Ports of Baltimore, Banjul, Takoradi to cooperate
The Port of Baltimore Tuesday signed sister port agreements with Gambia’s Port of Banjul and Ghana’s Port of Takoradi.
“We recognize that Africa is an important economic driver in the world’s economy and the Ports of Banjul and Takoradi hold promising prospects for Maryland exports in a number of sectors, especially electronics,” said State of Maryland, Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele.
As part of the agreement, the three ports will work to increase import and export traffic and investment opportunities, as well as working to identify suitable partners interested in investment and provide assistance to businesses of both regions to facilitate trade and investment activities.
According to ComPair Data, the global liner-shipping database at http://www.compairdata.com, the Port of Baltimore is served by one weekly liner service in the U.S./Africa market and one roll-on/roll-off service with a sailing frequency of about 40 days.