Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co. Ltd.

01/05/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/04/2023 23:33

The Commissioning Ceremony of the Second Container Terminal of Abidjan Port of Côte d'Ivoire was held

Recently, the second container terminal of Abidjan Port, Côte d 'Ivoire, provided by ZPMC with all port machinery and equipment, was officially put into operation. The Vice President of Côte d'Ivoire, Tiémoko Kone, attended and delivered a speech on behalf of President Ouattara. Prime Minister Patrick Ashi, Minister of Transport Amadou Kone and other Ivorian government officials, as well as Wan Li, China's Ambassador to Côte d'Ivoire attended the ceremony.

In his speech, Kone thanked the relevant construction units for their outstanding performance, and hoped that Cote d'Ivoire would become one of the largest trade hubs in West Africa through the construction of Abidjan Port. He said that Abidjan Port is the largest foreign trade infrastructure currently under construction in Côte d'Ivoire, which will bring great economic benefits and wide social impact, and will promote the development of people's livelihood and social prosperity in Côte d'Ivoire.

The second container terminal of Abidjan Port in Côte d'Ivoire is a typical project of China-Africa cooperation in infrastructure. This terminal has 3 berths of 150,000 tons with a total length of 1,312m of shoreline. The Green Terminal label is committed by Bureau Veritas to this terminal, which is the largest container terminal in Côte d'Ivoire with the most advanced mechanical equipment. ZPMC signed a contract with the terminal user in July 2019 to provide 6 quay cranes and 13 tire cranes for the terminal.

When fully operational, the project will increase the annual throughput of Abidjan Port from 1.2 million to 2.5 million TEU, greatly contributing to the economic and social development of Côte d'Ivoire and even Western Africa.