Port expansion and optimisation strategies for Africa's port operators

Increasing capacity, improving efficiency and competitiveness at Africa Ports

Africa is experiencing a significant increase in trade with growing volumes of cargo at all African ports. An expected surge is forcing port authorities and operators to increase capacity, analyse operations to increase efficiency and employ measures to allow bigger ships into their ports. With port development in Africa projected to grow strongly to meet this demand, new projects are being announced creating exceptional maritime business opportunities as ports strive to deliver world class service, facilities and efficiencies.

Reconfiguring port layout, increasing berths at existing ports and conducting dredging more often, have been other strategies that numerous ports have employed to meet this need. The Port of Maputo will be undertaking dredging to increase its channel depth from 11 meters to 14 meters this year, to allow larger vessels entry (Dredgingtoday.com). Tanzania will invest $523 million for new berths 13 and 14 to more than double its container capacity at Dar es Salaam Port (Tradeinvestafrica.com).

Now in its 4th year, Dredging and Port Expansion Africa takes place 27 – 29 January 2015 in Durban, South Africa.

Africa’s leading event focused on partnerships for new projects, port accessibility and congestion management will provide you with strategies on how to develop your ports and terminals and decrease the cost of doing business in Africa. With participation from high-level executives this is a must attend event for developing economic growth through increased investment in port infrastructure.

Under the spotlight will be:

  • Connecting Africa - port development and design projects in the region and beyond
  • Transhipment project updates and initiatives across key hotspots
  • Regional cooperation and growth plans to boost intra-African trade facilitation
  • Port project financing on investment strategies, models and ROI
  • Update on the latest dredging projects and techniques used
  • Improving efficiency of terminal activities
  • Easing congestion and improving connectivity and throughput in Africa
  • Regional port optimisation – competition or collaboration

What can you expect?

  • Keynote addresses from Africa’s leading port authorities
  • One on one meetings with top prospects and potential clients
  • Incorporating a wider base of stakeholders from the ports and shipping industry

Who can you expect to see at the event?

  • Managing Director
  • Director General
  • Port Engineers
  • Dredging Managers
  • Port Managers
  • Harbour Masters
  • Project Managers
  • Hydrographic Surveyors/ Geologists
  • Environmental Managers
  • Civil/ Environmental Engineers

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