Date: 25.10.2019

COSCO appoint Metro partner

Polytra, a subsidiary of our joint venture partner Fracht, has been appointed agent for COSCO shipping lines in Kinshasa, the capital and largest city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Polytra Congo secured the liner agency contract with COSCO Shipping after successfully creating a shipping agency from the ground up in under two months, with Angolan partner Orey.

The Chinese shipping line strengthens its coverage in Africa with this appointment, developing its network on the West African coast.

Support will be provided by the Polytra management team, led by Marc Blampain, who will be leveraging the COSCO partnership to raise the Fracht group’s profile and credibility in this strategically important region.Marc commented. “This is an exciting new agreement for Polytra Fracht and Orey and we are grateful to COSCO Shipping Lines for recognising our capability to support their African operations. We are looking forward to supporting COSCO’s growth in Congo and across West Africa.