Transport

Gabon Transport 2013
Under the Emerging Gabon initiative, the government is planning infrastructure investments in road, maritime and air transport. Among the priorities are improving connectivity between Libreville and the oil centre of Port-Gentil, as well as providing additional capacity on rail networks for mineral and passenger loads from the lesser developed interior of the country – both of which are needed, given the current state of linkages. The sector received a boost in terms of infrastructure in the lead-up to the Africa Cup of Nations in 2012, which sparked a flurry of road and aviation improvements prior to the competition. Despite some delays, transport projects are progressing, in many cases with the support of international lenders and donors, as well as the expertise of foreign contractors. This chapter contains an interview with Amadou Diallo, CEO of DHL Freight, Deutsche Post DHL.