The port of Djibouti has benefited from massive investment © Simon Maina/AFP via Getty Images
The port of Djibouti has benefited from massive investment © Simon Maina/AFP via Getty Images

Why Africa's ports must avoid 'hub wars'

5 November 2020

Africa’s ports are facing stormy seas because of declining trade flows due to the coronavirus pandemic but have the chance to re-establish themselves if they avoid competing in “hub wars”, according to a report.

The report, by Africa CEO Forum and consultancy Okan, said ports could turn into global giants if they invested wisely and avoided self-destructive competition with neighbouring hubs.

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