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SARS introduces electronic cargo tracking system

  The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has introduced a new electronic cargo system that tracks the movement of cargo coming into and leaving the country. The introduction of the paperless cargo reporting system will bring to an end one of the last remaining paper-based processes in the revenue service. According to Chief Officer of Customs... More

Senegal to buy ships from Indonesia

  Senegal, which has purchased Indonesian made aircraft and rolling stock, plans to buy a tanker and cargo ship from the country. That African country also wants to buy two units of 50-meter patrol boat to watch over its 700 kilometer coast line, the Indonesian embassy in Doha quoted Senegalese Minister for the Expansion of National Railway Networks... More

Cairo Aviation Summit Shines Spotlight on Africa’s Challenges

  Speakers at the April 17 to 18 Aviation Africa Summit in Cairo called on stakeholders to tackle the high operations costs, market restrictions, and poor airport infrastructure hindering growth of the African airline industry. Civil war and political instability in countries such as Libya, Somalia, and South Sudan have hampered air transport operations... More

Libyan-African Aviation Holding Company calls for protection of airpor...

  The Libyan-African Aviation Holding Company has asked the authorities in Libya to assume their responsibilities and take the necessary steps to secure airports and facilities and protect aircraft at Libyan airports. In a statement posted on their official Facebook page, the company denounced the rocket attack on Libyan Airlines plane at Mitiga... More

Ethiopian Reaching 112 Int’l Destinations, Serving Millions R...

  Ethiopian Airlines is currently flying to 112 international destinations, which is short of the target set for the year 2025 by only eight destinations. Ethiopian Airlines Group Deputy Chief Executive Officer Henok Tefera said the airline flies to 112 international destinations across five continents and close to 60 destinations in Africa. Speaking... More

Angola wants complementary strategies for maritime security

  Angola considers it essential that African States develop complementary maritime strategies at the national, regional and continental levels for maritime space protection, risk prevention, threat identification, the definition of coordinated responses and legal accountability. The information was provided on Monday in Luanda by Angolan Foreign... More

Ethiopian Airlines says serves over 4,000 Chinese passengers daily

  Close to 4,000 Chinese passengers use the Ethiopian airline’s flight services on a daily basis, the Ethiopian Airlines Group revealed on Wednesday. Ethiopia’s flag carrier in its report presented to the Ethiopian parliament on Wednesday indicated that the Chinese passengers represent one of the largest customer bases of the airlines. The... More

Holt Joins Maersk And IBM Global Shipping Platform To Boost Productivi...

  Holt Joins Maersk And IBM Global Shipping Platform To Boost Productivity At Packer Avenue Marine Terminal PHILADELPHIA, April 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – Holt Logistics Corporation announced today that it has become the first independent port operator in the northeastern United States to conduct a pilot based on a blockchain-based global trade... More

Russia To Fund Commercial Aircraft Presence in Africa

  A Russian state-owned export development institute has introduced a $20 billion fund to support financing of Russian-made commercial aircraft for African airlines through the Pan African Bank and the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank). The Pan African Bank unveiled the special credit facility on April 9 in Nairobi, Kenya. Afreximbank global... More

Air travel and Africa’s economic integration

  It is perhaps ironic that Nigeria, few weeks after it rejected to sign the Africa Continental Free Area (AfCTA) agreement in Kigali, will be hosting the 59th Airports Council International Africa Board and Committees Meetings and Regional Conference and Exhibition. It is ironic because after staying out of an Africa-wide agreement to free trade,... More

Excessive, Discriminatory Charges Root Of Underdeveloped African Aviat...

  The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) on Tuesday said excessive and discriminatory charges by countries were hindering the development of aviation in Africa. ICAO, the apex aviation body, made this known at the ongoing 59th Airports Council International (ACI) Africa Conference in Lagos. The conference which began on April 14 will... More

It will be a positive step to have an official port elsewhere taking c...

  Despite Nigeria being the leaders in the region through sheer market size and the options they bring, the Nigerian ports continue to suffer from inefficient quality infrastructure. Nonetheless, there seems to be an inter-port competition along the Western African coastline, as well as an increase in private investments in these ports. In line... More

Central Bank Governors and Representatives comes together for enableme...

  Representatives from 11 Common Market for Southern and Eastern Africa (Comesa) and Central bank governors are convinced that attaining monetary integration is possible and that this could be enabled if member states have larger and deeper financial markets. This is something that Africa has been battling with, the idea of monetary integration... More

Africa needs to take advantage of economic potentials– PwC reports

  PwC stated in their report that In Africa the needs to take advantage of the economic potential of its shipping sector and ports if it is to get the outcome of its growth ambitions. Port performance must be seen in the context of not only port infrastructure shortfalls, but also the fact that port performance has a direct impact on the efficiency... More

Guest of The Month

  Mr. Walter Jones It is our duty bound to sustain, promote and build African logistics industry. In this edition, African Cargo News was able to track down the General Manager, Etihad Airlines Mr. Walter Jones as our April 2018 Guest of the Month to give our reading audience an update on their activities and to inundate us with their future plans for Africa and the global aviation community....  More

Latest News SARS introduces electronic cargo tracking system

  The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has introduced a new electronic cargo system that tracks the movement of cargo coming into and leaving the country. The introduction of the paperless cargo reporting system will bring to an end one of the last remaining paper-based processes in the revenue service. According to Chief Officer of Customs and Excise, Teboho Mokoena, the electronic reporting system will expedite the processing of legitimate trade and improve the management of risk for goods coming in and leaving the country. “Customs clients impacted by the new electronic reporting... More

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