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Enlargement / deepening of the Vridi canal


  • Impossibility of accommodating vessels over 260 m in length and over 11.50 m draft
  • High vessel waiting time (average 10 h / day)
  • Lack of competitiveness of the port of Abidjan concerning the reception of ships


  • Possibility to accommodate the largest ships visiting the African coast (up to 350 m long with 16 m draft)
  • More waiting for ships
  • The Autonomous Port of Abidjan is competitive for the reception of large ships