Portek is a Singaporean subsidiary of Mitsui, the Japanese industrial conglomerate. Portek has offices in more than nine countries around the world, and four major operations in Africa. African Business spoke to the chief executive officer, Takao Omori.
Pacific International Lines' (PIL's) history in Africa goes a long way. Since its founding in 1967, the world's 16th largest container liner operator has been building a strong market presence in the continent.