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Dar es Salaam port container handling set to double capacity

Minister for Works, Transport and Communication, Tanzania, Mr Isack Kamelwe said the capacity of Dar es Salaam port to handle containers will soon double after completion of the expansion project at the the port. According to the Minister, the port currently has capacity to handle vessels carrying between 3,000 and 4,000 containers but after completion…Read More

June 14th, 2019  |  Published in news

TNPA shares port insights with Nigerian Shippers Council

Collaboration in the interest of economic growth in Africa takes a further step forward this week when Transnet National Ports Authority welcomes delegates from the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) on a knowledge sharing visit to the Ports of Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town. The NSC, which was recently mandated to take up a new…Read More

April 9th, 2019  |  Published in news

TNPA ploughing back scarce skills into the maritime sector

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) is making a significant contribution to the development of critical skills required by the South African port system, with its ongoing development of marine cadets. Ten new cadets, out of a national port pipeline of 31, have just completed their academic and sea borne training, with seven of them now…Read More

April 9th, 2019  |  Published in news

Africa can only succeed if it addresses challenges collectively

The President of the Republic of Kenya, his excellency, Uhuru Kenyatta says Africa will only succeed in propelling Intra-African cooperation if they collectively address issues such as corruption and illegal fishing. Mr Kenyatta toured the Port of Walvis Bay on Saturday with his delegation to see how the port can enhance efficiency and service delivery….Read More

March 25th, 2019  |  Published in news

Namport Signs Agreement with French Channel Port to Promote Business Relations

The Namibian Ports Authority (Namport) and France-based Dunkerque Port signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate, share information, training opportunities as well as to grow business relations with each other. The agreement will ensure that the two ports intensify and extend cooperation and port industrial activities, it also explores mutually beneficial initiatives with a view…Read More

February 27th, 2019  |  Published in news

Kenya: Port agency steps up effort to curb ship pollution

More than 500 shipping vessels that docked at the Port of Mombasa in 2018 were inspected in a drive to reduce sulphur emissions. The lead agency which carried out the inspections, the Kenya Maritime Authority (KMA) added that the exercise is ongoing. In a statement signed by the Director-General, Major Rtd George Okong’o, said ships…Read More

February 6th, 2019  |  Published in news

Cruise ship to start operating on the Indian Ocean soon

Plans to have a cruise ship on the Indian Ocean have gone a notch higher with the Kenyan Tourism Ministry saying talks have been held with a number of operators. Tourism and Wildlife Cabinet Secretary Mr Najib Balala said after engaging with cruise operators at a convention in Miami, plans for a cruise ship on…Read More

February 5th, 2019  |  Published in news

Tanzania: World Bank Lauds to Progress of Berth Construction at Dar Es Salaam Port

The World Bank has lauded the progress of the Dar es Salaam Maritime Gateway Project (DMGP), which is at 43 per cent of project execution and is expected to start operating early next year. The project which involves construction and rehabilitation of 12 berths at the Port of Dar Es Salaam also includes deepening and…Read More

February 5th, 2019  |  Published in news

Port development Africa: African Development Bank recommends expansion of port facilities

The African Development Bank (AfDB) recommends coastal African countries to expand port infrastructure as a means of improving integration on the continent. The AfDB recommendation is contained in the “Integration as a pathway to economic prosperity in Africa” dossier, which was part of the African Economic Outlook 2019 report, which sets out a set of…Read More

February 4th, 2019  |  Published in news

Expanded Walvis Bay container terminal expected to be ready mid-year

Walvis Bay and its port users are gearing up and looking forward to the completion of the multi-billion dollar construction of the container terminal at the harbour. The N$4.2 billion (USD 308.4 million) expansion project is expected to be completed and commissioned by the middle of this year. Last year cargo volumes at the Walvis…Read More

January 27th, 2019  |  Published in news