Handy Shipping Guide on 23 August reported on reaction to the various guidance notices issued by the UK government. It says that the guidance has proved singularly unimpressive to the home based international freight and road haulage community which has reacted with scathing unanimity.
Payments Compliance reported that on 21 August the Bahamas issued 2 guidance notes on managing the financial risk of proliferation and proliferation financing.
On 24 August, IBT Times reported that South African authorities in the Port of Ngqura reported that a vessel named Lada (a 4,500 dwt freighter which belongs to St. Petersburg-based operator Transflot, which was on its way from Tulear, Madagascar, to Lagos, Nigeria, and the US, had a stop at the Ngqura port. It had already unloaded 14 containers at the port, for which it produced all the proper documentations. The 14 containers were shipped from a company called Solar India. A tip said the vessel contained 20 additional containers comprising suspicious cargo. They searched the ship and discovered the stowed away contraband ammunition and explosives.