Latest News for: Banjul shipping


Refrigerated container shortage leads to scaling up of reefer service

Fresh Plaza 05 Jul 2021
That's when things get hectic at Breadbox Shipping Lines. This shipping company offers direct charter services from Vlissingen, in the Netherlands, to Dakar, in Senegal ... Breadbox Shipping Lines specializes in sailings to West Africa ... The first chartered ships left from Vlissingen for Banjul in The Gambia ... Increasing demand for reefer shipping.

Karpowership donates food items to needy Gambians

Foroyaa 13 Apr 2021
By Mustapha Jallow ... The donated items include bags of rice, sugar and four parcels of dates to needy families ... “I want to commend the management of Karpowership and team that are working 24/7 inside the ship parked in Banjul seaport to make sure the country does not experience uninterrupted electricity supply,’’ he said. Mr ... ....

How the global demand for seafood is leading Chinese factories to pollute an African nation

Yahoo Daily News 30 Mar 2021
An aerial shot of the Chinese fishing ship in Gambian waters ... Perversely, the aquaculture farms that produce some of the most popular seafood, such as carp, salmon, or European sea bass, actually consume more fish than they ship to supermarkets and restaurants ... From Banjul, those containers would depart for Asia, Europe, and the United States.

First tranche of COVID-19 vaccines arrives in The Gambia via the COVAX initiative

Reliefweb 03 Mar 2021
The AstraZeneca vaccines were shipped by UNICEF on behalf of COVAX, from the Serum Institute of India (SII), and arrived at the Banjul International Airport late Tuesday night. More shipments of COVID-19 vaccines and syringes are expected in the coming weeks ... "This is a historic and momentous occasion for The Gambia," said Dr ... Abdoulie Sey ... Email ... .

Ministry Explains Reasons for Price Rise in Essential Food Commodities

Foroyaa 28 Jan 2021
As a result, the shipping lines operating in The Gambia have increased the freight cost to Banjul since November 2020 from USD5000 to USD 11000 per 40ft container,” the dispatch indicated ... Moreover, it said, some of the shipping agents and shipping line are charging congestion fees USD 300 at the ports to the importers of essential food commodities.

Gambia’s Largest Cocaine Seizure: Nearly 3 Tons Destined for Europe

The Maritime Executive 08 Jan 2021
Nearly three tons of cocaine with a street value estimated at more than $87 million was seized at the Gambia’s seaport in Banjul ... Three had been loaded aboard a Maersk Line ship while the fourth had also originated in Guayaquil, Ecuador shipped by MSC.
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