Since Bolloré Ports won the international tender launched by the Sierra Leonean authorities in March 2011, every effort has been made to bring Freetown Terminal up to the highest international standards. As a first step, the existing yards were refurbished, and modern equipment purchased, which made possible to handle a traffic increase of over 30%. In October 2016, major extension work started, and they were completed on time.
Thus, after two years of construction, the extended Freetown Terminal started its activities in September 2018. With its additional 270-m-long quay with a water depth of 13m, the extended terminal can now accommodate ships of 6.000 TEUs. This work increases the terminal's capacity and will facilitate trade and contribute to the growth of the local economy.