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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


Press release : Congo Terminal, the concessionary of the container terminal at the Port of Pointe-Noire, has taken delivery of two new RTG yard gantries. With a 40-tonne lifting capacity, the new equipment will boost the container storage capacities of the yards and help to improve flows across all operations. Financed by Congo Terminal to […]

The Douala Ports Authority has just acquired a new dredge

The Douala Ports Authority has just acquired a new dredge Easydredge 2700 from IHC. Hosted on 8 September 2020 by the  Managing Director of the PAD, Cyrus Ngo’o and his close collaborators, the new dredge will be part of the fleet of the Administrative Unit in charge of Dredging. Photo credit : Port Autonome de […]

The Cotonou Port Authority (PAC) wants to acquire two new tugs

The Cotonou Port Authority has signed with Damen Shipyards, last week a contract of acquisition of 2 tugs of 85-ton bollard pull, types ASD 2813. Expected in early 2021, their delivery, will make the port of Cotonou now ready for the qualitative and safe towing of the largest ships. Recall that, the ASD Tug 2813 […]

CMA CGM communicates : Port Congestion Surcharge (PCS) in Bejaia (Algeria)

Due to the recent 19-day strike at Bejaia port, which ended early this week, the port is undergoing a severe congestion between 7-10 days on the current vessels berthing sequences with following impacts: increased laden cargo lead-time empty equipment re-loading/repositioning frequency affected increased operating costs In this respect, please be informed that CMA CGM will […]

Training workshop for women in the port and maritime sector in Guinea Conakry

From 18 to 19 August 2020, a training workshop was held in the classroom of the General Directorate of the Conakry Port Authority. This workshop on the theme “Project Management, an effective tool for the empowering Women”, took place on the initiative of Madame Touré Aissata ARIBOT, General Coordinator of the Réseau des Femmes Professionnelles […]


Press release: Kribi Conteneurs Terminal (KCT) welcomed the CMA CGM Cendrillon ship on 17 August 2020. Measuring 334 metres long and with a capacity of 8,645 TEUs, the vessel inaugurated the direct Asia-Africa (ASAF) line at the Kribi deep-water port. The Asia-West Africa Service (ASAF), operated by the CMA CGM shipping company, is one of […]