China: Updated List of Polluting and Hazardous Liquid Cargoes

A recent regulation from the China Maritime Safety Administration updated the official list of polluting and hazardous liquid bulk cargoes.


Nigerian Port Strike Suspended

The indefinite strike which brought Nigerian ports to a standstill from the morning of 3 July was suspended on 5 July pending the outcome of talks scheduled for Monday, 8 July 2019.


Nigerian Ports on Indefinite Strike

As of yesterday, 3 July 2019, all Nigeria’s dockers have been on strike.


Country Profile: Liberia

Africa’s oldest republic, Liberia, was first declared a nation in 1847 by the freeborn and freed black Americans who had emigrated there in 1821 to a country of their own. Their descendants became the ruling class of a nation whose indigenous population was excluded from government.


Ramadan Holidays in Tunisia

In Tunisia, 4, 5 and 6 June 2019 have been declared public holidays to celebrate the end of Ramadan.


Union Announces Strikes in Port of Marseille-Fos

The CGT workers’ union has announced one-day strikes in the port of Marseille-Fos.


Increased Risk of Customs Fines in Dakar

As reported widely in previous years, vessels calling in Dakar may be subjected to Customs fines and/or detention for any alleged inaccuracies in the following documents and declarations:


Tunisia: Protests Prevent Pet Coke Discharge in Gabès

A sit in which started at the port of Gabès on Tuesday, 19 March 2019, has effectively prevented any vessels from discharging the pet coke which fuels local cement works.


Algeria: Strikes Perturb Courts

In the aftermath of another Friday of demonstrations in Algeria protesting against the continuing presidency of Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Budd’s Algiers office reports that to date, there have been no major effects on the country’s ports.


Indonesian Insurance Mandatory for Some Cargoes

Following a series of postponements in 2018 (see our web news of 15/02/18, 09/04/18 and 03/08/18), the Indonesian government confirmed implementation of an amended version of Regulation 82/2017, starting with Article 4 which first came into force on a trial basis 1-28 February 2019. This trial period has now been extended up to the end of this month (March 2019).

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