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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:shipping.customer-service@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: customer-service.shipping@bollore.com
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Benin  

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Cotonou port map

Map reference number and Description Length (m) Draught (m)
1 Berths 1,2,3 : General Cargo 620 9.25
  Berth 4 : General Cargo 620 9.5
2 Berth 5 : Car carriers / Heavy general cargo/ slag, gypsum, clincker 200 9.5-10
3 Berths 6, 7, 8 : Containers & roro vessels 500 10
4 Berths 9, 10 : Container 500 13
5 East breakwater / jetty QC : oil, cereals, palm oil  400 10
  East breakwatter / jetty P2 : Petrol tanker    
6 Oryx berth / Puma energy : private berth for tanker vessels 200
or bunkering operations by Addax/Oryx
  9.5-10

Only berth 5 is dedicated for heavy general cargo vessel when berth is free of container vessel/roro.

When vessel lighted, it is shifted between berths 2, 3, 4 if same is available. 
1 private container terminal operator Benin Terminal (Bollore) with two gantries
2 private container terminal operators :Bollore & COMAN (Maersk) with two shore cranes are avalaible at quay 6/7-8.
Tanker vessels : daylight berthing/sailing only / Draught is calculated basis high tide. / Port entrance : 10 m. / 
Water density : 1,021 / 1,025
Weather : Prevailing blow from the SW.

State owned stevedoring : SOBEMAP

Two kind of grabs 2.5 mt empty - 5 cbm and 3.5 mt - 8 cbm. 
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

>> Storage facilities

  Quantity Capacity
Gantry cranes 2  
Shore cranes 4  
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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