GAUSSIN started delivering 36 APM 75T HE electric terminal tractors, 24 Powerpacks LMP and 6 charging stations to equip the second container terminal in the port of Abidjan, the capital of Ivory Coast. According to GAUSSIN, which has recently announced the expansion of its French production site for yard and terminal zero-emission tractors, the historic order «is the largest since the launch of the APM 75T HE. It represents a turnover of €9.9 million and is due for delivery in full in the first half of 2022».
The order of GAUSSIN electric terminal tractors for Ivory Coast and Sierra Leone
With a capacity of 1.5 million containers per year, Côte d’Ivoire Terminal (this is the name of the terminal in Abidjan) will cover an area of 37.5 hectares and will have 1,100 meters of quay with a draught of 16 meters. GAUSSIN had announced in March 2019 the signature of a Framework Agreement with preferential rights valid until December 31, 2025 with Unicaf, Bolloré Group’s central purchasing unit, for the APM 75T “HE” Hot Environment, 100% electric, equipped with the Powerpack LMP from Blue Solutions. The agreement has resulted in 3 orders for the Ports of Abidjan in Ivory Coast and Freetown in Sierra Leone.
«We are proud to start the delivery process of this historic order for GAUSSIN, which will enable the port of Abidjan to accelerate its ecological transition. Our partnership with the Bolloré Group remains a strategic pillar of GAUSSIN’s strategy and I am delighted with the development prospects underway», said Christophe Gaussin, CEO of GAUSSIN.
«We are entering the final stretch before the commissioning of Côte d’Ivoire Terminal scheduled for next November. This second container terminal illustrates all our know-how as a port operator both in technological and environmental terms. We are satisfied with our partnership with GAUSSIN and are pursuing our investment projects with the aim of reducing the impact of our activities on the environment year after year», added Philippe Labonne, Deputy CEO of Bolloré Transport & Logistics.