South Africa

South Africa to start LNG bunkering from 2021

South African LNG company DNG Energy has received final authorisation from Transnet National Port Authority (TNPA) to start LNG bunkering operations in the Port of Coega, in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. 

Watch: Odfjell drilling rig mobilizing offshore South Africa

On 2 July, Odfjell’s Deepsea Stavanger started its long journey from Norway to spud the Luiperd-1 on Block 11B/12B offshore South Africa. The rig, operated by French oil major Total, was used for drilling in Brulpadda well in South Africa, which resulted in a discovery, in 2019.

South Africa: Ports remain open despite lockdown

Following official consultations, South Africa’s Department of Transport has announced relaxation of some of the strict restrictions on maritime sector activities brought in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly around the country’s ports.

South Africa releases cruise liner after COVID-19 negative results

Following the COVID-19 pandemic, the crewmember onboard MV Corona, which was suspected of having the coronavirus, was eventually tested negative. At the same time, AIDAmira cruise ship which was also quarantined at the Port of Cape Town in South Africa, amid COVID-19 suspicion, found to be uninfected.

US blacklists Chinese, South African companies for Iran oil trade

According to Reuters, the US Department of State identified seven companies that has blacklisted, due to their involvement in Iranian petrochemincals’ transport, marketing and sale. In fact, three of the seven companies are Chinese-based, while another three are in Hong Kong and one in South Africa.

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