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Freetown Terminal holds blood drive for victims injured in tanker explosion

Puteaux. 29 November 2021

On 5 November 2021, 144 people were killed and hundreds were injured in a tanker explosion in the industrial area of Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, in West Africa. In response to this emergency, Freetown Terminal organised a blood drive on 12 November in partnership with the National Save Blood Services.

Nearly a third of the employees, including the delivery truck drivers and the maritime shipping agents, showed their generosity and took part in this solidarity operation.

Freetown Terminal regularly conducts solidarity operations with its employees as part of its social responsibility commitments. These actions are also part of the Green Terminal labelling process, of which one of the fundamental pillars is social commitment to local stakeholders.

Bertrand Kerguelen

Managing Director of Freetown Terminal

In view of the seriousness of the situation, we had to react quickly to help those injured and the victims of the explosion. We have therefore set up this blood drive to provide support for the victims

About Bolloré Ports

Bolloré Ports is a global player in the port business and operates 21 concessions worldwide, including 16 in Africa. As the leading operator of port infrastructures in Africa, Bolloré Ports keeps on developing and investing in Africa but also in Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. Its know-how is based on three main areas of expertise: management of port concessions, port handling and maritime consignment.

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.

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Cindy Patan, Media Relations Manager - Bolloré Transport & Logistics
Tel +33 (0)1 46 96 49 75 / +33 (0)7 72 40 49 75 – cindy.patan(at)bollore.com