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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

KRIBI CONTENEURS TERMINAL WELCOMES THE DIRECT ASIA-AFRICA LINE

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 […]

Mauritius, shipwreck of the MV Wakashio: Chronology of events

On July 25, 2020, the Panamanian-flagged bulk carrier MV Wakashio, carrying 200 tonnes of diesel and 3,800 tonnes of fuel, grounded on Pointe d’Esny Reef, Mauritius. The ship Wakashio of the Okiyo Maritime Corporation/ Nagashiki Shipping Co.Ltd had left China for Brazil, with the last port of call, Singapore. On Thursday, August 6, 2020, the […]

Welcoming ceremony of new generation ships at the Port of Cotonou

Yesterday Monday, August 10, 2020, took place on the container terminal of Benin Terminals, the ceremony marking the reception of new generation ships at the Port of Cotonou. “Over the past two years, the partnership between the Government of Benin and the PAI has enabled important work to be carried out to facilitate the docking […]

Webinars: « Collective action: Identifying & Building Alliances with Port Users on Cargo & Vessel Transactions »

The Convention on Business Integrity/Integrity Organization, in collaboration with the Maritime Anti-corruption Network (MACN) and with the support of Siemens AG, is organizing two webinars on the topic: “Collective action: Identifying & Building Alliances with Port Users on Cargo & Vessel Transactions.” The objectives of these webinars, which will be held on Tuesday, August 11, […]

MPS WELCOMES THE SHIP WITH THE DEEPEST DRAUGHT IN THE HISTORY OF GHANAIAN WATERS

Press release: Meridian Port Services (MPS), the operator of the Tema container terminal in Ghana, welcomed the MSC Beryl ship at Terminal 3 in July. With a draught of 15.95 m on arrival and 16.2 m on departure, it boasts the deepest draught of any craft to visit the Ghanaian coast. Measuring 366 m long […]