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Mass testing for the coronavirus commenced on 19/04 at the Port of Mombasa for the employees of the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA). Acting Managing Director Eng. Rashid Salim and General Manager Operations and Harbor Master Captain William Ruto coordinated the exercise and were among the first 50 KPA staff to undergo the COVID-19 test. Officials...
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In order to control the spreading of the COV-19 virus in Angola, all schools, universities, churches and other gathering places are closed for 2 weeks (as from 27/03/2020) with probable extension.  The 5th case is confirmed on 28/03/2020 in Angola with the patients quarantined together with all persons who had been in contact with them. The ports are closed...
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The following measures have been taken in order to control the spreading of COVID-19  in Benin: 1-Limitation to the extreme necessity of entering and leaving the land borders of the country. Only essential crossings have been authorized in conjunction with the authorities of neighboring countries. Reinforcement of control measures have been applied for the systematic quarantine...
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COVID 19 situation in Tunisia Lock down is mandatory with a curfew as from 6 p.m. The port is open but with some preventive measures that extend the length of the calls. Stevedores’ working time has been shortened, medical controlling is performed upon vessels’ arrival.    Flights and maritime connections for passengers have been postponed.  All...
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Vessel’s arrest without prior notice from Senegalese cargo underwriters We have experienced great difficulties in Dakar/Senegal where some cargo underwriters do not hesitate to arrest vessel’s for potential cargo damage. They are unpredictable and if they sometimes issue a formal security request they sometimes don’t and serve arrest to the vessel.  The cargo underwriters refuse to discuss When they present a security request...
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Customs fines for alleged deficit It now appears that customs fines for alleged deficits as compared to the cargo manifest are becoming systematic for bulk and bagged cargo.  Customs fines on bagged and bulk cargoes It is strongly advised for Owners discharging bulk/bagged cargo in Dakar to appoint a surveyor to perform a draft survey...
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