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Togo terminal strengthens it handling capacity

Togo. 24 June 2015

Togo Terminal, a Bolloré Transport & Logistics subsidiary, inaugurated two new mobile dockside cranes and new handling equipment on Monday 22 June. The new cargo handling gear will enhance Togo Terminal's existing equipment park and reinforce its container handling capacity, notably on Mole 2 (former shipping wharf).

Chairman of Bolloré Transport & Logistics, Cyrille Bolloré, Deputy Managing Directors, Philippe Labonne and Thierry Ehrenbogen, Director of Ports and Terminals, Olivier De Noray, and CEO of Bolloré Africa Logistics Togo, Charles Kokouvi

The two Gottwald 640 mobile harbour cranes mean that Togo Terminal now operates 10 quay-side handling cranes (2 gantrys and 8 mobile).

 

Their acquisition is part of a major project to modernise the container terminal and in doing so attract new traffic and business for the Autonomous Port of Lomé. 

Charles Kokouvi GAFAN

CEO of Togo Terminal

Our goal is to continue investing in our handling equipment and in the skills and expertise of our teams to increase our performance and returns, both on the old platform (the Mole 2) and on the new 3rd wharf

The mobile cranes are the second wave of new equipment inaugurated by Togo Terminal in less than one month. On 7 May, the company acquired 22 trailers, 15 Terberg tractors and 9 PPM Reach-Stackers.

 

Two gantry cranes are expecting in the coming months.The long-term objective, is to increase its terminal capacity to 1.2 million TEUs from 350,000 today.