Africa

Africa

18 Apr 2015
There was an average of three major cargo thefts every day in Europe last year, driven in part by the growing p
17 Apr 2015
China’s grand dream of a maritime Silk Road for the 21st Century is paving the way for Chinese port operators to spread their way of conducting domestic business beyond Chinese borders.
Syrian refugees
10 Apr 2015
Merchant ship operators have joined with seafarers’ unions urging European Union member states to take immediate action to curb the growing humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean, which they say is putting crews and schedule reliability at risk.
08 Apr 2015
Part of an ongoing effort to capture more of the emerging African market, CMA CGM Wednesday announced the opening of a new corridor to inland destinations in Gabon on the West African coast.
08 Apr 2015
The first consignment of South African apples ever shipped to China is on the water and will arrive in Shanghai on May 2 following eight years of negotiations between the two countries over access to the giant Chinese market.
07 Apr 2015
The term “One Belt One Road” has invaded reports on China trade over the past few weeks, with Beijing officials rarely missing a chance to extol the virtues of the regional initiative that brings together the Silk Road Economic Belt and Maritime Silk Road developments aimed at linking China with Europe and Africa, and the countries in between.
31 Mar 2015
Shippers out of Cameroon's largest port are reporting nearly month-long delays, and at least one container line has said it will begin imposing emergency congestion surcharges.
Single-lane Suez Canal transit
30 Mar 2015
The Egyptian government expects to meet its goal of completing the $4 billion widening of the Suez Canal within a year, allowing shippers to access a second channel by August.
26 Mar 2015
The Nigerian government has closed its ports, including Lagos, and land borders, and won’t open them until midnight Saturday to allow for “the peaceful conduct of the (presidential) elections.”
18 Mar 2015
Truck drivers employed by Agility in Kenya ended a strike and are back at work, the company said, after a Kenyan court issued an order calling the strike “unlawful, and therefore unprotected.”
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.