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Toc Africa

5-6 December 2017 | Durban ICC, South Africa

Conference, Exhibition & Networking Event


Press Releases

  • President Zuma To Attend Terminal Operators' Conference

    4 December 2017

    President Jacob Zuma will on Tuesday, 5 December 2017, address the Terminal Operators' Conference Africa (TOC) at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban.

    The two day conference will bring together experts and investors involved in logistics, liner shipping, ports, terminals, inland transport and equipment manufacturers to discuss improving trade flows across the African continent.

    The TOC augurs well for the country's economic growth prospects, using KwaZulu-Natal's two world-class deep water ports of Durban and Richards Bay to bolster its oceans

  • Infrastructure investment and structural reform will shape Africa’s future – and technology will play a key role

    15 November 2017

    Inaugural TOC Africa conference to explore the role of the public and private sectors in boosting Africa’s trade competitiveness and debate the role and demands of technology-led innovation in logistics and transport

    Following a sharp slowdown over the past two years, recovery is now underway in Sub-Saharan Africa. GDP growth in the region is expected to strengthen to 2.4 per cent in 2017 from 1.3 per cent in 2016, according to the October edition of Africa’s Pulse, a bi-annual analysis conducted by The World Bank.  

    Nigeria and South Africa, the continent’s two largest

  • South Africa dignitaries unveiled for TOC Africa Conference

    9 November 2017

    The province of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) is the Host Sponsor of TOC Africa. Sihle Zikalala, MPL MEC for Economic Development Tourism & Environmental Affairs, KZN who is headlining the event states: “We have no doubt that our hosting of TOC Africa will help to bring physical expression to the ‘Africa Rising’ narrative by enabling Africa’s ports and port cities to contribute to Africa’s growth and development agenda.”

    Siyabonga Gama, Group Chief Executive at Transnet has recently confirmed his participation in the TOC Africa Conference and Networking event. Mr Gama has led key

  • Welcome to Durban

    8 November 2017

     On behalf of the province of KwaZulu-Natal, I have great pleasure in officially endorsing the inaugural Terminal Operations Conference (TOC) Africa and welcoming all its attendees to the City of Durban.

    This world class trade exhibition and networking conference comes to our shores at a time when our country is undertaking enormous investment in expanding capacity of its major commercial ports to support the projected increases of cargo volume.

    TOC Events Worldwide is reputed for hosting its shows in areas that are of vital importance to the industry and it is an honour that

  • Aiming Towards a More Integrated Africa: Leveraging on Technology to Improve Trade Flows Across the Continent

    First published by Ziad Hamoui on 17th October 2017.

    In order to gain maximum benefit from the use of technology for the development of trade flows across Africa, it is important to take a critical look at some of the main reasons that prevented the growth of Intra-African trade and the development of African economies beyond relying of the export of its natural resources in raw form and the import of finished products, including food.

    The use of technology in development is not a new concept. In fact, the last decade has witnessed an explosion of technology-based, development-oriented

  • Shippers, government, ocean carriers, logistics and port executives gather at TOC Durban event to address challenges of improving trade flows across Africa

    15 September 2017

     Agility, APM Terminals, Borderless Alliance, Dole South Africa, DP World Maputo, Dube TradePort, ICTSI DRC and Walvis Bay Corridor Group are among the latest confirmed to join the pan-African trade debate at inaugural TOC in Durban, December

    Sihle Zikalala, MPL MEC for Economic Development, Tourism & Environmental Affairs for the Province of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), will open proceedings at the TOC Africa 2017 conference and networking event, taking place from 5-6 December at Durban ICC under the headline theme “Improving Trade Flows Across Africa.” KZN, along with Transnet - South

  • Les affréteurs, les gouvernements, les transporteurs maritimes, les entreprises de logistique et les responsables portuaires se réunissent lors de l’événement TOC Durban pour relever les défis posés par l’amélioration des échanges commerciaux à travers l’

    15 Septembre 2017

    Agility, APM Terminals, Borderless Alliance, Dole South Africa, DP World Maputo, Dube TradePort, ICTSI RDC et Walvis Bay Corridor Group sont parmi les derniers à avoir confirmé leur participation au débat commercial panafricain lors de l’inauguration du TOC à Durban, en décembre.

    Sihle Zikalala, Membre du Comité exécutif pour le Développement économique, le Tourisme et les Affaires environnementales de la Province du KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), ouvrira les débats lors de la conférence TOC Africa 2017 et de l’événement de réseautage, qui se déroulera du 5 au 6 décembre à Durban ICC

  • AFRICA RISING: Enabling Africa’s ports & port cities to drive the Continent's growth & development agenda

    9 August 2017


    An effective and productive port is a very important asset for any country, this is more important in Africa than in any other region of the world. 90% of trade within Africa happens by sea due to the underdeveloped regional road network and the higher propensity to import because of under utilised factory capacity.

    Over the past few decades, the sub-Saharan Africa container market has been challenged by slow development of quality infrastructure which has led to long ship waiting times and in general the whole system has remained under developed in comparison to other port systems

  • Port of Cape Town undergoes R15m maintenance dredging

    28 March 2017


    A R15m maintenance dredging campaign by Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA)'s Dredging Services division will see the restoration of the design depths inside Duncan dock at the Port of Cape Town.

    Port of Cape Town undergoes R15m maintenance dredging

    The maintenance campaign, which began on 8 March 2017, is scheduled for completion by the end April 2017. The main objective of the dredging campaign is to ensure the Port of Cape Town provides safe navigational channels and berthing facilities for shipping by restoring the original design depths.

    Two dredging vessels, the

  • Ethiopia and Djibouti celebrate accomplishment as President Guelleh arrives

    23 March 2017


    When President Ismael Omar Guelleh visited Ethiopia this week it was the first official state visit for Djibouti’s premier. Surprisingly very few official state visits occurred between the two neighbors. The first official trip to Djibouti by Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn occurred in February 2015.

    flagsAccording to political leaders of the two countries, even at the height of the two countries’ relations during the late PM of Ethiopia, Meles Zenawi, no official visit had taken place although there have always been various visits between the two heads of state both in

  • Djibouti-Somaliland feeder line service to launch in April

    22 March 2017


    New carrier Djibouti Shipping Lines (DSL) plans to launch a container shuttle service in April connecting Djibouti to Berbera (Somaliland), according to Alphaliner.

    The new service will act as a feeder for cargoes destined to or originating from Berbera, which are transhipped to and from international long-haul services calling at Djibouti.

    It will be operated with one chartered vessel of 1,000 teu, whose name has not yet been announced, Alphaliner said in its weekly report.

    The report said that DSL wants to build on the importance of Djibouti as a strategic hub port in the Gulf of

  • Namibia: New management to make TransNamib railway profitable, says board

    21 March 2017


    The government of Namibia has decided to operate rail company TransNamib on a commercial basis and is replacing its senior management.

    TransNamib board of directors chairperson Paul Smit, said: “Running TransNamib unprofitably and contrary to well-established business principles cannot continue, and has to change. “Thus, the board has made special resolutions to implement its business plan with immediate effect, and appoint a new CEO as soon as possible.” Other new senior executives will also be appointed in the near future.

    TransNamib has just received six new locomotives from

  • Truck tracking in East Africa

    20 March 2017


    An electronic cargo tracking system has been introduced in East Africa to prevent theft and tampering, as well as speeding up freight transport times

    The system has been adopted by the customs authorities of the East African Community (EAC) states at a cost of US$4.4M and so is presumably also motivated by a desire to maximise customs revenue.

    Regional Electronic Cargo Tracking (RECT) will operate along the main transport artery between the Port of Mombasa, Nairobi, Kampala and as far west as Rwanda. The UK’s Department for International Development (DfID) financed the project

  • Transnet tug and effective teamwork avert second potential maritime disaster

    20 March 2017


    [EAST LONDON, South Africa, 20 March 2017] Collaboration between the Ports of East London and Ngqura, together with the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA), helped avert another potential maritime disaster in the Eastern Cape during the past week.

    Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) successfully towed the BBC SHANGHAI, a 101 metre long general cargo vessel with 11 crew members on board, safely into the Port of East London on Friday, 17 March, after she suffered engine failure en route from Durban to Lagos.

    One of TNPA’s powerful new tugs – SHASA – which has a

  • Le KwaZulu-Natal et Transnet annoncent un partenariat avec TOC Events Worldwide pour la tenue du salon TOC Africa

    Le KwaZulu-Natal et Transnet annoncent un partenariat avec TOC Events Worldwide pour la tenue du salon TOC Africa

    Le KwaZulu-Natal, la plus grande province d’Afrique du Sud, et l’opérateur ferroviaire et portuaire national Transnet ont invité TOC Events à les rejoindre pour le lancement d’un prestigieux salon panafricain du commerce, du transport et de la logistique à Durban, en décembre 2017.

    TOC Events Worldwide, la province du KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) et l’opérateur ferroviaire et portuaire sud-africain Transnet ont annoncé leur partenariat pour la tenue du TOC Africa, un événement d’envergure

  • KZN & Transnet announce partnership with TOC Events Worldwide to run TOC Africa

    KZN & Transnet announce partnership with TOC Events Worldwide to run TOC Africa KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa’s biggest province, and national port and rail operator Transnet have invited TOC Events to launch a prestigious pan-African trade, transport and logistics show in Durban, December 2017

    TOC Events Worldwide, the Province of KwaZuluNatal (KZN) and South African national port and rail network operator Transnet have announced that they will partner to run TOC Africa, an international trade, transport and logistics event, in Durban, December 2017.

    Celebrating 40 years in 2016, TOC Events



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