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KPA gets more cranes to boost rail cargo delivery

The Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) has received four new cranes to boost the volume of cargo transported to Embakasi Inland Depot via the standard gauge railway (SGR). The equipment is also expected to improve efficiency and enable the ports agency to load at least seven freight trains a day. “With a monthly increase, we expect…Read More

July 14th, 2018  |  Published in news

Port development Tanzania: Tanga Port to be expanded

Tanzania’s government has instructed the Tanzania Port Authority (TPA) management to ensure that Tanga port operations are revived in order to enable bigger shipping vessels to dock in bid to ensure to make the port East and Central African countries port hub. According to Percival Salama, Tanga Port Manager, the geological survey of sea sand…Read More

July 12th, 2018  |  Published in news

Terminal operators Mozambique: Government extends Beira concession for 15 years

The Mozambican government has decided to extend for 15 years the concession of the port of Beira to Cornelder de Moçambique, starting from 2023 when the current 19-year concession period is due to end. Cornelder de Moçambique is a partnership between state-owned port and railway manager Portos e Caminhos-de-Ferro de Moçambique (CFM) and Cornelder Holland,…Read More

July 12th, 2018  |  Published in news

Vice President Launches High Level Steering Committee to Spearhead the Port Victoria Extension and Rehabilitation Project

The Vice President of the Republic of Seychelles, Mr. Vincent Meriton, has officially launched a High Level Steering Committee to spearhead the Port Victoria Extension and Rehabilitation Project. At a cost of Euro 34 million, the project is one of the largest and most expensive national infrastructural projects to be undertaken by the country. The…Read More

June 26th, 2018  |  Published in news

Durban Port nominated in 25th annual World Travel Awards

Durban port has been nominated along with three other South African ports for the Africa and Indian Ocean segment of the 25th annual World Travel Awards in the category of ‘Africa’s leading cruise port 2018’. The public have until 19 August to vote for their favourite port. The South African ports which have been nominated…Read More

June 26th, 2018  |  Published in news

Ethiopia Grows Port Portfolio With The Acquisition Of Port Sudan

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia–Ethiopia has grown its portfolio of ports with the acquisition of Sudan’s largest sea gateway, Port Sudan. DP World, who jointly own the port of Berbera and Djibouti with Ethiopia, are bidding for concessions along with French logistics company Bollore, and ICTS from the Philippines. A concession is a contract in which the…Read More

June 25th, 2018  |  Published in news

Durban in Midst of Transformational Development

Ranked 25th in the world for attractiveness and third on the African continent for container throughput, the Port of Durban occupies a focal point in the logistics chain of the nation and plays a leading role in facilitating economic growth not just for South Africa, but also the region. It boasts being one of the…Read More

June 21st, 2018  |  Published in news

Walvis Bay Port Continues to Deliver as Logistical Gateway for Trade

The Namibian Ports Authority (Namport) recently received two transformers from India valued at the purchase price of N$40 million at the Port of Walvis Bay enroute to Ruacana. With the recent arrival of the equipment it is evident that the port remains a vital role player in the transportation of goods via sea, according to…Read More

May 31st, 2018  |  Published in news

Port Expansion Projects firing up Namibia’s Logistics Hub Ambition

The expansion projects at Port of Walvis Bay will see throughput capacity of the port’s container terminals will more than double to 750,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) per year. It will also add the first government-controlled oil storage facility in Namibia and a cruise jetty to boost tourism of the scenic African country. “The type…Read More

May 21st, 2018  |  Published in news

Port of East London to expand its petroleum footprint

Port of East London’s plans to recommission an existing tank in the port for handling of liquid bulk and to introduce a liquid bulk terminal through a 25-year port concession has received interest from 97 companies. The concession is planned to be awarded to a private, empowered entity. The request for proposal (RFP) is targeted at…Read More

May 14th, 2018  |  Published in news