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Ports, Transport and Logistics Sector News Round-Up 2/2023 (27 February – 30 March 2023)

31 March 2023
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In light of the rapid pace of infrastructure and transport developments across Africa, our Ports, Transport and Logistics (PTL) Sector Group is pleased to present Bowmans’ latest PTL news round-up. Our regular round-ups bring you a selection of pan-African PTL-related stories and keep you up to date regarding developments in the space across Africa.

We draw on a network of multi-disciplinary experts across Africa in fields as diverse as regulatory, project finance, construction and environmental law, to keep you in the know about developments and thought leadership in the PTL space.

The articles to which we refer readers are, unless stated otherwise, neither written nor edited by ourselves and appear in their original form. Bowmans does not necessarily agree with opinions expressed in those articles.

This edition includes news headlines and links to articles from Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Egypt, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Republic of the Congo, Somaliland, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

  • New airfreight terminal on the cards (South Africa) 
    Read the full article here. Source: Southern Africa’s Freight News by FTW (30 March 2023).
  • EU to fund rebuilding strategic Chad-Cameroon highway to Douala port (Cameroon and Chad)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (30 March 2023).
  • Lake Tanganyika’s Kabwe Port saves traders long journeys (DRC, Burundi and Tanzania)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (29 March 2023).
  • ACSA aims to complete OR Tambo cargo terminal expansion in the next five years (South Africa)
    Read the full article here. Source: Creamer Media’s Engineering News (29 March 2023).
  • President directs Transnet to implement reforms to turnaround entity’s performance (South Africa)
    Read the full article here. Source: South African Government News Agency (28 March 2023).
  • Another transport appointment change in Kenya as new administration takes charge (Kenya)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (28 March 2023).
  • Ramaphosa highlights importance of new rail Infrastructure Manager in paving way for private operators (South Africa)
    Read the full article here. Source: Creamer Media’s Engineering News (28 March 2023).
  • Lobito Port moves towards becoming a landlord port, with concessioned terminals (Angola)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (27 March 2023).
  • World Bank agrees to finance repair of Mozambique’s EN1 North-South Highway (Mozambique)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (27 March 2023).
  • Logistics Park planned for Angolan border town of Luau (Angola) 
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (27 March 2023).
  • USD 30 million for rebuilding Mocimboa da Praia port (Mozambique)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (27 March 2023).
  • Port of Walvis Bay looking to improve volumes (Namibia)
    Read the full article here. Source: Southern Africa’s Freight News by FTW (27 March 2023).
  • First-ever concept for a green corridor between South Africa and Europe (South Africa)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (24 March 2023). Also featured by Creamer Media’s Engineering News here.
  • Sokhna port development (Egypt)
    Read the full articles here, here, and here. Source: Africa Ports (23 March 2023)
  • AD Ports in line to develop new multipurpose terminal at Pointe Noire (Republic of the Congo)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (22 March 2023).
  • Captain William Ruto takes over as Kenya Ports Authority new boss (Kenya)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (15 March 2023).
  • Improvements in contractual compliance for Durban Container Terminals (South Africa)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (13 March 2023).
  • Tanzania Government discussions over LNG project with Shell and Equinor completed (Tanzania)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (13 March 2023).
  • Coal train on Sena Railway derailment – repairs underway (Mozambique)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (10 March 2023).
  • Public Enterprises Ministry to ‘cease to exist’ on formation of SOE holding company (South Africa) 
    Read the full article here. Source: Creamer Media’s Engineering News (9 March 2023).
  • TNPA to redevelop Port Precinct in Durban (South Africa)
    Read the full article here. Source: Creamer Media’s Engineering News (8 March 2023).
  • Yinson to supply Eni with FPSO Agogo in Angola 
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (7 March 2023).
  • Somaliland’s Berbera Port Economic Zone opens (Somaliland)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (6 March 2023). Also featured by Southern Africa’s Freight News by FTW here.
  • Saipem awarded USD400 million drilling contract off Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (3 March 2023).
  • Not all gloom and doom – TPT still performing well in certain sectors (South Africa)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (2 March 2023). Also featured by Southern Africa’s Freight News by FTW here.
  • Mozambique’s TotalEnergies-led LNG project in Cabo Delgado province set to restart in July (Mozambique)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (2 March 2023).
  • Mozambique’s Limpopo Railway remains closed by heavy rain (Mozambique and Zimbabwe)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (2 March 2023).
  • Port de Pointe-Noire records biggest vessel call (Republic of the Congo)
    Read the full article here. Source: Southern Africa’s Freight News by FTW (2 March 2023).
  • SACO CFR breaks ground at Coega for expanded facility (South Africa)
    Read the full article here. Source: Southern Africa’s Freight News by FTW (2 March 2023).
  • Two governments commit to fixing road jams at border between DRC and Zambia
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (1 March 2023).
  • East London port taking back its role as an agricultural export port (South Africa)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (28 February 2023). Also featured by Southern Africa’s Freight News by FTW here.
  • Transnet’s inclusion of emerging miners in the system is fair to all players (South Africa)
    Read the full press release here. Source: Transnet (28 February 2023).
  • TotalEnergies and partners to drill more oil offshore Namibia
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (27 February 2023).
  • TFR launches groundbreaking ‘borderless’ rail service (Mozambique and South Africa)
    Read the full article here. Source: Southern Africa’s Freight News by FTW (27 February 2023).
  • Manganese export capacity allocation outcomes (South Africa)
    Read the full press release here. Source: Transnet (23 February 2023).