On February 10, berthing times for vessels anchored at the Port of Apapa in Lagos, Nigeria’s major seaport, peaked at up to 42 days. While congestion in the port area has been a long-term issue, it significantly intensified after the government reached a unilateral decision to indefinitely close its land borders on October 14, 2019, forcing more carriers to enter Nigeria via its main seaport instead.Read more
Since the opening of Kenya Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) to freight services in January 2018, importers in Kenya have faced higher transport fees from using the government-run railway which connects the port city of Mombasa to the capital Nairobi. The processing of customs documentation for all imported cargo into Kenya by ship has been transferred to the capital, which is over 300 miles away from the port.Read more
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