The launch of this new logistics base is the second phase of the Aérohub project, following the commissioning of a 6,000 m² tri-temperature platform in 2019. It was built and equipped to facilitate the packaging of pharmaceutical products and provide value-added storage for all types of freight, including perishable goods destined for the Ivorian market or European countries.
This 9,000 m2 new logistics platform took 18 months to complete with the help of local companies and cost a total of 3.4 billion CFA francs.
It is located in the Abidjan airport area and is designed to develop inbound and outbound air traffic. It also features a 3,500 m² warehouse with modern equipment such as a weighbridge, a dock leveller, a palletisation system and a cold room.
“This new air logistics base is part of the structuring projects to which we have been committed for several years, aiming at modernising the logistics infrastructure in Côte d’Ivoire. Three years on from Aérohub, this new infrastructure will enable us to meet the growing needs of our customers and strengthen our role as a regional logistics hub,” said Joël Hounsinou, Managing Director of Bolloré Transport & Logistics Côte d’Ivoire.
This new infrastructure has been certified EDGE for its energy efficiency, sustainability and low environmental impact and integrates an intelligent air conditioning and temperature control system. It is also equipped with an automated lighting system and rainwater reservoir, allowing the watering of plants in green areas and minimising the risk of flooding.
Source: Bolloré Group