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Nod for Algeria's $3.5bn El Hamdania port
Media reports say that the government of Algeria has given the go ahead for the development of a new $3.5bn port and industrial zone at El Hamdania. 06 Feb 2017 - Port Strategy
Cabinda secures sovereign funding
Angola’s sovereign wealth fund, the Fundo Soberano de Angola (FSDEA), will invest $180m in a strategic deep sea port in Angola as part of its $1.1bn infrastructure fund. 01 Feb 2017 - Port Strategy
Ghana opens Takoradi public tender
Eligible parties are being invited to submit an Expression of Interest for the Concession of an integrated container and multipurpose terminal in the port of Takoradi, Ghana. 03 Jan 2017 - Port Strategy
Beira lays out its ambitions
Mozambique’s Beira is pitching to be the primary port of choice in Southern Africa. 18 Nov 2016 - Port Strategy
African ports embrace big data
African ports have been urged to go digital in a big way to leapfrog the development process. 18 Nov 2016 - Port Strategy
Mauritius dredging contract
Belgian dredging, environmental and marine engineering group DEME has won a €41m dredging contract for the Container Terminal Quay Project at Port Louis Harbour in Mauritius. 03 Nov 2016 - Port Strategy
Moving the goalposts
East Africa is a region of complexity and opportunity, as Felicity Landon finds out 30 Oct 2016 - Port Strategy
Guinea signs contract to upgrade Conakry
Guinea’s government has signed a $770m contract with China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) to upgrade the port of Conakry. 25 Oct 2016 - Port Strategy
Nigeria losing out to port inefficiency
A study jointly conducted by the Financial Derivatives Company and the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry titled Nigeria: Reforming the Maritime Ports has revealed that Nigeria is losing N1tn (US$3bn) per year in revenue due to inefficiency at the nation’s ports. 25 Oct 2016 - Port Strategy
Port of Durban gets smarter
The Port of Durban is seeking to introduce new and exciting digital initiatives that will see some of its operations being conducted through wireless technology in the future. 20 Oct 2016 - Port Strategy
Bolloré Ports starts extension works
Bolloré Ports has started construction on the extension of the container terminal at the Port of Freetown. 20 Oct 2016 - Port Strategy
Port Nolloth poised for rehabilitation
Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has commenced a multimillion-rand port infrastructure rehabilitation project at Port Nolloth, South Africa. 06 Oct 2016 - Port Strategy
South African ports gear up for new e-commerce platform
Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA), a division of Transnet SOC Ltd, has set a go-live date of April 2017 for its fully integrated e-commerce platform. 15 Sep 2016 - Port Strategy
Antwerp invests in West Africa
The Port of Antwerp will invest in West Africa for the first time in order to create an expanding logistics platform at the Port of San Pedro and build on its leading market position for the region. 05 Sep 2016 - Port Strategy
DP World wins 30-year concession
DP World has won a 30-year concession with an automatic 10-year extension for the management and development of a multipurpose port project at Berbera, Republic of Somaliland, worth $442m. 05 Sep 2016 - Port Strategy
Ghana terminal tender shortlist published
Ghana Port and Harbours Authority (GPHA) has received all the responses to its Request for Expression of Interest and the prequalification process is now complete. 25 Aug 2016 - Port Strategy
Angola to spend $1.3bn on ports this year
The Angolan government has confirmed that it is to spend more than $1.329bn in 2016 on three port infrastructure projects located in Cabinda and Zaire provinces. 28 Jul 2016 - Port Strategy
World Bank loan for Port Harcourt
The World Bank's private sector arm, the IFC, has granted $73.5 million for the build of a new port terminal in southern Nigeria, says Reuters. 13 Jul 2016 - Port Strategy
Ports hit by rising Nigerian piracy
Piracy incidents off the Nigerian coastline in the first four months of this year are 21% higher than previous peak levels and pose a real threat to port operations, according to the risk consultancy specialist, Control Risks’ Maritime Risk Analysis division. 07 Jun 2016 - Port Strategy
Sudan mulls privatisation of ports
Sudan's Ministry of Transport is reported to be considering privatising its sea ports, something which has been roundly condemned in the country's Red Sea state. 31 May 2016 - Port Strategy