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Sierra Leone: Curfew Imposed

Violent protests throughout Sierra Leone, including in Freetown, led to the imposition of a nationwide curfew from 15:00 on Wednesday, 10 August 2022. In a television broadcast, Vice President Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh claimed that the protests are...

Myanmar Today

Following the extension of emergency Military rule up to 2023 and last week's execution of four pro-democracy activists, Budd Myanmar reports on the country's situation. There are accounts of explosions in Yangoon and of gunfire in some districts...

Guinea: Fuel Shortages & Political Protests

Fuel shortages are currently being experienced throughout Guinea. They are affecting both road and sea transport. Many petrol stations are closed.  It is also becoming increasingly difficult for pilot boats, tugs and launches to find fuel.This...

Covid-19: Crew Changes in Ghana’s Ports

Ghana's Ports and Harbours Authority has issued updated standard operating procedures (SOPs) for crew changes and disembarkation in Ghanaian ports.  All disembarking and on- or off-signing crew must provide proof of full Covid-19 vaccination....

Ghana: Good Friday Holiday Arrangements

Budd's Ghana office wishes to notify vessels calling in Ghana of the following port circular regarding the public holiday on Friday, 15 April 2022:  TEMA GOOD FRIDAY HOLIDAY ARRANGEMENT 2022. Since Monday, 18 April is also a public...

Crew Changes and Medical Assistance in Chinese Ports

Although the Covid-19 lockdown is continuing to impact shipping operations in Chinese ports, crew changes for Chinese crew members are generally allowed in most Chinese ports. Off-signing of foreign crew is possible in major ports such as Shanghai,...

Beware Fraudulent Emails

Following a fraudster's unsuccessful attempt to divert a payment intended for Budd into their own bank account, we would like to stress the importance of checking any previously-unknown bank account details by telephoning someone you already know...

Tunisia: STAM Back to Work in Sfax

Following their 3-day strike from 25-27 January, the stevedores STAM have resumed work in Sfax as hoped. Information provided by Hedia Ben Alaoui, Budd Tunisia (hedia.ben-alaoui@budd-pni.com)  

Tunisia Stevedore Strike in Sfax not Gabes

Erratum: Our article of 24/01/22 should have read as follows. In the Tunisian port of Sfax, the stevedores employed by STAM have announced a full 3-day strike from 25-27 January included. Industrial action had already started last week when...