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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.

Tunisia: Gabes Port at Standstill

Budd Tunisia advises that following strikes and ensuing riots which started on 11 November 2020, protestors have brought all commerical activity in the port of Gabes to a halt.

Escalation of Violence Feared in Ivory Coast

Yesterday, there were fears that tensions would be exacerbated in the Ivory Coast today as the Opposition party has called for all citizens to stay at home in protest at what they consider to be the outgoing president’s constitutionally questionable third bid for election.