Africa – Page 4

  • Watermaster walking into the water without crane assistance

    An answer for South African water issues


    Most of South African river systems are turbid – containing high concentrations of suspended silts and clays – exacerbated by a number of knotty management issues.

  • Lagos’ financial district in Victoria Island needs a new home due to erosion

    Land reclamation benefits in Nigeria


    Positive environmental benefits of a massive land reclamation project will see a ‘new Manhattan’ emerge on Nigeria’s coastline, according to an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) produced by marine consultants, Royal Haskoning.

  • Jamaica is ill equipped to deal with oil spills such as Deepwater Horizon Photo: U.S. Coast Guard/Marine Photobank

    Caribbean ill equipped for oil spills


    The Caribbean lacks the resources to tackle a major oil spill – according to delegates attending a recent convention in Jamaica to help tackle the issue.

  • News

    Angola invests in Port of Lobito


    According to the Chairman of the Lobito port company, Anapaz de Jesus Neto, the government of Angola has invested $1,2 billion in the modernisation and expansion of the port.

  • News

    Moving goods efficiently to inland cities


    During the 3rd Annual Africa Ports, Logistics & Supply Chain Conference in Ghana, Reik Mueller, APM Terminals’ Director of Business Development and Infrastructure Investments for the Africa-Middle East Region described a new model for transportation planning and development in West Africa.

  • Durban fish nurseries are making expansion more difficult

    Fishy concerns over Durban expansion


    Transnet’s plans to expand the container berths in Durban Harbour have met with ecological concern because the area is seen to be one of the country’s most important fish nurseries.

  • The LAPSSET corridor project

    Kenya launches Lamu Port project


    Lamu Port for South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) corridor project, located in Mombasa, was officially launched this month by the president of South Sudan, the president of Kenya and the prime minister of Ethiopia.

  • The 3rd Africa Ports, Logistics & Supply Chain Expo presents the business community with the platform to network and help alleviate the problems at African ports.

    Ghana to host Africa Ports Conference


    African ports are faced with serious challenges of productivity, efficiency and sustainability impacting logistics and supply chain performance - the 3rd Africa Ports Conference in Ghana aims to address these issues.

  • News

    Combating maritime pollution in South Africa


    The South African Maritime Safety Authority (Samsa) has installed a sophisticated satellite navigation system that will enable it to monitor vessels that might pollute South African waters. The Long Range Identification and Tracking will be able to track vessels within 1000 nautical miles of South African coastline.

  • President Mutharika assumed that fuel shortages in Malawi were the fault of port congestion in Mozambique

    Malawian fuel shortages due to Mozambican port congestion?


    It seems that the bickering between Mozambique and Malawi isn’t over yet since Malawi’s President Bingu wa Mutharika blamed congested Mozambique ports for fuel shortages in the landlocked country.

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    Port and rail infrastructure in Guinea


    Environmental and socioeconomic impact assessment studies on new port and rail infrastructure in Guinea are about to get underway.

  • Places like Lamu depend on their marine environment. Photo: Karl R Gjertsen.

    Keeping the balance: development and protection in Africa


    While ports are part of the logistics chain with a decisive role in the protection of the marine environment, port expansion or development always raises a balancing problem of priority between environmental and social-economic issues.

  • The Secretary General of PMAESA Mr. Jerome Ntibarekerwa (left)

    Infrastructure: Key to Africa’s future


    The recent PMAESA Conference in Durban focused on the critical issue of “Linking Ports to Corridors for Regional Integration. Njuguna Mutonya* reports

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    African Ports Conference in December


    Maritime experts from the African continent will meet in Durban, South Africa on the 10th and 11th of December for the 35th African Ports and Maritime Conference which will chart ways of enhancing regional integration in the drive to economic sustainability espoused by its leadership.

  • Harry Barnes-Dabban

    West and Central African ports address the need for environmental management


    Harry Barnes-Dabban, Corporate Estates & Environment Manager for Ghana Ports & Harbours Authority, highlights the need for WACAF to prioritise their environmental challenges or risk becoming a dumping ground

  • Mr. Jerome Ntibarekerwa,

    Greening Africa’s ports


    In line with global efforts to develop and operate ports in a sustainable manner, two leading port associations are now taking the initiative to develop an environmental strategy for African ports. Njuguna Mutonya reports