Bunkering restarts at war-torn Aden

Ship agent GAC reports that the Middle Eastern strategic port of Aden has resumed bunker supply operations. Supplies were halted for the past 13 months when Houthi rebels invaded the port city. Yemen has been fighting a vicious civil war with Aden being a key flashpoint between opposing factions. The civil strife has seen the port’s facilities attacked repeatedly.

A fragile UN-brokered ceasefire came into force between the various factions as of midnight today.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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