NORDEN invests in West African region
Danish shipping company NORDEN is opening an office in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, as part of the Company’s continued global expansion. The office will generate new business and focus on contributing positively to the development of the region, the company said in its release.
NORDEN has for years done business in the region and obtained a sound business platform to build from.The office becomes NORDEN’s 11th office and means the shipping company is now present on all relevant continents supporting the asset light growth of the Company.
West Africa is a promising region where NORDEN sees growing opportunities within dry cargo, and being the regional hub connecting French-speaking Africa and the home to many key institutions working across Africa, Abidjan, Ivory Coast is a natural location for NORDEN’s new office.
Having a local presence will help increase inbound business from the Mediterranean and Far East, support growth on day-to-day outbound activities, and provide access to attractive industrial bulk projects. The latter is linked to NORDEN wishes to take part in, and invest in, the maritime sector in Ivory Coast and West Africa in general, helping the region increase operational performance.
The office is expected to become operational during the second quarter of 2019.