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Ports & Ships Maritime News
28 July 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – MARVEL SCAN
South Africa on track with Special Economic Zones
Blue economy massive boost for jobs
Replacement of SAS Protea process begins
Singapore tanker seized by pirates off Ghana
Costa Concordia arrives in Genoa
Mineral resources central in economy
UN Agency urges Europe to stop migrant deaths at sea
NATO warship completes Dar es Salaam visit
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – NORDIC MACAU
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
24-25 July 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

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

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
23 July 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – ARMADA TUAH 307
SA to probe Citrus Black Spot shipment
Plans announced for expansion of Liberia’s Port Harper
Search for man overboard near St Francis Bay
Kenya Ports Authority taken to task over overspending
Nigerian truckers plan for port call-up system
Two years after fire at sea, MSC Flaminia comes back
Brics Bank will mobilise resources for development
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – MAERSK VISBY
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
22 July 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – CMA CGM ROSSINI
South Africa kickstarts maritime leg of development plan
Bolloré targets Mombasa’s second container terminal
Costa Concordia’s final voyage starts today
South Africa to benefit from economic pact with EU
All change for Tazara
Military trucks to transport maize from Ruvuma
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – CRIMSON QUEEN
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
21 July 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – ARAGO
Print yourself a 3D spare ship’s part
New West African transhipment service planned
Royal Navy’s biggest and most powerful carrier is floated
Copper, zinc and lead discoveries made in Mozambique
Big drop in Angola’s oil exports
British and French navies exercise with Guinean Navy
Citrus Black Spot discovered in EU export consignment
Press Release: Strategic investment for Unique Management Group
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – CAP SAN RAPHAEL
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
17 July 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – KACEY
Navy threatens to intervene with Apapa road congestion
Start made on world’s most luxurious ship
Costa Concordia finally afloat
New tugs for the navy under construction
Hopes of an end to Mozambique strife
Still uncertainty over East-West trade agreements
Al Noor arrest yields 342kg stash of smuggled heroin
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – PACIFIC PEACOCK and TAI SHAN
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
16 July 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – GO ALTAIR
Which way now, Port of East London?
Five tuna fishing boats leave Cherbourg for Maputo
NCL orders another two Breakaway ships
Durban law firm merges with Bowman Gilfillan
Maputo back as a trade hub for Southern Africa
South African fuel levy – R238bn in 6 years?
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – CAP SAN SOUNIO
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
15 July 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – PACIFIC PEACOCK & TAI SHAN TOW
Abidjan secures €200 million facility for port expansion
President Zuma in Fortaleza for BRICS summit
Liberian truckers to stage go slow over lack of terminal services
Guinea Bissau government suspends exports of wood
Tug contract awarded to Durban’s Southern African Shipyard
SA economy battles to get out of the woods
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – PACIFIC SHARAV
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
14 July 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – TAIAROA
Tug contract awarded to Durban’s Southern African Shipyard
South African Navy enters Knysna Lagoon
Nigerian piracy a major threat to seafarers
KPA to assume landlord role under privatisation plan
Matching supply and demand is out of shipping industry reach
Costa Concordia to be refloated today
Seaman Guard Ohio crew released by Indian High Court
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – CAP SAN MALEAS
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
10-11 July 2014 WEEKEND EDITION
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – PACIFIC LEADER
DoT says transport infrastructure will unlock economy
MSC Cruises introduces Distance Care for children on board
Increased production at Kenmare’s Moma mine
Costa Concordia to be moved next week
US$ 80 million injection for Tazara railway
Next step, a 24,000-TEU container ship
SA, Botswana to co-operate on cross-border trade
Maersk and MSC in 10-year Vessel Sharing Agreement
Int’l Spotlight – Nicaragua Approves US$ 40 Billion canal route
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – MAERSK CERES
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
9 July 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – OCEAN RAPTOR
President Zuma leads SA delegation to Brics summit
Portus Indico takes control of Navique
Djibouti cancels DP World’s Doraleh container terminal concession
Big tobacco harvest not enough to save Zimbabwe’s economy
Tonkolili’s iron ore exports on track
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – BOURBON EVOLUTION 804
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
8 July 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – AMBOIM
S African port statistics for June are now available here
Nigeria plans to destroy tankers used for oil theft
Tim McClure passes away
Selso – hauls out on Marion Island after 169 days at sea
Nile River cruises set to double in price
Mozambican state-controlled fishing company to begin operations
Road upgrade delay at Port of Richards Bay
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – MSC DIVINA
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
7 July 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – WBI TRINITY
Mombasa port upgrade, Phase II to begin
Al Noor intercepted off Lamu on drugs charge
Queen Elizabeth names Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier
Deadly al-Shabaab attack on Lamu
Coastal shipping returns to Mozambique
Trade News: Kalmar straddle carrier setting the benchmark
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – MSC CHALLENGER
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
3-4 July 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – NORWEGIAN SKY
BREAKING NEWS: Serious acid spill at Port of Richards Bay
Still no weighbridge on the Durban horizon
TPT ready to help drive Africa’s growth
Indian consortium to make bid for Rio Tinto Mozambique coal assets
Judge acquits 12 suspects in Spice Islander accident
São Tomé and Príncipe and Nigeria score in oil pact
More Mozambique attacks despite talks
Moroni call added to CMA CGM's Rhino service
Int’l Spotlight – Hamburg Süd takes Green Award 3 times in a row
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – MEREDA
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
2 July 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – NYK DANIELLA
WISTA conference tackles container weighing
Funding clears way for North-South freight corridor study
DCD Marine attracts R1 billion business to Western Cape
Brenda Horne-Ferreira returns to the fold
West Africa Service Kicks Off at London Gateway
New pirate attack in Gulf of Aden
Int’l Spotlight – Costa Concordia to go to Genoa one last time
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – TORM LOUISE
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
1 July 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – ER INDIA
Transnet raises profits by 25% to R 5.2 billion
Lekki Container Terminal to be operational in 2017
Voyage report: Cruise ship Astor
Cruise News: Viking Star floats out
MSC Cruises donates €3 million to UNICEF
Blanket Appeal
Late News: Brenda Horne-Ferreira returns to the fold
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – COSCO JEDDAH
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
30 June 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – MSC PARIS
AGOA: US removes Swaziland, reinstates Madagascar for AGOA Benefits
Local support grows for Zambia-Angola rail link
Kenmare rejects offer on Moma Mine
Ghana Port Authority to set up port training school
US Coast Guard assesses 127 Nigerian terminals as unsecure
Int’l Spotlight: First of 28 new 9,400-TEU ships launched
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – LEWEK CONSTELLATION
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
26-27 June 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – PROFESSOR KHROMOV
Nigerian Navy will arrest vessels with armed guards
Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth completes her refit
New graphite discoveries in Mozambique
Blanket Appeal
Mozambique considers building North-South gas pipeline
Int’l Spotlight: Supreme Group acquires EMS Seven Seas
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – LEONID LOZA
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
25 June 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – CMA CGM HUGO
Fisheries patrol vessel Ellen Khuzwayo back in service
Renamo gunmen attack village in Tete Province
Maputo-Catembe harbour bridge on again
New frigate commissioned into Equatorial Guinean Navy
Fears of sea level rise in Maputo Bay
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pic of the Day – CELEBRITY SOLSTICE
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
24 June 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – JEWEL OF THE SEAS
Safmarine ship blocked from entering port
South Africa to participate in Tanzanian Trade Fair
Tanzania wants new fishing port
Cruising: A grand old lady turns 50 next year!
Mozambique confirms illegal timber exports
Dead stowaways found on ship in Durban
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – OCEAN SWIFT and TRANSOCEAN MARIANAS
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
23 June 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – TERASEA HAWK and TERASEA FALCON
Transnet’s new dredger is named Italeni
DB Schenker intensifies its presence in Africa
Namibia’s Welwitschia Well shut down & plugged
Total signs Ocean Rig Skyros for Angola drilling
Technology: Intelligent Harbour & Sea Surveillance
SA Agulhas II visit re-scheduled
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pic of the Day – DISCOVERY and MSC FANTASIA
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
19-20 June 2014 Weekend Edition
Author: Terry Hutson

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

 

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

 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
18 June 2014 Weekend Edition
Author: Terry Hutson

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

 

First View – L’ATALANTE
China puts a stop to the P3 Alliance
Crewman lost overboard from tanker off E Cape coast
Nigerian ports tighten up on ISPS Code and general security
PE tank farm and manganese terminal relocation delayed
Press Release: Transnet adopt a school project
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – CNS LUOYANG
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
17 June 2014 Weekend Edition
Author: Terry Hutson

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

 

First View – SA EXPLORER
Climate change study shown to be false, but lives on
New West African shipping line gets the go-ahead
Cruise Liners – a phenomenal progression!
Iranian Navy ships heading for Cape Town
Go-ahead for Guinea’s multi billion iron ore project
Italian oil major takes stake in offshore east coast S Africa
Tete weighbridge latest to come under attack in Mozambique
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – CAP SAN ARTEMISSIO
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
12-13 June 2014 Weekend Edition
Author: Terry Hutson

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

 

First View – CITY OF SHANGHAI
Saldanha Report - getting busier by the day
Upgrade planned for Port of Lüderitz
Final piece of marine pollution legislation now in place
Captain of missing tanker Fair Artemis is heard from
Nigeria proposes its oil minister as OPEC head
Press Release: Breakbulk workshops for E Africa
Press Release: Science laboratory partners with IMarEST
Special Feature: Piri Reis, Ottoman sailor and explorer
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – LOTHENI and MERLOT
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
11 June 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

 

First View – MARIDIVE 603
Transnet lifts lockout at Ngqura port
Norway to build new Dr Fridtjof Nansen research ship
Namibian fishermen make demands on Namsov
Still no news of missing tanker Fair Artemis
SA companies to participate in Korean boat show
Mozambique Crisis: Deadlock in Govt-Renamo talks
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – ANDROMEDA SPIRIT and CONTI EMDEN
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
10 June 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

 

First View – E WHALE / ABBY
Renamo attacks more road convoys, wants Mozambique to be split
MSC Cruises curtails Indian Ocean tender landings
SA developing blue economy strategy
Scores die as refugee boat sinks off Horn of Africa
Tanzania allocates land for use as dry port
Albedo crew free after more than 3 years in captivity
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – TRANSOCEAN MARIANAS and PERIDOT
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
9 June 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

 

First View – NILEDUTCH GAZELLE
Port statistics for the month of May are now available
NUMSA intensifies Ngqura strike
Greek tanker goes missing off Ghana
NATO extends Operation Ocean Shield until end 2016
Chinese navy ships visit southern Africa
Mozambique sugar exports to reach 295,000 tons this year
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – HEPHAESTUS and RED CEDAR
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
5-6 June 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

 

First View – SAGA PIONEER
No ban on drones issued - Sacaa
Another seafarer evacuated off passing ship
Sena Railroad has spare capacity - CFM
Chinese company looks to mine coal in Mozambique
Namport tariff increase queried
Renewed unrest on Mozambique transport corridor
Western Indian Ocean becoming latest oil hot spot
Int’l Spotlight – Brazil to build nuclear submarine
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – MOL GLIDE
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
4 June 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

 

First View – SALVIGILANT
No more labour brokers for Transnet in Eastern Cape
NSRI issues weather warning
CMA CGM Foundation for Children renews transport operation to Africa
Upgrade for CMA CGM South America-West Africa service
New French patrol boat for Togo
Int’l Spotlight: EU approves P3 Alliance
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – TAIZHOU PIONEER
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
3 June 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

 

First View – SANTA MARIA
EIA for Durban Container Terminal resumes
Kenya impounds 34 containers of Madagascan rosewood
Namport issues press statement over syncrolift incident
Dutch Ro-Ro line chooses Thamesport for West Africa service
The March of African Upsizing
Sena railway back to normal after derailment
Kerala pirating investigation concluded
Angola LNG plant at standstill until mid-2015
Nigerian Conference moves to Cape Town
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – UAL BODEWES
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
2 June 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

 

First View – DIRK DIEDERIK
Sena line derailment – 1638 tons of coal lost
SA says it will meet EU measures for citrus black spot
NSRI medivacs ill seafarers from ships at sea
Mauritius orders new patrol boat from India
Costa Cruises absorbs Ibero Cruises
Costa Concordia will be scrapped in Genoa
Maersk ordered to find 500 missing containers
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – BOURBON LIBERTY 161 and BEETHOVEN
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
29-30 May 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

 

First View – NORD GLORY
IAPH welcomes mandatory container weighing
Seychelles cargo vessel Arc en Siel sinks
MV Niledutch Breda named in Shanghai
APM Terminals JV to operate and develop Namibe port
One of a kind! Ivan Clark retires from Grindrod
CMA CGM to inject $300m into Lekki terminal
CFM to refurbish 300 rail cars at Beira
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – UAL BODEWES
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
28 May 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

 

First View – SAS AMATOLA
President Zuma signs Special Economic Zones Act
Vale Moçambique posts US$44 million loss for 1st quarter
EBH East London becomes a shipyard of choice
GAC-OMA alliance equal to giant barge challenge
Komatipoort-Empangeni railway closure for maintenance
EU places stricter controls on SA citrus
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – GREEN MOUNTAIN
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
27 May 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

 

First View – MONSERRATE
Cornelder awards contract for new Beira fertiliser terminal
France’s Necotrans to manage Brazzaville Port for 15 years
Strike at Mombasa port ends quickly
MSC Cruises steams ahead in SA…from a one-man band
Tribute to the Revd Millen Adams
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – MSC AZOV
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
26 May 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

 

First View – WEHR ELBE
MSC orders two giant cruise ships from Fincantieri
The African Renaissance 2014: Africa in Motion
Train links Nacala in Mozambique with Chipata in Zambia
Angolan LNG fleet to be chartered out
CMA CGM’s Noura Express goes fortnightly
Italian-built dredger for Ethiopia’s Lake Tana
Oil exploration in Zambezi Delta
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – DOVA
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
22-23 May 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

 

First View – ALPHA CTA751
Weighing of containers now a step closer
Mozambique in need of new transport infrastructure
Increased iron ore from Swaziland exported through Maputo
New Damen dredger for Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Drill rig Eirik Raude takes up residence at Saldanha Bay
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – MSC ARBATAX
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
21 May 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

 

First View – SIEM LOUISA
TAZARA railway to resume after govt intervention
CMA CGM adds Longoni to Rhino Express feeder service
East Africa Payment System to ease cross border trade
Single cabins being added to Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth
Natasha Vaughan rejoins Kestrel Marine as GM
Int’l Spotlight - New JV targets nuclear industry
National Oceanography Centre to partner the IMarEST
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – SARAH BAARTMAN and TERASEA FALCON
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
20 May 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

 

First View – MSC GRACE
Maputo to be dredged for ships up to 80,000 tons
Greek ship sinks off coast of Cabinda
Int’l cooperation required to tackle West African piracy
EBH & Rolls-Royce – partnering in Walvis Bay
Lengthening of MSC Armonia begins
South African Port Handbook launched
Comings and Goings at the ports
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – VERUDA
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
19 May 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

 

First View – CMA CGM AFRICA FOUR
Concerns at Mombasa port after heightened threats
Coega IDZ signs up R1.8 billion investments in a year
Controversial new port planned for Ghana
New Cabinda jetty ready for first ship
Minister throws out fishing quotas as being flawed
International Spotlight – MSC makes a move in Antwerp
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – MAERSK ILLINOIS and DELPHINUS
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
15-16 May 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

 

First View – THAI HARVEST
More problems for Tazara as operations are suspended
SAS Spioenkop returns after long deployment in Mozambique
Mixed views over South African citrus exports
Oman Drydock to launch new LNG repair partnership
Promising developments involving rail of citrus to ports
Trade Misinvoicing, or How to Steal from Africa
New railway to link Botswana coalfield with Richards Bay
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – E WHALE  

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
14 May 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

 

First View – Sumiyoshi Maru 10
Durban port manager Thami Ntshingila set to retire
Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier melts quicker than expected
Kenya introduces electronic single window clearing
Tanzania to draw from Angola’s experience in oil & gas
Grindrod raises R2.4bn for terminal investments
Mozambique to auction off new coal mining licenses
First Wafmax ship calls at Onne today
International Spotlight – Muscat port to close
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – OCEAN PRINCESS
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
13 May 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

 

First View – Jolly Roger and the Class 20E
Japan provides US$232 million for refurbishing Nacala port
Kenya and China sign agreement for std gauge railway
Fourth Oasis of the Seas for RCCL
Nigerian naval vessel burns and sinks
Zambia’s Muchinji railway links Zambia to Nacala Corridor
SPECIAL REPORT: Developments at Kenya’s Mombasa Port
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – MAERSK BERING
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
12 May 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

 

First View – AKADEMIK TRYOSHNIKOV
SA Port statistics for April are now available here
New Nigerian Navy frigate transferred
Three Asian lines launch joint West African loop
DHL Express plans further expansion in Africa
Fedex takes over SA’s Supaswift business
Transnet shuts Richards Bay coal line for maintenance
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – PACIFIC DUCHESS
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
8-9 May 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

 

First View – JO ACER
Construction work at port of Pemba starts in 2015
US extends its lease on Djibouti base
Productivity improves at Dar es Salaam port
CMA CGM introduces 5,700-TEU ships on direct West Africa service
Two new patrol vessels for Cameroon
Rehabilitation of Nigeria’s railway network starts
Drone to the rescue of capsized vessel on Lake Kivu
Mozambique gas reserve estimates increased
NEWS IN BRIEF
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – DAL KAROO
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
6 May 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

 

First View – AKADEMIK TRYOSHNIKOV
Walvis Bay’s new Container Terminal ground-breaking ceremony on Friday
Turkish Navy ships arrive in South Africa
Ngqura port strike enters 12th day
Richards Bay port helicopter back on Friday
Luanda ship delays reduced to three days
Portuguese frigate Bartolomeu Diaz docks in Luanda
Passing of Safmarine Commodore (Rtd) Captain Simon Young
New Norwegian Breakaway towed into port
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – CAECILIA SCHULTE
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
5 May 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

 

First View – FAIRCHEM FILLY
Another Capesize, Leopold LD, goes aground at Richards Bay
Tanker SP BRUSSELS become pirate victim for second time
Maritime Security added to Land Forces Conference
DCD Marine takes time out for safety
Slot machines of the sea: jackpots and crackpots
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – TCG HEYBELIADA and TCG ORUÇ REIS
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
30 April-1 May 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

 

First View – MSC OPERA
Ngqura port strike gets ugly
CFM posts cargo increases for 2013
CMA CGM launches new Khulu service US Gulf-South Africa
Somali pirates flee from captured Dhow
Naval: Spanish warship SPS Relámpago visits Madagascar
Africa: Transport infrastructure before development
Nautis bridge simulator for Nigerian Maritime Academy
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – MAERSK CERES
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
29 April 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

 

First View – BOABARGE 33
New SA Port Regulator CEO appointed
Hamburg Süd joins MSC on Asia-S Africa-EC South America service
Madagascar – rush to drain oil from grounded tanker
20 survivors rescued as fishing vessel sinks
Two Durban fishermen impaled by their catch
French Navy calls on St Helena
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – PACIFIC DOLPHIN
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
24-25 April 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

 

First View – BBC DANUBE
Farewell MSC Opera, after record bookings
Niledutch and PIL link up on Asia-West Africa trade
EU farmers want stricter controls on SA fruit
NSRI rescues man from ship’s hold
DHL appoints new CEO’s in Africa
Feature: EBH positioned for changing shipping needs
Int’l Spotlight – US Coast Guard reflects on Titanic anniversary
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – ALIANCA EUROPA and CIELO DI VANCOUVER
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
23 April 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

 

First View – ASTOR
Green light for Maydon Wharf reconstruction
Hapag-Lloyd and CSAV merger now official
Maputo commissions its two new tugs
Zero theft at Tin Can Island
Quantum of the Seas to head for China
R178 million bonus boost for Transnet pensioners
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – CITY OF EXETER
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
22 April 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

 

First View – GENCO WISDOM
Nigerian port statistics for 2013
TNPA orders its largest ever dredger
CMA CGM Group strengthens presence in Madagascar
MSC introduces new Asia-Africa Express service
Our favourite cruise liner
ENI wants floating natural gas processing plant in Mozambique
Mainport’s Brian Hawkins makes a move
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – AEGIR
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
17-18 April 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

 

First View – GREEN MOUNTAIN
Int’l Spotlight – Hundreds missing in ferry disaster
Richards Bay clean-up continues
Obangame Express naval exercise begins in Gulf of Guinea
Jack-up rig docked and repaired on Walvis Bay floating dock
Nairobi convention on wreck removal enters force
CMA CGM’s MIDAS line now calls at Lomé and Longoni
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – BOURBON EVOLUTION 803
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
16 April 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

 

First View – GO ALTAIR
Greenpeace pressure forces whale ship to bypass Durban
Kenya’s long-awaited single electronic window goes live
Nigerian ports lose out as rice ships go elsewhere
Piracy rears its ugly head on Lake Tanganyika
Total goes ahead with Angola’s Kaombo oil project
P3 is akin to re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic
Int’l Spotlight - First Ukrainian Navy Ships Sail Out of Crimea
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – HOKUETSU IBIS and SANTA TERESA
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
15 April 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

 

First View – Captain Steven L Bennett
Emission controls set to skyrocket shipping costs
East African railway project gets underway
Namibia marine mining moratorium still in force
Transnet completes dredging training programme
DP World looks to eliminate Somali piracy at its source
Awards galore for Wallem
Int’l Spotlight – Cabotage is a barrier to world trade, says WEF
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – MSC NAMIBIA II
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
14 April 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

 

First View – ASUKA II
Private cargo handlers banned from Mombasa port
Benguela Railway to operate to DRC border by July
European Union challenge to Mozambique fishing
Latest high-tech US Navy warship named
Mogadishu port plan on hold
Int’l Spotlight: Australia may drop its cabotage laws
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – ROCKWATER 2
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
10 April 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – HMS PORTLAND
Nacala port and railway ready by December
Massive R100 bill for Trans-Kalahari railway
Mauritius orders fleet of fast patrol boats
Transnet School of Excellence shows its stuff
Mwambani Bay controversy as govt pushes ahead with new port
CHEC to build new harbour at Zanzibar
Nautical Institute launches new book on stowaways
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – HMS PORTLAND
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
9 April 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – LORELAY
Major oil spill at Richards Bay
New monthly cargo volume record for Walvis Bay Corridor Group
Tanzania’s attention turns to Mtwara and Lindi
Green light for Saldanha Bay terminal
Germany intercepts MiG fighter jets bound for Mozambique
Port Sudan complaints pile up – strike action threat
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – PACIFIC DUCHESS
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
8 April 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – RED BISHOP
Mega ship cascade damaging North-South trade - Drewry
SA welcomes Nigeria’s economic growth
Damen sells barges to West Africa while en route to Europe
‘Arriverderci’ MSC Opera
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – AURORA
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
7 April 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – BLACK ROVER
SA Port statistics for March are now available
Mombasa added to CMA CGM Mid-East / Somalia service
Guebeza says investing in infrastructure is an investment in peace
Beira fishing port to be rebuilt
French Navy to visit St Helena
SA remains on alert as Ebola spreads
TRADE: Expansion plans for Cape Town’s South East Marine Services
International Spotlight – MOL to sue shipyard over MOL Comfort
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – OCEAN PRIDE
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
3-4 April 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – AMSTERDAM
Transnet helicopters back in service
CMA CGM improves intermodal network in Mozambique
NorSea Group buys Danbor from Maersk
East African ports ivory smuggling gateways
Rough seas remain ahead for Carnival Cruises
Renamo gunmen attack Sena Railway
Bumi Armada to place FPSO off Angola
Admiral Mudimu steps down
International Spotlight – Marine Institute’s 125th Anniversary
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – CSS OLYMPIA
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
2 April 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – TOPAZ SEEMA
TNPA responds to tariff decision by Ports Regulator
Liberia: Buchanan port meets ISPS Code
UASC introduces ARC2 service to southern Red Sea ports
Oil industry drives Ghana’s port growth
Japan to build two patrol boats for Djibouti
India’s Essar wants to build 10mtpa Beira coal terminal
South Africa committed to peacekeeping role in Africa
International Spotlight – UN warns on climate change
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – OCEAN COSMOS
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
1 April 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – BOUDICCA
Cyclone Hellen strikes Madagascar, heads for Mozambique
Ship comes under fire in Strait of Hormuz
Cameroon shortlists five operators for deep-sea port Kribi
European company to build and operate Seychelles fishing quay
Cruise the world with Fred. Olsen Cruise Line’s Grand Voyages
Two fishing vessels abandoned to their fate in Indian Ocean
AMSA suspends search for missing Tanzanian vessel
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – CAPE TOWN HARBOUR SCENES
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
31 March 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – CAPT STEVEN L BENNETT
Port Regulator turns down Transnet tariff request
Huge loss of life in Lake Albert boat tragedy
Tankers some under pirate attack near Somalia
Chinese ships reach missing aircraft search area
Cargo volumes improve at Dar es Salaam
Grave concern for Tanzanian-flagged fishing vessel
Accommodation along Mozambique’s railway lines
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – SCHOKLAND
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
27 March 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – TCG ORUÇ REIS
International Spotlight – CSAV/Hapag-Lloyd deal almost there
Operation Copper – the SA Navy in Mozambique, to continue
Kenya ready to export second shipment of ilmenite to China
Virgin Cruises in the offing
Detained ship’s crew freed on bail from Indian jail
MOL m.d. banks on mega ships for the future
Beacon Hill Resources takes delivery of 90 new rail wagons
Bills of Lading Going Digital
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – AFRICAN PRINCESS 3
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
26 March 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – ARKAS
Turkish Navy sets sail round Africa
KPA to increase investments ahead of new railway
NPA donates patrol boats to Nigerian navy
ANL orders Intermix/Transmix offshore vessel for Nigerian field
Rice ships lining up at Lagos
EU naval ships at sea replenish with US logistics ship
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – K. AMBER
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
25 March 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – COSTA neo RIVIERA LIFEBOAT DRILL
Tax authority says it will confiscate UN armoured cars
P&O’s Aurora to make maiden call at Port Elizabeth
The classic Astor is heading our way!
MSC Cruises orders two 167,000 ton ships
New STS cranes and RTGs good news for TPT customers
Congestion besets Botswana’s Tlokweng border post
Helping secure the future of power supply in Ghana
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – CLIPPER MOON
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
24 March 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – THORCO DIVA
Nigeria seeks to upgrade ports, transport sector
P3 Alliance overcomes American hurdle
CMA CGM launches new Asia-Southern Red Sea Express
Nigeria to Raise Gas Price
Green light for navy’s Project Biro
Chinese ivory smuggler gets 20 years in jail
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – CAP SAN ANTONIO
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
20 March 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – RUPE
In’tl Spotlight – Port gives discount to green ships
Angola’s Sonamet to build new quay at Lobito port
Dredging blamed for new Mauritian islands
EU Pledges €1.2m to African & CP Port State Control
Controversy over lifting of ban on big cruise ships at Venice
In’tl awards for Luanda Container terminal and Shippers Council
First LNG-powered cargo ship starts testing
PSL Navagacao opens Portugal-Angola service
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – KIWI ARROW
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
19 March 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – NAESS RESOLUTE
IMO Anniversary: a brief history
TPT cultivates engineering capacity among women
Funding secured for Pemba logistics hub
It’s being able to communicate that matters, say seafarers
Namibia undertakes dredging of Zambezi ferry crossing
Beira Business Fair back in business after 20 years
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – ORTALANO TIDE
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
18 March 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – OLYMPIA
International Spotlight –Sargasso Sea Protection
Transnet to spend R50-Bn to revive rail network
US Navy Seals Seize Renegade Oil Tanker
Port of Luanda handles over 11 million tons in 2013
The classic Monterey remembered…
World Bank funds Mozambique road construction
Vale produces 4 million tons of coal in 2013
Connecting Angola’s Benguela Railway with the DRC
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – COSTA neo RIVIERA
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
17 March 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – E WHALE
Nacala-a-Velha to start shipping coal in 2015
Trans Kalahari railway agreement may be signed this week
Farewell to MSC Sinfonia today
CMA CGM opens calls to Buchanan, Liberia
Tao Star reaches Durban for repairs
USS Nicholas decommissioned
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – UGLJAN
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
13-14 March 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – OLYMPIA
International Spotlight – Another six 18,000-TEU giants ordered
Lamu port construction to start in June
Shipping Association reacts to call for tighter CO2 control
Korean tanker ‘ducks’ Libyan patrols and reaches in’tl waters
New citrus train to Cape Town
SAS Amatola to undergo major engine replacement
General Rate Increase by CMA CGM
Special Report: Emerging risks pose serious challenges
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – CHIQUITA QUEEN and CITY OF LONDON
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
12 March 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – COSTA neo RIVIERA
TAZARA could be extended into Burundi
New tug Sereia for Port Maputo
Dar es Salaam port to be driver of economic growth
Rwanda truckers happy as Tanzania cuts toll charge
Largest Italian-built cruise ship Britannia is launched
Food for thought! 95% of fish are hiding from us
CMA CGM Rhino Express goes fortnightly
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – BOW GUARDIAN and REGULUS VOYAGER
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
11 March 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – LEXA MAERSK
Bleak outlook on African port reliability
Ships collide in Beira port, oil leak
MSC Sinfonia repositions to Europe
CMA CGM adds Tema to the South America mix
HMS Birkenhead victims’ memorial unveiled
Africa: Fewer pirates, Different risks
Basic training for maritime studies students
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – STX ARBORELLA
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
10 March 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – REPUBBLICA DI AMALFI
International Spotlight – Yusuf Cepnioglu Dryad warns of surge in West African piracy Modernisation of Nacala port starts next month Naval Exercise Ibsamar lines up TransNamib and Transnet Freight Rail sign MoU Kentz awarded Vale’s Moatize Phase 2 contract Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port Pics of the Day – BATU  

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
6-7 March 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – AL SALMI
February port statistics are now available here
Kenya Ports Authority tug tender suspended
French Navy ship to visit Durban next week
Sarah Baartman leaves port
Turkish Navy frigate Gelibolu calls at Dar es Salaam
SAMTRA celebrates ten year anniversary
Hapag-Lloyd/CSAV merger to be inked later this month
Nigerian pirates strike again – take 3 hostages
Rebuilding Berbera fishing port
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – QUEEN OFONIME
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
5 March 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – ARTEMIS ATLANTIC
Project Biro – some light ahead
Citrus Black Spot: Europe delays taking a decision
Niledutch moves to bigger ships on Asia-Africa service
Spanish OPV SPS Infanta Elena heads for Africa
Portwatch: News briefs from the region’s ports
Three new choppers for Angola offshore duty
Mailbag: Those pods that make a difference
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – SOPHIE
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
4 March 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – SPIRIT of SINGAPORE
Ghana’s Tema port set for expansion
Bagamoyo port development signed and sealed
CHEC wins Douala dredging contract
Increase in DRC cargo at port of Dar es Salaam
Less ships use Suez Canal; Panama back on track
What a difference a pod makes!
Seafarers win minimum wage increase
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – KORONI
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
3 March 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – FAIRMOUNT EXPEDITION
TPA urges neighbours to use Dar es Salaam port
Shipwatch: News from the shipping lines
Bananas, avocado cleared for export to Europe & Middle East
Queensland Bauxite to mine for coal in Mozambique
Fishing vessel sinks in Tema harbour
Port of Luanda introduces electronic clearing
Angolan oil to reach 2 million bpd by 2015
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – MSC BEIJING
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
27-28 February 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – ALPINE PERSEFONE
Min Gordhan anchors budget on economic growth
SA citrus faces another year of bans
Two thirds of wood felled in Mozambique is illegal
Highjacked tanker Kerala recovered with cargo contaminated
Russia’s Poto to explore for heavy sands in Guinea Bissau
Grain deficit for Angola
Fire on another Indian Navy submarine
Is this the true cost of E-Tolling?
EBH Namibia stage protest march
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – BLUE JAY
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
26 February 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – CAP SAN MARCO
Port users angry at lack of helicopter service
Safmarine, Maersk and MCC Transport now licenced for Myanmar
Mauritian Coast Guard trains with French Navy
Angola and Mozambique plan rail link
Conflict Coast: Mozambique´s Primeiras e Segundas archipelago
Call for migration to paperless clearing at Ghana’s ports
Angola’s new customs tariff comes into force 3 March
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – UNKNOWN SAILER and KANG YU
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
25 February 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – CAP SAN MARCO
South Africa’s DBSA to shore up Tanzania logistics
Port of Mombasa partners to raise efficiency
CMA CGM launches new Equatorial Guinea Express service
MSC Cruises set for a new record in SA
Tanzania to upgrade Tanga-Arusha railway
French seize record haul of cocaine off CSAV ship
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – RYUSEI MARU No.2 and SEA AXE 25
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
24 February 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – PLOVER
SA Merchant Shipping Amendment Bill to be tabled
Strong third quarter 2013 for Nigerian ports
Drugs found on Maersk Alabama where ex-Seals died
Mozambique calls for restructuring of ports and rail
DCD Marine Cape Town ‘on a roll’
Mozambique faces new threats, says president
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – TOPAZ FAYE
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
20-21 February 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – WILLEM BARENDSZ
Total to drill for oil off South Africa this year
Mercedes-Benz C-Class exports to recommence in mid year
Piracy & smuggling ranks high on Ghana conference agenda
NATO’s Tanzanian visit: Uncertainty over SA’s Operation Copper
Mozambique nets $227m in capital gains tax from oil sale
Cocoa tops Sao Tome & Principe’s exports
US donates two Defender patrol craft to Liberia
Zambia’s Mchinji railway to open in March
Cyclone in the Mozambique Channel
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – TYGERBERG and ALIMAR 1
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
19 February 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – CMA CGM LAPIS
Musical chairs for SA harbourmasters
CMA CGM reshuffles its Asia-West Africa services
Kenya’s plan to refurbish inland container depots
New oil port for Ghana
WWL’s new service between Spain, South African & Australia
Shell to drill for oil off Namibia
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – MOL GATEWAY
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
18 February 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – DEBMAR PACIFIC
Durban port a cesspool? What rubbish!
TPT turns to Liebherr for additional cranes
SAMSA canoeists scoop silver at Dusi
Angola opens new export wood market in Italy
Kenmare Resources to restructure Mozambique debt
Mozambique plans to upgrade dry docks
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – BUDAPEST BRIDGE
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
17 February 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – WEHR OSTE
Rail expansion to boost South African economy
Free trade zone for Mombasa
Fishermen rescued by EU Naval Force frigate
More lines relocate from Tilbury to London Gateway
Mozambique to increase wood production in 2014
Cameroon calls for new tenders for Kribi container terminal
Two vessels denied entry at Mombasa
Pirate attack on Kenyan ship off Somali coast
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics from Yesteryear – CONSTANTIA
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
13-14 February 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – DEFIANT
DAFF patrol ships back in action
KPA sets new container handling record for Mombasa
Deadline approaches for fishermen to lodge appeals
MOL begins legal proceedings against shipyard
CMA CGM calls 2014 the Year of African Ambition
DCD’s turnkey service to the marine, oil and gas industry
Maydon Wharf 12 now a container berth
Analysis: We need to talk about China
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – NILEDUTCH CHEETAH
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
12 February 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – MARY ARCTICA
24/7 as Dar es Salaam operates around the clock
Trans-Kalahari railway a step closer
Rio Tinto more than doubles coal production in Mozambique
Productivity improves at Mombasa
Refined fuel terminal plan for San Pedro
MSC Cruises SA reverses to a single ship operation
Unemployment rate ‘eases’ to 24.1%
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – SONANGOL SAMBIZANGA
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
11 February 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – LOGOS HOPE
Unlucky voyage for cruise ship Black Watch
Seven companies bid to expand Tema port
Durban to host International Maritime conference
Italian Navy ships sail from Cape Town
Port Said to have new container terminal in two years
Panama Canal widening hold-up
Australian navy’s drug haul in Mozambique Channel
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – NAUTICAN and SILVER WIND
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
10 February 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – TT ADDY
January SA port statistics now available
TPT and Barloworld team up in Cape Town
Smit to salvage damaged rig from Congo River
Start made on Saldanha LPG terminal
Walvis Bay shipyard aims at being employer of choice
Interpol says Kerala was pirated
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – ITS CARLO BERGAMINI and RHL CONCORDIA
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
6-7 February 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – ITS CAVOUR
Contract signed to upgrade Nacala port
Port of Beira struggles with electricity outages
MSC Cruises revamps Portuguese Island destination
Tanzanian shippers see Mombasa as big threat
President Sata praises Zambia Railways
Tanzania calls on the UK for help with railways
New senior appointments
Walvis Bay strike ends
Mediterranean petrol flowing towards South Africa
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – ITS CAVOUR and ITS ETNA
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
5 February 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – EASTERN FORCE
RBCT and Richards Bay coal line crippled by power stoppage
Dole looks to increase Mozambique banana exports
CMA CGM launches service to Mogadishu
Call for regional Indian Ocean shipping line
Gambia ports authority reacts to ferry accident
Angola LNG sells first shipment of LPG
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – SILVER CASTLE and ACACIA II
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
4 February 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – MAGEN DEFENDER
Grindrod and Northwest Rail to operate Zambian railway
DCT loses berths 108/109 to maintenance
Rail network extension to benefit economy
Walvis Bay expects strike to last longer
African food distributor to add voice at Cool Logistics Africa 2014
Nigerians seize container loaded with ammunition
Africa adopts Maritime Action plan
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – SEADREAM and SAGA PEARL II
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
3 February 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – ENY
Walvis Bay strike – affected workers suspended
South Africa Records Trade Surplus
CFM takes delivery of 10 new locomotives
New Nigerian patrol vessel launched in China
Subtech completes offshore Congo contract on Seven Pacific
Kenyan Port benefits from US Aid, Fincantieri shows interest
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – AL SALMI
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
30-31 January 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – TULANE
Italian aircraft carrier fleet arrives in Maputo
Nacala: stressing the importance of infrastructural growth
Cote d’Ivoire strengthens its naval arm
South African citrus industry waits on the word of the EU
KZN seeks increase in trade with Europe
RBCT says joint effort brought coal export record
Wildcat strike halts work at Walvis Bay Container Terminal
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – JOHN LETHBRIDGE
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
29 January 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – CAPE COLUMBINE
Calendar year port statistics for 2013
Kerala owner contradicts Angolan Navy – says ship was pirated
East coast counter-piracy: ship deployments
CMA Group and ICTSI go into partnership at Lekki
No more free concerts on Carnival Cruises
Maputo port plans better use of available space
Port Harcourt rail link to be completed by midyear
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – MAERSK CAPE TOWN
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
28 January 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – QUEEN MARY 2
Piracy: Tug boat attacked, crew snatched
ICTSI to build new terminal at Port of Matadi
Unnecessary red tape stifles Nigerian cargo flow
EBH Namibia broom sweeps clean
New Nacala port terminal to open this year
Investec Asset Management acquires stake in J&J Africa
EIA for tug jetty extension opens
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – MERKUR CLOUD
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
27 January 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – SHIN YANG
CMA CGM’s Rhino Service to Mozambique underway
Lifeline thrown to ZIM Line
Hapag-Lloyd and CSAV merge
Maersk Wafmax ships move onto Horn of Africa service
New navy chief announced
Pirates get seven years in Kenya jail
NSRI evacuates body from ship at sea
Kerala pirating a scam: tanker found off Nigeria
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – CAP SAN AUGUSTIN
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
23-24 January 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – ARTEMIS ATLANTIC
Oil tanker Kerala disappears off Angola
Port Maputo to continue dredging this year
Port of Luanda handles 13 million tons of cargo in 2013
Kenya-Uganda-Rwanda alliance weakens EAC
Pemba and Palma ports to be developed, leases signed
Senegal releases detained Russian trawler Oleg Naidenov
South Africa accused of playing chicken with AGOA
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – PACIFIC CURRENT and SA VAAL
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
22 January 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – EVEREST BAY
Seabourn signs contract for new cruise ship
Mozambique plans to upgrade rail for coal exports
SADC Gateway port remains on stream
Mission to Seafarers announces strategic reorganisation
Kenya hopeful of more cruise ships returning
Namport warns of bogus transporters
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – City of Newcastle and Windsor Castle
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
21 January 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – WANDERLUST
Port of Beira’s new fertiliser terminal about to come on stream
Grindrod establishes new rail leasing entity
Marzooqah taken by Eritrean forces, not pirates
French and Japs nab pirate ship, free dhow
Royal Cape Yacht Club faces having to move
Going up….. 19,000 TEU ships on order
Dual ballast water treatment on sea trials
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – CLIPPER QUITO
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
20 January 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – STENA POLARIS
Saldanha Bay industrial zone attracting investment
Piracy: Reports of two ships highjacked
EUNAVFOR ship delivers armoured vehicles to Kenya
Mission focuses on abandonment
Coega IDZ windtower on track
Kenya transport secretary unconcerned by railway allegations
Port of Cabinda to have passenger terminal
Limpopo railway to Zimbabwe reopened
Tropical cyclone warning fizzles out
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – DA HE
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
16-17 January 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – NORWEGIAN GETAWAY
Ferry disaster on Nile – hundreds killed
Minister calls for improvements at port of Beira
Freight trains reurn to service after Mombasa derailment
ICS draws lessons from Somali piracy
Counter piracy exercise off Seychelles
The Gambia begins programme of ferry maintenance
Angola and Mozambique economies to grow by 8% until 2016
Nigeria and South Africa can fast track Africa’s growth
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – SEA CARRIER and VOS HERA
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
15 January 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – TAI AN KOU and BASSDRILL BETA
Mozambique president talks up Nacala Corridor
Nigerian Navy seizes 13,000 barrels of stolen oil
Farewell to vintage classic Saga Ruby
Evergreen charters ten 14,000-TEU ships
Feature: Scientists find ‘vast’ freshwater under the sea
China to invest in African trans-national transport
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – HAMBURG
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
14 January 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – TOPAZ SOPHIE
China to build new tanker port at Pointe Noire
Shipwatch: Bourbon sells 12 vessels
Hyundai Marine keeps its slots on Europe-West Africa trade
Odds increase on Hapag-Lloyd buying CSAV
Ship repair company digs deep for Santa Paws
EU to extend counter- piracy force by two years
Undersea cable laid between Angola and South America
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – RED CEDAR
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
13 January 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – IVS KANDA
Port statistics for December 2013 now available
NCL takes delivery of Norwegian Breakaway
Piracy: Seafarers kidnapped in Gulf of Guinea
Shipwatch: Japan to fine 4 shipping companies for price fixing
Hellman award no.5 for Safmarine
Limpopo rail line closed through Mozambique
CFM invests in maintaining Sena railway
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – RHS CONCORDIA
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
9 January 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – COSTA ROMANTICA
Drewry warns of surplus pool of 8,000-10,000 TEU ships
TPA taken to task over naval ship visits
Has South Africa’s cruise bubble begun to burst?
Four new cranes for Dar es Salaam port
2012 annual port results for Gambia
TAZARA, the Moody Wanderer –SPECIAL FEATURE
Angolan fishing increases to 370,000 tons
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – HARKAND DA VINCI and MSC TOMOKO
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
8 January 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – SCT PERU
New SBM and pipeline for KZN coast
Italian aircraft carrier fleet approaches Maputo
15 Passengers missing, five dead after Zanzibar ferry struck by waves
Mozambique to become oil producer this year
Confident start to year but concerns linger
Somaliland finalises major port development
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – MSC PARIS
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
7 January 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – WESTERN TRIDENT
Drama as navy and NSRI rush to the rescue of Cape to Rio racers
Maersk sells 15 VLCC crude tankers to Euronav
Cathelco to protect Quantum of the Seas
Senegal nabs Russian factory trawler for illegal fishing
Smooth, congestion-free Christmas for Mombasa port
Repair of Sena Railroad complete
Injured seaman evacuated from passing ship
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – NAUTICA and SANTA BARBARA
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
6 January 2014
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – TERESEA HAWK
News from the shipping lines
Salvage contract issued for removal of coal ship Smart
Landmark as Der es Salaam does inspection of Spanish vessel
Agreement signed for new Abidjan container terminal
Tanzania intercepts container of elephant tusks
Cyclone Bejisa strikes Reunion
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – SMIT AMANDLA and MOL GENEROSITY
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
19-20 December 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – NADESHIKO GAS
DCT deepening halted
Seli 1 wreck reduction deemed a success
As ships get bigger, the lines become fewer
Angola to produce 2 million barrels of oil per day by 2015
CFM to take delivery of 15 new locomotives
Bumi Armada secures two-year extension for Nigeria FPSO
Gulf of Guinea: The new flashpoint of African piracy?
Gabon draws up new oil laws
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – NESA 7 and MSC RITA
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
18 December 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – SCARABEO 7
Durban Harbour faces contamination from raw sewage
Five-year strategic plan agreed for Tazara
Fishing ranks as 5th on Mozambique’s export list
Fugro opens office and lab in Maputo
Chinese company invests in Mozambique heavy sands project
West African pirates strike again
APM Terminals now an ICHCA premium member
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
PICS FROM YESTERYEAR – FC STURROCK with ORCADES, and TS McEWEN with EUROPA
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
17 December 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – OVERSEAS SAKURA
SAPPI to export through Maputo
Contracts signed for Macuse port and railway
East Africa launches integrated real-time cross-border payments system
Maputo port master plan comes together
Another marine acquisition for port of Maputo
Nigeria may get cadet training ship
Port Maputo inaugurates new bulk shed
US and Kenya cooperate on maritime security
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – LEKETI and SCARABEO 7
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
12-13 December 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – WILLEM HECKROODT
November port statistics are available here
New patrol boats for Cameroon
MSC Cruises feeling strong about new cruise season
Lake Malawi vessel declared unseaworthy
Kenya places order with Kalmar for 12 RTG cranes
Kenya and China to sign coal mining agreement
PIL’s West African ship’s maiden call at Dalian
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – BBC NINGALOO
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
11 December 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – TRIO OF TOUGH LADIES
Somali piracy far from over as two more ships attacked
No time for a holiday, port manager tells Mombasa agents
Port officials wield too many discretionary powers – ICPC report
CMA CGM reshuffles its Europe/Med to West Africa services
CMA CGM’s PC Weekly Service
CMA CGM’s PC Centre Service
CMA CGM’s PC North Service
CMA CGM South Service remains unchanged
CMA CGM’s Angola Shuttle operates with 5 ships
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – GRANDE COSTA D’AVORIO
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
10 December 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – COSMIC JEWEL
TNPA cadets given international training opportunity
Nautic Africa faces the challenges of Africa’s coastline
Interpol seizes ivory, timber logs, rhino horns
Oil from wreck of RFA Darkdale to be removed
Ship Society calendars now available
Cruising: MSC Opera and Sinfonia to be lengthened
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – IREMIS DA VINCI
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
9 December 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – MAERSK WILLOW
ICTSI/Tolaram to operate new Lekki container terminal
Awards for NSRI volunteer rescuers
Richards Bay coal line trains to double in number - TFR
Transnet contracts for Black and Women-owned fuel suppliers
Another gas strike off Tanzania
Sena Railway reconstruction completed by 2015
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – UNITED VENTURE
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
5-6 December 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

Hamba Kahle, Tata Nelson Mandela
Shipwatch: Hapag-Lloyd and CSAV in merger talks
Angolan Paenal shipyard’s measure of success
WWF says SA fish stocks are recovering
Terex straddle carriers in global demand
Meet the Big Boy – the largest vessel at sea
Piracy: France and Japan allow armed guards on their ships
Victor Restis released from jail
Valley of Nuts to export 50 containers of nuts
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – KOTA LIHAT
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
4 December 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – POLARCUS NADIA and SANCO SPIRIT
Drama at sea as MSC Sinfonia sails
Vale to sell part of its stake in Nacala Corridor
Liberia to build its first inland port
Cruise News: Latest happenings in the world of cruising
Zim posts US$44million nett loss in Q3
13 shipping lines face Russian price fixing charges
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – SAFMARINE LUALABA
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
3 December 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – MSC TOMOKO
Shameful treatment of Indonesian seafarers
Mozambique govt defends tuna fishing deal
Construction of new Namibian port to begin in 2014
Benguela Railway reaches DRC border
Bollore to develop Dakar car terminal
Kenyan standard gauge railway launched
Mozambique Defence Ministry investigates press gang reports
Flotsam and Jetsam
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – PACIFIC BANNER
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
2 December 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – MSC PREZIOSA
Ngqura concessioning cancelled
US Navy suspends Inchcape Shipping Services
Tanzania may build LNG export facility
Captain Bengu takes SA Agulhas II to Antarctica
South African citrus banned from Europe
Thai-based company awarded Mozambique rail contract
Total to drill next year in Outeniqua Basin
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – MALANJE
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
28-29 November 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – S103 QUEEN MODJADJI I
Shipwatch: SAECS introduces bigger ships from Q1 2014
Shipwatch: CMA CGM adds Nansha to its West Africa service
Shipwatch: CSAV slips to third quarter loss
Mozambique brings back the press gangs
Mozambique to auction new coal concessions
IMO’s Sekimizu opens IMO 28th Assembly
Citrus Australia backs South Africa over black spot
Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire to settle boundary dispute
CrewInspector awarded Ropatec software contract
Tenders out for Cameroon ore railway and port
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – COLUMBUS 2
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
27 November 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – PORT ARTHUR
Tanzania ports begins electronic single window system
Pirate attacks in West Africa to double in 2014
Nigerian Navy orders new ships
Port of Cabinda handles 26,000 TEU in 4 months
EIA for Mossel Bay LNG terminal suspended
Pipeline to link Beira with neighbouring countries
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – HYUNDAI SINGAPORE
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
26 November 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – JOHN LETHBRIDGE
Shipwatch: CMA CGM launches new Mozambique-South Africa service
Shipwatch: MACS Line joins national cadet programme
Shipwatch: CMA CGM profits plummet
Shipwatch: EC opens anti-trust proceedings against container lines
RMS Queen Elizabeth – a personal farewell
Kenya turns to Arabs for Lamu funding
Ghana Ports looking double port capacity
Book Preview: From Paper Charts to Ecdis
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – CAP SAN AUGUSTIN
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
25 November 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – MSC Maureen and MSC Orchestra
Walvis Bay container terminal contract awarded to CHEC
NuEnergy to develop coal-bed-methane in Mozambique
Frigate returns from successful West Africa deployment
Large cocaine seizure in Ghana waters
Mozambique to become region’s 2nd biggest coal producer
Petroplan opens first office in Africa
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – HIGHLAND ROVER
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
21 November 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – TERASEA HAWK
Crude Findings: the forgotten factor in the rise and fall of Somali piracy
Deepwater port for Cabinda; Pluspetrol Angola begins oil exploration
Maersk chief tells smaller carriers to stop ordering new ships
Cruise ships will use LNG for fuel, says Fincantieri vp.
Accident closes Tazara line
Meet the Port of Walvis Bay’s new security manager
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – NEWYORKER
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
20 November 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – CAECILIA SCHULTE
UN Security Council reaffirms call to fight piracy
Angola plans to link Benguela railway with Zambia
Cabotage: Repeal the Jones Act, says Drewry
Uncollected steel creates Djibouti congestion
Cruising: Costa Diadema takes to the water
Transnet takes delivery of new class 20E locomotives
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – SS ALBION VICTORY and CHRYSO
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
19 November 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – GOLDEN KAROO
Shipwatch: Fire damaged ship reaches port
Mozambique earns little from Inhambane gas exploitation
Cruising: Norwegian Getaway heads out
Mailbag: The Aimee Lykes Story
Mailbag: Mailships out of Durban
South Africa faces EU ban on citrus
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – MSC OPERA
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
18 November 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – PRIME GINGER
Another container fire at sea
China to repair the Beira – Zimbabwe road
Mailbag: Why aren’t the tugs being built locally?
Giant cruise ship for unexpected repairs
East African training exercise held Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – HANJIN ALBANY
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
14-15 November 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – DAL STELLENBOSCH
Italian Navy aircraft carrier fleet to visit Africa
Shipwatch: Maersk profits improve in third quarter
Shipwatch: Hapag-Lloyd profits down in 3rd quarter
Mozambique wants bigger gas share
Piracy: Two American seafarers released
Wärtsilä completes 2-stroke dual fuel engine technology
Second AHTS vessel ordered for South African BEE company
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – COMMON SPIRIT and MSC KRYSTAL

 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
13 November 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – POLARSTERN
Cape Verde port operations to be privatised
Automatic mooring system for Ngqura container terminal
DCD Marine Cape Town awarded Scarabeo 7 survey contract
FPS Group adds two more members
Southern Africa faces increasing range of shocks
COSCO commences calls at Kenya’s Mombasa
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – MAERSK VILNIUS
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
12 November 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – URANUS
Mozambique conflict: Truckers call for an end
Fourth recent pirate attack in western Indian Ocean
AfDB lends Namport R2.9bn to build new container terminal
MSC Opera back in SA for another season
Mailbag: Watching mailships sail
SAMSA chooses Duzi hopefuls
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – CMA CGM AFRICA ONE
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
11 November 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – NILEDUTCH KUDU
Paramount buys controlling share in Nautic Africa
Port Statistics for October are now available
One-stop border crossing one-step closer
Cruising: New cruise ship floats out
Marine spatial planning – a guide
Agri boost for Mozambique
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – NAJADE
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
7-8 November 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – BISON EXPRESS
SADC calls on Renamo to stop the violence
Shipwatch: News of ships and shipping
Grindrod’s Alan Olivier elected UK P&I Club chairman and president
Tanzania feeling left out
Kiel Canal casualty update
Cruising: Venice gets tough with cruise lines
Nkhata Bay jetty on Lake Malawi collapses
Siemen’s to equip new Mozambique railway
Nigerian pride versus piracy
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – HMS RICHMOND
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
6 November 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – ECHALAR
MOL Caledon unveils London Gateway port
Namport signs contracts for new container terminal
Transnet launches new automotive rail wagon
Changes for Carnival Corp cruise companies
Sierra Leone Ports Authority looking for investors
New commanding officer for Salisbury Island
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – SAMBU and STOLT JASMINE
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
4 November 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – PINOTAGE
Mozambique unrest: truck attacked on Pungue River bridge
BIMCO shelves contract for shipboard armed guards in West Africa
DCD Marine to have sole control of Cape Town’s A Berth
Sparking memories – Looking back with Vernon Buxton
Piracy: US$339m in ransoms over 7 year period
Duzi winner supports SAMSA training of canoeists
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – DA HE
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
4 November 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – KOTA MEWAH
Greater concern over Mozambique unrest
All lined up for PMAESA conference
New working group to counter West African piracy
Beira coal exports passes 3 million tons
Germany increases imports of cocoa from Sao Tome
Triple-E, seriously scaled down
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – UP PEARL
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
31 October-1 November 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – MSC AGADIR
Mozambique army in push against Renamo
AECOM awarded US$30 million Transnet port contract
Joint SA Navy/Royal Australian Navy exercise a possibility
AIDA unveils new flag ship
Norwegian Getaway gets ready to be floated out
Praise for Mombasa port
Australia to dump carbon tax as useless and harmful
Angolan natural gas production reaches 20% of capacity
Egypt reviews Suez Canal security
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – DORSET and TOWNSVILLE STAR
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
30 October 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – BRAVO
Kiel Canal blocked as ships collide
Ship Noor 1 arrested in Mombasa
Djibouti takes delivery of new STS cranes
Security problems outside Beira port
More changes at Maersk & Damco
Good news for exporters over citrus black spot
Vale sees exports of iron ore of 1.1bn tons
Transnet takes in 1,000 apprentice artisans
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – EDWIN COOK
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
29 October 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – CLIPPER RACE
Approval for Nigerian shipbuilding & dockyard facilities
Dramatic scenes in CT harbour with young whale
Difficult cargo transfer off Walvis Bay handled with aplomb
Transnet to order two new dredgers
Sweat your assets, ports are advised
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – ARMADA TUAH 105 and DP STAR
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
28 October 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – Iran Shariati
EBH Namibia commissions third Walvis Bay floating dock
Pirates take two US seafarers hostage
Belgian expertise for South African maritime training
Sierra Leone Registry reacts to seizure of US ship
Indian aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya ready
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – Kota Bangga and Ya Toivo
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
24 October 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – DAYAHAI
Shipwatch: More revisions on Far East-ECSA trades
Good news for Transnet pensioners
No bids for Richards Bay ship repair facility
Rig safely delivered by Fairmount Summit
Indonesian oil major takes 75% stake in Moz oil block
On TV Now: Discovery’s Triple-E Documentary Series
AVEVA expands its sales presence in Africa
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – SAS SPIOENKOP
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
23 October 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – Pattarozzi Tide
Maputo traffic increased fourfold in nine years
Summer monsoons blow away pirates
Security assessment carried out at Freetown, SL
Seabourn orders new cruise ship
New Norwegian Breakaway arrives in Cape Canaveral
Rio Tinto buys locos for Mozambique operation
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – SEASMILE and RHL CALLIDITAS
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
22 October 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – JR MORE
EBH Namibia launches Walvis Bay’s third floating dock
Remember the Aimee Lykes?
Shipwatch: News of ships and shipping lines
Grindrod receives green light to acquire RACEC
Iranian Navy prevents tanker capture
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – MOL TYNE
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
21 October 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – DP STAR
The ongoing cost of piracy
Mercedes-Benz South Africa exports to increase in 2014
Shipwatch: East Coast South America reshuffle
US Navy rescues 128 Somali migrants
Sena Railway to triple capacity by 2015
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – ENSCO DS2
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
17-18 October 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – ZHEN HUA 20
Portwatch: News from the ports of Africa
Shipwatch: News of ships and shipping lines
AdvanFort endorses probe into illegal bunkering
Mozambique to legislate on oil resources
Nigerian crew freed by Nigerian court
QE2 goes to Cosco Shipyard for rebuilding as floating hotel
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – AMADEA
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
16 October 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – SONANGOL ETOSHA
Shippers raise alarm over oil piracy in Gulf of Guinea
Tanzania Revenue Authority told to work 24/7 to clear port congestion
India nabs armed guards on ship
Mozambique, China to curb illegal logging
Somali pirate leaders arrested in sting operation
NSRI assists yacht in difficulty along Zululand coast
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – APOLLO
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
15 October 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – LNG TAURUS
Shipwatch: Ship missing in fierce Indian Ocean cyclone
Outrage at lenient sentence for Dutch dredging group Boskalis
Rig ENSCO 5000 manoeuvred into Saldanha Bay
Waterfront charters back by popular demand
Experts line up for Durban PMAESA conference
Oil spill response base opens in South Africa
Pirate attack on super tanker off Somalia
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – CAP SAN LORENZO
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
14 October 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – TRANSOCEAN MARIANAS
High Court stops Transnet strike
Saldanha LPG terminal gets underway
Beira congestion will take 3 months to clear
Cruise ship couple help save men stranded at sea
Spanish invest in Mozambique fishing and infrastructure
Tanker Shipping - The world of energy is undergoing fundamental changes
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – MAERSK COPENHAGEN
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
10 October 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – CAP SAN AUGUSTIN
MSC to help revive the Angolan flag
Shipwatch: News from the shipping world
SA trade growth slows down
Cruise News: MSC Opera readies for SA cruise season
Is this the world’s ugliest ship?
SA: Bill to grant small-scale fishing rights
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – LOBIVIA and ORION
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
9 October 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View - TRANSOCEAN MARIANAS and MAERSK TENDER
Road will shorten the Walvis Bay, DRC and Zambia Corridor
Portwatch: Setbacks for Mombasa and Durban ports
Companies sign contracts to mine coal in Mozambique
NYK forwarding arm moves into South Africa
Niger State bans older boats, ferries on Niger River
Ghanaian armed forces trains with US, UK and Dutch military
Sick seaman lifted of bulk carrier Sun Orchid
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day - MAERSK WEYMOUTH
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
8 October 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View - FELLOWSHIP
Smart latest - aft section scuttled
Shipwatch: News of ships and shipping lines
Lake steamer LIEMBA nears the century mark
Western Cape Exporter of the Year to be announced
Cruise ship Braemar to mark D-Day plus 70 years
Djibouti and Kuwaiti sign oil deal
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day - HR INTONATION
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
7 October 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – ADFINES STAR
Port statistics for September are now available here
Shipwatch: Safmarine ship in collision off Japan
First train for Zambia in 25 years leaves Beira
Eleven Somalis convicted of piracy in Seychelles court
Kirikiri Terminal 1 in Lagos designated for fishing
Mozambique ship order raises more questions
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – ERNEST N
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
3 October 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – JVARADA MARESIAS
Portwatch: News from the ports & harbours
Damco chief to be next Hapag-Lloyd CEO
Maersk aims at raising freight rates again
Cabotage and ship registry rears its head
Cruise News: Novo-virus strikes Fred Olsen‘s Boudicca
Rebirth of reefer ships
P3 scheme could have far reaching effects
African Union pushes for more intercontinental trade
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – NILEDUTCH HIPPO
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
2 October 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – JOLLY PERLA
Shipwatch 1: News of ships and the shipping lines
Egypt tightens security measures as Suez Canal breaks records
Viking Cruises adds additional 2015 Mediterranean cruises
New Transnet head office appointment
Five new RTGs for Apapa
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – BUDAPEST BRIDGE
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
1 October 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – SMIT AMANDLA
Hollande and Guebuza witness start of big ship order
Cruise News: Virtual balconies for Navigator of the Seas
Beacon Hill coal mine in Mozambique has reserves of 40m tons
Mozambique sugar exports realise US$117 million
Dar es Salaam Corridor Group gains US$1 million investment
Boat capsizes on Lake Tanganyika – 13 drown
Tazara benefits from maize & fertiliser contracts
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – MOL TYNE
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
30 September 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – UMURGA
Tragedy on the Niger – 42 dead and 100 missing
Search & Rescue centre planned for Lake Victoria
Seychelles transfers pirate prisoners to Puntland
Fruit exporters revert to conventional reefers
Ship on fire in Table Bay
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – MAERSK COPENHAGEN  

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
26-27 September 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – ROYAL PRINCESS
Strike threats hang over ports
Nigeria drained of 100,000 barrels of oil a day
Cruise News: Three years before Costa recovers
Walvis Bay Corridor Group wins award
Safmarine hosts maritime mentor day at Lawhill
Hot Seat Comment: Challenges at Chirundu
Beira-Zimbabwe road to be rebuilt
Severe weather warning for South African coast
Lloyd’s List to go digital only
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – IREMIS DA VINCI
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
25 September 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – KHULISA EYETHU
Namibia sets int'l standard with moratorium on seabed mining
Moz confirms possibility of Angoche port reopening
Cruise News: Royal Princess loses power in Med
TV Interview on piracy in West Africa
Rift Valley Railway begins upgrade of mainline
Safety at Sea - More than Piracy
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – HS HAYDN
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
23 September 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – RAMFORM STERLING
TNPA asks for 8.5% tariff increase for 2014/15
Briefing session over Ngqura concession
Grindrod takes 20% share in another agri group, NYK
Safmarine wins Ocean Supplier of the Year award
Tideland appoints agent for Indian Ocean
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – LIBERTY DREAM
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
19 September 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – WILLEM BARENDZ
Shipping News in Brief
No Mozambique comment on massive ship order
Durban Chamber of Commerce says SETAS have got it all wrong
Mozambique economy grows 6.5% in first half
Angolan oil exports catching up on Nigeria
Uganda’s northern railway in service after 20 years
Maritime security handbook launched
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – IGUAZU and YA TOIVO
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
18 September 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – INYALAZI
News in Brief: Nigerian warship arrives in Australia
Nigerian port stats show general increase
Maydon Wharf berth deepening to continue
Port Sudan as a future armed guards base
Vale gives all clear for investments in Mozambique
Nautic propelling African ship servicing internationally
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – CITY OF LIVERPOOL and HISTORIAN
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
17 September 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – SMART
Takoradi extensions to get underway next week
News in Brief: Railway locos due today
Cruise News: NCL seeks names for two new ships
Angolan oil-based economy vulnerable
Case File: AdvanFort frontline tales from the sea
Roundup of regional rail news
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – NILEDUTCH LEOPARD
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
16 September 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – HONOUR
Rail still misses out with Maputo
Somali piracy still a risk as monsoon ends
Second Tanzanian ship seized with drugs on board
DNV and GL merger approved
EBH prioritises training in way forward
SA Agulhas visits Tristan da Cunha
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – MSC AGRIGENTO
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
12 September 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – PRIME LADY
Port statistics for the month of August are now available here
Durban Container Terminal strengthened with more straddle carriers
SAECS combines Europe – South Africa services
PetroSA’s aging FPSO ORCA to be refurbished at Ngqura
Tanzania reacts to burning of ‘weed’ ship
Transnet secures funding for balance of new loco fleet
Bridging Africa and the Indian Ocean Rim
News in Brief: Costa Concordia salvage on Monday
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – GOLAR VIKING
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
11 September 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

FIRST VIEW – SAS MANTHATSI EMERGES
Benin turns to US firm AdvanFort for coastal security
Portwatch: News from the region’s ports & harbours
New boss for APM’s Apapa terminal
Grindrod expands into agribusiness
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – MAERSK WAKAMATSU
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
10 September 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – BLUE MASTER II
Beira plans new port quay and terminals
Controversial livestock carrier due back in East London
Have you seen this fishing vessel called Snake?
Nacala on line to handle 1.5mt this year
Nigerian Navy strikes again
French to build 30 ships for Mozambique costing €300 million
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – ATLANTIC ELAND
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
9 September 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – HARBOUR TUGS
High level investigation ordered into Pinetown fatal crash
Uganda lightens up on number of weighbridges
Unrest causes cruise ship to skip Israeli port of call
Lamu port facing unexpected hurdles
How Competitive Are Africa's Economies?
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – LAPEROUSE
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
5 September 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – INGWENYA
Grindrod in JV to build oil terminal at Saldanha Bay
Rwanda cripples Dar es Salaam cargo with road toll hike
Barges of stolen oil seized in Nigeria
Shipwatch: Far East to South Africa service slows down
Mozambique fishing exceeds 190,000 tons
More threats to Mozambique coal mining
Malawi vs Tanzania vs SADC over lake dispute
IMO called on to approve container weight verification
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – DURBAN WHALE CATCHERS
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
4 September 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – NILEDUTCH BUFFALO
Suez security increased over threat
Bunker firm’s West African offshore operation
Shipwatch: New ships delivered
Turner Shipping upgrades IT infrastructure
TPA suspends Electronic Cargo Tracking Note
ENI strikes more gas off Mozambique
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – OCEAN BIRD
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
3 September 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – LOTHENI
Shipwatch: Maersk Kampala fire still burns
Nigerian Navy ship Thunder arrives in Port Louis
Lüderitz handles 152-metre long ship
Gulf of Guinea pirates: New and old challenges
Fairmount tugs deliver world’s first FSRU
Mombasa-Kigali railway to be finished by 2018
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – BLUE MASTER II
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
2 September 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – NINGBO EXPRESS
New export facility for emerging coal mines
Another container ship fire and ship attacked in Suez Canal
Award for Port of Walvis Bay
Jindal Steel secures five exploration licences in Africa
MSC’s move to all-in rates seen as ominous
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – OXYGEN
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
29-30 August 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – SABANDO TIDE
Mombasa’s new berth 19 is commissioned
Three nation anti piracy exercise off Maputo
Germany’s Ahrenkiel seeking investors
Jaya vessel to assist with Mozambique oil exploration
30 SA students to do post graduate studies at Malmö university
Accommodation barge delivered offshore Angola
TAZARA sacks 1,000 striking workers
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – WLOCLAWEK and KOTA PERMASAN
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
28 August 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – KAPITAN LAZAREV
Transnet considers new coal terminal for Richards Bay
Shipwatch: Smart race against time
New CEO for MSC Cruises
Call for cabotage across Nigerian oil industry
Piracy – Depending on West African states to help
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – MSC ABIDJAN
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
27 August 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – CABO NEGRO II
Stats and facts about the port of Nacala
Transfer of oil from MV Smart begins
Nigerian container traffic back on rail
Security: African leaders must not become ‘’sea blind’
East London loading first coal shipment
Vibrant container markets points to steady economy
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Pics of the Day – MOL CALEDON
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
26 August 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – THORCO CELEBRATION
Smart salvage delayed
NSPCA fails in court bid to stop livestock carrier Barkly Pearl
Shipwatch: News from the shipping lines
Maritime Labour Convention welcomed into force
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
DCD Marine goes for zero incident rate
Cabinda shows increase in ships and cargo
Pics of the Day – EDDA FIDES
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
22 August 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – STENA PARIS
Salvage of bulker Smart begins
Transnet issues R1.5 billion domestic bond
Women taking their place alongside men at EBH, Namibia
Building efficiencies on East Africa’s Central Corridor
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Cruise News: No smoking please
Mozambique grants two new coal mining concessions
Nigerian river ports to be concessioned
Pics of the Day – FEDERAL
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
21 August 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – MIGHTY SERVANT 1
Smart breaks up outside Richards Bay harbour
Nigerian Navy hits back – 12 pirates killed
New trade portal to improve Nigerian port clearance
Dar es Salaam prepares for a paperless process
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Value-added trade high on BRICS agenda
BRICS Bank also on agenda
Pics of the Day – MOL GRANDEUR
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
20 August 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – INGWENYA
Capesize coal ship breaks her back outside Richards Bay
Kiani Satu sinking off Southern Cape coast
Update on St Thomas Aquinas ferry collision
NCL develops eco-friendly destination in Belize
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Shipwatch: News of ships and shipping lines
ArcelorMittal Liberia to ship 4.5mt of ore in 2013
Pics of the Day – DELMAS ANGO and INDUSTRIAL CENTURY
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
19 August 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – St Thomas Aquinas sinking
Kiani Satu is refloated
Ferry disaster as two ships collide
Port Amboim has Africa’s largest crane
Highjacked tanker released off Nigeria
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Bakassi now officially part of Cameroon
Eliminating unnecessary checkpoints in Niger a success
Pics of the Day – EDDA FIDES
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
15 August 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – IMPERIUS
Indian submarine explosion – 18 feared killed
MoU paves way for interport co-operation
Stranded sailors rescued in the Gulf of Aden
Conference call by NCL CEO Kevin Sheehan
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Mombasa port efficiencies improve - KPA
Contraband ivory returns to Africa
ENI agrees to pay Mozambique tax bill
Benguela Railway reached DRC border at Luau
Pics of the Day – ACIF aka PACIFIC PRINCESS
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
14 August 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – BRITISH ENVOY
Another shipwreck in Table Bay
Kiani Satu latest
MoU between TNPA and Namport to be signed today
Love Boat claims lives
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
India launches home-grown aircraft carrier
Pacific Princess may be gone but her sister ship continues
Pics of the Day – CAP SAN MARCO
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
13 August 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – FUGRO BRASILIS
Oil spills from grounded Kiani Satu
Shipwatch: News of ships and shipping lines
Cruise season beckons
End of a love affair as Pacific bows out
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Joint Air Defence symposium coming up
SARS Announcement: Customs Bill submitted to parliament
Pics of the Day – DAL KAROO
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
12 August 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – AFRICAN IBIS
July port statistics now up on Ports & Ships
Kiani Satu aground and leaking oil
Ngqura Container Terminal to be concessioned
HRT to drill in Namibia’s Orange River basin
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
NSRI evacuates sick crewman from ship
Puntland sends back Turkish aid ship
Pics of the Day – MAERSK CAMEROUN
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
8 August 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – RAFFAELLA II
Shipwatch: News from ships and shipping companies
Oceanographic research vessel for Kenya
Zanzibar refuses to licence landing craft for passenger use
Africa is a high growth area - Drewry
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Central African order for Konecranes
Maputo to handle 20% of BMW exports from SA
Ghana oil exports rise by almost 50 percent
Pics of the Day – HERMES ARROW and BELLA
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
7 August 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – RAUL D
Container weight regulation is key to reducing risk
Shipwatch: SAECS loop may move to London Gateway
Closing City Deep will be bad for logistics industry
Port Autonome du Cotonou under siege
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Transnet launches one-stop-hub for small businesses
Pics of the Day – GUAYAQUIL BRIDGE
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
6 August 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – BLUE MASTER II
Chinese company fined US$3.5 million for Mozambique smuggling
Shipwatch: new ship for Ethiopian line
Nautic to build seven patrol boats for West Africa
Turkish power ship could be heading for Africa
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Navy crippled by manpower shortage
Mozambique fishing production to hit 100,000 tons this year
Pics of the Day – HYUNDAI SINGAPORE
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
5 August 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – MAPLE PIONEER
New ships for MACS and MSC
Piracy: Dutch to help Somalia form coastguard
New reefership design to be unveiled
New rolling stock for Nacala
Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
Special cargo for Coega
Yacht goes aground on Wild Coast – NSRI called out
Pics of the Day – RIO ALSTER
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
1 August 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – INYALAZI
Piracy: Naham 3 moved closer inshore
Thailand to build deepwater port in Mozambique
Shipwatch: News from the ships and shipping lines
Coega exceeds jobs target
NCL leads the way in labour relations
Unemployment rate officially at 25.6 percent
Pics of the Day – BBC BULGARIA, GEISE and VECTIS FALCON
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
31 July 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – RED CEDAR
African importance in world trade acknowledged with appointment
Another big Tanzania natural gas strike
The rape of African waters continues
Mauritius Ports has bumper year
Shippers call for transparent reduction of carbon emissions
TFR reveals details of enhanced 200-wagon coal trains
Pics of the Day – DREAM POWER and UNITED TAMBORA
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
30 July 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – CAPE TOWN HIGHWAY
Restis shipping operations to continue
Moz to export LNG by 2018
US and Nigeria in talks about regional piracy
Tanzania tells Regulator to intervene in dispute
Three nations to invest in East African railway
Expensive new regime for ballast water management looms
Maritime sector unaffected by Egyptian unrest
Iberian Reefer aground outside Quelimane
Pics of the Day – RFA BLACK ROVER A273
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
29 July 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – PAC STAR
PMAWCA meets in Benin
Cape route remains an option for Suez shutdown
MSC Cruises pulls out of Egypt
Govt to help citrus industry access BRICS market
Dredging has commenced in Port of Soyo
Victor Restis jailed pending trial
Pics of the Day – HAMMONIA TEUTONICA and HK DELIGHT
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
25 July 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – KAVO PLATANOS
Dar es Salaam gaining ground on Mombasa - study
Gauteng-Durban rail corridor (Natcor) shutdown
Seafarer airlifted from ship near Port Nolloth
TFR partners up with Serbian engineering specialist
Ignazio Messina Line swaps Naples call for Salerno
Dry well for Statoil and Tullow off Mozambique
Luanda most expensive city in the world
Tall Ship Astrid sinks on Irish coast
Pics of the Day – IRENES GRACE and CITY OF HEREFORD
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
24 July 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – CAP SAN NICHOLAS
It’s time for SA to honour its trade agreements
Norway is first to sign CT Fishing Vessel Safety Agreement
Things looking up for Takoradi port
Victor Restis arrested on embezzlement charges
Shipyard opens on Lake Victoria
Tribute to the late Andre ‘Jinx’ Botes
Tanzania plans new coal rail line
DCT shutdown over another gas leak scare
Pics of the Day – CHEMROAD ECHO and HAI YANG SHI YOU 278
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
23 July 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – SA AGULHAS
Kenya Ports Authority opens in kigali
Siemens to install power grid at Nacala-a-Velha
Pirates release tanker Cotton – crew safe
Hansa Brandenburg under tow to Mauritius
Govt wants Denel to become global player
Grindrod acquires RACEC
Additional stories of interest
Pics of the Day – FURNESS LONDON
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
22 July 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – ITAL FORTUNA
New MSC Agrigento on SA service
West African pirates continue raiding ships
Driver killed as container truck falls into Durban harbour
SA, EU vow to tackle employment, boost trade
Hansa Brandenburg fire under control
Fairmount Expedition tows Harvey Rover into port
Tightened security brings rewards to Tanzania Ports
Sena Railway reopens to traffic
Pics of the Day – FEDERAL SKEENA
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
18 July 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – FAIRMOUNT GLACIER
Durban-bound Hansa Brandenburg on fire
Mauritius port chairman steps down after police enquiry
Tanker pirated off Gabon
French cruise line to build 4th luxury ship
The ups and downs of coal mining in Mozambique
Nacala Special Economic Zone attracts investments
Oil: Angola averages 1.75 million barrels per day
Additional stories of interest
Pics of the Day – MAERSK WEYMOUTH and CRUPER
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
17 July 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – CAP GILBERT
Moatize-Nacala coal line to be ready in 2014
APM Terminals Apapa builds $10m customs facility
Intra-Africa trade - Cut the red tape, says Gigaba
Infrastructure an African investment obstacle
Piracy down in 2013 but West Africa a worry
Chinese to modernise port of Angoche
Walvis Bay to introduce scanners at port
Additional general stories of interest
Pics of the Day – MOL GLOBE
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
16 July 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – FAIRMOUNT GLACIER and FALCON
First Triple-E sets sail
Kenya Wildlife tightens up at Mombasa port
South Africa to host EU for talks
Engen begins revamp of Beira fuel terminal
Namdock 3 arrives in Walvis Bay
Three harbour tugs remain unsold
MSC boosts its African services
Pics of the Day – NORTHERN EXPLORER
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
15 July 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – VEGA INRUDA
Mombasa delays South Sudan oil refinery opening
The cascade effect begins – ports need a re-think
Nigeria LNG pays levy ‘under protest’
Regency Seas orders new cruise ship
TPT appoints news national planning manager
Monrovia doubles port volumes
West Africa attracts more lines
MOL Comfort – little evidence of its passing
Pics of the Day – BROTONNE BRIDGE
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
11 July 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – CMA CGM TOSCA
Port statistics for the month of June 2013
RBCT coal exports for June 2013
MOL Comfort almost completely burned out
Piracy: Ships attacked near Nigerian ports
São Tomé seizes two Stena Oil ships
Johannesburg Parts Centre for Konecranes
Second ivory haul in Mombasa
Kentz Corp lands logistics contract at Nacala
White Paper on counter piracy
Pics of the Day – LEO OSAKA
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
10 July 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – ALGOA
Nigerian court orders an end to LNG blockade
Piracy update: Albedo deaths mount
MOL takes slots on Ocean Africa Container Lines loop
Zuma shuffles his cabinet
Mombasa port managers lectured over delays
Sena Railway brings losses for Mozambique Railways
African Oil: New actors vulnerable to oil curse
SADC seeks $64 billion for infrastructure
Fire still burns on MOL Comfort
Pics of the Day – NILEDUTCH BEIJING
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
9 July 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – THORSCAPE
Rosy future promised for Saldanha
Somali pirates attack bulker, second ship sinks
QE2 to sail again
Transnet says new locos will be delivered on time
No problems over single customs treaty
Angola turns to river transport
Pics of the Day – DONAU TRADER
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
8 July 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – CHINA SPIRIT
Namdock 3 arrives in Walvis Bay
Transnet tugs to be auctioned
D-Day today over LNG Gas - Nimasa dispute
Huge ivory stash seized at Mombasa
Now MOL Comfort catches fire
GAC relocates Africa, Russia & Central Asia office to Cape Town
Transnet appoints chief audit executive
Pics of the Day – MYTILINI
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
4 July 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – SAFMARINE LINYATI
Jack-up rig Perro Negro 6 sinks off Congo River
Building hope and opportunity
Netherlands finances Cape Verde cruise terminal
New measures to cut down on Mombasa transit delays
MOL Comfort update: tow recommences
OLA Lipton Challenge Cup Regatta
Power Africa is Obama’s message
Pics of the Day – MOL GRATITUDE
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
3 July 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – WANGARATTA
Tugs lose tow of MOL Comfort
IMO support for African piracy code of conduct
Suez Canal under threat from Egyptian unrest
Djibouti secures half its transport funding
Soget Pos operating system chosen for Abidjan
GMSA wins R6 billion US export contract
Namibian cops crack down on night truckers
Lekki seaport development begins
Pics of the Day – EXPEDITION
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
2 July 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – IVAR LAURITZEN
Continued expansion for Takoradi
Sao Tome and Principe turns to Angola for investment
SACCI welcomes Obama’s Agoa comments
Shipwatch: Historic ship goes to the breakers
Strong boost for Mombasa
Mombasa’s berth 19 is completed
Pics of the Day – SETY
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
1 July 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – MERLUS ONE
Transnet reports strong annual results
MOL introduces contingency plans for suspect ships
Cruise ship Zenith immobilised by fire
Govt asks Ghana to use Saldanha IDZ for oil rig servicing
Sierra Leone cracks down on shipping firms and bank and tax people
Rift Valley Railway plans a US$287 million refurbishment
Namdock 3 rounds the Cape, next stop Walvis Bay
Pics of the Day – NEDLLOYD HONSHU
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
27 June 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – MSC Carla
Unique new link Thailand – East Africa introduced
SADC holding infrastructure investment summit today
MSC follows Simatech into Somalia
Tugs reach position of MOL Comfort casualty – tow begins
New cargo/passenger ship planned for Zanzibar
MSC boosts Ipanema service with bigger ships
Rio Tinto suspends Beira coal shipments after rail sabotage threat
Micky Arison steps down as Carnival boss
Pics of the Day – JUMBO JAVELIN
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
26 June 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

Cutting it fine – MSC Crystal overtaking Super Grace
Big 3 - alliance or monopoly?
Hamburg Süd takes slots in second Asia-South Africa service
European cruise industry holds firm
FedEx buys Supaswift in southern Africa
SAMSA acknowledges Day of the Seafarer
Somali govt clamps down on illegal fishing ships
African leaders call for naval force in Gulf of Guinea
PICS FROM YESTERYEAR – BENMHOR and PIERRE LOTI
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
25 June 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – Atlantik Confidence
Nigerian LNG blockaded once again
Tweak for North Europe – West Africa service
Too many containers, not enough cargo
EUNAFOR flagship visits Pemba in Mozambique
Dredging of Calabar top of the agenda, says NPA
Action on the South African coast
Moz oil & gas company will transform to an oil operator
Pics of the Day – HOKUETSU USHAKA and MONTE AZUL
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
24 June 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – JOLLY MARONNE
Maersk ship has fire in containers
Paper chase is over for Port of Dar es Salaam
MOL Comfort update
Simatech adds second vessel to Mogadishu service
Nigerian Navy stops toxic ship
SAMSA: Transitional certificates for competence certificates
Pics of the Day – MOL GENESIS
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
20 June 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – Shangor and Durban Bay
Walvis Bay ramps up with third, Panamax floating dock
First Triple-E named Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller
Nigeria releases Russian seafarers
MSC Abidjan to arrive in Durban on maiden voyage
MOL Comfort casualty – latest update
MSC Cruises undertakes no currency surcharge
Beira dredger Macuti arrives to improve port navigation
Rovuma Basin shows promising signs of oil
Ressano Garcia border terminal to open this year
Pics of the Day – AMI
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
19 June 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – CLIPPER MARINUS
Alliance of the giants – Maersk, MSC and CMA CGM
Universal Africa Lines receives UAL Texas
Cruise stuff: Royal Princess named
China and Djibouti plan Mogadishu port reconstruction
Chevron confirms first cargo of Angola LNG
Piracy: French tanker Adour missing
Containererisation of grain takes off
Update on MOL Comfort casualty
Pics of the Day – THOR HORIZON and JIA DE
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
18 June 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – AQUARIUS BRASIL
Container ship MOL Comfort breaks in two and sinks
Shipwatch: Samsung to build largest ever FPSO for Nigeria
Portwatch: Ngqura benefits from MSC’s move away from Valencia
Shipwatch: MSC revises East Africa – South Africa weekly service
Mailbag: Incentives to recruiting local crews
First LPG tanks arrive at Saldanha
MBC goes offshore for R300m offshore tug
Pics of the Day – Sonangol Sambizanga
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
13 June 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – EAGLE BAY
Transport secretary vows to streamline Mombasa port activities - no excuse for port inefficiency
Tanker catches fire in pirate waters
Massive graphite discovery in Mozambique
EU naval force strengthens ties with Kenya
New Far East-EC South America service to call at Ngqura
Hamburg Süd and Niledutch in new South Africa-Argentina/Brazil service
Walvis Bay synchrolift reopens
Death of Capt Brian Greenwood in Cape Town
Third issue of The Navigator tackles passage planning
Pics of the Day – PRAHA
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
12 June 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – GULF MIST
Govt clamps down on direct releasing of cargo at Dar es Salaam
Kenya ups its trade with South Sudan
US gives Nigeria ultimatum over port security
The silent invasion
Magellan Star pirates sentenced to five years
Mandatory code regulating Arctic shipping by 2016
Triple-E ship bunkers in Russia
Trade News: Orbita zooms into quay crane OCR market
Pics of the Day – VICTORIA
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
11 June 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – BGP CHALLENGER
Transnet raises R3.3 billion bond on capital market
MSC SA recruits South African crew
Transnet School of Ports to move to Durban Airport site
Chauncy Maples rebuild: Big charity row
MSC sale of terminal division finalised
Mailbag: Why not East London?
Book Preview: Light Upon the Waters
Pics of the Day – ANTONIO
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
10 June 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – MACUTI IN CAPE TOWN
Port statistics for the month of May are now available
Mombasa port traffic picks up post election
Shipwatch: CMA CGM and Delmas close down feeder loop
Large export of Transnet rolling stock to Nacala
Japanese AGOA type deal in the offing
Piracy: Matrix crew released
Monthly statistics for Richards Bay Coal Terminal
UNMIL says vessel Caterina did not sink
SA divers rescue Jascon 4 survivor
Pics of the Day – SAS TAFELBERG and TIMARU STAR
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
6 June 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – HK CHALLENGER
West African states seek anti piracy code
Rail link between SA and Moz to be strengthened
Great Lakes: Tanzania confirms 3 new ships
Reefer ships fight back
Russia to send nuclear submarine to Southern Ocean
Shipwatch: CMA CGM introduces Swahili service
Shipwatch: Stand by for first Triple-E launch
Shipwatch: Peacekeeping vessel sinks near Harper
Shipwatch: Namport 3 and tug Fairplay 33 sit out bad weather
Pics of the Day – BOURBON OCEANTEAM 101
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
5 June 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – CALAMITY JANE
Shape up or lose out, World Bank warns Mombasa port
Tambo Springs to be largest inland port in Africa
IMO cautioned over eco measures for shipping
Malawi objects to Tanzania deploying ships to lake
News in Brief: Namdock 3’s latest position
Ngqura becomes a world leader in volume growth
SAMSA stages career expo, and goes shopping for a diamond recovery vessel
Pics of the Day – HANJIN ROTTERDAM
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
4 June 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – OCEAN SPRAY 1
Suez Canal will remain in Egyptian hands
Monrovia new wharf officially opened – 9 months early
Transnet and Maputo Ports sign MoU
Third Quantum-class cruise ship for Royal Caribbean
SA and Japan meet to study joint economic cooperation
Weak rand works in favour of SA fruit
Pics of the Day – ZONDA and OXL AVENIR
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
3 June 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – NORCA
Coastwatch: Namdock 3 sits out storm on Zululand coast
Offshore Patrol Boat takes over in Mozambique Channel
Exporter of the Year for 2013 launched
Chinese fishing company to increase Mozambique fleet to 20 ships
Bad weather damages new Norwegian Breakaway
Rescuers recover bodies from the sunken Jascon 4, one survivor
SA’s trade deficit widens
Cabinda deepwater port will ensure Angola’s sovereignty
Pics of the Day – Genevieve Lykes and Hellenic Glory
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
30 May 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – TRANQUIL ACE
Shipwatch: News of ships and the shipping lines
Somali piracy costs African states over $6 billion
Ship pirated off Nigeria, crew kidnapped
Beira’s new STS cranes commissioned into service
Cruise passenger Bill of Rights announced
Support for Vale Moçambique’s terminal and railway
Solid transport infrastructure crucial, says Martin
Pics of the Day – GOLDEN HARMONY
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
29 May 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – Oosterschelde
Walvis Bay North Port could be fast tracked
Beira port losing traffic - claim
Nigeria tightens up on private security providers
Mwambani Port: Tanga will never be the same again
Fire cripples giant cruise ship
12 missing when tug Jascon 4 sinks off Nigeria
Brazil to fund Ethiopia-South Sudan railway
Trade News: Aids to navigation technician training courses
Pics of the Day – Northern Practise
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
28 May 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – Coyo Tercero Dti calls for increased black participation in maritime industry
Forced labour at sea still commonplace
US provides Nigeria with two more patrol ships
Operation Copper allocated R585 million for next year
New RTGs to enter service at Tema
Pirates free Hansa Marburg sailors
Pics of the Day – A flurry of sails
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
27 May 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – OOSTERSCHELDE
Boskalis admits to bribing Mauritian port officials
IAPH conference tables a number of resolutions
Pullout from anti piracy patrols
Shipping: PIL starts 2nd Far East-Red Sea loop
Victor Restis denies having business links with Iranians
Promising oil strike off Namibian coast
Disappointment over Dutch Tall Ships visit
Pics of the Day – BREEDE
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
23 May 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – HÖEGH TRADER
Heavy-haul manganese ore railway to Coega approved
Bold steps needed to curb labour unrest
US goes ahead with compulsory container scanning
Tanzanian economy loses US$1.8-bn due to inefficiencies at Dar es Salaam port
Nissan looks to Africa for significant growth
Turning the oceans to acid
Pics of the Day – SAGA RUBY
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
22 May 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – Safmarine Nomazwe
Shipwatch: Reshuffle for Asia-South Africa-East Coast South America
Ships in port of interest
Piracy: Too soon to celebrate
Angola oil exports highest since 2010
Africa offers opportunity for North-South, says Zuma
Ten years to overcome manpower shortage, says Nimasa head
Germany reforms its maritime trade law
Pics of the Day – ELIZABETH LYKES
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
20 May 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – WALVIS BAY TUGS
Chinese plan for new coal terminal and railway to Beira
Dutch sailing ships off Eastern Cape coast
Maersk confirms no more new tonnage this year
IMO agrees on a reduction of emissions
Nigeria LNG has to pay maritime levy
SAASOA appoints Peter Besnard acting CEO
Lake Malawi’s water levels are dropping
Seven countries block convention on asbestos shipping
Pics of the Day – DIEGO  

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
20 May 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – SVS AVERY
Nigeria declares force majeure on lng exports
Future Lamu port tipped to surpass Mombasa
Labour unrest still threatens SA ports
Piracy: $2.6 million paid to release ship
Maersk first quarter an improvement
Cruising: Breakaway docks in Bermuda
US Navy drone takes off and lands from aircraft carrier
Brazilian at the helm of WTO
Pics of the Day – BELLA
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
16 May 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – NILEDUTCH RHINO
News of ships and the shipping lines
Two-year wage agreement lessens Transnet strike risk
South Africa should diversify its economy
SAMSA signs MOU with World Maritime University
Tanzania to license 4th round of petroleum exploration
Costa goes Chinese on round the world cruise
SAMSA enters the surfing world
Classic Cruises back in service soon
Business Bill to be revamped
Pics of the Day – HOEGH TRAPEZE and KOTA HALUS
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
15 May 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – THOMAS HARRISON
Diverted Maputo citrus brings congestion
Interesting coastal ship movements
Nigerian pirates release five crewmen
Nigeria: Five years for arms smugglers
MSC takes cruising a stage further with 7-night options
Oil: Uganda MoU on the way
Mozambique’s gas resources master plan by end 2013
Pondo people give nod to N2 deviation
Pics of the Day – GLENDEN
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
14 May 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – Orchid Ace
Latest port statistics for month of April
April port statistics for RBCT
Gigaba commissions new Durban STS cranes
Locos for Angola and Mozambique may be built in SA
Black Sea to be targeted as ‘Sea of Shame’
Rio Tinto dismisses Mozambique workforce
Imperial buys into Nigerian logistics group
Coal line faces annual maintenance shutdown
Pics of the Day – XIA ZHI YUAN 6
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
13 May 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – SANDRA S
Maersk aims at more African contracts
From spec to sea – follow the Triple-E
Which way for Botswana coal?
More capacity on Far East- EC South America service
Djibouti looking for nearly $6 billion for port infrastructure
WWH orders first post-Panamax car carriers
How to comply with MARPOL Annex V
Maputo has a new pilot boat
Maersk hikes Mid East/India to East Africa rates
Pics of the Day – Martha Schulte
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
9 May 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – Kota Arif
Horror collision with Messina ship in Genoa
Support for Somalia pledged by London conference
Industry leaders address piracy issues
Cruising: The best of the West Coast
Norwegian Breakaway rated a Wow
France says no to nationalising the Saint-Nazaire shipyard
Third CMA CGM giant goes to sea
US disengaging from Africa – Mo Ibrahim
Revamped Eastern Africa Shippers Council
Pics of the Day – BBC CAMPANA and AFRICAN PROTEA
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
8 May 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – Boa Thalassa
Top level conference focuses on stability for Somalia
Port of Praia phase 2 expansion to be completed this year
Dar es Salaam increases port traffic by 20 percent
Fourth navy strike craft to return to service
DCD Marine awarded Deepsea Metro 1 upgrade maintenance contract
Vale begins reconstruction of Nacala railway
Two British naval ships arrive in Walvis Bay
Germany a crucial agricultural investor for SA
Meeting at Richards Bay port about Newark Road upgrade
Pics of the Day – BEAUTEMPS BEAUPRE and LOBO MARINHO
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
7 May 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – Oceanrig Poseidon
DP World records US$749 million profit for 2012
NIMASA lifts blockade on Bonny channel
Transnet attends annual IAPH conference in LA
Somalia calls for a halt to illegal fishing and dumping
Nautical Institute highlights the menace of fatigue
Less sparkle than expected for Afri-Can
Successful drill tests at Tanzanian offshore well
Pics of the Day – FALCON EXPLORER and QUEEN VICTORIA
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
6 May 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – VEGA JAANCA
MOL & PIL enhance services to southern Africa
Port of Beira’s new dredger MACUTI delivered
Hull Blyth acquires Mainport Africa & Kestrel Maritime
Cruise ship EUROPA 2 readies for maiden voyage
Transnet pensioners bring class action
US Africa Command gets MV-22B Ospreys to support task force
Egypt to increase Suez Canal fees
Maersk appoints new chief commercial officer
Injured seaman evacuated from Rickmers ship
Africa Express Line to introduce bigger reefer ships
West African cadets up for grabs
NIMASA imposes sea protection levy
Tanzanian govt promises to screen dhow passengers and cargo
Pics of the Day – Sundance and Sansibar
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
2 May 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – UP AMBER
Shipwatch: News of ships and shipping lines
Portwatch: News from the ports & harbours of Africa
DAFF vessel contract awarded to Nautic Africa
Energy dept responds to Hawk investigations of PetroSA heads
Piracy: Latest news from the hot-spots of Africa
Pics of the Day – Georgios M and Elviuba
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
30 April 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – MARECHIARO
Elgin Brown & Hamer sale to DCD Marine confirmed
New ambitious port plan for Walvis Bay
Portwatch: News from the ports & harbours of Africa
Andrew Weir Ship Management UK joins SA cadet training programme
Bechtel launches research in West Africa to improve ship safety
Pics of the Day – Red Cedar and Sarah Baartman
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
26 April 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – Wise Tide II
Why the changes for Ports & Ships ?
Shipwatch: News from the world of ships and shipping lines
Portwatch: News from the ports and harbours
EBH Namibia empowers employees through international skills transfer
Pics of the Day – City Liners
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
23 April 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – Vega Emtoli
Shipwatch: News of ships and shipping
Portwatch: News from the ports & harbours of Africa
News from West Africa
Rail News: Tazara and Sena railways back on line
Maritime Industry Award winners
Pics of the Day – Austral Pilot
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
19 April 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – Ocean Venus
Shipwatch: News from the world of ships and shipping
Durban Dig-Out port – first stakeholder engagement concluded
Saasoa Adopt a Learner graduation
Fishing rights allocations process on track
Cruising – news from the world of cruise ships
Namibia-Botswana railway project stalls
Ancient Egyptian port discovered near Suez
Pics of the Day – SAS Protea and SAS Mendi
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
16 April 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – National Geographic Explorer
Port Statistics for March are now available here
Shipwatch: News about ships and shipping lines
Coastwatch: Mystery over patrol vessel
PORTWATCH: News from the ports of Africa
Ship movements in the ports of Africa
Pics of the Day – SMIT AMANDLA and SUNDANCE
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
12 April 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – Akademik Federov
This Africa of Ours – News from around the continent
New findings show opportunity in Saldanha Bay
Safmarine and Capespan partner in education
End of cruise season as MSC Sinfonia heads for Europe
Pics of the Day – SA AGULHAS II, INDLOVU and DE NEYS
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
9 April 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – EXPEDITION
Shipwatch: Hong Kong shipowners bank on Africa
Shipwatch: News of ships and shipping lines
General News from Africa
Security: Egypt releases guard ship
Trucking: Campaign to improve truckers’ health
Pics of the Day – SAGA RUBY & SAS UMHLOTI
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
5 April 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – KNORR
Transnet commences with helicopter pilot training programme
Shipwatch: News of ships and shipping
Portwatch: News from the ports of Africa and afield
Security: Piracy still a global problem
Cruise News: Arrival of two top ships but more woes for Carnival
Pics of the Day – AMSTERDAM
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
2 April 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – TAI HEALTH
SHIPWATCH: News of ships and the shipping lines
PORTWATCH: News from the ports & harbours of Africa
SECURITY: Limited resources to manage Benguela Current Convention
FISHERIES: SA, Russia sign cooperation intent
CRUISE: New ships on the horison
Pics of the Day – SILVER EXPLORER
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
28 March 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – Gwendolen
Ports Regulator rules on TNPA tariff application
Minister announces new maritime strategy for SA
Shiptalk – MSC calls a halt to new ships
SAMSA in talks to acquire two Tall Ships
Transnet signs US$5-Bn agreement with China Development Bank
Black firms to benefit from Transnet audit contract
Book Review – There’s a Page Missing
Pics of the Day – Explorer
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
27 March 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – Breaking News - Port Regulator gives his ruling on 2013.14 port tariffs
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
25 March 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – PALLADA
SAMSA boosts South Africa-Russia relations
Portwatch: News from across the ports & harbours of Africa
Trade and Transport: Angola eyes forestry as 2nd biggest source of state revenue
MSC Cruises opens the door to South African job seekers
Pics of the Day – Hoegh Africa, Uthukela and Crane
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
22 March 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – FAR SPICA
Shipwatch: News form the world of ships and shipping lines
Portwatch: News from around the ports & harbours of Africa
Environmental: Maersk Line searching for new fuels
Pics of the Day – TIMOR and HERMOD
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
19 March 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – Hua Hai Long
PMAESA: Franklin Mziray appointed new secretary-general
Bolloré flexes muscles and eyes English-speaking Africa
Namport acts as responsible corporate citizen
Discovery Channel to broadcast Maersk Triple-E build
Ship Repair: Stim Star Angola sails
Pics of the Day – Thorstream and Gulf Farmer
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
15 March 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – ESVAGT CELESTE
BRICS Summit hotting up
Shipwatch: News from the world of ships and shipping lines
Road and Rail transport news
Portwatch: News from the ports of Africa
Large-scale sea rescue exercise completed off Cape Town
Pics of the Day – Papora Wisdom
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
12 March 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – Cape Moss
Nigerian shipping companies blame cabotage for their woes
Shipwatch: News from the world of ships and shipping companies
Portwatch: News from the region’s ports and harbours
Sail Ho.... Tall ships galore in southern waters
Pics of the Day – Sonne and Ocean Giant
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
8 March 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – Smit Amandla & Niledutch Beijing
Port Statistics for February are now available here
Shipwatch: News from the world of ships and shipping lines
Portwatch: News from the ports of Africa
Security – Navy on Exercise Red Lion
Training and skills development in the maritime industry
Pics of the Day – Mormaclake and Tjitjalengka
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
5 March 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – Jang Ja San Chong Nyon Ho
LNG will present challenge to ports around the world, says IAPH
Cruise News: MSC Opera heads back to Europe after successful SA season
Portwatch: News from the ports of Africa
Security – Mogadishu pardons a thousand pirates
Pics of the Day – Maersk Izmir and Zhen Hua 25
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
1 March 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – BBC KIBO
Gateway to Africa reforms extended to Brics nations
Shipwatch: Clean ships for Messina and Emma Maersk taken to Palermo for repairs
Strong growth along Walvis Bay Corridors
Mozambique: Sena line closure has cost millions
Record Mozambique coal production in 2012
Pics of the Day – Sonangol Benguela
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
26 February 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – QUEST FOR ADVENTURE
Traffic on Maputo line halted by derailment
Nigeria will be major driver of future global growth, says Maersk boss
Safmarine appoints new agency for project and breakbulk cargo
Stowaway drama in Table Bay
Cruise ship news: Lyubov Orlova sighted off Ireland
SAMSA on standby to assist Fiennes in Antarctica
Pics of the Day – Artemis Atlantic and Sonangol Benguela
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
22 February 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – Corinthian
DAFF to take back sea fishery patrol and research vessels
Infrastructure plan should not be impacted by slowdown - minister
Portwatch: News from the ports and harbours across Africa
Cyclone Haruna nears Madagascan south coast – widespread rain damage in Mozambique
Illegal logging highlighted in EIA report
Piracy: Pirates demand US$1.3 million ransom for six hostages
Pics of the Day – Santa Barbara
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
19 February 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – ALBATROS
Shipwatch: News of ships and the shipping lines
Portwatch: News from the ports across Africa
Rail News: Benguela Railway nears its destination
Security: Nigerian Navy beefs up as pirates strike again
An expose of a jack-up barge, 7 Sea Perseverance
Pics of the Day – Ivan Papanin and Maersk Cairo
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
15 February 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – Albatros
Port statistics for January 2013 are now available here
Transnet and CSIR to do research together
Shipwatch: News of ships and the shipping lines
The cabotage debate – readers views and comments
Tete coal exports curtailed after heavy rain shuts railway
Pics of the Day – Niledutch Cape Town and Glory Atlantic
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
12 February 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – FNS MISTRAL
The cabotage debate continues
Impressive oil rig take centre stage in Walvis Bay Harbour
Shipwatch: News of ships, shipping lines and shipping
Cruise News: MSC Cruises promises new destinations for 2013/14 season
CFM and Vale sign agreement for Nacala Logistics Corridor
YESTERYEAR – NUDDEA, INDIAN SHIPPER, SA KAAPLAND
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
8 February 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – PACIFIC OSPREY
Shipwatch: News of ships, shipping and the shipping lines
More pirate attacks off West Africa
The cabotage debate continues
Rail News: Angola to buy General-Electric locos
Africa's Rise a Myth? Bring on Authoritarian Capitalism instead
Portwatch: Mombasa volumes rise to 22 million tonnes
Pics of the Day – FNS MISTRAL
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
5 February 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – LORD NELSON
Cabotage: The need for sea change in Africa’s coastal laws
Davies to consider public comments on Saldanha IDZ
Shipwatch: News of ships, shipping lines and activities
Portwatch: Maputo tops 15 million tonnes for 2012
Cruise News: Derelict former Russian cruise ship Lyubov Orlova adrift
Pics of the Day – PARTICI
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
1 February 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – NAUTIKA RESOLUTE
Shabangu says no decision has been taken on export levy for coal
Portwatch: News from around the ports
Shipwatch: News of ships and shipping lines
The Need for a Sea Change in Africa's Coastal Laws
Cruise News: Cyclone in path of cruise ship MSC Sinfonia
Update on Cyclone Felleng
Pics of the Day – Rampart and Intaba
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
29 January 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – MSC ship and Orient
Shipwatch: News of ships and the shipping lines
Security: Pirates release tanker but minus its cargo
Cruise News and Views
Fishing Industry: Are we fishing sustainably?
Portwatch: Dar es Salaam to pay for any lost cargo
Cyclone Felleng intensifies near Madagascar
YESTERYEAR – CONGELLA and BORDER
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
25 January 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – Sanko Crocus
Naval News: French naval ships due in SA
Portwatch: News from the ports of Africa
SA climbs ladder to become China’s third largest iron ore supplier
Cruise News: QE2 to become resort hotel
Pics of the Day – CSL Stefanie
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
22 January 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – Simon’s Town Naval Harbour
Portwatch: News from the ports of Africa
News out of Mozambique
Saldanha – Fabrication Centre now a multi-disciplinary facility
Shipwatch: News from the world of shipping
Pics of the Day – Atlantic Carrier
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
18 January 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – Santa Ursula
2012 Calendar year statistics for South African ports are now available here
Portwatch: News from the ports around the region
Shipwatch: News of ships and ship movements
Coal train derails on Sena Railway
Trade News: Worldwide online training
Pics of the Day – Vladimir Ignatyuk
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
15 January 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – Maersk Innoshima
Port Statistics for December are now available here
Transnet awards tug contract
Cyclone Emang gathers strength in mid ocean
New port captain for Walvis Bay
Piracy: Three Syrian seafarers released without ransom after two years
Costa Concordia – one year on
Pics of the Day – OCEAN DREAM and STIM STAR ANGOLA
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
11 January 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – ENSCO 5001, PERIDOT and ULYSSES
IMO launches World Maritime Day 2013 theme
Piracy: MSC ship attacked on way to Mombasa
Portwatch: News from the ports of Africa
Cruise News: MSC Melody sold
Mozambique coal to reach 7.5 million tonnes in 2013
Pics of the Day – NAUTICA and COSTA NEO ROMANTICA
 

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Ports & Ships Maritime News
8 January 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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

First View – JOLLY CRISTALLO
SA Agulhas sets off on its most unusual Antarctic voyage
Piracy level low but threat continues
Shipwatch: News of ships and shipping lines
Portwatch: Strong finish for E Cape ports
Obituary – Capt. Jan Mors
Calendars for Sale
Pics of the Day – Heavylifts in Cape Town
 

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