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Bolloré at the National Cocoa and Chocolate Fair in Côte d’Ivoire

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ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire – As a partner of the cocoa industry in Côte d’Ivoire, Bolloré Transport & Logistics took part in the 8th National Cocoa and Chocolate Fair (Journées Nationales du Cacao et du Chocolat) that took place from 30 September to 2 October 2022 in Abidjan, around the theme: “Local cocoa processing: opportunities for local chocolate producers.”

This networking event for farmers, Ivorian government members, state institutions managing the cocoa sector, companies involved in the packaging, processing and export of cocoa, and the general public, was held as part of the opening of the 2022-2023 crop season.

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Acting as a leader in the logistics of agricultural products in Côte d’Ivoire, Bolloré Transport & Logistics took this opportunity to present its infrastructure dedicated to the storage of cocoa. The company currently provides its customers with warehouses totalling 300,000 m2 in Abidjan and San Pedro and 3 modern loading stations. It also offers diversified services involving transport, logistics, management of the bean export process, as well as collateral management.

Thanks to its innovations and the expertise of its operational teams, Bolloré Transport & Logistics also helps its export customers to increase their productivity and competitiveness, through higher handling rates and volumes being processed and shorter lead times. In this way, Bolloré has a positive impact on the entire maritime transport chain (shipowners, stevedores, freight forwarding agents, carriers, etc.).

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Joël Hounsinou Managing Director of Bolloré Transport & Logistics Côte D’ivoire, stated:

Bolloré Transport & Logistics remains a committed player in the modernisation of the cocoa sector in Côte d’Ivoire. Thanks to the expertise of our teams and our innovative storage infrastructure, we provide concrete solutions to our export customers’ logistical issues.

Bolloré Transport & Logistics is committed to implementing eco-responsible logistics,and conducts its operations with respect for stakeholders (customers, local populations, employees, subcontractors, public authorities, etc.) while monitoring the social rights of its staff and subcontractors.

2021 Key figures
555,000 tonnes of exported cocoa
240,000 tonnes of exported cocoa-derived products

About Bolloré Transports & Logistics Côte d’Ivoire

Present in Côte d’Ivoire in transport, logistics and stevedoring, Bolloré Transport & Logistics currently has over 1,500 Ivorian employees, working notably at its agencies in Abidjan, San Pedro, Bouaké, Ferkessédougou and Ouangolodougou. The company contributes actively to the development of Côte d’Ivoire, and invests in the upskilling of its employees. It trains its workforce through the Pan-African Port Training Centre (CFPP) and is forging partnerships with higher-education institutions, including Institut National Polytechnique Félix Houphouët-Boigny (INP-HB). Bolloré Transport & Logistics also leads initiatives for the local population in partnership with organisations, assisting young people in their education and social reintegration and working to raise their awareness of environmental protection.

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