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The arrested Parakou tanker Pretty Scene is set to go up for auction on 5 December in South Africa.

Nearly all of the Port of Durban had reopened to marine operations by 4pm on Thursday, however, some issues remained with terminal handling equipment damaged in Tuesday’s storms.

The three Japanese carriers – K Line, MOL and NYK – have updated that it expects to get an approval from the South African authority for the merger of their container shipping businesses, following an earlier rejection by the country’s competition commission body.

The surprise blocking of the merger of the container line businesses of NYK, Mitsui OSK Lines and K Line should not have a significant impact, according to analyst Alphaliner.

The big three Japanese lines will engage with the Competition Commission of South Africa to review the authority’s recent rejection of their planned container lines business merger. But say work on the merger will proceed in the meantime.

Bunker supplier Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc has launched a new bunkering operation in South Africa’s Algoa Bay near the ports of Port Elizabeth and Coega.

GAC South Africa has added capacity for lay-up and warm stacking for offshore vessels, in response to the declining oil and gas sector.

Swire Emergency Response Services (SERS) has announced a partnership with International Environmental and Marine Services (IEMS) to provide emergency response services in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

South Korea’s Hanjin Shipping will expand its service network in South Africa by participating in existing SF1 (South Africa Express 1 Central) and SF2 (South Africa Express 2 South) services.

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) and Evergreen have announced  the putting on additional vessels and port calls on services between Asia and South Africa.

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