In just a few years, it's become one of the main ports in the region.
The key to commerce.
Just a decade ago, the port of Malabo offered no greater reason to visit than a cool drink by the sea on the terrace of the Yacht Club. Who could have known that the city would one day build a modern port, designed to become a strategic trade hub between the different African regions, as well as between this continent and Europe and the Americas? That was indeed the goal when the renovation and expansion of the port facilities of Malabo began a few years ago, and the work continues to this today. Little will be left of the old Port of Santa Isabel (the old name of Malabo), which opened in 1956 with a single dock crossed by a breakwater that forced ships to dock stern-in.