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Ports, Transport and Logistics Sector News Round-Up 6/2023 (1 September – 24 October 2023)

26 October 2023
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  • This edition of our PTL news round-up includes news headlines and links to articles from Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

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, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

Port and terminal news…

  • Power98.7: Andrew Pike discusses the proposed turnaround plan and Government bail-out of parastatal Transnet (South Africa)
    Bowmans’ Head of Ports, Transport and Logistics, Andrew Pike, discusses the proposed turnaround plan and Government bail-out of Transnet. Click here to listen to the recording (26 October 2023).
  • TNPA seeks RFIs for seven port hydrogen terminal initiatives (South Africa)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (24 October 2023). Also featured in Southern Africa’s Freight News by FTW here and Creamer Media’s Engineering News here.
  • Transnet Recovery Plan Engagements (South Africa)
    Read the full media release here. Source: Transnet (23 October 2023).
  • Airfreight out of Africa spikes
    Read the full article here. Source: Southern Africa’s Freight News by FTW (19 October 2023).
  • AGL wins bid to manage and operate Lobito port terminals (Angola)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (17 October 2023). Also featured in Southern Africa’s Freight News by FTW here.
  • US$ 290 million expansion & modernisation promised for Beira port (Mozambique)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (17 October 2023).
  • Transnet seeks proposals for Maydon Wharf citrus terminal (South Africa)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (16 October 2023).
  • Transnet and eThekwini Municipality take next step on developmental projects (South Africa)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (16 October 2023).
  • Board update on turnaround initiatives for the business (South Africa)
    Read the full media release here. Source: Transnet (14 October 2023).
  • Nacala Corridor to be managed by Mozambique, Malawi and Zambia
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (11 October 2023).
  • East London dry dock enjoying busy spell (South Africa)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (10 October 2023). Also featured in Southern Africa’s Freight News by FTW here.
  • President Nyusi inaugurates new infrastructure at Port Nacala (Mozambique)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (10 October 2023).
  • Port of Mocimboa da Praia officially recommissioned (Mozambique)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (10 October 2023).
  • SABC News: Andrew Pike discusses the leadership exodus at parastatal Transnet (South Africa)
    Bowmans’ Head of Ports, Transport and Logistics, Andrew Pike, discusses the leadership exodus from South African parastatal Transnet. Siza Mzimela is the latest executive to leave. She is the CEO of Transnet’s Freight Rail Division and follows the resignation of CEO, Portia Derby. Transnet has also confirmed that its COO has completed her notice period. The recording of Andrew discussing the impact of these exits and others from the state entity is available here (9 October 2023).
  • APM Terminals Monrovia boosted by new cranes and dredging (Liberia)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (9 October 2023).
  • Nigerian Government encourages use of barges to evacuate cargo from Eastern ports (Nigeria)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (9 October 2023).
  • TNPA Mossel Bay clears way to increase ship repair capacity (South Africa)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (9 October 2023). Also featured in Southern Africa’s Freight News by FTW here.
  • East London handles its first shipment of manganese (South Africa)
    Read the full media release here. Source: Transnet (5 October 2023).
  • AGL commences operations at Malindi’s Zanzibar Multipurpose Terminal (Tanzania)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (3 October 2023).
  • Mozambique’s proposed Macuse port back in the news (Mozambique)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (2 October 2023).
  • Statement on Transnet Executive Directors (South Africa)
    Read the full media release here. Source: Transnet (29 September 2023).
  • DP World investing $210 million in Luanda multipurpose terminal (Angola)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (28 September 2023).
  • Tanzania to build first dedicated fishing harbour (Tanzania)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (26 September 2023).
  • New R3 billion auto manufacturing plant planned for Coega (South Africa)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (26 September 2023).
  • Angola to replace floating storage of petroleum with terminal (Angola)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (20 September 2023).
  • Port of Port Elizabeth completes revetment ahead of schedule (South Africa)
    Read the full article here. Source: Southern Africa’s Freight News by FTW (18 September 2023).
  • Port of Cape Town’s Culemborg project making progress (South Africa)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (14 September 2023). Also featured in Southern Africa’s Freight News by FTW here.
  • Nigerian minister calls for rehabilitation of Apapa and Tin Can Island ports (Nigeria)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (14 September 2023).
  • Professor unpacks reasons for SA ports’ poor performance (South Africa)
    Read the full article here. Source: Southern Africa’s Freight News by FTW (14 September 2023).
  • Trans Kalahari Corridor Secretariat opens new offices in Windhoek (Botswana, Namibia and South Africa)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (6 September 2023).
  • Port of Beira attracts ONE as new shipping carrier (Mozambique)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (6 September 2023).
  • Turkish company Tosyali Holding to export 1.8 million tonnes of iron from Namibe (Angola)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (6 September 2023).
  • Suez Canal Economic Zone Container Terminal 2 concession awarded to APM Terminals’ SCCT (Egypt)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (5 September 2023).
  • TNPA issues RFP for East London port road widening (South Africa)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (4 September 2023).
  • MOL Group Launches First Warehouse Operation in Africa (Kenya)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (3 September 2023).
  • Transnet receives unmodified audit opinion in 2022/2023 year (South Africa)
    Read the full media release here. Source: Source: Transnet (1 September 2023).

Freight rail news…

  • First attempt to add third-party rail participants derails amid moves towards bigger reform (South Africa)
    Read the full article here. Source: Creamer Media’s Engineering News (23 October 2023).
  • Transnet Freight Rail Chief Executive Resigns (South Africa)
    Read the full media release here. Source: Transnet (5 October 2023).
    Ethio-Djibouti railway line service contract to end (Ethiopia and Djibouti)
    Read the full article here.  Source: Southern Africa’s Freight News by FTW (28 September 2023).
  • APM Terminals Apapa welcomes first cargo movement on Nigerian SGR Lagos – Ibadan (Nigeria)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (27 September 2023).
  • Kenya to Uganda SGR will be built, says Kenya (Kenya and Uganda)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (26 September 2023).
  • Nigeria’s Lagos-Ibandan SGR freight trains start to roll (Nigeria)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (14 September 2023).
  • US and EU provide support for extending the Lobito Corridor directly to Zambia (Angola, DRC and Zambia)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (12 September 2023). Also featured in Southern Africa’s Freight News by FTW here.

Road freight and logistics news…