The east African coast occupies a strategic position that allows maritime connections between the African continent and the Middle East and Asia. The ports of Mombasa, in Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, in Tanzania, are the most important in the region.

Vital to the economies not only of Kenya and Tanzania, but also to the landlocked neighbouring countries, these ports are connected to their neighbours through a network of roads and railways that allow trade with other east African countries and with the rest of the world.


It'll connect East and West by linking African gas producers to Asian buyers.

Singapore, which made its first LNG imports in 2013, has three storage tanks with total throughput capacity of six million tonnes per annum (Mtpa). With a fourth storage tank to be completed by 2018, the capacity will increase to 11 Mtpa

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Mozambique, a country home to more than 27 million people and covering an area larger than France and the United Kingdom combined, has faced many political and economic challenges since its independence from Portugal in 1975. From 1977 to 1992, Mozambique was immersed in a civil war, supported by the military aid from the Soviet Union in its ever-expanding efforts to disseminate the communist ideology across the world. The fight between the pro-communist government in Mozambique and the anti-communist Mozambican National Resistance (RENAMO) devastated the country and was responsible for the death of near one million Mozambicans and the displacement of 4.5 million to neighbouring countries.


 As Singapore grows as an oil and LNG trading hub in Asia, East Africa is developing its huge potential as a natural gas producer. Singapore can play a bridging role, connecting LNG producers in East Africa to buyers in Asia.




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