Madagascar International Container Terminal Services Ltd (MICTSL), a subsidiary of International Container Services Inc (ICTSI), was a major sponsor of the recently concluded Transaid Madagascar Cycle Challenge.
The Transaid Cycling Challenge involved approximately 30 logistics and freight industry specialists cycling across Madagascar over a distance of 480 kilometers.
As a main sponsor, MICTSL delivered funding to Transaid for the latter’s activities in Madagascar and elsewhere as well as funding directed at specifically assisting the Challenge participants on their ride, parts of which were off-road.
Transaid is an international UK development charity that delivers specialised logistic solutions in Africa including Madagascar. It aims to reduce poverty and improve livelihoods across Africa and the developing world through creating better transport solutions. The organisation was founded by Save the Children and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and the Patron is HRH The Princess Royal.
Transaid’s core charitable works comprise road safety, professional driver training, access to health care, and access to livelihoods.
The charity’s works are widely acknowledged to play a major part in both saving and improving the lives of numerous people wherever it is active. MICTSL is pleased and proud to support Transaid’s diverse works, and to join with it in improving the condition of the lives under privileged people in Madagascar.
MICTSL operates the container terminal concession in the port of Toamasina, Madagascar’s principal port gateway. MICTSL has, since being awarded the concession in 2005, invested over USD 60 million in the Toamasina container terminal, creating a modern container terminal platform widely acknowledged to operate in accordance with best practice worldwide.