11 April 2016



Dear MCLI Member and Stakeholders

We are pleased to present you with our weekly roundup of items we think may be of interest to you, our stakeholders. We are adding research, articles of interest, tender information and some other information on the region and/or on trade in Africa which will be useful. We hope you find something of value to you or your organisation. Let us know what you think.

Regional Updates

New Wagons Made in SA Will Allow Swaziland to Rail in More Fuel
NEW wagons delivered to Swaziland Railways by Transnet will increase railed fuel imports by 30% in the landlocked country, which has no refinery.

Source: BusinessDay BDLive
Another Record for the Port of Maputo
The Port of Maputo continues to push boundaries and have set yet another record! On Tuesday afternoon, 15 March 2016, the Marine Team successfully piloted the biggest vessel to ever enter the Port.

Source: Maputo Port Development Company
Dredging of Maputo Port Shipping Channel to Start in Mid-May
The dredging of the access channel to the Port of Maputo, from -11 meters, to accommodate vessels with a sailing draft of up to 14.2 meters on the tide, is estimated to begin in Mid-May and will be executed by Jan de Nul, a leading international dredging company, once an award is made.

Source: Maputo Port Development Company

Regional Newsletters

Africa Community Access Project (AFCAP) and the Asia Community Access Project (ASCAP) African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) News
The Africa Community Access Project (AFCAP) and the Asia Community Access Project (ASCAP) is a programme of applied research, capacity building and knowledge dissemination funded by the UK Government though the Department for International Development (DFID). AGOA builds on existing US trade programs by expanding the (duty-free) benefits previously available only under the country’s Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) program.
African Union News AIM and CTA Newsletter 234
African countries, in their quest for unity, economic and social development under the banner of the OAU, have taken various initiatives and made substantial progress in many areas which paved the way for the establishment of the AU. This is the weekly newsletter that is the joint responsibility of the CTA and the Mozambique News Agency (AIM).
BDO Mozambique April 2016 Newsletter Bowman Gilfillan Newsflash
BDO Mozambique and globally is one of the top five audit and consulting firms with about 100 professional staff serving hundreds of clients. Bowman Gilfillan is one of Africa’s premier corporate law firms, employing over 310 specialised lawyers and a total staff of some 550.
CCS - The Weekly Chinese Briefing CETFPRO Trade Facilitation Update
The Centre for Chinese Studies (CCS) at Stellenbosch University is the leading African research institution for innovative and policy relevant analysis of the relations between China and Africa. The Centre for Trade Facilitation update for March 2016.
CGA "From the Desk of the CEO" CGA "Global Citrus Scan"
The CGA represents the interests of the producers of export citrus. In total approximately 1400 growers throughout Southern Africa are members of the Association. The CGA represents the interests of the producers of export citrus. In total approximately 1400 growers throughout Southern Africa are members of the Association.
CTA Newsletter 272
European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) Publication
CTA was established in 1996 as a coordinating forum to interact with Government and induce the adoption of new laws that would create a better business environment.
ECDPM's main goal is to link policy and practice in European development and international cooperation and to act as an independent broker between Europe, Africa and the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP).
Export & Import South Africa Newsletter FleetWatch Newsletter
The export & import Southern Africa magazine serves to highlight, in a professional and responsible manner, the trends and many associated issues influencing Southern Africa’s trade with the world. Southern Africa's leading online trucking magazine.
Focus On Transport & Logistics Newsletter FreshPlaza Global Produce and Banana News
Focus on Transport and Logistics is South Africa's leading magazine for the commercial vehicle, transport, bus and logistics industries. FreshPlaza has the attention of the global Fresh Produce industry. It's up to our readers to use this fact to their advantage.
FruitNews - Fresh News of the Russian Market FTW Online Newsletter
FruitNews – the first Russian on-line media of the Fruit and Vegetables market sector.
A 'must read' for import/export decision-makers, Freight & Trading Weekly (FTW) covers a wide range of news relevant to anyone conducting international trade including customs tariff changes and issues, regulations, market opportunities, transport and logistics.
GIBS CDM Africa Bulletin Issue 46 Global Coal Hub Weekly
In this edition, our guest editorial looks at how openness and connectedness can promote economic development. COAL HUB is an online information platform for news, analysis, events and information on the global COAL industry.
Global LNG Hub Weekly Global Migration SA Newsletter
LNG news, analysis, and information on the Global LNG Industry. LNG market reports and LNG presentations. Information on LNG events including LNG conferences and LNG training courses.
Global Migration SA is a specialist migration company which has an Inbound Division which provides services to foreigners who wish to live in South Africa and an Outbound Divisions which provides migration services to South Africans.
International Air Transport Association (IATA) Press Release InfrastructureNe.ws Newsletter
Geneva - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for May showing strong demand growth compared to May 2014 for both domestic and international traffic. The InfrastructureNe.ws newsletter provides an instant summary of the latest news, events and developments in the infrastructure development, maintenance and service delivery fields.
International Road Transport Union (IRU) News International Trade Center (ITC) Business Briefing Vol.16
The International Road Transport Union (IRU) is the world road transport organisation, which upholds the interests of bus, coach, taxi and truck operators to ensure economic growth and prosperity via the sustainable mobility of people and goods by road worldwide. ITC's mission is to foster sustainable economic development and contribute to achieving the Millennium Development Goals in developing countries through trade and international business development.
Logistics Update Africa Blog [Minfo] Macauhub News for Mozambique
Logistics Update Africa (LUA), a bi monthly magazine dedicated to the transport and logistics industry of the African continent. Macauhub news summarised for Mozambique 29 Mar - 5 Apr 2016.
[Minfo] Mozambique Information 373
MCNet Single Electronic Window Newsletter 50
M.INFO magazine was started in 2008 as a way to inform the public on cultural events taking place in Mozambique.
Mozambique Community Network (MCNet), is a Public Private Partnership, with the main objective to facilitate international trade and enhance the business environment in Mozambique with innovative solutions designed to facilitate international trade.
NEPAD Business Foundation Newsletter
Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry Newsletter
The NBF's key focus areas are regarded as priority areas of development across the continent and are supported by the African Union Commission. The Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry was established in 2009 to be the main business advocacy organization in Africa.
PMAESA eNewsletter - February 2016 Railways Africa Weekly News Express
PMAESA is a non-profit, inter-governmental organization made up of Port Operators, Government Line Ministries, Logistics and Maritime Service Providers and other port and shipping stakeholders from the Eastern, Western and Southern African and Indian Ocean regions. Railways Africa - The Authoritative African Railway Publication.
Southern African Netherlands Chamber of Commerce (SANEC) Newsletter Southern Africa Shippers Transport and Logistics ​Council - SASTaLC Newsletter
The Southern African Netherlands Chamber of Commerce (SANEC) is the key intermediary for companies, organisations and entrepreneurs doing business or seeking to do business in and between the Netherlands, South Africa, the Benelux and SADC. Southern Africa Shippers Transport and Logistics ​Council serves as a representative body of cargo owners and service providers in Southern Africa.
The Mozambican Investor 484
The Sahel and West Africa Club (SWAC) Newsletter
The Mozambique Investor, founded in 2006, has evolved into one of the prime newsletters for investors, businesses, government, and the development community in Mozambique.
The Sahel and West Africa Club (SWAC) is an international platform for policy dialogue and analysis devoted to regional issues in West Africa. Its mission is to enhance the effectiveness of regional policies and partner support.
Trade Law Centre (TRALAC) News Transport World Africa Newsletter
tralac is a capacity-building organisation developing trade-related capacity in east and southern Africa. Transport World Africa covers complete transport and logistics management solutions and the movement of freight throughout Africa.
UNCTAD Trade Logistics Newsletter What Happened to the Portcullis? Blog
UNCTAD, which is governed by its 194 member States, is the United Nations body responsible for dealing with development issues, particularly international trade – the main driver of development. An independent view on developments affecting customs and trade in sub-Saharan Africa.
Weekly Newsbrief of the Sahel and West Africa Club Secretariat World Customs Organisation News
Weekly NewsBrief monitoring regional trends in West Africa.
The WCO provides leadership, guidance and support to Customs administrations to secure and facilitate legitimate trade, realize revenues, protect society and build capacity.
World Maritime News World Trade Organization (WTO) News
World Maritime News delivers expert coverage of the industry sectors that matter most to you and your business. This includes news and updates on markets, projects, vessels, equipment, research, shipyards, shipping companies and the authorities dominating these markets. The WTO is a rules-based, member-driven organization — all decisions are made by the member governments, and the rules are the outcome of negotiations among members.

Media Hub

African Cargo News Club of Mozambique
Engineering News FTW Online Daily News
FTW Online SA Customs Buzz Google Alerts
Macauhub News  

Publications and Research

AGOA Regional Trade Profiles ECDPM Publications
MCLI External Library SADC Documents & Publications
SAFRI Positions & Papers World Customs Organisation Resources

Travel and Tourism Information

MOZ: [Club of Mozambique] Tourism News MOZ: MozGuide.com
MOZ: [Minfo] Vodacom Survival Guide to Mozambique V2 MOZ: [Minfo] Where To Brochure Vol 22
RSA: Lowveld Tourism RSA: Panorama Information

Tender Opportunities

Club of Mozambique "Mozambique Tenders" Electricity of Mozambique Tender Opportunity
INBID - Mozambique's Online Procurement Platform SADC Procurement Opportunities

Business Opportunities

DTI Weekly Trade Lead Bulletin Mozambique Investment Opportunities


AGOA Exporter Toolkit
COMESA/EAC/SADC Tripartite Rules of Origin Database
COMSTAT Data Portal Non-Tariff Barriers Mechanism
TradeMark Southern Africa Resource Centre  



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Barbara Mommen
Chief Executive Officer
Maputo Corridor Logistics Initiative (MCLI)


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