African businesses are being challenged to wake up to the economic, social and environmental power of the Blue Economy...
10 May 2019
Capital city of Tunisia, Tunis, will host the second Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF) set for 25-26 June this year...
1 Apr 2019
By efficient management, the sustainable exploitation of resources in oceans, seas, lakes and rivers - also known as the blue economy - could contribute up to $1.5tn to the global economy...
Ruth Waruhiu 25 Mar 2019
DHL Express has been recognised as a Top Employer in Africa for the fifth consecutive year...
9 Oct 2018
Hapag-Lloyd recently opened a new office in Tema, Ghana as it continues its expansion across the continent. We interviewed Samad Osman, the Africa managing director for Hapag-Lloyd, and found out more about the current state of business for a logistics company in Africa...
Ilse van den Berg 14 May 2018
More than 150 delegates and speakers are expected to attend the inaugural Africa Blue Economy Forum...
30 Apr 2018
With sea trade being one of Africa's largest sources of income, a wave of new port infrastructure and upgrades along African coasts are set to make ports even more attractive to an influx of trade...
Hein van den Ende 20 Apr 2018
The Apapa port was originally designed to receive imported goods and petroleum products and move them out by railway and pipelines, and not to receive articulated trucks and heavy-duty vehicles...
Ejiofor Alike 13 Dec 2017
African ports needed African solutions that respond to the rapid technology changes in the maritime industry...
12 Dec 2017
With about six weeks left for Kenyans to go to the polls, the private sector in neighbouring states are now beginning to look at the Dar es Salaam port as an alternative route to import and export goods...
27 Jun 2017
While the road ahead may still present significant challenges, some of Africa's most long-standing internal trade barriers are beginning to show signs of falling. We interview David Williams, Maersk Line Africa chief executive and global head of Safmarine to find out more...
Ilse van den Berg 30 May 2017
A mega-project in East Africa, comprising roads, railways, port and pipelines, will link Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and South Sudan...
16 Sep 2016
South Africa has imposed a total travel ban for all non-citizens traveling from identified high risk countries to prevent the spread of Ebola to the country.
22 Aug 2014
Shipping and logistics group Grindrod has been a big spender on infrastructure for some time. Growing its network of port and rail operations allows the group to diversify away from international shipping, a notoriously cyclical business.
19 May 2014
Companies in the shipping industry and port authorities are seeking to resolve the challenges that South Africa's high port tariffs represent and to make it easier to do business in the country‚ says Maersk South Africa's Fred Jacobs.
Ntsakisi Maswanganyi 11 Feb 2014
LONDON - Sea piracy fell to its lowest level around the world in six years last year thanks to a clampdown on Somali pirates according to the International Maritime Bureau.
17 Jan 2014
LONDON, UK: The number of attacks by pirates worldwide has fallen in the past year but armed robbery and kidnappings at sea have surged off the coast of west Africa, a maritime body said on Monday (15 July).
16 Jul 2013
Rivalry between African ports may not be a reality for some time to come, with demand almost always exceeding supply. But the pace of new transhipment port developments has increased, which may give Transnet's Ngqura port in the Eastern Cape something to be concerned about.
27 Jun 2013
TOKYO, JAPAN: Japan has pledged at least US$10bn in aid to Africa for the next five years as Tokyo prepares to host a major development conference for the resource-rich continent.
3 Jun 2013
Economies in sub-Saharan Africa will ride out the bumpy global recovery in the next few years to post growth rates not seen outside Asia, the IMF said in its latest economic forecasts Tuesday (16 April).
17 Apr 2013
PERTH, AUSTRALIA: Australia is to host international talks next year to tackle piracy, hoping to stop a crime that has seen hundreds of people taken hostage in this year, Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd said on Friday, 4 November 2011.
1 Nov 2011