Port Overview portal opens the door to Africa’s ports

SeaIntel Maritime Analysis announces the launch of a major new portal which will allow all parties involved in international trade to and from Africa to obtain information on the status of African ports.

The site www.portoverview.com has been launched earlier today following two months of live operation, collecting status reports on Africa’s 50 most important container terminals and related logistics infrastructure.

“Africa really has made some significant steps forward in opening its doors to international trade in the past decade. We have seen an influx of international terminal operators, carriers, supply chain solution providers as well as a host of new entrepeneurs from all parts of the world. Africa
has shown and continues to show immense potential” comments Lars Jensen, CEO of SeaIntel.

Jensen believes that the logistical challenges facing the Continent will remain significant over the coming years. Many ports face significant capacity challenges as well as the urgent need to improve hinterland connections to and from its emerging markets.

The portal has been designed to empower importers, exporters, traders and forwarders with information in order for them to take proactive decisions on how to move their cargo for their customers.

“We are not proclaiming to have every incident and positive development covered in every corner of Africa” comments Jensen, “but what we do have is neutral, factual information provided by independent sources, some of whom are logistics operators themselves.”

The concept of the portal has been co-developed together with Appropriate Communications, an agency focusing on maritime and logistics PR in emerging markets.

SeaIntel Maritime Analysis and Appropriate Communications firmly believe that information shared by local authorities, terminal operators, carriers and forwarders alike on this single portal will open the doors further to African trade.

For more information:
Lars Jensen
SeaIntel Maritime Analysis
Tel : + 971 527 43 61 35
lars.jensen@seaintel.com

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