Posted: Jul 11, 2024

Severe conditions test salvage response

Cargo vessel abandoned by crew

SOUTH AFRICA: Ongoing severe weather conditions that have ravaged the Western Cape this week are not helping the unfolding situation to salvage an abandoned general cargo vessel that is now beached in the remote coastal area of Duiwegat.

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Posted: Jul 10, 2024

Promoting sustainability in African ports

Benchmarking programme kicks off in Ghana and Côte D’Ivoire

WEST AFRICA: A project aimed at promoting the sustainability transition of West and Central Africa ports saw the recent piloting of a benchmarking programme at the Ports of Tema in Ghana and Abidjan in Côte D’Ivoire that prioritises the measurement of waste management, air quality, energy efficiency and coastal erosion.

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Posted: Jul 9, 2024

Technical assistance offered to developing countries

IMO offers support to create National Action Plans

The International Maritime Organisation is offering support to developing countries who require technical assistance for the creation of National Action Plans to reduce emissions from shipping via the GreenVoyage2050 programme.

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Posted: Jul 9, 2024

New Transport Minister commits to addressing logistics challenges

New technology requires new skills

SOUTH AFRICA: Speaking at the opening of the Southern African Transport Conference yesterday, the newly appointed Minister of Transport, Barbara Creecy committed to working together with the Minister Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Maropene Ramokgopa, to ensure that Transnet undergoes performance reforms.

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Posted: Jul 6, 2024

Funding for African oil and gas sector takes a step forward

APPO chooses Nigeria to host the Africa Energy Bank

The establishment of the African Energy Bank (AEB), which was announced in 2022, took another step forward this week when the African Petroleum Producers’ Organisation (APPO) announced that the institution would be headquartered in Abuja, Nigeria.

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Posted: Jul 5, 2024

Advancing the aim for a regional fishery closed season

First three-national joint fisheries closed season

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Posted: Jul 4, 2024

Transforming small-scale fisheries in Zanzibar

Transforming small-scale fisheries in Zanzibar

ZANZIBAR: The launch of the Asia Asia-Africa BlueTech Superhighway (AABS) project last month aims to help transform small-scale fisheries in Zanzibar using digital and data innovations.

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Posted: Jul 3, 2024

Egyptian Navy in command

Egypt takes control of international taskforce

The Egyptian Navy has become the third partner nation to take control of the Combined Maritime Forces’ (CMF) maritime security training focused task force since its establishment in May last year.

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