TRANSNET National Ports Authority (TNPA) took a step closer toward improving the integration of African port authorities on Wednesday after agreeing with the Namibian Port Authority (Namport) to work more closely together to lift the operational performances of the continent’s ports.It is the second such agreement that Transnet has entered into in 2013 after a similar deal was reached with the Maputo Port Development Corporation in June. Other countries to be targeted for the co-operation framework include Kenya, Tanzania and Angola, Namport CEO Bisey Uirab said on Wednesday.Although the ports of Namibia and South Africa compete with each other for traffic, Mr Uirab said the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) market was large enough to allow for all ports to capture sufficient trade.Port authorities had to invest in the skills required for investment planning and customer-focused operations.TNPA CEO Tau Morwe said the two port operators could learn from each other.Namport...

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