Togo: Lomé Container Terminal will get a new towing vessel soon

Tuesday, 23 May 2023 12:26
Togo: Lomé Container Terminal will get a new towing vessel soon

(Togo First) - The Lomé Container Terminal (LCT), the main container terminal of the port of Lomé, will soon receive a new towing vessel. The news was disclosed by Antonio Bordils, CEO of Boluda Towage, a global leader in towing and the company that is providing the boat.

According to the Port of Lomé, Bordils was speaking with Togo’s Minister of Maritime Economy, Edem Tengue, on May 16th. The businessman came to see the official with a delegation from his company. 

The incoming tugboat, intended for the outfitting, docking, and rescue of commercial vessels, will bolster the towing capabilities of LCT, particularly for mega-ships. It should also help Lomé’s port keep its competitive standing against the ports of Abidjan (Ivory Coast) and Tema (Ghana), and the port of Lekki (Nigeria) which has recently developed.

As MSC’s transshipment regional hub, LCT plays a significant role in containerized goods traffic in West Africa. Last year, the terminal handled 1,569,138 TEUs, an important share of the whole port’s container traffic.

Recently, LCT announced a €50 million investment to expand and acquire more handling equipment.

Ayi Renaud Dossavi

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