Antwerp, 27/10/2023

Dear valued customer,

On October 25th, 2023, the Cotonou Port Authorities published a notice N°1923/23/PAC/DG/DCM/DFAC/SC
informing that, due to current operational constraints and congestion, all loadings to and from Niger are
suspended in the port of Cotonou until further notice.

Following this instruction and with immediate effect all carriers will apply a booking stop for any shipment to
and from Niger in transit through the port of Cotonou, starting from BL DATE 25/10/2023.
If your cargo has already arrived at Cotonou, a strict compliance with Cotonou Port Authorities order is

“Three regimes with several facilities have been offered to economic operators whose cargoes are awaiting
removal on Beninese territory:
- Consumption in Benin
- Change of itinerary or destination
- Transshipment or re-export”

We remind you that all additional costs and charges resulting out of this force majeure situation, including but
not limited to return freight, storage, terminal handling charges, and all local demurrage charges, shall be for
Shippers account.
We will keep you informed with any evolution of the situation that arose totally out of our control.

Best regards