Benin Terminal reinforces its equipment and acquires two new stackaces 

Benin Terminal, which operates the Port of Cotonou’s container terminal, commissioned two  empty container handlers built by Konecranes, a specialist in lifting equipment, on  1 September 2021. Following their delivery in mid-August, they were installed and the  operators trained. 

With a total cost of 300 million CFA Francs (€467,000) financed by Benin Terminal, these two  cutting-edge technology machines can reach stacking heights of up to seven (7) standard  containers, thus maximising space and increasing the handling capacity.  

This new equipment will improve Benin Terminal’s productivity, increase delivery rates and  reduce the time required to process goods. They will also strengthen the performance of the  port of Cotonou, as well as support the country’s competitiveness and help boost trade in  West Africa.  

“Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Benin Terminal is going ahead with its investment  programme and continues to work towards modernising the port activities of the Independent  Port of Cotonou. These new handlers of 16 tons each will make our handling operations more  fluid and improve the quality of services for our shipowners and receivers,“ said Yann  Magarian, General Manager of Benin Terminal.  

About Benin Terminal 

Benin Terminal, a subsidiary of Bolloré Ports, operates the container terminal at the Port of Cotonou.  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. Thanks to 95 billion CFA Francs (€145 million)  invested since 2013 by Benin Terminal, the container terminal has become a regional logistics growth  hub for Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso and Nigeria, and has contributed to making Cotonou a more efficient,  modern and attractive port for the economic development of Benin. A major player in the country’s  logistics chain, Benin Terminal employs 677 Beninese nationals and leads a subcontracting policy that  generates 1,000 indirect jobs. Benin Terminal also implements initiatives for local populations in  partnership with NGOs. For example, it assists young people suffering from HIV in their education,  supports the empowerment of young people and raises awareness of environmental protection. 

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