African Ports Evolution 2017

African Ports Evolution

African Ports Evolution

Africa is experiencing greater regional integration as trade and transport shifts from overseas partners to regional partners. International trade volumes are also increasing at growth rates of 6-8% per year with higher growth rates for container traffic. The 2040 Vision for Africa’s transport sector is an integrated African continent where the transport infrastructure and services enable the free movement of goods and passengers by providing efficient, safe, secure, reliable and seamless transport options and reducing costs to support environmentally and economically sustainable regional development. AFRICAN PORTS EVOLUTION is a forum where we bring together key maritime stakeholders, so that together we can realise this transport vision.

AFRICAN PORTS EVOLUTION summit and expo fosters interaction between government and the private sector to enhance intra-African and cross border trade, through increased port efficiency, hinterland connectivity and trade corridors. With three co-located events included in this year’s AFRICAN PORTS EVOLUTION, you will benefit from the opportunities of interconnectivity of port and rail development, infrastructure development and economic growth through export.


AFRICAN PORTS EVOLUTION, now in its sixth year, is Africa’s MEGA Transport Event. It has the unique ability to bring together industry experts from across the continent and the world, to present solutions to the African maritime sector. Over 25 African ports will be given a platform to showcase their unique capabilities, pending projects and successfully completed projects; and for investors to identify business opportunities therein.

African Ports Evolution 2017 is THE premiere maritime forum in Africa providing attendees with take home, future-proofed solutions for boosting the integrity of port operations, modernising facilities, and increasing bulk and container throughput. The forum aims to discover the scale of planned marine development and expansion projects across the African continent. It provides proven alternative solutions for demand driven port development and expansion, creating productive ports and terminals and supportive networks to fast-track Africa’s economic development.

Furthermore African Ports Evolution 2017 will demonstrate how to reduce transport costs and boost economic development. Join other key stakeholders in the maritime transport industry and hear from an unbeatable line-up of thought-leaders as they discuss new strategies and the rapid evolution of the port industry in Africa.

African Ports Evolution 2017
Venue: Durban International Convention Centre, Durban, South Africa
Dates: 17 – 18 October 2017
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