PORTS, TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS SECTOR NEWS ROUND-UP, 12/2021 (21 JUNE – 16 JULY 2021)

By Andrew Pike Friday, July 23, 2021
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In light of the rapid pace of infrastructure and transport developments across Africa, our Ports, Transport and Logistics (PTL) Sector Group is pleased to present Bowmans’ latest PTL news round-up. Our regular round-ups bring you a selection of pan-African PTL-related stories and keep you up to date regarding developments in the space across Africa.

We draw on a network of multi-disciplinary experts across Africa in fields as diverse as project finance, construction and environmental law, to keep you in the know about developments and thought leadership in the PTL space.

The articles to which we refer readers are, unless stated otherwise, neither written nor edited by ourselves and appear in their original form. Bowmans does not necessarily agree with opinions expressed in those articles.

This edition includes news headlines and links to articles from Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Somaliland, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Bowmans news…

The unrest in and around Durban, Richards Bay and Johannesburg last week has left us all reeling. There have been significant disruptions to the ports, transport and logistics industries. These are well documented in both the local and international press so we have not included links to these stories below. While the situation appears to be stabilising, it is clear that the impact of last week’s events will be felt for some time to come. Most recently, several news websites reported disruptions to some of Transnet’s IT applications on Thursday 22 July, impacting both waterside and landside, gate-in and gate-out container operations. We are unaware of disruptions to Transnet’s operations outside the ports or whether the IT disruptions are in any way related to the KZN and Gauteng unrest from last week. Hopefully these issues will be resolved quickly.

PTL news…