Bolloré Transport & Logistics launches phase 2 of Aérohub with the commissioning of the largest air logistics base in West Africa
24 October 2022
On 21 October 2022, Bolloré Transport & Logistics Côte d'Ivoire officially opened the largest logistics base in West Africa. Situated in the Abidjan airport area, it is designed to develop inbound and outbound air traffic. This 9,000 m2 new logistics platform took 18 months to complete with the help of several local companies and cost a total of 3.4 billion CFA francs.
The launch of this new logistics base is the second phase of the Aérohub project, following the commissioning of a 6,000 m² tri-temperature platform in 2019. It was built and equipped 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.
Located near the Félix-Houphouët-Boigny airport freight zone, this logistics platform includes a bonded area and a 7,500 m² operating area. It also features a 3,500 m² warehouse with modern equipment such as a weighbridge, a dock leveller, a palletisation system and a cold room.
Managing Director of Bolloré Transport & Logistics Côte d’Ivoire
This new air logistics base 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. Three years on from Aérohub, this new infrastructure will enable us to meet the growing needs of our customers and strengthen our role as a regional logistics hub
This new infrastructure has been certified EDGE for its energy efficiency, sustainability and low environmental impact and integrates an intelligent air conditioning and temperature control system. It is also equipped with an automated lighting system and rainwater reservoir, allowing the watering of plants in green areas and minimising the risk of flooding.
About Bolloré Transport & Logistics Côte d'Ivoire
Present in Côte d’Ivoire in transport, logistics and stevedoring, Bolloré Transport & Logistics currently has over 1,500 Ivorian employees, working notably at its agencies in Abidjan, San Pedro, Bouaké, Ferkessédougou and Ouangolodougou. The company contributes actively to the development of Côte d’Ivoire, and invests in the upskilling of its employees. It trains its workforce through the Pan-African Port Training Centre (CFPP) and is forging partnerships with higher-education institutions, including Institut National Polytechnique Félix Houphouët-Boigny (INP-HB). Bolloré Transport & Logistics also leads initiatives for the local population in partnership with organisations, assisting young people in their education and social reintegration and working to raise their awareness of environmental protection.
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