PORTS, TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS SECTOR NEWS ROUND-UP 16/2021 (6 – 24 SEPTEMBER)

By Lauren Turner,Andrew Pike,Trudie Nichols Friday, October 01, 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, Benin, Cameroon, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Libya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Somaliland, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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News roundup...

  • Managing volume – Walvis Bay’s leviathan challenge (Namibia)
    Read the full article from Southern Africa’s Freight News by FTW on 21 September 2021 here
  • Benin Terminal commissions two Konecranes container handlers at port of Cotonou (Benin)
    Read the full article from Africa Ports on 21 September 2021 here.
  • Commercial production at Mozambique’s Coral Sul FLNG on track for 2022 (Mozambique)
    Read the full article from Africa Ports on 21 September 2021 here.
  • Cameroon’s Kribi port terminal bolstered by five new RTGs (Cameroon)
    Read the full article from Africa Ports on 21 September 2021 here.
  • TNPA pulls out of developing Ngqura liquid bulk storage terminal (South Africa)
    Read the full article from Africa Ports on 15 September 2021 here
  • Lüderitz looking at more loads from South Africa (Namibia)
    Read the full article from Southern Africa’s Freight News by FTW on 15 September 2021 here.
  • Port of Durban Volume & Vessel Call Performance (South Africa)
    Read the full article from Africa Ports on 13 September 2021 here.
  • Angola launches international tender for Lobito Corridor concession (Angola)
    Read the full article from Africa Ports on 13 September 2021 here.
  • Global shipping removes Kenya from piracy Red List (Kenya)
    Read the full article from Africa Ports on 13 September 2021 here.
  • Scanners to be deployed at Nigeria’s at Apapa, Tin Can and Onne ports (Nigeria)
    Read the full article from Africa Ports on 12 September 2021 here.
  • Montfort Group acquires Matola oil tanking terminal (Mozambique)
    Read the full article from Africa Ports on 12 September 2021 here.
  • Freight, logistics integration key to successful intracontinental trade (AfCFTA)
    Read the full article from Creamer Media’s Engineering News on 10 September 2021 here.
    Bowmans comment: As of September 2021, 42 States have reportedly ratified the AfCFTA.
  • Govt targets August next year, or sooner, for third-party rail access (South Africa)
    Read the full article from Creamer Media’s Engineering News on 10 September 2021 here.
  • Grindrod targets port, rail projects in govt’s private-sector participation drive (South Africa)
    Read the full article from Creamer Media’s Engineering News on 10 September 2021 here.
  • Cross-Border Road Transport Agency to launch new digital permit application system (South Africa)
    Read the full article from Southern Africa’s Freight News by FTW on 9 September 2021 here.
  • NIMASA D-G says decline in piracy could end War Risk Insurance in Gulf of Guinea (Nigeria)
    Read the full article from Africa Ports on 9 September 2021 here.
  • Berbera port ready to compete with Djibouti but what effect will the Ethiopian war have? (Djibouti, Ethiopia and Somaliland)
    Read the full article from Africa Ports on 9 September 2021 here.
  • TNPA supports CDC to deliver key liquid bulk infrastructure for Nelson Mandela Bay (South Africa) 
    Read the full article from Creamer Media’s Engineering News on 9 September 2021 here.
  • Truckers resume transporting cargo into South Sudan (Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda)
    Read the full article from Africa Ports on 8 September 2021 here.
    WBCG explore revamping routes out of Zambia (Namibia and Zambia)
  • Read the full article from Southern Africa’s Freight News by FTW on 7 September 2021 here.
  • New Harare terminal to open 2023 (Zimbabwe)
    Read the full article from Southern Africa’s Freight News by FTW on 7 September 2021 here.
  • Durban’s Prince Edward Graving dock fire system upgraded after 96 years (South Africa)
    Read the full article from Africa Ports on 7 September 2021 here.
  • Ghana bringing new maritime bill to jail convicted pirates (Ghana)
    Read the full article from Africa Ports on 6 September 2021 here.
  • Tanzanian port upgrades paying off (Tanzania)
    Read the full article from Africa Ports on 5 September 2021 here.
  • China opens first road-rail transport link to Indian Ocean (International)
    Read the full article from Africa Ports on 5 September 2021 here.
  • New Egyptian railway to link Red Sea and Mediterranean (Egypt)
    Read the full article from Africa Ports on 5 September 2021 here.