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(News) KENYA-Kenya ready to export Sh1bn crude oil stocks.

https://mobile.nation.co.ke/business/Kenya-ready-to-export-Sh1bn-crude-oil-stocks/1950106-5210176-2r2qco/index.html Kenya has pumped out 200,000 barrels of crude oil with a current market value of Sh1.3 billion, with the country gearing up to make its first small-scale export of the commodity by September. The oil...

(News) KENYA- Qatar Petroleum set to join Eni, Total in three blocks offshore Kenya

https://www.offshore-mag.com/regional-reports/article/ 14036697/qatar-petroleum-set-to-join-eni-total-in-three-blocks-offshore-kenya DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Petroleum (QP) has signed an agreement with Eni to acquire a 13.75% share in three exploration blocks offshore Kenya. The agreement is subject to customary regulatory approvals by the government...

(News) SOUTH AFRICA: South Africa’s port authority obtains interdict to halt illegal industrial action.

https://safetyatsea.net/news/2019/south-africas-port-authority-obtains-interdict-to-halt-illegal-industrial-action/ South Africa’s state-owned freight and logistics, Transnet, has obtained a court order to end two weeks of illegal industrial action, which was impacting operations at the country’s major container terminals. Transnet said in a statement...

(News) SAUDI ARABIA-Saipem to develop Saudi Arabia’s first offshore wind scheme with UAE firm

https://www.thenational.ae/business/energy/saipem-to-develop-saudi-arabia-s-first-offshore-wind-scheme-with-uae-firm-1.887404 Italian energy services firm Saipem and the UAE’s Plambeck Emirates signed a memorandum of understanding to build Saudi Arabia’s first offshore floating wind farm, as the world’s largest oil exporter looks to incorporate more...

(News) IRAN-Iranian crane vessel released from Kuwaiti port after 10 months

https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/07/15/601001/Iran-crane-vessel-Kuwait-release-Tidewater The private owner of a major Iranian crane vessel says the ship is returning to the country’s southern coasts 10 months after it was illegally "seized" in a Kuwaiti port. Tidewater Middle East Co.,...

(News) KENYA-Union in court over port terminal privatisation.

https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001334004/union-in-court-over-port-terminal-privatisation A dock workers' union and two other organisations have filed a petition to stop the transfer of Mombasa Port's second container terminal to the Kenya National Shipping Line (KNSL). The Government wants KNSL, which is...

(News) OMAN-McDermott wins contract for LNG bunkering at Oman’s Sohar Port

https://www.constructionweekonline.com/projects-tenders/256972-mcdermott-wins-contract-for-lng-bunkering-at-omans-sohar-port American construction contractor McDermott has signed a contract to provide front-end engineering design (Feed) services for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering project at Sohar Port.The project will include preparing tenders for the engineering,...

(News) MAURITIUS Bunkering: Mauritius’ positioning is strategic on one of the busiest shipping routes.

https://www.inside.news/bunkering-le-positionnement-de-maurice-est-strategique-sur-lune-des-routes-maritimes-les-plus-frequentees/ Mauritius' port area is emerging as the regional platform for bunkering or refuelling ships. This supply service is gaining ground in Port-Louis. In 2018, more than 800 vessels sailed through Mauritian waters to obtain...

(News) IRAN-The Chabahar angle to Iran sanctions

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/the-chabahar-angle-to-iran-sanctions/article28334469.ece The port project in Iran is buffeted by competing geopolitical interests. India may have to rebalance its priorities in the region. Perhaps the first announcement that India had acquiesced to US pressure to reduce...

(News) KENYA-Kenya’s strategy to make Lamu port viable

https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/kenyas-strategy-to-make-lamu-port-viable/ Kenya is banking on cargo transshipments to make the Lamu port viable, even as it eagerly awaits the docking of its first, the super post-Panamax vessel before the end of the year. The construction...
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