Africa

Africa

18 Dec 2014
Africa’s inland freight network is so troubled that it costs roughly seven times more to ship a container from Mombasa, Kenya, to Burundi, in central Africa, than to ship a container from Shanghai to the major Kenyan gateway, an APM Terminal executive said.
16 Dec 2014
Maersk Line plans to launch a direct weekly service from India to Africa in late January 2015 in a move to reduce transit times on that trade lane.
08 Dec 2014
The Nigerian Ports Authority will turn to a task force to help identify root causes of congestion at the Lagos port complex as volumes continue to grow.
03 Dec 2014
Emirates Shipping Line has expanded its Asia-East Africa coverage with two new services in cooperation with CMA CGM, effective this month.
02 Dec 2014
A $1.2 billion investment from the World Bank will help five East African countries to improve transportation infrastructure and boost efficiency at the region's largest ports over the next seven years.
28 Nov 2014
Multiple container lines have planned general rate increases in numerous trade lanes in November, December and January, although any gains achieved could be temporary as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continue.
24 Nov 2014
West Africa trade still points to a region with growth potential, despite a nearly 30 percent drop in exports caused by the Ebola outbreak, Drewry and carrier executives say.
Ocean carrier rate revision roundup for Nov. 21
21 Nov 2014
Multiple container lines have planned general rate increases in numerous trade lanes in October and November, although any gains achieved could be temporary as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continue.
19 Nov 2014
CMA CGM will use at least some of its new reefer fleet to serve growing produce trade between countries bordering both the Black Sea and the Mediterranean.
18 Nov 2014
A $1.5 billion expansion to Ghana's port of Tema will make it the largest port in West Africa and allow it to reduce congestion driven by robust growth, the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) said.
13 Nov 2014
Four boats yesterday ambushed the Egyptian Navy patrol boat near the Suez Canal, reigniting concerns about terrorist attacks on container vessels on the 120-mile long waterway.