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Freetown Terminal awarded Green Terminal Label

Puteaux. 15 December 2022

On 28 November 2022, Freetown Terminal, a subsidiary of Bolloré Ports and operator of the container terminal at the Elizabeth II Quay in Freetown, obtained the Green Terminal label. The label was awarded following an audit of its facilities by Bureau Veritas, and confirms the company's good results in terms of sustainable management of its activities. This is the ninth Bolloré Ports concession to receive this label.

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Freetown Terminal has been committed to an ecological transition process for several years. An action plan deployed within its port site led to a reduction of around 30% in its environmental impact between January 2019 and September 2022.

Measures taken to limit its environmental impact include the acquisition of electrical equipment (STS gantries and tractors), the installation of a 100% LED lighting system, the use of renewable energy solutions such as solar-powered street lamps and water heaters, and the introduction of digitalised solutions to reduce the flow of goods through the terminal.

In terms of CSR, the company has also installed water fountains on its site, which have prevented the use of 14,200 plastic bottles per year. In 2019, it also launched a reforestation operation along the terminal wall on a total area of 1,200 m². Finally, awareness-raising actions are regularly carried out with employees to help them better control their water and energy consumption within the terminal.

Bertrand Kerguelen

Country Manager of Bolloré Transport & Logistics Sierra Leone

As a port operator, we are fully aware of our role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transport and logistics activities. The implementation of the Green Terminal labelling process has enabled us to measure our environmental performance and to use a reference framework to help us improve our results over time. We will therefore continue our efforts and aim for a better score next year

The “Green Terminal” label launched by Bolloré Ports in June 2021, in partnership with Bureau Veritas, aims to help reduce the carbon footprint of its activities based on a methodology that encompasses every environmental concern. Since its launch, nine concessions have been awarded the label: Meridian Port Services (MPS), Benin Terminal, Abidjan Terminal, Dakar Terminal, Kribi Containers Terminal (KCT), Conakry Terminal, Owendo Container Terminal (OCT), the Abidjan ro-ro terminal (TERRA), and Freetown Terminal.


About Freetown Terminal

The Freetown terminal, with a capacity of 380,000 TEUs, is the main container terminal in Sierra Leone and the most important gateway for trade and commerce in the country. Bolloré Ports, which employs hundreds of people at the container terminal, has recently undertaken a series of works and improvements, including the integration of modern, suitable and environmentally friendly handling equipment. The objective of Bolloré Ports is to match the productivity of these port infrastructures in Sierra Leone to the level of the best ports on the African continent as quickly as possible.

A propos de Bolloré Ports

Bolloré Ports est un acteur global de l’activité portuaire opérant 21 concessions dans le monde dont 16 sur le continent africain. Premier opérateur d'infrastructures portuaires en Afrique, Bolloré Ports continue à se développer et à investir en Afrique mais aussi en Asie, au Moyen-Orient et en Amérique. Son savoir-faire s’articule autour de trois principaux domaines d'expertise : la gestion de concessions portuaires, la manutention portuaire et la consignation maritime.

Press contacts:

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

Gassimu FOFANA, Communications Manager - Bolloré Transport & Logistics Sierra Leone
T +232 795 003 75 – gassimu.fofana@bollore.com