Freetown Terminal awarded green label

thumbnail_104_Freetown Terminal Green Terminal

Freetown Terminal has received the Green Terminal label for its efforts in sustainability.

Freetown Terminal is a subsidiary of Bolloré Ports and operator of the container terminal in Freetown’s Elizabeth II Quay.

The label, which validates the business’s successful performance in terms of sustainable management of its activities, was awarded on 28 November following a Bureau Veritas audit of its facilities.

This is the ninth Bolloré Ports concession to receive this label. 

Between January 2019 and September 2022, Freetown Terminal’s environmental impact was reduced by almost 30 per cent thanks to an action plan that was implemented. 

Measures taken to limit its environmental impact include the acquisition of electrical equipment (STS gantries and tractors), the installation of a 100 per cent LED lighting system, the use of renewable energy solutions – such as solar-powered street lamps and water heaters – and the introduction of digitalised solutions to reduce the flow of goods through the terminal. 

In terms of CSR, the company has also installed water fountains on its site which have prevented the use of 14,200 plastic bottles per year. 

Additionally, a 1,200 square metre reforestation project was started in 2019 along the terminal wall. 

READ: Bolloré Ports sets 50 per cent compliance goal to achieve Green Terminal certification

“The implementation of the Green Terminal labelling process has enabled us to measure our environmental performance and to use a reference framework to help us improve our results over time,” explained Bertrand Kerguelen, Country Manager of Bolloré Transport & Logistics Sierra Leone. 

By using a process that addresses all environmental issues, the “Green Terminal” label, which Bolloré Ports established in June 2021 in collaboration with Bureau Veritas, intends to decrease the carbon footprint of its operations

Since its inception, nine concessions have received the label: Meridian Port Services (MPS), the Abidjan ro-ro terminal (TERRA), the Benin Terminal, the Abidjan Terminal, the Dakar Terminal, the Owendo Container Terminal (OCT), the Conakry Terminal, and the Freetown Terminal.

Daily Email Newsletter

Sign up to our daily email newsletter to receive the latest news from Port Technology International.

Supplier Directory

Find out how to get listed

Webinar Series

Find out how to attend

Latest Stories

Cookie Policy. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.