African countries face the daunting challenge of securing continuous investment and project finance solutions to bring port infrastructure and supply chain networks up to par with those of the rest of the world.
13 Jan 2016
CMA CGM announced it is upgrading its Swahili Express, or SWAX, service between India and East Africa by adding a fortnightly call at Nacala, Mozambique.
11 Jan 2016
The government of Tanzania said the $10 billion Bagamoyo Port development project, one of the largest port developments currently planned worldwide, has not been suspended and that work on the project would commence in July.
08 Jan 2016
The Egypt army said the Al-Salam bridge, which crosses the Suez Canal and is a key element in government plans to develop the area around the Canal, would reopen in a matter of days.
05 Jan 2016
Traditionally seen as a reliable barometer of the global trade environment, the most recent transit and receipt figures from the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) are less than encouraging.
19 Dec 2015
Transnet National Ports Authority is leading attempts to win road traffic back onto rail in South Africa, a shift it would stand to gain from the most.
07 Dec 2015
The ban of belly cargo on Egypt Air passenger flights to North America is creating chaos in Egypt’s textiles and cottons sector, which has made up 45 percent of the country’s exports to the U.S. this year.
02 Dec 2015
Despite signs that South Africa’s economy will enter a slowdown next year, container volume through Africa’s second-largest economy is forecast to rise in the mid-single digits.
27 Nov 2015
Egypt set a date for completion of a side channel at East Port Said near the entrance to the Suez Canal that will allow better access to the port from the Mediterranean Sea.
24 Nov 2015
Six Volga-Dnepr crew members were among the 22 people killed in a terrorist raid on a hotel in the Mali capital of Bamako on Nov. 20, the Russian heavy-lift airline has announced.
09 Nov 2015
Growing competition between shipping lines in Europe and China to develop new logistics hubs in West Africa and serve growing container traffic in the region is expected to bring at least six ports with capacities of 1 million 20-foot-equivalent units or more online over the next decade.