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Food Imports for Africa

A South African government official called on African countries to increase trade, particularly food trade, between each other. He said latest research on...
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Posted on June 25, 2019

Duty-free maize imports to be allowed

Kenya is preparing to allow duty free maize imports from July, to compensate for the grain shortage which has caused the price of flour rise 30 percent in ...
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Posted on May 6, 2019

Kenya to introduce one stop office for exporters

The government of Kenya intends to establish a one stop office for exporters, planning thereby to streamline policies in an effort to boost exports. Ind...
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Posted on February 16, 2019

Rwanda:Targeted Support to initiate Exports Growth

There is currently a drive in Rwanda to diversify agriculture exports, and National Agriculture Exports Board (NAEB) is already promoting horticulture expo...
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Posted on April 10, 2017

Australia to Resume Japanese Beef Imports

Australia will probably cease a 16-year ban on imports of Japanese beef by the end of this year, now that Japan's government has confirmed that the meat i...
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Posted on February 4, 2017

Exports from Kenya to Europe Face Tariffs

Since October 1, Kenya has lost its free access to the European market as the East African Community (EAC) has failed to negotiate a free trade deal with t...
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Posted on October 8, 2014

Confronting the Menace of Falling Freight Containers

Chigozie Chikere, a member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), Nigeria, wants the federal government to urgently consider the dan...
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Posted on June 19, 2014

New Cargo Flights to Mid East and Africa

The freight business of British Airways and Iberia will be increasing flights from Heathrow to the Middle East and Africa from early 2014.  These cargo fl...
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Posted on September 22, 2013

Freight Container Record

Two cargo handling terminals in the Eastern Cape achieved new cargo handling records during December.  They moved the highest number of freight boxes per ...
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Posted on January 3, 2013

Ghana Freight Forwarder drugs bust

Last month HMRC found 1.5 tonnes of compressed cannabis in tape-wrappred packages within boxes of vegetables which were exported from Accra.  The mastermi...
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Posted on October 27, 2012

Freight Transport Congress Bremen

Starting tomorrow, the Breakbulk Africa Transport Congress covers a variety of topics. How China is investing in Africa, infrastructure and port developmen...
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Posted on November 1, 2011

Shipping rates under pressure

One of the world's major shipping lines has announced that profitability is suffering as higher volumes were offset by increased fuel costs and competition...
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Posted on September 1, 2011

Freight companies famine aid

A group of companies in Luxembourg, including some offering air freight and logistics services have responded to an appeal by the Luxembourg Committee for ...
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Posted on August 21, 2011

India invests in ports and shipping

India's Ministry of Shipping is forming a new port operating and shipping company called Indian Ports Global.  The company will act as the investment arm ...
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Posted on July 5, 2011
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