Major logistics projects listed below were undertaken by A-Cubed (some as JV partners to Ports of Africa and some as LCS Consulting Services). Sample project sheets are downloadable where indicated.

In those cases where project confidentiality has been stipulated, project sheets are not available.



Due DiligenceAPMT: Bahrain Steel Terminal – Jetty and stockyard for imports and exportsBahrain2014 – 2015
Due DiligenceFreeport Group: Due diligence on a ROPAX service in the southern Africa and Indian Ocean Islands regionSouth Africa2014
Due DiligenceDEC Engineering: Maputo Corridor – port and marine aspectsMozambique
South Africa
Due DiligenceCDC Group: South African blue chip transport group – terminals and rail aspectsSouth Africa2014
Due DiligencePembani Remgro: Port of Lekki, port facilities and traffic reviewNigeria2012 - 2013
Due DiligenceITOCHU Australia: Due diligence study of current and future transport logistics capacities and opportunities for the export of manganese ore South Africa2012
Investment AssessmentMeridian Bank: Northern Mozambique investment appraisalMozambique2011 - 2012
Due DiligenceVitol: Minas Moatize coal mine, Tete - outbound export logistics reviewMozambique2011
Due DiligenceInvestec: UltraTech Cement - Witbank coal mine, outbound export logistics reviewSouth Africa2011
Due DiligenceJonah Capital: SNPT Phosphates, Port & Marine Review of Kpeme marine facilitiesTogo2010
Due DiligenceOMH Holdings: Tshipe manganese, outbound export logisticsSouth Africa2009
Port & Country ReviewMidShips Logistics: South African ports and country review for DuPontSouth Africa2001 & 2003
Due DiligenceDBSA: Maputo port privatisation, freight traffic reviewMozambique2000


Mining Logistics

Scoping StudyFrontier Rare Earths: logistics study of two graphite mine concessions Mozambique2016
Bankable Feasibility StudyVale Fertil: BFS for the Lucunga Phosphates Project through the Port of SoyoAngola2015 - 2016
Port InvestigationSail Mining: Investigation of the Port of Quelimane for ilmenite exportsMozambique2014
Scoping StudySnowden: Scoping Study for Syrah Resources’ Balama Graphite ProjectMozambique2012 - 2013
Scoping StudyVale Fertil: Scoping Study for the Lucunga Phosphates Project through the Port of SoyoAngola2013
Port Options StudyMott Macdonald: Port Options Study for Bushveld Minerals’ Limpopo magnetite exportsSouth Africa2012
Feasibility StudyMinbos Resources: Feasibility Study for the Kanzi Phosphates ProjectDR Congo2012
Project FacilitationElitheni Coal: Development of the recommended transport logistics system South Africa2011 – 2012
Prefeasibility StudyLemur Resources: Logistics Prefeasibility Study for coal exports through Port of TulearMadagascar2011 – 2012
Prefeasibility StudyMongo Tando: Logistics Prefeasibility Study for the Cabinda phosphates projectAngola2010 – 2011
Feasibility StudyElitheni Coal: Logistics Feasibility Study for exports from the Indwe Coalfield ProjectSouth Africa2010
Transhipment TenderAfrican Minerals: Drafting of the technical aspect of the RFQ for offshore transhipment servicesSierra Leone2010
Feasibility StudyJindal Steel: Feasibility study for the Songo coal mining concessionMozambique2009
Prefeasibility StudyGRD Minproc: Prefeasibility Study of Jonah Capital’s Buchanan tailings project Liberia2008 - 2009
Logistics StudiesRiversdale Mining: Various logistics studies for the Benga and Moatize coal concessionsMozambique2006 - 2009
Coal Industry ReviewRio Tinto Coal, Australia: Appraisal of coal mining developments at Tete and logistics implications for coal exportsMozambique2006
Project ManagementTall Ships: Project managing logistics bid for Kenmare’s, Moma Minerals Sands ProjectMozambique2003 - 2005
Logistics StudiesBilliton: TiGen Mineral Sands - various logistics studiesMozambique1997 – 2002


Ports & Terminals

Port Tariff DevelopmentZona Norte Desenvolvimento: Development of a Port Tariff for the concessioned port of Mocimboa Da PraiaMozambique2015
Port Business PlanZona Norte Desenvolvimento : Development of a Business Plan for the concessioned port of Mocimboa Da PraiaMozambique2015
Terminal RegulationsENRC: Nacala Coal Terminal, develop Terminal Handbook & Terminal Regulations for the planned private coal terminal at NacalaMozambique2013
Terminal CapacitySnowden Group: Matam Phosphates, Dakar port facilities investigationSenegal2013
Terminal CapacityLedjadja Coal: Assessment of coal throughput capacity of Bulk Connections Terminal, Durban for planned shipmentsSouth Africa2013
Terminal CapacityKenya Fluorspar: Mbaraki Wharf, Mombasa materials handling assessment and recommendationsKenya2012
Port PlanningArup: Assessment of the new port of Ngqura, Eastern Cape catering for dry bulk shipmentsSouth Africa2005
Port PerformanceMidShips Logistics: South African ports and country reviews for DuPontSouth Africa2001 & 2003
Port DevelopmentPorto Dobela Development Limited: Market survey and traffic studies for proposed greenfield port in southern MozambiqueMozambique1999 - 2002
Port PricingNamport: Comparative, regional port tariff study for the national port authority of NamibiaNamibia2000


Supply Chain

Supply Chain OptimisationThe Highland Group: Ambatovy Nickel, intervention to identify areas in the supply chain that could be optimisedMadagascar2013
Supply Chain OptimisationThe Highland Group: Richards Bay Minerals, intervention to identify areas in the supply chain that could be optimised to enhance efficienciesSouth Africa2011 - 2012
Logistics StudyTATA Steel: Inbound and outbound logistics studies in the project pre-feasibility phase for TATA's new Ferrochrome Plant at Richards BaySouth Africa2003
Cold Chain DevelopmentGrupo Ibrahim Hassim: Quelimane project to introduce a cold chain for imports - chain planning, development and implementationMozambique1998 - 2000


Specialist Projects

Community Stakeholder FacilitationEngen Community Stakeholder Forum: facilitation of Engen’s interaction with the local community affected by the Engen refinery in DurbanSouth Africa2006 - Current
Ship BunkeringSAPREF: Develop, draft and adjudicate the bunker barge tenderSouth Africa2006 – 2007
EducationIntertek: Develop and roll out of a Management Development ProgrammeSouth Africa2006 – 2007
EducationASABOSA: Development of SAQA qualifications and Unit Standards for the shipping industrySouth Africa2001 - 2007


Transport Corridors

Trade Diagnostic StudyCOMESA: Central Corridor trade diagnostic study – port elementTanzania
Transport Corridor PlanningDevelopment Bank of South Africa - Transport Infrastructure Strategy for Nickel Custer Sector Tanzania