The port of Lomé is the 2nd transshipment port in sub-Saharan Africa

Friday, 04 September 2020 17:01
The port of Lomé is the 2nd transshipment port in sub-Saharan Africa

(Togo First) - The port of Lomé is the second container port in sub-Saharan Africa and is among the top 5 African ports in terms of transshipment. This is according to Lloyd’s List, a well-known magazine specialized in the maritime industry (in publication since 1734). 

Over the past year, the port handled 1.5 million containers and on the continent, it follows Tanger Med in Morocco (first container port in Africa and 35th in the world, with 4.8 million containers handled), Port Said in Egypt (45th and 3.86 million containers), Durban in South Africa (71st and 2.76 million), and Alexandria in Egypt (90th and 1.81 million containers). 

In the SSA region, behind Durban and Lomé came Mombasa in Kenya (106th in the world - 1.41 million containers), and Lagos (115th for 1.30 million containers).

The port of Lomé is thus the leading transshipment port in West Africa. This activity which represents a significant share of the infrastructure’s operations makes it a strategic hub, not only for neighboring landlocked nations but also for many others, especially those situated along the Gulf of Guinea. 

Ayi Renaud Dossavi

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