Created in 1951, the port of Abidjan offers various quality services to ships and goods. Its large reception capacity and its strategic geographical position give it a leading role on the Atlantic Coast of Africa. It is a large transit and transshipment port, an important fishing port and the main industrial center of Côte d'Ivoire. In 2019, the port of Abidjan handled more than 25 million tonnes of goods. The port of Abidjan is an essential element of the Ivorian economy, handling 77% of its foreign trade. It also generates 76% of customs revenue. The quality of the services provided to ships has enabled the port of Abidjan to be the first African port to be ISO 9001: 2015 certified. It is also ISO 14001: 2015 certified for its commitment to sustainable management of the environment. In addition, the security level of its facilities has been declared to comply with the requirements of the ISPS code. To further improve the competitiveness of the port of Abidjan, major infrastructure development works have been carried out since 2012. These include the modernization of the Fishing Terminal (completed in 2015), the redevelopment of the bay of Vridi-Biétry (completed in 2018), construction of a new ro-ro terminal (completed in 2018), widening and deepening of the Vridi Canal (inaugurated in February 2019). Construction of a grain terminal began in January 2020. Construction work on the infrastructure of the second container terminal has been completed and the superstructure work is underway, which started last October.