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 […]

Webinar: Improving Regional Fisheries Governance and Sustainability through Transparency — focus on Western Indian Ocean tuna fisheries

The Friday, 20th November 2020 will take place a webinar under the theme :” Improving Regional Fisheries Governance and Sustainability through Transparency — focus on Western Indian Ocean tuna fisheries “ This webinar organised by the Southern African Development Community to commemorate World Fisheries Day will look at critical issues facing the WIO tuna fisheries. Experts will […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ocean Network Express to Launch New Europe – West Africa Service (EWX)

Ocean Network Express (ONE) is to launch a new weekly Europe – West Africa Service (EWX) to deliver a more efficient and comprehensive service network. The first voyage will commence in February 2021. The port rotation is as follows: Hamburg – Rotterdam – Antwerp – Le Havre – Algeciras – Tangier – Dakar – Tema […]

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 […]

2nd Symposium AFMESI : Marine pollution prevention and Control Towards Blue Economy

The African Marine Environment Sustainability Initiative (AFMESI) is set to host its 2nd Symposium this Friday, 6th November 2020 with the theme: ” Marine pollution prevention and Control Towards Blue Economy “. The aim of this 2nd Symposium is to implement and fast-tracking actions for strengthening Africa’s Blue Economy. This event is being managed by the […]

ISS Seminar : “Cyber attacks: new frontier in Africa’s maritime security”

Institute for Security Studies (ISS) organise a seminar on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 , under the theme “Cyber attacks: new frontier in Africa’s maritime security “ This seminar will discuss the nexus between maritime and cyber security and implications for Africa. Speakers will consider the nature and scope of maritime cyber security threats and what […]

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 […]