Indonesia Back-Pedals on Regulation 82/2017

After postponing implementation of the stipulation under Regulation 82/2017 that only Indonesian-controlled vessels could be used for the export of coal and crude palm oil, or for the import of rice and government procurement products, from 1 May 2018 to 2020, the Indonesian government has now decided to abandon it completely.


Guinea: Petrol Prices Spark Protests

A 25% increase in petrol prices (from GF 8,000 or US$ 0.89 per litre to GF 10,000 or US$ 1.11 per litre) resulted in barricades going up in the streets of Conakry on Friday, 6 July 2018.


Budd Group Network Updates

The very latest coordinates of all Budd's offices and staff have just been published in the Budd App (search for budd group) and in the "Our Offices" section of our website.


Jakarta's Port off War Risk List

Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta was not on the War Risk blacklist published on 14 June 2018 because it has been declared safe for world shipping by the Joint War Committee (JWC).


Ships Needed for Emergency Services Training Exercises

Marseille's Naval Fire Brigade (les Marins Pompiers) is offering the opportunity for vessels calling in the ports of Marseille-Fos to participate in fire and rescue training exercises.


Indonesia: Two New Implementation Dates for Regulation 82/2017

To the relief of many, the Director General of Foreign Trade, Oke Nurwan, has confirmed that the obligation under Regulation 82/2017 to use only vessels controlled by Indonesian companies for all coal or crude palm oil exports, as well as for rice and government procurement imports, has been postponed from 1 May 2018 to 2020.



During the Easter Weekend (Monday, 2 April is a public holiday in many countries), the Budd Group's staff are available via the 24/7 Emergency Contact no. +33 (0)1 84 88 08 41 or their mobiles.


Tug Stoppage Announced for Port of Marseille-Fos

Tugs will stop work from the start of the shift to 13:00 on Friday, 16 March 2018 in the Western Harbour of the Port of Marseille-Fos.


Guinea: Protests Intensify

Following the failure of talks between government representatives and the teachers' union, the teachers’ strike which started one month ago today, continues as tensions deepen throughout Guinea.


Fake Invoice Alert from French Ship Agents

The Marseille-Fos Ship Agents' Association (AACN) has issued a fake invoice alert to all its Members.

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