GUINEA: Conakry Terminal awarded Green Terminal label for being eco-responsible

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GUINÉE : Le terminal de Conakry reçoit le label Green Terminal pour son engagement éco-responsable© Bolloré Ports

The container terminal of the autonomous port of Conakry has been awarded the Green Terminal label. The port platform operated by Conakry Terminal, the subsidiary of Bolloré Ports, is thus recognized for its commitment to sustainable development.

Conakry Terminal’s commitment to sustainable development is bearing fruit. The container terminal managed by the subsidiary of Bolloré Ports has just been awarded the Green Terminal label. This is a distinction of Bolloré Ports, the subsidiary of the French group Bolloré Transport & Logistics to mark the eco-responsible commitment of the container terminals under its management in the world.

The assessment of the container terminals’ environmental performance as part of the Green Terminal evaluation process is carried out by Bureau Veritas, a testing, inspection and certification company based in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. The compliance professional used several criteria in assessing the environmental performance of the container terminal at the autonomous port of Conakry.

Reducing environmental footprint through digitization

Bureau Veritas based its assessment on work processes, the construction of infrastructure that complies with international standards, the acquisition of environmentally friendly handling equipment, and waste management and employee training in environmental best practices. In addition, Conakry Terminal is implementing a program that will lead to the modernization of its port infrastructure.

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At the same time, the subsidiary of French giant Bolloré is banking on digitalization to reduce the carbon footprint of its activities. This solution is applied to the transmission of transport documents and payment. “Obtaining this label has given us the opportunity to organize several training sessions on good practices related to environmental issues for our employees, which complement and reinforce the actions of recycling, dematerialization of documents or electrification of handling equipment,” explains Emmanuel Masson, the General Manager of Conakry Terminal.

The Green Terminal label has already been awarded to Terminal III of the Port of Tema in Ghana, managed by Meridian Port Services (MPS), a joint venture between APM Terminals and Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA), and Bolloré Transport & Logistics. The upcoming introduction of electric tractors in the container terminal of the port of Freetown in Sierra Leone should contribute to the Green Terminal label of this port platform also managed by Bolloré Ports.

Jean Marie Takouleu

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