APM Terminals, French Partners Named Preferred Bidders for Abidjan Terminal

APM Terminals, French Partners Named Preferred Bidders for Abidjan Terminal

APM Terminals and its French consortium partners, Bollore Africa Logistics and Bouygues, have been named preferred bidders to operate a second container terminal in the port of Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire.

The successful bidders will invest around $590 million during the 21-year concession for the TC2 terminal, which is due to open in 2016.

With a depth of 16 meters and 1,000 meters of quay, the new terminal will be able to handle ships up to 8,000 20-foot-equivalent units.

Abidjan is one of West Africa’s busiest container ports and a key regional transhipment hub with a throughput of 600,000 TEUs in 2012.

APM, the port arm of Denmark’s A.P. Moller-Maersk, is the largest container terminal operator in West Africa ,with nine facilities in Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo and Angola.