25 - 27 June, 2019
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 26 June 2019

8:15 am - 8:50 am Registration, refreshments and networking

8:50 am - 9:00 am Chairperson’s opening remarks

West African Ports Expansion to Meet Growing Container Trade
In 2018, the container volumes handled by West African ports doubled to almost
5 million twenty-foot equivalent units, a growth unparalled by any other region globally.

9:00 am - 9:30 am Overview of the consequences of this phenomenon and the urgency for ports expansion

Dr. Sokonte H. Davies - Executive Director Marine and Operations, Nigerian Ports Authority Nigeria
Why is West Africa investing so much on infrastructures’ improvements?

  • The increased in port’s congestion of up to 61% due to growing container volumes
  • The lack of deep-water berths to handle more efficient, larger ships call for port’s improvement and opens opportunities for dredging and water-waste management companies.
  • Nigeria and Ghana ports are investing in improving ports’ capacity by deepening canals, widening basins, replacing dated equipment and adopting systems automation.
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Dr. Sokonte H. Davies

Executive Director Marine and Operations
Nigerian Ports Authority Nigeria

9:30 am - 10:00 am GHANA: How is the Public-Private Partnership model being used to implement Tema port expansion worth US$ 1.5 billion?

Edward Kofi Osei - Director General Tema Port and Acting Director General at Ghana Ports and harbours Authority, GPHA Ghana
What are the main results from this PPP model?

  • From deeper berths to more sophisticated container handling gantry cranes and new terminal operation systems, Tema Port will increase its capacity by four times is current potential
  • Managing cargo volume through an integrated management system
  • Challenges and benefits of a PPP within a multi-stakeholder collaboration
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Edward Kofi Osei

Director General Tema Port and Acting Director General at Ghana Ports and harbours Authority
GPHA Ghana

In order to be successful a port’s expansion usually relies on ongoing collaboration between a variety of different stakeholders across several sectors such as transportation and infrastructure. Hence, it is essential to find align strategies and interest to ensure business success and port’s competitive advantage.

This panel will discussion will cover topics like:
  • Opportunities and difficulties of operating within a collaborative model
  • The necessity to develop a framework that ensures ROI to each stakeholder. Value-based strategy
  • Globalisation of shipping lines and port operators by data sharing

Panelists:
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Aden Mowlid

Director General
Djibouti Ports & Free Zones Authority Djibouti

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Dr. Sokonte H. Davies

Executive Director Marine and Operations
Nigerian Ports Authority Nigeria

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Hien Yacouba SIE

Managing Director of Abidjan port
Abidjan Port Authority Ivory Coast

10:30 am - 11:00 am Morning break and speed networking

Port’s Expansion Plans in the North Africa Regions
Morocco, Egypt and Algeria are the most attractive economies for investments on the continent
(Quantum Global’s African Investment Index, 2018) with a cumulative 38% of new projects
within the transportation, shipping and port sector

11:00 am - 11:30 am MOROCCO: Exploring the US$ 3.14billion expansion project for Nador West Med Port

Youssef Imghi - Director General, Tanger Med Engineering Morocco
  • Building dedicated terminals to accommodate 1.5 million tones of refined oil products and 1.5 other bulk cargo
  • PortNet, Morocco’s highly advanced port community system to expand operations, reduce cargo clearance times down to 7 hours.
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Youssef Imghi

Director General
Tanger Med Engineering Morocco

11:30 am - 12:00 pm SOKHNA PORT CASE STUDY: How is Egypt pioneering a record by completing the “Basin 2” program to be completed in less than 12 months?

Rear Admiral Reda Ahmed Ismaeil - Head of the Maritime Transport Sector, Maritime Transport Sector Egypt
  • Evaluation of the project, results and future vision: The construction of 4 new ports open up multi-billion dollars opportunities from contractors.
  • How to effectively managing a multi-stakeholders partnership using the PPP framework
  • The development of three new logistic hubs calls for automated heavy lift equipment and maintenance companies.
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Rear Admiral Reda Ahmed Ismaeil

Head of the Maritime Transport Sector
Maritime Transport Sector Egypt

How does the future look like for the North African reagions?

  • How to boost foreign investments and partnerships
  • Capitalise on these new expansions
  • Developing new strategies to maximise ports efficiency
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Hien Yacouba SIE

Managing Director of Abidjan port
Abidjan Port Authority Ivory Coast

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Rear Admiral Reda Ahmed Ismaeil

Head of the Maritime Transport Sector
Maritime Transport Sector Egypt

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Youssef Imghi

Director General
Tanger Med Engineering Morocco

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Networking lunch

Ports expansion projects as key engines for Africa economic growth
90% of imports and exports in Africa are driven by sea. However, only few ports
are now fully maximising their productivity

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Outlining the current ports expansion programs in South Africa: Durban and Richards Bay port account for a total investment of US$ 200 million

Moshe Motlohi - General Director Corporate Affairs and External Relation, & Director General Durban Port, Transnet National Ports Authority South Africa
How can the country’s economy benefit from this?

  • Cross-sector expansions: From ports to infrastructures development
  • Berths expansion, floating dock infrastructure implementation and increase capacity of key ports
  • Terminal modernisation and ports’ security to maximise profitability
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Moshe Motlohi

General Director Corporate Affairs and External Relation, & Director General Durban Port
Transnet National Ports Authority South Africa

2:00 pm - 2:00 pm Converting Africa economic potential to economic success

With 30% of the world’s remaining mineral resources and approximately 60% of the world’s uncultivated arable land on the continent, Africa’s relevance in the global food and resource transportation value chain is significant

How can transport value chain be optimised?
  • Automation, standardisation and simplified port’s operations thank to integrated systems
  • Ensuring the sufficient financial capital by adopting a PPP approach
  • Seeking for the best project managers: from planning to execution