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Chief Executive of Maersk Focuses on Improving African Infrastructure

The CEO of Maersk Group toured Nigeria, Angola and Ghana in a bid to focus on African infrastructure improvements. As African economies boom, infrastructure improvements become more important to turning the growth into sustainable development, and Maersk is planning to take a role in this transition.

Group CEO Nils S. Andersen set a range of talking points as he met with political leaders, customers and Maersk business heads in the three countries, focusing on specific issues such as the looming overcapacity of the Port of Tema, a critical artery for trade in Ghana, which will reach structural overcapacity in the next two years.

Ghana, Nigeria and Angola are rich with natural resources, yet are looking to build up other vital sectors of their economies, including agriculture and manufacturing.

"Maersk has a long history and growing presence across shipping and energy on the African continent and certainly in all three of these countries," says Andersen.

"The Group has a tremendous opportunity to prove that our values, expertise and breadth of services make us an ideal partner for achieving the sustainable growth these countries are pursuing."

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Group CEO Nils S. Andersen set a range of talking points as he met with political leaders, customers and Maersk business heads in the three countries, focusing on specific issues such as the looming overcapacity of the Port of Tema, a critical artery for trade in Ghana, which will reach structural overcapacity in the next two years.

Ghana, Nigeria and Angola are rich with natural resources, yet are looking to build up other vital sectors of their economies, including agriculture and manufacturing.

"Maersk has a long history and growing presence across shipping and energy on the African continent and certainly in all three of these countries," says Andersen.

"The Group has a tremendous opportunity to prove that our values, expertise and breadth of services make us an ideal partner for achieving the sustainable growth these countries are pursuing."

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