African Transport Corridors
EENI - Business School.
Subject (Course): African Multimodal Transport Corridors. Trans African Highways:
- Introduction to the African Transport Corridors
- Almaty Programme of Action (United Nations)
- Trans-African Highways Networks/Trans-African Corridors
- Algiers-Lagos (Trans-Saharan)
- Trans-Sahelian Highway (Dakar-N’Djamena Corridor)
- Beira-Lobito (Trans-African Highway 9)
- Northern Corridor
- Central Corridor
- North-South Corridor
- CEMAC Trade Corridor Project
- Eastern and Central Africa Corridors
- Lobito Corridor
- Corridors in the SADC region
- Logistics Corridors in Namibia
Sample of the subject - Trans-African Highways Networks:
Maritime Transport in Africa
Subject Description (African
Fifteen African countries are landlocked: Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Chad, the Central African Republic, Ethiopia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Niger, Rwanda, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Implications for these countries:
- High logistics costs (up to 77%)
- Too Far from important African and World markets.
- Cannot take enough advantage of globalisation model.
Benefits of African Corridors for landlocked countries:
- Gateway for the country (import and export of goods)
- Regional economic development: Concept of Corridor as engine of Socio-economic development
- New industry and related services.
- Creates employment
According to the “Regional Integration and Trade Department” of NEPAD, there are four types of African Corridors.
- Transport (only one mode)
- Multimodal (more than one mode, for example, route and railway)
- logistics (the institutional framework has been harmonised, related high-value services)
- Economic (Furthermore, attraction of investments - public
and private-, new economic activities in the region of the corridor)
Trans-African Highways (economic area of the African
Civilisation) consists of nine corridors.
||From - To
These African Corridors should connect with direct routes all the African’s capitals, improve road transport facilities and finally contribute to the Economic Integration
in the African continent.
- 54,000 kilometres
- Near 25% of the African corridor are missing links
- The estimated cost to complete Trans-African Highways: 4.2 billion dollars.
- The main promoters: the African Union, the NEPAD, and all
the Regional Economic Communities.