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Fitch: Global Shipping Outlook Is Negative


Based on Fitch Ratings' new report on the shipping sector's outlook, there is little room for optimism.

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Niras Wins Contract for Tanzania's Tanga Port


Niras to develop Tanga oil terminal and the national port masterplan for Tanzania.

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DNG Energy: LNG Bunkering Ops in Algoa Bay to Start in 2020


DNG Energy to commence LNG bunkering operations in South African Algoa Bay in 2020.

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Port of Ceuta Carries Out First VLSFO Bunkering

Port of Ceuta VLSFO

The Spanish port on the Moroccan side of Strait of Gibraltar is ready for IMO 2020.

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ITF Calls for Urgent Action to Tackle Rising Piracy in GoG

Pirates kidnapped 13 crew members from two ships in two piracy incidents that occurred in early November.

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Readers' Picks of the Week

Here are the most-read stories of the previous week.

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Monjasa Tanker Supplies 1st VLSFO in Lome


Monjasa has completed its first ship-to-ship supply of the very low sulfur fuel oil in Lome, Togo. 

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Karigithu: Port Development Key for Blue Economy

Kenya is undertaking critical infrastructure projects to facilitate the country's Blue Economy.

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Pirates Kidnap Four Seafarers from Greek Tanker off Togo

Armed pirates have kidnapped four crew members from a Greek tanker off Lome, Togo.

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Nine Crew Kidnapped from J.J. Ugland Vessel off Benin

The anchored vessel was boarded by pirates while it was waiting for berth off Cotonou.

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UN: Trade Tensions, Uncertainty Hurt Global Maritime Trade


Maritime transport sails stormy seas against political and structural headwinds.

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Navios Containers Stretches Charters for 10,000 TEU Duo


The extensions were agreed for Navios Unison and Navios Constellation at USD 27,300 per day net until May 2024.

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Nigeria Accelerating Development of First Deep Sea Port

Nigeria deep sea port

Work on the project first started in 2011.

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European Shipowners Call for Action on Gulf of Guinea Piracy

Gulf of Guinea Piracy

Reports of attacks in the region more than doubled in 2018.

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Global Piracy on the Decline, IMB Report Indicates


Gulf of Guinea remains a high risk area, it was noted.

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Mauritania's Port of Nouadhibou Readies for Larger Ships

Port of Nouadhibou

The port's mineral terminal is an important iron ore export facility.

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Sasol Invests in 1st South African-Owned Chemical Tanker

Bow Spring

Bow Cecil is the very first South Africa-flagged unit that will transport chemicals to international markets.

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NSRI: Seafarer Dies Aboard Tanker off South Africa


A crew member died on board a crude oil tanker off South Africa, NSRI said.

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South Africa's Cardinal Maritime Receives Ultramax Bulker

African Cardinal

The 61,000 dwt bulker was built by Dalian COSCO KHI Ship Engineering.

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Two Seafarers Evacuated from Boxship off Table Bay


Two crew members have been evacuated from an unnamed containership off the South African coast, NSRI said.

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Pirates Board Tanker at Anchorage off Guinea


Four pirates armed with a gun and knives boarded the tanker. There were no injuries to crew members.

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Smit Lamnalco Wins 10-Year FLNG Services Deal in Mozambique


The company is to provide integrated marine services to the first Mozambique FLNG terminal.

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Cargo Ship Brings Bullets for South African LPG facility

Xin Si Lu

The 12,700 dwt Xin Si Lu delivered the 5,650 ton bullets on September 12.

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Bumi Armada Sells Armada Perdana FPSO for USD 40 Mn

The FPSO has been out of contract since April 2018.

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MOL, Karpowership Unveil 1st LNG-to-Powership Project


MOL and Karpoweship are to jointly carry out the first LNG-to-Powership project in Mozambique.

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Dozens Missing after Ferry Capsizes off Cameroon

Austrheim ferry

The ferry was en route from Nigeria to Cameroon.

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SCCT Opening Reefer Container Repair Hub to All Liners


The terminal is also set to launch a dry container inspection and repair hub in October 2019.

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