Bolloré Ports’ Conakry Terminal has commissioned the Kagbelen inland container depot with the aim to boost the competitiveness of the Guinean supply chain.
The 30 ha facility represents an overall cost of €1.7m (US$1.9m) and includes a specially laid out 5 ha area with a storage capacity of over 2,000 vehicles which, as a priority, stores vehicles transiting to Mali as well as vehicles not delivered after parking for ten days at the port terminal premises.
Traoré Tahirou Barry, CEO of Conakry Terminal, said: “The Kagbelen inland container depot was developed with a view to optimising the management of the storage spaces of the container terminal and to accelerate vehicle delivery services.
“Supplementing the new yard gantries recently commissioned by Conakry Terminal, the new inland container depot will boost the performance and competitiveness of the autonomous Port of Conakry.”
The lay-out and equipment of the Kagbelen inland containe depot has brought Guinea a bonded area connected to the Customs IT system.
It can offer the same delivery facilities as the Conakry port terminal with an an administrative area, a customer area, a storage area and special equipment and structures.
The development and commissioning of this new logistics platform will serve to relieve traffic at the Port of Conakry and absorb the growth in imported vehicle volumes.