The Congolese Union of Ship Owners and Whalers (UCAB) is a national association operating in particular in Mbandaka, in the province of Ecuador. UCAB offers a range of services to shipowners in the region, ranging from troubleshooting their boat to defending their rights with local authorities.

Objectives of Elan’s partenership

ELAN DRC has collaborated on several occasions with UCAB in the fight against the levying of illegal taxes in the field of transport, first in 2015-2016 and then in 2017-2018. The objective of the partnership is to build a coalition of private sector actors in Ecuador and establish a permanent framework for consultation between the public and private sectors to discuss reforms improving the business climate in the province.