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CMA CGM is launching a new service, WAZZAN, to improve its intra-Africa offerings and connect Morocco to North West Africa.

Pirate attacks in Southeast Asia were more than double those recorded off East and West Africa combined in the first quarter of 2015 according to the International Maritime Bureau (IMB).

Embiricos interests have reportedly paid $400,000 ransom to secure the release of three seafarers kidnapped from the Greek VLCC Kalamos off WestAfrica 3 February.

Pacific International Lines (PIL) and China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) have teamed up to enhance the SW2 network serving the China-West Africa trade.

Swiber Holdings has broken in the West African market with a $710m engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) contract.

Shipping industry associations have issued updated guidelines for anti-piracy in the Gulf of Guinea.

Asian shipowners have called for action by governments on piracy in West Africa and Southeast Asia.

Zim has added a new service connecting the Mediterranean ports of Tarragona, Valencia and Algeciras with West Africa.

A lack of security off the coast of Nigeria threatens seafarers as well as the UK economy, according to a UK Chamber of Shipping study.

A new service between Hapag-Lloyd and MOL will connect DP World’s London Gateway with various ports in West Africa.

 

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