Africa – Page 2

  • DPA is constantly reviewing its environmental requirements and standards Photo: DPA
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    Damietta Port accelerates green drive

    2021-02-15T12:46:00Z

    Egypt''s Damietta Port in Egypt is accelerating its drive to replace its fossil fuel-powered cranes with electric cargo lifting equipment to save on fuel and reduce diesel emissions, writes Shem Oirere.

  • Port of Terma
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    African port recycles oil waste

    2021-02-10T15:56:00Z

    Ghana''s Port of Terma is boosting its recycling efforts with a compact micro-refining unit which regenerates oil waste into petroleum products.

  • Train
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    Transnet takes trucks off road

    2021-02-08T11:22:00Z

    Transnet has successfully carried out a rail project that supports the company''s strategy for a modal shift from road to rail to improve efficiency and reduce emissions.

  • The Sealite lanterns are environmentally friendly and have low operating and maintenance costs Photo: Sealite
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    Kenya gets greener lighting

    2021-02-02T13:42:00Z

    Kenya’s largest port is benefitting from installing digital lighting at its entrance to reduce maintenance and increase energy efficiency.

  • hull cleaning container
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    Green hull cleaning firm extends global reach

    2021-01-13T18:49:00Z

    Environmentally friendly hull cleaning has become more accessible in southern Africa with the launch of a mobile hull cleaning service at a port in the region.

  • LNG terminal
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    Ghana LNG terminal gets off ground

    2021-01-08T14:01:00Z

    Sub-Saharan Africa’s first LNG import terminal at a port in Ghana has received a floating regasification unit (FRU) unit that will shortly enable it to offer services to LNG carriers.

  • MPS has sponsored the refurbishment of the Nungua Secondary School Photo: MPS
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    Ghana operator looks after the locals

    2020-10-26T13:59:00Z

    A port operator in Ghana is taking a two-pronged approach to environmental stewardship supporting the local people and helping protect biodiversity.

  • Port Maputo
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    LNG terminal planned for Mozambique port

    2020-07-16T21:51:00Z

    An LNG import terminal is being planned for operation at a port in Mozambique.

  • Health personnel extracting nose samples from a KPA employee during a Covid-19 testing exercise at the port of Mombasa Photo: KPA
    News

    Covid-19 impacts port operations

    2020-07-06T10:05:00Z

    The unforeseen outbreak of the deadly Covid-19 has impacted many port operations across Africa with East Africa’s biggest Port of Mombasa being described as a ‘hotspot’ for transmission of the virus, writes Shem Oirere

  • Mini-P2R
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    Oil waste recycling investment in Cameroon

    2020-06-26T15:02:00Z

    A compact micro-refining unit which regenerates oil waste into second generation petroleum products will help a Cameroon port''s sustainability efforts.

  • Durban has been working hard on its in-water cleaning policy Photo: TNPA
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    South Africa’s drive to control ship emissions

    2020-05-05T11:02:00Z

    South Africa’s ports operator Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has hinted at the possibility of re-introducing in-water cleaning for all vessels calling at its eight ports, writes Shem Oirere

  • installation work
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    Environmental monitoring helps African ports

    2020-02-28T12:47:00Z

    OceanWise has installed an environmental monitoring system at two African ports to help them make smart operational decisions and investments.

  • Diani beach
    News

    Dredging for sand threatens coastal ecosystems in Kenya

    2020-01-16T14:03:00Z

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

  • workshop poster
    News

    United front against wildlife trafficking

    2019-10-31T11:47:00Z

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

  • waste in port
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    Port of Durban tackles solid waste imports

    2019-10-03T16:43:00Z

    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

  • Kenya Ports Authority
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    IMO workshop addresses policy compliance

    2019-09-27T09:46:00Z

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

  • oil spill
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    Training aids oil spill liability competency

    2019-09-26T13:17:00Z

    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
    News

    African port takes anti-plastic stance

    2019-08-16T11:18:00Z

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

  • Kisumu Port
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    Mitigating water hyacinth in East Africa

    2019-07-19T16:39:00Z

    Industrial pollution and siltation on Lake Victoria in East Africa are fuelling the spread of the water hyacinth weed. Shem Oirere looks at how ports are coping

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

    2019-05-01T12:28:00Z

    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.