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Bad Weather Halts Container Movements Near Cape of Good Hope

Jul 10, 2024

Severe weather conditions near the Cape of Good Hope has brought container traffic to a halt this week according to analysis by LSEG Shipping Research.Since Monday, daily transit data and vessel location data via the LSEG Workspace Interactive…

Tanger Med Port Container Volumes Surge

Jun 10, 2024

Morocco's Tanger Med port expects to top its nominal processing capacity of nine million containers this year, the port's deputy managing director told Reuters, adding security problems in the Red Sea had had little impact on traffic growth…

S.Africa Citrus Exports Set to Rise Despite Infrastructure Crisis

Apr 02, 2024

South Africa expects to increase citrus exports this year as younger trees begin to produce and help to offset the impact of infrastructure challenges and higher input costs, the national growers' association said on Tuesday.The world's second…

TNPA Invests to Upgrade Road Infrastructure at Port of Durban

Mar 12, 2024

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) to invest R233 million to upgrade road infrastructure that had deteriorated due to an influx of trucks in the Port of Durban.The Port of Durban handles approximately 60% of South Africa’s total container volumes…

Congo’s First LNG Cargo to Set Sail in Coming Days

Feb 27, 2024

The first LNG cargo from Eni's Congo LNG project is currently being loaded and will sail to Piombino’s regasification terminal in Italy in the coming days.With the first cargo, the Republic of the Congo enters the group of LNG exporting countries…

Boluda Towage Starts Operations in Egypt

Jan 26, 2024

In January 2024, Boluda Towage commenced towage operations in the Egyptian Abu Qir’s container terminal with three tugs.Vicente Boluda Fos, President of Boluda Corporación Marítima, said, “Abu Qir is a port in full motion, and the port developments…

Guinea to Replace Blast-hit Oil Terminal

Jan 25, 2024

Guinea is studying proposals to build a new oil terminal in the capital Conakry within the next six to 12 months following an explosion in December that severely damaged its main storage facility, an advisor to the prime minister said on Thursday…

Vopak Consortium Selected to Operate New LNG Terminal in South Africa

Jan 10, 2024

South Africa has selected a Vopak consortium as the preferred bidder to develop and operate a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal at the Port of Richards Bay, state-owned Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) said on WednesdayThe Vopak Terminal…

Nigeria's Port Harcourt Refinery Restart Imminent

Dec 21, 2023

Nigeria's oil refinery in Port Harcourt will restart operations 'after the Christmas break' following an overhaul, the petroleum minister said on Thursday, following several delays.Africa's top oil exporter has for years prioritised the production…

New Tugs Delivered to Ghana Ports and Harbors Authority

Dec 19, 2023

Two next-generation Damen ASD Tugs 2813 have been delivered to the Ghana Ports and Harbors Authority (GPHA).Commissioned during a ceremony on December 14, the newbuilds Capt. Edward A. A. Awuviri and Nestor Percy Galley—named after two former…

Infrastructure Woes Sour South Africa's Citrus Exports

Nov 22, 2023

South Africa's citrus exports remained flat during the 2023 season, missing an industry target as the country's electricity and logistics problems worsened, the national growers' association said on Wednesday.The world's second biggest citrus exporter after Spain shipped 165…

Transnet Curbs Coal Trucks at Richards Bay Terminal Due to Congestion

Nov 20, 2023

South African state-owned logistics company Transnet said on Monday it was suspending processing trucks carrying coal to its Richards Bay terminal in order to restore order after unprecedented traffic coming into the port.The company is struggling…

Egypt Expected to Resume LNG Exports in December or January

Nov 14, 2023

Egypt is expected to resume exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in December or January as domestic demand declines during winter and as it receives more gas from Israel, an executive at Italy's ENI said on Tuesday.'Consumption in Egypt is reducing and we would expect by December…

Tanzania Inks Deals with DP World to Operate Dar es Salaam Port Berths

Oct 22, 2023

Tanzania on Sunday signed agreements with Dubai state-owned ports operator DP World to operate part of the Dar es Salaam port for 30 years, a deal that has previously been opposed by Tanzania opposition and rights groups.Plasduce Mbossa, director…

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