TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS IN BENIN MARKET FOCUS

By Bolloré Logistics Benin

 Benin is a country located in West Africa that shares its borders with Togo, Nigeria, Burkina Faso and Niger. Since 2018, the country's growth has accelerated to 6%. This growth is driven by the dynamism of port activity and the continuous development of the agricultural sector, supported by record cotton production. Indeed, the country was the first producer and exporter of cotton in Africa in 2018.

 

Bolloré Transport & Logistics was established in Benin in 1962, first through SOCOPAO, a company that carried out shipping and consignment operations in Cotonou; then through SAGA & SDV, until the merger of these two entities to become Bolloré Logistics.

Bolloré Transport & Logistics counts more than 150 employees and is well established countrywide with dedicated warehouses and offices at Cotonou International Airport, as well as three border offices in Parajou, Malanville and Porga.

Bolloré Logistics Benin offers end-to-end logistics solutions to facilitate air, land and sea transit activities, customs clearance of goods in transit over the Hinterland (Niger, Burkina Faso, and Mali), warehousing and distribution. These services are offered to local and international customers in a wide range of sectors, including mining, retail, gas, defense, automotive and health. Bolloré Logistics Benin also offers an Express service, which allows the import and export of small documents and packages in a short time frame.

Among their numerous successes, Bolloré Logistics' Beninese teams carried out all customs clearance formalities and transported two oversized tanks as part of the Société Béninoise des Brasseries (SOBEBRA) capacity extension project in March 2018.

In addition, Bolloré Logistics Benin is ISO 9001:2015 certified and in the process of being recognized as an Authorized Economic Operator (AEO).

                    

1. Aerial view of the Cotonou container terminal. 
2. Transport of equipment by the teams of Bolloré Logistics Benin.
3. The Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bolloré Transport & Logistics Benin, Mr. Venance GNIGLA, receives the 1st contributor to customs revenue prize awarded to Bolloré Transport & Logistics Benin in 2018.
4. Handling operations of a wagon in Cotonou.

KEY CONTACTS
Jerôme Binois

Managing Director Cluster Benin & Niger
Bolloré Logistics Bénin

T: +229 21 36 83 08

M: +229 97 97 17 19

jerome.binois@bollore.com

Modeste A. Abiala

Sales Manager
Bolloré Logistics Bénin

T: +229 21 36 84 85

M: +229 96 96 63 77

modeste.abiala@bollore.com