Latest News for: Banjul shipping


ADB to fund new ferry at Banjul-Barra Crossing Point

The Point 11 Jan 2023
It stated that part of that project “is the expansion of the container terminal for uploading ships, replacement of a non-functioning ferry plying the Banjul and Barra crossing, and widening port access roads by 3km to ease congestion.”.

Gambia Receives 20.56 Million Dollars ADF Grant

Foroyaa 20 Dec 2022
Banjul, The GambiaThe Board of Directors of the African ... Ultimately, the upgrading of the Port of Banjul which includes digitalization of information and communication processes is envisaged to significantly reduce ship turnaround time and cut costly congestion and surcharges.

Gov’t receives US$20.56M African Development Fund Grant

The Point 20 Dec 2022
Ultimately, the upgrading of the Port of Banjul which includes digitalization of information and communication processes is envisaged to significantly reduce ship turnaround time and cut costly congestion and surcharges.

Trade Ministry explains flour, bread shortage

The Point 17 Jan 2022
The flour sector in The Gambia is supported through a range of incentives for the industrialisation of the country ... The ship carrying the stock for GMC is expected to arrive in Banjul on 26th January2022 ... ....

‘Flour Shortage Due to Shortage of Production’

Foroyaa 17 Jan 2022
By Ndey Sowe ... The two Companies according to the release, are GMC Corporation and Nessim Company Ltd. “In the case of Nessim, it was due to lack of power supply from NAWEC, compounded by faulty generators ... The ship carrying the stock for GMC is expected to arrive in Banjul on 26th January 2022”, the release said ... ....

Donated Generator for Basse Hospital Still At Banjul Port Since 2013

Foroyaa 11 Jan 2022
There is a deafening silence at the ministry of health amid a mega generator designed for Basse District Hospital lingering in Banjul port since 2013 ... Since then, the generator has arrived Banjul Port and it should be the responsibility of the Ministry to receive it from the Ports and send it to its final designation which is Basse Health facility.

Special magazine on ‘Gambia-China new stage of cooperation’ published

The Point 20 Dec 2021
This magazine would serve as a medium through which readers can have a better understanding and appreciation of The Gambia ... Energy ... Sea Transport. In the area of Sea Transport, it further highlighted that the Port of Banjul is the main seaport that serves The Gambia’s seaborne trade and is one of the World’s busiest shipping lanes ... Health ... ....

Fishermen raise concern over climate change, illegal fishing amidst govt. neglect allegation

Foroyaa 20 Oct 2021
The fish meal companies turned the fish to feed and oil and shipped them to China and other parts of Europe ... They ship the ones they need and the local ones are kept, when there is scarcity, they will sell it to women fishmongers in Banjul at (Warf Njogo) who will sell them at markets ... Women in Wharfi Njago Banjul.

Part II: Fish Farming is Feeding the World, But at What Cost?

The Maritime Executive 06 Sep 2021
Gambia is the worst of them all,” he said, noting that the fisheries ministry barely tracks how many fish are caught by licensed ships, much less the unlicensed ones ... Some fisheries experts have criticized these collaborations as publicity stunts, but they have led to the arrest of more than fifty illegal fishing ships.

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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