Ports in southern and eastern Africa are seeing major redevelopments and investment in order to accommodate the increasing flows in global sea trade.
In response to this, the first annual Port Expansion East Africa conference will be inaugurated on September 23-24, 2014.
CEO of Transnet Port Terminals Karl Socikwa was recorded in All Africa as stating: “The East Africa region has various projects underway. The new Lamu Port in Kenya costing US$5.3 billion and the Bagamoyo port in Tanzania costing US$11 billion are examples of countries preparing for the ever-growing port capacity needs.”
Socikwa added: “The Port of Maputo [in Mozambique] will undertake a dredging project to increase its channel depth from 11m to 14m to allow larger vessels entry, whereas Tanzania will invest US$523 million for two new berths in order to more than double its container capacity at Dar es Salaam Port.”
Source: Port Technology
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