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Togo Terminal reinforces its handling capacities

Togo. 24 June 2015

Togo Terminal, a subsidiary of Bolloré Ports, received two new mobile cranes and new handling equipment on Monday, June 22nd, adding to the equipment fleet of the Togo Terminal, and reinforcing its capacities for the handling of container ships, especially at Mole 2 (former vessel receiving platform).

Togo Terminal Bolloré Ports

Cyrille Bolloré, Chairman of Bolloré Transport & Logistics, accompanied by his Deputy CEOs, Philippe Labonne and Thierry Ehrenbogen, the Director of the Ports and Terminals, Olivier De Noray, and Charles Kokouvi Gafan, CEO of Bolloré Africa Logistics Togo

These new cranes, of the Gottwald 640 type, bring the number of pieces of dock handling equipment (two gantries and eight mobile cranes) which the Togo Terminal now possesses to 10. 

The acquisition of these new cranes is part of a project for the modernization of the Terminal, with the objective being to reinforce the attractiveness of the Autonomous Port of Lomé.

We have opted for a sustained investment in handling equipment and in the competence of our teams. We are thus going to pursue investments in order to grow our returns, whether on the former platform (Mole 2) or on the third new wharf.

Charles Kokouvi GAFAN, CEO of Togo Terminal

These cranes constitute the second wave of equipment received in less than one month by Togo Terminal. Last May 7th, 22 trailers, 15 Terberg tractors and 9 PPM Reach-Stackers were received in the terminal.

Two additional gantry cranes are expected in the months to come. The long-term objective is to increase the terminal's capacity to 1.2 million TEUs from 350,000 today.