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Fate of arrested Nigerian pirates still in limbo

Pirates in west africa

  The case of the 8 Nigerian  pirates arrested in Ghana keeps getting more interesting. During a court hearing within the week the defense counsel expressed his discontent to the fact that he had still been denied access to his clients by the Bureau of National Investigation (BNI) where they are being held. A situation which he said was against ...

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3 missing in another pirate attack on the Gulf of Guinea


    The Togolese navy is reported to have helped foiled yet another pirate attack in the Gulf of Guinea and rescued 24 Ghanaians and Chinese sailors this past Sunday, 1st February. The rescued men were part of a 28 man crew of the the Lung Rong Lu Young 917 that was attacked by the pirates in international waters off Takoradi. ...

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Ghanaian banks urged to invest in Port developments

port expansion, Tema port

   The director general of Ports Mr. Richard Anamo has urged  Ghanaian banks to invest more into the maritime sector by considering investments into port projects and facilities. He called on the financial institutions to pull resources together in order to secure finances necessary to support major ports development projects. He added that , in-spite of the strong prospects of ...

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Government to go ahead with G-CAP implementation despite stiff opposition

pre shipment inspection,

     The Ghana trade ministry has made known its intention to still go ahead with the implementation of the Ghana Conformity Assessment Programme (G-CAP) in spite of stiff opposition from businesses and trade organization. The G-CAP which is intended to serve as a check against the importation of substandard goods into the country was initially planned to be implemented in ...

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3 take advantage of Ebola to Stowaway in a Dutch aid ship

dutch navy ship, senegal

    Reports suggest that , three stowaways have been found on board a logistics ship belonging to the Dutch navy that delivered aid to Ebola-hit nations in West Africa. According to the Dutch navy, the ship moored at a secured dock in Dakar, Senegal which was guarded by local security officials whiles the Dutch crew guarded access to the ship ...

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More container lifting power for West Africa

konecranes, west africa ports

    Konecranes is reported to have started shipments of 15 Rubber Tired Gantry cranes (RTGs) to three prime locations in the West African sub region. The RTGs are part of a number of cranes ordered by the industry giant Bollore for some of it’s container terminals in the region.    The lome terminal in Togo would receive four of ...

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8 Nigerian pirates arrested in Ghanaian waters

ghana navy , pirates

The Ghana navy is reported to have chalked another success in maritime security and safety by arresting 8 Nigerian pirates on the high seas. The navy on Saturday arrested these 8 Nigerians who hijacked an oil tanker MT Mariam after the owner of the vessel had made a report to the Ghana Navy on realizing that the Togo bound vessel ...

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Ghana keeps rising, Country to get a modern 40 acre logistics distribution park

agility Africa, Ghana free zones

Agility, a leading global logistics and logistical infrastructure provider is to build a 40 acre logistics distribution park at the Tema free zone enclave in collaboration with the government of Ghana. Mr Kweku Ricketts-Hagan, Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, on Thursday broke the ground for the construction of  the International standard Logistics Park on a 40-acre land at Tema ...

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APM Terminal orders 4 additional RTGs for its Apapa (Nigeria) container terminal


APM terminals has announced that it has placed an order for 4 new Rubber-Tire-Gantry (RTG) cranes for its terminal in Apapa (Nigeria) and 12 for that of Algerciras (Spain) with delivery due in a year.   The new 16-wheeled RTGs, to be manufactured by Konecranes, will offer a lifting capacity of 41 tons, and the ability to maneuver containers into ...

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LNG tanker runs aground off Nigeria coast

gas tanker aground at Nigeria

      A liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) tanker has run aground off Nigeria after taking on a cargo at the country’s Bonny Island export plant as reported by renowned media news outlet Reuters.   The Vessel with a capacity of 165,000-cubic-metres was reported to have ran aground while trying to leave the port for its voyage to south Korea. The ...

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