OT Africa Line
|Industry||Transport, shipping, cargo|
|Products||Shipping, cargo, freight distribution|
|Revenue||93 million EUR (2007)|
Number of employees
OT Africa Line was a specialist shipping line exclusively serving routes between Europe and West Africa. OTAL work exclusively in the transportation (container shipping fleet) industry, operating a line of container and RoRo vessels. It ceased trading in June 2011 when the brand was assimilated under the Delmas banner. OTAL, like Delmas, was a subsidiary of the CMA CGM Group, the third largest shipping company in the world.
OT Africa Line was established in 1975 as a pioneering, roll-on roll-off congestion beating transport system to Nigeria. Nigeria went through a massive construction boom with the discovery of oil in the mid 1970s and the need to provide construction materials and equipment resulted in port congestion. Roll-on roll-off ships can load and discharge quickly, taking up a minimum of quay space and overcoming congestion difficulties.