The largest security threat to seafarers is found in West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea. Endemic economic insecurity, and poor security infrastructure, creates a fertile environment for maritime crime, where kidnapping incidents are highest.

Linear analysis leaves many companies under the false impression that the Gulf of Guinea is a prohibitive environment for trade. Despite this, trade remains possible and commercial opportunity exists provided provided decisions are taken on the basis of accurate and timely risk analysis.   

CSOs must remain fully informed on the ever-evolving security picture and their options.

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We can offer you the assurance that our West Africa Security Report will safeguard you against making miscalculated decisions, save you valuable time and ensure the most economically financial route is selected.  

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We are a fully independent company that works hard to retain our impartiality of analysis. As a result, Dryad Global is not artificially invested in high risk reporting where the risk profile does not warrant this. In many instances, the true nature of risk is misunderstood, leading to potentially costly impacts upon your commercial operations.  

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West Africa Ports and Terminals

The ports and terminals in the Gulf of Guinea and wider West Africa pose significant security challenges. With a fluid security situation and severe law-enforcement challenges this region poses the highest risk to people and profit.  How can trading decisions be made in such an environment?  


Our West Africa report provides you with the current security situation to contextualise events with the aim to encourage commercial activity whilst making any risks very clear. Our flagship report has formed the bedrock to decision making within our clients' businesses for many years.

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    • Risk Overview Maps

    • Port Status

    • Geo-Political Insight

    • Threat Assessment

    • Trend and Event Probability Analysis



Your West Africa Report 

The weekly West Africa report 


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Coverage, analysis and commentary on the events that are shaping the Gulf of Guinea and affecting commercial activity. We analyse the effect of these factors on country and port risk in our assessment.



We at Dryad Global offer our clients focused and attentive individual expertise. Whilst we aim to harness the power of risk analysis tools that rely on machine learning and AI, these are a long way off being able to replace the vital human expertise that underpins our analytical output.

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If you are buying one-off reports you can do so on our site. Add to cart and pay by card.

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If you are looking for regular reporting then speak to us to set up your bespoke plan. 

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Real people, real experience, no automation (actually, there is a lot of automation, you'd expect that of a business like ours, but we don't make you feel like you are stuck in a process). 

Our bespoke analysis is put together by a highly experienced team of analysts; each of whom have extensive industry-specific intelligence experience and unparalleled contextual knowledge. 


The Dryad Global Proprietary Intelligence Cycle was forged by combining the best practices in the intelligence and commercial sectors; brought to you by a team that cut their teeth in the real world.


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The most cost effective way that we provide reports is through a subscription service this way we get to understand how we best integrate with your workflows. 

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Need more than just the Report - 24/7 online access to our security portal ATLAS INFORM and full suite of support options are available. 



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