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.
27 Apr 2015
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.
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.
29 Dec 2014
The Kenya Ports Authority is seeking operators for a new, $300 million terminal at the Port of Mombasa.
02 Dec 2014
A $1.2 billion investment from the World Bank will help five East African countries to improve transportation infrastructure and boost efficiency at the region's largest ports over the next seven years.
27 Oct 2014
South Africa’s port landlord Transnet will help educate ports in Kenya, Namibia, Mozambique and Ghana under a new agreement meant to bring their ports up to international standards.
18 Apr 2014
Several carriers have planned general rate increases in multiple trade lanes in April and May, although any gains achieved could be temporary as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continues.