Africa – Page 3

  • Diani beach in Mombasa.

    Dredging for sand threatens coastal ecosystems in Kenya


    Concerns have been raised about the impact of sand harvesting on Kenya coastal beaches and marine ecosystems.

  • workshop poster

    United front against wildlife trafficking


    76 port and maritime supply chain representatives from 12 countries have agreed measures to address wildlife trafficking through a port in Kenya.

  • An African port. A large amount of solid waste floats on the surface of the water around the ships.

    Port of Durban tackles solid waste imports


    African ports face increasing generation of solid waste along with worsening climate change effects such as heavy rains and flooding. Shem Oirere finds out how Durban is rising to the challenge. With nearly all ports located in lowland areas next to big cities, the task of tracking waste generation, storage, ...

  • Kenya Ports Authority

    IMO workshop addresses policy compliance


    A recent IMO workshop focused on implementing marine environment protection measures included participants from 12 southern and east African countries.

  • oil spill

    Training aids oil spill liability competency


    Nigerian port professionals have completed oil spill liability and compensation training to help them better prepare for and handle oil spill incidents.

  • Eye On Port

    African port takes anti-plastic stance


    A government official in Africa has called for better plastic management and a crackdown on the importing of waste products through ports.

  • A cargo ship attempting to dock at the water hyacinth-filled Kisumu Port.

    Mitigating water hyacinth in East Africa


    Industrial pollution and siltation on Lake Victoria in East Africa are fuelling the spread of the water hyacinth weed.

  • A clean-up operation is underway at the Port of Durban Photo: Transnet

    Transnet helps clean up at Durban


    Transnet National Ports Authority at the Port of Durban has begun a major clean-up to remove the large volume of waste and vegetation left after the recent heavy rains and flooding in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province.

  • sand bypass system

    Ngqura dredging system protects environment


    South Africa’s Port of Ngqura is helping ensure operational safety and protect the environment as the first port in the world to have a fixed jet pump sand bypass system for dredging.

  • Port of Annaba

    Waste at sea training for Algerian ports


    International Maritime Organisation (IMO) training on the international treaty covering waste dumping at sea has been provided for Algerian government officials and participants from shipping companies and port authorities.

  • Terma Port

    Sustainable port development in Ghana


    Port development in Africa has continued to gain momentum as countries on the continent launch new constructions or expand and rehabilitate existing ones amid concerns about the true impact of these projects, both on land and on the quality of the marine environment.

  • Port Said

    Port Said to tackle oil waste


    Ecoslops and the Suez Canal Economic Zone have formed an agreement to establish a collection, reception and treatment unit for maritime oil waste in Egypt’s Port Said to help tackle ship pollution.

  • Peter Brady

    African states show environmental progress


    African states have been praised in working together towards meeting international environmental targets by the Maritime Authority of Jamaica’s director general at the fourth meeting of the Association of African Maritime Administrations (AAMA).

  • Dar es Salaam Port

    Climate-smart port design


    Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) is striving to reduce pollution levels at the country’s largest port of Dar es Salaam through a long term $345 million expansion and rehabilitation initiative known as Dar es Salaam Maritime Gateway Project.

  • Port Elizabeth, South Africa

    Spearheading tackling marine waste


    Five years ago, South Africa’s Port Elizabeth Harbour was named the third safest of country’s eight commercial ports in terms of security, an achievement it now appears determined to replicate in its environmental protection programme.

  • DP World is focusing on creating more efficient supply chains in Africa

    Enhancing sustainable supply chains in Africa


    New commerce and tech innovation are the key create better supply chains and reach the region’s true trade potential says DP World.

  • The new area will be created over a 10km stretch of coast in front of Luanda

    Royal HaskoningDHV reclamation project


    Royal HaskoningDHV has been awarded a major design project for reclamation and shore protection in Angola’s capital city.

  • The Port of Tangier Med has been awarded EcoPort status by the ESPO

    Tangier Med awarded EcoPort status in African first


    The port of Tangier Med in Morocco has been awarded the certification ‘EcoPort’ by the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO).

  • News

    APM Terminals Mumbai goes paperless


    APM Terminals Mumbai is now providing shipping lines with the required Export Form 13 for export containers entering the terminal by truck electronically.

  • The challenge in Africa will be to achieve future growth with sustainability of operations

    Growing African ports sustainably


    The Transnet Port Terminals chief executive, Karl Socikwa, says that economic growth prospects for Africa will present both opportunities and challenges – not least in terms of sustainability.