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Royal HaskoningDHV reclamation project
Royal HaskoningDHV has been awarded a major design project for the reclamation and shore protection project in Angola’s capital city. 10 Apr 2017 - GreenPort
Tangier Med awarded EcoPort status in African first
The port of Tangier Med in Morocco has been awarded the certification ‘EcoPort’ by the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO). 15 Mar 2016 - GreenPort
APM Terminals Mumbai goes paperless
APM Terminals Mumbai is now providing shipping lines with the required Export Form 13 for export containers entering the terminal by truck electronically. 18 Feb 2016 - GreenPort
Growing African ports sustainably
The Transnet Port Terminals chief executive, Karl Socikwa, says that economic growth prospects for Africa will present both opportunities and challenges – not least in terms of sustainability. 12 Oct 2015 - GreenPort
Homing in on environmental management
The African ports sector is working hard to build capacity through promoting environmental management and enhanced performance through education, exchange of knowledge and experience, and collaborative research. 27 May 2015 - GreenPort
Nigerian port project
The Nigerian president has inaugurated Phase 4 of the country’s $204m Onne Port Complex. 08 Oct 2014 - GreenPort
Durban Container Terminal development still on
Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) says that the plan to lengthen and deepen Durban harbour is still on, despite media reports that it has come under fire from environmental organisations. 20 Jan 2014 - GreenPort
A ‘window of opportunity’ for Beira
The port city of Beira holds a good spot as it sits where the Pungue River meets the Indian Ocean, but growth and climate change issues are having an impact, writes Stevie Knight. 26 Nov 2013 - GreenPort
South African bunkering market
The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) has called on the South African government to realise the potential of the ship refuelling market to help support regeneration in the industry. 29 Aug 2013 - GreenPort
Blueprint for Africa
Five new eco-friendly rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) will be delivered to APM Terminals Apapa as part of a US$135m terminal upgrade within a month. 29 Jul 2013 - GreenPort
Port Louis Harbour energy efficiency
The Island of Mauritius, which is located some 2,000 km off the Eastern coast of Africa, is volcanic and surrounded by more than 150 km of white sandy beaches. It’s adorned by a transparent lagoon which is protected from the open sea by the world's third largest coral reef. Kailash B Dhunnoo, Manager of the Technical Services at the Mauritius Ports Authority explains how to make the port more energy efficient and environmentally friendly. 07 May 2013 - GreenPort
Oil pollution at Pointe Noire restricts vessel traffic
In the past few months, there have been severe pollution problems in the port of Pointe-Noire, in Congo, which means that vessels calling at the port continue to have their hulls contaminated. 05 Feb 2013 - GreenPort
An answer for South African water issues
Most of South African river systems are turbid – containing high concentrations of suspended silts and clays – exacerbated by a number of knotty management issues. 28 Aug 2012 - GreenPort
Land reclamation benefits in Nigeria
Positive environmental benefits of a massive land reclamation project will see a ‘new Manhattan’ emerge on Nigeria’s coastline, according to an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) produced by marine consultants, Royal Haskoning. 28 Jun 2012 - GreenPort
Caribbean ill equipped for oil spills
The Caribbean lacks the resources to tackle a major oil spill – according to delegates attending a recent convention in Jamaica to help tackle the issue. 17 Apr 2012 - GreenPort
Angola invests in Port of Lobito
According to the Chairman of the Lobito port company, Anapaz de Jesus Neto, the government of Angola has invested $1,2 billion in the modernisation and expansion of the port. 30 Mar 2012 - GreenPort
Moving goods efficiently to inland cities
During the 3rd Annual Africa Ports, Logistics & Supply Chain Conference in Ghana, Reik Mueller, APM Terminals’ Director of Business Development and Infrastructure Investments for the Africa-Middle East Region described a new model for transportation planning and development in West Africa. 21 Mar 2012 - GreenPort
Fishy concerns over Durban expansion
Transnet’s plans to expand the container berths in Durban Harbour have met with ecological concern because the area is seen to be one of the country’s most important fish nurseries. 20 Mar 2012 - GreenPort
Kenya launches Lamu Port project
Lamu Port for South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) corridor project, located in Mombasa, was officially launched this month by the president of South Sudan, the president of Kenya and the prime minister of Ethiopia. 08 Mar 2012 - GreenPort
Ghana to host Africa Ports Conference
African ports are faced with serious challenges of productivity, efficiency and sustainability impacting logistics and supply chain performance - the 3rd Africa Ports Conference in Ghana aims to address these issues. 24 Feb 2012 - GreenPort