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Egypt Seizes 18 Million Narcotic Tabs in Alexandria Port

Nov 21, 2022

Egyptian authorities seized more than 18 million narcotic tabs hidden in three containers in the Mediterranean seaport of Alexandria, the interior ministry said on Monday.The 34-tonne cargo was on board a ship that docked at the northern port in transit before departing to an unspecified country, the ministry said on its official Facebook page.The cargo was worth 1.5 billion Egyptian pounds ($61.22 million)…

Suez Canal Inks $500 Million Deal for Container Terminal

Nov 16, 2022

Egypt's Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZONE) on Tuesday announced it signed a $500 million contract with the Suez Canal Container Company (SCCT) to establish a second container handling terminal in East Port Said.The project will expand the existing SCCT’s Container Terminal at Port Said East Port…

Svitzer Promotes Two Senior Leaders

Oct 27, 2022

Svitzer, the towage arm of Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk, announced two senior leadership appointments: Kasper Karlsen as Global Chief Operating Officer and Deniz Kirdar True as Managing Director in the AMEA region.Karlsen has held different leadership positions in the A…

Puntland State Port is Getting a Revamp

Oct 17, 2022

The port city of Bosaso, located at the north-eastern corner of Somalia, provides a striking example of the interlinkage between security and infrastructure. The city benefited from the civil war that ravaged the southern parts of Somalia in the 1990s and 2000s…

South Africa's Busiest Port Durban Hobbled by Strike

Oct 11, 2022

Staff shortages caused by an ongoing strike over wages are impacting container and car terminals at South Africa's Durban port, one of the busiest on the continent, a unit of state-owned logistics company Transnet said on Tuesday.Transnet, which manages South Africa's freight rail network and ports…

Berbera Port Upgrade Raises Somaliland’s Hopes for Trade

Aug 28, 2022

Berbera port is the main overseas trade gateway of the breakaway Republic of Somaliland. The port city is located on the Gulf of Aden – one of the globally most frequented seaways connecting the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean.Only a few years ago…

Abu Dhabi's AD Ports to Develop Multi-purpose Terminals, Cruise Ship Berths Along Egypt’s Coastline

May 05, 2022

Abu Dhabi's AD Ports Group and the Red Sea Ports Authority have signed a Term Sheet and a Head of Terms agreement for what they say are major port projects along Egypt’s coastline, including multi-purpose terminals, and cruise ship berths.The first agreement will see AD Ports Group develop…

Egypt Closes Two Mediterranean Ports Due to Bad Weather

Jan 10, 2022

Egypt closed the two Mediterranean ports of Alexandria and Dekheila on Monday as a result of bad weather, the Alexandria Port Authority said in a statement.The ports will remain closed until the weather improves, the authority said.The ports…

Port Sudan Struggles to Recover from Blockade and Turmoil

Dec 23, 2021

A blockade of Sudan's main Red Sea port by a local tribal group and threats of more disruptions have hurt efforts to lift the country out of economic crisis and could push trade flows to another regional route, officials and shipping executives say…

Egypt Closes Eight Ports Due to Bad Weather

Dec 20, 2021

Egypt has closed eight ports owing to bad weather, officials said on Monday.The ports of Port Tawfiq, El-Zayteyat and Sharm El Sheikh were shut early Monday morning, the Red Sea Ports Authority said.The ports of Adabiya, Ain Sokhna, Port Said West…

Loading Ops Restart at Libyan Oil Ports

Sep 10, 2021

Loading operations at the Libyan oil terminals of Es Sider and Ras Lanuf resumed on Friday after a stoppage, National Oil Corporation and two engineers at the ports said.Exports were still halted at a third terminal, Hariga, where people have blocked loading operations…

Morocco to Sell Sake in Port Operator Marsa Maroc to Tanger Med

Jul 28, 2021

The Moroccan government has agreed to sell a 35% stake in terminal operator Marsa Maroc to Groupe Tanger Med, raising 5.48 billion dirhams ($610 mln) for state coffers, Marsa Maroc said on Tuesday.The government will retain 25% of the capital and voting rights in Marsa Maroc…

South Africa's Transnet Identifies Source of IT Disruption that Hit Container Terminals

Jul 26, 2021

South Africa's state-owned firm Transnet said on Friday it had identified and isolated the source of disruption to its IT systems that impacted its container terminals.The freight logistics firm was hit by a suspected cyber attack, three sources…

Deal Reached to Release Cargo Ship that Blocked Suez Canal

Jul 05, 2021

The owners and insurers of the Ever Given container ship that blocked the Suez Canal in March said on Sunday a formal settlement had been agreed in a compensation dispute, and the canal authority said the vessel would be allowed to sail on July 7…

Libya's NOC Declares Force Majeure on Port of Hariga Exports

Apr 20, 2021

Libya's National Oil Corp (NOC) declared force majeure on Monday on exports from the port of Hariga and said it could extend the measure to other facilities due to a budget dispute with the country's central bank.Daily lost income 'may exceed 118 million dinars ($26 million)'…

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