By Andrew Pike Wednesday, June 30, 2021

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 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 This edition includes news headlines and links to articles from Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

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We are excited to introduce the Bowmans Shipping Podcast. In each episode we take a deep dive into the world of shipping, the law and some stuff in between. We talk to interesting people with diverse backgrounds, all of whom are connected by their love of the sea and their life-long involvement in the shipping industry - covering everything from commerce and law, all the way to education and the environment. Stream or download the first and second episode on your favourite streaming platform. The episodes are also available on our website.

In the third episode of the series, Jeremy is joined by Andrew Pike, author and the head of our Posts, Transport and Logistics sector, to discuss one of the great, but often overlooked, events in recent maritime history: the rescue of over 200 passengers and crew from the ill-fated Oceanos in 1991. Andrew recounts the compelling drama and extraordinary heroism of the greatest maritime rescue in South African history described in his book Against All Odds: The Epic Story of the Oceanos Rescue (and also just released in North America as Mayday off the Wild Coast).