This fully robotised and automated infrastructure will speed up the loading operations and provide a smoother export process of bulk cocoa beans, thus offering greater competitiveness to the port of San Pedro, which remains the world's leading cocoa export port.
Thanks to an investment of one billion CFA francs, this new loading station will also enable Bolloré Transport & Logistics to improve its quality of service, with a potential volume increase of 30 to 50% of cocoa handled to date at this logistics base. It will also benefit the entire maritime transport chain (shipowners, stevedores, freight forwarding agents, carriers, etc.), in the port community of San Pedro.
For cocoa farmers, this new logistics platform will reduce the waiting time of bush trucks at the factories where the cocoa is prepared for export, improve rotation and increase productivity. In particular, it will make Côte d’Ivoire even more attractive as the world's largest cocoa producer with over 2 million tonnes.