Lowest clearing port in Africa (TOP 5)
Many say that the impact an economy has is based on the size of its ports. Most of the fastest-growing economies in Africa have very large ports. The port is the link between land and sea transportation.
Ports have dominated infrastructure development in past times. They are a very important aspect of the trade, as the port serves as the gateway for trade merchandise and it is a key to economic growth.
The shores of Africa have seen the emergence of modern ports that will serve the needs of a continent that is growing rapidly.
SOME PORTS IN AFRICA
Africa makes just a small percentage of global trade when it comes to ports. This is because of the inefficient handling time, poor security, and even corruption.
1 . SOUTH AFRICA
The Durban port in 2017 catered for 9,821 vessels and processed 22,785,7619 metric tons of cargo. Although it is one of the best ports in Africa it achieves only 75% of the efficiency expected from a major global port. Due to this, they lag behind the rest of the world. Also, congestion around the port leads to a delay in goods being cleared.
2 . Abidjan, Ivory Coast
The economic hub of the Ivory Coast is the port of Abidjan. It earns the country 80% of its revenue. The port serves landlocked countries such as Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger. The port was built in 1950 but due to poor management and infrastructure, there is not much cargo traffic. The country is building another container that will increase the port’s clearing capacity.
3 . Mombasa, Kenya
Mombasa port is the port for East and Central Africa and has been performing quite well. However, according to PwC, the port is performing below its capacity. “East Africa is, in the context of Africa, the market that’s the least developed in respect of hub port development,” said PwC Africa transport and logistics leader Andrew Shaw at a press briefing. “We see a bit of a lag in East Africa in terms of investments within the ports and also potentially a lag in involving the private sector.”
“It is very clear in our minds that Mombasa will come out as a hub port, but it will require the government to facilitate investments,” said Shaw. “It will require the private sector to come in and provide very efficient operations.”
4 . Port Djibouti
Djibouti is a small country with about 850,000 residents. The ports in Djibouti lack capacity and the depth of water needed for bigger vessels. It is less likely to become a busy hub like Kenya and Tanzania.
5 . Lagos Nigeria
That is the major seaport of Nigeria but like every other port in Africa, it has a huge deficit in infrastructure
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