Wishing you all the very best for the forthcoming holiday season and the year to come.
The Philippine cargo handling company, ICSTI, is currently building a new mixed cargo terminal upstream of the port of Matadi in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This facility should be operational in August 2016. The terminal will handle containers, breakbulk, trucks and cars, as well as heavy and voluminous packages. The terminal will include a 1.5 km quay bordering a terrain of 50 hectares.
On 29 October, the deep water port of Cai Mep-Thi Vai was proud to welcome the largest vessel to ever call in a Vietnamese port – the 160,000 MT CSCL Star container ship.
With Saturday’s news that like Liberia, Sierra Leone is now officially clear of Ebola virus transmission after a 42-day period with no new cases, and new infection dwindling to single figures in Guinea, there is every hope that the epidemic is finally drawing to an end.
Algérie Télécom has lodged legal action to identify the party resonsible for severing an undersea optical fibre cable which occured last Thursday (22 October 2015), seriously perturbing international internet connections.
The Guinean Presidential Elections whose campaign ended in violence on Thursday and Friday (8 October and 9 October) finally took place on schedule on Sunday, 11 October.
In a circular dated 28 September 2015, the Grand Port Maritime de Marseille (Marseille-Fos Port Authority) advised that the anti-Ebola measures previously applicable to vessels which had been in an Ebola-affected country in the 21 days prior to their arrival have now been lifted.
Although the summer holiday season is drawing to a close, a new cruise record was set in the port of Marseille-Fos over the weekend of 12 and 13 September. A total of 11 cruise ships were in port with a total of 36,000 passengers. For 14,000 passengers Marseille was their port of arrival or departure. For the remaining 22,000 passengers Marseille was one of the ports of call on their cruise.
As Budd’s network of offices continues to grow and develop, we have just published the full updated coordinates for all our offices including the contacts for our latest ventures in Indonesia, Myanmar, Mozambique and Namibia.