Safmarine opens offices in the Congo
Oct 23, 2003
Safmarine's offices in Kinshasa and Matadi (Democratic Republic of Congo) opened their doors to business this week. The occasion was marked by the arrival in Matadi of the general cargo container ship Safmarine Evagelia.
An official opening of the new offices is being planned for early in the new year.
In order to provide for a smooth transition and continuity of service an experienced team of sales, service and finance staff migrated to the new offices from other local maritime agencies. The move leaves Safmarine well placed to offer the DRC its brand of personalised shipping solutions, says Jan Van de Casteele, DRC country manager.
Van de Casteele was previously Safmarine's country manager in Ghana and has more than 20 years' experience in the shipping industry.
Currently Safmarine offers customers three services calling Matadi/Boma. The Angola-Congo express service (a direct multi-purpose service from Europe (Antwerp and Lisbon)) and the SAF-WAF combo service (a direct multi purpose service from the South African ports of Durban and Cape Town) are both fully Safmarine operated services. Customers are also served via the Southern
range feeder service (a full container feeder service with transhipment in Abidjan).
Jan Van de Casteele
Avenue Kalemie 1
Phone: (+243) 98 46 55 98/99 39 444
Fax: (+243) 99 39 400
Business quotes and sales enquiries should be addressed to:
Marie Jose Henry
Phone: (+243) 99 97 12 83
Safmarine c/o Maersk Congo sprl - Matadi
20, Avenue de la Poste, Ville Basse, Matadi/Bas Congo
Phone: (+243) 99 40 140
Fax: (+243) 99 39 660