Sep 12, 2018
— South Africa’s Transnet said on Tuesday it will spend 7 billion rand ($464 million) to deepen berths at Africa’s biggest container terminal in the port city of Durban to accommodate larger vessels. Transnet aims to complete the work by 2023.
Aug 29, 2018
— Sanjeev Gadhia, the founder and chief executive of Astral Aviation, an all-cargo carrier based at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, as well as a TIACA director and vice chairman of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) Cargo Task Force, has made a plea on behalf of freighter carriers for African airports to improve their cargo-related infrastructure and procedures.
Aug 15, 2018
— The South African Maritime Safety Authority has issued an urgent warning to vessels east of South Africa to be on the lookout for cargo containers that reportedly fell from a containership off the coast of Durban a week ago.
Aug 1, 2018
— The government has announced plans to implement the “First Port Duty Rule” in Ghana’s ports by the end of the year to tackle increasing smuggling arising from diverted transit goods supposedly meant for landlocked countries.