African Corridors and Ports (Bachelor's Degree Africa)

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African Transport Corridors and Ports (Bachelor's Degree in Inter-African Business, e-learning, second semester)


Bachelor's Degree in Inter-African Business

Subject - “African Transport Corridors and Ports” (10 ECTS) - Bachelor's Degree in Inter-African Business (second semester)

Transport and Logistics in Africa

The objectives of the subject “Transport and Logistics in Africa”:

  1. State of the transport in Africa (forecasts, costs, programs...)
  2. African Transport Infrastructure Network
  3. Air transport in Africa, main routes and airports
  4. Causes for the decline of the railway in Africa
  5. Main African logistic corridors
  6. The largest African ports
  7. How to access to the fifteen landlocked African Countries through the African Ports and corridors
  8. Importance of the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA)
  9. Relationships between African integration and logistics and the regional impact on the Intra-African Trade
  10. How the intensive use of information and communication technologies can reduce the African logistics costs
  11. African Road Safety Action Plan
  12. African value chains and how companies can take advantages

Syllabus of the Program - Introduction to Transport in Africa.

  1. Introduction to transport in Africa
  2. African Transport Outlook 2040
  3. African Regional Transport Infrastructure Network
  4. Forecast Demand for Transport in Africa
  5. Economic transport costs inefficiencies in Africa
  6. Air transport in Africa
  7. Case Study: Ethiopian Airlines, the best African Airline
  8. Decline of the African railway traffic
  9. Road transport in Africa
  10. African Multimodal Transport
  11. Case Study: Bollore Logistics in Africa
  12. Introduction to the maritime transport in Africa
  13. Introduction to the African corridors

Syllabus of the Program - Infrastructures in Africa.

  1. African Infrastructure Knowledge Programme
  2. Infrastructure Consortium for Africa
  3. Trends in the African Infrastructure Investment
  4. Analysis of infrastructure in Africa
  5. Infrastructure and African economic growth
  6. Infrastructure and poverty reduction
  7. Institutional framework for infrastructure
  8. Urbanisation and delivery of infrastructure services
  9. Regional Integration and infrastructures
  10. Growth of information and communication technologies
  11. Energy

Syllabus of the Program - Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA).

  1. Introduction to the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa
  2. Key sectors of the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa
  3. PIDA - energy
  4. PIDA - transport
  5. PIDA - information and communication technologies
  6. PIDA - Transboundary Water Resources
  7. PIDA’s outcomes: development through regional integration
  8. Costs and investments of the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa

Syllabus of the Program - Maritime Transport in Africa.

  1. Introduction to the maritime transport in Africa
  2. Main African maritime ports
  3. Revised African Maritime Transport Charter
  4. Durban Resolution on Maritime Safety, Maritime Security and Protection of the Marine Environment in Africa.

Syllabus of the Program - Ports of Southern Africa

  1. Main ports of Southern Africa
  2. South Africa: Port of Durban
  3. Other ports of South Africa: Richards Bay East London, Ngqura, Port Elizabeth, Mossel Bay, The Cape, Saldanha
  4. Namibia: Port of Walvis Bay

Objectives of the Program “Ports of Southern Africa”:

  1. To know the main ports of Southern Africa
  2. To analyse the main characteristics of the ports of Southern Africa

Port of Durban (South Africa).

  1. Introduction to the ports of South Africa
  2. Port Authority of South Africa (Transnet)
  3. Port of Durban
  4. Access to the landlocked Southern African Countries: Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
  5. Other South African ports: East London, The Cape, Mossel Bay, Ngqura, Port Elizabeth, Saldanha, and Richards Bay

Port of Walvis Bay (Namibia).

  1. Introduction to the Namibian ports
  2. Port of Walvis Bay
  3. Gateway to Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Africa, Zambia. And Zimbabwe
  4. Port of Lüderitz
  5. Namibian corridors: Walvis Bay, Trans-Orange, Trans-Kalahari, Trans-Caprivi, and Trans-Cunene

Syllabus of the Program - Ports of East Africa

  1. Main ports of East Africa
  2. Port of Djibouti
  3. Egypt: Port-Said and Port of Alexandria.
    1. Suez Canal
  4. Kenya: Port of Mombasa - the largest Port of the region
  5. Madagascar: ports of Madagascar (Toamasina)
  6. Mozambique: ports of Beira, Nacala and Maputo
  7. Sudan: Port Soudan
  8. Tanzania: Port of Dar Es Salaam

Objectives of the Program “Ports of East Africa”:

  1. To know the main ports of East Africa
  2. To analyse the main characteristics of the ports of East Africa

Ports of Djibouti

  1. Introduction to the Port of Djibouti
  2. Main characteristics of the Port of Djibouti
  3. Access to the Ethiopian market
  4. Other ports of Djibouti: Port of Goubet and Port of Tadjourah

Egyptian ports

  1. Maritime transport in Egypt
  2. Port Said
  3. Port of Alexandria
  4. Port of Dekheila

Suez Canal (Egypt)

  1. Introduction to the Suez Canal
  2. Authority of the Suez Canal
  3. Strategic importance of the canal
  4. New Suez Canal

Port of Mombasa (Kenya)

  1. Introduction to the Port of Mombasa (Kenya): the largest East African port
  2. Gateway to Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, and Tanzania
  3. Other ports of Kenya: Kiunga, Lamu, Malindi...

Ports of Madagascar

  1. Introduction to the ports of Madagascar
  2. Port of Toamasina
  3. Port of Ehoala
  4. Port of Tamatave

Ports of Mozambique

  1. Introduction to the ports of Mozambique
  2. Port of Maputo
  3. Port of Beira
  4. Port of Nacala
  5. Project of the Nacala road corridor

Port Sudan

  1. Introduction to Port Sudan
  2. Main characteristics of Port Sudan
  3. Ports of Bashayr 1 and Bashayr 2
  4. Other ports of Sudan: Port of Prince Osman Digna, Port of Oseif, Wadi Halfa (Riverport)

Port of Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania)

  1. Introduction to the Port of Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania)
  2. Main characteristics of the Port of Dar Es Salaam
  3. Gateway to Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia

Syllabus of the Program - Ports of Central Africa

  1. Main ports of Central Africa
  2. Angola: Port of Luanda and Port of Lobito
  3. Cameroon: Port of Douala
  4. The Republic of the Congo: Port of Pointe Noire
  5. Gabon: Port of Libreville and Port Gentil
  6. Equatorial Guinea: ports of Malabo, Bata and Luba Freeport
  7. Maritime Organisation of West and Central Africa (MOWCA)

Objectives of the Program “Ports of Central Africa”:

  1. To know the main ports of Central Africa
  2. To analyse the main characteristics of the ports of Central Africa

Port of Lobito (Angola)

  1. Introduction to the Port of Lobito
  2. Main characteristics of the Port of Lobito
  3. Access to Zimbabwe, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  4. Benguela railway

Port of Luanda (Angola)

  1. Introduction to the Port of Luanda
  2. Main characteristics of the Port of Luanda
  3. Access to Zambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Autonomous Port of Douala (Cameroon)

  1. Autonomous Port of Douala
  2. Main characteristics of the Port of Douala
  3. Access to Chad and the Central African Republic

Autonomous Port of Pointe Noire (the Republic of the Congo).

  1. Introduction to the Port of Pointe Noire
  2. Gateway for the Congo Basin: the Central African Republic, Chad, Cameroon, Gabon, Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  3. railway Congo-Ocean
  4. Congo terminal

Ports of the Gabonese Republic

  1. Introduction to the ports of the Gabonese Republic
  2. Port Gentil
  3. Port of Libreville
  4. Port of Mayumba

Ports of Equatorial Guinea

  1. Introduction to the ports of Equatorial Guinea
  2. Port of Malabo
  3. Port of Bata
  4. Luba Freeport

Syllabus of the Program - Ports of West Africa

  1. Main ports of West Africa
  2. Ivory Coast: Port of Abidjan
  3. Senegal: Port of Dakar
  4. Togo: Port of Lomé
  5. Benin: Port of Cotonou
  6. Nigeria: Port of Lagos
  7. Ghana: Port of Unit and Port of Takoradi

Objectives of the Program “Ports of West Africa”:

  1. To know the main ports of West Africa
  2. To analyse the main characteristics of the ports of West Africa

Autonomous Port of Cotonou (Benin)

  1. Autonomous Port of Cotonou
  2. Main characteristics of the Port of Cotonou
  3. Access to Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger

Port of Abidjan (Ivory Coast)

  1. Port of Abidjan
  2. Main characteristics of the Port of Abidjan
  3. Access to Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger

Port of Unit and Port of Takoradi (Ghana)

  1. Port Authority of Ghana
  2. Port of Topic
  3. Port of Takoradi
  4. Main characteristics of the ports
  5. Gateway to the West African markets

Ports of Nigeria

  1. Port of Lagos
  2. Port of Apapa
  3. Port of the Port Harcourt
  4. Port Complex of Calabar
  5. Port Complex of Onne Port
  6. Port Complex of Rivers Port
  7. Port Complex of Can Island
  8. Port Complex of Delta Port

Autonomous Port of Dakar

  1. Autonomous Port of Dakar
  2. Main characteristics of the Port of Dakar
  3. Areas of the Port of Dakar
  4. Access to the Malian market
  5. Infrastructures in Senegal

Autonomous Port of Lomé

  1. Autonomous Port of Lomé
  2. Main characteristics of the Port of Lomé
  3. Access to Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger
  4. Togolese free zone.

Syllabus of the Program - Ports of the Maghreb

  1. Main ports of the Maghreb
  2. Morocco:
    1. Port of Casablanca
    2. Ports of Mohammedia, Agadir, Tangier, Al-Hoceima...
    3. Free zone of Tangier
  3. Tunisia: ports of the Goulette, Rades, Bizerte, Sousse, Sfax
  4. Algeria:
    1. Ports of Algiers and Oran
    2. Transport sector in Algeria

Objectives of the Program “Maghrebian ports”:

  1. To know the main ports of the Maghreb
  2. To analyse the main characteristics of the Maghrebian ports

Ports of Algiers and Oran (Algeria).

  1. Algerian Ports
  2. Port of Algiers
  3. Port of Oran
  4. Transport sector in Algeria

Ports of Morocco

  1. National Agency of the Moroccan Ports
  2. Port of Casablanca
  3. Other Moroccan ports: Mohammedia, Agadir, Tangier, Al Hoceima...
  4. Free zone of Tangier

Ports of Tunisia

  1. Introduction to the Tunisian ports
  2. Ports of la Goulette, Rades, Bizerte, Sousse, Sfax, Gabes, Zarzis

Syllabus of the Program - African Transport Corridors.

  1. Introduction to the African Transport Corridors
  2. Almaty Action Program of the United Nations
  3. Trans-African highways network
  4. Corridors in the region of the Southern African Development Community (SADC)

Cairo-Dakar Corridor (Trans-African highway)

  1. Introduction to the Cairo-Dakar Corridor (Trans-African highway)
  2. Main characteristics of the Cairo-Dakar Corridor
  3. Access to seven markets of West and North Africa: Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Mauritania, the Western Sahara, and Senegal

Alger-Lagos Corridor (Trans-Saharan highway)

  1. Introduction to the Alger-Lagos Corridor (Trans-Saharan highway)
  2. Main characteristics of the Alger-Lagos Corridor
  3. Access to five markets of West of North Africa: Algeria, Niger, Nigeria, Mali, and Tunisia

Tripoli-Windhoek Corridor (Trans-African highway)

  1. Introduction to the Tripoli-Windhoek Trans-African highway
  2. Main characteristics of the Tripoli-Windhoek Corridor
  3. Access to eight markets of Central, Southern and North Africa: Angola, Chad, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Namibia, and Libya

Gaborone-Cairo Trans-African Corridor.

  1. Introduction to the Cairo-Gaborone Corridor
  2. Main characteristics of the Cairo-Gaborone Trans-African highway
  3. Access to five markets of Southern, Eastern and Northern Africa: Botswana, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

Dakar-N'Djamena Trans-Sahelian Highway

  1. Introduction to the Dakar-N'Djamena Trans-Sahelian Highway
  2. Main characteristics of the Dakar-N'Djamena corridor
  3. Access to seven markets of Central and Western Africa: Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon, and Chad

N'Djamena-Djibouti Trans-African Highway

  1. Introduction to the N'Djamena-Djibouti Trans-African Highway
  2. Main characteristics of the Djibouti-N'Djamena corridor
  3. Access to five markets of Eastern, Central and Western Africa: Sudan, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Djibouti, and Chad

Dakar-Lagos multimodal transport corridor

  1. Introduction to the Dakar-Lagos corridor (Trans Coastal West African Highway)
  2. Main characteristics of the Dakar-Lagos corridor
  3. Access to twelve markets of West Africa and the Maghreb: Mauritania, Senegal, the Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, and Nigeria

Lagos-Mombasa African transport corridor

  1. Introduction to the Lagos-Mombasa Trans-African Corridor (Trans-African highway 8)
  2. Main characteristics of the Mombasa-Lagos corridor
  3. Access to six Markets of Eastern, Central and Western Africa: Nigeria, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, and Kenya

Beira-Lobito transport corridor (Angola).

  1. Introduction to the Beira-Lobito Corridor (Trans-African highway 9)
  2. Main characteristics of the Beira-Lobito highway
  3. Access to five markets of Central, Eastern and Southern Africa: Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mozambique, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

Northern Corridor.

  1. Introduction to the Northern Corridor (East Africa): Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya
  2. Transport network of the Northern Corridor
  3. Institutional framework

Lobito Corridor.

  1. Introduction to the project of the Lobito Corridor
  2. Port of Lobito
  3. Railway of Benguela
  4. Oil refinery of Lobito

Central Corridor

  1. Introduction to the Central Corridor (Burundi, the Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda)
  2. Main characteristics of the Central Corridor
  3. Access to five Eastern and Central African Markets: Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda

North-South Corridor

  1. Introduction to the North-South Corridor
  2. Main characteristics of the North-South Corridor
  3. A project of the Tripartite Free Trade Agreement (COMESA-SADC-EAC)
  4. Access to eight Eastern and Southern African Markets: Botswana, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

Syllabus of the Program - Road Infrastructure Costs in Africa.

  1. Introduction to the costs of highways infrastructures in Africa
  2. Building a Database for the Analysis of the Road Costs in Africa
  3. Analytical Approach for the African Road Infrastructure Costs
  4. Unit Cost Curve by Project Size

Syllabus of the Program - African Transport and Regional Integration.

  1. Assessing African Regional Integration (ARIA) report
  2. Macroeconomic policy convergence
  3. Free movement of people and right of establishment
  4. Developments in the major areas across the Regional Economic Communities
  5. African Physical integration
  6. Trans-African Corridors
  7. Railways
  8. Air transport
  9. Energy
  10. Mainstreaming African Regional Integration
  11. Harmonising the rules of origin across Africa
  12. Market access and services
  13. Trade Facilitation Measures and Programs
  14. Best Practices in African regional integration

Syllabus of the Program - Information and communication technologies (ICT), Trade and African regional integration.

  1. Next growth frontier of Africa: e-Commerce
  2. ITC Initiatives in the Regional Economic Communities
  3. ICT and trade facilitation
  4. Automated System for Customs Data and Management (ASYCUDA)
  5. Automated Terminal Operating System
  6. ICT and transport corridors
  7. ICT and payment systems
  8. Cross-border mobile payments
  9. Case Study:
    1. Online Nigerian retail sites (DealDey, Konga, Jumia)
    2. National single window (NSW) in Ghana, Namibia, Malawi and Mozambique
    3. Eastern Africa payment system
    4. Kenya Ports Authority and Kilindini Waterfront

Syllabus of the Program - African Road Safety Action Plan 2011-2020.

  1. Introduction to African Road Safety Action Plan 2011-2020
  2. The five pillars of the African Road Safety Action Plan
    1. Road Safety Management
    2. Safer Road Users
    3. Safer vehicles
    4. Safer roads and mobility
    5. Post-crash response

Syllabus of the Program - African Value Chains.

  1. Introduction to the African value chains
  2. African Growth Poles
  3. How can the African companies take advantage of the value chains?
  4. Opportunities for the African companies
  5. Rules of origin and transport costs
  6. Export costs in Africa
  7. Trade facilitation
  8. One-stop border post
  9. FDI cooperation
  10. Global value chains: Africa, the global factory?
  11. Case Study:
    1. Cacao value chain in West Africa
    2. Shoprite (the largest African food distributor)

We Trust in Africa

  1. ECTS = European Transfer and Accumulation System
  2. CECT = Credit of Capitalisable and Transferable Evaluation (CAMES)

Samples: the transport corridors and the African ports (Bachelor's Degree in Inter-African Business, e-learning, second semester)

African Northern Corridor

Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA)

Port of Dakar (Senegal)

Africa Telecommunications and Infraestructures

African Value Chains

Cairo-Dakar corridor

Language of the subject “International Transport and Logistics” of the Bachelor's Degree in Inter-African Business (second semester): English or Spanish Licenciatura África French Licence Afrique Portuguese Bachelor's Degree Africa



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