
Pics of the day – MARY ARCTICA and BOW HARMONY ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Feb 24, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – SEVAN DRILLER
Controlled explosion to free the wreck called MARGARET
South Africa’s GDP exceeds market expectations
News from the shipping lines
Damco expands into strategic Horn of Africa
North Korean arms shipment intercepted by South Africa
Piracy update – US Navy grabs eight pirates, stops attack
News clips – Keeping it brief
Pics of the day – MARY ARCTICA and BOW HARMONY ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Feb 23, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – MSC CARLA
Economists upbeat about GDP figures
Piracy update – NATO issues new warning
South Africa, China to boost relations
New face in cyberspace for Safmarine
PricewaterhouseCoopers: Shipping survey reveals challenging times ahead
News clips – Keeping it brief
Pics of the day – MAERSK BRATAN ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Feb 22, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – SANKO CROCUS and AFRICAN LIFTER
Industrial plan to create 2.4 million jobs
Overhead cable theft causing serious disruptions to rail services
IVS’ Tim McClure to retire
TPT satisfied with progress at Ngqura
Trade News - Anchor Industries to participate in Oil & Gas Africa 2010 exhibition
News clips – Keeping it brief
Today’s recommended Read – Jewel of Muscat sets sail
Pics of the day – HORIZON and BREEDE ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Feb 18, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – EAST and BARGE EIDE 42
Delays under the hot sun at Durban Container Terminal
Refinery or bust for Coega – now it’s up to Pretoria
Pirate or hero? New Zealander remains on Japanese whaler
News from the shipping lines
The Budget: New model of growth, job creation identified
Trade News - New US Coast Guard cutters to be protected with Cathelco systems
News clips – Keeping it brief
Today’s recommended Read – SA Inc would use rail if capacity were available, survey shows
Pics of the day – NAKSKOV MAERSK and BRITISH CHIVALRY ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Feb 17, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – EAST
Safmarine adds direct East Africa service from Far East
RMS St HELENA stops calling at Walvis Bay from today
EASSy cable comes ashore in Zululand
NSRI Durban honours the heroes
US Navy conducts additional Africa Station exercises with Nigerian Navy
News clips – Keeping it brief
Today’s recommended Read – Grindrod the best company over a decade
Pics of the day –CRYSTAL SERENITY ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Feb 16, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – GEOHOLM
Transnet places dry dock units on the market
Piracy – Somalia hands down stiff sentences
News from the shipping lines
Eskom can’t be a player and referee - Zuma
Freight Forwarding – FedEx expands worldwide operations
News clips – Keeping it brief
Pics of the day – German Navy warships arriving for Exercise Good Hope 4 ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Feb 15, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – MAERSK DOUGLAS and MAERSK DETROIT
Shake up for freight forwarding industry as EU probes anti trust activity
News from the shipping lines
Piracy – Elders call for release of British yachting couple
Fares to be halved on Maputo-Matola ferry
Nigeria detains tanker caught bunkering at Warri
Today’s recommended Read – Bronze Age shipwreck found off Devon coast
Pics of the day –FINNMARKEN ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Feb 11, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – CRYSTAL SERENITY
Margaret on the rocks
Strike threatens Port of Mombasa with congestion
Phoenician replica ship sails unexpectedly into Durban
al Qaeda threat to close Red Sea to shipping
Navy news – the Germans arrive for Exercise Good Hope
Piracy – highjacked ship is released
Today’s recommended Read – Comparing the Kyoto Protocol and the Copenhagen Accord
Pics of the day – SAFMARINE ANDISA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Feb 10, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – ELIZE
Transnet unveils new funding milestone
Piracy – Shipping Association warns that Somali piracy methods could be copied
Naval base planned for Walvis Bay
Interesting salvage ruling involving parties acting in the course and scope of statutory duties
Secretary-General calls for stronger partnership for African development
News clips – Keeping it brief
Today’s recommended Read – Wider Panama Canal could change shipping
Pics of the day – OMEGA BAY and PURPLE BEACH ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Feb 9, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – Dr. FRIDTJOF NANSEN
Eye on East Africa – rail links in the news
QE2 for sale – shock revelation
Opposition to British nuclear submarine HMS Sceptre visit
Piracy – Iranian claim that Asian Glory is carrying arms
GAC reaches out to seafarers in Year of the Seafarer
News clips – Keeping it brief
Today’s recommended Read – Jinja Pier (a.k.a. Rippon Pier) – Lake Victoria’s Lost Port
Pics of the day – WESTERDEICH ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Feb 8, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – AGUSTA GRAND
Wells denies plans to change South Africa’s rail gauge
Piracy – Pirates captured while attacking ship
RBCT bullish about improving markets and supply
Cost of Transnet infrastructure increases
South Africa to have transport info hub for 2010
News clips – Keeping it brief
Pics of the day – FGS WESTERWALD and SIMON’S TOWN DOCKYARD CONCERT ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Feb 4, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – MAINPORT ASH
Port statistics for January now available here
Piracy report – Expect Somali piracy to last a long time, says EU admiral
News from the shipping lines
India’s RITES offers for sale its 51 percent in Tanzania Railways
Curfew on the Lagos waterways restricts vessel movements
Trade News – Anchor Industries receives large shipment of stud link chain
News clips – Keeping it brief
Today’s recommended Read – Shipping Firms Pass on Piracy Charges to Local Importers
Pics of the day – SILVER WIND and USS NICHOLAS ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Feb 3, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – CREST STAR 2
Piracy report – Eukor car carrier Asian Glory a floating pirate fortress
DP World terminals see 8 percent drop to 25.6m TEU
News from the shipping lines
First train reaches Moatize
Nigerian militants call off the truce – Niger Delta again a no-go zone
News clips – Keeping it brief
Today’s recommended read – Helping out in Haiti
Pics of the day – STOLT AQUAMARINE ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Feb 1, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – USS NICHOLAS and HSV-2 SWIFT
Navies to take up coordinated patrol areas off Somalia
US Navy exercises option on Austal’s Joint High Speed Vessel programme
News from the shipping lines
South Africa looks to increase coal exports
Piracy - Senior UN official urges broad-based approach to fight piracy
News clips – Keeping it brief
Today’s recommended Read – Boxlines are getting the message
Pics of the day – OCEANIC IN DISTRESS ...
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Breaking news.... Released tanker Maran Centaurus arrives off Durban
Jan 28, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

The recently ransomed supertanker MARAN CENTAURUS, which was captured by Somali pirates, has arrived off Durban ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jan 28, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – MAURANGER
US Navy ships heading for South Africa
Mbeki addresses Africa’s relationship with Africom
News from the shipping lines
December CPI increases to 6.3 percent
Kenya’s rail tender to be launched next week
Piracy – US security company introduces fast patrol boats into Horn of Africa
News clips – Keeping it brief
Today’s Recommended Read – A year of global shipping routes mapped by GPS
Pics of the day – OCEANIC and MAMOSA CHAMPION ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jan 27, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – SKUA
NYK looks to invest in Brazil port
WSC proposes Global Vessel Efficiency system to reduce carbon emissions
Africa-US tanker rate nears 17-month high
Piracy – more frustration at lack of action
New deal likely for troubled Rift Valley Railway
News clips – Keeping it brief
Today’s recommended Read – How plan to privatise railway became country’s public sector reform nightmare
Pic of the day – GEOWAVE MASTER ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jan 26, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – ATLANTIC ELAND
News from the shipping lines
Marcus expected to leave repo rate unchanged
Tanzania will revoke railway concession in February
Piracy report – Frustration builds at world’s impotence
News clips – Keeping it brief
Today’s recommended Read – CMA CGM cancellations hurt Korean yards
Pics of the day – MOL HONOR ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jan 25, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – BELUGA HOUSTON
Port Regulator rejects TNPA proposal for tariff increases
Grindrod expects sharp turnaround in financial results
News from Mozambique – Beira fire destroys two fishing vessels
Wärtsilä cuts jobs and announces relocation to China
Trade News – Volkswagen South Africa introduces new Polo range
News clips – Keeping it brief
Today’s recommended Read – Boiling Point
Pics of the day – VLADIMIR IGNETUK icebreaker ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jan 21, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – SUEZ
Container volumes turn but 10% of ships remain idle
Nigerian tug OSAYAME finally paid up and free to go
Beluga takes delivery of super heavylift ship
Nigeria dry ports will help decongest its seaports, says Shippers Council
Cruising along the famed North West Passage with the HANSEATIC
News clips – Keeping it brief
Today’s recommended Read – African navies are declining
Pics of the day – LIBRA IPANEMA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jan 20, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – MSC BARBARA
Nigeria introduces cargo tracking levy
Further USD852 million wanted for Cameroon’s Limbe port development
Uganda lake ferry breaks down in mid lake
Piracy – Greek bulker evades capture
Cruise ships continue calling at Haiti
News clips – Keeping it brief
Pics of the day – EQUINE / WINNER 6 and MARIA ELISE ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jan 19, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – FAIRMOUNT EXPEDITION
US Navy programme of helping Africa combat piracy & illegal fishing deemed a success
Somali pirates fight over largest ever ransom
Tanzania railway project boosted by USD 8.15million viability funding
China a net coal importer in 2009 – augurs well for South African exports
Yemen - Horn of Africa: African arrivals in 2009 up by 55 percent
News clips – Keeping it brief
Today’s recommended Read – frustration at impotence of international community over piracy
Pic of the day – DIANA C ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jan 18, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – EQUINE
South Africa-bound Maruba ship held up in Rio de Janeiro over bunkers
São Tome and Príncipe port construction delayed
News from the shipping lines
Piracy at six year high, ICC-IMB reports
Trade News – Sleepers for Saldanha
News clips – Keeping it brief
Today’s recommended Read – World’s first fuel cell ship docks in Copenhagen
Pics of the day – SEVEN NAVICA ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jan 14, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – FJORD
Port statistics for December 2009 now available
China may finance new Lamu port
Cruise News – Queen Elizabeth hits the water and Silversea considers another newbuild
Mauritius gives the nod to armed guards on ships
SAMTRA to hold Ship Security Officer’s Course
News clips – Keeping it brief
Today’s recommended Read – Carriers move full speed into slow steaming
Pic of the day – SELI and LOVESTAR II ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jan 13, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – HELLESPONT DEFIANCE
New life for Dar es Salaam – Zambia railway link
Transnet signs order for new locomotives
Customs tips from Customs@Wylie
News from the shipping lines
German ferries for Kenya
News clips – Keeping it brief
Today’s recommended Read – East Africa looks to revive its railway network
Pics of the day – SEA LION 1 ...
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Ports & Ships Maritime News
Jan 11, 2010
Author: Terry Hutson

Shipping, freight, trade and transport related news of interest for Africa

IN THIS EDITION

First View – ORCA
Maputo ramps up the volumes as more ships arrive
Disappointing coal results for Richards Bay
News from the shipping lines
Piracy Report – ships captured and released over New Year
IMO message to all seafarers
Today’s recommended Read – Nigeria as a terror ground – Africom says commander says he is “not aware”
Pics of the day – ALIOTH and LIAN CHUAN SHENG 66 ...
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