MSC Flexible Services Keep Africa’s Cocoa Moving

MSC Flexible Services Keep Africa’s Cocoa Moving

Helps transport African cocoa produce around the world

Chocolate is being consumed more and more all over the world. In fact, the estimated global consumption of this versatile, sweet candy is around 7.2 million metric tonnes! That’s a lot of chocolate.

To make all the chocolate we eat, we need a lot of cocoa – and that’s where MSC comes in. MSC is a market leader for cocoa transportation, and with a global presence in key export and import destinations, aims to keep growing along with partners and customers.

When we talk about cocoa, we can’t ignore Africa. In 2021-22, the continent is forecasted to account for more than 75% of global cocoa production, as well as more than 73% of global cocoa exports.

The majority of this will come from West Africa. Notable producers and exporters include Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Cameroon, and Nigeria.

As a world leader in global container shipping, MSC has local teams in the Ivory Coast, Ghana, Cameroon, Nigeria, Togo, and Guinea who are poised to help resolve any issue that may arise as well as find appropriate solutions for the commodity.

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Along with local expertise, MSC also has its own terminal within the port of San Pedro, in the Ivory Coast, which is the main exporting port for cocoa.

Its global network connects the West Africa region to the key importing countries in Europe, North America, and East Asia using critical intermodal solutions.

Furthermore, MSC's value-added digital solutions such as eBLs make the process smoother for everyone.

Key benefits that MSC brings to the table:

  • Dedicated teams with local knowledge and cocoa expertise

  • Tailored logistics solutions to the customers’ needs

  • Regular trade services with reliable transit times

  • 24/7 container availability

  • Own terminals:

    • San Pedro (TSP - Terminal San Pedro), Ivory Coast

    • Lomé (Lomé Container Terminal), Togo

  • Value added services such as intermodal transport with our subsidiary MEDLOG, or digital solutions such as eBLs

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