Shipping

New Suez Canal facilitates trial run, to open next month

suezcanal-andrejpol-shutterstockThe new Suez Canal has been completed and successful trial runs have been initiated by several vessels, making way for a formal inauguration of the canal on 6 August 2015

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Hapag-Lloyd launches express service between West Africa and Europe

hapaglloyd-berlinexpressGlobal shipping major Hapag-Lloyd will offer an improved service between West Africa and Northern Europe through the Standalone West Africa Express (WAX) Service, starting 10 August 2015

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ISCOS develops mobile tool to monitor Non-Tariff Barriers

port-lancecunningham-flickrAfrica’s Intergovernmental Standing Committee on Shipping (ISCOS) has developed a mobile phone-based tool to monitor, report and resolve Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs)

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Maersk keen to upgrade ports in Nigeria and Kenya

port-robertpratt-flickrShipping company A.P. Moeller-Maersk is expanding operations in Africa, by seeking contracts to upgrade ports in Nigeria and Kenya

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Dar es Salaam port receives US$596mn for upgrade

port-ryanbowley-flickrThe World Bank, UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and TradeMark East Africa have launched a project worth US$596mn aimed at improving the operational efficiency of the Dar es Salaam port in Tanzania

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