Tag: Logistics

Governments must take bold steps to promote trade – Kofi Mbiah

Governments must take bold steps to promote trade – Kofi Mbiah

31 Mar 17  News
The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Shippers’ Authority (GSA), Dr Kofi Mbiah, has asked governments of the West African sub-region to take bold steps to promote economic int...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

29 Mar 17  News
Today, in Pretoria: SADC Ministers of Labour and Home Affairs are gathered for ‘2017 Regional Conference on Migration Initiatives’. Featured tweet, @IOMROpretoria: Half of SADC...
Kenya set to host key African conference on e-commerce

Kenya set to host key African conference on e-commerce

10 Mar 17  News
Delegates from more than 18 African countries are due to meet in Nairobi from Monday to review Africa’s progress on implementation of Single Window System, an online cargo cleari...
How flying donkeys will boost trade in Africa

How flying donkeys will boost trade in Africa

08 Mar 17  News
In the past, the world was clearly split into developing and developed countries – with the latter boasting the most advanced logistics ecosystems. Today, the emerging markets ...
Aviation experts brainstorm on how airlines can keep afloat, in business

Aviation experts brainstorm on how airlines can keep afloat, in business

27 Feb 17  News
For two days, last week, Kigali hosted a continental aviation forum that brought together over 500 delegates from over 50 institutions and firms with multiple conversations about t...
Major global agreement comes into force making trade cheaper, easier and faster

Major global agreement comes into force making trade cheaper, easier and faster

22 Feb 17  News
Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO), supported by UNCTAD, commit to streamlining procedures that will significantly increase international trade, reduce corruption and bo...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

21 Feb 17  News
African Corridor Alliance established to stimulate development (New Era) The ACMA secretariat will assist in unbundling, prioritising and sequencing corridor-orientated initiative...
Air transport in Africa: A portrait of capacity and competition in various market segments

Air transport in Africa: A portrait of capacity and competition in various market segments

17 Feb 17  News
Sub-Saharan Africa’s air transport, though low in overall volume when compared to other regions in the world, has experienced significant growth in the last decade, both in inter...
Efficient trucking is a growth enabler: New IRU-World Bank guide to reform

Efficient trucking is a growth enabler: New IRU-World Bank guide to reform

10 Feb 17  News
The World Bank and the International Road and Transport Union (IRU) have jointly released a new guide on Road Freight Transport Services Reform that shows how efficient t...
Africa’s ports revolution: setting the scene for economic take-off

Africa’s ports revolution: setting the scene for economic take-off

08 Feb 17  News
With its crippling deficiency in ports and overland transport infrastructure, Africa has been cut off from modern world trade. But over the next five years, thanks to internationa...
Kenya Revenue Authority now mulls regional customs system

Kenya Revenue Authority now mulls regional customs system

27 Jan 17  News
Kenya Revenue Authority is mulling a regional customs management platform to curb tax evasion within East African countries. Commissioner General John Njiraini said work had starte...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

23 Jan 17  News
Underway in Addis: 33rd Ordinary Session of the Permanent Representatives Committee. Opening remarks of the Chairperson of the AU Commission, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma David Luke,...
Addis Ababa-Djibouti railway officially completed, creating high speed link between Djibouti and Ethiopia

Addis Ababa-Djibouti railway officially completed, creating high speed link between Djibouti and Ethiopia

12 Jan 17  News
The completion of the Addis Ababa-Djibouti Railway, a new 752km track linking Ethiopia’s capital with the Port of Djibouti, was officially marked on 10 January at a ceremony at N...
Services, trade facilitation and customs

Services, trade facilitation and customs

04 Jan 17  Themes
The new realities of the global trading system and improved services trade has made logistics and other trade facilitation measures increasingly important in regional and integrati...
Agency bets on 141 rest hubs to tame accidents on Mombasa-Kigali road

Agency bets on 141 rest hubs to tame accidents on Mombasa-Kigali road

22 Aug 16  News
The 10 years of hauling cargo from Mombasa port to Kigali have made Pascal Rubimbura an unusually cautious long distance trucker. Over the period, the Rwandan driver has come to...

Transport costs reforms in SADC: where are we and where are we going?

06 Apr 16  Publications
Logistics is important, both in its own right and as a factor that facilitates trade and development. The most recent South African Logistics Survey (CSIR, 2014) found that th...
Better trade logistics could jump-start Africa’s light manufacturing industry

Better trade logistics could jump-start Africa’s light manufacturing industry

16 Jul 15  News
Labor-intensive, light manufacturing industries led the economic transformation of some of the most successful developing countries in the world, including China and Vietnam. In Su...
Comesa bond scheme speeds up movement of goods in Northern Corridor

Comesa bond scheme speeds up movement of goods in Northern Corridor

13 Oct 14  News
With more than 200 Customs bonds worth $100 million executed in the clearance of transit goods on the Northern Corridor in less than three years, Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda have ta...
A single African air transport market critical to agenda 2063

A single African air transport market critical to agenda 2063

13 Oct 14  News
The Chairperson of the AU Commission, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma met a delegation of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) to discuss the importance of the aviation sector ...
Why NTBs are still a big problem to regional trade

Why NTBs are still a big problem to regional trade

08 Oct 14  News
Traders are losing millions of francs through non-tarriff barriers (NTBs) along the Northern and Central corridors, a new survey has revealed. According to a survey by the Nationa...