Bolloré Transport & Logistics readies new logistics base in Abidjan
Bolloré Transport & Logistics unit in Cote d’Ivoire is set to open the doors to a new 9,000 square metre logistics base in the airport area of Abidjan. The space has been developed with to strengthen Bolloré’s services linked to the import and export of goods by air. Total investment for the project that took around 18 months to complete amounted to around $5.6 million.
Connected to the international airport and the city of Abidjan, the logistics hub will include a 7,500 square metre operating area and 1,500 square metres of office space. It will also contain a 3,500 square metre warehouse with modern equipment such as a weighbridge, a dock leveller, a palletisation system and a cold room.
Further developments are planned within this new platform to facilitate packaging of pharmaceutical products and provide value-added storage for all types of freight, including perishable goods destined for the Ivorian market or European countries. These services will be provided by the conventional freight and express transport teams located close to the operating sites, Bolloré said in its statement.
“This investment is part of the structuring projects to which we have been committed for several years, aiming at modernising the logistics infrastructure in Côte d’Ivoire. Two years on from the inauguration of Aérohub, we are preparing to bring a modern infrastructure into operation that will enable us to meet the growing needs of our customers and to strengthen our role as a regional logistics hub,” said Joël Hounsinou, managing director of Bolloré Transport & Logistics Côte d’Ivoire.
To remind, at the start of the month, Bolloré Group said it has accepted the €5.7 billion offer from MSC to sell 100 percent of Bolloré Africa Logistics, comprising all of the Bolloré Group’s transport and logistics activities in Africa. The sale remains subject to regulatory and competition approvals and the agreement of certain of Bolloré Africa Logistics’ counterparties and is expected to be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2023.