After more than a century of doing business in Africa, and with operations in almost every country across the continent, we can truly say “we know Africa”.

A.P. Moller - Maersk might have roots in Northern Europe, but we’ve been putting our heart and soul into Africa for more than a century.


Our African workforce is one of the best on the continent – with local employees sharing knowledge and best practices with colleagues from around the world. Together, we’re setting new standards for worker safety and world-class employee training.



Combined, our long experience, extensive presence and local knowledge puts us in a unique position to do what Africa wants us to do: i.e. improve its infrastructure and logistics corridors to accommodate economic growth, while supporting the oil and gas industry as it seizes new opportunities. And we are doing so in a spirit of understanding and cooperation, and with a shared commitment to achieving greater prosperity for all of sub-Saharan Africa.

Enabling trade in Nigeria

Apapa looks to the hinterland

In eight years, the Apapa Container Terminal in Nigeria has eliminated waiting times for vessels, improved facilities and kept ahead of 10% annual growth.

Adding flavour to Nigerian exports

With oil its main source of foreign currency, Nigeria is keen to diversify its export base. Cash crops such as cocoa are a key element of this drive, but they must make the vessel as planned, every time.

Small bike, big dreams

Commercial motorcycles can serve as a stepping stone for Nigerians looking for employment or capital to start a business. For the importer of motorcycles, the shipping carrier helps by keeping costly inventory at low levels.

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More stories about Maersk in Africa

Picking up the pace in Kenya

Kenya’s traditional exports – tea, coffee, flowers and textiles – have been the country’s economic mainstay for years. In recent years the avocado has also emerged as a growing export commodity.

Green shoots in Liberia

With Liberia’s economic growth projections intact, the new Monrovia port provides a strong incentive for the trade growth the country badly needs to develop.

Slow but steady improvement

Liberia is celebrating 10 years of political stability with two democratic elections since the end of the war in 2003.