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09 May 2014

Port of entry control to the rescue

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Ship turnaround times are expected to shorten at the Port of Cape Town, which on Friday opened the first integrated maritime port of entry control centre in South Africa.

09 May 2014

Cargo handling increases in Moçambique ports and rail

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A year-on-year increase of 18.3 percent in the amount of cargo handled in the port sector and a 21.2 percent in the rail segment has been experienced by the Mozambican state port and rail manager Portos e Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique (CFM) in 2013.

09 May 2014

Strike hits South African container port terminal

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Operations at South Africa's port of Ngqura near Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape have been hampered due to a strike at the container terminal launched last Friday by members of the powerful National Union of Metalworkers of SA.

25 April 2014

Angola Upgrades Main Port as It Aims to Be Africa’s Busiest Hub

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Angola's main port has installed new cranes and provided more training to reduce its cargo unloading time by 80 percent as the government plans to build a new terminal bigger than Africa's busiest in Durban.

25 April 2014

Fakir takes reins at the Ports Regulator of SA

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MAHESH Fakir, a former senior government official who has worked for many years in the Treasury and in the presidency has been appointed the new CEO of the Ports Regulator of South Africa.

25 April 2014

Libya rebels say government not implemented deal to reopen ports

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TRIPOLI (Reuters) - A rebel group in eastern Libya controlling several oil ports said on Thursday it would not reopen the Ras Lanuf and Es Sider terminals unless the government implemented its part of a recent deal to end an oil blockade.

25 April 2014

MSC starts direct Asia-W Africa service

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Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), one of the world's top three ocean liners and one of the P3 Alliance trio, has launched a direct service from Asia to West Africa, named Africa Express, to replace its existing transshipment service, according to Shipping Gazette.

25 April 2014

IHC Merwede secures order for 5,500m3 TSHD from TNPA

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IHC Merwede has been awarded the contract for the design, construction and delivery of a 5,500m3 trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) to Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) in South Africa. 

04 April 2014

Ports Authority helicopter training contract for Denel Aviation

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Denel Aviation has secured a R65 million contract to train helicopter pilots over the next five years for Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA).

The Kempton Park-based business division of the State-owned Denel group will be responsible for providing a total package of aviation solutions for TNPA’s 17 cadet rotorcraft pilots with practical experience. All 17 have completed their basic private pilot’s course and are holders of commercial licences.

04 April 2014

Dockworkers Kick Against Free Port

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The District Council of the Maritime and Dockworkers 'Union in Tema representing workers in all the companies in the maritime industry in Tema has kicked against the development of the Freeport in Atuabo by the Lonrho Ports Limited .

24 March 2014

Namibia Says Extension of Walvis Bay Port to Commence This Year

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The first phase will see the award of a 4 billion Namibian dollar ($368 million) contract to build a fuel jetty and storage facilities, Namport Chief Executive Bisey Uirab said in an interview in Walvis Bay yesterday. The authority will seek a private investor for the second phase to develop a dry-bulk terminal for handling coal exports from Botswana, he said.

24 March 2014

Namibia: Boom Time for //Karas Region

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Windhoek — The Lüderitz Town Council has embarked on massive capital projects worth close to N$800 million geared towards employment creation, poverty alleviation, infrastructural development and housing sanitation.

17 March 2014

French Container Shipping Firm To Open Mauritania Subsidairy

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World No.3 container shipping company CMA CGM says it will open a subsidiary in Nouakchott, Mauritania's capital city in line with its goal to expand into the African market

17 March 2014

Transnet to Raise South Africa’s Oil, Gas Pipeline Prices 5.1%

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South Africa's energy regulator approved increases for Transnet SOC Ltd. oil and gas pipelines that will raise the ports and rail utility's revenue from that unit by 5.1 percent in the year starting in April.

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