Africa

Africa

27 Apr 2015
For a region dismissed not so long ago as a bit of a backwater, where inefficiency, corruption and chronic congestion were the norm, east Africa is beginning to show its mettle.
17 Mar 2015
Truck drivers employed by Agility Logistics in Kenya are protesting long working hours and lack of union representation, allegedly disrupting traffic on a key trade corridor that connects the Port of Mombasa to inland markets in Uganda and other nations.
26 Feb 2015
Militants loyal to ISIS could bring Somali-style piracy to the Mediterranean, threatening the world’s largest trade lane, European officials warn.
26 Feb 2015
Freight forwarder Expeditors International saw air freight volume soar in the fourth quarter, reaching a 19 percent year-over-year increase in December, as shippers tried to fly over West Coast port gridlock.
25 Feb 2015
The Nigerian government is poised to open more inland ports to help decongest the country’s overwhelmed terminals in Lagos.
23 Feb 2015
CMA CGM has opened a logistics complex, between the port and city of Douala, Cameroon, and set up a new firm to handle inland transportation in West African markets.
Suez Canal
18 Feb 2015
It’s too soon to determine whether a new police department tasked with protecting the Suez Canal will do enough to secure the region, a supply chain security expert told JOC.com on Wednesday.
16 Feb 2015
The Spanish port of Algeciras maintained its narrow lead over domestic rival Valencia as the biggest Mediterranean container hub in 2014, but it faces a growing challenge from new West African terminals.
13 Feb 2015
Shippers between Nairobi and the global flower hub of Amsterdam chartered at least 1,500 tons of additional air freight capacity in the two weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day to ship in flowers from Africa.
26 Jan 2015
Kenya’s Dock Workers Union (DWU) has modified its long-held opposition to private operation of Mombasa port’s new container terminal.
21 Jan 2015
The China-financed Mombasa-Nairobi rail link that is under construction is facing competition from Africa’s largest private equity firm that has invested $70 million in a competing rail connection that will also link the two cities.