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We were privileged to have some of the most influential leaders from across the region’s transport sector present and were joined by sector experts who shared their insights into the opportunities and challenges facing the region in the numerous and engaging panel discussions.

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS DAY 1, 11 May 2022

SESSION 1:1: TRADE & CORRIDORS – Implementing AfCFTA and improving trade corridors to facilitate cross-border trade
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Trudie Nichols,
Consultant Bowmans, South Africa

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Will Shumba,
Senior Customs Expert,

AfCFTA Secretariat, Ghana

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Barbara Mommen,
Trade & Transport Corridor Consultant, Coalescence, South Africa 

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Mohammed Ajmal Askerzoy, Senior Transport Specialist, World Bank, Mozambique

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Desiderio Fernandes,       President, Federation of Clearing and Forwarding Associations of Southern Africa (FCFASA), Mozambique

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Alex van Niekerk, 
CEO, TRAC,

South Africa

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Devlyn Naidoo, Executive: SARS & OGA, Southern African Association of Freight Forwarders (SAAFF), South Africa

Delegates were welcomed to the 2022 Transport Evolution Mozambique Forum and Showcase by Devi Paulsen, Vice President,
dmg events, who then introduced the Chair for the opening session, Trudie Nichols, Consultant, Bowmans.

The opening presentation was given by Willie Shumba, Senior Customs Expert from AfCFTA Secretariat, who gave an overview
of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), its origins and structure, trade corridor approach and trade facilitation
measures.

This was followed by a roundtable panel discussion on the role of corridors in facilitating cross-border trade, with a special focus
on the Maputo Corridor. Barbara Mommen, Trade & Transport Corridor Consultant from Coalescence and former COO/CEO
of the MCLI (Maputo Corridor Logistics Initiative), addressed the issue of how to achieve regional integration through effective
trade corridors, and challenges facing the Maputo corridor, such as fragility and unpredictably of the supply chain, absence of a
one-stop border post, and the need for integrated corridor-wide digitalisation solutions and a corridor management institution.

Ajmal Askerzoy, Senior Transport Specialist from the World Bank, gave the funder’s perspective on cross-corridor trade
corridors, and Desidério Fernandes, President of the Federation of Clearing and Forwarding Associations of Southern Africa
(FCFASA), highlighted challenges such as the lack of synergy between different countries in terms of transit and road policies,
documentation and customs interface/processing.

Alex van Niekerk, CEO of TRAC, holder of the 30-year concession for the Maputo Development Corridor since 1998, shared that
currently, the corridor has seen more than a billion Rand of annual expenditure on infrastructure improvements along the route,
but the concern is that border operations are impacting the development objective of the corridor, due to sporadic delays and
processing time uncertainty.

Devlyn Naidoo, SARS & OGA Executive from the South African Association of Freight Forwarders (SAAFF), gave a presentation
which shared details of a newly created corridor management institution which is currently under way, involving SAAFF, CGA,
Mineral Council, SADC/ NEPAD, World Bank and the DTIC. His presentation also underlined how bilateral and in-transit trade
through the Maputo Corridor is invariably dependent on cooperation, collaboration and connectivity between SARS and the MRA,
and how SAAFF aims to facilitate the realisation of SMART borders, such as number plate recognition, e-seals, inline scanners
and smart containers

SESSION 1:2: KEYNOTES & PROJECT UPDATES – Strategic overview and project updates of national and regional importance
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Chairman:
Lourenco Sambo,
Former Director General,
APIEX, Mozambique

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Osorio Lucas,
CEO, Maputo Port Development Company (MPDC),
 Mozambique

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Aderito Guilamba, Deputy Director, Administracao Nacional de Estradas, Mozambique

This session was chaired by Dr. Lourenço Sambo, former Director General of APIEX, Mozambique’s investment and export
promotion agency, who welcomed our three host transport authorities to the stage: Osório Lucas, CEO of Maputo Port
Development Company (MPDC), our host port and conference hosts, Miguel Matabel, Chairman of the Board of Directors at our
host rail authority, Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique (CFM), and thirdly, Adérito Guilamba, Deputy Director General at our host
road authority, Administração Nacional de Estradas (ANE), Mozambique.

Each authority gave a brief overview of key projects under way, such as MPDC’s port expansion, CFM’s port and rail projects in
Mozambique’s Southern, Northern and Central corridors, the Ressano Garcia international minerals transit railway terminal
project, and future challenges such as construction of more ore transit railway terminals in the different corridors all over the
country, and improvement of the interface in the port premises for greater flexibility in the rotation of rolling stock by increasing
the number of reception lines, and ANE’s recent projects and investments in Mozambique’s road corridors.

Following the keynote presentations, all the speakers joined a panel, with the African Development Bank’s Infrastructure
Specialist, João Mabombo. The panel addressed topics such as minimising bottlenecks and congestion, balancing upgrade and
expansion needs with budgetary challenges, and achieving a greater level of interconnectivity between rail, road and ports.

SESSION 1:3: DIGITALISATION – Developing and deploying technologies to modernize transport networks
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Mmutle Lentle,
Technology & Business Strategist and Chair of PMAESA’s ICT Sub-Committee

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Jurgen Maier,
Owner & Advisor, Mobility

Advisors, Switzerland

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Lovemore Bingandadi,
Programme Coordinator – Tripartite Transport and Transit Facilitation Programme SADC, Botswana

This session included three presentations on digitalisation in transport, unpacking some real-world examples of digitalisation at
work in the port, rail and road sectors.

Mmutle Lentle, Technology and Business Strategist and Chair of PMAESA’s ICT Sub-Committee, shared developments in port
technologies, firstly looking at key technology trends such as hyper connectivity, super computing, cloud computing, smart
technologies such as AI, IoT, and cyber security. He addressed the need for consolidation and rationalisation in the ports,
shipping, stevedoring and supporting industries, and looked at the case for connected logistics, guiding principles for value chain
design and critical success factors for achieving digitally enabled ports.

Jürgen Maier from Mobility Advisors in Switzerland, addressed digitalisation of the rail sector, looking at two key questions:
what are the benefits for customers, and how is digitalisation embedded in the whole mobility network? He looked at ETCS
technology, and how this is being harnessed for train control systems in Africa.

Lovemore Bingandadi, Project Manager of the TTFF Programme at the SADC Secretariat, gave an update on CTMS – Corridor
Trip Monitoring System – and how to use it in the immediate term (for example, for digital certification of Covid tests and
vaccinations), and in the longer term, such as integration with TRIPS (Tripartite Transport Registers & Information Platform
System), customs management and immigration systems, cargo tracking systems and other trade systems, and corridor
performance management. His presentation shared a progress update of the pilot implementation across the region.

SESSION 1:4: TRANSPORT SECURITY TRENDS – Emerging developments in solutions for ensuring safer transport infrastructure

David Cohen, CEO of Moore Cyber Check, closed the day with a presentation on security, with some sobering statistics: for example, cyber attacks on the maritime industry’s operational technology systems have increased by 900% in the last 3 years. He discussed Black Swan events, the wide-reaching
consequences of Transnet’s cyber attack for the transport sector, and the importance of building a strong risk assessment programme to protect your infrastructure..

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Chairman:
David Cohen
Chief
Executive Officer,
Moore Cyber Check, South Africa

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS DAY 2, 12 May 2022

SESSION 2.1: PORTS – Tackling inefficiencies and ensuring sustainability
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Chairman:
Andre Ciseau, 
Secretary General, Port Association Of Eastern & Southern Africa (PMAESA), Kenya 

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Neimo Induna, 

Port Director, Port of Nacala (CFM)  Mozambique

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Marla Calado,
COO, Port Development Company (MPDC), Mozambique

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Arnaldo Manjate,
Port Director, Port of Pemba (CFM), Mozambique

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Andrew Pike,
Head of Ports, transport & Logistics at Bowmans, South Africa

This session, chaired by Col. Andre Ciseau, Secretary General of Port Management Association of Eastern & Southern Africa (PMAESA), highlighted many areas that need to be addressed in order to improve port efficiencies.

The session opened with a presentation by Neimo Induna, Port Director from the Port of Nacala, who presented the port’s expansion project, followed by a panel discussion with Marla Calado, COO of Maputo Port Development Company (MPDC), Arnaldo Manjate, Port Director from the Port of Pemba (CFM), and Andrew Pike, Head of Ports, Transport & Logistics at Bowmans, South Africa. Ms. Calado addressed the issue of how to reduce bottlenecks and tariffs, and the impact on supply chain, production capacity and operating costs, and automation projects currently under way at Maputo Port. In terms of sustainability, she mentioned that Maputo Port is focusing on environmental awareness, measures to minimise impact on marine life, and initiatives in social responsibility and community development. Mr. Induna talked about the global issue of
container shortages, and the race for available containers. Mr. Manjate looked at lake ports, inland terminals and dry ports and
their role in the supply chain, and how inland ports can avoid congestion at seaports and increase intermodal capacity for inland
freight distribution. Mr. Pike addressed PPPs in the maritime sector, examples of success stories in the sector, and the critical
drivers for effective PPPs.

SESSION 2.2: RAIL – The way forward for Africa’s rail networks
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Chairman:
Johny Smith,
CEO, Transnamib & President, SARA, Namibia

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Sergio Zandamela,
Business Development Representative, Unitrans,
Mozambique

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Munir Amarali,
Branch Manager, Siemens Mobility, Mozambique

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Pulane Tshabalala Kingston,
CEO voestalpine VAE SA (Pty) Ltd, South Africa

This session, chaired by Johny Smith, CEO of Transnamib and President of SARA, kicked off with a presentation by Sergio Zandamela from Unitrans, who looked at rail developments in the region, growth and demand forecasts, and PPPs in the African rail sector. He was then joined by Munir Amarali, Branch Manager of Siemens Mobility Mozambique, who shared environmentally sustainable solutions for rail, such as dual mode, batteries and hydrogen, and Pulane Kingston, CEO of voestalpine VAE SA (Pty) Ltd, who touched further on PPPs and their key drivers, success stories of rail connectivity corridors in the SADC region, and the cost issues and challenges of rail modernisation

SESSION 2.3: SPOTLIGHT ON PASSENGER TRANSPORT

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Chairman:
Lourenco Sambo,
Former Director General,
APIEX, Mozambiquee

In this session, chaired by Lourenço Sambo, former Director General of APIEX, Cachimo Assane, Director of Planning Services from FTC (Transport and Communications Development Fund), shared the FTC’s latest projects and investment opportunities in Mozambique’s passenger transport network and infrastructure.

SESSION 2.4: ROAD – Building robust road infrastructure in Mozambique and the region

This session, chaired by Progress Hlahla, Regional Manager, Northern Region of South African National Sponsored by: Roads Agency Ltd (SANRAL), opened with a presentation from Miguel Coanai, Director of Central Planning Services of Mozambique’s national road authority, Administração Nacional de Estradas (ANE), who shared ANE’s vision of road investments – to accelerate national economic growth by maximising the efficiency of
the road network, such as expanding the road network, improving operational efficiency and management systems and ensuring security, sustainability and mobility. His presentation also looked at different PPP models, and shared some concrete examples of road PPPs in Mozambique. He was then joined by panelists Etiyel Chibira, Senior Research Manager from South Africa’s Cross-Border Road Transport Agency (C-BRTA), and Mbahupu H.

Tjivikua, CEO of Walvis Bay Corridor Group. Highlights of the panel included cross-border developments and the political, technical and operational challenges of building effective trade corridors. Key points included the need for all stakeholders to be mobilised to support corridor projects, the need to adopt technology, especially for regulatory and law enforcement authorities, and the need to create corridors capable of facilitating efficient cross-border operations and regional trade which will stimulate socio-economic development as envisaged by various protocols and agreements including the Tripartite Free Trade Area and the African Continental Free Trade Area.

SESSION 2.5: SUSTAINABILITY – ESG and sustainability for the transport sector

This session, chaired by Johny Smith, CEO of Transnamib and President of SARA, kicked off with a presentation by Sergio Zandamela from Unitrans, who looked at rail developments in the region, growth and demand forecasts, and PPPs in the African rail sector. He was then joined by Munir Amarali, Branch Manager of Siemens Mobility Mozambique, who shared environmentally sustainable solutions for rail, such as dual mode, batteries and hydrogen, and Pulane Kingston, CEO of voestalpine VAE SA (Pty) Ltd, who touched further on PPPs and their key drivers, success stories of rail connectivity corridors in the SADC region, and the cost issues and challenges of rail modernisation

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Chairman:
Johny Smith,
CEO, Transnamib & President, SARA, Namibia

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Sergio Zandamela,
Business Development Representative, Unitrans,
Mozambique

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Munir Amarali,
Branch Manager, Siemens Mobility, Mozambique

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Pulane Tshabalala Kingston,
CEO voestalpine VAE SA (Pty) Ltd, South Africa

PART OF THE GLOBAL SERIES OF TRANSPORT EVOLUTION FORUMS

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Mozambique

May 2023

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28 – 29 September 2022