As the bauxite mining industry continues to grow, Budd’s Guinea office reports on a few of the latest developments.
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.
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.
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.
Nigeria: General Strike Over
Budd’s Nigeria office reports that the general strike which commenced on 27 September is now over.
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).
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
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.
Indonesia Revokes Nickel Ore and Bauxite Export Permits
Budd Indonesia has spotted this important news published by Reuters:
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.