East Africa Ports & Logistics Conference 2013
|Event Date/Time: Oct 07, 2013 / 9:00 am - (GMT +3:00 hours)||End Date/Time: Oct 08, 2013 / 6:00 pm - (GMT +3:00 hours)|
|Early Registration Date: Aug 31, 2013|
Registering impressive economic growth over the past few years, the East Africa region continues to show robust economic performance. According to a new and innovative approach to estimating the future growth potential of countries that was designed by professors at Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), East Africa could become the fastest growing region in the world between now and 2020. The average annual GDP growth rate for Uganda is estimated at 6.41% and would have the highest growth potential in the world, followed closely by Kenya at 6.1%, Tanzania at 6.07%, Madagascar at 5.85%, Malawi at 5.6%, Zambia at 5.25%, Ethiopia at 4.52% and Mozambique at 4.26%. The Ports infrastructure however lags behind. There is serious concern about port congestion, and the modernization of ports infrastructure and services are critically needed. Private sector investments are being actively promoted, and there are tremendous opportunities in ports development, including new initiatives to develop seaports, modal interfaces at sea, inland water ports, and inland cargo terminals in key countries including Tanzania, Kenya and Mozambique. The East Africa Ports & Logistics Conference 2013 is strategically timed to address the needs of the sector with specific focus on servicing the vibrant oil, gas and mining activities in this region. The Conference addresses the industry's most pressing issues: inadequate berthing capacities; ports congestion; the need for new ports developments to sustain transportation demand; the role of smaller coastal ports in supporting local trade; the development of lakes ports as gateways to transit goods between countries; the lack of essential supporting infrastructure such as rail systems; congested road networks; bureaucratic bottlenecks for proper cargo and minerals handling activities; oil movement issues; improvement of containers, dry bulk and liquid bulk facilities; development of complex offshore logistics services bases and the handling of hazardous cargoes. The East Africa Ports & Logistics Conference 2013 brings together existing and new investors as well as international business leaders responsible for global transport and logistics, with attendance from senior executives from the region's leading ports, shippers, cargo owners, logistics lines, freight forwarders, mining and oil & gas companies, terminal operators, offshore support services entities, logistics companies, railway operators and port-rail equipment services suppliers.
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