PMAWCA Webinar in partnership with IAPH Africa Region on Thursday, 25th March, 2021 at 10:00 UTC

PMAWCA in partnership with IAPH Africa Region organize a webinar on Sustainable port development/trends in west and central Africa. That will be held on Thursday 25th March, 2021 at 10:00 am UTC, Abidjan Time and 11:00 am UCT+1 Douala Time. The programme will be covered by different speakers among PMAWCA port managements whose: Introduced by: Hadiza Bala Usman – Managing Director Nigerian Ports Authority and Regional IAPH VP for Africa Speakers: (1) Michael Luguje – Chairman PMAWCA for Increasing ship size and [...]


Launch of the Grants scheme for support to implementation of PCS and SW from 19 February to 21 March, 2021

IPCOEA (IMPROVEMENT OF PORT CUSTOMS AND OPERATION EFFICIENCY IN AFRICA) Grant scheme for support to implementation of Port Community Systems – Maritime/Logistics Single Windows The project IPCOEA aims to improve the efficiency of custom procedures and administrative clearance process of port operations in accordance to Economic Partnership Agreement in Ports of the ECOWAS Area, through the implementation of Single Window Systems. The project is implemented by the Fondazione Accademia Italiana Marina Mercantile (FAIMM), the Académie Régionale des Sciences et Techniques de [...]


8th Session of the ‘’Café des Experts’’ Webinar on the 20th October 2020

In recent times, PMAWCA secretariat has recorded a huge success in the organisation of the ‘’Experts Cafe’’ seminar by videoconferencing in partnership with the Port of Marseille Fos. As previously announced in September 2020, the 2nd series of this seminars began on the 20th of October 2020, the theme this time was ‘’Management of Dangerous Cargo’’ thereby making it a total of (8) eight webinars presentations since it began in April 2020. This theme was necessitated by the recent explosion caused [...]


Vacancy Announcement for the Post of Chief Projects Manager PMWACA

As part of the plan staff renewal, the Secretary General of PMAWCA is hereby inviting applicants from member organizations to apply for the PMAWCA Post of Chief Projects Manager. The applications duly made should be forwarded not later than 31st October 2020 to the following email address: ; and    To get more informations, please fo through the Term of Reference of Applicant. call for application Chief Project Manager – English version Appel à Candidature Chef de Projet Français     Appel à candidature [...]


Meeting online of PMAWCA Board of Directors from 22nd to 23rd July 2020

The global crisis situation due to the Corona virus, Covid-19 epidemic has informed emergency decisions and led to the systematic closure of country borders. This has had a clear impact on all the activities of the association like the postponement of physical statutory meetings, which cut across all organisations. In this regard, the Chairman and the members of the board have decided to organize the Visio-Conference meeting to discuss on the various pending points of the Association. The visio-conference meeting will [...]



For an interview session, the PMAWCA Secretariat Publicity unit would like to ask you a few questions regarding the crisis  caused by the ongoing Covid.19 Pandemic. 1. PMWACA Sec.-Public.Unit: IMO identified with the Covid-19 pandemic from the 11th of March 2020, this emergency has caused the closure of land and air boarders between different countries. In your capacity as the Managing Director of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority , what is your opinion on this health crisis? PMAWCA Chairman: The [...]


PMAWCA/Port of Marseille Fos’s Successful Inaugural Webinar

This Webinar themed ‘’Experts Cafe’’ and organised by PMAWCA in conjunction with the Port of Marseille Fos., was originally scheduled for the 7th of May 2020 but eventually held on the 14th of May from 10-12 GMT. As stated in a memo signed by PMAWCA’s Secretary General, Mr. Jean Marie Koffi, these online training sessions aim to share the experiences of West and Central African ports and the Port of Marseille Fos on topics related to the impact of the [...]


Advice for IMO Member States, seafarers and shipping to fight against the Coivd19

The World Health Organization (WHO) determined that the outbreak of outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a pandemic on 11 March  2020. In this regard, the IMO Secretary has issued the following circular note for the for Governments and relevant national authorities on the facilitation of maritime trade during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please click on this link to read more… English version: IMO Circular Letter No_4204-Add_6-1 (english version)   French version: IMO_French_Lettre circulaire No 4204-Add.6

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