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Ports, Transport and Logistics Sector News Round-Up 8/2022 (11 July – 12 August 2022)

19 August 2022
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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, Botswana, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Eswatini, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.

PTL news continues below…

  • Ten Companies shortlisted to operate Pier 2 DCT; four for Ngqura CT (South Africa)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (12 August 2022). Also reported by Creamer Media’s Engineering News here.
  • Thais withdraw, Macuse rail and port project now appears unlikely (Mozambique) 
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (12 August 2022)
  • Swazi-Moz rail venture could triple volumes by next year (Eswatini and Mozambique)
    Read the full article here. Source: Southern Africa’s Freight News by FTW (12 August 2022). Also reported by Africa Ports here.
  • Durban builds massive new logistics hub (South Africa)
    Read the full article here. Source: Southern Africa’s Freight News by FTW (12 August 2022).
  • Big-spend projects announced for East Africa (Kenya and Tanzania)
    Read the full article here. Source: Southern Africa’s Freight News by FTW (12 August 2022).
  • Nacala to become a significant modern Southern African port (Mozambique)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (11 August 2022).
  • Dar es Salaam-Morogoro Standard Gauge Railway to commence operations in January 2023 (Tanzania)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (11 August 2022).
  • Nigeria’s deepwater Lekki port receives second shipment of harbour cranes (Nigeria)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (10 August 2022).
  • Mozambique’s CFM to rehabilitate harbour infrastructure at Mocímboa da Praia (Mozambique)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (10 August 2022).
  • Transnet agrees to provide Botswana with access to South African ports, in particular Richards Bay and Durban (Botswana and South Africa)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (8 August 2022). Also reported by Southern Africa’s Freight News by FTW here and by Creamer Media’s Engineering News here.
  • Kisumu shipyard and ferry Uhuru II inaugurated on Lake Victoria (Kenya)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (8 August 2022).
  • Bidding to be launched this month for private participation at Durban and Ngqura container terminals – Godongwana (South Africa)
    Read the full article here. Source: Creamer Media’s Engineering News (5 August 2022).
  • Project to build a new commercial port and railway on SA’s Northern Cape coast is launched with RFQ (South Africa)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (5 August 2022). Also reported by Southern Africa’s Freight News by FTW here and by Creamer Media’s Engineering News here.
  • Nigeria to designate all inland container depots as Ports of Origin (Nigeria)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (4 August 2022).
  • Pemba Port Oceanic Terminal plans get the nod but further environmental studies suggested (Mozambique)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (3 August 2022).
  • The port of Dar es Salaam to be boosted by the combined investments of AD Ports Group and Hutchison Ports (Tanzania)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (3 August 2022).
  • 24-hour operation considered for Beira Corridor border (Mozambique and Zimbabwe)
    Read the full article here. Source: Southern Africa’s Freight News by FTW (3 August 2022).
  • RMB helps finance dry bulk terminal concession at Côte d’Ivoire’s port of San Pedro (Côte d’Ivoire)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (1 August 2022).
  • Transnet seeks partners in developing Richards Bay LNG import facilities (South Africa)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (1 August 2022). Also reported by Southern Africa’s Freight News by FTW here.
  • National Ports Authority Tariff Application 2022/23 – 2024/25 (South Africa)
    The National Ports Authority has submitted its tariff application to the Ports Regulator of South Africa for the 2023/24 – 2025/26 financial year. Public hearings will be held during September 2022. Details and updates are available from the Ports Regulator’s website here. (1 August 2022).
  • AfCFTA rules of origin programme implemented
    Read the full article here. Source: Southern Africa’s Freight News by FTW (28 July 2022).
  • Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) partners with Angola to drive growth (Angola)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (28 July 2022).
  • Transnet to issue big locomotive tender in August as it clears legal hurdles (South Africa)
    Read the full article here. Source: Creamer Media’s Engineering News (27 July 2022).
  • Europe looking to Mozambique to obtain gas supplies (Mozambique)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (26 July 2022).
  • TNPA issues RFI for potential renewable energy project (South Africa)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (26 July 2022). Also reported by Southern Africa’s Freight News by FTW here and by Creamer Media’s Engineering News here.
  • Work begins on Ghana’s Inland Marine Port – part of Trans-Volta Logistics Corridor (Ghana)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (25 July 2022).
  • Malindi port expects to serve ships at international standards (Tanzania)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (25 July 2022).
  • Nigeria and shipping agencies aim at ending piracy in Gulf of Guinea (Nigeria)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (22 July 2022).
  • Lobito Corridor (Benguela) railway concession awarded to consortium (Angola and DRC)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (21 July 2022).
  • Port of Maputo proves its mettle for citrus exports (Mozambique)
    Read the full article here. Source: Southern Africa’s Freight News by FTW (20 July 2022).
  • Mozambique transport minister moves to introduce reforms and improvements to Maputo Corridor (Mozambique)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (12 July 2022)
  • NSBT’s berth extension launched in Freetown (Sierra Leone)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (11 July 2022)
  • TNPA to invest R16.1 billion in Western Cape ports over seven years (South Africa)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (11 July 2022). Also reported by Southern Africa’s Freight News by FTW here and by Creamer Media’s Engineering News here.