Sub-Saharan Africa boasts accelerated economic growth this year, increasing from 4.7% in 2013 to 5.2% this year. This growing trade will have a dramatic effect on ports and terminals across Africa and millions of dollars are being invested to handle this expected increase in trade.
African Ports Evolution 2014 sets the stage for first-hand updates from African ports authorities looking to evolve their ports and terminals into world class facilities. The ultimate goal of these projects is to decrease the cost of doing business in Africa and to increase cargo throughput at ports across Africa.
African Ports Evolution 2014 offers the opportunity to meet and network with both ports stakeholders as well as maritime thought leaders offering solutions specific to the African maritime context. Key stakeholders from the following ports, terminals and regulatory authorities have already confirmed their attendance:
- Angola – Port of Cabinda; and Port of Luanda
- Botswana – Botswana Chamber of Mines; and Gaborone Container Terminal
- DRC – SCTP (Ports and River Authority)
- Ghana – Ghana Ports Authority
- Ivory Coast – Port of Abidjan
- Mozambique – CFM (Ports and Railways Authority; Port of Nacala; and Maputo Corridor Logistics Initiative
- Nigeria – Nigeria Customs Service
- Namibia – Walvis Bay Corridor Group
- South Africa – SAOGA; and Transnet National Ports Authority
- United Kingdom – International Bunker Industry Association
This expo enables investment, development and trade expansion that will boost business opportunities and promote maritime development in the greater Sub-Saharan region.