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Mauritania looks to be an African exports hub
Mauritania is looking to position itself as an export hub for Brazilian products in Africa. The country has relevant trade partnerships with nations across the continent that buy from Brazil and it could distribute Brazilian goods to African countries. So says Wagne Idrissa, the ambassador of Mauritania in Brasília. Idrissa visited the Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce offices this Monday (8) to speak with personnel from local companies interested in doing business with his country. The talks will go on. “Mauritania is a strategic hub connecting North and Southern Africa. It is home to two big ports and a third one is being built. We also have one of the biggest international airports in Africa,” said Idrissa. The ports he mentioned are the Autonomous Ports of Nouakchott and Nouadhibou. The country is also home to the fishing-only Nouadhibou Artisanal Fishing Port.
Mauritania: Heavy Port Congestion at Nouakchott
Friday, 14 February 2014 Skuld Members were advised to note that at present there appears to be a labour dispute affecting the Port of Noukachott, Mauritania. The dispute appears to be related to working practices for the importation of sugar. The Association understands that vessels carrying sugar may be particularly affected due to this situation, but there are possible knock on effects which would impact on other vessels too. It would appear that the situation has lasted for one week already, leading to heavy port congestion. Members carrying sugar cargo or planning on carrying such cargo to Nouakchott, are advised to contact the Association for further assistance. In general, Members calling to this port should be alive to this issue and its possible impact on planned voyage durations, laytime and demurrage calculations. Source: SkuldNews schreiben