Yemen’s Port of Aden Exempt from Port Closure

Image Courtesy: Port of Aden

The Port of Aden has been excluded from the temporary closure of all sea, air and land ports in Yemen imposed earlier this week by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition.

The decision was attributed to the fact that the port falls under the direct management of the Yemeni government and direct control of the Saudi-led Coalition.

On the other hand, the closure applies to ports under the control of Houthi rebels, namely the Red Sea ports of Hodeidah and Saleef.

The ports were closed as a precaution measure after a rebel-fired ballistic missile, which targeted Riyadh, was intercepted on November 4 by Saudi Arabian military forces.

The ongoing military conflict is hampering Port of Aden’s struggle to implement its modernization plans. At the end of October, the port received 12 Kalmar trailers intended for the Aden Container Terminal which followed the arrival of reach stackers with a maximum load of up to 50 tons.

More equipment is expected to arrive at the port at the beginning of next year, including a generator for the electric power station at the container terminal as well as a gantry crane.

World Maritime News Staff

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Dec 2017 >>
MTWTFSS
27 28 29 30 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

APM – ASIA PACIFIC MARITIME 2018

27 years in the making, APM is the premier shipbuilding & marine, workboat and offshore exhibition in Asia trusted by generations of industry professionals.

read more >

Mega Cargo Show 2018

The focus of the event is to bring all connected with cargo fraternity on a single platform…

read more >

Vietship 2018

Vietship is the largest and longest established exhibition in Vietnam featuring all aspect of Shipbuilding, Shipping and Offshore Technology.

Since its first event in 2002, Vietship has become the convergence and platform of advanced technologies regional and worldwide in shipbuilding and ship repair, marine equipment, waterway transportation and services, marine and offshore engineering.

After 16 years of eight consecutive editions, Vietship has affirm itself as an important event in enhancing cooperation and development, attracting investments, exchanging technology and creating ideal opportunities for trade promotion in the international maritime industry.

More info

read more >

LNG Bunkering Summit 2018

The conference will cover the obstacles facing both the shipping and port communities, exploring developments in conversion and new builds…

read more >