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Thursday, 23 January 2014 12:12

African ports: challenges and opportunities

Before the PFI conference on African Ports Opportunities next week in London, Olaf Merk, who manages the OECD Port-Cities Programme, takes a look at the ‘striking’ challenges and ‘enormous’ opportunities that lie ahead for African ports.

Published in Features / Interviews
Wednesday, 22 January 2014 11:15

Senegalese president visits Jebel Ali

Senegal’s president Makky Sall yesterday visited DP World’s flagship facility in Jebel Ali, the Dubai-based operator reports.

Published in Regulation and Policy

Tanzania International Container Terminal Services (TICTS) in Dar es Salaam has placed a $20 million order for five cranes with Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry (ZPMC).

Tuesday, 07 January 2014 16:23

Suez Canal has plan for logistics hub

The Suez Canal Authority has invited 14 consortia to present plans to develop the waterway into a logistics and industrial hub, the Journal of Commerce (JOC) reported today.

Published in Regulation and Policy

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is looking for a consulting firm to conduct a “Study for Identification of PPP Port Projects in Africa.”

Published in Emerging Economies
Monday, 06 January 2014 16:20

Morocco invests in its ports

Morocco’s National Ports Agency (ANP) has launched an investment programme of 6.3 billion dirhams ($765M) for 2014-2018, starting with 1.8 billion dirhams ($218M) this year.

Published in Regulation and Policy
Friday, 20 December 2013 15:55

Onne (Port Harcourt) welcomes bigger ships

APM Terminals reports that its West Africa Container Terminal (WACT) in Onne, near Port Harcourt, in which it is investing $30 million, has received its largest vessel to date, the 4,500 TEU Maersk Copenhagen, after the access channel was improved.

Published in Emerging Economies

Bolloré Africa Logistics, APM Terminals and Bouygues yesterday signed the public-private partnership (PPP) contract for the development of the second container terminal at the port of Abidjan, in Ivory Coast.

Published in Finance Deals

Bolloré Africa Logistics is in an intense investment and construction phase to expand the capacity of its container terminals on the western coast of the continent. The French operator expects the sea ports in this region to become increasingly attractive in the coming years, including for Asian shippers.

Published in Features / Interviews
Monday, 16 December 2013 19:58

Bolloré in talks for Somaliland port

Bolloré Africa Logistics today confirmed that it was in negotiations with the Somaliland authorities to develop a port in Berbera, on the Gulf of Aden.

Published in Emerging Economies


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