PORTS, TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS SECTOR NEWS ROUND-UP 6/2022 (16 MAY – 3 JUNE 2022)

By Andrew Pike,Trudie Nichols Monday, June 13, 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 Botswana, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Egypt, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

Bowmans news…

Watch Andrew Pike’s interview on eNCA about the impact of the flooding in KwaZulu-Natal on ports and logistics here.

PTL news continues below…

  • Poor sad Port Bell on Lake Victoria. What future has it? (Kenya and Uganda)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (3 June 2022).
  • Rail White Paper stresses private sector participation, move to standard gauge (South Africa)
    Read the full article here. Source: Creamer Media’s Engineering News (3 June 2022).
  • Contracts signed to build 2,000km high-speed Egyptian railway (Egypt) 
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (2 June 2022).
  • Durban, Cape Town and Ngqura rated poorly in latest World Port Rankings (South Africa)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (31 May 2022).
  • CDC, Orion Engineered Carbons celebrate sod turning festival at Coega SEZ (South Africa)
    Read the full article here. Source: Creamer Media’s Engineering News (30 May 2022). Bowmans is proud to have advised (and continues to advise) Orion Engineered Carbons in respect of its entire project to relocate Dom Pedro tank farm from Gqeberha to the Coega SEZ
  • The storm ain't over: logistics legal head warns of financial fallout from KZN floods (South Africa)
    Read the full article here, in which Bowmans' Andrew Pike is quoted extensively. Source: Creamer Media’s Engineering News (30 May 2022).
  • Ruto vows to undo SGR and Mombasa port deals if he becomes next president (Kenya)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (30 May 2022).
  • Transnet increasing rail and port capacity allocation for emerging miners (South Africa)
    Read the full press release here. Source: Transnet (30 May 2022).
  • New Gauteng freeway will expand logistics hub vision (South Africa)
    Read the full article here. Source: Southern Africa’s Freight News by FTW (27 May 2022).
  • China’s lending in Africa again under scrutiny
    Read the full article here. Source: Southern Africa’s Freight News by FTW (27 May 2022).
  • Draft Country Investment Strategy (South Africa)
    The South African Department in the Presidency has invited public comments on the draft Country Investment Strategy, available from the South African Government website here. Any comments should be submitted in writing before 27 June 2022. 
  • Nigeria continues dredging of Escravos channel to improve access to Eastern Ports (Nigeria)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (27 May 2022).
  • NPA warns that Nigerian port concessions may be revoked unless… (Nigeria)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (25 May 2022).
  • Port of Douala Fruit Terminal upgraded (Cameroon)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (25 May 2022).
  • DRC/Zambia crossing closed to clear congestion (DRC and Zambia)
    Read the full article here. Source: Southern Africa’s Freight News by FTW (25 May 2022).
  • SA Port Statistics for April 2022 (South Africa)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (24 May 2022).
  • High-ranker appointed to sort out Kasumbalesa (DRC and Zambia)
    Read the full article here. Source: Southern Africa’s Freight News by FTW (24 May 2022).
  • DR Congo shipping line opens offices at Dar es Salaam and Mombasa (DRC, Kenya and Tanzania)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (23 May 2022).
  • Malawi grants licence to African Railway Company to import fuels from the port of Nacala (Malawi and Mozambique)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (23 May 2022).
  • CGA calls for Public Enterprises budget to address private sector ownership at ports (South Africa)
    Read the full article here. Source: Creamer Media’s Engineering News (19 May 2022).
  • Second coal train from Botswana reaches Port Maputo (Botswana and Mozambique)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (19 May 2022).
  • Bolloré Transport & Logistics invests in cocoa loading station in San Pedro (Côte d’Ivoire)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (18 May 2022).
  • Port of Maputo launches four refurbished berths to grow shipments (Mozambique)
    Read the full article here. Source: Southern Africa’s Freight News by FTW (17 May 2022).
  • Maputo Port Fruit Terminal eases into export of citrus (Mozambique)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (16 May 2022).
  • Mozambique’s STEMA to rehabilitate Matola grain silos (Mozambique)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (16 May 2022).
  • KZN Floods: Ramaphosa assured Transnet working to full capacity, N2 and N3 repairs under way (South Africa)
    Read the full article here. Source: Southern Africa’s Freight News by FTW (16 May 2022).