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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 [...]


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



  Port Platforms are critical infrastructures and cannot shut down in context of the COVID-19 since Ports are necessary for survival of the nation and vital to the population and economy. Port Community has the key role of ensuring that essential goods are loaded and unloaded and that all shipments reach their final destinations.  In this context of a global emergency, port authorities, port communities and port workers are on the frontline. It is therefore in this important and crucial times [...]


Highlights from the Technical Committee meetings in Douala

The meetings of the Finance and Economic Studies (FES) and the Administrative and Legal Affairs (ALA) committees were highlighted by a great event: The contribution of an external expert in this specific field to present a relative modern theme so as to share best practices and revisit relevant methodologies in this field with delegates. This session in Douala presented an opportunity for Mr. FAOUZI, the Technical Director of Single Windows for External Trade (GUCE). GIE of Cameroun and member of the [...]



Statutory meetings of the Finance and Economic Studies and the Administrative and Legal Affairs Technical committees is holding from the 3rd to the 6th of March 2020 in the beautiful town of Douala, in Cameroun. As customary, the opening ceremony was held at the hotel la Falaise in Bonajo, the venue for the meetings. These technical committee meetings brought together more than sixty (60) delegates from 13 (thirteen) countries of our geographical space. Presided over by the Governour of the Region, [...]

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