Congo Terminal, a subsidiary of Bolloré Ports, passed the one million TEU milestone in 2021 handling 1,003,734 teu during the year.
This performance reflects the efforts Bolloré Ports has made to increase traffic from 200,000 to one million TEU, in line with its commitments to modernise the Port of Pointe-Noire.
Bolloré Ports has invested more than $450 million since 2009 to upgrade the container terminal’s infrastructure and equipment. These investments have extended docks G and D by 1,500 linear metres and increased their depth to 15 metres and strengthened the port’s equipment, with six new STS cranes and 18 RTG cranes.
Over the past decade, Congo Terminal has carried out construction works, having built storage areas covering more than 32 useable hectares, a multi-modal logistics area of 4.5 hectares connected to the Congo–Ocean Railway, and a technical workshop dedicated to maintenance operations.
It also uses the Navis N4 operating system for managing and automating operations in the terminal.
“This result attests to the success of the partnership between Congo Terminal and the Port Autonome of Pointe-Noire. Now that we have broken this symbolic level, our goal is to become a transhipment hub helping the national economy and subregion grow and an eco-friendly smart port,” said Seraphin Bhalat, Director of the Port Autonome of Pointe-Noire.
“Beyond operations, we have decided to extend our commitments to involve all stakeholders in an ambitious CSR policy. This can be seen in the Green Terminal label created by Bolloré Ports and approved by Bureau Veritas which aims at supporting the development of eco-friendly port infrastructures,” explained Anthony Samzun, Managing Director of Congo Terminal.
The company is involved in a public-private partnership that enables it to meet the requirements of its customer base of shipowners, importers and exporters.
Bolloré Africa Logistics is currently in exclusive talks with Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC) about a sale of its business.
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