Commercial truck transportation service is a viable business in Liberia because it is readily in demand, which means the benefits from its operation surpass its costs. The number of ships docking and disembarking from the Freeport is growing. According to official statistics from the Freeport of Monrovia, more than 6,500 containers were delivered at the port in January, 2015. With few trucking companies in Liberia, this is a very huge market that we must take advantage of urgently.
About a year ago, vessels were unloading between 4500 to 5000 containers monthly. Since the restoration of normal economic activities in Monrovia and its environs following the slowdown of the EBOLA cases, we expect more and more vessels to be docking at the various ports of Liberia (Monrovia, Buchanan, Sinoe and Maryland/Harper).
With frantic efforts to establish a Rail Authority in Liberia, the Government of Liberia is in discussions to expand the existing rail infrastructure and develop new railways in an effort to enhance the movement of people and freight.