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November 6th, 2014 is National Holiday in Liberia, Offices Closed

The 6th of November 2014 is the National Holiday of Thanksgiving in Liberia.  The Maersk office (and all offices and public buildings) will be closed from 0600 to 1800.  The Maersk office will resume normal business hours on the 7th of November.

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Office Closed Today Due to National Holiday in Senegal

Please be aware that 04 November 2014 is a National Holiday of Tamkharit in Senegal.   The office will be closed for business but will re-open on 05 November 2014. Read More...

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UPDATE – Political Unrest in Burkina Faso Resolving

Following the political unrest in Burkina Faso from 31 October 2014, the situation has been largely resolved.   The Burkina Faso borders have been reopened and transportation operations have restarted accordingly, separate mails are being sent to all affected offices.

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Political Unrest In Burkina Faso May Lead To Cargo Being Rerouted

Cargo discharged in  Lome, Togo with final destination Niamey, Niger generally crosses the Burkina Faso border to transit to Niamey, Niger.  Political unrest in Burkina Faso is leading us to reveiw the possibility of  rerouting the cargo via Benin to Niamey, Niger.  We will keep you updated about this developing situation.

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Update on Network Changes in West Africa

Due to the outbreak of Ebola in some countries in West Africa, ships calling the region have been facing increasing health and safety measures over the past couple of weeks.  The main objective of these measures is to prevent the spread of the virus. Read More...

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Update on Ebola Fever

Update 02– August 22, 2014 / 1605 hrs (04:05pm):

The W6A and FW1 services will be affected by restrictions from Cameroon, requiring a 21 day incubation period after departing Nigeria. 

Please note that none of our cluster countries (Cameroon, Gabon, Chad, Central Africa, Equatorial Guinea) are affected by Ebola.

The governments of the different countries have taken measures to prevent the entry and spread of the disease in these countries.  Cameroon, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea have banned exchanges (people and cargo) with countries affected by the Ebola virus (air, water, land).  Read More...

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Unidentified Fighter Jets Strike Somali Pirate Base

Unidentified military fighter jets launched an airstrike earlier this week in northern Somalia in a suspected attack on a pirate base.  The aircraft struck near the north-eastern coastal village of Gumah, which lies some 220 kilometres (140 miles) east of Bossaso, the main port of Somalia’s breakaway Puntland state. Read More...

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Cargo Delays in Matadi, Democratic Republic of Congo

Due to operational issues, a backlog of cargo has been sitting in Matadi.  Until this backlog is cleared, the acceptance of reefer cargo via the United States will be ceased. Read More...

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Military Coup in Mali

Today, there was a coup in Mali by the “Committee for the Re-establishment of Democracy and the Restoration of the State.”  Soldiers attacked the presidency protesting the government’s handling of an insurgency in the North.

Frontier areas have been closed and all imports and exports have ceased.  Generally the country remains calm, however, it is unsure as to when the situation will return to normal.

Additional information can be found at:

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