Apr 01, 2019: NORDEN, a Danish shipping company, will open an office in Abidjan, Ivory Coast by Q2 2019, with an aim to generate new business and focusing on the development of the region. The office becomes the company’s 11th office and aims to support its asset-light business.

As West Africa is a promising region for shipping business, the company sees growth opportunities within dry cargo and is the regional hub connecting French-speaking Africa and the home to many major institutions working across Africa.

With a stable economic growth and the significant population growth predictions for the region, the region faces growing infrastructure challenges. In line with the company’s focus on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number nine of resilient infrastructure, NORDEN seeks to develop industrial bulk port logistics projects in the region.

This local presence is expected to help increase inbound business from the Mediterranean and the Far East, support growth on day-to-day outbound activities, and provide access to attractive industrial bulk projects.

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