APMT in Major Benin Crane Installation


Coman SA, operated by APM Terminals (APMT) Cotonou in Benin’s main port, has added two new cranes, bringing the ports total to five. The new cranes were commissioned by Hervé Hehomey Minister of Transport for Benin, at an official ceremony.

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Koen De Backker, Managing Director at Coman SA Managing, said: “These new cranes reflect our ongoing investment in improving Benin’s port infrastructure, productivity and competitiveness for our customers.

“More importantly, our goal is to ensure we have safe operations and safety is an integral part of everything we do here at the port for all our employees and end users.”

Hervé Hehomey said that he hopes other port operators follow Benin’s lead.

PTI previously reported that in early 2016, Terex Port Solutions (TPS) delivered 10 Terex TFC 45 H reach stackers to Benin, West Africa.

Fact File: APMT operates 11 facilities in West Africa with Benin being a gateway transit port for landlocked neighbouring countries such as Niger and Nigeria. In 2016 and 2017, Benin is predicted to have annual growth of between 5.5% and 6%, generating a GDP of US$8.4 billion in 2015.

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