News : Transports

Nigeria: Pirates Launch Deadly Attack On Turkish Ship Off Nigeria

[DW] The Gulf of Guinea, where the attack took place, is considered the most dangerous sea in the world for piracy. One crew member was killed and 15 others were taken hostage after a struggle on board. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Covid-19 - KQ Suspends Flights to France and the Netherlands

[Nation] Kenya Airways has suspended flights to France and the Netherlands due to the new Covid-19 regulations in Europe that have resulted in a depressed passenger demand. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Come and Buy Our Ship, Abandoned Syrian Sailors Plead

[Nation] Living in a ship with no basic needs at the port of Mombasa is what 11 Syrian seafarers have endured for almost a year and a half. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: 10 Ships Dock At Mombasa Port As Business Picks Up

[Nation] Ten ships docked at the Mombasa port on Thursday evening, giving port managers hope of a turnaround after the Covid-19 crisis impacted transshipment traffic. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Namibian Roads Judged Best in Africa

[Namibian] NAMIBIA has retained its status as having the best roads on the African continent, the Roads Authority says. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: One Killed, 12 Injured in Murang'a Accident

[Nation] One person was killed and 12 injured in an accident on Kangare/Kaharate road in Murang'a County on Friday. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: TBs Allays Fears On Vehicles Inspection

[Daily News] TANZANIA Bureau of Standards (TBS) has allayed fears on vehicle inspection upon arrival in the country, saying the latest introduced move aims at creating employment to Tanzanians and boost the country's revenue. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Concerns Over Sale of Contaminated Fuel to Airlines

[This Day] There are concerns that some fuel marketing companies might be selling contaminated fuel to airlines due to poor regulation. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Hadiza Bala Usman Reappointed NPA MD

[Leadership] President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the re-appointment of Hadiza Bala Usman as managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), for another five-year tenure. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: TBs Inspection of Cars At Dar Port Will Not Interfere With Clearing Services

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -- The Tanzania Bureau of Standard (TBS) has on Thursday January 21 said the decision to start inspection of imported vehicles at the Dar es Salaam Port Yards will not interfere with the offloading process. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Sustaining Air Safety in Nigeria

[This Day] Chinedu Eze writes about ways to sustain and improve on safety record attained in the industry. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Nigeria Customs Wants Role in AfCFTA Implementation Explained

[This Day] Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has called for a proper explanation of its clear-cut roles in the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Ground Handlers Urge Govt to Waive Concession Fee

[This Day] The Association of Ground Handlers of Nigeria (AGHAN) has appealed to the federal government to adjust and waive the annual five per cent concession fee for ground handling companies in the Nigerian aviation industry. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: E-Ticketing Concessionaire Paying U.S.$2 Million to Run Abuja-Kaduna Rail for 10 Years

[Premium Times] The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Ameachi, says the initiative is a Public Private Partnership (PPP) valued at N900 million. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Stakeholders Hail Reappointment of Bala-Usman As NPA MD

[This Day] Abuja, Lagos -- Stakeholders in the maritime industry have hailed the reappointment of Ms. Hadiza Bala-Usman as Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) by President Muhammadu Buhari for a second and final five-year tenure. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: As NG Eagle Berths

[This Day] One of the new entrants to the domestic air travel market this year is the NG Eagle being floated by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON). The corporation has confirmed plans are on top gear to ensure that the airline comes on stream as soon as it obtains its Air Operator Certificate (AOC). (AllAfrica)

Mozambique: Maputo Port Reports 13 Per Cent Decline in Cargo

[AIM] Maputo -- The amount of cargo handled by the port of Maputo in 2020 declined by 13 per cent, in comparison with the 2019 figure. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: New 2021 Rides - From Alfa to Volkswagen

[Daily Maverick] After posting the lowest sales in almost two decades in 2019 due to the devastating global impact of Covid-19, the South African motor industry is hard at work in survival/recovery mode hoping to sell parking lots full of new products in 2021. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Govt Rejects British Airways Plans to Move Accra Flights to Gatwick

[Ghanaian Times] The Ministry of Aviation says it has rejected British Airways (BA)'s plan to move the London-Accra-London flights from the Heathrow Airport to Gatwick Airport this summer. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: MDC Alliance Blasts 'Anti-Poor' Zupco Fare Hike

[New Zimbabwe] MDC Alliance has condemned a recent government decision to effect a 100 percent hike on Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (ZUPCO) bus fares, saying the move was both elitist and discriminatory to the poor. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: TBs Now to Inspect Vehicle Upon Arrival At Dar es Salaam Port

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -- Imported vehicles will from March 1 this year be inspected at Dar es Salaam port upon arrival in the country, the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) has said. In that regard, the $150 (Sh346,366) inspection fee that was paid in the country of export on imported vehicles will now be paid in Tanzania. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Govt Begins Final Verification of Former Nigeria Airways Workers

[This Day] The federal government has commenced the final verification exercise for the former employees of the defunct national carrier, Nigeria Airways Limited (NAL). (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Tpa Plans Major Changes in Service Delivery

[Daily News] TANZANIA Ports Authority (TPA) plans to revolutionise its service delivery through exploitation of improved railway lines linked to Dar es Salaam port. The aim is to ensure smooth transfer of the bulk of goods on transit to neighbouring landlocked countries. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Tcaa Approves Precision Air Training Centre

[Daily News] PRECISION Air (PW) said on Wednesday Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) approved its training centre (PTC) and first class starts in March. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: How Mtwara Port Shows Its Potential in Cargo Transport

[Daily News] BOASTING its pride of being a natural harbour Mtwara Port is the country's strategic terminal that plays a significant role in facilitating cargo transport for the southern regions of Mtwara, Lindi and Ruvuma. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Internet Shutdown Forces Govt to Postpone Arrival of New Airbus

[Monitor] Government has pushed the date on which it had expected to receive the second Airbus from France. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Save Newly Refurbished Ngong Road From Rogue Matatu Drivers

[Nation] Walkway - The Nairobi City County traffic police boss should urgently act and save the newly refurbished Ngong Road from rogue matatu drivers shamelessly wrecking the beautiful walkways, Peter Kigo appeals. The worst section, he adds, is at Impala Club near Dagoretti Corner. "This matatu madness is impunity of the highest degree," laments Peter, whose contact is (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Senator Sues KQ for Downgrading Her to Economy Class

[Nairobi News] A nominated senator has sued Kenya Airways for placing her in economy class despite booking a business class flight from Nairobi to Mombasa. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: NRZ Boss Succumbs to Covid-19

[The Herald] National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) acting general manager Joseph Mashika (44) died at a private hospital in Harare on Sunday after testing positive for Covid-19. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Kano IDP to Commence Operation By August - Ahmed Rabiu

[Vanguard] DALA Inland Dry Port, IDP, located in Kano will commence operation by August this year, Managing Director, Ahmed Rabiu, has said. Speaking with Vanguard Maritime Report, Rabiu said that construction work is ongoing with the perimeter fencing almost completed. (AllAfrica)

Somalia: Somalia Observes Maritime Sector Role in Post-Covid-19 Economic Recovery

[Dalsan Radio] With its key location along main international shipping routes and 3,300 kilometres of coastline, Somalia's potential as a key maritime player came to the fore recently as it marked World Maritime Day. (AllAfrica)