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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

MPDC to start rehabilitation of 1058 meters of quay in June

Maputo Port Development Company (MPDC) has signed a contract for the rehabilitation of the quays 6, 7, 8 and 9 of Maputo Port, an investment of USD 64 million. These represent 1058 linear meters of berth that will be deepened to an average of -15 meters, thus allowing the port to receive larger vessels. “This…Read More

May 10th, 2018  |  Published in news

Port of East London Tackles HERO Challenge

Just a few weeks after docking its widest vessel to date, the Port of East London has successfully tackled another mammoth challenge with the maiden voyage of the new generation Post Panamax Ro-Ro vessel MV THERMOPYLAE. The ship – which sailed in on Wednesday, 9 May – is the widest car carrier and the first…Read More

May 10th, 2018  |  Published in news

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

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