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ASEAN confirms the strong attractiveness of Timor Port and its capacity to become a future regional hub

Puteaux. 26 July 2022

On Wednesday 20 July, the Deputy Minister of Economy and Industry, accompanied by the chairman of Timor port, the Secretary of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and some thirty members of this organisation, visited the future port of Timor Leste located in the Tibar Bay.

They discovered the quality of these new infrastructures which will be able to operate container ships of 7,500 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent unit) with an increased handling speed and a productivity raised to international standards. This platform, which is also intended to become a regional transhipment hub, will connect Timor's economy with its region and thus accelerate economic development.

Raphaël RIBERO

Chairman of Timor Port.

In the framework of its development, Timor Leste has applied for ratification to the ASEAN, the institution that politically and economically unites about ten South-East Asian states. The objective of this association is to facilitate economic, political, security, military, educational and socio-cultural integration between its members and the countries of Asia-Pacific. In full growth, Asean membership of Timor Leste would be extremely beneficial for all Timorese. The port that will be officially commissioned before the end of this year is an asset to achieve this goal.

Visitors appreciated the company's commitment to local content and ecosystem preservation. They noted that the deployment of Bollore Port's Green Terminal label has enabled Timor Port to have eco-responsible facilities, preserve biodiversity and obtain Edge certification. The Port of Timor Leste will offer 200 permanent jobs at the beginning and has the ambition to offer the Timorese more than 1,500 direct and indirect jobs on the long term. Continuous learning of new skills is also a key objective of the company.



CEO of Timor Port.

Timor Port is a magnificent project for the country, we are proud to be part of this adventure. This new port with its international standards and new handling equipment of the latest generation, will enable the country to attract new businesses, participate in the diversification of the country's economy and join the ranks of the great modern ports of the region. Because of its draught and its facilities, the ASEAN countries will be able to benefit from high quality services, particularly with regard to the Oil & Gas business.

About Timor Port

The Bolloré Group was chosen in 2016 to build and operate the future deep-sea port of Dili. He selected China Harbor Engineering Company (CHEC) for the construction of the port of Tibar west of Dili, capital of East Timor. This concession was won in June 2016 by the Group as part of a public-private partnership, the first in East Timor. This port platform, which complies with international standards, will be equipped with the most modern container handling and general cargo equipment, which will in particular enable the operation of container ships of more than 7,500 TEUs.







About Bolloré Ports

Bolloré Ports is a global player in port activity operating 21 concessions around the world, including 16 on the African continent. As the leading port infrastructure operator in Africa, Bolloré Ports continues to develop and invest in Africa, but also in Asia, the Middle East and Central America. Its know-how revolves around three main areas of expertise: the management of port concessions, port handling and maritime consignment.


Media contacts :

Patricia Ekey-Misse, Media Relations Manager – Timor Port
T +670 777 565 12 – patricia.ekey-misse(at)bollore.com

Cindy Patan, Media Relations Manager – Bolloré Transport & Logistics
T +33 1 46 96 49 75 / +33 7 72 40 49 75 – cindy.patan(at)bollore.com