Ebola outbreak and local measures in Venezuela


In light of the Ebola outbreak in west Africa and the increase of preventive measure taken by local governments and sanitary authorities, here we include a summary of the measures taken by the Venezuelan government.
 
So far, the only restriction taken by the Venezuelan government is to forbade all flights to/from Africa and mainly to west Africa, no restrictions has been placed for maritime traffic up to date. According to the press note below, the only measure related to our business taken by our government is the reinforcement of the doors and windows of the sanitary offices inside the ports:
 
http://www.eluniversal.com/vida/140811/venezuela-se-prepara-ante-brote-de-ebola-en-africa
 
Should you have any question about this or any other matter, please don’t hesitate on contacting us.

UnionĀ“s syndicates might kidnap vessels at Puerto Ordaz

Growing protest and disagreements at Puerto Ordaz carried out by local unions and syndicates against the local shippers might represent kidnappings and unofficial prohibition to sail to vessels and crews.

Breakup of diplomatic and commercial ties between Venezuela and Panama

On March 5th 2014, the president of Venezuela decided to break up both diplomatic and commercial ties with Panama creating an atmosphere of distrust has between both countries without affecting the maritime trade so far.

Street riots and protests affecting the maritime activities

Since February 4th 2014, protests commenced all over the Venezuelan territory including the cities and locations next to all ports affecting the maritime activities due increase of violence during street riots.

Potential shortages of pet coke during loading at Jose Terminal

We´ve noted an increase of shortages on shipments of Pet coke cargoes loaded at Jose Terminal because of the water content not taken into account during loading and by shore scales.

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