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 […]

Webinar 4 GI WACAF: The responder’s toolbox: part 1 – at sea response techniques

The GI WACAF organize its fourth webinar on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 under the theme: The responder’s toolbox: part 1 – at sea response techniques This live webinar will be dedicated to at-sea response techniques and will discuss the key technical aspects of these oil spill response techniques. For this webinar, we will enjoy 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]