The Northern Monument, a German flag container ship, set course for Algeciras, Spain under the Verrazano Bridge with the Spirit of Malabo in a 40′ dry box container today. The Spirit of Malabo was used for a transatlantic row that started from Las Palmas, Canary Islands and ended at New York’s Brooklyn Bridge. The historic rowing vessel will soon call Museum Modern Art Equatorial Guinea home, where she will be on permanent display.
Equatorial Guinea is one of the fastest growing economies in West Central Africa and continues to play a vital role in global commerce. With deep ports in Malabo and Bata, container ships have access to The Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) region that connects to 37 million consumers.
Port container traffic is expected to increase with new development in the Industrial City of Mbini. Mbini will be the first city in the region with an integrated and modern transport infrastructure, which encompasses a new deep port, road and highway networks, and also a rail connection for commercial distribution. This investor friendly initiative is part of the country’s Horizonte 2020 Development Plan, which is designed to diversify the economy.
The Spirit of Malabo is scheduled to arrive in Equatorial Guinea during December.