MSC planning expansion In Central Africa
The recent arrival of the 15,000 TEU, container ship MSC Virgo at the Port of Pointe-Noire in Congo-Brazzaville on has marked the enhanced position of the company in Central Africa.
MSC said the arrival of the 15,000 TEU, 366-metre container ship MSC Virgo at the Port of Pointe-Noire in Congo-Brazzaville on has marked the enhanced position of the company in Central Africa.
“The arrival of this container ship is part of MSC’s expansion plans to extend its network in sub-Saharan Africa by redesigning its service to the West African coast,” said the company in a statement.
“As part of MSC’s global network, the MSC’s renewed presence in the Port of Pointe-Noire will serve as a gateway for international trade, increase the volumes handled, and contribute to the growth of economic activity in the country and Central Africa,” added MSC.
MSC described the port of Pointe-Noire “strategic’ for its operations in Central Africa and noted that it provides an essential link to the region.
The new call will enable direct and quick exchanges with Asia and Europe, according to MSC, while it also confirms the Port of Pointe-Noire’s key position as a transshipments platform for goods destined for Angola and Namibia.
The combination of the three maritime services calling at this port – Africa Express, the Angola service and the Matadi feeder liaising with the DRC – and the intermodal solutions to/from Pointe-Noire and Matadi will offer a seamless end-to-end product, said MSC.