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22/02/2019

Senegal: Electronic CTN’s Mandatory from 1 March 2019

Budd’s Dakar office has provided us with the a circular received from the Senegalese Council of Shippers and advising that from 1 March 2019, all cargoes imported into the country will have to be identified by an electronic Container Tracking Note (CTN) number or Bordereau Electronique de Suivi des Cargaisons (BESC). We have also prepared an English translation of this circular.


21/02/2019

Senegal: Presidential Elections 24 February 2019

The first round of Senegal’s presidential elections will take place on Sunday, 24 February 2019.


04/02/2019

Algeria: Ports Reopen

Budd’s Algeria office reports that lulls in the bad weather recently experienced along the Algerian coast are now enabling those ports which were previously closed (e.g. Arzew, Oran, Mostaganem, Skikda and Tenes) to reopen, if only for as long as meteorological conditions allow safe berthing.


30/01/2019

Algeria: Bad Weather Closes Ports

Bad weather along the Algerian coast has closed most of the country’s ports to traffic, including Arzew, Oran, Mostaganem, Skikda and Tenes.


22/01/2019

DR Congo: Internet Re-connected

Following official publication of the DR Congo’s presidential election results, Budd’s Kinshasa and Matadi offices have confirmed to us that internet and social media began to work again yesterday (21 January 2019).


21/01/2019

China taking steps to implement the Ballast Water Convention

China joined the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM Convention) on 22 October, 2018. To implement the obligations under the Convention, China maritime authority has been taking steps to incorporate the main contents of the Convention into the Chinese legal system.


14/01/2019

Casablanca's Port Development Plan

Budd's Casablanca office shares details of the major development plans which were published in the moroccan website "Leconomiste".


07/01/2019

Gabon: Ports Secure

Budd Gabon advised earlier today that, despite the attempted military coup which started in the night of 6 to 7 January 2019, vessels calling in Gabonese ports are not in danger although commercial operations have come to a halt as port (and all other) employees were told to stay at home today.


07/01/2019

DR Congo: Election Results Delayed

As reported in the press, votes are still being counted in the DR Congo’s presidential election and therefore the results were not published this weekend as originally announced (see our website alert of 2 January 2018).


02/01/2019

DR Congo: Internet Down

Following the Democratic Republic of Congo’s 30 December 2018 presidential election, Budd’s Kinshasa and Matadi offices have confirmed to us over the telephone that internet connections are either extremely slow or completely down in most of the country.


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