Athens - Pirates have kidnapped 19 crew members from a crude oil tanker off Nigeria in an area where acts of piracy are on the rise
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Athens - Greek authorities on Wednesday rescued the crew of a Liberia-flagged cargo vessel adrift in the Aegean Sea
Antwerp - The Port of Antwerp has signed a collaboration agreement with the Nigerian Ports Authority, which manages the 6 ports of Nigeria
ome - Pirates attacked a Greek oil tanker off the coast of Togo on Monday and fled after taking four crew members as hostages
London - African states like Chad and Cameroon are shaping up to be big winners from new rules to cut sulfur emissions from ships, providing just the right type of oil to produce cleaner fuels
Hamburg - German shipping company MC Schiffahrt informs that its vessel MarMalaita “was attacked by pirates ...on the anchorage of Douala in Cameroon.”
Hamburg - German transportation company Hapag-Lloyd has expanded its African liner services to offer its MIAX (Middle East-India-Africa Express) service starting in October 2019
Papendrecht (The Netherlands) - The “Blue Marlin” a heavy transport vessel belonging to the dutch liner Boskalis was hijacked on Sunday approximately 80 nautical miles offshore Equatorial Guinea
Bucarest - A ship with 21 Romanian sailors on board was attacked by pirates near a port in Togo and three sailors were kidnapped, writes the Romanian online newspaper News.ro. The authorities in Romania have activated the crisis cell
London - Factory activity was at its weakest in years across much of the world during January, adding to worries trade tariffs, political uncertainty and cooling demand poses an increasing threat to global growth
Lagos - The opposition called it an act of dictatorship and halted its election campaign for 72 hours in protest.
Hamburg - In view of Germany’s announcement that it would no longer take part with naval vessels in the Mediterranean Sea mission “Sophia” organised by the European Union until further notice
Malabo - Ships and ports will need to be able to exchange arrival and departure data electronically from April 2019, under International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s Facilitation Convention said. There requirements also encourage the use of a single window in which all the many agencies and authorities
hanghai - More than 1,000 firms from 58 countries along the Belt and Road will attend the inaugural China International Import Expo (CIIE) to be held in Shanghai
Southampton - The Sailors’ Society’s Crisis Response Network (CRN) provided support to its 100th case this week, with piracy, death at sea and abandonment accounting for almost two-thirds (59 per cent) of those supported
Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates’ logistics company Gulftrainer is set to invest 3 billion dollars over the next five years in order to double its container capacity and acquire assets
London - Shipments of West African oil to Asia are set to hit a two-month high in October as Chinese refineries scramble for alternatives to Iranian crude before U.S. sanctions take effect on Nov. 4. Africa’s loadings for Asia will rise to 2.52 million barrels per day (bpd) in October
Zurich - Twelve crew members of a Swiss merchant vessel kidnapped by pirates off the coast of Nigeria by pirates are from the Philippines, Slovenia, Ukraine, Romania, Croatia and Bosnia.
Zurich - Massoel Shipping said the pirates boarded the vessel, which was carrying wheat, and kidnapped 12 of the 19 crew. The company did not give the nationalities of the crew members.
Lagos - Operations at Nigeria’s main container terminals and their environs have experienced significant disruption over the past week, with regulators denying access to two major ocean carriers and truckers blocking port access freeways