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Slow return for port of Abidjan

This article was originally published in The Public Ledger

THE port of Abidjan is undamaged and open for business after Ivory Coast's post-election conflict, but trade volumes will not pick up until security and financing improve, according to Sie Hien, managing director of the port. Mr Hien said on April 22 that the first cocoa shipments had left with a few containers of beans but most of the 17 ships that had docked so far were oil tankers or bulk carriers.


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