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Year: 2019

Rades Closed to Container Ships for Two Days

At a meeting held yesterday (27 November 2019) between the Rades port authorities and local stakeholders, it was decided that the port would be closed to all container ships for two days from Saturday, 30 November to Sunday, 1 December 2019.

Gabon Telephone Numbers Change

If you require assistance from our offices in Port Gentil or Libreville, please be advised that Raissa Ndong’s telephone number has just been changed from +241 04 28 01 10 to +241 74 28 01 10.

DR Congo: Pilot Services Disrupted

Although the Compagnie des Voies Maritimes (CVM) announced in the evening of 24 September 2019 that their strike had come to an end, we are receiving reports that pilot services are still disrupted in Matadi and Banana.

Port Profile: Douala, Cameroon

Budd’s Cameroon office has issued an updated port profile which includes important new information regarding armed guards at anchorage.

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.

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.