MSC signs 35-year concession agreement to develop Côte d’Ivoire terminal

MSC signs 35-year concession agreement to develop Côte d’Ivoire terminal

MSC and San Pedro Port have signed a 35-year concession agreement for the expansion of the San Pedro Container Terminal (TCSP) in Côte d’Ivoire in the presence of Amadou Gon Coulibaly, prime minister of Côte d’Ivoire.

With a total initial investment of more than $500m, this project will allow the port to handle 14,000 teu ships.

“The Port of San Pedro will become one of the most competitive transhipment hub of the region, the sub-regions as well as of the West African coast,” MSC said in a release.

Diego Aponte, MSC president and CEO, said: “The signing of this agreement today will further strengthen the strong links between MSC and the government of Côte d’Ivoire. It also confirms our long-term engagement to contribute to national efforts in supporting the country’s growing position on the international scene.”

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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