The new energy independence of the U.S. has sent African imports of crude oil plummeting, according to PIERS, a sister product of JOC.com within IHS Maritime and Trade.
Africa Trade Data
Africa Trade Data
12 Dec 2014
It's been called the final frontier for trade growth — the only place in the world where exponential economic and cargo growth is still possible and major trade is still evolving. Rising African container volumes are increasingly showing the limits of freight infrastructure on both the East and West African coasts, where ports are experiencing trouble dealing with the rise in ship calls and freight volume.
24 Nov 2014
West Africa trade still points to a region with growth potential, despite a nearly 30 percent drop in exports caused by the Ebola outbreak, Drewry and carrier executives say.
19 Dec 2013
Asian exports and intra-Asia air and ocean trades are forecast to receive a major boost from the ground-breaking World Trade Organization deal agreed to in Bali earlier this month.
09 Oct 2013
The value of South Africa’s imports and exports continued to increase year-over-year in August 2013, although at a slower pace than in July, according to preliminary trade statistics from the South African Revenue Service.
13 Aug 2013
U.S. footwear imports from China rose 2 percent through May compared to the first five months of 2012, but the long-term trend is toward increasing imports from emerging economies such as Vietnam, Indonesia and Cambodia, according to an industry study.
05 Aug 2013
The value of South Africa’s imports and exports both grew more than 10 percent year-over-year in June 2013, according to preliminary trade statistics from the South African Revenue Service (SARS). For the past five months imports and exports have shown consistent growth in value.
01 Jul 2013
South Africa’s trade deficit in May was 11.03 billion South African rands (about US$1.11 billion), improving from a deficit of $1.61 billion in April.
02 Jun 2013
South Africa’s trade deficit widened to R15.02 billion (about US$1.49 billion) in April, as imports expanded faster than exports.
01 Apr 2013
The U.S. is exploring the possibility of a trade pact with the Economic Community of West African States to increase bilateral trade and investment, according to Demetrios Marantis, Acting U.S. Trade Representative.
27 Mar 2013
Hamburg Sud has announced rate increases for three trade lanes that will take effect on or after April 1, on the basis of bill of lading dates...
18 Mar 2013
14 Mar 2013
Evergreen Line, Hanjin Shipping and Simatech Shipping will join forces to launch the new IDEA service, linking the Indian subcontinent, Persian Gulf and East Africa, starting in late March.
07 Mar 2013
Hapag-Lloyd will increase rates for dry commodities on its trade from British Columbia to East Asia, the Indian subcontinent and the Middle East, effective April 1.
06 Mar 2013
Emirates Shipping Line will hike rates on its East Africa trade lanes, effective April 1.
05 Mar 2013
The U.S. will continue to be the leading corn exporter to the world during the next 10 years, according to the U.S. Grains Council’s Chart of the Week, which shows the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s projections for changes in...
28 Feb 2013
Logistics spending in Africa by manufacturers and retailers (both in-house and outsourced) is set to increase by almost $28.8 billion by 2016, as the size of the outsourced logistics market increases by...
27 Feb 2013
Saudi Airlines Cargo will add additional flights to selected routes in its existing freighter schedule, effective from March and April.
27 Feb 2013
Mediterranean Shipping Co. will increase rates on all cargo for the Cheetah service from any Asian port to South Africa, the Indian Ocean, Mozambique and East Africa, effective April.
26 Feb 2013
The member lines of the Asia-West Africa Trade Agreement will increase rates on its Far East to West Africa westbound trade by $250 per 20-foot-equivalent unit, effective March 15.
21 Feb 2013
Eos Risk Management has launched a maritime security service in West Africa to protect commercial ships on their way through the Gulf of Guinea, which has been designated as a high risk area for piracy.
19 Feb 2013
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol added 800 metric tons of additional inbound freighter capacity, an increase of 30 percent, to its usual 26 weekly freight flights...
19 Feb 2013
India and Mauritius have initiated steps towards setting up a joint business council and working group on trade and investment...
11 Feb 2013
UPS expanded its direct less-than-containerload offering to more than 300 additional ocean lanes in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and South America in 2012.
08 Feb 2013
Hapag-Lloyd has revised its South/West Africa Service’s port rotation to resume weekly calls to Cotonou, Benin, starting on westbound MED voyage 1302W, departing from Asia by March 9.
07 Feb 2013
Johannesburg-based Barloworld Logistics’ Dedicated Transport Services division has concluded its merger with the Manline group, a logistics provider in Southern Africa.
17 Jan 2013
IAG Cargo, created from the merger of British Airways World Cargo and Iberia Cargo, has appointed Rodrigo Casal as vice president of Latin America and Tony Snell as regional commercial manager of the Middle East and Africa...
15 Jan 2013
Shri Anand Sharma, India’s Union Minister for Commerce, Industry & Textiles, and Rob Davies, South Africa’s Minister of Trade and Industry, have reviewed the India-South African Custom Union preferential trade agreement negotiations...
11 Jan 2013
The Algerian government has extended the zero value added tax and custom tax on all feed imports, including corn, distiller’s dried grains with solubles and corn gluten feed until August 2013, according to the U.S. Grains Council.
09 Jan 2013
Switzerland-based logistics company Kuehne + Nagel has signed a contract with AGCO, a Duluth, Ga.-based agricultural equipment manufacturer, to manage its aftermarket parts distribution center in Johannesburg.
13 Dec 2012
New Orleans-based ocean transportation company Intermarine has hired John O. Bomer IV as a special consultant to the CEO to help expand the company’s Africa service.
13 Nov 2012
Global container volumes dropped in September both month-to-month and year-over-year as exports from major regions fell a