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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)'…

DP World to Build $1.1B Deep-water Port in Senegal

Dec 23, 2020

Global port operator DP World has signed agreements with the government of Senegal to develop a deep-water port at Ndayane worth a total of $1.127 billion, its biggest investment in Africa to date, the company said on Wednesday.DP World Dakar…

Insurgents Seize Port Near Total's Mozambique LNG Project

Aug 12, 2020

Islamist insurgents have captured a heavily-defended port in the far northern Mozambique town of Mocimboa da Praia, close to the site of natural gas projects worth some $60 billion, local media reported on Wednesday.It was one of several attacks…

New Mammoet Crane in Operation in Lagos Deep Offshore Logistic Base

Jul 27, 2020

Nigeria's Lagos Deep Offshore Logistic Base, LADOL, serving the country's offshore oil and gas industry, now has a new crane in operation - Mammoet Terminal Crane (MTC 15).LADOL and Mammoet had in January signed a partnership agreement aimed…

BP Orders BOS 2600 Offshore Crane

Aug 23, 2019

Ship cranes manufacturer Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock GmbH together with China's Yantai CIMC Raffles Shipyard signed a contract concerning the delivery of a board offshore crane, type BOS 2600.The German maritime cranes maker said BP will use the…

Privinvest’s Deliveries to Mozambique: A Model for Africa

Aug 22, 2019

Media reports about Mozambique’s failure to launch a fishing and security fleet and its subsequent $2 billion debt default seem destined to torpedo, or at least set back similar efforts to build needed coastal security and national fishing fleets across Africa…

Piracy: West Africa, World's Most Dangerous Seas

Jul 08, 2019

The seas off West Africa's coastline are now the most dangerous in the world for shipping, the International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) latest report revealed.According to the report, of the 75 seafarers taken hostage onboard or kidnapped for ransom worldwide so far this year…

Africa Pledges to Deliver Blue Economy

Jun 27, 2019

A sustainable Blue Business plan will accelerate Africa’s transformation, create jobs, sustain livelihoods and empower communities while offering impactful climate change measures.Fishing, aquaculture, shipping, ports, energy, and finance industries…

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