Category archives for: Africa

CMA CGM Group Bolsters Its Presence in Madagascar

CMA CGM Group Bolsters Its Presence in Madagascar

Since the creation of CMA CGM Madagascar in 2003, the CMA CGM Group, the world’s third largest container shipping company, has continued to develop on the island to move closer to its customers and partners and meet economic growth forecasts in the Malagasy industrial market. The CMA CGM Group is opening two news agencies in […]

TOTAL Invests in AVEVA’s Solutions

TOTAL Invests in AVEVA’s Solutions

TOTAL E&P Nigeria Ltd (TEPNG) has adopted AVEVA’s Engineering & Design solutions as part of an Integrated Engineering & Design approach. TEPNG is the operator of a joint venture with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). The company has invested in licences for AVEVA PDMS™, AVEVA Instrumentation™, AVEVA Electrical™, AVEVA Engineering™, AVEVA Diagrams™ and AVEVA […]

Denmark Ratifies Wreck-Removal Convention

Denmark Ratifies Wreck-Removal Convention

The Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks will enter into force on 14 April 2015 following the deposit, on 14 April 2014, of an instrument of ratification by Denmark, with the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Among several provisions, the convention will place financial responsibility for the removal of certain hazardous wrecks on shipowners, […]

Saipem Nets Two FPSO Contracts Worth Over $4 Bln

Saipem Nets Two FPSO Contracts Worth Over $4 Bln

Saipem has been awarded two contracts in Angola by Total, for a combined total of more than $4 billion. The main contract is worth more than $3 billion, and is an EPCI for the engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning of two converted turret-moored Floating Production Storage and Offloading units (FPSO) for the Kaombo Field Development […]

HMAS Darwin Performs Medical Evacuation of Sick French Fisherman

HMAS Darwin Performs Medical Evacuation of Sick French Fisherman

While patrolling in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa, Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Darwin provided emergency medical assistance for a heart attack victim on a French fishing vessel. The French Fishing Vessel (FV) Cape Saint Vincent called for assistance late on the night of the 10th of April. The French Joint Headquarters […]

Heerema and Technip Win Kaombo Contract

Heerema and Technip Win Kaombo Contract

The consortium, comprising Heerema Marine Contractors (Heerema) and Technip, was awarded a major lump-sum contract by Total E&P Angola for the engineering, procurement, construction, installation (EPCI) and pre-commissioning for the SURF (subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines) part of the Kaombo project. The Kaombo project is located in Block 32 offshore Angola in water depths up to […]

IMB Warns about New Charter Party Fraud Tactics

IMB Warns about New Charter Party Fraud Tactics

The ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has warned of new charter party fraud incidents and is advising that all counterparties be investigated before deals are carried out. The warning comes after a case where a voyage charterer received payment for freight but failed to pass this on to the ship owner, who subsequently refused to […]

New Contract for PSV Topaz Faye

New Contract for PSV Topaz Faye

Topaz Energy and Marine has won a new contract for its fast growing West Africa operation. Under the terms of the US$ 11 million agreement, Topaz will supply a global oil major with a platform supply vessel, the Topaz Faye, for 18 months to support its offshore production operations. This contract comes on the back […]

Twenty-Nine Vessels Changed Owners Last Week

Twenty-Nine Vessels Changed Owners Last Week

Lion Shipbrokers said that a total of twenty-nine vessels have been acquired by various shippers last week. Seven bulkers, three container vessel and nineteen tankers changed their owners. Lion Shipbrokers said in its weekly report: “The BDI is going south for one more week, standing at 1002 today, just two points away from breaking the […]

Better Protection for Seafarers

Better Protection for Seafarers

The International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva has today agreed in principle two key proposals for amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention (2006) (MLC) which will give seafarers better protection under the Code for repatriation and ship-owners’ liability. Global maritime welfare charity The Mission to Seafarers attended the Special Tripartite Committee meeting and week-long sessions […]

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