:Created in 1951, the port of Abidjan offers various quality services to vessels and cargo. Its big reception capacity and strategic geographical position gives it a leading role on the Atlantic Coast of Africa. It is a large transit and transshipment port, an important fishing harbor and the main industrial center of Ivory Coast. In 2018, the port of Abidjan handled a total throughput of 24,1 million tons of cargo. The port of Abidjan is an essential part of the Ivory Coast economy, handling 91% of its foreign trade, this represents 70% of the Gross Domestic Product. It also generates more than 85% of customs revenues. The quality of services provided on ships acceptance enabled the port of Abidjan to be the first african port certified to ISO 9001:2015. It is also certified to ISO 14001: 2015 for its commitment to the environment sustainable management. In addition, the safety level on its facilities have been declared conform to the requirements of ISPS. To improve more the competitiveness of the port of Abidjan, some important infrastructures development works have been carried out since 2012. It is about the modernization of the fishing harbor (completed in 2015), redevelopment of the Vridi-Biétry bay (completed in 2018), the building of a new Ro-ro terminal (completed in 2018), the widening and deepening of the Vridi canal (inaugurated in February 2019). It is also planned the construction of a second container terminal to be delivered in 2020 and also an ore terminal and a grain terminal.