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MSC Signs 30 year concession with Abu Dhabi Ports for New Khalifa Port Container Terminal

Abu Dhabi Ports has signed a 30-year concession agreement with MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company to establish a new container terminal at Khalifa Port, UAE. MSC plans to gradually shift some of its container handling in the region to Khalifa Port, starting July 2018. This is expected to increase Khalifa Port’s capacity from 2.5m teus in…Read More

May 9th, 2018  |  Published in news

Just in time arrivals

How understanding port congestion can improve shipping efficiency If you have ever worked in shipping, you will know how tedious it can be for a vessel to be stuck outside port. Time passes slowly when you are waiting at anchorage for hours, days, weeks or even months – often with no idea of how long…Read More

May 9th, 2018  |  Published in news

Ports Welcome IMO GHG Deal

An agreement to reduce shipping CO2 emissions by “at least” 50% on 2008 levels by 2050 has been welcomed by global port authorities. Over 170 countries reached an agreement on IMO’s Green House Gas (GHG) strategy, adopted at the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 72) on 13 April, with a strong emphasis on scaling up…Read More

May 8th, 2018  |  Published in news

EIB to provide support for upgrading and expanding Seychelles’ main harbour

The European Investment Bank, the European Union and the Seychelles Ports Authority have signed agreements to finance the rehabilitation and expansion of the commercial part of the Port Victoria harbour. On the same occasion, the French development agency (AFD) also signed a memorandum pledging a loan in support of the project. The port development project…Read More

May 8th, 2018  |  Published in news

Kenya: Port now sees bright future as Liberia flagged ship arrives

A vessel carrying over 6,000 TEUs docked at the Mombasa port on Monday, signalling an era of growth in transshipment business at the Port. Liberian flagged MSC Portugal which has a capacity of 6,550 TEU is 304 metres long, 40 metres wide with a depth of 14.5 metres and is one of the largest vessels…Read More

May 8th, 2018  |  Published in news

New General Manager for Sea Ports Corporation

The Sea Ports Corporation (SPC), a PMAESA Board Member, has announced that a new General Manager has been appointed to oversee the state agency. Dr. Abdelhafiez Salih Ali has been appointed the new General Manager of SPC. Dr. Salih Ali replaces Dr. Jalal Eldin Shelia who has been appointed the Undersecretary of Ministry of Transport,…Read More

April 25th, 2018  |  Published in pmaesa news

More strategic investment in Africa’s ports can accelerate growth and development by strengthening trade

Africa needs to take advantage of the economic potential of its ports and shipping sector if it is to realise its growth ambitions. Globally, ports are gateways for 80% of merchandise trade by volume and 70% by value. Investment in ports and their related transport infrastructure to advance trade and promote overall economic development and…Read More

April 12th, 2018  |  Published in news

Transnet NPA Takes Top Honours at Global Ports Forum Awards

South Africa’s Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) won global recognition at the 4th Annual Global Ports Forum Awards held on Thursday, 22 February 2018 in Dubai. The Awards featured 53 categories recognising the valuable contributions of professionals in different areas of ports and terminals. TNPA Chief Operating Officer, Phyllis Difeto clinched the award for Woman…Read More

February 26th, 2018  |  Published in news

Celebrating Port Merit for an Emerging Africa

The 3rd edition of the African Port Awards (APA) ceremony took place on 23 November 2017 at the David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa in Livingstone, Zambia. The awards ceremony took place during a gala dinner held after The PMAESA Investor Forum and Annual Conference held from 22 – 23 November 2017 at the same…Read More

November 23rd, 2017  |  Published in pmaesa news

Caucus Seeks to Integrate Land Linked Countries into Maritime Transport

Experts in port management, policy makers and financiers from across Africa began a two-day meeting in Zambia today to explore how to reshape policy and harness the benefits that accrue from maximizing the comparative advantages of land linked countries. Organized by the Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa (PMAESA), the meeting targets land…Read More

November 22nd, 2017  |  Published in pmaesa news