The Kenya Maritime Authority (KMA) has hired a German consultant to conduct a study aimed at boosting its safety and security oversight and raising the country’s global competitiveness.
The port was closed in 2014 after armed groups, including ISIL, occupied Libya's second city
Globally, the efficiency of ports operation of a country is its major driver of trade and economic activities. In Nigeria, revenues from ports are about the third highest, behind oil and revenues generated by the Federal Inland Revenue Service.
The UAE founders of have realised in early stage that the logistics sector is among the key sectors driving the UAE’s economic growth. That’s why massive development was initiated in ports and shipping infrastructure. This vision is paying off now according to the report released recently by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with Business Monitor International.
Ports typically discourage users from storing cargo for extended periods to avoid congestion and to boost capacity. Yet this is an area where the major ports, or those owned by the Central government, are losing out to their private rivals located nearby in attracting cargo.
A key driver of productivity for larger container ports on India’s west coast, radio-frequency identification (RFID) company DMICDC Logistics Data Services (DLDS) is expanding its container tracking technology to smaller ports as the government works to smooth cargo flows and reduce costs through the supply chain.
The announcement comes after DP World confirmed a deal with the Indonesian government to advise on port development in July
The confusion and controversy surrounding a port proposed to be set up at Enayam in Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu, refuses to subside. To be developed as a major international port, the Enayam International Container Trans-shipment Terminal, or the Enayam port, has been struggling since the 1990s. This was when the initial technical and economic feasibility studies for developing a port at Colachel (near Enayam) were carried out by the state government “to support industrial growth”.
Emirates Global Aluminium, the largest industrial company outside oil and gas, has signed a long-term port facility agreement with Abu Dhabi Ports to use some of the world’s largest bulk cargo vessels to import raw materials through Khalifa Port. With this agreement, Abu Dhabi Ports will be able to develop the port to become the first in the Gulf capable of directly handling these massive ships.
Essar Ports' Bulk Terminal in Paradip has achieved an average productivity of 90,000 tonnes per day, registering an over 20 per cent rise in cargo handling so far this fiscal.
The CQ3 terminal at Paradip Port, operated by Essar Bulk Terminal Paradip Limited (EBTPL), handled 2.8 MMTPA till November this year as against 2.3 MMTPA during the same period a year ago, a senior Essar Ports official said.
Sohar Port in Oman enjoyed one of its best years ever in 2017, as Oman’s drive to steer away from oil dependency appears to be kicking in.
China-aided scanners have revolutionized cargo clearance at Kenya's seaport of Mombasa, the largest in East Africa, says a senior Kenyan customs official.