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...