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Maersk is Actively Seeking African Shipping Opportunities

June 9, 2015 12:05 am Published by

In an effort to expand the company's African operations, A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S has expressed a keen interest in building and upgrading shipping ports in Nigeria and Kenya.

We are actively looking in East Africa for opportunities … There is an ongoing tender process for the port of Mombasa, where APM Terminals has shown interest. – Senior Vice President for Africa, A.P. Moller-Maersk.

In addition to plans for Mombasa and a new $2 billion port at Badagry – in Nigeria’s southern Lagos state, Maersk is also working in collaboration with Ghana’s ports authority on a $1 billion expansion to the west African nation’s Tema port. The project includes the construction of four new berths and is expected to more than quadruple the port’s capacity.

Maersk employs approximately 10,000 people in more than 40 African nations and generates nearly 10 percent of its sales in the continent. Aside from its container shipping business, the company’s APM Terminals unit operates 10 West African ports.

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