Africa

02 Feb 2016
The Suez Canal posted a year-over-year drop in throughput of containers and container ships in 2015. The number of containers shipped through the canal fell 2.3 percent compared with 2014, to 41.2 million 20-foot-equivalent units, and the number of container ships that transited the Canal fell 3 percent to 5,941, according to figures from the Suez Canal Authority.
28 Sep 2015
There is no “medium-term” prospect of the European Union expanding sulfur emission regulations for container lines to the Mediterranean, a Port of Barcelona executive said last week.
28 Sep 2015
DHL Express has promoted a veteran African logistics executive to managing director of Sub-Saharan Africa operations for the global parcel giant.
26 Sep 2015
The ro-ro vessel Höegh Transporter has been released from detention in the Kenyan port of Mombasa where it was held for more than a week after authorities found undeclared weapons in a consignment of United Nations military vehicles from Mumbai.
24 Sep 2015
Hapag-Lloyd announced it is upgrading its West Africa Express, or WSX, service by adding a direct westbound call at Durban, South Africa starting Oct. 17 with the arrival of the Busan Trader at the South African port.
21 Sep 2015
The Bolloré Group plans to spend $120 million to octuple the annual capacity of its container terminal in the port of Freetown, Sierra Leone, to 750,000 twenty-foot equivalents after volume rose 30 percent over the last four years.
15 Sep 2015
Expecting a 27 percent jump in container volume for this year, APM Terminals is spending $34.5 million over the next two years to double capacity at its facility at the Port of Monrovia, the only Liberian container gateway.
14 Sep 2015
Shippers moving good through the rapidly-growing port of Mombasa may soon have to pay steep new fees if the governor of the port’s county has his way, a move that could shift cargo to rival Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
06 Sep 2015
Plans to dredge a nearly 6 mile channel at Port Said as well as develop the entire region surrounding the New Suez Canal remain on hold, reports suggest.
04 Sep 2015
Maersk Line is upgrading its Middle East-South Africa-West Africa, or Mesawa, service by adding a direct call at Colombo, Sri Lanka, in an attempt to pick up additional cargo.
31 Aug 2015
China Merchants Holdings (International)’s first half net profit jumped 29 percent year-over-year to HK$2.8 billion ($US 361 million) after throughput gains at Chinese terminals exceeded China’s overall container growth rate and traffic through overseas facilities rose at a double-digit clip.