Africa

  • Ghana’s ports to serve landlocked countries

    Aug 1, 2018 — The government has announced plans to implement the “First Port Duty Rule” in Ghana’s ports by the end of the year to tackle increasing smuggling arising from diverted transit goods supposedly meant for landlocked countries.
  • DHL the first global forwarder to establish a footprint in Ethiopia

    Jul 27, 2018 — DHL Global Forwarding (DGF) claims to have become the first multinational forwarder to establish a presence in Ethiopia, following a joint venture agreement with Ethiopian Airlines.
  • New IMB report shows persistent piracy risk in Gulf of Guinea

    Jul 24, 2018 — The second quarterly report from the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) shows that all 2018 crew kidnappings have so far occurred in the Gulf of Guinea in six separate incidents.
  • Multiple ship groundings and collisions send Suez Canal into chaos

    Jul 17, 2018 — Egypt’s Suez Canal, one of the busiest waterways in the world, is experiencing traffic mayhem after a series of ships grounded or collided in its waters in the space of two days. The canal is currently struggling to bring operations back to normal, with local media reporting that five vessels were involved in the accident, which eventually led to a standstill on Sunday.
  • Strike to cause delays at Nigerian ports

    Jul 13, 2018 — AGS Nigeria would like to inform you that considerable delays are to be expected due to strike action and traffic congestion in Apapa and the Tincan port axis, in Lagos, Nigeria. The National Association of Truck Owners (NATO) are embarking on strike action in protest of the exorbitant fees paid to the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and Navy before ships can access the ports.