Bolloré Ports Congo Terminal has completed the $5m extension works of the yard of dock D at Port of Pointe-Noire.

The yard extension has increased the storage area by 3.5 hectares and will support additional volumes after a record year by Congo Terminal with more than one million containers handled.

This new project follows the reconstruction in 2017 of 700 metres of dock D and a yard of three hectares, as part of an investment plan designed to make the Pointe-Noire deep water port an oceanside doorway to Africa.

Bollore Ports has invested more than $455m since 2009 to upgrade the container terminal’s infrastructure and equipment, which have considerably improved its productivity.

Congo terminal has equipped the new storage area as the other yards with LED lighting masts, following the Green Terminal labelling process created by Bollore Ports and approved by Bureau Veritas. The goal is to reduce the consumption of electricity and therefore greenhouse gas emissions.

“Through this new investment, we are continuing to boost the competitiveness of Congo’s economy and step up the impulse of trade in the region. With this new storage area, we raise our capacity to 45 ha, which will help us keep pace with the momentum of import & export flows in the Congo corridor while offering us the opportunity to respond to the expectations of shipowners,” explained Anthony Samzun, Managing Director of Congo Terminal.

Source: Seatrade Maritime News