Owendo Port has launched a new multi-purpose and container terminal in a ceremony on October 14, 2017, attended by Gabon’s President Ali Bongo Ondimba. Singapore-headquartered Portek manages investment and services the Port of Owendo, a port handling RoRo, Container, Vehicles and bulk cargoes.
Developing dock length, draft and equipment, two platform gantries and four park gantries is helping to bring Owendo’s container terminal to the level of international port standards. Now ships of up to 6,000 TEU will be treated under the productivity conditions required for vessels of this size.
Working with Gabon’s government, French logistics operator Bolloré Transport & Logistics and agribusiness multinational Olam Group agreed to develop and operate a new terminal through subsidiaries. Bolloré Transport & Logistics has been active in Gabon’s logistics, port terminal, and media sectors for more than 70 years.
Owendo Port aims to start providing an even more competitive service to shipowners, importers, and exporters. The new terminal will accommodate the traffic of container ships as well as conventional and bulk goods, increasing the overall capacity of the Port of Owendo as well as meeting demand generated by Gabon’s growing trade.
Bolloré Transport & Logistics subsidiary STCG, which already holds the concession for an existing container terminal, will manage container traffic at the new terminal. Meanwhile, Olam Group subsidiary GSEZ Ports will provide handling services for conventional, solid and liquid bulk goods.