Africa – Page 3

  • 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. Shem Oirere reports

  • 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).

  • The dredging of the entrance channel and turning basin of Dar es Salaam port will help reduce the dwell time of vessels Photo: TPA

    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, writes Shem Oirere

  • Port Elizabeth has gained notoriety for its waste management plan Photo: Wikipedia/Frans-Banja Mulder CC BY 3.0

    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, writes Shem Oirere.

  • 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.

  • The African ports sector is working hard to build capacity through promoting environmental management

    Homing in on environmental management


    The African ports sector is working hard to build capacity through promoting environmental management and enhanced performance through education, exchange of knowledge and experience, and collaborative research.

  • News

    Nigerian port project


    The Nigerian president has inaugurated Phase 4 of the country’s $204m Onne Port Complex.

  • From the outset, it was clear that the six year project at Durban was not likely to be a smooth and simple process

    Durban Container Terminal development still on


    Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) says that the plan to lengthen and deepen Durban harbour is still on, despite media reports that it has come under fire from environmental organisations.

  • Beira's coal links are under threat from poor infrastructure, political struggles and climate change

    A ‘window of opportunity’ for Beira


    The port city of Beira holds a good spot as it sits where the Pungue River meets the Indian Ocean, but growth and climate change issues are having an impact, writes Stevie Knight.

  • IBIA calls on South Africa to develop its bunker market

    South African bunkering market


    The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) has called on the South African government to realise the potential of the ship refuelling market to help support regeneration in the industry.

  • Apapa – creating a sustainability blueprint for Africa

    Blueprint for Africa


    Five new eco-friendly rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) will be delivered to APM Terminals Apapa as part of a US$135m terminal upgrade within a month.

  • Port Louis Harbour aerial view

    Port Louis Harbour energy efficiency


    The Island of Mauritius, which is located some 2,000 km off the Eastern coast of Africa, is volcanic and surrounded by more than 150 km of white sandy beaches. It’s adorned by a transparent lagoon which is protected from the open sea by the world''s third largest coral reef. Kailash ...

  • So far, there has been no improvement in the port of Pointe Noire regarding the oil contamination

    Oil pollution at Pointe Noire restricts vessel traffic


    In the past few months, there have been severe pollution problems in the port of Pointe-Noire, in Congo, which means that vessels calling at the port continue to have their hulls contaminated.