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Maritime Transport in Africa

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Syllabus of the Subject

Ports of Durban, Abidjan, Douala, Mombasa, Dar es-Salaam, Lagos (Logistics)

1- Introduction to the Maritime Transport in Africa

  1. Revised African Maritime Transport Charter
  2. Durban Resolution on Maritime Safety, Maritime Security and Protection of the Marine Environment in Africa

2- Largest African Ports.

3- Maghrebian Ports.

  1. Port of Casablanca (Morocco)
  2. Tunisian Ports
  3. Port of Algiers and Port of Oran (Algeria)

4- Egyptian ports.

  1. Port Said and Port of Alexandria
  2. Suez Canal

5- West African Ports.

  1. Port of Abidjan (Ivory Coast)
  2. Ports of Tema and Takoradi (Ghana)
  3. Port of Lagos (Nigeria)
  4. Port of Dakar (Senegal)
  5. Port of Lomé (Togo)
  6. Port of Cotonou (Benin)
  7. Maritime Organization for West and Central Africa (MOWCA)

5- Central African Ports.

  1. Port of Luanda and Port of Lobito (Angola)
  2. Port of Douala (Cameroon)
  3. Port of Pointe Noire (Congo)
  4. Ports of Gabon
  5. Ports of Equatorial Guinea: Malabo, Bata, and Luba Freeport
  6. Maritime Organization for West and Central Africa

6- East African Ports.

  1. Ports of Beira, Nacala and Maputo (Mozambique)
  2. Port of Djibouti
  3. Port of Mombasa (Kenya)
  4. Port Sudan
  5. Port of Dar es-Salaam (Tanzania)
  6. Ports of Madagascar

7- Southern African Ports.

  1. Port of Durban (South Africa)
  2. Other South African Ports: Richards Bay, East London, Ngqura, Port Elizabeth, Mossel Bay, Cape Town, Saldanha
  3. Port of Walvis Bay (Namibia)

The objectives of the subject “Maritime Transport in Africa” are the following:

  1. To know the state of the African maritime transport
  2. To analyze the features of the largest African ports
  3. To know how to access the fifteen African landlocked countries through the transport corridors and ports
  4. To evaluate the disconnection between the rail and road transport networks and the African ports
  5. To analyze the difficulty of the Containerization, bottlenecks and high port costs in Africa

Maritime Transport in Africa:
Maritime Transport in Africa, Ports of Durban, Abidjan, Douala, Mombasa, Dar es-Salaam, Lagos

Student, Online Doctorate in International Business

Nigerian Ports (Lagos, Apapa, Port Harcourt, Onne, Rivers Port, Tin Can Island). Maritime Transportation

Maritime Transport, Bill of Lading (BL)

Maritime Transport in Africa.

Foreign trade traffic through the Africans ports has tripled in the last decade.

Maritime Transport in Africa.

  1. Port Deregulations
  2. In general, high port tariffs. Increase of the logistics costs
  3. Many African Ports are inadequately equipped to handle containers
  4. Lack of integrated road and Rail transport links
  5. Bottlenecks in many African Ports
  6. Need for investments and institutional reforms. Chinese investments
  7. Fastest growing region by general cargo: Southern Africa
  8. Fastest growing region by container traffic: West Africa
  9. The largest African port: Port of Durban
  10. Importance of African corridors for the landlocked countries

We Trust in Africa (Affordable Higher Education for Africans)

EENI African Business Portal.

  1. Rail Transport in Africa
  2. Asia-Africa Corridor
  3. African Business and Economy

Port of Durban (South Africa). Gateway to Lesotho, Eswatini, Botswana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

Port of Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Access to Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger

Case Study: Bollore Logistics

Ports of Morocco, Casablanca, Agadir, Tangier, Mohammedia

Port of Mombasa, Kenya. Gateway to Burundi, the DR Congo, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, and Tanzania

Suez Canal (Egypt): 8% of World Seaborne Trade

Tunisian Ports: Tunis, Goulette, Rades, Bizerte, Sousse, and Sfax

Port of Dakar, Senegal. Access to Mali, Maritime Transport

Port of Douala (Cameroon). Access to the Central African Republic and Chad (Maritime Transport)

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