Bolloré Transport & Logistics inaugurates two sites, in Cameroon and Thailand

After 18 months of work, Bolloré Transport & Logistics Cameroon officially opens the doors of its 24,000 m² logistics site, the Kribi Logistics Hub. Located near Kribi Conteneurs Terminal (KCT), a property of the service provider used for port handling, this new multimodal import/export platform is dedicated to the reception, storage and delivery of goods. The first phase of this project cost four billion CFA francs, which corresponds to approximately six million euros, out of a total envelope of seven billion CFA francs, the equivalent of 10 million euros. “Kribi Logistics Hub is an essential link in the logistics chain serving the development of the new industrial-port area and the sub-region. Thanks to the existing synergies with the Port of Kribi, Customs and Kribi Conteneurs Terminal, we will be able to offer our customers an excellent quality of service while guaranteeing them perfect control of logistics costs.”explains Serge Agnero, regional director for the Gulf of Guinea at Bolloré Transport & Logistics.

A modern 6,000 m² warehouse to start

In the first start-up phase, the logistics base consists of a 6,000 m² warehouse, an operating area of ​​7,720 m² and 310 m² of offices. It has a 600 m² canopy to accommodate transport trucks day and night. The warehouse is equipped with modern equipment: reinforced fire hoses (RIA), electrical power supply units for recharging port machines, natural desensitization system and autonomous lighting and security systems.

Connected to the port of Kribi by a 2.9 km road, Kribi Logistics Hub will participate in the economic development of the region as a whole: Chad, CAR, Congo, etc. ” This logistical infrastructure will strengthen the efforts of the Cameroonian authorities in the development of local value chains. It will also make it possible to boost the export capacities of the country in the hinterland for commodities. In a difficult international context, Kribi Logistics Hub is a connection point between maritime and road flows for the benefit of populations “, specifies Philippe Labonne, president of Bolloré Africa Logistics.

The Smile Hub, one of the first Leed Gold certified sites in Thailand

At the same time, Bolloré Logistics this week inaugurated its Smile Hub, a new warehouse and distribution center located in Thailand, in Bangplee, near Bangkok. Close to Suvarnabhumi International Airport, for an efficient connection to transport networks, this 11,000 m² warehouse will address the needs of perfume, cosmetics and luxury players in the region. ” The opening of this new logistics hub demonstrates our desire to develop our presence in Thailand and Southeast Asia. Combining efficiency and sustainability, Smile Hub incorporates modern facilities to ensure highly efficient operations while taking care of our people and the environment. “says Cyril Dumon, CEO of Bolloré Logistics Asia-Pacific. The logistician has been present in Thailand since 1999 and employs more than 200 people there, for services in industry, cosmetics, luxury, health, automotive, energy and aerospace.

Built by industrial developer Frasers Property Industrial Thailand (FPIT), this new building follows Bolloré Logistics’ CSR guidelines, with a smart lighting system, solar panels and water-efficient equipment. Investments that will allow the site to obtain Leed Gold certification by the end of the year, making it one of the first warehouses in Thailand to benefit from it. ” The FPIT team worked in close collaboration with those of Bolloré Logistics to develop this hub, in line with the objectives set beforehand, particularly in terms of sustainability. Smile Hub is also distinguished by its human-centered approach through numerous devices. In particular, facilities dedicated to disabled people, modern offices and living spaces made available to employees and customers “, emphasizes Sopon Racharaksa, CEO of FPIT.

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Bolloré Transport & Logistics inaugurates two sites, in Cameroon and Thailand

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