The Port Autonome de Lomé honoured at the 43rd Session of the PMAWCA

The Port Autonome de Lomé has once again shone on the international stage by winning major distinctions at the 43rd session of the Port Management Association of West and Central Africa (PMAWCA), which took place from 6 to 9 November 2023 at the Continental Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria. The highlight of the event was the 7th edition of the African Ports Awards, at which the Togolese port was honoured for its outstanding excellence and innovation in the port sector.

At this prestigious ceremony, the Port Autonome de Lomé was awarded the prestigious prize for “Best Transit & Transhipment Traffic (Integration of Sub-Regional Economies) in 2022“. This recognition underlines the exceptional efficiency of its operations, with transit traffic reaching 3.8 million tonnes and an impressive transhipment traffic of 1.574 million TEU containers.

Another remarkable achievement that has propelled the Port Autonome de Lomé to the pinnacle of port success is its award for the “Best Integrated Management System (IMS) Policy“. This distinction was awarded on the basis of four ISO certificates (45001, 14001, 27001 and 9001), demonstrating the port’s unwavering commitment to operational excellence, innovation and sustainability.

These two awards reflect the Port Autonome de Lomé’s ongoing commitment to continuous improvement, the strategic vision of the Togolese government through the Ministry of Maritime Economy, Fisheries and Coastal Protection, and the unwavering commitment of the entire port team, as well as its partners and stakeholders.

The Commercial Director of the Port Autonome de Lomé, Mrs Akuélé Yevona ADANLETE LAWSON, was also honoured at the ceremony as “Best Woman who has Dynamically Performed Duties in the Maritime and Port Sector (RFPMP-AOC)“. This distinction reflects the crucial role played by women in the maritime and port sector and highlights Ms Yevona’s exceptional leadership.

The Togolese Minister for the Maritime Economy, Fisheries and Coastal Protection, who received a team of directors from the Port Autonome de Lomé in audience to discuss these honorary achievements, expressed his satisfaction at the worldwide recognition of the Togolese port. He stressed that these distinctions further strengthen the position of the Port Autonome de Lomé as the undisputed regional leader in the port sector.

In conclusion, these successes testify to the perseverance and determination of the Port Autonome de Lomé to achieve the highest standards of quality and efficiency. They are also a source of pride for Togo, affirming the competitiveness and professionalism of its port sector on a continental scale.