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Old February 19th, 2019, 04:20 PM   #141
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Matadi gateway terminal unlocks Congo shipping system benefits

The 2,500-TEU Safmarine Nubu alongside at the Matadi Gateway Terminal which is progressively facilitating larger vessel calls and unlocking the associated scale economies.

The call, which took place at the end of January, marked the first call by a gearless containership and the first by a vessel with a capacity as high as 2,500 TEUs. The deployment of a vessel of this size unlocks economies of scale as well as provides the most cost-efficient means of serving the capital city of Kinshasa. Use of any other port gateway entails substantial additional land transport costs dramatically pushing up the overall container transport cost from point of origin to destination.

The transit along the Congo River is also time competitive – it takes just eight hours from the Banana Roads, at the head of the Congo River, upstream to Matadi, compared to approximately five hours by road when optimum conditions are available.

The MGT is built to handle vessels of up to WAFMAX dimensions and as such the Safmarine Nuba was straightforward to berth and work,” explains Tim Van Campen, MGT director general. “We see this,” he elaborates,” as a step on the road to handling even bigger vessels as demand builds, eventually up to WAFMAX dimensions from direct calls.”

MGT, with support from the Government of DRC, has a two-step plan in place to realize strategic dredging in the Congo River up to a draught of 12.5 meters thereby opening the door to Panamax class vessel calls. This will be demand triggered as will a third phase, under development, which will facilitate access for the slightly larger WAFMAX vessels, which will require a draught of 14 meters.

Handling over the quay at MGT is undertaken by two Terex Gottwald Model 5 mobile harbour cranes, each able to handle up to 60 tons when working with an automatic twin-lift spreader and 50 tons in a single lift. Maximum working radius is 51 m. A third Kone mobile, now on order, will soon be installed, providing the ability to turn a 2,500-TEU capacity vessel in under 12 hours.


Container clearance from the terminal is the most efficient in the DRC averaging around seven days, half the time typically taken and thereby promoting further supply chain efficiencies. The advances made in this respect have also served to double the terminal’s annual capacity from 175,000-TEUs to 350,000-TEUs.

Progressively MGT is fulfilling its potential and unlocking scale economies and service efficiencies for cargo owners,” underlines Hans-Ole Madsen, ICTSI Senior Vice President and head of EMEA. The terminal is having a positive impact right along the supply chain, and is delivering tangible practical benefits to cargo owners, a scenario we expect to grow as demand builds, even larger vessels are phased in and the terminal reaps the benefits of comprehensive continuous improvement programs. The Safmarine Nuba represents a ground-breaking ‘first’ and we are very confident that MGT can deliver further efficiencies and consolidate and expand its role as the premier container gateway for the DRC.



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Old February 22nd, 2019, 10:10 AM   #142
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Plans Underway to Boost Congo River Shipping Capacity

The ICTSI Matadi Gateway Terminal in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has hosted its first call by a gearless container ship, the 2,500-TEU Safmarine Nuba. It is also the first time a vessel of this capacity has called.

Matadi is located on the left bank of the Congo River, 92 miles from the nation's capital Kinshasa. The deployment of a vessel of this size provides a more cost-efficient means of serving the capital city of Kinshasa, says ICTSI. Use of any other port gateway entails substantial additional land transport costs.

The logic of using Matadi, the closest port gateway to Kinshasa, where virtually all the cargo goes, is irrefutable,” says Hans-Ole Madsen, ICTSI Senior Vice President. “If you start your overland journey from points such as Banana or Pointe Noire the additional overland transport costs, compared to using Matadi, will work out to be more expensive than the entire sea-freight cost from Shanghai to Matadi. We are also working with the relevant authorities to enhance the rail link between Matadi and Kinshasa, the only direct uninterrupted rail link between a port gateway and the capital city.

The terminal operator, with government support, plans to realize strategic dredging in the Congo River up to a draft of 12.5 meters, which would allow the passage of Panamax class vessel calls. A further phase under development will facilitate access for the slightly larger WAFMAX vessels such as the Safmarine Nuba, which require a draft of 14 meters.

Handling over the quay at the Matadi Gateway Terminal is undertaken by two Terex Gottwald Model 5 mobile harbor cranes, each able to handle up to 60 tons when working with an automatic twin-lift spreader and 50 tons in a single lift. Maximum working radius is 51 meters (167 feet). A third Kone mobile crane will soon be installed, providing the ability to turn a 2,500-TEU capacity vessel in under 12 hours.

The $100 million terminal opened for business in 2016. Container clearance from the terminal is the most efficient in the DRC averaging around seven days, half the time typically, says ICTSI. Advances made at the terminal have doubled the terminal’s annual capacity from 175,000 TEUs to 350,000 TEUs.



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Old April 18th, 2019, 03:31 PM   #144
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Ce qui fait mal, c’est que cet argent extorqué n’atterrit pas sur le compte du trésor mais est détourné par les autorités douanières. Le gouvernement est au courant mais préfère laisser faire. Comment un pays où l’irresponsabilité est érigée en méthode de gouvernement peut-il se développer ?
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31,176 tons of goods transited by the port of Boma for the first quarter of 2019

Boma, 21 April 2019 (ACP) .- Thirty-one thousand one hundred and seventy-six (31,176) tons of goods passed through the seaport of Boma in the first quarter of 2019, compared with 13,127 tons in the corresponding period of 2018, according to a report Transport and Ports Corporation (TCCS) statistics forwarded to the ACP.

According to the report, 2,971 tons were for export against 28,385 tons for imports. The source justifies this increase in transit cargoes by increasing the number of ships berthed at Boma port from 12 in the first quarter of 2018 to 17 in the first quarter of 2019.

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Boma, 21 avril 2019 (ACP).- Trente et un mille cent soixante-seize (31.176) tonnes de marchandises ont transité au port maritime de Boma au cours du premier trimestre 2019 contre 13.127 tonnes la période correspondante, de 2018, indique un rapport statistiques de la Société commerciale des transports et des ports (SCPT) transmises à l’ACP.

Selon le rapport, 2.971 tonnes ont été destinées à l’exportation contre 28.385 tonnes à l’importation. La source justifie cet accroissement des cargaisons en transit par l’augmentation du nombre des navires accostés au port de Boma qui est passé de 12 au premier trimestre 2018 à 17 navires au premier trimestre 2019.
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DRC: Ogefrem-Maersk agreement materializes FERI underwriting constraint

The Multimodal Freight Management Office (OGEFREM) and the Congolese subsidiary of the world shipowner Maersk have just materialized the compulsory nature of the subscription of the « FERI » Electronic Information Sheet for Importation for any cargo destined for the DRC.
Indeed, this materialization follows the signature of a collaboration agreement signed in Kinshasa on May 24, 2019 between Patient Sayiba, the general manager of Ogefrem and Michel Koffi, the general manager of Maersk DRC.

According to the boss of Ogefrem, the signing of this agreement with Maersk is part of the strict observance of the regulations on the transport and traceability of Congolese freight on boarding, ie in all ports of embarkation. where the shipments leave for the DRC.

« This agreement also supports the reduction of the time in the customs clearance process by the advance transmission via OGEFREM of the cargo cover documents to the One Stop Shop, interface of all services of the customs cordon, » said Patient Sayiba Tambwe.

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DRC: Continued decline in traffic volume at Matadi port for 10 years



Over the last 10 years, the port of Matadi has lost a third of its volume of import-export traffic. Of a total of 2.116 million metric tons recorded in 2008, the port of Matadi managed only 1.447 million metric tons in 2018. This decrease in traffic can be observed both on the import and export markets. export.

The port of Matadi managed 1,447,943 metric tons in 2018, or 1,247,261 metric tons of imports and 200,682 tons of imports, inform the Central Bank of Congo in its newsletter.

This volume of traffic is certainly up compared to the year 2017 when 1,436,241 metric tons were traced to the port of Matadi but it remains significantly lower than in 2008 when it was recorded 2,116,598 metric tons, or 1 668 167 tonnes on import and 448 431 tonnes on export.

Between 2008 and 2018 peak traffic at the port of Matadi was recorded in 2014 with a total volume of 2,944,210 metric tonnes loaded and unloaded at the Port of Matadi, or 2,478,377 tonnes at import and 432,702 tonnes at the port of Matadi. 'export.

The port of Matadi is the second border post of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in terms of revenue receipt. It is preceded by that of Kasumbalesa in Haut-Katanga, in the south-east of the country.

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Ces 10 dernières années, le port de Matadi a perdu le tiers de son volume de trafic à l'import-export. D'un total de 2,116 millions de tonnes métriques enregistrées en 2008, le port de Matadi n'a pu gérer que 1,447 million de tonnes métriques en 2018. Cette baisse de trafic s'observe aussi bien à l'importation qu'à l'exportation.

Le port de Matadi a géré 1 447 943 tonnes métriques en 2018, soit 1 247 261 tonnes métriques à l’importation et 200 682 tonnes à l’importation, renseignent la Banque centrale du Congo dans son bulletin d’informations.

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Kasumbalesa: $ 53,000 collected by the DGDA for 3 days

Kasumbalesa, June 14, 2019 (ACP) .- A sum of $ 53,000 of revenue from the txe on the importation of gray cement was collected in three days by the DGDA in Kasumbalesa.

This performance was hailed during the meeting of the Kasumbalesa Urban Council chaired by Kasumbalesa Mayor André Kapampa Kamwanya and associated with the members of the Economic Council.

This effort, following the involvement of the authorities in the fight against smuggling through Bilanga by some economic operators.

On this occasion, the mayor of Kasumbalesa congratulated the members of the council for the work done in the fight against fraud, before encouraging economic operators to remain in the legal way. He also promised to continue advocacy for further facilitation in the declaration of gray cement

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Kasumbalesa : 53.000 $ perçus par la DGDA pendant 3 jours

Kasumbalesa, 14 juin 2019(ACP).- Une somme de 53.000$ des recettes issues de la txe sur l’importation du ciment gris a été perçue en trois jours par la DGDA à Kasumbalesa.

Cette performance a été saluée au cours de la réunion du conseil urbain de Kasumbalesa présidée par le maire de Kasumbalesa, André Kapampa Kamwanya, et à laquelle étaient associés les membres du conseil économique.

Cet effort, est consécutif à l’implication des autorités dans la lutte contre la contrebande qui s’opérait à travers le Bilanga par certains opérateurs économiques.

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Laying the symbolic stone of 1 large project: the parking Kanyaka 25 km from Lshi.Enjeu: decongest Kasumbalesa, the first border crossing ground in the DRC with 500 tracks per day while parking Kanyaka c 700.
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DRC: FPI and China Gezhouba pledge to raise funds to rehabilitate Kalemie port

The Industrial Promotion Fund (FPI) and China Gezhouba Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding on June 20, 2019. Objective: raise funds internationally for the rehabilitation of the port of Kalemie in the province of Tanganyika.

As a result, the memorandum of understanding signed with the China Gezhouba Group will allow not only the mobilization of the necessary funds for the rehabilitation of the port of Kalemie but also the carrying out of detailed technical studies and project implementation based on the results of the projects. already completed by the REIT.

« We will seek financing in China. And we hope to get the financing as soon as possible to plan the start of the works within six months, « promised Shi Guodong, commercial director of China Gezhouba Group.

This protocol is a concrete expression of the FPI’s managerial vision, which aims to put a particular emphasis on the development of structuring and industrialising programs throughout the national territory.

For the Director General Patrice Kitebi, the REIT as a public institution whose main mission is to ensure the financing of the domestic industry is concerned about the rehabilitation of this port of Kalemie.

« This is to pre-service and viabilise interventions (FPI) in the region by significantly reducing the costs associated with the various imports of companies to finance, but also to improve the collection of the Tax Promotion Industry ( TPI), the Fund’s main resource. To ensure this rehabilitation, the REIT needs funding that it can not cover with its own resources, « he said.

The port of Kalemie is a work of public and economic interest of paramount importance for the development of the province of Tanganyika as well as for the supply of other provinces of the country. It serves as an entry point for imported goods.

It is also a railway terminal of the South-East network which is currently in an advanced state of disrepair and its infrastructures require a rehabilitation to make it efficient.



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KISANGANI: Visit of BANGBOKA Airport construction site, modernized by the governor of the province

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DRC-JAPAN: The port of Banana, the port of Matadi, the Kinshasa-Matadi railway in the sights of JICA



After a short three-day stay in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, JICA President (Japanese International Cooperation Agency), Sinichi Kitaoka, who was in Kinshasa and Matadi in Kongo-Central, left Congolese soil on Wednesday 17 July 2019.

As soon as he arrived in Kinshasa on Sunday, July 14th, running a large delegation, Mr. Sinichi Kitaoka was first received in audience by the President of the Republic, Félix-Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, on Monday, July 15th. On the menu of these exchanges of nearly an hour, the consolidation of cooperation between Japan and the DRC.

Which interviews also revolved around the training of Congolese youth as well as on the infrastructure aspect. As the occasion lurks, the Japanese delegation also took the opportunity to give the Head of State of the DRC its invitation to the next international economic conference in Tokyo (TICAD 7).

And just after his meeting with the Congolese Head of State, the No. 1 JICA visited the same Monday in the city of Matadi for a quick visit. Here at the headquarters of Kongo Central, Mr. Shinichi Kitaoka, first visited the provincial governorate where he was received by the new head of the provincial executive, Mr. Atou Matubuana Nkuluki. After that, he had a working session with members of the provincial government, before moving on to visit the President Mobutu Sese Seko bridge, mistakenly called Marshal Bridge.

At the end of these meetings, the No. 1 of JICA told the Congolese press that there is certainly a very large plan in the Congo and precisely Kongo-central for the future.

"The deep water port of Banana, the renovation of the port of Matadi, the renovation of the railway from here Matadi to Kinshasa ... All these projects can require a lot of time and money. The Government needs to establish good strategies to achieve these projects. What should be the priority? How to receive money? We (Japan) will make our advisors available as long as possible. But decisions must be made by the Congolese government. I think the new government will make wise decisions. The first thing we will give our best ideas for the development plan. After the Government has made decisions, we will cooperate on the basis of these decisions. The calculation of time is also a very important factor. For us, cooperation with other multi and bilateral donors must also be considered. It's on the one hand. And on the other hand, I think that we should also focus attention on human development (human resources): support for health, education, vocational education ... These are areas that do not require a lot of money at first, but that give long-term dividends. Professional education is an area that connects people to society. In this province we will continue to support and even expand it, "said Shinichi Kitaoka.

For his part, Governor Atou Matubuanga of Central Kongo Province expressed his impressions in these terms: "We are very happy and proud to receive the President of JICA. As we have had to say, the Kongo Central is a friendly province of Japan. Because, it is here that the Japanese people decided to invest through this OEBK bridge. This bridge is the pride of the cooperation between our country and Japan. This bridge facilitates the movement of populations, movements of economic operators at different levels. Our joy is to know that today, the president of JICA has come down to see what his country has already done in DRC Congo, mainly in Kongo-central, and to exchange with us the authorities at the level of the province and our bases, of what could be done tomorrow in the context of the DRC - Japan cooperation for the development of our province ".

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RDC-JAPON: Le port de Banana, le port de Matadi, le chemin de fer Kinshasa-Matadi dans le viseur de la JICA

Après un bref séjour de trois jours en République démocratique du Congo, le président de la JICA (Japanese international cooperation agency, traduire : Agence japonaise de coopération internationale), M. Sinichi Kitaoka, qui était à Kinshasa et Matadi au Kongo-central, a quitté le sol congolais le mercredi 17 juillet 2019.

Aussitôt arrivé à Kinshasa, le dimanche 14 juillet courant à la tête d’une importante délégation, M. Sinichi Kitaoka était d’abord reçu en audience par le Président de la République, Félix-Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, le lundi 15 juillet. Au menu de ces échanges de près d’une heure, la consolidation de la coopération entre le Japon et la Rdc.

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