Venezuelan ports operational, security level 1: North

North of England Club’s Venezuela correspondents Venepandi have advised that all ports in the country were are operational and that security remained at Level 1.

However, it was reported that delays might be experienced due to power interruptions throughout the country. These power outages might also have an impact refrigerated containers held in ports, Venepandi said.

Meanwhile, the Venezuelan National Assembly, led by opposition leader Juan Guaido and one of the factions claiming leadership of the country, has decreed a general prohibition of all oil exports to Cuba. This has been backed by the US government, whose security adviser John Bolton last week used social media to warn shipowners and insurance companies against facilitating shipments from Venezuela to Cuba.