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African ports race to be regional logistics hubs, as wave of new investments looks set to drive growth

Published on March 31, 2016

On a continent where nearly 90% of international trade happens by sea, several African ports are in the race to be their respective regional shipping hubs - and for one ambitious city – Kigali – the ambition to be a logistics hub isn’t the preserve of coastal ports.

Lack of infrastructure and long ship waiting times continue to hamper productivity for the African maritime sector, but a wave of new investments look set to drive growth over the medium term, according to a new report from research consultancy SeaIntel. Read more. Source | Mail Guardian Africa