Africa

  • Madagascar: Reminder of container loading rules

    Mar 15, 2019 — AGS Madagascar wishes to remind its colleagues and partners of the rules for loading containers, especially relating to the loading of motor vehicles. In most cases, cars and motorcycles are loaded into the bottom of containers, behind the household goods, which means that dockers must first remove all personal effects in order to access the vehicles for SGS to conduct its inspection. Not only does this additional handling represent a waste of valuable time, but the HHGs and the vehicle are likely to be reinserted incorrectly. In order to avoid this situation in future, we’d like to urge you to enforce the rules when loading motor vehicles into containers. Please ensure that cars and motorcycles are systematically loaded on the door side of the container.
  • Algeria: Delays expected during presidential campaign

    Mar 5, 2019 — Delays are to be expected in the following weeks due to the upcoming presidential elections in the country, scheduled for 18 April 2019. President Bouteflika’s announcement that he will seek a fifth term in the elections has provoked strong reactions from the opposition. Several protests have already taken place to contest his candidature and more protests are scheduled over the coming days and weeks. Demonstrations are likely to disturb the progress of operations and will lead to significant delays and additional charges (demurrages, storage, etc.).