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ISS: Can smart ports curb drug trafficking?

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COVID-19 measures are making maritime routes the preferred target for drug smugglers. Seizures of large quantities of drugs such as cocaine, heroin and others at...

ISS: Security vs efficiency: smart ports in a post-COVID-19 era

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Around 90% of Africa’s trade is seaborne. The World Trade Organization has predicted a decline in consumer spending due to COVID-19 that will decrease international trade...

South African ports working

South African ports remain open for cargo, although essential goods should be prioritised where possible, the Department of Transport said in a notice shared...

CSIR to provide weather monitoring support to Transnet

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has signed a three-year, multimillion-rand contract with Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) for the maintenance of...

Libya hunting oil port attack suspects

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Libyan authorities issued arrest warrants for 37 suspects over attacks on key oil ports in the east of the country and a military base...

Two Libyan oil ports running normally

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Libya's oil ports Hariga and Zueitina appear to be working normally after eastern-based forces handed control of the terminals to a...

East Libya oil ports handed to NOC

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Eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar's forces handed control of oil ports to National Oil Corporation (NOC) based in the east, a spokesman...

Fire shrinks storage capacity at Libyan oil ports

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Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) said storage capacity at Ras Lanuf port was cut by 400,000 barrels after a second crude oil...

Somalia and Ethiopia to invest in Red Sea ports

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Somalia and Ethiopia will jointly invest in four seaports to attract foreign investment to the countries, another move in a tussle for...

Migrant rescue ship ports in Spain

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The Aquarius charity-run rescue ship arrived in the Spanish port of Valencia on Sunday, a week after Italy refused to let it...

Attack shuts major Libyan oil ports, production slashed

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Major Libyan oil ports Ras Lanuf and Es Sider were closed and evacuated on Thursday after armed brigades opposed to the powerful...

Gulf states scramble for Somalia

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A battle for access to seaports is underway in one of the world's unlikeliest places: Somalia, now caught in a regional struggle...

Italy appeals for EU help with African migrants, threatens to close...

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Italy appealed to the European Union for help in taking in African migrants, even raising the possibility of closing its ports to...

Italy evacuates 22 Libyans wounded in fighting at oil ports

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Italy evacuated 22 wounded Libyans for medical treatment in Rome, some of who were involved in fighting this week for control of...

East Libya forces regain control of oil ports

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East Libyan forces said they had regained control of the major oil ports of Ras Lanuf and Es Sider on Tuesday from...

East Libyan forces mobilising for counter attack on oil ports

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East Libyan forces carried out fresh air strikes on Monday and were mobilising ground forces as they attempt to win back two...

Libya to declare force majeure at two ports

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Libya's UN-backed government will declare force majeure at two ports to stop fuel smuggling, a statement from its presidential council said. The statement...

ISS: Safeguarding Africa’s seaports to safeguard its economies

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Seaports play a crucial role in all economies reliant on export and import, especially in African states where maritime transport is the...

Islamic State militants attack forces guarding Libyan oil port

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Islamic State militants attacked forces guarding one of Libya's main oil ports on Thursday with a gun assault and an attempted car...

East Libyan rebels close to deal to reopen ports

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Rebels in eastern Libya are close to reopening three oil ports they have occupied since the summer to press Tripoli for autonomy...

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