Africa

Africa

28 Aug 2015
The development of Port Louis will not only accommodate increasing container traffic, but also mitigate the likely impact of the cyclonic weather to which the country of Mauritius is prone, giving shippers more reliability.
16 Jul 2015
CMA CGM is beefing its Mediterranean to West Africa service less than a week after announcing a general rate increase from East Asia to West Africa, suggesting that container volumes in the region are growing.
13 Jul 2015
The world’s largest container carrier does not expect any disruptions as the Suez Canal races to meet its August 6 opening deadline for the expanded waterway that is a critical link on the Asia-Europe and Mediterranean trades.
13 Jul 2015
The benefits for containerized trade have not yet been clearly spelled out in China’s One Belt, One Road plan, but the scale of the initiative and the economic figures involved should make compelling reading for Asia-Europe shippers.
10 Jul 2015
CMA CGM has announced a general rate increase for shipments from Asia to West Africa, as trade between Japan and Nigeria, West Africa’s largest economy, has exploded in the past few years.
10 Jul 2015
Getting containers to Africa’s ports is the easy part, but transporting those boxes inland to their final destination is taxing the minds of logistics executives in the region.
08 Jul 2015
Importers using the Port of Lagos have seen their customs clearance times triple after equipment failures at the country’s largest container terminals, according to a local report.
Suez Canal ship convoy
06 Jul 2015
Container lines won’t reduce the amount of cargo moving through the Suez Canal despite heightened security tensions — most recently inflamed by the reported arrest of 13 people on suspicion of planning to sabotage the waterway integral to trade between Asia and the Europe, and increasingly the U.S.
06 Jul 2015
Dredging to host a rail terminal that will connect the Port of Mombasa to the capital of Nairobi is set to begin.
24 Jun 2015
Buoyed by a 12.7 percent jump in containerized trade between Africa and East Asia over the last two years, Maersk Line will implement a general rate increase of $100 per 20-foot equivalent unit, starting July 15.
22 Jun 2015
Kenya is set to introduce a national single window system to streamline importing and exporting processes, ahead of trade powerhouses such as the U.S.