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  • News in Vietnam
  • 28 October 2022

The Port of Cotonou is the only seaport in Benin and a natural outlet to countries without a seafront and neighboring Nigeria, which gives it a function of transit port par excellence in the Gulf of Guinea region. It holds the title of best transit port, sub- regional economies, conferred by its peers from the Association for the Management of Ports in West and Central Africa.

The Port currently operates around 450 bulk cargo and freight vessels per year, which represents around 11.0 million tons of various products and 350 container vessels which themselves represent approximately 280,000 TEUS per year. The tide on the coast of Benin is semi-diurnal.

Most of the Port of Cotonou facilities include:

  • Body of water of more than 60 ha;
  • Port area of around 200 ha;
  • Eleven (11) berths for all types of vessels (conventional, container ships, RoRo, tankers, bulk carriers, trawlers, etc.);
  • One (01) oil station (ORYX) in the southern zone representing a linear distance of 250 m;
  • One (01) fishing port;
  • Two (02) new 600 ml berths built as part of the MCA and granted to the BOLLORE Group;
  • Free zones for Niger, Burkina-Faso, Mali and T chad;
  • Stores and warehouses;
  • Lined medians;
  • Container yards;
  • Used vehicle storage areas;
  • Gas depots.