Togo - Lomé Container Terminal Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 15 Jul 2011
Signature Date 12 Nov 2012
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Non Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21040
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 33,921,031.84
Status Completion

Project General Description

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.

Project Objectives

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.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank


IATI identifier 46002-P-TG-DD0-001
Last Update 29 Jan 2023


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Geographic Location

Country Togo
Coordinates Location Name
6.13748 1.21227 Lomé