Digitalizing the Maritime Sector Set To Boost the Competitiveness and Resilience of Global Trade

Press release : A new report launched today by the World Bank and the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) shows that better digital collaboration between private and public entities across the maritime supply chain will result in significant efficiency gains, safer and more resilient supply chains, and lower emissions. Maritime transport carries over […]

Subsea 7 awarded contract offshore Angola

Subsea 7 today announced the award of a substantial(1) contract by Cabinda Gulf Oil Company Limited (CABGOC). The contract is for the Sanha Lean Gas Connection (SLGC) project comprising the construction and installation of the Lean Gas Platform (LGP) system in Block-0 offshore Angola, at a water depth of approximately 70 metres. Project management and engineering […]

Gulf of Guinea records highest ever number of crew kidnapped in 2020, according to IMB’s annual piracy report

The International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau (IMB)’s annual piracy report recorded an increase of piracy and armed robbery incidents in 2020. In 2020, IMB’s Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC) received 195 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships worldwide, in comparison to 162 in 2019. The incidents included three hijacked vessels, 11 vessels […]

Webinar : “Legal Framework on Embarked Armed Security at sea”

Increasing maritime threats have resulted in huge losses for the shipping companies and coastal States of the Gulf of Guinea, forcing them to find new methods to tackle maritime criminality. In order to answer to this problem, several private companies have started to provide maritime security services, which are custom made for the present modern […]

GSA, GRA And NIC Sign Marine Cargo Insurance Protocol

The Ghana Shippers’ Authority (GSA), Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) and the National Insurance Commission (NIC) have signed a Marine Cargo Insurance Protocol at a ceremony held at the Ghana Shippers’ House on 23rd December 2020. The protocol is to ensure adherence to the Insurance Act.2006 (Act 724), which requires that with the express exception of personal […]

Apapa inaugurates Operations Command Centre

APM Terminals Apapa now has a new operations command centre, recently inaugurated by Nigeria’s Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi. He was accompanied by the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, Ms. Hadiza Bala-Usman Fitted with 20 units of 55-inch TV wall screens, the centre receives real time visual updates of quay moves, deliveries, truck […]

Maintaining connectivity during the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has created important challenges in terms of coordinating work on safety and security within the Central and West African common maritime space. To address this, IMO helped set up a new video conferencing service for the Interregional Coordination Centre (ICC) in Yaoundé, Cameroon.   The new system, fully installed since 18 December, allows regional stakeholders […]