Benin terminal acquires eight brand new port tractors

Benin Terminal, operator of the container terminal of the Port of Cotonou, put into service on February 3, 2023, eight brand new port tractors manufactured in Utrecht in the Netherlands by Terberg, specialized in port equipment. Received in mid-December on a ship from the Port of Antwerp, these machines are now operational after a phase of compliance ensured by the technical management of Benin Terminal.

At a total cost of 636,592,276 FCFA (about half a million euros) and financed by Benin Terminal, these eight state-of-the-art port tractors are the centerpiece of container transport at the terminal. Equipped with a powerful engine, they have the particularity of moving heavy loads of up to 75 tones.

Each of these vehicles is equipped with a spacious, soundproofed, and air-conditioned driver’s cabin. The cabs also have a seat with adjustable mechanical shock absorber, front and rear windscreen wipers and an emergency exit. All of this guarantees optimum comfort and safety for the driver.

This investment in modern, low carbon footprint port tractors contributes to the development of Benin Terminal’s services and ensures its optimal operation.

FABRICE TURE, GENERAL MANAGER OF BENIN TERMINAL : The acquisition of these new tractors demonstrates our commitment to the ongoing quest for operational excellence in the service of users. These low carbon footprint vehicles also materialize our choices in terms of environmental preservation in accordance with our Green Terminal Label

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