Coronavirus disrupts global container shipping trade

The deadly virus is throwing the global container shipping trade out of sync, with lines rerouting cargoes and reducing calls to Chinese ports, setting the scene for months of delivery delays ahead according to industry sources. The virus, which was first reported in the city of Wuhan in Hubei province, has shut down many cities…Read More

February 10th, 2020  |  Published in news

Tanzania: Dar es Salaam Port Gets Support to Enhance Efficiency

Visit to the Port of Dar-Es-Salaam by the the World Customs Organisation (WCO) Secretary General, Kunio Mikuriya, highlighted on the need for use of technology integrated with Human Resource capacity building and managing ICT infrastructure. “For example the Port of Dar es Salaam is very important, but the infrastructures and other relevant services providers should…Read More

February 10th, 2020  |  Published in news

Mombasa port joins move to enforce low sulphur fuel use

The port of Mombasa in Kenya will, starting this month, join other ports around the world in implementing the new International Maritime Organisation (IMO) global sulphur cap 2020 rule, which came into force on January 1. The rule will see the use of low sulphur fuel by all seagoing vessels as part of global effort…Read More

January 22nd, 2020  |  Published in news

Ethiopia seeks Greater Access to Ports with Sudan Deal

Ethiopia is banking on cooperation with Sudan to improve its access to ports. Earlier this month, high-level officials from both neighboring countries held a meeting during which they discussed issues of port service and utilization. The cooperation will see the Sea Ports Corporation of Sudan provide Ethiopia with necessary support as it makes use of…Read More

January 7th, 2020  |  Published in news

Namibia: Thousands of Tourists Expected At Walvis Bay

Walvis Bay is preparing for another influx of visitors as 7cruise liners, with an estimated 10 000 passengers, are scheduled to call at the harbour’s new dedicated cruise passenger terminal this month. The new passenger terminal was commissioned alongside the new container terminal in 2019. “The terminal provides a great impetus for the further development…Read More

January 7th, 2020  |  Published in news

Mombasa port records increased cargo traffic

Improved efficiency at the Port of Mombasa is attributed to the construction of the second Container Terminal, improved handling services and faster transfer of cargo on the standard gauge railway to Nairobi. The Kenya Port Authority Managing Director Mr Daniel Manduku said yard congestion has reduced enabling better operations and planning. “Our performance was boosted…Read More

January 7th, 2020  |  Published in news

MSC Orchestra kicks off 2019-20 Durban Cruise Season

The MSC ORCHESTRA carrying over 3000 passsengers arrived Durban on 16 November 2019 marking its maiden voyage to South Africa as well as the start of construction of the new Durban passenger terminal. The cruise ship visit marks the beginning of the cruise season for Durban which is expected to host 17 cruise liners from…Read More

November 19th, 2019  |  Published in news

Cargo handled by Mombasa port up 9% January-September

The port of Mombasa handled 9% more cargo in the first 9 months of this year compared with the same period in 2018, due to expanded handling capacity and increased transit cargo, its operator said. Mombasa handles imports and exports for Kenya and other countries including Uganda, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan and…Read More

November 14th, 2019  |  Published in news

Mombasa port makes key gains

The Port of Mombasa has recorded increased cargo volumes attributed to a set of reforms and heavy investment along Northern Corridor which have significantly reduced cost of transport to landlocked countries. Cross-border trade facilitation at One Stop Border Post (OSBP) has also been key in attracting landlocked countries to trade with the Kenyan port, resulting…Read More

September 24th, 2019  |  Published in news

UNCTAD Report on Best Connected Ports

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) released new datasets measuring liner shipping connectivity, port calls and turnaround time in the world’s container ports. The Liner Shipping Connectivity Index (port LSCI) dataset enables businesses and governments to determine maritime transport trends and their ports’ positions compared to others. The index provides data on…Read More

August 8th, 2019  |  Published in news