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Abidjan Terminal takes delivery of all-electric towing vehicles

Abidjan. 25 September 2020

As part of the “Green Terminal” environmental certification programme initiated by Bolloré Ports, Abidjan Terminal, the operator of the container terminal at the Port of Abidjan, has taken delivery of two new all-electric towing vehicles. With the delivery, Abidjan Terminal now has handling machines with zero CO2 emissions and sound pollution.

A product of the synergy between the Bolloré Group, via Bolloré Ports and Blue Solutions, and the manufacturer Gaussin, the electric towing vehicles will be operated by Abidjan Terminal employees having been trained on the commissioning, driving and maintenance of the equipment.

Powered by LMP® batteries by Blue Solutions, the new handling machines offer top-level handling, ergonomics and on-board comfort. In addition to their reliability, range and heat-resistance, they boast optimal safety levels. The new vehicles will enable Abidjan Terminal to boost its operational capacities while reducing its environmental footprint.

Abidjan Terminal is thus promoting eco-responsible logistics solutions on the West African coast. Respectful of people and the environment, they contribute to the “Green Terminal” certification programme implemented by Bolloré Ports at the port terminals that it operates.

Asta Rosa Cissé

Managing Director of Abidjan Terminal

Abidjan Terminal has taken account of sustainable development requirements through the use of electric equipment and the integration of mechanisms that preserve biodiversity, thus shrinking the carbon footprint of its business activities. The goal for Abidjan Terminal is to innovate and step up its energy transition consistent with the vision of the Bolloré Group, which, through its Blue Solutions subsidiary, provided Côte d’Ivoire with its first clean-mobility solutions in the shape of the electric buses of Cocody University

About Abidjan Terminal

Abidjan Terminal, a subsidiary of Bolloré Ports, operates the leading container terminal at the port. Through its outstanding performances, the company stands as a driver of the logistics transformation in West Africa. Committed to the “Green Terminal” certification process, Abidjan Terminal has acquired modern equipment complying with environmental and social standards as part of the energy transition. With 3,500 direct and indirect employees, Abidjan Terminal is staffed by skilled teams able to propose connected solutions consistent with the needs of customers and partners. The company also benefits from the expertise of the Pan-African Port Training Centre (PPTC) in the improvement of its employees’ skills and leads initiatives in favour of disadvantaged populations and young people. Abidjan Terminal has obtained ISO 9001 Quality, ISO 14001 Environmental and OHSAS 18001 Health and Safety certification.

Press contacts :

Cindy Patan, Head of Media Relations – Bolloré Transport & Logistics
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Christian D. Obrou – Abidjan terminal
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