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A consortium comprised of APM Terminals, Bolloré Africa Logistics and Bouygues has been named the preferred bidder to manage a second container terminal at the Port of Abidjan.

APM Terminals consortium is preferred bidder for second Abidjan terminal

Plans for the new facility (TC2), call for an investment of 300bn Central African Francs (US$590m) over the 21-year concession term. With a depth of 16 m, the TC2 Public-Private Partnership will be able to accommodate vessels of up to 8,000 teu capacity, greatly expanding the role of the port as a regional hub for West Africa, in accordance with the port’s Master Plan.

New construction will include 35 hectares (86 acres) of yard along 1,100 m of quay, equipped with ship-to-shore gantry cranes and electric rubber-tyre gantry cranes (eRTGs), an environmentally-friendly innovation representing a first for port operations in the Ivory Coast, and Africa.

Abidjan is one of the busiest container ports in West Africa, and a key regional transhipment hub with throughput of 600,000 teu in 2012. APM Terminals is the largest terminal operator in West Africa, with a presence in nine existing facilities in the Ivory Coast, Liberia, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo, and Angola.