The U.S. Trade and Development Agency is hosting the Côte d'Ivoire Port Logistics  Reverse Trade Mission to the U.S.  to introduce high-level port decision-makers with the leading edge U.S. port technologies,  services and best practices to support port logistics in modernization.  The visit aims to bring U.S. and Ivorian stakeholders together to support the  Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)$525 million compact with Côte d’Ivoire enabling port modernization. 

The visit includes meetings in Washington, DC, Norfolk, VA  and New York, NY Areas and other cities with U.S. government agencies, port officials, financing organizations, industry associations, and U.S. technology and equipment providers.  Site visits are planned at several ports and container terminals.


Business Opportunities Include: 

  • Port logistics technologies

  • Truck reservation systems and hardware

  • Physical security systems

  • Freight brokerage

  • Terminal/cargo management systems

  • Cargo handling equipment

  • PPP opportunities

For More Information

To learn more about how your company can participate in this excellent business development opportunity, contact:

 Pamela Peseux, Tuatara Group


 Tel:  301.335.1725 or 703.870.7164

Opportunities in Cote d'Ivoire's

Port Sector

Business Briefing - June 23, 2022

USTDA is hosting a Business Briefing for U.S. companies on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 9:00 AM at USTDA's Business Center in Arlington, VA. 


Attending U.S. companies will learn about upcoming port projects opportunities, the MCC compact supporting the sector and have the opportunity to meet with the participating decision-makers. 



Opportunities in Côte d'Ivoire's Port Sector



As part of the  USTDA is hosting a business briefing for U.S. companies on June 23, 2022 at 9:00 AM at USTDA's Business Center in Arlington, VA. Attendees will learn about upcoming project opportunities and have the opportunity to meet briefly one-on-one with the delegates. 

Agenda  -  June 23,  2022

  9:00       Registration

  9:30       Welcome and Introductions

10:00       Port Overview, Opportunities and Outlook

                 Delegate Port Stakeholders

11:00       Networking Break

11:15       Port Overview, Opportunities and Outlook

                 Delegate Port Stakeholders

12:15       Networking Lunch

  1:00       One-on-one Meetings  

  3:30       Close 

Attend the Business Briefing to: 

  • Learn about upcoming project opportunities  

  • Gain market intelligence 

  • Form new business partnerships

  • Meet one-on-one with key decision-makers

Image by Štefan Štefančík


Business Briefing:

Opportunities in Côte d'Ivoire's Port Sector


USTDA Business Center

1101 Wilson Blvd, Suite. 1100,  Arlington, VA

Thursday - June  23, 2022   9:00 AM - 3:30 PM


Advanced registration is required.

Registration includes a networking luncheon, the Business Briefing handbook, and an opportunity to schedule one-on-one meetings with the delegation. 

Register Here.

Registration to this event is limited to U.S. individuals, U.S. firms, or U.S. consultants as defined by USTDA’s Nationality Source and Origin Requirements available on USTDA’s website at www.ustda.gov

Aerial View of Containers


Côte d’Ivoire’s two main ports -- The Port of Abidjan and the Port of San Pedro --  serve as economic drivers and important regional hubs for the landlocked countries of Burkina Faso, Niger, and Mali. However, the current port operational inefficiencies ranging from port congestion to poor road infrastructure and trucking logistics are hindering future growth and competitiveness, potentially slowing down the country’s economic growth and development momentum.

Côte d’Ivoire is working to update its infrastructure to maintain a competitive position in West Africa. The important Vridi Canal which connects the Port of Abidjan to the Atlantic Ocean was recently expanded and deepened to allow for larger ships. Work is also underway on a second container terminal to increase the port’s cargo capacity and host larger, new-generation ships.

The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) signed a $525 million compact with Côte d’Ivoire which focuses on expanding and modernizing its ports and transportation infrastructure with a focus on port logistics; pre-gate truck parking, including controlled port access; freight brokerage; and barging from maritime to inland ports.

This USTDA-funded program will help U.S. companies learn about the potential opportunities and engage with the key decision-makers.

Female Presenter


Amadou Kone


Ministry of Transport


Aya Odette Kouakou Epse Coulibaly

Technical Advisor to the Minister of Transport,

Ministry of Transport


Yao Emmanuel Desire Coffi

Director of Maritime Operations, Security, and Environment

Port Autonome d’Abidjan (PAA)


Hien Sie

Managing Director

Port Autonome d’Abidjan (PAA)


Kouadio Andre N'Doli

Director of Engineering and Project Management

Port Autonome d’Abidjan (PAA)


Aminata Fofana

Communications Assistant

Port Autonome d’Abidjan (PAA)


Sidibe Issoufou

Managing Director

Office of Ivoirian Shippers

Siele Silue

Conseiller Spécial du Premier Ministre, Chargé des Infrastructures, des Transports et du Tourisme

Office of the Prime Minister


Abdoulaye Toure

Secretary General

Observatoire de la fluidité du Traffic Routier

Florence  Rajan

Managing Director

Millennium Challenge Account Cote d'Ivoire


Obin Tchetche

Private Sector Director

Millennium Challenge Account Cote d'Ivoire

Attoh Canice-Evrard Yao

General Counsel

Millennium Challenge Account Cote d'Ivoire


Mamadou Moustapha M'Baye

Executive Director of the Abidjan Transport Project

Millennium Challenge Account Cote d'Ivoire


Diaby Brahima

Secretary General in charge of heavy goods vehicles

Haut Conseil Patronal des Entreprises de Transport Routier de CI (HCPETR-CI)


Laurent Thorrance

Transaction Advisor TPLC

Axelcium SARL




The U.S. Trade and Development Agency helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority infrastructure projects in emerging economies. USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project preparation and partnership building activities that develop sustainable infrastructure and foster economic growth in partner countries.

U.S. Trade & Development Agency 

1101 Wilson Boulevard

Suite 1100

Arlington, VA 22209

Phone: +1-703-875-4357



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