Port Development News

Terminal operators Somalia: DP World to finish $366 million Bosaso port expansion this year

The project, which will cost $366 million, is being financed by a unit of Dubai’s state-owned DP World. The port on the Gulf of Aden, in the semi-autonomous Puntland region, is one of several facilities the company is developing in the Horn of Africa. A second expansion phase will begin next year. A unit of…Read More

Inaugural African Harbour Masters Committee Meeting

The African Harbour Master committee (AHMC), an African chapter of the International Harbour Master Association (IHMA), will be hosting it’s inaugural seminar for African Harbour Masters. The seminar will be held in Tangier, Morocco from 2 – 3 March 2023. The Theme of the seminar is “The Crucial Role of Human Factors for a Best…Read More

Message from the Chairman and 1st Vice Chairman of PMAESA

Message from the office of the Chairman, Mr Pepi Silinga (Transnet National Ports Authority, South Africa) and the 1st Vice Chairman, Mr Sonny Payet (Seychelles Ports Authority, Seychelles) to PMAESA Members, Partners and Stakeholders. Please read the full letter here: http://www.pmaesa.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Letter-from-PMAESA-Chairman-and-1st-Vice-Chairman-to-Members.pdf

IMO Symposium: Maritime Single Window 2024 – Window of opportunities for shipping and ports

The International Maritime Organization (IMO), in partnership with IAPH and BIMCO, is organizing an IMO Symposium “Maritime Single Window 2024 – Window of opportunities for shipping and portsʺ that will take place in hybrid mode on 18 and 19 January 2023 at the IMO Headquarters in London. The mandatory obligation for Member States to establish…Read More

IMO Regional Workshop on Port State Control

A five-day regional workshop on Port State Control with special focus on maritime security measures was held successfully from 24 to 28 October 2022 in Mombasa. The workshop, convened by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is part of the Project on Port Security and Safety of Navigation in Eastern and Southern Africa and the Indian…Read More

PMAESA Mourns Loss of ICT Sub-comittee Chairperson

It is with profound sadness and regret that the PMAESA Secretariat learnt of the passing of Mmutle Lentle on 22 August 2022 in Durban, South Africa. The PMAESA Council, Board and Technical Committees as well as the Secretariat will be forever indebted to him for his support to PMAESA activities during his role as chairperson…Read More

PMAESA Welcomes Webb Fontaine as New Observer Member

The Port Management Association of Eastern & Southern Africa (PMAESA) the leading industry voice for Port Authorities, Terminal Operators, Line Ministries and Port & Maritime Stakeholders from the Eastern & Southern African region is pleased to welcome aboard Webb Fontaine as an Observer Member. Webb Fontaine is a leading provider of solutions for Trade facilitation,…Read More

New TPA Director General Outlines Priorities

Speaking during an interview the newly appointed Director General, Mr Plasduce Mbossa, said he will priorititise efficiency of ports in Tanzania and ensure “their best performance.”   In ensuring efficiency of the local ports, he hinted on partnerships with the private sector to increase both cargo and revenue collections while both parties benefit from the…Read More

Sanmar Shipyards attending IHMA Congress as part of drive towards emissions-free towage sector

Tugboat builder Sanmar Shipyards will be attending the International Harbour Masters Association (IHMA) biennial Congress in Kuala Lumper, Malaysia, for the first time later this month as part of its mission to lead the world to a sustainable emissions-free towage industry. Sanmar recently joined the IHMA as a Commercial Member with the aim of supporting…Read More

Namibian Ports Authority continues to make positive strides

Latest figures indicating the total year-on-year cargo handled amounted to 6.5 million tons, indicating an increase of 6%. Vessel visits also increased by 289 vessels or 22%. Increase in vessel calls predominantly due to an increase in petroleum vessels, Namibian and foreign fishing vessels, foreign tugs as well as research vessels. This despite ongoing challenges,…Read More