Transport

Gabon Transport

Transport and logistics in Gabon are in the midst of a major transformation. The government is engaged in a multi-year programme to upgrade the country’s infrastructure, with the aim of making it into a logistics centre for the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa.

Gabon’s transport infrastructure is set for a radical overhaul in coming years. A major state investment programme for roads will see the total length of paved roads in the country increase six-fold between 2009 and 2025, including a link between Libreville and Port-Gentil. This should help open up the interior of the country and boost socioeconomic development in previously isolated areas. Expansion projects at Owendo port should also help reduce congestion and hence costs for shippers, and airport capacity in the country’s main cities is set to increase dramatically, allowing international flights to operate out of Port-Gentil.

This chapter contains interviews with Takao Omori, CEO, Portek International; and Frank Legré, Managing Director for Africa, Air France.