Transnet denounces World Bank Container Port Performance Index factual errors

On 10 June 2024, Transnet met with World Bank representatives to discuss factual errors in its recent 2023 Container Port Performance Index (CPPI). The Bank incorrectly uses the duration of a vessel’s stay as a measure of container port cargo handling performance, relied on third party sample data and failed to give a measured terminal access to the data sample for verification prior to publication. Upon entering a port, a vessel is serviced by many role players before the actual loading and offloading of cargo, and these services contribute to…

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Emirates to Launch New Route Linking Madagascar and Dubai via Seychelles Starting September

Emirates has announced the launch of a new route to Madagascar, starting from September 3, 2024. This new service will offer travelers more choices and connectivity, promoting both tourism and business travel to this country with spectacular landscapes. Flights EK707 and EK708 will connect Dubai (DXB) to Antananarivo (TNR) four times a week, with a stopover in the Seychelles (SEZ). Flight EK707 will depart from Dubai at 8:55 AM and arrive in Mahé at 1:35 PM, before continuing to Antananarivo, where it will land at 4:50 PM. The return flight…

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Djibouti Ports and Free Zones Authority Denounces World Bank’s Container Port Performance Report: Claims Misrepresentation and Data Discrepancies

The Djibouti Ports and Free Zones Authority (DPFZA) has expressed profound indignation over the latest World Bank Container Port Performance Report, which ranked the port of Djibouti at 379th—a drastic and unjustified decline from its previous ranking of 26th. This report, according to DPFZA, grossly misrepresents the true status of their facilities and the quality of services they provide…. read more on maritimafrica.com ………

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Adani Ports Signs 30-Year Concession To Operate Container Terminal 2 At Dar Es Salaam Port

Adani International Ports Holdings Pte Ltd. (AIPH), a wholly owned subsidiary of Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd. (APSEZ), has signed a 30-year concession agreement with the Tanzania Ports Authority to operate and manage Container Terminal 2 at the Dar es Salaam Port, Tanzania. Dar es Salaam Port is a gateway port with a well-connected network of roadways and railways…. read more on maritimafrica.com

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AD Ports Group and Economic Development Board of Madagascar Sign MoU to Explore Development of Ports, Maritime and Logistics

AD Ports Group (ADX: ADPORTS), one of the world’s leading facilitators of global trade, logistics, and industry, and the Economic Development Board of Madagascar have today signed of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to explore a dynamic partnership focused on bolstering commercial opportunities across maritime, industry and logistics sectors in Madagascar… read more on maritimafrica.com

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MCC, Kenya Launch $60 Million Threshold Program During U.S. State Visit

WASHINGTON, DC (May 23, 2024)—Today the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Alice Albright and His Excellency President William Ruto launched the Kenya Urban Mobility and Growth Threshold Program . This partnership affirms 60 years of diplomatic relations with Kenya. This week President Joseph R. Biden hosted President Ruto for a State Visit to celebrate and deepen ties between the two countries, which share a commitment to inclusive economic growth and democracy. The MCC-Kenya Urban Mobility and Growth Threshold Program, signed in September 2023, tackles the economic growth challenges…

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Abidjan – Lagos Corridor: opening of the workshop to validate the results of the Spatial Development Initiative Study

This project to build the Abidjan-Lagos corridor, implemented by ECOWAS, is a 1028 km supranational motorway that forms a major part of the trans-African road network The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission, in collaboration with the African Development Bank (AfDB), is organising a validation meeting for the Spatial Development Initiative (SDI) study for the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor from 14 to 16 May 2024 in Accra, Ghana. This three-day meeting brings together experts from the ECOWAS Department of Infrastructure, the ECOWAS Project Preparation and Development Unit (PPDU), representatives of…

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Over 3 Trillion FCFA Invested Since 2011 to Build, Extend and Modernize the Ivorian Road Network

More than 3 trillion FCFA have been invested since 2011 in the construction, extension, and modernization of the Ivorian road network, Prime Minister Robert Beugré Mambé affirmed on Monday, May 13, 2024, in Abidjan, at the Sofitel Hôtel Ivoire in Cocody. He presided over the official opening ceremony of the 21st General Assembly of the Association of African Road Maintenance Funds (AFERA) on the theme “Towards sustainable financing of road funds for better maintenance of the African road network”, with 35 countries participating. “From 2012 to 2023, the State of…

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ECOWAS, ICAO and BAGASOO Update Technical Agreements to Accelerate Implementation of the West and Central Africa Air Transport Development Support Program (PASTA-CO)

The ECOWAS Commission’s Directorate of Transport convened officials from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Banjul Accord Group on Safety Oversight (BAGASOO) from May 7-9, 2024, in Lagos, Nigeria, to review the implementation of the West and Central Africa Air Transport Development Support Program (PASTA-CO). The PASTA-CO project, funded by the African Development Bank and complemented by contributions from the ECOWAS community budget, aims to provide safe and efficient air navigation services in a unified airspace to support trade and regional socio-economic integration in West and Central Africa.…

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Senegal: Towards General States of Transport for Sector Transformation

The Ministry of Infrastructure and Land and Air Transport, Malick NDIAYE, has announced the upcoming organization of general states of transport in Senegal. This initiative, scheduled for the end of July 2024, aims to lay the groundwork for a profound and lasting transformation of the transport sector in the country. The announcement was made on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, during an initial meeting between the new minister and representatives of road transport unions. Objectives of the General States These meetings aim to determine, based on sector challenges, concerted measures to…

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