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31-32 quai de Dion-Bouton
92811 Puteaux Cedex
Phone: (33) 1 46 96 42 84
Fax:     (33) 1 46 96 40 96
Mail:exaf@bollore.com
 
 
31-32 quai de Dion-Bouton
92811 Puteaux Cedex
Phone : (33) 1 46 96 42 84
Fax : (33) 1 46 96 40 96
Mail : exaf@bollore.com
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Benin  

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Cotonou port map

Map reference number and Description Length (m) Draught (m)
  Berths 1,2 : General Cargo 300 9.5
  Berth 3,4 : General Cargo 300 10.00
  Berth 5 : Car carriers / Heavy general cargo/ slag, gypsum, clincker 150 10.00
  Berths 6, 7, 8 : Containers & roro vessels 500 10.00
  Berths 9, 10 : Container 500 13.00
  Oryx berth / Puma energy : private berth for tanker vessels or bunkering operations by Addax/Oryx 200 9.5
  East breakwater / jetty QC : cereals, palm oil 150  9

Benin_Cotonou_berthing_notification_Nov_2016
  • Only berth 5 is dedicated for heavy general cargo vessel when berth is free of container vessel/roro. 
    Once this vessel lighted, she is shifted towards berths 2, 3, 4 if same are available.
  • 2 private container berth / Terminal operator: Benin Terminal (Bollore) with four gantries at quay 9 &10
  • 2 container berths / Terminal Operators: Bollore & COMAN (Maersk) with two shore cranes are avalaible at quay 6/7 & 8.
  • General Cargo Stevedoring (State owned) : SOBEMAP
    Two kind of grabs 2.5 mt empty - 5 cbm and 3.5 mt - 8 cbm.
  • Port entrance: 12 m
    Water density : 1,021 / 1,025
    Weather: Prevailing blow from the SW.
  • Tanker vessels: daylight berthing/sailing only / Draught is calculated basis high tide.
  • ISPS Code : 1


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Cotonou port facilities

>> Storage facilities

Bonded warehouses 570,000 sqm
Container storage area 91,000 sqm
General cargo storage yard 60,000 sqm
Plugs for reefer containers 56

>> Stevedoring equipment

  Quantity Capacity
Gantry cranes 4  
Shore cranes 2  
Super stakers 7 45T
Forklifts 32 4 - 16T
Trailers    
Tugs master & mafi 13  
Pilot cutters    

>> Other facilities

  Yes/No
Bunkering Yes
(ex hose or by truck only no barging)
Water Yes
Slops No
Shipchandler Yes
Shipyard No

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