Port of Amsterdam International (PoAI) performed an analysis for the improvement of port operations and ports logistics in the port of San Pedro. This was done in cooperation with the Port Autonome de San Pedro (PASP).
Support for this project
The Ivorian authorities, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Abidjan supported this.
Port of Amsterdam International and the PASP have a longstanding partnership. The ports are closely connected due to their sizeable positions in the cocoa supply chain. The goals of the partnership are structured via multiple Memorandum of Understandings.
The PASP has large ambitions for the further development of the port of San Pedro, including significant infrastructural investments. Additionally, the Ivorian authorities place great emphasis on the development of the national economic catalysts. This resulted in the Minister of Transport being intimately involved in this project. The project was started and concluded in 2018.
Services of Port of Amsterdam International
The goal was to perform an analysis of the logistical processes and capacity within the port of San Pedro, in relation to the growth ambitions of the local authorities. Particular focus was paid to port and maritime infrastructure, information technology and digitalisation, human capital and interactions between stakeholders.
The goal was a set of short, medium and long term recommendations, based on the best practices of Port of Amsterdam and applied to the local characteristics, that enable the modernization and optimization of the San Pedro port.
Amongst the services provided were the following:
• Field research
• Analysis report
• Recommendations report, with recommendations in the short, medium and long term
• Implementation handbook, indicating priority and horizontal map