AGL to manage Port of São Tomé
Africa Global Logistics (AGL), a major logistics operator in Africa, has signed a contract for the management of the Port of São Tomé, thus opening up new economic prospects for the country.
AGL was selected following a consultation to resume operations at the Port of São Tomé Container Terminal. This partnership between AGL and the Government of São Tomé will improve the efficiency and productivity of the port, implementing technological solutions and modern management practices.
“We are honoured to have been chosen as a partner to operate this port. The signing of the contract confirms our desire to consolidate our service offering in Africa, by offering integrated and qualitative service that is as close as possible to the expectations of the population. We are confident that our expertise will significantly improve the productivity of the Port of São Tomé,” said Pierre Avesque, Director of Development at AGL.
AGL, with the support of the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), will carry out cargo handling operations and modernize terminal operations, to promote local economic growth. With nearly 300 meters of quay with a depth of five metres in the bay of Ana Chaves, the Sao Tome terminal, which serves more than 250,000 people, has a storage area of 32,000 square metres and three warehouses.
“The Port of São Tomé is an entry point to Central Africa on the Atlantic Ocean. Through this management contract, Africa Global Logistics will work closely with local partners to provide tailored logistics solutions that promote the sustainable socio-economic development of the country,” Olivier De Noray, Managing Director of Ports and Terminals at Africa Global Logistics, said.