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FREETOWN, Sierra Leone: November 27, 2018. The Freetown container terminal extension was officially opened this month by Sierra Leone president Julius Maada Bio and Cyrille Bolloré CEO of Bolloré Transport & Logistics (pictured).

Freetown Terminal 807x442Bolloré Ports won the management tender in March 2011 and since then the existing yards have been refurbished and the wharf lengthened to handle a traffic increase of over 30 percent.

With a 270 metres extension, the quayside is now 977 metres long and with a water depth of 13 metres, can accommodate vessels up to 6,000 TEU for the first time.

“This partnership between the Sierra Leone government and the Bolloré Group is an illustration of a successful public-private partnership, we are very proud of the work accomplished by our teams,” declared Cyrille Bolloré. “Our commitment to the country is long-term and we really want to support its logistic transformation to contribute to the growth of Sierra Leone's economy.”

Bolloré Ports says it contributes to the economic and social development of the countries where it operates by recruiting and training local employees – including Sierra Leone where 99 percent of its port staff is local.

The company operates 16 concessions in Africa including Mauritania, Senegal, Guinea, Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Bénin, Nigeria, Cameroon, C.A.R, Gabon, Congo, Union of the Comoros and Réunion, France.

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