Côte d’Ivoire Terminal obtains sustainability award


Côte d’Ivoire Terminal (CIT), a joint venture between Africa Global Logistics and APM Terminals (APMT), has been awarded the Green Terminal 3-star label.

The award was granted following an audit conducted on 25 and 26 May by Bureau Veritas, which covers eight pillars.

These pillars include work processes and construction of infrastructures that comply with international standards, waste management and employee training in good practices related to environmental issues.

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Koen De Backker, Managing Director of CIT, said: “Obtaining the Green Terminal 3-Star label highlights the efforts made by our teams and reflects our level of commitment to an environmentally-responsible approach to running terminal operations.

“We are proud to reduce the impact of our activities on the environment, while also contributing to the ambitions of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, which aims for sustainable and eco-responsible growth.

“Our challenge for 2023 will be to further reduce our environmental footprint based on our current scoring and achieve an even higher level of performance.”

According to CIT, its objective remains the continuing of its energy transition method with new clean energy technology, as well as the monitoring of environmental indicators.

The present labelling was completed in phases and with the participation of numerous teams.

This included construction teams’ efforts towards EDGE certification of port buildings and infrastructures, as well as management and operations for the installation of digitalised solutions to improve activities following the terminal’s go-live.

The quantity of expenditure invested to attain this goal, excluding equipment, represents 10 per cent of the total project cost.

Following two years of construction, the new Côte d’Ivoire Terminal in Abidjan formally opened on 2 November 2022.

In April, APM Terminals announced that the West Africa Container Terminal (WACT) commissioned 16 brand new terminal trucks to boost efficiency and cargo handling operations at Onne Port, Nigeria.

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