Since its establishment, Venia International has been specializing in building successful partnerships and joint ventures on the African continent. The firm’s investment activities concern several industry sectors, among which shipping and port management. The firm was founded and is still headed today by entrepreneur Sebastien Clamorgan, an expert with relevant working experience in consultancy and representation of multinationals, private equity, shipping, logistics, food & beverage, and real estate.
Improving maritime transport for African countries: Sebastien Clamorgan’s firm committed to supporting business projects
Africa is an area where Sebastien Clamorgan‘s ****** firm has developed an extensive know-how over the years. This includes two sectors which are particularly relevant for African countries: sea shipping and port management. As a consequence of the continent’s connectivity – which is strongly influenced by geography – about one-third of African countries are indeed landlocked, namely they are entirely surrounded by land and do not have navigable routes to the sea. From this perspective, shipping by sea can be considered an appealing means of transport: thanks to its transport capacity, tons of goods can be transported on a single ship, with the possibility to carry large shipments in a convenient way. But there is more: as it is a permanent activity, practically nothing can stop marine routes. According to data from the UNCTAD, in 2019 African ports loaded about 7% of world maritime trade (exported) and unloaded 4.6% of this trade (imported). Furthermore, two of the top five African ports during from 2006 to 2020 are located in West Africa, namely the port of Lomé and the port of Tema (UNCTAD’s Liner Shipping Connectivity Index). This is in line with the fact that the best-connected African regions are at the continent’s corners, where international routes connect to hub ports. West Africa is also the region chosen for the “Badagry MegaPort and Free Trade Zone”, a project which aims to developing a new, ultra-modern port and free zone, as well as a platform for continued regional and national development. The project includes Sebastien Clamorgan‘s ****** firm in the role of deal maker, broker and representative of a stakeholder’ interests.
Badagry MegaPort: Venia International, led by Sebastien Clamorgan, as a deal maker and broker
A coastal town in Lagos State (Nigeria), Badagry is located on the bank of a system of navigable lakes, creeks and inland lagoons. It is the area chosen for the “Badagry MegaPort and Free Trade Zone”, a project which aims to developing one of the largest ports in Africa. Overseen by the Nigerian Port Authorities and developed through a partnership between private entities, the project will offer state-of-the-art facilities for all types of containers and cargoes, and will encompass a zone dedicated to varied bulk goods and liquids, an industrial park and a power plant. The project is designed to support a strong growth both in West Africa and the entire continent. “Badagry MegaPort and Free Trade Zone” is among Sebastien Clamorgan‘s business initiatives in the port management industry: as a deal maker, broker and representative of a stakeholder’ interests, the ****** consulting and investment firm Venia International has confirmed once again its important role in developing investment activities in Africa. Since its establishment at the end of the Nineties, the firm has been carrying out a considerable number of successful business activities, in particular in industries including logistics, port management, shipping, and food & beverage. Its services range from top-class market research to strategic planning, from business setup and business development to M&A assistance, business intelligence, and lobbying. As a result of the many successes achieved, Sebastien Clamorgan‘s firm is considered a reference point for the African and Middle Eastern area.