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The director of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) has called for banks to pool resources in order to raise necessary finance for high-yield port infrastructure projects in the country.

Published in Regulation and Policy
Tuesday, 20 January 2015 15:29

Tangier Med sees volumes rise 17% in 2014

Shipment volumes at the Tangier Med Port in Morocco rose 17% in 2014 reach 41.67 million tonnes year on year (y-o-y), the Tangier Med Port Authority (TMPA) said in a statement.

Published in Emerging Economies

The World Bank is preparing to finance $1.2 billion in port development projects for East African Community (EAC) states in a bid to improve transport infrastructure and inland waterways.

Published in Emerging Economies

French shipping line CMA CGM has announced the expansion of its ASEA service between Asia and East Africa with the launch of two new services, ASEA Kenya and ASEA Tanzania, to replace the previous single East African service.

Published in Regulation and Policy
Monday, 17 November 2014 14:29

GPHA secures $1.5bn for Tema port expansion

The Port of Tema in southeastern Ghana, has secured funding for a $1.5 billion expansion, the country’s official news agency reports.

Published in Finance Deals

The threat of piracy to the safety of ships’ crew and to growth in world trade remains serious. It is, therefore, important that shipowners/operators, national governments, port state control bodies and other maritime authorities do whatever is necessary to ensure the global shipping industry is safe and secure.

Published in Features / Interviews

Dube TradePort in South Africa has been designated a special economic zone (SEZ) by President Jacob Zuma in abid to attract further investment to teh fast growing precint.

Published in Regulation and Policy
Diverse macro-economic factors are driving a range of investment opportunities in Morocco’s port sector, delegates at the Port Finance International Morocco conference heard last week. The two day event brought together leading figures from the international maritime, infrastructure and finance industries to discuss growth and expansion plans across the country’s major ports.
Published in Features / Interviews
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 10:37

4 new RTGs to decrease congestion in Douala

The Douala International Terminal (DIT) has officially inaugurated four new rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes. Its mother company Bolloré Africa Logistics says that the investment, worth 4 billion West African CFA francs ($8 million), is intended to streamline traffic through the Cameroonian port.

Published in Emerging Economies
In addition to the existant port law "15-02”, a new regulation to enable private investment in Morocco is set to encourage growth in the country’s port sector, Noureddine Farih CEO of CDG Capital infrastructures said at the Port Finance International Morocco conference today.
Published in Regulation and Policy

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