Welcoming ceremony of new generation ships at the Port of Cotonou

Yesterday Monday, August 10, 2020, took place on the container terminal of Benin Terminals, the ceremony marking the reception of new generation ships at the Port of Cotonou.

“Over the past two years, the partnership between the Government of Benin and the PAI has enabled important work to be carried out to facilitate the docking of large vessels at the Port of Cotonou. The ambition today is to continue the major projects to make Cotonou the business center of the sub-region with a logistics area with a special customs regime and related services that will facilitate trade. Another asset and innovation in West Africa,” says Joris Thys, Managing Director of the Cotonou Port Authority.

From the training of pilots and commanders, the dredging of the port basin, and especially the interconnectivity between the players of the platform, etc., everything is done to ensure the development of economic activity on the Cotonou platform.

Once this work is completed, Cotonou will have a maritime business centre, five terminals covering an area of approximately one hundred and thirty-eight (138 ha) hectares and a dedicated logistics area, etc. The grand launch ceremony of this work is planned for the coming days.

Photos Credit: PAC

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