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  • 26 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Africa Dry Bulk Conference 2013, is scheduled to be held from 7-8 October in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. This event will address the industry’s pressing demand for operational efficiency, proper terminal management, planning and execution in handling Africa’s growing dry bulk cargo and trade. Given the robust growth of Africa’s commodities production & more […]

  • 6 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    Twenty-seven workers of the Mombasa port were fired on Saturday as they are believed to had organized a crippling strike that shut down the port for two days last week, Reuters reports citing the port authority. The strike started on Wednesday and saw around 2,000 workers protest against higher health care costs. Namely, the government […]

  • 5 December 2014

    The European Court of Human Rights has ordered France to pay compensation to Somali pirates worth thousands of euros for failing to present “promptly” the accused men before a judge upon their arrival to the country. The 48-hour delay was deemed by the Court as violation of the European Convention of Human Rights. The case concerns nine […]

  • 6 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    Twenty-seven workers of the Mombasa port were fired on Saturday as they are believed to had organized a crippling strike that shut down the port for two days last week, Reuters reports citing the port authority. The strike started on Wednesday and saw around 2,000 workers protest against higher health care costs. Namely, the government […]

  • 17 July 2012

    The number of pirate attacks have fallen sharply in the first half of 2012, led by a drop in Somali piracy, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) global piracy report revealed yesterday, but warned that these numbers were offset by a worrying increase of attacks in the Gulf of Guinea. Overall, […]

  • 31 January 2012
    Business & Finance

    Senior Vice President Lars Reno Jakobsen has been appointed as promoter and coordinator of the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group’s business expansion on the African continent with particular focus on the Sub-Sahara. The position is new and part of the Group’s efforts to expand business in growth markets in Africa. Lars Reno Jakobsen will take […]

  • 22 July 2011
    Business & Finance

    Global Marine terminal operator DP World Limited announced today that it has expanded its portfolio to Suriname on the northeast coast of South America, acquiring a controlling interest in both Integra Port Services (‘IPS’), the Company holding a concession for a container and break-bulk terminal within Nieuwe Haven Port, Paramaribo; and in Suriname Port Services […]

  • 5 October 2012

      A three-day conference entitled “A New Awakening for Africa’s Maritime Industry” brought together experts from over 30 countries’ maritime sectors to Mombasa on October 3, the agenda being drafting a unified approach in addressing the African maritime sector. So far individual countries have failed to utilize their maritime potential to its fullest and, as […]

  • 19 September 2019
    Operations & Maintenance

    SeaBird Exploration has signed a contract to acquire a 2D seismic survey for an international oil & gas company in the Africa region. The survey is due to start towards the end of September and is estimated to run for approximately three weeks. The company will be using the Nordic Explorer for the work. The […]

  • 20 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    MACN partnered up with MOFA to develop the Global Port Integrity Index and scale up activities in West Africa.

  • 26 July 2011

    Again, pirates are back in action as they have seized another Italian tanker with 23 crewmen on board travelling near the Gulf of Guinea… (lhrtimes) [mappress] Source: lhrtimes, July 26, 2011;    

  • 25 November 2011

    About half of state-owned Libyan shipping firm’s 24-strong fleet of tankers is sailing again after months of paralysis due to sanctions and… (ArabNews) [mappress] Source: ArabNews, November 25, 2011

  • 28 October 2014

    Somali pirates take a very business-like approach to their craft, according to a study on piracy published by research portal for maritime security Piracy-Studies.org. “We attack big ships that can pay us. However, after capturing several ships we have learned about what type of ships to target and which ship owner is able or willing to […]

  • 2 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Oil and gas company Ophir Energy has entered into a detailed Umbrella Agreement (UA) that establishes the full legal and fiscal framework for the Fortuna FLNG Project, Africa’s first deepwater FLNG project. The deal, signed between the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Ophir Holdings & Ventures Ltd, a subsidiary of Ophir Energy, OneLNGSA and La Compañía […]

  • 5 February 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    DeepOcean has seen more opportunity to grow in the Africa region and therefore decided to centre its operations from Montpellier, France. By centering Africa operations in the South of France it allows DeepOcean to be closer to the customers, with good transport links to the target countries, the company explained. ​​​​​​​ As part of this […]

  • 16 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    Libya arrested the Togo-flagged bunkering tanker Lamar on suspicion of oil smuggling.

  • 25 December 2012

    Pirates have kidnapped four sailors off Nigeria’s coast from an Italian platform supply vessel, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has said. PSV Asso Ventuno, operated by Naples-based Augusta Offshore, was boarded on Sunday about 40 miles (65 km) off the coast of Nigeria’s Bayelsa state. “Pirates armed with guns attacked, boarded an offshore supply vessel […]

  • 2 February 2015

    The double digit growth at the West Mediterranean hubs is likely to be cut as the development of deep water hub ports in the Gulf of Guinea gains momentum,according to UK shipping consultant Drewry.  Mediterranean ports like Morocco’s Tanger Med transshipment hub or Algeciras have recorded a significant growth over the last few years. Volumes at Tanger […]

  • 11 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    The nature of international piracy is undergoing a dramatic change, according to a study recently released by three organizations: the International Maritime Bureau, Oceans Beyond Piracy and Maritime Piracy-Humanitarian Response. The study shows that in 2012, for the first time in recent history, pirate attacks in the Gulf of Guinea surpassed those in the Gulf […]

  • 31 December 2012

    The African Union Commission (AUC) has praised Ethiopia for its recent adoption of the 2050 Africa’s Integrated Maritime Strategy (2050 AIM Strategy). Ethiopia adopted the AIM Strategy during the 2nd Conference of African Ministers in charge of Maritime-related Affairs that took place on December 6th at the Commission’s Headquarters in Addis Ababa. The AUC in […]

  • 2 April 2014
    Business & Finance

    The social partners of the maritime transport sector, ECSA (European Community Shipowners’ Associations) and ETF (European Transport Workers’ Federation), have issued a joint statement ahead of the EU-Africa summit, which takes place in Brussels from 02 to 03 April. ECSA and ETF seize this opportunity to highlight one of the major issues in the EU-Africa […]

  • 10 May 2012
    Business & Finance

    Southern Wind Shipyard, few days ago, launched and masted the SW 102 Ds hull No 1. This is the first unit of the brand new SW 102 DS project, SY Almagores II. SW 102 DS is once again signed by Nauta Design (general design, deck and interior design) and Farr Yacht Design (naval architecture, sail plan […]