Africa could soon be the largest free-trade area in the world

Transport Infrastructure Driving Boost in Africa’s Cross Border Trade Africa could soon be the largest free-trade area in the world. This is if the African Union’s Continental Free Trade Area (CTFA) stays on track to be operational by the end of this year. Once up and running, the continent-wide free trade zone could lead to […]

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Tambo Springs intermodal hub “unnecessary”

The Tambo Springs intermodal hub built near Katlehong in Gauteng, is unwarranted. This is one of the findings of a centre of gravity analysis performed by multinational Arup, which plotted the optimized use of containers in Gauteng for Transnet. Key to its analysis was establishing where inland terminals should be developed to ensure last mile transport costs […]

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Maritime development drives new business opportunities for South Africa

With Africa’s overall port utilisation capacity exceeding 70%, ports authorities and terminal operators are actively calling for partners in development to equip Africa’s ports and harbours for post-neo-panamax shipping requirements. Not only has Transnet designated the importance of local infrastructure development but also the importance of intra-African trade and development as a strategic growth area […]

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