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    Kenya launches Lamu port. But its value remains an open question

    The Lamu port is part of an ambitious transport corridor with the aim of integrating marginalised northern Kenya into the Kenyan economy and the nation...

    24 May 2021

    Suez Canal starts dredging work to extend double lane

    The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) has started dredging work to extend a second lane that allows for two-way traffic in a southern section of the canal...

    By Aidan Lewis 17 May 2021

    Afrikrea launches SaaS platform to simplify global selling for African merchants

    Afrikrea has partnered with DHL and Visa to launch Anka, a platform that provides African micro retailers and small businesses with e-commerce, payments and global shipping services...

    30 Apr 2021

    AfCFTA offers massive economic opportunities, but there is still much work to be done

    The Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement came into effect on the 1 January 2021. A total of 54 of Africa's 55 countries have agreed, in principle, to participate in the agreement...

    By Bobby Madhav 22 Apr 2021

    Why you should expect more Suez-like supply chain disruptions and shortages at your local grocery store

    When the Ever Given container ship choked off traffic in the Suez Canal for almost a week in late March 2021, it made headlines around the world...

    By Nada R. Sanders 12 Apr 2021

    Top three take-away lessons from the Suez Canal blockage

    Direct implications for maritime security are unlikely. But there will be ripple effects in the shipping industry and in many commercial sectors...

    By Dirk Siebels 30 Mar 2021

    Global trade connectivity rebounds, signals recovery from Covid-19 setback

    Trade and capital flows have already started to recover and international data flows surged during the spreading pandemic as in-person contact migrated online, boosting international internet traffic, phone calls and e-commerce...

    7 Dec 2020

    Ships moved more than 11bn tonnes of our stuff around the globe last year, and it's killing the climate. This week is a chance to change

    It's high time the international shipping industry radically curbed its emissions. The industry must set a net-zero target and adopt a realistic plan to meet it...

    By Christiaan De Beukelaer 18 Nov 2020

    Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!

    Congratulations to the SME companies who have won full-page BizListing entries in Bizcommunity's business directory...

    Issued by Bizcommunity.com 26 Oct 2020

    Review of nine African 'blue economy' projects shows what works and what doesn't

    Africa has 38 coastal countries and six islands whose maritime industry is estimated to be worth $1trn per year. This figure will increase as they develop their offshore hydrocarbon, energy, tourism, maritime transport, shipping and fishing sectors...

    By Ifesinachi Okafor-Yarwood 12 Aug 2020

    The Bizcommunity: Not taking lockdown lying down

    In true South African spirit, even in times of adversity, daily stories of generosity and ingenuity abound. Never have we been more proud of how business communities are using our publishing platforms than since the outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus...

    Issued by Bizcommunity.com 6 Apr 2020

    Shipping industry's environmental impact set to improve

    New environmental guidelines from the International Maritime Organisation for global shipping traffic will take effect in January 2020, which are set to improve the industry's environmental impact...

    27 Nov 2019

    Enhancing logistics performance to drive SA's economic growth: Lessons from Saudi Arabia

    South Africa has long enjoyed a relatively strong logistics and supply chain standing amongst its international peers, but in recent years, the country has been slipping, albeit slowly...

    By Zak Sivalingum 13 Nov 2019

    New study: Most plastic found at sea is dumped unlawfully by ships

    A significant proportion of marine plastic comes from ships dumping their litter at sea in contravention of international law...

    3 Oct 2019



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