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Franco-Lebanese and Emirati magnates battle for the right to operate Beirut's container terminal

Badr Jafar (Gulftainer) and Rodolphe Saadé (CMA GGM).
Badr Jafar (Gulftainer) and Rodolphe Saadé (CMA GGM). © Etienne Laurent/EPA/Newscom/MaxPPP
The tender call for the contract to operate the Lebanese capital's container terminal will see Gulftainer, the Emirati group led by the young Badr Jafar, clash with Rodolphe Saadé-led French shipping group CMA CGM. Saadé is hoping his Lebanese connections will enable him to win the contest. [...] (523 words)
Issue dated 17/02/2022 Reading time 3 minutes
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