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Hull Blyth News

The latest news and announcements from Hull Blyth as well as shipping information from Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa.

Tema port expansion to be operational by June 2019

The first concrete element has been moved from land into sea marking a new phase of the Tema Port Expansion project delivered by Meridian Port Services. This achievement is significant as it shows the project is on time for building the first 700 meters of quay wall ensuring the new […]

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Nigeria Starts Construction of Lekki Deep Sea Port in Lagos

Nigeria’s government has launched the construction of the Lekki Deep Sea Port in Lagos, pledging to provide the needed support for the project. Located at the center of the Lagos Free Trade Zone, the deep sea port will feature three container berths, one dry bulk berth and three liquid berths. […]

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Asia to southern Africa container trade on the up

Asia to southern Africa container trade rebounded in 2017 and has started 2018 with gusto. Southbound volumes this year are expected to surpass those recorded in 2013. This is according to maritime analyst, Drewry, who highlighted in their latest Container Weekly Insight report that Asian exports to southern Africa had […]

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Ghana ratifies free trade agreement

Ghana has ratified the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement that will help African countries carry out trade within their borders without restrictions. Ghana becomes the second country to ratify the agreement after Rwanda. President Nana Akufo-Addo is expected to give presidential assent to the agreement to complete Ghana’s part of […]

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Ghana’s economy – full steam ahead!

Ghana’s economy finished 2017 on a high note, confirming Ghana’s position as one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. GDP surged 8.1% in annual terms in Q4, bringing full-year growth to 8.5%.  The economy appears to have remained buoyant at the beginning of the year, keeping up the momentum […]

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