Breakbulk and project-cargo industry web site Breakbulk.com announced that two of Africa's leading transportation executives will headline the 2012 Breakbulk Africa Congress on 7 and 8 August 2012, in Cape Town.
Brian Molefe, CEO at Transnet, South Africa's largest rail, port and pipeline conglomerate, will deliver the keynote address, discussing Transnet's recently announced, four-point growth strategy, which includes plans to solve many of South Africa's infrastructure challenges by investing R110.6 billion in new rail equipment, the widening and deepening of ports, and building a new pipeline.
In his keynote address, Commander Tsietsi Mokhlele, CEO at the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) will discuss the need to implement cabotage laws that would foster a South Africa-flagged fleet and rejuvenate its maritime industry. Other topics up for discussion by industry leaders include capital projects in East Africa, border bottlenecks, port productivity in West Africa, piracy and compliance. Alli McEntyre, Breakbulk vice president and publisher, said that 2012 marks the African debut of Breakbulk Magazine
and Events. "We hope to bring Breakbulk's editorial integrity in programming and strength of networking opportunity to Africa this year and in years to come," she said.
Breakbulk Africa is among a portfolio of shows organised by UBM Global Trade's Breakbulk division, which include a trio of major conferences and exhibitions - Breakbulk Europe, Breakbulk Americas and Breakbulk China - each year, Breakbulk.com reports.
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