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Coming Soon – Budd Berbera (Somaliland)

With Berbera (Somaliland) set to become the new gateway to Ethiopia and East Africa as a whole, Budd’s full P&I/H&M Correspondent services will soon be available to vessels and their clubs in this port. In the meantime, please do not...

COVID-19 Halts 1st Instance Proceedings in Tunis

Due to fears of Covid-19 clusters in Tunis’ first instance courts, all non-urgent hearings have been suspended from 9 to 15 June 2021. These measures do not apply in other courts or towns. The Ministry of Justice has issued this notification in...

Ghana: Important New Oil Transfer Procedures

    To promote safety and avoid maritime pollution, the Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA) has issued this shipping notice laying out the mandatory procedures for the transfer of oil and other substances. As per our circular of 20 September...

Togo: Covid-19 Update

    Covid-19 Decree of 1 April 2021 The Togolese Ministry of the Maritime Economy, Fishing and Coastal Protection has issued a decree confirming the following anti-Covid-19 measures: Obligation to wear a personal face mask: Temperature...

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Ghana’s Ports of Takoradi & Tema Close for Good Friday

In the ports of Tema and Takoradi, all port operators and users including shipping lines, agents and stakeholders, have been advised by the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority that no vessels will be allowed to berth or sail from 06:00 on Good...

Equatorial Guinea: Bata Port Still Open Despite Explosions

Budd's Equatorial Guinea office reports that the port of Bata remains open despite a series of explosions which hit the town at around 13:00 on Sunday afternoon (07/03/21). A total of four explosions occured when military munition stores were...

Senegal: Violence on Streets

Despite the release from arrest of Ousmane Sonko, Senegal's opposition leader who is facing charges of rape, there are fears that the violent demonstrations which started last Wednesday (3 March 2021) will continue. Many banks and petrol stations...

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...