|Approval Date||15 Jul 2011|
|Signature Date||12 Nov 2012|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Non Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||21040|
The project is to build and operate a container terminal in the port of Lomé within the framework of a concession granted to the Lomé Container Terminal (LCT) company. This is in line with the Togolese government’s sectorial policy for the 2009-2018 period. The project consists of expanding the existing facilities of the harbour in order to enable large container carriers to enter the port of Lomé and to subsequently distribute these containers to neighbouring countries on feeder ships. The building of this infrastructure will be carried out in two (2) phases. Phase I will consist of the construction of a 1,050 m-long dock wall looking inland with 3 docking places, and a 1,315 m-long dock wall facing the sea without equipment, as well as the preparation of a container storage area that looks inland (220,000 m²). The water depth in the inner harbor, the harbor basin and the access fairway will be at 16.60 m zero port.
The project’s objectives are to allow the entrance of large container carriers into the port of Lomé and perform the trans-shipment of these containers to the sub-region areas, Central and Southwest, by smaller vessels (feeders), with the aim of handling in a period of 2 to 3 years a volume of 400,000 to 500,000 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) per year, and a maximum handled volume of 1,500,000 TEUs.
It is projected that some of the main beneficiaries of this Project will include the Togolese, and regional, consumers due to cost savings from reduced cost of imports; shipping lines and regional trucking companies due to improved efficiency at the Terminal; and importers due to improved costs of storage.
African Development Bank
|Last Update||28 May 2020|