PORTS, TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS SECTOR NEWS ROUND-UP 3/2022 (14 MARCH – 1 APRIL 2022)

By Andrew Pike,Trudie Nichols Monday, April 11, 2022
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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 regulatory, 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 Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Kenya, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Togo and Tunisia.

News round-up...

  • Transnet commences with sale of slots to third-party operators (South Africa)
    Read the full press release here. Source: Transnet (1 April 2022).
  • Expansion considered at Maputo Port (Mozambique) 
    Read the full article here. Source: Creamer Media’s Engineering News (1 April 2022).
  • Transnet Board approves amendment of policy to allow preferential procurement to continue (South Africa)
    Read the full press release here. Source: Transnet (31 March 2022). This follows an earlier press release dated 22 March 2022 here.
  • White Paper on rail lauded as SA loses at least 1% of GDP to Transnet inefficiency (South Africa)
    Read the full article here. Source: Creamer Media’s Engineering News (31 March 2022).
  • New citrus terminal at port of Maputo to open (Mozambique)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (30 March 2022). Also reported by Southern Africa’s Freight News by FTW here.
  • Guinea wants ambitious start to production by 2025 from the Simandou iron ore deposit (Guinea)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (30 March 2022).
  • Port of Nacala rehabilitation complete next year (Mozambique)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (30 March 2022).
  • Phase 2 of Mombasa’s second container terminal ready for commissioning (Kenya)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (29 March 2022).
  • Nigeria’s new large Dangote fertiliser plant will grow country’s exports (Nigeria)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (29 March 2022).
  • TICT at Tin Can Island orders two mobile cranes (Nigeria)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (28 March 2022).
  • Botswana sugar now imported through Port of Walvis Bay (Botswana and Namibia)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (28 March 2022).
  • Boskalis to replenish eroded Togo and Benin coastline (Benin and Togo)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (28 March 2022). 
  • Sale of Vale Moatize coal mine to India’s Vulcan confirmed (Mozambique)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (28 March 2022).
  • SA labour, truck driver rules will hinder AfCFTA (South Africa)
    Read the full article here. Source: Southern Africa’s Freight News by FTW (25 March 2022).
  • Investors, entrepreneurs urged to be part of SA’s growth story (South Africa) 
    Read the full article here. Source: South African Government News Agency (24 March 2022).
  • Private sector called to work with government on infrastructure (South Africa) 
    Read the full article here. Source: South African Government News Agency (24 March 2022).
  • Grindrod, Vitol to invest R1.8bn in Maputo’s Matola Terminal expansion (Mozambique)
    Read the full article here. Source: Creamer Media’s Engineering News (18 March 2022).
  • More support for privatisation of Port of Cape Town (South Africa)
    Read the full article here. Source: Southern Africa’s Freight News by FTW (17 March 2022).
  • Increased hopes of a 24-hour operation at the Lebombo / Ressano Garcia border crossing (Mozambique and South Africa)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (17 March 2022).
  • Hapag-Lloyd to acquire DAL Line and grow its Africa service
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (14 March 2022).
  • Support of the African Continental Free Trade Area: WTO DG Okonjo-Iweala welcomes project (Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Togo and Tunisia)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (14 March 2022).