MPS ENHANCING BORDER SECURITY AND PORT GATE CAPACITY AT TERMINAL 3

Press release : Meridian Port Services Limited (MPS) has procured and installed an additional Container Scanner at MPS Terminal 3 aiming to improve operational efficiency for the port. This investment brings to 6, the total number of Drive-Through Container Scanners installed in the terminal. “This is being proactive to have reserve capacity and a good […]

BENIN : LA BOHEME piracy attack 95NM South of Cotonou

On November 9th, around 2030 UTC, approximately 95M South of Cotonou, the Marshall Islands flagged tanker LA BOHEME (IMO: 9314167) reported being approached by two (2) speed boats. The speed boats approached within 40 meters when the tanker fired a distress flare in their direction, causing the attackers to return fire. It is reported that […]

BENIN : BOB BARKER approached 116NM South of Cotonou

On November 9th, around 0630 UTC, approximately 116NM South of Cotonou, the Fishery Patrol Vessel BOB BARKER (IMO: 5280540) reported being approached by a skiff carrying 7/8 men onboard. The men approached the vessel up to 0.7NM prompting the intervention of the Beninese Navy guards who fired warning shots. The crew safely retreated into the […]

President cuts sod for Boankra Integrated Logistics Terminal

The President of the Republic, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has cut sod for the construction of the $330 million Boankra Integrated Logistics Terminal (BILT) project near Kumasi on 5th November, 2020. Initiated by the Ghana Shippers’ Authority (GSA) and the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) in the 1990s and previously called the Boankra […]

MPS enhances boarder security and port gate capacity

Meridian Port Services Limited (MPS) brought an additional Drive-Through Container Scanner into operation at MPS Terminal 3 this month. With a total of six Container Scanners installed at the terminal, operational efficiency is guaranteed.   During the handover to the Operations Team, Head of Construction, Mr. Matthieu Ferraro indicated that MPS’ consistency in developing the port […]

NIGERIA : NEFELI II attacked by pirates

According to an article by Praesidium International, the tanker NEFELI II was attacked by pirates at 93NM South of Brass. The article relates : ” On November 4th, around 0520 UTC, approximately 93NM South of Brass, the Panama-flagged tanker NEFELI 2 (IMO: 9291638) activated its SSAS and was not responding to calls from shipowner and […]

Maritime security training for Gabon

Gabon is the latest IMO Member State to receive tailor-made, virtual maritime security training from IMO experts (2-3 November). Gabon officials received a recap of the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code and the specific role of the Designated Authority (DA) – a specified organization responsible for maritime security that is nominated by […]

WISTA INTERNATIONAL WELCOMES CAMEROON

The Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) welcomes Cameroon this month as the 53rd National WISTA Association (NWA). Cameroon joins Angola, Ghana, Morocco, Nigeria, and South Africa and as the 6th NWA in Africa as WISTA continues to expand on the continent. “We’re very excited to welcome Cameroon to WISTA,” said WISTA International President […]

Webinar : Libya Ports and Terminals update

Tomorrow, Tuesday, October 27, 2020, Risk Intelligence is hosting a webinar entitled “Libya Ports and Terminals update”. Hosted by Jim Pascoe, this webinar will feature Kais Makhlouf, Risk Intelligence Analyst. The objective of this webinar is to provide an update on maritime trading conditions in Libya, with a focus on the conflict shifting back into […]