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11/12/2018

China Sulphur Emission Control Requirements Updated

Earlier this month, the China Maritime Safety Administration published a further notice on the implementation of the low sulphur fuel requirement in the Emission Control Areas (ECAs). The ECAs have been expanded to include all Chinese waters, including not only all the coastal ports but also the inland waterways on the Changjiang and Xijiang rivers.


21/11/2018

Budd China Extends its Services

We are pleased to advise that, in addition to the P&I, H&M, protecting, emergency, legal and surveying services which Budd has been providing in China for many years, we are now able to place Letters of Guarantee through one of China’s main insurance companies.


05/10/2018

Eastern DR Congo Battles with Ebola and Massacres

Insecurity, rumors and suspicion are hampering the efforts of aid agencies to combat the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.


01/10/2018

Nigeria: General Strike Over

Budd's Nigeria office reports that the general strike which commenced on 27 September is now over.


27/09/2018

General Strike in Nigeria - Ports at a Standstill

Budd’s Lagos office advises that a general strike of all public and private sector employees started this morning (27 September 2018).


26/09/2018

Tug Stoppage in Marseille-Fos 28 September 2018

Marseille-Fos’ tug operator, Boluda, has advised all local ship agents that on 28 September 2018, there will be no tug service in the ports of: Fos and Port de Bouc from 06:00 to 13:00 Marseille from 07:00 to 13:00


25/09/2018

Recent Attacks Confirm Piracy Increase in Gulf of Guinea

A major pirate attack took place this Saturday (22 September) when pirates boarded MV Glarus, a Swiss-flagged vessel en route from Lagos to Port Harcourt (Nigeria). The vessel was carrying wheat.


22/08/2018

Indonesia Revokes Nickel Ore and Bauxite Export Permits

Budd Indonesia has spotted this important news published by Reuters:


03/08/2018

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.


09/07/2018

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.


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