Abidjan Terminal has ended the Ivory Coast’s 2019 export season with a strong performance in the handling of cocoa, rubber and cashews according to Bolloré Ports.
The facility, which Bolloré operates under a concession agreement, provides opportunities to local farmers to export goods to Europe and Asia.
Thanks to the Vridi Channel expansion works, the largest two vessels in Abidjan Terminal history have been successfully handled, contributing 7.8% increase in forecasted volumes, noted the operator.
Asta Rosa Cisse, managing director of Abidjan terminal, said: “We are proud to contribute to the Port of Abidjan’s [attractiveness] by offering a competitive and professional service, consistent with the safety standards of terminal operations.”
Produce such as cocoa, rubber and cashew nuts have been loaded on board container ships serviced with high productivity, reducing vessels waiting time at anchorage to less than a day, pointed out a statement from Bolloré.