Visit of the Ivorian Ministry of Transport to the construction site of the 2nd container terminal of the port of Abidjan

The Minister of Transport of Côte d'Ivoire, Amadou KONE, visited on 06 July 2021, the construction site of the second container terminal of the port of Abidjan, to see the progress of the construction work, started by Côte d'Ivoire terminal in December 2020.

 Mr. Koné noted the important work carried out for the development of the 37.5 hectare platform, bringing the overall progress rate of the site to 41%. He also stressed the importance of making Côte d'Ivoire Terminal a modern, innovative port platform, implementing digital solutions commensurate with the investment involved.

« I am delighted with the efforts of Côte d'Ivoire Terminal to advance this important project, despite the difficulties linked to the Covid-19 health crisis. The Ivorian government would like to express its availability to work with you to remove any obstacles that may hinder the execution of this project," said Amadou KONE, Ivorian Minister of Transport. », a déclaré Amadou KONE, ministre ivoirien des Transports.

For the construction of the superstructures, Côte d'Ivoire Terminal, a subsidiary of Bolloré Ports and APM Terminals, is mobilising more than 600 workers every day on the site through various local companies. These companies are carrying out important civil engineering works, for the paving of the platform and the construction of buildings to house the operational services.

"Côte d'Ivoire Terminal is resolutely committed to the realisation of the different phases of this project, which is strategic for the country. We are delighted with the visit of the supervisory authorities to the site today. This shows the support and commitment of the Ivorian government for the success of this large- scale project which will strengthen the fluidity of imports and exports of Côte d'Ivoire and the sub-region," said Pierre Bellerose, Regional Director Côte d'Ivoire / Burkina Faso of Bolloré Transport & Logistics.

Thanks to an investment of 311 billion CFA francs and a commissioning during the second half of 2022, Côte d'Ivoire will be equipped with a strategic tool that will match its ambitions.

About Côte d'Ivoire Terminal

Following an international call for bids, the Bolloré Ports and APM Terminals consortium won the contract on the construction and management of the second container terminal in the Port of Abidjan. Through an investment of over 262 billion CFA francs, work on the construction of the future Côte d’Ivoire Terminal will be completed in 2022. With a surface area of 37.5 hectares, the new container terminal will be able to process over 1.5 million TEU containers a year and welcome ships with a draught of 16 metres on 1,100 metres of wharves. The terminal will generate 450 direct jobs and thousands of indirect jobs. It will contribute to the upskilling and training of young Ivorians in the port professions and the handling of latest-generation equipment.