Conference on maximising African port capacity, June 4, Lagos

By Freddie Pierce
Active Communications Internationals 3rd Maximising African Port Capacity conference will address the key challenges faced by African ports when faced...

Active Communications International’s 3rd Maximising African Port Capacity conference will address the key challenges faced by African ports when faced with operational change and site expansion.

This includes issues in construction, infrastructure, access, hinterland and storage. There will be the opportunity to hear case studies of how ports have faced and overcome these challenges and the corresponding benefits of completing projects successfully.

In addition, there will be “essential” updates in issues of security, safety and quality, and global trade patterns so as to ensure that any developmental projects are refined to cope with the modern challenges the industry currently faces. 

Key presentations this year include:

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Developing working partnerships in Africa

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Assessing investment options

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Overcoming new construction challenges

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Expanding and upgrading entrance channels

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Cargo-specific port infrastructure models

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Effective inland depot development

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Matching operations to hinterland potential

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Improving safety and quality culture

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Assessing security challenges and solutions

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Market analysis of international trade flow

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Including ‘green’ design elements in port portscrease efficiency in the management of throughput

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Understand how to incorporate environmental sustainability into development plans

 

The organiser ACI said: “All ACI’s meetings are strictly end-user focussed and attract a targeted group of senior level decision-makers from industry.

“Delegates will be drawn from Port Authorities, Port Operators and Terminal Operating companies and include VPs, Directors and Managers. Also local and national government, Private Investors in port/ infrastructure, Port development consultants Suppliers of specialist port technologies and equipment.”

Previous attendees include the Nigerian Ports Authority, Namibian Ports Authority, Namport, Siemens, United Kingdom Hydrographic Office and Toyota Tsusho Africa Ltd, to name but a few.

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