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Myanmar: Uncertainty for Shipping

Following the 1 February military takeover, Budd Myanmar reports that although the country's ports remain, the Civil Disobedience Movement protests and the general strike are causing delays for vessels. Due to European Union sanctions, shipping...

New Phone Numbers for Budd in Abidjan and San Pedro

On 1 February 2021, the Ivory Coast's telecommunications companies added two digits to the previous 8-digit mobile and landline numbers. We understand from Budd Ivory Coast that while the new system was being set up yesterday, connections were less...

Update: Senegal Fines

Following the below advice circulated last summer, Budd’s Senegal office regrets to advise that vessels are continuing to face Customs fines for several thousand dollars. They warmly recommend to take all possible measures to avoid such fines and remain

Covid-19: Dakar and Thies Under Curfew

Following a spike in Covid-19 cases, the Senegalese government has re-introduced a curfew in the towns of Dakar and Thies where almost 90% of Senegal’s positive diagnoses have been found.

Tunisia: Crew Changes Authorised

Tunisia’s Office de la Marine Marchande et des Ports has authorised the embarkation and disembarkation of foreign crew members.

Mozambique: Crew Changes Now Possible

In a circular dated 4 December, the Maputo’s Harbour Master advised that crew changes would henceforth be possible in the terminals of Maputo and Matola.

Tunisia: La Skihira Back in Business

Following negotiations with the regional authorities, the protest movement in La Skhira has come to an end and activity has recommenced in the industrial zone of La Skhira as well as the oil and chemical terminals of TRAPSA, Groupe Chimique Tunisien, TIF

Tunisia: Port and Court Strikes

Port of Gabes
The strikes which started in November continue (see our article of 22 November 2020). The port is at a standstill and no vessels are calling there.