Ebola impacts West African shipping

Published: Thursday, 21 August 2014

Bauxite loading operations have been cancelled after the disease outbreak in Guinea and Sierra Leone. Despite the WHO attempting to alleviate concerns, ship owners are charging extra to load at West African ports, while fears remain that vessels may be denied access at destination ports.

By Wayne Yamada

Dry bulk shippers have become increasingly worried about loading minerals in West African ports after the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus.

This is despite advice from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the UK Foreign Office recommending that travel and trade should not be banned from...

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