On 21 October 2022, Bolloré Transport & Logistics Côte d’Ivoire officially opened the largest logistics
base in West Africa. Situated in the Abidjan airport area, it is designed to develop inbound and outbound
air traffic. This 9,000 m2 new logistics platform took 18 months to complete with the help of several local
companies and cost a total of 3.4 billion CFA francs.

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
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.

Located near the Félix-Houphouët-Boigny airport freight zone, this logistics platform includes a bonded
area and a 7,500 m² operating area. 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.

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