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Kanoo Shipping Acquires Wallem South Africa

providers of Ship Management, Ship Agency, Ship Broking, Commercial Vessel Management and Freight & Logistics.   The strategic acquisition by the fully owned business division of Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo Group (YBA Kanoo) will give it access to all South African ports as well as clients in Mozambique, Namibia and other destinations in the southern parts of the Indian Ocean.    Handling its first vessel in 1911, Kanoo Shipping now operates in 20 countries, covering all principal ports and offshore tanker loading terminals around the Arabian Peninsula, including Iraq and assists with

Geir Sekkesaeter (Photo: OSM Maritime Group)

OSM Looks to Boost Mozambique Maritime Education

, Labour, Environmental Protection, and Anti-Corruption.    As ‘quality education’ is a UN Sustainable Development Goal prioritised by OSM, the Mozambican project is, according to CEO Geir Sekkesaeter, a perfect fit.   “There’s a demand for skilled seafarers in Mozambique, but a ‘competence gap’ with regards to the local workforce,” Sekkesaeter states. “The developing coastal shipping network, fishing sector and the logistical needs of the offshore hydrocarbon industry have created real opportunity for Mozambicans, but they need the required

The multinational crew working aboard tug/supply ship PSD2 had not been paid for as long as 15 months and were in need of food and fresh water (Photo: AoS)

Unpaid Seafarers Stranded in Durban

on board to treat the two crewmembers that needed medical attention. One had a heart condition but his medication was out-of-date, while the other had burnt his arm and could not be treated as their first-aid kit was almost empty.” The 11 seafarers are from Syria, Iran, Bangladesh, India and Mozambique. Giraldo said all but the master and two engineers are due for repatriation as soon as their passports are renewed. Currently arrangements to sell the vessel are being made in order to pay the men, who are not allowed to leave the port. AoS said it will continue to support their welfare and

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Empowering Maritime Women in East and Southern Africa

. The aim of such partnerships is to build cooperation in pursuance of programs to empower maritime women for visibility, networking, linkages and implementation of the SDGs and Agenda 2063.   The conference was attended by maritime officials from Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania.  

Peter Nielsen (Photo: ISS)

ISS Hires New VP for Africa Operations

at OBT shipping for over 10 years, working through Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Gambia. Prior to that, Nielsen was a MISE management trainee with A.P. Moller–Maersk and worked in various departments within Maersk before becoming Commercial Manager and Acting General Manager for the group in Mozambique.   

Busy 2014 for the Port of Erie

, and with 85 million people within a 500-mile radius, Port Erie is at the hub of the U.S. and Canadian Industrial Center."             The locomotives, part of a 50-engine contract with GE Transportation, are headed for the Republic of Mozambique. The first 10 locomotives will leave the port this week, arriving at their destination in six to eight weeks depending on weather conditions. Four additional vessels will be necessary to carry the balance of the shipment and other equipment at a later date.       

Ralph Lobbe, Business Development Manager Africa at Mammoet, elaborates on possibilities for Engineered Heavy Lifting and Transport.

Tanzania: The Next Hotbed of Construction & Energy Activity?

for Dutch companies that are active in energy, infrastructure and transport. Mammoet, Shell, Boskalis, Heerema and Van Oord traveled along with a trade mission led by Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Lilianne Ploumen (PvdA). Before visiting Tanzania, the mission was a guest of neighboring Mozambique, where even more gas has been found. "The key to this mission is gas," says Ralph Lobbe, Business Development Manager Africa at Mammoet. "Just like the other companies we are looking at both Mozambique and Tanzania. We are ready for any opportunity, whether it is to salvage a

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