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Who will win the race to become West Africa's key port?

Large container vessels are pressuring the entire container network, and West African ports will have to invest heavily in expansion to keep up, writes SeaIntel. Find out which ports are leading the race to become West Africa's commercial hub.

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There will be a growing need for US billion dollar investments in ports along the West African coast over the coming years. The number of ultra large container ships passing through the region is applying pressure across its entire container network, meaning that container has the potential to become much bigger in West Africa than today. 

Ships from key routes are increasingly sailing along West African routes where large ships have not historically sailed and where ports are currently not equipped to handle the larger vessels. One of the problems is that the ports are not deep enough.

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