Thank you to the over 300 participants from 20 countries for participating at the African Ports Evolution Forum 26 – 28 August 2013.
African Ports Evolution Forum received unparalleled press coverage. Including:
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|Ian Nielson, Deputy Executive Mayor delivers the Welcome address on behalf of the City of Cape Town||Full house at the 2nd Annual African Ports Evolution Forum||Tau Morwe, Chief Executive of Transnet National Ports Authority delivers the Keynote address on 26 August 2013|
|Tau Morwe, Chief Executive of Transnet National Ports Authority was also the winner of the Ports Leadership Award and was recognized for making his significant contribution in transforming a port that contributed to fast-tracking Africa’s economic development||Minister Alan Winde. MEC for Finance, Economic Development and Tourism officiated the African Ports Evolution Excellence Awards Programme at a cocktail reception hosted on 26 August 2013. Elias Mwenyo accepted the award on behalf of Namport who won the Port Excellence Award.||The Transnet team enjoying the ample networking opportunities at the cocktail function on 26 August 2013|
Featuring international participation from the Port of Amsterdam!
Gert-Jan Nieuwenhuizen, Director of Amsterdam Port Consultants in The Netherlands, joins the all-star line-up of maritime elite in the high level keynote session. The Port of Amsterdam is currently exploring opportunities in Southern Africa in sustainable cooperation for port development and logistical needs.
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African Ports Evolution Forum programme is now available!
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Can your technology and expertise revolutionise Africa’s ports and terminals?
Expertise needed for an elite audience of port authorities, terminal operators, coal and mineral mining houses, shipping lines, government officials from over 14 African countries.
- Get up to date on ports expansion plans by meeting with planning directors and port engineers who will prepare you for tenders before they open.
- Access coastal and hinterland stakeholders and build commercial relationships to boost intermodal connectivity and ROI on significant volumes.
- Meet with port peers and maritime decision makers during more than 8 hours of red-carpet networking opportunities.
Africa’s ports are bursting at the seams and trade volumes are only set to increase:
- Bigger ships are being built that African ports can simply not accommodate
- Insufficient container storage space for current cargo volumes
- Long delays in transit times increasing the demand for container storage space
- Long delays with customs clearances
Hear solutions for enabling demand driven port expansion and network with industry peers
The African Ports Evolution Forum will provide attendees with take home, future-proofed solutions for boosting the integrity of port operations, modernising facilities, and increasing bulk and container throughput.
With a lively mix of keynote addresses, panel discussions, case study presentations and many networking sessions, make sure you do not miss out on this opportunity to hear from Africa’s most authoritative figures!
Marco Pluijm from Bechtel talks about the construction of the Khalifa port and KIZAD port island project as a new solution to reduce congestion of ports. The interview is a sneak preview on the African Ports Evolution Forum taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 26th to 28th of August 2013.
Simon Allen, Managing Director of Stefanutti Stocks Marine, gives us insight of 5D, a real-time live system technology used in the expansion of ports. This is part of our focus on the African Ports Evolution Forum taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 28th to 30th of August 2013.
Click here to view an interview with Bongani Biyela, CEO, RBT Resources about his participation at African Ports Evolution
Osorio Lucas, the CEO of the Maputo Port, gives us a sneak preview of his presentation at the African Ports Evolution Forum
New programme features in 2013!
Apart from the thought-leadership keynote and closing sessions, the programme will feature the following in exciting add-ons:
- NEW multi-track conference breakout sessions:
- Track 1: Port development and expansionThis track will demonstrate how to manage, prepare and plan port and harbour expansion, optimisation, and modernisation in the context of infrastructure rehabilitation and development.
- Track 2: Port operations and logisticsThis session will demonstrate the significant advancements in logistics and supply chain management for the African context to bring down transport costs and boost transit times towards so as to increase ROI across the supply chain
- NEW value added Smart Sessions:
- Panel discussion: Port connectivity requirements for large commodity traders: Focusing on the challenges large commodity traders are facing in terms of supply chain support from ports and terminals
- Panel discussion: Women in the maritime industry: Celebrating and recognising excellence in pioneering the development of the African ports environment and the important role of women in the booming industry
- NEW excellence awards programme
- Port excellence award: Most efficient port based on productivity, connectivity and ease of transport
- Ports leadership award: Most significant contribution by an individual to transforming a port that contributed to fast-tracking Africa’s economic development
- NEW post-conference workshops:
- Maritime safety and security and
- Fresh produce trading and distribution in Africa
- NEW post event site visit to Walvis Bay.
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African Ports Evolution 2013 Promo including highlights from African Ports Evolution 2012
SA ports facing increased competition
Cape Town – South Africa is facing increasing competition from ports on the rest of the continent. Read more
South African service signs up to London Gateway
THE under-construction London Gateway container terminal has secured its first liner customer in the shape of the Southern Africa Express Container Service (SAECS) reports the loadstar.co.uk Read more
Nigeria: Before Another Gridlock At the Ports
The government’s desire for a more efficient port operations by replacing the service provider seems to have backfired Read more
War Of The Ports: Kenya To Streamline Mombasa Operations As Tanzania Races To Catch Up
International trade has always been a complicated process for landlocked African countries such as Uganda and Rwanda, which have no other choice but to use neighbors’ ports to send and receive goods shipped via the Indian Ocean. Read more
Mozambique plans to begin LNG exports by 2018
Before exports can begin, billions of dollars will be spent building the giant refrigeration tanks needed to cool the gas for shipping and developing port facilities big enough to house LNG carrier vessels. Read more
East Africa: EAC Revenue Bodies to Link Tax Systems
Clearing and paying for import taxes will soon be easy after the Rwandan, Ugandan and Kenyan revenue bodies agreed to a deal that will link their tax systems Read more
Africa’s ports hold the key to unlocking the continent’s wealth and are poised to expand… are you ready?
“This forum will help Africa’s leading coastal nations collaborate with their landlocked neighbours to reduce the cost of trade, transport, and logistics across the Southern continent.” Johny Smith, CEO, Walvis Bay Corridor Group