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Transnet Issues RFP to return long-standing Locomotives to Service to meet Customer Demand

In a further effort to normalise freight operations in South Africa, Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) has issued an open competitive tender inviting eligible original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to step in to rehabilitate the non-operational Chinese-manufactured locomotives awaiting critical spare parts. This follows on the impasse with the CRRC E-Loco Supply, the Chinese stateowned supplier of […]

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South Africa : Spectacular recovery at Cape Town International Airport over December 2022

Provincial Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, Mireille Wenger today warmly welcomed preliminary statistics received from Airports Company South Africa (ACSA), which showed that Cape Town International Airport recorded a spectacular recovery in passenger numbers during the peak season month of December when compared to pre-pandemic numbers. Minister Wenger said: “These preliminary statistics received from […]

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Premier Alan Winde Welcomes Partial Resumption of Eerste River-Bellville Train Service

Premier Alan Winde cautiously welcomes Metrorail’s partial resumption of the train service between Eerste River and Bellville in Cape Town this morning. The service has been suspended since the Covid-19 national state of disaster was implemented in 2020. According to Metrorail, services would have resumed in December 2022 but were delayed due to “environmental issues”. […]

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Two-Year Long, World Bank Funded Project to Further Improve Malawi’s Customs Systems

The World Bank, Government of Malawi, and UNCTAD have agreed a deal that will see Malawi upgrade to the latest version of the ASYCUDAWorld customs management software. Malawi is a long-term collaborator of the ASYCUDA Programme that first started using ASYCUDA software in the 1990s, having previously used ASYCUDA version 2 and ASYCUDA++ before running […]

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THE NEW ECTN MANAGEMENT PLATFORM IS UP NOW

As part of the new government reforms, and after the decision of the Council of Ministers on September 29, 2021 regarding the transfer of the management of the ECTN to the Port Authority of Cotonou, we inform all of our customers that the old platform for Electronic Cargo Tracking Note (ECTN), https://www.besc-benin.com, is no longer available. Thus, […]

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MSC Boosts Connections Between Angola, Namibia and Their Key Trade Markets

As part of MSC’s decision to expand its Sub Saharan Africa network, the company is reshuffling its Angola service, offering Pointe-Noire, Congo Republic (CR), and Matadi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), as from January 2023. Offering Pointe-Noire on the Angola service will represent a significant advantage for Asia and India markets in the region. The […]

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MSC Group completes acquisition of Bolloré Africa Logistics

PRESS RELEASE – MSC Group is pleased to confirm that its wholly owned subsidiary SAS Shipping Agencies Services has completed the acquisition of Bolloré Africa Logistics. The transaction was approved by all applicable regulatory authorities. MSC’s acquisition of Bolloré Africa Logistics SAS and its affiliates (“Bolloré Africa Logistics Group”) highlights the long-term commitment of MSC […]

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Agreement signed between Botswana Railways (BR) and National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ)

Botswana Railways (BR) and National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) recently signed an agreement to improve the efficiency of services offered by both administrations. Signed at Plumtree station in Zimbabwe, the agreement will allow Botswana Railways locomotives to travel through Plumtree to Bulawayo in Zimbabwe and Zimbabwe National Railways locomotives to Francistown. Prior to the agreement, […]

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AFRAA CONCLUDES ITS 54TH ANNUAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY WITH EMPHASIS ON CONCERTED ACTIONS TO DRIVE AIR TRANSPORT INDUSTRY SUSTAINABILITY

The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) and Air Senegal concluded the 54th Annual General Assembly (AGA) in Dakar, Senegal. The event was held under the High Patronage of the Government of Senegal. The Assembly, which brought together 456 delegates from 42 countries under the theme “Acing the Roadmap to Sustainable African Aviation”, called upon African airlines and air transport […]

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Uganda : Rehabilitation of Bulindo-Nsasa-Namugongo Roads

Residents of Bulindo, Nsasa and Namugongo in Kira Municipality relieved as rehabilitation works for the 4.56 Km road that links them commences. The 4.56 Km stretch has been characterized by dust during the dry season and excess mad and gullies during the rainy season. The residents are therefore greatly relieved at the prospect of upgrading […]

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