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Ports, Transport and Logistics Sector News Round-Up 9/2022 (15 August – 16 September 2022)

23 September 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 Côte d’Ivoire, Canary Islands, Kenya, Liberia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda.

  • TNPA launches tender process for Richards Bay liquid bulk terminal operator (South Africa) 
    Read the full article here. Source: Creamer Media’s Engineering News (15 September 2022). A briefing session will be held at Employee Care Centre, Bayvue Centre, Ventura Road, Port of Richards Bay on 04 October 2022 from 10h00 to 13h30.
  • Report reveals high costs of Cape Town port delays (South Africa)
    Read the full article here. Source: Southern Africa’s Freight News by FTW (15 September 2022).
  • New Kenyan president asked to find solutions to delays at border crossings (Kenya and Uganda)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (13 September 2022).
  • Dredging contract awarded to widen and deepen Monrovia’s port channels (Liberia)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (13 September 2022).
  • Green light for KZN port expansion plans (South Africa) 
    Read the full article here. Source: Southern Africa’s Freight News by FTW (6 September 2022). Also reported by Africa Ports here.
  • Mozambique’s President Nyusi confirms a second FLNG for Rovuma Basin is under study (Mozambique)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (6 September 2022).
  • Tanger Med installs advanced software to reduce wind gust damage (Morocco)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (5 September 2022). Also reported by Southern Africa’s Freight News by FTW here.
  • Private sector shows interest in operating rail corridor slots (South Africa)
    Read the full article here. Source: Southern Africa’s Freight News by FTW (2 September 2022). Also reported by Africa Ports here.
  • Keel laid for new InfraCo and Grindrod Ltd ferry on Lake Victoria (Uganda) 
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (1 September 2022). Bowmans is proud to have advised on the engineering, procurement, and construction contracts for the vessel.
  • New gantries bring completion for Port of Abidjan 2nd Container Terminal (Côte d’Ivoire)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (24 August 2022).
  • Mozambique’s Port of Quelimane is ready for bigger ships (Mozambique)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (22 August 2022).
  • Port digitisation project at APM Terminals Liberia set to improve efficiency and ease of doing business (Liberia)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (19 August 2022).
  • Tugs and pilot boats on their way to Lekki Deep Seaport (Nigeria)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (19 August 2022).
  • Major milestone achieved (Nigeria)
    Read the full article here. Source: Creamer Media’s Engineering News (19 August 2022).
  • Energy exploration to commence off SA’s West Coast (South Africa)
    Read the full article here. Source: Southern Africa’s Freight News by FTW (17 August 2022).
  • Three Canary Island cruise port concessions confirmed (Canary Islands)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (16 August 2022).
  • Concession process approved for the proposed Bagagry Deep Sea Port (Nigeria)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (16 August 2022).
  • First cargo ship in 9 years arrives in Mossel Bay harbour (South Africa)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (15 August 2022).
  • AD Ports Group and Adani Ports and SEZ Ltd sign MoU for joint infrastructure investments in Tanzania (Tanzania)
    Read the full article here. Source: Africa Ports (15 August 2022).
  • Transnet announces shortlisted port partners for Durban and Ngqura
    Read the full article here. Source: Southern Africa’s Freight News by FTW (15 August 2022). Also reported by Africa Ports here.