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11 August 2014

Gulftainer Company Limited United Arab Emirates Khorfakkan Container Terminal Tops Port Productivity List in Europe, Middle East and Africa

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THE LATEST VESSEL productivity numbers derived and analyzed from The Journal of Commerce Port Productivity Database should be welcome news for marine terminal operators and port authorities. Productivity at many terminals improved in the first six months of 2013 compared to the previous numbers covering all of 2012.

07 August 2014

Look who’s coming to African Ports Evolution 2014

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Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to meet key industry stakeholders from Africa's maritime sector!

There is still time to make your mark at African Ports Evolution 2014 by securing practical and high profile industry exposure amidst Africa's pioneers of ports development.

06 August 2014

COX OIL to build US$600 million Oil Refinery at Takoradi Port

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The ongoing Takoradi Port Expansion Project has already started attracting investments into the Port's Oil & Gas enclave as the Ghana Ports & Harbors Authority (GPHA) works to position the Takoradi Port as a major maritime services support hub along the west coast of Africa.

04 August 2014

Kenya launches giant port construction project

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The planned $24 billion (18 billion euro) Lamu port project is due to be finished by 2030

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta launched Friday a construction deal for the first berths in a proposed multi-billion dollar port, the day after ordering vast tracts of "stolen" land be repossessed.

04 August 2014

Oil-Hungry China Dwarfs U.S. Africa Trade

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Africa's trading relations have undergone a shift since China began targeting the continent as a source of oil and minerals, and a market for its manufactured goods.

01 August 2014

How can African ports and terminals better your business?

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Growing volumes of cargo at all African ports has forced port authorities and operators to increase capacity, analyse operations to increase efficiency, and employ measures to allow bigger ships into their ports. Billions of dollars of investment is being allocated to both coastal and hinterland infrastructure rehabilitation and development to increase capacity and improve efficiency at African ports and terminals.

30 July 2014

Grab dredger delivery for South Africa

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The South African company Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has named its 750m3 grab hopper dredger, 'Italeni', during a special ceremony hosted by the shipbuilder IHC Merwede in the shipyard of IHC Merwede's partner, MTG Dolphin, in Varna, Bulgaria.

29 July 2014

Samsung Electronics to construct $50m plant in Durban

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Samsung Electronics recently announced that it will construct its African manufacturing firm worth US $20m in Dube Tradeport, South Africa. Construction will begin later this year and the investment will last until 2018.

24 July 2014

Ports expansion offers new opportunities for shipping lines in Africa

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Expansion, optimisation, and modernisation are the words that Africa's leading ports authorities now use to describe the ways in which they are revolutionising their ports and terminals. With billions of dollars of investment being allocated to coastal infrastructure rehabilitation and development, new corridors and destinations are opening up across the continent. Ports authorities and bulk exporters are looking for innovative and cost effective solutions to increase trade with local and international customers.

23 July 2014

Stuck in the bottleneck — corruption in African ports

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The rapid rise in shipping container traffic in sub-Saharan Africa over the past two decades underlines the lucrative opportunities for businesses on the continent. However, this development also exposes companies to risks of corruption as they expand deeper into emerging markets. Serious bottlenecks caused by poor infrastructure and lack of capacity, combined with widespread corruption in the customs administration at many ports, are major issues for businesses transporting maritime cargo.

21 July 2014

Logistics firm eyes a piece of port terminal business

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Logistics firm Bollore Africa Logistics is keen on running the second container terminal at the Port of Mombasa. The firm said it would place a bid should the Kenyan Government call a tender for concession to run the terminal that is currently being constructed by the Kenya Ports Authority once it is complete. KPA has in the past said it would look for a concessionaire to run the terminal.

17 July 2014

Nigeria: NPA Partners UNCTAD On Capacity Building, Targets Five Million Teu in Four Years

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THE Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has announced plans to partner the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), especially in the area of "Train for trade port programme."

16 July 2014

Tanzanian port recieves Chinese backing

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China's Export Import Bank has announced its support to the development of the US$11bn Bagamoyo Port in Tanzania.

15 July 2014

Maputo regains its place as a trade hub for Southern Africa

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The port of Maputo is regaining its traditional place as a trade hub in Southern Africa thanks to investment in port and transport infrastructure, which have also driven economic growth.

14 July 2014

Mv. Mare Atlanticum makes maiden call

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The MSC GVA started to offer the new West Africa Service to the Jaya Container Terminal (JCT) of Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) on July 3, 2014. The weekly service with upgraded 2000 to 3000 TEU vessels with 12.30 m maximum draft and within 275 m LOA started with the maiden call of Mv. Mare Atlanticum under the new service at the JCT. The vessel is the first vessel under new West Africa Express Service operated by MSC from Far East to West African Ports. This service will result in improving volume from West African Ports to Colombo and South East India. A total of 10 ships deployed with 4000 TEUs capacity each and it would be weekly caller to Colombo JCT.

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