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Port of Antwerp invests for first time in West Africa. CMA CGM revs up West African expansion. Qatar Airways announces 14 new routes including Cameroon. Business News of Thursday, 10 March 2016 Source: eturbonews.com Qatar Airways CEO Akbar al Baker Qatar Airways’ Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Akbar Al Baker announced a significant network expansion of 14 new destinations at a capacity-crowd press conference on the opening day of ITB Berlin – the world’s largest international travel fair.

Qatar Airways announces 14 new routes including Cameroon

Spread across four continents, the new routes will further expand the reach of the airline’s network, and will include the world’s longest flight, between Doha and Auckland, New Zealand. Transport aérien : Turkish Airlines annoncée dans le ciel de Conakry en juin prochain. A partir du mois de juin, la compagnie aérienne nationale turque, ‘’Turkish Airlines’’ commencera à déployer ses ailes sur Conakry.

Transport aérien : Turkish Airlines annoncée dans le ciel de Conakry en juin prochain

Air France va faire d’Abidjan et de Nairobi des hubs régionaux en Afrique de l’Ouest et de l’Est   (Agence Ecofin) - Le PDG d’Air France-KLM, Alexandre de Juniac, a annoncé le 1er décembre que sa compagnie prévoit de faire d’Abidjan et de Nairobi des hubs régionaux respectifs en Afrique de l’Ouest et de l’Est d’ici cinq à dix ans.

Air France va faire d’Abidjan et de Nairobi des hubs régionaux en Afrique de l’Ouest et de l’Est  

«Dans les cinq à dix ans, c'est une destination stratégique pour nous, si on voit Abidjan comme le hub régional», a déclaré M. de Juniac lors d’une cérémonie organisée dans la capitale économique ivoirienne à l’occasion de la célébration du 75 e anniversaire de présence d'Air France en Côte d'ivoire. Turkish Airlines ranks ‘first in connecting Africa’ - BUSINESS. Cairo becomes headquarters of Lufthansa sales organization for all of North Africa and Near East.

Celebrates success of Cairo route which helps bring more traffic between Germany and Egypt and offers additional travel opportunities for local travelers Lufthansa today announced that Cairo has been made the regional headquarters for European airline group's sales organization for North Africa and the Near East.

Cairo becomes headquarters of Lufthansa sales organization for all of North Africa and Near East

With the growing importance of the Egyptian market, the company has appointed a country manager for Egypt who will be based at the group's Cairo sales headquarters. "Egypt remains one of our key markets in this region, always playing a significant role in Lufthansa's network. Now with Cairo becoming the regional headquarters, we are confident the entire Lufthansa Group will benefit from this market's leadership role across North Africa and the Middle East," said Frank Van den Steen, the Lufthansa Group's new Sales Director for North Africa & Near East.

DHL invests 47 Million Euro in Sub-Saharan Africa - new Business Ethiopia (nBE) The Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Post DHL Group, Frank Appel, visited South Africa and Nigeria this week.

DHL invests 47 Million Euro in Sub-Saharan Africa - new Business Ethiopia (nBE)

The visit demonstrated the overall importance of emerging markets in the Group’s Strategy 2020: Focus.Connect.Grow., and in specific the encouraging development of Sub-Saharan Africa. During his stay in South Africa and Nigeria, Frank Appel met with employees and customers, and visited several logistics facilities. Le pari fou de Bolloré en Afrique est sur les rails- 26 juin 2015. La locomotive Bolloré trace sa route.

Le pari fou de Bolloré en Afrique est sur les rails- 26 juin 2015

Le groupe français a lancé, mercredi 9 septembre à Abidjan, les travaux de réhabilitation de 1.260 km de rail entre la capitale ivoirienne et Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) pour un coût de 400 millions d'euros sur cinq ans. Maersk Line expects gains from new Suez Canal expansion. Waad Ahmed , Friday 7 Aug 2015 In this Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 file photo, an Egyptian soldier stands guard near the Suez Canal as an American container ship crosses the Suez Canal in Ismailia, Egypt.

Maersk Line expects gains from new Suez Canal expansion

Egypt on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 (Photo: AP) Italian airline announces flights to Pemba, Mozambique. Namibia: DHL Invests Big in Sub-Sahara Africa. Nigerian, Greek shipowners sign MoU on vessels acquisition. By Godwin Oritse The Nigerian Shipowners Association of Nigeria, (NISA) and some Greek shipowners yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding on vessel acquisition with a view to building a formidable fleet for Cabotage trade.

Nigerian, Greek shipowners sign MoU on vessels acquisition

Speaking at the ceremony, President of the Nigerian Shipowners Association of Nigeria, Captain Olaniyi Dada Olabinjo said that the project to re-build the local fleet will benefit both the Nigerian and Greek economy as both countries are currently facing economic challenges. Lagos Now Headquarters of Lufthansa for Sub-Sahara Africa, Articles. A Lufthansa airplane By Chinedu Eze German based international carrier, Lufthansa has designated Lagos as the center and regional headquarters of its Sub-Saharan sales, station and administration organisation leading marketing and sales for the airline across the continent, including East African and Southern Africa countries.

Lagos Now Headquarters of Lufthansa for Sub-Sahara Africa, Articles

Lufthansa to resume flights to Nairobi after 18-year absence - Business and Finance. German airline Lufthansa plans to resume direct passenger flights to Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport from late October after an 18-year absence from the Kenyan capital.

Lufthansa to resume flights to Nairobi after 18-year absence - Business and Finance

The airline will deploy an Airbus A340-300 between Frankfurt and Nairobi four times a week from October 27, raising this to five times from December 11 to cater for increased traffic during the Christmas and New Year holiday period. Maersk, owner of world’s largest container liner, targets Nigeria and Kenya ports in Africa expansion push. A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S, owner of the world’s largest shipping container line, is seeking to win contracts to build and upgrade ports in Nigeria and Kenya as the Danish company expands its African operations. Maersk is awaiting a final sign-off on a contract to help build a new port in Badagry in Nigeria’s southern Lagos state, according to Lars Reno Jakobsen, the company’s senior vice president for Africa. Rien n'arrête la locomotive Bolloré. Bulgaria to export 4mn T Wheat to Africa by Egypt’s Logistics Centre.

Bulgaria is keen to invest in Damietta’s global logistics centre project, Bulgarian ambassador to Cairo, Rumen Petrov said. Petrov clarified that Sofia is seeking to use the Egyptian logistics centre to become a hub of Bulgaria’s wheat exports to the African markets, at amounts of 4 million tonnes annually. The ambassador made his remarks during his meeting with Egyptian Supply Minister Khaled Hanafy in the presence of other Egyptian and Bulgarian officials. Furthermore, Petrov clarified that he would invite Bulgarian businessmen to establish their investment projects in Damietta’s logistics centre, notably in fields of manufacturing and extracting oils.

Damietta will enjoy one of the most important logistics centres in the world owing to the planned mega projects to be there in addition to its strategic location, Petrov stated. L'empire Bolloré, des ports africains aux batteries au lithium - Les Echos. Avanti Leads Pan-African Aviation Project Powered by Satellite Technology. LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avanti Communications has been appointed by the UK Space Agency to deliver a crucial air navigation project in Africa, SBAS-AFRICA, powered by satellite technology.

The leading satellite operator has been awarded the contract under the agency’s International Partnership Space Programme (IPSP), which exists to open up opportunities for the UK space sector to share expertise in real-world satellite technology and services overseas. “The Artemis satellite will play an integral role in this project. We expect that such a showcase for its performance, accuracy and quality will provide further evidence of what can be achieved with this technology and lead to significant commercial opportunities.” Matthew O’Connor, Chief Operating Officer at Avanti Communications, commented: “SBAS-AFRICA brings an innovative and pragmatic approach to deploying SBAS services in Africa.

He continued: “The Artemis satellite will play an integral role in this project. VIDEO: Online tracking tool for Africa-EU freight movements. Follow @SamJermy and @AfricaBizReview on Twitter. Traces, from the European Commission, is a free online management tool that tracks the movements of live animals, animal products, products of animal origin, animal by-products, food, feed and plants imported from places outside the European Union, such as Africa, and traded through the EU Member States. It is used in over 70 countries, the application is available in 33 languages and so far has 25,000 registered users. In 2013, Europe imported €4.35 million of food and live animals from West Africa and exported €3.32 million of food and live animals to the region. West African countries account for 40 percent of all trade between the EU and the African, Caribbean and Pacific region TRACES benefits: TRACES strengthens the cooperation with the EU partners, facilitates the trade, simplifying the administrative procedures, improves the risk management of health threats and enhances the safety of the food chain and animal health.

Lufthansa adds Africa routes. Lufthansa Cargo is strengthening its presence in Africa. Since mid-September, the carrier has been flying to Lagos, Nigeria twice a week, with the MD-11F. At the end of October, the Tunisian capital, Tunis, will also be incorporated into the route network. The route will be served every Tuesday, with the MD-11F. Lufthansa Cargo improves connections to Africa.

Follow @SamJermy and @SupplyChainD on Twitter. Lufthansa Cargo is strengthening its presence on the African continent in the 2014/2015 winter flight plan. Since mid-September, the freight airline has been flying to Lagos, Nigeria twice a week with the MD-11F. At the end of October, the Tunisian capital Tunis will also be incorporated into the route network.

City of Glasgow College developing Angola project. Turkish firm Al bayrak to manage Mogadishu port. The federal government of Somalia has finally approved Turkish firm Al Bayrak to take the management of the Mogadishu harbor. Al Bayrak will expand and develop the port into a modern to ease the congestion at Somalia main sea port. According to the minister for transport Yussuf Maalim the government will receive 55 percent of the income while Al Bayrak will get the other 45 percent for the development and construction cost. Actualité du Gabon. Si ses activités de transport et de logistique restent au beau fixe dans la plupart des pays où il exerce, au premier semestre 2014, le groupe français annonce une légère régression de son chiffre d’affaires en Afrique. A en croire son dernier rapport financier, les résultats du groupe Bolloré sont relativement mitigés au premier semestre de l’année en cours.

Air France participera au lancement de Congo Airways. Arkas Line expands West Africa service: ITJ. DHL Africa's success streak continues in 2014. British Airways to add fifth weekly UK-Tripoli flight - LibyaBusiness.tv. British Airways boosts African footprint. Tunnel entre le Maroc et l'Espagne : L'ONU examine le projet. Tunnel entre le Maroc et l'Espagne : L'ONU examine le projet. Transport France-Maghreb : Heppner et Vectorys deviennent partenaires. Turkish Cargo Expands Freighter, Trucking Services. Air Malta reliera Malte à Alger. DHL eyes further expansion in sub-Saharan Africa. La machine Afrique de Bolloré, Analyses. JJ Black expands into Uganda. Bolloré Logistics Looks to Unlock Africa. La compagnie aérienne espagnole Vueling ouvre 5 nouvelles routes vers le Maroc. DHL Express triples retail footprint in Sub-Saharan Africa. Thales déploiera 11 radars et 11 systèmes TopSky-ATC dans 12 pays africains.

DHL Express expands service points network in Sub-Saharan Africa - Logistics Business Review. Spain Proposes Partnership With Cameroon Airlines Corporation. Le Niger veut créer une compagnie nationale avec Turkish Airlines. Coyne Airways extends reach to more than 30 African destinations. Med Cross Lines establishes Turkey-Libya route. Turkish Airlines Turkish Airlines launches flights to Kilimanjaro and Mombasa. XSML invests in Congo river, road transportation business. Nouvelles - CRTV.