Successful delivery of first Covid-19 vaccines in Côte d'Ivoire
09 March 2021
On 26 February 2021, Bolloré Transport & Logistics Côte d’Ivoire successfully completed the runway pick-up, customs clearance and delivery of over 500,000 vaccine doses and syringes as part of the Covid-19 vaccination campaign in Côte d’Ivoire.
Mandated by UNICEF, the Bolloré Transport & Logistics teams rolled out logistics solutions right from the landing of the plane at the international airport of Abidjan. The 28 parcels of AstraZeneca vaccines, weighing 1.8 tonnes, and the 25 parcels of syringes, weighing 3.8 tonnes, were then transported and delivered to the customer in full respect of the cold chain.
Committed to the fight against Covid-19, Bolloré Transport & Logistics Côte d’Ivoire is harnessing its expertise and logistics solutions for the benefit of all those involved in the fight against the pandemic. In addition, it has donated a mobile dispensary for tests as well as equipment to supplement the capacities of the National Public Health Institute and Institut Pasteur. The company has also distributed gel, masks and provisions to the population.
Joël Hounsinou, Managing Director of Bolloré Transport & Logistics Côte d’Ivoire
Thanks to our 1,500 Ivorian employees, we are pleased to have contributed to the provision of the first Covid-19 vaccines to our populations. We are working hand in hand with the Côte d’Ivoire authorities and UNICEF to support health-promoting operations in the country through our know-how.
About Bolloré Transport & Logistics in Côte d'Ivoire
Present in Côte d’Ivoire in logistics, rail transport (Sitarail) and port stevedoring (Abidjan Terminal), Bolloré Transport & Logistics currently has over 8,000 Ivorian employees, working notably at its agencies in Abidjan, San Pedro, Bouaké, Noé, Ferkessédougou and Ouangolodougou. The company is contributing actively to the development of Côte d’Ivoire and investing 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. 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.
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
Arsène Yapi, Media Relations Manager - Bolloré Transport & Logistics en Côte d'Ivoire
T +225 27 21 22 04 01 / +225 07 07 19 49 67 – arsene.yapi(at)bollore.com