Maritime Transport

THE ACTIVITY OF THE PORTS OF MOROCCO FOR THE YEAR 2022

The Moroccan ports have recorded a positive evolution of the global port traffic, which went from 192.1 million tons in 2021 to 195 million tons in 2022, i.e. an increase of 1.5%: the domestic traffic recorded a volume of 110.1 million tons (-1.2%) while transhipment reached a volume of 84.8 million tons, i.e. a growth […]

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Nigeria : The President Muhammadu Buhari commissions Lekki Deep Sea Port

On Monday January 23, 2023, the President Muhammadu Buhari officially inaugurated the Lekki Deep Sea Port, in Lagos, Nigeria, in the presence of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, the Minister of Transportation, Muazu Sambo, the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Ciu Jianchun, top government officials and traditional rulers, etc. This project with an investment in […]

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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 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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BOLLORÉ AFRICA LOGISTICS SIGNS THE CONCESSION AGREEMENT FOR THE PORT OF DOUALA TIMBER TERMINAL

Bolloré Africa Logistics and the Autonomous Port of Douala (PAD) signed the concession agreement for the Port of Douala Timber Terminal (TBPD) on Friday 10 December 2022 in Douala. This new body, which is taking over the assets of the Société d’Exploitation des Parcs à Bois du Cameroun (SEPBC), will be in charge of developing […]

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Launch of the report “Pirates and Oil Theft in the Niger Delta: an analysis of the connection between piracy and oil bunkering”

The CRIMSON project is pleased to announce the “Pirates and Oil Theft in the Niger Delta: an analysis of the connection between piracy and oil bunkering” report, launched on 1st December 2022 at the G7++ Friends of the Gulf of Guinea (FoGG) in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. The study was coordinated by Thomas Kieler, EU Delegation […]

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UNCTAD calls for investment in maritime supply chains to boost sustainability and resilience to future crises

UNCTAD’s Review of Maritime Transport 2022, an annual comprehensive review of global maritime transport, warns that the maritime sector will require greater investment in infrastructure and sustainability to weather future supply chain crises. The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in its flagship “Review of Maritime Transport 2022“ has called for increased investment in maritime […]

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DP World launches Berbera economic zone in Somaliland

Following its investment in the Port of Berbera, DP World is now launching the Berbera Economic Zone to create an integrated maritime, logistics, and industrial platform to serve the Horn of Africa and Ethiopian markets. The Port of Berbera is the most modern container terminal in the horn of Africa with extensive bulk and breakbulk […]

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CÔTE D’IVOIRE TERMINAL OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES ACTIVITIES OF THE NEW CONTAINER TERMINAL IN THE PORT OF ABIDJAN

On 2 November 2022, in the presence of the port authorities, Côte d’Ivoire Terminal officially launched the commercial activities of the new container terminal of the port of Abidjan, with the arrival of the CMA CGM ROSSINI vessel, measuring 267 m long and 40 m wide, and transporting 5770 TEU containers. The launch of the […]

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Cameroon: Régie du Terminal à Conteneurs (RTC) of the Douala Port Authority receives 20 new port tractors

On Thursday, October 27, 2022, the Régie du Terminal à Conteneurs (RTC) of the Douala Port Authority received 20 Terberg port tractors, produced in the Netherlands. The new tractors, which will be operational shortly, after trailers have been attached to them, will strengthen the company’s operational capacity for loading and unloading ships at the port […]

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