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Ambassador John Mwangemi appointed Acting Head of Kenya Ports Authority

KPA board of directors announced the appointment of Amb John Mwangemi on 2 July 2021 to replace former Ag. MD, Eng. Rashid Salim who is now proceeding on leave ahead of retirement in September 2021. Amb. Mwangemi is Kenya’s immediate former ambassador of the Republic of Djibouti and Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD). He vacated…Read More

July 2nd, 2021  |  Published in news

Port of Dar es Salaam Holds Potential to Benefit from Geographical Position

According to Director General Eric Hamissi, only 5 million out of the 17 million tonnes of sea freight imported though Dar es Salaam port last year were destined for land-linked neighbouring countries. This means with DR Congo, Zambia and Rwanda being the largest markets for the goods in that order, the rest of the imports…Read More

July 2nd, 2021  |  Published in news

Participate in the UNCTAD survey on COVID-19 Impact

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has recently launched a survey to gather input from maritime stakeholders about the impact of the pandemic on maritime supply chains. Information received will be used for an update of the UNCTAD report on ‘COVID-19 and Maritime Transport: Impacts and Responses’. It will also inform UNCTAD’s…Read More

July 1st, 2021  |  Published in news

Mombasa Port Cargo Volumes Decline Attributed to Effects of COVID-19 and Shortage of Containers

Kenya Ports Authority acting managing director Rashid Salim said the fall in cargo has been occasioned by the effects of the Covid-19 and a shortage of containers that have affected the shipping industry across the world. “We are still working on the numbers but a decline probably would be the effects of the Covid-19 and…Read More

July 1st, 2021  |  Published in news

Tanzania Ports Authority Revels in Record Revenue Surge

Director General Mr. Eric Hamissi attributed the revenue surge to a raft of changes being implemented at the Port, chief among them being the improved funding from the Government to enable TPA undertake port development projects and invest in new equipment. According to Mr. Hamissi, expansion for berth 1 – 5 is complete. Currently they…Read More

July 1st, 2021  |  Published in news

New Project Aims to Make Sudan’s Container Terminal More Productive

HPC Hamburg Port Consulting has been commissioned by the Sudanese Ministry of Transport on behalf of the Sea Ports Corporation of Sudan (SPC) to improve terminal operations at the South Port Container Terminal (SPCT) in Port Sudan. The aim is a significant reduction of vessel waiting times and higher productivity of cargo handling equipment and…Read More

June 16th, 2021  |  Published in news

Inland Transit Facility Aims to Slash Transport Times Between Maputo and Johannesburg

A new inland transit facility between South Africa and Mozambique could slash transport times between the Maputo port and the region’s industrial and business hub. DP World’s new dry port depot in Komatipoort, a town on South Africa’s eastern border with Mozambique, operates as a bonded container facility, allowing shippers to clear customs quicker when…Read More

June 8th, 2021  |  Published in news

Sanmar delivers its first Tier lll tugboat to Norwegian operator

Sanmar has delivered its first Tier lll tugboat to Buksér og Berging AS, the first of two environmentally-friendly tugs ordered by the Norwegian operator. Built at Sanmar’s shipyard at Altinova, Turkey, the low emission tugboat has been named Bamse by its new owners. Based on the TRAktor 3000-Z design from Canadian naval architects Robert Allan…Read More

June 8th, 2021  |  Published in news

Report Calls for Accelerating Digitalization in the Ports & Maritime Sector

According to authors of a technical report on digitalization in the ports and maritime sector, ports must improve their position in respect of technological innovation and integration – or there will be tangible repercussions. The report – Accelerating Digitalization: Critical Actions to Strengthen the Resilience of the Maritime Supply Chain – has been produced by…Read More

June 1st, 2021  |  Published in news

Seychelles scores first in fisheries

Seychelles becomes first country in the world to submit its report to Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI). The country has been collaborating with the (FiTI) since 2015, leading regional efforts to promote sustainable management of fisheries. Transparency has become a cornerstone of Seychelles’ endeavours to transit towards a sustainable ocean economy; and it is a core…Read More

May 27th, 2021  |  Published in news