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Investment of approximately $345 million to upgrade and renew Casablanca’s container terminal 3 over the next 10 years is set to boost growth and provide new opportunities for the port, Marsa Maroc General manager of Casablanca port, Rachid Hadi told PFI at the Port Finance International Morocco conference.

Published in Finance Deals

A strong regulatory environment for public-private partnerships (PPPs) is key to Morocco’s continuing success in the port sector, Sghir El Filali, Director of Regulation and Ports development for Morocco’s National Ports Agency (ANP) told delegates at the Port Finance International Morocco conference today.

Published in Emerging Economies

Morocco will invest over than $100 billion during the next 20 years in infrastructures including $25 billion in industrial and logistics zones as it moves to become a regional transport hub, the minister of Equipment, Transport and Logistics, Aziz Rabbah told the Port Finance International conference in Casablanca today.

Published in Features / Interviews
Friday, 12 September 2014 13:01

AfDB approves $150 million loan to Lekki Port

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a $150 million senior loan to Lekki Port LFTZ Enterprise (LPLE) for the construction of a greenfield seaport 60km east of Lagos, Nigeria.

Published in Finance Deals
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 10:20

A company for FDI in West Africa

West African bodies have agreed to create a company that will seek foreign direct investment to build infrastructure in the region and will be responsible for managing project execution.

Published in Regulation and Policy
Friday, 05 September 2014 13:37

Durban dredger for Maputo

A brand new dredger belonging to South Africa’s Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) is to start a maintenance dredge at the Mozambican port of Maputo in a month.

Published in Emerging Economies

The Nigerian government has moved a step closer to realising the multibillion Lekki port project. The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) reported this week that it had completed due diligence processes, opening the way for further investment in the project.

Published in Emerging Economies
Friday, 29 August 2014 11:34

Africa rising - by Aidan Grange

Considerable hype surrounded the US-Africa Leaders’ Summit convened in Washington (DC) by President Barack Obama earlier this month and attended by close to 50 of Africa’s heads of state. A large number of US and African business leaders and bankers were also present at the three-day event.

Published in Features / Interviews
Thursday, 14 August 2014 14:41

DP World convenes panel on PPPs in Somalia

DP World is bringing together senior government, non-government and industry leaders to discuss Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in Somalia.

Published in Emerging Economies
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 12:16

Kalmar straddlers for Durban terminal

Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) has ordered ten electric straddle carriers from Kalmar for its Durban Container Terminal (DCT) Pier 2, the equipment manufacturer reported today.


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