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Ghana Withdraws Mandatory Vaccination Order for Foreign Seafarers

Authorities in Ghana have been forced to withdraw a mandatory vaccination policy for seafarers entering the country over concerns that shipping lines will skip its ports, which would have potentially undermined its position as a shipping gateway for West...

No face mask, no entry… Apapa port enforces COVID-19 safety measure

Many port users were barred from entering the Lagos Port Complex Apapa on Tuesday as the management of the port insisted on face masks before granting access to port workers and port users. It was reported last week that Apapa...

Ghana to fine vessels with unvaccinated crew

Ghana is set to fine vessels that have crew members or passengers that are not vaccinated against COVID-19 onboard, P&I Club Gard has warned shipping lines. In an alert issued last week, Gard said it’s local correspondents in Ghana,...

Singapore suspends crew change for arrivals from six African nations

Singapore has suspended crew change and vaccination of seafarers with recent travel history to six southern African nations over fears concerning the Omicron variant. In what the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) described as a “precautionary measure” in...

Norwegian Cruise Ship Detects Probable Case of Omicron Variant

A probable case of the Omicron variant has been identified in a crew member of a Norwegian Cruise ship that reached New Orleans on Sunday after detecting COVID-19 among some crew and guests, the Louisiana Department of Health said. The...
China’s Ningbo-Zhoushan port increases handling charges by 10%

China’s Ningbo-Zhoushan port increases handling charges by 10%

China’s Ningbo-Zhoushan port is to increase handling charges for loading and unloading by 10% starting from 1 January 2022. The charge adjustments will apply to foreign trade import and export 20-foot and 40-foot loaded and empty containers. Handling charges are set...
10 people test positive for COVID-19 on Norwegian cruise ship

10 people test positive for COVID-19 on Norwegian cruise ship

A cruise ship set to dock in New Orleans with over 3,000 passengers has detected 10 cases of COVID-19 among its crew and guests, the Louisiana Department of Health said late on Saturday. The cruise ship Norwegian Breakaway, owned by...
Emirates announces resumption of flights to Nigeria

Emirates announces resumption of flights to Nigeria

Emirates will resume its flights between Dubai and Nigeria from December 5, 2021, the Dubai-based airline announced on Thursday. Flights will be operated from Lagos and Abuja, thus ending months-long standoff with Nigerian authorities. “Emirates will operate to and from its...
Americans plan record holiday spending despite supply chain crisis

Americans plan record holiday spending despite supply chain crisis

American consumers are expected to spend up to $859 billion on holiday shopping this season, possibly shattering previous records. The forecast is a continuation of strong consumer demand since the second half of last year which is exacerbating port congestion...

Actor Pete Edochie’s Son Down With COVID-19,

One of Nollywood veteran actor, Pete Edochie’s sons, Uche, contracted the deadly coronavirus but has recovered Taking to social media, Uche Edochie shared his scary experience with the virus and revealed that 80% of his lungs got damaged The...

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Union Leader Wants NPA’s Powers To Fix Ports Infrastructure Restored

President, Senior Staff Association of Statutory Corporations and Government Owned Companies, Adamu Ya’u, has urged federal government to empower Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) to...

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