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CMA CGM has penned letters of intent to establish a new joint venture with Ethiopian company MACCFA and to manage Ethiopia’s Modjo Dry Port.

With a renewed eye on the Middle East and Africa, Hapag-Lloyd has announced that it is continuing to focus on the growing market in East Africa, with the recent launch of new dedicated services as well as forays into the intermodal market.

Gulf of Aden and Somali pirate attacks in the Indian Ocean evaporated in 2015, International Maritime Bureau (IMB) findings indicate, with the majority of the 246 recorded attacks instead taking place in Asia.

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).

CMA CGM is to split its existing Asia-East Africa (ASEA) service into two services covering Kenya and Tanzania.


UK ministers for Shipping and the Armed Forces published its first National Strategy for Maritime Security (NSMS) at the UK Chamber of Shipping yesterday.


Private maritime security firm (PMSC) Drum Cussac has reported a 16% increase in business in the second half of 2013, versus the same period in 2012.

Following the launch of the “Rhino Express” service to Mozambique, CMA CGM has launched a new direct service, “Noura Express” between the Middle East and Somalia.

CMA CGM has launched a new feeder service to ports in Mozambique, dubbed “Rhino Express”.

Liberian-flagged tanker Kerala has gone missing off the coast of Angola, with local authorities fearing a hijacking – further south than any previous West Africa piracy incident.

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