A Modern Warehouse and a New Cocoa Station in Ivory Coast

February 27th, 2018

Expert in logistics operations for the export of agricultural raw materials, Bolloré Transport & Logistics inaugurated on February 19, 2018, a new modern warehouse of 10,000 m² in Vridi (Abidjan). It thus provides manufacturers with a storage area of more than 26,000 m² exclusively dedicated to cocoa exports.

Ivory Coast is the world's largest producer of cocoa with around 2 million tons per year, and produces around 40% of the global output. Cocoa accounts for 50% of export earnings and 2/3 of direct and indirect jobs in the country. Bolloré Transport & Logistics is involved in the country's logistics transformation process and wants to provide answers to the issues of the agricultural sector.

In addition to the new warehouse, a state-of-the-art bulk cocoa packing station and two additional weighbridges have been installed to improve the quality of service. 

These new equipment will generate significant productivity gains by improving the rates on this cocoa stuffing site, the largest in the world. Our export customers will also benefit from multiple services including transportation, logistics, bean export process management, and Third Party Detention. In addition, the dedicated teams are regularly trained to handle the large tonnages in a very tight deadline, and thus meet the growing requirements of this sector.

Bolloré Transport & Logistics provides Ivory Coast with infrastructure that meets the country's growth ambitions. With this new 10,000 m2 warehouse, Bolloré Transport & Logistics has now 400,000 m² of storage space in Abidjan and San Pedro.

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