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Ships Drop Anchor Around Gabon as Country Shuts Down After Coup

Aug 30, 2023

At least 30 commercial ships dropped anchor on Wednesday around Gabon's waters after military officers said they had seized power in the Central African country, according to data and maritime sources.Military officers in oil-producing Gabon said they had put President Ali Bongo under house arrest, after the country's election body announced that he had won a third term. Borders were closed and state institutions were dissolved…

Libyan Oil Ports Reopen after Storm Forced Closure

Sep 13, 2023

Four major oil ports in Libya have reopened after shutting down on Saturday because of the powerful storm that swept the country, killing thousands of people, port agent Al Omran International Maritime Agencies said on Wednesday. The eastern ports of Brega…

Shipowners, Port Operators Ramp Up Methanol-fueling Projects

Aug 21, 2023

Interest in methanol as an alternative fuel has grown in the shipping industry, which seeks to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.Below is a list of upcoming methanol bunkering-related projects by companies and ports:COMPANIES:A.P. Moller-MaerskMaersk…

Methanol Bunkering Gaining Interest Among Global Players

Jun 13, 2023

Denmark's Maersk said on Monday it has secured fuel for the world's first container vessel able to run on carbon-neutral methanol for its inaugural journey.Interest in methanol as an alternative fuel for bunkering has grown in the shipping industry…

TotalEnergies Prepares for Mozambique LNG Restart

May 23, 2023

French energy company TotalEnergies will make good on an action plan to address the rights of residents near its Mozambique LNG project over the summer, the oil major said on Tuesday, taking a step closer towards a restart.'At this time there is no date for a restart…

Boluda Towage Expands Its Services in Togo

May 22, 2023

Marine towage provider Boluda Towage announced it has strengthened its partnership with Togo, highlighting its capacity for expansion, growth, and internationalization in the West African nation.The main purpose of this meeting was to evaluate…

Eco Hoppers Boost Efficiency for ICTSI in Cameroon

May 22, 2023

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) reports its Kribi Multipurpose Terminal (KMT) operation in Cameroon has seen a significant increase in productivity after introducing eco hoppers earlier this year.Since January 2022, KMT has handled 21 dry bulk vessels along with roughly 600…

APM Terminals MedPort Tangier Commissions New STS Cranes

May 02, 2023

APM Terminals MedPort Tangier in Morocco celebrates a new milestone of its expansion project with the arrival of the first of four batches of new dual ship-to-shore (STS) cranes. The two cranes are part of a total of eight cranes representing a major investment of €117 million…

London Marine Insurers Add Sudan to High-risk List

Apr 26, 2023

London’s marine insurance market added Sudan to its of areas deemed high risk this week amid further fighting in the conflict-ridden African country, according to an advisory note.The addition of Sudan to the high risk list will mean that any…

New Terminal for Edible Oil Planned at Port of Berbera

Apr 19, 2023

DP World has kicked off the development of a new edible oil terminal at the Port of Berbera in Somaliland. It has already agreed to a long-term lease for the facility.The edible oil terminal will be the latest addition to Berbera’s growing trade ecosystem…

China's Xinxing to Invest $2 Billion in Suez Canal Economic Zone

Mar 23, 2023

Chinese company Xinxing Ductile Iron Pipes intends to invest $2 billion in iron and steel plants in the Suez Canal Economic Zone, Egypt's cabinet said on Thursday.The plants are planned in an industrial zone at the Egyptian Red Sea port of Ain Sokhna developed by China's Tianjin…

AD Ports Inks Deal to Develop and Operate Egypt's Safaga Port

Mar 22, 2023

UAE-based AD Ports Group announced the signing of a concession agreement to develop and operate a multi-purpose port in Safaga in Egypt, in addition to signing of two 15-year agreements, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and three Head of…

AD Ports Inks Deal with Republic of the Congo for New Multipurpose Terminal

Mar 17, 2023

UAE-based AD Ports Group said it  has signed a head of terms with the Ministry of International Cooperation and Promotion of Public Private Partnership of the Republic of Congo, for a new multipurpose terminal in Pointe-Noire in the Republic of Congo…

CK Hutchison to Invest $700M in Two Major Egyptian Ports

Mar 16, 2023

CK Hutchison Holdings port unit said on Thursday it would invest about $700 million in two major Egyptian ports, bringing its total investment in the country to more than $1.5 billion.Hutchison Ports said it would invest in the development of…

Nigeria Opens 'Game Changer' Billion-dollar Deep Seaport

Jan 25, 2023

Nigeria opened a billion-dollar Chinese-built deep seaport in Lagos on Monday, which is expected to ease congestion at the country's ports and help it become an African hub for transshipment, handling cargoes in transit for other destinations…

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BSG Acquires Maritime Software Company

BSG Acquires Maritime Software Company

US' MARAD Announces Grants to Boost Supply Chain Efficiency

US' MARAD Announces Grants to Boost Supply Chain Efficiency

PortLiner to Construct Electrolyte Bunkering Station in Hartelkanaal

PortLiner to Construct Electrolyte Bunkering Station in Hartelkanaal

Rotterdam and Singapore Ports Team Up to Slash Emissions

Rotterdam and Singapore Ports Team Up to Slash Emissions

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