• 2007 June 7 04:57

    Tanzania plans new port at Bagamoyo

    Bagamoyo is perhaps best known to the western world as the place from which European explorers set off in the late 19th century – Burton, Speke, Livingstone and Stanley among others. It was to Bagamoyo that his faithful assistants Chuma and Susi brought Livingstone’s salt-preserved body after the missionary explorer had died over a thousand miles away in central Africa.
    Now the small coastal town is back in the news as the site of a new port, so the Tanzanian Port Authority has announced, and once again Bagamoyo is to become the starting point for trade caravans into the interior.
    Situated 60km north of Tanzania’s capital and chief port of Dar es Salaam, a two-berth harbour is to be constructed at a cost of US $ 225 million and fitted out for container handling in a programme that aims partly at relieving the pressure on Dar es Salaam while providing alternate routes for shippers in neighbouring landlocked countries.
    Tanzania recently announced its intention of upgrading and creating harbour facilities also at Mbamba Bay on the Tanzanian side of Lake Nyasa / Lake Malawi (see Ports & Ships News Bulletin for 16 May 2007) and at Mwambani outlet on Tanga Bay on Tanzania’s north coast (see Ports & Ships 14 March 2007). The latter harbour is being developed by Kuwait Gulf Link Port International at a cost of $ 400 million.
    The new port project at Bagamoyo remains subject to successful geotechnical assessment which is expected to take six months to complete, although a TPA spokesman said it is hoped to begin construction of the new port facility early in 2008.
    The new port will lie seven kilometres south of Bagamoyo within the Mbegani Fisheries Development Centre, a training facility established in 1967.


2016 August 31

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17:44 India's Cabinet approves redevelopment of Berths 8, 9 and Barge Berths at the Port of Mormugao, Goa
17:17 Net profit of Tuapse Commercial Seaport up 1.5% to RUB 1.67 bln in HI’2016
16:52 Vostochny Port completes construction of cargo berth No51 under Coal Terminal Phase 3 project (photo)
16:24 DNV GL supports the development of LNG as alternative fuel with EU study and tools
15:34 World’s second MEGI-type LNG carrier delivered
15:01 Maersk Tankers chooses Wärtsilä Ballast Water Management Systems for three tanker newbuildings
14:38 Sovcomflot expands participation in the Sakhalin-2 project
14:18 APM Terminals to invest USD 70 million to ready Port Elizabeth terminal for future trade
14:13 RF Government approves regulations for open sea fishery
13:45 Luka Koper Group throughput up 6 percent to 11.3 million tons in H1 2016
13:37 New ABB marine torque measuring system targets fuel efficiency and engine optimization
12:59 ANL revises Bunker Surcharge for SCAN/EUR/MED to/from ANZ
12:18 Bunker prices surge at port Novorossiysk (graph)
11:50 Maritime transport and tourism should be developed in the Arctic, says Nikolai Patrushev
11:25 Second stage of bridge over Kama river is opened officially (photo)
11:03 Abu Dhabi Ports announces extension to Khalifa Port quay
10:42 Brent Crude futures price up 0.06% to $48.76, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.09% to $46.39
10:32 Nakilat Damen delivers 5 vessels for New Port Project
10:27 Baltic Dry Index down to 715 points
10:10 Russian Security Council says no hot issues related to int’l law left unresolved in the Arctic
09:39 DeloPorts says its IFRS net profit in HI’2016 surged 47%, y-o-y, to RUB 1,889 mln
09:13 Indicative bunker prices go up at the port of Saint-Petersburg (graph)

2016 August 30

18:08 New tunnels for reefer container maintenance put into operation at HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder
18:05 M/V PORHOV refused access to the Paris MoU region
18:01 ITF backs Nautilus International in fight to stop Boskalis cutting and downgrading seafarers’ jobs
17:58 Memorandum of Agreement signed between IALA and DGLL
17:55 Hapag-Lloyd to revise the Import Detention Tariff in Singapore
17:52 CMA CGM rises rates from North Europe and Mediterranean to Australia
17:50 Bureau Veritas classes first newbuilding LNG-fuel oil/chemical tanker built by Avic for Terntank Rederi AS
17:43 HII awarded design work for new LX(R) class of amphibious ships
17:29 Russian Railways announces 6 months 2016 results according to IFRS
17:05 Cruise ship AIDAaura makes her maiden call to Passenger Port of Saint Petersburg
16:56 Croatian shipyard secures drydocking contract from US Navy
16:37 WSS partners with Turner Design to offer cost effective ballast water compliance tool
16:23 Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard starts construction of forth mine countermeasure ship for RF Navy (photo)
15:58 Commercial Port of Vladivostok posts IFRS net profit of RUB 1.11 bln in HI’2016, down 13.6% y-o-y
15:32 Moscow State Academy of Water Transport announces enrolment of 448 students
15:04 India's Ministry of Shipping revises Central Sector Scheme to provide financial support to Major/ Non-Major Ports
14:29 WinGD to supply 5-cylinder DF engines for SK Shipping's LNG carriers
14:02 MHI to launch discussions toward forming alliances with three domestic shipbuilders
13:36 TransContainer reports its financial results under IFRS for the 1st half of 2016
13:10 “K” Line establishes Joint Venture “Nitto Baxi Private Limited” in India
12:43 Globaltrans posts IFRS net profit of RUB 2.34 bln in HI’2016, down 13%, year-on-year
12:15 Van Oord executes ground improvement project in Kuwait
11:30 MOL upgrades Europe-South Africa (SRX) service
11:11 Marine Façade (Saint-Petersburg) welcomed 6 cruise ships last week (photo)
10:50 ClassNK issues Guidelines for Liquefied Gas Carriers Hull Structures – Independent Spherical Tanks of Type B
10:46 Arctech is participating in the international maritime trade fair SMM in Hamburg
10:19 NCSP Group’s revenue in H1 2016 totalled $442 million
09:58 FESCO’s consolidated revenue decreased by 33% YoY to $257.9 mln
09:40 Rosmorport takes delivery of buoy tender Krutoyar (photo)
09:17 Brent Crude futures price up 0.22% to $49.56, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.45% to $47.19

2016 August 29

18:02 Net profit of Transneft under IFRS up 12.5% to RUB 134.6 bln in HI’2016
17:50 Damen and Evoqua to launch DAMEN BALCON EC 1500 powered by SeaCURE® Systems
17:49 Chinese/Polish operator launches heavy-lift service to Russia, names St Petersburg based Neptumar as Booking Agent
17:24 Wärtsilä and Gasum cooperation aims at developing LNG markets
17:24 NOVATEK’s Board of Directors recommend 1H 2016 dividend
16:53 LUKOIL posts HI’2016 IFRS net profit of RUB 105.392 bln, down 37.1%, year-on-year
16:26 USCG responds to plane crash near Lake Front Airport